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Discovery and NBC making Oscar Pistorius exposé

Discovery and NBC’s Peacock Productions are making Beauty & the Blade Runner, a one-off doc about the ongoing Oscar Pistorius scandal.

The one-hour special will air this Sunday, March 3, on the Discovery ID channel in the US. It will go out in an 8pm slot.

The one-off doc will look at events surrounding the Paralympian sprinter’s fatal shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Peacock Productions is a division of the US network NBC’s news unit and will use content from NBC News’ local correspondents.

Discovery said the one-off will feature exclusive interviews with members of both Pistorius’ and Steenkamp’s inner circles and key players in the pending murder trial.

“With the benefit of NBC News’ Peacock Productions’ established experience, enormous resources and journalistic integrity, we felt we had the perfect partner to explore aspects of this horrible tragedy not widely known to the American public,” said Henry Schleiff, president and general manager, Investigation Discovery.