Killed By My Debt

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This one hour factual drama for BBC Three tells the true story of Jerome Rogers, a 19-year-old motorbike courier from Croydon, who sees two unpaid 65 traffic fines escalating to more than a thousand pounds. Unraveling under the pressure of his mounting debt and with his only source of income -- his bike -- clamped, Jerome took his own life.


Critic Reviews for Killed By My Debt

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (7)

  • It turned out to be the best and bleakest dramatic portrait of modern Britain I've seen in years.

    Jul 23, 2018 | Full Review…
  • It's not often you can say that five stars aren't enough to do justice to a TV drama, but Killed By My Debt presents one of those occasions.

    Jul 19, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • A meticulous factual drama, with input from Jerome's family and a beautiful, utterly believable, portrayal of Jerome by newcomer Chance Perdomo - it becomes something else: a heart-rending personal family tragedy about a young life wasted.

    Jul 18, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Sam Wollaston

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  • Tahsin Guner's meticulous script lingered on agonising what-if turning points when tragedy might have been prevented.

    Jul 20, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • Killed By My Debt is moving, depressing, very current and sensitively portrayed with a great performance from Chance Perdomo as Jerome at the forefront.

    Jul 20, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Killed By My Debt is an overwhelmingly bleak yet poignant film that vitally humanises a story which is so often told in statistics.

    Jul 19, 2018 | Full Review…

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