The Truth About Hillsborough

The Truth About Hillsborough

The Truth About Hillsborough

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The truth about the Hillsborough tragedy which left 96 football fans dead. Almost half of those who died could possibly have survived if better rescue procedures had been in place. This programme unpicks the new evidence and asks: who will be held to account?

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  • Demand_FIVE

    over 1 year ago


    We are aware of some sound problems with this documentary on Demand 5. It is being fixed. Apologies to all those eager to view it.

  • Anastasia Z

    7 months ago

    Anastasia Z

    Please, Please, PLEASE Channel 5, ARCHIVE THIS! This must be freely available to everyone, forever. We need to remember what happened, all of it - the tragedy, the lies, and the context. We should have seen this the moment the first fence went up in front of an old-fashioned standing terrace. People being treated like livestock. The inevitable tragedy contained within it its own scapegoat to protect the powers that be. 'Look, they're animals'. We should have seen *then* that we had regressed as a society. Hillsborough, all of it, was horrifically symptomatic and symbolic of our times. #JFT96

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  • andrew mcdowall

    1 year ago

    andrew mcdowall

    the truth will come out bits at a time & not before no one wants to take the blame for the 96 poor souls

  • Concerned Citizen

    over 1 year ago

    Concerned Citizen

    The true criminal here is FOOTBALL....Yes i agree police played a part and so did the can a finger be pointed at one party, it was absolute chaos. How could the few hundred EMService do anything against the thousands of fans. A new law should be passed that no more than 5 000 fans per team allowed in a stadium. What should have happened is the game should have been cancelled by the clubs...they were the greeding ones wanting the money from the fans. This is tradegy that could have been avoided by everyone. The country failed these 96 and we should all been blamed. RIP to the 96 we are all sorrybe

  • kat

    over 1 year ago


    We all knew there was something fishy goin on with this very tragic desaster i was 9yr old when it happened and i remember my late grandpa being really upset we live not far from sheffield iremember it being broad cast on the news at the time and was extremly shocked my heart goes out to all then and today u will all be remembered forever rip and the survivors and the family members of all xxxx

  • Vera Nicholas

    over 1 year ago

    Vera Nicholas

    Truth at last . the people responsible will be brought to justice . There will be JUSTICE for the 96 and all their families Thank you Demand 5

  • Maggie Davidson

    over 1 year ago

    Maggie Davidson

    I have just watched this documentary,I was moved by the courage of the families who lost loved ones so traumatically. The apology is not enough,new inquests should be arranged forthwith. My Respects and Prayers are with all who suffered at and long after Hillsborough.

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  • John Lodge

    over 1 year ago

    John Lodge

    Brilliant reporting well done channel five, maybe you could repeat the programme on a weekly basis during prime time untill this goverment gets off its ass and brings the full weight of the law to bare down on the criminals that instergated this outrages cover up. I for one will never forget the 96 people who were lost on that fatefull day.

  • emma melaney

    over 1 year ago

    emma melaney

    i was devastated when i watched this my uncle is a survivor and he cant even talk about it he has never attended a stadium since. he tried to help people and he was beaten back by the police I just hope that justice is done sorry just isnt enough. thank you channel 5 for showing this RIP those lost you are all much loved and missed none of the fans have anything to be sorry for id like to thank them because my uncle was one that was pulled to the top for that thank you

  • Trish Chester

    over 1 year ago

    Trish Chester

    Thank you for this excellent programme. Recorded it on Wednesday and have just felt brave enough to watch. I was born and brought up in Liverpool (Anfield) and if someone can be proud of the place they call home this week I am. The devotion and tenacity of the families of the 96 is remarkable. Modern heroes in a time and place when they are sadly in short supply. Truth at last .... justice soon I hope!

  • Les Edwards

    over 1 year ago

    Les Edwards

    The real truth is that no one should have died at Hillsborough because reding he ndependnt report it should never had even happened.wha a waste of life andcause of so much heartache

  • Bill

    over 1 year ago


    I have just watched the programme on" 5 on demand " it will be available for a year! Everyone who cares about "Justice" should try to see it

  • Dean Jones

    over 1 year ago

    Dean Jones

    so shocking & upsetting sat in tear through most of this I can't belive the people that we are supposed to trust coverd this up its disgusting R.I.P to the 96!

  • Craig

    over 1 year ago


    I had a ticket for the match but my mum wouldnt let me go because I was only 14, mothers instinct was right !! God bless the families of the victims and respect to you all for never giving up hope for justice !! YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE !!!!!!

  • Liverpool fan Masham

    over 1 year ago

    Liverpool fan Masham

    fantastic and so good that there was no advertising. Well Done channal 5


    over 1 year ago


    wow.. at last the truth has come out ..victory for the families just ordinary people.. WHY COULDNT THE POLICE AND ALL THOSE INVOLVED HAVE JUST SAID .SORRY WE COULDNT COPE AND MADE MISTAKES WHY LIE ???? LETS HOPE WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND

  •  phil d

    over 1 year ago

    phil d

    An excellent documentary. Harrowing. Jail sentences couldn't be any more appropriate for those responsible for the unnecessary deaths and the cover up.

  • DamienPantony

    over 1 year ago


    i cant get it to work

  • Clare

    over 1 year ago


    Just watched via on demand as missed last night, fantastic programme, being a Mam I have cried almost all through it. Well done to the people who contributed. I was 16 when it happened so believed what was said at the time, now I know different.

  • David Wood

    over 1 year ago

    David Wood

    Please can this be repeated or made available on catch-up. Excellent documentary.

  • Roz

    over 1 year ago


    Please play this again, or make it available on demand, I was out this evening & missed it!!!

  • kath

    over 1 year ago


    I have been reading the Independent Panel's Report and was so looking forward to seeing this Channel 5 programme. Telephone calls meant that despite my best efforts I only caught bits of 5 and 5+1. Please make this available on Demand 5.

  • Mark Lowe

    over 1 year ago

    Mark Lowe

    I too had no idea that this programme was on tonight. Airing it tonight is understandable considering the coverage concerning justice for the 96 but, I wish there was more notice. Caught it on 5+1 but the sound, in particular the commentary, was very poor as it was far too low compared with the rest of the audio. All the aaudio required remixing before airing. Very good coverage of recent developments of , even now, an upsetting tragedy.

  • carol

    over 1 year ago


    Will this be available on demand at any point?

  • Matt

    over 1 year ago


    I would like to see this too

  • Michelle c

    over 1 year ago

    Michelle c

    Look on channel 5+1 it's on now

  • Joanne booth

    over 1 year ago

    Joanne booth

    Will this come onto demand 5??

  • don johnson

    over 1 year ago

    don johnson

    matt what channel is 5 + 1 please. I'm on Virgin Media

  • Andrew

    over 1 year ago


    I missed the program, will it be on again

  • matt

    over 1 year ago


    Don, there's always channel 5+1. it's just starting again now. or there's 5 on demand.

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  • Michelle C

    over 1 year ago

    Michelle C

    Please I missed it to. Is it going to be on another channel soon

  • Anne

    over 1 year ago


    A great programme but the narrative sound was very poor

  • Don Johnson

    over 1 year ago

    Don Johnson

    I didn't know this documentary was on this evening. Therefore I have subsequently missed it. Will it be repeated and if so when? Or will I be able to watch it from Catch Up TV.

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