BBC One has rounded out the cast for their upcoming one-off drama A Song For Jenny.
Sophie Dix (Not Going Out), Gwilym Lee (Midsomer Murders), Maxine Evans (Stella), Laurence Belcher (Silent Witness), June Watson (Agatha Raisin And The Quiche Of Death) and newcomer Noah Jupe have all joined the cast of the 7/7 drama, which is being toplined by Emily Watson, TVWise can exclusively reveal.
A Song For Jenny follows Julie Nicholson (Emily Watson) on that fateful summer day in July 2005 when four suicide bombers attacked London, killing 52 people and wounding a further 700. The drama recreates Julie’s actions and responses from the moment she learned of the terror attack, to the news that her daughter was missing and the confirmation that Jenny was amongst the dead.
The 75 minute drama was written by Frank McGuiness and is based on Julie Nicholson’s book ‘A Song for Jenny: A Mother’s Story of Love and Loss’. A Song For Jenny is being produced by BBC Drama Production Northern Ireland, with Liz Trubridge serving as the producer and The Fall‘s Stephen Wright as the executive producer. Brian Percival directed the drama, which recently wrapped production in London and is set to air in 2015.
Speaking at the time the one-off drama was commissioned, BBC One Controller Charlotte Moore said: “Ten years on, A Song For Jenny will be a fitting tribute to those who lost their lives in the tragedy of the 7/7 London bombings. But it will also be a very personal story, exploring universal themes of grief, loss and forgiveness through one mother’s struggle to reconcile her feelings with her faith.”