Caroline Flack: Her Life and Death


Genre: Spring 2021, Documentaries


Duration: 1 x 60'


Year of Production: 2021


Production Company: Curious Films


Commissioned By: Channel 4 UK


Definition: HD


A tribute to a beloved public figure destroyed by press, social media and battles with mental health 

In February 2020, at the height of her fame, one of the UK’s most successful TV presenters, Caroline Flack, best known for hosting the hugely popular Love Island series, took her own life.

Created as a tribute to her life and career, this documentary sees family and friends pay tribute in an emotional, intimate and candid film celebrating Caroline’s life and legacy. It combines never-before-seen footage, childhood home videos and intimate testimony from family and friends.  Significantly, it also goes behind the headlines to reveal a very different woman to her public persona and sensitively explores the pressures that fame, mental health, press and social media had on Caroline throughout her life.

The documentary received critical acclaim when it aired and beat the slot average. It now ranks as the second-best performing documentary behind the Michael Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland on the broadcaster’s website streaming service, All4.

“A nuanced and sensitive study of suicide, celebrity and mental health” - Daily Telegraph

Consolidated audience of 3.1m viewers

Beat slot average