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Part Two

Finding a link between their two cases, the team unites to work out how these disparate victims are connected. The answer lies in a 20-year-old unsolved murder.


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He's confident, careful and forensically aware.

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I'd be very surprised if he hadn't killed before.

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Your finger prints are all over these screwdrivers.

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You want to tell me what the angled tips are about?

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No idea.

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This is corn-starch found on their victim, Tina Lunt.

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And Clarissa's just retrieved corn-starch powder from

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Lucy Chatham's turbinates.

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We're working the same case.

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If she wants to play happy families with a junkie, that's her prerogative.

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SHE CRIES OUT

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When you turned the alarm off, was Alec's Land Rover outside?

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-You're getting in a state about nothing.

-Was it parked outside?

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Which night did you stay at the guesthouse?

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Why are you asking?

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HE CRIES OUT

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# Testator silens

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# Costestes e spiritu

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# Silentium. #

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Massive trauma to the torso.

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Trauma to the face.

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Tyre tread marks on his clothing.

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And in the blood.

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If this is the same killer, he's learning fast.

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How do you mean?

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He hit Lucy with his car, but she survived.

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Multiple impact - he left nothing to chance.

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So much for Beale being your prime suspect.

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Just because someone's killed him doesn't mean he didn't kill Tina.

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Wasn't a chance robbery.

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There's a couple of hundred quid in here.

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Which leaves what - pre-arranged meeting?

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-With Wesley Beale doing the arranging.

-Says who?

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Well, he lives less than a mile away.

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No CCTV, no prying eyes. Feels like his call.

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If it's his choice of venue, why's he the one that's dead?

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Someone he under-estimated?

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Wolf in sheep's clothing?

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VEHICLE APPROACHING OUTSIDE

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What are you doing in here? How did you get in?

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Set of keys in your coat.

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-What coat?

-The one you keep in the guesthouse. Mum was going to chuck all your stuff out.

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I thought you might want it.

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Oh.

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Thanks.

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I think I know what Mum's worried about.

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That the police will find out you used to be Brett Porter.

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Mum was acting so weird, I decided to get some answers for myself.

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Jessie...

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I've read all the articles.

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Only one thing I don't get.

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You were found innocent - so why did you change your name?

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Jack.

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ELECTRONIC BEEP

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Guv. Remember what that girl said? Jessica Timpson?

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Big bloke watching her from a black Fiesta.

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Yeah. We can get her to confirm easily enough.

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So...what was Hounslow Wesley doing in leafy Surrey?

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Getting petrol, for one.

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Dated yesterday morning. A service station in Surrey.

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-Isn't that near where Lucy was run down?

-Yeah.

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And Alice and Jasper's flat.

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So, we've got a dead bloke with form for dealing

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and a suspect with form for possession and assault.

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Even if Beale was Jasper's supplier, why would Jasper kill Beale?

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He ripped him off? A bad batch? Any number of reasons.

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I'm still not seeing a motive.

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Beale's record includes blackmail, yeah?

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Maybe he tries to shake Jasper down

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cos he knows he's got something to do with Lucy's murder?

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We know there is a link between Lucy and Tina's murders.

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We know Beale was in both locales very recently

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and we know he's in the drug business. We need to talk to Jasper.

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The police did everything they could...

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to pin it on me.

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The jury saw through it.

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Well, they must've had something else...

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for you to be their main suspect?

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I'd picked up a conviction... two years earlier.

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For, um,

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unlawful sex.

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It was all consensual,

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completely consensual, but...

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..she was 15.

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Jess, I know, I know.

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But I...I...I was a different person back then.

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Successful. I had half-a-dozen bars in Brighton

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and the girls were just on tap.

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Shame you had to pick one that was 15(!)

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It was a mistake.

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ONE mistake.

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Still.

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She didn't even want to press charges.

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It was all down to her parents and the police and...

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Ellie's right, though...

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about the missing girl.

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With all the police crawling around,

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they might find out I use the guesthouse.

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-So?

-So! If they do,

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it's best they don't know I stayed there on Friday night

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and only you know that I did.

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You want me to lie?!

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The police are always looking for another shot at me.

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Do you recognise the service station, Jasper?

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It's down the road from my flat.

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What about the bloke filling up? You recognise him?

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Forgive me for asking. What is it?

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Six, seven counts of possession you've clocked up over the years?

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Go on. Indulge me.

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One last look.

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Maybe you remember him...

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more like this?

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HE GROANS

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We know from Lucy that you blow up when things don't go your way.

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-Is that what happened to Beale?

-I don't know Beale!

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Did he think you were some sad, posh junkie

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that he could just push around?

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-Did you put him straight on that score?

-Are you listening to me?!

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OK, OK. You say you don't know him, I believe you.

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Where were you this evening, say, from 8pm onwards?

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-I've been at home all night with Alice.

-That's not what SHE says.

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She says you didn't get home until 11.

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So, who's lying?

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You left here under a bit of a cloud, didn't you?

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Alice didn't want you in the same car as her,

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let alone the same house.

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So where did you go, Jasper?

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Jesus...

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That's it... Get it off your chest.

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I went out to score.

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All that shit you put me through, I needed a fix.

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But my dealer is not Wesley Beale.

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-And where does he reside, YOUR dealer?

-Brentford.

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42, Pixley Road.

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You lot have got cameras up and down that street,

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for all the good it does you.

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So, unless I snuck out the back,

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hightailed it over to this, what...

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Industrial estate...?

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Ran this poor chap over - not forgetting I don't have my car -

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before quietly sneaking back...

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I think you'd better order me a cab.

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Hiya.

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Sorry it's late.

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Can you process that for me?

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Sure.

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Huh!

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What's it's, er, provenance?

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-Bit unusual.

-OK...

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It was dumped by a girl only tangentially involved in the case.

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-Right.

-If you just find one set of prints, one set of female DNA,

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then no further action required.

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I see.

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Getting soft in your old age?

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SHUTTER CLANKS

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SHUTTER CLANKS AND WHIRS

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Where've you been?

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Visiting a patient.

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But you weren't on call tonight?

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Clive Jones.

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He seems to distrust the younger doctors.

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And, it must be said, they're not crazy about him.

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What's that car you're driving?

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I told you. Garage lent it to me.

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While they're fixing the VW.

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Mm, right.

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What's wrong with it?

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The petrol gauge is playing up.

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Says "empty" when it's full.

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I asked Jess, point blank,

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which night she saw Alec at the guesthouse.

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-She said it was Thursday.

-And?

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And I know her well enough to know when she's lying.

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-Not this again...

-And I remember her being around on Thursday night.

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What are you saying? That he got her to lie?

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-I think they've seen each other.

-Well, they've always been close.

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-At the very least, they've spoken.

-Why are you torturing yourself?

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If he was here Friday,

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that means he left Saturday morning.

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And that's when Lucy Chatham...

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So, we're back to that again?

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Ellie,

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you're worrying about nothing.

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Am I?

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How do you know?

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-ON VIDEO:

-'That trust. That love.

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'I think you mean total, undiluted dependence..

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'I know love when I see it.

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'God, you're such a softie!

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'If we stopped feeding her and the neighbours stepped in,

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-'they'd get that look.

-That's just cynical...

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'What're you saying?

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'Our kids never love us?

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'It's never real?

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'What crap is Mummy spouting?

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'Let me translate.

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'"I love my Dad.

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'"He's the greatest.

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'"He can do no wrong."

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'What about Mum?!

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'"On the fence about Mum."

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'"On the fence"!

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'Hello.

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'Say "hello" to the camera.

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'Look at you! Lovely girl!

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'Yay!'

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BEEPING

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STEEMSON: 'Obviously, the discovery of Lucy's body is a devastating blow

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'to the family, but from an investigative angle,

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'we now have a wealth of new evidence to work with.

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'The net is closing in on this man, make no mistake...'

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Someone have a nightcap?

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I had a couple after you went to bed.

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"Couple"(!)

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Shouldn't it be me hitting the bottle?

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What is it?

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Nick...?

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I've had a lot of patients die recently.

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Mostly of old age, no great surprises, but...

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..people who meant a lot to me...

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I'm so proud of you.

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Is there anything else?

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This girl going missing, it's stirred up memories for me, too.

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What Alec went through when we were young...

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the trauma, the after-effects...

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..we all weathered that storm, me included.

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I've always thought you didn't like Alec.

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Back in the day, not much.

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Not sure he liked me much, either.

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Thought I was trying to cramp his sister's style.

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That's not true.

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But I like the man he grew into.

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I like Alec.

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That's what matters, isn't it?

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Who we are today?

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In the here and now?

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Who'd like their younger self if they met them in the street?

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I was a stuffy old git when I was young.

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If I hadn't met you. I would've stayed one.

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HE COUGHS AND GASPS

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HE SPITS AND GROANS

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MOBILE RINGS

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Yes.

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'Dr Timpson?

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'Ali from the garage here.'

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Ali, hi...

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'Well, your car's ready, all fixed.'

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Right. Great.

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'We can drop that off later

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'and we'll pop the keys through the letterbox if no-one's there.'

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No, no, I'll come and collect it.

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'It's no bother.'

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I'll come and collect it now, thank you.

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I found two sets of prints and DNA on the hash pipe and the clingfilm.

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-What hash pipe?

-This one.

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I saw Jessica Timpson get rid of a carrier bag

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in a bin just down the road from her house.

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She's the daughter of the guy whose car alarm went off.

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Yeah, I know who she is.

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I didn't want to take any action unless it related to the case.

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That's my call, not yours.

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One set of prints scored a match with a Brett Porter.

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Prime suspect in the rape and murder of Leah Tyler in Brighton in '96 -

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he now goes by the name of Alec Porter.

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Name change. Never a good sign...

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17-year-old Leah was walking home when she was raped,

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bludgeoned and strangled near Porter's house.

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Local offie recalled Porter coming in for cigarettes at 3am.

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Right when the pathologist believed that Leah was killed.

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When police got wind of his unlawful sex conviction,

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-and their interest doubled.

-But he didn't go down for it?

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But swathes of the public still thought he did it.

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Pretty clear the police did, too.

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Porter's prints showing up could be just a coincidence.

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She's young, blonde and pretty - just like Lucy.

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And she suffered blunt force trauma to the head.

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Porter's vehicle's registered in Brighton,

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but he's no stranger to Surrey.

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Last year, he got three points going through a camera on the A34.

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A34, that's, what, half a mile from Lucy's front door?

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Hang on, still leaves Tina Lunt.

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Maybe she was a witness?

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I know - well, I KNEW -

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the pathologist on the Leah Tyler murder. Mike Liston.

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But?

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He's in Esher Open Prison.

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Got caught falsifying path reports,

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casting doubt on all his previous cases.

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Including Leah Tyler's?

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Are you up for speaking to him?

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It might speed things up?

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Just sign some paperwork for us.

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I got my own. Thanks.

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-Couldn't hold the page down for me, could you?

-Oh, sure.

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Lovely.

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Good as new.

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You'd never know anything ever happened.

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Great. Thanks.

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-Where's the key?

-Oh.

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You don't mind me asking how the air bag went off?

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What...? I've no idea.

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Some kind of malfunction.

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That can happen, but we'd usually see it when we strip it out.

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-OK...?

-There was nothing wrong with your air bag.

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Thanks so much, Ali. Key, please.

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Everything all right, Dr Timpson?

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Fine. Lots of patients to see.

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ENGINE TURNS

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Thanks.

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Here you go, Dr Alexander.

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Thanks.

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Mike!

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You have a visitor.

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Oh...

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Thanks.

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Hi, Mike.

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Thanks for seeing me.

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Sit down.

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I, er...

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I was going to just read the path report, but, um...

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You thought it might have been one of ones I doctored?

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Well, it wasn't.

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CHATTER

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Hello, Jessica.

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Hi...

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Do you know an Alec Porter?

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Um...

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He's my uncle.

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He tore off her skirt and underwear,

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-and probably raped her.

-"Probably"?

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There was evidence of recent sexual activity and the presence of semen.

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But as you know, rape is, er, notoriously hard to prove.

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-What about cause of death?

-Well, I called that wrong to start with.

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At the scene, I assumed the cause of death

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was blunt force trauma to the skull...

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Think I might've thought the same...

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Yeah, well,

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I found a Yorkstone brick in the undergrowth

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which matched the yellow brick dust in Leah's wounds...

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The brick itself came from a pallet on Porter's front drive -

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he was having his house extended.

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Another black mark against him?

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Big one.

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Yeah, but where the case against Porter fell down

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was the semen deposits.

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-Didn't match his DNA?

-The police were not deterred.

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I mean, they formed a theory that the semen

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came from an earlier sexual encounter

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and that Porter wore a condom, or...

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he was unable to perform

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after a heavy night at his club.

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-That might've explained his rage and overkill.

-Well, it might.

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Anything else to support the theory?

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Leah had told a girlfriend that she was seeing an older, married man.

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The police thought the semen was his,

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but he'd never come forward,

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for obvious reasons...

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He was never traced?

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No.

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Gun to the head, do you think Porter killed her?

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Mmm, it always bothered me

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we never ID'd the secretor of the semen found on Leah.

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-It bothered the jury, too.

-It was a factor in his acquittal?

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The ONLY factor.

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Almost the definition of "reasonable doubt".

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Thanks, Mike.

0:24:000:24:01

I appreciate this.

0:24:010:24:02

I...

0:24:040:24:05

I...I don't feel sorry for myself.

0:24:050:24:08

Only for the people I've let down.

0:24:090:24:10

My family,

0:24:100:24:12

my colleagues...

0:24:120:24:14

When I was first sentenced,

0:24:150:24:17

I had an answer for everything.

0:24:170:24:19

I'd tell myself it wasn't fair to judge a man by his worst decision.

0:24:190:24:23

By a moment of weakness and greed.

0:24:240:24:28

But now, I know better.

0:24:290:24:31

It's our worst decisions that define us, Nikki.

0:24:320:24:36

They're the ones we have to live by.

0:24:370:24:39

-KNOCK AT DOOR

-Grace?

0:25:310:25:33

It's me. It's Nick.

0:25:330:25:35

How have you been, Grace?

0:25:400:25:42

Oh, you know. Can't complain.

0:25:430:25:45

Up to date with your pills?

0:25:470:25:49

-I've been using that timer you got me.

-Good.

0:25:490:25:52

Glad that's working out.

0:25:520:25:54

Oh!

0:25:590:26:00

What's happened here?

0:26:000:26:02

Oh...

0:26:020:26:04

I've been asking myself that question all day.

0:26:040:26:07

Have you put it in your journal?

0:26:070:26:09

Be a blessing when the rest of my memory goes...

0:26:090:26:12

Oh, what sort of talk is that?

0:26:120:26:14

The pipe, the dope - it's all mine.

0:26:150:26:18

You want to arrest me - fine, go ahead.

0:26:180:26:21

Don't drag Alec into it. He's been through enough shit, thanks to you.

0:26:210:26:24

-Some would say he got off lightly.

-You ruined his life.

0:26:240:26:27

-How is that getting off "lightly"?

-When did you last see your uncle?

0:26:270:26:30

In Brighton. Two months ago.

0:26:300:26:33

See, I think you've seen him more recently. And not in Brighton.

0:26:330:26:37

-No, Alec never comes to our house.

-Never?

0:26:370:26:40

Not for ages...

0:26:400:26:41

That's funny, a week ago, he went through a speed camera

0:26:410:26:45

half a mile from your front door.

0:26:450:26:46

You sure he didn't drop in for a cup of tea?

0:26:480:26:50

CAR APPROACHES

0:26:560:26:58

SIRENS IN DISTANCE

0:26:580:27:00

SIRENS APPROACH

0:27:060:27:08

CAR DOORS OPEN AND CLOSE

0:27:160:27:18

HE GRUNTS

0:27:310:27:33

SIRENS WAIL

0:27:420:27:44

INDISTINCT RADIO CHATTER

0:27:580:28:01

BIRDSONG

0:28:400:28:42

FIRE CRACKLES

0:29:270:29:29

MOBILE RINGS

0:29:360:29:38

Ellie...

0:29:430:29:44

'Where've you been? Why the HELL aren't you answering your phone?'

0:29:440:29:48

Sorry, I was with a patient...

0:29:480:29:50

'Come home NOW. The police are here.'

0:29:500:29:53

The police? Want do they want...exactly?

0:29:530:29:57

'They went to arrest Alec mob-handed.

0:29:570:30:00

'He lashed out and ran.

0:30:000:30:02

'They're still looking for him.

0:30:020:30:04

'Nick?!'

0:30:050:30:07

Yeah. I'm still here.

0:30:070:30:09

What is that?

0:30:140:30:15

This...

0:30:150:30:17

is an air bag,

0:30:170:30:19

minus its housing..

0:30:190:30:21

Want to make yourself useful?

0:30:210:30:23

Not particularly.

0:30:230:30:25

Fridge over there. Top shelf.

0:30:260:30:28

Ah! Thank you.

0:30:420:30:44

You might want to stand well back.

0:30:490:30:51

Three.

0:31:030:31:05

DOOR SLAMS NEARBY

0:31:060:31:09

Two.

0:31:110:31:12

SHE CLATTERS

0:31:120:31:13

SHE GRUNTS

0:31:130:31:15

One.

0:31:150:31:16

CLATTERING, CAR ALARM WAILS

0:31:180:31:21

SLICING

0:31:210:31:22

CAR ALARM WAILS

0:31:230:31:25

Clean entry wound.

0:31:320:31:35

Barely torn the flesh.

0:31:350:31:36

Sound familiar?

0:31:360:31:38

-Tina Lunt...

-The screwdriver was driven into her with such force,

0:31:380:31:41

it broke off the handle, smashed through her sternum

0:31:410:31:44

and scarcely tore the skin...

0:31:440:31:46

Covering her in cornstarch powder.

0:31:460:31:49

If Tina Lunt wasn't murdered,

0:31:500:31:52

who moved her body and why?

0:31:520:31:54

My money? Wesley Beale, for reasons of self-preservation.

0:31:540:31:57

The same powder was found on Lucy Chatham -

0:31:570:31:59

are we saying Beale killed HER?

0:31:590:32:00

Well, I'm hoping Wesley can provide some answers.

0:32:000:32:03

Have a look.

0:32:040:32:05

Right, this is what we know.

0:32:070:32:08

Cause of death - chest and abdominal injuries

0:32:100:32:12

consistent with multiple overrunnings by a vehicle.

0:32:120:32:15

Look at these. These are different.

0:32:160:32:18

They're older and the abrasions are not consistent with a collision.

0:32:180:32:22

He'd been struck repeatedly by the same implement.

0:32:220:32:24

Twin marks with a broadening at one end...

0:32:240:32:27

it's not a blade, or we'd see deeper cuts...

0:32:270:32:30

Is this a spanner?

0:32:300:32:32

Well, a spanner is a contender, certainly.

0:32:320:32:35

Do you think we'd find a spanner lying around Maconi's garage?

0:32:360:32:40

Yeah, one or two.

0:32:400:32:41

-All right, Dan?

-All right.

0:32:430:32:44

So, this...

0:32:450:32:47

is a photograph of Wesley Beale's back.

0:32:470:32:49

I didn't kill him.

0:32:520:32:54

Those wounds were sustained some days before he died.

0:32:540:32:56

Our money's on a spanner.

0:32:560:32:58

-I can't help you.

-Think of it more as helping yourself.

0:32:580:33:01

Beale's dead. Murdered.

0:33:010:33:03

Those wounds...

0:33:030:33:05

they're systematic.

0:33:050:33:06

Controlled.

0:33:060:33:08

Features associated with torture.

0:33:080:33:10

In most juror's minds, from torture to murder's but a hop and a skip.

0:33:100:33:14

Added to which, Beale was killed by a car,

0:33:140:33:17

and you, well...

0:33:170:33:19

You're in the car business.

0:33:190:33:21

He owed me some money, OK?

0:33:240:33:27

Ah, so, your lot thought beating was a friendly reminder?

0:33:270:33:30

Yeah! Seemed to work, too.

0:33:300:33:32

Go on...

0:33:320:33:34

He comes in yesterday, all cocky. Pleased with himself.

0:33:340:33:37

He's found a way to get my money.

0:33:370:33:39

-He's got some rich bloke over a barrel.

-He mention a name?

0:33:390:33:42

-No.

-You ask him what he had on this bloke?

0:33:420:33:45

He said it wasn't murder, but it was as good as.

0:33:450:33:48

< CAR ALARM WAILS

0:33:480:33:50

-Nick, tell them! They won't listen!

-Tell them what?

0:34:380:34:41

-Don't answer that, please.

-That we haven't seen Alec for months.

0:34:410:34:44

-Well? Is it true?

-Yes, we haven't seen Alec for a good while.

0:34:460:34:50

Fortunately, I don't have to take your word for it -

0:34:500:34:52

-this is a warrant to search the premises.

-Shall we?

-Thank you.

0:34:520:34:54

What are you expecting to find, exactly?

0:34:540:34:56

-Well, whatever it is, we don't need any help, thank you.

-Wait a second!

0:34:560:35:00

I just spoke to your neighbours.

0:35:000:35:02

They say your brother's a frequent visitor

0:35:020:35:04

-and stays in a guesthouse in the back garden?

-That's not true...

0:35:040:35:07

-You don't have a guesthouse?

-We do, but Alec doesn't stay in it.

0:35:070:35:11

So, when we process it for prints and DNA,

0:35:110:35:13

we won't find results matching his profile?

0:35:130:35:15

OK, Christ!

0:35:150:35:16

Has he ever stayed there? Yes,

0:35:160:35:18

but...not recently, so it doesn't matter, does it?

0:35:180:35:21

Can you show us the guesthouse, please?

0:35:210:35:23

One of your vehicles have an oil leak?

0:35:330:35:36

We had some friends staying last week.

0:35:360:35:38

-It must be from their car.

-Right, you two,

0:35:380:35:40

just take a couple of paces that way, please. Thank you.

0:35:400:35:43

She's lying.

0:35:440:35:45

Yeah, no shit(!)

0:35:450:35:47

RINGING TONE

0:35:470:35:49

Hi, can you check under Alec's vehicle,

0:35:510:35:53

see if there's an oil leak, please?

0:35:530:35:55

Checking now.

0:35:570:35:58

Yeah.

0:36:050:36:07

OK, thank you.

0:36:070:36:09

OK, just to clarify, no two brands of oil are the same.

0:36:100:36:14

So, if this oil comes from Alec's vehicle,

0:36:140:36:16

I'll be able to prove that, chemically.

0:36:160:36:19

One more time.

0:36:190:36:20

When did you last see your brother?

0:36:200:36:23

I think he may have stayed here Friday night.

0:36:250:36:27

SIRENS APPROACH

0:36:280:36:30

DOG BARKS OUTSIDE

0:36:300:36:32

DOGS BARK

0:36:390:36:41

BARKING

0:36:440:36:45

Stop. I'll let the dogs go!

0:37:070:37:09

Stop where you are!

0:37:090:37:11

Stop now!

0:37:120:37:13

Stop!

0:37:150:37:16

SHOUTING

0:37:170:37:19

BARKING

0:37:190:37:21

What is it?

0:37:360:37:38

A hunch.

0:37:380:37:39

Thomas.

0:37:390:37:41

'Jack. I think Tina Lunt was killed by a deployed air bag.

0:37:410:37:44

'This morning, DS Wretzky'

0:37:440:37:46

said something about Timpson's car alarm going off?

0:37:460:37:49

-A deployed air bag would trigger the alarm.

-Exactly.

0:37:490:37:53

How does this tie in with Beale's murder?

0:37:530:37:55

'Not sure. Seems like Beale was blackmailing someone

0:37:550:37:59

'and it backfired.'

0:37:590:38:00

I hear your car alarm went off on Saturday morning?

0:38:060:38:09

Just a malfunction. Was no harm done.

0:38:090:38:12

-Had some work done recently?

-Sorry?

0:38:140:38:17

Seat covers in your car.

0:38:170:38:18

Oh, petrol gauge was playing up.

0:38:200:38:22

Saying it was empty when it wasn't.

0:38:220:38:23

Covered your seats just for that?

0:38:230:38:25

They know I'm a neat-freak.

0:38:250:38:28

So, nothing to do with the alarm going off?

0:38:280:38:31

-No.

-Same vehicle, though?

0:38:310:38:33

Yeah. Same vehicle.

0:38:330:38:35

OK.

0:38:350:38:36

Thank you.

0:38:360:38:38

-Looks like Nick's had some work done on his car.

-Right.

0:38:420:38:46

Be good to know it had nothing to do with air bags.

0:38:460:38:49

OK. Where is he?

0:38:500:38:52

-Did you see where Nick Timpson went to?

-No, why?

0:38:540:38:57

-Where's your husband?

-What...?

-Where's Nick?

0:38:590:39:02

-MOBILE RINGS

-Dad?

0:39:160:39:19

I need you to come and pick me up, sweetheart.

0:39:190:39:21

'What's going on?'

0:39:210:39:23

It's Alec. The police are hanging round like a bad smell

0:39:230:39:25

-'and we need to warn him.'

-Where are you? You sound weird.

0:39:250:39:28

It's very important you don't take any more calls, Jess.

0:39:280:39:31

-'The police will be tracking your phone.'

-What...?

0:39:310:39:33

Here's where I want you to meet me.

0:39:330:39:35

INDISTINCT RADIO CHATTER

0:39:350:39:37

-Where would Nick go?

-I don't know.

-Think!

0:39:390:39:43

I don't know where he'd go. I don't know WHY he'd go. I don't know!

0:39:440:39:48

CAR DOOR CLOSES

0:39:480:39:50

What have you got?

0:39:540:39:55

I've just called his mechanics -

0:39:550:39:58

they fitted a new air bag yesterday

0:39:580:40:00

as well as replacing the front bumper, touching up the paintwork...

0:40:000:40:03

It looks like Tina Lunt tried to steal the air bag from Nick's car -

0:40:030:40:07

killing herself in the process.

0:40:070:40:09

The air bag propelled the screwdriver into her heart.

0:40:090:40:13

Accidental death?

0:40:130:40:14

Wesley Beale, her partner-in-crime -

0:40:160:40:18

showed his true colours and fled the scene.

0:40:180:40:20

So, Jessica tells her dad his car alarm is going off.

0:40:240:40:26

He comes out to investigate and then...

0:40:260:40:28

'decides to remove Tina's body from the car.'

0:40:280:40:31

From the direction Lucy was travelling in,

0:40:380:40:40

she would have turned into the lane

0:40:400:40:42

and would have had a clear view into the drive.

0:40:420:40:45

STEEMSON: 'And then, Nick had another problem on his hands.

0:40:500:40:53

CAR REVS

0:40:570:40:59

CAR REVS

0:41:060:41:07

THUDDING, CRASHING

0:41:070:41:09

THUD!

0:41:110:41:12

TYRES SCREECH

0:41:120:41:14

'Why?'

0:41:230:41:24

Why did he take Tina's body out of the car?

0:41:240:41:27

Why couldn't he call the police?

0:41:270:41:29

Keep going straight ahead.

0:41:330:41:35

Almost there.

0:41:350:41:36

And turn left into the house.

0:41:360:41:38

Where are we going, Dad?

0:41:380:41:39

Somewhere safe.

0:41:400:41:42

Alec will join us later.

0:41:420:41:44

And Mum.

0:41:440:41:45

It's all going to be OK!

0:41:460:41:48

MOBILE RINGS

0:41:510:41:53

-SHOUTS:

-I told you to turn that off!

-It's Mum!

0:41:530:41:54

Doesn't she need to know where to find us?

0:41:540:41:57

Jessica's still not answering.

0:42:010:42:03

Look...

0:42:060:42:07

You're not in trouble, Ellie.

0:42:100:42:11

We just need your help.

0:42:110:42:12

OK.

0:42:120:42:14

So, who would Nick turn to when he's in a bind? Who are his mates?

0:42:140:42:19

He doesn't really have any mates.

0:42:210:42:23

Sounds weird, but...his best friends are probably his patients.

0:42:240:42:28

-It's nice to meet you.

-You too, Jessica.

0:42:300:42:32

-Well, I'll put the kettle on.

-No, I'll do it.

0:42:340:42:36

-Nick?

-Mm-hm?

0:42:390:42:42

Did you put something in the burner...earlier?

0:42:420:42:45

-What?

-After you left, I had a walk around

0:42:460:42:50

and it had been used.

0:42:500:42:51

Really? You sure?

0:42:550:42:57

Mm. It was hot.

0:42:570:42:59

It looked like someone had been burning clothes.

0:42:590:43:02

Strange.

0:43:030:43:04

-I think I shall call the police.

-The police?

0:43:100:43:13

-I'm sure that's not necessary.

-How do you know?

0:43:130:43:16

If they're using the burner, what else are they doing?

0:43:160:43:20

You're right, we should get to the bottom of this.

0:43:210:43:24

-I'll call them in a minute.

-Oh, you don't have to do that.

-No trouble.

0:43:240:43:27

If they get a call from me, they'll take it seriously.

0:43:270:43:30

Thank you.

0:43:300:43:31

I'd be lost without your dad.

0:43:330:43:35

I'm tired.

0:43:370:43:38

Might have a sit down.

0:43:380:43:40

When the tea's ready, I'll bring it through.

0:43:420:43:44

Why don't you want her to phone the police?

0:43:470:43:50

I told you...

0:43:500:43:51

Alec's meeting us here. They'll arrest him.

0:43:510:43:54

-Right.

-I'm sorry I shouted in the car.

0:43:540:43:58

-It's OK.

-I'm just...

0:43:580:44:00

worried about Alec.

0:44:000:44:02

-And Mum.

-Sure.

0:44:020:44:05

Me too.

0:44:050:44:06

Would you...?

0:44:090:44:11

Would you say I'm a good dad?

0:44:110:44:12

That I've been a good father?

0:44:120:44:14

Course.

0:44:160:44:17

You love me, don't you?

0:44:170:44:18

-Dad...?

-Just...

0:44:180:44:20

..tell me. Please.

0:44:210:44:23

Yes.

0:44:230:44:24

I love you.

0:44:240:44:25

-And nothing can change that?

-No.

0:44:250:44:28

What's with all the weird questions?

0:44:280:44:30

Whatever happens, whatever people tell you...

0:44:340:44:37

..you brought out the good in me.

0:44:390:44:41

As a man,

0:44:430:44:44

as a father.

0:44:440:44:46

Raising you...saved me.

0:44:480:44:50

What do you mean?

0:44:510:44:52

You gave me something to live for.

0:44:540:44:56

What about Mum?

0:44:580:44:59

Your mum...

0:45:010:45:02

..couldn't help.

0:45:030:45:05

Because...

0:45:050:45:06

..in so many ways...

0:45:080:45:09

..she was to blame.

0:45:110:45:12

TV: 'You're not looking at...' CHANGES CHANNEL

0:45:160:45:18

'Tonight, police in Surrey have launched a manhunt

0:45:180:45:21

'for the missing GP, Nick Timpson,

0:45:210:45:23

'in connection with the murder of Lucy Chatham.

0:45:230:45:25

'She was found dead yesterday in a pond close to the M25.'

0:45:250:45:29

You got the list of his patients?

0:45:300:45:32

Yeah, it's a bloody mile long.

0:45:320:45:34

-I'd prioritise any farms or residences near farms.

-Why?

0:45:340:45:39

There's what looks...and smells like slurry under here.

0:45:390:45:43

-That could've been there for weeks...

-Nope.

0:45:430:45:45

The mechanics said they cleaned it inside and out.

0:45:450:45:48

These deposits were made today.

0:45:480:45:49

'..them immediately. Police say the man should not be approached.'

0:45:490:45:52

Who are you phoning, Grace?

0:46:010:46:02

SHE SHIVERS

0:46:020:46:04

Just a friend.

0:46:040:46:06

-Which friend?

-I...I...

0:46:060:46:08

Give me the phone, Grace.

0:46:150:46:17

No.

0:46:170:46:19

Give me the phone.

0:46:270:46:28

DOOR CLOSES

0:46:340:46:36

OK?

0:46:380:46:40

-Dad.

-Yes?

0:46:400:46:41

Brett and Mum aren't coming, are they?

0:46:430:46:45

What's the matter?

0:46:510:46:53

What's going on?

0:46:530:46:55

When I was small, you always said,

0:46:560:46:58

"A problem shared is a problem halved."

0:46:580:47:01

Some problems can't be shared.

0:47:020:47:04

Look, whatever it is, I can take it.

0:47:040:47:06

I can help you.

0:47:070:47:08

Your mum.

0:47:160:47:18

She was the best thing that ever happened to me.

0:47:190:47:22

The best thing.

0:47:220:47:24

I had to pinch myself that she was...you know...mine.

0:47:250:47:28

But deep down...

0:47:300:47:31

..I knew it was too good to be true.

0:47:330:47:35

That there'd be...a...a reckoning.

0:47:360:47:39

A price to pay.

0:47:410:47:42

I just didn't know it would hurt so much.

0:47:440:47:47

What do you mean?

0:47:470:47:48

What price?

0:47:500:47:51

I love you.

0:48:000:48:01

Dad...!

0:48:010:48:02

Let's go back to the car.

0:48:040:48:06

MOANING >

0:48:070:48:10

No! No, no! Stop!

0:48:100:48:12

Oh, God...

0:48:130:48:15

I told you not to go in there!

0:48:150:48:17

THUD, SHE GROANS

0:48:170:48:19

Jess...

0:48:190:48:20

I'm sorry, I'm sorry.

0:48:220:48:23

SHE SOBS AND GASPS

0:48:230:48:25

Jess! Talk to me!

0:48:250:48:27

Are you OK?

0:48:270:48:28

-CROCKERY SMASHES

-Argh! Argh...

0:48:290:48:32

Jess!

0:48:360:48:37

SHE WHIMPERS

0:48:370:48:39

Jess!

0:48:400:48:41

SIRENS APPROACH

0:48:410:48:42

JESS!

0:48:460:48:48

SIRENS WAIL

0:48:480:48:51

Nick Timpson, I'm arresting you

0:48:540:48:55

on the suspicion of the murders of Lucy Chatham and Wesley Beale.

0:48:550:48:59

You don't have to say anything,

0:49:000:49:02

but it may harm your defence if you do not mention when questioned

0:49:020:49:04

something which you later rely on in court.

0:49:040:49:07

Anything you do say may be given in evidence.

0:49:070:49:09

Put him in. Put him in.

0:49:120:49:14

LATCHES CLICK

0:49:220:49:25

I need to take a DNA swab sample.

0:49:420:49:44

Of course.

0:49:470:49:49

Open your mouth.

0:49:560:49:58

I need you to open your mouth.

0:50:000:50:02

Open.

0:50:040:50:06

VEHICLE APPROACHES

0:50:350:50:37

I had a chat with Tina Lunt's stepdad.

0:50:530:50:56

All the way from Florida.

0:50:560:50:58

Aw. She was more appreciated than we thought.

0:50:580:51:01

-That's something.

-Yeah, yeah, it is.

0:51:010:51:03

God bless Professor Jeffreys, eh?

0:51:040:51:06

The forefather of DNA profiling.

0:51:070:51:09

I know who he is, Einstein!

0:51:090:51:11

-Well, this is me.

-CAR ALARM CHIRPS

0:51:120:51:15

-Oh, I've got something for you, Maureen.

-Oh, yeah?

0:51:150:51:18

HE CHUCKLES

0:51:260:51:29

I will have to do some work now, won't I!

0:51:290:51:32

We've got news on your brother's condition.

0:51:340:51:36

He's going to have serious and lasting injuries,

0:51:370:51:40

but he's going to live.

0:51:400:51:41

And...

0:51:430:51:44

..there's something else.

0:51:450:51:47

We've taken Nick's DNA

0:51:480:51:50

and it's a match to the man who raped and murdered Leah Tyler

0:51:500:51:54

in Brighton in 1996.

0:51:540:51:56

The murder your brother was charged and acquitted of.

0:51:560:51:59

That's impossible.

0:52:010:52:03

DNA doesn't lie, I'm afraid.

0:52:040:52:06

Now we know why Nick removed Tina's body.

0:52:060:52:08

If he'd called the police,

0:52:080:52:10

they'd have processed his car and found his DNA...

0:52:100:52:12

which would have linked him to Leah's murder.

0:52:120:52:15

But Nick wasn't there.

0:52:150:52:17

He was in London.

0:52:170:52:18

He was doing his finals, and that's why I...

0:52:200:52:23

That's why I came down to see Alec.

0:52:250:52:27

'We went out to his club...'

0:52:270:52:29

Cheers, mate. Thanks very much.

0:52:290:52:31

MUSIC PLAYS FROM CAR STEREO

0:52:310:52:33

'..and I met an old boyfriend there.'

0:52:330:52:35

Here we are.

0:52:350:52:36

THEY LAUGH AND CHATTER, MINICAB REVS AWAY

0:52:360:52:39

SHE GIGGLES

0:52:420:52:44

SHE GIGGLES

0:52:490:52:51

Get a room, you two!

0:52:510:52:53

-Down the hall on the right.

-Where are you going?

0:52:530:52:56

Going to get some fags. Don't do anything I wouldn't do.

0:52:560:52:59

'And Nick wasn't there.'

0:52:590:53:01

He was in London.

0:53:020:53:03

He was doing his finals in London.

0:53:050:53:07

Well, clearly he was there.

0:53:080:53:10

You just didn't know it.

0:53:100:53:12

And the question is,

0:53:130:53:14

why didn't you know?

0:53:140:53:16

What was the state of your relationship with Nick at the time?

0:53:180:53:21

He was studying every night...

0:53:290:53:30

but at the same time, he was...

0:53:300:53:32

He was very possessive.

0:53:400:53:42

We fell out about it.

0:53:470:53:49

SHE SNIFFLES

0:53:510:53:52

SHE SOBS

0:53:540:53:55

SHE GIGGLES

0:54:050:54:07

SHE MOANS

0:54:190:54:21

SHE LAUGHS

0:54:250:54:27

DOOR SLAMS

0:54:290:54:30

SHE SCREAMS

0:55:030:55:05

Where is he?

0:55:120:55:13

WHERE IS HE?! Where is he?!

0:55:170:55:20

He's the father of my child.

0:55:270:55:30

He's my husband.

0:55:310:55:33

How could I not know it?

0:55:370:55:39

How could I not see it?

0:55:420:55:44

How could I not know?!

0:55:470:55:49

How could I not know?

0:55:490:55:51

SHE SOBS

0:55:530:55:54

How long has she been in there?

0:55:580:56:00

Looks like an indentation of an H.

0:56:000:56:02

'Cos there's no way that's a coincidence, is it?

0:56:020:56:04

'Two young women. Two friends.

0:56:040:56:06

'It has to be the same killer.'

0:56:060:56:08

I wouldn't hurt her, OK? I never touched her.

0:56:080:56:10

That's better! Some reaction!

0:56:100:56:12

'You want her to have been murdered, don't you?'

0:56:120:56:15

-I want to know the truth.

-No. You want to be right.

0:56:150:56:19

I will do everything I can to find her, I promise!

0:56:190:56:23

# Testator silens

0:56:240:56:32

# Costestes e spiritu

0:56:320:56:40

# Silentium. #

0:56:400:56:51

Having found a link between the two cases, the team struggles to make sense of it. Nikki visits a disgraced former colleague who may hold the key. Thomas uncovers the bizarre truth about how Tina died.