The family of the late Monkees singer Davy Jones have made an emotional visit to the place in Manchester where he grew up.
His elder sisters returned to Manchester for the ITV 1 programme We Love The Monkees.
Set to a soundtrack of their best work, the programme tells the story of this much-loved boy band’s rise to international stardom.
Davy’s sisters take the cameras back to Openshaw where their brother was born and where he and his sisters performed in the local church. They describe Davy’s role as Ena Sharples’ grandson in Coronation Street and how he then hoped to go on to be a jockey before being picked to join the West End cast of Oliver! The show and Davy were then transferred to Broadway before he joined The Monkees. Davy’s sister, Beryl Leigh, describes the moment when Davy tried to visit their father at their home in Manchester at the height of The Monkees’ fame.
- We Love The Monkees is on ITV 1 at 9pm on Monday 30th July 2012