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Hillsborough

Hillsborough DVD release details

Title: Hillsborough
Release Date: 7th September 2009
Format: DVD (1 disc set)
Classification: TBC
Run time: 110 mins
Barcode ref: 5027626320942
Released by: network

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hillsborough

Press release by Network DVD:-

Christopher Eccleston and Ricky Tomlinson star in the BAFTA-winning ITV drama HILLSBOROUGH (Cert TBC), released by Network DVD on 7th September 2009, RRP £15.99. It is available for the first time in any format.  

The DVD comes 20 years after the tragedy and in the wake of this government's decision to release official documents relating to the disaster.  

Written by Jimmy McGovern (Cracker, The Street), HILLSBOROUGH is an emotionally powerful and highly acclaimed dramatisation of personal grief and public issues in the wake of the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster, where 96 Liverpool FC fans were crushed to death at a FA cup semi-final match against Nottingham Forest.

Following the stories of three victims' families, from the initial excitement of match day to the legal battles that followed the tragedy, Hillsborough presents a raw, honest portrayal of the campaign for truth within a culture of closed ranks and cover-ups.

The drama also seeks to dismantle damaging lies regarding fans' conduct, perpetuated by sections of the popular press and seen by McGovern and others as symptomatic of an ongoing vilification of the working class within the British media.

Initially broadcasted in 1996, Hillsborough won countless awards, including a BAFTA for Best Single Drama and the Writers' Guild of Great Britain award for Best TV Play.

The impact of Hillsborough is considered an important factor in the setting up of an official inquiry into the disaster and the way football matches are policed today.

Credits

Trevor Hicks CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON

John Glover RICKY TOMLINSON

Jenni Hicks ANNABELLE APSION

Theresa Glover RACHEL DAVIES

Eddie Spearitt MARK WOMACK

Jan Spearitt TRACEY WILKINSON

Adam Spearitt KEVIN KNAPMAN

Sarah Hicks SARAH GRAHAM

Vicky Hicks ANNA MARTLAND

Ian Glover STEPHEN WALTERS

P.C. Flowers JOE DUTTINE

Duckenfield MAURICE ROEVES

Houldsworth BRUCE JONES  

Screenplay by JIMMY MCGOVERN

Directed by CHARLES MCDOUGALL

Executive Producers IAN MCBRIDE and GUB NEAL

Producer NICOLA SHINDLER

Photography BARRY ACKROYD  

Original ITV Transmission 5 December 1996