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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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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
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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, the subject of this drama, used to teach director Roger Michell at Clifton College in Bristol. See more »

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Simply terrific...and even more so because it's true.
28 February 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This film is based very closely on a true story and the victim, Christopher Jeffries, worked with the writing staff to make sure they got the story right. My love of history and insistence that stories remain true to the facts make this a must-see film. The fact that it's made so well makes it doubly so.

Originally, this film was a two-part British film shown on television. However, they've combined them to make a full-length film...and this is the version I saw.

Christopher Jefferies is a very odd man. No, he's not a bad person but he has a weird hairdo and never married or had any close relationships. So, when a murder occurs to one of his tenants, the police unwisely arrest him and question him. Their thinking is that an odd-ball single guy might have done it...and they had nothing more on the guy than this. During the three days they held him before he was ultimately released (and soon completely exonerated), the British press went nuts...vilifying the man and making him out to be some sort of sick pervert. While they had nothing on which to base this other than his hair and peculiar habits, the press destroyed Jefferies and the film is about all of this as well as his fight for justice. The film is very compelling, very well acted and kept my interest throughout. The movie is a bit low energy but I don't think that's a deficit...as the man really was a low energy sort of guy. Very well made and a delightful film with a very strong message.


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