BBC Three have confirmed a documentary about the Oscar Pistorius trial. Titled Oscar Pistorius: The Truth, the hour-long documentary will focus on the high-profile trial of the South African paralympic athlete. The special, which is the only UK documentary about the trial, will have exclusive access to Reeva Steenkamp’s family and cover the lead-up to the trial. Reeva Steenkamp was killed after Pistorius shot her through the toilet door of his home on Valentine’s Day in 2013.
The athlete was cleared of premeditated murder after he claimed her was trying to protect the both of them from an intruder. Earlier today (September 12) he was found guilty of culpable homicide, and sentencing is to take place on October 13. Sam Bickley, BBC Three’s Channel Editor, said. “BBC Three has a well-deserved, excellent reputation for award-winning, one-off current affairs programmes which manage to achieve incredible access to the big stories of the moment. Oscar Pistorius: The Truth – our second about this tragic case – doesn’t disappoint“. Oscar Pistorius: The Truth will air on BBC Three on Monday, September 15 at 9pm.