Blood on the Dance Floor

Publisher:
BBC

Blood on the Dance Floor

5.0/5

Critic Rating

The untold story of the murder of a gay police officer in Northern Ireland in 1997.Belfast 1997. But not just any part of Belfast, gay Belfast. A place you've probably never heard of before. Cigarette smoke, aftershave and expectation fill the air in the only gay bar in the country. Sat having a drink on a night out is Darren Bradshaw. He was just 24 years old when he was shot dead in front of hundreds of people. His brutal murder by terrorists sparked fears of a return to all out violence as the new Labour government under Tony Blair sought to...


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Patricia Nicol • The Times UK Jun 18, 2023

"For another jolting recognition of how foreign the recent past can seem...The gay, Belfast-raised presenter Jordan Dunbar, who has performed drag in the city, investigates his execution and its impact on a place of deeply entrenched bigotries offered a brighter future with the Good Friday agreement."

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Score: 5

Miranda Sawyer • The Guardian Apr 29, 2023

"The consequences stick with you. This six-part series gradually builds the world in which such a horrible murder could take place; and how its remnants remain, as a murderer continues to walk free."

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