BBC Three Goes for Sundog’s Reggie Yates Series on Oz


LONDON: BBC Three has commissioned Sundog Pictures’ two-part factual series Reggie Yates: Hidden Australia, about current issues young Aussies are facing.

The first episode, titled “Black in the Outback,” will follow Yates as he investigates why Australia’s Aborigines suffer extreme social deprivation and inequality. As he travels into the outback to one of the country’s largest and most deprived Aboriginal communities, he discovers a marginalized group suffering from alcohol addiction and generations of institutionalized racism.

The second episode, “Addicted to Ice,” takes viewers along on Yates’ journey to Melbourne to discover why the city is experiencing an epidemic of crystal meth, also known as Ice. Yates meets addicts living in halfway houses and users from different walks of life who are about to enter rehab.

Reggie Yates: Hidden Australia joins other series from Sundog featuring the British actor and TV presenter. These include Reggie Yates: Extreme South Africa, Reggie Yates: Extreme Russia and Reggie Yates: Life and Death Chicago.

Sam Anthony, the creative director at Sundog Pictures, commented, “We are delighted to be working with Reggie again on what is set to be another extraordinary and exciting mission. Although Australia is one of the richest nations on Earth, may of its young people suffer from drug addiction, racism and inequality—exactly the kind of powerful stories we like to tell at Sundog, and Reggie is the perfect presenter to help bring them to life in a really accessible way.”

The program was commissioned by Jamie Balment, the BBC’s commissioning editor for documentaries. Anthony and Dov Freedman serve as executive producers for Sundog Pictures. Yates serves as associate producer.