In My Skin. Bethan (Gabrielle Creevy). Copyright: BBC.

In My Skin

BBC Three (Online) comedy drama about mental health. 1 pilot in 2018. Stars Gabrielle Creevy, Poppy Lee Friar, James Wilbraham, Leilah Hughes and others.

Another series is in development.

In My Skin. Image shows from L to R: Bethan (Gabrielle Creevy), Katrina (Jo Hartley). Copyright: BBC.

In My Skin

Comedy drama about a teenage girl whose mother is sectioned in a mental health facility

Comedy Drama
BBC Three (Online)
1 Pilot
Gabrielle Creevy, Poppy Lee Friar, James Wilbraham, Leilah Hughes, Aled Ap Steffan, Jo Hartley, Rhodri Meilir, Alexandria Riley and others
Kayleigh Llewellyn
Lucy Forbes
Gina Lyons and Sophie Francis

In My Skin is a darkly comic coming of age story that follows the double life led by 16-year-old Bethan Gwyndaf. To her school friends, she portrays herself as an ordinary, cocky teen, full of confidence. The reality, however, is a different story.

Set in Cardiff, it shows Bethan dealing with a troubled life at home that sees her bipolar mother Katrina sectioned by the crisis team at a psychiatric hospital. Her alcoholic father displays a lack of compassion to the situation, and Bethan fights hard to hide the truth of the life she really leads from her best friends, Travis and Lydia, and her teachers.

There's heartache, laughs, and shame as Bethan handles the complexities of going through puberty, and of everyday school life. The respect of her peers and of her teacher Ms Morgan for her writing is something Bethan secretly desires. Can she break out of her shell and use some of the heartache and pain to accomplish that?

Production Details

Part of

BBC Comedy Slices 2018

Festival Of Funny

Production company
Also known as
  • Comedy Slices: In My Skin (Other official name)
Laugh track

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 14th October 2018 on BBC Three (Online) at 10am
Episode length
28 minutes
Last repeat
Friday 7th December 2018 at 11:50pm on BBC1

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