A POWERFULLY AFFECTING STORY OF CRIME, OF COVER-UP AND A DESPERATE HUNT FOR JUSTICE
This ground-breaking, 3-part investigative documentary series examines the dark forces behind clerical sex-abuse of children. With astounding access and in a series of world television firsts, Revelation takes cameras into the courts for trials of some of the country’s most notorious and prolific child abusers.
For the first time, through detailed interviews with the ordained men on trial for sex crimes against children, audiences hear the perpetrators’ own narrative on the shocking crimes they have committed.
Following high-profile cases at home, Revelation also travels to locations in the US, Ireland and New Zealand.
Interviews conducted within the highest ranks of the church, and with leading politicians, police and the members of the legal community, sit alongside compelling testimony from families and survivors – revealing the far-reaching nature of the abuse, and the horrifying extent to which the Catholic Church allowed its members to commit crimes with impunity.
Visually striking, Revelation blends stylised recreations with video and photographic evidence, interviews and first-hand testimony. A companion podcast series has also been commissioned, to be released alongside the broadcast.