Instructive, edifying and forensic.  An unflinching, expertly assembled film that features previously unheard testimony.  A grim masterpiece.

- THE OBSERVER

Documentary of the week is Engle’s balanced look back at two Belfast funerals 30 years ago this month – Immaculately put together.

- THE TIMES

Engle’s powerful documentary chronicles one of the darkest chapters in the history of the conflict in Northern Ireland.

- DAILY MAIL

A masterful and careful handling of an ever-combustible narrative.

- THE GUARDIAN

This brilliant film is in its own terms a document of historic importance.

- DAILY EXPRESS

Vanessa Engle returns with this terrifying survey of a particularly bleak fortnight in chequered history of Northern Ireland.

- THE TELEGRAPH

One of the most insightful and dispassionate documentaries about the conflict in recent times.

- THE IRISH TIMES

THE FUNERAL MURDERS

1 x 60’

UK Premiere 9pm Monday 19th March 2018 on BBC2

A documentary by Vanessa Engle, marking the 30th anniversary of a dramatic and deadly series of events that took place at two funerals in Belfast in March 1988. The story is told from all perspectives – by Republicans, Loyalists and the security forces, as well as by family members of those who died, who tell their moving and shocking stories for the very first time.

Executive Producer: Paul Hamann
Produced & Directed by: Vanessa Engle
Editor: Judith Robson

 

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