In 2016, the cast and crew of the BBC’s 90-minute drama Damilola, Our Loved Boy chose Dagenham’s Civic Centre as the backdrop to its court scenes.

The feature-length drama followed the true story of Damilola Taylor, a schoolboy who innocently lost his life on the streets of London, and his parent’s journey to find justice. In 2017, the drama and it’s cast and crew picked up two well-deserved Bafta Awards: Best Supporting Actress and Best Drama. Big congratulations!