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The Crimson Feather

Period drama series. When Mrs McCarthy's god-daughter goes missing, Father Brown follows her trail to a risque gentlemen's club.


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HE PLAYS JAZZ MUSIC

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MAN WOLF WHISTLES

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PIANO JAZZ MUSIC CONTINUES

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WHISTLING

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-Inspector!

-HE CHUCKLES

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A pleasure, as always.

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Fifi!

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A large single malt. On the house.

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Yes, Mr Cranage.

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To thank you for your help with the licence.

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I really didn't do anything.

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Nonetheless, I always like to stay on the right side of the law.

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Where did you get him?

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The gutter.

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We're home to all sorts of waifs and strays.

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Enjoy.

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WHISTLING AND APPLAUSE

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# Oh, will you never let me be?

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# Oh, will you never set me free?

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# The ties that bound us

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# Are still around us

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# There's no escape that I can see

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She's amazing, isn't she?

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# Oh, will you never let me be?

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# Oh, will you never set me free? #

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-IN POLISH ACCENT:

-Stop! You should not be doing that.

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Have you thought any more about my offer?

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If anybody finds out, I will go to jail.

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You, too.

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Nobody will find out.

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But to take a life...!

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I need you to do this for me.

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I don't have anyone else to turn to.

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-Please...

-Yes.

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You'll have the money by tomorrow.

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And may God forgive us...both.

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-Now, another slice?

-No, no.

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It's a pleasure to finally meet you, Father.

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My godmother writes about you so fondly.

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Don't you believe a word of it.

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Now, we mustn't forget to telephone your parents,

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-let them know you've arrived safely.

-You can't. They're...

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They're on a walking holiday.

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The Brecon Beacons, I believe.

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I couldn't even tell you where they're staying.

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So what made you decide to come and visit your godmother?

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And why shouldn't she decide to visit her godmother?

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Well, when the cat's away...

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You believe I should be at home throwing wild parties?

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-Well, I'm not encouraging it, but...

-I'd rather be here.

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I haven't spent any time with my godmother in years.

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Will you excuse me one moment?

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-All right, then, spit it out.

-Well...

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..turning up out of the blue like this...

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Well, her letter probably went astray in the post.

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You don't think there's anything wrong?

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A row with her parents, perhaps?

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If there was anything wrong, she'd tell me.

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We've always been very close.

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Cooo-ee!

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-Hello!

-And what are you doing here?

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Charming!

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I thought I'd bring these along for your charity auction next week.

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When I heard about those poor little mites suffering from polio,

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I thought, what a fantastic opportunity for me

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to clear out my wardrobe.

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Well, thank you very much for your donation, Penelope.

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Now, there's something I have to say.

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My goddaughter Joselyn is staying here for a few days

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and I do not want her subjected to your bad influence.

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Bad influence?!

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Mrs M, I would never attempt

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to drag an innocent down the path of temptation.

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Talk of the devil. You must be Joselyn.

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Hello, I'm Bunty.

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What a darling little thing you are.

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Thank you. I love your hat.

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Oh, well, you're welcome to borrow it any time you like.

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You should wear it to one of my soirees.

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Music, cocktails, an array of unsuitable bachelors...

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Oh, that's very kind, but I...

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Penelope, you have been warned.

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Now, I'm going to help you unpack.

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-Lovely to meet you.

-Mm.

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Hm...well.

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That girl is not nearly as innocent as she's pretending to be.

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I suspect you might be right.

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Is that it?

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A slow night.

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See you tomorrow, V.

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Well?

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I take it you're feeling better?

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Yes. Thank you.

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So, if I lend you this money,

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there'll be no more missed appointments?

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No.

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Excellent.

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You can add it to what you already owe me.

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You're going to be a very busy girl.

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Say thank you to your Uncle Maurice.

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Thank you.

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You can go, Janek. I'll lock up.

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Good morning!

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Rise and shine!

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Nothing we can do.

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What do you mean, "nothing we can do"?

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-She's an adult.

-Well, what about the letter?

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In which she states, "You shouldn't expect to see me again."

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-Sounds like she's running away.

-Exactly! So...

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Which she's perfectly entitled to do.

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And what about this?

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I found it on the floor of her bedroom.

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Well, that changes everything.

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I'll put all my men on red alert.

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We're clearly looking for a parrot with a penchant for kidnap!

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Perhaps you could help, Padre?

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You like wild goose chases, so this'll be right up your street.

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Come along, Sergeant.

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Don't you worry, Mrs McCarthy. I'll keep an eye out for her.

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-Did you speak to her parents?

-They're on holiday.

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At least that part was true.

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According to the housekeeper,

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Joselyn stayed behind to attend secretarial classes.

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Did the housekeeper say where the classes were held?

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She didn't know.

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Only that Joselyn has been going for three or four evenings a week

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for the past few months.

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And that sometimes she stays over with a friend,

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but the housekeeper couldn't give me a name.

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There is one place that springs to mind.

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Not that I'd call the girls "secretaries" exactly.

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I met a girl at a party who used to work here.

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They make them wear red feathers in their hair.

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And very little else, I shouldn't wonder!

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My Joselyn wouldn't be seen dead in a place like this.

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Let's not tempt fate.

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Well, it has to be worth checking out?

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And how are you going to do that?

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You are not suggesting...

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that Father Brown signs up for membership?!

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I doubt the Bishop would approve.

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Oh, you could just pretend to be a concerned relative

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and then ask if Joselyn works here.

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Well, that assumes she's using her own name.

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As far as I understand, the...

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ladies who work in these establishments use noms de plume.

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How do you know that?

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The things I've heard in confession...

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would make a sailor blush.

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Oh, my God...!

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Don't worry. I've got a plan.

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DOORBELL RINGS

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I take it you, er... have experience?

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More than you could possibly imagine.

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What sort of act do you do?

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What sort of act would you like?

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Well, we've got a couple of singers and a few straight burlesque acts.

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I could use something a bit different.

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I can do...different.

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I'd need to see it, before I book you in.

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Naturally.

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I just need to gather a few...props.

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# C'est si bon

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# Lovers say that in France

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# When they thrill to romance

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# It means that it's so good

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# C'est si bon

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# So I say it to you

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# Like the French people do

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# Because it's oh so good. #

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-Why have you stopped?

-Want to see more, darling?

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Well, I get my own dressing room,

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two nights off a week and...

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Ah! Twice what the other girls earn.

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Wait a minute!

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Scarlet, get out here!

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Show our new employee to her dressing room three.

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Welcome to The Crimson Feather.

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Hello...Scarlet.

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Well, I never!

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Do you know her?

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She used to work for Mrs Curzon, until she was fired for stealing.

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They're obviously not too choosy about who they employ here.

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Thanks for that, Father. Good news or bad news?

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This is no time for playing games! Is she in there or is she not?

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-She is.

-Oh, thank God for that.

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-But she doesn't want to leave.

-Why not?

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Because she's earning over ten times what she'd earn as a secretary.

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She's sick of people telling her what to do.

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And to be fair, she looks fabulous in sequins.

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Well, I will go in and drag her out by the ears, if I have to!

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Mrs McCarthy... perhaps I should deal with this.

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-But you can't go in there, Father! What with all the....

-Don't worry.

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I will avert my eyes.

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A family member asked me to speak to her.

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I'm sorry, Father. I'm not in the habit of letting random men

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into my girls' dressing rooms. Not even a priest.

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Now, we're about to open, so if that's all...

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Very well. Thank you for your time, Mr Cranage.

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I'll wait outside the front door, until she finally finishes.

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Ah...

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I'm sure I can make an exception for a man of the cloth.

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Come with me.

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Scarlet's one of our newer girls. Getting on very well.

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But then, I always like to make sure all my employees are happy here.

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Don't I, girls?

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Janet.

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This is her, Father.

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Scarlet?

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What have you done?

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It was not me! I did not do this!

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Janek?

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I think, perhaps, you should call the police and a doctor.

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Joselyn?

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Joselyn...can you hear me?

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Verity!

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Is she dead?

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Why is she wearing your costume?

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I... I asked her to go on for me.

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My head was in such a spin after...

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I need you all to clear this room immediately.

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I just happened to be passing.

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Any news on Janek?

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The police are still hunting him.

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It just doesn't make any sense.

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I mean, I know he looks tough, but he was so...protective.

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I agree.

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He was a regular at mass.

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I always thought him...a good man.

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"Good"? Working in a place like that?

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-What if Verity was already dead when he found her?

-Then why would he run?

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Because he knew some people would jump to conclusions.

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Let's say, for the sake of argument, that it was someone else.

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Joselyn, you said that Verity was wearing your costume.

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Yes. It threw me, Bunty turning up like that.

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I couldn't face going on.

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Is it possible the killer was after you?

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Hm, I can't think why.

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And Verity...

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would anyone have a reason to kill her?

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Well...

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..a while ago, Maurice asked if I'd like to earn...

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some extra money.

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There was something unpleasant about how he came out with it,

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so I said no.

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Maybe he's up to no good and Verity got involved?

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Who wouldn't want to kill her? She was vile to everyone.

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-Fifi!

-Well, it's true.

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I mean, when I first started,

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she was as nice as anything, but recently...

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I saw her arguing with Oscar yesterday.

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Don't drag Oscar into it. He wouldn't hurt a fly.

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What were you thinking?!

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Erm...Bunty, Fifi...?

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Degrading yourself in a place like that

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and taking all your clothes off in front of all those leering men!

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-Have you no shame?

-I'm sorry I lied to you.

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And so you should be,

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turning up at my door and then vanishing into the night.

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What were you playing at?

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I wanted to see you one last time.

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Say goodbye, I suppose.

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You've always been so kind to me.

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Goodbye?

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I...was planning to catch the early train to London.

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I thought I'd never see you again.

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To London?

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Do your parents know about this?

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They're the reason I'm leaving. You don't know what they're like.

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I have known them for years. They are good, kind people.

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They try to control everything I do. They want me to be someone I'm not!

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Oh, so you told them you were attending secretarial classes

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when, in fact, you were getting yourself a job

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showing your bits to...lecherous drunkards?

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Burlesque isn't only about stripping. It's...

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It's artistic.

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Oh, well, now I've heard everything!

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I only got the job at the club

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because I needed the money to start a new life.

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So...why are you still here?

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Cold feet.

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I made it to the platform, but I couldn't board the train.

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I was too embarrassed to come back here, so I went to the club.

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I never dreamed you'd find me there.

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I am thankful that you were not foolish enough

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to see this ridiculous plan through!

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And I am very thankful...

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that it wasn't your body lying on that floor!

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BELL RINGS

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Father?

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Janek.

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Haven't seen you at mass for a while.

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I was ashamed.

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You see where I work, you know why.

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-The police are looking for you.

-I know.

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I wanted to make money to take back to my family in Poland.

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Instead...I will hang.

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Only if you're guilty.

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I deserve it.

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What do you mean?

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Padre, are you in there? I wanted to ask if...

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Well, well, well...

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I'll give you the benefit of the doubt, Padre,

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and assume you weren't harbouring a wanted murderer.

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When we found him, he was trying to stem the flow of blood.

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Doesn't mean he didn't stab her.

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-Have you found the murder weapon?

-It'll turn up.

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Either way, any jury would take one look at that thug

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and sentence him to hang.

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I'll let you know if you're needed as witnesses.

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Well, he certainly looked guilty to me.

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Perhaps.

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But not of murder.

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We should go to the club. Look for...

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Don't even think about it!

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Perhaps...your godmother is right.

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If the killer is still at large, then...

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..you are still in danger.

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How about I go with her?

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As far as Maurice is concerned, I'm still plain old Pepper Seymour.

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I think it suits me.

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And I can keep an eye on the investigation.

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Well, if Joselyn's going, I'm going.

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Very well. Then I will go to the station

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and talk to Janek and get his side of things.

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You're not going to allow this?

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With respect, Auntie Bridget, it's not his decision.

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-I'll look after her, don't worry.

-Forgive me if I'm not reassured!

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All right, I will have to go with you.

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Oh, need help coming up with an act?

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Bunty's right. Maurice isn't going to let you

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wander round his club for no good reason.

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Do you know anyone who needs a cleaner?

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As you can see, my references include the Montague family.

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Which begs the question, why do you want to work here.

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-I need to talk to you.

-Can't you see I'm busy?

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-How could you open after what's happened?

-Life goes on.

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You need to get yourself straight. We've got customers.

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We already had to find a replacement dancer.

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I don't want to have to find a pianist, as well.

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And, you, you're in luck.

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The usual cleaner's just handed in her notice.

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It's like somebody up there is looking after you.

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Oh, well, I suppose you could say that.

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I assume you've heard of the phrase "caught red-handed"?

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Goodfellow, open cell two.

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What if he found her and was trying to help her?

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Then how do you explain the money?

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When he was arrested, Father,

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they found an envelope full of cash on him.

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And Verity's fingerprints were all over it.

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So you think it was robbery?

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Exactly.

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Tell him to confess. It'll make all our lives easier.

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Feel free to accidentally drop the key down a drain.

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Nothing yet.

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I heard Oscar had to hurry back from the States

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because he was in trouble with the police.

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I'm going to look upstairs.

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-Here you are...

-Oh!

0:23:370:23:38

Just look at this.

0:23:380:23:40

I can't believe it.

0:23:420:23:43

A man doing his own laundry?

0:23:440:23:47

-Come on, I've got a special job for you.

-No...

0:23:470:23:49

Quickly!

0:23:500:23:52

Cough if you hear anyone coming. And try and look busy.

0:23:540:23:57

And what exactly will you be doing?

0:23:570:23:59

Same as you. Checking for dirt.

0:23:590:24:02

Oh, there must be a key here somewhere.

0:24:070:24:09

Got it!

0:24:170:24:18

VOICES APPROACH

0:24:270:24:30

Quick, in here!

0:24:400:24:42

Wait!

0:24:420:24:44

-THEY GIGGLE

-Ooops!

0:24:460:24:49

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:24:520:24:55

WOLF WHISTLES

0:24:550:24:58

-MAN:

-Get 'em off!

0:24:580:24:59

PIANO MUSIC STARTS

0:24:590:25:02

-Go on!

-Would you stop that?!

0:25:020:25:04

PIANO MUSIC STOPS

0:25:040:25:06

Oh, you should be ashamed of yourselves,

0:25:060:25:08

sat there drinking and salivating.

0:25:080:25:11

I have stockings that are older than some of these girls!

0:25:110:25:15

Oh, you think this is funny, do you?

0:25:170:25:18

Well, I have a good mind to take a broom handle

0:25:180:25:22

to every last one of you!

0:25:220:25:23

Music, please, maestro.

0:25:230:25:25

CHEERING AND WHISTLING

0:25:250:25:27

PIANO MUSIC STARTS

0:25:270:25:30

Verity was in trouble.

0:25:360:25:39

I agreed to help.

0:25:390:25:41

Ah...trouble.

0:25:420:25:44

She was desperate.

0:25:450:25:47

There is a woman on my street and...

0:25:470:25:49

if you have the money...

0:25:490:25:51

An abortion.

0:25:520:25:54

Was the baby yours?

0:25:570:25:58

No! No, we never...

0:25:580:26:00

Then why did she come to you for help?

0:26:020:26:05

Because...

0:26:060:26:07

..she knew I would give her anything she wanted.

0:26:090:26:12

Even my soul.

0:26:130:26:15

Did she go through with it?

0:26:180:26:20

No.

0:26:200:26:21

I went to try one last time to talk her out of it.

0:26:220:26:25

That is when I found her. I tried to stop the bleeding, but...

0:26:260:26:29

Janek, you have to tell the Inspector that you are innocent.

0:26:310:26:35

But I am not.

0:26:360:26:37

God knew what we were planning.

0:26:380:26:40

He punished her and I shall be next.

0:26:410:26:44

And what happened today is never to be spoken of again.

0:26:480:26:53

"I know what you've been up to and I want a cut."

0:26:540:26:57

I beg your pardon?

0:26:570:26:59

A letter from Maurice's desk. Anonymous.

0:26:590:27:02

Tells him to leave money in a storage cupboard under the stage.

0:27:020:27:05

So Verity was blackmailing Maurice?

0:27:050:27:08

It would explain where the money came from.

0:27:080:27:11

Perhaps Maurice killed her to silence her?

0:27:110:27:13

-We should tell the Inspector.

-Not yet.

0:27:130:27:15

We can't prove this comes from Verity.

0:27:160:27:18

And we don't even know what she was accusing Maurice of doing.

0:27:190:27:22

If Verity was pregnant,

0:27:220:27:24

surely we should be speaking to the father?

0:27:240:27:27

-Well, that piano player.

-Oscar?

0:27:290:27:31

When I was at the club, I saw him...

0:27:310:27:34

-Oscar would never have...

-Would you please let me finish?

0:27:340:27:37

Finish accusing an innocent man? You don't know anything about him!

0:27:370:27:40

Sensitive subject?

0:27:430:27:45

How long have you been seeing him?

0:27:570:27:59

Is Oscar the "friend" with whom you have occasionally

0:28:040:28:08

been staying over with?

0:28:080:28:12

It's been a few months.

0:28:130:28:14

Since I started at the club.

0:28:160:28:17

That night...

0:28:200:28:21

when I disappeared from Auntie Bridget's house,

0:28:210:28:24

Oscar and I were supposed to be meeting at Kembleford train station.

0:28:240:28:28

We were planning to go to London together.

0:28:280:28:31

Only...

0:28:310:28:32

Only, he never showed up.

0:28:320:28:34

Do you know why?

0:28:360:28:38

Erm...I thought something must've happened to him.

0:28:380:28:41

So you went back to the club to find out what?

0:28:410:28:44

When I got there, he wouldn't even speak to me.

0:28:440:28:47

I thought he loved me!

0:28:490:28:51

SHE SOBS Does anyone else know?

0:28:510:28:54

Erm...only Fifi, but she wouldn't tell anyone.

0:28:540:28:58

You won't say anything to Auntie Bridget, will you?

0:28:580:29:01

BICYCLE BELL JINGLES

0:29:040:29:07

You're wasting your time. I don't do religion.

0:29:150:29:19

I'm not here to convert you. I'm here to talk about Joselyn.

0:29:190:29:22

-What about her?

-You were planning to go to London with her.

0:29:220:29:25

-And?

-What happened?

0:29:260:29:28

-Ask her.

-Was it about Verity?

0:29:300:29:32

Did you find out she was pregnant and get cold feet?

0:29:320:29:35

Verity was pregnant?

0:29:350:29:37

Oh, I get it!

0:29:380:29:40

You... You think I'm the father.

0:29:400:29:43

Well, I wasn't.

0:29:440:29:45

And it was Joselyn that got cold feet, not me.

0:29:450:29:48

Why?

0:29:480:29:49

Oscar!

0:29:490:29:51

I'm not paying you to smoke.

0:29:520:29:54

Thank you for coming so quickly.

0:30:080:30:10

How can I help?

0:30:100:30:12

I wish to send a letter home.

0:30:130:30:15

To say goodbye.

0:30:150:30:17

-Goodbye?

-I have been charged...with murder.

0:30:170:30:21

The Inspector thinks I...will hang and...

0:30:220:30:25

..I want to ask for forgiveness from my family...

0:30:260:30:31

..but I cannot write.

0:30:320:30:34

I understand.

0:30:340:30:35

But I'm afraid my Polish is...straszne.

0:30:350:30:39

English is fine.

0:30:390:30:41

Our local priest, he will translate.

0:30:410:30:44

I will help, of course. But...

0:30:440:30:46

..may I ask something in return?

0:30:470:30:50

Anything.

0:30:500:30:51

Maurice was being blackmailed.

0:30:560:30:58

And I need to know by who and why.

0:31:000:31:02

I don't know who, but...

0:31:040:31:06

..Maurice had an arrangement with some men.

0:31:070:31:10

Erm, customers. Wealthy.

0:31:100:31:12

Mr Cranage let them spend time with one or two of the dancers.

0:31:140:31:19

Prostitution?

0:31:190:31:20

Was Verity one of them?

0:31:220:31:24

Yes. But she would not blackmail Mr Cranage.

0:31:240:31:27

He had too much power over her.

0:31:270:31:29

Now, please, the letter.

0:31:300:31:34

You will write home.

0:31:340:31:35

You will not say goodbye.

0:31:360:31:39

I will not let you hang.

0:31:390:31:41

-It is in God's hands now.

-Yes.

0:31:410:31:43

Why do you think he sent me?

0:31:440:31:46

'I've already caught the culprit.'

0:31:470:31:49

So you say.

0:31:490:31:51

But I saw that musician scrubbing blood from his shirt.

0:31:510:31:54

What if he made Verity pregnant,

0:31:560:31:58

she was demanding money, making a fuss, and so he killed her?

0:31:580:32:02

The doorman was found on the scene.

0:32:020:32:04

As were you...found on the scene.

0:32:040:32:07

But we wouldn't want that getting out, now would we?

0:32:070:32:10

I am only asking you if you will investigate this... pianist.

0:32:110:32:17

-KNOCKING

-What now?!

0:32:170:32:18

Ah...

0:32:220:32:23

Mrs McCarthy.

0:32:230:32:25

I didn't expect to see you here.

0:32:250:32:27

-I was just...

-You know exactly what she's doing here, Padre.

0:32:280:32:32

Doing your dirty work, as always!

0:32:320:32:34

Fine.

0:32:340:32:35

I'll bring him in for questioning. But that's all I'm promising.

0:32:360:32:39

Well, he was clearly involved.

0:32:430:32:45

How else do you explain the blood on his shirt?

0:32:450:32:47

Maurice made him mop the floor after Verity's body was removed.

0:32:470:32:52

This is because we were seeing each other, isn't it?

0:32:530:32:56

Oh, you're worse than my parents.

0:32:560:32:59

At least they wouldn't send an innocent man to the scaffold

0:32:590:33:01

just to keep him away from me!

0:33:010:33:03

I am not going to pretend

0:33:030:33:05

that I approve of you eloping with a down-and-out musician.

0:33:050:33:08

Oh, so it's his job you don't like?

0:33:080:33:10

And here's me thinking it's the colour of his skin!

0:33:100:33:13

How could you think that?!

0:33:140:33:16

If anything happens to him...

0:33:160:33:18

I will never forgive you.

0:33:180:33:20

-Where're you going?

-To warn him!

0:33:220:33:24

Well, I was only trying to protect her.

0:33:270:33:29

I've made a terrible mistake, haven't I?

0:33:320:33:35

You're not intending to leave me without a piano player

0:33:380:33:41

at such short notice?

0:33:410:33:42

Surely we can come to some arrangement?

0:33:420:33:44

This is a murder investigation.

0:33:440:33:47

My customers are already apprehensive about returning.

0:33:470:33:50

We are not an establishment that flourishes in the spotlight.

0:33:500:33:53

We prefer the anonymity of the shadows,

0:33:530:33:55

as I'm sure you can understand.

0:33:550:33:57

-You're making a mistake!

-I don't recall asking your opinion.

0:33:580:34:02

Did you know Mr Cranage is offering...

0:34:040:34:07

extra services to his clients?

0:34:070:34:10

Rubbish! We are a respectable establishment.

0:34:100:34:13

Enough! You, stay out of it!

0:34:130:34:15

Take me to Mr Bergeres immediately.

0:34:150:34:17

-Sergeant, with me.

-Righty-oh, sir.

0:34:180:34:20

I know somewhere you can hide.

0:34:250:34:27

Inspector.

0:34:510:34:53

We've found our murder weapon.

0:34:550:34:57

Round up the other officers and meet me downstairs.

0:34:570:35:00

-We've got a manhunt on our hands.

-Righty-oh, sir.

0:35:000:35:03

Quick!

0:35:030:35:04

-You know I had nothing to do with Verity's death, right?

-Of course.

0:35:070:35:10

Urgh!

0:35:100:35:11

That's not my writing.

0:35:490:35:51

Listen up. I want check-points on all roads out of town

0:35:520:35:56

and door-to-door searches.

0:35:560:35:58

If you find him, approach with caution.

0:35:580:36:01

-He tried to kill me!

-Who?

0:36:010:36:03

Oscar! I hit him. I wasn't thinking.

0:36:030:36:05

-I'm not going to get in trouble, am I?

-Of course not.

0:36:050:36:08

-Where is he now?

-In the store-room under the stage. I'll show you.

0:36:080:36:11

Come with me.

0:36:110:36:13

You mustn't blame yourself.

0:36:330:36:35

None of us knew he was capable of such...

0:36:350:36:38

..evil.

0:36:390:36:40

He isn't. I know he isn't.

0:36:400:36:42

But...

0:36:430:36:45

It's strange.

0:36:450:36:46

Whoever wrote to Oscar cancelling Joselyn's rendezvous with him

0:36:470:36:52

had the same handwriting as whoever was blackmailing Maurice.

0:36:520:36:55

And I believe that that person killed Verity.

0:36:550:36:58

How awful!

0:36:580:36:59

Who?

0:36:590:37:01

Me?!

0:37:030:37:04

You were convinced of Janek's innocence from the start.

0:37:060:37:10

And so keen to return to the club to prove it.

0:37:120:37:15

A perfect opportunity to retrieve the shard you had hidden

0:37:170:37:21

and use it to frame Oscar.

0:37:210:37:24

You can't possibly think that I'd...

0:37:250:37:28

Take off your gloves.

0:37:300:37:31

What?

0:37:310:37:32

When you first saw Verity's body, you let out a cry of alarm.

0:37:320:37:36

But only after Joselyn had grabbed your hand.

0:37:360:37:39

Ever since then, you've kept your gloves on,

0:37:390:37:43

even in this hot weather.

0:37:430:37:45

So? I don't see how that's...

0:37:450:37:48

Show me your hands.

0:37:480:37:50

No.

0:37:500:37:51

It was you!

0:37:590:38:01

-No!

-You killed her!

0:38:020:38:05

No, I cut this on a broken glass.

0:38:050:38:08

She was pregnant!

0:38:080:38:09

-It's true.

-No, don't listen to him. It was Oscar!

0:38:100:38:14

Now he's been arrested, we can go back to how things were.

0:38:140:38:17

"How things were"?

0:38:170:38:19

Before he tried to take you from me! See, all this is his fault!

0:38:200:38:24

I didn't mean to...

0:38:250:38:26

I knew Oscar would find out that you didn't write him that note

0:38:280:38:30

saying you weren't going to elope together.

0:38:300:38:33

So I went to your dressing room, to tell you how I felt.

0:38:340:38:37

To tell you that you deserve more than him.

0:38:370:38:40

That he can't love you. Not like I can.

0:38:410:38:44

But it wasn't you.

0:38:470:38:49

It was her.

0:38:520:38:53

She saw my pain...

0:38:550:38:56

..and all she could do was mock!

0:38:580:39:00

That must have been very distressing.

0:39:040:39:06

I knew Verity would've told you what I'd said just to humiliate me.

0:39:070:39:11

I had to speak to you first.

0:39:110:39:13

So I came here to Oscar's room to find you, but you weren't here.

0:39:130:39:17

And that's when I saw the broken mirror.

0:39:180:39:20

I could hear her voice going round and round in my head,

0:39:220:39:25

laughing at me.

0:39:250:39:26

Laughing at us! I had to make it stop.

0:39:260:39:29

VERITY GASPS

0:39:290:39:31

And after you killed her...

0:39:340:39:36

..you realised that you could frame Oscar

0:39:370:39:40

and have Joselyn for yourself.

0:39:400:39:42

So you planted the evidence

0:39:420:39:45

and dropped a few hints.

0:39:450:39:47

We can go now, start a life together.

0:39:470:39:50

This is why I blackmailed Maurice.

0:39:500:39:52

-I got the money for us!

-Us?

0:39:520:39:55

There's never been an "us".

0:39:550:39:57

We were only ever friends, and now...

0:39:570:39:59

No. You don't mean that! You don't mean that. It's not...

0:39:590:40:02

Don't touch me!

0:40:020:40:03

No! No!

0:40:070:40:08

No!

0:40:080:40:09

No!

0:40:110:40:12

Sir!

0:40:150:40:17

-No!

-Stay there! Don't move!

0:40:170:40:20

No! Get off me!

0:40:200:40:21

Fifi, please...

0:40:210:40:23

Please.

0:40:230:40:24

Why should I?

0:40:240:40:26

Because you're unwell.

0:40:280:40:29

You think I'm ill because I'm in love with a woman?

0:40:310:40:33

That's not what I meant.

0:40:330:40:35

Fifi, this is all so sudden. I thought we were just friends.

0:40:370:40:40

But maybe, if I had time...

0:40:410:40:43

..to make sense of everything...

0:40:450:40:47

You mean...?

0:40:490:40:51

Come here.

0:40:510:40:52

We could be so happy.

0:40:550:40:56

It was her!

0:40:560:40:58

-And you will write to me from London?

-Every week.

0:41:200:41:24

You do realise your parents will never talk to me again?

0:41:240:41:28

I'm sorry. For everything.

0:41:280:41:30

And I'm sorry for leaping to conclusions.

0:41:300:41:33

I only ever had your best interests at heart.

0:41:330:41:38

But I can see now that this is much more than just some giddy fling.

0:41:380:41:42

I'll look after her, I promise.

0:41:420:41:45

Well, we're all much safer now that mad woman is locked up!

0:41:460:41:49

-What will happen to her?

-Heaven only knows.

0:41:490:41:52

Inspector Mallory has requested an assessment

0:41:520:41:56

of her mental state of mind.

0:41:560:41:58

The police found a bundle of love letters in her lodgings...

0:41:580:42:01

to you.

0:42:010:42:03

She was obsessed.

0:42:040:42:06

And being so cruelly mocked when she finally revealed her feelings

0:42:060:42:10

tipped her over the edge.

0:42:100:42:11

Thank you.

0:42:110:42:13

For everything.

0:42:130:42:14

You're welcome.

0:42:140:42:16

I only hope that you find an occupation in London

0:42:180:42:21

that makes the most of your intellect.

0:42:210:42:24

Don't worry, I know exactly what I'm going to do.

0:42:240:42:27

Yes?

0:42:270:42:28

I'm going to be an actress!

0:42:290:42:31

Best be off. Don't want to miss the train.

0:42:330:42:37

Goodbye!

0:42:370:42:38

Goodbye.

0:42:380:42:39

Goodbye, Father.

0:42:440:42:46

Where did I go wrong?

0:42:500:42:53

Whatever do you mean?

0:42:560:42:58

My job was to safeguard her moral wellbeing.

0:42:580:43:02

And I always thought she was on the right track.

0:43:020:43:05

But it turns out she's been taking her clothes off

0:43:050:43:08

in front of complete strangers

0:43:080:43:10

and now she's running off to London with a...a musician.

0:43:100:43:13

I think you've done a marvellous job.

0:43:130:43:16

Joselyn is loving, confident, bright and courageous.

0:43:160:43:22

She put herself in danger to prove another person's innocence.

0:43:230:43:27

Yes.

0:43:270:43:29

Yes, I suppose that's right.

0:43:290:43:31

And perhaps, as you have appeared on the stage of a burlesque club,

0:43:310:43:39

you shouldn't be the first to throw stones?

0:43:390:43:42

Mention that one more time...

0:43:420:43:45

and I'll tell the bishop that you have been enjoying the company

0:43:450:43:49

of strippers and harlots.

0:43:490:43:51

Yes, well, then, perhaps, in the case of The Crimson Feather Club...

0:43:520:43:56

there should be a vow of silence.

0:43:560:43:59