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The Lost Honour of Christopher Jeffries.

 
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:03 pm    Post subject: The Lost Honour of Christopher Jeffries. Reply with quote

On tonight and tomorrow night (ITV)

1/2. The first of a two-part, fact-based drama, starring Jason Watkins.

It's December 2010 and retired teacher Christopher Jefferies finds his life in Bristol turned upside down when the police question him about the disappearance of his young tenant Joanna Yeates, who has gone missing just before Christmas. Her murder then becomes a major news story and the press seize upon Jefferies as a suspect, despite a lack of evidence - with destructive results.

http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/c9h6kd/the-lost-honour-of-christopher-jefferies--series-1---episode-1
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The poor man was treated appallingly by the tabloids, mainly The Sun who decided he was guilty from the outset, just because he was a bit eccentric.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eight newspapers paid him substantial libel damages.

http://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2011/jul/29/joanna-yeates-national-newspapers

"Peter Morgan, who wrote the screenplay, explained his intentions: “No one will ever forget the man with the eccentric hair who became so connected with the murder of Joanna Yeates,” he said. “I want to make sure that no one forgets the same man who was acquitted, and who fought back to clear his name.”

For me he succeeded in his aim


What an absolute nightmare Christopher Jefferies went through for no other reason than being 'different looking'...he deserves every penny of his compensation!

Jason Watkins (who frightened me half to death as a vampire in Being Human) was excellent in the role of Mr Jefferies.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
Eight newspapers paid him substantial libel damages.

http://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2011/jul/29/joanna-yeates-national-newspapers

"Peter Morgan, who wrote the screenplay, explained his intentions: “No one will ever forget the man with the eccentric hair who became so connected with the murder of Joanna Yeates,” he said. “I want to make sure that no one forgets the same man who was acquitted, and who fought back to clear his name.”

For me he succeeded in his aim


What an absolute nightmare Christopher Jefferies went through for no other reason than being 'different looking'...he deserves every penny of his compensation!

Jason Watkins (who frightened me half to death as a vampire in Being Human) was excellent in the role of Mr Jefferies.


I agree Becky. It is quite frightening to think how differently this could have all turned out, especially if Vincent Tabak had not contacted the police from Holland. It is quite scary too, to see how someone totally innocent could get caught up in what must have been a living nightmare.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought this was an excellent programme too. I'd enjoyed Jason Watkins in Being Human and he did a superb job in this role. His portrayal was at times moving, at others brilliantly funny with superb comic timing.
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to see you (and your avatar Wink ) back on the forum,Minx.

This performance by Jason Watkins and that of Toby Jones in Marvellous will,I would think,figure prominently in Bafta nominations for the coming year.
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