REEVA Steenkamp’s killing by Paralympian Oscar Pistorius on Valentine’s Day, 2013, stunned the world.
Once dubbed the ‘blade runner’, the Paralympian was a hero in South Africa before murdering Reeva Steenkamp as BBC’s new documentary delves into what happened on that fateful night.
When is the Oscar Pistorius documentary on BBC?
Called The Trials Of Oscar Pistorius, the documentary is a four-part series.
It was initially released on BBC iPlayer with all of the episodes available to be streamed from November 7, 2020.
A day later, the first episode was shown on BBC Two, with part two being shown from 9.10pm on Sunday, November 15.
The show’s final instalment will air on Sunday, November 29 on BBC Two at 9:10pm.
It will follow the final stages of Oscar Pistorius’ trial.
What will the Oscar Pistorius documentary cover?
Pistorius was jailed for 15 years and will not be eligible for parole until 2023.
The Trials Of Oscar Pistorius tells the story of the Blade Runner – who went from being an international hero, who inspired millions with his determination and dedication, to being charged with murder when he killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
The series features interviews with more than a dozen of the figures closest to the story.
The film recounts Pistorius’s fall from grace after killing girlfriend Reeva in the small hours of February 14, 2013, in his home in Pretoria, South Africa.
According to Pistorius, the event was a tragic accident, but his troubled past and questionable testimony cast doubt on his innocence.
As the saga unfolds, the story flashes back to the very beginning of the future Paralympic star’s life.
The documentary chronicles his improbable ascent from a young boy who had both his undeveloped legs amputated as a toddler to overnight teenage phenomenon at the 2004 Athens Paralympic Games.
Shattering records and convention, Oscar then went on a quest to compete against non-disabled athletes at the Olympics.
His struggle against international track and field officials continued for years before Pistorius finally prevailed and competed at the London Olympics in 2012.
Less than a year later, he found himself in a South African courtroom, accused of murdering his girlfriend – before being sent to jail for her death.
Is there a trailer for the Oscar Pistorius documentary?
There is a trailer, which you can watch at the top of this article.
The broadcaster was criticised for not naming the disgraced Paralympian’s girlfriend Reeva.
The two-minute clip showed footage of the convicted murderer smiling, laughing and winning medals while competing in the Paralympics.
It contained images of him as a child through to when he was found guilty of killing his girlfriend in their bathroom.
The BBC later confirmed it had removed the clip and said it was “aware of the upset it has caused”.