ITV is to show a special, one-off documentary to mark the first anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire, telling the 24 hour story of the disaster from the moment it began until the flames were finally extinguished.
Grenfell: The First 24 Hours [WT] will be made by Mentorn Media, producers of last year’s Inside London’s Fire Brigade, and the hour-long film will focus on the survivors’ stories, by using first-hand eye-witness accounts of those living in and around the tower, as well as their personal footage captured on the night to piece together the timeline of the tragic events.
Starting at the outbreak of the blaze at 1am on June 14, 2017 and continuing through to the moment the London Fire Brigade put it out 24 hours later, the documentary will provide an insight into the tragedy by using the testimony of those caught up in the fire, and will recount the acts of bravery by members of the public and firefighters as the horror unfolded.
The film is commissioned for ITV by James Cohen, Factual Commissioner, Jo Clinton-Davis, Controller of Factual and Sue Murphy, Head of Factual Entertainment.
The documentary will be produced by Sharron Ward for Mentorn Media, part of the Tinopolis Group, with executive producers Tayte Simpson and filmed, produced and directed by John Holdsworth.
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