New factual programming for BBC One
BBC One is to launch five new factual formats featuring hard-hitting content, great stories and a range of popular presenters.
Ground-breaking series Ill Gotten Gains follows Regional Organised Crime Units and Police Forces systematically taking down Britain’s criminals, by seizing their assets and selling them at auction to put money back into the public purse. Each programme is based at an auction and will tell the stories behind the lots, but also the victims’ accounts of suffering at the hands of multi-millionaire criminals. Then we’ll witness criminals’ prized possessions going under the hammer.
People’s champion Dom Littlewood returns to screens for Dom On The Spot, where he will spend time with the officials who dole out fines for criminal offences, such as fly-tipping and speeding, and he’ll meet the victims affected by them. Dom On The Spot, delves behind the statistics to follow the hardworking men and women charged with upholding the law, from speed camera operators to parking attendants, from council enforcers fining dog fouling to fly-tipping, from transport police chasing fare dodgers to road tax evaders.
Dom will be on the spot accompanying these officials, exploring why the fines are doled out and questioning why we break the law on a day to day basis. He’ll also be meeting the victims affected by these day-to-day crimes.
In Street Auction, Flog It’s Paul Martin will work with Danny Sebastian and Irena Aggrey to raise funds for a deserving member of a local community, using hidden treasures found in their street. One Street, one extraordinary person and one huge sale. As Paul knocks on doors asking for help there is no shortage of rummaging. He’s invited in to turn garages and garden sheds upside down to find donations, anything from bikes to 18th Century buttons.
In each episode of Going Back, Giving Back, Aled Jones will accompany someone on a journey back through their personal history as they seek out a way to ‘give something back’. The benefactors are ordinary people with an incredible story to tell and a desire to help those suffering setbacks. Presenter Aled Jones will discover what drives them to want to give something back and will help them find a cause that is close to their heart. There will be surprises, emotional reunions and tear-jerking moments before they reveal their life-changing gift.
A pilot of United Nations Street will follow the daily challenges and triumphs of Narborough Road in Leicester – Britain’s most diverse street – where shopkeepers from 22 nationalities live and work side by side. This is a community with a unique sense of identity, a place with its own daily challenges – and triumphs. This programme spends time with the residents, the people who work in the local businesses, shops, churches, mosques, schools and hospitals; and those who police, patrol, and maintain the street – creating a fascinating snapshot of modern Britain.
Also new 45’ minute format of long running morning programme Claimed And Shamed has been recommisioned for a 20 episode run on BBC One and will, for the first time, feature a presenter, Ore Oduba. For the afternoons on BBC One, Think Tank with Bill Turnbull has been recommissioned for a 30-episode run to appear later this year.