BBC3 greenlights insomnia doc
Daisy Maskell opens up for Proper Content single
BBC3 is to chart Kiss FM presenter Daisy Maskell’s battle with insomnia while BBC1 has ordered a four-part adaptation of J P Delaney’s psychological thriller The Girl Before.
Suicidal: In Our Own Words producer Proper Content is behind Daisy Maskell – Insomnia and Me, which follows BBC3 docs following the personal struggles of the likes of Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson and Leigh-Anne Pinnock.
Kiss and 4Music host Maskell will dig deep into the roots of her own insomnia and speak with experts to reveal emotional insights into her disorder, along with associated mental health issues.
According to Kings College London, around half of 16-24 year olds have been sleeping significantly less since lockdown, falling to one-third for people over the age of 35.
BBC3 controller Fiona Campbell ordered the 60-minute single along with head of documentary commissioning Clare Sillery.
Commissioning editor is Carl Callam and exec producer for Proper Content is David Dehaney. Channel 4 recently acquired a stake in Proper Content as the indie joined its Indie Growth Fund roster.
Campbell said: “We know insomnia is a growing problem among our audience and we hope this documentary helps to shed some light on the issue.”