Channel 4 & Curious Films to explore the life of Caroline Flack

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Family and friends will pay tribute to the TV Presenter Caroline Flack in an emotional, intimate and candid documentary celebrating Caroline’s life and legacy.

The 1x60’ documentary will hear from those closest to Caroline, delving beyond the headlines to reveal the woman behind the public persona, as well as exploring the pressures that fame, mental health, press and social media had on Caroline throughout her life.

Commissioned by Becky Cadman and Lee McMurray for Channel 4 Factual Entertainment, the film is being produced by Curious Films, with BAFTA winner Charlie Russell directing and Dov Freedman as executive producer.

Lee McMurray said: “After working closely with Caroline throughout 2019, we agreed to make a film with her that would tell her story and reveal what it’s like to live in the glare of such intense scrutiny.  Sadly, that film will never be made.  We hope this project will be a testament to Caroline’s character, work and legacy, and we’re deeply grateful to her family and friends for their involvement.”

Becky Cadman added: “This film is about and for Caroline. A sister, daughter, friend and one of the most successful TV presenters in the country. She openly and honestly shared her struggles with fame and how it impacted her mental health. A rollercoaster life told through the memories of the people who knew her best, Caroline’s family and friends, we hope this will be a fitting tribute to her.”

Dov Freedman said: “Caroline was a hugely talented star and we hope this film will honour the commitment we made to her, by telling her story frankly and honestly.”

Curious Films’ productions include Charlotte Church: My Family & Me (Channel 4), Squad Goals (BBC3) and the upcoming Being Frank: The Frank Gardner Story (BBC2).  Charlie’s previous credits include Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die, Chris Packham: Asperger’s & Me (both BBC2) and, in collaboration with Dov, The Trouble with Dad (Channel 4), charting David Baddiel’s attempts to care for his father who has a rare form of dementia.




Notes to Editors

About Channel 4

Channel 4 is a publicly-owned yet commercially-funded public service broadcaster and has a remit to be innovative, experimental and distinctive. Its public ownership and not-for-profit status ensure all profit generated by its commercial activity is directly reinvested back into the delivery of its public service remit.

As a publisher-broadcaster, Channel 4 is also required to commission UK content from the independent production sector and currently works with around 300 creative companies across the UK every year.

In addition to the main Channel 4 service, its portfolio includes: E4, More4, Film4, 4seven,, streaming service All 4 and The Box Plus Network, including 4Music.


About Curious Films

Award winning Curious Films make popular factual television for broadcasters in the UK and around the world. Founded by Dov Freedman and Charlie Russell, Curious Films’ productions include Charlotte Church: My Family & Me (Channel 4), Squad Goals (BBC3) and the upcoming Being Frank: The Frank Gardner Story (BBC2). Curious Films bring documentary authenticity, distinctive storytelling and a popular touch, to create hugely enjoyable, extraordinary television.