(2016) Directed by Daniel Gordon
This 30 for 30 film (first shown in America in 2014) won the 2017 Bafta for Best Single TV Documentary. Very hard to watch at times, it goes into great detail about the disaster and the institutional cover-up that followed. It became a forum through which many associated with the events, including Esquire contributing editor Dan Davies, who was there, to speak publicly for the first time about what they experienced. These include policemen, many of whom, on a human level, could be considered victims of their bosses’ malfeasance. This could only be shown in the UK after the verdict of the second coroner’s inquest in May 2016; director Gordon used the same footage of the day shown to inquest jurors. The 2016 UK version adds the unlawful killing verdict, to make the definitive chronicle of British sport’s darkest hour.