Christopher Jefferies read and approved Peter Morgan's script, and supported the project.

Christopher Jefferies, the subject of this drama, used to teach director Roger Michell at Clifton College in Bristol.

Named after a German novel by Heinrich Böll released in 1974, which had a very similar storyline in which a young woman finds herself being harassed by the media and police for crimes she did not commit.

Steve Coogan appears (uncredited) as himself.