54 episodes

A young woman has spent much of her life pretending to be someone she’s not. We’re just one of many people she's fooled. She finds her victims right across Ireland and the UK. And, despite several convictions and being unmasked many times, she shows no sign of stopping... Released weekly, on Fridays // Previous series from DocOnOne include Runaway Joe, Finding Samantha, GunPlot, Tiger Roll and The Nobody Zone.
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The Real Carrie Jade RTÉ

    • True Crime
    • 4.7 • 810 Ratings

A young woman has spent much of her life pretending to be someone she’s not. We’re just one of many people she's fooled. She finds her victims right across Ireland and the UK. And, despite several convictions and being unmasked many times, she shows no sign of stopping... Released weekly, on Fridays // Previous series from DocOnOne include Runaway Joe, Finding Samantha, GunPlot, Tiger Roll and The Nobody Zone.
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    The Real Carrie Jade: 01 - I'm Carrie Jade Williams!

    The Real Carrie Jade: 01 - I'm Carrie Jade Williams!

    When we first went to meet Carrie Jade Williams in 2021, we were blown away by her strength, her vision, her determination and her untold story. She was a young woman on a pioneering journey, not only to help herself, but to help others. We wanted to help her tell her story, from the inside out. But then we slowly began to realise that all was not as it seems and we were becoming a pawn in her game… (Ep1/6)
    Credits: The Real Carrie Jade is written, reported and produced by Ronan Kelly. Narrated by Justine Stafford. Original music soundtrack by Fergal O'Connor. Sound designer is Ruth Kennington and the executive producer is Liam O’Brien. Production assistance by Nicoline Greer. Legal advice from Darren Lynch and Deirdre Ann Kelly. Marketing and promotions are by Maria Buckley, Amy O'Driscoll and Fiona Burke. Press and Publicity by Jilly McDonough. The designer is Niamh McKeown. Audio Product Support by Nigel Wheatley. Additional online editorial content by Anna Joyce. Contact us documentaries@rte.ie Episodes released weekly, each Friday.

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    • 29 min
    The Real Carrie Jade: 02 - I'm Samantha Cookes!

    The Real Carrie Jade: 02 - I'm Samantha Cookes!

    Having found out that Carrie Jade Williams never existed, we go in search of the real person behind it all, Samantha Cookes. And we go right back to where this story all began, in the West of England. Following Samantha’s life story takes us all over the UK and across the Irish sea as we begin to get inside a much bigger story than we thought possible… (Ep2/6) Credits: The Real Carrie Jade is written, reported and produced by Ronan Kelly. Narrated by Justine Stafford. Original music soundtrack by Fergal O'Connor. Sound designer is Ruth Kennington and the executive producer is Liam O’Brien. Production assistance by Nicoline Greer. Legal advice from Darren Lynch and Deirdre Ann Kelly. Marketing and promotions are by Maria Buckley, Amy O'Driscoll and Fiona Burke. Press and Publicity by Jilly McDonough. The designer is Niamh McKeown. Audio Product Support by Nigel Wheatley. Additional online editorial content by Anna Joyce. Contact us documentaries@rte.ie Episodes released weekly, each Friday.
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    • 41 min
    The Real Carrie Jade: 03 - I'm Lucy Fitzwilliams!

    The Real Carrie Jade: 03 - I'm Lucy Fitzwilliams!

    Samantha Cookes is now living as Lucy Fitzwilliams. She’s moved to Dublin and begins to settle into a new community in the affluent south side, quickly becoming a friendly face. Lucy begins working with children. But then things start to unravel when two local women begin to question who they’ve left into their lives. And they’re not going to give up until they find out… (Ep3/6) Credits: The Real Carrie Jade is written, reported and produced by Ronan Kelly. Narrated by Justine Stafford. Original music soundtrack by Fergal O'Connor. Sound designer is Ruth Kennington and the executive producer is Liam O’Brien. Production assistance by Nicoline Greer. Legal advice from Darren Lynch and Deirdre Ann Kelly. Marketing and promotions are by Maria Buckley, Amy O'Driscoll and Fiona Burke. Press and Publicity by Jilly McDonough. The designer is Niamh McKeown. Audio Product Support by Nigel Wheatley. Additional online editorial content by Anna Joyce. Contact us documentaries@rte.ie Episodes released weekly, each Friday.
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    • 32 min
    The Real Carrie Jade: 04 - I’m Rebecca Fitzgerald!

    The Real Carrie Jade: 04 - I’m Rebecca Fitzgerald!

    Knowing she’s been rumbled in Dublin, 'Lucy' (aka Samantha Cookes) disappears before showing up on the opposite side of the country, at a small village on the West Coast of Ireland. She begins work as an au pair and moves into the home and lives of another unsuspecting family, caring for their children. It’s only when she leaves that the family begin to find out the truth about who they've really had staying in their house. But by then Samantha has morphed from 'Lucy' into ‘child psychologist, Rebecca Fitzgerald' and is moving on to her next set of victims… (Ep4/6) Credits: The Real Carrie Jade is written, reported and produced by Ronan Kelly. Narrated by Justine Stafford. Original music soundtrack by Fergal O'Connor. Sound designer is Ruth Kennington and the executive producer is Liam O’Brien. Production assistance by Nicoline Greer. Legal advice from Darren Lynch and Deirdre Ann Kelly. Marketing and promotions are by Maria Buckley, Amy O'Driscoll and Fiona Burke. Press and Publicity by Jilly McDonough. The designer is Niamh McKeown. Audio Product Support by Nigel Wheatley. Additional online editorial content by Anna Joyce. Contact us documentaries@rte.ie Episodes released weekly, each Friday.
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    • 41 min
    The Real Carrie Jade: Trailer

    The Real Carrie Jade: Trailer

    Long before anyone ever heard of this story, 3yrs ago, in 2021, a 32-year-old English woman approached us with a heartbreaking story. She was dying from a terminal illness. But she thought she might have a lifeline through lifesaving brain surgery, and she'd like us to record her final hope. What followed was an unraveling of the most unusual of stories, of a life where nothing is as it seems. With exclusive access to those involved and to victims who continue to be scammed to the present day, if you think you know this story, think again... A new multi-episodic series from RTÉ Documentary On One in Ireland. Starts June 7th 2024.
    Credits: The Real Carrie Jade is written, reported and produced by Ronan Kelly. Narrated by Justine Stafford. Original music soundtrack by Fergal O'Connor. Sound designer is Ruth Kennington and the executive producer is Liam O’Brien. Production assistance by Nicoline Greer. Legal advice from Darren Lynch and Deirdre Ann Kelly. Marketing and promotions are by Maria Buckley, Amy O'Driscoll and Fiona Burke. Press and Publicity by Jilly McDonough. The designer is Niamh McKeown. Audio Product Support by Nigel Wheatley. Additional online editorial content by Anna Joyce.
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    • 3 min
    Runaway Joe: 01 - A Question of Identity

    Runaway Joe: 01 - A Question of Identity

    It's 1985 and a country estate owner and movie industry worker in Ireland finds himself up before a Dublin court facing an extradition trial. His wife pleads his innocence. He tells the judge - and anyone who'll listen - "you have the wrong man". None of this story makes sense. Apart from his fingerprints. Fingerprints don't lie. Has his true identity finally been rumbled? The real question is - how did he end up here? (Ep 1/9)
    Credits: Runaway Joe is written, reported and produced by Pavel Barter and Tim Desmond. Research by Nicoline Greer. Original music soundtrack by Martin Klusák and Tomáš Borl. Sound designer is Peadar Carney and the executive producer is Liam O'Brien. Press and Publicity by Jilly McDonough. Promo Producer is Damien Reid. Marketing by Roísín Clune and Hilary O'Callaghan. The designer is Loren Gibbons. Graphics by Amy Gilsenan. Social Media by Bree Treacy. Audio Product Support by Nigel Wheatley. With online supporting content from Anna Joyce. Contact us documentaries@rte.ie Episodes released weekly, on Fridays.

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    • 29 min

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