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

Sensitive Skin

BBC Two sitcom about affluent couple. 12 episodes (2 series), 2005 - 2007. Stars Joanna Lumley, Denis Lawson, James Lance and Oliver Cotton.

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

Sensitive Skin

Joanna Lumley and Denis Lawson star as an affluent couple who live in metropolitan London

2005 - 2007
12   (2 series)
Joanna Lumley, Denis Lawson, James Lance and Oliver Cotton
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Hugo Blick
Hugo Blick

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.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 10th November 2005 on BBC Two at 10:05pm
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 31st July 2007 on BBC Two at 10pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Thursday 25th September 2014 at 3:15am on Sky Arts 2

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