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Vice on BBC Daytime this winter

Category: Daytime

Date: 02.12.2004
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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 shown.


"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% share.


Britain's Streets Of Crime (2003) - 1 million/26% share.


Britain's Streets Of Poverty (November 2004) - 1.1 million/27% share (live figure).




Category: Daytime

Date: 02.12.2004
Printable version


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