More hard-hitting current affairs will be coming to BBC ONE Daytime
this winter, in a new series examining the escalation in drug-use, prostitution
and porn in the UK.
Britain's Streets Of Vice will look at the devastating impact
of drugs on communities, the link between drug abuse and prostitution,
how the porn industry is thriving in the internet age, and will follow
the stories of sex workers in London.
The series will be produced in-house by BBC Current Affairs, overseen
by executive producer Paul Woolwich.
Announcing the commission, Controller of BBC Daytime Alison Sharman
said: "There's a proven appetite among daytime viewers for gritty current
affairs on BBC Daytime, as the success of our recent series has clearly
"Britain's Streets Of Vice promises to be a surprising, informative
and controversial addition to the BBC Daytime portfolio this winter."
BBC Director of TV, Jana Bennett, added: "BBC's Current Affairs team
has produced some great and challenging daytime output this autumn:
both Britain's Secret Shame and Britain's Streets Of Poverty have been
real landmarks in the daytime schedule and I'm delighted that BBC Daytime
is building on this success."
Britain's Streets Of Vice will be presented by Sally Magnusson.
The series producer is Louise Norman.
Notes to Editors
BBC Current Affairs series commissioned by BBC ONE Daytime over the
past two years have performed very well among daytime audiences.
Britain's Secret Shame: Elderly Abuse (2003) - 1.7 million/29% share.
This series won an RTS award.
Britain's Secret Shame: Bullying (2003) - 1.3 million/24% share.
Britain's Secret Shame: Taking Liberties (2004) - 1.5 million/26%
Britain's Streets Of Crime (2003) - 1 million/26% share.
Britain's Streets Of Poverty (November 2004) - 1.1 million/27% share