Time Inc. UK's TV production arm secures first commission with Stacey Dooley documentary

Time Inc. UK’s recently-launched TV production arm has secured its first commission.

TI Productions UK has produced a 30-minute documentary for BBC Three featuring popular documentary maker Stacey Dooley.

Stacey Dooley Investigates: Kids Selling Drugs Online aired on July 16 on BBC Three, and follows Stacey Dooley as she ventures undercover for the first time to investigate the growing criminal world of Britain’s digital drug dealers.

Using fake profiles on Instagram, Snapchat and the new dating app for teens Yellow, she reveals how easy it is for children and young teens to get their hands on Class A drugs via seemingly unmoderated and unprotected social media platforms.

The programme was commissioned by Gian Quaglieni for BBC Three and Executive Producer of the programme was Miki Mistrati. 

Gian Quaglieni said: "This documentary is a timely undercover investigation into the widespread selling of drugs using social media. It reveals the underground world of these digital drug dealers. It's an important story for BBC Three."

Miki Mistrati added: “We knew that through our editorial connections and experience as a magazine publisher we’d be able to unlock some compelling stories, but securing such a high-profile first commission is an incredible achievement.

"We are delighted to be working with Stacey on such a hard-hitting, challenging story. She is a phenomenal talent who brings a unique perspective and energy.” 

TI Productions UK was launched in 2016 as an in-house TV production arm focused on creating quality factual and factual-entertainment programming for major UK broadcasters.

The initiative aims to unlock the stories and personalities in the pages of Time Inc. UK’s portfolio of more than 50 brands. 

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