Preview – Hillsborough: Smears, Survivors & The Search For Truth


It took 27 years of hard fighting for the families of the 96 people who died at Hillsborough in 1989 to feel they had gained any kind of justice. No one has been prosecuted, no one has been held to account in any real sense as a result of failings on that day, but by gaining a ruling that their relative had been unlawfully killed, the families can at last begin to believe that they have done as much as they could to ensure the truth about the events of 15 April 1989 is known.

In this special edition of Exposure, Peter Marshall, who was present that day, looks at new evidence and examines the orchestrated cover-up that for more than two decades sought to to blame Liverpool football fans for the disaster, as well as examining the appalling treatment that survivors and witnesses were subjected to after the disaster and the years that followed.

Shame on the government of the day. Shame on The Sun. Shame on David Duckenfield and South Yorkshire Police Force. Justice, at last, for the 96.

Hillsborough: Smears, Survivors & The Search For Truth Monday at 10.40pm on ITV.