Professor Green lands new documentaries

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 November 2016
Professor Green

Professor Green

Professor Green will create two new documentaries on poverty and cannabis next year

Professor Green has landed two new documentaries.

The 'Read All About It' hitmaker - whose real name is Stephen Manderson - fronted his first ever factual show 'Suicide and Me', which explored his father's tragic death seven years ago, at the end of 2015, before getting the go-ahead to create 'Hidden and Homeless' earlier this year and 'Dangerous Dogs' in the spring.

His investigations into some of the crisis gripping the UK today proved such a success that bosses have asked him to front two more installments on the cannabis trade and child poverty.

He explained: "I'm over the moon to continue working with BBC Three on two new documentaries.

"Child poverty is a huge problem in this country and with the UK potentially following in the footsteps of the many places in the world where marijuana's medicinal use is now allowed, what better time to look at what this change might bring about."

'Professor Green: The Truth About Weed' will investigate cannabis use and the cannabis trade in the UK.

The film will take a look at the criminal activity behind its distribution and production today, as well as current research into the medicinal benefits cannabis can have on its users.

'Professor Green: Living In Poverty' will explore why 2.3 million children in the UK are growing up in poverty and show what life is really like for families on the breadline.

Damian Kavanagh, Controller of BBC Three, says: "Stephen is one of BBC Three's strongest voices whose previous documentaries on suicide, homelessness and illegal dogs really resonated with our audience.

"I'm sure these two new films from Stephen on cannabis and poverty in the UK will have a similar impact."

The two new documentaries will hit screens in 2017.

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