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Our reporter Robert Murphy has been invited on-set in Bristol where filming for a television drama based on the story of Christopher Jefferies has started.
The retired teacher was wrongly accused of murdering Joanna Yeates in 2010 and won a libel action against several newspapers.
Here is footage from the set of the TV drama being filmed in Bristol today about Christopher Jefferies.
The retired schoolteacher won a libel action against several newspapers after his wrongful arrest for the murder of Jo Yeates in 2010
A television drama based on the story of Christopher Jefferies has begun filming in Bristol today.
Kevin Loader is the producer of the programme which will be shown on ITV next year.
The Lost Honour is based on the true story of Christopher Jefferies, a retired schoolmaster who was arrested when his tenant, 25 year-old landscape architect Joanna Yeates, was found murdered on Christmas Day in 2010. While in police custody, Jefferies became the most familiar face in Britain.
This powerful drama begins the day before Yeates’ disappearance, and follows the innocent Jefferies through his arrest, release and subsequent isolation as his un-sought fame profoundly affected his life. On 20 January 2011, the real killer, neighbour Vincent Tabak, was finally arrested.
Christopher Jefferies will be played by Jason Watkins (Being Human, Psychoville, Little Dorrit). The cast also includes Peter Polycarpou as Louis Charalambous and Shaun Parkes as Paul Okebu, Jefferies’ legal team.
Filming has begun in Clifton, Bristol, for ITV's drama Chris Jefferies: The Lost Honour. The production will tell the story of the Bristol landlord wrongly accused of murdering his tenant Jo Yeates in 2010.