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Stags, Prostitutes and Prague: Stacey Dooley Investigates

Mon Oct 7, 9-10pm, BBC3

Stags, Prostitutes and Prague: Stacey Dooley Investigates
By Phil Harrison |
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Stacey Dooley has stealthily become an assured, likeable and intrepid broadcaster. And in this continuing series, she brings the same blunt moral clarity to laddish leisure time pursuits that she did to sweat shops back in 2008 in the show that launched her unlikely career.

Tonight, she’s in Prague, hanging out with drunken stags, but also meeting the police, hoteliers and sex workers who bear the brunt of their hi-jinks. She’s particularly good with the latter, urging visitors to remember that the girls are ‘somebody’s girlfriend, somebody’s mother’. Her directness, thoughtfulness and occasional outrage is disarming and elicits the odd revealing titbit, particularly from the mayor of Central Prague who seems willing to admit that he’d happily simply shift the problem out of his jurisdiction.

Stacey is no John Pilger, but she’s a perfect fit for a BBC3 audience; this is thoroughly worthwhile, demographically targeted TV.

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