BBC documentary Roman Kemp: Our Silent Emergency explores the mental health and suicide crisis affecting young men across the country. Leaving his headphones in the Capital FM studio, radio host Kemp presents this documentary not as a broadcaster, but as someone who has lost a friend to suicide. Our Silent Emergency sets out to uncover why his friend couldn’t ask for help, and why his death wasn’t an anomaly.

In early August of last year, Kemp headed to the Capital FM radio station for his morning show. On his way in, he noted his best friend and producer, Joe Lyons, absence and assumed he had overslept. While Kemp was still on air, the Executive Producer entered the booth with bad news. Simply asking, “is he gone?”, deep down Kemp felt he already knew the answer.