|Born||Stacey Jaclyn Dooley
9 March 1987
Luton, Bedfordshire, England.
|Occupation||Media personality, television presenter, journalist|
|Television||Stacey Dooley Investigates|
Stacey Jaclyn Dooley (born 9 March 1987) is a British television presenter and investigative journalist. She rose to fame in 2009 after appearing in a number of BBC Three documentaries highlighting child labour issues in developing countries.
Background and career
Dooley first appeared on television as one of the participants on the documentary TV series Blood, Sweat and T-shirts. Dooley and the other participants were selected to illustrate the typical fashion-obsessed consumer. Thanks to her popularity on the show, partly because of her interest in third world labour laws, she was given her own show, Stacey Dooley Investigates, in August 2009. The 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 October 2010, BBC Three aired two further programmes, the first on former child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the second on sex trafficking and underage sex slavery in Cambodia. The Radio Times commented on the series, "She sees the joyless expressions of girls parading before men in a bar in Phnom Penh – one girl clutches a cuddly toy. It seems a hopeless situation, especially when we learn that the children are being betrayed by their own families. But spirited, empathetic Stacey won't be thwarted, and sees a way out via a charity that gives [the children] a new purpose in life."
In 2011, BBC Three aired Tourism and the Truth: Stacey Dooley Investigates. Over two episodes, Dooley investigated how tourism in Thailand and Kenya is affecting local workers, in particular with regard to local wages, corruption and environmental changes.
My Hometown Fanatics was broadcast on BBC Three on 20 February 2012. In the programme, Dooley was in Luton, where she talks to 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.
|Series title||No.||Episode title||Episode date||Role|
|2008: Blood, Sweat and T-shirts|
|2009–: 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 & 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|
|2011–: Show Me What You're Made Of (CBBC)|
|(15 episodes to date)||–||Herself|
|2012: Coming Here Soon|
|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–: 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|
- Coming Here Soon, 26 June and 3 July 2012
- "ABC2 Programming Airdate: Stacey Dooley Investigates (episode one)". ABC Television Publicity. 1 October 2010.
- Mark Braxton, Radio Times, 9–15 October 2010, p.103
- "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.