“IT was very strange filming the court scenes, you get a slight tingling feeling.
“The production design and art department were so brilliant that there were many moments during filming when you felt you were walking on strange historic ground.”
Actor Freddie Fox talking to me about playing Jeremy Bamber in new ITV factual drama White House Farm.
A six-part dramatisation which begins at 9pm on Wednesday January 8.
I was working as a newspaper reporter in Fleet Street in August 1985 when news of five deaths in Essex flashed across the Press Association wires.
Later revealed to be five members of the same family.
With the subsequent twists and turns in a tragic story highlighted in this superb new drama.
A story which continues to attract headlines decades later with Jeremy Bamber still protesting his innocence.
You can read my interviews for ITV with Freddie Fox (Jeremy Bamber), Mark Addy (DS Stan Jones), Mark Stanley (Colin Caffell), Cressida Bonas (Sheila Caffell), Alexa Davies (Julie Mugford) and Gemma Whelan (Ann Eaton) at the below link.
Together with my interviews with director Paul Whittington, executive producer Willow Grylls and the real life Colin Caffell, whose six-year-old twin sons Daniel and Nicholas and former wife Sheila were among those murdered at White House Farm:
Colin’s remarkable book – In Search of the Rainbow’s End – has also been re-published and updated to tie in with the TV drama.
ITV photos by Stuart Wood: