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End of the Line

Crime drama. UCOS reinvestigates the murder of an unnamed vagrant on a tube train when DNA tests on a suspect in a robbery reveal him to be the dead man's son.


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Last week Peter Offord, a 43-year-old plumber,

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was arrested on suspicion of a robbery in Wembley

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but his DNA didn't match any found at the scene.

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However it did show a link to a man found strangled on a Tube train, here, in March '96.

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-The dead man's identity has never been established.

-Until now?

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It turns out Peter Offord was that murder victim's son.

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Yeah? How did he react to that?

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-Never knew his dad apparently, he was brought up alone by his mum.

-But I don't understand.

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If this fella died on the Tube then surely this is one for British Transport Police?

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Yeah, well, since 2002 the commissioner and the transport police

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chief constable confer on such cases and it's been mutually agreed that UCOS should take this one on.

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What she means, it's been dumped on us.

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Any scene-of-crime photos?

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-No.

-List of suspects?

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No scene-of-crime photos, no list of suspects and we don't even know the victim's name.

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-Well, what happened to him?

-He was strangled. Face to face.

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-What sort of bloke was he?

-He was a vagrant.

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-What, a tramp?!

-Oh, great!

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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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The last King's Cross fire victim was a tramp, it took them 17 years to identify him.

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Yes, because people didn't care enough.

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No-one cares about this guy either but it's about time they did...

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You see there was no scene-of-crime photos

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because when the body was discovered

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it was assumed he was just another dosser dead from drink.

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The train was taken out of service and a Transport Police Inspector

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ordered the body removed without examining the carriage...

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Which was cleaned up and back on the track within hours.

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-Thank you very much.

-Thank you.

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-What about the post mortem?

-Winter.

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A lot of old people had died so there was a queue.

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It was two days before the pathologist examined our man and realised he'd been strangled.

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Who was this Transport Police idiot?

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She'd only been promoted the day before.

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-"SHE".

-No dental records?

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The victim had lost almost all his teeth.

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He had several broken bones, badly healed, plus the liver of a 70-year-old

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although as it turns out, he was probably only about 50.

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What about missing persons?

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Well, they made a public appeal but no-one came forward.

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One or two tramps who used to travel the Underground

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were interviewed by the Murder Squad but they were deemed incoherent and unreliable.

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-Pissed.

-Yeah, you see, that is exactly the attitude I'm talking about.

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Right, the body was discovered when the train driver was changing shift.

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Now, apparently tramps used to ride the Circle Line a lot as it was a great way to keep warm.

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They could sit on the train all day long as it went round and round. Not any more of course...

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-What do you mean "not any more"?

-Well, the Circle Line's not a circle now, is it?

-Since when?

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Since last year.

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Did none of you know that?

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I never travel on the Tube.

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Not since I retired, no.

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That is appalling!

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Appalling? When was the last time you travelled on public transport?

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Anyway, I got them to locate the actual carriage which you two

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can check out, whilst Jack and I go and chat to the plumber.

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It was here at Acton where they actually brought the train

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after I found the bloke.

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You say you checked every carriage?

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Oh, yeah. Drivers always check each carriage at the end of a shift.

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-Yeah?

-Yeah. Well, you know, in case they find something wrong, left behind...

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or dead.

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-Not that I needed to see this geezer, I could smell him halfway down the platform.

-Really?

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Yer, blimey, didn't half pen.

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-I mean, I know it's an occupational hazard but this patch give off a right whiff.

-Patch?

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Patch o' damp - tramp.

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The geezer was obviously a wino but he'd sort of messed himself, you know what I'm saying?

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-Dirty, filthy...

-It's quite common for people to do that when they die.

-Is it?

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My mum and dad never did.

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Well, presumably they weren't strangled either?

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No. No, course not.

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Anyway, here is it. Carriage 5721.

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Still in use? Isn't it a bit old?

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Oh, yeah. Built to last though, aren't they?

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Shall we go in?

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Just through here and it was

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round here where the bloke was.

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Well, how come nobody saw him being murdered?

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Cos this was empty and because no-one in their right mind would have come in here.

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Honestly, if you'd tried, you'd have turned round and gone back out.

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-The smell, you couldn't even stand it for five seconds.

-Well, the murderer did.

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Well, he must have had an iron stomach cos it turned mine right over.

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I backed straight out and I didn't go near him again.

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Now we don't have any photos of the dead man...

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Well, you're lucky then.

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No...what I mean is, we're not quite sure how he looked.

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-Not well.

-No, I mean, his position.

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-Oh, his position? Oh, I don't know it's a long time ago, mate. I can't remember.

-Well, try anyway.

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Right, OK.

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Um, well, I think it was sort of, er, like this.

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There was shit and piss leaking down his trolleys onto the floor along...

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Thank you! Thank you, Ken.

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No, stay there, stay there. Hold on.

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I never knew him!

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I never knew my dad. Yeah?

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You know what? I think you're making this up.

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I promise you, we're not making anything up.

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All we want to do is find somebody who might have murdered someone on the Tube train 15 years ago.

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Look!

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Under "Father".

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See what it says?!

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"Unknown"!

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And that's not because my dad was a tramp.

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She knew who he was but she'd never say.

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She didn't even want to talk about him. Do you understand?

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Your mother never said anything that would give you a clue as to who your father was?

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Oh, what, about the dad I never had?

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Who buggered off before I was born, never sent us a penny and left my mum on her own to bring me up?!

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Take a flying guess.

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Look, maybe this tramp was my dad.

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But ask yourself this,

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what makes you think I give a damn?

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OK, first things first.

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Why would... Thank you. Why would anyone kill a tramp in such a public place?

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Especially as it was only out of sight for a couple of seconds in between stations?

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-Tramp rage?

-Yeah, but remember, the smell is going to stop almost anyone from getting in that carriage.

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Except another tramp - i.e. the murderer.

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Which is what the murder squad reckoned.

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Or someone totally committed to killing this man.

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You'd put up with the stink then.

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Well, if the post mortem and Ken's memory are correct,

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then the deceased must have met his killer face to face. Poor bugger.

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I'll say. You got to be some kind of psycho to strangle someone while looking them in the eye.

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I don't think so.

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Tramps are usually killed by being beaten or kicked to death.

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-To kill him this way...

-What, you mean up close and personal?

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Exactly. I think it's personal.

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Which helps us how exactly?

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The best way... probably the only way...

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-to find out who killed him is to identify him.

-Great.

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-Back to square one then.

-No...

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all the more reason to carry on.

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And actually, can we stop calling him "him" or "the victim"? Let's dignify him with a name or something.

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-Tom.

-Dick.

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-Harry?

-Harry.

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Bye-Bye. Thanks very much. Smashing.

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Good night.

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See you tomorrow.

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Got any spare change?

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She'll only spend it on drink or drugs.

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-So what?

-Well, it's up to you.

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-What's your name, love?

-Ta-da.

-Leah.

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Leah.

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-Are you all right?

-Yeah, fine.

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You sure?

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Do your parents know where you are?

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They don't give a shit, mate.

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-Got any friends?

-Yeah, I got friends.

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Are they all same age as you?

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Sorry, I'm not saying this very well.

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Do you have any older people as friends...on the street?

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You must be joking.

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Anyone old doing this is mad, drunk or diseased.

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Me and my mates are just damaged, abused and brought up in care.

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So you all lead separate lives, do you?

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-What are you, some kind of weirdo?

-No, no, I'm not a weirdo,

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it's just...

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-Leah, is there anything I can do to help you?

-Yeah...

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can you get me a job, a flat and a boyfriend who loves me?

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Sorry, can't do that, love.

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Well, ta-ra then.

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Ta-ra.

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All right, I give up, what have I done?

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-Eh?

-You haven't said a word since 9.47

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-except to the dog.

-Oh, I know,

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I'm sorry. I'm just...

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I'm still thinking about this girl, this Leah.

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-And Harry.

-Who's Harry?

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-Well, that's what we decided to call the...

-Tramp.

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The deceased.

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I feel for them.

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Him especially.

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Isolated, alone,

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perceived by everyone as odd, strange...

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weird even.

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Imagine what that must be like.

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Imagine(!)

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Brian, you can't take on all the troubles of the world.

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What you can do is find out who killed someone who everyone else thought of as worthless.

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Because you can be sure that somebody somewhere knew him and cared about him.

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And that someone needs you.

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How did someone like me end up with someone as gorgeous and fantastic as you?

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That's a question I often ask myself.

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I checked with London Underground.

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After the King's Cross fire they installed CCTV on the Tube, but it was a bit patchy in '96

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-so the Murder Squad couldn't work out where the victim got on the train.

-Or his killer.

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-Or where he was murdered?

-Exactly.

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Well, we know he was killed in that carriage.

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But does it matter where exactly on the line he got done?

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It could do because the Circle Line has 26 stations, but not many of them have enough

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distance between them to give a man time to strangle somebody.

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Well, how long does it take... manual strangulation?

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Well, it depends on the circumstances.

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I'd reckon two minutes minimum.

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Anyway, the killer would want as much time as possible.

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Maybe he just got lucky.

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Or knew exactly what he was doing.

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So why don't you just get on a train?

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Get a feel for the journey. Take some proper timings.

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I've got a stop watch you can use.

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Ah, cheers.

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Now, I tried to track down those tramps that the Met wanted to talk to.

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They've all got weird monikers. The ones that ride the Tube are called Hoppers.

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Did you track them down?

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No. After 15 years no-one's ever heard of them.

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No way of knowing if they're even alive.

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Now, the Offord family might be more helpful.

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Now, the mum, Iris...

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the one who never spoke about the dad died in July '95 which is eight months before Harry got killed.

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Now, apart from not having a husband, she did have family.

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Well, the parents are dead, but there's a sister who's alive and well and living in Esher.

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PHONE RINGS

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Brian Lane.

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And sisters talk to each other, right?

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What, really?

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Hang on. Hang on. Christine Offord.

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She's upstairs, wants to talk to you.

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-Mrs Offord.

-Christine...please.

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Um, I just wanted to say sorry, for the way Peter reacted when you came round.

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You must understand that Peter is very bitter about what happened to his mum.

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But beneath it all I know he wouldn't want you not to try

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and carry on doing what you're doing.

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-Well, we are carrying on.

-And I know that, deep down, he does want to know...

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he needs to know...who this man is.

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Who his dad was.

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That's all I come to say. Thank you.

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Oi! Let go of her!

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You animal!

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Ya-a-ah!

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-Are you all right?

-Yeah.

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-Here.

-Cheers.

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-Are you all right?

-Yeah...

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I think I am. Thanks.

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It's OK. Take your time.

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Ah, lovely.

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Better?

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Yeah, much better now, thanks.

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So, what was he after?

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What did he want?

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Money? My sleeping bag? Dunno.

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How can you live like this?

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-Practice.

-No. Come on.

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A life on the streets is no life at all for a young...

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-Don't start getting moral!

-No, no I'm not preaching.

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That's this country all over!

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Please! No. Don't go. I'm sorry.

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-Come on, sit down.

-OK. But only if you don't keep going on.

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All right.

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It's your generation that cocked everything up, not mine.

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Yeah, you're right.

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We do need helping.

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I definitely need help.

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And, you know, the funny thing is you're probably the one who can help me.

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What are you?

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Well, I used to be a policeman.

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It's all right, I'm retired now.

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I work for a thing now called UCOS.

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Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad.

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We're trying to find the murderer of a...

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man who was killed on the Tube.

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He's one of those men I was talking about. They're known as...

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Hoppers.

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Yeah. Yeah, there's still some around.

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-Yeah?

-I've met a few.

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Weird. And mad.

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And, yeah, I know where some of 'em hang out when they're not on the Tube.

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Hello, gentlemen.

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-Mikey! Hello, Mikey!

-No. Sorry, My name's not Mikey. I'm Brian.

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Yah! Mikey...always having a laugh!

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Fancy a drop of cider, Mikey?

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No, thanks, you're all right.

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Er, actually I'm looking for...

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-Toolbar.

-Ah! Toolbar's gone.

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Dead and buried. And good riddance.

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What about Danny Pearl?

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-Dead.

-A horse ate him.

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THEY LAUGH

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-Did he owe you money?

-No, no, no.

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Jim the Lick?

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That's three.

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-That's bad luck.

-You've a terrible habit of bringing up the names of dead men.

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I'm sorry. Forgive me.

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Where's your can?

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-Can?

-Drink.

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Oh, no, I don't have any. You don't know if Tony No Ticket's still around, do you?

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Where did you say your drink was?

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I didn't. In fact, I don't drink.

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You're a bloody liar!

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Everybody drinks!

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Well, I'm sorry to disappoint you, mate, but I assure you that I don't.

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-Don't lie, Mikey.

-Please. Don't do that.

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And don't call me Mikey, it's not my name.

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You think you can come here without a bottle, bold as bollocks, and just take the piss!?

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-I am not trying to take...

-That's my coat! You nicked my coat!

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You're mistaken. It's mine.

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I've had it a long time. Now, please...

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You're a liar. You nicked it off me in Debenhams.

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You're a dirty, lying, thieving...

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-No. No. I promise you.

-He's a spy! He's a spy for the Ruskies!

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-He wants our internal organs!

-Bloody hell!

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Hell of a shot, Bill.

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There you go, sweetheart.

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-Janice Pargetter?

-Can I help you?

-Detective Superintendent Pullman, This is colleague Gerry Standing,

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-we're from the Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad.

-Really?

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Could we possibly come in for a few moments?

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Of course.

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How exciting! What is it you've come to talk to me about?

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We believer that Iris Offord was your sister. Is that right?

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I'm sorry, I've no interest in Iris...

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and no wish to talk about her.

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Mrs Pargetter. We're investigating the murder of a man who may have some connection to your sister.

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I wouldn't be the slightest bit surprised.

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Be that as it may, it is of no consequence to me and I merely

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reiterate that I have nothing to say about anything to do with Iris.

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Perhaps you don't understand.

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Of course I understand.

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My husband is close friends with the Chief Constable of Surrey.

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Is he? Is he really?!

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No, that's absolutely fine, Mrs Pargetter.

0:19:180:19:21

I'll have a word with my boss and get him to the Commissioner who can talk with your husband's friend.

0:19:210:19:26

That way it should be easier to bring uniformed Officers and take you

0:19:260:19:29

to Esher Police station. Would that be better for you?

0:19:290:19:32

Wakey-wakey.

0:19:430:19:45

Come on. Get up and get a move on.

0:19:450:19:48

It's all right, I'm with the Met.

0:19:480:19:51

Hang on.

0:19:510:19:53

-Oh, my God!

-Yes, very good. Now, be a nice lad and on your way.

0:19:530:19:58

-No, you don't understand...

-Oh, I think I do.

0:19:580:20:01

No, what I mean is, they've taken everything away with them.

0:20:010:20:05

-Not the smell of cider, they haven't.

-I have not been drinking!

0:20:050:20:08

-No, of course you haven't(!) On your bike.

-Have you got my bike?

0:20:080:20:12

Don't try and be clever.

0:20:120:20:14

I don't have to...

0:20:140:20:16

I work for UCOS!

0:20:160:20:18

I'm a former CID detective with 31 years' experience!

0:20:180:20:21

I won't tell you again. Get up!

0:20:210:20:23

Don't talk to me like that.

0:20:230:20:25

Listen. Get up and shut up.

0:20:250:20:27

I told you, don't use that tone of voice with me!

0:20:290:20:32

Stand back! Warning. Taser firing!

0:20:320:20:34

You all right, love?

0:20:500:20:54

Yeah, Yeah.

0:20:540:20:56

Are you scared?

0:20:590:21:02

I used to travel a lot.

0:21:020:21:03

On the Tube.

0:21:030:21:05

But then I stopped.

0:21:050:21:07

-Because of 7/7?

-What?

0:21:090:21:12

No, no...no.

0:21:120:21:14

My wife died.

0:21:140:21:15

Well, I think you're very brave.

0:21:190:21:22

I better get to work.

0:21:250:21:27

I removed Iris from my life a very long time ago...

0:21:270:21:31

-as did our parents.

-Why?

0:21:310:21:34

Because Iris was a creature of the '60s in its worst manifestation.

0:21:340:21:39

Wild, selfish and a complete embarrassment to the whole family.

0:21:390:21:44

And where are your family from?

0:21:440:21:46

Battersea.

0:21:460:21:48

My father was a postman and mother was a cleaner.

0:21:480:21:50

They sacrificed a lot for us obviously.

0:21:500:21:53

-And Iris repaid them by embracing all those nonsensical ideas the '60s were full of.

-Such as?

0:21:530:21:57

Socialism.

0:21:570:21:59

Hippiedom.

0:21:590:22:02

Free love...

0:22:020:22:04

And Iris discovered that free love is not free at all.

0:22:040:22:07

-Certainly not in Essex.

-Essex?

0:22:070:22:09

That's where she went

0:22:090:22:11

chasing her god. David something... I don't know his other name.

0:22:110:22:15

She met him in London and ran after him like a silly lapdog.

0:22:150:22:19

Even got a job in a pub apparently to be near him.

0:22:190:22:22

Of course he just used her, she ended up coming back

0:22:220:22:25

12 months later with her tail between her legs and...

0:22:250:22:28

-she was pregnant.

-By this David.

0:22:280:22:32

Who knows? I assume so.

0:22:320:22:34

Anyhow, Iris wanted back into the family fold but Mum and Dad wouldn't have it.

0:22:340:22:39

They wouldn't let her in the house. Talk to her, even.

0:22:390:22:43

We never spoke to her again.

0:22:430:22:45

Whereabouts in Essex, do you know?

0:22:460:22:49

Oh, somewhere awful.

0:22:490:22:51

Beginning with a B I think.

0:22:510:22:53

-Basildon, Brentwood?

-No, no...

0:22:530:22:55

somewhere much worse than that.

0:22:550:22:58

-Billericay.

-Exactly.

0:22:580:23:00

Yes, that was it.

0:23:000:23:01

How old was Iris, when she got pregnant?

0:23:010:23:04

18.

0:23:040:23:05

PHONE RINGS

0:23:050:23:07

Excuse me.

0:23:070:23:09

It's Esther.

0:23:120:23:15

-They Tasered me!

-He became violent.

0:23:150:23:19

I was not violent. I was...vehement!

0:23:190:23:22

He was naked except for a T-shirt, pair of pants and a single sock.

0:23:220:23:26

Those bloody tramps nicked my coat!

0:23:260:23:29

-About time someone did.

-I'm sorry you've been put to so much trouble.

0:23:290:23:32

I assure you it's very out of character.

0:23:320:23:34

Thank you, but it's not the first time this has happened.

0:23:340:23:37

Mr Lane has been arrested twice before for being drunk and disorderly.

0:23:370:23:40

That was years ago, he doesn't touch a drop now.

0:23:400:23:43

At all. Ever.

0:23:430:23:46

Come on.

0:23:460:23:48

Thank you.

0:23:480:23:49

-I have to get my coat back!

-If you don't shut up you'll be lucky to get your job back.

-Thank you, Sandra.

0:23:530:23:58

Thank you. You. In. Now.

0:23:580:24:02

I feel...

0:24:110:24:13

violated.

0:24:130:24:16

Well, you should have more respect for the police then, shouldn't you?

0:24:160:24:19

I'm talking about my coat!

0:24:190:24:22

I'm bereft.

0:24:220:24:23

It's a filthy, shabby old thing you should have got rid of ages ago.

0:24:230:24:28

You don't understand.

0:24:280:24:29

That coat has a value and a significance way beyond mere, mere material goods. It's...

0:24:290:24:36

Oh, go to sleep.

0:24:360:24:37

Those bloody tramps.

0:24:400:24:43

Oh, what...

0:24:440:24:46

-those people you care about so much(?)

-Not this lot!

0:24:460:24:51

These were just a bunch of nasty, thieving...

0:24:510:24:54

Anyway...they need that coat a lot more than you do.

0:24:540:25:01

According to Broadmoor Bill and Bedknob, most of them were dead

0:25:010:25:05

and I never got to find out about this Tony No Ticket.

0:25:050:25:09

They went very weird when I mentioned him.

0:25:090:25:11

Jack, tell us about the Tube.

0:25:110:25:13

There's hardly ever more than a couple of minutes between stations on the Circle Line.

0:25:130:25:17

Probably no more than about 70 seconds.

0:25:170:25:19

But there is this bit between King's Cross and Liverpool Street

0:25:190:25:22

where there are three stretches with at least two minutes each.

0:25:220:25:26

Oh, I got in touch with Missing Persons, see if they had anyone on file, between the ages of 18 and 45

0:25:260:25:33

called David who went missing from Billericay in the late '80s.

0:25:330:25:36

-They're going to get back to us.

-Billericay?

0:25:360:25:38

Yeah, Janice Pargetter said that Iris went to Essex, got a job

0:25:380:25:42

-in a pub and came back pregnant.

-Probably not a world first.

0:25:420:25:45

Right then,

0:25:450:25:47

-I'm off.

-Jack, go with him and make sure he stays out of trouble.

0:25:470:25:52

-Where's your coat?

-Your guess is as good as mine, Jack.

0:25:520:25:56

Well, apparently if they're not down by the river, they'll be hanging around here somewhere.

0:26:030:26:08

Jack! It's me coat!

0:26:080:26:10

It's me lucky coat! That swine, they've given it to charity.

0:26:100:26:14

Hardly given it, they've probably flogged it, or...

0:26:140:26:16

No, it's mine! Jack, look!

0:26:160:26:18

-It's my lucky coat.

-No, Brian, Brian. Look. That's your coat.

0:26:180:26:24

Right, get it off!

0:26:320:26:34

-Eh?

-That's my coat that you nicked and I want it back!

0:26:340:26:37

-Now, look here, pal.

-Coat! Off!

0:26:370:26:40

Now look what you done.

0:26:470:26:49

You made poor old Broadmoor Bill cry.

0:26:490:26:52

You knocked me out with a half-brick, you stripped me and left me on the ground next to naked.

0:26:520:26:57

Yes. But it was Sid and Bill who took your clothes.

0:26:570:27:00

-And it was me who told them to leave you your pants so's you could retain your dignity.

-Get it off!

0:27:000:27:07

Ugh...

0:27:130:27:15

Eau de Thames.

0:27:150:27:17

Right, Tony No Ticket. Where do we find him?

0:27:190:27:23

You're bad luck.

0:27:230:27:25

The angel of death.

0:27:250:27:26

Everyone you talk about is dead...

0:27:260:27:29

Or dying. Like No Ticket.

0:27:290:27:31

-Dying? Where?

-In a thingy.

0:27:310:27:33

-A dying place.

-What, you mean a hospice?

0:27:330:27:36

That's it. That's right. A hospital where they put you on ice.

0:27:360:27:41

Until...

0:27:410:27:42

Brilliant. Thanks very much.

0:27:470:27:49

Governor,

0:27:490:27:51

David Allenforth aged 46 from Timworth near Billericay

0:27:510:27:57

was reported missing in 1989 by his younger brother Charles.

0:27:570:28:02

Now we're talking!

0:28:020:28:04

-David?

-Yes. March 1996.

0:28:110:28:15

-We can't be sure of course but...

-No, no, please.

0:28:150:28:19

If it was David it would be a relief in all sorts of ways. But...murdered?

0:28:190:28:24

Well, that's so sad.

0:28:240:28:26

We know next to nothing about your brother, so it might help if you could tell us something about him.

0:28:260:28:32

You reported him missing in 1989?

0:28:320:28:35

Yes. He had disappeared before that from time to time, but he'd always returned.

0:28:350:28:39

David suffered from depression.

0:28:410:28:44

I was worried he might take his own life.

0:28:440:28:47

It's doubly ironic he was found on a train.

0:28:470:28:49

I half-expected to hear he'd died under one.

0:28:490:28:52

He was mad about railways.

0:28:520:28:55

It was his passion.

0:28:550:28:57

Did you know anything about this Iris Offord?

0:28:580:29:01

About her and David?

0:29:010:29:03

Did you hear that he might have had a son?

0:29:030:29:05

No, no. That would be a real surprise.

0:29:070:29:10

May I ask, do you know where... this man is buried?

0:29:100:29:13

Yeah, he's in an unmarked grave but I can let you know where exactly.

0:29:130:29:17

Please. If it does turn out to be David, I'd like for him to be brought back here

0:29:170:29:21

and buried among his family.

0:29:210:29:23

-I'm sure that can be arranged.

-Thank you.

0:29:230:29:26

And thanks for coming all this way personally to tell me.

0:29:260:29:30

Would it be possible to take a sample of your DNA,

0:29:300:29:33

just to ascertain whether the dead man is your brother or not.

0:29:330:29:36

Of course.

0:29:360:29:37

In or out of the bag, your coat stinks.

0:29:450:29:47

All right. I'll not leave it in the car.

0:29:470:29:49

PHONE BEEPS

0:29:530:29:55

Ah, it's from Sandra.

0:29:560:29:59

Harry, possibly David Allenforth from Billericay. Missing since 1989.

0:29:590:30:04

1989?

0:30:040:30:07

-Good Afternoon.

-Good afternoon.

0:30:070:30:10

-Welcome to Saint Eleanor's hospice.

-Thank you.

0:30:100:30:13

Be gentle with him. He's a favourite of us all.

0:30:170:30:20

-Tony? Tony Hale?

-Possibly.

0:30:200:30:25

Also known as Tony No Ticket?

0:30:250:30:27

-HE LAUGHS

-I've not been called that in ages!

0:30:300:30:34

But you were...when you used to ride the Underground.

0:30:340:30:37

Ride it? I used to live on it.

0:30:370:30:40

-How long?

-Oh! Years.

-Without a ticket.

0:30:400:30:44

Almost never with a ticket.

0:30:440:30:46

But that was in the good old days when people treated a man like a human being.

0:30:460:30:52

Looks like you're being treated like a human being here.

0:30:520:30:55

Ah, these are not people...

0:30:550:30:57

they're choirs of angels singing me to my rest.

0:30:570:31:01

And the Circle Line... did you ride on that?

0:31:010:31:04

-Many a time and oft.

-In the 1990s?

-Oh, yes.

0:31:040:31:08

And do you remember another gentleman of the road at the time, who also rode the Circle Line?

0:31:080:31:12

You mean 'rails'.

0:31:120:31:14

Gentleman of the rails. Only this gentleman was murdered in March 1996?

0:31:140:31:19

I think you can let them take me in.

0:31:230:31:26

Thank you. Come on then.

0:31:310:31:34

I take it you do remember the dead man.

0:31:400:31:44

The police spoke to you about it at the time.

0:31:440:31:46

-But they didn't get much sense out of you.

-No.

0:31:460:31:49

I would have been quite insensible with the drink.

0:31:490:31:54

You'd get more sense out of a frog in a cocktail cabinet.

0:31:540:31:58

That was one of his sayings... the feller you're on about.

0:31:580:32:02

-You knew him?

-The Loconaut?

0:32:020:32:05

He was my guiding light.

0:32:050:32:07

A great and gentle man.

0:32:070:32:10

Loconaut?

0:32:100:32:13

Mad about trains. Any of them.

0:32:130:32:16

But the London Underground above all.

0:32:160:32:19

-He'd a passion for it, he said.

-What was his real name?

0:32:190:32:23

David. That's all you could get out of him.

0:32:230:32:27

He wouldn't tell anyone his surname.

0:32:270:32:30

Said his identity was in a previous life he preferred to forget.

0:32:300:32:36

To the rest of us he was just the Loconaut.

0:32:360:32:39

-Or loco nut more often than not.

-Why?

0:32:390:32:44

Because he was mad.

0:32:440:32:46

Completely.

0:32:460:32:48

-Mad, melancholy and very broken at the heart of it all.

-Because?

0:32:480:32:55

Because he had lost the most valuable thing in his life, he said.

0:32:550:32:59

-What was that?

-A jewel, he called it.

0:32:590:33:03

A lost jewel he could never get back.

0:33:030:33:07

He said that he'd been bribed to give it away.

0:33:070:33:12

He called it blood money.

0:33:120:33:15

The worst thing he ever did in his life.

0:33:150:33:18

D'you know what he meant by that?

0:33:180:33:20

Of course I do. It was a woman,

0:33:200:33:25

a woman he loved and his family persuaded him to dump her.

0:33:250:33:31

Where was he from?

0:33:310:33:33

You'd never know from his voice...

0:33:330:33:35

which was cut glass...

0:33:350:33:39

but I recall him saying the letters LNER were engraved upon his heart.

0:33:390:33:43

Ah-ha! London and North Eastern Railway!

0:33:430:33:48

Well, before the grouping in 1923, Essex would have been part

0:33:480:33:52

of Eastern Railways before it was amalgamated into what became LNER in 1923.

0:33:520:33:58

Oh, you and the Loconaut would have got on like a shed on fire.

0:33:580:34:03

And a lot more than the snoop who came looking for him.

0:34:030:34:07

-What snoop? When?

-Not long after I last saw the Loco.

0:34:070:34:11

A Private Investigator he titled himself. A snoop I say.

0:34:110:34:17

-Why didn't you mention this to the police this?

-Because I was pissed.

0:34:170:34:21

-And did you tell this snoop where the Loconaut was?

-I did not.

0:34:210:34:25

I told him no more than save that he was probably on a train somewhere...

0:34:250:34:32

-in England.

-HE COUGHS

0:34:320:34:36

Do you remember his name?

0:34:360:34:38

-What was he like?

-Devious.

0:34:400:34:45

Said he was working for the family.

0:34:450:34:47

Right. Right, I'd be very much obliged if you two would bugger off.

0:34:490:34:54

I'm getting bored with both of you and I'd like to do a bit more

0:34:540:34:59

breathing whilst I'm capable of it, if you don't mind.

0:34:590:35:03

I think he's dying. But that doesn't mean he's not lying.

0:35:030:35:07

Yeah. Hang on, where's me coat?

0:35:070:35:10

-Did you want it?

-Yes.

-Excuse me.

0:35:100:35:13

I was wondering if you knew anything about Tony before he came here?

0:35:130:35:17

Oh, I'm afraid I don't know very much at all.

0:35:170:35:21

Except that he was in the army for a while.

0:35:210:35:25

-I'm sorry.

-Thank you.

0:35:250:35:27

I'm making a call to see if Tony is ex-army.

0:35:290:35:32

The labs should have preliminary results on Charles Allenforth's DNA by the end of the day.

0:35:320:35:38

OK. We're going to go and see Christine Offord to find out what she really wanted to say.

0:35:380:35:42

-Ta-da.

-God, I wish they wouldn't always play Vivaldi.

0:35:420:35:46

I told you I never ever saw any tramp. I never met my father or wanted to kill him.

0:35:470:35:52

Peter, stop please. Stop it. We're not going to get anywhere like this.

0:35:520:35:57

I just wanted to say that we haven't been completely honest

0:35:570:36:00

and that we hired a private detective to track his father down.

0:36:000:36:04

-When?

-After his mother, Iris died.

0:36:040:36:07

She'd spent her whole life waiting for him to turn up.

0:36:070:36:09

She said he was the love of her life and vice versa.

0:36:090:36:11

-Chrissie... please...

-She told us he would come for her...

0:36:110:36:15

-that one day he would come back.

-Back? From where?

0:36:150:36:18

-She just said he would come.

-On a train.

0:36:180:36:22

She said he'd arrive by train.

0:36:220:36:25

They met on a train.

0:36:250:36:27

He kissed her on that train.

0:36:270:36:31

Iris said she'd never forgot that kiss. And neither would he.

0:36:310:36:34

And that he would come back.

0:36:340:36:36

But he didn't.

0:36:360:36:39

No. In the end it broke her heart. Years of waiting.

0:36:390:36:42

It killed her. She was 45.

0:36:420:36:47

When she died it made me pretty mad. I wanted to find him...

0:36:470:36:51

and yes, more out of hate than anything else...

0:36:510:36:53

but I never got anywhere.

0:36:530:36:56

I tracked down my mum's sister, but she didn't even want to know me...

0:36:560:37:00

-Hang on. You spoke to Janice?

-Yeah. That's where I started.

0:37:000:37:04

I tried to explain to her but she just said she knew nothing about my mum.

0:37:040:37:07

She more or less slammed the door in my face.

0:37:070:37:10

That's when we got the Detective involved.

0:37:100:37:13

And this would have been in 1996?

0:37:130:37:15

Yes... but that was even worse.

0:37:150:37:18

-He took a load of money off me and then just vanished.

-How do you mean?

0:37:180:37:22

Well, we never heard from him and when we went back to his office

0:37:220:37:25

a couple of weeks later, it was empty... cleared out.

0:37:250:37:28

After that I just gave up.

0:37:280:37:31

What was his name?

0:37:310:37:34

Er... Chrissie, what was it? Roger?

0:37:340:37:37

Yes. He said he was an ex-policeman. Oh, yeah, Roger Mc...

0:37:370:37:40

McHugh.

0:37:400:37:42

-Yeah.

-Now I believe you.

0:37:420:37:45

Roger the Dodger, remember him?

0:37:450:37:47

-Dodgy Roger McHugh.

-Exactly.

0:37:470:37:50

-Oh, well... that puts a whole new dimension to this case.

-Yeah.

0:37:500:37:53

A whole new lying hound dimension. Oh, and he's changed his name.

0:37:530:37:57

-Oh, yeah?

-Now he's known as Richard Meyer.

0:37:570:37:59

-Thank you.

-Even rhymes with liar.

0:37:590:38:02

I checked out an address in Holborn where the Offords claim they met Roger McHugh and the landlord says

0:38:020:38:07

McHugh left in February '96 owing six months rent.

0:38:070:38:10

-One month before David died.

-Yeah, if it is David.

0:38:100:38:13

It is. Initial DNA results confirm that Charles Allenforth and the dead man are siblings.

0:38:130:38:19

-Their father was killed in Korea.

-Well, Charles has definitely got to be in the frame as then.

0:38:190:38:23

Along with Tony No Ticket.

0:38:230:38:25

Yeah, well I thought you said you didn't think another tramp could have done it?

0:38:250:38:27

That was before I found out that this tramp was ex-SAS.

0:38:270:38:30

You're kidding?

0:38:300:38:32

He was a Para for nine years and then the Regiment from 1975 to 1986.

0:38:320:38:37

I don't know what he did but that period includes Northern Ireland,

0:38:370:38:41

the Embassy siege, the Falklands War.

0:38:410:38:43

-Certainly gives him the know-how.

-Yes, but not the why.

0:38:430:38:47

How many killings are just spur of the moment. How many fuelled by drink?

0:38:470:38:51

My money's still on Peter Offord.

0:38:510:38:53

Yeah, especially with Roger the dodger involved.

0:38:530:38:56

And we've only got the Offords' word that they never saw McHugh again.

0:38:560:38:59

Well, there's only one way to find out. I think it's time you and Brian renewed an old friendship.

0:38:590:39:04

Can't wait!

0:39:040:39:06

Is this it?

0:39:160:39:18

-Can't be.

-It is.

0:39:180:39:21

Makes you sick doesn't it.

0:39:210:39:23

Don't worry, Mrs Shorey, we'll do our level best to find Andre...

0:39:230:39:28

and the money. If you could just leave your telephone number, address and credit card details

0:39:280:39:33

with Antoinette and leave the rest to me and my associates. Is that ok?

0:39:330:39:37

Jolly good.

0:39:370:39:39

-Mrs Sheppard.

-Hello...

0:39:390:39:41

Richard.

0:39:410:39:43

I'm sorry, have we met before?

0:39:430:39:47

Oh, yes. 2005. Only then you were The Triple A Detective Agency.

0:39:470:39:52

-Roger.

-No, no, no, no.

0:39:520:39:54

-You must have me mixed up with someone quite different I'm afraid.

-Oh, unlikely.

0:39:540:39:59

And then, as now, we came to see you about a murder.

0:39:590:40:02

No. I am afraid you are completely mistaken. My name is Richard Meyer.

0:40:020:40:08

A young Asian girl in a coma... very nasty. And now it's a man strangled on a train.

0:40:080:40:14

Could you, could you hold my calls, Antoinette?

0:40:140:40:17

Don't worry, everybody, back with you in just a moment. Just to sort out this terrible misunderstanding.

0:40:170:40:23

Now, gentlemen, would you give me one minute?

0:40:230:40:26

10 seconds?

0:40:360:40:38

Roger! Roger!

0:40:430:40:46

Come to Daddy!

0:40:480:40:50

All right, all right.

0:40:500:40:52

You were in the regiment 11 years, Tony. That's an awfully long time.

0:40:520:40:56

-Where were you?

-All over the place.

-You must have seen some pretty dark things?

0:40:560:41:00

Oh, please don't tell me you're trying to link cause and effect.

0:41:000:41:05

That would be cod psychology of the most trite variety.

0:41:050:41:11

David Allenforth was your friend.

0:41:110:41:13

The finest man you ever knew, you told my colleague here.

0:41:130:41:16

-Now the person who strangled him, did it very quickly and expertly.

-Yes, well...not being

0:41:160:41:23

long for this world... if I see David in the next,

0:41:230:41:28

I'll ask him who did it.

0:41:280:41:30

-You don't know?

-How could I? I wasn't there.

0:41:300:41:36

Listen. In January 1996,

0:41:360:41:40

Peter Offord gave you 400 quid to find his father.

0:41:400:41:44

You took the 400 quid and legged it!

0:41:450:41:49

No. Next question.

0:41:490:41:53

-Yeah. Why are you such a liar? Is that a medical condition?

-I couldn't possibly comment...

0:41:530:41:58

-except to remind you both that I, like you, used to be a copper.

-You were never a copper like us.

0:41:580:42:05

The man Offord wanted you to find was called David Allenforth.

0:42:050:42:10

He was found strangled to death on a Tube train less than seven weeks after you were 'hired'.

0:42:100:42:17

-Yeah...right.

-He died face to face with his killer,

0:42:170:42:21

who we think knew him and where to find him. Now, you were supposed

0:42:210:42:25

-to be looking for him, Roger.

-You're not serious?

0:42:250:42:28

You don't seriously think that I had something to do with the murder of this guy?

0:42:280:42:34

I can believe anything of you, Roger.

0:42:340:42:37

I said I can believe anything of you Richard! Even murder!

0:42:370:42:41

All right, all right, all right.

0:42:410:42:43

I admit that I did meet with Offord

0:42:430:42:48

and I may have accepted a small sum of money from him. Thank you.

0:42:480:42:51

Which you never paid back.

0:42:510:42:53

Things were erm, things were extremely difficult back then.

0:42:530:42:56

-Were they?

-Yeah and besides, it was clear that it was a hopeless search.

0:42:560:43:01

-Soon as I knew he was a tramp...

-Who said he was a tramp? How do you know he was a tramp?

0:43:010:43:05

-His aunt told me.

-His Aunt? What, Janice Pargetter?

-Yeah. Iron knickers.

0:43:050:43:11

Now why would she tell you things she wouldn't tell us?

0:43:110:43:13

-Err, cos I offered her money.

-OK. Then what?

-Well, then I went

0:43:130:43:19

on this half hearted search for this tramp called Dave Billericay was it?

0:43:190:43:24

Yes? And? Did you find him?

0:43:240:43:27

-No.

-So?

0:43:270:43:31

So, then I went to look for a missing person called Dave from Billericay.

0:43:310:43:35

And I discovered that there was one...and that he had a brother.

0:43:350:43:40

So, I went to meet him.

0:43:400:43:42

You went to meet him?

0:43:420:43:44

-Yes... Posh Charlie.

-Posh Charlie?

0:43:440:43:48

Were you a parrot, were you? In another life? Yeah, posh Charlie.

0:43:480:43:53

Minted. Anyway he said ta very much and that was that.

0:43:530:43:58

What d'you mean, that was that? Why didn't you go back to the Offords?

0:43:580:44:02

-They'd have given you more money for succeeding.

-But I didn't succeed, did I?

0:44:020:44:07

All I did was establish who this geezer might have been... I never actually located him.

0:44:070:44:11

As I say, a waste of time!

0:44:110:44:14

-Janice.

-I'm sorry but I've said all I'm going to say about my sister.

0:44:160:44:20

-Well, that just goes to show how wrong you can be. Two words...Roger McHugh.

-Roger who?

0:44:200:44:26

He was a Private Detective who called on you in 1996.

0:44:260:44:30

OK, how about your nephew... Peter Offord?

0:44:320:44:35

-He called on you roughly the same time to ask you to help find his dad.

-How was I to know who he was?

0:44:350:44:40

You knew exactly who he was. So why did you lie to him and tell him you knew nothing about his father?

0:44:400:44:44

-Because I didn't!

-Or was it because he didn't offer you any money?

0:44:440:44:48

SHE LAUGHS

0:44:480:44:50

We're not laughing, Janice. You lied to your nephew and yet you were happy to sell information to a Private Eye.

0:44:500:44:56

And what good would it have done, my giving that information

0:44:560:44:59

to Iris's son? That his mother threw herself at a man for nothing.

0:44:590:45:03

-He just abandoned her.

-He called you didn't he? David.

0:45:030:45:06

No. No...I don't know who you're talking about.

0:45:060:45:09

Urgh. Governor, shall I phone the Surrey Police?

0:45:090:45:13

-No! No!!

-Lets go inside, Janice.

0:45:130:45:17

I didn't think there would be any doubt. I always knew it was David.

0:45:180:45:22

Yes, well, we didn't just come to give you the initial test results, Mr Allenforth.

0:45:220:45:26

The fact is, we've tracked down a Private Detective called Roger McHugh.

0:45:270:45:32

Now he claims he came to see you in connection with your missing brother.

0:45:320:45:36

-Back in February 1996.

-Yes. Yes, that's true.

0:45:360:45:41

But you didn't think to mention this to Detective Superintendent Pullman.

0:45:410:45:45

Can you explain why?

0:45:450:45:47

-Because the man you're talking about took money from me.

-And?

0:45:470:45:52

I didn't trust him at first.

0:45:520:45:55

I thought he was working for someone trying to get money out of the family.

0:45:550:45:58

Well, he got that bit right, didn't he? He did.

0:45:580:46:01

No, I mean he explained about the Offords. He was very plausible.

0:46:010:46:05

So in the end I told Mr McHugh

0:46:050:46:07

that whatever he was being paid to find my brother, I would more than double it if he succeeded...

0:46:070:46:12

not least because of my anxiety over David's mental state.

0:46:120:46:16

Let me get this straight... you also hired McHugh to find your missing brother?

0:46:160:46:22

Yes. But then after I paid him a sizeable retainer he disappeared

0:46:220:46:27

and I never saw him again. I felt a fool for having fallen

0:46:270:46:32

for what was obviously just a confidence trick.

0:46:320:46:35

How much is 'sizeable'?

0:46:350:46:37

£2,000.

0:46:370:46:40

He was thin, dirty, very badly dressed. Unkempt.

0:46:400:46:46

-When was this?

-I can't remember.

0:46:460:46:50

-Sometime around 1990, something like that.

-What did he want?

0:46:510:46:55

-He wanted to find my sister.

-Go on.

0:46:550:47:00

He said he loved her. That he'd always loved her

0:47:000:47:03

and that it had been a mistake letting her go.

0:47:030:47:06

That he'd never forgiven himself. I wasn't impressed.

0:47:060:47:10

-What did you say to him?

-I told him what was for the best.

0:47:100:47:15

I said that Iris was happy now and she'd moved on.

0:47:150:47:18

-That she was married.

-That was untrue.

0:47:180:47:21

I did what was right.

0:47:210:47:23

What possible good could have come from him seeing the woman he'd abandoned so many years earlier?

0:47:230:47:28

-Did you tell him he had a son?

-Of course not.

0:47:280:47:31

-It probably wasn't even his anyway.

-MOBILE RINGS

0:47:330:47:37

Jack. Hi.

0:47:420:47:44

No, we're done.

0:47:460:47:48

Did he? OK, we'll get on to it. Cheers, bye.

0:47:490:47:53

Let's get out of here.

0:47:530:47:56

Oh, come on. This is harassment.

0:48:030:48:06

Evening, Roger. Long time, no see.

0:48:060:48:09

-Proper Copper.

-Listen, I've already chatted with Doc and his mate Dopey here...

0:48:090:48:13

And we've talked to Charles Allenforth, who says he did hire you but you ran off with £2,000 of his.

0:48:130:48:18

That's getting to be quite a habit with you, Roger.

0:48:180:48:21

I ran off? Did I bollocks!

0:48:210:48:23

Not true?

0:48:230:48:25

No. I'll admit, I didn't get back to Offord, but I did get back to Posh Charlie about his brother.

0:48:250:48:29

What, you found David Allenforth?

0:48:290:48:32

Well, no. But I knew who he was, so I could work out where he might hang out.

0:48:320:48:36

So I phoned posh Charlie and I said, "Listen - your brother's up in London somewhere being a tramp.

0:48:360:48:41

"And seeing as how information is the currency of my business, if you want a bit more then...

0:48:410:48:46

-"It'll cost ya."

-And what did he say to that?

0:48:460:48:49

He said it wasn't worth the two grand he'd already paid me and he wanted some of it back.

0:48:490:48:53

So I said, "Tough."

0:48:530:48:54

-WAS there any more?

-As it happens, yeah.

0:48:540:48:57

Yeah, I found out that his brother used to hang about on the Underground.

0:48:570:49:01

-He was one of them... What d'you call 'em?

-Hoppers.

-Yeah, that's it.

0:49:010:49:05

And how did you find this out?

0:49:050:49:07

I was told it by another tramp.

0:49:070:49:10

He said that he was this David geezer's best mate and that they used to spend all day

0:49:100:49:15

-on the Underground going round and round on the Circle Line.

-Did this other tramp have a name?

0:49:150:49:19

Yeah, course he did. He was, er...

0:49:190:49:22

-Bus pass. Something like that.

-No Ticket. Tony No Ticket.

0:49:220:49:26

That's right, yeah. Tony No Ticket. Good night.

0:49:260:49:29

Anthony, what are you doing?

0:49:310:49:32

You KNOW you shouldn't be out of bed.

0:49:320:49:34

Leave me alone! I'm fine. I'm fine.

0:49:340:49:37

Go on, get out of here.

0:49:370:49:40

-Tony, this is Gerry.

-All right?

-Yeah, I'm all right, yeah.

0:49:430:49:47

Gerry and just I talked to the snoop who came looking for David Allenforth in 1996.

0:49:470:49:53

He said that you told him all about David -

0:49:530:49:56

how he was your friend, how you rode the Underground together.

0:49:560:49:59

The Circle Line, even. That's not what you told us.

0:49:590:50:03

I forget things a lot.

0:50:040:50:05

No. Tony, that won't do.

0:50:050:50:07

Look, I was under the influence. The drink, see.

0:50:070:50:12

-So what you did tell this private eye?

-He plied me with drink.

0:50:120:50:17

-Yeah, he'd do that.

-But afterwards...

0:50:170:50:19

I-I couldn't remember exactly what it was that I'd said. Except...

0:50:190:50:24

-Except what?

-Except I shouldn't have said it.

0:50:240:50:28

I remember him saying the Loconaut's family were worried for him.

0:50:280:50:33

Wanting to find him. And I realised then I'd done the worst thing possible.

0:50:330:50:37

What do you mean?

0:50:370:50:39

I'd put him back in the shit, among the people who wrecked his life.

0:50:390:50:44

So I tried to put it right.

0:50:440:50:46

-Put it right?

-Yeah, I tried to save him.

0:50:460:50:49

-You've lost me.

-I spoke to the family.

0:50:490:50:53

The brother, in particular.

0:50:530:50:55

What are you talking about?

0:50:550:50:57

I tracked him down.

0:50:570:51:00

Tracked him down? How?

0:51:000:51:01

How?!

0:51:010:51:03

I tracked Colombian drug barons for three months in the South American rainforest, savvy.

0:51:030:51:10

I got on a train!

0:51:100:51:12

-What did you say to the brother?

-I told him to get out of David's life.

0:51:120:51:16

To leave his life and leave him alone.

0:51:160:51:19

That living on the Underground, like me and David,

0:51:190:51:22

was better than being dead and buried above ground like them.

0:51:220:51:26

Am I right?

0:51:260:51:27

Scampi!

0:51:360:51:38

Good boy. Come on.

0:51:380:51:40

Esther?

0:51:400:51:42

I'm home!

0:51:420:51:44

Come on, boy.

0:51:440:51:45

Esther!

0:51:490:51:51

Esther! What are you doing?

0:51:540:51:57

It was alive.

0:51:570:51:59

That was my coat!

0:51:590:52:01

Yes, I know it was. I bought it for you.

0:52:010:52:03

Now I'm getting rid of it.

0:52:030:52:05

My lucky coat!

0:52:070:52:09

11:30.

0:52:130:52:14

Yep, he should be here by now.

0:52:140:52:17

-Where have you been?

-Garnering information.

0:52:170:52:20

-What information?

-DNA.

0:52:200:52:22

-I'm an expert now.

-What? PHONE RINGS

0:52:220:52:25

UCOS. Brian Lane.

0:52:250:52:28

Cheers. I'm on me way.

0:52:280:52:31

Charles Allenforth has arrived.

0:52:310:52:32

I'll explain in there.

0:52:320:52:35

Sorry for dragging you all the way to London, but...

0:52:350:52:38

Well, we have been up to Essex twice.

0:52:380:52:40

We've had the full results of the DNA tests now.

0:52:400:52:43

They confirm that the dead body found on the Tube train in 1996 was your brother David.

0:52:430:52:49

Ah.

0:52:490:52:51

I thought it must be.

0:52:510:52:53

We now also know that Peter Offord is definitely your brother's illegitimate son.

0:52:530:52:57

Would you like to meet him?

0:52:570:52:58

Of course. I'd be happy to.

0:53:000:53:02

Do you think you might settle some of the Allenforth estate upon Peter? He being David's son.

0:53:020:53:08

Well, my brother having died,

0:53:080:53:11

any claim by an illegitimate child of a deceased heir...

0:53:110:53:16

automatically fails.

0:53:160:53:18

You seem very certain of the law.

0:53:180:53:20

There was a lot of legalese for me to look after when David went missing.

0:53:200:53:25

Certainly a lot of estate.

0:53:250:53:28

When did you first become aware that Peter Offord was looking for his father?

0:53:280:53:33

I can't remember, specifically.

0:53:330:53:36

February 1996. That would be eight months before the seven years needed to elapse

0:53:360:53:41

before you could make a legal claim on the family estate.

0:53:410:53:45

The heir to an estate having to be missing presumed dead

0:53:450:53:47

for at least seven years before the next in line can inherit.

0:53:470:53:50

That is right, isn't it, Mr Allenforth?

0:53:500:53:52

I'm sorry, I'm not with you.

0:53:520:53:54

We're talking about English law. You, being the youngest son, would be next in line to the estate.

0:53:540:53:59

-Correct?

-What's going on?

0:53:590:54:02

What's this about?

0:54:020:54:03

Tony Hale.

0:54:030:54:05

His street name, as it were, is Tony No Ticket.

0:54:060:54:09

You met him in February '96.

0:54:090:54:11

When he told you where your brother was.

0:54:110:54:13

Something which, for reasons I can only guess at, you neglected to inform us.

0:54:130:54:18

I have no idea who or what you're referring to.

0:54:180:54:22

I'm referring to how you traced your brother, Mr Allenforth.

0:54:220:54:25

My God.

0:54:270:54:29

You mean I'm under suspicion?

0:54:290:54:32

For killing my brother David? Is that what you're saying?

0:54:320:54:34

I'm talking about what Tony Hale has to say.

0:54:340:54:37

KNOCK AT DOOR

0:54:370:54:39

Guv? I need a word. Urgent.

0:54:400:54:43

Excuse me.

0:54:440:54:45

This is ludicrous.

0:54:510:54:54

Nice tie.

0:54:550:54:57

I'm sorry to have taken up so much of your time, Mr Allenforth.

0:55:010:55:05

-You're free to go.

-What are you doing?

0:55:050:55:07

Should you wish to communicate with me again about my brother's death,

0:55:100:55:14

I would prefer it if you did so through my solicitor.

0:55:140:55:17

Goodbye.

0:55:170:55:18

What the hell is going on?

0:55:190:55:22

Tony No Ticket died last night.

0:55:220:55:25

That's it.

0:55:250:55:27

No, it isn't.

0:55:310:55:32

Mr Allenforth.

0:55:330:55:36

Sorry, Mr Allenforth. Just one more thing. If you wouldn't mind?

0:55:360:55:39

One LAST thing.

0:55:390:55:41

Give us a minute, will you?

0:55:410:55:43

We know you murdered your brother.

0:55:430:55:47

Oh, not you personally. I'm sure you always get someone else to do your dirty work...

0:55:470:55:51

But that's not really what I wanted to talk about.

0:55:510:55:53

These are the DNA profiles for you, your brother David and Mr Peter Offord.

0:55:530:55:58

Fascinating, I'm sure(!)

0:55:580:55:59

Particularly when you realise that you and your brother share the same mother...

0:55:590:56:03

but not the same father.

0:56:030:56:06

I'm sorry?

0:56:060:56:07

This morning, I contacted the War Records Office at Kew and the Gloucestershire Regiment -

0:56:070:56:12

your father's old outfit.

0:56:120:56:14

Peter David Allenforth was killed at Imjin, Korea on April 23rd, 1951.

0:56:140:56:21

You were born...

0:56:210:56:23

-When was it?

-March.

0:56:230:56:25

March of the same year.

0:56:250:56:27

Now, according to the records,

0:56:270:56:29

your father was in Korea for 18 months straight before he was killed.

0:56:290:56:33

In other words, he couldn't have been here when you were conceived.

0:56:330:56:38

Therefore he couldn't be your real father.

0:56:380:56:40

Who the hell do you think you are?

0:56:400:56:43

Oh, I know who I am - that's the whole point.

0:56:430:56:46

Now, I can't prove that you murdered your brother.

0:56:460:56:49

But I can pass this DNA information on to Mr Peter Offord,

0:56:490:56:53

who, I suspect, might want to be in touch.

0:56:530:56:55

For although he is illegitimate,

0:56:550:56:58

he is the son of a legitimate heir

0:56:580:57:00

and I think that trumps you.

0:57:000:57:04

John, escort this gentleman off the premises, would you?

0:57:040:57:08

Look, Jack.

0:57:380:57:40

It fits and everything.

0:57:400:57:43

-Yeah, I like it.

-ENGINE SPLUTTERS

0:57:430:57:46

Feels just like my old coat.

0:57:460:57:48

Fits perfectly.

0:57:490:57:51

Even smells like it.

0:57:530:57:54

ENGINE SPLUTTERS

0:57:540:57:56

What's wrong?

0:58:000:58:02

I don't know. It won't start.

0:58:020:58:05

I don't believe it! The battery's dead.

0:58:050:58:08

It's all right, we'll take the Tube.

0:58:080:58:10

Taxi!

0:58:120:58:14

# It's all right

0:58:140:58:16

# It's OK

0:58:160:58:17

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

0:58:170:58:19

# It's all right

0:58:190:58:21

# I say, it's OK

0:58:210:58:22

# Listen to what I say

0:58:220:58:25

# It's all right

0:58:250:58:26

# Doin' fine

0:58:260:58:28

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

0:58:280:58:31

# It's all right

0:58:310:58:32

# I say, it's OK

0:58:320:58:33

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

0:58:330:58:35

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The UCOS team reinvestigates the murder of an unnamed vagrant strangled on a tube train 15 years ago, after DNA tests on a suspect in a warehouse robbery reveal him to be the dead man's son.


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