5 Essential Hillsborough Videos On Youtube

By Conor Neville
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Tonight sees the US screening of the ESPN '30 for 30' documentary on the Hillsborough disaster. Here are three of the most revealing videos on the disaster, the made-for-TV film from 1996, as well as an interview with the director of the upcoming 30 for 30 documentary.

This revealing Panorama documentary from last year used never seen before footage to show what really happened at Hillsborough in 1989, detailing and refuting the lies and cover-ups that were peddled by the police and the government in the aftermath.

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Here is that night's Match of the Day programme, by which stage the news had already come through that 94 people had died (two more fans - Lee Nicol and Tony Bland - were to die over the next few days and the next few years respectively). An interview is conducted with one of the most controversial figures of the whole saga, Chief Constable Peter Wright. Fantastically handled by Des Lynam.



RTE's live commentary of the game. Its an eerie feeling observing the first seven minutes of the game knowing there was such distress in the Leppings Lane end of the ground. As we know from the Panorama documentary, the crush had started from before the kick-off.


The '30 for 30' documentary is being broadcast tonight in the US tonight. Director and Sheffield Wednesday fan Daniel Gordon talks to Keith Olbermann of MNSBC. He tells Olberman that many football fans in the 80s prophesied that this would happen. As Nick Hornby wrote in 'Fever Pitch.'

There were rumours emanating from those with radios, but we didn't really know anything about it until half-time, when there was no score given for the Liverpool-Forest semi-final, and even then nobody had any real idea of the sickening scale of it all...

A few people, those who had been to Hillsborough for the big occasions, were able to guess whereabouts in the ground the tragedy had occurred; but then, nobody who runs the game has ever been interested in the forebodings of fans


Jimmy McGovern's 1996 film dramatising the events of the day. The made for TV film stars Christopher Ecclestone and Ricky Tomlinson.

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