ITV’s new mini-series about 1989’s Hillsborough football tragedy continued 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 third episode, which aired on ITV at 9pm on Tuesday 4th January 2022:
Eight years after the Hillsborough disaster, Anne Williams (Maxine Peake) is still fighting for justice for her son Kevin.
A new Labour government orders a judicial scrutiny into Hillsborough, raising the hopes of Anne and the other families.
When they are again denied new inquests, they start a new group called the Hillsborough Justice Campaign.
As the 20th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster approaches, Anne visits Hillsborough for the first time and relives Kevin’s final moments.
Andy Burnham (Mathew McNulty) attends the 20th Anniversary memorial at Anfield and is overwhelmed by the crowds shouting for Justice for the 96.