Episode 3 Broken


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-Vernon's coming home.

-Is he well enough?

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-Can you phone the Crisis Team?

-They're not coming in here!

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Get out now!

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Put the knife down - I'll have to spray you.

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No, don't spray it, Dawn!

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-Put down the knife or I will fire!

-GUNSHOTS

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We remember Vernon Oyenusi, who was so tragically taken from us.

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What?

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What happened?

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-He got sicker and sicker.

-Oh, God, why didn't you phone me?

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I phoned earlier and you didn't answer.

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-ON VOICEMAIL:

-'No pun intended, Father.'

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She can't be left alone over night.

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-Michael.

-Roz.

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You said you'd give me a reason to go on living.

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You said you'd done something worse

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than stealing £200,000.

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What did you do, Michael?

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MUSIC: I Think It's Going To Rain Today by Nina Simone

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# Broken windows in empty hallways

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# A pale dead moon and a sky streaked with grey

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# Human kindness is overflowing

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# And I think it's gonna rain today. #

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This programme contains some strong language and some scenes which some viewers may find upsetting.

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"Move him into the sun.

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"Gently its touch awoke him once.

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-"At home, whispering..."

-Stop!

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Look at it.

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Last word of the first line?

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Sun.

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Last word of the third line?

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Unsown.

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Does it rhyme?

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No, Father.

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Are they supposed to rhyme?

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Yes, Father.

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Does it LOOK as though it should rhyme?

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Yes, Father.

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It's called sight rhyme.

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It LOOKS as though it might rhyme, but it doesn't.

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Otherwise known as consonantal rhyme,

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because the consonants are the same.

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Continue.

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"Always it woke him, even in France,

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"until this morning and this snow.

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"If anything might rouse him now...

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Now and know. Sight rhyme.

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It adds something, doesn't it?

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An uneasiness, a strangeness,

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a sense of something not being quite right.

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Continue.

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"Think how it wakes the seeds,

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"woke, once, the clays of a cold star.

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"Are limbs, so dear-achieved, are sides,

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"Full-nerved, still warm,

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"too hard to stir?

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"Was it for this the clay grew tall?

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"O what made fatuous sunbeams toil

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"to break earth's sleep at all?"

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It is a sweet and wonderful thing.

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Father?

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Dulce et decorum est.

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It is a sweet and wonderful thing.

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Read it please, Donnelly.

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CHURCH BELL TOLLS

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Shall I come in?

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No, that's OK. You've got Mass.

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Will you be there?

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Yes.

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We've got the Catholic Mothers in.

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May I tell them about you...

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about your loss?

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Yes.

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In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

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Amen.

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The grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God

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and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

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-CONGREGATION:

-And with your spirit.

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So, er, once again we've some guests here today.

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Women from the UCM. Welcome to Saint Nick's.

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HE SIGHS

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When I was a boy queuing up for confession...

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..I'd examine my conscience so fiercely

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I'd think the boys behind could read the sins on the back of my head.

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MUFFLED LAUGHTER

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I sometimes think, today, it's cowardice with me.

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Things I should have said and haven't said.

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Things I should have done and haven't done. All through cowardice.

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There's a woman here who gave birth to a boy 18 years ago,

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and she loved and nurtured him and saw him shot dead in his own street.

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She later met two people who she could have blamed for his death,

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but she did not.

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She embraced them and absolved them of all blame,

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and in doing so,

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proved herself a far better Catholic,

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a far better Christian, than I can ever be.

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Why, then, am I her priest?

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Why is she not mine?

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I think I know why.

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I think I understand why our Church is so set against women priests.

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I think it's the old men who run the Church

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don't want to see menstrual blood on the altar.

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I think it's as basic as that.

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Fear of, ignorance of,

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contempt for the bodies of women.

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"Ah, it's all right," you might say, these old men will soon be dead -

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but they've taught younger men,

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and those younger men will, in turn, teach younger men,

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and so it will continue, this fear of, ignorance of,

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contempt for the bodies of women.

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Female priests, female bishops,

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a female pope...

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That's what our Church needs.

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How confidential is this?

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Utterly.

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-There's no get-out clauses in that, no?

-No, none.

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They're going to lie.

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-I must've got a lungful cos I can't...

-Will you listen to me?!

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No, I won't cos I'm sick of listening to you, all right?

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-Will you stop that?

-I did everything...

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-Shut it, you cracked cow!

-..according to the book.

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If I'd waited for you to act, you dozy bastard,

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-we'd both be dead now.

-You were totally out of order -

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and you, you bloody gobshite,

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-shooting a poor bastard like that!

-Don't start on me.

-I can't...

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We were sent to sort it out,

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-calm the bastard down.

-Do you get panic attacks?

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It's not a panic attack.

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You two sent him out like a raving lunatic, so...

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I'm a woman, therefore it's a panic attack?

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-That's not what I'm saying.

-You stupid prick.

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I had two seconds to react! A maniac coming towards me...

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I got a lungful of CS

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in the course of defending myself and my colleague.

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-That's down to you and her!

-You're a prick!

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MCDONALD: Principal officer?

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McDonald. Chief Inspector.

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Pim of the pip.

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You OK?

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Er, yeah. I knew the boy, sir.

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He wasn't a boy.

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He must've been in his 20s.

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-Hm. Were you the Bronze, Sergeant?

-Sir.

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He wasn't a boy.

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He was 18.

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Police Constable Powell. First on the scene?

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Yes, sir.

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I was following up a burglary, sir, at 168 Ferndell,

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when it came through about 17 Maddison, sir.

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And what happened then?

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Vernon - Mr Oyenusi - he was in a distressed state.

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Holding a knife, saying "they" were going to do him harm.

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"They" being...?

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That was my impression, sir, yeah.

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I was outside the house at the time.

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The door was open, the chain was on.

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I was talking to him, I tried to calm him down, and...

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And then we arrived, sir. Myself - Police Constable Dawn Morris -

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and Police Constable Ian Wakefield.

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And then?

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And then Mr Oyenusi became more distressed.

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He got the knife, and...

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And wielded it in a threatening manner.

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So, feeling that myself, Police Constable Wakefield,

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and the man's mother were in danger, I discharged my CS in our defence.

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The mother - Helen Oyenusi?

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So, you feared for her safety

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-as well as your own and your fellow officer?

-Absolutely, sir.

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There's a guy, erm, called Collins investigating all this.

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He's from the IPCC.

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He calls it "police contact".

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Not a shooting, he calls it "police contact".

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So, you know...

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..I know his game.

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Our involvement is a matter of course in any incident

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resulting in serious or fatal injuries following police contact -

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and believe me, it's for your own good, as much as everyone else's.

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What I'm going to ask now

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is that each of you provide Chief Inspector McDonald

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with an initial account of what took place,

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-and then you're all free to go home and rest and...

-Um...

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We've all been affected by the CS, sir,

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so I request a few days rest before we give our initial accounts.

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Certainly.

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Meanwhile, you're not to discuss this amongst yourselves

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or with anyone else unless I'm present.

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Clear?

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Sir.

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Helen said he was only a danger to himself.

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There was no need to spray him.

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Even less need to shoot him. Is that right?

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They should just ask on the first day.

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Line us all up and just say, "Anybody want to carry a gun?"

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And anyone who puts their hand up,

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just bar them forever from carrying one.

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You give guns to people who don't want to use them,

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who don't want them near them.

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You give a gun to someone like Kilcaid, and he'll use it.

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Give a spray to someone like Dawn, she'll use it sooner or later.

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You know, Dawn sprayed him

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cos she's always wanted to spray someone.

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Kincaid shot him cos he's always wanted to shoot someone.

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End of.

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And will you say this to the IPCC?

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I don't know. I don't know.

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Me and Peter Flaherty, a priest, a friend of mine,

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we talk to seminarians, trainee priests,

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and I tell them,

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"Keep these open, that shut, and you can't go far wrong."

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Now, I'm going to ignore my own advice and talk. OK?

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Right, OK.

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You have got to tell the truth.

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It's absolutely essential you stick to the truth.

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If you don't, what are you saying?

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That Vernon Oyenusi, gentle Vernon Oyenusi,

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intended to stab someone with that knife.

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His mother's heartbroken as it is. That'll kill her.

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I know.

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You hoped I was going to ease the burden.

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Yeah, I did a bit.

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God.

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But I'll be here thinking of you.

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And I'll be praying for you.

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I'll be praying for you.

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I'm going to tell the truth. No matter what.

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MOTOR WHIRS

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Do you think I'm a bad copper?

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WHIRRING STOPS

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-You shouldn't be here, Dawn.

-Do you think I'm a bad copper?

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No.

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Terrible person?

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-No.

-Do you think that I wanted him to die?

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-No.

-He's got a knife, and he could've gone for us at any second.

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-But he didn't.

-But he could've.

-Yeah, but he didn't, mate.

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He's got a weapon, and he's gone in the head,

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and his mum is so scared that she calls for us...

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-No, she called the Crisis Team. They called us.

-She was scared.

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Yeah, for him, not herself - definitely not for us.

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He's got a weapon, and you reacted and I reacted...

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Yeah, I told him he was safe, that we wouldn't hurt him.

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We'd just sit down nice and calm, talk about things -

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and then he was blinded. And killed.

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You're saying this like he was an ordinary person!

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Well, what were he, then?

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-What, did you not see his record?

-I don't care about his record.

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We'd been called about him for years. He'd never been right.

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He was an accident waiting to happen.

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Blinded and killed, Dawn.

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A split second to make a judgment, and I did -

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and I need you to back me up.

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Please. I'm...I'm not asking you to say anything happened that didn't.

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I can't, Dawn.

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Back me up.

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Please.

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Just don't contradict me.

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Please go, mate. Just go.

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If he doesn't watch my back, then why should I watch his?

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Why should ANYONE watch his?

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So, who's got least to hide?

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Ian. He didn't spray anyone, didn't shoot anyone either.

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Tell Ian, then.

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PHONE RINGS

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Ian?

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-'It's late, mate.'

-I know, mate.

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Erm...

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Listen has she been on to you, Dawn?

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'No.'

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Well, she came here, mate. This afternoon.

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Listen, mate, while she were here,

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she seemed to be making veiled threats.

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She basically said, like, if I don't watch her back,

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why should she watch mine,

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and then she said,

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you know, why should anyone watch mine.

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That's a veiled threat, isn't it?

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That's a threat, mate.

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Will you do us a favour, mate, and put it in your notebook?

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Look, I don't want to get into all that.

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Please, mate, please. Just for me, Ian.

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Just put it in your notebook.

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-OK.

-Thanks for that, mate -

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and, erm, yeah, sorry to bother you, mate, I know it's late.

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HE SIGHS

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It'll be all right.

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A mother's lost her son.

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Upsetting Dawn's nothing compared to that.

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VERNON'S VOICE ECHOES: I can't see! I can't see!

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GUNSHOTS ECHO

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He does things.

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Such as?

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-He...

-Does he put his hand on your thigh?

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Yes.

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You must never breathe a word about this to anyone.

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Do you understand?

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Yes.

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For your penance, say three Hail Marys

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and then say an Our Father for Father Matthew.

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Yes, Father.

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God, the Father of mercies,

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through the death and resurrection of his Son

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has reconciled the world to himself and sent the Holy Spirit among us

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for the forgiveness of sins.

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Through the ministry of the Church, may God give you pardon and peace.

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I'm sorry, Dawn, but...he didn't pose a threat. He just didn't.

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I don't remember that.

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Ian...

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She did the only thing she could.

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I don't think it made a difference, though, cos he...

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he just came out screaming blue murder anyway.

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"I'm blind". That's what he was screaming, Ian.

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"I'm blind".

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Yeah, I...I don't recall that.

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Ian.

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It's common for there to be discrepancies at this stage.

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Inevitable. Even the Gospels couldn't agree.

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Why? Why would you do that?

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You shouldn't be here, Drew. We can't talk about things.

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Oh, oh? We can't? But you can talk to Dawn, that's fine.

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-I didn't.

-Oh, come on, Ian!

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I didn't. I wouldn't.

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-So what, then? OK. Text, e-mail, what?

-Not one word.

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So what, then? What changed?

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-Nothing.

-Well, what? She leant on you. Or someone did, mate.

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Yeah. Yeah, you're right.

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Well, who?

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You, Drew. You're the only one.

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Ringing me up in the middle of the night. Putting pressure on.

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Well, it didn't work. I don't want to end a good copper's career.

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-Well, neither do I, mate!

-Well, what, then? What do you want?

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I want to tell the truth. That's what I want to do. That's it.

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Good for you. There was a knife.

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Some head-the-ball. It kicked off. Shit happened.

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There was only one person to blame,

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and it wasn't one of ours -

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but if you think different, you go for it, pal.

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You tell your truth, and I'll tell mine.

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What can I do for you?

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I'd like to bury my son.

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Yes, I can't begin to imagine how painful this is for you.

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Thank you.

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The Coroner's Office explained about the toxicology reports?

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Three to four weeks, usually...

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-Tests will be on samples you've already taken from Vernon.

-Yes.

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So you no longer need the body. Why can't we bury him?

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Toxicology reports can be challenged.

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If that happens, the Coroner will need to go back for further samples.

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Can I see him?

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Only through glass, I'm afraid.

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How's the investigation going?

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Well, I believe.

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Are they all in agreement?

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I don't know.

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I'm not over the detail.

0:20:310:20:34

White officer kills black boy on your watch,

0:20:340:20:37

and you're not over the detail?

0:20:370:20:39

That's correct.

0:20:400:20:41

Would you like to see him, Helen?

0:20:440:20:45

When I can hold him, that's when I'll see him.

0:20:470:20:49

Even by Perth standards it was hot.

0:20:590:21:00

40, 41 degrees, something like that.

0:21:000:21:03

Hello, Roz.

0:21:050:21:06

Hello, Michael.

0:21:070:21:09

What are you doing here?

0:21:090:21:10

-I was just saying to...

-Pauline.

0:21:100:21:13

I was just saying to Pauline that I'm not going to need this

0:21:130:21:16

stuff any more.

0:21:160:21:18

Oh, why?

0:21:180:21:19

Um, I'm emigrating. I told you.

0:21:210:21:24

Ah, I was hoping you'd changed your mind.

0:21:240:21:28

I'm afraid not, no.

0:21:300:21:31

Where?

0:21:330:21:34

Perth. Western Australia.

0:21:340:21:38

-It's hotter than hell, so...

-Oh!

0:21:380:21:40

It's nice, isn't it?

0:21:410:21:43

Beautiful.

0:21:430:21:44

When are you going?

0:21:440:21:46

Erm, quite soon.

0:21:460:21:49

How soon is quite soon?

0:21:490:21:51

A few days.

0:21:520:21:53

These will fly off.

0:21:530:21:55

To think of others at a time like this, yeah...

0:22:010:22:03

..you're a truly remarkable woman, Roz.

0:22:060:22:08

I know what it's like to be skint. Bye, Pauline.

0:22:110:22:14

Bye. Thank you so much.

0:22:140:22:16

Hey, could I talk to you before you...before you go?

0:22:160:22:20

I've got a lot to do. A lot to sort out, Michael.

0:22:220:22:24

Well, could you phone me, please?

0:22:240:22:26

Yeah.

0:22:270:22:29

Promise.

0:22:290:22:30

I promise.

0:22:330:22:34

Bye, Michael.

0:22:370:22:38

Bye.

0:22:380:22:39

We're going to say...we're going to say what we always say before bed.

0:23:060:23:09

Is that what we are going to do? How does it go?

0:23:090:23:13

God bless all those that I love,

0:23:140:23:17

and God bless all those that love me.

0:23:170:23:21

God bless all those that love those that I love,

0:23:220:23:27

and all those that love those that love me.

0:23:270:23:31

-All right, Joe?

-Pint, mate?

0:23:330:23:35

Yeah, go on, then.

0:23:350:23:36

Be an hour, something like that.

0:23:410:23:43

Fine.

0:23:430:23:44

-You all right?

-Yeah, fine.

-See ya.

0:23:450:23:48

-See ya.

-See ya later.

0:23:500:23:52

Sorry, Denis. Didn't know you were in here.

0:24:170:24:20

It's OK. I'm leaving anyway.

0:24:200:24:21

Just a tiny word.

0:24:220:24:24

-You can't say anyth...

-It's all right.

0:24:240:24:25

It's nothing to do with the facts of the case.

0:24:250:24:27

It's just a tiny, tiny observation.

0:24:270:24:30

I can take the Great British Public jumping to conclusions

0:24:300:24:32

cos that's what the Great British Public does -

0:24:320:24:34

but my own mate?

0:24:340:24:35

You checked your watch, you prick.

0:24:350:24:37

You shot an 18-year-old boy and you checked your watch. Prick.

0:24:370:24:41

It's called training, you prick.

0:24:410:24:44

Two lagers.

0:24:470:24:49

Oi! Two lagers please, bollocks!

0:24:510:24:54

Ian's done me in.

0:24:580:25:00

I thought it was two against one, and it is - but the one's me.

0:25:020:25:05

If I'd known I were going to be on my own, mate...

0:25:070:25:09

What?

0:25:090:25:10

I'm not a hero, Joe.

0:25:120:25:13

Don't be soft.

0:25:130:25:14

I like drinking in here.

0:25:140:25:16

There are other pubs.

0:25:160:25:17

Yeah, and we've nicked someone in every one of them.

0:25:170:25:20

I wanted to do the right thing, mate,

0:25:230:25:25

but I didn't want to do it alone.

0:25:250:25:26

Well, then...

0:25:350:25:36

I've given my initial account now, though, haven't I?

0:25:360:25:39

-So?

-So, if everything I write today contradicts everything

0:25:390:25:42

I wrote down yesterday, everyone'll know.

0:25:420:25:44

Know what?

0:25:440:25:45

That I'm a liar.

0:25:490:25:50

That I've folded.

0:25:510:25:53

Look. Forget about everybody else.

0:25:540:25:57

This is about you and Caroline.

0:25:580:25:59

You do what is best for you and Caroline.

0:26:010:26:03

-ON VOICEMAIL:

-'It's Helen Oyenusi here, Father.

0:26:100:26:13

'You're probably fast asleep, so never mind...

0:26:140:26:17

'It's just that Vernon wanted a word.

0:26:170:26:20

'Didn't you, Vernon?

0:26:210:26:23

'If you play this in the morning, maybe you could phone him, Father.

0:26:240:26:27

'You know what he's like.

0:26:270:26:29

'Doesn't believe a word his mother tells him,

0:26:290:26:31

'but everything you say is gospel.'

0:26:310:26:33

So you phoned the Crisis Centre?

0:26:360:26:38

I phoned Michael first.

0:26:380:26:40

Vernon always listens...

0:26:400:26:42

..always listened to Father Michael.

0:26:450:26:48

He trusted him when he didn't trust anyone else. Even me.

0:26:480:26:52

Even you?

0:26:540:26:55

And what did you say to him?

0:26:590:27:00

I missed the call.

0:27:020:27:04

Missed the call. I was in bed.

0:27:040:27:06

That's a pity.

0:27:080:27:09

I left a message, and then phoned the Crisis Team.

0:27:090:27:12

I've told you all this before.

0:27:120:27:14

I know, and I'm sorry.

0:27:140:27:16

We're totally committed to doing things properly -

0:27:160:27:18

with the thoroughness that you deserve.

0:27:180:27:21

Thank you.

0:27:220:27:23

It must've been hard for you over the years, Helen.

0:27:250:27:28

Yes.

0:27:290:27:30

Having a son so paranoid that he didn't even trust YOU,

0:27:300:27:34

-his own mother.

-He was never so paranoid that he would hurt anyone.

0:27:340:27:37

He was always just a danger to himself.

0:27:370:27:41

-Isn't that right, Helen?

-Yes.

-Of course.

0:27:410:27:43

Are you a policeman?

0:27:480:27:49

I mean, I know you're investigating the police, aren't you?

0:27:510:27:54

But...

0:27:540:27:56

Are... Are you a policeman, too?

0:27:560:27:57

No.

0:27:590:28:00

The IPCC is completely independent of the Force.

0:28:000:28:04

Right. Where are you based?

0:28:040:28:06

-Sorry?

-At the moment. Do you have an office?

0:28:070:28:11

Yes.

0:28:110:28:13

Where is it?

0:28:130:28:15

At the station.

0:28:190:28:20

What, the...police station?

0:28:200:28:22

The one where everyone else involved works?

0:28:220:28:24

No-one involved is working there at the moment.

0:28:260:28:28

This has been a very traumatic time for everyone.

0:28:310:28:34

Were you ever a policeman?

0:28:340:28:36

A long time ago.

0:28:380:28:39

You'll be on a police pension, then?

0:28:410:28:44

Is that relevant?

0:28:440:28:45

# Happy birthday to you

0:28:580:29:01

# Happy birthday to you

0:29:010:29:05

# Happy birthday, dear Evie

0:29:050:29:08

PHONE RINGS # Happy birthday to you. #

0:29:080:29:12

Sir?

0:29:120:29:14

Now?

0:29:160:29:17

GUESTS: Hooray! Hooray!

0:29:170:29:21

Hip-hip! Hooray!

0:29:210:29:23

Sir.

0:29:370:29:38

It won't keep, I'm afraid.

0:29:390:29:40

Sir?

0:29:540:29:55

You're a good copper, Andrew.

0:29:580:29:59

That's why I wanted to come round myself.

0:29:590:30:01

So...

0:30:040:30:05

HE CLEARS HIS THROAT

0:30:080:30:10

There are one or two issues -

0:30:170:30:19

I'm absolutely sure we can sort them out between us.

0:30:190:30:22

Sir?

0:30:220:30:24

On the night of the incident, you didn't sign out your CS spray.

0:30:240:30:26

What?

0:30:260:30:27

Well, it's a simple mistake, I know.

0:30:270:30:30

Well, I...

0:30:300:30:31

I did. I'm...I'm sure I did.

0:30:310:30:34

Oh, well...

0:30:340:30:35

..you didn't.

0:30:380:30:39

Well...

0:30:410:30:43

It won't happen again, sir.

0:30:430:30:44

Oh, I know that. I know that,

0:30:440:30:45

but it is a disciplinary matter - it's a misconduct offence

0:30:450:30:49

under discipline regs - I wish it wasn't, but it is serious.

0:30:490:30:53

A Section 5 firearm...

0:30:530:30:55

So, what's going to happen?

0:31:010:31:02

Well, we're within our rights to give you a formal warning.

0:31:020:31:05

A written warning - and I'm sorry, but it would go on your record.

0:31:050:31:08

But I've never actually used my CS spray.

0:31:080:31:11

You do know that, don't you? I've never used it, not once.

0:31:110:31:14

Oh, I'm not happy about this.

0:31:140:31:15

For this to go on your record would be harsh...

0:31:150:31:17

..but there's another matter, I'm afraid.

0:31:190:31:22

Sir?

0:31:220:31:24

You remember when all this started,

0:31:240:31:25

we told you not to discuss it with other officers?

0:31:250:31:28

-Yes, sir.

-You discussed this with Dawn Morris.

0:31:280:31:30

Well, she discussed it with me. She... She approached me.

0:31:300:31:33

That's not what she says.

0:31:330:31:35

Well, she's lying.

0:31:350:31:37

You also spoke to Ian Wakefield late at night.

0:31:370:31:39

Yes, I did, but only to tell him not to talk to Dawn.

0:31:410:31:43

Again, not what he says.

0:31:430:31:45

Now, those two offences on their own are serious, Andrew,

0:31:450:31:48

but there's another matter, and it's damning.

0:31:480:31:51

-Sir?

-Why did you force that door?

0:31:520:31:54

To stop Dawn spraying him, sir.

0:31:550:31:57

She says if you hadn't forced that door,

0:31:570:31:59

the situation would've been contained within the house.

0:31:590:32:01

Had she KNOWN you were going to force that door,

0:32:010:32:03

she would never have used her CS spray.

0:32:030:32:05

She blames you, I'm afraid. Ian Wakefield backs that up.

0:32:050:32:09

Now, I'm telling you all of this

0:32:090:32:10

so you've got the chance to address this in your final,

0:32:100:32:13

definitive statement.

0:32:130:32:15

Don't worry if this final statement

0:32:150:32:17

differs from your earlier statements.

0:32:170:32:19

It happens.

0:32:190:32:21

No-one's sees those earlier statements anyway,

0:32:210:32:23

just your final...

0:32:230:32:25

definitive one.

0:32:250:32:26

So, no-one's going to think you've folded or bottled it or whatever.

0:32:260:32:30

Well, I can see you've got a houseful, so, er...

0:32:340:32:38

I'll see myself out.

0:32:380:32:39

Have you been speaking to Joe Mason, sir?

0:32:410:32:44

No. Bye.

0:32:450:32:47

What did he want?

0:33:150:33:16

She's shattered.

0:33:190:33:21

I thought we should go out together. The four of us.

0:33:240:33:27

Your mum says she'll babysit.

0:33:270:33:29

Not tonight. Thanks, cheers.

0:33:310:33:33

Drew...

0:33:330:33:34

-Caroline, there's, erm, things you don't know.

-She knows.

0:33:360:33:39

I've told them both.

0:33:400:33:42

-You told them what?

-Well, the situation you're in.

0:33:420:33:45

I'm so proud of you for the way you've stuck to your principles,

0:33:480:33:51

Drew, but nobody expects you to sacrifice your job.

0:33:510:33:53

How are we going to pay for the mortgage?

0:33:560:33:58

I mean, yeah, do the right thing, but...

0:33:580:34:00

I don't know, maybe the right...

0:34:000:34:02

"Tell the truth," you said, "simple as that".

0:34:020:34:04

What were all that about "a mother's lost her son"?

0:34:040:34:06

-You were the one that were backing me...

-I didn't know what was going

0:34:060:34:09

-on back then.

-..telling me what to do.

0:34:090:34:11

What sort of moral stand is it that'd make Evie homeless?

0:34:110:34:14

Haven't we got a duty to her?

0:34:140:34:16

To put a roof over her head?

0:34:160:34:17

You can't change an entire culture on your own, Drew.

0:34:170:34:19

Well, you don't have to worry about that,

0:34:190:34:21

I wouldn't be on my own. Would I, Joe?

0:34:210:34:23

Well, I'll back you up, mate -

0:34:230:34:26

but there's only so far I can go. You know that.

0:34:260:34:28

Have you seen him this week?

0:34:280:34:30

Who?

0:34:300:34:31

McDonald. Have you talked to him this week?

0:34:310:34:34

HE SIGHS

0:34:340:34:35

Mate, look...

0:34:350:34:37

We want to take you out.

0:34:370:34:39

Has he asked you to do that?

0:34:390:34:41

Did he tell you to take me for that pint?

0:34:460:34:48

Answer me.

0:34:500:34:51

Go on, Joe, I dare you. Answer me.

0:34:530:34:54

What's the problem, mate?

0:34:540:34:56

Well, the problem is...

0:34:560:34:58

-that I can't believe you'd think...

-You're a lying bastard!

0:34:580:35:03

He just said no-one would see my early statements,

0:35:030:35:05

then he said no-one would know I folded.

0:35:050:35:07

That's the word I used to you, you prick,

0:35:070:35:09

do you think I'm fucking stupid?

0:35:090:35:11

Folded! You went straight back to him, didn't you, and told him?

0:35:110:35:14

-Told him I were teetering on the brink...

-Drew.

0:35:140:35:16

Only needed a little prod, a little threat here, a little threat there.

0:35:160:35:19

-Drew!

-They're playing you, you dickhead. Can't you see that?

0:35:190:35:22

They're not here to support you, mate. They're here to crush you.

0:35:220:35:24

Come on!

0:35:240:35:26

Look, you've thought about it,

0:35:260:35:28

you've weighed things up, you've shown what a real good man you are.

0:35:280:35:33

Now just strap on a pair and play for the team, you selfish prick!

0:35:330:35:37

What about you, Mum? You're quiet.

0:35:460:35:48

This what you think?

0:35:490:35:50

Fuck the police.

0:36:000:36:01

And him.

0:36:020:36:04

And his wife.

0:36:040:36:05

And if yours agrees, fuck her, too.

0:36:070:36:11

If it costs you your job, good.

0:36:110:36:12

You should never have joined in the first place.

0:36:120:36:14

Oh, so now we hear it!

0:36:140:36:16

Now we do.

0:36:160:36:17

So, who is going to pay for the mortgage, then, Barb? You?

0:36:170:36:20

I don't think so,

0:36:200:36:21

seeing as you're round here every day leeching off us.

0:36:210:36:24

Not leeching, looking after that child of yours

0:36:240:36:26

cos you've always got something better to do.

0:36:260:36:28

It's called work!

0:36:280:36:29

-FADING:

-You spent years moaning on about how much you wanted a kid.

0:36:290:36:34

The minute one arrives, you can't wait to get rid...

0:36:340:36:36

Cos I've been trying to earn a living.

0:36:360:36:38

-Something you wouldn't understand.

-Oh, come on!

0:36:380:36:40

ARGUMENT FADES

0:36:400:36:43

-DISTORTED VOICES:

-'Put the knife down, open the door for me.'

0:36:460:36:49

'Blinded. Killed him.'

0:36:490:36:51

'Nice and calm, we'll talk things through, yeah?'

0:36:510:36:53

'We are involved, as a matter of course,

0:36:530:36:55

'in any police incident resulting in serious or fatal injuries...'

0:36:550:36:58

'Did you talk to him, mate?'

0:36:580:36:59

'Put the knife down, please.'

0:36:590:37:01

'Get out. Get out now.'

0:37:010:37:03

'If you don't put the knife down, then I'll have to spray you.'

0:37:030:37:06

VOICES BLEND

0:37:060:37:09

'It's absolutely essential that you tell the truth.'

0:37:110:37:14

YELLING, GUNSHOTS

0:37:140:37:17

DOOR OPENS

0:37:320:37:33

Er, thanks for seeing me, sir.

0:37:350:37:37

No problem. Sit down.

0:37:380:37:41

Look, sir, th-this whole thing, you know,

0:37:460:37:48

I've been thinking about this, sir, and, erm,

0:37:480:37:51

I've been asking myself, you know,

0:37:510:37:53

how many people can relate to where I am at the moment?

0:37:530:37:56

How many people can say that they were...

0:37:560:37:58

they, they knew someone who had been shot dead?

0:37:580:38:02

It's got to be down to

0:38:020:38:03

0.000001% of the population, hasn't it?

0:38:030:38:08

It can't be very many people -

0:38:080:38:09

and then I asked myself how many people can say that they were THERE

0:38:090:38:13

when that person they knew were shot dead, and...

0:38:130:38:17

It's got to be even fewer.

0:38:170:38:19

And I have to say it to you, sir, it is just...

0:38:190:38:23

It's mind-blowing!

0:38:230:38:25

It's mind-blowing.

0:38:250:38:26

I have really, really, really struggled with it,

0:38:260:38:29

and, you know, it's just been churning up in my mind -

0:38:290:38:31

and I think it was the fact that I knew the boy, you know,

0:38:310:38:34

and I think it was the fact that I was traumatised.

0:38:340:38:36

It really hit me hard,

0:38:360:38:37

and when all of that comes crashing down on you,

0:38:370:38:39

and it all just clouds your judgment...

0:38:390:38:42

You know? And, erm, and looking back on it now,

0:38:420:38:45

you know, I can see it's obvious.

0:38:450:38:46

It's clear as day what happened that night.

0:38:460:38:49

You know, no-one did anything wrong, that boy WAS a threat,

0:38:490:38:52

and Dawn had no option, she had to use her CS spray, she had to.

0:38:520:38:56

Thank you.

0:38:570:38:58

You'll sign a statement to that effect?

0:39:000:39:02

Yes, sir.

0:39:040:39:05

Hello, Andrew.

0:39:390:39:41

Father Michael's not in.

0:39:420:39:44

I'm so sorry, Helen...

0:39:480:39:49

-I know.

-..about what happened to Vernon.

-I know.

0:39:490:39:51

-I really am sorry.

-I know.

0:39:510:39:53

I want to thank you for all you did, Andrew.

0:39:540:39:56

I know you did everything possible to protect him,

0:39:590:40:01

and I am so grateful for that.

0:40:010:40:02

And I thank you.

0:40:040:40:06

I was the black mother of a black teenager, Andrew,

0:40:060:40:08

and I'm sorry to say I have learned not to trust our police...

0:40:080:40:13

..but I want you to know that for you, personally,

0:40:140:40:16

we had nothing but respect.

0:40:160:40:18

-STUTTERING:

-No, you're welcome. Thank you.

0:40:210:40:23

You've come to see Michael?

0:40:240:40:26

-Yeah.

-He's in the church.

0:40:260:40:28

-Would you like to come in and wait, or...?

-No, no, it's fine.

0:40:280:40:31

I'll go find him.

0:40:310:40:33

-STUTTERING:

-B-Bye, Helen.

0:40:330:40:34

Bye, Andrew.

0:40:360:40:37

Just knocked at yours.

0:40:540:40:55

Why did Helen answer?

0:40:570:40:59

She's doing us a curry.

0:40:590:41:00

How is she?

0:41:020:41:03

She's heartbroken. Obviously.

0:41:050:41:09

Obviously.

0:41:130:41:14

It's so funny, I was thinking about it the other day...

0:41:160:41:19

We get people in all the time. We drag them in,

0:41:190:41:23

and the last thing they ever want to do is confess -

0:41:230:41:25

but with you, it's the first.

0:41:250:41:27

And I always wonder, why is that? Why do you think that is?

0:41:270:41:29

Why is that?

0:41:290:41:31

Why is that, Michael?!

0:41:310:41:33

I can tell you, it's the penance, it's the penance,

0:41:350:41:37

it's the penalty they've got to pay.

0:41:370:41:39

You see, confess to us and it's five years inside,

0:41:390:41:42

but confess to you...

0:41:420:41:43

..and it's, what?

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Three Hail Marys and an Our Father?

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See, ours is the real world, we deal with real people,

0:41:530:41:55

proper problems.

0:41:550:41:57

Yours is...

0:41:570:41:59

Well, it's God knows what.

0:42:010:42:02

Yeah?

0:42:050:42:07

Yeah, I'm listening.

0:42:070:42:08

How many for rape?

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We'd give five to ten years.

0:42:110:42:13

How many Hail Marys and Our Fathers do you have to make them say

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for rape?

0:42:170:42:18

Have you come here to pick a fight?

0:42:180:42:20

To say in anger what you can't say coolly and calmly, eh?

0:42:220:42:26

Every time I close my eyes, I'm there.

0:42:330:42:35

I can't get it out of my head.

0:42:360:42:38

I'm in that street...

0:42:380:42:39

..and I just hear this voice, and it's screaming, "I'm blind!"

0:42:410:42:44

And then I hear shots.

0:42:470:42:48

And then a body falls, and it hits the deck, and...

0:42:500:42:52

..it's sort of dead, but not quite.

0:42:550:42:58

Just twitching.

0:42:590:43:00

Laying there and it's twitching.

0:43:020:43:04

And when I get to it...

0:43:040:43:05

-SOBS:

-..it ain't Vernon at all.

0:43:070:43:09

It's Evie.

0:43:090:43:10

My little girl.

0:43:140:43:15

I can't tell the truth any more.

0:43:280:43:30

I don't have it in me.

0:43:320:43:33

So I'm going to write a statement,

0:43:350:43:36

and it's going to be full of lies...

0:43:360:43:38

..and I might actually get some sleep,

0:43:410:43:43

cos as much as I've lost

0:43:430:43:44

and as much as these last few days have cost me...

0:43:440:43:47

..there's still nothing I can't get back. Not yet.

0:43:480:43:51

I'm a coward. Oh, God!

0:43:540:43:56

God...

0:43:580:44:00

I'm a coward.

0:44:010:44:02

But I'm a coward with a conscience.

0:44:060:44:08

That's the worst, shittiest part of it.

0:44:080:44:10

I haven't got the courage to be good. I just don't.

0:44:120:44:15

And I'm not sure I can live with being really, properly bad,

0:44:150:44:18

but I'm going to...I'm going to try...I'm going to try it.

0:44:180:44:21

I'm going to have to try.

0:44:210:44:22

So I'm going to lie through my teeth.

0:44:260:44:27

I'm going to lie with all the others.

0:44:300:44:32

Oh, for some peace of mind, eh?

0:44:360:44:38

But if you lie...

0:44:450:44:47

..will you ever know peace of mind again?

0:44:490:44:51

HE CHUCKLES

0:44:560:44:57

Maybe I won't.

0:44:570:44:58

But my daughter'll have a roof over her head.

0:45:010:45:03

Unless you know what that feels like, or you've seen it...

0:45:070:45:11

You know, a guilty conscience is a small price to pay for it.

0:45:110:45:14

I'm sorry, Michael.

0:45:240:45:25

For on the night he was betrayed...

0:45:580:46:00

..He Himself took bread, and giving You thanks, He said the blessing,

0:46:010:46:07

broke the bread and gave it to His disciples saying,

0:46:070:46:12

"Take this, all of you, and eat of it,

0:46:120:46:16

"for this is my body which will be given up for you.

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BELL CHIMES

0:46:210:46:24

In a similar way, when supper was over,

0:46:310:46:34

He took the chalice and, giving You thanks,

0:46:340:46:38

said the blessing...

0:46:380:46:39

It is essential to dry between your toes.

0:46:390:46:43

And gave the chalice to His disciples saying,

0:46:440:46:47

"Take this, all of you, and drink from it..."

0:46:470:46:52

Any moisture left there...

0:46:520:46:54

..causes infection.

0:46:560:46:57

"..for this is the chalice of my blood..."

0:46:580:47:01

Athlete's foot, especially.

0:47:010:47:03

If you've ever had athlete's foot, you'll know...

0:47:040:47:07

"..the blood of the new and eternal covenant..."

0:47:070:47:12

It's a lot easier to catch it than it is to get rid of it.

0:47:120:47:17

"..which will be poured out for you...

0:47:170:47:19

"..for you and for many, for the forgiveness of sins.

0:47:220:47:27

"Do this...in memory of me."

0:47:290:47:33

BELL CHIMES

0:47:330:47:36

The body of Christ.

0:47:490:47:50

-The body of Christ.

-Amen.

0:47:550:47:56

The body of Christ.

0:48:000:48:01

-The body of Christ.

-Amen.

0:48:050:48:06

The body of Christ.

0:48:080:48:09

-The body of Christ.

-Amen.

0:48:140:48:17

The body of Christ.

0:48:170:48:19

The body of Christ.

0:48:230:48:25

-The body of Christ.

-Amen.

0:48:270:48:29

The body of Christ.

0:48:310:48:33

-The body of Christ.

-Amen.

0:48:370:48:38

The body of Christ.

0:48:560:48:57

-WHISPERS:

-Amen.

0:49:010:49:02

'It's Helen Oyenusi here, Father.

0:49:080:49:10

'You're probably fast asleep, so never mind.

0:49:120:49:15

'It's just that Vernon wanted a word. Didn't you, Vernon?

0:49:160:49:19

'If you play this in the morning, maybe you could phone him, Father.

0:49:210:49:25

'You know what he's like.

0:49:250:49:27

'Doesn't believe a word his mother tells him,

0:49:270:49:29

'but everything you say is gospel.

0:49:290:49:31

'No pun intended, Father.'

0:49:310:49:33

KNOCK ON DOOR

0:49:390:49:41

Andrew.

0:49:500:49:51

Hello, Father.

0:49:540:49:55

Er, do you want to come in?

0:49:580:50:00

What is it?

0:50:050:50:06

Why did you give me communion, Father?

0:50:090:50:11

Why did you come up for it?

0:50:150:50:16

Because I've never needed it so much in my life.

0:50:210:50:23

That's why I gave you it.

0:50:270:50:28

SMACK!

0:51:090:51:11

SMACK!

0:51:130:51:14

-CHILDREN RECITE:

-Amo, amas, amat, amamus, amatis, amant.

0:51:470:51:52

Mensa, mensa, mensam.

0:51:560:51:59

Mensae, mensae, mensa.

0:51:590:52:01

In nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti.

0:52:050:52:11

Amen.

0:52:130:52:14

Father Matthew?

0:52:310:52:33

Yes?

0:52:330:52:34

Could I talk to you, please?

0:52:360:52:38

Yes.

0:52:380:52:40

Could I talk to you indoors, please?

0:52:400:52:42

What about?

0:52:420:52:43

I-I-I went to Blessed Mary. You taught me there.

0:52:450:52:48

I'd have come years ago, only I assumed you were dead.

0:52:490:52:53

I remember you as an old man, you see. Even then.

0:52:530:52:57

You were a child. Everyone's old to a child.

0:52:570:53:00

-Can we go inside and ta...?

-No!

0:53:020:53:03

I've got ice cream here.

0:53:040:53:06

Needs to be in the freezer, so we've not much time, I'm afraid.

0:53:060:53:10

All right.

0:53:100:53:12

I'm Michael Kerrigan.

0:53:120:53:13

Yes?

0:53:130:53:15

You don't remember me? You taught me English.

0:53:150:53:19

I taught lots of boys English.

0:53:190:53:21

But you didn't abuse them all, did you?

0:53:230:53:26

Only five or six per class, I think.

0:53:260:53:28

Are you hiding a microphone?

0:53:280:53:30

-No.

-I want you to swear by Almighty God

0:53:300:53:33

that you are not recording this conversation.

0:53:330:53:37

I swear by Almighty God that I am not recording this conversation.

0:53:370:53:40

Having sworn such an oath,

0:53:400:53:42

any recording will be inadmissible in court.

0:53:420:53:44

You understand that?

0:53:440:53:45

-I'm not the first, then, obviously.

-No, no.

0:53:480:53:50

How many before me?

0:53:540:53:55

One or two.

0:53:550:53:57

I'm a priest.

0:54:000:54:02

I couldn't have been such a bad example, then, could I?

0:54:020:54:05

Some police officers in my parish have... They've killed a young man.

0:54:080:54:13

They're all colluding and protecting the officers responsible,

0:54:130:54:17

and it's...

0:54:170:54:18

..infuriating me.

0:54:200:54:21

But what right have I to be so appalled over that

0:54:250:54:28

when you abused boys for years,

0:54:280:54:31

and every priest in the school knew about it,

0:54:310:54:33

and not one of them said a word?

0:54:330:54:35

A rhetorical question, I assume.

0:54:350:54:38

Catholic priests!

0:54:380:54:40

Their duty to follow the Path of Christ,

0:54:400:54:42

watching you doing that and saying nothing?

0:54:420:54:45

How dare I criticise a few hairy arsed coppers, then?!

0:54:450:54:48

What am I supposed to have done to you?

0:54:480:54:50

You used to put your hand on my thigh...

0:54:550:54:57

..and move it up to my genitals.

0:54:580:55:00

You call that abuse?

0:55:000:55:01

-Yes.

-You liked it.

0:55:010:55:03

I do not know of one single boy who did not like it.

0:55:030:55:06

-You believe that?

-Yes.

0:55:060:55:08

It gave me an erection.

0:55:100:55:12

There you go.

0:55:120:55:13

It made me think I was gay.

0:55:170:55:18

Sheffield, 1970s, I was suicidal.

0:55:200:55:24

I'm sorry.

0:55:250:55:26

Do you mean that?

0:55:260:55:28

I'd love you to mean that.

0:55:300:55:31

I'd love...

0:55:320:55:34

to be able to forgive you, you see, and dump all this...

0:55:340:55:37

Do you mean it?

0:55:400:55:41

No.

0:55:430:55:45

The body's insignificant, Michael.

0:55:450:55:48

Whatever it does is insignificant.

0:55:480:55:50

It's the soul within that counts.

0:55:500:55:53

Bye, Michael.

0:55:530:55:54

I'm going to pray for you.

0:55:560:55:58

I'll phone the police.

0:55:580:56:00

No, I'm going to pray

0:56:010:56:03

that you realise the enormity of what you've done.

0:56:030:56:06

I'm going to pray that you realise the enormity of what you did

0:56:060:56:11

and the lives you damaged.

0:56:110:56:12

I'm going to pray that you suffer from it,

0:56:120:56:15

and, through suffering, you atone for it -

0:56:150:56:18

and I'll pray by doing so you'll suffer long enough

0:56:180:56:23

and hard enough for God to show you mercy, you old bastard!

0:56:230:56:27

# Tell me what it's like

0:56:460:56:48

# In heaven

0:56:480:56:50

# I hope it's kinder than it is down here

0:56:500:56:55

# With all the trials and tribulations

0:56:550:57:00

# All the worry and living in fear

0:57:000:57:03

# Hallelujah

0:57:040:57:07

# Hallelujah

0:57:070:57:10

# We might be bruised But we're not broken. #

0:57:100:57:15

With the community in shock, Father Michael comforts PC Powell, who is being pressured to back up his colleagues' questionable version of events.


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