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Coming Out Ball

Crime drama. The team reinvestigate the 1983 abduction of 18-year-old debutante Barbara Linden-Warner, the daughter of a wealthy British arms manufacturer.


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Fintan MacEntee? Detective Superintendent Pullman.

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Jack Halford. Interesting choice of venue.

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Well, I wanted to meet somewhere there was no chance

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-of bumping into any of my fellow countrymen.

-Here?

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Believe you me, no self-respecting Irishman would be seen dead in this place.

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So, I think I know what you two want to talk to me about.

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Barbara Linden-Warner.

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Kidnapped August '83 from the Mayfair Hotel, London. She was 18.

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-Yes, I know all this.

-I know you do, because three days later,

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your organisation phoned the press and claimed responsibility.

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Former organisation.

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The Republican Front disbanded and decommissioned a long time ago.

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Whatever, then last week you told a completely different story.

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You read the interview?

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When asked about Barbara's abduction you said you only got involved because of the publicity,

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because of the outrage it would cause and now you deeply regret it.

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-And I do.

-So how come it took 27 years and a newspaper article for you to come forward?

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Anything to do with you running for the European Parliament?

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You don't often find abduction and murder in an MEP's manifesto.

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Most MEPs didn't grow up in Belfast in the '70s.

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Maybe you've heard about it.

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It was a dark time. Terrible things happened.

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Oh, yes, your troubled youth.

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You know you ought to write a book about it. Oh!

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You did!

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Listen, I'm sorry I didn't come forward earlier,

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but I'm sure you'll understand that someone with my history

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might find it difficult to walk into a London police station.

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Anyway it's all out in the open now.

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I saw the light when I was sent to the Maze.

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I'm not interested in your life story.

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-I just want to know whether what you said in that interview was true.

-Of course it was.

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The Republican Front did not kidnap or kill that girl.

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We simply saw an opportunity to raise our profile by claiming responsibility.

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And maybe give Barbara's father a few sleepless nights.

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Sir Kenneth, Managing Director of Linden-Warner Industries,

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one of the companies that supplied the RUC with plastic bullets.

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We'll be in touch Mr MacEntee.

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-Have you read it?

-Not really. I don't like fiction.

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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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Oh, he didn't do it! That's what the former Irish terrorist told you?!

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-Yes, Gerry.

-What else did he say, he knows where Shergar is?!

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You're not the only one with reservations.

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I should bloody well hope not!

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Think of the girl's family.

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Nearly 30 years of not knowing what happened.

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-That's why we're taking the case.

-All right.

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Just don't expect me to be happy

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about helping MacEntee's political campaign.

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He's a man of peace now.

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He just wants to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony.

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Cheers, Jack!

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Well, he was never much of a terrorist in the first place.

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-What?

-What? The Republican Front.

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They were always minor league.

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Basically a bunch of wannabe thugs. Exhibit A.

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I've seen that picture before, haven't I?

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Yeah, because it was everywhere in the summer of '83.

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You know, that pub riot in Kilburn, The Duke of Wellington.

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Yeah, some shop windows got smashed and the pub was looted.

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Oh, that's right, yeah.

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Two young uniformed lads steamed in there cos the Paddies were all drinking after hours.

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Well, Fintan MacEntee was one of those arrested, and hence captured for posterity.

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Right, take a look at the case files.

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Come on, get on with it!

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This case is full of bad decisions.

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Yes, starting with the family not getting in touch

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with the kidnap squad, until after they paid the ransom.

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By the time the investigation had started, the trail had gone cold.

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Which might be why the investigation centred mostly around the Irish angle.

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They didn't have a lot to go on.

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They should have explored every angle. That was their job.

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So, it's the Met's fault, is it?

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I'm not saying that. But I remember what it was like in '83.

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Everyone was on high alert.

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Terrorism makes people terrified.

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-And terrified people do not make good decisions.

-What do you think?

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Well, the girl was at a big posh do at the Mayfair Hotel.

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Her boyfriend said that between 8.30 and 9 they had a bit of a row,

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she stormed out and was never seen again.

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The alarm was raised in the morning when the boyfriend went to the house and she wasn't there.

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And then this arrived.

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"We have your daughter. We will return her when Ireland is free once more.

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"Do not speak to police."

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When Ireland is free once more?

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I know. In '83 there was definitely no sign of that happening.

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If I'd have got this I'd have thought she was dead.

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Maybe, but then this arrived 48 hours later.

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"Ten thousand quid to the place on the map by midnight.

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"Then to Fleet Services. M3.

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"Call police, we kill her."

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Someone obviously decided they needed the money.

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-Is it just me...

-Yeah, they're different. The first one's much more formal.

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And properly punctuated. Look. They've even cut out full stops from the newspaper.

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And they've used two different typefaces on the ransom demand.

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And a different type again on the first note.

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All right, we're going to go back to the beginning and investigate this

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as a kidnap, not an act of terrorism.

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Hold on!

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Linden-Warner Industries had been threatened by Republican groups for years.

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Not just them, Gerry. They have a fairly contentious client list.

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Nicaragua, Israel, South Africa...

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-You and Gerry look at the hate mail and see if there are any specific threats.

-OK.

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But what about the specific threat in that?

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I haven't forgotten, I'm just trying to review the evidence with an open mind,

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if it's OK with you?!

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Open minds? Yeah, it's fine with me!

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Not everyone's feeling the credit crunch, I see.

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You never see arms manufacturers on the breadline.

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We can always afford a war.

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-Detective Superintendent Pullman, ma'am.

-Thank you.

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Lady Elizabeth, thank you for agreeing to see us, this is Jack Halford.

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How do you do?

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I've been expecting you. Ever since...

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We read the article.

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He was lying, wasn't he?

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We're not sure, which is why we want to reopen the investigation.

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Good.

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That's good.

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I mean, I know there's very little chance you'll find my daughter alive, but...

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Of course.

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Oh, please, sit down.

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Thank you.

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I just want to know where she is.

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Where she's been all this time.

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I'm sorry.

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Please excuse me.

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Michael, I need you to talk to these people. I can't...

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What the hell's going on?

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I'm Detective Superintendent Pullman.

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Jack Halford.

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Is this about Barbara and what that idiot said in his interview?

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You do know that he's running for election?

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-We're aware of that.

-Do you not find it all rather convenient?

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It had crossed our minds.

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We can see how upset my mother is. There's nothing to be gained from dragging all this up.

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If we can give your mother some answers...

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But we all know what the final answer to all this will be. My sister is dead.

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We'd like want to find out exactly what happened. Don't you think that might help her?

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That depends on what you find out, doesn't it?

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I'm sorry, I wonder if I could use your, um...

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Course, it's across the hallway.

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Thank you.

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KNOCKS ON DOOR

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This is the one job I insist on doing myself.

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My wife always used to say if you want a job doing properly, do it yourself.

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This was taken the night Barbara went missing.

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Pretty girl.

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It was a very special night for her.

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That ball is the culmination of the season.

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Barbara was a deb that year.

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A debutante? Was she presented to the Queen?

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Oh, no. All that had gone by then, more's the pity.

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Still, it was an honour to be part of things.

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A young lady's debut season is a wonderful opportunity to meet people, make friends.

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-Meet a young man?

-If a girl couldn't find a good prospect for herself

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during the season, there really was no hope for her.

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Although, Barbara had no problems in that department.

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She was always going to be popular.

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So, she met Gregory Hampton that summer?

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-Yes. We were very happy. He was from an excellent family.

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That's what it was all about.

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Finding a suitable husband. I mean, all the white dresses.

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Suppose you're halfway towards a wedding already.

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It's more like a virgin sacrifice.

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When did you realise that something was wrong?

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Well, Greg arrived here in the morning.

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He thought she'd be at home.

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-Where did the family think she was?

-At the ball. It was marathon not a sprint.

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You stayed until breakfast. Barbara had a car for the morning.

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-She was supposed to come back with her friend Kate.

-Kate Smythe?

-Yes.

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Kate didn't even see her leave. She assumed she was with Greg and had gone home alone.

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Do you know what the argument was about between Barbara and Greg?

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Greg didn't really remember. Too drunk. That was probably what kicked things off.

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-Had they argued before?

-I don't think so. I assume he had more sense.

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What do you mean?

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If you upset Barbara you upset my father, no-one wanted to upset my father.

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Oh, I see. So, Sir Kenneth and Barbara were quite close.

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That's an understatement.

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He thought the sun rose and set with her.

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Which, in many ways it did.

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She was intelligent, kind...

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funny.

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She certainly didn't deserve what happened to her.

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Why didn't your father call in the police?

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He thought if he did what he was told, paid the ransom, then that would be that.

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£10,000. Didn't somebody question the amount?

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-Should we have?

-Yeah, your father was a very wealthy man.

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I guess we always assumed it wasn't about the money. It was a political gesture.

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-But it was

-you

-who took the ransom money to the drop-off point?

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It was in the middle of Epping Forest. It could have been a trap.

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They may have wanted to abduct my father, so I had to go.

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That was very brave of you.

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Dad had it worse.

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He went to Fleet and waited for Barbara to be released.

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And waited.

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And waited.

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In fact he never stopped waiting.

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Every day it would start again.

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Today, maybe, she would come back to him.

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It went on like that for two years,

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until it killed him.

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She would have made a beautiful bride, don't you think?

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I think the low ransom suggests that it was an attack on the family, not their wallets.

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-Yeah, well, it's...

-Oi!

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Don't even think about it.

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Don't start with me. It's permit parking round here. Plenty of signs.

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Yes, but I'm on a police investigation, all right?

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Sandra?

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Oh, my God!

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It is you.

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Excuse me?

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What I know it's been a while, but..

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Tracy. Tracy Smith.

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From school?

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Tracy. Yeah. How are you doing?

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I'm not Detective Superintendent or anything. Haven't you done well for yourself?

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-Yeah, I've done OK.

-I expect you'll be coming then to show off.

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Coming where?

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School reunion, this week. Now you are going to be there, aren't you, Sandra?

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I don't know, I'm very busy.

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Don't say that! Loads of people are looking forward to seeing you.

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Miss Harrington's coming.

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-Miss Harrington?

-Yeah, you got on well with her, didn't you?

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It must be ages since you saw her?

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Er, I don't know, like I said, busy week. I'll see what I can do.

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Great.

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See you there.

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Yours, I think.

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Right, we need to establish a timeline of what happened before the Linden-Warners called in the police.

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Now we know that Barbara and Greg argued around 8:30, 9:00pm and then Greg raised the alarm

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at 9:00 the next morning.

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-Then the first letter arrived...

-In the second post, about midday.

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Second post, bloody hell, those were the days.

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And get this, The Royal Mail estimate it was posted the night of the kidnap.

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It was collected from the post box about midnight.

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-Where was it posted?

-Central London, Soho postmark.

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12 hours from post box to front door, fantastic.

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Yeah, yeah, all hail The Royal Mail.

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Thank you. Next question.

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-How did the abductors know where Barbara would be?

-She was a debutante, it was a debutante's ball.

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But she left early, so they had to be watching her.

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Are you thinking inside job? Someone who knew the family, knew their movements.

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It's a thought. We should take a look at who was working for the Linden-Warners at the time.

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Domestic staff, people in the office. Who had access to their personal schedules?

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Was there anyone new in the house? Anyone with an axe to grind?

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Did anybody hand in their resignation after everything died down?

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-Oh, won't take long(!)

-Should narrow it down to about 10,000.

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OK, the next day the ransom demand arrives.

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-With a postmark, Mount Pleasant.

-So, they were still in London.

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They had to hang around for the money.

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Michael Linden-Warner

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delivered that to Epping Forest at midnight as requested.

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But they still didn't return Barbara, so the Linden-Warners called in the police.

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Have I missed anything?

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Yeah, yeah this mob the Republican Front,

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they phoned the Evening Standard that night and said they had Barbara.

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OK, what about the ransom amount?

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Don't you think that ten grand is a little low for a professional job?

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You think that's what it was?

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Well, it had to be, with an insider, all the forward planning with the letters.

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The fact that they snatched Barbara in central London no witnesses, no-one finding the body...

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If it wasn't an inside job, that would involve watching the family, working out their movements.

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-That's a lot of work for a small pay-out.

-Exactly what I'm thinking.

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-What do you do, Mr Hampton?

-I'm a journalist. I work from home.

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Let me move these and you can take a seat. They're all waiting to go to the recycling centre later.

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Thank you.

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I do wish all the broadsheets would give in and go tabloid. It would save my back. Sorry, I'm going on.

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It's just, I'm not sure what I can tell you about Barbara.

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-Let's start with what you quarrelled about that night.

-Well, I was quite drunk.

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Not so drunk that you didn't remember to go round and apologise.

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Unless you're saying you couldn't remember what you were apologising for?

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So you'd had a couple of drinks, but what else happened before the argument?

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Was there any dancing or anything?

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-No, not with my two left feet.

-OK, whereabouts in the hotel were you when the row kicked off?

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We were in one of the hotel rooms.

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It was supposed to be romantic.

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It was the last ball of the summer.

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I'd ordered a bottle of champagne and maybe drunk a little too much of it.

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It was Dutch courage.

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-To do what?

-To propose.

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I had the ring, I went down on one knee and popped the question.

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-And what was the answer?

-A resounding no.

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That's what the argument was about. She was supposed to say yes, drink the champagne and...

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Make use of the room?

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That's how I imagined it going.

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So you must have been frustrated when it went wrong.

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I know what you're thinking and I know how it sounds.

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That's why I didn't come clean at the time.

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But I never... I mean we just had an argument, that's all. It didn't get physical.

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-Did she give you any reason for saying no?

-That's what made me so angry. She wouldn't say.

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-I honestly thought it was what she wanted.

-What happened next?

-She left.

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I stayed in the room and drank the rest of the champagne and passed out on the bed.

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The next morning I woke up with a hangover and a desperate need to speak to her.

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I went straight round to the house. You know the rest.

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There are no witnesses, I assume.

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Well, no.

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I appreciate I should have said something at the time,

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but Sir Kenneth was upset enough without me giving him the details of my plans to deflower his daughter.

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Hey, you're back.

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Yes. Hi, I'm Amy. Greg's wife.

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They're from the police. They're looking into the Linden-Warner kidnap again.

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Oh, God. Barbara?

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-Wow, that's a blast from the past.

-You knew her?

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-Oh, we were debs together that year.

-Were you close?

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You know how you are at that age. Friends with everyone you meet.

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-Did Barbara know about you two?

-Oh, no...

-Not then.

-It was at least a year after Barbara went missing

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before we even saw each other again.

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We bumped into each other at one of the post-Season weddings. You were not that interested, even then.

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She took some wooing, this one. But I wore down her resistance.

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-You mean you cheated.

-How do you mean, cheated?

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Oh, well there were so many weddings that summer.

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But, I seemed to be placed next to Greg at every single one.

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It was only later that I found out he'd been phoning the brides

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and asking them to alter the seating plans.

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-Nobody on the staff would have been involved.

-You can't be sure of that. You'd had threats.

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We had security in place. Everybody did back then.

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What sort of security?

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Just the usual things, being vigilant.

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Packages coming into the building were checked. Any cars parked near the building.

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Anyone who worked here or at the house was subject to a security check.

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But your sister was still abducted.

0:18:310:18:33

We didn't have personal security, bodyguards or anything like that.

0:18:330:18:37

Dad wanted us to have as normal a life as possible.

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He thought that if we let those people have an impact, change things, then they'd have won.

0:18:420:18:47

Apart from your parents, who else would have known Barbara's comings and goings?

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Our driver, Keith. But didn't have a schedule as such.

0:18:510:18:55

He was just told where to go as and when he was needed. Usually Miss Jones would coordinate that.

0:18:550:19:00

-Miss Jones?

-Dad's secretary. She kept the diaries, opened the mail.

0:19:000:19:04

-It would be good to speak to her.

-She retired 25 years ago.

0:19:040:19:08

I shouldn't think she still has all her chairs under the table. That is if she is still with us.

0:19:080:19:13

I don't think we even have an up to date address for her.

0:19:130:19:17

And you came to work with your father after the kidnap?

0:19:170:19:20

He'd lost all interest in the business. The company wasn't in serious trouble,

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but it was on the edge. The bad publicity had knocked the share price

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so I stepped in to protect him and the company from any sharks that might have been circling.

0:19:270:19:32

-And when he died you took over as managing director?

-It's what he would have wanted.

0:19:320:19:36

So, is that how you become head of an international arms manufacturer? I mean, it's that easy?

0:19:360:19:42

It's not quite that simple.

0:19:420:19:44

Well, do you need any qualifications?

0:19:440:19:45

No.

0:19:450:19:47

It's a hell of a career trajectory then, isn't it? Two years to become Managing Director.

0:19:470:19:52

-I worked very hard for it, it's not an easy life.

-I'm not suggesting otherwise.

0:19:520:19:56

-Vicky will show you out.

-Thank you.

0:20:000:20:02

-I'm going to make that conference call now. No interruptions, please.

-No problem, Michael.

0:20:020:20:08

-If you gentleman are ready I'll take you downstairs.

-Oh, um, if you could just give us that address?

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I'm sorry?

0:20:130:20:14

-Oh, he forgot to mention it, didn't he?

-Mr Linden-Warner was going to give us an address for Miss Jones?

0:20:140:20:19

Used to be his father's secretary?

0:20:190:20:22

-First name?

-He didn't say.

0:20:220:20:25

I can't disturb him. Why don't I ask him later and email it to you?

0:20:250:20:29

-Christmas card list! He said it would be on that.

-That's right.

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You wouldn't have a quick search for us, would you?

0:20:340:20:37

KNOCKING

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Yes?

0:20:460:20:48

-Miss Jones?

-Can I help you?

0:20:480:20:51

How long did you work for Linden-Warner Industries?

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22 years and 4 months. My last duties were organising Sir Kenneth's funeral.

0:20:550:21:01

And then you retired?

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I decided it was time to leave.

0:21:050:21:07

Michael says you knew everything that was going on. In the company and with the family.

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And he's right, I was secretary to the MD. It was my job

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to keep a close eye on every aspect of his work.

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To anticipate his needs.

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Quite a job description. So there was a lot of responsibility?

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Which I took very seriously.

0:21:260:21:28

Sir Kenneth knew he could trust me implicitly. In all the time I worked there I only took three days off.

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And that was when my mother died. I gave my all.

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And what did you get back in return?

0:21:380:21:40

-I don't understand the question.

-Well, don't they say secretaries are neither well-paid or well-treated?

0:21:410:21:48

Sir Kenneth treated me with nothing but respect.

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And as for the money, I would have been happy to work for him for half my salary.

0:21:510:21:56

Did you know anything about the threats that had been made against the company?

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I opened most of them.

0:22:010:22:02

Badly spelt, full of foul language.

0:22:020:22:04

When the threats became more specific it was me who called in the police.

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Were there any threats made against the children?

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No, no, no, no it was always Sir Kenneth. It hardly effected Barbara and Michael,

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-they lead perfectly normal lives.

-Normal for children of a multi-millionaire.

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-They weren't spoiled. Barbara was a lovely girl.

-And Michael?

0:22:210:22:27

-Michael was...Michael.

-What does that mean?

0:22:270:22:32

Nothing.

0:22:320:22:33

I hear he's doing very well these days.

0:22:350:22:37

What do you think she was implying?

0:22:400:22:41

Michael Linden-Warner wouldn't be the first little rich boy to get himself into trouble.

0:22:410:22:46

-Which explains why he was so reluctant for us to speak with Miss Jones.

-Thank you.

0:22:460:22:51

-She's no dodderer.

-Mind like a steel trap.

0:22:510:22:53

Well, see if he's got a record.

0:22:530:22:55

But other than that, security threats were just part of the Linden-Warner way of life.

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They're still not that popular as a company. They had the windows put in during the G20 protests.

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They were taken to court by a family.

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One of their drivers was killed delivering a shipment to Liverpool Docks back in 1984.

0:23:090:23:15

By terrorists?

0:23:150:23:16

It was a robbery, but who nicks a lorry load of guns and grenades?

0:23:160:23:19

-Are we looking for a multitude of suspects?

-I wouldn't think so.

0:23:190:23:22

Peace campaigners don't usually result to kidnap and murder.

0:23:220:23:25

It doesn't quite fit the image.

0:23:250:23:27

No. But we know whose image it does fit!

0:23:270:23:32

Yes, Gerry. But like I said, open mind.

0:23:320:23:34

Brian's found some information I think we should chase up.

0:23:360:23:41

-It seems Michael Linden-Warner was a bit of a wild child. He's got some previous.

-What for?

0:23:410:23:45

Nothing very original. possession, drunk and disorderly.

0:23:450:23:48

But there's one highlight. An affray. he was in the Wellington Pub riot.

0:23:480:23:52

Well, well, well.

0:23:520:23:54

-Oh, by the way, are you going?

-Going where?

-That reunion.

0:23:550:23:59

Oh, I don't know, I hadn't thought about it.

0:23:590:24:03

'I wasn't part of the riot.'

0:24:040:24:06

I just happened to be in the pub when it happened.

0:24:060:24:08

One minute I'm having a drink, the next I'm in a police van.

0:24:080:24:11

-You'd just gone there for a drink?

-Yes.

0:24:110:24:13

Kilburn doesn't strike me as being your natural stamping ground.

0:24:130:24:18

-Do you think I should have been on Sloane Square or in Kensington?

-It's not all that big an assumption.

0:24:180:24:23

You'd just turned 20. People that age usually hang about with schoolmates.

0:24:230:24:26

Maybe I preferred a different crowd at that time.

0:24:260:24:28

The Kilburn riot wasn't the first time you'd been in a cell for a public order offence.

0:24:280:24:33

-What was going on?

-What do you think? Youthful rebellion.

0:24:330:24:37

I wasn't the first 20-year-old to have a lost summer.

0:24:370:24:40

-And who were you rebelling against? Your father?

-I suppose.

0:24:400:24:43

How did he react to your criminal career?

0:24:430:24:45

He was unhappy about it.

0:24:450:24:48

Unhappy enough to throw you out of the house?

0:24:480:24:50

When you were arrested you gave your address as a squat in Camden, not Holland Park.

0:24:500:24:54

Things came to a head. I moved out and Dad cut me off financially until I came to my senses.

0:24:590:25:04

So, how did you hear about the kidnap?

0:25:040:25:06

-Miss Jones, she came to find me. And I came straight back home. I knew my parents would need me.

-Of course.

0:25:060:25:12

It put everything in perspective.

0:25:140:25:18

Yes, I was a screw-up, but I was there when it mattered.

0:25:180:25:21

It's not enough to bring him in.

0:25:210:25:23

But you can't really blame him for wanting to rebel against his parents. Wasn't exactly the family favourite.

0:25:250:25:31

Not while Barbara still drew breath.

0:25:310:25:34

Oh, OK. No, no, no we're just leaving, yeah fine,

0:25:340:25:39

see you in the morning, goodnight.

0:25:390:25:41

-Well?

-She'll brief us tomorrow.

-Right, better be off home then.

0:25:410:25:46

-Doing anything special tonight?

-Yeah. Hiding.

0:25:460:25:49

It's Esther's turn to have her stitch and bitch group at our house.

0:25:490:25:53

-Stitch and what?

-They all sit round and knit and gossip.

0:25:530:25:56

So, you wouldn't be averse to a night out then?

0:25:560:25:59

Where are we going?

0:25:590:26:01

Oh, Gerry. You do know how to spoil a girl.

0:26:030:26:07

I can't imagine why you're still single.

0:26:070:26:09

APPLAUSE

0:26:090:26:13

Our slogan, "Bringing Communities Together", is our watch word for the future.

0:26:130:26:20

APPLAUSE

0:26:200:26:22

-Now some people will tell you that we should forget the past.

-Yeah, people like him.

0:26:250:26:29

Pretend it never happened. But those who don't learn from their history are doomed to repeat it.

0:26:290:26:35

-That's original.

-It won't be us that have to repeat it. It'll be our kids.

0:26:350:26:39

-If I've got to be here, let me listen to what he's saying.

-It's not too late for the next generation.

0:26:390:26:43

If I have anything to do with it, they'll have better role models than I had.

0:26:430:26:47

Better teachers, better fathers.

0:26:470:26:52

Not men who are corrupted by injustice and violence.

0:26:520:26:55

And I know it's too late for me.

0:26:550:26:57

I am one of those men because of what I've seen and what I've done.

0:26:570:27:02

But that does not mean I can't work towards that better future.

0:27:020:27:07

And I promise you, all of you, that I will.

0:27:070:27:10

APPLAUSE

0:27:100:27:14

-Come on. Let's go.

-No, doesn't it piss you off? Blokes like that going on like they're heroes.

0:27:230:27:28

That's not what he was saying. In fact I think he was saying quite the opposite.

0:27:280:27:32

That's not what I heard.

0:27:320:27:34

-That's because you couldn't quite hear him over your preconceptions.

-Yeah, but that's the problem, innit?

0:27:340:27:39

He could be preaching the gospel, but it wouldn't mean anything because I know what he's done in the past.

0:27:390:27:45

I mean how can you give money to a man like that?

0:27:450:27:47

You'd be surprised. I've got friends with deep pockets all over this city.

0:27:470:27:51

You're not even up for election in London.

0:27:510:27:53

There are Irishmen scattered across the globe, but they never forget home.

0:27:530:27:59

-Don't worry, I never expect any support from the boys in blue.

-How did you know?

0:27:590:28:03

I've spent enough time in the company of the police to know one when I see one.

0:28:030:28:07

Checking up on me, were you boys?

0:28:070:28:09

Whatever you want to know, just ask.

0:28:090:28:12

OK, how well do you know Michael Linden-Warner?

0:28:120:28:16

-I don't. Well, I know of him.

-So you're saying you're never met him? Not even in Kilburn for instance?

0:28:160:28:22

As I said, I don't know the man.

0:28:240:28:26

Anyway, thanks for coming. Perhaps you'd like to take a leaflet with you.

0:28:260:28:30

-You know what you can do...

-Come on, Gerry.

0:28:300:28:32

Esther's lot should be packing away their needles by now. Home, James!

0:28:360:28:42

Here, how do you find out who's been making donations to a politician?

0:28:420:28:46

Well, anything over five grand has to be registered with the Electoral Commission.

0:28:460:28:51

Really? In that case I think I'm going back to the office for a bit.

0:28:510:28:54

Well, how long are you going to be there?

0:28:540:28:57

-I don't know.

-You'll drop me home first, won't you?

0:28:570:29:00

Oh, leave off, you live in the opposite direction! Look, there's a tube station down the road.

0:29:000:29:05

I don't do tubes!

0:29:050:29:08

Well, get a bus, number 29.

0:29:080:29:10

Excuse me.

0:29:140:29:15

-Good evening.

-Good evening.

0:29:150:29:17

Morning.

0:30:150:30:16

I told you! I knew that slimy sod hadn't reformed.

0:30:160:30:19

Why do I feel like I've just walked in halfway through a conversation?

0:30:190:30:22

Last night, Brian and I went to see Fintan make one of his little speeches.

0:30:220:30:27

-Why?

-For the record, I was duped into going.

0:30:270:30:30

And coming home by public flamin' transport.

0:30:300:30:33

-I wanted to see if I could find anything that linked him with Michael.

-And did you?

0:30:330:30:37

Last month, Fintan's campaign received a cheque for £20,000 from one Michael Linden-Warner.

0:30:370:30:43

And that's not all. I checked Michael's address in Camden with Fintan's known addresses

0:30:430:30:47

at the time of the kidnap.

0:30:470:30:49

-You are kidding me?

-No, they were squat mates in Camden.

0:30:490:30:52

-Good, we're getting there.

-Well, maybe I can put us over the top.

0:30:520:30:56

That second note, I thought I recognised the typeface.

0:30:560:31:01

There you go, the Camden Gazette.

0:31:020:31:05

Well, well, well.

0:31:050:31:08

-We met in a pub in Kilburn.

-That would be The Duke of Wellington?

0:31:080:31:13

Yes. I was there to buy dope. Fintan came round making a collection.

0:31:130:31:17

For the boys?

0:31:170:31:18

I thought it was hilarious. Kenneth Linden-Warner's son being asked to contribute

0:31:180:31:22

to the people who wanted him dead.

0:31:220:31:24

I gave him fifty quid. That's my first mistake.

0:31:240:31:28

-Why was that?

-It marked me out as a rich kid.

0:31:280:31:31

-Soon I was Fintan's new best friend.

-Must have come as a blow to him when your dad stopped bank-rolling you.

0:31:310:31:36

-It didn't go down very well.

-Is that when you planned to kidnap Barbara?

0:31:360:31:40

No, no! I didn't know she was missing until Miss Jones turned up.

0:31:400:31:45

-And how did you feel when she did?

-Upset. Frightened for my sister.

0:31:450:31:49

But it gave you the chance to get back in with your family. The big returning hero.

0:31:500:31:55

-What was the plan? Get Fintan to release her once got your feet under the table?

-No.

0:31:550:31:59

Something went wrong, didn't it? Did Fintan kill her?

0:31:590:32:01

No! I'm telling you I didn't take her.

0:32:010:32:04

-It was nothing to do with me.

-What about MacEntee?

0:32:040:32:08

When you heard what the note said about a free Ireland,

0:32:080:32:11

didn't you think your new best mate might just be involved?

0:32:110:32:14

He promised me he had nothing to do with the kidnap,

0:32:140:32:18

but he said he might be able to find out who did. If he asked around his contacts.

0:32:180:32:22

-And?

-He told me that he spoke to someone high up in the Republican Front.

0:32:220:32:27

Another terrorist cell had Barbara, but they didn't want to hurt her.

0:32:270:32:30

-They just wanted to give my dad a scare.

-And you believed him?

0:32:300:32:34

I was young, I was naive.

0:32:340:32:36

The one thing Fintan can do is tell a good story. He's made a career out of it.

0:32:360:32:40

But that's all it was in the end. Nothing but talk. And I'm...

0:32:410:32:46

I didn't realise until it was too late, until...

0:32:470:32:53

-Fintan had talked me into his big idea.

-Which was?

0:32:530:32:56

He told me the other cell had no intention for asking for a ransom.

0:32:560:33:00

He thought it was a missed opportunity, a chance to make money out of my father.

0:33:000:33:05

Teach him a lesson for cutting me off. Well, I was all for that.

0:33:050:33:10

So you and he wrote the second note?

0:33:100:33:12

I told him how much money dad had at home in the safe.

0:33:120:33:16

How much he could get at short notice without going to the bank and alerting anyone.

0:33:160:33:22

And then I went home and played the prodigal son.

0:33:220:33:26

And then you selflessly volunteered to make the money drop. Where did you really take the cash?

0:33:260:33:31

Straight to the Duke of Wellington.

0:33:310:33:33

What was supposed to happen next?

0:33:340:33:37

They were...they were supposed to let Barbara go.

0:33:370:33:42

Fintan said it was all arranged.

0:33:430:33:45

But when...

0:33:480:33:50

When Dad came home empty-handed...

0:33:550:33:58

Suddenly I couldn't get hold of Fintan.

0:34:010:34:03

He wasn't at the squat or at the pub.

0:34:030:34:06

My parents were falling apart and by that time the police were involved.

0:34:080:34:12

And the press.

0:34:120:34:13

Eventually, the penny dropped, I realised I'd been used.

0:34:140:34:17

But then the Republican Front claimed responsibility.

0:34:170:34:21

I've told you, the RF didn't really exist.

0:34:210:34:23

Fintan had no more idea about where Barbara was than I did.

0:34:230:34:27

He was just using Barbara to make his name.

0:34:270:34:29

-But I couldn't tell anyone.

-No, not without implicating yourself.

0:34:300:34:34

But I didn't know anything.

0:34:340:34:35

Not about a kidnap. I had no idea who'd really taken Barbara.

0:34:350:34:40

By that time you were back in the fold. Daddy's brave boy.

0:34:400:34:44

-What about Fintan?

-I was all his birthdays come at once.

0:34:440:34:48

-I could never say no to him. He knew too much about me.

-He blackmailed you?

0:34:480:34:51

No, he was never as blunt, but yeah.

0:34:510:34:53

Over the years, he'd turn up every now and again

0:34:530:34:56

with his sweaty hand out.

0:34:560:34:57

You could have said no.

0:34:570:34:59

I did. Six weeks ago.

0:34:590:35:02

The next thing I know he's talking about Barbara in an interview.

0:35:020:35:06

You know the rest.

0:35:080:35:09

Any contribution that Michael Linden-Warner, or any other donor for that matter,

0:35:150:35:19

makes to my campaign is entirely voluntary and without obligation on my part.

0:35:190:35:23

It's all registered in the Electoral Commission, and you're welcome to look at my accounts at your leisure.

0:35:250:35:30

Nothing. Not a flicker. He knows we've got nothing to take to the CPS except Michael's word against his.

0:35:320:35:38

And a load of circumstantial evidence. Nothing concrete.

0:35:380:35:41

And if we're to believe Michael's version, then we still don't know who actually took Barbara.

0:35:410:35:45

So where does that leave us? Back to square one?

0:35:450:35:48

Well, it would explain why the two notes were so different.

0:35:480:35:51

They were from two different people and I've identified the typefaces.

0:35:510:35:56

Fintan and Michael's were cobbled together in a squat from the Camden Gazette and the NME.

0:35:560:36:01

-And the other?

-Daily Telegraph.

0:36:010:36:03

Well, I can't see that being regular reading in a squat.

0:36:030:36:06

If we are looking at two different crimes, thinking about the kidnap,

0:36:060:36:10

there was no, no ransom demand, no claim of responsibility from whoever wrote the first note.

0:36:100:36:15

And I'm assuming that they are the ones that actually took her.

0:36:150:36:18

Unless she was already dead.

0:36:180:36:22

Maybe we're looking at this the wrong way round.

0:36:220:36:24

Not a kidnap leading to a murder, but a murder leading to a kidnap.

0:36:240:36:26

And the Irish connection was just to distract people.

0:36:260:36:30

Yeah, what was that you said about terrified people?

0:36:300:36:33

Terrified people usually make bad decisions.

0:36:330:36:35

So while everyone rushes about doing their best headless chicken act,

0:36:350:36:39

someone else is actually getting away with murder.

0:36:390:36:41

And when Michael and Fintan interfered, they were home free. Yeah, what do we think?

0:36:410:36:47

It answers all my questions.

0:36:470:36:49

Raises a few more.

0:36:490:36:51

Why would anyone want to kill an 18-year-old who everyone thought was sweetness and light?

0:36:510:36:57

What about the bloke who she'd just knocked back?

0:36:570:37:00

-I mean Greg admitted that he was alone with her.

-Opportunity.

0:37:000:37:02

Well, he was a bit pissed.

0:37:020:37:04

Which would dull the senses and quicken the temper.

0:37:040:37:08

-And she totally rejected him.

-Motive.

0:37:080:37:11

OK, let's forget for a moment that this happened in a flashy hotel room and they were drinking champagne.

0:37:110:37:18

It is potentially a case of domestic violence.

0:37:180:37:19

Because if this had happened in a council flat and they'd been

0:37:190:37:22

knocking back cider, we'd be looking for a history of domestic abuse.

0:37:220:37:25

-Well, has he lashed out on any woman before?

-No, nothing on record.

0:37:250:37:29

No, but he doesn't take no for an answer, does he, where women are concerned. Look at the wife.

0:37:290:37:34

He stalked her from wedding to wedding.

0:37:340:37:37

-It did seem a bit obsessive.

-We should have a word with that friend, what's her name?

0:37:370:37:41

-The one she was supposed to go home with that night.

-Kate Smythe.

0:37:410:37:43

Yeah, and you go back and talk to Lady Elizabeth and see if she noticed anything.

0:37:430:37:46

Right.

0:37:460:37:48

Can I help you?

0:38:020:38:04

I think you should know we don't do lessons or rides for tourists. We're not that kind of stables.

0:38:050:38:09

We're not here for the horses. Kate Smythe?

0:38:090:38:12

Barbara and I were friends from school.

0:38:150:38:18

She really was a lovely thing.

0:38:180:38:21

She took to all the balls and what have you far better than I did, but she never left me in a corner.

0:38:210:38:28

She always made sure I was OK.

0:38:280:38:30

Introduced me to people.

0:38:300:38:31

I must have been a total pain in the arse.

0:38:310:38:34

So, what did you think when she didn't come home with you that night as planned?

0:38:340:38:39

Well, it was certainly odd. But I had seen her earlier

0:38:390:38:42

with Greg, so I just assumed that he'd finally got his way.

0:38:420:38:46

His wicked way, you mean?

0:38:460:38:47

Well, yes. These functions the girls were looking for future husbands.

0:38:470:38:52

The boys were looking to get their legs over the girls.

0:38:520:38:55

Of course, some of the girls were more than happy to oblige.

0:38:550:38:57

What about Barbara?

0:38:570:38:59

-She wasn't one of them.

-Did that cause arguments with Greg?

0:38:590:39:02

Oh, endless arguments.

0:39:020:39:05

The hours that Amy and I spent in the loos talking it to death.

0:39:050:39:08

-Amy Coulthard?

-Mmm, Amy Hampton these days.

0:39:080:39:13

That was a turn out for the books, Amy and Greg.

0:39:130:39:16

-Was it?

-Amy was always dead set against Greg.

0:39:160:39:19

Never a good word for him while he was with Barbara.

0:39:190:39:22

-Two years later they're married.

-But they weren't interested in each other that summer?

0:39:220:39:26

No, like I say, never a good word.

0:39:260:39:27

What was Amy's problem with Greg?

0:39:270:39:30

Your guess is as good as mine.

0:39:300:39:32

But in the end she made it pretty clear that it was either her or Greg.

0:39:320:39:36

Barbara couldn't be friends with both of them. Barbara chose Greg.

0:39:360:39:40

-How did Amy react?

-She caused a scene.

0:39:400:39:43

It was at a party that the Linden-Warners had thrown.

0:39:430:39:47

Everything was going fine, but then there were raised voices

0:39:470:39:52

and Amy storming down the stairs and out into the night.

0:39:520:39:55

Next down was Barbara. It was quite obvious that they'd had it out.

0:39:550:39:59

And how were they with each other after that?

0:39:590:40:02

Well, Amy kept her distance.

0:40:020:40:06

Even in that awful time after Barbara went missing.

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The rest of us waited, hoped, prayed.

0:40:100:40:15

Amy Coulthard went to Switzerland.

0:40:150:40:18

To a finishing school, for God's sake.

0:40:180:40:20

-Finishing school, I thought they went out with the ark?

-Rather.

0:40:200:40:24

Even in the '80s they were considered archaic. Still, she only lasted a fortnight.

0:40:240:40:28

Well, how long should she have been there then?

0:40:280:40:30

Oh, it takes a year to properly finish off a young lady.

0:40:300:40:34

There's a whole term on pearl necklaces from what I hear.

0:40:340:40:37

Gregory? He was always an utter gentleman.

0:40:390:40:44

I'm not quite sure what you're saying.

0:40:440:40:46

Well, it's just a line of enquiry at this point.

0:40:460:40:49

But if there was any change in Barbara that summer...

0:40:490:40:51

-What sort of change?

-Well, did she become withdrawn?

0:40:510:40:57

-Nervous? Evasive?

-Mr Halford, she was a teenage girl.

0:40:570:41:00

She could be all those things and then an hour later she could be walking on air.

0:41:000:41:04

So there was nothing to cause you any concern?

0:41:040:41:07

No, the opposite.

0:41:070:41:10

That summer my daughter absolutely blossomed.

0:41:100:41:14

She'd always been sweet-natured, but over the last couple of months before...

0:41:150:41:19

She was so happy, she glowed.

0:41:210:41:24

And was Gregory the reason for that?

0:41:240:41:26

What else could it have been? She was in love.

0:41:260:41:29

Then why did she turn down his proposal?

0:41:290:41:32

-Greg had proposed to her?

-And she said no.

0:41:320:41:36

-That's what they argued about, Lady Elizabeth.

-That can't possibly be right.

0:41:360:41:41

I told you. Greg is a gentleman.

0:41:410:41:43

He wouldn't have dreamt of proposing before speaking to me or Sir Kenneth. He asked our permission.

0:41:430:41:48

So, you knew that he'd proposed?

0:41:480:41:50

No!

0:41:500:41:53

I assumed he hadn't had the opportunity.

0:41:530:41:57

They'd argued before he could pop the question.

0:41:570:42:00

I thought she'd sabotaged him.

0:42:000:42:03

I think you're going to have to explain that.

0:42:050:42:07

That night, I told her to expect his proposal.

0:42:080:42:13

She panicked. It was too soon, she wasn't sure.

0:42:160:42:19

I had to speak to her in quite strong terms.

0:42:210:42:25

You argued with her?

0:42:250:42:27

She just wouldn't listen to me.

0:42:270:42:29

I told her how lucky she was Greg had chosen her. She said she didn't care. She didn't choose him.

0:42:290:42:34

Did she say why?

0:42:340:42:36

No! She was being ridiculous. She didn't even have a reason.

0:42:360:42:38

At least

0:42:380:42:40

not one she could tell me.

0:42:400:42:42

Did you feel she was holding something back from you?

0:42:420:42:46

I asked her what was wrong with him

0:42:460:42:48

and she refused to say.

0:42:500:42:52

You don't think Greg was involved?

0:42:580:43:01

Is that what this is all about?

0:43:030:43:07

There are several lines of enquiry.

0:43:070:43:09

I sent her to him.

0:43:110:43:14

I shouted at her!

0:43:140:43:15

My last words to her before...

0:43:180:43:20

I told her

0:43:230:43:25

not come home without his ring on her finger.

0:43:250:43:30

Back again? How can we help this time?

0:43:410:43:44

We're here to speak to your husband.

0:43:440:43:46

Yeah, we want talk to you about the night Barbara went missing.

0:43:460:43:50

-Now would you rather do that on your own?

-Whatever you have to say you can say in front of my wife.

0:43:500:43:55

OK, so how did you feel when she turned your proposal down?

0:43:550:43:58

Well, how do you think?

0:43:580:44:00

Rejected, hurt, angry.

0:44:000:44:02

Of course, you'd done all that hard work.

0:44:020:44:05

Well, I'd booked a room and ordered a bottle of champagne.

0:44:050:44:07

No, I mean with her parents.

0:44:070:44:09

You'd got the go ahead, their blessing.

0:44:090:44:11

-I suppose.

-Well, it was a done deal, wasn't it?

0:44:110:44:14

-Apparently not.

-All she had to do was say yes.

0:44:140:44:16

One little word and it was all systems go.

0:44:160:44:18

-What are you saying?

-I'm saying you didn't want to hear her say no, so you decided not to listen.

0:44:180:44:25

-What?

-You decided you wanted to get what you'd been promised.

0:44:250:44:28

-What you thought was rightfully yours.

-No!

0:44:280:44:31

Look, you wouldn't be the first bloke who'd had a rush of blood to somewhere that wasn't his brain.

0:44:310:44:35

I can't believe you are actually saying this. I never.

0:44:350:44:39

Why would you think that I had anything to do...?

0:44:390:44:42

Greg, you were the last person who saw her alive.

0:44:420:44:46

Didn't you say that you hardly knew Barbara?

0:44:460:44:49

-I...I didn't. Not really.

-Then you had a lot of nerve asking her to choose between you and Greg.

0:44:510:44:56

What?

0:44:560:44:57

That's what the row at Barbara's house was all about, and it got pretty heated from what I hear.

0:44:570:45:02

And then a couple of weeks later,

0:45:020:45:05

Barbara goes missing and you're off to finishing school.

0:45:050:45:08

That had been planned for a long time.

0:45:080:45:11

I'm sure it had.

0:45:110:45:13

But you never got there, did you? I phoned them and asked.

0:45:130:45:16

-You never even enrolled.

-Amy?

0:45:160:45:18

So where did you go and what happened to Barbara?

0:45:180:45:21

Nothing!

0:45:250:45:26

She's probably still alive!

0:45:260:45:28

Greg didn't kill her!

0:45:300:45:33

I ran away with her.

0:45:350:45:37

But you weren't on speaking terms at that point. You'd had the big argument.

0:45:370:45:42

It wasn't an argument.

0:45:420:45:43

There were raised voices.

0:45:430:45:44

Not from us.

0:45:440:45:46

From Miss Jones.

0:45:460:45:50

She walked in on us.

0:45:500:45:52

That's why you wanted her to break up with Greg,

0:45:520:45:55

because she wasn't in love with him.

0:45:550:45:59

No, she was in love with me.

0:46:010:46:03

I was in love with her.

0:46:030:46:06

Oh, my God!

0:46:070:46:09

You need to understand, Greg.

0:46:090:46:12

I'd never felt like that about anyone before.

0:46:140:46:17

I loved her.

0:46:170:46:20

We just wanted to be together.

0:46:200:46:22

So why weren't you?

0:46:220:46:25

Because our families would have been so disappointed.

0:46:250:46:28

So let down.

0:46:290:46:31

Barbara's parents and mine,

0:46:310:46:34

they expected so much from us.

0:46:350:46:38

They gave us so much. We couldn't hurt them.

0:46:380:46:40

But you did.

0:46:400:46:43

-Where did you and Barbara go?

-Paris.

0:46:430:46:49

The first week was fine.

0:46:490:46:51

More than fine.

0:46:510:46:54

We had a beautiful flat,

0:46:540:46:56

we spent all our time together.

0:46:560:46:58

So what went wrong?

0:46:580:47:00

I didn't want the adventure to end,

0:47:000:47:02

but then Barbara started talking about

0:47:020:47:06

us getting jobs and settling down.

0:47:060:47:10

-I knew that wasn't what I wanted.

-So what did you want?

0:47:120:47:15

This!

0:47:170:47:19

A home, a husband, children.

0:47:190:47:23

-Years.

-It's true, Greg.

0:47:230:47:27

You gave me everything.

0:47:270:47:28

-I do love you.

-So what did you do?

0:47:280:47:31

I wrote Barbara a note

0:47:360:47:37

-and got the plane home.

-And pretended nothing had happened?

0:47:400:47:42

But when I came back there was the whole ransom thing and the police.

0:47:420:47:47

-What was I supposed to have done?

-Told the truth!

0:47:480:47:52

Told the Linden-Warners that their daughter was still alive.

0:47:520:47:55

Where is she now?

0:47:550:47:57

I don't know.

0:47:590:48:00

-Nice work.

-Cheers.

0:48:050:48:06

We've put a call into the French police, they're going to check their records for a Barbara Linden-Warner.

0:48:060:48:12

-Thank you.

-Can you imagine how Lady Elizabeth is going react when she finds she's alive?

0:48:120:48:16

I'm wondering if there's a paper trail we could get on to,

0:48:160:48:18

cos they had a flat ready for them in Paris, didn't they?

0:48:180:48:22

How does an 18-year-old organise that?

0:48:220:48:25

She doesn't. Not on her own.

0:48:250:48:28

I walked in on them kissing.

0:48:290:48:31

And it wasn't a friendly kiss.

0:48:310:48:34

-I was so angry with them.

-Why angry?

0:48:340:48:38

Barbara had been given everything and she was just going to throw it away.

0:48:380:48:42

She was in love, wasn't she?

0:48:420:48:45

She was a silly girl who had no idea what she was doing to herself.

0:48:450:48:48

-To her family.

-I don't quite understand.

0:48:480:48:51

No, and that's the problem.

0:48:510:48:54

Nobody would have understood. They would have judged her.

0:48:540:48:59

They would have made assumptions about her.

0:48:590:49:02

She needed to understand what she was choosing for herself.

0:49:020:49:06

I wouldn't have thought that falling for Amy was a choice.

0:49:060:49:09

No, but she could have chosen to stay away from her.

0:49:090:49:11

You make it sound very simple.

0:49:110:49:13

I'm not saying it wouldn't have been hard.

0:49:140:49:17

Probably the hardest thing she ever had to do.

0:49:170:49:20

But she could have tried.

0:49:200:49:22

Those sorts of desires...

0:49:240:49:27

-Well, sometimes you just have to ignore them and get on with things.

-Is that what you told Barbara?

0:49:270:49:32

Yes, and apparently she didn't listen.

0:49:330:49:36

Because I found her in my office going through my files. Looking for her passport.

0:49:360:49:40

I had control of all the family documents.

0:49:400:49:44

Birth certificates, marriage, everything.

0:49:440:49:46

She told me she was going to go away.

0:49:480:49:50

And she wanted me to pretend I didn't know what she was going to do. I couldn't do that.

0:49:510:49:57

-Did you tell anyone?

-No.

0:49:570:49:59

No. I helped her.

0:50:010:50:04

Whatever I thought of her choices, my duty was to her father. He would have wanted her safe.

0:50:040:50:09

I booked her onto a ferry, I organised her accommodation.

0:50:090:50:13

And I arranged for Amy to follow.

0:50:130:50:15

And the kidnap letter? The first one?

0:50:150:50:17

That was Barbara's idea.

0:50:190:50:21

She knew the Irish thing would put everyone off the scent.

0:50:210:50:24

She was a clever girl.

0:50:240:50:26

And what about when Amy came back? It was all over between them.

0:50:290:50:32

I wrote to Barbara and told her to come home,

0:50:320:50:35

but she was too ashamed to face her father,

0:50:350:50:39

and then when he was seriously ill, I knew she wouldn't be able to stay away.

0:50:390:50:43

-So, I wrote to her again.

-But she still didn't...

0:50:430:50:45

She was on her way to the airport.

0:50:490:50:51

The taxi she was in was involved in a collision.

0:50:510:50:53

She died on her way to the hospital.

0:50:550:50:57

The thing is,

0:50:590:51:00

she wouldn't have made it anyway,

0:51:000:51:03

that was the night Sir Kenneth died too.

0:51:030:51:05

So what happened to her?

0:51:050:51:08

I was registered as her next of kin.

0:51:110:51:13

I had her birth certificate.

0:51:130:51:16

I had her cremated and I brought her home.

0:51:170:51:20

Even then. When she was dead!

0:51:270:51:30

Didn't you think you ought to tell someone?! Tell her family?!

0:51:300:51:34

After all they'd been through, you think that would have helped?!

0:51:340:51:37

I think you're making excuses, Miss Jones.

0:51:370:51:40

You're not protecting them, you're protecting yourself.

0:51:400:51:42

Absolutely not!

0:51:420:51:45

I gave everything to that family, that firm.

0:51:450:51:49

The things I denied myself...

0:51:490:51:51

The same things you couldn't deny Amy and Barbara?

0:51:510:51:54

You didn't tell the truth because there would have been a lot of questions.

0:51:560:52:01

Maybe some questions you've avoided all your life?

0:52:010:52:04

-Well, we found her.

-That's about all we did.

0:52:100:52:13

Actually, I think we might have a couple of collars for the Merseyside police.

0:52:130:52:17

The scousers? What have they got to do with it?

0:52:170:52:19

You remember that robbery at the Liverpool Docks.

0:52:190:52:22

Assorted small weapons being shipped by Linden-Warner Industries? October '85?

0:52:220:52:27

Where the driver ended up dead?

0:52:270:52:29

Yeah, well in his book, Fintan talks about how he proved himself

0:52:290:52:31

to the Republican bad boys by getting hold of weapons.

0:52:310:52:34

He gave them guns and then he was in. That was in '85.

0:52:340:52:37

Yeah, I reckon it was an inside job.

0:52:370:52:41

According to the Liverpool boys, the gang knew exactly

0:52:410:52:43

which container they wanted out of hundreds on the dock.

0:52:430:52:47

-Michael must have set it up for him.

-Sounds plausible.

0:52:470:52:50

-Yeah, but even if Michael coughs, it's just his word against Fintan's again.

-Not quite.

0:52:500:52:55

Fintan also talks in the book about how he went to prison.

0:52:550:52:59

He robbed a taxi driver in Belfast at gun point, so I got on to the police over there.

0:52:590:53:05

-You have been busy.

-Well, they recovered the weapon from a bin near the scene.

0:53:050:53:09

It had MacEntee's fingerprints all over it and that's what sent him to the Maze.

0:53:090:53:14

Turns out that the serial number on the gun

0:53:140:53:18

matched the guns missing from the shipment.

0:53:180:53:19

-My mother?

-Someone's with her.

0:53:250:53:27

Hasn't got much to say for himself at the moment, has he?

0:53:390:53:42

Here, it's not bad actually.

0:53:440:53:47

I might enjoy it now I know it's got a happy ending.

0:53:490:53:52

Mr Halford, ma'am.

0:53:560:53:58

Lady Elizabeth.

0:54:060:54:08

Is that...?

0:54:080:54:12

Yes. I'm so sorry.

0:54:120:54:13

Why couldn't she just have talked to me?

0:54:170:54:20

Why couldn't neither of my children have come to me?

0:54:200:54:24

Am I really such a terrible mother, Mr Halford?

0:54:240:54:28

Did I deserve to lose both of them?

0:54:280:54:31

Nobody deserves that, Lady Elizabeth.

0:54:310:54:34

Right, who's up for a curry then?

0:54:380:54:40

-Oh, yeah, go on then.

-Sorry. Paperwork.

0:54:400:54:43

-I might see you later.

-OK, ta-ra.

0:54:430:54:46

Bye.

0:54:460:54:49

-Bye.

-Paperwork?

-That's what I said.

0:54:490:54:51

-You're not going then?

-Leave it, Jack.

-Aren't you curious

0:54:510:54:54

to see how all your old school mates have turned out?

0:54:540:54:57

Not particularly, no.

0:54:570:54:59

What about that teacher, Miss, erm...

0:54:590:55:02

Harrington.

0:55:020:55:04

I'll tell you what, I'll give you a lift and you can have a drink,

0:55:060:55:09

you might even enjoy yourself!

0:55:090:55:11

Go on then.

0:55:150:55:16

Sandra?

0:55:290:55:31

Sod it, let's go for a curry!

0:55:310:55:34

You're really scared, aren't you?

0:55:350:55:37

I am not scared!

0:55:370:55:39

You were saying?

0:55:430:55:44

All right, I admit it,

0:55:470:55:49

school was not the best time for me, OK? Can we go now please?

0:55:490:55:53

You know the best way to deal with a bully is to face him, stand up to him,

0:55:540:55:59

you should do that now.

0:55:590:56:01

That's really good advice, Jack, perhaps you should give it to the girls that were bullied by me.

0:56:010:56:05

What?

0:56:050:56:07

I was the school bitch.

0:56:080:56:10

I was utterly horrendous.

0:56:100:56:12

In fact I wouldn't be surprised if they were waiting for me in there with tar and feathers.

0:56:120:56:16

Oh, come on Sandra, you're all grown-ups now.

0:56:160:56:20

Why don't you go and show them how you've changed, show them who you really are.

0:56:200:56:25

Show Miss Harrington.

0:56:250:56:27

OK.

0:56:350:56:37

-Just...

-What?

0:56:380:56:40

Just wait for ten minutes just in case.

0:56:400:56:45

Ten minutes.

0:56:470:56:48

Drive!

0:57:310:57:32

-What?

-Just drive!

0:57:320:57:34

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The team reinvestigate the 1983 abduction of 18-year-old debutante Barbara Linden-Warner. The daughter of a wealthy British arms manufacturer, Barbara was the apple of her father's eye. But did she pay the ultimate price for her life of privilege?


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