Little Boy Blue

Synopsis

ITV has commissioned a four-part factual drama entitled Little Boy Blue, which focuses on the murder of 11-year-old Rhys Jones in Croxteth, Liverpool, in 2007.

Rhys’s parents Melanie and Steve are supporting the making of the drama, which is based on careful research. The drama will explore Melanie and Steve’s ordeal, and will tell the story of how Rhys’s murderer and associates were eventually brought to justice.

The drama has been written by acclaimed writer and executive producer Jeff Pope (Cilla, The Widower, Philomena, Mrs Biggs) and is produced by Kwadjo Dajan (Cilla, The Widower Appropriate Adult as Development Producer). Paul Whittington (Cilla, The Widower, Mrs Biggs) has directed the factual drama which has been filmed in Liverpool.

Stephen Graham takes the role of SIO Dave Kelly who led the investigation into Rhys’s murder on behalf of Merseyside Police, while Sinead Keenan and Brian F. O’Byrne play Melanie and Steve Jones.

Key Data

GenreDrama
Target AudienceUpmarket
DaypartPeak
ChannelITV

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