Oscar Pistorius guilty: Exclusive BBC Three documentary of murder trial to air next week

Oscar Pistorius: The Truth will be the only programme about the case of the South African paralympic athlete

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The courtroom drama that unfolded around Oscar Pistorius’s murder trial will be the subject of a forthcoming BBC Three documentary, the broadcaster has confirmed.

Oscar Pistorius: The Truth will be the only programme about the case of the South African paralympic athlete.

The 60-minute special will give UK audiences an exclusive insight not just into Pistorius’s life during the trial, but also into that of the Steenkamp family.

Sam Bickley, BBC Three's Channel Editor, said: “BBC Three has a well-deserved, excellent reputation for award-winning, one-off current affairs programmes which manage to achieve incredible access to the big stories of the moment. Oscar Pistorius: The Truth - our second about this tragic case - doesn't disappoint.”

“As one of the most high profile trials of recent years, we felt it important to bring the Steenkamps' story to BBC Three, which broadcast one of the first documentaries on the case, days after Reeva Steenkamp was killed,” producer Steve Anderson added.

 

“I believe we've managed to capture a poignant story thanks to the honesty and openness of Reeva's parents.”

Oscar Pistorius was found guilty of culpable homicide for shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead on Valentine's Day 2013.

The Olympic star faces up to 15 years in prison for the offence and five more for shooting a gun in a restaurant. He was acquitted of two other firearm offences.

He has been awarded bail until his sentencing begins on 13 October.

Oscar Pistorius: The Truth will air on Monday, September 15 at 9pm on BBC Three.

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