Hillsborough: new drama Anne ordered by ITV

A new factual drama surrounding the Hillsborough disaster has been commissioned by ITV.

It’s ordered a four part series by the name of Anne, named after Anne Williams, on whose story the programme will be based. Anne Williams. Williams died in 2013 at the age of 62, having dedicated her life to getting justice for the son she lost in the disaster.

The overview of the series, as per the ITV announcement, reads as follows:

Anne, from Formby, near Liverpool, was devastated by the loss of her son, 15-year-old Kevin, who was tragically killed at the FA Cup semi-final in 1989 between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest. Anne stood defiantly alongside other parents and their families who fought for justice for the 96 loved ones who lost their lives at a football match.

Determined to unearth the truth about Hillsborough, Anne Williams refused to believe the official line on how the disaster unfolded, seeking new medical opinion, tracking down witnesses whose statements were altered, and leaving no stone unturned in her fight for truth and justice.

Kevin Sampson, who wrote the book Hillsborough Voices, has penned the four hour-long episodes, working with Williams’ family. The drama will be filmed in the Liverpool area this summer, and no transmission date has thus far been announced. However, with the 30th anniversary of the tragedy in 2019, ITV may look to schedule it around then.