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Conspiracy thriller. A small-time solicitor is forced to revisit his murky past when he is approached by a mysterious and glamorous lawyer in search of a missing alibi witness.


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-DIAL TONE

-'This is the help desk. May I have your client ID?'

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'Whisky Bravo 08 20 19'.

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TYRES SCREECH

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-'Are you calling on a secure line?'

-'Negative.'

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'Wait one moment for security.'

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'Line secured. For verification, may I have values one,

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'four and eight of your protocol?'

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'Tango, Foxtrot, Tango.'

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THEY SPEAK FRENCH

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Mark? GROANING

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POLICE SIRENS

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'You are verified. How may we help?'

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'Progress report on job number three, eight, two, two.

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-'Golf, Delta, Sierra, Bravo, two.'

-'Please hold.'

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'Thank you for waiting. I will read that job number back to you.'

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'Three, eight, two, two, Golf, Delta,

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'Sierra, Bravo, Two. Confirm please'.

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'That is correct.'

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'The viruses have been quarantined

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'and our engineers are on site. We await further updates.'

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'Thank you.'

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DOORBELL RINGS

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What are you doing?

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I don't know what to say. Erm, sorry.

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When did you decide this?

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-Frances, er...

-When?

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WHEN?!

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I don't know. It wasn't an instant thing.

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-Look, I've got back-to-back appointments, er...

-Appointments?!

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You're talking about appointments?! This is my life, Harry!

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I'm Gina Hawkes. I have an 11 o'clock appointment with Mr Venn.

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-HE SIGHS

-Er, Mr Venn's 10:30 is running a little over.

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WOMAN NEXT DOOR: I'm not going to let you ruin my life!

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-Why don't I see if I can find you another appointment?

-I'll wait.

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-PHONE RINGS

-Don't answer that.

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HE SIGHS

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Let go.

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Do you think he'll pull it off?

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Worsley? The coalition?

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I really don't know.

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Are you really going to give this up?

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Frances, look, you don't have to do this.

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Are you?

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You'll catch cold.

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Are you sure you don't want to make another appointment?

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It's essential I see Mr Venn as soon as possible.

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I've had enough of this! You're pathetic, Harry!

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HE SIGHS

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-This is Ms Hawkes, your 11 o'clock.

-Please, come into my office.

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Erm, I'd, I'd rather go out if that's OK?

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Sure, please.

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RADIO: 'It's 11 o'clock on Tuesday, 5th July.

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'The headlines this morning. Sensational allegations

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'linking Prime Minister Brian Worsley

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'to two secret offshore bank accounts have been leaked to a national newspaper.

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'The claims come at a critical time for the Prime Minister

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'in his ongoing attempts to form a new government,

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'while rioting continues in the capital as tens of thousands

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'turn out daily to protest at proposed austerity measures.

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'Up to 70 protesters have been injured...'

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I should warn you. The coffee's terrible.

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I've drunk worse.

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-You're a brave woman. What can I do for you?

-I have a client.

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-He's on a murder charge.

-You're a lawyer? Interesting case?

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It has a couple of unusual features,

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the first being that my client appears to be innocent.

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-What you mean, really innocent?

-As in, he didn't do it.

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-Now that is unusual.

-His name's Steven Quirke.

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-Stevie Quirke? What, Little Stevie? What's this all about?

-I told you.

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Hey, listen, I don't get it.

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An expensive lawyer acting for a career criminal

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like Stevie Quirke? How did that happen?

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In the usual way...he called my office.

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He told me he was innocent, I believe him.

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I'm thinking of sending the brief to Nigel Fountain.

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You don't approve of my choice of counsel?

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Well, shouldn't that be SIR Nigel Fountain? No, I approve very much.

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I'm just wondering where all the money's coming from?

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Mr Quirke's innocence is not the only unusual feature.

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He also turned himself in.

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So Stevie turned himself in, he confessed, but he's innocent?

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I was getting to that.

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Well, if you could you get to it a little bit faster, Gina,

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because I'm getting sort of confused here.

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He confessed because he's terrified.

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So terrified, in fact, that he'd rather be in prison.

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-And what's he terrified of?

-He won't tell me. He wants you to help him.

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-How?

-He wants you to find someone for him.

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Look. You're a smart woman.

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I can tell you're smart because you're not drinking the coffee.

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But I'm just a high street solicitor. You need an enquiry agent.

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I'd be more than happy to recommend one.

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Mr Quirke wants you to find Joseph Francis Collins. I believe you know him.

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HE LAUGHS

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Stevie Quirke and Joe Collins?

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You're building a case on them?

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Actually you don't need an enquiry agent, Gina,

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what you need is a bloody magician.

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I disagree. You have the special contacts my client needs.

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What are you after?

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I am a lawyer doing my best to get justice for my client.

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Do you know what gives you away, Gina?

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No lawyer uses the word justice

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when they're talking about their own client.

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I don't know what game you've got going on here, but, er,

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-I'm not playing with you.

-Mr Quirke anticipated your reaction.

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He has some information that he's willing to pass on to you.

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Information about what?

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Your brother Mark.

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-LOUD GROANING

-Mark?

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-Ah, Jesus.

-Mark, are you OK?

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What did he say exactly?

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About Mark.

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His exact words.

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Exactly as I've told you.

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I'm following the instructions of my client. You have my card.

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Thank you for the coffee.

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Don't worry, Harry.

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Don't worry, Harry.

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PHONE RINGS

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-Venn & Co.

-I want you to find out what you can about a firm called

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Hodgkins Truss Wilson.

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Where are they? London?

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I don't know, there's no address on the card.

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-They're not showing up on Google.

-What about Gina Hawkes?

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-No. Nothing.

-Nothing?

-No.

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Hang on, there's a number here. 07700 900484.

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-Give it a ring and find out who they are.

-484... OK.

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Frank Hanna called. He wants you there for when the jury get back.

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-How long have they been out?

-About an hour.

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Then they'll be out all day.

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Mark.

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Stevie?

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What's all this shit about my brother?

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What is that how you say hello, Harry? After all these years?

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I want to know why you've been handing out this crap.

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What are you trying to sell, Stevie?

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Are you going to tell me who killed Mark? Is that it?

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I'm offering a deal here, right?

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You help me, you get what I know.

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Now that's all I got to deal with, Harry. You understand?

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-How did you find Gina Hawkes?

-What do you mean?

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Stevie, I couldn't find Gina Hawkes

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and people might say I'm somewhat better placed than you.

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-Yeah, erm, someone give me her number.

-Who?

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I don't remember.

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What, she agrees to act for you - why?

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What, you ain't got the hump, have you, Harry?

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All cos I didn't come to you?

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No, you're an old pal, Harry.

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Hey, let me shake your hand, eh, just for the warm feel of it, yeah.

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I heard things wasn't going too good for ya.

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Oh, you know, they could be worse.

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Yeah, I know that's true.

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What do you know about Mark?

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Who killed him? Tell me now.

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Yeah you'll never guess who I bumped into.

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Paul Hillman.

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Straight up.

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-Move it Harry, move!

-I'm doing my fucking best, Hillman!

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Yeah, I see him and, er, he's like all bald now, but I recognise him.

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I saw what I saw, Harry. Paul Hillman.

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Yeah, there's just one problem, Stevie.

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Paul Hillman's dead. He has been for 20 years.

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-My dad ID'd his body, same time he ID'd Mark's.

-I saw him.

-When?

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Few days ago, just before I come in here.

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See, Harry, er, if Hillman's alive, what does that say about Mark?

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-What the fuck are you playing at?

-Harry, please! Please!

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I seen him and he's breathing like you and me.

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-You see, the dead don't come back, Stevie.

-I saw him!

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Where? Where did you see him?

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CRIES OF PAIN

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-I don't really remember.

-HE SNIGGERS

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-You saw a dead man and you don't remember where?

-On the tube.

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What tube? Which station, what line?

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I saw him, all right, I swear on my child's life.

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Why do you need me to find Joe Collins?

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How can Joe help you?

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-He's got something that can get me out of this.

-What?

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You tell me or I'm out of here. What?

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A laptop. All right, I'm not saying nothing more.

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That's it. I can't.

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You wouldn't be trying to set me up, would you, Stevie?

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-Set you up for what?

-Something that happened. A long time ago.

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Something where there's no statute of limitations.

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If you don't find Joe for me, I am dead.

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You want to relax, Stevie.

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They abolished the death penalty years ago.

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Now you've got my number.

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Give me a call when you decide to tell me what the fuck is going on!

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GATE BUZZES

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MOBILE PHONE RINGS

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-'Yeah?'

-Frank Hanna's called three times. He wants to know

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why you're not answering your phone and why you're not there.

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Mr Peters is here and Mrs Crawford. What do you want me to tell them?

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Clear the rest of the day. I'm not coming back.

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We represented a client, Joe Collins,

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Joseph Francis Collins, about five years ago.

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Yeah, possession of Class A drugs. Snaresbrook Crown Court.

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-Yeah, dig out his file.

-'I've got a million things to do.'

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-Call when you've got it.

-Anything else(?)

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-Don't expect overtime.

-Don't forget to call Frank Hanna.

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'Thank you for calling Hodgkins Truss Wilson...'

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I'll get some coffees and see you back here in about half an hour.

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Get off me!

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CRIES OF PAIN

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It wasn't me!

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I wasn't there, I wasn't there!

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We both know that's a lie, don't we? Hey?

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CRIES OF PAIN ECHO

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HE DIALS A NUMBER, TELEPHONE RINGS

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'Hi, Harry.'

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I've just seen Fenton Russell. I need to see you, Lauren.

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Don't get any ideas. It's not happening again.

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Why was Russell at Belmarsh?

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He's a cop.

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Cops are like solicitors - they go to prisons from time to time.

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Not the same time, the same day that I happen to be there.

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Harry, it's a coincidence.

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Unpleasant, but just a coincidence.

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HE SIGHS

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Lauren, the man I went to see today...

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..told me that he saw Paul Hillman alive.

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What, who? Who said that?

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A face from the past. His name's Stevie Quirke.

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He was insistent. Told me he saw Hillman a few days ago.

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Harry, Hillman is dead and gone.

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-Someone's messing with your head.

-Why?

-I don't know why.

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But let it go.

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Harry, listen to me.

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Listen...

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Hillman is dead.

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That whole thing is gone. Over.

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You need to let it go and move on.

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Michael will be home soon and I don't want him finding you here.

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-You're always saying I don't see enough of him.

-I don't want our son,

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who's already dealing with a lot of issues, finding you here like this.

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We're divorced. It'll confuse him.

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Confuse HIM? What about me?

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Come on, Harry, get up.

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-Are you seeing anyone?

-Yes.

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It serious?

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I don't know yet.

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Where'd you meet him?

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Internet dating.

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Don't look at me like that. That's how it's done now.

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-I broke up with Frances today.

-What, again?

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No, it's for good this time.

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I'm sorry.

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She seemed like a nice girl. I don't know what she was doing with you.

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What were YOU doing with me?

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I'm not as nice as her.

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MOBILE PHONE RINGS

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Harry Venn.

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Gina Hawkes, Mr Venn.

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-'You called.'

-Yeah, I went to see your client today.

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'And I'd like to talk to you more about his case.'

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I could see you for 20 minutes tonight at 10 o'clock.

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20 minutes?

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Yes, I have a meeting at 10:30.

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What, you do meetings late at night?

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'When they're important, yes.'

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-All right, I'll be there at ten. Where are you?

-The Strand Hotel.

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'I'll meet you at the bar.'

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'The protestors were not one unified body. Different groups with different agendas

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'surged off in all directions, some clearly prepared for violence.

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'Shops in Pall Mall and Piccadilly were attacked and set alight.

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'In Whitehall, police vans were smashed up and overturned by a mob

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-'of students and anarchists said to number up to 5,000.'

-Have you seen this?

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-'At the same time, the main body of protestors...'

-Feels different, doesn't it?

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-What's different about it?

-We don't have a Government for one thing.

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Have you noticed? I haven't noticed.

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'..protestors in the City of London, with at least 80 arrests.

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-'There have been allegations that police over-reacted...'

-It was good to see you.

-See you.

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'..and claims that as many as 180 people needed hospital treatment as a result of the clashes.

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'There is an as yet unconfirmed report...'

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-Hi, Mikey.

-What are you doing here?

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That's a nice way to greet your father(!)

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HE SIGHS

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Michael...whatever else has happened between me and your mother,

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I'm still your father.

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Are you listening to me? MICHAEL BURPS

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-Did you see that?

-I see it every day.

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Lauren, he needs to show some respect.

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You need to spend more time with him.

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Jesus, internet dating?

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Goodbye, Harry.

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'..the Prime Minister went on to say that

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'those trying to whip up an atmosphere of hysteria and panic

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'must bear responsibility for the chaos and disorder on our streets.

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'But the violence has put further pressure on the Prime Minister

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'after this morning's allegations about his financial affairs.

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'And Alexander Wentworth, tipped as a front runner to take over,

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'was amongst a growing number of voices describing the proposed coalition as unworkable.

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'Let's not kid ourselves. The reason the police are out there

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'having to deal with this disorder is that Brian Worsley is bankrupt.

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'His coalition is falling to pieces and he continues to present the same tired ideas.

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'This is not a man who can lead this country out of our gravest crisis since the Battle of Britain.'

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SIRENS BLARE, CAR HORNS HONK

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Blimey. You always dress like that for business meetings?

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I didn't say it was business.

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-Can I get you a drink?

-An old fashioned.

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-Er, one old fashioned and a vodka tonic.

-Yes, sir.

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You went to see Mr Quirke?

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Do you do a lot of crime, Gina?

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Not as much as you, I believe.

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I only ask because your client, Stevie Quirke, hasn't got a hope in hell.

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That's my advice - you can have that for free.

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I deal in lost hopes, Mr Venn.

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Harry.

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What kind of a criminal lawyer are you, Gina?

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In fact, are you any kind of criminal lawyer at all?

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Where did you do your articles? When did you qualify?

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-You came here to talk about the case.

-No, you're more interesting.

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I can assure you I'm not.

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Where's that accent from?

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Ms Hawkes.

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Thank you.

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Who are you, Gina Hawkes?

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My client asked me to contact you

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in order to locate a witness he believes is crucial to his case.

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I carried out his instructions, as I was obliged to.

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This does not give you the right to be insulting.

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OK... Well, you name me one lawyer in London

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or anywhere in this country that you've had dealings with.

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-Isn't Sir Nigel Fountain good enough for you?

-No, no, apart from this case. Just one.

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If you'll excuse me.

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One thing I forgot to mention.

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Should you find Joe Collins, there will be a fee, naturally.

0:27:260:27:30

Naturally. And what if I don't find him?

0:27:300:27:34

Oh, I think you're the kind of man who finds what he looks for.

0:27:340:27:38

Flattery's wasted on me. What sort of fee are we talking about?

0:27:380:27:41

Shall we say 20,000?

0:27:410:27:43

Well, that should help find him.

0:27:450:27:48

Why is Joe Collins worth £20,000 to you?

0:27:480:27:51

Thank you for the drink, Mr Venn.

0:27:530:27:55

Harry.

0:27:580:28:00

You're wearing the wrong nail polish.

0:28:050:28:08

I quite like it.

0:28:080:28:10

No, it doesn't suit you.

0:28:100:28:12

And what would you suggest?

0:28:150:28:17

I suggest you cancel your next meeting

0:28:170:28:20

and stay here and have another drink with me.

0:28:200:28:23

You're smart.

0:28:270:28:29

Don't be too smart.

0:28:290:28:31

Harry.

0:28:310:28:33

Excuse me, how do you know that lady?

0:28:400:28:43

-She's a guest.

-Can I leave her a note?

0:28:430:28:46

It's urgent.

0:29:030:29:06

-Which floor, sir?

-Three, please.

0:29:250:29:27

LOUD YAWN >

0:29:310:29:33

-Excuse me.

-Long hours?

-Yeah, very long.

0:29:330:29:37

-Mind you, I bet they pay you a fortune.

-Hmm...yeah!

0:29:400:29:44

-You English. Make funny jokes that are not so funny.

-True.

0:29:440:29:49

LIFT BELL RINGS

0:29:490:29:52

-After you, sir.

-Thank you.

0:29:520:29:55

Excuse me.

0:30:070:30:08

How would you like to boost your pay?

0:30:080:30:11

I would like to.

0:30:110:30:13

How much would it cost me to get five minutes in this room?

0:30:130:30:17

I'm not going to take anything or do anything.

0:30:170:30:20

I just want a look around.

0:30:200:30:21

Nobody need know. Five minutes.

0:30:210:30:24

500.

0:30:270:30:28

500, OK. Tell you what,

0:30:300:30:33

why don't we split the difference

0:30:330:30:36

and call it thirty quid?

0:30:360:30:38

-Terrific.

-Five minutes.

0:30:380:30:41

Harry!

0:33:020:33:04

LABOURED BREATHING

0:33:040:33:06

You said nobody was going to get hurt!

0:33:200:33:22

-It's what Styles wanted.

-Who...Who's Styles?

0:33:240:33:26

'He has some information that he's willing to pass on to you.

0:34:050:34:08

'Your brother, Mark.

0:34:080:34:11

'I'm following the instructions of my client.

0:34:110:34:15

'I want you to find someone for him.

0:34:150:34:17

'Joseph Francis Collins. I believe you know him?'

0:34:190:34:22

-RADIO:

-'The news headlines this hour. Prime Minister Brian Worsley

0:34:290:34:33

'has responded for the first time

0:34:330:34:35

'to allegations about his financial involvement

0:34:350:34:37

'with Australian mining company Goldseam.'

0:34:370:34:40

Your critics say that because of the ongoing allegations

0:34:400:34:43

-about your financial arrangements...

-They're untrue.

0:34:430:34:46

-A total fabrication...

-Because of these allegations,

0:34:460:34:49

you do not have support in your own party,

0:34:490:34:51

-let alone the minority parties.

-No, no, no, I completely refuse...

0:34:510:34:54

Why aren't they coming out for you?

0:34:540:34:57

I do have support in my own party.

0:34:570:34:59

What I'm trying to do is build a coalition.

0:34:590:35:02

-Harry?

-What?

-What are we looking for?

0:35:090:35:14

Anything that will help us find Mr Joseph Collins.

0:35:140:35:16

I've got some blow if you want it.

0:35:210:35:23

DANCE MUSIC

0:35:390:35:41

SOUND OF ROADWORKS

0:36:080:36:11

RADIO: ...extraordinary allegations

0:36:160:36:18

made in yesterday's papers about the Prime Minister,

0:36:180:36:21

-we have the man himself here.

-Good morning, Prime Minister.

-Good morning.

0:36:210:36:26

You were on TV last night denying the allegations.

0:36:260:36:28

Yet this morning, RDO media have published a document

0:36:280:36:31

which appear to show that Goldseam, the Australian mining company

0:36:310:36:35

at the centre of this affair,

0:36:350:36:37

set up the accounts you say you knew nothing of in April last year.

0:36:370:36:40

Look, I've got no way of knowing what Goldseam did or didn't do.

0:36:400:36:44

But what I can say is, with all the emphasis I can command,

0:36:440:36:47

neither I nor my family have any control over access to these accounts...

0:36:470:36:51

-Thought you said it wouldn't happen again.

-Michael's been arrested.

0:36:510:36:56

Want to go home to your mummy?

0:37:000:37:02

You're not going home with a charge like this in front of you.

0:37:020:37:05

What happened?

0:37:070:37:09

He nicked a bloody car.

0:37:090:37:12

Have they charged him yet?

0:37:120:37:15

Yeah. They've given him bail, so he should be out soon.

0:37:150:37:18

This way.

0:37:400:37:43

Are you OK?

0:37:430:37:44

If you could come this way, please.

0:37:450:37:48

I'll be back in a minute.

0:37:500:37:52

Listen, don't worry.

0:37:560:37:57

Worse case, you'll get five years.

0:37:570:38:00

I'm kidding. They'll give you a rap on the knuckles.

0:38:000:38:03

Why did you do it?

0:38:140:38:15

-Michael?

-Who are you?

0:38:160:38:19

-I'm your father.

-No, my father left.

0:38:210:38:26

-What were you thinking?

-I'm sorry.

0:38:350:38:39

Go get in the car.

0:38:410:38:43

Thanks for coming.

0:38:460:38:48

You should go home and shower.

0:38:480:38:51

-Change your clothes.

-Listen, Lauren...

0:38:510:38:54

Thank you for telling me about Michael.

0:38:550:38:58

It's OK.

0:38:580:39:00

-You're late.

-Yeah, I had a heavy night.

0:39:470:39:51

ANSWERPHONE BEEPS

0:39:540:39:56

'Harry, it's Frances.'

0:39:560:39:57

Should be interesting.

0:39:570:39:59

-'I don't understand, Harry...'

-Turn it off.

0:39:590:40:01

-What did I do wrong? I don't deserve this...

-Turn it off!

0:40:010:40:04

'You won't even talk to me, you won't even...'

0:40:040:40:06

Matt!

0:40:060:40:07

ANSWERPHONE BEEPS

0:40:070:40:09

Call Barter Court Chambers.

0:40:090:40:10

See if you can get me ten minutes with Nigel Fountain.

0:40:100:40:13

-What do I tell him?

-Tell him it's about the Quirke case.

0:40:130:40:16

-You've got the hearing at Highbury.

-I need to find Joe Collins.

0:40:160:40:19

-Call Lisa, see if she'll cover.

-You'll get struck off if you're not careful.

0:40:190:40:22

-Thanks for your concern(!)

-The concern's me and my job. Don't forget Frank Hanna!

0:40:220:40:27

I don't want to say anything that could inflame

0:40:290:40:32

an already volatile situation.

0:40:320:40:34

Yeah, but you just have. Haven't you?

0:40:340:40:36

Look, let's be clear. We face grave challenges.

0:40:360:40:40

People have to put aside their narrow, partisan interests

0:40:400:40:45

and pull together for the nation.

0:40:450:40:47

Because some people, backed by certain media organisations

0:40:470:40:50

with their own agenda,

0:40:500:40:52

simply do not want to see a second coalition

0:40:520:40:54

and will do everything they can to derail us.

0:40:540:40:57

Well, that was the beleaguered Prime Minister

0:40:570:41:00

talking to me earlier today.

0:41:000:41:02

And I'm joined now by the man increasingly seen

0:41:020:41:04

as the front runner to challenge Worsley.

0:41:040:41:07

That is, of course, Alexander Wentworth.

0:41:070:41:09

-Good afternoon.

-Good afternoon.

0:41:090:41:11

Are you going to challenge the Prime Minister?

0:41:110:41:14

Listen, I haven't been saying that.

0:41:140:41:15

What I'm saying is this country cannot continue to back

0:41:150:41:18

a morally bankrupt Prime Minister

0:41:180:41:20

when we are on the verge of crisis. That's no exaggeration.

0:41:200:41:23

The Prime Minister says, "There are people who do not want

0:41:230:41:26

"political stability, who would prefer uncertainty and disorder".

0:41:260:41:30

-Are you one of those people?

-Listen,

0:41:300:41:33

I know the novels of Dan Brown too. I'm afraid my right honourable friend

0:41:330:41:37

is confusing fact with fiction. It's a preposterous thing to say. Paranoia.

0:41:370:41:41

That's fine.

0:41:470:41:49

I didn't know anyone still drank Valpolicella.

0:41:490:41:51

I thought it was more or less plonk.

0:41:510:41:53

They've improved it.

0:41:530:41:56

-It's very drinkable now.

-Thank you.

0:41:560:41:59

-You're right. Very tasty.

-Cheers.

0:42:020:42:05

Cheers.

0:42:050:42:07

-Ah, here he is. The man of the hour.

-Sorry I'm late.

0:42:070:42:11

Alex.

0:42:110:42:12

Protestors again. Impossible to get through central London.

0:42:120:42:16

Who'd have thought rioting in London would get to become

0:42:160:42:19

-practically a daily occurrence?

-Indeed.

0:42:190:42:22

-You were marvellous on The Today Programme.

-You were terrific.

0:42:220:42:26

They're always horribly snide, but by the end, you'd won them over.

0:42:260:42:30

-Thank you, James.

-You're principled and have integrity.

0:42:300:42:33

Something friend Worsley could do with.

0:42:330:42:36

I think it's a bit too late for that, don't you?

0:42:360:42:40

Speak of the devil.

0:42:420:42:44

You'd think forming a government

0:42:490:42:51

might be more important than having lunch.

0:42:510:42:53

-Alexander.

-Brian.

0:42:590:43:02

-Hello, Elspeth.

-Hello, Brian. You know James Morpeth?

0:43:020:43:06

You've known me since Cambridge, Elspeth.

0:43:100:43:13

Do you think I would take bribes?

0:43:130:43:15

If you want to give us your side of the story,

0:43:150:43:17

I'm more than happy to arrange an interview.

0:43:170:43:19

I've already said I know nothing

0:43:190:43:22

about these so-called offshore accounts.

0:43:220:43:24

Enjoy your lunch.

0:43:340:43:36

Poor Brian.

0:43:390:43:40

Dead man walking.

0:43:420:43:45

What's this?

0:43:500:43:51

Just some facts to put Worsley in his political grave.

0:43:510:43:55

-All right?

-All right?

0:44:240:44:27

-Is Dean in?

-Dean who?

-Dean Stubbs.

0:44:270:44:31

No. Sorry, mate. Don't know any Dean Stubbs.

0:44:320:44:35

Do you mind if I have a little look around?

0:44:380:44:40

-I've been thinking of joining a gym.

-Yeah, you should.

0:44:400:44:44

I'm looking for a friend of Joseph Collins.

0:44:590:45:02

Joe's friend comes in here quite a lot.

0:45:040:45:07

He's a boxer.

0:45:070:45:08

His name's Dean.

0:45:100:45:11

Dean Stubbs. You're Dean, aren't ya?

0:45:110:45:13

Oof!

0:45:140:45:15

CAR DOOR SLAMS

0:45:470:45:48

GUNSHOT

0:46:070:46:08

GUNSHOT

0:46:110:46:13

HE SPEAKS SILENTLY

0:46:350:46:37

ENGINE STARTS

0:46:370:46:39

SHOWER STARTS

0:47:000:47:03

MOBILE RINGS

0:47:330:47:36

Yeah?

0:47:390:47:40

Know how many times I called you?

0:47:400:47:43

Frank, how's it going?

0:47:430:47:44

You're the lawyer, you tell me.

0:47:440:47:46

-Yeah, all right. Listen, I'm on my way.

-'Get here lively, H.'

0:47:460:47:49

-The judge has already told the jury he'll accept a majority.

-OK.

0:47:490:47:52

ENGINE STARTS

0:47:560:47:58

Cheers, appreciate it.

0:48:080:48:11

Thank you.

0:48:110:48:12

I shall see you later.

0:48:140:48:16

Sorry.

0:48:180:48:19

Thought for a bit there you weren't going to show, H.

0:48:220:48:24

-Hey, I got you a result, didn't I?

-Hey! I'm an innocent man.

0:48:240:48:27

If you can't get an innocent man off, what are you good for?

0:48:270:48:30

Well, the innocent ones are the hardest, believe me.

0:48:300:48:33

You don't look too good, H.

0:48:350:48:37

Can I have a word?

0:48:380:48:39

-I met a woman.

-Nice?

0:48:440:48:46

Yeah, she's beautiful. Intelligent.

0:48:460:48:49

Looks like she's got a few quid.

0:48:490:48:52

-You should be a very happy man.

-Well, on paper.

0:48:520:48:55

-Trouble is, I think she's trying to set me up.

-For what?

0:48:560:48:59

The Braddick murder.

0:49:000:49:02

What do you mean "set you up"? Who is she?

0:49:020:49:05

She's a solicitor acting for Stevie Quirke,

0:49:050:49:08

she wanted me to go and see him, so I did.

0:49:080:49:10

What's Stevie got to do with Braddick?

0:49:100:49:12

He said he saw Paul Hillman.

0:49:120:49:14

You got to be fucking kidding me.

0:49:140:49:16

That's what he said.

0:49:160:49:18

Frank, I want to ask a little favour.

0:49:210:49:23

It might not be, er...

0:49:240:49:26

completely legal.

0:49:260:49:28

-Harry.

-What?

-Hillman's dead.

0:49:280:49:30

-I know.

-Mark's dead.

0:49:300:49:32

-I know.

-You want my advice?

0:49:320:49:35

No.

0:49:350:49:36

HE SIGHS

0:50:090:50:11

-Is your vision at all affected?

-No, it's fine.

0:50:140:50:17

-Headache?

-Yeah.

0:50:170:50:20

How often do you take cocaine?

0:50:250:50:27

Hmm?

0:50:270:50:29

Well, I had, er... a little line or two last night.

0:50:300:50:35

-Is it a regular thing?

-No.

0:50:350:50:38

We've taken an X-ray but I'm going to recommend an MRI.

0:50:430:50:47

-I don't think it's that bad.

-Just to be on the safe side.

0:50:470:50:50

You were recommended by a friend of mine. Gina Hawkes?

0:50:530:50:57

I'll make you an appointment.

0:51:010:51:04

There'll probably be a bit of a wait.

0:51:080:51:10

She said the Zopiclone you gave her is really helping with her insomnia.

0:51:200:51:25

She's a beautiful woman...

0:51:280:51:29

..isn't she?

0:51:310:51:32

You'll need a tetanus shot.

0:51:340:51:35

As I said, it's not that bad, it was just a punch.

0:51:370:51:39

There wasn't really any blood.

0:51:390:51:41

Take your jacket off and roll up your sleeve.

0:51:500:51:53

Roll up your sleeve.

0:51:550:51:56

Some other time.

0:52:000:52:02

What do you think?

0:52:090:52:10

Doable. But doable for what?

0:52:100:52:13

What do you want?

0:52:130:52:14

Frank, I'm trying to find out who Gina Hawkes is.

0:52:140:52:17

If she's on his books, he'll have her medical records, an address, something.

0:52:170:52:21

OK.

0:52:210:52:22

-You know it's all computerized.

-I got a guy.

0:52:220:52:25

-Call me when you're done.

-You'll answer this time?

-Here.

0:52:250:52:29

Here you go, expenses.

0:52:290:52:31

Kentish Town, please, mate.

0:52:310:52:33

H.

0:52:330:52:34

Listen to me.

0:52:380:52:39

Back when I was working...

0:52:410:52:43

some mornings, I'd be driving to the job and I'd look out

0:52:430:52:46

and see all these people doing ordinary things, you know?

0:52:460:52:50

Waiting at a bus-stop, buying a coffee, buying a sandwich

0:52:500:52:53

and I'd, like, look at them and I'd think,

0:52:530:52:55

"Why am I putting myself through this?

0:52:550:52:58

"They're all relaxed, happy, probably. Me?

0:52:580:53:01

"I'm on my way to pull a robbery -

0:53:020:53:05

"the blood's beating in my veins,

0:53:050:53:06

"my head feels light, I'm feeling sick."

0:53:060:53:09

One time I turned to Wendell and I said, "You know, we could stop.

0:53:090:53:14

"We could go to a caff, have a coffee, read the paper, go home.

0:53:150:53:19

"We don't have to do this."

0:53:200:53:22

You understand what I'm telling you?

0:53:230:53:25

Yeah, and what did old Wendell say?

0:53:250:53:28

Long as you understand.

0:53:290:53:31

Cos actions have consequences...

0:53:310:53:34

that's just the law of nature.

0:53:340:53:36

I need to find out who killed Mark.

0:53:390:53:41

And why.

0:53:410:53:42

Yeah, even if it puts you in prison for 20 years?

0:53:420:53:45

TAXI PULLS AWAY

0:53:540:53:56

MOBILE RINGS

0:54:130:54:15

Yeah?

0:54:160:54:18

'This is Gina Hawkes.'

0:54:180:54:20

Where are you? I can be with you in 20 minutes. We can have lunch.

0:54:200:54:24

-I'm on my way to Paris.

-'I'll get the train. We'll have dinner.'

0:54:240:54:28

Have you thought about what we discussed?

0:54:280:54:30

I've thought about you, Gina. Constantly. Day and night,

0:54:300:54:35

if you really want to know.

0:54:350:54:37

Will you take the job?

0:54:370:54:39

If I can have a down payment of £10,000.

0:54:390:54:41

'Call the Hodgkins Truss Willson number and leave your bank details.'

0:54:410:54:45

The money will be in your account later today.

0:54:450:54:47

Blimey, you work fast. I like that. So where are we having dinner?

0:54:470:54:51

'I like Paris.'

0:54:510:54:52

I expect an update, twice a day, one at midnight, one at 7am.

0:54:520:54:55

'If at any time there is anything significant,

0:54:550:54:58

'you are to call me at once.'

0:54:580:55:00

How do you define "significant"? For instance, you've become

0:55:000:55:03

-'a significant part of my life.'

-You'll receive the balance of your fee when you locate Joe Collins.

0:55:030:55:08

Once you do, you are not to let him out of your sight until I get there.

0:55:080:55:12

Know what? If I'm ever in trouble I want you as my lawyer.

0:55:120:55:14

In fact, I'd get in trouble to have you as my lawyer.

0:55:140:55:17

-Call me if there's anything else you need.

-I'm sure there will be.

0:55:170:55:20

-Goodbye, Mr Venn.

-Gina. One more thing.

0:55:200:55:24

Have you ever heard of a bloke called Jason Styles?

0:55:240:55:28

-No. Why?

-You know what, you'd be smashing in the witness box.

0:55:300:55:33

If I didn't know better, I'd believe you were telling the truth.

0:55:330:55:36

-Just find Joe Collins, Mr Venn.

-Harry.

0:55:360:55:40

-TANNOY:

-'The Eurostar service to Paris Gare du Nord,

0:55:410:55:45

'calling at Lille Gare Europe, is now ready for boarding.'

0:55:450:55:49

HE SIGHS

0:55:570:55:59

MOBILE RINGS

0:56:020:56:04

Hello?

0:56:060:56:07

-DEEP VOICE:

-'Get out of there.'

0:56:070:56:10

-What?

-'Get out of your office, Harry. Now.'

0:56:100:56:13

Who is this?

0:56:130:56:15

Hello?

0:56:170:56:18

Matt. Come on.

0:56:230:56:25

Where are we going?

0:56:250:56:27

Come on!

0:56:340:56:35

-So what's going on?

-I don't know what's going on.

0:56:360:56:39

Someone phoned me and said to get out the office.

0:56:390:56:41

-What, is Frances coming with a gun?

-Just shut up, Matt!

0:56:410:56:44

All right, calm down.

0:56:440:56:46

Look, you can stay out here if you want. I've got work to do.

0:56:590:57:02

EXPLOSION

0:57:020:57:04

ALARMS AND SCREAMS

0:57:040:57:07

Based on 30 years as a copper, I'd say someone's trying to kill you.

0:57:170:57:20

This woman's got a file on me.

0:57:200:57:22

The wrong type of person could take advantage of that.

0:57:220:57:25

ANGRY SHOUTS

0:57:250:57:29

-What do we want to achieve?

-The end of Brian Worsley.

0:57:290:57:31

-Don't come to Paris, Mr Venn.

-Maybe she's in trouble?

0:57:310:57:34

If she is, take my advice, run.

0:57:340:57:36

If you find anything about Quirke that helps, I'd be very grateful.

0:57:360:57:39

-Something big is going on here. somebody tried to kill me!

-Sorry, H.

0:57:390:57:43

What you're mixed up in...

0:57:430:57:46

I don't want to be mixed up in.

0:57:460:57:47

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Small-time solicitor Harry Venn is forced to revisit his murky past when he is approached by a mysterious and glamorous lawyer, Gina Hawkes, looking for a missing alibi witness for her client. Harry quickly finds himself plunged into a deep and dangerous conspiracy.


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