ITV recreates moment police confront Jeremy Bamber on his doorstep

Haunted face of a killer: Moment police confront Jeremy Bamber on his doorstep over White House Farm mass murder of his family is recreated in controversial ITV drama

  • Jeremy Bamber was convicted of murdering five members of his family in 1985
  • ITV drama will tell story of the mass murders in Essex village Tolleshunt D’Arcy
  • Series called White House Farm stars Freddie Fox and is due to air in June 2019
  • Details kept largely secret, with TV producers keen to avoid upsetting relatives

This is the moment that mass killer Jeremy Bamber is confronted by police about the mass murder of his family – as recreated for a new ITV drama.

The six-part series will tell the story of Bamber, who was convicted of murdering five members of his family in the Essex village of Tolleshunt D’Arcy in 1985.

The TV drama – called White House Farm, after where the murders took place – stars Victor Frankenstein actor Freddie Fox as Bamber and is due to air next June. 

Jeremy Bamber, played by Freddie Fox, opens the door to police officers who come to interview him in a scene for the new ITV drama White House Farm about the mass killer

Snatch actor Stephen Graham (left) is playing Detective Chief Inspector Thomas ‘Taff’ Jones

Photographs taken on set show how filming has taken place at Bourtree Cottage, where Bamber fled to after leaving the farmhouse on the night of the deaths.

Details of the series and how violent it will be have so far been kept largely secret, with the release possibly proving to be controversial among surviving relatives.

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Snatch actor Stephen Graham, who is playing Detective Chief Inspector Thomas ‘Taff’ Jones, who originally believed Bamber’s denial, was also pictured on set.

Bamber received five life sentences for shooting his adoptive parents June and Nevill Bamber, adoptive sister Sheila Caffell and her twin boys Nicholas and Daniel. 

Filming for the drama is taking place 33 years after the slaughter in Tolleshunt D’Arcy, Essex

The ITV series, using a screenplay by Kris Mrksa who wrote BBC series Requiem, is partially based on an investigation into the murders by author Carol Ann Lee.

Each of the six episodes will look at the case from the viewpoint of a different character – including Bamber, his parents, his sister and her former husband.

The Daily Mail’s Baz Bamigboye reported in June that the drama’s creative and production team had been debating what they would show of the brutal killings.

Police initially thought Ms Caffell, a schizophrenic former model known as Bambi, had shot her parents and twins before turning the gun on herself. 

The farmhouse home of mass murderer Bamber and his family in Tolleshunt D’Arcy, Essex

Bamber, seen in a police van while on trial in 1986 (left), and in a photo released in 2013 (right)

But Bamber was arrested weeks later after an estranged girlfriend claimed he was consumed by hatred for his family and wanted to get his hands on their fortune.

Bamber has been told he will never be released, but he has repeatedly protested his innocence and there are various activists on social media who agree.

Ms Lee spent three years studying thousands of documents and interviewing detectives on the case, before her findings were revealed in The Mail On Sunday.

She uncovered furious rows among detectives but concluded that Bamber was the only person who could have carried out the cold-blooded slaughter.

White House Farm is due to air on ITV in June 2019

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