ITV’s new mini-series about 1989’s Hillsborough football tragedy concluded in the UK tonight.
Anne stars Maxine Peake (Silk, The Village) as inspirational justice campaigner Anne Williams as she attempts to uncover the truth about what happened on that tragic day following her son’s death.
From the makers of Bodyguard, the four-part drama depicts how Williams challenged medical evidence following her son’s original inquest, and refused to accept its verdict of accidental death.
Outlander actor Stephen Walters plays Anne’s husband Steve, Campbell Wallace plays her 15-year-old son Kevin, and Matthew McNulty (Versailles) plays Andy Burnham.
The official synopsis reads: “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.”
Here’s a plot recap for the final episode, which aired on ITV at 9pm on Wednesday 5th January 2022:
After the 20th anniversary memorial service, Anne Williams (Maxine Peake) urges MP Andy Burnham (Matthew McNulty) to fight for their cause.
He has already petitioned the government to release all documents pertaining to Hillsborough ahead of time, and when this is granted, a new independent panel is created to look again at all the evidence.
After a two year wait, the panel delivers its report. Meanwhile Anne’s health is failing.
Will the families finally get the truth, and will Anne live long enough to see justice?