Episode 1 The Case


Episode 1

Legal drama. Barrister Sol Ridley gets his first murder case, defending a man who helped his terminally-ill partner end her life. The trial begins, and Tony takes drastic action.


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Saskia?

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Saskia?

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HEART MONITOR FLATLINES

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'Mr Powell, I'm arresting you on suspicion

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'of the murder of Saskia Stanley.'

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You do not have to say anything, but it may harm your defence if you do not mention when questioned

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something you later rely on in court.

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Anything you do say will be taken down and used in evidence.

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-Good morning.

-Morning, Mr Ridley.

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-You heard it was coming?

-Gordon. I'm eternally grateful, I really am.

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I know you pulled a lot of strings for this.

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Nonsense, it's entirely deserved. Any thoughts on your junior?

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-Yeah, I think Julie can cope.

-Think again.

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You've just landed your first murder. She's a pupil. And a very inexperienced one at that.

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Well, she's good. And she learns quickly. I think she's ready.

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Can you look through these and find every divorce settlement

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of over £5 million from the last 10 years?

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I'm doing work on three different trials for three different people already. I'm sorry.

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I know it sounded like a question, but I'm not asking you, Julie.

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Well, you won't be getting them any time soon, I'm afraid.

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It will if you prioritise it.

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-Your pupillage is up soon, isn't it?

-Mm-hm.

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-Vote's not far away.

-That's right.

-I knew I could rely on you.

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-If I could have that by morning.

-Of course, Valerie.

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"If I could have them by the morning"(!)

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SHE SIGHS

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Oi! What's up with you?!

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-I just pulled a cracker, Jules - Murder.

-That's your first, right?

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-Mm-hm.

-Congratulations.

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You can't really say that, somebody died, but you can say,

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"Mr Ridley you've got work to do, how about I make you a cup of tea."

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-You can make your own cup of tea!

-That's my girl.

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Eh, less of the "girl"! I'll have you done for sexual harassment.

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Well, it would be a shame.

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I was rather hoping you'd be my junior on the case.

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-Are you having a laugh?

-Why would I be?

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Seriously? Thank you!

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Seriously, thank you so much. Oh, my God!

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This is going to put you under a lot of scrutiny.

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Oh, I don't care about that. I really want this. Bring it on.

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SHE LAUGHS

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-All right, Tony, how're you feeling?

-How we doing?

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The pick-up's finished. The Mini's just waiting for that pump.

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-What about the MOT?

-He cancelled.

-Why?

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No doubt the copper's been spreading my name like muck around town.

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-I'd stop worrying about what he thinks.

-Neil Stanley's the reason I'm in this mess.

-Is he?

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-You what?!

-Well, I can see why he'd be upset.

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I'm not saying you shouldn't have done what you did.

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But they're going to be angry. They might jump to conclusions.

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-Have you forgotten what I'm accused of here?

-Not for a moment, mate.

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I know you loved her.

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I really miss her.

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I know.

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INAUDIBLE SPEECH

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Blimey.

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Way out of your league.

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-I think we'll let her decide that.

-I think I've a got a puncture.

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-Oh, right.

-You couldn't squeeze me in, could you?

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We'll see what we can do.

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Nearly there, Mrs Stanley.

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-That's it done.

-That was quick. What do I owe you?

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How about dinner?

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SHE LAUGHS

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-OK.

-Great.

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Great.

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OK. The basics.

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Saskia Stanley divorces her husband, Neil, a copper.

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She finds love with a garage mechanic, one Tony Powell.

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The family hate him, the relationship falls apart

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until she finds out she has terminal bone cancer.

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-Tony nurses her until her dying day.

-Good. The basis of the murder charge?

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Well, Tony claims that Saskia wanted to end her life,

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he assisted her, whereas the family argue that he murdered her

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-in order to get his hands on her will.

-Good. Right.

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First thing I want to know when I look at Tony Powell is will a jury believe him?

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See if he'll look me in the eye, especially when the questions get tricky.

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I don't always look people in the eye, doesn't mean I'm a murderer.

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No, but it will make you a poor barrister. You need to get over that sharpish.

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See. It's not that hard, is it?

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Dad, when did you say you were being called into court?

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I've been called for tomorrow,

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I expect you guys will be contacted any day now.

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-I got my letter from the CPS today.

-Good.

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There's nothing to worry about. You stand up there, you tell the truth.

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-I haven't had a letter.

-Well, it must be on its way.

-I rang to check.

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-I'm not being called as a witness.

-Why the hell not?

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I imagine we'll all end up saying the same thing anyway.

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You've got to give evidence! I'll look into that.

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Right, I'm off to work, bye.

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I don't think you should stand up in court if you don't want to.

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Of course I want to! I want to see him rot in hell!

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What if Dad's wrong?

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-What if Tony did what Mum wanted?

-She would have told us.

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But what if she didn't want to?

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Now, Mr Powell, I need to ask you some fairly difficult questions.

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-I hope you understand that it's... It's nothing personal.

-Fire away.

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OK, why do you think that your late partner's family would consider

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you capable of her murder?

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-Because her ex...

-Err, Neil Stanley, is it?

-Yeah. The copper.

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Cos he thinks I'm the devil incarnate for nicking his missus.

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I wouldn't be sat here accused of anything

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if he hadn't pinched that bloody videotape.

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He knows I'm innocent. He just wants to see me get sent down.

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Yeah, I understand that you claim to have videoed Mrs Stanley

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-explaining her decision to take her own life. Is that right?

-Yeah. It was her idea.

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And why would she want to do that rather than talk to her family?

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Because they didn't like the idea of her taking her own life.

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They were disgusted when she raised it.

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-I don't know if you're familiar with bone cancer?

-No, not really.

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-Well, she was in unbearable pain.

-Though the family dispute that.

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The family dispute everything,

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cos they hate the fact that I was closer to her than they were.

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Our problem, Mr Powell, is that that videotape has never been found.

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Now, we don't know why that is. But I can tell you that

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if you stand up in court and throw unsubstantiated accusations

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at a police officer, it won't play well.

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I don't care! That's what happened. He stole the tape.

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I know this is, erm, this is daunting, Mr Powell.

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But we are here to defend you. We are on your side.

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OK, now, is there anything that you haven't mentioned

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that I need to know? Anything at all?

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-Such as?

-Anything, Mr Powell, I can do without surprises.

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-Better here than in the courtroom.

-You've got everything.

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You need to get me out of this.

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-So what will the prosecution throw at us?

-They've got some pretty strong cards.

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He didn't mention the videotape until after he was arrested.

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They've got a graphologist lined up to prove the goodbye note was faked.

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And there's a motive - he got the lion's share of the will.

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So we need to undermine some key prosecution witnesses if we're to win this.

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-Mmm.

-I want you to go through every single witness statement, every assertion, every piece of evidence.

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-Who's prosecuting?

-Mark Metzler. Smug, arrogant...pain in the arse.

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I hear you got a murder, Ridley.

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Always trying to upstage me, aren't you?

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-It is my sole purpose in life, Valerie.

-I would congratulate you, but it'll only encourage you.

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Please tell me you haven't just used the last of my soya milk.

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There's normal milk.

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Which I would happily drink if I didn't have a lactose intolerance!

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Or a people intolerance.

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JULIE LAUGHS

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Julie, I wondered if you might pick up my dry cleaning for me.

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It's the one on the corner of Rundle Street, you know it?

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-I'm not a servant!

-Course you're not, but picking a fight with her is a big mistake.

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-No way, that's wrong!

-Julie!

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I'm sorry, I can't run your errand.

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We all had to do things we didn't want to when we started out.

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-You do know that's how it works?

-I'm afraid I'm busy.

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I'm giving you an opportunity here to respond reasonably to my request.

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I wouldn't get above yourself.

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I know you're assisting on a murder case, but I'd take a moment

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to reflect on why Ridley chose you.

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-In what way?

-Work it out, sweetheart.

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-Gobby little madam.

-And here was me thinking you liked the girl.

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Turner's still stuck in the fraud trial from hell.

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I need you to take this on.

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Client with a temper problem. Could be right up your street.

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You deny that you assaulted Miss Salter at the bus stop?

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The whole thing was ridiculous. I accused her of pushing in, right?

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She totally lost it with me and she hit me. I tried to defend myself,

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-next thing, she's saying I attacked her.

-Did you touch her at all?

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I put my arm up to stop her whacking me.

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-That was it.

-Two witnesses claim you hit her.

-They were her mates. Yeah?

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When the cops turned up, they pretended not to know her.

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-It was a farce.

-Did you tell the police?

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I tried, but nobody would listen. I can't believe it's come this far.

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If I get done for this, I will lose my job!

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-Everything OK?

-Valerie's got my card marked.

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Do you want to know a secret?

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Mmm.

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-You know how she lost it with Judge Palmer a few weeks back?

-Yeah.

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Well, apparently she went on an anger management course.

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-She thinks no-one knows, but of course we all do.

-Who said that?

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Oh, she did. Yeah. It's classic Valerie.

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Isolate your weakness, deal with it, move on.

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Still, you should take it down a notch with her.

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So, what, I roll over and let her treat me like crap?

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-I don't think so.

-No, I'm just saying you need allies

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-if you want to get voted into chambers.

-Look, I just want to get up in court and do my job.

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I'm not interested in the politics.

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OK, let me put it another way. How badly do you want this?

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You better not be looking for me,

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because I've got nothing to say to you.

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I want you to know that I loved your mum so much.

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-I can't have this conversation.

-Jess, please...

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Have you any idea of how angry I am?

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I didn't kill your mum.

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Whatever happened, you were involved in a decision

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-we weren't part of.

-And I'm sorry.

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But it's what she wanted.

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I need your help.

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Will you stand up in court and say what you believe?

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Because...

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I think that you know that I would never, ever hurt your mum.

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Are you serious?!

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I can't do that. Dad'd never forgive me.

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I'm sorry.

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What about ME?

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That's the only kiss you're getting while you're that mucky.

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-I'll take what I can get.

-The flowers were gorgeous.

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-I'm glad you liked them.

-So what's all this about?

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-Does there have to be a reason?

-No.

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I'm just...it's a shock having someone in my life again.

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Mate, you got a sec? Oh. Hiya, love. S'all right, it can wait.

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Err, still think I'm out of his league?

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-SHE LAUGHS

-Poor lad.

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Listen, I want this to happen. And I want you to meet the kids soon too.

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I just need to clear the way.

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Well, not just with them. It's Neil, too.

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OK.

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-Oh, God, Neil you scared the life out of me then.

-I'm sorry.

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Neil, I've told you before, this isn't your house any more,

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-you can't just come and go as you please.

-I know. But we need to talk.

-Now isn't a good time.

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-We made a big mistake splitting up.

-Neil, please...

-Just hear me out.

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What if...

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What if we gave it another chance?

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I mean, we...

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Neil, this is Tony.

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HE SHOUTS

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Trial's coming around soon. You must be nervous.

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-I think we'll be ready.

-Boyfriend must get a bit miffed though.

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-Can't imagine he's seen much of you.

-Goes with the job. We manage.

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Well, that's good to hear.

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-Gordon, about the vote at the end of my pupillage.

-Oh, yes?

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-Is there anything I can do to...

-Sway the doubters?

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To influence the outcome?

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I just want to make my case the best I can.

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I really want to join these chambers.

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Are you asking me to put a good word in for you?

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Yes, I guess I am.

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I'm afraid I have very little influence in these matters.

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-Hi.

-Hi. Have you noticed the date that Mrs Stanley changed her will?

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It was only six weeks before she died.

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AND Mr Powell accompanied her to the solicitors.

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Yeah, but he wasn't in the actual meeting where the will was changed, was he?

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Yeah, but still. She changed it so that he became the main beneficiary.

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-That's true.

-They've already got a graphologist saying Saskia's goodbye note is faked.

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Mr Powell is going to get hammered over this.

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OK, let's talk to him again.

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So how was dinner with grumpy boyfriend?

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Um, yeah, yeah, it was good, thanks, yeah.

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Listen, I knew it was a bad idea.

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She was too ill. And I didn't want to do it. But she was adamant.

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Did you know she changed her will to benefit you at the expense of her family?

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Well, that's a nice way to put it. No, I didn't have a clue.

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Mr Powell, you drove her to the meeting.

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-And?

-You must have had some inkling as to what she was planning?

-Oh, and that gives me motive, does it?

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I know these questions are tough, but it'll get tougher in the courtroom.

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Do you really think that I wanted to end her life?!

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I didn't even want to help her.

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I loved her.

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But she begged me.

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How could I say no?

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I can see that from the wrong angle, this looks bad.

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But I only did what Saskia wanted.

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That's all I ever did.

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You weren't honest with me last time, were you, Mr Armitage?

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The witnesses were not friends of the complainant.

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I think they were.

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And this isn't the first time you've had a violent loss of temper, is it?

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In 2007, you assaulted a postman.

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And in 2009, you received a community order after attacking a 13-year-old in a skate park.

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Hang on, no, I didn't attack him, I defended myself. He was a yob.

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He needed 12 stitches in his head after you "defended yourself".

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-Are you on my side or what?

-I'm here to represent you, Mr Armitage.

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And in doing so, I have to be realistic about what we can achieve.

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There's a common theme running through your story,

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-and that is you losing it with complete strangers.

-Listen here!

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I told you what happened, right?

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I didn't do nothing and I'm not going to prison for this

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so why don't you try doing your job properly, you useless cow?!

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If you ever speak to me like that again, you'll be getting a new barrister.

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And I'll make sure my replacement is the lousiest halfwit I can find.

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Trust me, I know a few.

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Morning, Mr Powell.

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It's quite normal to be nervous.

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It's not in my hands any more.

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Scares the life out of me.

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No, I haven't found anywhere yet.

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You can't just throw my stuff out on the street!

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Ah. You're Ridley's new rising star. We haven't been introduced formally.

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-I'm Mark.

-Julie Prior.

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No doubt he's told you what a ruthless scumbag I am.

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-No, not at all.

-Oh, well, he should have done because I am.

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Oh, don't worry, it's all good clean fun.

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Ridley and I go back a long way...

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But I bet he makes out that he's squeaky clean to you, does he? Bet I could tell you few stories.

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I'm not comfortable with having this conversation, sorry.

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Of course, of course. I apologise. That was quite wrong of me.

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Anyway, see you in court.

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WHISTLING

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What the prosecution will seek to prove is this...

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That Anthony Powell, prematurely and deliberately,

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ended Saskia Stanley's life.

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Crippled with debts, his business struggling to stay afloat,

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he met Saskia, a modestly rich and successful businesswoman.

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When she discovered she was dying from bone cancer,

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Mr Powell isolated her from her own family,

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forcing her to rely on him exclusively.

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In doing so, he tried to persuade her that he could help her

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end her own life more quickly,

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so she would avoid the pain of the last stages of cancer.

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But as he did so,

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he successfully pressured her into changing her will,

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so that he became the main beneficiary.

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When, finally, she rejected his plan...

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..he took her life, callously

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and in cold blood, with an overdose of diamorphine

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which he then bogusly claimed

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was Mrs Stanley's idea all along.

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Did your mother ever talk to you about taking her own life?

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Once.

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She mentioned it.

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-In a very vague way.

-And how did you respond?

-I was appalled.

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I couldn't believe she was even saying such a thing.

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-But I don't think she was being serious.

-And why is that?

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Well, she never mentioned it again.

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Might that be because she knew what your reaction would be?

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-I... I don't know.

-Thank you.

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-Mr Metzler, do you have any further questions?

-Yes, Your Honour.

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-How close to your mother would you say you were?

-Incredibly. Always.

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-And how often did you discuss the illness?

-Loads.

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You know, we're a very close family, we talk about stuff.

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It's ridiculous to say that she'd end her own life without telling us.

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-I just know it's not what my mother wanted to do.

-You seem very definite about that.

-Yes, I am.

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-Why is that?

-It was the will.

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I was always suspicious, but that's when I realised.

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That he'd made her change the will. Then, it all made sense.

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-And that is your own view?

-Of course.

-Not anyone else's?

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No, of course not.

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Why didn't you push Dan? He doesn't even know what he thinks.

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It wouldn't have looked good, believe me. I think we explored his feelings as best we can.

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Mr Powell, look I know it's hard to hear those things,

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but you have to remember that's just the prosecution doing their job.

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We're on your side, Mr Powell.

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He seems volatile.

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Metzler's going to have fun with him.

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Let's get some lunch.

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And once Saskia met Tony, everything changed.

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She seemed to hang on his every word, be completely in his thrall.

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Which was particularly difficult for the kids, because they didn't like the man.

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-Neither did I.

-And why was that?

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Well, it seemed obvious to me,

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he wanted her for her status and her money.

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He would always go on about the size of the house or how well her business was doing.

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And how was the relationship with your ex-wife during this time?

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I'd always tried to maintain a friendly rapport,

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I thought that was important for our son and our daughter.

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But Tony made it clear he didn't want me around,

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and Saskia did as Tony asked.

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Did you or your children talk to Saskia about these problems?

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We did, and eventually I think she saw sense.

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Just before she fell ill, she realised he was using her

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and she broke it off.

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So why do you think she got back with Mr Powell?

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Well, obviously she was feeling vulnerable,

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she'd found out about the cancer.

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And he had made promises about nursing her,

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then the situation became much worse.

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-In what way?

-She was dying slowly, and she was shutting out her family,

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because that's what Tony wanted her to do.

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Did she ever talk of taking her own life?

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Saskia would never entertain such a notion.

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And without telling her children? Not a chance.

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I want to turn our attentions to the afternoon

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when you discovered your ex-wife's body.

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What was the scene you encountered?

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I knew she was dead as soon as I laid eyes on her.

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To me, it all looked too arranged.

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It was all too neat.

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I noticed the syringes at the side, I heard the front door go.

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And what happened when Mr Powell walked into the room?

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During my time as a police officer

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I've looked into a lot of guilty faces.

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That's what I saw in HIS eyes. I knew he'd done it.

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-Objection, Your Honour, that's pure speculation.

-Agreed.

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-Please do try and stick to the facts.

-Thank you, Mr Stanley.

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See how long it is before he mentions his profession again.

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So what's the score, Ridley? 7-4, isn't it?

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It's 7-6, Mark, you know that.

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But you always choke on the big stage, don't you?

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8-6 after this, I think. Walk in the park.

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-Mr Ridley.

-Your Honour.

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Mr Stanley, do you recall the first time you met Mr Powell?

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-Not off-hand, no.

-Oh, perhaps I could jog your memory.

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Is it true that you were so angry that your wife had met another man

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that you punched a hole in her wall?

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We did argue occasionally, Mr Ridley, as ex-partners do.

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So you did punch the wall the first time you met Mr Powell?

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I don't recall.

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But it's fair to say you...

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You took against him from the moment you set eyes on him.

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I don't think that's fair to say, no.

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Wouldn't it be normal for someone to want to distance themselves

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from an ex-partner when they'd fallen in love with someone else?

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I don't accept that she'd fallen in love with him.

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Even though she told you,

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and your son AND your daughter that she did?

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You get the sense of a guy, doing my job.

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I gave him a fair crack of the whip. He came up short.

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Mr Stanley, you punched a hole in the wall the very first time you met him.

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That's what you call giving someone a fair crack of the whip?

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You couldn't bear seeing your ex-wife with someone else, isn't that it?

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-No.

-And you'd like to see Mr Powell found guilty

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-regardless of the truth of what happened...

-No.

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..because you wanted her back and she chose him.

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And that, Mr Stanley, that wounded your pride.

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Ridiculous!

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That's ridiculous.

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Right, Mr Armitage. I've had a word with the CPS

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and if you were willing to plead guilty to the lesser charge,

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I think we can persuade them to drop the more serious offence.

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I'm not changing anything.

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Then, I'm minded to tell you that your case is not looking good...

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Not if you did your job properly!

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-Sit down, Mr Armitage. Sit down!

-I'm not listening to another word you say.

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Get me another lawyer who'll get me off and isn't as stuck up as you!

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Feel free! Find someone else.

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Because get this, you jumped up little man -

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it doesn't matter who represents you,

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there's no jury who won't send you down! You've been found guilty three times and still you live

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in a ridiculous little world where it's everybody else's fault and not yours.

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There's no need to speak to me like that.

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Well, that's how you speak to everybody else, so now you know.

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Shall we start again?

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And this time let's be respectful and calm and honest.

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I went on one of those anger management courses.

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It was a load of rubbish. I'm angry for a reason. I'm angry because my wife left me.

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And they won't fix that with some fancy techniques, are they?

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How do we reduce the charge?

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If you plead guilty to common assault,

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I think we can get them to drop the ABH.

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-Which means?

-Probably just a fine.

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You want to watch that temper of yours. It's not professional.

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-He's just a good, old-fashioned ambulance chaser.

-Really?

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Oh, God, here comes Valerie.

0:36:290:36:31

Good news about your graphologist.

0:36:330:36:35

-About to be discredited, if rumours are true.

-What?

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That corporate fraud case based on his evidence.

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You did know there was an appeal?

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Judgement's due tomorrow, I assumed Julie knew about it.

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Whoops.

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Just let me get this straight.

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There's a key prosecution witness appearing tomorrow who claims

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that the handwriting on the goodbye note is not Saskia's. A really damning expert witness.

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And in a landmark appeal, his reputation may be about to crumble.

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And if that judgement comes through in time, we can rubbish the guy, and you hadn't even checked?

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Neither had you.

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I asked you to check the background on all the witnesses.

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Gordon's got a lot of friends in High Court. You'd better beg him for some inside news.

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Don't let them prove me wrong about you.

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I'll go and see if Gordon's in his office.

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Gordon's gone home, so...

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-I'm sorry that Valerie's on your back.

-Look, I screwed up.

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-I deserve everything I get.

-That's a little melodramatic.

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Yeah, it is.

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What's up?

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I've split up from my boyfriend, I'm living in a crummy hotel

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and he's about to throw my stuff out on the street.

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-Doesn't sound much fun.

-I don't even know why I care.

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I don't even love him anymore.

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Good riddance, seriously.

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Guess I'm young, free and single.

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I can't even remember what that's like.

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How long have you been married, if you don't mind me asking?

0:38:550:38:58

Oh, God, no.

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Eight years.

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Must be hard with the hours you work.

0:39:030:39:08

Yeah, yeah, it is. But...

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..maybe you use that as an excuse, you know.

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I thought we'd grow closer the longer we were married.

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But that's, er...

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That's not happening.

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Why did you offer me junior on this case?

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Because you're the best person for the job.

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Is that only reason?

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Do you want there be another reason?

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PHONE RINGS

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Your phone.

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I know.

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DOGS BARK

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Barrister Sol Ridley gets his first murder case, defending Tony Powell. Tony admits assisting his terminally-ill partner, Saskia, to end her life, but Saskia's family think he killed her to get his hands on her money. After the first day of the trial, a stressed Tony takes drastic action.


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