Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over is a new six-part documentary which was announced at the Edinburgh TV Festival.
Award-winning documentary maker and recently announced Strictly Come Dancing contestant Stacey Dooley MBE first burst on to TV screens over a decade ago with Blood, Sweat and T-Shirts and has since gone on to be one of the UK’s most celebrated journalists, earning an MBE for services to broadcasting.
Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over will present a portrait of what life is like in Britain today for a cross section of society. The series follows Stacey as she spends 72-hours in the company of a wide range of extraordinary characters and families, with the kinds of relationships we’ve never seen up close before.
Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over is produced by Firecracker Films, commissioned for UKTV by Natalie Rose, commissioning executive, and ordered by Richard Watsham, director of commissioning and Steve North, genre general manager, comedy and entertainment.
Natalie Rose said “We are so thrilled to be working with Stacey on this series. The idea that she 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.
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.”
Channel director for W Adam Collings added “Stacey is a remarkable filmmaker and this series marks a new phase in W’s evolving programme offering. Our audience is looking for smart and contemporary views on modern life that are relatable and entertaining.
Stacey has the unique ability to draw out stories from people and this brilliant format will bring those exceptional skills to the fore, unearthing what we believe will be a host of fantastic, unexpected and revealing tales from some unusual sections of society.”
Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over will air on W