57 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 • 862 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: 05 - I’m a victim!

    The Real Carrie Jade: 05 - I’m a victim!

    By 2020, Samantha Cookes has spent the last 6 years of her life moving around Ireland from coast to coast, pretending to be someone she’s not, before being rumbled and moving on. But now, she’s about to take things to a whole different level with a new identity that she wants the whole world to know about. What could possibly go wrong?... (Ep 5/6)
    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: 06 - I’m Sadie Harris!

    The Real Carrie Jade: 06 - I’m Sadie Harris!

    In our final episode, TikTok bites back! Carrie Jade’s online supporters find out they've been played. And they're angry. They dig into Samantha's past and discover more victims. As her most famous alias is finally exposed, Samantha Cookes disappears, leaving behind thousands in unpaid rent. And then Sadie Harris shows up... As our series concludes, we also reveal new tips that have come in since we began - and we hand this story over to film producers we’ve been working with. Watch out for an upcoming TV documentary on Samantha Cookes due to air on RTÉ One in autumn 2024!
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    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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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
862 Ratings

862 Ratings

SarahR😀 ,

I met this woman!

I was hired to do her wedding hair! I went out and done hair trails for her ‘wedding’ that never happened! She was never engaged! The whole thing about her being ill was all lies! The crazy things she told me!!!

Barry’s or Lyons ,

Excellent Story Telling

The Narrator Justine does an excellent job . Makes this story which has difficult content at times , easy to listen to. Doc on one is a fantastic outfit. Well done everyone involved.

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Gripping

The baby ??

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