Rhod Gilbert: Stand Up To Shyness. Rhod Gilbert.

Rhod Gilbert: Stand Up To Shyness

BBC One Wales factual show about shyness. 1 episode in 2018. Features Rhod Gilbert, Kate Hoad, Mike Powell, Jodie Williams and others.

Rhod Gilbert: Stand Up To Shyness. Rhod Gilbert.

Rhod Gilbert: Stand Up To Shyness

One-off programme in which Rhod Gilbert talks about being shy and puts on a comedy gig for fellow shy people to perform at

Genre
Factual
Broadcast
2018
Channel
BBC One Wales
Episodes
1
Features
Rhod Gilbert, Kate Hoad, Mike Powell, Jodie Williams, Greg Davies, Sian Harries, Mike Bubbins, Raymond Crozier and others
Writer
Rhod Gilbert
Directors
Gwenllian Hughes and Mei Williams
Producers
Gwenllian Hughes and Sally Lisk-Lewis

Stand-up comedian Rhod Gilbert is painfully shy. He might hide it well, but he can't even go into a cafe to buy a coffee. No joke. In fact, his social anxiety has had a massive effect on his life. In this documentary, Rhod's going to try find out why and what can be done. Talking to fellow shy comedian Greg Davies, other shy sufferers, and scientists, Rhod comes up with a radical solution for how we can all stand up to shyness.

Rhod can stand up in front of 20,000 people and make them laugh for two hours solid. But he has always found it virtually impossible to talk to people one to one. From childhood, it has been a life-limiting condition. And in this Rhod is certainly not alone. It is estimated that nearly half the population in the UK have some manifestation of shyness and social anxiety. For many it is a minor irritation, for some it is a condition that can virtually destroy a life.

Production Details

Production companies
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 24th January 2018 on BBC One Wales at 9pm
Episode length
1 hour
Last repeat
Friday 31st August 2018 at 11:35pm