Chris Jefferies drama filmed

Filming has begun for an ITV drama 'Chris Jefferies - The Lost Honour', about the Bristol landlord wrongly accused of murdering Jo Yeates in 2010.

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More details on ITV's Chris Jefferies drama

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.

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