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The Dance of Death

Period drama series. Father Brown uncovers a dark secret when a contestant is murdered at a ballroom dancing competition.


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WALTZ MUSIC PLAYING

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There she is!

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Walgrave, get your claws off this vision of beauty.

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You can't possibly appreciate her.

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Behave!

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And why break the habit of a lifetime?

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We're practising.

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Well, I want to discuss a little wager with him.

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Why don't you run along and help Merryn settle into her room?

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-Oliver...

-It's all right. Thank you, Lucy.

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You look exquisite.

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I know.

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So, here's the deal...

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..if I win the competition, then you give up dancing.

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Let me have my fiance back.

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She's done enough charity work being your dance partner.

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And if I win?

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Well, then I'll give you something money can't buy.

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I'll tell you who took your sight.

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I must say, Lady Johnton...

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Call me Lady Rose.

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I must say, Lady Rose,

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it's very generous of you to help with the appeal.

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Oh, not at all.

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Last year, we donated the proceeds to Major Peterson's

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Historical Re-enactment Society.

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At least a church roof has a purpose.

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We have two days of classes

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and practice sessions planned,

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and then the competition

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is on Sunday night.

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-Oh.

-Oh, a sjambok!

-Indeed.

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A what?

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African whip made of hippopotamus hide.

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How troubled should I be that you know that?

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Where did you get it?

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I picked up all of these things on my travels.

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-I'll show you to the ballroom.

-Oh.

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I do hope you'll all be joining in.

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Oh, you obviously have never seen Father Brown dance.

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Not my natural form of expression, I admit.

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Miss Windermere, you look like a ballroom dancer.

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Oh, I'm afraid I've always found it rather tedious.

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Follow me.

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On the other hand...

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Somebody has perked up!

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Alexander is one of my star pupils.

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I know it's not the done thing for a lady to ask for a dance,

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but I wondered if you could make my being here worthwhile?

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I'd love to dance with you.

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Terrific.

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-Can you?

-Of course.

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Tell me when we're approaching the edge.

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Oh, turn. Turn now!

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You don't need to shout.

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So, when do you start?

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Three weeks' time. I'll be teaching the new second form.

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Mm! Sounds a hoot.

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I just felt like I needed to do something a bit more

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-meaningful with my life.

-Hm.

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Where did you get that?

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It was a present. Do you like it?

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I think it's important to always look your best, don't you?

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Now, there's a gentleman that's bound to dance with you.

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Who?

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Holy Mother!

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You're a wonderful dancer.

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So are you.

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-What's your name?

-Bunty.

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I'm Alexander.

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How did you learn to dance like that?

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Patient teachers.

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-ANOTHER SONG STARTS

-Shall we?

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-Oh, yes.

-Alexander!

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This is my competition partner, Lucy Dawes.

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Bunty Windermere.

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A pleasure. Alexander, we must practise.

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Oliver has been putting in the hours, and we need to do the same.

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Yes. I'm sorry, Bunty. Thank you for the dance.

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Isn't that Merryn Tyrell?

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Yes.

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Oh, such a sad business about her father.

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I guess I should take you for a spin.

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Lucy!

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Give me a moment.

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What's that? I didn't give it to you.

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Oliver, we're practising!

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I buy you nice jewellery - expensive jewellery.

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I'll wear what I like!

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Everything all right?

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Oh!

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I'm sorry! I'm sorry!

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Are you all right?

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Just lead me to the door.

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I can find my way from there.

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What's wrong?

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Why are you wearing that?

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It goes with my eyes.

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Show some respect.

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Everything is just a game to you, isn't it?

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Oh, you've become so worthy since you took that job.

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You wouldn't catch Lucy doing something so vulgar. Shall we?

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Where are you going?

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Anywhere but here. The girls are in a strop.

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How is Alexander?

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Embarrassed.

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Father Brown, take me in a close hold.

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It's time to get you dancing.

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Now, count one to four.

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One, two, three, four.

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In time to the music. And..one...

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Lucy? Are you there?

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Slow, slow, quick, quick, slow.

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Thank you.

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I did warn you I'm not a natural.

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Well, she is tenacious - I'll give her that.

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Yes.

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Mrs McCarthy, would you do me the honour?

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How can I say no?

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It's like all my Christmases have come at once.

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Help! I need help!

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In nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti.

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Sergeant, what are all these people doing here?

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Ballroom dancing competition, Sir.

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Why were you here?

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Um... Go through, Constable.

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Oh, no!

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I had an aunt that taught me, Sir.

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Look, please don't tell the lads down at the station.

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I always suspected you had a dark secret, but this...

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It's bad enough my sergeant thinks he's Fred Astaire

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-without finding you in here, Padre!

-Inspector.

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You should know the drill by now. Crime scene, get out, comprende?

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Downstairs, she was wearing a necklace. Now she isn't.

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So robbery was the motive. Very good. Now go!

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Sir, the gentleman here discovered the body.

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Please, I need to tell you something.

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I heard the killer leaving.

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But you didn't see anything?

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I'm blind.

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So we're looking for someone with feet at a dancing competition.

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-Very helpful!

-I know who did this.

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We'll take your statement later.

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Now, if you'll excuse me, I've a murder to solve.

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Inspector...

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Penelope, why don't you introduce me to your new friend?

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This is Father Brown.

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Alexander Walgrave.

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Pleased to meet you.

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Now, why don't we go somewhere quiet,

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and you can tell me what you heard?

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After I fell, I needed a few moments to gather myself, so I sat out here.

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It's hard to identify someone from their footsteps,

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but there is one person whose sound is entirely distinctive.

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Lady Rose - she walks with a stick.

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I heard her leaving Lucy's bedroom.

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I realised Lucy must be in her room.

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Lucy?

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I was worried that she might blame herself for my fall,

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so I went to reassure her.

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Lady Rose must have been the last person to see her alive.

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We have to make Mallory listen.

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Oh, please, Inspector, these people are my guests!

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And one of them is a killer.

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Until we find the murder weapon, no-one is going anywhere.

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Thank you, Sir.

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Don't even think about laying your paws on me, Sergeant!

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No pockets. You're all right.

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This can't be happening, not to my Lucy.

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Sir.

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Is this the necklace the deceased was wearing?

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She had a name.

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Did you remove this from her body?

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No, I took it from Lucy's bag - the black one in the corner.

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-LADY ROSE:

-But that's my bag.

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What?

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After all I've done for you, this is how you repay me?

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Lies and false accusations?

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I thought it was Lucy's.

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It got knocked over, and I saw the necklace in it.

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Why did you take it?

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I thought it was a gift from one of her admirers.

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Everyone wanted her, and she loved rubbing my face in it.

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I just thought I would take it to teach her a lesson.

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So you stole the necklace to punish her?

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No! She was my fiance. I loved her.

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You don't know the meaning of the word!

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I'm arresting you for the murder of Lucy Dawes.

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You're not obliged to say anything, unless you wish to do so,

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but whatever you say may be put in writing and given in evidence.

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FATHER BROWN: You wanted to talk to us.

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I've no love for Oliver, but he didn't do this.

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I know what I heard.

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Lady Rose left the bedroom just before I found Lucy's body.

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But we've no way of proving that.

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After I lost my sight, Lucy fought to help me rebuild my life.

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She gave me back my confidence, even helped me learn to dance again.

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I've no doubt that she's meant a lot to you.

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-But that doesn't...

-I have to get justice for her.

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I can't do it alone.

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How can we help?

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Help me gather evidence to convince the police.

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Do you have any idea where we should look?

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I think so. I'll need Bunty's help.

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Very well. And I will talk to Lady Rose.

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Just be careful.

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Lady Rose is at the heart of the local establishment.

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She'll turn on anyone who displeases her.

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Yes, I think we saw that already in the ballroom.

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I'm not scared of her.

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You should be.

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Sergeant Goodfellow's there.

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I'll get rid of him.

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Sorry, Sir, you can't come this way.

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I'm looking for my room.

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Well, it's not down here.

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I don't know where to go. I'm lost.

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It may be on the next landing.

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Here, let me help you.

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-KNOCK ON DOOR

-Come!

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Am I intruding?

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I can't face telephoning Lucy's parents.

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Ah.

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What comfort could I possibly offer?

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Do you know them well?

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-Oh, we have some shared business interests.

-Oh?

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Nothing serious - just the idle rich passing the time.

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This must be a terrible shock for you.

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I don't have any children of my own,

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so the young dancers are very dear to me.

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I love having them come to stay,

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but the thought that Oliver could do such a thing - it sickens me.

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You think he is responsible?

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Oh, yes! The liar certainly didn't take Lucy's necklace from my bag.

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I hear Miss Dawes was a remarkable young woman.

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I gather she helped Mr Walgrave after he lost his sight.

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She spent countless hours with him. Nobody could have done more.

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Do you know what happened to Alexander?

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I'm sorry, I should make this telephone call.

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It won't get any easier.

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Of course. Thank you.

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-KNOCK ON DOOR

-Come in.

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Bunty.

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-How could you tell?

-Your perfume.

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-Did you find it?

-Yes.

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-Was there a case with it?

-Yes.

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And the name on it?

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-Westwood & Peel, I think.

-I knew it!

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What does it mean?

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For years, there have been rumours that Lady Rose

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had a child out of wedlock.

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They say she paid off the couple who took the child in

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with items from a very exclusive jeweller -

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Westwood & Peel.

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So you think Lucy is Lady Rose's illegitimate daughter?

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Suppose Lucy had been threatening to tell the truth?

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The scandal would ruin Lady Rose's reputation,

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so that gives her a motive.

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How could she do this?

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I should, um... I should find Father Brown.

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Thank you for coming.

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How are you coping in here?

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I can't sleep a wink.

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Every time I close my eyes, I can see Lucy's face.

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You're still in shock.

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I know we had our ups and downs,

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that I could be difficult,

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but so could she.

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You whispered something to her yesterday,

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just before Mr Walgrave's fall.

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Whatever you said upset her.

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Just a lover's tiff, nothing important.

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OLIVER CLEARS THROAT

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The whole God thing...

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..I don't, um...

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But...would you say a...

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I will say a prayer for her.

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Can I ask something else of you?

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Would you deliver a message for me?

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I'm a priest, Mr Dewitt, not a courier.

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What message?

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Sergeant, do you know how Mr Walgrave lost his sight?

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When I mentioned it to Lady Rose, she was evasive.

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Mm. Reckon she feels guilty. Happened in her house, you see.

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-When?

-Three years ago.

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Her top pupils were all staying over.

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One night, Alexander couldn't sleep.

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He went downstairs to get himself a drink.

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But as he was heading back to his bedroom, he came across an intruder.

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Before he could raise the alarm, he was pushed down the stairs.

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It was a miracle he didn't break his neck.

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But when he came round, he couldn't see a thing.

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The doctors said he'd hurt the part of his brain that lets you see.

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Did he remember what happened?

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No.

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Lady Rose found a broken window round the back of the house.

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Did the intruder take anything?

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No. He must have panicked, got out as soon as he could.

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Padre!

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Are you here to learn a pas de deux from our resident Nutcracker?

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No, just passing. Good day.

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Fetch me a cup of tea and a Garibaldi, will you, Twinkletoes?

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Why didn't the intruder take anything?

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That house is full of valuable things.

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He could have filled a bag without even going upstairs.

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Well, the dancing competition is going ahead.

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That hardly seems appropriate.

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At least it gives us an opportunity

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to go back to the house and ask questions.

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And it gives you an opportunity to see your latest admirer.

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I have male friends, you know.

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And I have fairies at the bottom of my garden.

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He's a lovely man,

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but nothing romantic is going to happen between us.

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Because he's blind?

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No!

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Maybe.

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If we are going to ingratiate ourselves with the dancers,

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then you do realise we will have to participate?

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MRS MCCARTHY CHUCKLES

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No!

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And one, two, three. One, two, three.

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Perfect. There you go, you're waltzing.

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Ow! My foot!

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Perhaps we should take a break.

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We were surprised to hear that you're going ahead

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with the competition.

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Well, I discussed it with Lucy's parents,

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and we agreed that we would dedicate the event to her memory.

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Oh, that's a nice idea.

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How are the others coping?

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Must have been a blow for Miss Tyrell,

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coming so soon after her father's death.

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-I don't think that Merryn and Lucy were close.

-Why not?

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I don't think that Lucy was happy

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when Merryn started dancing with her fiance.

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If it bothered her,

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why didn't she start dancing with him again herself?

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Lucy was committed to helping rehabilitate Alexander.

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But I also think she was used to being the centre of attention.

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She must have known that somebody else would end up

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dancing with Oliver?

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Yes, but I think that she thought Merryn was enjoying it

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a little too much.

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Were they more than dance partners?

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Who can say?

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Once the others have gone to bed, we'll be able to explore properly.

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Bunty can't stay here with a killer on the loose!

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I'll protect her with my life.

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I can look after myself.

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Oh, Oliver Dewitt sent a message.

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He told me to tell you that the wager is still on.

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Do you know what he means?

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Alexander?

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We had a bet on the outcome of the competition.

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If he won, then I agreed I'd give up dancing.

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And if you won?

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He said he could tell me who blinded me.

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An intruder, I gather?

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Yes.

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And how does Oliver know who this person was?

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He met a man in the Red Lion who claimed to be responsible.

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And do you really believe that?

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If there's even a chance that it's true, then I have to know.

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And what will you do when you find this man?

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Forgive him. I've come to terms with what happened.

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Perhaps he hasn't.

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I can't see how your bet with Oliver can go ahead

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when he's still locked up.

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I rather think that is the real message.

0:23:260:23:28

He wants you to find the killer.

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Once we find proof that Lady Rose was responsible,

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they'll set him free.

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And maybe then he'll tell me what I need to know.

0:23:370:23:40

It's here.

0:23:570:23:59

This is where Lady Rose keeps everything important.

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Anything incriminating won't be easy to find.

0:24:150:24:18

Good point.

0:24:200:24:22

I wish I could help.

0:24:260:24:28

You are.

0:24:290:24:31

-Ah!

-What is it?

0:24:440:24:46

Letters.

0:24:480:24:50

Lucy is threatening to reveal that Lady Rose is her mother.

0:24:520:24:56

She was blackmailing her.

0:24:560:24:59

This is exactly what we've been looking for.

0:24:590:25:01

BROKEN GLASS TINKLES

0:25:180:25:19

What's wrong?

0:25:190:25:22

BICYCLE BELL RINGS

0:25:280:25:29

-Good morning.

-Father!

0:25:400:25:42

I heard you'd returned home, I came to see how you were getting on.

0:25:420:25:45

Mother needed me.

0:25:450:25:47

Ah. How is your mother coping with the death of your father?

0:25:470:25:50

Mrs McCarthy said you'd moved out here.

0:25:520:25:55

We couldn't afford to carry on living the way we used to.

0:25:550:25:58

I'm sorry to hear that.

0:25:580:26:00

My father made some bad investments before he passed away.

0:26:000:26:03

We sold off what we could, but it wasn't enough.

0:26:030:26:05

Which is why you took the job at the school.

0:26:050:26:08

I saw Oliver Dewitt yesterday.

0:26:090:26:12

-How is he?

-Fearful.

0:26:130:26:15

-You were his dancing partner?

-Yes.

0:26:160:26:19

Did Miss Dawes mind?

0:26:200:26:22

You mean, did I kill Lucy so I could have Oliver for myself?

0:26:230:26:27

SHE LAUGHS

0:26:270:26:29

Oliver is one of the most selfish people I've ever met.

0:26:310:26:34

I don't know how Lucy put up with him.

0:26:340:26:36

I only tolerated him because he was a good dancer.

0:26:360:26:39

The police think he's responsible for what happened.

0:26:390:26:42

He'd faint at the first sight of blood.

0:26:420:26:44

Mind you, the way the police are going,

0:26:440:26:46

we'll never know who was really responsible.

0:26:460:26:48

Why do you say that?

0:26:480:26:50

The house is full of weapons Lady Rose collected on her travels.

0:26:500:26:55

Why haven't they found the one that killed Lucy?

0:26:550:26:57

Maybe she was killed with something else?

0:26:570:26:59

Or perhaps they just haven't looked hard enough.

0:26:590:27:02

BELL RINGS

0:27:020:27:04

I should get back to her.

0:27:040:27:06

Of course. Thank you.

0:27:060:27:08

Shall we go down for breakfast?

0:27:160:27:19

You don't know what I look like.

0:27:210:27:23

Does it matter?

0:27:240:27:26

I could be hideous.

0:27:260:27:28

You aren't to me.

0:27:280:27:30

What happens to us after this weekend?

0:27:330:27:35

I don't tend to go in for prolonged romances.

0:27:380:27:41

And you'd never make any exceptions?

0:27:410:27:43

Not usually.

0:27:460:27:47

Did you give Xander the message?

0:27:520:27:54

Yes.

0:27:540:27:55

And he told me your stake in the wager.

0:27:550:27:58

Oh.

0:28:000:28:02

You claim to have overheard a conversation about the attack

0:28:020:28:05

in a pub.

0:28:050:28:06

That seems like an extraordinary coincidence.

0:28:070:28:10

The world is full of them.

0:28:100:28:12

By all accounts, Miss Dawes wasn't a particularly altruistic type,

0:28:130:28:19

except when it came to Mr Walgrave.

0:28:190:28:21

She always liked a lost cause.

0:28:210:28:23

I think that she was in some way responsible for what happened to him.

0:28:240:28:28

And you've known it all along.

0:28:300:28:32

That's outrageous.

0:28:350:28:36

I don't believe you killed her, but the Inspector does.

0:28:400:28:44

I may be able to help you, but only if you start being honest with me.

0:28:450:28:50

Now.

0:28:500:28:52

She didn't mean to hurt him.

0:28:550:28:56

Ah...

0:28:560:28:58

They got into an argument.

0:29:000:29:01

He was trying to go upstairs to see Lady Rose.

0:29:010:29:04

..then he shouldn't be allowed to take part.

0:29:040:29:06

-You mustn't tell her.

-Let me past.

-No!

0:29:060:29:08

Lucy blocked him, but he lost his footing.

0:29:090:29:12

What were they arguing about?

0:29:180:29:20

She'd let slip that I'd tried to bribe one of the judges.

0:29:230:29:25

And that cost him his sight?

0:29:280:29:31

When we went to the hospital, he had no memory of what happened.

0:29:340:29:39

We saw a way out.

0:29:400:29:42

So you smashed the window to make it look as if

0:29:440:29:47

an intruder had been inside the house.

0:29:470:29:49

Once Lady Rose found it, the police filled in the blanks.

0:29:500:29:53

Miss Dawes felt guilty,

0:29:550:29:57

then tried to make amends by being a good friend

0:29:570:30:01

to the man she had blinded.

0:30:010:30:03

If Alexander had won your bet...

0:30:070:30:09

..would you have told him the truth?

0:30:110:30:13

You asked me what I whispered to Lucy.

0:30:160:30:18

I told her about the bet.

0:30:210:30:24

One way or another, she would have ensured they lost.

0:30:240:30:27

Because she believed you would tell.

0:30:280:30:31

It was the last thing I said to her.

0:30:330:30:35

-Will you tell Alexander?

-No.

0:30:400:30:43

Because I'm not the one who has the opportunity to make amends.

0:30:430:30:47

We should talk to the police.

0:30:520:30:53

No. We need to know more.

0:30:530:30:55

We don't want to make Lady Rose suspicious.

0:30:550:30:57

There was broken glass in your bed, Alexander.

0:30:570:31:00

Good morning.

0:31:000:31:01

I see we had an extra guest last night.

0:31:020:31:05

Will you join me?

0:31:050:31:07

-No, we...

-Of course.

0:31:070:31:08

Did you sleep well?

0:31:140:31:16

Oh, I think it's safe to say that the bed was rather...uncomfortable.

0:31:170:31:21

-Is something wrong?

-No.

0:31:210:31:24

If Alexander had been alone, then he wouldn't have seen the glass

0:31:250:31:28

and he could have been seriously hurt.

0:31:280:31:29

I don't have the faintest idea what you're talking about.

0:31:290:31:32

We've seen the letters. From Lucy.

0:31:330:31:36

Your daughter.

0:31:370:31:38

What letters? I don't have a daughter.

0:31:380:31:41

That's exactly what you wanted people to think.

0:31:410:31:43

How dare you?!

0:31:430:31:45

We'll make sure that everyone knows what you did to silence her.

0:31:450:31:49

SHE SIGHS DEEPLY

0:31:510:31:54

When I was young and reckless,

0:31:540:31:57

a lover passed something on to me

0:31:570:31:59

which stayed in my system, and it meant that I couldn't conceive.

0:31:590:32:03

So, if there's nothing else you'd like to accuse me of,

0:32:050:32:08

I'd like to finish my tea.

0:32:080:32:09

Of course, we only have her word for it.

0:32:180:32:20

There must be a piece of the puzzle we're missing.

0:32:200:32:23

We'll find it.

0:32:230:32:25

What is it, Father? What's the matter?

0:32:270:32:29

Alexander, even before you heard Oliver Dewitt's message,

0:32:310:32:36

you had us investigating Lady Rose.

0:32:360:32:38

Because she's guilty.

0:32:380:32:40

What exactly are you saying?

0:32:400:32:41

Everything we know about Lady Rose we know

0:32:420:32:44

because of what Mr Walgrave here has told us,

0:32:440:32:47

and the story about her illegitimate daughter,

0:32:470:32:50

we now know to be unlikely at best.

0:32:500:32:53

That's not true. We've seen the blackmail letters.

0:32:530:32:56

Typed and conveniently easy to find.

0:32:560:32:59

And who pointed us towards them?

0:32:590:33:02

This is outrageous! And I expected better from you, Father.

0:33:030:33:06

Come on, Alexander.

0:33:060:33:07

Alexander?

0:33:110:33:13

I'm sorry.

0:33:140:33:15

What?

0:33:200:33:21

Is this true?

0:33:240:33:25

You had us framing an innocent woman?

0:33:280:33:30

No! I swear, I heard her leaving Lucy's bedroom.

0:33:300:33:36

I was sure that if we looked hard enough, we'd find real proof.

0:33:360:33:39

Who put the glass in your bed?

0:33:420:33:44

Why would you do this?

0:33:470:33:49

Because he wanted to spend more time with you, Bunty.

0:33:490:33:52

Everyone thought I was worthless because I couldn't see.

0:33:540:33:56

But with you, I was useful again.

0:33:580:34:01

You listened to me, you took me seriously.

0:34:010:34:03

Bunty, you do not have to be here.

0:34:170:34:19

He lied to us, he led us down the wrong path.

0:34:200:34:23

Isn't that what the killer would do?

0:34:230:34:25

I know you are angry with him...

0:34:250:34:26

We need to stop him from hurting anyone else. He's dangerous.

0:34:260:34:29

I fear you may be right.

0:34:290:34:31

So please, do not get left alone with him.

0:34:310:34:33

WALTZ MUSIC PLAYS

0:34:360:34:38

She's here.

0:34:530:34:54

Ladies and gentlemen, can I have your attention?

0:35:060:35:09

I'm sure you've all heard about the terrible tragedy

0:35:140:35:17

that happened here on Friday night.

0:35:170:35:20

It is for that reason that we have decided to dedicate

0:35:200:35:23

tonight's event to the memory of Lucy Dawes.

0:35:230:35:26

Now, to happier matters.

0:35:290:35:32

The rules of the competition are simple.

0:35:320:35:34

If one of the judges taps you on the shoulder,

0:35:340:35:37

then please move to the side of the dance floor.

0:35:370:35:40

We will begin with a waltz.

0:35:400:35:41

Now don't forget, one, two, three...

0:35:460:35:48

SPEECH INAUDIBLE

0:36:030:36:05

Why has he not been tapped on the shoulder?

0:36:300:36:33

I'm afraid we didn't make the final cut.

0:36:400:36:43

It's the taking part that counts.

0:36:430:36:45

I wondered if you'd put my mind at ease about something.

0:36:470:36:50

Yes?

0:36:500:36:52

I was wondering why Oliver Dewitt found the necklace in your bag.

0:36:520:36:56

I hope you're not implying that

0:36:570:36:59

I had anything to do with what happened.

0:36:590:37:01

No.

0:37:010:37:03

It was a busy room, anyone could have placed it in there.

0:37:030:37:06

Indeed.

0:37:060:37:08

That cursed necklace has caused nothing but trouble.

0:37:080:37:11

Lucy should never have worn it in the first place.

0:37:110:37:15

Was it a gift from an admirer?

0:37:160:37:18

No, her father gave it to her.

0:37:180:37:20

It was something we acquired as part of a recent business deal.

0:37:200:37:24

Now, you'll have to excuse me.

0:37:240:37:27

I can hear you, Bunty.

0:37:330:37:35

Why are you following me?

0:37:370:37:39

To stop you from hurting anyone else.

0:37:390:37:41

You really think I could do something like that?

0:37:420:37:45

I don't know what to believe about you any more.

0:37:450:37:47

Then you shouldn't have come out here alone.

0:37:490:37:51

Congratulations to everyone who made it through to the next round,

0:37:540:37:57

which will be a tango.

0:37:570:37:59

I wonder if I might have a word.

0:38:010:38:03

We're about to start again.

0:38:030:38:05

The deal your father lost his money on.

0:38:050:38:07

Was it one of Lady Rose's business ventures?

0:38:080:38:11

Perhaps we should talk privately?

0:38:150:38:18

I just don't understand how you could do that to Lady Rose.

0:38:240:38:27

She killed my friend.

0:38:270:38:29

I know I shouldn't have lied, but you saw how the police treated me.

0:38:290:38:33

I needed your help.

0:38:330:38:34

You could have been honest with me.

0:38:340:38:36

I know.

0:38:360:38:38

And it will be one of the biggest regrets of my life.

0:38:380:38:40

You must be cold out here.

0:38:500:38:51

Please don't be kind to me.

0:39:010:39:03

When I organised your father's funeral,

0:39:070:39:09

the coroner recorded his death with an open verdict.

0:39:090:39:13

I've sometimes known him do this as an act of kindness...

0:39:140:39:18

..for someone who has committed suicide.

0:39:190:39:21

Was it the shame of not providing for his family?

0:39:250:39:27

I'm so sorry.

0:39:290:39:30

Lady Rose deliberately gave my father a bad tip.

0:39:320:39:36

Then, when it ruined us,

0:39:370:39:39

she swooped in with Lucy's family to buy up our assets for a pittance.

0:39:390:39:43

It was all just a jolly wheeze to them.

0:39:440:39:47

The necklace belonged to you?

0:39:490:39:51

My mother's.

0:39:510:39:53

I can't imagine what you must have felt when you saw Lucy wearing it.

0:39:540:39:58

She was shameless.

0:39:580:40:01

Rubbing my face in it.

0:40:010:40:03

Mr Walgrave swears he heard Lady Rose leaving the room.

0:40:040:40:08

But it wasn't her, was it?

0:40:090:40:11

It was you.

0:40:110:40:12

Lady Rose only uses the cane when she needs to walk any distance.

0:40:160:40:20

When she danced with me, she left it propped against the wall.

0:40:210:40:24

You knew you had to act quickly.

0:40:310:40:34

And that Mr Walgrave was nearby and would recognise the sound,

0:40:350:40:39

so you went to Lucy's room and you killed her.

0:40:390:40:42

Then you took the necklace and made sure Mr Walgrave heard you leaving.

0:40:460:40:51

Returning the cane to the ballroom,

0:41:010:41:04

you put the necklace in Lady Rose's bag.

0:41:040:41:07

Another piece of evidence against her.

0:41:080:41:10

How could I know Oliver would take it?

0:41:110:41:14

I know you regret it.

0:41:140:41:15

You are not a bad person.

0:41:180:41:21

Sometimes good people do terrible things.

0:41:220:41:24

You told me the police hadn't paid enough attention

0:41:260:41:30

to the weapons that Lady Rose had on display.

0:41:300:41:32

Were you trying to point me at something?

0:41:320:41:34

She's so proud of her collection.

0:41:340:41:36

APPLAUSE

0:41:360:41:39

Not everything is what it seems.

0:41:390:41:41

Shall I show you?

0:41:420:41:44

Hey!

0:41:510:41:52

Don't...

0:41:520:41:53

She killed my father!

0:41:530:41:56

This is revenge, not justice.

0:41:560:41:58

Let her do what she needs to.

0:41:580:42:01

I probably deserve it.

0:42:010:42:03

Repent and the Lord will forgive you.

0:42:030:42:06

-I doubt that.

-I don't.

0:42:060:42:09

I'll pay the price for killing Lucy, why not finish the job?

0:42:090:42:12

Your father! Would he have wanted this?

0:42:120:42:16

And your mother?

0:42:180:42:19

If you kill Lady Rose, you will hang for certain.

0:42:200:42:24

How will your mother live with that?

0:42:260:42:27

SHE SOBS

0:42:330:42:36

Alexander?

0:42:520:42:53

Mr Dewitt is here, he's looking for you.

0:42:550:42:59

Oh.

0:42:590:43:00

He's waiting for you in the house.

0:43:000:43:02

He has something he wants to tell you.

0:43:020:43:04

Half the guests have gone home already,

0:43:060:43:08

so perhaps we should go too.

0:43:080:43:10

I'll drive us.

0:43:100:43:12

Actually, there is something we have to do, isn't there, Mrs McCarthy?

0:43:120:43:15

Is there?

0:43:150:43:17

Oh, yes. Yes, there is.

0:43:180:43:20

Yes.

0:43:200:43:21

Well, that was subtle.

0:43:240:43:25

I know you've no reason to trust me,

0:43:280:43:30

but everything I felt about you was true.

0:43:300:43:33

You're the most enchanting woman I've ever met.

0:43:330:43:36

Alexander, I can't be with you.

0:43:370:43:39

-Because I'm blind?

-No.

0:43:390:43:42

Because you lied to me.

0:43:420:43:44

Will you do me one last favour?

0:43:480:43:50

Father Brown uncovers a dark secret when a contestant is murdered at a ballroom dancing competition.