After investigating The World’s Worst Place To Be a Woman and tackling Sex in Strange Places, BBC3 reporter Stacey Dooley will continue her forays into testing real-world situations with a new series for the channel, under the working title Brainwashing Stacey Dooley.
The trio of 60-minute films will see Dooley embed herself with three alternative groups with extreme ideologies, where she will “live, breathe and train 24/7 under the watchful eye of experts and leaders” to try to understand their mindsets and discover whether she can be persuaded to think as they do.
Under the auspices of sports hunting communities in the US and Africa, she’ll investigate what leads people to kill for pleasure.
In India, she will undergo training to become a member of the Gulabi Gang, who use direct and physical action to campaign for women’s rights.
And back in America, she will join an anti-abortion youth bootcamp.
Complementing Dooley’s investigations will be two new programmes by Reggie Yates. Worst Weeks will see the presenter spend seven days as an inmate in Bexar County Jail in Texas to investigate how prisoners with mental health problems are treated.
In the second documentary, he will join the Mexican Army on the front-line of the war on drugs in Acapulco as they attempt to restore order in the violence-stricken beach resort.
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All done with my five day stay at Bexar County Jail for my new series on @bbcthree This one is one I won't forget for a long time… Living, sleeping, eating, working and yes, Showering like a Texan inmate was no joke especially as Bexar has one of the biggest mental health hospitals on site in the U.S. Looking forward to sharing this new series with you guys as every week I'm due to challenge myself in ways I'd never imagined. Always learning and so pleased to do so with you guys on the journey with me… Watch this space for more on the next episode we're shooting in Mexico as of tomorrow…
Brainwashing Stacey Dooley and Reggie Yates: Worst Weeks will come to BBC later this year