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Protection

The presence of a right-wing leader in Letherbridge causes consternation for Mrs Tembe when The Mill's cleaner reveals a connection. Cherry tries to help a young girl.


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'A nation is the sum of its people.

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'Change the people. You change the very character of the nation.

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'This is a small island.

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'The tide of immigration is threatening to overwhelm us.

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'We are fighting to preserve our national identity.

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'I'm not a racist, I'm a realist.

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'Take a walk down the street. Does this feel like your country?

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'Does this feel like a cohesive community?'

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-Mrs T.

-Good morning, Dr Carter.

-Another day of curative endeavour.

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Soothing the sick and the afflicted.

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Cherry is at the Chalbourn Centre. Health Screening Programme.

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We will manage.

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Indeed we will.

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This man was on the radio this morning...

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Alan Batten.

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In Botswana he would be locked him up.

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If I could leave you with these...

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In Letherbridge they let him hold a press conference.

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Mrs Sarwar.

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Is everything all right?

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We need to buy scourers.

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You have been on your feet all morning, come on. Sit down.

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I will make us a cup of tea.

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I don't want a cup of tea.

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-Today is my son's birthday.

-Oh.

-17.

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He would have been 17.

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Oh, I am sorry...

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You should have told me. You should not have come in today.

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He killed him.

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Alan Batten killed Hamid.

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He needs to pay for what he's done.

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PHONE RINGS

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Wait there.

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The Mill Health Centre, how can I help you?

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For tomorrow morning? Um...

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Mrs Sarwar. Please wait...

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Yes... Um...

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Spare some change, please?

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Not like you'd miss it.

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Spare some change, please. Change for a cuppa?

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Bless you, darling.

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SHE COUGHS

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Spare some change, please?

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Are you ok?

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Never better.

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Do you need a receipt for that?

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I can only apologise for wasting police time.

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No, no. Threats have been made.

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Always anonymous. Cowards, these people.

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But none the less, we have to take them seriously, which is why I'm here to protect you Mr Batten.

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As you can see, I have my own protection.

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Yeah, well you can ask them to stand down.

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Because I'll be glued to you throughout the press conference.

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I should practise this statement using the autocue.

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-Would you mind?

-Course.

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PHONE RINGS

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KNOCK ON DOOR

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Enter.

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I am worried about Mrs Sarwar.

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Right.

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She is not answering her phone.

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Well, maybe she's out.

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This morning she seemed so...

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so empty.

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Bereavement can do that to people.

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-How did her son die?

-Mrs Tembe, this is hardly the time.

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This is important.

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He got into a fight.

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With racists.

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Apparently.

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And you never thought to ask her about it?

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It was months ago. Before she started working here.

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She lost her son. And you have not even spoken to her?

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And what am I supposed to say?

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They still haven't got the people who did it.

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This is the man she blames.

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I think she is tired of grieving quietly.

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CHILDREN SHOUT

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I had some tests. They said to come back.

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This your idea of community service?

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I'm just doing my job.

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Have you filled out a medical questionnaire?

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Can't remember.

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I take it you remember your name?

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Titch.

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They call me Titch. T-I...

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Yeah, I think that I can spell it.

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Says here you were tested for TB.

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I just want to get this cough sorted.

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OK, I need you to roll up your sleeve.

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I need to have a look at your arm.

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Kept it clean.

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12mm.

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-Means?

-It means you've had a positive mantoux test.

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You're going to need some blood tests. X-rays.

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A proper medical evaluation.

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How long have you had the cough for?

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-Few weeks.

-Tiredness?

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Lack of appetite?

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I'm homeless. I wake up hungry. I go to bed hungry.

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-Have you ever used intravenous drugs?

-So now I'm a junkie?

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I'd ask that to anybody.

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-You people. You're all the same.

-I want you to see a doctor.

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-I'll think about it.

-You could have a serious disease.

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I'll think about it.

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You little.

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PHONE BEEPS

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Oi! She's stolen my phone.

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This is a country where foreigners come first.

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Where hard-working families are denied decent housing.

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Unable to find jobs.

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Where asylum seekers are given preferential status.

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While the British taxpayer misses out.

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Where crime is relentless...

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Send them back!" "Shut the doors".

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Easy!

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Ow!

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The indigenous people of these islands have been betrayed.

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Sold out by the lies of politicians.

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Our culture.

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Our freedom.

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They need to be preserved.

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Some people would call me bombastic.

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Mean-spirited.

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The same people who would deny me the right to free speech.

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-Racist!

-Sit down.

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I'll tell you what I am.

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A patriot.

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A man who loves his country.

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And that's why I'm standing for public office.

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I was born.

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Just down the road from here.

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The heart of our city.

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White working class. Rough and ready.

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A community of people.

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Go there now.

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What's left?

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Fear. Resentment. Alienation.

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Another country. Children who won't speak English.

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Women who cover their faces.

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Compulsory repatriation.

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All those of non-European descent.

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Closing the borders to further immigration.

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Shut the doors!

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Let's take back this nation.

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For the people it truly belongs to.

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-Nina!

-Murderer! You murdered my son!

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Get everyone out!

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You murdered my boy!

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You're under arrest.

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Murderer! Murderer!

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You're hurting me!

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Get off me! What are you looking at?

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I never took nothing!

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Whatever she told you. She's a liar!

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You stole my phone!

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Get off me!

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Is this it?

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Yeah, thanks.

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I'm not well! Tell them I'm sick.

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Will you? Tell them.

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I want her charged. Racial assault.

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I know, you'll need to make a statement.

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-I could have been blinded.

-Unfortunately you weren't.

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-I should sue you for negligence.

-Let's get that hand seen to.

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Could you take Mr Batten down to the interview room?

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Actually, I'm with a patient.

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If I can pencil that, I'll confirm with the chef and get back to you...

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Look at my arm. That's police brutality.

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I'm more concerned about that cough.

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You can give me something for earache.

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KNOCK ON DOOR

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Come in.

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Visitor for you.

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-I've come to see her.

-She's come to stitch up Titch.

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I thought you might want this.

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Your friend attacked a man with intent to wound.

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That's a very serious offence.

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Alan Batten is a racist.

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That may be so, but he's still entitled to the full protection of the law.

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She has lost her son.

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Hasn't she suffered enough?

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Let me see her.

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Maybe she will talk to me.

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I'm afraid I can't do that, Mrs Tembe.

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She really could do with a friend.

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# Blossoms still bloom from each tree

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# When leaves are still green in December. #

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She has symptoms of active TB.

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-I can only assess if she's fit to be interviewed.

-She needs treatment.

-She's under arrest.

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-She isn't going anywhere.

-And what if she's infectious.

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What's this? Staff day out? I've got an assault victim.

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Caustic soda burn. Can you check him out?

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Give me a minute.

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PHONE RINGS

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Could you... hold the line a sec, please?

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Try and get through to her.

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-She hates me.

-I've got to...

-Jimmi?

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They stabbed him.

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Three white boys.

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Nobody saw their faces.

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The police will find them.

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You've seen how the police spend their time.

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Protecting racists.

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We must turn the other cheek.

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I'm supposed to forgive?

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If that is what it takes.

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Have you ever lost a child?

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How could you understand?

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You are angry.

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You want to scream. But you have no voice.

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Hamid was nearly home.

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Nearly safe.

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I was watching TV.

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Nina, you must try to find a way to live with this.

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I died when he died.

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This country killed us both.

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It's a viral conspiracy. Cleansing the streets of undesirables.

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-You shouldn't be sleeping rough.

-I like sleeping rough.

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-I could get you into a hostel.

-Keep up!

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How do you think I caught this in the first place?

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I'm 17. They'll try and send me home.

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Would that be such a bad thing?

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A few tests. And it can be cured.

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A course of antibiotics. Six months.

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-Six months!

-You do want to be cured?

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I don't like being tied down.

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Why would you have come to see me.

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You could pass this onto other people.

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Contagious nuisance.

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-I didn't mean that.

-A liability.

-If you won't listen to sense.

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I won't play your game.

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-You know what, I'm done with you.

-You're not my problem.

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Do your bit for the kids on the street. Feel better about yourself.

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I beg for change in the morning.

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If I'm lucky, I get to buy lunch.

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Bit of window shopping.

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-A walk round town if it's nice.

-And that's a way to live?

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I've got a library.

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Full of books. Find myself a chair.

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All warm and toasty.

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They kick me out? Go to the park.

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Get lost in the woods.

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How long have you been homeless?

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15, I ran away.

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Been running ever since.

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I'm ill. Council could get me a flat.

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I could lie in bed.

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Watch telly.

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Thought you liked sleeping rough?

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Where's that copper got to?

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-OK, come on, deep breaths.

-I don't need your concern. Understand me?

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-Titch, you could die from this.

-And why would you care?

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I don't need anyone.

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OK, deep breaths. That's it, deep breaths.

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It burns.

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OK, Titch, you're going to be all right.

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You'll now be questioned. Do you understand?

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I'll wait here for you.

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How would you send me home?

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Would you put me on a plane?

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Or a boat?

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Or maybe a train without windows?

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Who the hell are you?

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A friend of the woman who claims you murdered her son.

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She's deluded. I'll see she's locked up.

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If a man preaches hatred, we should shout him down.

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That bitch tried to blind me.

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Why do you hate me?

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-You don't even know me.

-I know you should watch your mouth.

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Do my words offend you?

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I tell the truth.

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Now get out of my face.

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You blame everyone for your failings.

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Good God-fearing people.

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-God-fearing?

-Yes, I go to church.

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In your fancy robes?

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Singing and clapping.

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Praise and Hallelujah? Let me tell you something, sweetheart.

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We brought God to Africa.

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White missionaries. Anglicans.

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When you lot were living in mud huts and dabbling in witchcraft.

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I am an educated woman.

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I can barely understand you.

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I left a respected job in Gabarone.

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Well, why don't you go back there?

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Because England is my home now.

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England is mine.

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My country.

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And we're going to rise up.

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Sweep you out.

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The Muslims. The blacks.

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The bleeding hearts.

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You prey on people's fear.

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Despair is your only hope.

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I'll tell you about fear.

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Despair.

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My old mum.

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Walking home from the pub.

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Got attacked by two of your lot.

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Took her purse.

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Knocked her to the ground.

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Gave her a kicking so she wouldn't get up again.

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You wanted something done.

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-It killed her.

-And you killed Nina's son. With your lies. Your poison.

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The likes of you. You don't belong here.

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Because you are scared.

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You think I'm scared?

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You're surrounded by thugs. Scrabbling about on the ground.

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-The boy was unlucky.

-The boy was murdered.

-This is a war. Don't you understand that?

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And you have blood on your hands.

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You asked for that.

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You made me do that...

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I think you should drop the charges.

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Or what?

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Or everyone will know the real Alan Batten.

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And who would believe you?

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-I'm calling an ambulance.

-She doesn't need one.

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She's in no state to make an informed decision.

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-I'm not going to hospital.

-She'll disappear, Jimmi.

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-First chance I get.

-Do you think I want her back on the street?

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I am in the room, you know.

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Mr Batten has decided to drop the assault charge.

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Have him shown out.

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How's our thieving magpie?

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Refusing medical advice.

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You going to charge me, or what?

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I'll stick you in a cell in a minute.

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The missing phone.

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-We'll need a statement.

-It was a misunderstanding.

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Titch was...

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she was... borrowing it.

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That's right. Silly mix up.

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I should charge you both with wasting police time.

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You, go. Get out of my sight.

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Come on, let's get you home.

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Headline news.

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Expedites debate.

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We can use this to push the agenda forward...

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Yeah, well, I've got to make a statement.

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Oi! Watch it!

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Titch, Titch wait up.

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I don't do 'thank yous'.

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This is my card.

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You look like a Cherry.

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I used to be Emily.

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That's where I work.

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Six months treatment, and you'll be as good as new.

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Like I said. I'll think about it.

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I have decided not to press charges over today's unfortunate incident.

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Well, you can use the back way if you want.

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Why would we do that? Let me take you home.

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Somewhere I need to go first.

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-You OK?

-I would hope so.

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'..I look forward to speaking at future engagements as my campaign gathers pace...'

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-Hey!

-Oh, I need to get back. I'll see you at home.

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'..Let's make Britain 'Great' again.'

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We booked the tropical gardens for tonight.

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What for?

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Private party, just the two of us.

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I was thinking that we could go for family therapy.

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Hope you're ready to do some humping.

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-What time's she coming?

-I've got to phone her.

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-You haven't asked her yet?

-I know!

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So how you going to get her here without suspecting?

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-Oh! There's something to do before you go.

-What are you doing?!

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The presence of a right-wing leader in Letherbridge causes consternation for Mrs Tembe when The Mill's cleaner reveals a connection. Cherry tries to help a young girl, while Jimmi makes big plans.


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