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Suicide and Me

Rapper Professor Green takes an intensely personal journey to uncover the truth behind the suicide of his father - and why suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK.

UK rapper Professor Green, aka Stephen Manderson, takes an intensely personal journey to uncover the truth behind the suicide of his father seven years ago. His platinum hit Read All About It and songs such as Goodnight have given fans a glimpse into this tragic story. But now for the first time Stephen discovers what really happened to his dad. Opening up to close family for the first time about his estrangement from his father, reconnecting with old relatives, meeting others affected by suicide and laying bare his own demons, Stephen faces tough answers.

Through this journey, Stephen explores the wider scourge of male suicide in the UK. As the biggest single killer of men under 45, latest figures show suicide accounts for nearly 5,000 male deaths a year in the UK. By understanding the complex factors behind it, the stigma around it and some of the ways it is being tackled, Stephen highlights the urgency of addressing this most pressing of problems.

57 minutes

Last on

Thu 11 Oct 2018 00:15

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Professor Green

    Read All About It (feat. Emeli Sandé)

  • Raffertie

    Black Rainbow

  • Moderat

    Damage Done

  • Naughty Boy

    Do It Big (feat. J Spades, Ghetts & Bashy)

  • East of the River

    Satellites

  • The Heavy

    How You Like Me Now? (Raffertie Remix)

  • Wretch 32

    Forgiveness (feat. Etta Bond)

  • Jamie xx

    Sleep Sound

  • Moderat

    The Mark Interlude

  • Professor Green

    Goodnight

  • Example

    Playing in the Shadows

  • Jon Hopkins

    Breathe This Air

  • alt-J

    Intro

  • The xx

    Fiction

  • Portishead

    Cowboys

  • London Grammar

    Hey Now

  • London Grammar

    Metal and Dust

  • Jon Hopkins

    Abandon Window

  • Ghostpoet

    Us Against Whatever Ever

  • Jono McCleery

    Wonderful Life

  • Portico Quartet

    101 (feat. Joe Newman)

  • Portico Quartet

    Where you are

  • BANKS

    Goddesses

  • 00:04

    Moderat

    Damage Done

  • 00:05

    Professor Green

    Read All About It (feat. Emeli Sandé)

  • 00:07

    Naughty Boy

    Do It Big (feat. J Spades, Ghetts & Bashy)

  • 00:17

    Moderat

    The Mark (Interlude)

  • 00:19

    Bonobo

    The Keeper

  • 00:22

    Jon Hopkins

    Abandon Window

  • 00:23

    Portishead

    Cowboys

  • 00:32

    alt-J

    Intro

  • 00:37

    Jamie xx

    Sleep Sound

  • 00:54

    London Grammar

    Metal & Dust

  • 00:58

    London Grammar

    Hey Now

  • 00:59

    Example

    Playing In The Shadows

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Stephen Manderson
Associate Producer Stephen Manderson
Production Company Antidote Productions
Producer Adam Jessel
Director Adam Jessel
Executive Producer Laura Jones
Executive Producer Leila Monks
Executive Producer Iain Funnell
Production Coordinator Laura Lawrence

Broadcasts

  • Tue 27 Oct 2015 21:00
  • Wed 28 Oct 2015 00:30
  • Wed 28 Oct 2015 02:55
  • Thu 29 Oct 2015 02:00
  • Tue 3 Nov 2015 02:00
  • Sun 13 Dec 2015 22:00
  • Thu 18 Feb 2016 23:45
  • Fri 19 Feb 2016 00:25
  • Wed 10 Oct 2018 23:15
  • Wed 10 Oct 2018 23:40
  • Thu 11 Oct 2018 00:10
  • Thu 11 Oct 2018 00:15

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