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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 ...  Greg Reardon 2 episodes, 2014
Marc Geoffrey Marc Geoffrey ...  Custody Officer 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 read and approved Peter Morgan's script, and supported the project. See more »

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Horrid, torrid tale of murder and accusations leading to an unraveled life...
25 January 2016 | by secondtakeSee all my reviews

The Honour of Christopher Jefferies (2014)

A very step by step biographical slice of true life England, revolving around the eccentric title character. He gets accused of a murder it seems he didn't commit, and his life falls apart because of it. The leading man, Jason Watkins, pulls of an affected, terribly nice but socially awkward man (with a vague resemblance to Andy Warhol) wonderfully, and he holds the first slower sections together. Once the crime and aftermath kicks in, there is a fascination with the facts, and with tabloid society that keeps it rolling differently.

Originally a two part television drama, this is released also as a single "movie" that does the job. The high praises seem exaggerated to me—it's all finely done and of course the social effects are disturbing (if not exactly shocking, being expected). So it's all a nicely done study of a particular moment around the murder of a young woman. I don't think you can go wrong watching it, but remember it will be by the book—accomplished and interesting.


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