BBC orders Oscar Pistorius documentary

We are barely even a week removed from the events surrounding the murder of model Reeva Steenkamp allegedly at the hands of South African Paralympics star Oscar Pistorius, and already a network has made movement toward developing a documentary.

Oscar Pistorius

According to The Hollywood Reporter, BBC Three has ordered a one hour special detailing the recent events, which finds the 'Blade Runner' track star charged with premeditated murder of his girlfriend Steenkamp in their home on February 14th.

The documentary is reportedly on the fast track, with Mentorn Media behind production and Channel 4 Paralympics host Rick Edwards presenting.

"BBC Three is never afraid to tackle current affairs, and we are committed to showing bold, thought-provoking programs for 16-34-year olds," said BBC Three controller Zai Bennett. "Mentorn will be producing this program at incredible speed…I’m sure they will deliver a documentary that will bring a new angle to this ever developing news story."

Pistorius won two gold medals and a silver medal at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. The athlete has told authorities that he feared there had been a break-in at his home, firing a handgun four times through a door and killing Steenkamp.

Added executive producer Steve Anderson: "The story of Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp has captured everyone’s attention. It is hugely important, and Mentorn has the expertise to deliver it quickly to BBC Three."

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Written by: kyleiam
Feb 21st, 2013, 7:38 am

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