Firecracker Films has a new project lined up with Stacey Dooley which will see the presenter and documentarian staying with a variety of different people to get a true picture of what life is like for a broad cross section of society. It will run on UKTV’s premium W channel in 2019.
The 6×60’ show, Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over, is produced by Firecracker Films, and was 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.
“Stacey is a remarkable filmmaker and this series marks a new phase in W’s evolving programme offering,” Adam Collings, channel director for W, said. “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.”
The new Dooley project comes hard on the heels of other recent UKTV Original shows coming to W, including the Cherry Healey led documentary Sex, Knives & Liposuction, Emma Willis: Delivering Babies and Dr Christian: 12 Hours to Cure Your Street (both produced by Firecracker Films), as well as two scripted series – Women on the Verge and Flack, starring Anna Paquin.