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Timothy Spall wears checked pyjamas as he films his first scenes for latest role as murdered teacher

Timothy Spall wears checkered pajamas as he films his first scenes for the final role as murdered teacher Peter Farquhar in new BBC crime drama

Timothy Spall was in costume in Bristol this week for his final role as the inspirational teacher Peter Farquhar, who in 2015 had befriended and eventually murdered by the evil churchwarden Ben Field.

The acclaimed actor was pictured in blue plaid pajamas as he strolled down a residential street to film.

Spall, 65, will star in the new BBC drama The Sixth Commandment.

Filming: Timothy Spall was in costume in Bristol this week for his final role as teacher Peter Farquhar, who befriended and eventually was murdered by church director Ben Field in 2015

Filming: Timothy Spall was in costume in Bristol this week for his final role as teacher Peter Farquhar, who befriended and eventually was murdered by church director Ben Field in 2015

The new four-part drama portrays the events surrounding the deaths of Peter Farquhar and Ann Moore-Martin in the village of Maids Moreton, Buckinghamshire.

Field, 30, murdered Farquhar, 69, to inherit his house and money after tricking him into thinking he was going mad after a period of gaslighting.

Field, of Olney in Buckinghamshire, was ordered in October 2019 to serve at least 36 years behind bars after being found guilty of the murder of Mr Farquhar following a trial at Oxford Crown Court.

On set: The acclaimed actor was pictured in blue plaid pajamas and a green robe as he strolled down a residential street to film

On set: The acclaimed actor was pictured in blue plaid pajamas and a green robe as he strolled down a residential street to film

The prosecution at the trial was that Field secretly gave Mr. Farquhar drugs and spiked his whiskey in the hopes that his eventual death at his hands would resemble suicide or an accident.

It wasn’t until the Baptist preacher’s son began targeting Mr Farquhar’s neighbor, Ann Moore-Martin, in the village of Maids Moreton, Buckinghamshire, that his nefarious plan began to unravel.

Written by Sarah Phelps (A Very British Scandal), the series stars Spall as Farquhar, an inspiring teacher who met charismatic student Ben Field, played by Éanna Hardwicke (Normal People).

Field, of Olney in Buckinghamshire, was ordered to serve at least 36 years behind bars in October 2019 after being found guilty of the murder of Peter Farquhar following a trial at the Oxford Crown Court.  Pictured: Field and Mr Farquhar during their engagement ceremony

Field, of Olney in Buckinghamshire, was ordered to serve at least 36 years behind bars in October 2019 after being found guilty of the murder of Peter Farquhar following a trial at the Oxford Crown Court. Pictured: Field and Mr Farquhar during their engagement ceremony

Anne Reid plays Ann Moore-Martin while Annabel Scholey (The Split), Sheila Hancock (Unforgotten), Ben Bailey Smith (The Split), Conor MacNeill (Industry), Adrian Rawlins (Baptiste), and Amanda Root (Summerland) also join the form.

Spall told Richard Eden of the Daily Mail how each character in each project teaches him something: ‘Whatever the ghost is, to a greater or lesser degree, you take away a small part of a character and that stays with you forever,’ says spall. of the different roles he has played.

“Part of the process of finding out how other people think is really teaching you about people, for better or for worse.

“Every character teaches you something in one way or another; it’s the beauty of playing a human being.’

Benjamin Field (pictured), 30, killed Peter Farquhar, 69, to inherit his house and money after tricking him into thinking he was going mad after a period of gaslighting

Benjamin Field (pictured), 30, killed Peter Farquhar, 69, to inherit his house and money after tricking him into thinking he was going mad after a period of gaslighting

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