Little Boy Blue is a bold and thought-provoking four-part crime drama from the team behind the acclaimed dramas Appropriate Adult and Cilla, which cleverly weaves together multiple narratives to tell a tragic and gripping true story.
On an unassuming afternoon, eleven-year old schoolboy Rhys Jones is shot dead by teenage thug Sean Mercer whose intended target was a rival gang member. The murder of a little boy in broad daylight on his way home from football training sends shock waves through the city of Liverpool.
Detective Superintendent Dave Kelly (Stephen Graham) is under increasing pressure to bring the killer to justice, but his efforts are frustrated by the suspect’s friends and family, who spin a web of lies designed to keep him free. As witnesses are forced to examine their conscience, Rhys’s parents, Mel (Sinèad Keenan, pictured left) and Steve (Brìan F O’Byrne, pictured right) navigate their way through the emotional fallout, whilst battling to keep their family together.
In the first episode of the series, when eleven-year-old schoolboy Rhys Jones (Sonny Beyga) is brutally shot dead walking home from football practice, DS Dave Kelly is charged with bringing his teenage killer to justice. The killer’s identity – Sean Mercer (Paddy Rowan) – is well known, but finding the evidence to charge him proves to be a far more difficult challenge.
Filmed on location in Liverpool and the North West
UK / ITV – / 4×50 minute episodes / Broadcast from Monday 24 April 2017 at 9.00pm
Writer and Executive Producer: Jeff Pope / Costume Design: John Krausa / Production Design: Anna Higginson / Producer: Kwadjo Dajan / Director: Paul Whittington
Stephen Graham as Detective Superintendent Dave Kelly
Sinead Keenan as Melanie Jones
Brian F. O’Byrne as Steve Jones
Sonny Beyga as Rhys Jones
Matthew Roberts as Owen Jones
Stephen Walters as DCI Mark McGuinness
Jodie McNee as DC Jackie Carter
Robbie O’Neill as DC Danny Jones
Derek Barr as DC Matt Parry
Sara Powell as Assistant Chief Constable Pat Gallan
Michael Moran as Kevin Moody
Michael Baker as Sam Moody
Paddy Rowan as Sean Mercer
Clochemerle (BBC-2 1972, Cyril Cusack, Roy Dotrice)
Period sitcom, based on a novel by Gabriel Chevallier that was adapted by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, that saw the French villagers of Clochemerle kick up a fuss over plans to install a new toilet.
CYRIL CUSACK as Major Piechut
ROY DOTRICE as Ponosse
KENNETH GRIFFITH as Ernest Tafardel
WENDY HILLER as Justine Putet
HUGH GRIFFITH as Alexandre Bourdillat
BERNARD BRESSLAW as Nicholas the Beadle
MADELINE SMITH as Hortase Girodet
GEORGINA MOON as Rose Biraque
PETER USTINOV as Narrator
Writers: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
Novel: Gabriel Chevallier
Producer: Michael Mills
Network and Production Companies: BBC Two – Bavaria
Duration: 9×30 minute episodes
Aired From: 18 February – 14 April 1972 Fridays at 10.05pm
Clairvoyant, The (BBC-2 1986, Roy Kinnear, Sandra Dickinson)
In Roy Clarke penned sitcom The Clairvoyant used car salesman Arnold Bristow is knocked down in a car accident and suddenly finds himself with psychic powers – or so he believes. There was a pilot broadcast 27 Nov 1984.
ROY KINNEAR as Arnold Bristow
SANDRA DICKINSON as Lily
HUGH LLOYD as Burma
SHAUN CURRY as Newton
GLYNIS BROOKS as Dawn
CARMEL CRYAN as Carmen
Writer: Roy Clarke
Producer and Director: Alan J.W. Bell
Network and Production Companies: BBC-2
Duration: 6×30 minute episodes
Aired From: Pilot – 27 November 1984 and Series – 15 May – 19 June 1986
Christmas Princess (UP 2017, Nicole Munoz, Zak Santiago)
Christmas Princess is the true story of Donaly Marquez who, through a childhood of neglect and abuse, achieved her dream of becoming a rose bowl princess. An inspirational story of resilience, strength and finding a family to call your own.
Nicole Muñoz as Donaly Marquez
Rosa Blasi as Sara
Zak Santiago as Ignacio Marquez
Olivia Steele Falconer as Emily Marquez
Jaedon Siewert as Abraham Marquez
Lina Renna as Young Donaly
Paloma Kwiatkowski as Chloe
Ty Wood as Trent
Pendo Muema as Monique
Kalyn Miles as Maria
Kaaren de Zilva as Roberta
Garfield Wilson as Dr. Miller
Clay St. Thomas as Judge #1
Patti Allan as Judge #2
Natalie von Rotsburg as Judge #3
Director: Allan Harmon
Writer: Tracy Andreen
Network and Production Companies: UP
Duration: 1×120 minute episode
Aired From: Sunday 10 December 2017
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