Tuesday 17th, Wednesday 18th & Thursday 19th April 2018 on BBC One @ 9:00 PM
The programme will examine one of the most famous cases of 20th century Britain, the murder of 18-year-old black student, Stephen Lawrence by a group of white teenage boys April 22 1993.
What followed was one of the longest, most complex and mishandled murder investigations in Metropolitan Police history allowing the suspected killers to evade justice for almost 20 years. It will mark the 25th anniversary of the teenager’s murder.
The series charts 25 years of Doreen Lawrence’s struggle for justice through all its twists and turns; the police investigations, dramatic interventions from Nelson Mandela and the Daily Mail, revelations of institutional racism in the police and suspicions of corruption, bringing us right up to the present day in a case that remains active, with many questions still unanswered.
It is told through the eyes of the people who have been directly involved, from the family (Doreen and Neville Lawrence) and Stephen’s friend who was with him on the night (Duwayne Brooks) to the police (former Police Commissioner Lord Paul Condon and Police Commissioner Cressida Dick) and politicians (Jack Straw and Theresa May).
At the heart of the series is Stephen, the promising and much-loved 18-year-old, who was killed because of the colour of his skin. Never-before-seen footage and photos of Stephen, along with testimony from his family, friends and neighbours help to capture for the first time the devastating tragedy of that fateful night 22 April 1993.
Form information on the episodes and the vision behind the documentary, click here: BBC Media Centre
Watch the trailer here: Stephen: The Murder that Changed a Nation | BBC One