7 January 2019New year, new film. Starting work on Ch4's flagship current affairs series Unreported World.
1 October 2018Back from 2 months in the Republic Congo, filming the first of a new 3 part series showing what village life is like in the middle of a jungle.
31 August 2018Great news. Should I Marry My Cousin? has been nominated for an award in the TV Documentary category at prestigious Prix Europa 2018
11 August 2018Train Surfing Wars - A Matter of Life and Death is available on BBC3 today - it was filmed earlier this year and follows a gang from Guildford as they deal with the pressure to perform ever more daring stunts.
8 August 2018Off to a remote jungle in the Republic of Congo to live with a local tribe for 2 months! It's for a new adventure/anthropology documentary for Channel 4. More info to follow soon.
3 April 2018The Atlanta episode of Dope will premiere on Netflix on 20 April. See the press release here.
23 February 2018Making new feature-length documentary about volcanoes for the Smithsonian Channel. V-Day will hit screens in 2019. Stay tuned.
7 January 2018Starting work on a short BBC3 documentary delving into the world of parkouring and urban exploration in the UK, by following a group of daring British teenagers.
21 December 2017The first 4 episodes of Dope are released on Netflix today. The remaining 4, including the episode on Atlanta's gangs will air in Spring 2018.
8 September 2017Over 1/2 million people tune in to BBC1 at 1130pm to watch Should I Marry My Cousin?
4 September 2017Great news. Should I Marry My Cousin? will be shown on BBC1 on Thursday 7 September at 23:35.
7 August 2017My Big Gay Jewish Conversion will air on BBC One on Wednesday 9 August at 2245. It's Pick of the Day in the Times and the Mail, while the Telegraph calls it "a smart and sobering documentary."
1 August 2017Filming starts today on Dope - a brand new Netflix series looking at the war on drugs, focusing on the escalating gang violence in Atlanta, GA. A new cheap opioid, smuggled in from China and Mexico, is flooding the streets of America's fastest growing city and killing users in record numbers.
19 July 2017Should I Marry My Cousin? is the most watched documentary on BBC iPlayer; over 400,000 people saw the film in its first week, well above the slot average.
4 July 2017Should I Marry My Cousin is now available in iPlayer. It's had great reviews in the weekend papers. The Telegraph calls it "a thoughtful film that’s both culturally revealing and deeply felt," while the Independent says that "far from stirring up controversy, this film handles Hiba’s thought process in a sensitive way."
26 June 2017Should I Marry My Cousin? has a confirmed TX date! It will air on BBC3 from 10am onwards on 4 July. It's part of BBC Three's "Sorry Not Sorry" season of authored films exploring identity. Follow link for official BBC press release.
23 May 2017My Big Gay Jewish Conversion is launched today - it's available on BBC iPlayer from 11am. It's Pick of the Day in The Observer, The Sun, The Mirror, The Metro, Huffington Post, Radio Times, iNews, Jewish News, Total TV Guide, The Jewish Chronicle & The Herald. Presenter Simon Atkins also talks about his experience of making the doc on The Stephan Nolan Show on Radio 5 Live & with Toby Earle on London Live.
21 May 2017My Big Gay Jewish Conversion is Pick of the Day in the Observer: "This gem of a documentary follows Simon as he considers converting ... The result is an emotional and eye-opening journey which grapples with faith in an entertaining and moving way."
15 September 2016Parking Wars will TX on ITV1 at 8pm on Tuesday 27 September. Click to watch a preview clip here.
22 February 2016A new year, a new production, this time for ITV: a series looking at all things parking. This ob doc will take both a humorous and serious look at the one thing that unites us all, parking rage!
5 January 2016Reggie Yates' Extreme UK: Gay and Under Attack is being repeated on BBC1 tonight. It's Pick of the Day in The Times newspaper which calls it a "bravely questioning film... tackling race, religion and sexuality with sensitivity."
7 December 2015Gay and Under Attack airs tonight on BBC3. It's Pick of the Day in most papers with the Independent saying: "In this censorious age, where controversial figures are often shut down or banned from debates, Yates has managed to truly challenge reprehensible views." Watch it here.
23 November 2015With the edit only just finished, BBC announce that Reggie Yates' new series Extreme UK will air on BBC3 at 9pm on Monday 7 December. First up is Gay and Under Attack. Watch the series trailer here.
19 November 2015New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio comments on Heroin Island, NYC film: "This is not something we would have predicted 10 years ago but it is something that's part of the reality of Staten Island and we have to address it very, very vigorously."
19 November 2015Heroin Island, NYC rates well on its premiere, scoring 0.33 at 9pm (512,000 viewers) coming in 44th in the Showbuzz Top 100. It scores 0.27 when it's repeated at 11pm that same night, and another 0.23 at 1am.
18 November 2015Heroin Island, NYC premieres tonight at 9pm EST on the National Geographic Channel in the US as part of the Drugs Inc. series.
26 July 2015Strip The City airs on France 5 tonight and is pick of the day in Le Monde and Elle Magazine. The former describes the San Francisco film as "an image of a city, forced to dance with the Earth" while the latters says of the London episode "Roeland Doust's documentary takes us into the architectural secrets of the British city."
4 July 2015First day filming on new Reggie Yates series for BBC3, looking at the rise of the "Manosphere" (ep 1) and what it's like being black, young and gay (ep 2) in the UK.
12 June 2015The edit for the Drugs Inc. film Heroin Island, NYC is finally finished. Transmission is scheduled for 18 November 2015 on the National Geographic channel in the States, and soon after in the UK and Europe.
9 March 2015After 4 weeks in New York, the edit starts today on the latest Drugs Inc. film, revealing in horrifying detail how dealers market heroin to kids using deadly marketing techniques.
12 February 2015More than 1.1m watch the US premiere of Underworld Inc: Illegal Gambling on the National Geographic channel - the second highest in the run. The series is successfully recommissioned.
28 January 2015Underworld Inc: Illegal Gambling documentary to premiere Wednesday 28 January at 10pm EST on National Geographic
11 December 2014My Credit Bauble christmas tree will be on show as part of A Bittersweet Christmas exhibition at TriSpace Gallery in Bermondsey from 11 Dec through 6 Jan
8 August 2014Filming wraps on Undworld Inc., a new Nat Geo series looking at the people who run our underworld economies. The Illegal Gambling episode will feature sports bookies (in New Jersey), street racers (LA) and dog fighters (Alabama).
17 July 2014Born in the Wild beats BBC2 with 1.46 million viewers, climbing throughout from 5.3% at 8pm to 6.5% share at 845pm. It's the highest rating Channel 4 show of the night. On PBS Sex in the Wild beats slot average with 1.2 million viewers between 10-11pm.
8 June 2014Born in the Wild to air on Channel 4 on 8 June at 8pm. Great reviews in all weekend papers. The Observer calls it "Channel 4's fascinating new 4-part series". The Guardian says "it's extraordinary, and it’s all on camera, like an elephants’ One Born Every Minute.” While the Daily Mail praises the film's honesty "The elephant had to be put down by vets. There is no point in screening nature documentaries if the truth, however horrible, is withheld from viewers.” Follow this link for article in Broadcast. Watch film here.
16 January 2014New Nat Geo documentary about obesity airs tonight. Titled Planet XXL (working title Half Ton World) it follows 480lb Atila as he comes to terms with his own mortality at the age of 34. Watch it here.
13 January 2014Strip the City nominated for Canadian Screen Awards 2014 in Best Factual Program or Series category. Also nominated for Best Documentary at New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards 2014.
9 April 2013Animal Superpowers: Extreme Survivors (for National Geographic) scoops an award at the New York Festivals International Television and Film Awards 2013 in the Wildlife & Adventure category. Watch it here.
19 February 2013Strip The City airs on the Discovery Network around the world. The London episode kicks off the series in the UK and Rome is the first one to be shown in Canada. This series was commissioned from my original idea. Veteran Canadian TV critic James Bawden calls it "the first TV series I'd ever dare call 'inspiring'". To read about the production - a double page spread in Broadcast - follow this link.
7 January 2013Work starts on a new Channel 4 documentary about the MET Police Road Death Investigation Unit – a team who investigate all fatal collisions in the capital.
12 July 2012Matt Baylis in the Daily Express praises the demonstrations I directed & filmed for Building the London Underground on FIVE: "Crucial, and here's what made this programme leagues ahead of others, was the way in which it was explained... Jem Stansfield was on hand to bring every example to life, adding some close-up stage magic to the grand ballet of railway building." He concludes "no TV programme could make me love the London Underground. This one, however, made me fiercely proud of it."