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BBC1 slates doc on child poverty featuring sports star Marcus Rashford

BBC1 will air a 60-minute documentary in December following Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford’s journey to raise awareness about child poverty in the UK, and how COVID-19 has contributed to the ...
November 26, 2020

BBC1 will air a 60-minute documentary in December following Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford’s journey to raise awareness about child poverty in the UK, and how COVID-19 has contributed to the issue.

The film, produced jointly by BBC Sport and BBC Breakfast, captures Rashford’s drive to eradicate child food poverty, and the subsequent announcement of relief measures from the UK government.

Rashford will be presented with a special award at this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony, held live on BBC1 Dec. 20 from Media City in Salford. The documentary premieres Dec. 21.

It was commissioned by Clare Sillery, BBC head of commissioning for documentaries, history and religion, and Charlotte Moore, chief content officer.

Executive producers are Carl Doran, commissioning and development editor, BBC Sport; Richard Frediani, editor, BBC Breakfast; and Shona Thompson, BBC Studios.

The program is produced and directed by Jo McCusker, Colin Stone and Claire Ryan.

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