Gently Liberated Inspector George Gently


Gently Liberated

Detective drama series. In Newcastle in 1970, DCI Gently re-opens the case of a woman convicted of her husband's murder. Will he expose a miscarriage of justice?


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CROWD SHOUTS OUT

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Keep your hands up, man!

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Go on, son! Go on!

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Heads...

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LAUGHTER

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Get it down you!

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Who's next?

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Guv.

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I'll be back, I'll be back.

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For you.

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It's not really my thing, John.

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I'll have a large Scotch, please, love.

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I reckon she's sweet on me.

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Thank you.

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Is this about Gemma?

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Is what about Gemma?

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She broke your heart, John,

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but you're not going find what you're looking for

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at the bottom of a glass.

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Hey, look at us. Your misery must be catching.

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Cheers.

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To love.

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To love lost.

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Another.

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BELL RINGS

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GRINDING

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CLANKING

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Move out the way.

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CLANKING

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HE RETCHES

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HE SHOUTS OUT

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SHOUTING AND WHISTLING

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MUFFLED SHOUTING AND WHISTLING

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Ta. You're a life saver.

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You married to a policeman, then?

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I AM a policeman.

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George, a word.

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Yes, sir.

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Good luck.

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I just wanted to see how you're coping with the reorganisation.

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Did they find some room for your team in the new office?

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Barely, sir. We're living out of boxes.

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It'll settle down.

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Change is always hard, and if we want progress...

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You might call it progress, I call it wasting police time.

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There was a time when it would have been you up there.

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There's something else, George.

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We need a decision about your retirement.

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With respect, sir, I'm not going to go a minute before you make me.

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All the greats know when to hang up their gloves.

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We do need you to set a date for your retirement, George.

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I'm sorry.

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Sorry, sir... I didn't mean to intrude...

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Rachel, this is Assistant Chief Constable Nicholls.

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Sir, Detective Sergeant Rachel Coles.

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I've heard all about you, Sergeant.

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-George.

-Sir.

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Are you leaving us, sir?

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Don't say anything to John just yet.

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I want to talk to him myself.

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-Detective Chief Inspector?

-Yeah?

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There's a body been found up on the Tees.

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All right. Get John for me.

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Right.

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..five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten...

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CHEERING

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-Here you are, John.

-Thanks, Gov.

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You'll want to mind your nice clothes, officers.

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All kinds of crap round here.

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You're in charge?

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Yeah. Tommy Norton, General Manager.

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I'm Detective Chief Inspector Gently.

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That is DI Bacchus. DS Coles.

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What were the men doing when they found the body?

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We used to dump our waste down there,

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but a German company wants to buy us

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and they're very hot on health and safety,

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so we're cleaning it up.

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-And this tank was sealed until today, yeah?

-Yeah.

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We'll need the exact date it was sealed

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and, er, get onto missing persons.

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Whatever's in there has preserved most of the body

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but the fumes coming off it could take out half the mortuary.

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We'll have to do the postmortem out here, on site.

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-Can we get a look at that watch?

-Yeah.

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"To A.L with love."

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A.L, does that mean anything to you?

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Alistair.

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Who's Alistair?

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Alistair Liddell. He worked here.

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He was a friend. A good friend.

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When did he go missing?

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December '62. Around the Big Freeze.

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But he's not missing.

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He was murdered by his wife.

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Do you remember it?

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I do, yeah.

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It was one of my first cases I worked on in CID.

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Could it be him? Alistair Liddell.

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Aye, maybe...it's possible.

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Aye, it was a big story up here. Listen to this, right.

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Wife killed him at home, whilst the kid was asleep upstairs in bed.

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Can you believe that?

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She confessed to it,

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although she didn't say what she did with the body, of course.

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Yeah. Eve, her name was, that's right.

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Where is she now?

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Ah, she's serving life at Thurston nick.

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Rare to get a conviction without a body. Very rare.

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Here you are, Alistair Liddell.

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He was last seen drinking in the Victoria Arms,

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which is up in Ouston Hill. It was a Saturday night in December.

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Here you go.

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Thank you!

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What's this?

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Frothy coffee, sir. It's from the machine.

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It's Italian.

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Yesterday I didn't have a chair -

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today all I ask is to have my tea made by a human.

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And that's never been Italian.

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I'm not supposed to waste my time fetching things, sir.

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It's in the new regulations and I'm supposed to be doing...

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All right.

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Get some biscuits.

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So, Alistair disappeared. Didn't turn up for work Monday morning.

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Now, his wife didn't report him missing.

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She claimed that she hadn't seen him since he left for the pub.

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It's not the most flattering of photographs.

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But the neighbour said that she heard Alistair and Eve arguing,

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at home, after he got back from the pub.

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So she was lying about not seeing him.

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And then we searched the house and found some, some rags,

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some cleaning rags.

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Can you move, please?

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And they were soaked in blood. His blood type.

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The daughter, Marion, she said that she that walked in on her mam,

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on the Sunday morning, cleaning the kitchen floor with those rags -

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and then we found, out the back of the house, kitchen knife,

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still stained with blood.

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See.

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And?

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Well, we couldn't lift any fingerprints clear.

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So why did she do it?

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Talk was, she was having an affair.

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She went to see a solicitor, right, asking about a divorce,

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this was a week before the murder,

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he sent her packing - she killed him.

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Maybe it's for the money.

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The conclusion that he died in the house that night was arrived at how?

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Because there was no signs of life after that.

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No sightings, no movement on his bank account.

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All right.

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Come on, then. I'll drive.

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I don't know why we're doing this.

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The watch isn't conclusive. Any other form of ID?

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Adult male, Alistair's height and age.

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Dental records are a good match.

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I'd say this is our man.

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I'll do some X-rays once we get back indoors.

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Cause of death?

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Two deep stab wounds to the chest.

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There are some shallower wounds here, to the hands and arms.

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Like he was defending himself?

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Reasonable to presume. I would have, wouldn't you?

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And could those have been made with, like, a kitchen knife?

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Eight-inch blade?

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Aye, that would do it.

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Right, there you are, case closed, sir.

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These records state that the tank was sealed

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at the end of December 1962.

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Somebody was banking on this body never being found.

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Eve Liddell used to work here in the early '50s.

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That's how her and Alistair met.

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It doesn't add up, though, does it?

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Alistair's body would have been a dead weight.

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If she killed him at the house, how did she bring him here?

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Guv, we got a conviction.

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Do you seriously think Eve Liddell did this on her own?

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Somebody helped her - and they've been scot free for eight years.

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Aye, see you later.

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Mr Norton around?

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Aye, he's just on the floor inspecting the plant.

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-I can take you to him.

-Thank you.

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Come this way.

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Hi.

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Look, our buyers are arriving in two days.

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This German deal's a lifeline for us but we've not signed it yet.

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Do you know how long all this'll take?

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Betty, get these typed up, would you, love?

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Certainly.

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How many people would have known those tanks were due to be sealed?

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Most people on site then. Why?

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Could Eve Liddell have known?

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She stopped work when they married -

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but I suppose somebody could have told her.

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There were rumours that she was having an affair.

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Perhaps seeing somebody at the plant.

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She could have had ten boyfriends down here for all I know.

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If a man's shagging another man's wife

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he's hardly likely to advertise it.

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Is he, Inspector?

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You were good friends with Alistair.

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You must have known his wife, as well.

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Barely. She kept herself apart.

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He'd bring her to the Christmas party and she'd stand in the corner

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with a face on, never saying a word.

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Foreigners for you.

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She wasn't born in England?

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Nah, she was a Polski.

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Came over after the war -

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I always thought there was something wrong with her.

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What about Alistair?

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He was our industrial chemist - made this plant what it is.

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A proper hero, too - First Airborne at Arnhem.

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But he still played football with the lads every Saturday.

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Didn't deserve to end like this.

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I'll need a list of all the people who worked here

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before December 1962.

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Have it sent to my office, will you?

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DCI Gently from DS Coles.

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'Gently, go ahead.'

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We have found the daughter, Marion Liddell.

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I've spoken to the social worker - she was living with Alistair's

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parents, until they died.

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She's 19 now and she's studying at art college in Durham.

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She's living under a different name, Eleanor Gray,

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so we should tread carefully.

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Understood. We're on our way, over.

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Oh, one more thing, sir?

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Eve Liddell pleaded not guilty at trial. She retracted her statement.

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OK. Have a look at the defence case for me, will you?

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-Yes, sir.

-Out.

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Join the feminist revolution!

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Join us, support our sisters!

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We want equal pay and free nurseries.

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So why did she plead not guilty?

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Because she didn't want to go to prison.

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Oh, yeah, all right, state the bleeding obvious.

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-I mean, what was her defence?

-She didn't have one.

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Excuse me. Would you like to sign our petition?

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Aye, all right.

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John...Bacchus.

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Roman god of wine. There you go. What's it for?

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Should you not have asked that before signing?

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We're starting a women's centre - a safe place for women.

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All right. You can donate, as well, if you like? Say, five bob?

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Five bob...

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See you.

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See you.

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The barrister knew he had a losing case.

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He didn't even put her in the witness box -

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and then, when the jury heard the confession,

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it was game over, wasn't it?

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You know how juries love a confession.

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Look at this. Right. Goldfish, OK?

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That's a cow.

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Skeleton.

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What's that meant to be?

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-It's abstract.

-Ah, right.

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-It's not to meant to look like anything.

-OK.

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Three years learning how to draw

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and that's the best they can come up with.

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My daughter can do better than that.

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OK, everybody, thank you very much, see you tomorrow. Sophie?

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MURMUR OF CONVERSATION

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Oh... It's a naked bird.

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Mm-hm.

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Hello.

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INAUDIBLE CONVERSATION

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That's her, there, sir.

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Eleanor Gray?

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Do you need me to identify him?

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Yeah...

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Do you recognise this?

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Yes.

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He let me wear it sometimes.

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I'm sorry, Marion,

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but we do need to ask you some more questions.

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Why? What is there left to do?

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It's only a formality. We just need to confirm identification,

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then the coroner can release your dad for burial.

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Well, no, it's, it's not quite that simple.

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You were in the house that night?

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You know I was.

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Did you hear anything? Did anybody else enter the house?

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I stood up in court and told them what I saw.

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'It was the way she looked at me.

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'Like she felt nothing.

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'The last time I saw my mother she was being taken away.'

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Myszka, Myszka, forgive me. Forgive me!

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Forgive me, I'm sorry, Marion, I'm sorry! MARION!

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The way your father was found, she could have had help.

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Did she have any friends? Boyfriend maybe?

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You shouldn't have come here.

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I'm the daughter of a murderer.

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Reporters used to follow me.

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People watched me my whole life.

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I've got a new life now. Just let me bury my father and get on with it.

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I held on to Marion's hand for hours at the station,

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before her grandparents came to pick her up.

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Um... Well, we'd just had Leigh-Ann at the time,

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and I remember thinking...

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I hope my daughter never has to go through anything like that.

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How long has it been since you saw Leigh-Ann?

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Er...

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Look, she's got another dad now.

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A better one.

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Thank you.

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Can we see some ID, please, gents?

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Morning.

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Thank you.

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Thank you.

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Mrs Liddell. I'm Detective Chief Inspector Gently.

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I think you already know Inspector Bacchus.

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Yes.

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Do you know why we're here?

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Is it Marion?

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Has something happened to her?

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No, no, no. Marion's fine.

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Have you seen her? What is she like?

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Did she say anything about me?

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Nothing you'd want to hear.

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We're here because we've found Alistair's body.

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Found him? Where?

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Where do you think we could have found him?

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Tell us what happened to Alistair.

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You told the police that you killed him.

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Then you took back your confession.

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I made a mistake.

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How did you make a mistake?

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Did you argue with Alistair that night?

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Perhaps you killed him during that argument -

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and then got somebody else to help you move the body.

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Somebody you wanted to protect?

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Did you talk to Marion?

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Marion testified against you.

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This is what you left her with.

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So don't try and act like the caring mother, all right?

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What have they done to him?

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Look, you dumped him at the plant.

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So just tell us who helped you and then we can leave you alone,

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you can go back to your cell...

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John! John! That's enough.

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Did you kill Alistair?

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Thank you. Do you see what I had to deal with?

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Did you consider other suspects?

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Yes, sir. Of course we did.

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Just look at the evidence against her, will you?

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And her own daughter thinks she did it.

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The way she reacted when she was shown his body.

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Cos she realises she's going to spend the rest of her life inside,

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with absolutely with no parole.

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Well, if that was acting, it was very convincing.

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-It looked like loss to me.

-Ah, guv.

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And the story used for her conviction.

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It doesn't fit where the body was found.

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Look, so somebody helped her.

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Now, we can chase our tails looking for them,

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or we can move on to a proper case.

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And what if she's telling the truth?

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Guv, she's pulling the wool over your eyes. She's manipulating you.

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What, you think I'm that easily fooled, do you?

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You might let emotions cloud your judgment, I'm after the facts.

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Aye, well she's foreign, isn't she? She reminds you of Isabella.

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You are out of order.

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I'm sorry.

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DCI Gently about?

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No, sir.

0:24:090:24:10

I see he's got you working on the Liddell case.

0:24:140:24:16

What's your opinion of it?

0:24:170:24:19

Well, um - I think Eve Liddell was tried by the press

0:24:200:24:23

before it even got to court, sir.

0:24:230:24:25

So, we have a reformer on our hands.

0:24:270:24:29

I expect you'll be wanting to make Commander one day,

0:24:290:24:32

like Shirley Becke at the Met.

0:24:320:24:34

Sir?

0:24:340:24:35

George. I was asking DS Coles here about the Liddell case.

0:24:350:24:39

She thinks Mrs Liddell didn't get a fair trial.

0:24:390:24:42

Well, um, there were, there were...

0:24:440:24:47

there were no witnesses for the defence, sir,

0:24:470:24:50

and, um, well, part of the prosecution case

0:24:500:24:53

were never backed up.

0:24:530:24:55

They said that Eve was after Alistair's money,

0:24:550:24:57

but he didn't have much to his name,

0:24:570:24:59

and nobody knew anything about a boyfriend.

0:24:590:25:02

Without a body there should have been reasonable doubt,

0:25:020:25:04

but she didn't have anybody to speak for her, so...

0:25:040:25:06

It's because she was guilty, sir.

0:25:060:25:08

Or maybe she was the just the obvious suspect.

0:25:100:25:12

I just think we should look at the evidence.

0:25:120:25:15

I would like to reopen the case, sir.

0:25:150:25:17

At the very least there was somebody else involved.

0:25:170:25:19

At worst, the killer is still out there.

0:25:190:25:21

There was a lot of press attention when Eve Liddell was sentenced.

0:25:210:25:24

And already I'm fielding calls from reporters.

0:25:240:25:27

So do I have your permission to carry on, sir?

0:25:270:25:31

We all respect you, George.

0:25:320:25:34

Don't be remembered for an error of judgment.

0:25:340:25:36

Sir.

0:25:360:25:37

Guv, we've got a result, sir.

0:25:450:25:48

Marion wants a body to bury.

0:25:480:25:50

We should just close the case.

0:25:500:25:51

If you keep talking, I'm going to start asking

0:25:510:25:54

why you're so anxious to defend a flawed investigation.

0:25:540:25:58

Is there something I should know here?

0:25:590:26:01

Because if there is, tell me - don't let me find it.

0:26:010:26:05

Stand back, please.

0:26:180:26:19

VAN DOORS SHUT

0:26:290:26:31

ENGINE STARTS

0:26:310:26:32

Mind your backs.

0:26:340:26:35

So, the day that Alistair disappeared, the family were in.

0:27:010:27:04

He went out to play football, then he came home at tea time,

0:27:040:27:07

he then went to the pub with his team-mates from work.

0:27:070:27:10

Left at ten-ish. Then it's a 15-minute walk back here.

0:27:100:27:13

Still the same neighbours?

0:27:130:27:15

Mm-hm. Mr and Mrs Willis.

0:27:150:27:18

You all right?

0:27:210:27:22

-Aye, you?

-Yeah.

0:27:220:27:24

So, Marion was upstairs in her bedroom

0:27:260:27:30

and the neighbour said that she heard a row around 10:30.

0:27:300:27:35

Eve had put the radio on while she tucked Marion in for the evening.

0:27:370:27:41

The prosecution made a big thing of that at court.

0:27:410:27:44

Looks bad in a circumstantial case. Suggests premeditation.

0:27:440:27:49

Well, the thing is, sir,

0:27:490:27:50

in her first statement Eve claimed that she was out at 10:30.

0:27:500:27:54

-She said that she had gone for a walk.

-Is that true?

0:27:540:27:58

She claimed. It doesn't make any sense though, does it?

0:27:580:28:01

What kind of mother leaves the kid alone in the house

0:28:010:28:03

at that time of night?

0:28:030:28:04

-Did you ask her to elaborate?

-Yeah, of course we did.

0:28:040:28:07

It was all a pack of lies.

0:28:070:28:09

She didn't have an alibi and we have a witness who heard them arguing.

0:28:090:28:12

The knife was outside?

0:28:170:28:18

Aye, over here.

0:28:180:28:20

About here.

0:28:220:28:23

So, either the killer threw it outside,

0:28:230:28:26

thinking it wouldn't be found, or Alistair died here.

0:28:260:28:30

Well, if Eve killed him, she went to a lot of trouble to hide the body,

0:28:320:28:36

didn't she, so why wait till the next morning to clean up his blood?

0:28:360:28:40

And why leave the knife here?

0:28:400:28:41

She's not exactly a professional assassin. She panicked.

0:28:410:28:45

We need to know who else was friendly with the Liddells.

0:28:500:28:52

Anybody who could have helped Eve move the body -

0:28:520:28:54

or anybody who wanted Alistair dead, for that matter.

0:28:540:28:57

Caldbrook's sent over the employment records.

0:28:570:28:59

I can go and speak to people who used to work with Eve.

0:28:590:29:01

-I'll head back to the office.

-No, you won't. You'll stay with me.

0:29:010:29:04

Work off the effects of last night.

0:29:040:29:05

You gave evidence at Eve Liddell's trial, Mrs Willis -

0:29:090:29:13

you heard the argument next door?

0:29:130:29:15

Patricia, please. I did my bit.

0:29:150:29:19

Do you know the family well, Patricia?

0:29:200:29:22

Alistair went to the grammar school with Harry.

0:29:220:29:25

They were next door for a few years before he died.

0:29:250:29:28

And did you know Eve?

0:29:280:29:30

Not really.

0:29:310:29:32

She wasn't our type of people.

0:29:340:29:36

Alistair was a respectable man, but they got married in a hurry,

0:29:360:29:40

if you know what I mean.

0:29:400:29:42

But they weren't happy?

0:29:430:29:45

She killed him. Does that sound happy to you?

0:29:450:29:47

Hmm. Well...

0:29:490:29:51

Could you describe the argument you heard?

0:29:520:29:55

It's all in the statement I gave to Mr Bacchus.

0:29:550:29:57

I heard raised voices, then crashing about.

0:29:570:29:59

But you are sure that the voices you heard were Eve and Alistair.

0:29:590:30:03

Well, it was through the wall, so I couldn't hear clearly...

0:30:040:30:08

I heard an argument. They'd argued before, but this was much worse.

0:30:080:30:12

Did your husband hear the argument? Harry?

0:30:120:30:15

He was still at the pub with the team.

0:30:150:30:17

Didn't get home until much lat...

0:30:170:30:20

straight after closing time, and I told him about it then.

0:30:200:30:24

-Ah.

-We heard Eve Liddell was having an affair.

0:30:240:30:26

Do you have any idea who she was seeing?

0:30:260:30:28

No. But I wouldn't be surprised if there was more than one.

0:30:280:30:32

But you never saw her with anyone in particular? No specific rumour?

0:30:320:30:37

Oh. Maybe your husband could help?

0:30:400:30:44

-He wouldn't know any more about that than I do.

-Ah...

0:30:440:30:47

-Thanks.

-Thanks.

0:30:530:30:54

How much do you want to bet her husband was shagging Eve Liddell?

0:30:580:31:01

She's unhappy about something.

0:31:010:31:03

First she says he was home "much later" the night of the murder.

0:31:030:31:07

Then, he came back just after closing time.

0:31:070:31:09

Hey. Her boyfriend living right next door. Perfect for a murderer.

0:31:100:31:16

DOOR OPENS

0:31:290:31:31

Janet Ellery? You worked at Caldbrook's with Eve Liddell?

0:31:310:31:34

I'm a police officer.

0:31:340:31:36

Come in.

0:31:360:31:37

Thank you.

0:31:370:31:38

-That's Eve.

-Oh, right.

0:31:410:31:42

There on the end.

0:31:420:31:44

-This one?

-She was 18 then, just started in the office.

0:31:440:31:47

What was she like?

0:31:490:31:51

Hard to get to know at first. Kept a lot inside.

0:31:510:31:54

It's not surprising, given where she came from.

0:31:540:31:57

How's that?

0:31:570:31:58

She saw her parents shot, right in front of her, by the Nazis,

0:32:000:32:05

when she was ten.

0:32:050:32:06

Gosh. That's a terrible thing for a child to see.

0:32:060:32:10

But she wasn't who they said in the papers -

0:32:110:32:13

and nobody bothered asking about him.

0:32:130:32:16

Who? Alistair?

0:32:160:32:18

Liked to put out this heroic story about himself,

0:32:180:32:20

but he wasn't a nice man.

0:32:200:32:21

He abused his position.

0:32:220:32:23

Did he have enemies? Down at the plant?

0:32:240:32:27

Aye. More than one, pet.

0:32:270:32:29

All right.

0:32:420:32:43

It's not illegal to serve a pint yet, is it?

0:32:430:32:46

No, we're looking into the murder of Alistair Liddell.

0:32:460:32:49

Alistair was in here on the night that he died.

0:32:490:32:52

Aye. The team had just lost the derby.

0:32:520:32:54

All right, do you anybody that was with him?

0:32:540:32:56

It was years ago, man.

0:32:560:32:58

You should have asked us the day after.

0:32:580:33:00

Yes. We should have.

0:33:000:33:01

Was Harry Willis in here that night?

0:33:050:33:08

Oh, come on, man, will you? It's not like a punter of yours

0:33:080:33:11

gets murdered every night of the week, is it?

0:33:110:33:13

What do you remember?

0:33:130:33:15

Do you remember anything with Harry Willis and Alistair's wife?

0:33:150:33:20

Now, that was just idle gossip.

0:33:200:33:23

Excuse me? You played football with Alistair.

0:33:230:33:27

Were you here that night?

0:33:270:33:29

Aye. I'm here most nights. I'm here most days, too.

0:33:290:33:34

Ah, leave Robert alone, man.

0:33:340:33:36

Look, they got into a barney that night - Harry and Alistair.

0:33:360:33:39

They'd all been drinking hard, but Alistair was worst.

0:33:390:33:42

What time did Harry Willis leave here?

0:33:420:33:45

I told you - I can't remember.

0:33:450:33:48

Do you remember this argument?

0:33:480:33:50

All I remember is Harry tried to give Alistair a lift home

0:33:510:33:54

because he was too drunk to walk.

0:33:540:33:56

Before closing time?

0:33:560:33:57

Aye, well before. Harry left soon after.

0:33:570:34:00

Harry Willis. Pull him in.

0:34:030:34:07

Thank you.

0:34:070:34:09

Thank you for being so helpful.

0:34:090:34:10

'I visited Eve occasionally.'

0:34:190:34:21

I was worried about her.

0:34:210:34:23

I've seen it before, you see, my father had a temper so...

0:34:230:34:27

People say Alistair was this hero, but, the fact is his life

0:34:270:34:32

hadn't gone the way he wanted it to and he was, like, raging inside.

0:34:320:34:36

My dad had a temper. I never killed anyone.

0:34:360:34:38

You're saying he hit her?

0:34:380:34:40

His moods were getting worse towards the end.

0:34:400:34:42

Well, he was under pressure - something to do with work, I think.

0:34:430:34:46

But you were the one who was arguing with him the night he disappeared.

0:34:460:34:50

I was trying to talk to him about Eve.

0:34:500:34:52

He was already in a rage after the game, so he wouldn't listen.

0:34:530:34:56

Look, we know that you left the pub early.

0:34:560:34:58

We know your wife lied to give you an alibi.

0:34:580:35:00

If you weren't with Alistair, where were you, Mr Willis?

0:35:000:35:03

Patricia thinks you were involved in this, doesn't she?

0:35:080:35:10

I was with another woman that night.

0:35:140:35:16

She calls herself Rose.

0:35:170:35:19

I see.

0:35:220:35:23

We'll need an address.

0:35:230:35:26

Why didn't you tell us this,

0:35:260:35:27

why didn't you say something at the time?

0:35:270:35:29

Because my wife has built her life on appearances

0:35:290:35:32

and she doesn't deserve to be humiliated by me.

0:35:320:35:36

You could have told somebody about Alistair.

0:35:360:35:38

I thought it would look bad for Eve.

0:35:380:35:40

Janet Ellery said that

0:35:410:35:43

Alistair had enemies at the plant -

0:35:430:35:45

his "good friend" Tommy Norton couldn't stand him.

0:35:450:35:47

Alistair was angling for the General Manager job

0:35:470:35:50

and he was furious that Tommy got it over him.

0:35:500:35:52

So the investigation had the wrong picture of Alistair.

0:35:520:35:55

The wrong picture of Eve.

0:35:550:35:57

And not a shred of evidence that wasn't circumstantial.

0:35:570:36:00

No, no, no, no, hang on.

0:36:000:36:01

We had her daughter's testimony,

0:36:010:36:02

the murder weapon we found outside the house.

0:36:020:36:04

Her own confession. And her friend said she bottled things up -

0:36:040:36:08

so what if she just snapped?

0:36:080:36:09

Huh?

0:36:090:36:10

OK, maybe we got the motive wrong before -

0:36:100:36:13

but there's still motive if he was knocking her about.

0:36:130:36:16

-It's a stronger case against her, if anything.

-No!

0:36:160:36:19

You had a theory and you made the evidence fit.

0:36:190:36:22

How many times did this happen before I got here?

0:36:220:36:25

How many convictions were neatly tied up

0:36:250:36:27

to get the result you wanted?!

0:36:270:36:29

It wasn't just me that convicted her.

0:36:290:36:30

You're forgetting about my superior officers,

0:36:300:36:32

you are forgetting about the judge, and 12 men of the jury...

0:36:320:36:35

Aye. Have you noticed something? They're all men.

0:36:350:36:38

That's just a turn of phrase, Rachel.

0:36:380:36:40

Aye, well, it fits, though, doesn't it?

0:36:400:36:42

A justice system that was set up by men and that is run by men.

0:36:420:36:45

No wonder Eve Liddell didn't think she could tell anyone

0:36:450:36:47

what was really going on.

0:36:470:36:48

No, no, sorry, no, that is no excuse -

0:36:480:36:50

if he was knocking her about

0:36:500:36:51

then she could have left, and walked away, but she didn't.

0:36:510:36:54

-So what if he hit her, a killer is still a killer.

-What?

0:36:540:36:56

Now, you taught me that, sir.

0:36:560:36:58

She did try to leave, though, didn't she?

0:36:580:36:59

She went to see a solicitor who sent her away feeling ashamed of herself.

0:36:590:37:02

She had nowhere to go.

0:37:020:37:03

-You're not - you're missing the point.

-Enough!

0:37:030:37:06

And if you say "so what" again,

0:37:060:37:08

I swear you won't be working in this police force or any other one.

0:37:080:37:11

OFFICER CLEARS HIS THROAT

0:37:130:37:14

What?

0:37:140:37:16

From Dr Anderton, sir. X-ray results.

0:37:160:37:18

Absolute confirmation.

0:37:220:37:24

So the only thing we know for certain

0:37:250:37:26

is that Alistair Liddell is our victim.

0:37:260:37:29

These files, is this all of it?

0:37:310:37:33

It's everything that went to court.

0:37:330:37:34

Well, I want to see all of it!

0:37:340:37:36

Including anything that might have been buried

0:37:360:37:39

in somebody's bottom drawer.

0:37:390:37:40

It was a strong case, guv.

0:37:460:37:48

Are you all right, sir?

0:37:580:38:00

Yeah. I'm fine.

0:38:000:38:01

No, I'm not fine.

0:38:050:38:06

I don't think justice was served here -

0:38:090:38:11

but he's probably right, violence in the marriage

0:38:110:38:14

could have been a reason for Eve Liddell to kill,

0:38:140:38:17

whether she meant to or not.

0:38:170:38:18

We have to face that possibility.

0:38:180:38:20

I know it's not my place, but if Inspector Bacchus knew...

0:38:210:38:27

If he thought that you might be leaving us soon,

0:38:270:38:30

he might understand why you need to put this right.

0:38:300:38:33

He's a policeman. He should KNOW to put it right.

0:38:330:38:36

I want to talk to Marion again.

0:38:370:38:39

I want to know what was really going on in that marriage.

0:38:390:38:42

INDISTINCT CONVERSATION

0:38:420:38:44

Sir?

0:38:490:38:51

Inspector Bacchus.

0:38:510:38:52

Gently's man.

0:38:520:38:53

I'm my own man, right?

0:38:530:38:55

Your boss still raking up this Liddell thing?

0:38:550:38:57

If I was my own man I'd tell him to consider what side he's on

0:38:570:39:00

and play happy families.

0:39:000:39:01

Yes, sir.

0:39:010:39:02

You investigated the original case. What do you think?

0:39:030:39:08

I think we should shut it down, sir.

0:39:090:39:11

For everyone's sake.

0:39:110:39:13

MUSIC: All Along The Watchtower by Jimi Hendrix

0:39:220:39:25

CHATTER

0:39:270:39:29

Would you care to look at our Art of Protest Exhibition?

0:39:420:39:45

-I'll give you this free leaflet.

-All right.

0:39:450:39:47

-It's free to go on in.

-Thank you.

-There you go.

0:39:470:39:49

Hiya.

0:39:500:39:51

Have you come to consciousness yet?

0:39:510:39:53

There's a woman's meeting later this week, join us.

0:39:550:39:58

I hope you don't mind us asking, sir,

0:40:010:40:03

but I just wondered how long we've got left with you?

0:40:030:40:06

Not long.

0:40:060:40:08

You can't fight it?

0:40:080:40:09

Not forever.

0:40:110:40:12

HE LAUGHS

0:40:120:40:13

My wife - Isabella - she used to love walking on the beach.

0:40:150:40:20

It's where I proposed to her.

0:40:200:40:21

You've never talked to me about her before.

0:40:230:40:25

I told you to leave me alone.

0:40:300:40:32

We're in the middle of a show.

0:40:320:40:34

Who is she?

0:40:400:40:41

Ah. It's a good likeness.

0:40:470:40:50

VOICES ON STAIRS

0:40:500:40:52

Can you give us a minute?

0:40:520:40:54

What was he really like, your father?

0:40:570:40:59

My father died a long time ago, Mr Gently.

0:40:590:41:02

My wife was murdered a long time ago.

0:41:040:41:07

The only thing I could do for her was to get her justice.

0:41:070:41:12

My mother's in prison. I have justice.

0:41:120:41:16

You lived with your father's family,

0:41:160:41:18

you heard just one story about your parents.

0:41:180:41:21

What if it that's not all of it?

0:41:220:41:24

I have to ask you, Marion, did you hear anything that night?

0:41:260:41:29

She turned on the radio.

0:41:300:41:32

MUSIC ON RADIO

0:41:320:41:34

Goodnight, Myszka.

0:41:400:41:42

MUFFLED SHOUTING

0:41:440:41:45

That wasn't the first time that she turned on the radio,

0:41:500:41:53

was it?

0:41:530:41:55

Or the first time that you hid under a blanket?

0:41:550:41:58

You don't understand.

0:41:580:41:59

You're asking me to remember,

0:42:010:42:02

but it's like trying to hold on to a dream.

0:42:020:42:06

I have nightmares where I hear him shouting,

0:42:060:42:10

but I loved him, too.

0:42:100:42:12

And her.

0:42:130:42:14

What about her?

0:42:150:42:16

A few days before he died, she dragged me up the stairs

0:42:160:42:19

so hard that my arm was bleeding where I scraped it off the walls.

0:42:190:42:23

She locked me in my room. I never understood it.

0:42:230:42:26

I used to think there was something wrong with me, too.

0:42:280:42:31

What if I'm like them?

0:42:320:42:35

Both of them?

0:42:350:42:36

You want a lift home?

0:42:430:42:45

Nah.

0:42:460:42:48

I wanted to believe she couldn't have done it - Eve.

0:42:480:42:53

But what if John's right?

0:42:530:42:55

We follow the evidence till we get an answer.

0:42:570:43:00

I'll see you tomorrow, Rachel.

0:43:040:43:06

Night, sir.

0:43:060:43:07

Lisa? It's me.

0:43:550:43:56

Yeah.

0:43:580:43:59

I know, I know, I know...

0:43:590:44:02

Yeah, I just want to speak to Leigh-Ann for a minute.

0:44:040:44:06

I know, please, just for a minute.

0:44:080:44:10

Right.

0:44:140:44:15

Hello, sweetheart.

0:44:250:44:26

Yeah, yeah. Are you all right?

0:44:280:44:30

Aye, you know, I'm just, um, I'm just working late...

0:44:320:44:35

HE COUGHS

0:44:520:44:53

This is everything they brought over from the old station.

0:45:090:45:12

Do you want to let me know what you're looking for

0:45:120:45:14

and I'll have it sent up?

0:45:140:45:15

No. I'll look for it.

0:45:150:45:16

Suit yourself.

0:45:160:45:17

Welcome, gentlemen.

0:45:430:45:45

Welcome, welcome to Caldbrook's.

0:45:460:45:48

Karl. Karl, thank you for making the journey.

0:45:490:45:52

-Guten Tag.

-Guten Tag.

0:45:520:45:53

What's he doing here?

0:45:550:45:57

Guten Tag. It's Robert. He's bringing my lunch, Mr Norton.

0:45:570:46:00

Guten Tag.

0:46:000:46:01

He does it every day. I'll go tell him to go.

0:46:010:46:03

-Hiya, pet.

-You all right?

0:46:100:46:12

Mr Norton asked if you could leave, it's a big moment for him.

0:46:120:46:14

I'll see you later, thanks.

0:46:140:46:16

What happened to you?

0:46:440:46:45

I brought something for you.

0:46:530:46:55

That's Marion, she's studying at the art school.

0:47:010:47:05

I think she has a great talent.

0:47:050:47:07

I write her letters.

0:47:090:47:10

I never send them.

0:47:150:47:16

You've seen a lot of violence in your life,

0:47:170:47:21

experienced it throughout your life.

0:47:210:47:24

Did Alistair hit you?

0:47:250:47:27

I loved him at the start. I...

0:47:370:47:40

..tried to keep on loving him -

0:47:420:47:45

for Marion's sake.

0:47:450:47:46

But one day I just couldn't any more.

0:47:480:47:50

He would... He would put his hand over my mouth and hold me down...

0:47:520:47:57

And he raped you?

0:48:080:48:09

I thought it was my fault.

0:48:110:48:13

I should have taken Marion away - I didn't know how.

0:48:160:48:20

I, I was nothing.

0:48:220:48:24

In your earlier statement, you said that you left the house that night.

0:49:060:49:12

Where did you go to?

0:49:120:49:13

I needed some air.

0:49:140:49:16

I checked on Marion and I went out for a walk.

0:49:180:49:21

What time?

0:49:230:49:24

I don't know. Before ten.

0:49:240:49:25

I was out for an hour - maybe two.

0:49:260:49:29

And nobody saw you?

0:49:300:49:32

When I came back, Alistair wasn't home.

0:49:360:49:38

There was a mess in the kitchen and the back door was open.

0:49:400:49:44

I thought he'd gone out looking for me.

0:49:440:49:47

In the morning I found his blood.

0:49:480:49:50

When he was drunk sometimes he cut himself.

0:49:520:49:54

I was glad he wasn't there.

0:49:580:49:59

I know how that sounds -

0:50:030:50:05

but I hoped he'd left us and he was never coming back.

0:50:050:50:08

Why didn't you tell the police any of this?

0:50:100:50:12

I tried. And they said I lied.

0:50:120:50:16

They said they knew what I'd done

0:50:160:50:18

and they kept asking the same questions, over and over again.

0:50:180:50:21

I wouldn't say what they wanted, so, so they didn't let me sleep.

0:50:230:50:27

They kept pushing and pushing, and the way they looked at me...

0:50:270:50:31

The way that young sergeant looked at me -

0:50:330:50:37

as if I was a monster.

0:50:370:50:39

Inspector Bacchus pushed you into a confession?

0:50:420:50:47

It wasn't only him.

0:50:510:50:53

But he was there.

0:50:560:50:58

FOOTSTEPS APPROACH

0:51:020:51:03

I think I'm getting deja vu.

0:51:070:51:09

Are you coming down with something?

0:51:110:51:13

Yesterday's shirt - big night, was it?

0:51:130:51:17

Are they the files from the archives?

0:51:190:51:21

Mm-hm.

0:51:210:51:23

Anything useful?

0:51:230:51:24

If there was, don't you think I would have told you?

0:51:260:51:29

I found this buried in the case files.

0:51:290:51:33

A few months before Alistair died there was an accident -

0:51:330:51:36

a fire at the plant.

0:51:360:51:38

Guess who did the internal review?

0:51:380:51:40

Tommy Norton. First thing he did as General Manager.

0:51:420:51:46

Alistair signed it off.

0:51:460:51:48

Looks like they hushed it all up and then fired an apprentice

0:51:480:51:51

called Robert Platt.

0:51:510:51:52

Should we look into it?

0:51:530:51:54

It's a bloody fishing trip, isn't it?

0:52:000:52:02

Come on, then.

0:52:050:52:07

I know there's something wrong.

0:52:210:52:23

I'm hungover.

0:52:230:52:24

You're always hungover at the minute.

0:52:260:52:28

I know Gemma left you - but this is different, isn't it?

0:52:380:52:41

You know you can tell us. We're on the same side.

0:52:420:52:45

I'm worried about my job.

0:52:500:52:51

He wants to have his crusade doesn't he, George?

0:52:530:52:56

You see, it's different for me.

0:52:560:52:57

I was part of this investigation -

0:52:570:52:59

and they'll look for someone to blame.

0:52:590:53:01

It was a different time. He knows that.

0:53:010:53:03

It wasn't different for him, was it?

0:53:030:53:04

You should talk to him. You need to talk to each other.

0:53:060:53:09

-Right, have a look at this.

-Howay.

0:53:120:53:13

So, there's a new nitration system

0:53:150:53:16

which we replace every few years. And we...

0:53:160:53:20

Mr Norton? We just had a few more questions.

0:53:210:53:24

Excuse me. This is not a good time.

0:53:240:53:27

Did you write this report?

0:53:270:53:28

Call off the attack dog, would you?

0:53:310:53:33

Answer the question.

0:53:330:53:34

This fire, at the plant -

0:53:340:53:35

you and Alistair concluded that Robert Platt was to blame.

0:53:350:53:38

You said that he was fixing a pipe and he botched up the repair work?

0:53:380:53:41

-That's right.

-I think it was your fault - yours and Alistair's.

0:53:410:53:44

I think you were cutting corners, weren't you?

0:53:440:53:46

You don't know what you're talking about.

0:53:460:53:48

Well, you wrote this report just after you got the promotion.

0:53:480:53:50

A few months before Alistair died.

0:53:500:53:52

Did the fire have something to do with him stepping aside?

0:53:530:53:56

Look, you can tell us here now, or I can arrest you in front of everyone.

0:53:560:53:59

Maybe we'll tell them everyone

0:53:590:54:01

that the Germans are planning on closing down the plant...

0:54:010:54:04

All right!

0:54:040:54:05

All right.

0:54:060:54:08

Alistair thought his, his fancy education made him a genius -

0:54:110:54:15

always making "improvements" to the process, never telling anyone.

0:54:150:54:18

After the fire I found out he'd altered the system.

0:54:180:54:22

A pipe cracked, Robert tried to fix it, but, yes,

0:54:240:54:26

the fire was Alistair's fault.

0:54:260:54:28

I agreed not to tell anyone

0:54:310:54:33

if he supported me to take over as General Manager.

0:54:330:54:35

Are you satisfied?

0:54:350:54:37

I brought Alistair down a peg or two those last few months.

0:54:380:54:41

He hated it, but I won. And I didn't do anything criminal.

0:54:410:54:45

I had no reason to kill him - so, if you'll excuse me.

0:54:450:54:49

What about Robert Platt? He had a motive.

0:54:490:54:53

Robert never knew the truth.

0:54:530:54:55

And he was in the pub with me all night - ask anyone on the team.

0:54:560:54:59

Now, if you don't mind.

0:55:010:55:03

Go on.

0:55:030:55:05

(Prick.)

0:55:050:55:06

Gentlemen, I'm really sorry...

0:55:080:55:10

You pushed her. You pushed her till she broke, didn't you?

0:55:320:55:35

You and your DCI decided that Eve Liddell was guilty,

0:55:360:55:39

but you didn't have a strong enough case without a body.

0:55:390:55:42

So you bullied her into a confession.

0:55:420:55:44

No, no, we thought we were right.

0:55:440:55:47

All the evidence pointed to her.

0:55:470:55:49

Now we've got nothing.

0:55:490:55:51

What's this?

0:56:060:56:07

It's a statement from a lad called Graham Arthur.

0:56:070:56:12

He was up by the Liddell house that night.

0:56:120:56:14

He said that he saw a woman on the street outside.

0:56:140:56:18

Now, the timing was wrong, so I didn't think it was relevant.

0:56:180:56:21

And then when she confessed, it was a loose end.

0:56:210:56:24

And I just... I went back to tie it up.

0:56:240:56:28

So, you got him to change his story. Eh?

0:56:280:56:32

Yeah.

0:56:340:56:35

Yeah, I told him to say that he was mistaken.

0:56:370:56:40

This could have been Eve leaving the house. This is reasonable doubt.

0:56:410:56:47

So how long were you going to hold on to this, eh?

0:56:480:56:52

Did you think you might just lose it?

0:56:520:56:54

And let an innocent woman rot in prison?

0:56:540:56:56

Do you think you decide when to dispense justice?

0:56:560:57:00

You're not a real policeman.

0:57:000:57:02

You mean I'm not you. You're a saint, aren't you?

0:57:030:57:07

But you know what? Saints in the Bible, they're all right,

0:57:070:57:10

but in real life no-one likes them much.

0:57:100:57:12

I serve justice. That's my life.

0:57:120:57:15

Yeah. And it's all that you've got.

0:57:150:57:16

Do you know, you're an embarrassment.

0:57:160:57:20

You're an accident waiting to happen.

0:57:200:57:22

Just look at the state of you, with your drinking.

0:57:220:57:25

You want to pull yourself together, Sergeant.

0:57:250:57:27

Except I'm not your sergeant any more, am I?

0:57:270:57:29

Hey, do you know why he stayed up here in the North...

0:57:290:57:31

-Don't.

-..Rachel?

0:57:310:57:33

Go on.

0:57:340:57:35

To chop me down. That's what he said.

0:57:350:57:38

He'd lost everything, he'd lost his wife.

0:57:380:57:40

He was on his way out of the force, and then he found himself a project.

0:57:400:57:43

I'd been given a transfer to the Met - but no...

0:57:430:57:46

..no, he needed something to restore meaning into his life.

0:57:470:57:51

To make up for the guilt he felt knowing that his crusades

0:57:510:57:54

are the reason his wife was murdered.

0:57:540:57:56

Get out.

0:57:580:58:00

You know, you tried to shape me into your image -

0:58:030:58:06

-well, are you happy now?

-John...

0:58:060:58:08

I've lost Gemma, I've lost my daughter

0:58:080:58:10

-and this job is the only thing I have.

-John, don't.

0:58:100:58:12

And what about Rachel?

0:58:120:58:14

What's she going to do when she has to decide between being

0:58:140:58:16

-a detective and having a family?

-John, don't.

0:58:160:58:19

You've put impossible expectations on her, just like you did with me.

0:58:190:58:22

John!

0:58:220:58:23

I thought you had a future.

0:58:230:58:24

Ah, well, it's not your future, any more, is it, George?

0:58:240:58:27

Look, the old chief.

0:58:270:58:29

What's going to be left behind when you go? Nothing.

0:58:290:58:33

You're finished here.

0:58:350:58:37

I'm recommending you for suspension.

0:58:370:58:40

Get out of my sight.

0:58:400:58:41

John...

0:58:420:58:44

It's my choice to be here, sir.

0:58:530:58:55

This job is important to me.

0:58:570:58:59

And not I'm trying to be like you, or anyone else.

0:58:590:59:01

There's something that Eve Liddell still isn't telling us.

0:59:110:59:14

I mean, why would you leave a child alone in the house?

0:59:140:59:17

We need to get Marion to go and visit her mother,

0:59:190:59:22

then we'll get to the truth.

0:59:220:59:24

MURMUR OF CONVERSATION

0:59:300:59:31

WHISPERED CONVERSATION IN BACKGROUND

0:59:530:59:55

MUSIC DROWNS SOUND

1:00:101:00:12

TYPEWRITER CLACKS

1:00:301:00:32

You're not meant to be in here.

1:00:381:00:39

I need your help, please, mate.

1:00:391:00:41

I want an address for Graham Arthur.

1:00:431:00:45

He used to live up in Ouston Hill.

1:00:451:00:47

Then he moved about five years ago with his parents.

1:00:471:00:50

Parents' names?

1:00:501:00:51

I don't know.

1:00:511:00:53

So, the Arthur family, and they could be anywhere?

1:00:531:00:55

I'll call back in for it.

1:00:551:00:56

All right.

1:00:591:01:00

Thank you.

1:01:001:01:01

Are you all right?

1:01:241:01:25

Mm.

1:01:251:01:27

What happened?

1:01:401:01:41

I'm leaving.

1:01:431:01:44

You won't change my mind.

1:01:461:01:47

As soon as you walked into the studio that day,

1:01:491:01:52

I knew it was over for me here.

1:01:521:01:54

You have a real talent, Marion.

1:02:021:02:04

Do you really want to leave art school?

1:02:071:02:10

Do you really want to give up on all this?

1:02:101:02:13

I just want to live me own life.

1:02:131:02:16

Well, then, you can't run away this time.

1:02:161:02:18

I believe that your mother will tell the truth,

1:02:211:02:26

but only if she knows you want to hear it.

1:02:261:02:28

Marion is here because she wants to know the truth...

1:03:151:03:18

..whatever that might be.

1:03:201:03:21

Myszka.

1:03:231:03:24

Forgive me.

1:03:271:03:28

What do you want forgiveness for?

1:03:361:03:38

I loved you so much.

1:03:431:03:45

From before you were born.

1:03:471:03:49

You used to kick me in the middle of the night...

1:03:511:03:53

Your father loved you, too. It was just me he couldn't love.

1:03:561:04:00

I didn't want you to know what he did to me.

1:04:021:04:05

I didn't want you to hear it.

1:04:051:04:07

It was getting worse - in the last few months.

1:04:081:04:11

He hurt me every night.

1:04:141:04:16

It felt like it would never end.

1:04:171:04:18

But then I found out I was pregnant.

1:04:231:04:25

I can't describe what it felt like.

1:04:271:04:31

I was coming back to life.

1:04:321:04:34

I planned to take you away with the baby.

1:04:391:04:41

So I went to, um, see a solicitor...

1:04:431:04:46

..but he told me I wouldn't get a divorce.

1:04:481:04:52

He told me if I left, your father would get custody.

1:04:541:04:58

When I got back home, it was late.

1:05:021:05:04

He was angry.

1:05:041:05:06

And you were playing so loudly,

1:05:081:05:10

I, I pulled you upstairs into your room and I locked the door, so he...

1:05:101:05:15

..so he couldn't hurt you when he hurt me.

1:05:161:05:19

I was so afraid.

1:05:221:05:23

I couldn't take care of one child.

1:05:251:05:27

How could I protect two?

1:05:271:05:28

I killed my baby.

1:05:391:05:41

I left you home alone and I went to see a woman...

1:05:431:05:48

Why didn't you tell anyone?

1:06:151:06:17

I couldn't.

1:06:181:06:19

Abortion was a crime.

1:06:211:06:22

I killed my child.

1:06:261:06:28

God forgive me.

1:06:321:06:33

And I thought you would be better off without me.

1:06:351:06:39

No, you're all right. Thank you.

1:07:051:07:07

Everything all right, DS Coles?

1:07:091:07:11

Doesn't it make you lose heart, sir?

1:07:121:07:14

When you know something, but you can't prove it.

1:07:141:07:17

I see policing as a matter of judgment, not heart.

1:07:171:07:22

Of balancing realities.

1:07:231:07:25

I look forward to seeing you, Rachel. You brighten up the place.

1:07:271:07:31

Thank you, sir.

1:07:341:07:35

DCI Gently has always paid attention to you, hasn't he?

1:07:351:07:40

When he retires, I want you to know that my door is always open.

1:07:421:07:47

Perhaps we could become as close as you and he have been?

1:07:491:07:52

I, erm, I read an interview with Commander Shirley Becke.

1:07:551:08:00

She said there's no such thing as a lady policeman.

1:08:011:08:05

We're police officers who just happen to be women.

1:08:051:08:08

Not everyone sees things that way yet,

1:08:081:08:12

but Mr Gently has always been a great mentor to me,

1:08:121:08:15

a real FATHER figure.

1:08:151:08:18

And I'd be honoured to see you in the same way, sir.

1:08:211:08:24

You're going to need a lot of friends in this world, Rachel.

1:08:271:08:31

Remember that.

1:08:311:08:33

Sir?

1:08:371:08:38

I've been looking over the Liddell inquiry.

1:08:381:08:40

Speaking to Inspector Bacchus.

1:08:401:08:43

We need to wrap it up.

1:08:441:08:45

I want headlines for the right reasons.

1:08:451:08:47

With respect, sir.

1:08:491:08:50

You were Superintendent at the time of Eve Liddell's conviction -

1:08:511:08:56

however much you avoided getting your hands dirty.

1:08:561:09:00

Now, if you want me to bury this there will be headlines

1:09:001:09:04

but for the wrong reasons.

1:09:041:09:06

If you want me to retire, I'll go 1st of January...

1:09:071:09:10

..but I'm staying on this case until Eve Liddell walks free.

1:09:111:09:14

Very well.

1:09:171:09:18

You need to talk to me?

1:09:251:09:28

I'm fine.

1:09:281:09:29

We're not going to find her, the woman who performed the abortion?

1:09:341:09:38

No, we're not.

1:09:401:09:41

Apart from Eve's word, we haven't got enough evidence

1:09:441:09:46

for a fresh appeal.

1:09:461:09:48

We need to find that killer.

1:09:481:09:49

Why that Saturday?

1:09:511:09:53

Why did Alistair come back from that football match in such a rage?

1:09:531:09:56

There was, there was bad blood on the pitch - and at the plant.

1:09:571:10:01

Alistair had caused an accident - a fire -

1:10:011:10:04

and Tommy Norton covered it up.

1:10:041:10:05

They blamed it on an apprentice called Robert Platt.

1:10:051:10:08

What day was that fire?

1:10:081:10:09

5th of September.

1:10:091:10:11

When did Alistair's money troubles start?

1:10:111:10:13

There are his bank statements.

1:10:161:10:18

Ha.

1:10:211:10:23

Get Robert Platt and Tommy Norton in here.

1:10:231:10:25

Yes, sir.

1:10:251:10:26

MUSIC DROWNS SPEECH

1:10:391:10:41

You've done well compared with all these grammar school boys,

1:10:551:10:58

haven't you, Mr Norton?

1:10:581:11:00

A good watch. Nice suit. You have expensive tastes.

1:11:001:11:04

I've made a success of myself, I can afford it.

1:11:051:11:08

Ah, but there was a time when you couldn't afford it, wasn't there?

1:11:081:11:11

When you needed extra cash to buy the things that you liked.

1:11:111:11:15

You...

1:11:151:11:16

Now, then, this is a statement from Alistair Liddell's bank account.

1:11:201:11:26

And do you know what's funny about it?

1:11:261:11:28

September to December 1962,

1:11:281:11:31

Alistair never deposited his pay -

1:11:311:11:34

but he was withdrawing most of his savings.

1:11:341:11:38

Have you got the other one?

1:11:391:11:41

This is yours, and during the same period

1:11:441:11:48

you came into quite a lot of money.

1:11:481:11:51

You didn't just use the fire at the plant to get the job

1:11:541:11:57

that Alistair wanted.

1:11:571:11:59

You were blackmailing him, weren't you?

1:11:591:12:02

Alistair always made sure to remind me of my failings -

1:12:061:12:09

he liked to put me down to make himself look better...

1:12:091:12:13

..and when I found out what he was really up to,

1:12:151:12:17

he was desperate not to be exposed as a failure.

1:12:171:12:21

Well. Blackmail being a criminal offence,

1:12:221:12:27

I doubt that your buyers will want a manager with a record,

1:12:271:12:32

so why don't you tell us what really happened

1:12:321:12:34

the day that Alistair disappeared?

1:12:341:12:36

Alistair came to me before the game.

1:12:391:12:41

He said there was no more money - he wasn't paying any more.

1:12:411:12:44

Oh, so you told Robert Platt the truth about the accident -

1:12:441:12:49

just to get him on side,

1:12:491:12:50

and together you hatched a plot to get rid of him. Yeah?

1:12:501:12:54

I told Robert the truth, that's all...

1:12:541:12:57

..and he laid into Alistair on the pitch - got Alistair sent off.

1:12:581:13:02

Robert was desperate. He could've done anything.

1:13:021:13:04

All right, you can go for now. Chris.

1:13:071:13:09

Oi, I'm not finished with you.

1:13:141:13:16

I'm looking for Graham Arthur.

1:13:561:13:58

INAUDIBLE

1:14:001:14:01

We know you fought with Alistair that Saturday.

1:14:111:14:14

So what?

1:14:151:14:16

You must have been very angry when you found out

1:14:191:14:22

the fire at Caldbrook's was Alistair's fault.

1:14:221:14:25

He shot my life to pieces. Him and Tommy Norton.

1:14:251:14:29

God, no-one would ever give me another chance after that.

1:14:311:14:34

But, I didn't kill anyone.

1:14:351:14:37

I didn't ask you about the murder.

1:14:371:14:40

But I do know that Eve Liddell didn't kill Alistair.

1:14:421:14:47

Which means that somebody else was at their house that night.

1:14:471:14:50

Somebody else was arguing with Alistair -

1:14:501:14:54

and you had a reason to go and confront him.

1:14:541:14:57

Tommy says that you were both in the pub

1:14:591:15:01

till closing time - but I don't believe that you were.

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Alistair's body would have been hard for one person to move alone.

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Tommy helped you to move the body, didn't he?

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KNOCK ON DOOR

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DOOR OPENS

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Sir?

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What do you want?

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This is Graham Arthur.

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He'd like to offer his witness statement again as evidence.

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All right, go on, tell Mr Gently what you told me

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about the lady outside the Liddell house that night?

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Well...she looked like Marilyn Monroe.

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DOOR OPENS

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What's she doing here?

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Betty, love, sweetheart, are you all right?

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DI Bacchus, I want you here. Sit down, please, Mrs Platt.

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What's she doing here? She hasn't done anything wrong.

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Ordinary people, they read about murderers in the newspapers

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and they think they can imagine what it's like to kill.

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But the truth is, nobody knows how it feels to take a man's life.

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The first thing is the panic, the heart's beating faster

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and the blood's rushing to your brain,

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so you just can't think what to do.

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You should be talking to Tommy.

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You look back at the body.

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You feel the blood on your hands - it's sticky.

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It smells sweeter than you might think.

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So you try to move the body, but the feel of it repulses you,

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it's soft and heavy and it's hard to move, like a sack,

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but there's still warmth in it.

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We have a witness who saw you on the street that night, Mrs Platt.

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You helped your husband to move Alistair body, didn't you?

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No.

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-You don't need to do this to her. Right?

-I

-killed him.

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Yeah, tell them, Betty... Tell them I did it by myself.

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Love?

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The other thing that people don't understand is the guilt.

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How it weighs on your soul.

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Your husband didn't kill Alistair, did he, Mrs Platt?

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-I'm telling you..

-No.

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I'm telling you I did it! I'm telling you it was me.

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No, Robert. Robert, I need to tell them.

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-No, no, no, don't...

-It's OK.

-You can't, you can't.

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I want to do this.

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Because you're right.

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Nobody knows what that kind of secret does to you.

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We tried to get on with our lives...

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..then it just creeps into the corners.

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We never talked about it.

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How could we even have children?!

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Tell me what happened.

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We were so in love, weren't we?

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All we wanted to do was to get married.

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But when Robert lost his job, he called the engagement off.

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That Saturday, I went to the football

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because I wanted to talk to him -

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that's when I overheard Alistair and him fighting.

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So, I thought, if... if I could get Alistair alone,

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you know, I-I could persuade him to change his mind

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and to give Robert his job back.

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Why did you think Alistair would listen to you?

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Because he liked me.

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Oh, aye, he liked coming into the office.

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Putting his hand on my skirt at first - then up me leg.

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And I never said anything, because he's an important man.

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So you went to see him at home.

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Aye, because I thought his wife would be there too, but,

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but she wasn't, he was alone.

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He invited me in and I tried to talk to him.

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I wanted to explain

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we just wanted a home, a family like he had.

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But he wasn't interested in that.

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SHE SCREAMS

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He grabbed me and he pushed me back.

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He pushed me onto the table

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and he had his hands around my throat,

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I can't even breathe, and he's scaring me

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and I put my hand out and there was a knife...

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I wanted to stop - to stop him.

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I thought he was going to kill me!

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SHE SCREAMS

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And when I looked there was just blood.

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I was frightened and I ran.

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Sorry.

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You helped her move the body.

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You could have gone to the police.

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Could I? Do you think they would have listened to me?

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You let an innocent woman go to prison.

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I'm sorry. Please, please, will you tell her I'm so, so sorry?

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Stand up, please, both of you.

1:21:431:21:44

Betty Platt, I am arresting you for the murder of Alistair Liddell

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on the 15th of December, 1962.

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You do not have to say anything, but anything that you do say

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may be taken down in evidence

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and may be used in against you at your trial.

1:22:041:22:06

Do you understand?

1:22:061:22:07

Robert Platt, I am arresting you for assisting an offender

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and disposing of a body, do you understand?

1:22:131:22:15

Come on. It's all right.

1:22:191:22:22

Betty, Betty, come on. Come on.

1:22:261:22:29

It wasn't murder. She was defending herself.

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That's for a court to decide.

1:22:451:22:46

Do you want one?

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Um, no, you're all right, thank you.

1:23:101:23:14

I've, er, well, I've got somewhere I need to be.

1:23:141:23:17

Got a date?

1:23:191:23:20

Sort of a...a girls' night.

1:23:201:23:24

All right?

1:23:281:23:29

Goodnight, sir.

1:23:311:23:33

Goodnight, Rachel.

1:23:331:23:34

Night.

1:23:341:23:35

I've come to collect some things.

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Look, I know I did wrong, but I have changed and you know that.

1:23:541:23:57

Just give us a chance to prove it, eh?

1:24:031:24:05

You went to the ACC behind my back.

1:24:081:24:10

I was scared, and I knew I was wrong and you wouldn't stop...

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Yeah, well, I knew something was coming.

1:24:211:24:23

It was written all over your face from the start.

1:24:231:24:25

Six years - six years you've been working for me

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and you didn't think you can come and talk to me?

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I'm a mess.

1:24:381:24:39

I don't know what I'm doing.

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I want to be a man that my daughter can be proud of, I do...

1:24:541:24:57

I know you're not me, John...

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..but if you want to prove you've changed,

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it's not me that you've got to answer to -

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it's not Gemma, it's not your daughter.

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It's you. You've got to prove it to yourself.

1:25:141:25:16

So, it's time for you to go your way, and I'll go mine.

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I'm sorry.

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Free our sisters, free ourselves! Free our sisters, free ourselves!

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Free our sisters, free ourselves! Free our sisters, free ourselves!

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Free our sisters, free ourselves! Free our sisters, free ourselves!

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-What do we want?

-Equal Rights!

-When do we want it?

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Right now!

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Free our sisters, free ourselves!

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Free our sisters, free ourselves!

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CHEERING

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In Newcastle in 1970, DCI Gently re-opens Bacchus's old case of a woman convicted of her husband's murder. Will he expose a miscarriage of justice or jeopardise his reputation?


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