Wednesday 17 May 2023
UKTV's free-to-air channel W and on-demand service UKTV Play have secured exclusive access to award-winning documentary maker, Stacey Dooley MBE at home, after the recent birth of her first child.
A special one-off episode, Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over: Family and Me will see Stacey reflect on episodes from previous series of W's Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over, with a new perspective on family life and parenting as a first-time mother. The episode, produced by Firecracker Films, will also feature Stacey's partner, Kevin Clifton and provide an exclusive first glimpse at their life as a family of three.
The episode has been commissioned by Emile Nawagamuwa, commissioning executive, and ordered for W by Adam Collings, channel director for W, and Hilary Rosen, director of commissioning for UKTV. Jes Wilkins is chief creative officer for Firecracker and Jules Braunstein is the director. Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over is distributed by Passion Distribution.
Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over: Family and Me will air on W and UKTV Play later this year.
For more information, please contact: Kelly Phelps, Publicity Manager, UKTV
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W is a TV channel passionate about people and finding the joy in everyday moments. Its quality mix of UKTV Originals featuring heart-warming shows led by some of the UK's most-loved talent, and uplifting series shining a light on heroic emergency services, are complemented by high quality acquisitions.
W shows 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, Nurses on the Ward and 999 Rescue Squad. Elsewhere, award-winning documentary maker Stacey Dooley offers an unfiltered insight into unseen areas of modern relationships and family life in the hit series Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over, while Rochelle Hulmes helps deserving families transform their homes in Rochelle Humes: Interior Designer in the Making.
W is also the exclusive home to the joyfully competitive MasterChef franchise, including MasterChef Australia, MasterChef USA and MasterChef Juniors.
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UKTV Play is an on demand TV service providing instant access to shows from UKTV's free-to-air channels - Dave, W, Yesterday and Drama.
With the easy-to-use UKTV Play app you can browse and stream hundreds of shows for free via your computer, tablet or smart phone. You can also watch on the telly thanks to Freeview Play, Amazon Fire TV, YouView, Samsung TV, Apple TV, Freesat, NOW and Roku.
If you're a Sky or Virgin Media customer, shows from other great UKTV channels - Gold, Alibi, and Eden - are also on the menu.
UKTV has been at the forefront of branded television for over 30 years, entertaining the nation with programmes they love. Its leading brands - Dave, Gold, W, Drama, Alibi, Eden and Yesterday - span comedy, entertainment, natural history, factual and drama, and are delivered to audiences through UKTV Play, Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, BT, TalkTalk, YouView, Freesat and Amazon Fire. The broadcaster is a significant investor in British creativity and is committed to working with new and established writers, directors and programme-makers.
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