The Faithful Guardian (1911). Arthur John Elsley (British, 1861-1952). Oil on canvas.

Elsley had perfected his canine portraiture by the time he entered the studio of Fred Morgan in 1889. Here he discovered the successful formula of combining pets with children. Elsley painted the animals in conjunction with Morgan who undertook the children until 1900 when Elsley started to execute works on a grander scale successfully by himself.


“I’m Mars, you’re Venus. I do things, you worry about them. I sleep with girls, you persuade them to attempt suicide.”

Skins (2007)
Bryan Elsley and Jamie Brittain

Cites Season 2


Air Date : May 2nd, 2016
Season Number : 2
Episode Number : 10
Guest Stars : Paula Ribó, Laia Alberch, Òscar Molina, Carme Elias, Álvaro Cervantes, Nao Albet, Marina Salas
Networks : TV3, Atreseries
Genres : Drama, Comedy

Looking for love, sex, or just someone to move away from the loneliness, the characters in “ Cites ” meet face to face, after meeting online, laden with uncertainties and hopes. Based on the original format of the British series “ Dates ” Brian Elsley . Each episode of the series , located in Barcelona , focuses on two of these quotations , which come into play fears , secrets and expectations of its protagonists. A staff relations existing partner network around a character that cross each other and that we will find again throughout the series look.


“Sometimes I think I was born backwards. You know, come out of my mum the wrong way. I hear words go past me backwards. The people I should love, I hate. And the people I hate…”

Skins (2007)
Bryan Elsley and Jamy Brittain

Fun Fact

Today I learned that when Effy first became a character, Bryan Elsley thought her full name was something other than Elizabeth.  Then, Jack Thorne wrote her name as “Elizabeth” in his script for 108,  and it stuck.  Bryan is still mad about it.  I’m still not sure what else her full name would have been otherwise.