Drama series. The team reinvestigate the murder of Eddie Chapman, leader of a notorious motorbike gang, when new evidence is brought to them by an unlikely source.
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Even coming in here... Someone sees me coming in or out of this place...
-This is a risk for me.
-A big risk.
Don't worry, there's a way out at the back, I'll show you later.
-You have information on Edward Chapman's murder...
-It wasn't another club.
That's what you all think, isn't it? Like a gang war or something.
It's what you lot always think, saves you having to dust off your thinking caps.
The Dartford lot. That's who The Braves think did it.
-Or that's what they told Reese.
Reese Chapman. Eddie's son. Two years in April, me and Reese.
-And this Reese is a member of The Braves, is he?
-He's a prospect.
Like a trial member.
Eddie was a founder, so Reese has been around that lot
since he was a kid. He's been a prospect for two years.
He held on even after Eddie died, thinks he's making his dad proud...
and his mum.
A week tomorrow, he becomes a full member.
-Yeah, Motorcycle clubs. The initiation for new members.
So what does Reese have to do?
He's got to avenge his dad by killing one of the gang who did it.
Except they didn't. It was Marcus York, the president of The Braves.
-He killed Eddie.
-How do you know that?
Eddie Chapman's murder was unsolved, there were no witnesses,
no physical evidence. We can look at the case again if you have any new evidence...
I'm sitting here and I'm telling you, in a week's time,
my boyfriend is going to commit murder.
Now, I can't stop him doing that, but you can.
# 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. #
Karen and Marcus aren't meant to have started their thing until Eddie was killed.
But I saw them before, in a hotel.
-If it was happening then...
You've lost us already. Just slow down and start from the beginning.
Can I smoke in here?
OK, so Eddie Chapman and Marcus York were best mates from the year dot.
Eddie left school and joined the army and while he was away,
Marcus got himself in some kind of trouble and ended up inside.
Yeah, wounding with intent. Did five years.
Marcus got out and Eddie came home
and that's when they set up The Braves. This is about 25 years ago.
Around the same time, Eddie married Karen and they were together up until Eddie died.
-Reese is their only kid.
So now Karen Chapman and Marcus York are together
and supposedly this happened after Eddie was killed.
Marcus was consoling her and it turned into something else.
-But you think they were having an affair while Eddie was still alive?
-I saw them.
About a month before Eddie died, I was visiting some friends one evening
who were over from New Zealand. Anyway, we've had a few drinks in the hotel bar
and we get a couple of bottles to take up to their room because you could smoke up there.
I must have left about one in the morning, I reckon.
As I'm coming out of the room, I hear another door open
further down the corridor and Karen Chapman and Marcus York come out,
all giggly and flirty, you know, like kids.
-And it doesn't take much imagination to...
-Did they see you?
-Well, they were going the other way
and I ducked back into the room as soon as I saw them.
-And did you tell anyone?
No! Look if it got out that I even saw them,
let alone told anyone about it...
Those are not two people you want to get on the wrong side of.
Even assuming there isn't another explanation for what you saw,
it hardly constitutes evidence in a murder inquiry.
-Stephanie, Eddie Chapman was founder member
of one of the most vicious motorcycle clubs in the UK.
We're really not short of motives for his murder.
I saw him on the night he died.
He'd been in Rotterdam for a few days, sorting out a shipment of bike parts,
and he'd just got back that afternoon. He came over looking for Reese,
but Reese was at some party and wasn't answering his phone.
Eddie was in a terrible state.
Really wound up about something, but he wouldn't tell me what it was.
He kept muttering about loyalty and betrayal.
I'm sure he just found out about Karen and Marcus.
I tried to get him to calm down and talk to me,
but he'd been drinking and he couldn't settle.
I told him he should sit down and wait for Reese to call him back,
but he was out the door again a few minutes later.
And that was it. An hour later, they reckon, was when he died.
-And that's it?
-He didn't tell you where he'd come from, or where he was going?
Did he make any reference to his wife having an affair apart from
-all that stuff about loyalty and betrayal?
-I've wasted my time.
-No, we'll look at the files again.
-Without something specific...
-You said there was a back way out of here?
-We will look at the files.
-I need a cigarette.
I think my dad knows what happened.
If he gets even a whiff that this comes from me...
Runs a motorcycle parts company.
Eddie Chapman was his partner and they were close.
If Eddie was going to talk to anyone about Karen and Marcus, it would have been my dad.
-Have you asked him about it?
-I have, but he won't discuss it with me.
-Because people who have dirt on The Braves don't live very long.
Eddie Chapman's body was found in an alleyway off the Holloway Road
on 21st December, 2009.
He'd been stabbed seven times in the chest and stomach.
Now several passers-by reported that they heard an argument
between two men at around 11pm,
which would have been about the time of his death.
But the area being what it was,
-no-one went to see what was going on.
-What about the knife?
According to the pathologist, a flick knife, but it was never found.
Now, Eddie Chapman was a founder member of a motorcycle club
called The Braves.
Now we're not talking about a load of fat old geezers
on Harleys cruising the country lanes on a Sunday afternoon,
this lot are a serious organised crime outfit - drug trafficking,
protection, murder for hire. You name it.
These gangs are major players all across northern Europe these days,
but there's a lot of inter-gang rivalry.
So the original investigation assumed that Eddie Chapman
had been killed by an outfit called the Dartford Strays.
If Stephanie Parr thinks different, why doesn't she tell her boyfriend he's after the wrong people?
-She can't prove it.
And even if he believed her, she's worried that he'd confront Marcus York,
which probably wouldn't end well for him.
The "not being able to prove it" is the salient point, isn't it?
This girl hasn't got a shred of evidence
-to support these allegations.
-We've got a gun to our heads, Jack.
We don't have a gun to our heads, Brian.
If this lad's going to kill someone unless we prove...
-Since when have we been threatened into taking on a case?
-We're not being threatened!
There's a pile of unsolved cases over there,
-why is something as flimsy as this jumping the queue?!
-If you let me get a word in, I'll explain...
-Welcome to my world, Gerry!
-Huh. Marcus York.
President of The Braves and one of the nastier pieces of work
any of us are ever going to come across.
Now, in the last three decades, he's been pulled for murder,
attempted murder, wounding with intent, assault, you name it,
and every single time, he's walked.
Either because the witnesses have retracted their statements
or just vanished into thin air.
-Ah! He's on the wish list.
-Exactly. The Met have wanted him out of commission for years.
And you think we're going to succeed where they failed on the word of some teenaged girl?!
-Probably not, but we'll at least explore the possibility.
-Waste of time.
If someone comes to see us, at considerable risk to themselves,
-we're duty-bound to look into the allegations they're making.
So, you two go and talk to David Parr, Stephanie's father.
She reckons he knows more about what happened than he's prepared to tell her.
If he won't talk to his own daughter, why will he talk to us?
No reason at all, but we're going to ask anyway.
Just think, Jack, when you are done, you can get back to
that huge pile of cases you've taken such a sudden shine to.
So how come you're looking into this again?
We review old cases from time to time.
-Dotting the I's, crossing the T's.
-How long had you been in business with Eddie Chapman?
-15 years sounds about right.
-You must have been close.
-We were friends since we were kids.
So Mr Chapman was a member of The Braves before you set up in business with him?
Yeah, but I didn't have anything to do with that side of things.
-But they were customers of yours, weren't they?
-Our biggest customers.
The club runs a repair shop off the Holloway Road.
They get all their gear from us. What I meant before was, I don't...
-I'm not a member of the club. I don't socialise with them or anything.
-But you ride a bike?
Ah, like-minded people. Your best friend was a founder member.
-Yeah, I don't like the lifestyle.
-What does that mean?
Dad? These new crates aren't catalogued properly, someone's going to have to...
Sorry, I didn't know there were...
-These are policemen, love. They are, they're here about Eddie.
This is my daughter.
-Nice to meet you.
I'll have a look at the crates in a bit, eh?
All right, I'm going to head off, then. I'll call you later.
See you later.
-Well, me and Stephanie. My wife died four years ago,
so it's just the two of us now.
She's more friendly with The Braves than you are.
That's Reese Chapman. Eddie's boy. They've known each other since they were kids.
He's all right, Reese, he went off the rails a bit in his teens
but he's grown up a bit in the last few years.
I think Stephanie's been a good influence on him. Sorry, what were you asking me?
-Did Eddie Chapman used to confide in you?
His personal life, any worries he might have had...
-Yeah, sometimes. You know, we talked about stuff.
-What about on the day he died?
I didn't see him. He'd been away in Rotterdam for a couple of days,
sorting out a shipment with one of our suppliers.
He got back late afternoon. I didn't see him.
And before that? The last time you saw him or spoke to him?
Everything was fine.
-And if it hadn't have been, he would have told you?
-Yeah, I reckon.
-Things all right between him and Mrs Chapman?
-Why wouldn't they be?
She's with Marcus York now.
-Yeah, but all that happened way after, didn't it?
Would you have been his first port of call?
I mean, if he'd needed to get anything off his chest,
might he have talked to somebody at the club?
No. Maybe before, he might have gone to Spike...
-Paul Worsley. Spike was his nickname. Nice fella.
He was a Brave, one of the oldest members.
But he died a month or so before Eddie.
Someone hit him a bit too hard over the head and he never woke up.
Eddie must have been a bit upset about that.
Yeah, he was, he was gutted.
-Who was Spike fighting with?
Look, I'm sorry, I can't be more helpful.
I've got no idea what happened to Eddie, I'm afraid.
He was fine the last time I saw him...
I don't know what else I can tell you.
This is nicer than expected.
You don't get one of these selling motorcycle parts.
-Yeah, but she's not going to admit to having an affair, is she?
And the hotel has no records of either Karen Chapman or Marcus York
-booking a room for the night that Stephanie says she saw them.
-They could have used false names.
Or they were never there in the first place...
Even if she does admit to having an affair,
-that's not going to prove anything, is it?
-Then why are we here then?
-I'm not expecting answers, Gerry.
I just want to see her reaction to the questions.
-I don't want to know your names.
We'd like five minutes of your time. May we come in?
Not unless you've got a warrant.
-We're looking into the murder of your husband.
-Because it was never solved.
-Not as far as anyone else is concerned.
-It's common knowledge who killed Eddie.
-The Dartford Strays?
-We're looking into other possibilities.
We understand that you're in a relationship with Marcus York now.
Yeah, well, that's none of your business.
Depending on when that relationship started, it might be our business.
Who's been pulling your chain?
When did the relationship start?
A couple of months after Eddie was murdered by those bastards in Dartford.
Going to call me a liar?
Then we're done, aren't we?
Just explain to me how that woman had two men in her life.
Well, she probably has one as a spare
for after she's eaten the other one.
-I'd rather be playing golf...
Oh, here she is...
-Stuart Barlow! My God, what a blast from the past!
How are you?
Do you know Gerry Standing? This is...
-What do I call you now?
-Detective Superintendent Barlow.
-We were at Hendon together.
-Thick as thieves.
You worked under Jack for a while, didn't you?
-In the dim and distant past.
-Mr Hal... Jack... Taught me everything I know.
It's a wonder you're not still in uniform, then.
-Have you met Brian Lane?
-The legendary UCOS team.
-Where are you now?
-Ah, So this isn't a social visit then.
-Well, it's both.
-Shall we do the work bit first?
-The Eddie Chapman case, Sandra.
-Is it going anywhere?
We only got it this morning, from a walk-in.
She's the daughter of David Parr - Eddie Chapman's business partner.
-Did she have anything?
-Nothing concrete, no.
-We're going to have to drop this one, I'm afraid.
-It's been red-flagged. We're treading on toes.
My lot have been working on them for a few years
-and we're just starting now to get some evidence.
Yeah. Joint operations with the Dutch and Swedish police.
We're uncovering their European connections
and ties to other gangs in the Netherlands and Scandinavia.
It's a whole network of organised crime. It's a big one for us.
-For me, personally.
-Are you close?
-We're very close, very close.
It's been a slog, getting any inside information on these gangs
-is nigh on impossible, but we're just starting...
Well, she took quite a big risk coming in to see us.
Well, you said she didn't have any evidence.
No, I said she had nothing concrete.
Then tell her you couldn't corroborate her story.
-I'm sorry, Sandra, but we can't compromise Stuart's operation.
This gang is incredibly jumpy. A police presence now, even if it is just UCOS,
it could spook them into quietening down their operations just when we're getting ready...
Look, she only walked in this morning. I'll tell her we don't have the resources. It's no big deal.
-Thank you, Sandra.
-Good luck, Stuart.
-Thank you, sir.
I said I'd hook up with Jack later for a drink. You up for sinking a few?
Nah, I've got some stuff to take care of.
All right, what did I say?
-You said "just UCOS".
You said The Braves would be spooked by a police presence, even if it was "just UCOS".
I meant as opposed to a full-on murder enquiry.
-No, that's not what you meant.
-That's not what I meant...
You shot a dog. By accident. What was it seven, eight years ago?
This is the longest anyone's ever spent on the naughty step, isn't it?
-They're a good team.
-It's a remarkable team.
The clean-up rate is through the roof and those three guys are legends.
If you were anybody else, I'd be shaking your hand, saying, "Good job."
It's none of my business. Ignore me. We lost touch, people change.
-I didn't mean to cause offence back there, really. It's just nice to see you again.
-Seriously, forget it. Let me buy you a drink.
-You think I've changed?
I just strolled in there and pulled your team off a case.
Sandra Pullman I trained with would never...
We don't really have a case!
We only got it this morning, we don't have anything!
-That's fine then!
-And if it jeopardises an existing operation, then...
-I don't think I've changed.
-No, it's not OK!
-It feels like you've settled.
-We don't need to have this conversation.
-I'm not doing the "really important work"?
-What's an unsolved murder here or there
-when I should be out battling the European drug cartels single-handed?
-OK, that's really not what I meant.
There are people out there at the sharp end, people who,
on their very best day, are nowhere near as good as you.
And instead of being out in the front,
you're sitting in a basement cleaning up their mess.
-Shall we take the stairs?
-So you and Barlow go all the way back to Hendon, eh?
-Why do you think that?
Well, it was just that Brian was saying it's not like you
to give up a case without a fight.
Organised Crime have been onto this for three years, Gerry.
-If we went barging in looking for Eddie Chapman's killer...
-Yeah, yeah, I know.
So you lot think I agreed to this because Stuart Barlow and I...
No, no of course not.
-UCOS doesn't go after people like Marcus York.
We don't have the manpower, the resources, or the expertise.
Let's just get this over with.
We'll tell Stephanie there's not enough evidence to support her case
and then we'll go to the office, put the kettle on
and blow the dust off another case from the Who Bloody Cares? file.
What, like murder, you mean?
-Somebody's dead child or...
KNOCKS ON THE DOOR Stephanie?
Well, she's alive.
OK, Thank you.
She'll be OK.
Scarred for life, they think, but OK.
The way she was attacked, she must have seen who it was.
She's not saying. She won't speak to us.
Well whoever it was had the desired effect, didn't they?
Forensics might come up with something from her flat.
Active investigation, so whatever they find is none of our business.
Except where it crosses over with the Eddie Chapman case.
-Whoever attacked Stephanie must have...
-Brian, we've dropped the Eddie Chapman case, remember?
-Didn't we have this conversation?
-Yeah, we did. But then someone attacked Stephanie Parr
and now we have to have the Eddie Chapman case. Stephanie comes to us
and alleges that Marcus York killed Eddie Chapman.
-We asked questions and then someone attacked her.
-If we drop the case now...
The Braves'll realise you've been called off.
They'll know something's up and batten down the hatches.
UCOS will stick to the Eddie Chapman murder.
They won't look at the drugs or any of the organised crime.
And if those aspects cross into your case?
Are we working on the theory that York killed Chapman
-because Chapman found out York was sleeping with his wife?
-There shouldn't be any crossover.
-His web's more tangled.
-And we're not capable of navigating the murky waters
-of organised crime...
-Of course, I'm just concerned...
-So stay and help them out.
-Sir, I don't think...
I'm sure the team would benefit from your knowledge of The Braves
and you can steer them clear of any lines of enquiry that could cause you trouble.
-You OK with that, Sandra?
It's a great idea.
-Excellent, I'll square it with your DAC, Stuart. Welcome to UCOS.
-Thank you, sir.
What, this is funny, is it?
Don't worry, you'll fit right in!
The attack on Stephanie Parr is an active investigation.
Our job is to investigate Stephanie's assertion
that Marcus York killed Eddie Chapman.
And we still don't have any evidence for that.
-Milk and sugar, Stuart?
-Er, milk, one sugar. Thank you.
Stephanie Parr's in a hospital bed because she came to see us.
So somebody must have been worried about what she'd said.
But who? And who even knew that she came to see us?
As Sandra says, that's not the focus of the UCOS investigation.
What happened to Stephanie is as likely to be punishment for her
talking to the police as it is an attempt to shut her up.
Thank you. I don't think you can assume
that she's got any more useful information to give you regarding the Chapman case.
Which brings us back to the fact that we still have no evidence.
So who's to say that Chapman wasn't killed by this rival gang in Dartford?
-No, no. If you've got something that will help our case...
Chapman wasn't killed by anyone from the Dartford gang.
How do you know that?
And why did the original investigation conclude...
Kent Police have got an informant in the Dartford gang. He's well placed and reliable
and he swears blind that Chapman's death had nothing to do with them.
-That didn't go to the original investigation
because the informant's existence needs to be kept secret.
-Which means that information doesn't leave this room.
-So what else are you not telling us?
A staggering amount. None of it relevant to Chapman.
-And you're the best judge of that, are you?
-I'm going to have to be.
Come to me with a question, I'll try to answer it.
But I can't just volunteer information that might jeopardise what my team are doing.
-So what can you tell us?
-I can tell you that you should stop worrying about
poor, innocent little Reese Chapman turning to the dark side.
That happened seven years ago, when he was 14
-and he stabbed a youth worker three times with a screwdriver.
-That's not in the file...
Not in his file. He was never charged because Mummy and Daddy got involved
and suddenly the youth worker couldn't remember who'd attacked him.
Two years ago Reese, and two other members of The Braves, Carl Butcher,
Gary Wood, kicked a member of a rival gang into a coma at a music festival,
in broad daylight in the middle of a group and no-one saw a thing.
Well, David Parr did tell us
that Reese Chapman had been a tearaway in his youth,
but as far as he knew, he's a changed man now.
Let us be under no illusions here. Eddie Chapman was an animal.
So's his kid. No-one on this board is innocent,
none of them are going to tell you the truth
and not one of them would think twice about sticking a knife in your guts if they feel cornered.
Great. Can't wait to meet them.
Not the most salubrious criminal headquarters, is it?
The King's Head is just round the corner.
-No, that's the place where this Spike Worsley was killed.
-Eddie Chapman's friend?
-Well, David Parr said they were close.
-So, the pub where it happened is just around that corner.
It must be their local. Of course, there were no witnesses,
but it was assumed that Worsley was attacked by a rival gang.
-In their local pub?
-Well, just outside, in the car park.
-But it doesn't seem likely, does it? If he was attacked by a rival gang outside...
-That's gang war.
There would have been more than one casualty. Interesting.
-Oh! here we go.
-Well, that's York.
Who's that with him?
That is...Jason Knowles, vice president of the club.
Previous for armed robbery and assault.
-Oh, there he is.
-Yeah, let's go.
Detective Superintendent Pullman, this is Jack Halford. We'd like a word with you.
-You don't have to talk to these people, Reese.
-And you are?
-You know exactly who I am.
Marcus York and Jason Knowles.
That's better. See, he's not trying to bullshit anyone.
-You're the one who harassed my friend yesterday.
-She thought that was harassment?
We'd like to ask Reese a few questions about his father's death.
He doesn't have to talk to you.
No. But he can make his own mind up, he doesn't need your permission.
Take them up to the office.
You'll make up the time, though.
Don't trust these people, Reese. All right?
Not sitting at Stephanie's bedside, then?
Poor girl has 17 stitches in her face. They're feeding her through a straw.
-Nice boyfriend you are.
-She won't see me.
-I don't blame her.
-It's not my fault she's there.
Whose fault is it, then?
Where were you on the night that your dad was killed?
-I was at a party.
-Here. There's some sofas over at the back. We hang out here.
-Who else was here?
A bunch of the guys. Marcus and Jason.
-Jason Knowles, the ex-armed robber?
-What time did you leave?
-I passed out on the floor, woke up the next morning.
-Too much cider?
That's funny. I don't know what I was drinking.
-Knocked me out, though.
-Did your dad try to reach you that night?
Yeah. I saw the missed calls in the morning,
but by then it was too late.
So, who do you think killed him, Reese?
-I don't know.
-But you think you know, don't you?
It wasn't a rival gang. You can take that from us.
And why would I do that?
-Your mum's in a relationship with Marcus York now, isn't she?
-When did that start?
-A couple of months after Dad died.
-You sure about that?
-Yes, I'm sure.
When you woke up, after that party, was Marcus York still there?
-No, he'd gone home.
-Did you see him leave?
I didn't see anything. I told you - I passed out.
All right. Thanks very much.
-We'll be in touch.
-Is The King's Head your local?
Spike Worsley was killed there. Did you know him?
-Do you know who killed him?
Someone is attacked outside the pub
and there must have been other people there?
-No-one saw a thing.
-What a surprise!
We were wondering if there's a connection between that and your father's death.
-What are you trying to say?
-What you saying about my dad?
You trying to say he was one of your lot? Are you saying he was like Worsley?
-What do you mean, "one of our lot"?
I think your 15 minutes is up, don't you?
-Did you know Spike Worsley, Mr Knowles?
-Never heard of him.
Really? That's odd, because he was a member of your gang.
Is that right?
Sounds to me like he was a member of yours.
Do you think Sandra's being a bit weird at the moment?
I said, "Do you think Sandra's being a bit weird at the moment?"
What if we're on the wrong track?
I'm better off talking to myself.
What if Karen Chapman's affair with Marcus York
-had nothing to do with Eddie Chapman's death?
-What are you looking at?
-This Spike Worsley,
-Eddie Chapman's mate who was killed a few months before Chapman.
-Yeah, in the pub.
-But David Parr told me and Jack that he didn't know anything about it.
He's on the witness list. He was there when it happened.
-Ah, Mr Parr. This is Gerry Standing.
-How's Stephanie doing?
-I can't talk to you.
-You said you didn't know what happened to Spike Worsley.
-What's this got to do with him?
-You were with him the night he was killed.
-He left before me. I don't know what happened to him.
-He was killed in the car park outside.
-You must have walked past him on your way out.
-It was dark.
-Who else was there?
-I don't remember.
-Come on! You can do better than that.
-No! I can't.
You see, the official version is that he was killed by a rival gang.
Much like Eddie Chapman.
But, if that's the case, then surely there would have been retribution.
-Which there wasn't.
-So maybe it wasn't a rival gang.
-I don't know.
There's an awful lot you don't know, isn't there?
You don't know who killed Eddie, you don't know who killed Spike,
-you don't even know who cut your daughter's face to ribbons.
-I'm going inside.
-You know. You're just too scared to talk.
-I'll say something.
You did this. My little girl's in there because she came to you in confidence.
And this is how you kept her safe.
I'm going back to see my daughter.
You leave me alone - both of you!
Anything I can help you with?
Do you think the murder of Spike Worsley is related to this somehow?
I don't know.
If there is a connection, I can't see it yet. Do you think I'm the youngest person in here?
Jack, do you think I'm wasted at UCOS?
What kind of a question is that?
A stupid one. Ignore me.
-I'll have yours.
-No, you won't. You're not allowed it. No!
-Give it back.
-Tell him to give me my drink back.
-Give him his drink back.
-He just said I was the brawn of the operation.
-He was being kind.
-There's not a large vodka and tonic, is there?
-I'll get you one.
-It's all right, I'll put it on the tab.
-I'll come with you.
A large one, a bit strong, isn't it?
How did it go today?
Double vodka and tonic. Ice and lime. Thanks.
-Some people don't change.
-Was Spike Worsley an informant?
-If that's something you don't think we need to know.
-No, he wasn't a snout.
It looks like he was killed because The Braves thought he was.
A couple of years ago, customs raided a boat coming in from Rotterdam.
They discovered £2 million worth of cocaine.
-Being brought in by The Braves?
-Yes, although, as usual, we couldn't prove a link to them.
The bust was blind luck, it was just a random search,
-but The Braves got it into their head that someone had grassed them up.
-On the strength of one bust?
Marcus York has become very paranoid in his old age.
He started a witch hunt.
-And the finger got pointed at Spike Worsley?
-So it seems.
-Like I say, it wasn't him, it was just a random bust.
-Do you think Marcus York killed him?
The order could have come from York, but it's unlikely he would have done it himself.
Spike Worsley was one of Eddie Chapman's oldest friends.
He must have been pretty certain that Spike wasn't a grass.
What if he confronted Marcus York and things got out of hand?
This is their equivalent of a court of law. The President's word is final.
Eddie might not have liked it, but he wouldn't have got in the way.
Wait a minute. The shipment that was seized was from Rotterdam?
What was the shipment disguised as?
-It was motorcycle parts, wasn't it?
-This is so far out of your remit.
Eddie Chapman and David Parr were smuggling drugs from Rotterdam
-for The Braves. Why didn't they get done on that bust?
-Cos they're smart. The paperwork goes round in circles.
Yeah, and you didn't push it because you didn't want to blow your operation.
You can't use this information. You can't even admit that you know it.
-You ARE joking?
-It's not relevant to your case.
Eddie got murdered hours after getting back from Rotterdam,
where, presumably, he was organising a drug shipment. How is that not relevant?
If Eddie was killed because of some kind of double-cross over drugs, York would have killed Parr too.
But he didn't, David Parr is still very much alive.
-Yeah, and still bringing in the drugs?
You've got to investigate this case, for appearance's sake now that Stephanie Parr is in hospital.
-But we'll never get enough on Marcus York to make an arrest.
Not in a million years!
Are we the youngest in this pub?
-Forensics from Stephanie Parr's flat.
-Not our case, Gerry.
-But it tells us who attacked her.
-Although there's no way to prove it.
-Well, that doesn't surprise me. All right, let's hear it.
Ah, there's a ton of fingerprints and hair samples all over the place, David Parr, obviously,
Reese Chapman, Karen Chapman, Marcus York, Jason Knowles, Carl B...
Basically anyone who was in The Braves. They even found a partial of Eddie Chapman.
-Which tells you something about Stephanie's housekeeping.
Well, whoever cut Stephanie's face grabbed a handful of hair to keep her head steady.
They found flakes of nail varnish in her scalp.
-Same colour we found in Stephanie Parr's hair.
-It's a very common brand.
-Yes, but not one she uses.
Never say never. She'll need all the help she can get now.
We know it was you.
I don't know what you're talking about.
Who told you Stephanie came to see us?
I'd call my lawyer, but he's very expensive and I don't think you're worth it.
-Unless Stephanie Parr talks.
-Is that likely, do you think?
What'll your son say when he finds out you did that to his girlfriend?
Ex-girlfriend, I suspect. She's not going to stick around now the going's got tough.
You've just done a very stupid thing. This case was hanging by a thread, I was going to walk away.
Call your lawyer and tell him he's about to make a lot of money out of you and your boyfriend.
-We haven't got anything.
-I know we don't have anything, Jack.
-So that was an idle threat you just made to Karen Chapman.
-We need to find something, don't we?
That's the same problem that everyone's had when they tried to nick Marcus York.
-The bloke's made out of Teflon.
-We can't tie him into the murder of Spike Worsley,
we can't prove Karen Chapman attacked Stephanie Parr.
We can't use what we know about David Parr's drug smuggling, to make him talk,
because we can't let him know we know.
-Yeah, that's all stick, though. Maybe we need a bit of carrot.
-What do you mean?
Well, nobody'll talk because they're scared of what The Braves will do to them.
We need someone who stands to gain by Marcus York being put behind bars.
Thanks for coming in, Mr Knowles, however reluctantly.
As you know, we're investigating the murder of Eddie Chapman.
Yeah, we understand you were at a party the night Eddie Chapman was murdered. Is that right?
Reese Chapman was there and Marcus York.
This conversation isn't being recorded.
We think Marcus York killed Eddie Chapman.
Marcus was having an affair with Karen Chapman. Did you know that?
We think that Eddie found out about it, confronted him and then Marcus killed him.
That couldn't have happened if Marcus York was at a party with you at the time.
But if he wasn't there, or if he left early.
UCOS doesn't care what you've done, or might do in the future.
We're only interested in the murder of Eddie Chapman.
And if Marcus York gets nicked for it, leaves a vacancy at the top, doesn't it?
You are vice-president after all.
Are you really that loyal to a man like Marcus York?
Are you really that happy to take orders from him when you could be running the show?
Maybe you're just scared of what might happen if someone finds out that you talked to the police.
-Is that it?
-Of course, no-one knows what's happening in this room.
Who's to say you're not spilling your guts?
Yeah, and if a rumour like that gets out, you could end up like Stephanie Parr.
Or Spike Worsley.
Honestly, I've never seen anything like it.
-Everyone says something, eventually, don't they?
So where does that leave us?
Can I have a word?
-What about him?
-You brought him in. You didn't think to check with me?
-He's being interviewed in our investigation.
-The Vice-President of The Braves.
He was at the party Marcus York claimed to be at on the night Eddie Chapman was killed.
-How did you know we were talking to Knowles?
-He started a fight with some uniforms
when you tried to arrest him. I'm surprised it wasn't on the bloody news!
-That doesn't give you the right to come in here shouting.
-We're treading a fine line here.
-I'm trying to give you leeway.
-Not treading on your toes.
-I'm just saying if you want to...
-No, no, no, I'm not stupid.
I know what the boundaries are and I'm not treading on your toes.
Why haven't you asked what Jason Knowles said to us?
It's cos you already know, isn't it?
And that's why he's back on the streets five hours after assaulting three coppers.
The Vice-President of The Braves is a police informant.
He picked up the phone as soon as he was released and told Stuart that Marcus York left the party
just after ten o'clock and didn't come back in.
Well, that blows York's alibi out the window.
We can't use that without compromising Knowles, can we?
-No, we need to get it from someone else.
-How will you get it from him?
-We'll tell him everything we know.
If it doesn't work, we'll be letting a very angry young man walk out of here.
Then it had better work, Jack.
It was your mother who attacked Stephanie and cut her face.
That bit of news hadn't got to you, I'm surprised. She doesn't seem too bothered about hiding it.
-And she said you'd be on her side.
-I'm not talking to you.
You are, cos I'm not playing that game again today.
Have you any idea why she might have done that to Stephanie, Reese?
Stephanie said that she saw your mum and Marcus York, coming out of a hotel room
-in the middle of the night.
-The two of them.
A month before your father was killed. What do you think that means?
-That's not true.
-Really? So Stephanie's lying? Wow!
She took quite a big risk coming here just to tell us a lie.
-And she paid for it.
-She certainly did, when someone told your mother about it.
I wonder why it was such a big deal? People have affairs all the time.
Yeah, after it came out, your father was no longer around, anyway.
-Unless it came out before.
-You think Eddie could have found out?
-Maybe that's what he was talking about that night.
-The night he died.
Stephanie said that he came round to her flat, looking for you, Reese.
She said he was angry, upset and kept muttering about loyalty and...
-What was the other thing?
-Betrayal. Yeah, that's right.
-He needed to talk to you about something.
That's why he kept calling.
But you were at a party and couldn't hear your phone.
So he wandered out into the night, your Dad. Angry, drunk, confused.
-And that was the last anyone saw of him.
-Well, almost anyone.
-That's true. One person saw him after that.
Marcus York was at that party with you, wasn't he?
-I passed out.
But up to that point Marcus York was with you?
-He went out to get some air.
-I don't know.
-He just went outside for a few minutes.
-A minute? Five minutes? How long?
-I don't know. A few minutes.
I went out there, I saw him leaning against the wall. He looked rough, he said he just needed some air.
Did you see him come back in?
I went in, he said he'd be right behind me.
Reese? Think. Did Marcus York come back into that party?
Marcus, leave him alone!
Get off your hands off him. Get your hands off him!
Get your hands off him! Marcus!
Get off me! Get off me!
-I went outside for some air.
-Because you were feeling ill.
-How long were you outside?
-I don't know. A few minutes.
-And then you went back in, did you?
-Did anyone see you go back in?
-Who did you talk to?
-I don't know. It was a party. I was drunk.
-We spoke to someone else at the party who said you didn't go back inside.
-Who was that?
That's not important.
Young Reese been telling tales, has he?
-When did your relationship with Karen Chapman start?
-You want dates and times? I don't know.
-Was it before or after Eddie was killed?
But you were seen at a hotel together a month before he died.
-Another one of your mystery witnesses?
-Look at his hand.
-What is that?
-I don't know.
Eddie Chapman found out about it, didn't he?
-I need a glass of water.
-Did he confront you?
-We know he was angry and he'd been drinking.
-It makes sense that he could have been the aggressor. Was it self-defence?
-Eddie Chapman confronted you about the affair,
-you were both drunk and it turned violent. Who threw the first punch?
What's wrong with him?
Call an ambulance!
His hand was trembling in the interview.
It was doing the same thing when we met him at that motorbike place.
That's got to be a neurological thing, hasn't it?
What's the betting his lawyer tries to blame it on us?
He's upstairs having his jaw wired up, so we don't have to worry about him for a while.
-You're never going to believe this. MS.
He was diagnosed about 18 months ago. It may not be fatal, but it's getting progressively worse.
-Did anybody know?
-Yeah, and this is the real kick in the teeth.
Karen Chapman brought Marcus York into Whittington Hospital A&E
at 10.37pm on 20th December 2009.
-The night Eddie Chapman was killed.
According to a medical report, York had been at a party and gone outside for some air.
He was feeling a bit light-headed and realised he was in the early stages of a seizure,
similar to the one that we've just witnessed. He called up Karen and got her to take him to the hospital.
That's why he didn't go back into the party.
The reason he claimed he had is because he didn't want anybody to find out where he really was.
-I don't suppose there's any chance that afterwards...
-No, he was kept in overnight and Karen was with him.
-And that's his real alibi.
-And it's watertight.
We've been after the wrong guy.
-It's not the end of the world.
-Thank you, Gerry.
-Someone killed Chapman.
-Just not Marcus York.
How can the pieces fit together so well and yet the picture they make is so wrong?
We were probably punching above our weight going after Marcus York in the first place.
Let Barlow's lot deal with him.
-Punching above our weight?
-Yeah. well, no...
What I mean is, if...
-See you in the morning.
What was that about?
As if I ever know the answer to that question.
Stuart told me that all I'm doing is cleaning up the mess left by detectives who aren't as good as me.
-Well, that's not true.
Sometimes we clear up the mess left by detectives who are better than you.
-Everybody makes mistakes.
-And we clean them up.
-When we can.
-I should be out there, Jack.
-Doing something important?
Look, I don't give a stuff what Stuart Barlow or anybody else thinks about UCOS
but giving unsolved cases another go round IS important.
If you want to leave because it isn't exciting or glamorous enough...
-I'm not saying that.
-Or you're bored to death with three retired detectives
who moan about everything and drink tea all day long, fair enough.
But don't think for one second...
You are a good detective, Sandra, but nobody is too good for this job.
-Where are you two going?
No, I'm not and neither are you. We're going to work out who killed Eddie Chapman.
-You're not serious?
-Yes, I'm serious.
Punching above our weight, are we? We'll see about that!
Hi, Stuart, it's Sandra Pullman. I just wanted you to know we've struck out on the Chapman case.
We're going to drop it, so it's over to you now.
Give me a call if you want. OK, cheers. Bye.
This is on you.
Look what they did to me.
Now it's your turn.
Jack, this is ridiculous. There is no evidence here.
It's not that there isn't any to be found, it's just that we haven't found it.
Sandra was right, the pieces of this puzzle fit together perfectly.
Everything points to Marcus York killing Eddie Chapman, but we all know he couldn't have.
-If he didn't, then York's affair with Karen Chapman had nothing to do with Eddie Chapman's death.
So why did Karen attack Stephanie because she told us?
Well, it's like Barlow said, it's a punishment.
I mean, as far as this lot's concerned, you just do not talk to the police, full stop.
Stephanie's lucky she didn't, she didn't turn out like...
-Like Spike Worsley!
-He was killed because The Braves thought he was an informant.
Well, this is, what, a month before Eddie Chapman died.
-Remember the date?
-Yeah, the 17th November, just around 11 o'clock at night.
-Have you got Stephanie's statement?
-What have you got, Brian?
You remember Stephanie claimed she saw Marcus York and Karen Chapman together in the hotel that night.
What's the date?
-November the 17th, so Marcus York couldn't have killed Spike Worsley either.
How can we be making progress by finding more people that Marcus York didn't kill?
Because we shouldn't be looking for the "who", Jack, we need to find out the "why".
-Why was Spike Worsely killed?
-Because The Braves thought he was a snout.
-But he wasn't.
-No, but Jason Knowles was!
Now Eddie Chapman knew that Spike Worsley was innocent,
so what if he set out on his own to find the real informant?
-What and found out it was Knowles?
-Yeah, and that's why Chapman was lambing off at Stephanie
about loyalty and betrayal.
Maybe it was Knowles who pointed the finger at Spike Worsley in the first place.
To divert suspicion from himself.
Now, David Parr was there the night Spike Worsley died.
-We need to find out what he saw and what he heard.
-Come on then.
-OK, Reese, you don't want to do this.
-You destroyed my life.
No, I didn't. Your father was murdered.
Your mother put your girlfriend in hospital and looking at that acid burn where your tattoo was,
-you've been thrown out the club.
-I don't care about any of that.
-What, then? Stephanie?
There goes the cavalry.
-You're pointing a gun because your girlfriend won't talk to you?
-She was the only thing that mattered.
-Why aren't you at the hospital telling her that?
-Because she won't even see me.
Can you blame her?
-No. No, I blame you. You were supposed to protect her.
-And I did.
I don't know how her name got out and I'm sorry. Let's not forget it was your mother that put her in hospital.
Reese. Reese, listen, put the gun down.
-You've got a bad chemical burn on your arm, let me get you medical attention.
Put the gun down and we'll step outside, take a few breaths, and...
-You went outside!
-What are you talking about?
-At the party.
-I don't care about any of that.
-Yes, yes, you do.
-You said that you saw Marcus York when you went outside.
-Why did you go outside?
-Is this really how you want to spend your last few seconds?
-It was noisy, there was music playing.
You said your father tried to call but didn't get through. That wasn't true, was it?
You went outside to take the call. You spoke to him.
Why didn't you tell us?
-Because we don't talk to cops.
-Oh, grow up!
What did he say?
-He wasn't making any sense.
-What did he say?
He was drunk, he was raving. He kept saying it wasn't Spike, over and over again.
-He said he knew who it was.
-He knew who the informant was.
He said he wanted me to meet him, he said he needed my help. I didn't help him. I thought he was...
It's my fault. My dad, Stephanie, I didn't help them. I wasn't there for them.
-I lost them both because I didn't...
-Oh, stop whining!
How many more times? I've got nothing to say to you.
-Who killed Spike Worsley?
-I don't know.
-Yes, you do. You were there.
-He left before.
-No he didn't. Who killed him, Mr Parr?
-Was it Jason Knowles?
-I've got nothing to say to you!
-I just want to be with my daughter.
-Get back into bed, Steph.
Why don't you just leave us alone?
Well, if you won't talk to us, then maybe you'll talk to the drugs squad.
We know you smuggle drugs in from Rotterdam for The Braves.
The paper trail's tricky to follow, but I'm sure we could get there if we applied ourselves.
-Go back inside!
-Is that true?
Presumably it was Eddie Chapman's idea originally.
Then, when he was killed, The Braves wouldn't have wanted to lose their arrangement.
So what did they threaten you with? Kill you? Kill Stephanie?
-I want a lawyer.
-Listen, you talk to us about Spike Worsley, you won't need one.
Whatever you threaten me with, it's nothing compared to...
-It was Karen Chapman who attacked me.
-I'll make a statement.
-I'll stand up in court.
I want those animals out of our lives.
And I want Reese to know what really happened to his dad so he can get away from them.
I don't want us all to be frightened any more.
Tell them what happened.
Knowles killed Spike. He was the grass.
He said he'd kill Stephanie if anybody found out.
But Eddie did. Eddie found out all about him.
And I warned Knowles, to protect my daughter.
I got my best friend killed.
What's happened to you?
-Reese Chapman happened.
-Are you all right?
-Yeah, I'm fine.
He's not, though, I broke his nose. He's upstairs making a statement.
-Eddie Chapman was killed by Jason Knowles.
-Yes, we know.
He killed Spike Worsley too, under orders from York.
David Parr saw it happen. He'll make a statement.
I've been sitting here wondering what to do about Knowles. I mean, he's committed two murders,
and yet if we nick him then Stuart looses his informant.
Two murders. It hardly puts him in the big league as far as Marcus York and the like are concerned.
We can't get York, but we can get Knowles.
-And you're talking about letting it go?!
-For the greater good.
Jack, the murder of two particularly nasty gang members set against the possibility
that Knowles could help Barlow bring down an entire criminal organisation.
-And then what else do we turn a blind eye to?
No, I'm not taking sides here, I'm just going round in circles.
When Barlow's lot move in, Knowles will get done for the murders anyway.
He'll set them against all the information he's provided and walk away scot free.
I still think that's a small price to pay to get rid of The Braves AND their European contacts.
We need to get Strickland in on this.
How did you get David Parr to talk?
You didn't tell him we know about the drugs?
Christ, Brian. What if it hadn't worked?
Parr could have gone straight to The Braves and Stuart's operation would be up the spout!
It is up the spout.
And the dilemma about whether we let Jason Knowles off or not isn't a dilemma any more.
Well, what does that mean?
April 6th, 2001, Jason Knowles participated in an armed robbery of a security van in the Old Kent Road.
-There was no such robbery.
It's on his file, Brian. He's got a criminal record.
It didn't happen and neither did any of these assaults he was charged with.
-What are you talking about, Brian?
-They're all...they're all on the record but they're not in here.
I have no memory of them. So I've just been checking it out.
The judge who supposedly tried the armed robbery case was presiding over a fraud trial at the time,
-in a completely different court.
-Are you saying that the records have been doctored?
I think you do need to talk to Strickland.
-I keep doing that and nothing happens.
-Click on the icon.
-That one, there.
-Proper night owls, you lot, aren't you?
-Yeah, yeah. That's us, yeah.
-What's going on?
-Uh, I think they're waiting for you, Stuart.
This can't be good.
Close the door, Stuart.
This looks serious.
-What about him?
He killed Eddie Chapman.
-No, he didn't.
-And he killed Spike Worsley.
-Look, Jack, please!
-We have a witness.
-David Parr, the drug smuggler? He's having you on.
-It's not possible.
-Why not, Stuart?
-It's just not possible.
It's not possible, because Jason Knowles isn't merely an informant, is he?
He's an undercover police officer.
-You certain he did this?
Following Spike Worsley's death, Eddie Chapman discovered the truth about Jason Knowles.
-That's what Chapman was doing in Rotterdam.
Your joint operation with the Dutch Police. You share information.
Someone over there leaked it or sold it.
Eddie told David Parr what he'd discovered.
Parr warned Knowles, because Knowles told him he would kill Stephanie if anyone found out.
Did you know about this, Stuart?
No. No, I didn't.
I told Jason about Stephanie.
When she first came to see you. I...told him.
He was one of us.
At some point, I'm afraid, he became one of them.
You understand that this means your operation is fatally compromised.
-And there'll almost certainly be an enquiry.
No-one wants to believe you had knowledge of any of this.
-Happened on my watch, though.
-Yes, yes, it did.
Yeah, cheers, mate. Ta-ra.
Karen Chapman was arrested 20 minutes ago.
Apparently she went nuts, it took five wooden tops to restrain her.
-That's a happy ending of sorts.
-Not for Stuart Barlow, it isn't.
Even the best of us make mistakes, Sandra.
I'm just glad we were here to clear up the mess!
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The UCOS team reinvestigate the murder of Eddie Chapman, leader of a notorious criminal motorbike gang, the Braves, when new evidence is brought to them by an unlikely source. Pullman is also forced to reassess her position when an old colleague investigating the criminal activities of the Braves suggests she is wasting her career on unsolved and cold cases.