ESPN Oscar Pistorius doc receives backlash for glorifying a convicted killer


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The Trials of Oscar Pistorius - ESPN

The four-part, ESPN produced docuseries titled, The Trials of Oscar Pistorius aired on BBC this past weekend. British viewers were left unimpressed and ‘disgusted’ by how much the series glorified the former athlete and convicted murderer.

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The documentary -which meticulously explores Pistorious’ life, hardships and every achievement – has been criticised for praising the disgraced Paralympian, and leaving no room for Reeva Steenkamp in its narrative.

The documentary has yet to air in South Africa, and despite the growing backlash, ESPN has decided not to remove the docuseries from its channel. Viewers in SA can watch The Trials of Oscar Pistorius between November 19 till December 10 on DStv. Dates below. Read more on the latest entertainment news, right here.

Episode Schedule:

  • Part 1: Thursday, November 19 at 8 pm.
  • Part 2: Thursday, November 26 at 8 pm.
  • Part 3: Thursday, December 3 at 8 pm.
  • Part 4: Thursday, December 10 at 8 pm.

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