British documentary presenter Stacey Dooley is attached to a new factual series, Stalked (w/t), for BBC3 and BBC iPlayer.
The 2 x 45-minute series will find Dooley (pictured) embedded with a specialist police unit in Cheshire, UK, as well as a victim support organization, both dedicated to stop stalking from escalating into violence, or even murder. Spending time with both victims and perpetrators, Dooley provides insight stalking and the effects it can have.
In the first episode, Dooley looks at ex-partner stalking, the most common form of stalking behavior. It looks at a woman whose ex is in court accused of stalking her, as well as the case of a pilot being investigated by police for allegedly stalking his former partner, who works in the cabin crew, and more. In episode two, Dooley explores stranger stalking, examining cases of an obsessed fan stalking a dancer and a fraud investigator allegedly using his skills to stalk a colleague online.
Stalked is produced by ScreenDog Productions. It was commissioned by Fiona Campbell, controller at BBC3 and Clare Sillery, head of commissioning, documentaries, history and religion. The commissioning editor is Gian Quaglieni and the executive producer is Ed Kellie.
“Stacey remains one of the most authentic voices around and her documentaries are incredibly popular with the BBC3 audience. These films are so timely and will look at the consequences of stalking and the way it can devastate lives,” said BBC3′s Campbell in a release.