Sensitive Skin. Davina Jackson (Joanna Lumley). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions
Sensitive Skin

Sensitive Skin

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 2005 - 2007
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

Joanna Lumley and Denis Lawson star as an affluent couple who live in metropolitan London. Also features James Lance and Oliver Cotton.

Sensitive Skin. Image shows from L to R: Davina Jackson (Joanna Lumley), Sam (Oliver Cotton). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2005 - 2007
Channels
BBC Two
Episodes
12 (2 series)
Stars
Joanna Lumley, Denis Lawson, James Lance and Oliver Cotton
Writer
Hugo Blick
Directors
Hugo Blick, Steve Roberts and Sam Dawking
Producers
Hugo Blick, Henry Normal, Steve Coogan and Kerry Waddell
Companies

Sitcom about affluent couple who live in metropolitan London. Along with their friends, Al and Davina Jackson struggle with sexual temptation and professional jealously and try to cope with their fear of the future.

Al is a pundit for a broadsheet newspaper and is paid to find imperfection in everything; Davina works in an art gallery and is paid to make life more beautiful. But being 60 isn't simple. The couple's 30 year-old son, Orlando, refuses to acknowledge adulthood while Davina's sister Veronica, and her husband Roger, intimidate the Jacksons with their confident and controlled grasp of life.

Series 2 sees Davina attempt to start her life again six months after the death of Al. She embarks on a journey to rediscover personal happiness, however her efforts are hampered by the difficulties she faces in coping with grief alone and her mother, who is still blaming her for everything she can.

Additional details

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 10th November 2005 at 10:05pm on BBC Two
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • London

Share this page