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.

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warrior18
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This documentary was on a couple of weeks ago and i recorded it, a very emotional piece but very informative as well, i learned some things from it that i didn’t know before, excellent documentary.

Musicman71 aka Muso
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Wazza, this was a brand spanking new one, that had interviews with survivors and families. I only caught clips of it due to working Sunday night, but what I did see was very hard to take. I’ll still be hoping that they repeat it soon, so as I can watch it all. There’s talk that the people who put this together may face a criminal prosecution, due the on-going IPCC & DPP inquests, but these are stories that needed to be told, just to put into context the years of hurt & pain.
Speaking of the Jimmy McGovern ‘Hillsborough’, which is a must-see for anyone, I was actually fortunate enough to meet the man himself after the Watford match. Top-laaaa!

warrior18
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Raging i missed this one muso, i thought it was one of the same and that’s why i didn’t watch it, hope it’s shown again.
Is there anybody you haven’t met mate, i mean, you’ve even met the great warrior 😎 😎 😎

Musicman71 aka Muso
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I’ve only watched the first 20 mins, or so, at the mo’, and it is so hard to watch. I had a lump in my throat. To actually see the hurt on their faces, and not just the families, but the PCs that tried to help, and then got bullied for wanting to tell the truth.
All of them scarred for life by what happened.

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