Dooley (centre) at an event organised by War on Want in 2009 protesting against sweatshops
Stacey Jaclyn Dooley|
9 March 1987
|Occupation||Media personality, television presenter, journalist|
|Television||Stacey Dooley Investigates|
Stacey Jaclyn Dooley MBE (born 9 March 1987) is an English television presenter and journalist. Since 2009, she has made television documentaries for BBC Three concerning child labour and women in developing countries.
Television and public career
At the age of 21, Dooley first appeared on television as one of the participants on the documentary TV series Blood, Sweat and T-shirts in April 2008. Dooley and the other participants were selected to illustrate the typical fashion-obsessed consumer. Thanks to her appearance on the show, partly because of her interest in labour laws in developing countries, her own series was commissioned. Stacey Dooley Investigates began in August 2009 and a two-part special was shown on BBC Three throughout August and September 2009. It also aired in Australia on ABC2 from 2 June 2010.
In 2011, BBC Three aired Tourism and the Truth: Stacey Dooley Investigates. Over two episodes, Dooley investigated how tourism in Thailand and Kenya affects employees there, in particular with regard to wages, corruption and environmental changes. Also in 2011, Dooley filmed the CBBC series Show Me What You're Made Of.
Shot in Dooley's native Luton, My Hometown Fanatics, was broadcast on BBC Three on 20 February 2012. In the programme, Dooley interviewed Islamists and the English Defence League. A three-part series entitled Coming Here Soon was broadcast on BBC Three in June and July 2012, in which Dooley explores the lives of young people in three countries affected by the global financial crisis: Greece, Ireland and Japan. The programme on Japan was criticised by some due to the fact that it ignored the Samaritans guidelines on reporting of suicide.
In 2016, Dooley presented Stacey Dooley in Cologne: The Blame Game, about the New Year's Eve sexual assaults in Germany, which aired on 29 January. On 30 July, Dooley appeared on the BBC's Celebrity Mastermind where her specialist subject was the television series Girls. In November, Dooley appeared in a TV series called Brainwashing Stacey, where she went to a US anti-abortion summer camp and then to some African big-game hunters.
In December 2016, Dooley was stopped by police in Tokyo while filming Young Sex For Sale In Japan, a documentary about child sexual exploitation in Japan. She was held on the street by police for two hours who were investigating their confrontation with two men "protecting" some of the girls, who had called the police on the film crew. After initially being confronted by two men who demanded "no movies" the men tried to man handle the film crew away from where they were trying to film. The story was released a few days before the programme was made available in February 2017.
Dooley was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2018 Birthday Honours for services to broadcasting. In 2012, and again in 2015, Dooley was a member of the judging panel for The Observer Ethical Awards.
|Series title||No.||Episode title||Episode date||Role|
|2008: Blood, Sweat and T-shirts||(4 episodes)||22 April – 13 May 2008||Participant|
|2009–present: Stacey Dooley Investigates|
|Child Labour||1||Kids for Sale||1 October 2009||Herself|
|2||Kids with Machetes||8 October 2009||Herself|
|Child Labour Series 2||1||Kids with Guns||7 October 2010||Herself|
|2||Sex Trafficking in Cambodia||14 October 2010||Herself|
|Holiday Hell||1||Thailand: Tourism and the Truth||28 March 2011||Herself|
|2||Tourism and the Truth: Kenya||9 June 2011||Herself|
|–||–||My Hometown Fanatics||20 February 2012||Herself|
|–||–||The Truth About Magaluf||7 January 2013||Herself|
|New Drug Frontiers||1||Cocaine Capital of the World||12 August 2013||Herself|
|2||Thailand's Drug Craze||19 August 2013||Herself|
|3||Europe's Dirty Drugs Secret||26 August 2013||Herself|
|The Truth About...||1||Booze, Bar Crawls and Bulgaria||30 September 2013||Herself|
|2||Sex, Stags and Prague||7 October 2013||Herself|
|3||Crime, Carnage and Cancun||14 October 2013||Herself|
|4||Domestic Violence||26 June 2014||Herself|
|–||–||Beaten by My Boyfriend||25 March 2015||Herself|
|Series 6||1||Meth and Madness in Mexico||7 April 2015||Herself|
|2||Ecstasy Wars||14 April 2015||Herself|
|3||The Cannabis Smugglers||21 April 2015||Herself|
|Series 7||1||Saving the Cyber Sex Girls||19 October 2015||Herself|
|2||World's Worst Place to Be a Woman?||26 October 2015||Herself|
|Series 8: Sex in Strange Places||1||Turkey||8 March 2016||Herself|
|2||Brazil||15 March 2016||Herself|
|3||Russia||22 March 2016||Herself|
|–||1||In Cologne: The Blame Game (14 min short)||28 January 2016||Herself|
|1||Hate and Pride in Orlando (15 min short)||24 June 2016||Herself|
|Series 9: Migrant Kids in Crisis||1||Greece (30 mins)||19 April 2016||Herself|
|–||1||On the Frontline: Girls, Guns and Isis||15 November 2016||Herself|
|Series 10: Brainwashing Stacey||1||Anti-Abortion Camp||29 November 2016||Herself|
|2||Living with Big Game Hunters||6 December 2016||Herself|
|Series 11||1||Young Sex for Sale in Japan||28 February 2017||Herself|
|2||Canada’s Lost Girls (40 mins)||7 March 2017||Herself|
|3||Mums Selling Their Kids for Sex (35 mins)||16 May 2017||Herself|
|4||Kids Selling Drugs Online (19 mins)||14 July 2017||Herself|
|5||The Billion Pound Party (28 mins)||7 August 2017||Herself|
|6||Second Chance Sex Offenders||24 January 2018||Herself|
|7||Russia's War on Women||31 January 2018||Herself|
|8||Face to Face with Isis (33 Mins)||7 February 2018||Herself|
|9||Gypsy Kids Taken from Home (42 Mins)||14 February 2018||Herself|
|2011–present: Show Me What You're Made Of|
|Series 1–6||(25 episodes to date)||–||Herself|
|2012: Coming Here Soon|
|Series 1||1||Greece, Bust and Broken||26 June 2012||Herself|
|2||Ireland, Lost and Leaving||3 July 2012||Herself|
|3||Japan, Fall of the Rising Sun||10 July 2012||Herself|
|2012, 2014: Stacey Dooley in the USA|
|Series 1||1||Girls Behind Bars||22 October 2012||Herself|
|2||Gay to Straight||29 October 2012||Herself|
|3||Border Wars||5 November 2012||Herself|
|Series 2||4||Giving Up My Baby||3 July 2014||Herself|
|5||Homeless in Detroit||10 July 2014||Herself|
|6||Kids in the Crossfire||17 July 2014||Herself|
|2012: Superstorm USA: Caught on Camera|
|–||(1 episode)||15 November 2012||Narrator|
- Kellaway, Kate (13 August 2017). "Stacey Dooley: 'People tell you to eff off all the time'". The Observer. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
- Coming Here Soon, 26 June and 3 July 2012
- "Is Stacey Dooley the new Louis Theroux?".
- "ABC2 Programming Airdate: Stacey Dooley Investigates (episode one)". ABC Television Publicity. 1 October 2010.
- "BBC Three – Thailand: Tourism and the Truth – Stacey Dooley Investigates". BBC. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 6 November 2012.
- "BBC Three – Coming Here Soon, Greece, Bust and Broken, Coming Here Soon Trail". BBC. 26 June 2012. Retrieved 6 November 2012.
- Akins, Chris. "The BBC3 documentary that broke all the rules on reporting suicide". New Statesman. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
- Episodes, Brainwashing Stacey, BBC.
- "BBC Three's Stacey Dooley held by Japanese police". BBC. 26 February 2017. Retrieved 26 February 2017.
- "Stacey Dooley: I owe my MBE to my mum and all the women who inspire me". BBC News. 8 June 2018. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
- "Stacey Dooley, campaigner and TV presenter". The Observer. 14 January 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
- "Observer Ethical Awards 2015: judges". The Observer. 25 January 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
- Frances Taylor (16 August 2018). "Stacey Dooley revealed as eighth Strictly Come Dancing star". Radio Times. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
- "BBC Three - Stacey Dooley Investigates - Episode guide". BBC. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
- "BBC Three - Beaten by My Boyfriend". BBC. Archived from the original on 30 March 2017. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
- "BBC Three - Coming Here Soon - Episode guide". BBC.
- "BBC Three - Stacey Dooley in the USA, Series 1 - Episode guide". BBC. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
- "BBC Three - Superstorm USA: Caught on Camera". BBC. Retrieved 10 April 2015.