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 the UK, and the other covering the use and trade of cannabis in the country.
He's already created a few others for the Beeb - including Suicide and Me, Hidden and Homeless, and Dangerous Dogs - and says he's "over the moon" to get the chance to work on some more.
Professor Green: Living In Poverty will see the Prof looking into the 2.3 million children growing up in poverty in the UK, investigating why it's happening and what it's like for those families. The BBC says, "Stephen's background growing up in East London gives him an informed perspective on the pressures low income families face, as he comes to question what can be done to change the situation."
His second doc, Professor Green: The Truth About Weed, will be all about the country's use of the green stuff. Stephen will take a look at how it's used in the UK, the cannabis trade, current medicinal research, and explore the arguments for and against its legalisation.
"With the UK potentially following in the footsteps of the many places in the world where marijuana's medicinal use is now allowed, what better time to look at what this change might bring about," he says.
The new shows will be available on BBC Three some time in 2017.
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