08 November 2020 22:45
BBC documentary series The Trials Of Oscar Pistorius airs on TV tonight (Sunday, November 8) and looks into the fallen iconic sports star who is now in prison for murder. Critics lashed out at the BBC as the name of Reeva Steenkamp, who Pistorius killed, did not feature in the trailer. Oscar Pistorius was a Paralympian champion (Credit: BBC iPlayer) Why has The Trials Of Oscar Pistorius documentary been criticised? The BBC later said it 'regretted' the lack of reference to Reeva Steenkamp. Oscar Pistorius shot Reeva Steenkamp dead in 2013 (Credit: BBC iPlayer) Why did Oscar Pistorius kill Reeva Steenkamp?
Oscar Pistorius shot his girlfriend Reeva dead on Valentine's Day 2013. In court scenes, Pistorius appears to be distraught when Prosecution interrogate him, particularly when they show a graphic image of Reeva dead. Was Oscar Pistorius guilty of murder? In December 2015, the Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa overturned this conviction and convicted Pistorius of murder. Oscar Pistorius following Reeva's death (Credit: BBC iPlayer) Pistorius initially received a sentence of six years in prison, potentially meaning eligibility for release after three years.
Watch all episodes of The Trials Of Oscar Pistorius on BBC iPlayer by clicking here. The South African athlete was at the height of sporting fame when he shot dead TV star Reeva Steenkamp, his girlfriend of four months, on Valentine's Day in 2013. His legacy is being analysed in the documentary The Trials of Oscar Pistorius, which airs on the BBC tonight. Pistorius' sporting achievements became tainted after the murder of Ms Steenkamp, which ended with an increased total sentence of 15 years in prison after a Supreme Court appeal. Pistorius' legs were amputated when he was 11 months old after he was born without the fibula, the bone between the ankle and knee, and received his first prosthetic shortly after. Oscar Pistorius: Disgraced athlete murdered his girlfriend of several months Reeva Steenkamp in 2013 Oscar Pistorius: Track athlete was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment after Supreme Court appeal "I'm like, 'Hi, my name is Oscar and these are my prosthetic legs and I lost my legs because I didn't eat my vegetables' or I make up a story and say, 'A lion bit them off' or something." READ MORE: Question of Sport star Sue Barker's heartbreaking confession exposed Oscar Pistorius: Athlete shot Reeva Steenkamp three times and claimed he thought she was an intruder Oscar Pistorius: Athlete was nicknamed 'Blade Runner' for his impressive speed on running blades BEFORE being convicted of murder, Oscar Pistorius was a global inspiration. The shamed athlete surpassed the limits imposed on him as a Paralympian after being born with a rare birth defect which affected his legs. 5 Oscar Pistorius was an global inspiration before being charged with the murder of his girlfriend Credit: Getty Images - Getty How did Oscar Pistorius lose his legs? Oscar Pistorius was born without calf bones, a rare birth defect known as fibular hemimelia. At just 11 months old, doctors decided that Pistorius should have the lower portion of his legs amputated. 5 The athlete was born without calf bones Credit: PA:Press Association It is the name for a condition in which a baby is born with an unusually short, or sometimes missing fibula - the outer of two bones in the lower leg. 5 Pistorius had his lower legs amputated at just 11 months old Credit: Peter Tarry - The Sunday Times When did Oscar Pistorius start running? 5 Growing up, Pistorius participated in numerous sports Credit: PA:Press Association When is The Trials of Oscar Pistorius on BBC One? The first part of The Trials Of Oscar Pistorius will be aired on BBC Two on Sunday November 8 at 21:10. 5 The Trials Of Oscar Pistorius tells the story of the shamed athlete Credit: Reuters The documentary tells the story Pistorius – who went from being an international sporting hero to a convicted murderer, after killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013. Dan McGolpin of BBC iPlayer, says: "This incredible documentary series provides new perspectives on the terrible events of Valentine's Day 2013, giving us a deeper and closer look at one of the world's most remarkable sporting figures, on the South Africa that he grew up in and the media circus that surrounded his trial for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. "It's essential viewing, and joins an enormously rich collection of sports documentaries now streaming on BBC iPlayer, including the recently added Lance, as well as Oscar-winning films like When We Were Kings and OJ: Made in America." A new BBC documentary called The Trials of Oscar Pistorius will take a look at the crimes of the former athlete who was convicted of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The four-part series tells the story about how the "Blade Runner" went from being an international hero to being sent to prison for murder. In the documentary, viewers learn about Oscar Pistorius' life before and after he was accused of murdering his girlfriend. Model Reeva was found dead at the former Paralympian's home in Pretoria, South Africa, on Valentine's Day 2013. Pistorius shot her, but claimed he had mistaken Reeva for an intruder hiding in his bathroom. Oscar Pistorius is still in jail after having been found guilty of shooting Reeva. However, the verdict was later overturned by the Supreme Court – turning his conviction to murder. His dad Henke Pistorius told The Times: "I have no doubt that Oscar has changed the environment in the prison for the better, he is helping to mediate between people and is having a positive influence. The Trials of Oscar Pistorius airs tonight, Sunday, November 8, on BBC Two at 9.10pm, and will be available on the BBC iPlayer. OSCAR Pistorius' fall from grace was huge, after the former Paralympic hero was found guilty of shooting and killing his girlfriend in 2013. The disgraced South African sportsman is now incarcerated in South Africa's Attridgeville Correctional Centre until 2023 after a second trial found him guilty of killing Reeva Steenkamp. 2 Oscar Pistorius was united with his father Henke during his trial for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp Credit: AP:Associated Press Oscar's mother, Sheila Pistorius, was born on May 8, 1958. Sheila and her then husband, Henke Pistorius, divorced when Oscar was six years old. Together, Henke and wife Sheila had three children: Oscar, his elder brother Carl and younger sister Aimee. Henke, who is described as a former party animal with a taste for young women, refused a sign a statement confirming his son's claim that he owned some ammunition found in Oscar's home during his murder trial. Oscar has claimed the.38 bullets were only at his home because he was looking after them for Henke.