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Tim Westwood meets three teenagers and finds out if the threat of prison puts them off committing crime. None of them has been inside. Yet. But they all have one thing in common - they're at risk. At risk of ending up in behind bars.

For some young people the threat of a prison sentence is not a deterrent from a life of crime, it's a status symbol. Some see it as an inevitable consequence of life on the streets.

We hear their thoughts and get a first-hand insight into gang life. They tell us how they feel about their lives and the direction they're taking, and whether or not they think they will end up in prison.

Then Westwood goes inside to find out what life in prison is really like. He takes the recordings of their voices into jail and plays them to three men serving sentences in Her Majesty's prisons.

The prisoners once walked in the teenagers' shoes but now know the reality of prison life. They respond to the stories they hear, talking candidly about life inside and about the paths they took that led them to prison. Crucially, they record messages to send back, to dispel any myths about the glamour of prison and to try to persuade them to take a different path.

Then, in a powerful and moving ending, Westwood gathers the teenagers together and plays them the messages the prisoners recorded for them - true stories from inside prison. Will those words have an impact?

Tim Westwood meets three teenagers and finds out if the threat of prison puts them off committing crime. None of them has been inside. Yet. But they all have one thing in common - they're at risk. At risk of ending up in behind bars.

For some young people the threat of a prison sentence is not a deterrent from a life of crime, it's a status symbol. Some see it as an inevitable consequence of life on the streets.

We hear their thoughts and get a first-hand insight into gang life. They tell us how they feel about their lives and the direction they're taking, and whether or not they think they will end up in prison.

Then Westwood goes inside to find out what life in prison is really like. He takes the recordings of their voices into jail and plays them to three men serving sentences in Her Majesty's prisons.

The prisoners once walked in the teenagers' shoes but now know the reality of prison life. They respond to the stories they hear, talking candidly about life inside and about the paths they took that led them to prison. Crucially, they record messages to send back, to dispel any myths about the glamour of prison and to try to persuade them to take a different path.

Then, in a powerful and moving ending, Westwood gathers the teenagers together and plays them the messages the prisoners recorded for them - true stories from inside prison. Will those words have an impact?

Tim Westwood meets three teenagers and finds out if the threat of prison puts them off committing crime. None of them has been inside. Yet. But they all have one thing in common - they're at risk. At risk of ending up in behind bars.

For some young people the threat of a prison sentence is not a deterrent from a life of crime, it's a status symbol. Some see it as an inevitable consequence of life on the streets.

We hear their thoughts and get a first-hand insight into gang life. They tell us how they feel about their lives and the direction they're taking, and whether or not they think they will end up in prison.

Then Westwood goes inside to find out what life in prison is really like. He takes the recordings of their voices into jail and plays them to three men serving sentences in Her Majesty's prisons.

The prisoners once walked in the teenagers' shoes but now know the reality of prison life. They respond to the stories they hear, talking candidly about life inside and about the paths they took that led them to prison. Crucially, they record messages to send back, to dispel any myths about the glamour of prison and to try to persuade them to take a different path.

Then, in a powerful and moving ending, Westwood gathers the teenagers together and plays them the messages the prisoners recorded for them - true stories from inside prison. Will those words have an impact?

2013022420130304
20130304 (R1)

1Xtra DJ Adele Roberts knows from her own experience that coming out can be complicated - but is it easier today than ever before?

To find out Adele talks to young people around the UK and hears their coming out stories. How did they face up to the challenge of being honest about their sexuality with themselves and the people closest to them? And what is their advice to others in a similar situation?

The programme features contributions from the likes of Jaymi Hensley - the X-Factor contestant and member of Union J who came out half way through the last series of the biggest talent show on telly. It also looks at the experiences of 'out' celebrities from the worlds of music and entertainment such as Frank Ocean and Stooshe.

Having decided to make this programme, Adele went on Radio 1's Surgery to tell her own coming out story and ask for others to contribute. She got a massive response and it's the personal stories of these contributors that are at the heart of 'Coming Out', giving a snapshot of exactly what it's like for young people to come out as lesbian, gay or bisexual in the UK today.

1Xtra DJ Adele Roberts knows from her own experience that coming out can be complicated - but is it easier today than ever before?

To find out Adele talks to young people around the UK and hears their coming out stories. How did they face up to the challenge of being honest about their sexuality with themselves and the people closest to them? And what is their advice to others in a similar situation?

The programme features contributions from the likes of Jaymi Hensley - the X-Factor contestant and member of Union J who came out half way through the last series of the biggest talent show on telly. It also looks at the experiences of 'out' celebrities from the worlds of music and entertainment such as Frank Ocean and Stooshe.

Having decided to make this programme, Adele went on Radio 1's Surgery to tell her own coming out story and ask for others to contribute. She got a massive response and it's the personal stories of these contributors that are at the heart of 'Coming Out', giving a snapshot of exactly what it's like for young people to come out as lesbian, gay or bisexual in the UK today.

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1Xtra DJ Adele Roberts knows from her own experience that coming out can be complicated - but is it easier today than ever before?

To find out Adele talks to young people around the UK and hears their coming out stories. How did they face up to the challenge of being honest about their sexuality with themselves and the people closest to them? And what is their advice to others in a similar situation?

The programme features contributions from the likes of Jaymi Hensley - the X-Factor contestant and member of Union J who came out half way through the last series of the biggest talent show on telly. It also looks at the experiences of 'out' celebrities from the worlds of music and entertainment such as Frank Ocean and Stooshe.

Having decided to make this programme, Adele went on Radio 1's Surgery to tell her own coming out story and ask for others to contribute. She got a massive response and it's the personal stories of these contributors that are at the heart of 'Coming Out', giving a snapshot of exactly what it's like for young people to come out as lesbian, gay or bisexual in the UK today.

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1Xtra DJ Adele Roberts knows from her own experience that coming out can be complicated - but is it easier today than ever before?

To find out Adele talks to young people around the UK and hears their coming out stories. How did they face up to the challenge of being honest about their sexuality with themselves and the people closest to them? And what is their advice to others in a similar situation?

The programme features contributions from the likes of Jaymi Hensley - the X-Factor contestant and member of Union J who came out half way through the last series of the biggest talent show on telly. It also looks at the experiences of 'out' celebrities from the worlds of music and entertainment such as Frank Ocean and Stooshe.

Having decided to make this programme, Adele went on Radio 1's Surgery to tell her own coming out story and ask for others to contribute. She got a massive response and it's the personal stories of these contributors that are at the heart of 'Coming Out', giving a snapshot of exactly what it's like for young people to come out as lesbian, gay or bisexual in the UK today.

1Xtra DJ Adele Roberts knows from her own experience that coming out can be complicated - but is it easier today than ever before?

To find out Adele talks to young people around the UK and hears their coming out stories. How did they face up to the challenge of being honest about their sexuality with themselves and the people closest to them? And what is their advice to others in a similar situation?

The programme features contributions from the likes of Jaymi Hensley - the X-Factor contestant and member of Union J who came out half way through the last series of the biggest talent show on telly. It also looks at the experiences of 'out' celebrities from the worlds of music and entertainment such as Frank Ocean and Stooshe.

Having decided to make this programme, Adele went on Radio 1's Surgery to tell her own coming out story and ask for others to contribute. She got a massive response and it's the personal stories of these contributors that are at the heart of 'Coming Out', giving a snapshot of exactly what it's like for young people to come out as lesbian, gay or bisexual in the UK today.

1Xtra DJ Adele Roberts knows from her own experience that coming out can be complicated - but is it easier today than ever before?

To find out Adele talks to young people around the UK and hears their coming out stories. How did they face up to the challenge of being honest about their sexuality with themselves and the people closest to them? And what is their advice to others in a similar situation?

The programme features contributions from the likes of Jaymi Hensley - the X-Factor contestant and member of Union J who came out half way through the last series of the biggest talent show on telly. It also looks at the experiences of 'out' celebrities from the worlds of music and entertainment such as Frank Ocean and Stooshe.

Having decided to make this programme, Adele went on Radio 1's Surgery to tell her own coming out story and ask for others to contribute. She got a massive response and it's the personal stories of these contributors that are at the heart of 'Coming Out', giving a snapshot of exactly what it's like for young people to come out as lesbian, gay or bisexual in the UK today.

""1Xtra DJ Adele Roberts knows from her own experience that coming out can be complicated - but is it easier today than ever before?

To find out Adele talks to young people around the UK and hears their coming out stories. How did they face up to the challenge of being honest about their sexuality with themselves and the people closest to them? And what is their advice to others in a similar situation?

The programme features contributions from the likes of Jaymi Hensley - the X-Factor contestant and member of Union J who came out half way through the last series of the biggest talent show on telly. It also looks at the experiences of 'out' celebrities from the worlds of music and entertainment such as Frank Ocean and Stooshe.

Having decided to make this programme, Adele went on Radio 1's Surgery to tell her own coming out story and ask for others to contribute. She got a massive response and it's the personal stories of these contributors that are at the heart of 'Coming Out', giving a snapshot of exactly what it's like for young people to come out as lesbian, gay or bisexual in the UK today.

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A$ap Rocky And The Harlem Hustlers2013111720140317
20140317 (R1)

Signed for three million dollars and the trillest thing in hip hop today, DJ Semtex introduces A$AP Rocky, the A$AP Mob and the hustlers from Harlem.

Signed for three million dollars and the trillest thing in hip hop today, DJ Semtex introduces A$AP Rocky, the A$AP Mob and the hustlers from Harlem.

Signed for three million dollars and the trillest thing in hip hop today, DJ Semtex introduces A$AP Rocky, the A$AP Mob and the hustlers from Harlem.

Signed for three million dollars and the trillest thing in hip hop today, DJ Semtex introduces A$AP Rocky, the A$AP Mob and the hustlers from Harlem.

Signed for three million dollars and the trillest thing in hip hop today, DJ Semtex introduces A$AP Rocky, the A$AP Mob and the hustlers from Harlem.

Bored, Broke And Bedless2011041720111219 (R1)

Another chance to hear what happened when 1Xtra teamed up with the Fairbridge charity in Kent and four young people who've all experienced homelessness, producing this unique look at issue.

Bored, Broke And Bedless20111219

Another chance to hear what happened when 1Xtra teamed up with the Fairbridge charity in Kent and four young people who've all experienced homelessness, producing this unique look at issue.

A unique look at the issue of homelessness with 1Xtra and the Fairbridge charity.

Another chance to hear what happened when 1Xtra teamed up with the Fairbridge charity in Kent and four young people who've all experienced homelessness, producing this unique look at issue.

A unique look at the issue of homelessness with 1Xtra and the Fairbridge charity.

Another chance to hear what happened when 1Xtra teamed up with the Fairbridge charity in Kent and four young people who've all experienced homelessness, producing this unique look at issue.

A unique look at the issue of homelessness with 1Xtra and the Fairbridge charity.

Colour On The Catwalk2014020920140414 (R1)

Sarah Jane Crawford invites you to join her for a seriously stylistic look at the model life - the glamour, the glitz and the realities of being a model when you're not white. Amidst controversy that says modelling is still a white girl's game, Sarah asks whether the industry is changing its attitudes to ethnic diversity.

We'll be getting an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the fast-paced world of modelling at huge fashion event the Clothes Show Live, spending the day with one of the UK's most successful models - Jade Thompson. When Jade won Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model in 2011 her life completely changed. Today she's the face of the Clothes Show Live, regularly models for Professor Green's clothing range and can be seen on 15 ft high billboards across London. She's also mixed race, with a striking combination of red hair and freckles.

And we'll be on a photo shoot with male model Dudley O'Shaughnessy, who shot to fame when he starred alongside Rihanna in the video for We Found Love.

Along the way, Sarah Jane takes a look at one of the biggest stories in the fashion world over the past few months. Recently the fashion industry has hit the headlines for the wrong reasons. The world's biggest models say they've faced discrimination and, at its worst, what they call racism. Arguabley one of the world's most beautiful, Jourdan Dunn has spoken out about discrimination from make-up artists and being dropped from catwalk shows because of the colour of her skin. Supermodel Naomi Campbell has accused the industry of not booking enough black models, or models of any other colour than white, and says this is coming across as a 'racist act'.

This is all against the backdrop of more encouraging signs. Last year global luxury brand Prada announced they would be using their first black campaign model in a decade. And, as a result of pressure during New York fashion week in the Autumn, there were more black models than in recent years. Pressure is mounting. Perhaps things are ripe for change?

Divided Loyalties2014050420140602
20140602 (R1)

DJ Semtex has a black mother and a white father and, as a mixed race kid, had both negative and positive experiences.

The latest national census showed that the mixed race population is the fastest growing in Britain, so what does that mean in 2014? Semtex talks to young people from a range of backgrounds and across the UK, including Jordan from Rizzle Kicks, model Rob Evans, comedian Michelle De Swarte and playwright Sarah Lee.

Are loyalties divided or is society beyond categorising by skin colour?

DJ Semtex has a black mother and a white father and, as a mixed race kid, had both negative and positive experiences.

The latest national census showed that the mixed race population is the fastest growing in Britain, so what does that mean in 2014? Semtex talks to young people from a range of backgrounds and across the UK, including Jordan from Rizzle Kicks, model Rob Evans, comedian Michelle De Swarte and playwright Sarah Lee.

Are loyalties divided or is society beyond categorising by skin colour?

DJ Semtex has a black mother and a white father and, as a mixed race kid, had both negative and positive experiences.

The latest national census showed that the mixed race population is the fastest growing in Britain, so what does that mean in 2014? Semtex talks to young people from a range of backgrounds and across the UK, including Jordan from Rizzle Kicks, model Rob Evans, comedian Michelle De Swarte and playwright Sarah Lee.

Are loyalties divided or is society beyond categorising by skin colour?

DJ Semtex has a black mother and a white father and, as a mixed race kid, had both negative and positive experiences.

The latest national census showed that the mixed race population is the fastest growing in Britain, so what does that mean in 2014? Semtex talks to young people from a range of backgrounds and across the UK, including Jordan from Rizzle Kicks, model Rob Evans, comedian Michelle De Swarte and playwright Sarah Lee.

Are loyalties divided or is society beyond categorising by skin colour?

DJ Semtex has a black mother and a white father and, as a mixed race kid, had both negative and positive experiences.

The latest national census showed that the mixed race population is the fastest growing in Britain, so what does that mean in 2014? Semtex talks to young people from a range of backgrounds and across the UK, including Jordan from Rizzle Kicks, model Rob Evans, comedian Michelle De Swarte and playwright Sarah Lee.

Are loyalties divided or is society beyond categorising by skin colour?

Emeli Sande2012040820120521 (R1)

1Xtra goes to the small Scottish village in which Emeli Sande was born to tell the story of one of the UK's most exciting new talents.

It's Grime Up North2011121820120130
20120130 (R1)

Charlie Sloth has been on a road-trip to find the hottest rappers up North and try to understand why rap music in the U.K is dominated by the London scene.

He's travelled from Newcastle to Liverpool, Manchester to Sheffield, Huddersfield to Leeds; spent time in boxing gyms with aspiring MCs; and met feared battle-rappers working the night-shift in Morrisons.

It's Radio 1 and 1Xtra's first multi-platform documentary available to both watch and listen. Featuring Shotty Horroh, Bang On, Tez Kidd, Hoodman, The Projekt and Sermstyle.

Charlie Sloth has been on a road-trip to find the hottest rappers up North and try to understand why rap music in the U.K is dominated by the London scene.

He's travelled from Newcastle to Liverpool, Manchester to Sheffield, Huddersfield to Leeds; spent time in boxing gyms with aspiring MCs; and met feared battle-rappers working the night-shift in Morrisons.

It's Radio 1 and 1Xtra's first multi-platform documentary available to both watch and listen. Featuring Shotty Horroh, Bang On, Tez Kidd, Hoodman, The Projekt and Sermstyle.

Charlie Sloth takes a road trip to find the North of England's hottest rappers.

Charlie Sloth has been on a road-trip to find the hottest rappers up North and try to understand why rap music in the U.K is dominated by the London scene.

He's travelled from Newcastle to Liverpool, Manchester to Sheffield, Huddersfield to Leeds; spent time in boxing gyms with aspiring MCs; and met feared battle-rappers working the night-shift in Morrisons.

It's Radio 1 and 1Xtra's first multi-platform documentary available to both watch and listen. Featuring Shotty Horroh, Bang On, Tez Kidd, Hoodman, The Projekt and Sermstyle.

Charlie Sloth takes a road trip to find the North of England's hottest rappers.

Rita Ora: Access All Areas2013021720130401
20130401 (R1)

As part of BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra's Access All Areas month, Twin B gets unique access to Rita Ora, spending the day with the pop superstar as she prepares for the opening night of her homecoming gigs at the Shepherd's Bush Empire in London.

This really is Access All Areas, as Twin travels with Rita en route to the venue, hangs out in her dressing room and speaks to her friends, family and management team. Twin is also there as Rita takes to the stage - and is the first person she speaks to when the curtain falls!

As part of BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra's Access All Areas month, Twin B gets unique access to Rita Ora, spending the day with the pop superstar as she prepares for the opening night of her homecoming gigs at the Shepherd's Bush Empire in London.

This really is Access All Areas, as Twin travels with Rita en route to the venue, hangs out in her dressing room and speaks to her friends, family and management team. Twin is also there as Rita takes to the stage - and is the first person she speaks to when the curtain falls!

As part of BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra's Access All Areas month, Twin B gets unique access to Rita Ora, spending the day with the pop superstar as she prepares for the opening night of her homecoming gigs at the Shepherd's Bush Empire in London.

As part of BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra's Access All Areas month, Twin B gets unique access to Rita Ora, spending the day with the pop superstar as she prepares for the opening night of her homecoming gigs at the Shepherd's Bush Empire in London.

This really is Access All Areas, as Twin travels with Rita en route to the venue, hangs out in her dressing room and speaks to her friends, family and management team. Twin is also there as Rita takes to the stage - and is the first person she speaks to when the curtain falls!

As part of BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra's Access All Areas month, Twin B gets unique access to Rita Ora, spending the day with the pop superstar as she prepares for the opening night of her homecoming gigs at the Shepherd's Bush Empire in London.

This really is Access All Areas, as Twin travels with Rita en route to the venue, hangs out in her dressing room and speaks to her friends, family and management team. Twin is also there as Rita takes to the stage - and is the first person she speaks to when the curtain falls!

As part of BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra's Access All Areas month, Twin B gets unique access to Rita Ora, spending the day with the pop superstar as she prepares for the opening night of her homecoming gigs at the Shepherd's Bush Empire in London.

This really is Access All Areas, as Twin travels with Rita en route to the venue, hangs out in her dressing room and speaks to her friends, family and management team. Twin is also there as Rita takes to the stage - and is the first person she speaks to when the curtain falls!

The Story Of Chase And Status2011051520111229 (R1)
20110815 (R1)

Chase and Status tell MistaJam their story, from underground D&B DJs to chart stars...

Chase and Status tell Mistajam the story of their success in their own words. From underground Drum and Bass DJs, to producing for the likes of Rihanna and achieving huge commercial success as artists in their own right. Featuring interviews from Liam Bailey, Kano and Andy C.

The Story Of Labrinth2012042220120430 (R1)

1Xtra's Mistajam tells the story of Labrinth, the artist, producer and multi-instrumentalist - not to mention restraurateur!

You may know him as the guy behind Tinie Tempah's Brit Award-winning single 'Pass Out', or perhaps you first of heard him when 'Earthquake' hit the scene? But did you know that music runs deep in his family? Or that he sees colours when he writes music?

Mistajam heads to the rising star's restaurant in Wood Green to discover the ingredients that transformed Hackney teenager Timothy McKenzie into super-producer Labrinth. He comes from a large, musically talented family - his brother plays drums for Tinie Tempah and his sisters provide vocal sessions for Terri Walker and Wretch 32. But what was it like growing up in the McKenzie household?

From his first publishing deal with EMI, to the release of his debut album Electronic Earth, just what is the recipe to Labrinth's success?

The Story Of Labrinth20120430

1Xtra's Mistajam tells the story of Labrinth, the artist, producer and multi-instrumentalist - not to mention restraurateur!

You may know him as the guy behind Tinie Tempah's Brit Award-winning single 'Pass Out', or perhaps you first of heard him when 'Earthquake' hit the scene? But did you know that music runs deep in his family? Or that he sees colours when he writes music?

Mistajam heads to the rising star's restaurant in Wood Green to discover the ingredients that transformed Hackney teenager Timothy McKenzie into super-producer Labrinth. He comes from a large, musically talented family - his brother plays drums for Tinie Tempah and his sisters provide vocal sessions for Terri Walker and Wretch 32. But what was it like growing up in the McKenzie household?

From his first publishing deal with EMI, to the release of his debut album Electronic Earth, just what is the recipe to Labrinth's success?

MistaJam tells the Story of Labrinth - artist,producer and restaurateur!

1Xtra's Mistajam tells the story of Labrinth, the artist, producer and multi-instrumentalist - not to mention restraurateur!

You may know him as the guy behind Tinie Tempah's Brit Award-winning single 'Pass Out', or perhaps you first of heard him when 'Earthquake' hit the scene? But did you know that music runs deep in his family? Or that he sees colours when he writes music?

Mistajam heads to the rising star's restaurant in Wood Green to discover the ingredients that transformed Hackney teenager Timothy McKenzie into super-producer Labrinth. He comes from a large, musically talented family - his brother plays drums for Tinie Tempah and his sisters provide vocal sessions for Terri Walker and Wretch 32. But what was it like growing up in the McKenzie household?

From his first publishing deal with EMI, to the release of his debut album Electronic Earth, just what is the recipe to Labrinth's success?

MistaJam tells the Story of Labrinth - artist,producer and restaurateur!

The Story Of Naughty Boy2013081820130916
20130916 (R1)

From Deal or No Deal to Number 1 selling producer and artist, this is the story of how Shahid Khan, AKA Naughty Boy, the son of Pakistani immigrants, became one of the UK's most sought after producers.

Naughty Boy's story is both inspirational and intriguing. Whilst working as a pizza delivery boy and making beats for up and coming MCs, Naughty Boy applied for a grant to the Prince's Trust and also to be a contestant in the game show Deal or No Deal. He was granted £5,000 from the Prince's Trust and he won £44,000 on Deal or No Deal!

Naughty used this money to set up his recording studio and record label. After meeting Emeli Sande at a BBC Radio 1Xtra event, the two formed a strong working relationship and started writing songs for the likes of Wiley and Chipmunk, before working together on Emeli's debut album, 'Our Version of Events', which became 2012's biggest selling record in the UK. He has since worked with Rhianna, Professor Green, Cheryl Cole, Sam Smith and Wretch 32 to name but a few.

The Story of Naughty Boy features exclusive interviews from some of today's hottest UK stars: Emeli Sande, Professor Green, James Arthur, George The Poet, Sam Smith, Bashy, Wretch 32, Tinie Tempah and Chipmunk. Hear how Naughty overcame the challenges to reach the top in one of the hardest industries in the world - the music industry; and find out how a dream can become a reality. After all, every reality starts with a dream.

From Deal or No Deal to Number 1 selling producer and artist, this is the story of how Shahid Khan, AKA Naughty Boy, the son of Pakistani immigrants, became one of the UK's most sought after producers.

Naughty Boy's story is both inspirational and intriguing. Whilst working as a pizza delivery boy and making beats for up and coming MCs, Naughty Boy applied for a grant to the Prince's Trust and also to be a contestant in the game show Deal or No Deal. He was granted £5,000 from the Prince's Trust and he won £44,000 on Deal or No Deal!

Naughty used this money to set up his recording studio and record label. After meeting Emeli Sande at a BBC Radio 1Xtra event, the two formed a strong working relationship and started writing songs for the likes of Wiley and Chipmunk, before working together on Emeli's debut album, 'Our Version of Events', which became 2012's biggest selling record in the UK. He has since worked with Rhianna, Professor Green, Cheryl Cole, Sam Smith and Wretch 32 to name but a few.

The Story of Naughty Boy features exclusive interviews from some of today's hottest UK stars: Emeli Sande, Professor Green, James Arthur, George The Poet, Sam Smith, Bashy, Wretch 32, Tinie Tempah and Chipmunk. Hear how Naughty overcame the challenges to reach the top in one of the hardest industries in the world - the music industry; and find out how a dream can become a reality. After all, every reality starts with a dream.

From Deal or No Deal to Number 1 selling producer and artist, this is the story of how Shahid Khan, AKA Naughty Boy, the son of Pakistani immigrants, became one of the UK's most sought after producers.

Naughty Boy's story is both inspirational and intriguing. Whilst working as a pizza delivery boy and making beats for up and coming MCs, Naughty Boy applied for a grant to the Prince's Trust and also to be a contestant in the game show Deal or No Deal. He was granted £5,000 from the Prince's Trust and he won £44,000 on Deal or No Deal!

Naughty used this money to set up his recording studio and record label. After meeting Emeli Sande at a BBC Radio 1Xtra event, the two formed a strong working relationship and started writing songs for the likes of Wiley and Chipmunk, before working together on Emeli's debut album, 'Our Version of Events', which became 2012's biggest selling record in the UK. He has since worked with Rhianna, Professor Green, Cheryl Cole, Sam Smith and Wretch 32 to name but a few.

The Story of Naughty Boy features exclusive interviews from some of today's hottest UK stars: Emeli Sande, Professor Green, James Arthur, George The Poet, Sam Smith, Bashy, Wretch 32, Tinie Tempah and Chipmunk. Hear how Naughty overcame the challenges to reach the top in one of the hardest industries in the world - the music industry; and find out how a dream can become a reality. After all, every reality starts with a dream.

From Deal or No Deal to Number 1 selling producer and artist, this is the story of how Shahid Khan, AKA Naughty Boy, the son of Pakistani immigrants, became one of the UK's most sought after producers.

Naughty Boy's story is both inspirational and intriguing. Whilst working as a pizza delivery boy and making beats for up and coming MCs, Naughty Boy applied for a grant to the Prince's Trust and also to be a contestant in the game show Deal or No Deal. He was granted £5,000 from the Prince's Trust and he won £44,000 on Deal or No Deal!

Naughty used this money to set up his recording studio and record label. After meeting Emeli Sande at a BBC Radio 1Xtra event, the two formed a strong working relationship and started writing songs for the likes of Wiley and Chipmunk, before working together on Emeli's debut album, 'Our Version of Events', which became 2012's biggest selling record in the UK. He has since worked with Rhianna, Professor Green, Cheryl Cole, Sam Smith and Wretch 32 to name but a few.

The Story of Naughty Boy features exclusive interviews from some of today's hottest UK stars: Emeli Sande, Professor Green, James Arthur, George The Poet, Sam Smith, Bashy, Wretch 32, Tinie Tempah and Chipmunk. Hear how Naughty overcame the challenges to reach the top in one of the hardest industries in the world - the music industry; and find out how a dream can become a reality. After all, every reality starts with a dream.

The Uk Producers2011090420110926 (R1)

Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' 'Empire State of Mind', Eminem and Rhianna's 'Love The Way You Lie', 50 Cent's 'Dial 911'. All big tunes by global megastars, but did you know they were all produced by some of the UK's finest?

Without our boys from Birmingham, Newcastle and London, these top selling tunes just wouldn't exist.

BBC Radio 1Xtra takes an indepth look into the story of the UK's hottest producers.

- Pioneer of pushing our sound Stateside, Adam F, tells us how he hooked up with hip-hop's finest back in 2001 for his groundbreaking album 'Kaos'

- Dready gives us an insight into what it's like to work with Busta Rhymes

- Al Shux takes us on a tour of his studio and plays an exclusive beat he's just sent to Nas

- Sermstyle breaks down a tune he's done for Mann, from bass to vocal sample

- Alex Da Kid takes us back to the day he learnt to produce in his mate's bedroom

- Chase & Status explain how they started producing for platinum selling artists

- Benga drops a new production live at the Sonar festival in Barcelona

- And Labrinth breaks down the success of his raw sound.

Snoop Dogg, Neyo, Jason Derulo and DJ Khaled also guest on the show - if you've ever wanted to produce a hit record, make sure you listen closely!

The Uk Producers20110926

Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' 'Empire State of Mind', Eminem and Rhianna's 'Love The Way You Lie', 50 Cent's 'Dial 911'.

All big tunes by global megastars, but did you know they were all produced by some of the UK's finest?

Without our boys from Birmingham, Newcastle and London, these top selling tunes just wouldn't exist.

BBC Radio 1Xtra takes an indepth look into the story of the UK's hottest producers.

- Pioneer of pushing our sound Stateside, Adam F, tells us how he hooked up with hip-hop's finest back in 2001 for his groundbreaking album 'Kaos'

- Dready gives us an insight into what it's like to work with Busta Rhymes

- Al Shux takes us on a tour of his studio and plays an exclusive beat he's just sent to Nas

- Sermstyle breaks down a tune he's done for Mann, from bass to vocal sample

- Alex Da Kid takes us back to the day he learnt to produce in his mate's bedroom

- Chase and Status explain how they started producing for platinum selling artists

- Benga drops a new production live at the Sonar festival in Barcelona

- And Labrinth breaks down the success of his raw sound.

Snoop Dogg, Neyo, Jason Derulo and DJ Khaled also guest on the show - if you've ever wanted to produce a hit record, make sure you listen closely!

If you've ever wanted to be a producer, don't miss this show.

Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' 'Empire State of Mind', Eminem and Rhianna's 'Love The Way You Lie', 50 Cent's 'Dial 911'.

All big tunes by global megastars, but did you know they were all produced by some of the UK's finest?

Without our boys from Birmingham, Newcastle and London, these top selling tunes just wouldn't exist.

BBC Radio 1Xtra takes an indepth look into the story of the UK's hottest producers.

- Pioneer of pushing our sound Stateside, Adam F, tells us how he hooked up with hip-hop's finest back in 2001 for his groundbreaking album 'Kaos'

- Dready gives us an insight into what it's like to work with Busta Rhymes

- Al Shux takes us on a tour of his studio and plays an exclusive beat he's just sent to Nas

- Sermstyle breaks down a tune he's done for Mann, from bass to vocal sample

- Alex Da Kid takes us back to the day he learnt to produce in his mate's bedroom

- Chase and Status explain how they started producing for platinum selling artists

- Benga drops a new production live at the Sonar festival in Barcelona

- And Labrinth breaks down the success of his raw sound.

Snoop Dogg, Neyo, Jason Derulo and DJ Khaled also guest on the show - if you've ever wanted to produce a hit record, make sure you listen closely!

If you've ever wanted to be a producer, don't miss this show.

Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' 'Empire State of Mind', Eminem and Rhianna's 'Love The Way You Lie', 50 Cent's 'Dial 911'. All big tunes by global megastars, but did you know they were all produced by some of the UK's finest?

- Chase & Status explain how they started producing for platinum selling artists

Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' 'Empire State of Mind', Eminem and Rhianna's 'Love The Way You Lie', 50 Cent's 'Dial 911'.

All big tunes by global megastars, but did you know they were all produced by some of the UK's finest?

Without our boys from Birmingham, Newcastle and London, these top selling tunes just wouldn't exist.

BBC Radio 1Xtra takes an indepth look into the story of the UK's hottest producers.

- Pioneer of pushing our sound Stateside, Adam F, tells us how he hooked up with hip-hop's finest back in 2001 for his groundbreaking album 'Kaos'

- Dready gives us an insight into what it's like to work with Busta Rhymes

- Al Shux takes us on a tour of his studio and plays an exclusive beat he's just sent to Nas

- Sermstyle breaks down a tune he's done for Mann, from bass to vocal sample

- Alex Da Kid takes us back to the day he learnt to produce in his mate's bedroom

- Chase and Status explain how they started producing for platinum selling artists

- Benga drops a new production live at the Sonar festival in Barcelona

- And Labrinth breaks down the success of his raw sound.

Snoop Dogg, Neyo, Jason Derulo and DJ Khaled also guest on the show - if you've ever wanted to produce a hit record, make sure you listen closely!

If you've ever wanted to be a producer, don't miss this show.

Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' 'Empire State of Mind', Eminem and Rhianna's 'Love The Way You Lie', 50 Cent's 'Dial 911'.

All big tunes by global megastars, but did you know they were all produced by some of the UK's finest?

Without our boys from Birmingham, Newcastle and London, these top selling tunes just wouldn't exist.

BBC Radio 1Xtra takes an indepth look into the story of the UK's hottest producers.

- Pioneer of pushing our sound Stateside, Adam F, tells us how he hooked up with hip-hop's finest back in 2001 for his groundbreaking album 'Kaos'

- Dready gives us an insight into what it's like to work with Busta Rhymes

- Al Shux takes us on a tour of his studio and plays an exclusive beat he's just sent to Nas

- Sermstyle breaks down a tune he's done for Mann, from bass to vocal sample

- Alex Da Kid takes us back to the day he learnt to produce in his mate's bedroom

- Chase & Status explain how they started producing for platinum selling artists

- Benga drops a new production live at the Sonar festival in Barcelona

- And Labrinth breaks down the success of his raw sound.

Snoop Dogg, Neyo, Jason Derulo and DJ Khaled also guest on the show - if you've ever wanted to produce a hit record, make sure you listen closely!

If you've ever wanted to be a producer, don't miss this show.

Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' 'Empire State of Mind', Eminem and Rhianna's 'Love The Way You Lie', 50 Cent's 'Dial 911'. All big tunes by global megastars, but did you know they were all produced by some of the UK's finest?

Without our boys from Birmingham, Newcastle and London, these top selling tunes just wouldn't exist.

BBC Radio 1Xtra takes an indepth look into the story of the UK's hottest producers.

- Pioneer of pushing our sound Stateside, Adam F, tells us how he hooked up with hip-hop's finest back in 2001 for his groundbreaking album 'Kaos'

- Dready gives us an insight into what it's like to work with Busta Rhymes

- Al Shux takes us on a tour of his studio and plays an exclusive beat he's just sent to Nas

- Sermstyle breaks down a tune he's done for Mann, from bass to vocal sample

- Alex Da Kid takes us back to the day he learnt to produce in his mate's bedroom

- Chase & Status explain how they started producing for platinum selling artists

- Benga drops a new production live at the Sonar festival in Barcelona

- And Labrinth breaks down the success of his raw sound.

Snoop Dogg, Neyo, Jason Derulo and DJ Khaled also guest on the show - if you've ever wanted to produce a hit record, make sure you listen closely!

If you've ever wanted to be a producer, don't miss this show.

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Written In The Stars: The Story Of Tinie Tempah sees Gemma Cairney dig a little deeper into the story of the man behind the massive hits Pass Out, Frisky, Written in the Stars, Trampoline and Children of the Sun, to name but a few...

Looking at Tinie's childhood, his early attempts to make it in the industry, and the making of his music, from album 'Disc-Overy' to 'Demonstration', this story chronicles Tinie's rise to fame, from the very beginnings to present day.

Including live performances of his biggest hits and exclusive interviews with Tinie himself, as well as his cousin/manager Dumi, contemporaries such as Chipmunk and Labrinth, collaborators such as Ellie Goulding, and industry experts such as Trevor Nelson and Gordon Smart.

Also featuring his fans and teachers and students from his former school in Greenwich, London, this programme updates the Story originally broadcast on 1Xtra in 2010, giving you the inside track on the Brit Award winning musician with one of the best wardrobe's in the business!

Written In The Stars: The Story Of Tinie Tempah sees Gemma Cairney dig a little deeper into the story of the man behind the massive hits Pass Out, Frisky, Written in the Stars, Trampoline and Children of the Sun, to name but a few...

Looking at Tinie's childhood, his early attempts to make it in the industry, and the making of his music, from album 'Disc-Overy' to 'Demonstration', this story chronicles Tinie's rise to fame, from the very beginnings to present day.

Including live performances of his biggest hits and exclusive interviews with Tinie himself, as well as his cousin/manager Dumi, contemporaries such as Chipmunk and Labrinth, collaborators such as Ellie Goulding, and industry experts such as Trevor Nelson and Gordon Smart.

Also featuring his fans and teachers and students from his former school in Greenwich, London, this programme updates the Story originally broadcast on 1Xtra in 2010, giving you the inside track on the Brit Award winning musician with one of the best wardrobe's in the business!

sees Gemma Cairney dig a little deeper into the story of the man behind the massive hits Pass Out, Frisky, Written in the Stars, Trampoline and Children of the Sun, to name but a few...

Looking at Tinie's childhood, his early attempts to make it in the industry, and the making of his music, from album 'Disc-Overy' to 'Demonstration', this story chronicles Tinie's rise to fame, from the very beginnings to present day.

Including live performances of his biggest hits and exclusive interviews with Tinie himself, as well as his cousin/manager Dumi, contemporaries such as Chipmunk and Labrinth, collaborators such as Ellie Goulding, and industry experts such as Trevor Nelson and Gordon Smart.

Also featuring his fans and teachers and students from his former school in Greenwich, London, this programme updates the Story originally broadcast on 1Xtra in 2010, giving you the inside track on the Brit Award winning musician with one of the best wardrobe's in the business!

Written In The Stars: The Story Of Tinie Tempah sees Gemma Cairney dig a little deeper into the story of the man behind the massive hits Pass Out, Frisky, Written in the Stars, Trampoline and Children of the Sun, to name but a few.

Written In The Stars: The Story Of Tinie Tempah sees Gemma Cairney dig a little deeper into the story of the man behind the massive hits Pass Out, Frisky, Written in the Stars, Trampoline and Children of the Sun, to name but a few...

Looking at Tinie's childhood, his early attempts to make it in the industry, and the making of his music, from album 'Disc-Overy' to 'Demonstration', this story chronicles Tinie's rise to fame, from the very beginnings to present day.

Including live performances of his biggest hits and exclusive interviews with Tinie himself, as well as his cousin/manager Dumi, contemporaries such as Chipmunk and Labrinth, collaborators such as Ellie Goulding, and industry experts such as Trevor Nelson and Gordon Smart.

Also featuring his fans and teachers and students from his former school in Greenwich, London, this programme updates the Story originally broadcast on 1Xtra in 2010, giving you the inside track on the Brit Award winning musician with one of the best wardrobe's in the business!

Written In The Stars: The Story Of Tinie Tempah sees Gemma Cairney dig a little deeper into the story of the man behind the massive hits Pass Out, Frisky, Written in the Stars, Trampoline and Children of the Sun, to name but a few...

Looking at Tinie's childhood, his early attempts to make it in the industry, and the making of his music, from album 'Disc-Overy' to 'Demonstration', this story chronicles Tinie's rise to fame, from the very beginnings to present day.

Including live performances of his biggest hits and exclusive interviews with Tinie himself, as well as his cousin/manager Dumi, contemporaries such as Chipmunk and Labrinth, collaborators such as Ellie Goulding, and industry experts such as Trevor Nelson and Gordon Smart.

Also featuring his fans and teachers and students from his former school in Greenwich, London, this programme updates the Story originally broadcast on 1Xtra in 2010, giving you the inside track on the Brit Award winning musician with one of the best wardrobe's in the business!