'The Funeral Murders'


#1

Did anyone what this documentary on BBC 2 last night? I knew nothing about these incidents. Shocking stuff. Great documentary though.


#2

Recorded it so will probably watch it this week. Remember seeing the Corporal Killings footage before, crazy stuff.


#3

A really impressive documentary.

You get the feeling that if you scratched the surface, it could all come bubbling up again.


#4

Name makes it sound like a lazy police comedy tho

“There’s been a murder… AT A FUNERAL” look to camera


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DiS film club double bill.


#8

Very true.

Peace deals may have been signed, handshakes exchanged, but the root causes of the conflict have never been addressed and are still there. I was lucky enough to go out to Bosnia 6 years ago and, despite the years that have past since the ceasefire in '95, the simmering tension is still there. The issues of ethnicity and nationalism are still there. I was told multiple times that, if UN peacekeepers were to pull out today, the war would start again tomorrow.

Great documentary though. I didn’t realise that the 3 events - Gibraltar, the Michael Stone attack and the killing of the two soldiers - were interconnected. Terrible times. I hope they don’t come back.


#9

watched the first half on the train this morning - fascinating stuff.

i wish i knew more about ireland - i always try to be as well informed as possible on it but feel like i’ve barely scratched the surface. does anyone know any good books? I guess about the troubles in particular but the history leading up to that is probably what i know less about.


#10

this somehow got more crazy in the second half