Thursday 6 January 2022
Hit series Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over returns to UKTV's premium entertainment channel, W, for a special three-part series (3x60'). The UKTV Original, produced by Firecracker Films, is currently in production and will air this year.
Following two hugely successful series, award-winning documentary maker Stacey Dooley MBE will be meeting more extraordinary families and will lift the lid on a variety of unusual and fascinating lifestyles. An International Women's Day special episode has also been commissioned, which sees Stacey spend a weekend with Harnaam Kaur, a positive influencer and motivational speaker who is living with and embracing the effect of PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) on her appearance.
Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over is commissioned for UKTV by Hilary Rosen, head of factual and factual entertainment, and ordered by Adam Collings, channel director for W. Steve North is genre general manager for comedy and entertainment and Richard Watsham is director of commissioning. Jes Wilkins is chief creative officer for Firecracker and the series will be exec produced by Alice Bowden. Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over will also be distributed by Passion Distribution.
Hilary Rosen said:
We're delighted to continue our collaboration with Stacey on further episodes of the 'Sleeps Over' brand. Once again, Firecracker have secured hard-won access to fascinating families across the UK and this series promises to be a powerful, entertaining and thought-provoking watch.
Adam Collings added:
Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over is a huge hit with the W audience and a series that offers a real insight into the way that different families live. We can't wait to see who she visits next and the IWD special is an excellent addition to our celebrations on the channel this year.
Alice Bowden said:
It's always a privilege being invited into people's homes and in this bold new series Stacey spends the weekend with a fascinating array of families who deal with themes and issues that are central to who we are and how we live in the UK today.
Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over joins an array of UKTV Originals coming soon to W, including Rochelle Humes: Interior Designer in the Making, produced by Outline Productions and part-funded by home improvement business Wickes, and Alex Jones: Making Babies, produced by RDF West.
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W is UKTV's premium entertainment channel, offering audiences a dazzling mix of UKTV Original series with some of the UK's most-loved talent in front and behind the camera.
W offers a wide variety of shows that tap into the raw and genuine heart swell moments, from emotions running high at the sound of a baby's first cry in the award-winning Emma Willis: Delivering Babies, to heart-stopping drama for the incredible frontline workers in Inside the Ambulance and 999 Rescue Squad. Elsewhere, award-winning documentary maker Stacey Dooley offers an insight into unseen areas of modern relationships and family life in the hit series Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over, and Dr Ranj Singh provides support to individuals with some of the most severe food phobias in Extreme Food Phobics.
W is also the exclusive home to joyful competitive cookery formats Plate of Origin and the effervescent MasterChef franchise, including MasterChef Australia, MasterChef USA and MasterChef Juniors.
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