BAFTA award-winning ITV drama starring Jason Watkins, based on the true story of retired schoolteacher Christopher Jefferies who was wrongfully accused of murdering 25 year-old landscape architect Joanna Yeates. Filmed at The Bottle Yard Studios and on location across Bristol in late 2013.
The team recreated the interior of Jefferies’ flat and the police interview room in Tank House 2. Based from our production offices, the shoot utilised locations across Bristol including Clifton Village (Boyce’s Avenue, Princess Victoria Street, Gloucester Row, Royal York Crescent, Victoria Square, Clifton Down/Observatory Hill), Clifton Triangle, Small Street/Broad Quay. Bristol Film Office assisted with everything from filming permits to crew, and liaising with local residents and businesses about the sensitive nature of the production.
Councillor Simon Cook, Bristol City Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, says: “This important case had such a profound effect on Bristol just three years ago, it’s only right that the City was able to play its own part in bringing the story to the screen. Through the work of our two major film initiatives, Bristol Film Office and The Bottle Yard Studios, Bristol City Council was able to assist the production team to achieve as smooth a shoot as possible, and I’m proud that together we were able to achieve that.”