If you didn’t manage to see the documentary, ‘Hillsborough’, tonight on BBC2 (Sunday 8th of May, 9pm) I wholly recommend you watch it on the BBC’s catch-up service. It is probably the best program I’ve seen for explaining events from before the match to after the recent inquests. It has contributions from the families, survivors, experts and the police making it a thorough and objective record of the disaster. It is continually engaging throughout its two hour length and is both emotive and informative in equal measure. I found after watching this I should be more nuanced in my assessment of the police involved and that’s what good documentaries should do, make you question the validity of the views you hold.
p.s. I don’t really believe in the honours system but when I see the tireless work Philip Scraton has put into getting justice I can’t help but think if anyone should be knighted it’s him.