"Christopher Eccleston to play John Lennon in BBC4 drama"
The former Doctor Who star Christopher Eccleston is to play John Lennon in a new BBC4 drama.
Called Lennon Naked, the one-off 90-minute film covers Lennon's life from 1967 to 1971.
It features the effect on Lennon of the death of the Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein, and the impact of re-establishing contact with his long lost father Freddie.
Lennon Naked also covers the break-up of his marriage to Cynthia Lennon and meeting Yoko Ono.