Drama series. UCOS reopens the case of zoo keeper Zac Halsey, who was found mauled to death in the tiger enclosure at Harefield Zoo in 2006.
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July the 21st, 2006 - at 3pm, Zac Halsey
left this ATM and crossed the road before entering the Top Dog Video store,
which was the last place that he was seen alive.
By seven the following morning, this was all that was left of him.
Oh, do you mind? I've just had me breakfast.
So had Mischa, a tiger at Harefield zoo.
Zac was a keeper there and Mischa was his favourite apparently.
Obviously the feeling wasn't mutual.
Mischa ate most of his internal organs,
parts of his thighs, his lower abdomen and two of his fingers.
-The female of the species is deadlier than the male.
-Tell me about it.
Zac's wallet and some matches were found outside the enclosure,
but he must have gone in at some point. No-one knows why.
Why are we looking at it now?
Four days ago, refurbishment of lodgings in the zoo where Zac and three other keepers lived
revealed a pool of dried blood underneath the floorboards in Zac's kitchen.
Too much for anyone to survive its loss.
DNA analysis proves that the blood was Zac's.
So instead of a tragic accident, it's now a murder.
So, hands up all those who want to go to the zoo?
Oh, before you leave, I'd just like to make an announcement.
-Jack is to receive a Commissioner's Commendation.
-Oh, well done mate!
For outstanding bravery in tackling armed criminals twice in the last 18 months.
Oh, come on. It wasn't as dramatic as all that.
-You could have had your head blown off.
-Ceremony's on Friday.
Great. Yeah, we'll have a nice drink, eh?
# It's all right, it's OK
# Doesn't really matter if you're old and grey
# It's all right, I say, it's OK
# Listen to what I say!
# It's all right, doing fine
# Doesn't really matter if the sun don't shine
# It's all right, I say, it's OK
# We're getting to the end of the day! #
-This is nice.
Tabitha Hall-Chalmers. Head of Zoo PR.
Detective Superintendent Pullman.
I can promise you our full and complete cooperation,
while I'm sure you understand our need to minimize the impact of your investigation
upon the running of the zoo.
-Of course. We'll try to be...
-Smashing. If you'd follow me?
It's really rather a shame...
and terribly unfortunate.
-I mean, the refurbishment had only just started.
I'll be outside.
So are we saying that Halsey was killed here?
The killer cleans up the place except for the blood that seeped under the edge of the lino
and then took the body out to the tiger pen.
Where's Zac's wallet and the matches were found.
Yeah, but no blood was found elsewhere.
Of course, they might not have searched that carefully back then.
Nothing else untoward was found and all of Zac's personal effects
apart from his wallet were returned to his mum, his only living relative.
-Can we go and see the tigers?
Yeah, it's not a good way to go, is it?
Not the death...this.
Keeping wild animals in captivity,
like some kind of freak show.
I think I should point out that the zoo's primary function
is no longer the exhibition of wild animals
but research into their welfare and conservation.
-Well you would say that, wouldn't you? That's your job.
Is that the one? Is that Mischa?
No. Mischa died, unfortunately.
Murray Dwyer's the head keeper now, but he used to be in charge of the zoo's big cats.
Oh, yeah, you said.
They want to know about Mischa.
Uh, she died in January 2007.
How old was she?
So big cats clearly live a lot less time in zoos than they do in the wild.
Well, they do when they have a knife in 'em.
At Mischa's post mortem, when the chief vet opened her up, we found this.
These have been recovered from enclosures. You'd be surprised what people throw at the animals.
The blade's broken. Looks like it had been in Mischa for quite some time.
The blade made its way through her body
until it cut into the aorta, causing a massive haemorrhage.
Oh, my God. That's appalling!
How could you allow that to happen?
It's, it's a disgrace! I'm disgusted.
Yeah, so was I.
Who was responsible, do you know?
I'm afraid not. Clearly none of the staff. Mischa was very loved.
But not by everybody obviously.
Did you know Zac Halsey?
Yeah, I knew him.
How did he seem around the time of his death?
As I told your lot back in '06, He was back from a holiday in Spain and tanned and happy...
Well, as happy as an oddball like Zac ever got.
He was a bit weird, actually.
You know, definitely preferred the company of animals.
Nothing wrong with that.
You say that the blade was inside Mischa for a long time.
-How long exactly?
-It's very difficult to say.
Can we keep it?
Murray, by the way...
where were you on the night that Zac died?
I was with the other keepers on a course in Chester.
-And I think that's an A.
He was a Spanish playwright. Homosexual.
Murdered by Franco's soldiers during the Civil War.
According to the papers at the time, there's no mention of any knife blade.
Just, "Zoo mourns death of much-loved big cat."
Yeah, but that's Tabitha earning her corn.
So, Zac and Mischa. Related deaths?
No way of knowing how Zac died. But big loss of blood? Could easily have been a knife.
I'll send the blade for tests, but if it was inside Mischa that long
I doubt they'll find traces of anything else except tiger.
Ah! Zac's bank records.
Yeah. Look over them and see if there's anything untoward.
Go through his wallet again, receipts, bank, store cards...
and then retrace his last steps to and from the ATM in Wembley.
I'm off to see his mum.
Here. I'm looking at news reports on the zoo around the time Zac died.
There were a whole load of animal rights protests,
plus attacks on zoo workers' property,
"DNA evidence linked known Animal Rights protester Anthony Bassett
to the fire at the Dorkin Laboratories.
"During a search of his home, film of Bassett was discovered
"showing him setting fire to three vehicles,
"including a car belonging to Murray Dwyer, keeper at Harefield Zoo."
Bassett got six years.
Well, he should be out by now then.
Hi, excuse me.
Do you know where I might find Anthony Bassett?
My name's Brian Lane.
I'm with the Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad.
Do you mind if I have a word?
I'm hoping you can help me.
You know, the truth is, I share a lot of your anger, Anthony.
I do. I'm in the RSPCA.
And the Canine Defence League.
What I mean is I can understand the frustration that made you...
Made me what?
React against society's maltreatment of animals.
Shall I tell you why I'm here?
Yeah, because you're getting paid.
No, I'm here about Zac Halsey.
The zookeeper who was eaten by a tiger.
Result! 1-0 to the animal kingdom.
First leg only, I'm afraid.
He was murdered.
Really? So, what...
you're going to start putting tigers on trial now?
I mean he was killed before the tiger ate him.
What you're going to pin that on me as well, I suppose?
You attacked other zookeepers.
Uh-uh! Do your homework.
Property, not people. I never harmed any person.
All life's sacred to me.
Apart from zookeepers?
You say you care about animals, yeah?
I don't agree with them being confined in zoos for a start.
Are you a vegetarian?
That'll be a no then.
Your trainers, watch-strap, bike saddle, they're leather. So yeah,
the extent of your concern's massive!
So long as it doesn't involve any discomfort to you or your wallet, which I bet's also leather.
Look, I had nothing to do with that zookeeper dying.
But I can't pretend I'm sorry he did.
You want to know why?
That zoo abused animals.
You ask 'em about the rhino horn that was sawn off and sold on the black market.
You ask 'em about trading animal parts for Oriental medicine.
If you want to know why a zookeeper was killed,
start looking at the people on the inside of that hellhole, not the outside!
Did you know Zac Halsey?
What are you on, crack?! Me know a zookeeper?!
I'd rather have needles in my eyes.
-Detective Superintendent Pullman.
We spoke on the phone.
-Oh, yes. Please. Come in.
Zac's father died when he was quite small.
He never really got over it.
He sort of withdrew into himself.
I never really understood him.
All I know is he was always mad about animals.
Do you know of anyone who might have wanted to hurt Zac?
Someone he'd upset or who held a grudge?
No. I didn't know the people that Zac work with.
He didn't have many friends I don't think.
Just the zoo.
He was so pleased when he got the job there,
even more so when he got to live in. It was his life.
When did he move in?
Not long before he died.
Was that before or after he went to Spain?
Before, I think.
I didn't know he'd been to Spain until they told me.
Once he moved out, I didn't see him very much.
But I've still got some of his things. Would you like to see?
Yes, please. Thank you.
I like to come in from time to time and picture Zac,
how he used to sit...reading.
Always about animals.
I didn't keep everything
but the things I know he treasures are in here.
Did Zac have a computer?
Yes. But I gave it away to a charity that sends them to Africa.
Oh, don't worry.
Do you know these people?
-And the couple?
OK, can I hang on to this?
Yes, of course.
You say the tiger didn't kill Zac?
That some person took his life?
It looks that way, yeah.
If you find them, that person,
would I be able to see them?
I don't mean to do anything...
but I would just want to be able to talk to them.
To let them know that I forgave them.
Can I help you?
Yeah, my name is Halford and I'm with the Metropolitan Police.
I'm looking for a Buzz McCaffery.
Aye, that's me.
Um, we're re-examining the death of Zac Halsey.
The zookeeper who was attacked by a tiger.
Oh, aye, I remember. It was a weird case, huh?
He was in here the day before he died. Um, you said he was alone.
Aye, apparently. I mean, even back then I couldn't remember much.
-And you've no CCTV of him coming in?
But he did rent videos from you?
Aye. Videos! Whatever happened to them?!
Any idea what sort of videos he rented?
I mean, would they be on here?
Well, there you go.
A bit patchy but there's some on record, right enough.
Lot of extreme sports and Dirty Sanchez-type stuff, y'know?
It's a bunch of mad Welsh guys. They do crazy pranks sort of thing.
Is that any use to you?
Well, thank you.
Well, what I've got is Zac buying a return ticket to Bilbao, four weeks before he died.
Then there's various withdrawals from ATM machines
-mostly in Pamplona for ten days in July.
That's where they run the bulls.
Some people find it exciting. Man against beast, close to the edge.
-Close to idiots!
-Ah, nothing really.
Most of the shops and banks, from the previous enquiry,
either the personnel had changed or they know nothing.
The video store kept a record of what he rented
but extreme sports mostly, and something called Dirty Sanchez?
-Well, not another gay Spanish writer?
What, a gay Welsh writer?
No, he wasn't a writer. Guy in the shop said it was a bunch of Welsh nutters.
Here it is.
There's some stuff on the net.
'As soon as I saw it I thought that's BLEEP my stunt. That's right up my street.'
Oh, what is he doing?
Er, that's repellent.
3, 2, 1!
Taffs being prats. End of.
Turn it off, Brian, please.
-Is this the stuff you got from Zac's mum?
-Zac sitting on...
-On top of the tiger enclosure. Yes.
Oh, that is bloody outrageous.
No, that is bloody outrageous.
-Cor, it's very brave.
She's very fit.
Yeah, but the point is,
how come it came to be in Zac's possession?
Did he take it or did someone give it to him?
-Please don't tell me you know her.
-No, but I know where it is. I used to drink in a pub opposite.
Really? Are you sure?
Between my second and third marriage, I, er met a bird called Carolyn in the pub.
She used to live in one of the flats above these shops. Yeah, she was a goer an' all.
Mind you, that is a bit...
That's our next stop. Jack, you and Brian go back to the zoo and see if you can ID the happy couple.
It's through here.
-Thanks very much.
Yeah, Carolyn lived three flats down.
Yeah, she was a potter. Very good with her hands.
Looks like it was taken from the street over there.
Yeah. Well, I was a game lad but this really is exposed.
Yeah, I'm there now.
So if he was at it here, well, he would have seen who took the photo.
-And she was bent over. Her head was there.
Ian Metcalfe, yeah.
-Depends how far she was bent. She could have seen it as well.
-Mind you, she would have been upside down by then, wouldn't she?
-OK. Thank you. Bye.
The flat was rented by a Dr Ian Metcalfe from 2003 until a couple of months ago.
-No. He's dead.
Well, let's see how affected the Metcalfes still are about Ian.
He had a wonderful zest for life.
He could never be still,
never be idle.
He lived every day as if it were his last.
He died in Indonesia, base jumping into a huge cave.
And base jumping is when...?
You leap off tall buildings or cliffs with a parachute.
It's a high-risk, high-adrenaline sport...
but it was Ian's passion.
May I ask, did you ever know a young man called Zac Halsey?
Zac Halsey - he was a keeper at Harefield zoo.
He was killed in 2006.
Oh, um, there was a boy at school with Ian
who was obsessed with animals.
His name was Zac.
-Was that him?
-It could be, yes.
Were they friends? Did Ian ever talk about him?
I don't think so.
-I don't recall Ian ever mentioning him.
We'd like you to help us identify somebody from a photograph if you don't mind.
Do you know who this woman is?
A former girlfriend of Ian's.
They split up some time ago.
It was a shame. We rather liked her.
Do you know how we can get in touch with her?
I don't. Haven't seen her since medical school.
She and Ian met doing medicine together at Guy's.
Ian's flat is empty.
Have you any idea where his possessions might be?
Um, it's all in storage.
We haven't been able to bring ourselves to go...
-Would it be possible for us to take a look?
And thank you so much for taking the trouble to see us.
I really am very sorry about your loss.
That's all right.
No, I definitely do not know either of those people.
How about this? You seen it before? Not a publicity shot, I presume?
It's completely foolhardy.
That's what we thought.
-You knew nothing about it?
-Of course not.
If anyone had, he'd have been fired.
What about the animal rights attacks on zoo staff in the months before Zac died?
You knew nothing about that either?
You didn't mention it to the Health and Safety enquiry into Zac's death.
I didn't see that they were relevant.
No, you just wanted to avoid a lot of awkward questions.
That why you never mentioned the rhino horn as well?
Oh, not that again! Who have you been talking to?
I'm asking the questions, Tabitha.
Tell me about the rhino horn.
One of the rhinos had a diseased horn, it had to be removed,
so it was sawn off and destroyed.
It didn't accidentally disappear...
to Chinatown, say?
Animal rights protesters heard a lot of ludicrous gossip and turned it into fact.
And the fact is it was incinerated and I can show you the paperwork to prove it.
There we are, gentlemen. Happy now?
I haven't read it yet.
Honestly, this whole thing is ridiculous!
As ridiculous as a member of the zoo passing on confidential information to protesters?
Oh, that really is nonsense!
So how come they were able to target specific zoo personnel?
Well, we put in measures to prevent such attacks and they stopped shortly thereafter.
Before or after Halsey's death?
I... I really can't be sure.
OK, then can we speak to your head of security about these measures?
The present security head wasn't in place at that time.
The former one then.
I'm not sure I'm at liberty to disclose the names of...
Tabitha, there's nothing you're trying to hide, is there? I mean...
-Of course not.
Then give me a name.
-Fired, was he?
The decision to part company was entirely mutual.
Of course it was(!)
You're treating me like I'm some kind of enemy.
Well, I'm not.
I'm the official face of the zoo.
I have been for nearly ten years.
And not because it's my job -
I could earn three times as much anywhere else -
but because I believe in what we're trying to do here.
Because I care about it.
Oh, just one more thing. Smoking is banned everywhere in the zoo, yes?
-Hm, thank you.
I downloaded everything off Zac's USB stick.
Most of the files were photographs of wildlife.
But then I came across this, called DDC.
DDC? What's that mean?
-No idea. But watch.
Pamplona. That's Zac and some other guy running with the bulls. It's...
It's bleeding nuts! But so much for Zac the loner, eh?
-Who is the other bloke, any idea?
-Well, it's not Ian Metcalfe, is it?
Ah, now we're getting somewhere. L'Impresse?
L'Impresse is a frozen food company.
Its London warehouse was broken into on May 27th, 2006.
-A couple of months before Zac was killed.
-Nothing was stolen and no damage was done to the merchandise.
Well, maybe Zac and whoever took the photograph were disturbed.
No, look, he's completely relaxed.
-"23 mins." Presumably minutes?
-The amount of time it took to break in?
Well, it's possible, but what the hell was he doing there?
DDC? That could be an animal rights group. They like monikers like that, don't they?
But an animal rights person wouldn't run with the bulls. Be more likely to stop it.
Yeah, but if it IS animal rights, maybe Zac was Bassett's man on the inside and not the enemy.
Except Bassett seemed genuinely pleased that Zac had died at Mischa's hands -
claws, teeth. Whatever.
Maybe it was a love triangle?
Maybe that's why Zac had the photo. You know, some kind of weird jealous thing.
Everybody says he was obsessive.
What about Peter Cooper, the former head of security?
Well, Tabitha was clearly unhappy talking about him so he's worth checking out.
-I think I'll go and have a chat.
-OK, we'll try and track down Hilary Newell.
Oh, Jack, Strickland wants to know who you're bringing to the presentation ceremony.
He's embarrassed by all the attention.
Good morning, Peter. Can I come in?
-Now, now, that's not the way to greet an old acquaintance.
Well, I'm retired now. As you know.
On a full pension.
Ah, nice garden.
Clearly filling a lot of your time.
At this precise moment, you are.
You've certainly had a lot of time on your hands since you lost that job at the zoo.
It was by mutual consent.
Give me a break.
Oh, don't start that stuff now.
Peter, do me a favour, just listen for a change.
I haven't even told my people I know who you are.
Oh, what, and I'm supposed to be grateful about that, am I?
That animal nut, Bassett,
was obviously getting inside information from somewhere and the zoo knew about it.
Of course, they couldn't prove it was you,
but then they didn't know that you'd had previous.
I did not have previous!
The point is I'm here about the death of Zac Halsey.
And I suspect that was the last straw regarding security for the zoo...
or rather lack of it.
What are you talking about?
OK, as head of security, explain how a zookeeper wound up chewed to bits in a tiger enclosure
and nobody knew anything about it until seven the next morning?
If some nutter like Halsey wants to cosy up to his favourite pussy cat
and the cat decides to have him for supper,
there's not a lot any security system can do about that, is there?
-Don't suppose you recognise that either?
-Why, what is it?
A broken knife. It eventually killed his "favourite pussy cat"
about six months after he died.
-Is that it then?
Oi, what is the big deal about Halsey anyway?
Why is UCOS looking into it?
Do you still smoke, Peter?
Hiya, we'd like to see Doctor Newell, please.
Do you have an appointment?
Wish I had that body now.
-Wasn't that long ago.
-Who took the picture?
-I've no idea.
You weren't aware of anyone taking pictures of you?
I was rather distracted.
Yeah, can you tell me why you were so uninhibited?
I can't believe my folie de jeune requires a criminal investigation.
-No, we're investigating the death of Zac Halsey.
He was at school with Ian Metcalfe.
Well, I wasn't.
Zac Halsey died in 2006.
Contrary to what was thought then, we now believe he wasn't alone when he died.
-I still don't know who you're talking about.
-He was a zookeeper.
Killed by a tiger at Harefield zoo.
-We found that picture amongst his possessions.
I'm sorry, I can't help you.
I have no idea how or why that could have happened.
Now, if you don't mind, I'd like to get on with my day.
Oh, Doctor Newell, were you and Mr Metcalfe ever involved in the animal rights movement?
No, we weren't.
Yeah, and do you know what the letters DDC stand for?
Could I have that photo, do you think?
Yeah, yeah, of course. When we've concluded the investigation.
She's a liar. A good one, but a liar.
I agree, but without anything concrete, what can we do?
Maybe it was a love triangle?
Her, Metcalfe and Zac. Maybe Metcalfe found out, went to see Zac...
Do you honestly believe the woman we've just seen
was torn between a fellow doctor and a zookeeper?
-Didn't know you were such a snob.
-I'm not, I'm just a realist.
I found these all contained in one file on Ian Metcalfe's PC.
'Oh, my god!'
Woah, it's Hilary Newell. Younger, but it's definitely her.
'Where are the other guys? That was amazing!
'Such a ru...'
Ian Metcalfe, base jumping.
Ah, that's Pamplona.
Ian, Zac. And we still don't know him.
So what's the link between Ian, Zac and Hilary?
Well, the file was headed Club.
So maybe that's what the C stands for in DDC. Some kind of club.
OK, let's run with that.
In which case, what is the link between a raid on a frozen food store,
Zac sitting on top of a tiger pen, running with bulls..?
Shark cages, rock climbing.
Sex in the open.
-It's obviously not all about animals, is it?
Some people might say al fresco fornication is rather animal-like behaviour.
Yeah, and others might say it's great fun, not to mention the bottle you need.
Maybe that's it. Bottle. All these things were risky.
That stuff we saw on the web - daring, dangerous even.
Yeah, and that ties in with Zac's photos and the way Metcalfe died.
-High risk activity.
-Yeah, 23 minutes.
Maybe that's not how long it took Zac to break into the warehouse.
What if it's how long he could stay in there? You know, sub-zero.
Before he had to come out.
-The forensic report on the knife blade.
Unfortunately, there's no trace of human DNA, but it's high grade steel
and the lab even managed to locate its place of origin. Toledo in Spain.
Swords. Toledo's famous for swords.
Quite. But you can't buy that kind of knife outside of Spain.
And just a few weeks before Zac Halsey died, he ran with the bulls in Pamplona.
It cannot be a coincidence. Jack, what's the problem?
Well, Zac's wallet could have fallen out of his pocket, but what about those matches?
Well, maybe they fell out of the killer's pocket. He didn't notice the wallet, did he?
But they were loose. I mean, they were unused.
-They should have been in a box.
-Maybe they were already there.
-Somebody else dropped them.
-Yeah, that's possible.
Jack, I'll be at the ceremony tomorrow evening.
Have you settled on your guests?
-Good! Good night.
-Have you not put our names down yet?
-You may not have noticed, but I've been rather busy.
I haven't said anything about tomorrow because I'm not happy about this award.
-What do you mean?
-I don't deserve it.
-Don't be silly, course you do.
I don't want any commendation. I just don't want to be there, full stop.
Look, I know you hate all the publicity, all the attention,
but you must realise this is an honour for UCOS.
For the rest of us, not just for you.
It's official recognition of what we do. And you epitomise that.
You are what we stand for. That's why we'll all be there.
-You don't understand.
-False modesty doesn't suit you.
OK, Peter. Time we had a proper chat.
I don't know what else you think I know.
I know you lied last time we spoke.
You've got a brass neck coming into my house calling me a...
Zac Halsey did not go into that tiger pen alive.
He was murdered. Which means there was someone else there that night.
And you're trying to say I did it.
He died in his flat. No-one broke in, so either he invited someone in or someone got in with a key.
Someone who knew how to evade CCTV.
You're off your head, mate.
The zoo must have been, when they gave you that job. Now listen,
I got you off once before when you were in the shit
and I can drop you right back in it any time I like.
As far as I'm concerned, you are a prime suspect.
I had nothing to do with this.
Well, if it wasn't you, how did they get into the zoo?
-Zac must have let them in.
-In that case, where were you?
Nowhere near the tiger pen, that's for sure.
The zoo is a bloody warren.
They bribed you.
Ah, did they bollocks.
That's it. That's what they did.
Who paid you, eh? Who paid you to let them in?
Whoever it was smoked.
They left matches behind.
Outside the enclosure.
You know, you've always been a sanctimonious shit.
The great "I am". You always thought you were better than me.
Guv'nor? It's Jack.
I've got someone I want to bring in.
All right, all right, all right.
It was Bassett.
It was Bassett.
He said he wanted to take some photographs and make a video of them.
-I don't know why, because he was some kind of nutter, wasn't he?
He said he knew the animals were being abused and he wanted to take a secret film of it.
Well, you know, I thought it won't do any harm so...
You took the money and looked the other way.
Yeah, I only left him for five minutes and then...
-Well, then there was this row, this commotion over by the tiger pen.
I ran over there, but it stopped. The tigers were all quiet.
I had a look for him, but I couldn't find him anywhere.
And then when they found Halsey the next morning, well, I didn't know what to do so I just, I just, I...
You did what you always do.
I AM much better than you.
-And you are?
-Jack Halford. UCOS.
-Oh, blimey, not another one.
Would you like one of these? Here, have the whole pack.
-I don't smoke.
-Don't you know they're tested on animals?
-Beagles. I used to have one.
He didn't smoke either.
So what do you want, you clown?
I want you to tell me about filming at Harefield zoo the night that Zac Halsey was killed.
Not with you.
-You've got two months left on your parole, haven't you?
-Yeah, about that.
Not when Peter Cooper's confession gets to the CPS, you haven't.
Still don't have a clue what you're talking about, mate.
All right, try this.
The night you bribed Peter Cooper into letting you into Harefield Zoo,
he told you there wouldn't be anyone else there. But he got it wrong.
Zac Halsey turned up.
And he saw you filming.
You're just making this up now.
Oh, no. Halsey saw you and you killed him.
Oh, this is a set-up.
Cooper's lying! He's trying to set me up!
I don't think so. I've known him for years. I know when he's lying.
Not this time. Come on.
All right. Stop, stop! Wait!
I didn't kill that keeper. On my life.
Look, how could I have killed him? I was only there five minutes.
Cooper messed up.
-There were loads of other people there.
-What other people?
With the zookeeper.
There were four or five of them. A woman, the rest were blokes.
The weird thing was they were filming and all.
-Outside the tiger enclosure.
-What were they like?
Well, the woman was small, fit-looking.
The guy with the camera had dark hair.
Really smart camera.
-What do you mean by a smart camera?
-Well, you know. Big and sophisticated, like.
Better than mine.
The whole thing was a gigantic cock-up so I got out of there as quick as I could.
That's the truth.
Si, si... Senor Ian Metcalfe.
Senorita Hilary Newell.
Er, non... non Hilario, Hilary.
Con Sir Edmund Hillary?
English? Yes, I can speak English.
I AM English.
'Oh, my god. That was amazing!'
Swimming with sharks?
You said that you didn't know Zac Halsey and yet there he is with your ex-boyfriend in Pamplona.
I told you, I didn't know all of Ian's friends.
And I don't see me there anywhere with them.
So how come you're on a video from a file that's entitled "Club"?
-I have no idea.
-What about the other man, do you recognise him?
Not a clue.
-I don't think you realise how serious...
-So you weren't in Pamplona in 2006?
-Because I think you're operating the camera.
I can assure you it wasn't.
And you didn't know that Metcalfe was going there?
No, I knew Ian was going to Spain, but I didn't know where. Now I know why.
I'd have been upset if I'd known he was putting his life at risk.
Ian's parents told me that he lived his life like that every single day. For the moment.
Maybe that's the reason we broke up.
Neither Hilary Newell or Ian Metcalfe are down as having stayed
at the Hotel Nueva Porta, but they did name one other Brit,
a Noel Kempinski,
who just happened to share with Zac Halsey.
-What, in the same room?
I've tried tracking down this Kempinski, but nothing yet.
-Is Buzz McCaffery about?
-Yeah, he's downstairs.
I hope you're not the bad penny that keeps coming back?
Looks like it. I need your help one more time, I'm afraid.
-If I can. Fire away.
do you ever remember him buying or exchanging a fancy film camera?
To be honest, I couldn't tell you if he did or not.
Sorry I can't be more use to you. I always try and help the police when I can.
Is there no way you can check?
Actually there is.
All that stuff is with my accountant, but I can call them.
If I don't get back to you in the next couple of days,
email me or give me a call on that mobile number.
-Aye. Buzz is just a nickname.
Lorcan McCaffery's the name I have to use to make the business sound posh, y'know?
Jack Halford. Thank you.
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-Hi. Any joy?
-No, nothing so far.
I think I'll just call it a day and go home and get ready for tonight.
Ditto. Oh, Brian managed to turn something up.
A Brit called Noel Kempinski
shared a room with Zac in Pamplona.
-My guess it's the other guy in the photos and video.
-Well, I'll see you later.
-Will do. I'm looking forward to it.
And so should you be.
Jack's off home to get changed. We might as well do the same.
Well, you scrub up nice.
-You're not too shabby yourself, guv'nor.
It'll get cold later on.
-Gerry! Thank you.
Brian, just promise me you'll take the coat off for dinner.
-Jack with you?
-No, he's got a good half hour yet.
Oh, excuse me.
Uh-oh. Big chief.
Yeah, and Strickland's there like a rat up a drainpipe.
(MOUTHS) Where is he?!
I'm going to ring him.
Jack! Where the hell are you? You've got five minutes! Now hurry up.
Dr Newell, my name is Jack Halford, UCOS.
-I'm a colleague of the people who spoke to you at your surgery.
-It's Friday night.
I appreciate that, but it's very important that I talk to you.
-Not to me. As far as I'm concerned, the weekend started hours ago.
-I've spoke to Lorcan.
He sends you his regards.
Good evening, everybody, and a warm welcome to this very special occasion.
One thing Lorcan was unable to remember was where you stayed in Pamplona.
Ian and I stayed at a parador just outside of town.
He told me about you ending up outside the enclosure with the camera.
But he was rather vague about the events following.
Well...it's not easy to explain
exactly how what happened happened.
Dr Newell, I'm not asking you to incriminate yourself,
but Zac has a mother who is desperate to find some sort of closure.
So what about the filming?
What did Lorcan do with the video he shot?
When we drew lots, Zac won and he went into the enclosure,
Lorcan made to start filming, but dropped the camera.
It stopped working.
You drew lots.
Part of the club rules.
It was always chance. You never knew if it was going to be you. That was part of the thrill.
And by the club, you mean the DDC.
Double Dare Club, yeah.
So, Lorcan dropped the camera?
Yes, when he reached into his pocket for the knife.
Ah, Mr Kempinski, how are you?
-Sorry, have we met?
-Not at all.
I just happen to have your photograph in my pocket.
Congratulations to WPC Wilson on her extraordinary act of selflessness.
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Our next award goes to a police constable fresh out of Hendon.
-What's going on, Jack?
-I'm at Hilary Newell's house.
She's married to Noel Kempinski.
'They've both agreed to come in for an interview now'
so what you've got to do is go to the Top Dog Video store in Wembley and bring in Lorcan McCaffery.
What are you talking about? I'm at a bloody awards do where you were supposed to be!
Sandra, the name on the knife is Lorcan.
All three of them were at the zoo the night that Zac died.
They're members of the Double Dare Club. The DDC.
Now, none of them know that we know Zac was murdered.
-But one or all three of them did it.
-Jack, I can't just...
-I'll see you at the office.
We now come to a special award.
A Commissioner's Commendation to a former serving officer
whose bravery in...
Well, whose exceptional bravery...
in tackling an armed criminal led to the apprehension and arrest
of an extremely dangerous person.
-We've got to go.
-Picture, if you will, a portacabin.
The only team on the scene, the UCOS team.
-D'you want one? I've made a pot.
-What did you think you were doing, not coming to the awards?
-I thought the case was more important.
-Tell that to Strickland. He's incandescent.
I couldn't take a chance on waiting.
I thought I better bring them in before they realised what was happening and tipped each other off.
Let's hope we get something concrete, then.
Zac was always wanting to go that bit further.
Pushing the envelope, living on the edge, whatever you want to call it.
Maybe because in real life he was so...
Ian, Noel and I were all in the same year together at Guy's.
Ian and Zac knew each other from school.
They weren't close, but they'd both been part of this mad gang when they were kids.
Jumping off buildings, setting fire to things.
Years later, Ian bumped into Zac at the zoo.
Then Zac sent Ian a picture of himself sitting on top of the tiger pen.
That's what kicked things off again.
Zac ended up suggesting we go for the tiger idea.
And of course he could make it happen.
The tiger was asleep, but even if it hadn't been, I'd probably have chickened out
-if I'd drawn the short straw instead of Zac.
Zac unlocked the pen, but he was obviously used to it and was just going to nip in and out.
That was the dare. You just had to go six steps in, then get back out again.
But that's when it went wrong.
The tiger woke up and started coming at Zac.
Didn't he have time to get out? I mean, if he was just a few steps from the gate?
He was messing about.
Zac was showing off and he didn't see her.
We started shouting, but instead of getting out, he turned to look.
The tiger was coming straight towards him.
But Lorcan managed to throw the knife just in time.
He threw the knife?
The knife with his name on it?
Yeah. God knows how he managed it,
but the knife hit the tiger right in the middle of the chest.
I mean, she just stopped and then dropped down.
It stuck in.
Oh, yeah. It was razor sharp.
When the tiger went down, it must have fallen on the knife
because it snapped and the handle bit shot across the floor.
Zac managed to grab that bit as he scrambled to get out of there,
but he was absolutely furious.
Yes, all right. I threw the knife. I killed the tiger. And I knew Zac was going to kill me.
Well, what the hell else was I supposed to do?
That bloody animal was going to kill him.
I saved Zac's life!
Not for long.
The trouble is, Zac wouldn't let it lie.
The tiger got up again and then you could see the broken knife sticking out of her.
Zac starts jumping up and down, shouting the odds like a crazy thing. "What am I going to do?!
"Mischa's got a bloody big knife blade in her!"
So what did he do?
In the end, he told us he could get hold of a tranquillizer gun.
He'd knock Mischa out and try and get the knife out while she was unconscious.
Trouble is, that's when the security guard turned up.
We all heard him coming.
Zac realised who he was and told us to run.
So I ran.
-We all did.
He must have gone back.
We shouldn't have left him.
Zac must have gone back to the tiger pen,
but something obviously went wrong.
The truth is...
I wasn't happy leaving him alone to deal with everything, not when some of it was my fault.
So I went back.
-To the tiger enclosure.
When I got there, Zac had gone back in without any gun that I could see.
I went up and asked what the hell he was doing!
He told me to be quiet, the tiger was dazed sort of thing and...
..Zac thought he could get the knife out without the need for any tranquilizer.
Well, what did you do then?
I wanted to try to stop him, but...
..it was too late.
Zac turned away and moved back
to where the tiger was lying.
He never even got within ten yards of her.
She just leapt on him.
It's ridiculous. We know Zac was not killed in the tiger enclosure.
Exactly. But Lorcan doesn't know that we know that.
-Yes. But the other two aren't.
It's no proof he did it and even if he repeated himself in a formal interview,
it would just be him lying. We have no physical or witness evidence
to tie him to the murder scene. Nothing.
Well, that's a help... Not.
Hang on a minute. "I always try to help the police when I can."
-What are you looking for?
-I'm doing a name check.
Already have done. There's nothing on Buzz McCaffery.
Not Buzz... Lorcan.
And not on PNC...on AWARE.
There you go, Top Dog Video, 32A Vivien Road, Wembley.
In 2007, a Lorcan McCaffery came forward as a witness,
telling police he saw David and Oona Fairbrother the night before they were found murdered in their flat.
They lived two streets away.
Fairbrother. Husband and wife?
Wasn't there something grim about it? Bit nasty?
The husband had his ear cut off.
Mrs Fairbrother had one of her toes removed.
Lorcan's evidence was useful, but the case remains unsolved.
And Zac had two fingers bitten off by the tiger, apparently.
Very precise of her when she made such a mess of the rest of him.
OK, OK, check other outstanding crimes involving missing body parts,
but ASAP because we're not going to be able to keep Lorcan here voluntarily for much longer. Jack?
Can I have a word, please?
You told me you were going home to get changed, so why did you go to the video store?
Peter Cooper admitted Bassett had bribed him to let him go into the zoo that night.
So you talked to Cooper, Bassett and McCaffery,
all without letting me or the others know?
Time was of the essence.
Since when did you decide that UCOS was a one-man band, Jack?
OK, tell me this.
Why did Cooper suddenly just open up?
-I made him an offer he couldn't refuse.
-It's not funny.
There'd been an internal inquiry. Cooper was allowed to get off on a bribery charge,
which he shouldn't have done, because of me.
Why did you do that?
Mary was dying.
Cooper's my brother-in-law.
You do realise that tonight was a complete disaster?
The Commissioner will never forgive you or me, let alone Strickland.
All because you think you can do whatever whenever you want?
Come on, you're over-reacting.
-I told you I didn't want to go to those awards. I told you I didn't deserve one.
-What's that got to do with it?
-I wasn't being brave when I took on those people.
I threw myself into those situations because on both times I...
I didn't care whether I lived or not.
Oh, I know, but there have been times over the past few years
when I thought I'd be quite happy to die.
You don't mean that.
Oh, I don't mean that I don't feel like it all the time.
But I can't promise you that I won't ever feel like that again.
I can't promise you I don't even feel like that now.
Guv'nor? Two more... maybe three.
All in the last four years.
One's a woman, 32, in Wisbech. The killer removed one of her eyes.
The second was in Watford. Guy on a bike.
He had his nose cut off.
And then we think there was another guy last year in Streatham.
He had a tooth missing.
Murder Squad think that it could have come out in the struggle, but...
-They're all unsolved.
-A serial killer.
-One who keeps mementoes - trophies of his victims.
We can't be sure, but at the very least I think it deserves...
You need a warrant.
His flat's upstairs.
Have a look through there.
-This is way past my bedtime.
-You and me both, mate.
Yeah, I'm sorry, Lorcan. You've been tremendously helpful.
I'm just waiting for our boss to get through the paperwork.
-Oh, get us another cup of tea, will you, Gerry?
-I've had more than enough tea, thank you.
This is a thrill for you, isn't it?
That what killing Zac was...
the ultimate thrill?
What are you talking about?
You know full well what I'm talking about.
Each one bigger and more scary than the last.
You killed Zac...
and got off on it.
I think you're...
a wee bit confused.
And I think you're a good, old-fashioned psychopath
who enjoys killing and everything that goes with it.
You even enjoyed teasing me about it.
-Talking to me about Zac's death.
Talking to uniform about the Fairbrothers.
Being just that bit away
from being discovered.
Perhaps that's the biggest thrill of all.
Am I right?
am I being charged with something?
There you go, tea for two. I got you one anyway.
Nothing in the flat.
-Well, nothing down here either - just records, CDs, video tapes.
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No, not as yet. Hang on. What did you just say?
-What? Records, CDs, videos.
-Can I call you back?
Show me the videos.
Who has videos these days?
Here he is.
You know, Zac's mother said that if we caught her son's killer,
she'd like the opportunity to meet with them
to tell them that she'd forgiven them and I'm damned if he deserves that.
-It's an extraordinary catch.
-Thank you, sir.
As long as you're happy with the manner in which it was achieved.
As long as you're sure your team are all pulling in the same direction.
-What do you mean?
-Still all up to the rigours of the job.
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