Stacey Dooley is speaking to some of the people featured in the documentaries from her first podcast series to ask: ‘where are they now?’
The updates in Stacey Dooley Revisits will range from the ‘preppers’ getting ready for the end of the world to the Mexican priest helping migrants before they make the dangerous trek across the desert to the US.
The first episode of the BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Sounds series features Cynthia Djengue, the daughter of a woman serving a life sentence without parole for murder and will be available from 17 September.
Over the last decade, Stacey has visited some of the most dangerous places, making films which have been watched by millions. Among those she has met, are a woman enslaved by ISIS, migrants desperately seeking refuge in Europe and homeless people eking out an existence on Britain’s streets.
Speaking about revisiting the stories and people that have stuck with her, Stacey says: “I am so excited to be launching my very first podcast. It’s an entirely different medium to the one I’m used to, which is both thrilling and a little bit daunting!
“This series is all about catching up with the most memorable people I’ve met over the last 13 years in my documentaries – and there have been a lot.
“Lockdown was a chance for all of us to reflect and it also gave me time to catch up with some of the people I’ve worked with over the years.
“People often ask me ‘what ended up happening with so and so?’ Now we have the opportunity to ask them directly. I really hope listeners love it.”
Stacey Dooley Revisits will be available as a podcast only on BBC Sounds each week. It will also be played on BBC Radio 5 Live. There will be six episodes in the first series.