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The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies 

This drama tells the real-life story of retired schoolteacher Christopher Jefferies who was initially questioned by police as a suspect in the murder of Jo Yeates who rented a flat from him... See full summary »




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Series cast summary:
Jason Watkins ...  Christopher Jefferies 2 episodes, 2014
Shaun Parkes ...  Paul Okebu 2 episodes, 2014
Ben Caplan ...  Charles Chapman 2 episodes, 2014
Nathalie Armin ...  Melissa Chapman 2 episodes, 2014
Joe Sims ...  Vincent Tabak 2 episodes, 2014
Jennifer Higham ...  Tanja 2 episodes, 2014
Anna Maxwell Martin ...  Janine 2 episodes, 2014
Flip Webster Flip Webster ...  Susan 2 episodes, 2014
Anna Gorham Anna Gorham ...  Charles and Melissa's Daughter 2 episodes, 2014
Colin Mace ...  Peter Stanley 2 episodes, 2014
Andrew Hilton Andrew Hilton ...  Richard 2 episodes, 2014
Marcus May Marcus May ...  Charles and Melissa's Son 2 episodes, 2014
Jonathan Newth ...  Geoffrey 2 episodes, 2014
Carla Turner Carla Turner ...  Joanna Yeates 2 episodes, 2014
Matthew Barker Matthew Barker ...  Greg Reardon 2 episodes, 2014
Marc Geoffrey Marc Geoffrey ...  Custody Officer 2 episodes, 2014


This drama tells the real-life story of retired schoolteacher Christopher Jefferies who was initially questioned by police as a suspect in the murder of Jo Yeates who rented a flat from him. He was vilified by the press, partly on account of his eccentric appearance and long flowing hair, even after he had been released on bail by the police. Written by Anonymous

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Christopher Jefferies read and approved Peter Morgan's script, and supported the project. See more »

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Great Drama
22 August 2015 | by slydon13See all my reviews

I had never heard of either Christopher Jefferies or the other people involved in the murder of his neighbour but then I don't read UK Tabloids.

Christopher Jefferies, is from the start, an unusual man.

When a female neighbour is murdered it appears that the police find no alternative other than to make him the prime suspect. He has (1) a Donald Trump style hair do (2) is correct (3) doesn't watch television and so is unaware of 'Strictly Come Dancing' and other elements of pop-culture and (4) speaks in a stilted fashion.

When he is arrested, he deals with the police questions with dignity. Of course, if he had had the natural reaction, they would have considered this evidence of his violent nature.

The performance echoed, for me, Toby Jones performance in 'Marvellous', of another unusual character.

The way that the media treats somebody that catches their focus becomes a huge part of the story. We could all have our lives turned inside out if newspapers printed photos of us next to headlines saying how odd we were.

Its unfair that people who are slightly odd (as we all are ) are so easily judged.

A thought provoking drama I'm glad I watched.

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