BBC One, 2016

DAMILOLA, OUR LOVED BOY

The shocking death of ten-year-old Damilola Taylor in 2000 saw an innocent schoolboy lose his life on the streets of London. In front of the world’s media, his parents embarked on a gruelling path to find justice – but behind closed doors, how could their love survive such public grief?

This feature-length drama reveals the personal story behind the headlines, immersing us in Damilola’s world, exploring his journey from Lagos to London, and his family’s quest for justice. Told primarily from the point of view of Damilola’s father, Richard Taylor OBE, starring Babou Ceesay and Wunmi Mosaku, written by Levi David Addai and directed by Bafta-winner Euros Lyn, this is a surprising, intimate and deeply-moving story of fatherhood, family and hope.

BAFTA 2017
Single Drama
Winner

BAFTA 2017
Supporting Actress: Wunmi Mosaku
Winner

BAFTA Cymru 2017
Sound Production Team
Winner

BAFTA Cymru 2017
Production Design: Catrin Meredydd
Winner

RTS Craft and Design 2017
Music / Original Score: Dru Masters
Winner

Diversify TV 2017
Excellence Award – Scripted
Winner

Bergen MVISA Gold Award 2017
Best UK Movie
Winner

Banff Rockie Awards 2017
Best Television Movie
Winner

Banff Rockie Awards 2017
Special Jury Prize
Winner

One of the most powerful pieces of television you will ever see

Observer

Your heart will break long before Damilola reaches London

The Times

Powerful, important drama

The Independent
WRITER

Levi David Addai

DIRECTOR

Euros Lyn

PRODUCER

Susan Horth

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Colin Barr

LINE PRODUCER

Adrian Kelly

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Ross Mclennan

EDITOR

Jamie Pearson

WRITER

Levi David Addai

DIRECTOR

Euros Lyn

PRODUCER

Susan Horth

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Colin Barr

LINE PRODUCER

Adrian Kelly

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Ross Mclennan

EDITOR

Jamie Pearson