The Trials of Oscar Pistorius – 16 October 2021 – BBC Four

Series 1 Episode 2 of 4A month after Oscar Pistorius shoots dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, he is out on bail, living at his uncle Arnold’s compound. A forensics expert hired by his legal team helps him to recreate his version of what happened the night of Reeva’s death.

The Blade Runner, as he was nicknamed, became a worldwide superstar at the Athens Olympics while still a high school teenager finding his way. Pistorius set his sights on an ambitious goal: competing against able-bodied athletes in the Olympics. In a long and contentious battle with track and field’s governing body, the IAAF, he wins the right to compete in the Olympics in 2008. All that becomes a distant memory on 19 August 2013, when he is formally charged with the murder of Reeva Steenkamp on what would have been her 30th birthday. With the prosecution adding gun charges to the original complaint, the evidence reveals that he is a very different young man to the one that the world had come to admire.

About The Trials of Oscar Pistorius

The Trials Of Oscar Pistorius tells the story of the ‘Blade Runner’ – who went from being an international hero, who inspired millions with his determination and dedication, to being charged with murder when he killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day 2013.

This show is broadcast on BBC Two, also known as the British Broadcasting Corporation.

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