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UKTV commissions Firecracker Films for “Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over”

British multichannel operator UKTV has commissioned Tinopolis Group-owned indie Firecracker Films for a docuseries fronted by journalist Stacey Dooley for its entertainment channel, W. Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over (6 x 60 ...
August 23, 2018

British multichannel operator UKTV has commissioned Tinopolis Group-owned indie Firecracker Films for a docuseries fronted by journalist Stacey Dooley for its entertainment channel, W.

Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over (6 x 60 minutes) will examine what life is like in modern day Britain for a cross-section of society. The docuseries will follow Dooley as she spends 72-hours in the company of a range of diverse characters and families.

The series was commissioned by UKTV’s Natalie Rose, commissioning executive, and ordered by Richard Watsham, director of commissioning, and Steve North, genre GM of comedy and entertainment.

Firecracker’s Emma Morgan, creative director of factual, and Sam Emmery serve as executive producers on the series.

The series is expected to premiere on UKTV’s W network in 2019.

“The idea that Stacey will be crossing the domestic thresholds of some of Britain’s most surprising, and in some cases morally ambiguous families is exciting enough, but living nose-to-nose with them for three days really ups the stakes,” said UKTV’s Rose in a statement. “There’s just something incredibly revealing about that level of intimacy, and how it informs, challenges, and even confuses what we think we know. With her formidable pedigree, distinctive journalism and effortless charm, there really is no better person to take us on this journey than Stacey.”

Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over joins a growing stable of UKTV Original shows coming to W, including the Cherry Healey led documentary Sex, Knives & LiposuctionEmma Willis: Delivering Babies and Dr Christian: 12 Hours to Cure Your Street, the latter two of which are produced by Firecracker Films.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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