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The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies (2014)

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Christopher Jefferies (Jason Watkins), a semi-retired teacher in his mid-sixties, owns a house in Bristol and lets rooms to tenants. Though on several committees and with friends he is considered an eccentric, esoteric figure with his long grey hair and old-fashioned ways. In December 2010 tenant Greg Reardon (Matthew Barker) reports his partner Jo Yeates (Carla Turner) missing and the police visit Chris. When Jo's corpse is found on Christmas Eve Chris is beset by reporters to whom he reacts pedantically and some days later he is arrested for Jo's murder. He is subjected to trial by media as the gutter press term...
In January 2011 the police arrest Vincent Tabak (Joe Sims), Chris's Dutch lodger, who has returned to the Netherlands after supplying evidence to incriminate Chris. He pleads guilty to Jo Yeates' manslaughter but is found guilty of her murder. Now out of the public eye Chris is keen for a quiet life but, encouraged by friends, engages the lawyer Louis Charalambous (Peter Polycarpou) to sue the six tabloid papers that had vilified him. They are charged with contempt of court for suggesting that an untried suspect was a murderer and they are fined, with Chris receiving damages. With his hair cut...
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British Films, Drama
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130 minutes

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