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Drama series based on the novel by Robert Galbraith. Long-buried secrets are revealed, putting Strike and Robin in danger as they close in the killer.


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-My sister. I think she was murdered.

-She was frightened of him.

-Who?

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-Tony's a little...

-Family is a complex thing.

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-Lula?

-They sometimes clashed.

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Is anybody in the Deeby Macc flat right now?

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Any deliveries here that day?

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Flowers, hoodie, leather gloves, some fashion designer.

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Guy Some.

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So, first off, we went to Vashti.

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It's a clothes shop on Conduit Street.

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She met a mate in there. Rochelle.

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Lula's best mate Ciara Porter,

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her rock star boyfriend Evan Duffield.

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Has anybody told you you are absolutely gorgeous?

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It was just so...bland and corporate.

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Like where I work, you mean?

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SLURRED: I don't really get hangovers.

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Well, that is lucky.

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Bastard leg's bloody killing me.

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It was you.

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You killed Lula.

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# You and me

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# Me and you

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# Somehow we make it through

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# I may be gone

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# I may be far away

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# But I walk beside you

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# Every step of the way

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# When you're used

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# Bruised

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# Black and blue

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# Don't think about it

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# Never doubt it

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# I'll walk beside you. #

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HELICOPTER BLADES WHIR

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-RADIO:

-Road clear ahead. Maintain speed. Over.

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Roger that.

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The unfortunate Mrs Anstis, right?

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Bollocks.

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I'm a catch, mate.

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Can't wait to get home and hold him for the first time.

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-RADIO:

-Stand by. Obstruction to the front.

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-RADIO:

-One Afghan male changing tyre. Over.

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Oi!

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Move the van. Move!

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Get in the van and move it.

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Oi!

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Holding, holding.

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Oi! Get in the van!

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-RADIO:

-Two Afghan children on the road.

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Get in the van. Move the bloody van! Move!

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-RADIO:

-Beware, Afghan male moving to the front of the vehicle now.

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Roger that.

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-RADIO:

-Push on, push on.

-Roger.

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No, brake, brake!

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Brake! Brake!

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SILENCE

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HE GASPS

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HE COUGHS

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HE RASPS

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HELICOPTER APPROACHES

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Sergeant Strike?

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Strike, can you hear me?

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-ECHOING:

-Sergeant Strike, can you me?

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HELICOPTER BLADES WHIR

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WHIRRING FADES INTO DRILLING

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DRILLING INTENSIFIES

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DRILLING FADES

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HE GROANS

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HE MUTTERS

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HE VOMITS

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PHONE BEEPS

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PHONE BUZZES

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SHE SIGHS

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Thank you.

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Can I help you?

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Um...

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Yes.

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I'd like to try on some dresses.

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Wow. It looks great on you.

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I'm just waiting on my brother to check it out.

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It's for his wife, actually.

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Try the green one. I think it'll really suit your colouring.

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Is she...?

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-Dark. Stunning, actually.

-All right.

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-Was that somebody famous I just saw leaving?

-Not sure.

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Wasn't Ciara Porter, was it?

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No, I didn't see her.

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Although she does come in here sometimes.

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Lula Landry came in here a lot, didn't she?

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Vashti was, like, always in her lists of,

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like, the top ten things to do in London.

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Day she died?

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This changing room.

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No way!

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That's, like, totally giving me goose bumps.

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SHE CLEARS HER THROAT

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You know, they say she was going to meet Deeby Macc

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the night she died, but...

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I don't think Lula would ever cheat on Evan.

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What?

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She was SO going to meet Deeby. Trust me.

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But she loved Evan!

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-Did you see the pictures of their commitment ceremony?

-Yeah.

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Well, how about, we heard them talking?

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Who, Lula and Evan?

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No. No, the skanky, rude cow she brought in with her.

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But Mel taped them talking on her phone.

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-No way!

-Yeah.

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A bit naughty. We were all, like, not sure that's right, really.

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But, well, she swore it wasn't for the press,

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just, you know, play to her mates.

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-Wait, who's Mel?

-She's not in today. Day off.

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But trust me, Lula Landry was doing the dirty on Evan,

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and who else was it going to be but Deeby Macc?

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Come and have a look out there.

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What do you think?

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Yeah.

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"Yeah"?

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She looks amazing!

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But fair play, I guess my brother would never say that to me, either.

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Very good.

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I'll go back for Mel later.

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-Bit of a sore head this morning.

-Ooh.

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-Was I...?

-You were fine.

-Mm-hm.

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-You were funny, actually.

-Good.

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-Is it really bad?

-I've had worse.

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But not recently.

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Come and look at this.

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This is the figure Bristow is so desperate to find.

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He's walking towards then away from the flats.

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Little bit agitated but, you know, could be a Deeby Macc fan

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waiting for a glimpse of his hero.

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This is ten minutes before Lula falls.

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And then the next camera.

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-That's after Lula fell?

-Yeah.

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Same guy, walking quickly away, less agitated, more purposeful.

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-It's not the same guy.

-Why do you say that?

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-Because his hoodie's got a thingy, a logo on it.

-Exactly. Yeah.

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These are two different people.

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We can't see this guy's face, but look at his hands.

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Leather gloves.

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Guy Some dropped a hoodie and gloves off to the Deeby Macc flat.

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-So he could have used the clothes as a disguise.

-Yeah.

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I need to speak to Guy Some.

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See if this second guy really is wearing his clobber.

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Well, good luck with that.

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You're coming with me.

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Oh.

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I feel like a woolly mammoth that's wandered into the gazelle enclosure.

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Yeah.

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I was quite happy with this handbag five minutes ago.

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Let's go.

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No, it's here now.

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-Excuse me...

-We're going with the feathers.

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We're doing the Milan shoot.

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Sorry.

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You don't have an appointment.

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So the mountain thought, fuck it, and came to Kevin.

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That's your real name, right?

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All I need you to do is identify some items of clothing.

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Get out of my studio.

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I believe they may be yours,

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and it might have a bearing on Lula's death.

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Surely you're interested in that?

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Come on.

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Think he likes you.

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That is your stuff, right?

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How did he get that?

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Those haven't been released yet.

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These are definitely yours?

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Are you sure that's your nose?

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The doorman at Lula's flat

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said he took some stuff from you for Deeby Macc.

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What did you send him?

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Tricia!

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Yes, Guy?

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Bring me a Deeby Macc hoodie and a pair of the new gloves.

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What did Lula make of Deeby Macc?

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Nowhere near excited enough.

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I kept saying to her, "Babes, if he'd written three tracks about me,

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"I'd be waiting behind that front door naked when he got in."

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What I don't get is why she chose Duffield,

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with all his white boy tortured poet act

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when she was meant to be looking for a lost black soul.

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How far did she get with that?

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She was looking for her dad cos he was African.

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The mum was just some redneck from Canning Town.

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Mrs Mephedrone, we called her.

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HE CHUCKLES

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For a while, Cuckoo was always in the library.

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Got all excited cos apparently,

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the old man was some kind of big shot academic.

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Which library?

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I don't know. On Russell Square somewhere?

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KNOCKING ON DOOR

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I wasn't really paying attention, everyone switched off.

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-Apart from Rochelle.

-Yeah, well, she knew how to play Lula.

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I think they might be a bit tight on your big, hairy mitts.

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Though Ciara certainly wasn't complaining about them.

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Oh, no, you got quite the five-star review, darling.

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And she's had plenty to compare you with.

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HE SIGHS

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DOORBELL RINGS

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And they're in.

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So the argument starts, voices rise.

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How did they get out onto the balcony?

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-She might have had the door open already.

-Yeah, but it's snowing.

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Well, Lula often felt trapped, she liked having them open.

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Or, as the argument escalates, she turns around to get away from him,

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which is what I might do if I wanted someone to just leave.

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-Without realising Tansy Bestigui was shivering underneath.

-Mm-hm.

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I think it was very sudden and brutal.

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Tansy heard no cries for help.

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Well, I hope so. That it was quick, at least.

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Now, I've very little time, so I make one big mistake.

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-I leave the flowers here.

-Mm-hm.

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So they appear in a police shot immediately after the fall.

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Well, I'm not leaving them here to die.

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Walk down this road...

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..head bowed.

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And off I go, hoodied up and hands gloved,

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having completely got away with it.

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Oh, I found this, by the way.

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-It's a library card for...

-Soas.

-Mm-hm.

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Russell Square.

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We could go there tomorrow, find out what she was looking up.

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Yeah. I've got to meet Bristow in the morning.

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I could go on my own.

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OK.

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Good work today.

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Thanks.

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What are they?

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Skateboards.

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I mean...

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We used them in a crime re-enactment today.

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Look, I'm sorry I was late last night.

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-To be fair, I should have called.

-That's all I was saying.

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-I'm not a control freak. I'm just worried.

-I know.

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It's not like you.

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Friends?

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-Spoke to the mortgage advisor today.

-Oh, yeah?

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We do need to get a joint income if we want to get a proper

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place near a Tube station and some decent schools.

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Have you told them you're taking the job yet?

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Not yet.

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SHE CLEARS HER THROAT

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Large whisky.

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And a pint.

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This is Charlie before he died.

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-Playing cricket, he was very good.

-I remember.

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Alec said he'd bowl for England one day.

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And this is Lula, the day she came to us.

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She loved those red mittens.

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I still have them.

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John says you collected some items from her flat.

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Keepsakes.

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-Like what?

-Some bits and pieces.

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Do you want me to put the film on for you, Lady B?

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Mm!

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-Can you read me the password?

-Sure. Leopard.

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Leopard, dear old baby.

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Underscore, 1942.

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1942, the year I was born.

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Good morning.

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Oh, macaroons?

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FILM PLAYS ON TV

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You ARE lucky.

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-Mr Bone bought them for me.

-Really?

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Thank you. That's...that's very kind.

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Just a few quick things to ask.

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Did you know Lula was looking for her biological family?

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Yes, I knew something about it.

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I tried to steer clear of the topic.

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For obvious reasons.

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You don't know who the father is?

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Well, I still like to think

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it was the man who actually brought her up but...

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-I'm sorry, no.

-He was an African student.

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Nigerian, I think.

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Alec told me.

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He had to get another lawyer to deal with the papers

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-because Tony refused.

-How come?

-Didn't want us to have her.

-Why?

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Because of Charlie.

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Tony said something to Alec that made my husband very angry,

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and there was a fearful row,

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and Alec said Tony shouldn't come to the house any more.

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But he was my brother, so... Oh, hush, this is a good bit.

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-TV:

-Well, they're in for a big surprise.

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Last time we met, you told me Tony was here the evening Lula died.

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You have a good memory. Sorry. Yes.

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I was in the flat upstairs while he was down with Mum.

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But I passed him on the stairs certainly.

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-He didn't watch the film with you?

-No, he left just before that.

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-For Oxford.

-Yeah.

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I will see what I can find out regarding the adoption papers.

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That would be very helpful.

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She loved those mittens.

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CLOCK CHIMES

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Oh, hi! Back for the dress?

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No. Is Mel about?

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Down in the changing rooms.

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-You Mel?

-Mm-hm.

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My name is Cormoran Strike, I work for Lula Landry's family.

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I'm here to explain to you the legal hazards of recording

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private conversations and sharing them with third parties

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without obtaining consent.

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But first of all, you're going to give me

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the audio file you've got on your mobile.

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-RECORDING:

-Just sign it there.

-Are you sure about this?

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Never been surer, babe. They don't need it, do they?

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I can't believe it, I'm going to see him tonight, Roch,

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after all this time.

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And that was the point she leaned out to see if anybody was listening.

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So paranoid, these celebrities.

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"I'm going to see him tonight."

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-What, Deeby Macc?

-Well, that's the obvious conclusion.

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-How did you get on at Soas?

-OK...

-SHE CLEARS HER THROAT

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..so, Lula's search record

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shows that she was looking up books on Ghanaian history.

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More specifically, though, she several times took out

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a PhD thesis by a guy called Josiah Agyeman,

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who was a student there.

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Agyeman.

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-Not Nigerian?

-No, it's Ghanaian.

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The dedication to his PhD looks interesting, though.

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"For my beloved wife Ami and our baby Jonah

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"with grateful thanks to Pastor Jorge Duran of

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"the Church of Holy Light,

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"for teaching humility and faith to one who had so often strayed."

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"One who had so often strayed."

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My guess would be that he might be Lula's biological father.

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Yeah. Mm.

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Right, I've got to go and meet a Professor Enright,

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his PhD supervisor.

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He's still at Soas, but he was teaching this morning. See you.

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Ghanaian political economy.

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Especially around the time of Nkrumah.

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Um, actually, I was keen to talk to Josiah Agyeman.

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I'm afraid Dr Agyeman's no longer with us.

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Oh, well, could you, um, tell me

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where I might be able to get in touch with him?

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He died...just over a year ago.

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Oh.

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You're not the first young lady who's come asking about him.

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-So Lula must have found out exactly the same thing as you.

-Mm.

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Professor Enright said she was very upset.

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He didn't know who she was?

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He's a specialist in post-colonial administrative divisions

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in sub-Saharan Africa.

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I think the world of celebrity fashion might have passed him by.

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So Agyeman's a complete dead-end.

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No. Because then I tracked down Pastor Duran,

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the Pentecostalist he mentions in his PhD dedication.

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The church is out in Tooting,

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and he had a lot of pictures of the Agyeman family, including...

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Oh, not that one.

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-Wow.

-Mm-hm.

0:25:160:25:18

That's Agyeman with his son Jonah.

0:25:180:25:20

-No doubting where she got her looks from.

-Mm-hm.

0:25:210:25:24

Blue, red, blue.

0:25:240:25:26

It's TRF, it's...

0:25:260:25:28

Coldstream Guards.

0:25:280:25:29

Lula said, "I can't believe I'm going to see him tonight."

0:25:330:25:36

And in the changing room at Vashti,

0:25:370:25:39

-"I'm going to see him after all this time."

-She was expecting him.

0:25:390:25:42

Not Deeby Macc.

0:25:420:25:44

She thought she was going to see her brother for the first time.

0:25:440:25:47

-You don't think that...

-Make some calls.

0:25:470:25:50

Sad.

0:26:040:26:06

I was so excited about finding him and...

0:26:060:26:09

There's usually something quite sad at the back of it all.

0:26:120:26:15

Where are you going?

0:26:170:26:18

To tell John about Lula's brother.

0:26:180:26:20

A brother?

0:26:280:26:30

You know, that makes me feel really strange.

0:26:320:26:34

Of course it does.

0:26:340:26:36

I hate the term "real brother".

0:26:360:26:39

Or "real parent".

0:26:390:26:41

My real parents were the ones who raised me.

0:26:410:26:43

-Definitely go along with that.

-Your-Your-Your... Your own father?

0:26:430:26:46

As far as Jonny Rokeby was concerned,

0:26:460:26:48

I was just a shudder in the loins.

0:26:480:26:51

So, this brother,

0:26:510:26:53

this soldier is the one in the CCTV footage?

0:26:530:26:56

Keeping an open mind for now.

0:26:560:26:58

So, do you think we should tell the police about Agyeman?

0:26:580:27:00

PHONE BUZZES

0:27:000:27:02

Sorry, John, I've got to go and meet somebody pretty urgently.

0:27:040:27:07

Oh, no, don't worry.

0:27:070:27:09

Morning, sir. If you'd like to follow me, please.

0:27:280:27:31

They told me you were once a suit.

0:27:490:27:51

Helmand, right?

0:27:540:27:55

HE SIGHS

0:28:070:28:08

It's my fault she killed herself.

0:28:090:28:11

All of this? It's my fault.

0:28:110:28:14

How's that?

0:28:160:28:17

She wanted to see me the night she died.

0:28:170:28:20

In the end, I couldn't.

0:28:220:28:24

That's you, right?

0:28:290:28:30

Tell me what happened.

0:28:330:28:34

Dad told me about it when he was dying,

0:28:360:28:38

said he didn't know if she had the baby.

0:28:380:28:40

The woman he lodged with in London?

0:28:400:28:43

He was a student at the time, and Mum was in Accra.

0:28:430:28:46

Then Lula calls you out of the blue.

0:28:460:28:48

-She didn't want the press to find out.

-She used her mate's phone.

0:28:480:28:51

Yes, some Rochelle bird, yeah.

0:28:510:28:53

So, suddenly, you find out you've got a half-sister who's

0:28:530:28:56

a world-famous supermodel.

0:28:560:28:58

It was all too much for me, you know, doing my head in.

0:28:580:29:02

Lula, all them posh cars and flats.

0:29:020:29:05

-And Mum.

-I understand.

0:29:050:29:08

HE SCOFFS

0:29:080:29:10

Do you?

0:29:100:29:11

Would have broken my mum's heart.

0:29:150:29:17

Her health's not so good.

0:29:190:29:20

I said no to Lula at first but then she...she kept on,

0:29:220:29:25

you know, kept on...

0:29:250:29:27

-Did you know her?

-No.

0:29:270:29:30

She was...you know, she was full on, you know?

0:29:300:29:34

At one point, she was going on, "You can have all my money."

0:29:340:29:38

And I-I said, "I don't care about your money."

0:29:380:29:41

But she was even going on about leaving everything to me

0:29:410:29:44

in her will, just to piss her uncle off.

0:29:440:29:46

Afterwards, I felt so guilty.

0:29:480:29:50

If I'd gone in, she'd still be alive.

0:29:540:29:57

Wanting to protect your mum was a good instinct.

0:29:570:30:00

She said she understood about Mum.

0:30:020:30:04

She didn't want to hurt anyone.

0:30:040:30:07

HE LAUGHS

0:30:070:30:08

That's it.

0:30:080:30:09

I mean, she was looking for something, you know?

0:30:110:30:14

She sounded all right.

0:30:180:30:19

I think she was.

0:30:230:30:25

HE SNIFFS

0:30:310:30:33

HE CLEARS HIS THROAT

0:30:330:30:34

-I'll call.

-OK.

0:31:100:31:11

I think I'll add stalking to harassment.

0:31:130:31:16

Your nephew said you were at your sister's house in Chelsea

0:31:170:31:20

the night of Lula's death. Is that correct?

0:31:200:31:23

It's your alibi.

0:31:230:31:25

-What on earth would I need an alibi for?

-You tell me.

0:31:250:31:28

Can you prove that I wasn't there?

0:31:280:31:29

You used your credit card to pay a bar bill in your favourite hotel

0:31:290:31:32

around about the same time you were supposed to be

0:31:320:31:35

with your sick sister.

0:31:350:31:36

Why didn't you want the Bristows to adopt Lula?

0:31:360:31:39

That's not...

0:31:410:31:42

It wasn't...

0:31:450:31:47

Yvette told me you didn't want Lula around in the first place.

0:31:470:31:50

Didn't stop you becoming very interested in protecting her wealth.

0:31:500:31:54

I always had Lula's best interests at heart, always.

0:31:540:31:59

From day one.

0:31:590:32:00

Chelsea.

0:32:040:32:05

Bunsen.

0:32:560:32:58

How's it going, Shanker?

0:32:580:33:00

I put some flowers on your ma's grave the other day.

0:33:050:33:08

I appreciate it.

0:33:080:33:10

Something you want?

0:33:100:33:12

This is a car registration in its normal location.

0:33:130:33:16

-Oh, right, want us to nick it?

-No.

0:33:160:33:18

-Well, come on.

-Leave the car where it is, don't nick anything.

0:33:190:33:23

If you were to get inside and check something for me...

0:33:230:33:26

-Checking what?

-The sat nav.

0:33:260:33:28

I want you to enter this address,

0:33:280:33:29

see if it comes up in previous destinations.

0:33:290:33:31

Hi, it's Robin Ellacott, I came in...

0:33:350:33:37

Yes, Human Resources.

0:33:370:33:39

Well, I was just calling to say that my circumstances have changed,

0:33:390:33:42

so I won't be able to accept the position,

0:33:420:33:44

but if you could pass on my appreciation.

0:33:440:33:48

Yes, thank you. Thank you.

0:33:480:33:50

SHE SIGHS

0:33:530:33:54

-We didn't even discuss it.

-We DID discuss it.

0:34:020:34:05

OK, but we didn't decide anything.

0:34:050:34:07

-This affects us both.

-Yeah, but primarily me.

0:34:070:34:10

Look, I...

0:34:100:34:12

I've...

0:34:120:34:14

I just...I like the work I'm doing now.

0:34:140:34:16

I've always dreamt about a career like this.

0:34:170:34:19

Like this?

0:34:190:34:20

As I recall, it was psychology,

0:34:210:34:23

not doing the filing for a one-legged investigator in Soho.

0:34:230:34:27

SHE LAUGHS

0:34:270:34:28

I like the way you've made it all sound equally sleazy there!

0:34:280:34:32

You know, he lost his leg fighting a war.

0:34:320:34:35

And what a bloody waste of time and effort that was.

0:34:350:34:37

Oh. What an awful thing to say.

0:34:370:34:41

Well...

0:34:410:34:42

Maybe if you met him.

0:34:440:34:45

-Met him.

-Yeah.

0:34:470:34:49

We could...go for a drink or something after work.

0:34:490:34:52

And would I walk home on my own while you took him up in bed?

0:34:520:34:55

-Forget it, then.

-I'm joking.

0:34:580:35:00

I'm joking!

0:35:000:35:01

-You think she was killed because she made a will?

-No.

0:35:180:35:21

I don't, but Rochelle definitely was.

0:35:210:35:24

-I'm not with you.

-I think Rochelle was blackmailing the killer

0:35:240:35:26

because she was the only other person who knew about the will.

0:35:260:35:29

-And where is it?

-I don't know.

0:35:290:35:31

HE SIGHS

0:35:330:35:34

He'll kill again if he has to.

0:35:340:35:36

PHONE RINGS

0:35:580:36:00

-Cormoran Strike's office.

-Did you make that call?

0:36:000:36:02

Disputed estate to Richmond.

0:36:020:36:04

-That's it.

-All booked in.

-Great.

0:36:040:36:06

There's...actually something I wanted to talk to you about.

0:36:060:36:10

DIAL TONE SOUNDS

0:36:100:36:11

Oh...

0:36:110:36:13

I'd never sign up to be cast away on a desert island with that one.

0:36:160:36:20

Do you remember Tony being here the night Lula died?

0:36:200:36:23

Oh, it's all so blurry now.

0:36:250:36:29

My long-term memory's good enough,

0:36:290:36:32

but the drugs make everything so muddled.

0:36:320:36:36

I understand.

0:36:360:36:38

I remember you and Charlie, though.

0:36:380:36:41

Thick as thieves.

0:36:410:36:43

Your mother was a model, or something.

0:36:440:36:47

That's right.

0:36:470:36:49

Such a glamourpuss.

0:36:490:36:52

You don't look anything like her.

0:36:520:36:54

Johnny's not much to look at, either.

0:36:560:36:58

My husband, Alec, had a lot of homosexual friends -

0:36:580:37:03

House of Lords -

0:37:030:37:05

and he used to say he didn't in the least mind them

0:37:050:37:08

being around young Johnny.

0:37:080:37:10

"Just because they're queer, Yvette,

0:37:100:37:13

"doesn't mean to say they have poor taste."

0:37:130:37:16

SHE CHUCKLES

0:37:160:37:18

Lunchtime, Lady B!

0:37:210:37:23

Mind if I use the bathroom?

0:37:230:37:25

Mm-hm.

0:37:250:37:26

There you go.

0:37:280:37:29

HE PANTS

0:37:520:37:54

DOORBELL RINGS

0:39:120:39:14

He's upstairs.

0:39:200:39:22

HANDLE SQUEAKS

0:39:270:39:29

TOILET FLUSHES

0:40:020:40:05

I wouldn't go in there for a bit.

0:40:050:40:06

HE EXHALES

0:40:090:40:10

The sat nav remembered the address.

0:40:220:40:24

-Right.

-And we found this.

0:40:280:40:30

I told you not to...

0:40:300:40:31

BELL RINGS

0:40:310:40:33

HE MUTTERS

0:40:330:40:34

Now, that's free...

0:40:420:40:43

..but my boy was heartbroken once he got in the car

0:40:450:40:47

and he couldn't take it.

0:40:470:40:49

Hopefully this will soothe the pain.

0:40:490:40:51

I've got him, Wardle.

0:41:050:41:07

BELL RINGS

0:41:090:41:10

Have you heard anything? Has there been an arrest?

0:41:170:41:20

Go home.

0:41:220:41:24

Honestly, I'm not expecting anybody now. Go on.

0:41:240:41:27

Nothing's going to happen tonight.

0:41:280:41:30

I, um...

0:41:440:41:46

I didn't take the job in HR.

0:41:460:41:48

Oh.

0:41:490:41:50

I'm not going to be able to afford you much longer, once this job...

0:41:520:41:56

I know.

0:41:560:41:57

Night.

0:42:000:42:01

I'm going to be a bit late tonight.

0:42:280:42:30

FLASHBULBS CLICK

0:42:480:42:49

The chap they picked up on the CCTV. They never traced him.

0:42:530:42:56

That's you, right?

0:42:560:42:57

AMPLIFIED SOUND EFFECTS BUILD

0:43:030:43:05

She said she was frightened of him.

0:43:100:43:13

DISTORTED SLURPING

0:43:160:43:18

LEATHER CREAKS

0:43:180:43:20

Get the fuck away from me!

0:43:200:43:22

BOOMING FOOTSTEPS

0:43:240:43:26

HE SIGHS

0:43:310:43:33

UNDERWATER DISTORTION

0:43:350:43:37

BOOMING FOOTSTEPS

0:43:430:43:45

DISTORTED LAUGHTER

0:43:480:43:49

KNOCK ON DOOR

0:44:000:44:01

Uh, hello?

0:44:040:44:05

Hello?

0:44:110:44:12

Oh. It's only you, John.

0:44:140:44:16

Oh, were you expecting someone else?

0:44:160:44:18

Maybe, yeah. But I'm glad.

0:44:180:44:21

You want some pizza? There's a slice left,

0:44:210:44:23

although I picked off the pepperoni.

0:44:230:44:25

Uh, no, thank you!

0:44:250:44:26

Take a seat.

0:44:280:44:29

Just for all the hard work.

0:44:340:44:36

Tracking down Jonah Agyeman was quite a result.

0:44:360:44:38

That's really generous.

0:44:390:44:41

Um...

0:44:440:44:45

Marsha told me you visited today.

0:44:450:44:47

I was a little surprised, to be honest.

0:44:470:44:49

-More?

-No, thank you.

0:44:490:44:51

Yeah, I-I got called out to visit a potential client in Richmond -

0:44:520:44:56

but it turned out they didn't exist.

0:44:560:44:59

Yeah.

0:45:010:45:03

I got my secretary to do that.

0:45:030:45:05

I'm sorry, John, I needed you out of the way for a bit.

0:45:050:45:08

JOHN SCOFFS

0:45:080:45:09

I have some distressing news regarding Tony Landry.

0:45:090:45:13

He knows you killed Lula.

0:45:160:45:18

-I'm sorry?

-He knows you killed Lula.

0:45:190:45:22

He might not admit it to himself, but...

0:45:230:45:26

deep down, he knows.

0:45:260:45:28

It's impossible to know something that isn't true.

0:45:280:45:31

On the day Lula died...

0:45:340:45:36

..you visited her flat.

0:45:380:45:40

You were furious she'd found Jonah.

0:45:410:45:43

You left.

0:45:470:45:49

You went downstairs...

0:45:490:45:51

but you didn't leave the building.

0:45:510:45:53

They were preparing the flat for Deeby Macc's arrival.

0:46:050:46:08

That helped you with a few props...

0:46:130:46:14

FAINT CONVERSATION

0:46:170:46:20

..the flowers and the clothes for your getaway.

0:46:350:46:38

I don't know when you decided to kill you sister.

0:46:450:46:48

Just as I'll never know the exact moment you decided

0:46:480:46:50

to push your brother over the edge of a quarry all those years before -

0:46:500:46:54

but you did decide...

0:46:540:46:56

and then you went back.

0:46:560:46:58

SHE SIGHS

0:47:060:47:08

I-I-I'm very sorry,

0:47:150:47:17

I'm not awfully good at the kind of scornful denial

0:47:170:47:20

which I assume is my job here. I-I'm just...

0:47:200:47:23

I... I-I-I'm really disappointed.

0:47:230:47:26

Open it.

0:47:260:47:27

That's what you've been looking for, isn't it?

0:47:300:47:33

It was in the Some handbag that your mother took from Lula's flat.

0:47:330:47:36

You didn't know about the detachable linings, though, did you?

0:47:360:47:41

Been under your nose all this time.

0:47:410:47:43

Rochelle knew of its existence, obviously.

0:47:440:47:47

-That's why you killed her.

-I've never met her!

0:47:470:47:50

Then why did your sat nav prompt her address when we entered it?

0:47:500:47:53

Rochelle wasn't such a good friend to Lula.

0:47:560:47:59

She decided to blackmail you over the will.

0:47:590:48:01

Of course, she had no idea what you were capable of.

0:48:010:48:03

What you'd already done.

0:48:030:48:05

FAINT ARGUING

0:48:080:48:10

Lula told you all about the will in your second argument...

0:48:100:48:14

and that sealed her fate.

0:48:140:48:15

It all went to Mum. Lula died intestate. I inherited nothing!

0:48:220:48:26

Yeah, but you will when your mother dies, which won't be long...

0:48:260:48:30

HE GASPS

0:48:300:48:31

..but I think money was always a secondary motive.

0:48:310:48:34

To envy.

0:48:340:48:35

This is the bell from Charlie's bike, isn't it?

0:48:400:48:42

The one he was riding when he fell into the quarry.

0:48:420:48:46

First your brother Charlie...

0:48:460:48:49

then Lula -

0:48:490:48:50

and you hired me to help you frame Jonah.

0:48:500:48:53

I have some sympathy for you here,

0:48:530:48:54

with your mother's... endless categorising.

0:48:540:48:57

The handsome one, the clever one, the funny one.

0:48:570:49:01

You were always just the second one.

0:49:010:49:03

-HE SCOFFS

-Oh, please!

0:49:030:49:05

Anything but the cod psychology.

0:49:050:49:07

No, fine, sure. I'm not a big one for motive, actually,

0:49:070:49:10

although jurors are suckers for it.

0:49:100:49:12

Let's stick with what we actually know.

0:49:120:49:15

Tony always suspected you of involvement in Charlie's death,

0:49:150:49:17

and tried to stop your parents adopting again

0:49:170:49:20

-because he was frightened for Lula.

-And he told you that, did he?

0:49:200:49:23

He was nowhere near your house that night.

0:49:230:49:25

First, that made me suspicious,

0:49:250:49:27

but then I realised that you giving him an alibi

0:49:270:49:29

meant that he was effectively giving one to you.

0:49:290:49:32

Tony Landry is a weak-willed coward...

0:49:320:49:34

..but he's not a murderer.

0:49:360:49:38

You are.

0:49:380:49:40

We're done here.

0:49:470:49:49

Your mother's a dead junkie,

0:49:540:49:56

your father doesn't even want to know you exist,

0:49:560:49:59

you're in debt up to your eyeballs,

0:49:590:50:02

and you live in your office eating junk food.

0:50:020:50:04

-Good luck taking that the police.

-I already have.

0:50:070:50:10

You should know, by the way, that leather is porous.

0:50:100:50:13

It doesn't prevent the transmission of forensic evidence -

0:50:130:50:16

it's a common mistake -

0:50:160:50:17

but it actually just causes criminals to sweat,

0:50:170:50:21

especially when they're as hyped up as you were that night.

0:50:210:50:24

You're going to prison for two murders, John.

0:50:240:50:27

Should be three, of course.

0:50:270:50:29

John, you know it's over.

0:50:350:50:38

GLASS CLINKS, HE GROANS

0:50:380:50:40

HE GASPS

0:50:400:50:42

HE GROWLS

0:50:440:50:46

THUDDING

0:50:460:50:48

HE YELLS

0:50:480:50:49

THUD

0:50:520:50:54

HE GROANS

0:50:580:50:59

YELLING

0:51:030:51:05

MUFFLED FIGHTING

0:51:090:51:11

Cormoran?

0:51:110:51:12

THUD

0:51:120:51:14

-Cormoran?

-Get out!

0:51:160:51:18

SHE SHRIEKS

0:51:180:51:21

HE GROANS

0:51:240:51:26

HE GROANS

0:51:280:51:30

Cormoran?

0:51:340:51:36

Cormoran, stop! Stop, stop it! Stop...

0:51:360:51:39

HE GASPS

0:51:390:51:40

-GASPING

-Fuck.

0:51:420:51:44

You're really bleeding. I'll call an ambulance.

0:51:440:51:47

And a taxi.

0:51:490:51:50

I'm not travelling with that bastard.

0:51:520:51:54

I was sorry to hear about Lady Bristow.

0:52:420:52:44

It was time.

0:52:440:52:46

It was very peaceful.

0:52:460:52:48

So, why did you want to see me?

0:52:500:52:53

Before she died, my sister and I agreed that we would respect

0:52:530:52:56

-Lula's wishes with regard to Jonah Agyeman...

-OK.

0:52:560:53:00

..and we'll also pay any outstanding fees or expenses due to you.

0:53:000:53:04

Thank you.

0:53:040:53:05

I fear you have a low opinion of me, Mr Strike.

0:53:070:53:09

I never knew for certain what happened with John and Charlie...

0:53:120:53:16

when they were at the quarry that day.

0:53:160:53:18

You were anxious enough to try and stop them adopting Lula.

0:53:180:53:21

So, imagine what would have happened if I'd told Yvette

0:53:210:53:24

that he might also have killed Lula.

0:53:240:53:26

Imagine what that would have done to her.

0:53:260:53:28

She never really got over Charlie's death, and...

0:53:280:53:32

she was dying herself.

0:53:320:53:33

Families.

0:53:430:53:44

-Yeah.

-Yeah.

0:53:440:53:46

Yes, of course, I'll make sure I pass that on.

0:53:590:54:01

Thank you very much. Bye.

0:54:010:54:03

-SHE SIGHS

-Phone hasn't stopped ringing.

0:54:030:54:06

Thank you.

0:54:110:54:12

I know what it cost, remember?

0:54:370:54:39

Think of it as a bonus.

0:54:390:54:41

I never did tell you.

0:54:460:54:48

Tell me what?

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What it was that I wanted to say

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the night that John Bristow attacked you.

0:54:530:54:56

I'm tired of pointless interviews.

0:55:000:55:03

I like it here.

0:55:030:55:05

Well, Tony Landry kept his promise and paid up.

0:55:070:55:09

I've cleared my debts.

0:55:090:55:11

So...

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-Can we make this permanent?

-Yeah.

0:55:200:55:24

You might be waiting a while for a pay rise.

0:55:240:55:27

That's fine!

0:55:270:55:28

All right, then.

0:55:300:55:31

PHONE RINGS

0:55:320:55:34

Ooh.

0:55:340:55:35

Cormoran Strike's office.

0:55:350:55:37

Well, we're pretty busy, at the moment,

0:55:390:55:41

but if you give me your contact details, then I'll...

0:55:410:55:44

Uh-huh.

0:55:500:55:51

HE SIGHS

0:55:510:55:53

OK, thank you very much.

0:55:530:55:54

MUSIC: Ooh La La by the Faces

0:55:590:56:02

# Poor old Grandad I laughed at all his words

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# I thought he was a bitter man He spoke of women's ways

0:56:220:56:29

# They'll trap you and they'll use you

0:56:290:56:33

# Before you even know

0:56:330:56:35

# For love is blind and you're far too kind

0:56:350:56:39

# Don't ever let it show

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# I wish that I knew what I know now when I was younger

0:56:410:56:48

# I wish that I knew what I know now when I was younger... #

0:56:480:56:55

Owen Quine.

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He's a very famous and good novelist.

0:57:010:57:03

Owen has written a very thinly disguised slandering

0:57:030:57:05

of the people who've tried to help him.

0:57:050:57:07

It is a nasty little allegory that deserves nothing but burning.

0:57:070:57:12

Have you read it?

0:57:120:57:14

What do you want from me?

0:57:140:57:15

You're getting married to someone who hates you doing this.

0:57:150:57:18

Long-buried secrets are revealed, putting Strike and Robin in danger as they close in the killer.