Rhod in News studio


Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience Series 6 will transmit on BBC1 in Wales throughout February and March.  The brand new series will see Rhod once again tackling a series of proper jobs.  This time, it’s Journalist, Paranormal Investigator, Rugby Coach and Miner.

The new series starts on BBC 1 in Wales on 16th February at 10.40pm.  Subsequent episodes will follow in the same timeslot on a weekly basis.  The series will be shown on BBC 2 across the network later in the year, but will also be available on iPlayer for thirty days after the first broadcast.

Here’s what you can expect from each episode in the meantime:

Journalist – 16 Feb, BBC 1 Wales, 10.40pm

Stand-up comedian Rhod Gilbert is doing another proper job and this time he’s training to become a BBC news reporter. From running round the streets like a headless chicken in search of a headline story, to learning what it’s like to report from a war zone. Rhod must keep calm, remain impartial, and land the scoop as he hopes to get a job with BBC Wales Today.

Paranormal Investigator – 23 Feb, BBC 1 Wales, 10.40pm

Sceptical Rhod is on the hunt for something he doesn’t think exists.  Will he find it?  Is there anything to find?  Will he know it when he finds it anyway?  Teaming up with a merry band of ghost hunters, Rhod is expected to host a paranormal evening for the public. Desperate to meet those beyond the grave, Rhod tries to put himself in the scariest situations he can find.

Rugby Coach – 1 March, BBC 1 Wales, 10.40pm

In 15 years of playing, Rhod may be the only rugby player on earth never to score a point.  How will he fare when given the role of coaching a team? After a day at the WRU’s school of excellence, he is dumped with Whitland RFC’s under-8s, and expected to prepare them for a major tournament. Inspiring and managing the gaggle of energetic youngsters might just be his biggest test yet.

Miner – 8 March, BBC 1 Wales, 10.40pm

Rhod’s hands are softer than a mole’s slippers.  He’s better suited to typing and stroking dogs than operating heavy machinery or sweating it out with intense physical labour. So how will he get on at the UK’s largest open cast mine in Merthyr Tydfil, where he’ll be tested in everything from driving a 25 tonne truck to handling explosives?  Moving onto Europe’s deepest mine, Rhod has to learn to work 9 kilometres under the North Sea, and for a foreman who has no time for his whingeing.