NOWHERE TO RUN - ABUSED BY OUR COACH

 

Charlie Webster is a broadcaster and journalist. She has covered the world’s biggest sporting events, but there is one story she has never been able to tell.

When she was 12, Charlie joined an all-girls running group in Sheffield. Running became her passion and escape, and the girls in her running group were her best friends. It was a dream. But all that time, their coach was abusing her. She never spoke to any of her friends about what was happening to her.

When Charlie was 19, their coach was arrested, convicted and sent to prison for ten years. It was only then that she realised she wasn’t the only one he had abused. She left Sheffield and didn’t speak to any of her friends again. To this day, she doesn’t know what they went through. She has no idea who spoke up, or who else was abused by their coach.

Now she wants to find out. She’s finally ready to talk to her old friends, but she doesn’t know if they will talk to her. As Charlie finds each member of her old running group, she discovers what happened to them. Each discovery reveals a different side to their collective story. The more friends Charlie finds, the more she is able to piece back her past to really understand what happened to her. But there is another question that needs answering: how was this allowed to happen?

1 x 60’ for BBC One / BBC Three

 

 

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