A Song for Jenny
A Song For Jenny, a new 1x75' factual drama, commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Controller, BBC One and Ben Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning, explores Julie Nicholson's response to her daughter Jenny’s murder in the July 7th bombing at Edgware Road tube station.
Starring Emily Watson (The Book Thief, Appropriate Adult) as Julie Nicholson, A Song For Jenny is written by Frank McGuiness (A Short Stay In Switzerland, Talk Of Angels and Dancing At Lughnasa), directed by Brian Percival (The Book Thief, Downton Abbey, North And South) and made by BBC Drama Production, Northern Ireland for BBC One.
Four suicide bombers struck in central London on Thursday 7 July, killing 52 people and injuring more than 700. It was the first time British suicide bombers had launched an attack on civilians in their own country. It was the greatest loss of life in a British terrorist attack since the Lockerbie bombing in 1988.
Adapted from Julie’s book, Frank McGuiness’s script is a moving and precise exploration of a mother’s responses, from the moment she hears about the attacks, to the news that her daughter is missing, to the confirmation that Jenny is among the dead.