BBC Three Documentary (60 mins)
Stephen Manderson (AKA Professor Green) was 24 when his father took his own life. His hits Read All About It, Lullaby and Goodnight give a glimpse into this tragic event. This documentary will follow Stephen on an intensely personal journey as he discovers the circumstances around his estranged father’s death – and uncovers a life packed with its own tragedy and loss. Opening up to close family for the first time about his estrangement from his father, reconnecting with old relatives, meeting others affected by suicide and laying bare his own demons, Stephen faces tough answers. Through this journey, Stephen explores the wider scourge of male suicide in the UK. As the biggest single killer of men under 45, latest figures show suicide accounts for nearly 5,000 male deaths a year in the UK. By understanding the complex factors behind it, the stigma around it and some of the ways it is being tackled, Stephen highlights the urgency of addressing this most pressing of problems.