Viewers were left in tears last night thanks to BBC1 drama Damilola, Our Loved Boy.
The reconstruction of the story of Damilola Taylor – the 10-year-old who was stabbed with a broken bottle in Peckham sixteen years ago – and his father Richard’s fight for justice was an emotional rollercoaster for viewers.
Many were moved to tears by the real-life story it portrayed…
John Boyega – who knew Damilola as a young boy in Peckham – tweeted his support of the programme.
Some, such as Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock, said it was important to remember the tragedy.
Others praised a prized performance from all on screen.
And more applauded the BBC for airing a crime drama focusing on the human rather than the procedural side of such a crime.
But despite its gritty subject matter, many saw a final message of hope in Damilola.