The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies
December 2010. Retired school teacher Christopher Jefferies, (Jason Watkins) a Bristol resident in his 60s, goes through his orderly morning routine. He wakes at 7.30am, listens to the Today programme, says his prayers and visits a local deli where he is on first name terms with the shopkeeper. He cuts rather an eccentric figure. He is precise and meticulous. An active member of the local community, he participates in a residents’ committee, is involved at a local church and is studying for a French literature degree.
However, Christopher’s life is about to be turned inside out when one of his tenants, Joanna Yeates, disappears without a trace just before Christmas. As the investigation gathers momentum suspicion soon turns to those who live close to her and as a keyholder and landlord Christopher is questioned. What follows is a descent into chaos and a living nightmare for Jefferies.
Written by Peter Morgan, directed by Roger Michell The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies stars Jason Watkins, Ben Caplan, Shaun Parkes, Peter Polycarpou. A Carnival Films production for ITV.
Episode two concludes Thursday 11 December.
Christopher Jefferies - Jason Watkins
Charles Chapman - Ben Caplan
Paul Okebu - Shaun Parkes
Melissa Chapman - Nathalie Armin
Dc Paul Connor - James Lailey
Dc Paul Batty - Joe Coen
Postman - Ben Frimstone
Janine - Anna Maxwell Martin
Greg Reardon - Matthew Barker
Joanna Yeates - Carla Turner
Vincent Tabak - Joe Sims
Tanja - Jennifer Higham
Peter Stanley - Colin Mace
Susan - Flip Webster
Richard - Andrew Hilton
Geoffrey - Jonathan Newth
Charles and Melissa’s children - Anna Gorham and Marcus May
Cousins - Catherine Kanter and James Garnon
Police Doctor - George Potts
Custody Officers - Howard Coggins and Marc Geoffrey
Reporter - James Garnon