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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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Named after a German novel by Heinrich Böll released in 1974, which had a very similar storyline in which a young woman finds herself being harassed by the media and police for crimes she did not commit. See more »

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Superb acting, respectful of tragedy, important message
12 December 2014 | by Setter42See all my reviews

The drama portrays very sensitively a particular individual in extraordinary circumstances. The acting by Jason Watkins is outstanding, using subtleties of body language/tone to convey the oddities of an individual while allowing a balanced impression of the whole human being to come through. The script also, importantly, seemed respectful of the family tragedy at the heart of the story.

There has been a comment that the drama is 'propaganda for the Leveson inquiry'. However, the drama is ultimately about media intrusion into private lives so inevitably must make reference to Leveson; it would be quite an omission if it didn't! So there is no point criticising it for that. I am no great fan of ITV but 'hats off' to them for broadcasting this; what is more worth criticising is the lack of exposure by all other media outlets of an excellent drama.

By the way, I haven't used the word 'eccentric' in the above because actually we are all odd in our ways - every one of us - which is why the message from the film is so very important. Its about protecting individuals from the media machine, not about protecting so-called 'eccentrics'.

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