How to watch the winner of the best drama Bafta TV Awards 2022 In My Skin

Semi-biographical drama series In My Skin wins prestigious award at the 2022 Bafta TV Awards

The dark comedy drama came of age initially commissioned as a short film but became a full-fledged series, with the short episodes being pilots.

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The first season premiered in early 2020 and a second season was commissioned a year later, airing in November 2021.

The series is loosely based on the experiences of series creator and writer Kayleigh Llewelyn, who grew up with parents who had mental health issues.

Gabrielle Creevy as Bethan in the dark comedy series In My Skin

What’s on My Skin?

The series follows a 16 year old Welsh girl, Bethan, who deals with mundane issues growing up, as well as a turbulent home life that she tries to hide from her friends.

Bethan’s mother has bipolar disorder which has been cut, and her father is an alcoholic – leaving Bethan to care for his mother and himself.

Bethan tries to hide the truth about her family, and convinces her friends and teachers that she has a normal middle-class life.

She also has to face life as a strange girl at a homophobic school.

Who is in the cast of In My Skin?

Gabrielle Creevy plays Bethan, the series’ protagonist who carries the weight of the world on her shoulders and is just trying to get through high school.

She previously played Tamsin in the thriller series The Pact, and Doris Michael in the Second World War film Operation Mincemeat.

Jo Hartley plays Katrina, Bethan’s mother who lives with bipolar disorder. Hartley has had several film roles, including starring in Eddie the Eagle, This is England and Dead Man’s Shoes.

Her TV roles include playing Cynth in This is England ’86, ’88, and ’90, and playing June in After Life.

In My Skin follows a Welsh schoolgirl who hides the grim realities of her home life from her friends and teachers

Poppy Lee Friar plays Lydia, one of Bethan’s friends who thinks the whole thing is a joke.

Friar’s previous roles include playing Rosalie Selfridge in Mr Selfridge, and Missy Booth in Ackley Bridge.

James Wilbraham plays Travis, one of Bethan’s friends who understands him better.

Wilbraham has played Liam in the Welsh language school-based drama Gwaith/Cartref, and Chester Monk in the Welsh language soap Pobol y Cwm.

Rhodri Meilir plays Dilwyn, Bethan’s alcoholic and abusive father. Meilir played Alfie Butts in the comedy series My Family, and has also starred in several Welsh productions including Living a Lie, 35 Diwrnod, and Y Pris.

Will there be a season 3?

No, there won’t be a third season of In My Skin. Creator Kayleigh Llewelyn confirmed that the show would end after the season two finale.

Last month Llewelyn told Metro: “That is a finished article now, sadly there will be no more In My Skin.

“I was hoping it would be like that, it was always meant to be a two-part series because it’s a true story too.”

How can I watch In My Skin?

All episodes of seasons one and two of In My Skin are available to watch on BBC iPlayer now.

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