Channel 4 TV – Watch Me Disappear, 22nd August
Each year in Britain around two and a half thousand people are buried alone. No one claims them, and no one attends their funeral. Others have lain dead and undiscovered for weeks, or even years, before they are found and relatives traced.
Driven by a desire to find out more about these lonely individuals from the people who knew and loved them, Lucy Cohen’s bittersweet, first film pieces together two peoples’ lives, and asks how – in crowded, hectic, connected, modern Britain – it is possible for anyone to simply slip through the cracks and disappear.