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Murdered for Being Different

Real-life drama about the murder of 20-year-old Sophie Lancaster who in 2007 was kicked to death in a park by a gang. Her boyfriend, Robert Maltby, was also severely beaten and ended up in a coma. The two of them were attacked because they were dressed as goths.

11 months left to watch

1 hour, 1 minute

Audio described

Last on

Sat 17 Aug 2019 01:15

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:02

    City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra & David Shannon

    Pure Imagination

    Conductor: James Fitzpatrick.
  • 00:07

    Maxence Cyrin

    Where Is My Mind?

  • 00:09



  • 00:58


    Running Up That Hill


Role Contributor
Sophie Lancaster Abigail Lawrie
Rob Maltby Nico Mirallegro
Danny Hulme Lewis Brown
DC Mark Green Dominic Carter
Sam Gorman Amelia Clarke
Dave Maltby Chris Coghill
DC Steph Farley Chanel Creswell
Michelle Sturry Mia Crossley
Natalie Morley Kirsty Fanning
Jo Hulme Macauley Fogarty
Alyssa Bean Jodi Grensinger
Danny Mallett Callum Harrison
Michael Gorman Reiss Jarvis
Gang Member Evan Jones
Christine Herbert Lolly Jones
Paramedic David Keeling
Tracey Maltby Sally Lindsay
Mandy Gorman Sophie McShera
DI Dean Holden Jason Milligan
Ryan 'Peanut' Herbert Connor Mullen
Gang Member Coral Mulligan
Steven Thorner Gino Nicholson
Doctor Woodyatt Gary Oliver
Gang Member Connor Pilkington
Sean Mcdonagh Jack Smith
Gang Member Leigha Unsworth
Brendan Harris Ezra Watson
Composer Navid Asghari
Writer Nick Leather


  • Thu 13 Jul 2017 22:45
  • Thu 13 Jul 2017 23:10
  • Thu 15 Aug 2019 22:35
  • Thu 15 Aug 2019 23:05
  • Sat 17 Aug 2019 01:15

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