Episode 1 Strike


Episode 1

Drama series based on the novel by Robert Galbraith. Cormoran Strike, an injured war veteran turned PI, investigates the truth surrounding a mysterious death.


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CAMERA SHUTTERS CLICK

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CAMERA SHUTTERS CLICK

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You look lovely, Lula.

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CAMERA SHUTTERS CLICK

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Lula, over here. Lula, just turn around!

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PHONE RINGS

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Look, I don't want to see you, OK?

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DOORBELL RINGS

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PHONE RINGS

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SIRENS WAIL

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CAMERA SHUTTERS CLICK

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SIRENS GROW LOUDER

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# You and me

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# Me and you

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# Somehow, we made it through

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# I may be gone, I may be far away

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# But I walk beside you every step of the way

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# When you're used, bruised, black and blued

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# I'll think about it

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# Never doubt it

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# I'll walk beside you. #

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Doors will open on the left-hand side.

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Change for the Northern Line.

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-SHOUTING FROM UPSTAIRS:

-Why are you doing this?

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Because I can't live with you any more!

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For a chance of being happy without some psycho making my life a misery.

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Oh, a psycho now, as well as a liar.

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Yeah, among other things.

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And where are you going to sleep next?

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I don't know, but anywhere will be better than...

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CLUNK Argh! You mad bitch!

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You need me, you just watch!

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THUDDING

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Walk away!

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You'll come running back. You always do!

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Charlotte!

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SHE GASPS

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Sit down.

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-You OK?

-Yeah, sorry.

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Sorry about that.

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Oh, it's fine. Um...

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Um...

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How can I help you?

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Oh, um...er...I'm the new temp.

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I'm here for the week.

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No, I cancelled that.

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-Um...

-Definitely.

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They're pretty strict on refunds.

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OK.

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I'll just, er, clear this.

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So do you want me to...?

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Yeah, just, you know...

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I'll be in my office.

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OK.

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SHE SIGHS

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KNOCK AT DOOR

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Hello, can I help you?

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Oh, hi. Um, my name's John Bristow.

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I'd like to speak to Mr Strike, if possible.

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Do you have an appointment?

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Ah, er, no. Um...

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We know each other.

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-Well, take a seat, Mr Bristow.

-Thank you.

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SHE KNOCKS Yeah?

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There's a ...

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new client. Mr John Bristow.

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Doesn't have an appointment, but he says he knows you.

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I don't know a John Bristow.

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Right.

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Well, he says he does.

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Two minutes.

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-Could you shut the door, please?

-Mm-hm.

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Would you like anything to drink?

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Oh, er, yeah. White coffee, no sugar, please.

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-WHISPERS:

-OK.

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Um...shall we go through?

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Agh!

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Remember me?

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Charlie's brother. Your friend, Charlie Bristow, from...

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John. It's been...

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Take a seat.

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How's your mother? After Charlie's accident, I never really...

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Not so good, I'm afraid.

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She has stage four cancer, which has spread to the lymph nodes.

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I'm sorry to hear that.

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She was always very kind to me.

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I remembered that when I saw your name.

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-There aren't so many Cormoran Strikes around!

-Yeah.

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-How can I help you, John?

-It's about my sister.

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Oh. Er, of course, you wouldn't have met.

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Mum and Dad adopted again about a year after Charlie's death.

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My sister used our mother's maiden name for her professional career.

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The world knew her as Lula Landry.

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Thanks, Sandra.

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THE Lula Landry?

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I was with her earlier that day to discuss contracts.

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She had an upcoming shoot in Morocco, she was excited about it,

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she was happy.

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Now, the inquest verdict said suicide...

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..but I think she was murdered.

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DOOR CLOSES PHONE RINGS

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Hello, Cormoran Strike's office.

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Er, I'm afraid he's with a client at the moment.

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Yes, of course. Who shall I say called?

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Now, a chap they picked up on CCTV -

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they never traced him.

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He was outside, watching the flat.

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Looks like a black chap.

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Not that...you know...just...

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We haven't got the actual footage?

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No, just those stills.

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But it is my priority to find out who he is.

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It's all set out in there.

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My own analysis, plus a lot of the police evidence

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which I obtained during the inquest.

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The inquest that returned a verdict of suicide?

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Because the coroner couldn't see past a girl

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-with a poor history of mental health.

-Mm.

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Look...

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..review the information in the file. Ask some questions.

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Then we can discuss any further involvement.

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There's £1,000, just to do that.

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Look, even if it's just to put our minds at rest

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while Mum's still alive,

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and stop this horrible anxiety that justice has not been done.

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Charlie never wanted to let me play football with you guys.

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Do you remember?

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And you always said, "Oh, let him tag along, he can be ball boy."

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As a friend of our family...

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..you're exactly the right person.

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Please don't say no.

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I can only promise to review the file at this stage.

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Of course.

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We'll, er, speak later, then.

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See you, John.

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DOOR CLOSES

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Thanks for sorting the coffee, Sandra.

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That's all right. A Mr Gillespie called. He said it was important.

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Why do you keep calling me Sandra?

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-That isn't your name.

-No.

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-The last girl was called Sandra.

-Ah.

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I accept that isn't a brilliant reason for me

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calling you by her name.

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I'm Robin. Robin Ellacott.

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Cormoran.

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Just popping out.

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Where shall I say you are if anyone important calls?

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Down the boozer.

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Don't worry, they won't.

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So is there anything in particular you'd like me to do

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while you're gone?

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Er, could you look up Landry, May and Patterson?

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They're a law firm. Print out their partner biogs.

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And, er, anything you can get on Lula Landry's family background.

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Mm-hm.

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Er, computer password's Hatherill123. Two Ls.

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Sorry about nearly killing you earlier.

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It's OK.

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Hiya, Corm.

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Is that a new girl in your office?

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She came down to borrow some coffee stuff.

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Roger was all over her like a cheap suit.

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Tell Roger she has a massive engagement ring.

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-Yeah, like that'll stop him from trying.

-Ha!

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What happened to your...?

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Got smacked with an ashtray.

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-Ouch!

-Yeah.

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Pint.

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Yeah, the Lula Landry case.

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Who was the investigating officer?

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Can I help you?

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You the concierge?

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What do you want?

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My name is Cormoran Strike.

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Wondered if we could have a quick chat.

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Even when she's dead, you lot don't give up.

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I'm not a journalist.

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Yeah? So what are you, then? You're not a cop.

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I was. Royal Military Police. Now a private investigator.

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Right! Hacking phones for a living?

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Dishonourable discharge, was it?

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Medical. My leg.

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Want to see it?

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No.

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Lula's family have hired me

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to investigate the efficiency of the police investigation.

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Were you working the night she died?

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First to the body.

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What happened?

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Mrs Bestigui - she's on the first floor - she runs down screaming.

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Somebody had just fallen past their window. I run out, and...

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-Horrible.

-You called the police?

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-I went straight up to Lula's flat.

-Why did you do that?

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Cos of what Mrs Bestigui was saying.

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She thought there was somebody there, so....

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You'd know if anybody had gone up, presumably?

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Yeah.

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Ah. Excuse me.

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Ah, Dennis, I need to show you that lift door, come in.

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-WHISPERS:

-Derrick.

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Derrick, sorry.

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Certainly, Mr Bestigui.

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Actually, you should talk to Nico. He was Lula's favourite driver.

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PHONE BUZZES

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I got a pick up in Greek Street.

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Well, I'm going that way.

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Half a fare?

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Yeah, OK. Hop in.

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Delivery from Charlotte Campbell.

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Oh! Careful!

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I'm on a double yellow, love.

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DOOR SLAMS

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It's sad.

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Lula, she was all right, you know? She had a big heart.

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She lived in a world that's really fucking hard.

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-We had a lot in common.

-Such as?

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Both mixed race, for one thing.

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My dad's a Cypriot from Swansea, and my mum's a West Indian Scouser.

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Must have been a nice, quiet wedding.

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NICO CHUCKLES

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-HORN BEEPS

-Whoa, whoa.

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You've still got to follow the rules of the road,

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even if you are on a bike, love.

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Where did you take her that day?

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Er, OK. So first off, we went to Vashti.

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-It's a clothes shop on Conduit Street.

-Vashti?

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They was in there for a little bit, and then I took them back to Lula's.

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-They?

-Yeah, she met a mate in there. Rochelle.

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-Another model?

-Rochelle Onifade?

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Lula met her in a nuthouse.

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I used to pick her up from her hostel on, er, Hallum Street,

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and bring her out to play.

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Can you remember what they were talking about?

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-Like what?

-Like anything.

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Er, was looking at something for a bit. Some piece of paper.

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You don't remember what it was?

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All I remember is Lula laughing,

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and saying it was going to piss people off big time.

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Anstis?

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Any luck with DI Wardle, mate?

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Yeah, if you could.

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Yeah, that would be great.

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Yeah, sure. Yeah, bye.

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BLUESY GUITAR MUSIC

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People have been coming all day to pay tribute to Lula Landry...

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DOOR OPENS

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..who fell to her death from one of the flats behind...

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ROBIN STOPS VIDEO

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-How'd it go today, then?

-Well, when I got there,

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the boss had obviously been in a massive fight with some woman.

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The office is all smashed up.

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And he doesn't want me there at all,

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and then he buggers off to the pub, leaves me on my own all afternoon,

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with this really rude guy calling every half hour, demanding money.

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-So it's just him, then?

-Yeah, he's a private detective.

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HE SCOFFS

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Private detective. That's a bit Roger Rabbit.

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It not, actually. He's, um...

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His dad's Jonny Rokeby.

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-What?

-Mm.

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-Then how come he owes money?

-I don't know.

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From what I read online, they don't have much of a relationship.

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Isn't that the model who jumped out of a window?

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Gosh.

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She was so young and beautiful.

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Girls always get other girls wrong.

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You are miles fitter.

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She's way too skinny.

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FOOTBALL COMMENTARY ON TV

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That'll be an Arsenal throw, down this left-hand side.

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Night.

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-Matt!

-They...

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destroy communication...

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..and intimacy.

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ROBIN LAUGHS

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PHONE RINGS

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CONSTRUCTION NOISE IN STREET

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Yeah?

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It's DI Wardle here. I've just come off my shift.

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You can have half an hour, if you get your skates on.

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Great.

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So you think Lula Landry was murdered,

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-and we messed up the investigation?

-Not at all.

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I just want to have a better picture of Lula's last hours.

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Well, we know she was in a state,

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because of the latest bust-up with her boyfriend.

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Evan Duffield - he was seen outside the bar where...

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He was seen all over the place, with that stupid wolf head.

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But he has a cast-iron alibi for time of death.

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Let's make this nice and clear -

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Lula enters the lobby alone, says goodnight to the concierge,

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and heads upstairs.

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-Nobody followed her, and there's no other way up to her flat.

-Mm.

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Underneath Lula's, there's flat two, a rental property, empty.

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Deeby Macc was meant to arrive that night,

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but diverted to Claridge's from the airport.

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Who is Deeby Macc?

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-WARDLE CHUCKLES

-He's a pretty famous rapper.

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And believe me, his entourage and credit card limit

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are big enough to make tracking him fairly easy.

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On the first floor, flat one, the Bestiguis', Freddie and Tansy.

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He's in a conference call,

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and there's six witnesses to that effect.

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She's in a nightie, and sees a body fall past the window,

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and raises the alarm.

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With the concierge. He told me Tansy said she heard an argument upstairs.

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That's why he ran up to check it out.

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By the time it came to her official statement,

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Tansy Bestigui had reverted to the facts.

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She was coked up. Might have altered her perceptions a bit.

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You think I wouldn't have liked

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to head up the Lula Landry murder investigation?

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Well, sometimes the truth is boring -

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a girl with mental health issues, a pressure job,

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and boyfriend trouble topped herself.

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My advice would be, take whatever that arse head brother's

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already given you, and get back to sniffing sheets.

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DOOR OPENS

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Morning.

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Morning.

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I need you to prepare some terms and conditions for John Bristow,

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and create a client account, please.

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-You're taking the case, then?

-Yeah.

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The woman who raised the alarm said she heard a fight upstairs,

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and then she changed her statement.

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Hmm. Why would she do that?

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Well, that's a good question,

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and one DI Wardle was all too happy to dismiss.

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I suspect he suffers from acute confirmation bias, which means...

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Preferring evidence that supports a pre-existing theory,

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and ignoring that which doesn't.

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I did it at uni.

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-You've got a degree?

-No. Dropped out.

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Me too.

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What's all this?

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So, the last photos of Lula.

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These are all picture taken at the funeral. This is the family.

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That's Lady Yvette Bristow with her brother, Tony Landry.

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John and Lula's uncle.

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Who is also a partner at the law firm,

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so I've printed off his biog for you as well.

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These are industry people and friends.

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This is Guy Some, the designer, with Lula's best mate, Ciara Porter,

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-Evan Duffield...

-Rock star boyfriend.

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..and this is the big film producer, Freddie Bestigui,

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who lives on the first floor of Lula's building.

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I'm guessing that's his wife.

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That's Tansy. The neighbour who changed her statement.

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I'm heading to Lula's now. Do you want to look around with me?

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Sure.

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Have you ever heard of Deeby Macc?

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-Yeah.

-Well, I hadn't.

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Actually, he had a big thing for Lula Landry.

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Wrote a couple of tracks about how he was going to

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take her off Evan Duffield.

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Did she get any say in this?

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No. Obviously, it was a matter to be sorted out between the boys.

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Why?

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He was going to rent the flat underneath Lula's for his UK tour.

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DOOR BUZZES

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Did John Bristow call you about the key?

0:30:010:30:03

-So this is where you were the night of Lula's death?

-Yeah.

0:30:050:30:08

-Nobody comes or goes without you seeing them, right?

-Yeah.

0:30:080:30:11

I mean, they'd have to report to you?

0:30:110:30:14

Yeah, I tell them what flat to go up to.

0:30:140:30:16

Unless Lula's told me not to let them up.

0:30:160:30:18

She do that often?

0:30:180:30:20

Well, a couple of times.

0:30:200:30:21

Who?

0:30:210:30:23

Evan Duffield mostly.

0:30:230:30:24

And her uncle, Tony Landry, IF they'd had one of their rows.

0:30:260:30:29

LIFT BELL PINGS OK.

0:30:300:30:33

So tell me about the building's layout.

0:30:340:30:37

Well, the Bestiguis are on the first floor

0:30:370:30:40

and the second floor is currently vacant.

0:30:400:30:43

The penthouse was Lula's.

0:30:430:30:46

And this is the only entrance?

0:30:460:30:48

Only one way in and out.

0:30:480:30:50

-Why do you think she got changed when she got home?

-Comfort?

0:31:250:31:29

CAMERA CLICKS

0:31:290:31:30

Funny thing to do when you're about to kill yourself.

0:31:300:31:33

In the Army, I knew this lieutenant.

0:31:330:31:35

Life and soul of his own birthday party,

0:31:350:31:38

shot himself two hours later. CAMERA CLICKS

0:31:380:31:40

DISTANT SIREN WAILS

0:32:440:32:46

Locks as soon as it's shut.

0:32:490:32:51

INAUDIBLE

0:32:540:32:56

HE TAPS

0:32:560:32:57

Don't think he can hear me.

0:32:570:32:59

INAUDIBLE

0:33:010:33:02

You can't hear a single thing from these flats with the door shut.

0:33:070:33:11

They could have a Trenchtown sound system playing downstairs...

0:33:110:33:15

-and you'd never know.

-What's Tansy Bestigui like?

0:33:150:33:18

-Better than her husband.

-You believed her when she said

0:33:180:33:21

she thought there was somebody up here with Lula?

0:33:210:33:23

She was scared.

0:33:240:33:26

OK.

0:33:260:33:28

What about Rochelle Onifade?

0:33:280:33:30

Nico said he dropped them both back here during the day.

0:33:300:33:33

-I told Lula about that girl.

-What did you tell her?

0:33:330:33:36

She was trash. Only after her money.

0:33:360:33:38

What did Lula say?

0:33:380:33:40

Just laughed, told me not to be horrible,

0:33:400:33:43

she didn't care about money.

0:33:430:33:44

Only people who with a lot of it ever say that.

0:33:440:33:47

Do you mind showing me the rest of the building?

0:33:470:33:49

Oh, there's only the swimming pool, really, so...

0:33:490:33:51

I don't know why you'd want to...

0:33:510:33:53

Mrs Bestigui?

0:34:210:34:22

My name is Cormoran Strike.

0:34:240:34:26

I'm an investigator.

0:34:260:34:27

-A what?

-A private investigator.

0:34:280:34:31

Sorry to bother you,

0:34:310:34:33

but I've been hired to look into the death of Lula Landry.

0:34:330:34:36

I just need to ask you a few questions

0:34:360:34:38

about the night of Lula's death.

0:34:380:34:39

Yes?

0:34:410:34:42

-How did you know Lula fell?

-I saw her.

0:34:420:34:45

-You saw her?

-That's what I said.

0:34:450:34:47

So you were close to the window.

0:34:490:34:52

I'm sorry, this really isn't a great time for this kind of conversation.

0:34:550:34:59

Please, er...

0:35:020:35:03

..call my office and fix a meeting.

0:35:060:35:09

I just want to ensure we've got all the facts.

0:35:090:35:12

Who's paying you?

0:35:130:35:14

John Bristow, Lula's brother.

0:35:140:35:17

OK.

0:35:190:35:20

I'll call you.

0:35:210:35:22

-She's lying.

-Why?

-When you start an investigation, Robin,

0:35:310:35:35

it's like looking into an aquarium for the first time.

0:35:350:35:39

Walk around, check how many fish there are,

0:35:390:35:41

see what happens when you tap the glass.

0:35:410:35:43

And, right now, Tansy's the most interesting fish?

0:35:430:35:46

And Rochelle Onifade.

0:35:460:35:48

# If you keep dancin' on me

0:35:500:35:52

# Girl, I'll be tempted to touch

0:35:520:35:54

# Tempted to touch Tempted to touch

0:35:540:35:56

-ON CLIP:

-# Feel like I can't get enough, can't get enough

0:35:560:35:59

# If you keep dancin' on me Girl, I'll be tempted to touch... #

0:35:590:36:02

So this is Deeby Macc.

0:36:020:36:03

# Tempted to touch Tempted to touch

0:36:030:36:06

# If you keep hitting on me... #

0:36:080:36:10

Right.

0:36:100:36:11

And I also found out that Ciara Porter has a web channel

0:36:110:36:14

of video clips she made with Lula and her mates.

0:36:140:36:17

-ON CLIP:

-Oh, we should call her Beulah!

0:36:170:36:19

Oh, my God, it's a she and I am not...

0:36:190:36:20

-Ciara's just got a new dog.

-Oh, look...

0:36:200:36:23

With stupid ears.

0:36:230:36:24

Expensive ears.

0:36:240:36:26

Rochelle!

0:36:260:36:27

They shouldn't breed them flat faced like that, poor things.

0:36:270:36:31

Pause it there.

0:36:330:36:34

Oh, my Little Rock!

0:36:340:36:36

Where are those funeral photos you showed me?

0:36:380:36:41

Um...

0:36:430:36:44

Is that Rochelle?

0:36:520:36:53

Yeah.

0:36:550:36:56

Think that could be Rochelle?

0:37:070:37:09

PHONE RINGS

0:37:090:37:10

Oh, it's hard to say.

0:37:100:37:12

Could be.

0:37:120:37:13

Cormoran Strike's office?

0:37:160:37:18

Yes, of course. I'll pass that on immediately.

0:37:190:37:22

SHE HANGS UP

0:37:220:37:23

Tansy Bestigui wants to meet you tonight.

0:37:230:37:25

Hm!

0:37:260:37:28

I'll go and iron a shirt.

0:37:300:37:31

Here's my Little Rock.

0:37:350:37:37

My Little Rock knows more about me than you lot ever will.

0:37:370:37:41

THEY CHUCKLE

0:37:410:37:42

CAR HORN HONKS

0:37:430:37:46

-Good evening.

-I'm meeting Tansy Bestigui?

0:38:060:38:09

Sure. May we take your coat, sir?

0:38:090:38:11

This isn't...

0:38:290:38:31

My name is Tony Landry.

0:38:310:38:32

I'm Lula and John's uncle.

0:38:320:38:34

Please sit down.

0:38:350:38:36

Coincidentally, our law firm also represents Mr and Mrs Bestigui.

0:38:410:38:46

So now...I've been looking you up. All very interesting.

0:38:470:38:51

Afghanistan.

0:38:510:38:52

-Jonny Rokeby.

-HE CHUCKLES

0:38:520:38:55

And your mother.

0:38:550:38:57

Leda Strike, wasn't it?

0:38:580:39:00

They don't make them like her any more, unfortunately.

0:39:000:39:04

And now my delusional nephew has hired you

0:39:050:39:08

to cause more pain to the family.

0:39:080:39:11

My aim is to lessen his pain by providing him with the truth.

0:39:110:39:14

I can't interfere with my nephew's madness.

0:39:140:39:18

-Or his love for his sister.

-Very true.

0:39:180:39:21

Family is a complex thing.

0:39:210:39:24

You, of all people, are surely aware of that.

0:39:240:39:26

Lula's death was tragic,

0:39:260:39:29

but I must advise you to stay away from the Bestiguis.

0:39:290:39:35

-WAITER:

-How is everything?

0:39:360:39:38

Delicious, thank you.

0:39:390:39:40

I would like a bottle of Puligny-Montrachet

0:39:400:39:43

-and, PLEASE, not too cold.

-Of course, sir.

0:39:430:39:46

The thing is, Tony, I take my instructions from your nephew so...

0:39:460:39:50

They say that we are all just two mistakes from being homeless

0:39:500:39:56

and I know that currently my nephew's money

0:39:560:39:59

is all that is keeping you from displaying that stump

0:39:590:40:03

for loose change on Waterloo Bridge.

0:40:030:40:06

Put John's mind at rest,

0:40:070:40:09

ease his pain if you like,

0:40:090:40:12

take your money and we'll all be happy.

0:40:120:40:15

Don't be greedy, though, and take advantage of his grief

0:40:150:40:19

by prolonging this tragedy or I will tie you in so many legal knots

0:40:190:40:24

you won't be able to get out of bed in the morning.

0:40:240:40:27

Definitely give that some thought.

0:40:290:40:31

Let me give you a little bit of advice.

0:40:320:40:35

You can insult my financial status,

0:40:350:40:37

my disability, anything you like.

0:40:370:40:39

Mention my mother again,

0:40:400:40:42

I'll introduce you to an experience

0:40:420:40:44

far worse than an over-chilled burgundy.

0:40:440:40:47

Got it?

0:40:470:40:48

Enjoy the rest of your dinner.

0:40:500:40:51

MATCH FLARES

0:40:560:40:58

PHONE RINGS

0:41:080:41:10

ANSWERPHONE: You've reached the offices of Cormoran Strike.

0:41:270:41:30

Please leave a message.

0:41:300:41:32

MACHINE BEEPS

0:41:320:41:33

-CHARLOTTE:

-I know you're there. Just pick up the phone.

0:41:330:41:37

I can't cope.

0:41:400:41:41

I need you, Bluey.

0:41:430:41:44

Please.

0:41:450:41:47

MACHINE BEEPS

0:41:470:41:48

Bollocks.

0:42:070:42:08

Why do I always take you off before I remember to have a piss?

0:42:100:42:13

TRICKLING

0:42:310:42:34

HE GRUNTS

0:42:440:42:46

MOBILE RINGS

0:42:460:42:49

HE SIGHS

0:44:060:44:09

KNOCK ON DOOR Yeah.

0:44:100:44:12

The, um, the stuff for John Bristow you asked for.

0:44:130:44:15

Would you like me to get rid of that cup?

0:44:170:44:19

NO!

0:44:190:44:21

No. You're not a cleaner.

0:44:210:44:23

OK...

0:44:240:44:26

DOOR CLOSES

0:44:290:44:30

LIQUID POURS

0:44:400:44:41

-Tashakor.

-Nooshe jan.

0:44:590:45:02

Sorry I'm a bit late,

0:45:120:45:14

couldn't find anywhere to park,

0:45:140:45:16

had to use the, er, Chinatown car park.

0:45:160:45:19

Look, um, I am so relieved you've agreed to take this on.

0:45:220:45:28

Here are my terms of business.

0:45:280:45:30

Daily rate includes money for informants and incidentals, and...

0:45:300:45:33

..here's some issues and questions.

0:45:380:45:40

Yeah. Lula did have a computer but we wiped it

0:45:440:45:47

and gave it to charity once the police had returned it.

0:45:470:45:50

Was there anything else taken from her flat?

0:45:510:45:53

Er, Tony took Mum round there -

0:45:530:45:56

just to pick up a few personal things...

0:45:560:45:57

Tony Landry, your uncle?

0:45:570:45:59

-Yeah.

-Hm.

0:45:590:46:00

Why?

0:46:020:46:03

I bumped into him. Or rather he bumped into me.

0:46:030:46:06

BRISTOW LAUGHS NERVOUSLY

0:46:060:46:09

How do you get on with him?

0:46:090:46:11

Tony's a little, er...

0:46:110:46:13

-HE SIGHS

-Yeah...

0:46:130:46:14

Lula?

0:46:150:46:17

They sometimes clashed.

0:46:170:46:20

The doorman told me she asked him not to let Tony up.

0:46:200:46:23

Yeah, I-I can believe that.

0:46:230:46:25

Did Lula ever mention Rochelle Onifade?

0:46:260:46:29

-Er...is she a model?

-No.

0:46:290:46:32

So, I'm afraid, er...

0:46:340:46:36

No, I'm sorry, I can't put a face to her.

0:46:370:46:40

Fiver for a hand job.

0:46:480:46:49

Rochelle's not here any more. She was asked to leave, actually.

0:46:530:46:56

-Any idea where she's gone?

-No, sorry.

0:46:560:46:59

You don't have any contact details?

0:46:590:47:01

Yeah, but I can't just give them out to strangers, obviously.

0:47:010:47:04

PHONE RINGS

0:47:040:47:05

Hallum Street Hostel.

0:47:060:47:09

Yep.

0:47:090:47:10

No, we haven't got any places.

0:47:120:47:13

You have to be resident in the borough for B&B.

0:47:130:47:17

-Yes, it is a disgrace.

-SARCASTICALLY:

-Welcome to London!

0:47:170:47:20

OK, thanks. Sorry to bother you.

0:47:210:47:24

Could you do me a big favour?

0:47:470:47:49

No.

0:47:490:47:50

Could you do me a big favour for 50 quid?

0:47:500:47:52

Thought you wouldn't be able to resist. You got a car?

0:47:540:47:58

It's not that kind of a favour.

0:47:580:47:59

WOMAN SCREAMS

0:48:030:48:06

CAMERA CLICKS

0:48:290:48:31

INDISTINCT RAISED VOICES NEARBY

0:48:340:48:37

Might not be a big deal to you, but I'm proper phobic!

0:48:440:48:46

It was an enormous big, hairy monster... Nearly as bad as him.

0:48:460:48:49

-Everything OK?

-It was a bloody spider in her room.

0:48:490:48:52

I need you to call Rochelle, tell her a friend of Lula's needs to meet

0:48:550:48:58

to give her an important message.

0:48:580:49:00

You ain't going to hurt her, are you?

0:49:040:49:07

No.

0:49:070:49:08

Why can't you call?

0:49:090:49:10

It'll come better from you.

0:49:100:49:12

Tell her Lula said I needed to speak to "Little Rock".

0:49:140:49:17

"Little Rock".

0:49:180:49:19

Rochelle?

0:49:330:49:35

-You ain't no friend of Lula.

-Sit down.

-What do want with me, man?

0:49:350:49:38

I just want to ask you a few questions. I'm not police. OK?

0:49:380:49:41

Really not the police.

0:49:410:49:42

SHE SIGHS

0:49:450:49:46

You want something to eat?

0:49:570:49:58

Yeah, get me a burger and chips.

0:50:000:50:02

Burger and chips.

0:50:060:50:07

You want...?

0:50:080:50:10

Bastard, bastard leg.

0:50:410:50:43

-ROCHELLE:

-I don't know. He said he was a mate.

0:50:450:50:48

Yeah, well, Lula never had any mates who looked like him, so I bounced.

0:50:480:50:53

Course not!

0:50:540:50:55

But you need to sort me out again.

0:50:570:50:59

Rochelle...

0:51:010:51:02

-SHOUTING:

-Leave me alone!

0:51:030:51:05

-Who were you talking to?

-This guy is bothering me. Please!

0:51:060:51:09

-Hey, leave her alone!

-CROWD MURMURS

0:51:090:51:11

-How'd it go?

-Er...

0:51:220:51:25

Badly.

0:51:250:51:26

How do you feel about identity theft?

0:51:300:51:32

SHE CLEARS HER THROAT

0:51:470:51:49

Yeah, it's Rochelle Onifade, I've lost my appointment card.

0:51:490:51:52

It is...

0:51:540:51:56

It's, er, 13th of November, 1994.

0:51:560:52:00

-SARCASTICALLY:

-Do you want to know the time as well?

0:52:000:52:03

What address you got for me there?

0:52:030:52:05

Cos I've been movin' about a bit since I last saw ya.

0:52:060:52:09

Yeah.

0:52:090:52:11

Just tell me what address you got for me there!

0:52:110:52:13

Thank you.

0:52:160:52:17

-How was that?

-Not bad.

0:52:220:52:24

-I'll head down there.

-Oh, can you fill in my time sheet,

0:52:250:52:28

-in case I'm not here when you get back?

-I'll do it tomorrow.

0:52:280:52:31

Today's my last day.

0:52:310:52:33

Oh!

0:52:340:52:35

Good luck with the job hunting.

0:52:420:52:44

Thanks.

0:52:440:52:46

Er...

0:52:460:52:48

I could come back next week and we could cut the agency out.

0:52:480:52:52

Yeah!

0:52:550:52:56

If...?

0:52:560:52:57

That could work.

0:52:570:52:58

Great.

0:53:050:53:06

DOOR CLOSES

0:53:090:53:11

The lift is broken again.

0:53:460:53:48

HE GRUNTS AND PANTS

0:53:560:53:59

HE GROANS

0:54:120:54:14

HE PANTS

0:54:230:54:25

DOG BARKS NEARBY

0:54:280:54:31

HE KNOCKS

0:54:350:54:37

HE KNOCKS AGAIN

0:54:410:54:42

WATER TRICKLES

0:54:460:54:48

Rochelle?

0:54:520:54:53

Rochelle!

0:54:560:54:57

HE KNOCKS

0:54:570:54:58

LOCK CLUNKS

0:55:090:55:11

Rochelle?

0:55:160:55:18

THUDDING, HE GROANS

0:55:210:55:23

WATER GUSHES

0:55:230:55:25

HE WINCES

0:55:250:55:27

HE GROANS

0:55:310:55:33

Come on, Rochelle...

0:55:450:55:47

Come on, Rochelle.

0:55:480:55:49

Rochelle!

0:55:510:55:53

You got a cause of death yet?

0:56:220:56:23

A drug-dealer maybe on a rented number?

0:56:230:56:25

Listen, I'm quite busy with real cases so...

0:56:250:56:27

You have no idea.

0:56:290:56:31

About what?

0:56:310:56:33

She was frightened of him...

0:56:330:56:35

Who?

0:56:350:56:36

REPORTERS CLAMOUR

0:56:370:56:39

Get the fuck away from me!

0:56:390:56:41

He's harassing me!

0:56:410:56:42

-Some fashion designer.

-Which one?

0:56:420:56:44

-They call him Guy Some.

-"Gee Sommay".

0:56:440:56:47

Lights!

0:56:470:56:48

I'm Ciara.

0:56:500:56:52

I know.

0:56:520:56:53

-I won't be around early afternoon anyway!

-Why not?

0:56:540:56:57

Job interview.

0:56:570:56:58

Cormoran Strike, an injured war veteran turned PI, and secretary Robin Ellacott seek the truth surrounding the mysterious death of supermodel Lula Landry.


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