Professor Green to present documentary on child poverty

BBC Three has commissioned a series of documentaries on “important social issues”, investigated by none other than musician Professor Green, aka Stephen Manderson.

The Prof, who does not have a doctorate nor is his name Green,will present two documentaries: one looking at child poverty in theUK, and the other covering the use and trade of cannabis in thecountry.

He's already created a few others for the Beeb - includingSuicide and Me, Hidden and Homeless, and Dangerous Dogs - and sayshe's "over the moon" to get the chance to work on some more.

Professor Green: Living In Poverty will see the Prof lookinginto the 2.3 million children growing up in poverty in the UK,investigating why it's happening and what it's like for thosefamilies. The BBC says, "Stephen's background growing up in EastLondon gives him an informed perspective on the pressures lowincome families face, as he comes to question what can be done tochange the situation."

His second doc, Professor Green: The Truth About Weed, will beall about the country's use of the green stuff. Stephen will take alook at how it's used in the UK, the cannabis trade, currentmedicinal research, and explore the arguments for and against itslegalisation.

"With the UK potentially following in the footsteps of the manyplaces in the world where marijuana's medicinal use is now allowed,what better time to look at what this change might bring about," hesays.

The new shows will be available on BBC Three some time in2017.

Source: BBC

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