Factual Drama Anne Examines Hillsborough Disaster

ITV has commissioned four-part factual drama, Anne, which will show how Anne Williams challenged medical evidence following her son’s original inquest, and refused to accept its verdict of accidental death.

Anne was devastated by the loss of her 15-year-old son Kevin, who was tragically killed at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest. Alongside other parents and their families, she then fought for justice for the 96 people who lost their lives that day.

Determined to unearth the truth about Hillsborough, Anne Williams sought new medical opinion, tracked down witnesses whose statements had been altered, and left no stone unturned in her fight for truth and justice.

Writer, Kevin Sampson, said: “From the first time I spoke to Anne I was struck by her steely determination. Nothing and nobody was going to deter her from her ultimate aim – justice for Kevin and the 95 who died with him at Hillsborough.”

“Anne’s is a story of a mother’s love being stronger than any opponent or obstacle. She refused to lie down, and it’s an honour that her family has entrusted us with telling her inspirational story.”

Filming will take place late summer in Liverpool.