“Don’t knock Stacey Dooley” says Robin Aitken. in a new piece in "Unherd". I agree. She’s - what can I say? - Let’s try ‘a breath of fresh air’.
“Stacey’s apotheosis was when she won Strictly Come Dancing in 2018. I thought at the time that that might be the moment her journalistic career fell away beneath her like a spent booster rocket as she continued into the higher reaches of Celebristan. But that didn’t happen, and Stacey has remained true to her calling. Bravo then for Stacey and bravo too for the BBC which spotted, then nurtured and now supports her distinctive brand of citizen journalism.
But this appraisal of her work seems to have omitted her most eye-opening and, for some of us, her most affecting documentary. My Home Town, filmed in 2012. So, for your information, here it is again.