BBC One’s one-off drama Danny And The Human Zoo will premiere on Monday August 31st at 9pm, it has been announced.
Danny And The Human Zoo tell the story of Danny, a talented impressionist from a working class Jamaican family. When Danny wins a talent competition, he soon finds himself working the comedy circuit. Audiences can’t get enough and applaud Danny as he effortlessly morphs into Mohammed Ali, Tommy Cooper and Frank Spencer, eventually hitting the big time on TV. But when an unscrupulous manager takes advantage of Danny, he hits rock bottom. Having made his name by becoming other people, Danny has to save himself by finding out who he really is.
The one-off drama was penned by Lenny Henry and is described as a “fictionalised” version of the comedian’s experiences as a teenager in the 1970s. Danny And The Human Zoo is being produced by Red Production Company and stars newcomer Kascion Franklin, Lenny Henry (The Syndicate), Cecilia Noble (The Bill), Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who), Richard Wilson (One Foot In The Grave) and Mark Benton (Waterloo Road). Poly Hill, Nicola Shindler and Caroline Hollick serve as executive producers, while BAFTA Rising Star Destiny Ekaragha is attached to direct.
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