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Stars of new powerful BBC drama – Anthony, to take part in online Q&A

The stars and writer of powerful new BBC One drama; Anthony, will take part in a live-streamed panel Q&A.

Anthony is about Anthony Walker, an 18-year-old man murdered in a racist attack in 2005, and tells the story of the life he could have lived. It was written by the multi-BAFTA winning Jimmy McGovern, who was asked by Gee Walker, Anthony Walker’s mother, to write about her son.

Cast members Toheeb Jimoh, who plays Anthony Walker, Rakie Ayola, who plays Gee Walker, and Julia Brown, who plays Katherine, will take part in the panel alongside Jimmy.

Stars of new powerful BBC drama - Anthony, to take part in online Q&A

It is free to watch and takes places at 6.30pm on Thursday 23rd July via a special webinar.

Toheeb Jimoh said:

“Anthony’s story is a painfully tragic one but it’s also full of hope, joy, promise and love. Jimmy’s script captures that perfectly. I hope this film will serve as a tribute to Anthony and I feel truly honoured to have been asked to play him.”

Anthony Walker was a Liverpool teenager with a devout Christian faith and a love of basketball. Known to his family and friends for his humour, intelligence and compassion, Anthony was halfway through college with dreams of visiting America and studying Law at university.

On 29 July 2005 in Huyton, Merseyside, Anthony was murdered in a racist attack.

Anthony (1×90’) will air on BBC One at 8:30pm on Monday 27 July. Anthony was filmed in and around Liverpool, and was made by LA Productions for BBC One. The film was directed by Terry McDonough and produced by Colin McKeown and Donna Molloy. Executive Producers are Colin McKeown for LA Productions, Lucy Richer for BBC One, Terry McDonough and Jimmy McGovern.

To sign up to watch the Q&A follow this link.

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