Hillsborough Unheard: BBC series to document Nottingham Forest fans’ accounts of the 1989 disaster

97 Liverpool fans died as a result of a crush at Hillsborough Stadium in 1989 97 Liverpool fans died as a result of a crush at Hillsborough Stadium in 1989
97 Liverpool fans died as a result of a crush at Hillsborough Stadium in 1989
The tragedy unfolded in-front of the 28,000 Forest fans attending the FA Cup semi-final in 1989

A new BBC podcast series is to document the unheard accounts of Nottingham Forest fans who witnessed the Hillsborough Stadium disaster in 1989. 

A fatal crowd crush during the 1989 FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest claimed the lives of 97 people. 

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During the match at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough Stadium, Forest fans were located in the Spion Kop, opposite the Leppings Lane end where the lethal crush occurred. 

In 2016, inquests concluded that the Liverpool fans who had died had been unlawfully killed.

The new BBC series will document the stories of Nottingham Forest fans on that fateful day in April 1989 The new BBC series will document the stories of Nottingham Forest fans on that fateful day in April 1989
The new BBC series will document the stories of Nottingham Forest fans on that fateful day in April 1989

No Forest supporters died at Hillsborough, but there were 28,000 of them on the ground to witness the tragedy unfold.

Now, to mark the 35th anniversary of the tragedy, a BBC podcast series is to document the accounts of Forest fans on that fateful day in April 1989. 

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In the new series, called Hillsborough Unheard: Nottingham Forest Fans, supporters who attended the match will share their own experiences. 

The series comprises five 13-minute-long episodes, which can be listened to here