Channel 4 documentary to explore unexplained events surrounding death of man at Michael Barrymore's home

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by David Prior

A new Channel 4 documentary is to explore the unexplained events surrounding the death of a man at the home of TV presenter Michael Barrymore.

The lifeless body of Stuart Lubbock was found by the side of Barrymore's swimming pool in Essex in the early hours of March 31st 2001, a time when Barrymore was one of the most popular entertainers in Britain.

KEO Films have now been commissioned to tell the story of the controversial episode in a 90-minute documentary, Unexplained (w-t).

Eighteen months in the making, the film will feature never-before-seen material and interviews with the Lubbock family, detectives, forensic pathologists and eyewitnesses.

Terry Lubbock, Stuart’s father, said: "This documentary is about the questions around what happened to my son Stuart Lubbock. Finally. The story has become so distorted and confused over the years. So much has been said and written. It's time to put all the facts together in one place."

Ian Katz, Director of Programmes at Channel 4, added: “The death of Stuart Lubbock found in Michel Barrymore’s pool is one of the most iconic and controversial cases of recent times. This remarkable film, with never before seen police evidence and exclusive interviews with those involved in the investigation, reminds us that 19 years on no one has yet been held accountable for the tragedy.”