The new documentary will mark the 5th anniversary of the attack.
Just days ahead of the fourth anniversary of the Manchester Arena attack, ITV has announced a new, two-part documentary about the appalling attack which shook Manchester to its core back in 2017 – with plans to air in line with the fifth anniversary next spring.
Bringing to light new information from the Public Enquiry into the bombing, which took place just this year, the documentary will showcase first-hand testimonies from those who were there on that tragic evening, exploring not only the events leading up to the attack, but also the devastating aftermath – which resulted in over 100 injured, innocent bystanders and the tragic death of 22.
Tom Giles, Controller, Current Affairs at ITV, said: “As we approach the fifth anniversary of the devastating attack at the Manchester Arena, we’re pleased to be working with Label 1 on this series, which aims to provide fresh insight into what happened and ask what lessons can be learned.”
Creative Director, Label1, Simon Dickson, said: “The programmes will sensitively piece together the timeline leading up to the bombing and its aftermath, as well as exploring the evidence that has been presented to the Public Inquiry”.
The Manchester Arena bombing took place on May 22nd, 2017, following an Ariana Grande concert, and saw a number of horrific fatalities and casualties, including the death of the man responsible for the attack, Salman Abedi. Abedi’s brother, Hashem Abedi, was sentenced to 55 years in connection with the attack, receiving the longest minimum term ever given by a British court.