McGovern writing TV play on Bloody Sunday

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CONTROVERSIAL screenwriter Jimmy McGovern is working on a television drama about the Bloody Sunday massacre in Northern Ireland.

The two-hour film, being developed for Channel 4, will look at the stories of the families of the 14 people who died as a result of the tragedy. Bloody Sunday took place in Londonderry on 30 January 1972 when paratroopers opened fire on peace demonstrators.

Bloody Sunday will be the third in a trilogy of hard-hitting dramas looking at social conflict in Britain. It follows McGovern's award-winning Hillsborough, a portrayal of the FA Cup football disaster. Earlier this year he worked with sacked Liverpool dockers and their families on the Channel 4 drama Dockers.