The Fourth Man New Tricks


The Fourth Man

Crime drama. When the team reinvestigate a 30-year-old safety deposit robbery, they find themselves drawn into a case involving high-level police corruption.


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Morning, Brian.

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Aaah!

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Knock it off, Jack!

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Bit early to be skulking around, isn't it? Who's in there?

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Well, that's the point. I don't know.

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I got here ten minutes ago, and it was already sealed to the outside world.

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That's Sandra, certainly.

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-Strickland?

-Sounds like there's someone else.

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-Yeah, who is that?

-Morning!

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Ooh!

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Brian, are you all right? What's happened? Does he need a doctor?

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He's fine. Just nosey.

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What's going on in there?

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Nurse!

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-They're out of their beds again!

-Oh, bloody hell.

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Aah! Ooh!

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# It's all right It's OK

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# Doesn't really matter if you're old and grey

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# It's all right I say it's OK

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# Listen to what I say

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# It's all right, doing fine

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# Doesn't really matter if the sun don't shine

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# It's all right I say it's OK

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# We're gettin' to the end of the day. #

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Right, lads, here's the thing.

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April 17th, 1980.

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Heathrow safety deposit job.

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-Armed robbery.

-He is good, isn't he?

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The armed robbers got away with £10 million in untraceable bearer bonds.

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And they killed two security guards in the process.

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-Excuse me. Can I do this?

-Sorry.

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Eyewitnesses said it was a four-man team.

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This was Frank's first case on the Flying Squad.

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Sorry.

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One of the dead guards was a temp, covering for this man, George Milligan.

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Milligan had called in sick that morning,

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so Frank's team quickly determined that he was the inside man.

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Well, it doesn't take Colombo, does it?

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Milligan confessed, and named Raymond Atkins as his contact within the gang.

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Now, Atkins was known as a petty criminal, something of a thug,

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but this was his first foray into armed robbery.

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And a couple of weeks before the job he'd rented a lock-up just off the Holloway Road.

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So Frank's team tracked it down, entered the premises, and found the bodies of three men.

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It was nasty. All three had multiple gunshot wounds.

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Then the killer had put a shotgun cartridge in each one of them's mouth,

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glued their lips together, doused their bodies in petrol, and set them on fire.

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-So when the fire reached the cartridge...

-No teeth.

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Not much head either. Makes identification a little tricky.

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Yeah, except it didn't work, because Atkins had a metal pin in his arm from an accident a few years earlier,

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and the pin survived the fire and identified him through the serial number.

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Now, the other two men were assumed to have been William Finch and Darren Ellis.

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Both known associates of Atkins', and were reported missing.

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Both Finch and Ellis were petty criminals, and again, no experience in armed robbery.

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So whoever the fourth man was must have had the experience. He put the job together.

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-And decided he didn't fancy sharing it four ways.

-It was Michael Denby.

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Possibly Michael Denby.

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Michael Denby had known our three dead robbers from when they were kids.

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By all accounts, a thoroughly nasty piece of work.

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He was one of those people even proper villains steer clear of.

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Denby was a psycho. He actively enjoyed inflicting pain.

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I hate to be the one to bring this up, but ten million quid and a 30-year advantage?

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He's long gone, mate.

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There's the thing. A couple of years ago,

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the French police arrested one of the most successful con men they'd ever seen.

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He kept a string of safety deposit boxes all across Europe,

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-and one of them contained the lion's share of our missing bearer bonds.

-Denby got conned?

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It appears to have been some kind of property sting on the Costa Del Sol.

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The con man said that he never met the man he obtained the bonds from, but he believed him to be English.

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And he also seemed sure that whoever it was had returned to England after he'd lost the money.

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Although we haven't been able to find him by any of the usual means.

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Well, surely, if we know full well it was Michael Denby all along, this is a manhunt.

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-What's it got to do with UCOS?

-We don't know that it was Denby.

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I'm certain it was him.

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I'm sure he masterminded the robbery and killed his mates,

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but I can't prove it in a court of law.

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And no-one is going to spend money and manpower looking for a suspect

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in a 30-year-old case until they're sure we can make a conviction.

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Frank's uncovered some new evidence which we're hoping will give us a fresh angle on the case.

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Well, what new evidence?

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I've found the getaway car.

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-It's a Jaguar S-Type.

-Nice.

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Whichever one of the gang was driving wasn't too handy behind the wheel.

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According to an eyewitness,

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they lost the back end as they came into the road and stacked the thing into a streetlamp,

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causing a fair bit of damage.

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The car wasn't at the lock-up, and we never found it.

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Isn't it more likely it got torched?

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People tend to report a burnt-out Jag, so you'd expect it to turn up,

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even if all the evidence was burned away.

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But we got nothing, which suggests somebody decided to keep hold of it.

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Oh, look at that! Terrific.

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Just a lot of gas-guzzling, air-polluting toys for overgrown kids.

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Here we go.

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I noticed this was coming up for auction, so I looked into the paperwork.

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It was bought a couple of months after the Heathrow job by a stockbroker,

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but the man who sold it to him never existed.

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Looks in pretty good nick to me.

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Yeah, well, forensics will tell us if it's ever been in a crash.

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Now what grounds exactly does our warrant say we have to whip this off to forensics?

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Don't have a warrant.

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We have a wallet.

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-Lot 127 is a black S-Type Jaguar from 1967.

-That's us.

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You mean we're actually going to buy this car?

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It's in immaculate condition, with full service history, the original owner's manual, and fully restored.

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Sir, it's me. We're on.

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-There's more to this than meets the eye.

-Too right!

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I don't remember Strickland putting his hand in his pocket for anything.

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It's not his money, is it? It's our budget.

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Michael Denby's been missing for 30 years. Why are we so keen to catch him now?

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Can I see an opening bid, please, of £7,000?

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-How much?!

-Brian, it's a classic.

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7,000 I am bid.

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At 7,000, 8,000 at the back.

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At £8,000. At 8,000, 9,000 is bid.

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-We're on nine.

-At 9,000, 10,000 is back with the lady.

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-At 11,000 in the seats.

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-11,000.

-At 11,000, 12,000 at the back.

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At 12,000, 13,000 is bid.

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At 13,000.

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14,000 with the lady at the back. At 14,250 I'm bid.

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At 14,500, back with the lady at the back.

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At 14,500. Once, twice and gone.

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£15,000?!

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-£14,500.

-You've gone mad!

-That's enough, Jack.

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-And you think we're stupid?

-I said enough!

-No, Jack's right.

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I mean, you, of all people, don't spend 15 grand of UCOS budget

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on a car that might have been involved in an armed robbery 30 years ago.

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-And you certainly don't do it on the say-so of someone like Frank Patterson. No offence.

-None taken.

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This is an important case. Michael Denby is a dangerous criminal still at large in this country.

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Guv'nor, why don't you pull the other one?

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-Fine. You tell them.

-Thank you.

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We wanted to keep this quiet, at least until we knew if the car could provide us with any fresh leads,

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but we think that Michael Denby had help.

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-Help with what?

-He was ahead of us all the way.

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He knew we were on to him, that we knew the names of the other blokes on his crew.

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That's why we think he killed them, so there was no trail for us to follow.

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How was he ahead of you?

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He was being tipped off.

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-By who?

-A copper.

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You think one of your team was whispering in Denby's ear.

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John Felsham, my sergeant at the time.

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John Felsham?

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-As in?

-Deputy Assistant Commissioner John Felsham?

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This stays in this room.

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-I don't need to tell you what happens if it gets out...

-No, you don't!

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And you don't have to tell us what will happen to UCOS if you're wrong.

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We're not wrong.

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Says you!

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You've had 30 years to prove this.

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-Didn't have the car.

-The car's going to prove everything, is it?

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The car can help us to build a fresh case against Michael Denby.

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-And if we can do that...

-And if we can find Denby...

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Then Denby can give us Felsham.

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That's a lot of "ifs".

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And an awful lot at stake if John Felsham finds out we're investigating him.

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Hi. Detective Superintendent Pullman, we're here about...

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The Jag. That's a nice car.

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Oh, thanks.

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-You can have a ride later if you want.

-How many gearboxes have you been through?

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A couple. Well, it's an old car.

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It's not age, it's bad driving.

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Changing down to reduce your speed.

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Shouldn't use the engine to brake, it's what brakes are for. Clue's in the name. Miranda Armstrong.

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This Jag of yours is quite interesting. Follow me.

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She likes you.

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Oh, no! Makes you want to cry, doesn't it?

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-Is this the one?

-It's not that simple.

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It never is, sweetheart.

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Let's start with the paint job, that WAS easy.

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According to your eyewitness reports, the getaway car was dark blue, yeah?

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As you can see, this one is black.

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The chemical analysis tells us that this black paint was manufactured in 1993,

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so we stripped that layer back and discovered that the car had been sprayed silver around 1980.

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Around the time of the robbery.

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Yes, but that was done properly. The layers was stripped to the metal before paint was applied.

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But there's no way of telling what colour it was before?

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A few years ago there wouldn't have been, but now we can look a lot closer at the panels.

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You're never going to completely get rid of the original paintwork.

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You can see here some microscopic specks.

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-Of?

-Dark blue.

-Can you date that?

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-Well, this brand of paint was discontinued in 1968.

-Yes!

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What about damage? Can you tell whether the car's been in an accident?

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Yes, this one's been in a few.

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It was involved in quite a nasty rear-end shunt several years ago, courtesy of a BMW.

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-Ha-ha!

-Yeah, I know.

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Anyway, the accident you're referring to.

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The front panels were replacements, so we learn nothing there.

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But there were a few marks on the chassis itself, and a dent in the radiator there.

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So we can extrapolate from those signs of damage,

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and create a simulation of what the original panel damage would have looked like.

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And that is consistent with a car hitting a lamppost at speed, as your eyewitnesses reported.

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-Can you tell when this happened?

-Within a certain margin of error, yes.

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The panels caved in and came into contact with the chassis, hence the damage there.

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Those marks contain microscopic traces of the paint that was on the panels at the time of the crash.

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-Dark blue?

-Yes.

-So this car hit a lamppost

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somewhere between the time it was manufactured and 1980, when it was resprayed.

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-That's a 12-year window.

-Yeah, but I can do better than that. Pollution.

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It builds up in layers on any parts of the car that are impossible to clean,

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like the tiny marks in the chassis.

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In the same layer as the blue paint, we also discovered unusually high traces of DINNSA.

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-Sorry?

-Dinonylnaphthylsulfonic acid.

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It's an anti-static agent most commonly found in jet fuel.

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-But only present in the air in these kind of concentrations...

-Around airports.

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-So the crash happened near an airport.

-We also found pollen in the same layer,

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suggesting the crash happened in spring.

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So this car was originally dark blue, and it crashed into a lamppost near an airport in springtime.

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Tell me that's enough.

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It's a good start.

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We also went over the paperwork with the DVLA, here's the report.

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And some odds and sods we found in the car. Nothing much of any use.

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-What's this?

-That was found beneath the central console. No way of knowing how long it was there.

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But in the interests of thoroughness, we ran the name through the computers.

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There's a hell of a lot of Jose Ezquerras in the world, I'm afraid.

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OK. Could you send all this over to UCOS?

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-And thank you so much for your time, Ms Armstrong.

-Cheers.

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-It's the right car.

-Maybe.

-Maybe!

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It wouldn't stand up in court, and it doesn't give us Denby yet, let alone John Felsham.

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Well, what were you expecting? A signed confession in the glove box?

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-I'm just saying we need more.

-Well, according to this, the car was stolen from its original owner,

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who's now of course dead, just before the job.

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Then it went missing for a couple of months, when presumably it got painted that silver,

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and was sold on by a car lot in Woodford, owned by a bloke called...

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-Tony Mills.

-Do you know him?

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Yeah, but the car lot's long gone, apparently.

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Yeah, but Tony's still around.

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ENGINES ROAR

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Come on, come on!

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He's losing half a second every lap.

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-If he drives like that tonight, he'll be overtaken by a bloody milk float.

-Tony Mills?

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Detective Superintendent Pullman. Unsolved Crime and Open Case squad.

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That's where old coppers go to die, isn't it?

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We're investigating an armed robbery at Heathrow Airport in the April of 1980.

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Bully for you.

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The getaway car turned up a couple of months after the job,

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on the forecourt of your used car lot in Woodford.

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-We sold a lot of cars.

-Yeah, but I'm sure you'll remember this one.

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A 1967 Jaguar S-Type.

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-No.

-Dark blue.

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Oh, a blue one, was it? No.

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-Mr Mills, we can continue this...

-Love, I don't talk to coppers.

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You want to question me, you get some evidence about something I've done wrong,

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arrest me, and then we can have a little chat.

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DOOR SLAMS

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Frank! Frank!

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Get off him!

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-You didn't recognise me, did you, Tony, eh? Been a long time, eh?

-Leave it.

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-Come on, then, Frank, come on.

-Gerry, get him in the car.

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-I can't leave you...

-Get him in the car!

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-Come on, out, you.

-You two, out!

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You think I won't hit a woman?

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It'd be the last time you did.

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-Michael Denby.

-Never heard of him.

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Really?

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Because you look scared.

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Now, we know that you sold that car, and given your previous form,

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we're pretty sure you stole it in the first place.

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-Now, hold on...

-Don't worry.

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I'm not about to arrest you for nicking a car 30 years ago.

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Then what?

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Tell me about Michael Denby.

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He was a nasty piece of work.

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I stayed well clear of him, like everyone else.

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Well, not everyone. Cos there were four men on that Heathrow job.

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-Three of them wound up dead. Denby killed them and disappeared with the money.

-So?

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So if you stole a car to order for that job and then failed to get rid of it properly afterwards...

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What were you meant to do? Torch it?

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I'm not saying a word.

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Yeah, you were meant to torch it,

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but then you heard that Denby's crew were all dead and Denby had done a runner so you thought "why bother?"

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and you resprayed the car and sold it on.

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Michael Denby's back in the country.

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We found the car. Now, sooner or later, Denby's going to find that out.

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Wouldn't it be a good idea, don't you think, if we got to him first before he got to you?

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You want to know about Denby?

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-Look up Eddie Doyle.

-Who's Eddie Doyle?

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That's all you get.

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One more stunt like that and you're not coming within a mile of this. First and last warning!

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Did you get anything out of him?

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I did. And without attacking anyone.

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-Brilliant.

-Eddie Doyle.

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-What about him?

-He said if we want to know about Michael Denby, look up Eddie Doyle.

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-Nice job. Well done, Sandra(!)

-Frank, do you know where Eddie Doyle is or not?

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I do indeed.

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The softly-softly approach really paid dividends, didn't it?

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Did old Tony give up anyone else?

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The Kray Twins, maybe? Or Lord Lucan?

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Oh, shut up.

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Back when Michael Denby was doing home invasion, Eddie Doyle was his fence.

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Doyle got pulled on some unrelated thing and gave up Denby as part of a bargain to stay out of nick.

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But before Doyle could testify, someone cut his throat and pulled his tongue out through the hole.

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Oh, the old Columbian neck-tie.

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Mills gave you Eddie Doyle's name because he wants us to know why

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he has no intention of helping us with our enquiries.

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The softly-softly approach is not going to work here, Sandra.

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If we want people like Mills to talk, they need to be as afraid of us as they are of Michael Denby.

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I don't need a lecture on police procedure from you, all right?

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No, you're playing a blinder(!)

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Come on, Gerry.

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Go on. Someone needs to keep an eye on him.

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I want to talk to John Felsham.

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What? No! Why?

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We find Michael Denby, and either he gives us Felsham or he doesn't.

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-If we go to Felsham too soon...

-What if the car's a dead end?

0:17:340:17:36

It's early days yet.

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There's still the security guard, the inside man, he might know something.

0:17:380:17:42

And I've tracked down Raymond Atkins's widow.

0:17:420:17:45

Don't let the likes of Frank Patterson goad you into doing something stupid.

0:17:450:17:49

He's not goading me into anything.

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John Felsham is a suspect. Since when did we not interview suspects?

0:17:510:17:55

He doesn't know he's a suspect.

0:17:550:17:57

And if he finds out before we have a chance...

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Look, he was part of the original Heathrow investigation.

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In the normal run of things, we'd be talking to him.

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If anything, he'll be more suspicious if we don't.

0:18:040:18:07

Just... Just be careful, Sandra.

0:18:070:18:11

Do we really think John Felsham was involved in all of this?

0:18:110:18:15

You sure we're not just getting carried away?

0:18:150:18:17

Strickland seems to buy it. He knows him better than anyone.

0:18:170:18:20

There's been rumours about Felsham for years.

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There's rumours about all sorts of folk.

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I want to see how he reacts to the mention of Michael Denby.

0:18:240:18:29

-You taking Frank along with you?

-Don't be silly.

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Talking of which, I hope Gerry's all right.

0:18:330:18:35

He'll be fine, Brian. They're probably both passed out in front of the telly by now.

0:18:350:18:40

I'm surprised, Robert, you're letting UCOS run with this.

0:18:490:18:52

Resources are stretched pretty thin.

0:18:520:18:55

There must be more worthwhile cases that would better justify the cost of your squad.

0:18:550:19:00

-We think this one has legs.

-Oh?

-We found the getaway car. A Jaguar S-Type.

0:19:000:19:04

-Forensics working on it now.

-I doubt they're going to pull a 30-year old fingerprint off the steering wheel.

0:19:040:19:09

Oh, the car may provide us with some other leads.

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Well, the very best of luck.

0:19:150:19:17

If there's anything you can recall that might help us...

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I'm sure all my paperwork from the time is in order.

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Well, thank you for seeing us, John.

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Any time.

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Thank you.

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-You're, er, not going to ask the question, then?

-Sir?

0:19:330:19:38

Frank Patterson has told you I was in on it somehow.

0:19:380:19:43

Don't either of you ever take up poker.

0:19:430:19:46

Frank doesn't like me. There's probably 30 years' worth of reasons for that.

0:19:460:19:51

If you're re-opening this cos you think you can finally bring Michael Denby to justice, the best of luck.

0:19:510:19:56

But don't go looking for me in the shadows,

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because I'm not there.

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And I never was.

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Hello, George.

0:20:080:20:11

-Mr Patterson.

-George Milligan, Gerry Standing.

0:20:110:20:14

You all right?

0:20:140:20:15

Yeah.

0:20:150:20:17

This is legit, Mr Patterson.

0:20:170:20:19

I work for the agents that manage these blocks. I'm the handyman.

0:20:190:20:22

Blocked toilets and changing the batteries in the smoke alarm, at your age.

0:20:220:20:27

You should be working through your pension on a nice beach, George.

0:20:270:20:30

Oh, no, I forgot, you blew your whole life, didn't ya?

0:20:300:20:33

-Mind if we tag along?

-Yes, I do.

0:20:390:20:42

George here used to work security at a safety deposit place in Heathrow.

0:20:440:20:49

I've got nothing to say to you.

0:20:490:20:51

One day he gets it into his head he might make a nice few quid

0:20:510:20:54

selling out his mates to a bunch of thugs with shotguns.

0:20:540:20:57

But it didn't quite work out like that, did it?

0:20:570:20:59

Did eight years inside for conspiracy to commit armed robbery, didn't you, George?

0:21:010:21:08

Did he fail to mention that when you gave him the keys?

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That was out of order, and you know it.

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Was it? Sorry about that.

0:21:140:21:15

Me and my big mouth, eh?

0:21:150:21:17

Why don't we let you buy us a cup of coffee to make up for it?

0:21:170:21:20

I didn't know who Raymond Atkins was.

0:21:240:21:26

I didn't know anything about him.

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We got talking in a bar one night.

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Just two blokes talking. I told him what I did, where I worked, and that seemed to get his interest up.

0:21:310:21:36

And then he came back a couple of nights later, bought me a few drinks,

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and told me that he wanted me to help him and some of his mates knock the place off.

0:21:410:21:46

-And you thought "why not?"

-Too right.

0:21:460:21:49

It was a rotten job with rotten hours and rotten money, and this seemed a way out.

0:21:490:21:54

And Ray said no-one was going to get hurt.

0:21:540:21:56

Apart from the two mates of yours they shot dead.

0:21:560:21:58

-Ray said no-one was going to get hurt.

-And you'd never met Atkins before that night in the pub?

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Never. And if I hadn't got talking to him...

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Everything would have been different. Oh, stop it, George, you're making me well up.

0:22:060:22:11

So, as far as you're concerned, Atkins was the brains behind the operation?

0:22:110:22:16

Ray?

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No, Ray was a monkey. He wasn't the brains of anything.

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Well, who then?

0:22:210:22:23

Michael Denby.

0:22:230:22:26

He'd come to the pub sometimes with Ray.

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Denby would sit in the corner on his own while Ray came and talked to me.

0:22:280:22:34

You never spoke to Denby about the job?

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I never spoke to Denby at all.

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And believe me, one look in those eyes and you knew this was a man

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you didn't want to strike up a conversation with.

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So all you can actually tell us is that Atkins and Denby knew each other.

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You can't confirm that Denby was in charge of the show.

0:22:470:22:50

See what we're getting at here, George?

0:22:500:22:52

We need some actual evidence that Denby was involved in the job.

0:22:520:22:55

Well, they were as thick as thieves.

0:22:550:22:57

Something more than that, you prat.

0:22:570:22:59

Denby never spoke to me about the job.

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Well, he was careful, you've got to give him that.

0:23:020:23:05

-Did you ever see Atkins talk to anybody else?

-No.

0:23:050:23:08

What about Denby?

0:23:080:23:09

Well, once, but they weren't exactly talking.

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Couple of streets across from my local there's this pub called the Greenwood.

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I used to walk past it on my way home.

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-And one night, a few days before the job, I saw Denby in a car outside, getting his leg over some girl.

-Who?

0:23:210:23:29

I have no idea. It was dark.

0:23:290:23:30

And I knew it was Denby because I saw the tattoo on his arm,

0:23:300:23:34

but I couldn't see the girl's face.

0:23:340:23:36

And do you know what, I didn't think it was quite the right time to tap on the window and introduce myself.

0:23:360:23:41

Christine Johnson?

0:23:480:23:50

-Yeah.

-Formerly Christine Atkins?

0:23:500:23:53

-Yeah.

-Er, my name is Jack Halford, this is Brian Lane.

0:23:530:23:56

We're with the Metropolitan Police.

0:23:560:23:58

I wonder if you could spare us a few minutes of your time?

0:23:580:24:01

-Yeah, come in.

-Thank you.

0:24:010:24:03

'Did you know Raymond was planning the robbery at Heathrow Airport?'

0:24:030:24:06

No. I knew he was up to something, he always was.

0:24:060:24:10

-But "planning" is a bit strong.

-Oh?

0:24:100:24:12

Well, I don't mean to speak ill of...

0:24:120:24:16

I loved Raymond, for all his faults.

0:24:160:24:18

But he wasn't exactly Goldfinger.

0:24:180:24:20

In your original statement, you said that Denby was the brains behind it all.

0:24:200:24:25

-That's right.

-That what Ray told you?

0:24:250:24:26

-Ray never told me anything about work.

-Then how did...

0:24:260:24:29

I'm not going to pretend that Ray wasn't a nasty piece of work.

0:24:290:24:32

In many ways he was. He never laid a finger on me, he wasn't like that, but, Ray was small-time.

0:24:320:24:39

He'd never admit it. He had all the big chat.

0:24:390:24:43

But he never had the ambition, not really.

0:24:430:24:45

Not to come up with something like that, not to think he could get away with all that money off his own bat.

0:24:450:24:51

It wasn't Ray. Ray didn't kill those two security guards.

0:24:510:24:55

That's as maybe, but have you any proof that it was Michael Denby who was calling the shots?

0:24:550:25:00

You see, the problem we have is that since neither Raymond, nor Denby, or any of the other of the gang

0:25:000:25:06

had ever committed that kind of robbery before...

0:25:060:25:08

They HAD done it before.

0:25:080:25:10

Excuse me?

0:25:100:25:12

Heathrow wasn't the first time.

0:25:120:25:15

They'd done an armed robbery six months earlier.

0:25:150:25:18

-There's no record of...

-They didn't get caught.

0:25:180:25:20

They didn't get the money either. Something went wrong.

0:25:200:25:23

I wasn't supposed to know about it, but I overheard Ray on the phone.

0:25:230:25:28

There were four of them - Ray, William Finch, Darren Ellis and Michael Denby.

0:25:280:25:33

And it was all Denby's idea that time as well.

0:25:330:25:38

A security van in Turnpike Lane, November 1979.

0:25:380:25:43

A four-man team tried to rob it but they got their timing wrong.

0:25:430:25:46

They arrived just as the van was leaving so tried to run it off the road,

0:25:460:25:49

but it got away and they were never caught. File's being sent over.

0:25:490:25:52

Why didn't Christine Atkins mention this at the time?

0:25:520:25:55

I interviewed her myself.

0:25:550:25:57

-Intimidation.

-What?

0:25:570:26:01

Said you came on strong, made some unpleasant remarks about her recently murdered husband.

0:26:010:26:05

-Hard to believe, that(!)

-She wasn't inclined to tell you anything she didn't have to.

0:26:050:26:09

-That's charming.

-Just because it was a four-man team doesn't mean it was the same people.

0:26:090:26:13

True, but there's an interesting detail.

0:26:130:26:15

The gang messed up the timing, but they didn't get it THAT wrong.

0:26:150:26:19

They were in the right place, just too late,

0:26:190:26:21

and these vans never loaded up at the same place at the same time.

0:26:210:26:24

They varied their routines so no-one could anticipate them.

0:26:240:26:27

So, if the gang knew where they were going to be, then they had to have inside info.

0:26:270:26:31

Exactly. And the firm operating the van?

0:26:310:26:34

Cronux Security. The same firm that ran the Heathrow safety deposit.

0:26:340:26:38

So a four-man team, hitting the same security firm, using an inside man.

0:26:380:26:43

But not George Milligan.

0:26:430:26:45

-Why not?

-Because he didn't get his job at Cronux till the month later.

0:26:450:26:49

-Then who?

-I don't know yet.

0:26:490:26:51

But is it possible that whoever provided the original inside info

0:26:510:26:56

also led the gang to Milligan as the inside man for their second attempt?

0:26:560:27:00

Meaning that Milligan's meeting with Raymond Atkins might not have been a chance encounter.

0:27:000:27:05

You're saying I was set up,

0:27:050:27:07

that Ray Atkins deliberately got talking to me that night in the pub?

0:27:070:27:12

Finally, the penny drops!

0:27:120:27:15

Well... Well, that would mean it wasn't my fault.

0:27:150:27:18

-You still helped set up an armed robbery.

-During which two of your co-workers got killed.

0:27:180:27:23

Yes, but, I mean, it wasn't just fate.

0:27:230:27:25

I mean, it didn't all happen because I got into talking with Ray, because he was already looking for me.

0:27:250:27:31

Who could have put him onto you?

0:27:310:27:32

I don't know. Lots of people knew it was my local.

0:27:320:27:35

What about the people at work?

0:27:350:27:36

-Yeah. Some of them.

-So we're looking for someone from Cronux Security

0:27:360:27:41

who knew enough about you to put Raymond Atkins onto you,

0:27:410:27:44

and who also knew the timetables of the security vans.

0:27:440:27:47

No, there's no-one. I mean, they're two completely separate sides of the company.

0:27:470:27:51

No-one outside of head office could get access...

0:27:510:27:55

David Murray.

0:27:570:27:58

He was my boss at Heathrow.

0:27:580:28:02

But before that, he was running the armoured vans.

0:28:020:28:06

And they moved him across about a month after I joined.

0:28:060:28:10

I mean, I didn't know him beyond a nod if we passed in the corridor.

0:28:110:28:16

But the last time I saw him he was looking ragged.

0:28:160:28:19

Looked like he hadn't slept.

0:28:190:28:21

Trouble at home, that's what I heard. His marriage was falling apart.

0:28:210:28:25

David Murray...

0:28:260:28:29

Oh, this is great. Can you hang on one minute, please? Thanks.

0:28:290:28:32

Looks like Milligan could be right.

0:28:320:28:35

David Murray was promoted from overseeing security vans to his position at Heathrow...

0:28:350:28:40

Well, when was this? Five months before the job.

0:28:400:28:44

Before he was at Cronux, he was a captain in the army.

0:28:440:28:47

Wounded in Belfast and discharged in 1978.

0:28:470:28:52

That's brilliant, Barry, thanks a lot.

0:28:520:28:54

Tough guy.

0:28:540:28:56

What are you thinking?

0:28:560:28:58

I'm wondering whether his involvement in all this stopped at just providing information.

0:28:580:29:03

Atkins, Ellis and Finch were all shot at point-blank range.

0:29:030:29:07

-Yeah, by Michael Denby.

-Probably, yeah.

0:29:070:29:10

But it sounds as if David Murray might have had the stomach for it, as well.

0:29:100:29:15

So maybe Michael Denby isn't the only one who can give us John Felsham.

0:29:150:29:19

Perhaps David Murray can.

0:29:190:29:21

I'm afraid you're about 30 years too late to see my husband.

0:29:230:29:26

Can I get you some tea? Coffee?

0:29:260:29:29

It's only instant, I'm afraid.

0:29:290:29:31

Er, no, thanks, we're fine.

0:29:310:29:32

Your husband David?

0:29:350:29:37

He's gone. Long gone.

0:29:370:29:39

30 years and counting.

0:29:390:29:41

I came back from work one day, and he'd packed his bag and left a note saying he wouldn't be back.

0:29:410:29:46

He put some money in the joint account,

0:29:460:29:48

paid off the mortgage in cash - don't ask me where he got that from - and that was the last I heard of him.

0:29:480:29:54

-Have you any idea where he might be?

-Off with some woman.

0:29:540:29:58

I hope they're very happy.

0:29:580:30:00

Well, I try to think that.

0:30:000:30:01

There's no point in bearing grudges after all this time, is there?

0:30:010:30:05

Do you know who the woman was?

0:30:050:30:06

I don't know her name. Someone from work.

0:30:060:30:09

This'll be Cronux Security?

0:30:090:30:11

That's right, yeah. That was the only job he had after the army.

0:30:110:30:14

We met after he was discharged.

0:30:140:30:17

I was visiting my mum in hospital.

0:30:170:30:20

She was on her way out. Leukaemia.

0:30:200:30:23

David was in having his leg looked at.

0:30:230:30:26

It never quite mended after what happened in Ireland.

0:30:260:30:29

I don't blame David for what he was.

0:30:290:30:31

You go through an experience like he did over there and it leaves its mark, I suppose.

0:30:310:30:35

Leaves its mark? How?

0:30:350:30:37

Nightmares. Night terrors, I suppose you could call it.

0:30:370:30:41

So he hit the bottle.

0:30:410:30:42

Booze was the only thing that seemed to have an effect.

0:30:420:30:45

He'd go out drinking, gambling. He'd liked a flutter before, but...

0:30:450:30:49

Did he have any gambling debts?

0:30:490:30:50

Oh, I should think so.

0:30:500:30:52

I asked once, but that was another downside of the booze -

0:30:520:30:56

you asked the wrong question, you felt the back of David's hand.

0:30:560:31:00

Ancient history.

0:31:000:31:03

Were there any particular friends you can recall?

0:31:030:31:06

Raymond Atkins?

0:31:060:31:08

-Michael Denby?

-No.

0:31:080:31:10

John Felsham?

0:31:100:31:12

You are aware of the robbery that took place? Heathrow Airport?

0:31:120:31:16

Yeah.

0:31:160:31:17

Did he ever talk to you about that?

0:31:170:31:19

We were barely talking at all by then.

0:31:190:31:22

I know he was in some trouble at work about it.

0:31:230:31:26

-And I know two of his boys got hurt.

-Killed.

0:31:260:31:29

I hardly saw him at all around that time.

0:31:290:31:32

I assumed he was working late, but he was probably off with that girlfriend of his.

0:31:320:31:36

When exactly did he leave?

0:31:360:31:40

April 30th 1980.

0:31:400:31:42

About two weeks after the robbery.

0:31:420:31:45

Are you saying you think David had something to do with it?

0:31:450:31:48

You said he paid off your mortgage in cash.

0:31:480:31:51

Did he have any savings he might have used to do that?

0:31:510:31:54

-What about relatives? Were there any he might still be in touch with?

-No.

0:31:560:32:01

His dad died about eight years ago.

0:32:010:32:03

He was the last one.

0:32:030:32:05

I went to the funeral. David wasn't there.

0:32:050:32:08

You think he's off somewhere with her,

0:32:100:32:13

sitting on a beach with all that money?

0:32:130:32:16

Life of Riley!

0:32:160:32:18

Oh, never mind. Thanks anyway. Bye.

0:32:190:32:23

David Murray had access to the armoured van timetables and all the info on Heathrow warehouse security.

0:32:230:32:29

He had a drinking problem, he had gambling debts.

0:32:290:32:33

Then, having paid off his mortgage in cash, it seems that he ran off with his girlfriend

0:32:330:32:37

just two weeks after the robbery. I want to know who that girlfriend was.

0:32:370:32:40

Well, I've got the employment records for Cronux Securities here,

0:32:400:32:44

but there were a lot of women working there at the time.

0:32:440:32:46

-It's going to take a while tracking them down.

-What about aliases he could be living under?

0:32:460:32:50

-Mother's maiden name?

-I'm doing that.

0:32:500:32:53

The army are sending over lists of people Murray served with in Northern Ireland,

0:32:530:32:57

in case he kept up with some of his old army mates.

0:32:570:32:59

Maybe one of them has heard from him.

0:32:590:33:02

After the Heathrow robbery, we interviewed all the relevant Cronux Security employees.

0:33:020:33:08

David Murray was interviewed by John Felsham on his own.

0:33:080:33:12

Felsham's report says Murray was as clean as a whistle.

0:33:120:33:15

No mention of the booze, gambling debts, nothing.

0:33:150:33:18

-Well, either he was the worst detective the Flying Squad ever had...

-or he's lying.

0:33:180:33:23

We still don't have any solid evidence on Felsham.

0:33:230:33:26

We need to find Murray or Denby and get them to talk.

0:33:260:33:29

-And I think at the moment Murray's our best option.

-Is that the time already?

0:33:290:33:33

Drink, anyone?

0:33:330:33:34

Suit yourself, ladies. Sleep tight.

0:33:340:33:39

-What?

-He's up to something.

-So?

0:33:420:33:45

Go and find out what.

0:33:450:33:46

I thought you lot would have been different.

0:33:560:33:58

Bunch of ex-coppers. Proper coppers.

0:33:580:34:00

We are.

0:34:000:34:02

Left up here.

0:34:020:34:04

Where are we going?

0:34:040:34:06

You'll see. Old Mother Hen's got you all worked up about proper procedure and protocol.

0:34:060:34:12

Are you referring to Detective Superintendent Pullman?

0:34:120:34:15

That's what Felsham's relying on.

0:34:150:34:18

Once we get round there, just pull up on the right-hand side.

0:34:190:34:24

Right you are.

0:34:240:34:26

-Here you are.

-No, thank you!

0:34:260:34:28

Right!

0:34:390:34:42

I'm having one drink, and that is it.

0:34:420:34:44

I'll always sort you a ride home, Gerald, you know that.

0:34:440:34:48

Anyway, fun later. This is work.

0:34:480:34:50

This was one of Michael Denby's old watering holes back in the day.

0:34:500:34:54

Nothing much has changed here, except the clientele ain't as pretty as they used to be.

0:34:540:34:58

George Milligan said he saw Denby snogging a girl in a car outside here.

0:34:580:35:04

I want to know who she was.

0:35:040:35:06

You do bring me to the nicest places.

0:35:150:35:18

Pint?

0:35:180:35:20

-Yes, please.

-Two pints of export, love, and two whisky chasers.

0:35:200:35:24

Er, no, excuse me, can you make mine bitter?

0:35:240:35:27

You remember Michael Denby, don't you, Pat?

0:35:290:35:32

Course you do. Every time you look in the mirror, it must remind you of that glass he pushed in your face.

0:35:320:35:40

Mind you, face like yours, you probably don't really do mirrors, do ya?

0:35:400:35:44

You ever see Denby with a girl?

0:35:470:35:49

This would be about, what, April 1980?

0:35:490:35:52

Do you think he's gone deaf?

0:35:550:35:57

I don't know, Frank, but I don't think we're very popular.

0:35:570:36:01

Rubbish.

0:36:010:36:03

They love me in here.

0:36:030:36:04

-Come on, Pat, you didn't miss a thing back then.

-Oi, let's take it easy.

0:36:120:36:16

You want to think very carefully about your next move, mate.

0:36:160:36:19

You could land yourself in very serious trouble.

0:36:190:36:22

So could you, Frank.

0:36:220:36:24

Impersonating a police officer's a serious crime.

0:36:240:36:27

What you doing here? Come to make sure no-one talks?

0:36:310:36:34

You seem to be doing that very well without my help.

0:36:340:36:37

-I think it's time we went, mate.

-Well, well!

0:36:370:36:40

Gerry Standing!

0:36:400:36:42

Well, Robert Strickland's certainly got the creme de la creme on his squad, hasn't he?

0:36:420:36:47

Must be like the Dirty Dozen over there.

0:36:470:36:49

We popped in for a quiet drink.

0:36:490:36:51

-What about you?

-Well, it's a free country.

0:36:510:36:53

-I'd join you, but...

-But you wouldn't be welcome.

0:36:530:36:56

You're tilting at windmills, Frank.

0:36:560:36:59

-You're going to do some serious damage to Gerry here and to your other friends.

-Is that a threat?

0:36:590:37:04

-Frank!

-Hardly.

0:37:040:37:06

Come on, you screwed up a case 30 years ago. The guy got away.

0:37:060:37:10

Happens to the best of us.

0:37:100:37:11

Come on, time we went.

0:37:110:37:14

Except that you were hardly "the best of us".

0:37:140:37:18

You what?

0:37:180:37:20

Face it, you were never that good, Frank.

0:37:200:37:23

You were just arrogant.

0:37:230:37:26

Things didn't go your way, it was always someone else's fault.

0:37:260:37:29

-You were always the first one to point the finger.

-He's winding you up, that's all.

0:37:290:37:33

Why don't you take up golf or something, Frank?

0:37:330:37:35

-Come on.

-You'd be better at that than you were at police work.

0:37:350:37:38

No, Frank. No, Frank!

0:37:410:37:43

Leave him, Frank! Leave him!

0:37:450:37:48

No! Calm down, calm down.

0:37:480:37:51

Take it easy, we're Old Bill and it's private, all right?

0:37:510:37:54

POLICE SIRENS WAIL

0:37:540:37:56

I told you I'd sort you a ride home.

0:37:560:37:58

What were you thinking, Gerry?

0:38:010:38:03

-Me?

-It was my fault. Gerry had nothing to do with it.

0:38:030:38:06

-He was responsible for you.

-I am a grown-up.

-Hardly.

0:38:060:38:09

Guv'nor, this is all wrong.

0:38:090:38:11

We went to that pub in the hope that we could find someone

0:38:110:38:14

who could remember who Michael Denby's girlfriend was.

0:38:140:38:17

But what was Felsham doing there?

0:38:170:38:18

Well, exactly. It's hardly a pub where the DAC would drink.

0:38:180:38:21

-I'm listening.

-Well, there was no time for anyone in that pub

0:38:210:38:24

to have got hold of Felsham and told him we were there and then for him to turn up.

0:38:240:38:28

-So he must have followed you.

-Exactly.

-And he was winding Frank up.

0:38:280:38:31

-Winding him up how?

-Well, I was trying to get us out, right?

0:38:310:38:34

But Felsham wouldn't let it go.

0:38:340:38:37

He kept having a pop.

0:38:370:38:38

It was like he wanted Frank to lose his rag.

0:38:380:38:40

-Why would he want that?

-To discredit the investigation before we have a chance to get anything on him.

0:38:400:38:45

I'm afraid it worked. Gerry, Jack, Brian, I have to ask you to clear your desks.

0:38:450:38:51

You're not serious?

0:38:510:38:52

We went after a Deputy Assistant Commissioner,

0:38:520:38:55

but instead of doing it quietly and by the book, you confronted the guy and then assaulted him.

0:38:550:38:59

As of now, you no longer work for UCOS, any of you.

0:38:590:39:02

-Just like that?

-Detective Superintendent Pullman and I

0:39:020:39:05

are going to see DAC Felsham in the hope that we might persuade him

0:39:050:39:08

not to request an official inquiry, or bring criminal charges against Frank and Gerry.

0:39:080:39:13

But Jack and I weren't even there!

0:39:130:39:15

We're already retired, Brian. We're expendable.

0:39:150:39:19

You have one hour. Leave all your files where they are.

0:39:190:39:21

Take your personal belongings and hand your passes in. Sandra?

0:39:210:39:24

-You can't do this. This is exactly what Felsham wants.

-I don't have any choice.

0:39:240:39:28

-Sir, this is ridiculous!

-It's over, Detective Superintendent.

0:39:280:39:32

John Felsham wants you suspended pending an enquiry.

0:39:320:39:35

If you want to keep your job, I suggest you come upstairs with me now.

0:39:350:39:38

Frank Patterson doesn't technically work for UCOS,

0:39:540:39:57

and he certainly wasn't acting under orders from Detective Superintendent Pullman last night.

0:39:570:40:02

Detective Superintendent? I wonder how long you'll manage to hang on to that job.

0:40:020:40:06

What were you doing at the Greenwood Inn?

0:40:060:40:08

You're on very thin ice, Miss Pullman.

0:40:080:40:11

-Sir, I'm simply trying to ascertain...

-I never liked your father,

0:40:110:40:15

and I'm beginning to like you even less.

0:40:150:40:18

Perhaps you should excuse us, Sandra.

0:40:180:40:21

-No, sir, I don't think that would...

-That wasn't a suggestion.

0:40:210:40:24

It's a pity you didn't have that kind of control over your subordinates yesterday.

0:40:310:40:36

The investigation is over, John.

0:40:360:40:38

Brian Lane, Jack Halford and Gerry Standing no longer work for UCOS.

0:40:380:40:42

Well, that'll do for starters, Robert.

0:40:420:40:45

But don't think I've finished yet.

0:40:450:40:47

Well, you didn't think we'd give it up, did you?

0:42:080:42:11

If Strickland knew you were doing this...

0:42:110:42:13

What's he going to do? He can't sack us twice.

0:42:130:42:16

The only reason that Felsham would shut us down is if he thought we were close to finding something.

0:42:160:42:22

-If we let this go, Sandra, then it's the end of UCOS.

-Felsham wins.

0:42:220:42:26

-Getting anywhere?

-No.

0:42:270:42:31

Anne Hargreaves used to be Anne Forsythe when she was working at Cronux Security.

0:42:390:42:44

She's the woman that David Murray was having the affair with.

0:42:440:42:47

I was never here.

0:42:520:42:53

I'm afraid you seem to have got David Murray all wrong.

0:43:000:43:04

I know it's a long time ago, but I don't think my memory's started playing tricks on me just yet.

0:43:040:43:10

But you did have an affair with him, Mrs Hargreaves?

0:43:100:43:12

Anne, please.

0:43:120:43:14

An affair? I'd hardly call it that. Certainly not by today's standards.

0:43:140:43:18

-It was something, though?

-Well, yes, but not sex.

0:43:180:43:23

It might have got there eventually.

0:43:230:43:25

I wouldn't have minded if it had.

0:43:250:43:27

But no, I think David saw me as more of a confidante, a shoulder to cry on.

0:43:270:43:34

Really, what he wanted was to make it work with Elaine.

0:43:340:43:37

There's no chance on earth David had anything to do with that Heathrow business.

0:43:380:43:42

You do know that, don't you?

0:43:420:43:44

We would like to talk to David Murray in connection with our investigation.

0:43:440:43:48

When's the last time you heard from him?

0:43:480:43:50

Oh, well, it would be around about January of 1980.

0:43:500:43:56

I'd left Cronux Security at Christmas.

0:43:560:43:59

Had a job offer up north. More money.

0:43:590:44:02

And, er, it was due to start mid-January, and David called me up out of the blue

0:44:020:44:06

while I was packing up my flat for the move. Wanted to have a drink.

0:44:060:44:10

And your relation with him at that time was...

0:44:100:44:12

Oh, it was over. Whatever it had been.

0:44:120:44:14

No, we'd been close for a few months the previous autumn, but we'd stopped seeing each other that winter.

0:44:140:44:21

Like I said, David wanted to make a go of it with Elaine.

0:44:210:44:24

And I suppose, if I'm honest, that was one of the reasons why I decided to take this other job and move away.

0:44:240:44:30

So hold on, you had a whatever it was with David Murray.

0:44:300:44:33

We became close because David's marriage was on the rocks.

0:44:330:44:37

Because of the drinking and the gambling?

0:44:370:44:39

No. No, that's what I'm saying.

0:44:390:44:42

I mean, David liked to drink occasionally, but, er, he was no gambler.

0:44:420:44:47

He was quite careful with money.

0:44:470:44:48

Disciplined. Probably something to do with having been in the army.

0:44:480:44:53

No, his marriage was in trouble cos his wife was having an affair.

0:44:530:44:57

-Elaine was?

-Elaine Murray told us...

0:44:570:44:59

Elaine Murray was a nasty piece of work through and through.

0:44:590:45:03

I wouldn't believe a word that came out of that woman's mouth.

0:45:030:45:06

So what was really going on?

0:45:060:45:08

Well, David found out that Elaine was seeing someone else, and he said...

0:45:080:45:14

What was the phrase he used?

0:45:170:45:19

"Professionally compromised".

0:45:190:45:22

He said that Elaine and her fella had professionally compromised him.

0:45:220:45:25

-What did he mean by that?

-I don't know.

0:45:250:45:28

He wouldn't tell me.

0:45:280:45:29

I do know that he gave Elaine an ultimatum -

0:45:290:45:32

either she stopped seeing this man or he'd tell everyone what they'd done.

0:45:320:45:36

And it seemed to work, because a couple of weeks later, David cooled the whole thing off with me

0:45:360:45:41

and said that he and Elaine were starting afresh.

0:45:410:45:43

So why did he want to see you that last time?

0:45:430:45:46

Because it had started up again, of course, Elaine's affair.

0:45:460:45:51

David was so upset.

0:45:510:45:54

He said he was going to call in a favour from an old army friend,

0:45:540:45:57

get this friend to warn the boyfriend off for good.

0:45:570:46:01

I've no idea if it worked or not, because I moved north the next day and I never heard from David again.

0:46:010:46:07

This boyfriend of Elaine's. You remember his name?

0:46:070:46:11

-Dalby, perhaps? Derby?

-Denby?

0:46:130:46:16

Denby. That was it. Michael Denby.

0:46:180:46:22

You were expressly told to clear your desks and go home. That was an order.

0:46:250:46:30

I am at home.

0:46:300:46:31

With all due respect, we don't have to take orders from you any more. You fired us, remember?

0:46:310:46:36

We're concerned citizens bringing evidence of a crime to the attention of the Metropolitan Police.

0:46:360:46:41

I'm not seeing any evidence, just a lot of hearsay.

0:46:410:46:44

-Do you believe that John Felsham is involved with this, sir?

-What I believe and what I can prove...

0:46:440:46:49

John Felsham provoked Frank into assaulting him just so he could close down this investigation.

0:46:490:46:53

With or without your permission, we're not going to let that happen.

0:46:530:46:57

Nothing Anne Hargreaves said to you is admissible in court.

0:46:590:47:03

She said she'd make a statement any time we need her to.

0:47:030:47:06

Even then, she can't link Felsham to any of this.

0:47:060:47:09

Not directly, no. But Murray knew about Denby and Elaine's affair.

0:47:090:47:13

He also knew that they'd attempted the original armoured car robbery,

0:47:130:47:17

and, even if he didn't know about the Heathrow job beforehand,

0:47:170:47:20

the minute it happened, he'd know that Denby was behind it.

0:47:200:47:23

Felsham interviewed David Murray on his own after the robbery,

0:47:230:47:26

and his report said nothing about any of this.

0:47:260:47:29

That proves that Felsham's lying.

0:47:290:47:31

-No, it doesn't. Perhaps Murray kept quiet to protect his wife.

-No.

-No what?

0:47:310:47:37

-Felsham knew. He knew before he interviewed Murray.

-How?

0:47:370:47:42

It's the link we're looking for.

0:47:420:47:44

Anne Hargreaves said the last time she saw David Murray,

0:47:440:47:47

he was going to talk to an old army mate of his, have this guy frighten off Denby.

0:47:470:47:52

-And?

-What regiment was Murray with in Northern Ireland?

0:47:520:47:56

The Cheshire Rifles.

0:47:560:47:57

It's staring us in the face.

0:47:570:47:59

Before he was a cop, John Felsham was in the same regiment.

0:47:590:48:03

And if he already knew David Murray...

0:48:030:48:06

Murray calls Felsham, asks him to scare off Michael Denby.

0:48:060:48:10

Instead, Denby cuts Felsham in.

0:48:100:48:13

If that's the case, Felsham knew about the Heathrow job in advance.

0:48:130:48:18

-It's a good theory, but there's no proof.

-We've got to find David Murray and ask him.

0:48:180:48:22

He could be anywhere.

0:48:220:48:23

And if he's crossed Denby, there's a good chance he's dead.

0:48:230:48:27

Either way, I bet Elaine Murray knows where he is.

0:48:270:48:29

So if we go back to Elaine with what Anne Hargreaves has told us, maybe she'll start telling the truth.

0:48:290:48:35

Or tips Felsham off that we're still on the case.

0:48:350:48:37

Elaine Murray is the only person who knows the truth.

0:48:370:48:40

-I don't see that we have any choice, sir.

-If we're wrong about this...

0:48:400:48:43

-I know.

-If we're wrong, we pay with our careers.

0:48:430:48:47

-Well, I'll tell you what, I'd give you my warrant card now if it'd put John Felsham behind bars.

-Yeah.

0:48:470:48:53

Me too.

0:48:530:48:55

Thanks very much.

0:49:070:49:09

Elaine Murray quit her job here and left about two hours ago.

0:49:100:49:14

That nurse said she had a suitcase with her.

0:49:140:49:16

-Done a runner.

-She can't have got far.

0:49:160:49:18

I'll alert all the ports, airports, Eurostar.

0:49:180:49:21

-What's he up to?

-I dunno.

0:49:240:49:26

Get him back, Gerry.

0:49:260:49:27

Frank? What's up?

0:49:290:49:31

-What are you doing?

-Hello, Michael.

0:49:330:49:37

Michael?

0:49:370:49:38

Bloody hell!

0:49:410:49:43

Get the guv'nor in here, quick.

0:49:430:49:46

What?

0:49:460:49:47

It's him.

0:49:470:49:49

-Michael Denby.

-Are you sure?

0:49:490:49:53

He's had the tattoo removed.

0:49:560:49:58

-Nice try, son.

-What's wrong with him?

0:49:580:50:00

-It's Alzheimer's. Mr Ezquerra's been getting worse for the last six years.

-Jose Ezquerra?

0:50:000:50:05

-Yes.

-ID bracelet in the Jag.

0:50:050:50:08

Is it time for tea, darling?

0:50:080:50:10

Not yet. You've just had your lunch.

0:50:100:50:12

He doesn't even know where he is any more, let alone what his name is.

0:50:120:50:16

Nice try. You're nicked, mate.

0:50:160:50:18

You can't harass the residents.

0:50:180:50:19

You're going down for the rest of your life.

0:50:190:50:22

-Frank, Frank, he doesn't know what you're talking about, mate.

-Rubbish.

0:50:220:50:26

He's here. He knows what he did.

0:50:260:50:27

-Frank...

-He knows what he did!

0:50:270:50:29

Frank, he doesn't. Look at him.

0:50:290:50:31

He's faking. He's not getting off that easy.

0:50:310:50:34

He killed five men. He killed five men.

0:50:340:50:40

Frank, he doesn't remember.

0:50:400:50:41

I'm going to fetch the manager.

0:50:410:50:43

I got you. If you're in there somewhere, I got you.

0:50:440:50:48

Could go to some nice little country pub and have some lunch.

0:51:430:51:46

-Be nice.

-Yeah.

0:51:460:51:47

Same story as the three men Denby killed after the Heathrow job - body's burned beyond recognition,

0:51:510:51:56

and a shotgun cartridge in his mouth which has destroyed his teeth and taken away most of the head.

0:51:560:52:01

There's also pre-existing damage to the right leg,

0:52:010:52:03

consistent with the injury Murray received in Northern Ireland.

0:52:030:52:07

It's him. He's dead.

0:52:070:52:09

Our last chance.

0:52:090:52:11

Denby's gone mad. Elaine Murray's statement doesn't carry the weight to nail Felsham in court.

0:52:110:52:16

And the last remaining person that could have sunk Felsham,

0:52:160:52:19

turns out he's been rotting here for the last 30 years.

0:52:190:52:22

Probably thanks to John Felsham.

0:52:220:52:23

It's another allegation we can't prove.

0:52:230:52:26

So, what do we do now, then?

0:52:260:52:28

We go home. Sorry, chaps, this one's my fault.

0:52:280:52:30

No-one's going anywhere. This isn't over yet.

0:52:300:52:33

Yes, it is, Sandra, this time.

0:52:330:52:35

John Felsham's a suspect. We've been so busy trying to get someone to incriminate him

0:52:350:52:39

we've forgotten the basic rule of policing.

0:52:390:52:40

-Which is?

-Somewhere along the line, he's bound to have incriminated himself.

0:52:400:52:44

KNOCK AT DOOR

0:52:470:52:48

I don't have time for you today, Robert.

0:52:520:52:55

We thought you'd like to know that we have Michael Denby in custody.

0:52:550:52:59

-Really?

-Yeah. We found him in a retirement home suffering from advanced Alzheimer's.

0:52:590:53:05

It appears that he doesn't know who he is, nor does he remember anything of his criminal past.

0:53:050:53:10

There's some question as to whether he can be tried for any of his crimes.

0:53:100:53:15

-It's off the books, at least.

-We arrested Elaine Murray, too, John.

0:53:150:53:18

Elaine Murray?

0:53:200:53:22

No, afraid I don't...

0:53:220:53:24

The wife of David Murray. He worked at Cronux Security.

0:53:240:53:28

It turns out that Elaine and Michael Denby were lovers.

0:53:280:53:31

Elaine was stealing information from her husband and passing it to Denby.

0:53:310:53:35

The Heathrow robbery was the result of that.

0:53:350:53:37

David Murray. Yeah. I believe I may have interviewed him myself in the aftermath of Heathrow.

0:53:370:53:43

Yes, you did, sir. You also served with him in Northern Ireland.

0:53:430:53:46

Did I? Really?

0:53:460:53:49

Well, that was a long time ago.

0:53:490:53:50

I served with a great many people.

0:53:500:53:52

-I don't remember.

-He remembered you.

0:53:520:53:55

Yes, apparently he contacted you when he found out that his wife and Denby had resumed their affair.

0:53:550:54:01

He asked you to warn Denby off.

0:54:010:54:03

HE LAUGHS

0:54:030:54:05

Told you this himself, did he?

0:54:050:54:06

No, sir. David Murray is dead.

0:54:060:54:09

Elaine Murray has made a statement confessing to her part of the Heathrow robbery.

0:54:090:54:14

In that statement, she claims that you approached Michael Denby, but,

0:54:140:54:17

rather than warning him off, you asked to be cut in on the Heathrow job in return for your silence.

0:54:170:54:23

-This is nonsense.

-She claims you allowed the robbery to go ahead...

0:54:230:54:26

I'm not prepared to listen to any more of this baseless...

0:54:260:54:29

-..and that after the robbery, you approached David Murray in the guise...

-This is outrageous!

0:54:290:54:34

..in the guise of an interview and tried to persuade him to keep quiet. Did you offer him money?

0:54:340:54:38

-That's your badge gone.

-He wouldn't play,

0:54:380:54:40

so you warned Denby that Murray was about to spill everything he knew.

0:54:400:54:44

Get out of my office!

0:54:440:54:45

Raymond Atkins, William Finch and Darren Ellis were already dead.

0:54:450:54:48

But you and Denby would never be safe if Murray was allowed to talk.

0:54:480:54:51

-Robert, get this woman out of my...

-Shut up, John!

0:54:510:54:54

You served with him in the army, and he came to you for help, as a friend. He trusted you.

0:54:540:55:00

And you told Michael Denby to kill him.

0:55:000:55:02

You're trying to rile me, aren't you?

0:55:050:55:07

Your entire case is based on the statement of a woman who would say anything to reduce her sentence

0:55:090:55:14

on a charge of conspiracy to commit armed robbery and murder.

0:55:140:55:18

You have no evidence against me at all.

0:55:210:55:26

Jose Ezquerra.

0:55:260:55:28

-I've never heard of him.

-Are you sure?

0:55:290:55:32

Of course I'm sure. Get out of my office.

0:55:320:55:34

It's always the little lies that get us in the end, isn't it?

0:55:340:55:38

-You incriminated yourself, sir, 30 years ago.

-Jose Ezquerra.

0:55:380:55:43

An identity bracelet was found in the getaway car bearing that name.

0:55:430:55:47

When we finally tracked down Michael Denby, it turned out that he was living as Jose Ezquerra.

0:55:470:55:52

Presumably that identity bracelet was part of his cover. The fact that he lost it in the getaway car

0:55:520:55:57

suggests that he already had his escape planned at the time of the Heathrow job.

0:55:570:56:01

Jose Ezquerra - the real Jose Ezquerra - was a Spanish tourist

0:56:010:56:05

who was mugged and killed near Piccadilly Circus one night in 1978.

0:56:050:56:09

You were the investigating officer. Your first murder case.

0:56:090:56:12

Who doesn't remember their first murder case?

0:56:120:56:15

You admitted all his possessions into evidence.

0:56:150:56:17

Including the identity bracelet he was wearing.

0:56:170:56:19

Then in 1980, two weeks before the Heathrow job, you checked them out of the evidence archive again.

0:56:190:56:26

-We even have your signature on the log.

-And they were never returned.

0:56:260:56:30

Passport, driving licence, identity card.

0:56:300:56:34

You provided Michael Denby with everything he needed

0:56:340:56:36

to get out of the country and start a new life in Spain.

0:56:360:56:40

But in order to make that getaway clean, and to cover up your involvement in armed robbery,

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several people had to die first, didn't they?

0:56:450:56:49

Before you say anything, sir...

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Deputy Assistant Commissioner John Felsham, I'm arresting you

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for conspiracy to commit armed robbery, for perverting the course of justice,

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and for conspiracy to commit the murders

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of Raymond Atkins, Darren Ellis, William Finch and David Murray.

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You do not have to say anything, but it may harm your defence if you do not mention when questioned

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something which you intend to rely on in court.

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I've waited a long time to see that.

0:57:210:57:23

Well, it paid off. Well done, all of you.

0:57:230:57:26

Does that mean we've got our jobs back, then?

0:57:260:57:29

-Well, technically, you never lost them.

-How's that?

0:57:290:57:32

It takes a lot of paperwork when you fire someone, Jack.

0:57:320:57:35

Yeah, but what if we'd all just gone home, like you told us to?

0:57:350:57:38

If you'd obeyed a direct order, you mean? When does that happen?

0:57:380:57:41

-I feel used.

-Well, don't.

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Feel appreciated, Brian. All of you.

0:57:430:57:45

Thank you, sir, you've just made them unbearable.

0:57:450:57:47

Oh. I thought they already were.

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Calls for a celebration.

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A proper night out.

0:57:510:57:52

No, thanks. Paperwork, I'm afraid.

0:57:520:57:54

-I'd better give her a hand.

-Esther's doing shepherd's pie.

0:57:540:57:58

Come on, Gerry, just a quiet one?

0:57:590:58:03

A quiet one?

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You buckle up, Frankie boy.

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We're going large!

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# It's all right It's OK

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# Doesn't really matter if you're old and grey

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# It's all right I say it's OK

0:58:140:58:17

# Listen to what I say

0:58:170:58:19

# It's all right Doing fine

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# Doesn't really matter if the sun don't shine

0:58:220:58:25

# It's all right I say it's OK

0:58:250:58:27

# We're getting to the end of the day. #

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When the team reinvestigate a 30-year-old safety deposit robbery, they find themselves unwittingly drawn into a case involving high-level police corruption that threatens the future of UCOS.


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