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Fashion Victim

Crime drama. The team reinvestigates the murder of designer Ritchie Levene following an intensive campaign by his ex-wife to reopen the case. But what is her motive?


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GENERAL CHATTER

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-Mr Standing?

-Yes, yeah.

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-You certainly pick your moment, don't you?

-Well, if it's not a good time...

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Oh, no, no. It's taken eight years to get you here.

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-I'm not letting you out of my sight. This way.

-Can I take those?

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Oh, yeah, thank you.

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Who said chivalry was dead?

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-Just dump them down there.

-Okey-doke.

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Oh, you actually MAKE things here?

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-Well, it is a fashion college!

-Yeah.

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-Hey.

-Oh, you like that, do you?

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-Yeah.

-Yeah, it's by one of my most promising students.

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-Try it on.

-No, no, no, no.

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Yeah, go on, I think it'd suit you.

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Do you?

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Yeah, you may as well.

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You could do with losing a couple of inches

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but I think you can pull that off.

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Still, you have to play the part, don't you?

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-What do you mean?

-I suppose you have to look like a policeman.

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-Well...

-It's a shame.

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It took ten years off you.

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Now I've finally got you here I don't really know what to say.

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I assumed my letters were going in the bin.

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No way, they're all on file.

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We can't re-open cases every time someone writes us a letter.

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Please, Mr Standing.

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Gerry.

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Gerry.

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# It's all right, it's OK

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

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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, doin' 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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Ah, Guv'nor, hold on.

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Good morning in court?

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Joyful as ever. How was Sarah Levene?

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Whoa! Cracking and interesting!

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I knew I should have sent Jack.

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Guv, Guv?

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Do you think I look...?

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-Oh, never mind.

-What?

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No, no, forget it, forget it.

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Fashion designer Ritchie Levene.

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Oh yes, The Fashion Victim.

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The CID nicknamed him.

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-Quite good for them.

-April, 2002. He was killed on his 40th birthday.

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Yup, during a party at his home in Shoreditch.

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His body was discovered around 2am in his private studio at the back of the house.

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He'd been stabbed in the neck.

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The murder weapon was never found, but the pathologist reckoned

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from the size of the wound it could have been scissors.

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-Big wound for scissors.

-Dress making scissors, like shears, really.

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-There were several pairs lying around the studio.

-So why are we looking at it now?

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Because of this woman - Sarah Levene. Ritchie's first wife.

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They married in '85, divorced in '98.

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It's funny, all this fashion stuff,

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you think he would have been a bit light on his loafers, eh?

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Good to see that you're entering this with your usual open mind, Gerry.

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Yeah, well Sarah had been petitioning the CPS for years, and in her last letter

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she said she was going to picket this retrospective exhibition of all Ritchie Levene's fashion stuff.

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-So, don't tell me, Strickland got nervous?

-Precisely.

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Now the original investigation centred around Levene's 19-year-old PA Melanie Higgs.

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She was seen running from the studio just before the body was discovered

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-and her finger prints were all over the room.

-If she was his PA, that's where they would be.

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-No, no, no, her fingers made prints with his blood.

-Ah!

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She later admitted finding the body but said that she panicked and fled. I'd like you two to talk to her.

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Just now you said that Sarah was Ritchie Levene's first wife, so...

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Yeah, he married again, just months before his murder,

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this time to Alison Henninghem, a former model.

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-Were either of the wives suspects?

-They were both at the party

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and neither of them had alibis for the half hour or so

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-that Ritchie was reportedly in his studio.

-The same could be said

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for dozens of other people at the house.

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So there are too many potential suspects and not enough forensic evidence?

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Except for this Melanie girl.

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No, there was a series of psychiatric evaluations which concluded that it

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was "highly unlikely" that she could have killed him.

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And after that the case stalled.

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So why does Sarah Levene want to picket this exhibition?

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Because it's been organised by Levene's younger brother, Adrian.

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And Sarah believes that Adrian killed Ritchie.

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Why?

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Well, after Ritchie died he got the business and made a fortune.

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You know, I need to make sure that they put it absolutely right above the door, OK?

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-OK.

-All right, well go and do it.

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-Mr Levene?

->

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Yeah.

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-Got a moment to talk?

-You can see I'm busy?

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Well, no we can see everybody else is busy.

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-What's this about?

-Your brother.

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-I don't understand.

-We're reopening the investigation into his death.

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Well, I'm staggered.

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-You didn't do anything last time when his murderer was right in front of you.

-Meaning?

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Melanie Higgs.

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The original investigation looked closely at Melanie but there was never enough evidence.

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-She was seen running from his studio with his blood on her. What more do you want?

-A motive.

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-She was obsessed with him.

-Yeah, you said that in your statements.

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How did you get on with your brother?

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He was wonderful.

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-Um, I was very proud of him.

-You were close?

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-Yeah, very.

-You took over the label after he died, is that right?

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-Yes.

-And before that?

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-We worked together.

-But Ritchie was in charge?

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It was his name, they were his designs

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and I dealt with the business side.

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Since Ritchie died, the label has become very successful, hasn't it?

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Yeah, very. But I just built on the foundations of my brother's work.

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Melanie Higgs?

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-Yes?

-We'd like to talk to you about Ritchie Levene, if you have a moment.

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I don't. And I don't know who sent you or what you want, but I've got nothing to say.

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We're with the police.

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-You think I did it?

-No.

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We're not here to judge you.

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We just want to hear your version of events.

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You were never interested in what I had to say before. You just wanted to lock me up.

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You did flee the murder scene and Ritchie's blood was found on your dress.

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I explained that at the time.

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Well, this is a new investigation.

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We want to start with a clean slate.

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Sounds like it.

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How did you come to meet Ritchie?

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-Work experience.

-What, making tea? Answering the phones?

-Yeah, at first.

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And then he made you his PA? You did well.

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Ritchie needed me, it just worked.

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-Did you two of you have a sexual relationship?

-Here we go again.

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-No.

-You say he "needed" you?

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Yeah, well Ritchie never knew what was best for him.

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-And you did?

-I was there to protect him.

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-From?

-He was famous, everyone wanted a piece of him.

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I was there to keep them away, all those people that wanted to use him.

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That's why when I found him that night I didn't know who to turn to.

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There was no-one you could trust?

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Not really.

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And back at the party, it was dark and the music was really loud

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and there were lots of faces I didn't recognise.

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It was like being trapped in some kind of horror film.

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So that's why I ran away. I'm sorry if you don't approve of my behaviour but...

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-I was terrified.

-You were obviously very close to Ritchie.

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Did that cause any problems between you and Alison?

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No. She never loved him anyway.

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Why do you say that?

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You should have seen the way she was with men.

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-Flirting all the time.

-With who?

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Everyone. Ritchie said he liked that other men found her attractive, but how could he?

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Did she seem close to anyone in particular?

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Men were always falling over themselves to get in with her, especially Tyler,

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-that junkie ex-boyfriend of hers. You know he lived at the house, too?

-Yes, Tyler Curtis.

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Alison was more interested in getting him off drugs than being a good wife to Ritchie.

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No wonder he started drinking.

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-Who? Ritchie?

-Yeah, he'd been teetotal for years, hadn't he?

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But then he changed, he seemed worried and started again.

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It was all her fault.

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Alison was...

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Ritchie always liked pretty young things.

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The one drawback of being married to a designer,

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they're easily distracted by something shiny and new.

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Doubt if that just applies to designers?

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Yeah, but you were divorced three years before he married Alison.

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Oh, Ritchie loved women and he took every opportunity to love as many as he could.

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That applied throughout our marriage.

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-He cheated on you?

-God, yeah.

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-Frequently?

-Habitually.

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Did that make you feel angry?

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Well, in the end, defeated more than angry.

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During the divorce, Ritchie's lawyer said that you made threats.

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-It was a public divorce, I felt humiliated.

-So you WERE angry with him.

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Well, yeah, but anything I said was in the heat of the moment.

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If you think I killed him...

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Why are you so convinced it was his brother?

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Because Adrian always wanted to control the label.

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The name, the flair, the talent - was all Ritchie's.

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-Adrian couldn't bear that.

-But did they get on together OK as brothers?

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Adrian was ambitious, always wanted everything done his way

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-and Ritchie always wanted to see the best in people, but even he lost patience with him.

-Over what?

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How the label should be run.

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Adrian wanted to turn it into a mass market product,

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use cheaper fabrics, cut corners,

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-farm the labour out to sweat shops.

-And did he?

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-Not while Ritchie was alive because he owned the majority stake.

-Which Alison inherited?

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No. It was in Ritchie's will that his share of the business would pass to Adrian.

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I always said he should do something about that, but... He never got round to it.

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Who did you think the beneficiary should be?

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Well, anyone but Adrian.

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But as Ritchie didn't alter his will, then maybe their disputes weren't as serious as you say?

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Well, Ritchie thought he was going to live forever.

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He didn't change it because he didn't think he needed to.

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But the situation was serious.

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I know he tried to buy Adrian out of the label just before he died.

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Sarah is very keen to point the finger at Adrian.

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Maybe rightly so, he does have the most to gain

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and maybe that's why he's trying to push us towards Melanie,

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try and throw us off.

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-Talking of which?

-Well, by the sound of it I'm with Adrian or Melanie.

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-There's something not quite right with her.

-Bunny boiler?

-Not half! She's obsessed with him.

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Maybe she felt if she couldn't have Ritchie, she didn't want Alison to have him either.

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You could say the same for Sarah.

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Well, the way Melanie put it, Alison was more interested in her ex, Tyler Curtis.

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He's got an alibi, but it's probably worth speaking to him.

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Melanie also said that Ritchie had changed towards the end.

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He seemed to be worried about something.

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-And he fell off the wagon.

-I'm not surprised the poor sod's worried.

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Probably wondering what his wife's getting up to with her ex!

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Yes.

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No.

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Yes.

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No.

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And this? Don't come to me with anything like this again.

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Alison Levene?

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Where did you get that coat?

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Me wife bought it in Parkin and Wickes, 1984.

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I love it. So retro.

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I know why you're here...

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Ritchie.

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-How come?

-Adrian called, told me you'd been to see him.

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There were over 100 people at that party. No expense had been spared,

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yet according to the company accounts the Levene label

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had been losing money steadily since 1999.

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By the time he died he was virtually broke, so how did he afford it?

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Well, he was like me when I went bankrupt.

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There's always one last round at the boozer even when you know you are stoney broke.

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But it wasn't just the party. If he was going to buy his brother's share in the company...

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Like Sarah said, Adrian knew he didn't have the wedge to do it.

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Then there's this - that was three weeks before his death. Interesting to know how he did it.

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Any luck with Tyler Curtis?

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No, nothing.

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No social security, DVLA, bank account, passports - total blank.

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-Missing persons?

-No, same.

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A tenner says he died years ago and nobody identified the body.

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Yeah, well if he was a heroin addict and no-one had reported him as missing.

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Who was his alibi on the night of the party?

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A bloke called Colin Beck and I've got his address - you want to come?

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Yeah, why not.

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We understand your late husbands' PA Melanie Higgs was very protective of him. How did you get on with her?

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-How would you get on with the woman who's in love with your husband?

-You think they were having an affair?

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The newspapers tried to suggest that something was going on. Thought they knew his reputation.

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-Were they right?

-No.

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Ritchie and I were very happy.

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So whose idea was it to have your previous boyfriend move in with the pair of you?

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Mine.

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Tyler needed somewhere to clean up.

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How long had he been an addict?

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Years.

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I thought that that "elegantly wasted" look was romantic at first.

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Did he clean up?

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-Yes.

-Are you still in touch?

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No. I haven't seen him for years.

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How did your husband feel about Tyler Curtis being in the house?

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It's no secret that Ritchie had been through a lot with drink and drugs himself.

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-He wanted to help. That was Ritchie.

-Even so, it can't have been an easy situation.

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You don't think that he was concerned, worried?

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No. It was easier when Tyler left, sure, but you know, he was happy.

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What is it you do here now?

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I'm a creative consultant.

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And what does that involve?

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Ensuring that the label stays true to Ritchie's vision.

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It's what he would have wanted.

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Hiya, we've come to see Colin Beck.

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-Is he expecting you?

-No.

-Your names?

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Jack Halford, Gerry Standing. Metropolitan Police.

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First floor.

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Well, that's got him wondering.

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I'm not sure if I'd like a bloke like that knowing all my comings and goings.

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I bet you wouldn't!

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Are you sure you won't have coffee?

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-No, I'm fine, thank you.

-Thank you very much.

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Please, take a seat.

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Thank you.

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Yes, poor Ritchie.

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It's hard to believe even now.

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You were best man at both his weddings. You must have been very close?

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-Terribly, I think Ritchie looked up to me as a sort of uncle, bless him.

-But you weren't in the same game?

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No, I ran a Trust Fund business in the City.

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My girlfriend at the time dragged me along to one of Ritchie's first collections.

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We met afterwards and got on like a house on fire.

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But you didn't go to his 40th birthday party?

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-No, I was looking after a mutual friend.

-Tyler Curtis?

-Yes.

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-How come?

-Well, he'd been staying with Ritchie's for quite a while.

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God knows it can't have been easy for any of them.

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I just took Tyler in for a week or so.

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An unlikely friendship? Have much in common?

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Not really, but Alison asked if I could help.

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She's a charming woman, very hard to refuse.

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I was just trying to do my bit.

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-Was Tyler using drugs while he was here?

-God, no!

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I still don't understand why you chose not to go to the party that night.

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I was a bit long in the tooth for Ritchie's parties even then.

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Where did Tyler go when he moved out of here?

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I really don't know.

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He was a drifter and Ritchie's death had hit us all so badly.

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When did you last see Ritchie?

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A few weeks before he died.

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-And how was he?

-High spirits, as usual.

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-You didn't notice anything different about him, he wasn't worried or anything?

-No, not at all.

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We understand he was having some financial problems.

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We never discussed that.

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Ritchie was a friend, not a client.

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I always draw a line between friendship and business.

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Why is it only Melanie telling us Richie was unhappy before he died?

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Maybe that's what she wants us to believe.

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Or the others don't want us to know he had any problems.

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Men confide all kind of things to their secretaries that they wouldn't admit to their family or friends.

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Look, he was broke and he had Alison's junkie ex-boyfriend hanging around.

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If you ask me, that's plenty to be unhappy about.

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-Talking of which, where are we with Tyler?

-Off the radar. I'm running out of places to look.

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You've obviously tried rehab centres, retreats, hostels?

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Yeah, dozens and there's still loads more.

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OK, that'll keep you busy tomorrow.

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-Tonight however, I think we deserve a little outing.

-Where?

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Style Icon, The Genius of Ritchie Levene.

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You'll love it, Brian, you'll fit right in.

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Right. Where do you want to start?

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-I don't know.

-I've been dying to do this for so long, you've got no idea.

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I can't believe you're still going around in clothes that your ex-wife bought you 20 years ago!

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How about this?

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I need something to go to work in not skateboarding!

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-I thought you were going out tonight?

-Yeah, I'm not going to spend 50 quid on something I only wear once.

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50? When did you last go shopping?

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Don't answer that.

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Come and have a look at these.

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You know, I don't think this was such a good idea.

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-We just need to find you something you feel comfortable in.

-Yeah, but....

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How about this?

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-How much?!

-Just try it on.

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Look, I know I used to be a detective,

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but I wasn't Inspector bleeding Clouseau.

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Oh, hold on.

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Hmm.

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Where's Gerry?

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It's not like him to miss out on a free drink.

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-Cheers.

-Sandra, where are you going?

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-No reception.

-Don't leave us here!

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Just mingle. Use your retro charms!

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You'd look a right prat going round the shops in that lot!

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I don't think you've quite got the hang of haute couture.

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It's not meant to be accessorised with a supermarket trolley.

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Fashion(!)

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It's daft though, isn't it?

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Folk spending their lives chucking out perfectly good clothing only to buy same stuff again 10 years later.

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Good grief!

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-What's all this?

-What do you think, tasty, eh?

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Don't tell us, you met some scrubber and you're trying to impress her?

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No, I did this for me.

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Don't you ever look at us and think maybe we should do something about ourselves?

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BOTH: No.

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Come on, come on.

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Well, well, well, what a surprise!

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Oh, God it's her.

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What's she doing here?

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I take it your wife doesn't know about this, then?

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No, of course not.

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Look, I know what you must be thinking.

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That something was going on between us while Ritchie was alive.

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-It wasn't.

-We'd known each other for years before anything happened, I swear.

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We went through hell when Ritchie died -

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I lost my husband, Adrian lost his brother.

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I hadn't even looked at another man.

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My wife doesn't need to know anything about this, please.

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No, of course not,

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that really wouldn't be good for the image, would it?

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Excuse me.

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Have you seen this, our very own Style Icon!

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-Very nice, guess who I just caught snogging behind the bike sheds?

-Who?

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The plot thickens.

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Hello, good evening.

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Thank you for coming tonight on behalf of myself, Alison and our wonderful staff at Ritchie Levene.

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We're going to be showcasing our new season here over the next week,

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as well as celebrating the genius of my late brother.

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APPLAUSE

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Thank you to everybody here for giving us this opportunity to demonstrate why we're still...

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Hypocrite!

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Both of you should be ashamed.

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-We hope you have a very wonderful evening. Thank you very much.

-How can you stand there,

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-when all you've done is cheapen everything your brother stood for!

-She's off.

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Get back here, you coward!

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I am talking to you.

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It is typical of you to try something like this.

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Ritchie was your brother not a brand!

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Although considering everything you've done to trample over his name

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he'd want even less to do with you now than he did when he was alive!

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Oh, and here's your partner in crime.

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-No wonder Ritchie couldn't wait to be shot of you.

-What would you know?

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I made him happy which is more than you.

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You're another one who just used him.

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Don't forget, wearing clothes doesn't qualify you to make them.

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OK, Sarah, this isn't helping, come with me. Get them back to the party.

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Look at you now. You are nothing without Ritchie and you know it.

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-That's enough, come on.

-What's this all about?

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I shouldn't have come.

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-Look, I'd told you we'd look into the case, there was no need for all this.

-I know.

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I'm sorry.

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I just... How can they parade themselves in front of his name when all they've done is exploit it?

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-You really ought to go home, you know.

-I'm being stupid.

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I just couldn't bear seeing them up there like that, basking in it all.

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I thought we needed each other, me and Ritchie.

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I always imagined he'd come back.

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I'm glad to see you took my advice.

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Well, if she was expecting him to come back to her, but he married Alison instead?

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Nah, I don't buy that. Sarah's no killer.

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We've got Adrian and Alison now. How do we know they haven't been at it for years?

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If they were having an affair while Ritchie was still alive, then maybe Alison was in on the murder?

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She's certainly been a busy girl. Tyler, Ritchie, Adrian.

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Tyler's still the missing piece.

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You're in danger for feeling sorry for Sarah.

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Yeah, I am actually!

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-Morning.

-Morning.

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-What?

-HE LAUGHS

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-I'm updating the old image, all right?

-What image?

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-A hard drinking, heavy smoking, foul mouthed, ex-detective?

-Gerry, mate.

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Why didn't you tell us you were going through a mid life crisis?

0:23:550:23:59

Strickland's furious. Last night's bust up's already made the papers.

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-It's on the internet an all!

-Coffee?

-Yeah, urghh.

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Let's go through everything again. What've we got?

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Well, we still haven't eliminated Melanie and she was the last person

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-in that studio before the body was discovered.

-Oh, I don't know, Jack.

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The original investigation team fancied her. Maybe they were right.

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I mean, suppose she told Ritchie how she felt about him.

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You know how people get at parties.

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He rejected her, she picked up the nearest thing at hand and...

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But she was shorter than him.

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The lab report says the blade went in straight, not at an angle.

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And if she did do it, why risk going back through

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the house when she could have left through that door there?

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It might not have been anyone at the party. He could have let anybody in through that door.

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-Yeah, someone he recognised.

-That doesn't discount anyone.

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None of this lot had a clear alibi when Ritchie was in that studio.

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Any one of them could have walked through the front door and come back in there.

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Alison?

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Adrian?

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Alison and Adrian?

0:25:020:25:03

I'm going to go and talk to Melanie and see if she noticed anything going on between them at the time.

0:25:030:25:08

-What else?

-Well, we know Ritchie was worried at the time.

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And I'm sure this Tyler was involved in some way.

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Yeah, well, I'm always suspicious of someone we can't find AND there's this!

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How did it happen? Some fight with Adrian over control of the company, maybe?

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Why don't we go and have a little chat with Adrian and Alison?

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Yeah, get some straight answers out of them.

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Good idea.

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Here we are.

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DOORBELL RINGS

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Cor, it's a bit grim, isn't it?

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Yeah. It's amazing, when I was a kid we couldn't wait to get out of here,

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now all the arty farty lot can't wait to get in so they can live amongst the working classes.

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-Having spent half a million converting it!

-Yeah.

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You would have thought Alison would've wanted to move, after what happened here.

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Maybe it's her way of hanging onto the past?

0:25:560:25:59

The way Sarah talks about her, I would have thought she would have flogged it and pocketed the cash.

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Perhaps Sarah hasn't quite got the measure of Alison.

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Good morning, we called the office but they said you were working from home today.

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500 grand and the rest!

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It's weird though, innit?

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Here, what does that remind you of?

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No, it can't be.

0:26:490:26:51

Alison said his coat was retro.

0:26:510:26:53

I always said that Brian was the height of fashion!

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I know it can't be easy to talk about these things.

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I have talked about it. To you.

0:27:010:27:03

-Yesterday.

-I know, but...

0:27:030:27:05

I wonder if you ever really reconciled yourself to what happened.

0:27:070:27:11

It's a bit early for analysis. My appointment's not till Thursday.

0:27:110:27:15

Are you seeing a psychiatrist?

0:27:150:27:17

Yeah, that's what happens when your life's turned upside down by people like you.

0:27:170:27:22

I know the last thing you need is an old sod like me telling you how you should and shouldn't feel, but

0:27:220:27:26

-I wonder if you're not blaming yourself in some way for Ritchie's death?

-Do I have to listen to this?

0:27:260:27:31

Why don't I buy you a coffee? Dr Lane here can look after the stall.

0:27:310:27:34

-You wanted to ask me something?

-Yes.

0:27:400:27:42

Your relationship with Adrian.

0:27:420:27:44

I told your boss last night about us.

0:27:440:27:46

You said you'd only been together for a short time.

0:27:460:27:48

-Four months.

-Can you prove that?

0:27:480:27:51

Ask about.

0:27:510:27:53

You can't keep secrets for long in this business.

0:27:530:27:56

We weren't going to say anything until Adrian had...

0:27:560:27:59

Well, he's got a lot to sort out.

0:27:590:28:01

You're not kidding. But you can see why we're asking.

0:28:010:28:05

I mean, after Ritchie died you inherited all this, got the good job, nice office...

0:28:050:28:10

And, what, that would be a reason for me to murder my husband?

0:28:100:28:14

And Adrian gets the company.

0:28:140:28:16

-Nice little package.

-How can you even think that?

0:28:160:28:20

Well, look at it from Adrian's point of view.

0:28:200:28:22

-He's ended up with everything he ever wanted.

-Except I lost my brother.

0:28:220:28:27

Does your missus know you're here?

0:28:280:28:31

If you want a divorce lawyer, I know three to avoid.

0:28:310:28:35

OK, if you have any questions to ask us, why don't you just ask them?

0:28:350:28:39

We don't have any secrets from each other.

0:28:390:28:43

You never liked Alison, did you?

0:28:430:28:45

Because of the way that she was with other men?

0:28:450:28:48

I said she never loved him.

0:28:480:28:50

You mentioned Tyler,

0:28:500:28:53

but thinking back was there anyone else in particular that she was close to?

0:28:530:28:57

No, she was like that with all blokes.

0:28:570:28:59

-How is she with Adrian?

-I don't know.

0:28:590:29:02

He just did the money stuff, I didn't really see much of him.

0:29:020:29:06

-What are you saying?

-Nothing, nothing, I was just asking.

0:29:060:29:10

Apparently you were very protective of Ritchie - so presumably you'd have looked out for him?

0:29:120:29:18

Yeah, I tried to.

0:29:180:29:21

He was very charismatic, wasn't he?

0:29:210:29:23

Talented, good looking, kind.

0:29:230:29:26

I can see why you felt the way you did about him.

0:29:260:29:30

What do you mean?

0:29:300:29:31

-I wasn't in love with him.

-Nothing wrong with it if you were.

0:29:330:29:37

Is it true Ritchie wanted to buy you out of the company?

0:29:400:29:43

Ritchie often said things he didn't really mean.

0:29:430:29:47

So he did, or he didn't?

0:29:470:29:49

He mentioned it.

0:29:490:29:51

Did he make an offer?

0:29:510:29:52

Yes, 200 grand.

0:29:540:29:57

Adrian?

0:29:570:29:59

-That doesn't sound like very much.

-Well, the company was on its knees and it was barely worth anything.

0:29:590:30:04

-Ritchie couldn't even find 200 grand.

-He did tell me he was going to come into some money though.

0:30:040:30:08

He said he had a plan.

0:30:080:30:10

I never knew what it was.

0:30:100:30:13

I guess it might have come through if...

0:30:130:30:15

-Why did he want you out of the company?

-He wasn't a businessman.

0:30:150:30:18

I was trying to help him but he didn't like my plans for the label.

0:30:180:30:21

Lucky you took over when you did then.

0:30:210:30:23

Well, not really. My brother DIED. Do you think I didn't care?

0:30:230:30:27

Am I right in thinking that shortly before his death he started boozing again?

0:30:270:30:33

-Yes.

-It wasn't anything serious.

0:30:340:30:36

An alcoholic falling off the wagon is always serious.

0:30:360:30:39

-Well, he wasn't drinking heavily.

-Yes, he was.

-Why?

-I don't know.

0:30:390:30:43

There's always a reason?

0:30:430:30:45

Do you think he suspected that there was something going on with you two?

0:30:450:30:48

Oh, for God's sake! Why aren't you finding out who killed my brother

0:30:480:30:52

instead of asking us these bloody stupid questions?!

0:30:520:30:55

I'm sorry.

0:30:580:31:00

Ritchie broke his arm a few weeks before his death.

0:31:000:31:03

How did that happen?

0:31:030:31:06

He fell off a motorbike, I think.

0:31:060:31:08

You think?

0:31:080:31:10

Life with Ritchie was full of surprises.

0:31:100:31:13

I lost track of everything he got up to.

0:31:130:31:15

I told him he should be more careful on the bike.

0:31:150:31:18

Was Mr Lane right,

0:31:210:31:24

about you never having forgiven yourself for not being able to help Ritchie that night?

0:31:240:31:28

Yeah.

0:31:300:31:31

I'm telling you, you look a picture.

0:31:350:31:37

-You go down the disco tonight you'll really get noticed.

-What's going on?

0:31:370:31:42

-I'm minding your stall for you, love.

-What have you done?

0:31:420:31:44

If you don't mind me saying so, you weren't making the most of your presentation.

0:31:440:31:49

So I've organised everything in units and I've colour coded things, you see.

0:31:490:31:53

-It's my stall!

-Well, yes, I know.

0:31:530:31:55

Hang on a minute. ..Are you buying that, love?

0:31:550:31:57

-How much is it?

-Have a look at the tag!

0:31:570:31:59

-It's £35.

-£35, love.

0:31:590:32:01

-Yeah, go on.

-Yes, sold to the lady.

0:32:010:32:03

-Thank you.

-Very nice Bolero is that.

0:32:030:32:06

That's rabbit fur is that, or maybe its mink...

0:32:060:32:10

And the bag is free. £35.

0:32:100:32:12

-Thank you very much.

-Thank you, enjoy.

-Bye.

0:32:120:32:14

Now what were you saying?

0:32:140:32:16

Come on, Brian.

0:32:160:32:18

Right, here's your money.

0:32:180:32:21

I enjoyed that.

0:32:210:32:24

I might get me own stall.

0:32:300:32:32

-I could make a fortune.

-Wait...

0:32:320:32:36

What?

0:32:360:32:38

There's something else.

0:32:380:32:41

When I found Ritchie... I took something.

0:32:410:32:43

What did you take?

0:32:430:32:45

His notebook. It was on his desk.

0:32:450:32:47

I'd seen him writing in it all the time, personal stuff he said.

0:32:470:32:51

You know, thoughts, ideas.

0:32:510:32:52

Why did you take it?

0:32:520:32:54

Because I hoped he might have written about me.

0:32:540:32:57

And did he?

0:32:570:32:58

I couldn't give it back before, I knew I'd get in trouble... But I don't want it any more.

0:33:010:33:06

-OK, where is it now?

-At my place.

0:33:070:33:10

-Where's that?

-Five minutes from here.

0:33:100:33:12

Lead the way!

0:33:120:33:14

There you go.

0:33:170:33:19

Where's...? Ah.

0:33:190:33:22

That was interest... Oh, what you got there?

0:33:250:33:27

-It's a notebook belonging to Ritchie.

-Where did you find that?

0:33:270:33:31

Melanie. Took it from the studio after finding the body.

0:33:310:33:34

-What, she nicked it?

-I knew she wasn't telling us everything.

0:33:340:33:37

-So what's in there?

-Oh, sketches, ideas...

0:33:370:33:40

Some terrible poetry!

0:33:400:33:42

There might be something in here. How were Alison and Adrian?

0:33:420:33:46

He's hiding something, playing down how his brother was during those last few weeks.

0:33:460:33:50

And he's got a hell of a temper.

0:33:500:33:52

-I thought he was going to thump Gerry at one point.

-You all right?

-'Course I am.

0:33:520:33:56

But she did give us one thing, a picture of Tyler Curtis.

0:33:560:34:01

-Oh, good!

-And Ritchie's broken arm -

0:34:010:34:04

she said she thought he fell off a motorbike.

0:34:040:34:07

When I was married I might have been a bit vague about a few things,

0:34:070:34:10

you know, anniversaries, birthdays.

0:34:100:34:12

Whose bed you should be sleeping in.

0:34:120:34:14

But even I would remember how one of my exes broke an arm.

0:34:140:34:17

Ah, you old romantic(!)

0:34:170:34:19

What about if Ritchie had had enough, tells Tyler to get out of the house.

0:34:190:34:24

There's an argument, a fight. Bosh!

0:34:240:34:26

Circulate that. I want to talk to him.

0:34:260:34:30

Yeah, yeah. Nothing!

0:34:400:34:44

Jack? Have a look at this.

0:34:440:34:46

..OK, well thanks again for checking. Cheers, bye.

0:35:050:35:09

The accident report from when Ritchie broke his arm.

0:35:090:35:12

Now, Alison said that he fell off his bike, right?

0:35:120:35:16

It was a clean break with no bruising to the ribs or his chest.

0:35:160:35:20

There's no grazing or cuts either!

0:35:200:35:23

Yeah, which might explain her reaction.

0:35:230:35:25

Ritchie did not fall off a bike.

0:35:250:35:27

Guv? I think we've got something!

0:35:270:35:30

-Here.

-"TS 75K"?

0:35:330:35:36

There are a dozen or so more exactly like this.

0:35:360:35:39

Here dated 26th of January; "SP 120K."

0:35:390:35:44

"KM 60K", that's on the 30th January.

0:35:440:35:47

They go on.

0:35:470:35:48

Alison said Ritchie had some scheme for making money.

0:35:480:35:51

Now, the last entry was here on the 17th March,

0:35:510:35:56

three weeks before his murder, "CD".

0:35:560:35:59

-If they're initials who's are they?

-We could ask Alison, she might have an idea.

0:35:590:36:03

No, the person to speak to is Sarah.

0:36:030:36:05

She knew Ritchie better than anyone.

0:36:050:36:08

-What are they?

-That's what we want to know.

0:36:080:36:11

Well...

0:36:130:36:14

They could be...

0:36:140:36:16

Could be?

0:36:160:36:18

AC that could be Alex Clarke,

0:36:190:36:23

-he's another designer.

-Hang on.

0:36:230:36:26

Alex Clarke, OK.

0:36:260:36:29

"SP", that might be Sean Pate, he's a film maker Ritchie knew.

0:36:290:36:34

"IA"?

0:36:340:36:36

No not sure about that one, but "ER" could be Eleanor Rodley.

0:36:360:36:40

-I'm only guessing, but these could be the initials of some of Ritchie's best friends.

-Cheers.

0:36:400:36:46

No, no, that's fine I'll hold.

0:36:460:36:48

-This is interesting.

-What's that?

0:36:480:36:50

Minutes of a board meeting that Ritchie convened

0:36:500:36:53

on the 3rd of January, 2002 where he proposed removing his brother from the company.

0:36:530:36:59

And there were and I quote... REPLY ON PHONE

0:36:590:37:01

"Insufficient funds to offer an appropriate financial settlement"

0:37:010:37:05

so the idea was rejected.

0:37:050:37:08

Hello.

0:37:080:37:09

Yeah. Oh, that's terrific.

0:37:090:37:13

Nah, thanks very much. I owe you one!

0:37:130:37:17

Whey, now we're getting somewhere.

0:37:170:37:18

That was Sutton Nick. They think they've identified Tyler.

0:37:180:37:21

-Really?

-Well, they couldn't confirm his surname,

0:37:210:37:24

but there's a Tyler matching our description who's working at some rehab commune in Kingswood.

0:37:240:37:29

So come on, I'll take you for a nice ride in the country.

0:37:290:37:33

Right.

0:37:330:37:35

-'Hello?'

-Sandra Pullman, Metropolitan Police.

0:37:390:37:41

Is Alex Clarke there?

0:37:410:37:44

-'Hello?'

-I wonder if I could have a word with Sean Pate?

0:37:490:37:53

-Are you sure this is the place?

-Ah, I bloody hope so!

0:38:030:38:07

He's in there.

0:38:150:38:17

Cheers.

0:38:170:38:19

Tyler Curtis?

0:38:210:38:23

Eight years,

0:38:270:38:28

I've been here eight years.

0:38:280:38:31

It's the best thing that ever happened.

0:38:310:38:33

But why did you shut yourself away from everyone?

0:38:330:38:35

Just easier that way.

0:38:350:38:38

We're all ex-addicts here on the farm, we keep each other out of trouble.

0:38:380:38:42

-Do any of you two smoke?

-Yeah, yeah.

0:38:440:38:47

Thanks.

0:38:490:38:51

It's the one addiction we're allowed, you know.

0:38:510:38:54

Here y'are.

0:38:540:38:56

Why did you leave Ritchie's place?

0:38:570:39:00

Because it was just too hard.

0:39:000:39:03

I had thought that Alison might change her mind and take me back.

0:39:030:39:07

So you went to stay with Colin Beck?

0:39:070:39:09

I had nowhere else to go.

0:39:110:39:14

Colin was kind, you know, but...

0:39:140:39:17

-Well, I had no money and I needed to score.

-So you stole from him?

0:39:170:39:21

-No, no, he gave it to me.

-Did he?

0:39:210:39:24

Yeah, yeah. Well, look...

0:39:240:39:27

Look, it's not his fault, is it?

0:39:270:39:29

Colin's a straight guy, he doesn't know how to handle a junkie.

0:39:290:39:32

I gave my life to that shit.

0:39:340:39:36

I even chose it over Alison.

0:39:380:39:40

That is the biggest mistake of my life.

0:39:400:39:42

You didn't go to Ritchie's to clean up. You went there to be near her.

0:39:420:39:46

Yeah.

0:39:460:39:49

Although I did try for a while, you know,

0:39:490:39:52

for her sake to show her that I could change.

0:39:520:39:55

But it was just was too hard.

0:39:550:39:57

Ritchie, man, he...

0:39:570:40:00

he killed me with kindness.

0:40:000:40:02

Did you argue?

0:40:020:40:04

-Yeah, yeah, once or twice.

-Did it get physical?

0:40:040:40:07

-No.

-Come on.

0:40:080:40:10

He's married to your ex, the woman you loved.

0:40:100:40:14

Now don't tell me that didn't hurt?

0:40:140:40:15

Yes, it did hurt, that's why I left.

0:40:150:40:17

Nah, I think you couldn't handle it any more.

0:40:170:40:20

Seeing them all happy and loved up, I think you snapped.

0:40:200:40:25

It only happened the once.

0:40:260:40:28

Is that how he ended up with a broken arm?

0:40:280:40:30

Yeah, I was wound up.

0:40:300:40:32

We had an argument and I pushed him and he fell over.

0:40:320:40:36

Even then he forgave me.

0:40:380:40:40

That was Ritchie, you see, he wanted to see the good in everyone.

0:40:410:40:45

Even if it wasn't there.

0:40:450:40:46

Where were you on the night Ritchie died?

0:40:460:40:50

-I was with Colin.

-Where?

0:40:500:40:52

I was in his flat. All night.

0:40:520:40:55

We'll be in touch.

0:41:230:41:25

It would be a lot easier for us if you didn't do one of your vanishing acts again.

0:41:250:41:29

Where would I go?

0:41:290:41:32

This is my home.

0:41:320:41:33

Well, Tyler certainly had a motive.

0:41:350:41:37

He was in love with Alison and wanted her back.

0:41:370:41:40

And he was high on smack, and he admitted he had this fight with Ritchie and Ritchie fell over.

0:41:400:41:45

-But it's a hell of a leap from there to killing a man.

-Plus he's got an alibi.

0:41:450:41:49

All right, let's park that for a minute and take a look at this.

0:41:490:41:53

13 initials. Of those we have nine possible names.

0:41:530:41:56

Now, Brian and I tracked down seven of them and they all had one thing in common.

0:41:560:42:01

Each of them invested money through Ritchie into a company called Tempestas Capital Management.

0:42:010:42:06

-And that is?

-Bloody difficult to track down.

0:42:060:42:08

Whatever it is, it's offshore.

0:42:080:42:10

-How does this figure with Tyler?

-I don't know.

0:42:100:42:13

Well, we better have another word with Colin Beck, he gave Tyler his alibi.

0:42:130:42:18

Yeah, all right, but in the mean time I'd like you two to speak to Peter Glyn,

0:42:180:42:22

the OIC at Specialist Crime and see if he can figure what this is all about.

0:42:220:42:26

Tempestas Capital Management's a new one on me.

0:42:290:42:33

It might take some time to find it.

0:42:330:42:35

I can call you when I've got news.

0:42:370:42:39

We'll wait.

0:42:390:42:41

Mr Beck. Where were you on the night Ritchie was murdered?

0:42:440:42:47

-Well, here at my flat.

-With Tyler?

0:42:470:42:50

-Yes.

-You never left him?

0:42:500:42:52

No. We were here all night.

0:42:520:42:54

What did the two of you do all night?

0:42:540:42:56

I couldn't tell you exactly.

0:42:570:42:59

But you remember enough to know that he never went out?

0:42:590:43:02

-Yes.

-Not even to score any smack?

0:43:020:43:05

Now you told me he wasn't using when he lived here. That wasn't true, was it?

0:43:050:43:09

You gave him money.

0:43:090:43:12

Yes.

0:43:120:43:13

I wish I could deny it but the truth is I felt out of my depth with him.

0:43:130:43:16

-I didn't know what to do.

-Why did you agree to help him?

0:43:160:43:19

Loyalty to Ritchie.

0:43:190:43:21

As I told you before, I really just wanted to help.

0:43:210:43:24

Well, as you didn't buy the drugs yourself we can't nick you for it,

0:43:240:43:28

-but I'm sure you realise it was an incredibly irresponsible thing to do.

-I do.

0:43:280:43:33

I accept that.

0:43:330:43:36

It is fascinating, isn't it?

0:43:410:43:44

Forensic accountancy?

0:43:440:43:46

What's that?

0:43:470:43:49

A cash flow statement.

0:43:490:43:51

Oh.

0:43:510:43:52

Brian, could you leave them, please?

0:43:570:43:59

Sorry.

0:43:590:44:00

I always fancied dabbling in the markets meself.

0:44:020:44:06

But Esther, my wife, she was dead against it.

0:44:060:44:08

Silly, I could have been a tycoon.

0:44:080:44:11

No, not there, Jack!

0:44:150:44:18

Any joy?

0:44:180:44:20

It's very technical.

0:44:200:44:21

Thank you.

0:44:260:44:28

Cheers.

0:44:280:44:30

Tyler must have got out of the flat without him knowing.

0:44:300:44:33

-MOBILE PHONE RINGS

-Either that or Beck's covering for him.

-Why would he do that?

0:44:330:44:37

Jack?

0:44:390:44:40

OK, we'll be right there.

0:44:430:44:46

Tempestas Capital Management was established in 2000 by Colin Beck

0:44:460:44:49

and it's still going today, which is remarkable.

0:44:490:44:52

Beck specifically told us he never had any financial dealings with Ritchie.

0:44:520:44:56

-Well, he'd hardly have mentioned this to you.

-Why?

0:44:560:44:59

-And why's it remarkable that Tempestas is still going?

-Because of the nature of what this scheme is.

0:44:590:45:04

Just look at the company's cash flow statements.

0:45:040:45:08

Now do you see?

0:45:080:45:09

No, Brian, I don't. All I see are a lot of numbers.

0:45:090:45:12

To make sense of that you need to know what the stock market was doing at the time.

0:45:120:45:16

-And what was it doing?

-Fluctuating.

0:45:160:45:18

But the returns from Tempestas weren't.

0:45:180:45:21

Do I have to bang my head against this desk before you start speaking English?

0:45:210:45:25

-Maybe I should explain this.

-Yes, please.

0:45:250:45:27

With any investment, the returns reflect changes in the money markets.

0:45:270:45:30

The markets rise, so do profits, markets fall, share values follow.

0:45:300:45:35

-OK.

-But here the investors are getting consistently large returns,

0:45:350:45:40

independent of any global financial patterns.

0:45:400:45:42

-Which means?

-It's...

-It's a Ponzi.

0:45:420:45:46

-What, you mean like that American bloke?

-Bernie Madoff.

0:45:460:45:48

-What exactly is a Ponzi?

-Oh, for...!

0:45:480:45:52

Essentially, it's just piles of cash.

0:45:520:45:55

They all start with a promise of very high returns, probably something like 50%.

0:45:550:46:00

So you persuade Person A to invest. Then Person B.

0:46:000:46:05

You take Person B's money and use that to pay out to Person A.

0:46:050:46:08

But then you need Person C to pay out to person B, and so it goes on.

0:46:080:46:13

And those investors are the people whose names we found in Ritchie's diary?

0:46:130:46:17

Eight years ago, yes, but now there's hundreds of people involved.

0:46:170:46:21

That's why they're illegal, they can only end one of two ways.

0:46:210:46:24

Either the person behind it pockets the cash and skips the country or it collapses under its own weight.

0:46:240:46:30

And this is where Ritchie was hoping to get his money from?

0:46:300:46:33

-Do you think he and Beck cooked it up together?

-I don't know.

0:46:330:46:37

OK, so Colin Beck is a very dodgy investment broker, right?

0:46:370:46:41

-But how does this tie in with the murder?

-We're beyond that now.

0:46:410:46:45

There's tens of millions tied up. We need to talk to the SFO and the FSA.

0:46:450:46:48

No, hold on, hold on, if the Fraud boys come in, they'll take it right out of our hands.

0:46:480:46:53

-No way. It's our case.

-What if Alison knew all about this.

0:46:530:46:57

Could she have killed Ritchie for the money?

0:46:570:46:59

I'm not so sure she did know.

0:46:590:47:01

After his death, the dividends were transferred into another account.

0:47:010:47:05

Whose?

0:47:050:47:06

Adrian's.

0:47:060:47:08

Ever heard of Charles Ponzi?

0:47:080:47:10

Let me give you a clue.

0:47:120:47:14

Tempestas Capital Management. A certain fraudulent investment scheme.

0:47:140:47:19

Which you're still making money from.

0:47:190:47:23

-I don't know what you're talking about.

-Yeah, you do.

0:47:230:47:26

I'm now showing Mr Levene a copy of his personal bank statement.

0:47:260:47:30

Quite a tidy sum.

0:47:300:47:32

You were there the night of Ritchie's party.

0:47:320:47:35

Who's to say that you didn't follow him into his studio?

0:47:350:47:38

-We've seen it all before. You'd both been drinking, an argument gets heated...

-That's ridiculous.

0:47:380:47:43

When I asked you about Ritchie wanting you out of the company,

0:47:430:47:46

you said he "mentioned" it.

0:47:460:47:47

He did more than that, he spoke to the board.

0:47:470:47:50

He couldn't force you out because he was broke,

0:47:500:47:53

but if you discovered that he was about to come into some serious money, you'd know he could, so...

0:47:530:47:58

kill him, transfer the investment to your name, you get the company and the cash.

0:47:580:48:03

And the girl. How long had you had feelings for Alison?

0:48:030:48:06

How much easier would it have been with your brother out of the way?

0:48:060:48:09

I did not kill him!

0:48:090:48:11

Then why's this money in your account?

0:48:110:48:13

Because I didn't want Alison knowing about it.

0:48:150:48:18

I knew what it was and I didn't want it going near her.

0:48:180:48:21

Oh, you were just looking after it for her, were you?

0:48:210:48:24

-Did Ritchie set this scheme up?

-No.

0:48:260:48:29

No, he was just an investor.

0:48:290:48:31

He didn't have any money.

0:48:310:48:33

He forged our parents' signatures on some of their share certificates.

0:48:330:48:37

Why would he do that to your parents?

0:48:370:48:39

Because Colin Beck convinced him it was a chance in a lifetime, exclusive investment that would

0:48:390:48:45

rescue the label and make him rich again. That was all my brother needed to hear.

0:48:450:48:49

And that's why he got his friends involved.

0:48:490:48:51

Yeah, Beck encouraged him to.

0:48:510:48:54

My brother thought he was onto a good thing and he wanted to share it with them.

0:48:540:48:58

So this whole thing was Colin Beck's idea?

0:48:580:49:00

Of course, my brother didn't have a clue what he was getting into.

0:49:000:49:04

It was only when I looked at it I could see that his money was all tied up

0:49:040:49:08

and he was unlikely that he'd ever get it back.

0:49:080:49:10

-Why not?

-Because you can't withdraw your original stake without endangering the whole scheme.

0:49:100:49:15

So, what did you do?

0:49:150:49:17

We confronted Colin, but he knew that we wouldn't want to risk a scandal.

0:49:170:49:21

The label was in enough trouble...

0:49:210:49:23

And Ritchie was terrified that his friends would find out what he got them into.

0:49:230:49:27

But then he changed his mind and he told Colin that he was going to expose the whole thing anyway.

0:49:290:49:35

Why?

0:49:350:49:37

He was an honest man.

0:49:370:49:39

He couldn't live with himself knowing that Colin had taken them all for a ride.

0:49:390:49:44

After Ritchie's murder, why didn't you go to the police and tell them all this?

0:49:440:49:48

I was thinking of his friends.

0:49:480:49:49

They were good people. They'd have lost everything.

0:49:490:49:52

Nice try, but that's not it.

0:49:520:49:54

You arranged with Beck to transfer the Ponzi account to your name.

0:49:540:49:58

You wanted that scheme to keep going.

0:49:580:50:01

Look, all along you have treated me like a criminal, so, yes

0:50:010:50:04

I hold my hands up, I knew what it was and I didn't say anything.

0:50:040:50:08

But if you think that I had something to do with Ritchie's death...

0:50:080:50:12

I loved him.

0:50:140:50:15

But he was the artist, and I was just a money man.

0:50:170:50:21

In the end though, I was the one who saved his company, not him.

0:50:210:50:26

I just wish that he was here so that he could see that I could have helped.

0:50:260:50:31

That's all I wanted to do.

0:50:310:50:34

If Ritchie was about to blow the whistle on the Ponzi,

0:50:370:50:40

it gives Beck a hell of a motive for wanting him dead.

0:50:400:50:43

We mustn't loose sight of Tyler, he's the one with the oldest motive in the world - jealousy.

0:50:430:50:48

Convenient then that our two suspects are each other's alibis, eh?

0:50:480:50:52

And we know that Tyler was capable of being physically violent with Ritchie.

0:50:520:50:56

We'll bring them both in.

0:50:560:50:59

You're retired, is that right?

0:50:590:51:01

Yes, happily.

0:51:010:51:02

-You don't still, what's the word, dabble?

-No, no.

0:51:020:51:07

When you were working, what was it exactly that you did?

0:51:070:51:09

I was a financier. I dealt in capital growth programs.

0:51:090:51:12

More specifically?

0:51:120:51:14

Well, it's rather complicated. I employed a system of financial instruments.

0:51:140:51:18

I traded futures, stock options, derivatives, leverages.

0:51:180:51:22

This is fascinating I could listen to it all day!

0:51:220:51:24

And Ponzi's - what do you know about them?

0:51:240:51:27

When Ritchie found out what you'd got him into,

0:51:300:51:32

he threatened to expose you, so you wanted shot of him.

0:51:320:51:36

Ritchie was my friend, and besides, I wasn't at the party that night.

0:51:360:51:39

And your alibi is Tyler Curtis?

0:51:390:51:42

Now the question is, which one of you is lying for the other?

0:51:420:51:44

-Well, if you found him, we could sort all this out.

-Oh, we have. We should be picking him up any minute.

0:51:440:51:49

Tyler?

0:51:550:51:56

Tyler! ..Call for back up.

0:51:580:52:00

This is Jack Halford from UCOS.

0:52:020:52:04

I need urgent assistance at Fairchurch Farm, Kingswood.

0:52:040:52:07

My colleague is pursuing a suspect on foot. I need back up immediately.

0:52:070:52:11

Stay where you are, it's all right, stay where you are.

0:52:340:52:38

-It's all right. I just need to talk.

-FABRIC TEARS

0:52:390:52:42

Shit!

0:52:420:52:44

Look, son,

0:52:450:52:48

it doesn't look good when you keep running away.

0:52:480:52:53

Now, it's just the two of us, all right?

0:52:530:52:55

So, come on, tell me...

0:52:550:52:58

what really happened that night?

0:52:580:53:00

HE LAUGHS

0:53:000:53:02

I don't know...

0:53:020:53:05

-I don't know, I can't remember.

-Oh, come on.

0:53:050:53:07

No, really. I can't remember.

0:53:070:53:10

I was completely out of the game.

0:53:100:53:13

I woke up the next morning, it's all over the news, Ritchie's dead.

0:53:130:53:17

I don't know what happened. I don't know.

0:53:170:53:19

It's not good enough, son.

0:53:210:53:22

Why?

0:53:380:53:41

Why did you have to come and find me?

0:53:410:53:44

Why did you have to bring all this back to me?

0:53:440:53:48

It's my job.

0:53:480:53:50

Come on, let's go.

0:53:530:53:55

Tyler!

0:53:570:53:59

Tyler, give it up!

0:53:590:54:00

Come down.

0:54:000:54:02

We need to talk about this.

0:54:040:54:06

Tyler?

0:54:060:54:08

Tyler! No!

0:54:100:54:11

Shit!

0:54:150:54:16

He obviously thought we were there to arrest him for Ritchie's murder. There you go.

0:54:500:54:55

Well, I suppose that's as close to a confession as we're going to get.

0:54:550:54:59

He didn't do it.

0:54:590:55:01

What do you mean?

0:55:010:55:03

I don't think he did it.

0:55:030:55:06

Look, if it's all right with you I want to check something.

0:55:060:55:09

Faced with exposure, you saw your chance with Tyler.

0:55:130:55:17

You made sure that he'd enough drugs to knock him out for the night,

0:55:170:55:20

then went to the party where it was dark and crowded,

0:55:200:55:24

making it nice and easy for you to slip in unnoticed.

0:55:240:55:27

Either that or Ritchie opened the back door of the studio for you.

0:55:270:55:30

-And then you killed him.

-This is ludicrous.

0:55:300:55:33

What does Tyler have to say about all this?

0:55:330:55:35

He's dead.

0:55:350:55:37

Dead?

0:55:370:55:39

-Well, then he can't contradict my alibi even if he wanted to.

-He doesn't have to.

0:55:390:55:43

Do you know a Graham Moss?

0:55:430:55:46

-No.

-Well, you should, he's opened a door for you pretty much every week day for the last 12 years.

0:55:460:55:52

He's the concierge at your flats.

0:55:520:55:54

Yeah, I just went to see him - really nice bloke -

0:55:540:55:57

and him and the other porters keep very thorough records.

0:55:570:56:01

You see, the night Ritchie died

0:56:010:56:03

one of the neighbours complained about loud music coming from your flat.

0:56:030:56:07

They phoned the council helpline who sent someone round

0:56:070:56:10

and one of the night porters unlocked the door for them.

0:56:100:56:13

Where they found...

0:56:130:56:15

"A young man, known to be a guest of Mr Beck's, asleep on the floor."

0:56:150:56:21

"Assuming he was drunk,

0:56:210:56:23

"they turned off the music and left..."

0:56:230:56:27

And YOU weren't there.

0:56:270:56:30

-What was that about alibis?

-Well, none of that proves I killed Ritchie.

0:56:300:56:35

True, but the FSA are going to be fascinated to see what we've got on you.

0:56:350:56:40

How long did they send Madoff down for?

0:56:400:56:43

Madoff, oh, 150 years, wasn't it?

0:56:430:56:46

Of course, that's America. We don't hand out sentences like that.

0:56:460:56:50

We keep it simpler. We call it life.

0:56:500:56:53

Do you think you have enough evidence?

0:56:550:56:58

Well, I can't promise anything, but he had the motive and he gave us a false alibi.

0:56:580:57:02

I mean, we're fairly certain we'd get him on financial wrong-doings,

0:57:020:57:06

but that's how it goes sometimes, just get them the best way you can.

0:57:060:57:10

I was so sure it was Adrian.

0:57:100:57:13

I've wasted all that time blaming him.

0:57:130:57:15

You didn't really waste any time. You got an answer.

0:57:150:57:19

Besides, we both made mistakes on this one.

0:57:190:57:21

Yeah, I'm sorry.

0:57:210:57:25

That must have been terrible.

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It was, it was really horrible.

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You can't blame yourself for what happened.

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So, you're back to the old look, then?

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Yeah.

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I'm retro and proud of it.

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# It's all right, it's OK

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

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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, doin' 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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The team reinvestigates the murder of fashion designer Ritchie Levene following an intensive campaign by his ex-wife to reopen the case. But is Sarah Levene's obsession to get justice for her ex-husband born out of love or revenge?


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