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Stephen: The Murder That Changed a Nation

  • Season 1
  • 3 episodes
  • Documentary

Summary

Three-part documentary series examining the murder of Stephen Lawrence.

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Episode 1: The Loss of Joy

Summary

Documentary examining the 1993 death of Stephen Lawrence, beginning with a look at events leading up to his murder and the police investigation that follows. As the suspects remain free, tip-offs from the community make his parents, Doreen and Neville, wonder why the authorities are not making arrests.
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Review

Stephen Lawrence, a promising athlete and a conscientious student, was 18 when he was stabbed to death 25 years ago at a south-London bus stop in an unprovoked attack by a gang of white youths.

His murder would convulse the nation, forcing it to look at attitudes towards race and crime, and the repercussions echo to this day – not just because the killing is still being investigated.

In the first of a three-part documentary, which concludes on Thursday, film-makers Asif Kapadia, Janes Gay-Rees and James Rogan track the events from that night, 22 April 1993, and the catalogue of police and wider society failings that followed.

The focus of the first episode is Doreen Lawrence, Stephen’s mother and his great champion in the struggle for justice. “People seem to think I’ve moved on and got over his death. I haven’t.”

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Credits

Cast

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ContributorDoreen Lawrence
ContributorNeville Lawrence
ContributorDuwayne Brooks

Crew

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DirectorJames Rogan
Series producerVictoria Musguin-Rowe

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  • Episode 1

    The Loss of Joy

    Summary

    Documentary examining the 1993 death of Stephen Lawrence, beginning with a look at events leading up to his murder and the police investigation that follows. As the suspects remain free, tip-offs from the community make his parents, Doreen and Neville, wonder why the authorities are not making arrests.
    Recommended

    Review

    Stephen Lawrence, a promising athlete and a conscientious student, was 18 when he was stabbed to death 25 years ago at a south-London bus stop in an unprovoked attack by a gang of white youths.

    His murder would convulse the nation, forcing it to look at attitudes towards race and crime, and the repercussions echo to this day – not just because the killing is still being investigated.

    In the first of a three-part documentary, which concludes on Thursday, film-makers Asif Kapadia, Janes Gay-Rees and James Rogan track the events from that night, 22 April 1993, and the catalogue of police and wider society failings that followed.

    The focus of the first episode is Doreen Lawrence, Stephen’s mother and his great champion in the struggle for justice. “People seem to think I’ve moved on and got over his death. I haven’t.”

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    ContributorDoreen Lawrence
    ContributorNeville Lawrence
    ContributorDuwayne Brooks

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorJames Rogan
    Series producerVictoria Musguin-Rowe
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