UK TV: BBC Drama Will Depict Final Days Of Damilola Taylor

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The Southwark News reports that BBC One will air a TV drama about the murder of 10-year-old Damilola Taylor. 

The one-off programme, which will be called Our Loved Boy, will be told through the perspective of Damilola’s father, Richard Taylor.

The episode will re-tell the events which led to his son’s killing in 2000, when he was found bleeding to death in the stairwell of a Peckham housing estate.

Two brothers (Danny and Ricky Preddie)  were cleared of murder but later convicted of manslaughter, having stabbed Damilola in the leg with glass. 

The programme has been written by playwright and screen-writer Levi David Addai. Bafta-winning director Euros Lynn, best known for Capital and Happy Valley, will also help with the script.

A date for the episode’s broadcast has yet to be confirmed.

Killers: Brothers Ricky and Danny Preddie

Killers: Brothers Ricky and Danny Preddie

Ricky Preddie and Danny Preddie were both sentenced to eight years for manslaughter in 2006 after they were convicted of stabbing Damilola in the leg with a broken bottle as the schoolboy walked home from a library in Peckham in November 2000.

Rest In Peace Damilola Taylor.

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