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.

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

In My Skin

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

Genre
Comedy Drama
Published
2018
Platform
BBC Three (Online)
Episodes
1 Pilot
Starring
Gabrielle Creevy, Poppy Lee Friar, James Wilbraham, Leilah Hughes, Aled Ap Steffan, Jo Hartley, Rhodri Meilir, Alexandria Riley and others
Writer
Kayleigh Llewellyn
Director
Lucy Forbes
Producers
Gina Lyons and Nerys Evans

In My Skin is a darkly comic, coming of age story which 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 bi-polar 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?

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