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Hillsborough 

TV-G | | Sport | Episode aired 15 April 2014
A look at the events of 15 April 1989 at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England which led to the death of 96 football supporters, and the legacy of what is now known as the "Hillsborough Disaster".

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Daniel Gordon
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Episode credited cast:
Margaret Aspinall Margaret Aspinall ... Herself
Graham Burton Graham Burton ... Chief Supt David Duckenfield (as Graham Paige)
Eric Campbell Eric Campbell ... PC Frost
Chris Cowlin Chris Cowlin ... Rogue Police Officer 2
Douglas Earl Douglas Earl ... Himself
Tony Evans Tony Evans ... Himself - Liverpool FC Supporter and The Times' Sports Editor
Doreen Jones Doreen Jones ... Herself
Steve Leighton ... Phil Scraton
Phil Scraton Phil Scraton ... Himself - author of 'Hillsborough - The Truth'
Tony Searle Tony Searle ... Himself
Stephen Titterton Stephen Titterton ... Himself
Ray Van Ness III Ray Van Ness III ... Narrator (2014) (voice)
Bob Westerdale Bob Westerdale ... Himself
Patricia Winker Patricia Winker ... Librarian, House of Lords
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A look at the events of 15 April 1989 at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England which led to the death of 96 football supporters, and the legacy of what is now known as the "Hillsborough Disaster".

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15 April 2014 (USA) See more »

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VeryMuchSo Productions See more »
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Director Daniel Gordon is a Sheffield Wednesday supporter whose home venue is Hillsborough. Gordon had applied to be a match-day program (booklet) seller for the semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest but was unsuccessful. See more »

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Edited into Hillsborough (2016) See more »

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Less about the deaths of the 96 and more about the powers that be trying to sweep it all under the rug.
26 December 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The football tragedy at Hillsborough was only barely discussed here in the United States. Sadly, we heard the headlines that 'hooligans' were responsible for this stampede that killed 96 people--but not the real story. Here, "30 for 30: Soccer Stories" explains not only what happened but the incredible efforts by some to deliberately project an inaccurate account of what really occurred.

In the 1989 FA Cup semi-finals between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest, fans from Liverpool began a stampede which ultimately killed 96 people. At the time, as I mentioned above, this was blamed on 'hooligans'-- even before any real investigation occurred. In fact, many factors contributed to the stampede--such as an inadequate police presence, ineptitude by the police organizers, forcing all the Liverpool fans through one tiny set of turnstiles (thus creating a HUGE choke point) and more. But, for the longest time, hooligans and folks without tickets forcing there way in were both promoted as THE causes--even though neither had any serious impact on the stampede. Much of the film chronicles the efforts by families of the dead to get to the truth...which FINALLY happened in 2012!!! All in all, a very sad and compelling film--one which begs the viewer to wonder WHY...why the deliberate attempts to misrepresent the tragedy.


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