BAFTA to uphold nomination for STV's Lockerbie bombing documentary despite complaint


By The Drum, Editorial

October 19, 2011 | 1 min read

BAFTA has upheld its nomination award nomination for STV’s documentary ‘The Lockerbie Bomber: Sent Home to Die’ despite a letter of complaint being submitted about the recognition by relatives of the victims of the Pan AM 103 bombing.

The letter claimed that the documentary carried ‘actionable’ claims that the bomb used in the attack had been carried on an Air Malta flight before being placed onto the Pan AM flight, a view that was discounted during a legal case against Granada TV, which had previously aired the claims.

BAFTA Scotland has issued a statement to legal publication The Firm over the claims, stating that while the film contained “controversial views”, it would uphold the decision made by the BAFTA jury to “highlight this programme for recognition,” adding that it had been “unaware of any current legal dispute.”

The Firm also reports that a petition calling for an inquiry into the case is scheduled to be heard by the Justice Committee in November.


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