Forthcoming BBC documentary on Peter Ball

The BBC will be screening a documentary, Exposed: The Church’s Dark Secret, on the Peter Ball case. The programme will be broadcast on BBC2 on Monday and Tuesday, 13 & 14 January, from 9 to 10 pm.

The Church of England has issued a press release, as follows:

“We have supported a number of people, at their request, who have given interviews to the programme, but no official comment has been requested from the Church. The abuse perpetrated by Peter Ball, who was convicted in 2015 and died in 2019, was a grievous abuse of trust and the Archbishop of Canterbury commissioned a review into the Church’s handling of the case, which was carried out by Dame Moira Gibb. Her report, An Abuse of Faith, was published in 2017 and the Church has subsequently responded to the Gibb recommendations.

The case was also the subject of one of the IICSA hearings into the Anglican Church in England and Wales (see page 2).

Anyone who may be affected by the programme should contact Emily Denne Emily.denne@churchofengland.org or go to our page on survivor support services.

More information: statements on conviction and sentencing of Peter Ball in 2015.”

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