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.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 3

Eminent writer Robert Ringwald is over from the States to judge a book prize. While Al struggles to write an article on "what makes a classic", the crafty Ringwald has his sights set on seducing Davina.

Further details

Al is trying to write an article on what makes a classic. When renowned author Robert Ringwald flies in from America to judge a book prize and sets eyes on Davina, he tells Al to look no further because Davina is an absolute classic. Being a man used to getting what he wants, Ringwald sets out to seduce Davina. It almost works until Dr Cass, an opportunistic private doctor, discovers a brand new streak of hypochondria in Ringwald.

Broadcast details

Thursday 24th November 2005
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 27th August 2014 9:00pm Sky Arts 2
Thursday 28th August 2014 3:00am Sky Arts 2

Cast & crew

Joanna Lumley Davina Jackson
Denis Lawson Al Jackson
Oliver Cotton Sam
Guest cast
David Warner Robert Ringwald
Jonathan Miller Dr. Cass
David Gillespie Al's Agent
Jane Bertish Olga
Helen Schlesinger Masha
Lucinda Raikes Irina
Christophe Edwards Book Panel Chair
Di Trevis Mrs. Davidson
Joanna Croll Miss Atwell
Stuart Myers Mr. Barry
Devon Scott Dr. Cass's Secretary
Writing team
Hugo Blick Writer
Production team
Hugo Blick Director
Hugo Blick Producer
Henry Normal Executive Producer
Steve Coogan Executive Producer
Kerry Waddell Line Producer
Graham Hodson Editor
Simon Rogers Production Designer
Sarah Trevis Casting Director
Tammy Kempinski Casting Director
Patrick Duval Director of Photography
Jane Petrie Costume Designer
Elinor Blick Costume Designer
Lucy Cain Make-up Designer
Steve Roberts 1st Assistant Director

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