Episode 4 The Shadow Line


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Series about a murder investigated by both cops and criminals. Jay Wratten's insistence that Bob Harris is responsible for his uncle's murder causes problems for Bede.


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'So, I'm going to shut this show down right now.'

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-Unless you have anything else.

-I don't believe that Andy Dixon killed Harvey Wratten.

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-Where's Glickman?

-Not at the house. It's empty.

-Go and see Glickman's family.

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-He's got a son. An accountant. Winchmore Hill way.

-He puts things in boxes.

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You, me, everything.

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Which one are you in?

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I'm in the one marked, "Knows Nothing".

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-All right, Joseph.

-Bob.

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So what do you want to talk about?

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The future. Yours and mine.

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Oh, by the way, how is it with you and that journalist?

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Whoever gets to wring that fucker's neck gets a free pass from me.

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Probably best if I handle the press, then. Au solo.

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It was a funny thing, him going to all that trouble to tell us that the case was closed

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and yet here you are, still struggling with the latches.

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Who's that?

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What are you doing here?

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I'm not sure, Jay, aren't you going to tell me?

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Argh!

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Who's your SIO? I'll find out. And when I do, expect a visit.

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Be sure to make an appointment. Hate you to get stopped at the door.

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-I bet you didn't expect you'd have to knock me out to get me pregnant.

-Six times.

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And it'll be the last.

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It's Daddy!

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This programme contains some strong language and scenes which some viewers may find disturbing.

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Argh!

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Nah, nah, nah, nah.

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Not yet.

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THIS PROGRAMME CONTAINS SOME STRONG LANGUAGE AND SCENES WHICH SOME VIEWERS MAY FIND DISTURBING.

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# I'm a featherless bird

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# In a sky so absurd

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# Why, oh, why

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# Is there so much movement?

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# Oh, hide me deeper

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# In your peace further... #

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So, where'd you get that accent, son?

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Sleeping my way to the top.

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You must've done an awful lot of that then, looking at where you started.

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Well, when you've only got yourself to look out for.

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Oh, I see.

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Bit of a, "rugged individualist", are we?

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I can be anything you want me to be...

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Sergeant.

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You're certainly a clever fucker, aren't you?

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When you're not absconding from secure units.

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Says here you got an A star in maths.

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Where the hell did you learn that?

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-Working out the odds.

-Yeah?

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Well, work this one out.

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You're free to go.

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What?

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-The charge has been dropped.

-Why?

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Seems someone wants you out.

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-Who?

-Well, not me, that's for sure.

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Lucky for you, you're out of my hands.

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But I catch you again, I don't care which fucker says you should walk,

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I'll be breaking both your legs before you go.

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You'd still want to kiss me first, though, wouldn't you?

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Before you did it.

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Mr Harris.

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-How come they picked you up?

-They think I go to bed too late.

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How come they let you go?

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Promised to take him with me.

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Get in.

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ENGINE STARTS

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-I'm afraid the Wratten release files are restricted.

-I know, that's why I'm here, to find out why.

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Why do you feel you can do that?

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Because you're from Serious Crime?

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I'm investigating a murder.

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And we're just the bum feelers from the Border Agency!

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-Isn't that what you people think?

-SHE LAUGHS

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I'd just like to see the files.

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I have agents in the field, detective inspector. I have to protect them.

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Or it might be their murder you investigate next.

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-Are you saying this is an ongoing operation?

-I don't think so.

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-From what I understand, you got your man. Congratulations! Case closed.

-And what if it's the wrong man?

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But I read it in the papers.

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So it must be true.

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So, what have you got?

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OK, it took me a while, but here it is.

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Ross! Wife. Line one.

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Thanks.

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Hey, darling.

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Yes, I know.

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Baby, I'll be there.

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Seven sharp, I promise.

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Me too.

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You're the most loved woman in the universe.

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Goodbye.

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Ah.

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Yeah, it's about time I got a home life.

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And from the smell of you, you should do the same!

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I'm not about to become City Editor, though, am I?

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I think you'll find he's top of that particular list.

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-Anyway, what you got?

-It's just trench work, really. I took the photos you took of your man.

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-Trawled through the dailies outside court at Wratten's trial, looking for a match.

-Which you found?

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-Da-da!

-Fantastic!

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Then it's just the witness manifests for that day, and this is what I got.

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Well, what do you know?

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Piggies in the trough!

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Shit!

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You and I need to talk.

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I'm with Customs. Investigations. It was my team busted Harvey Wratten.

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We had a shadow on Jay Wratten, then he did us a favour, lost his head and we followed him in.

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-Congratulations.

-Thank you! Except it didn't stay that way.

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No. Clearly not.

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-Two years later, they're out.

-Royal Prerogative of Mercy.

-And how do you think they got that?

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-Not by fencing a couple of rollers for Her Maj.

-Two reasons.

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One, drug stashes. Big ones. They gave us the heads up where to find them.

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-I knew about that.

-That's the bit you're supposed to. The other bit's more sensitive.

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Getting a Royal Pardon, it's like a two-part test.

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First, you show the authorities you're willing to help, like Wratten did. Then there's this tricky bit.

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You've got to have saved someone's life. Someone on the other side of the line.

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If you're a member of the IRA, it would be soldiers. Give information to save a soldier's life

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and you might get yourself a Royal Pardon.

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A couple of them did.

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Except in the case of Harvey Wratten, it was me. He saved me.

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How?

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Car bomb.

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My car. He gave us the tip off. Even then, they nearly didn't make it.

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I had the keys in my hand and my family in the car.

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And for that he was released?

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That and the drugs, yeah.

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It didn't occur to you that Wratten could have been the one who had the bomb put there?

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You know, funnily enough, I did get a vague glimmer of that, yes.

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-I'm sure it would have struck you like a bolt of lightening.

-I'm not the one with the burn.

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In my job, I'm used to that. I've had four attempts on my life in 12 years.

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It's why I travel armed and with eyes in the back of my head.

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So a lot of people could have had reason to put a bomb under your car.

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-That's how my boss sees it.

-But you don't.

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I see something.

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Just not sure what.

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What about you?

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Case is closed.

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What are you still looking for?

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A chance to see those files.

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It's a beautiful boat.

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Thank you.

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Can I give you a hand?

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I'm fine, thank you.

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That's, er... That's very neat.

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It comes with practise.

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You do this a lot?

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Most days.

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Can I help you?

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It's Commander Penney, right?

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-Retired.

-Yeah, yeah, actually that's, er...

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That's exactly what I wanted to ask you a few questions about.

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I have nothing to say.

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But you don't know what I'm going to ask yet.

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-I could be from Saga, wondering if you'd like to be our next poster boy!

-But you're not.

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No, you're right. I'm not.

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I hope you don't mind me saying, but you look very good for your age.

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Particularly when illness

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was quoted as the reason for your retirement.

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You've clearly made a full recovery.

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I guess it must be something to do with the rarefied air round here.

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It's, er...

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It's certainly a little rich for my blood.

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I have nothing to say.

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I am right, aren't I, if I say that it's, what, er,

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12 months since you stepped down?

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Just after DS Delaney...

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You must remember DS Delaney?

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Yes.

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He's the one who went from, er, what was it?

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A DI to DS for no apparent reason.

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It was...

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Anyway, just after he was, er...

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He was shot.

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Dead.

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And, I don't know.

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I was just wondering if, by any chance,

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those two events were connected.

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I mean, you having to retire, not shooting him, obviously.

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You see, the thing is, I keep asking DI Gabriel, he keeps losing his memory.

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Isn't that unfortunate?

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Maybe...

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Maybe he'll have to retire soon, too, like you, on health grounds.

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-This is private property.

-Is it?

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OK.

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I can see why.

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It's very... It's very nice, very...exclusive.

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Did the credit crunch not reach you guys down here?

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Or have you just got one of those pensions guaranteed to see you through

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whatever, whatever storms may threaten?

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I have nothing to say and you won't get me to say it.

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OK.

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No, that's OK, I think I get the picture.

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I tell you what.

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Could you give me a call if you, er...

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..if you ever want to do some colouring in?

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Great.

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I really should have dressed up, shouldn't I?

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So what do you see?

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Not much if this is all there is.

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But what's there?

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Well...evidence to support what you were saying.

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Wratten gave information that led to your people picking up six huge drug drops and to saving you

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-from getting your arse blown off. Exactly what's needed for a Royal Pardon.

-Correct. So what's not there?

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No arrests.

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Not one. And my bet is there won't be any either. Because?

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Because the drugs were already his.

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And someone, somewhere, already knew that.

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Hi!

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-Why were there no arrests?

-I think you already know my answer.

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Is that because you already knew they were his drugs you were picking up?

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Are you a policeman or a journalist?

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Should I be talking to a journalist?

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-That would be very unwise.

-Who for?

-I think even you can work that one out.

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Do you mind?

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Actually, I...

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I do.

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I've just had Customs crawling up my arse.

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Why? You exceed your cigarette allowance?

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Actually, it was you they were interested in.

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Apparently, you've taken to stalking one of their senior officers.

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Laing.

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And I'm sure it's not just because she's such a handsome woman.

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-She won't release the files on how Harvey Wratten got his Royal Pardon.

-So what did you do?

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I saw them anyway.

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How?

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Oh, bravo!

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And what did you see?

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It's more what I didn't.

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Why were there no arrests?

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I wouldn't know, I haven't seen the files.

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-But it's significant, don't you think?

-What?

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You think it was a set up?

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I think, to get himself out of jail, Wratten gave Customs drugs he already owned.

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Great. So what?

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What does it matter why he was doing what he was doing? All that matters is that he did it!

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Customs got to lift a huge weight of drugs off the street. Huge.

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More, apparently, in those six consignments than in the previous three years together.

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So even if they were his, who cares?

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Means he had to buy them first before he gave them up - that's a double bubble!

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They don't care if he got himself a fucking knighthood.

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He did his job and they did theirs. And that's all that matters to them.

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Sir. I feel that whatever got Wratten out of jail got him killed.

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"Feel"!

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I don't give a fuck what you feel!

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It's what you know that counts.

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And what do you know? You see, I gave you extra time

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because I thought you might know something, or you might find it out.

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But you don't, do you?

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I think I'm getting close.

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To what?

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What's happening, Jonah? Hmm?

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Where's the real deviation?

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Is it actually out here?

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Or is it in there? Inside, with you.

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Because if this is all just about you and some sort of identity crisis,

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then that's just so much piss in the wind!

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And if that's the case, do you know what I'm beginning to "feel"?

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I'm beginning to feel the spray.

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That's almost 23 minutes.

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Phew!

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It's so hot in here!

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What do you reckon it is?

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It must be about 40 degrees centigrade!

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That's got to clean out your pores!

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Want to cool things down?

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MECHANICAL GRATING

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Well, what do you know?

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Seems like something's blocking the air-conditioning.

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On such an expensive vehicle.

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Yeah, I already know where it is.

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It's in the ducting for the air-con.

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So, I'm going to arrest you now and when you give me all those, "No comments",

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to protect your friends, just let this thought play in your mind.

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Which one was it... that told me where to look?

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I don't talk to coppers.

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That's lucky, cos I'm not one. What about these?

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Exhibit H.

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They don't prove anything.

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Just says he was driving the car. Doesn't mean he knew what was in it.

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Who's that then, Stephen?

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I mean, that's you on the left but who's that you're walking with?

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No comment.

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That's OK, we already know.

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That's Bob Harris and we all know who Bob Harris is, don't we?

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You and Bob Harris.

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Hmmm.

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Wait!

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Here's another.

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And another...

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And another.

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I mean, that's not just Strangers On A Train, that's Bonnie And Clyde!

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You and Bob Harris, drugs baron.

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Is that an accusation?

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And there's you in a car full of drugs.

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See the picture? Because if you don't, the jury will.

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Say nothing!

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You know what?

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Now's the time for you to give that one a serious rethink.

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I do wish you wouldn't do that.

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Not exactly the most illegal thing I've done today.

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But it's murder to a man who's trying to give it up.

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What does that make me then?

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Your nicotine substitute?

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Right now, I'd do anything

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to take my mind off things.

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A little birdy told me

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you've got a line bust open.

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Yeah?

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Who told you that, then?

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Want exclusive use? You'll have to buy me a flat.

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Too late anyway.

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By now, every bastard street corner knows I've been turned over.

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But they don't know who by.

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And that's a name I can give you.

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CAR ENGINE

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Bob?

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You've probably heard.

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I had a line bust open.

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Had you heard?

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Lifted one of my best men.

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No lucky strike, neither.

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Couldn't have been. They knew exactly where to look.

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I'm sorry to hear that.

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Yeah. Me too.

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Because I heard it was...

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Jay Wratten gave them the heads up.

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Why would he do that?

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You tell me.

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We're about to go into business together.

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Maybe that's why.

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I don't think so.

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But you don't know.

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I'll look into it.

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You've said that to me before.

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You having second thoughts?

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Joseph,

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I'm on my 50th!

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CAR IGNITION

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-How could I know that?

-People talk.

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Not to me, they don't. Especially not his lot. Look at last time!

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-You want him out.

-Yeah, I do, but not in that way.

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Anyway, we've got an arrangement, haven't we?

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I sit this one out and wait for you to leave the stage.

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That is, unless you suddenly want an encore?

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No.

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I don't talk to coppers.

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It's different worlds, ain't it? Us and them.

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BABY GURGLES

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You have to say something.

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Or you will? Is that it?

0:23:550:23:59

We made a mistake. That's over.

0:23:590:24:03

But we have a child.

0:24:030:24:06

You have to tell your wife.

0:24:060:24:09

Why?

0:24:240:24:26

What's the alternative?

0:24:270:24:29

For him. For me. For you. For her.

0:24:290:24:33

What's the alternative?

0:24:330:24:36

She wants a baby.

0:24:360:24:39

So?

0:24:390:24:41

We've lost so many.

0:24:420:24:44

But he's already yours!

0:24:440:24:48

You have to tell your wife.

0:24:500:24:52

I'm willing to move on, Jonah.

0:25:020:25:05

And that means leaving you behind.

0:25:070:25:09

But our son deserves to know his past.

0:25:120:25:17

And if you don't claim it, I'll have to do it for you.

0:25:170:25:19

I won't let him live his life in the shadows.

0:25:220:25:25

I'm in hell.

0:25:300:25:32

No.

0:25:350:25:37

We are in limbo.

0:25:370:25:39

And you need to let us out.

0:25:410:25:43

Watch it!

0:25:560:25:57

Sorry!

0:25:570:25:59

Where you been?

0:26:150:26:16

Domestic stuff.

0:26:160:26:17

Yeah? What kind of domestic stuff?

0:26:170:26:20

If I told you my wife and I are trying again for a baby

0:26:200:26:23

and we have to get the timing of sexual intercourse right,

0:26:230:26:26

would that be enough information for you?

0:26:260:26:29

-You take a shower afterwards?

-You want to do some work?

0:26:290:26:32

Have you got any?

0:26:320:26:33

When we chased Andy Dixon down Bethnal Green tube,

0:26:330:26:36

-where did we pick up the guy with his phone?

-Outside Great Eastern Hotel.

0:26:360:26:41

Anyone review the CCTV on the underground?

0:26:410:26:43

For what?

0:26:430:26:45

For Dixon!

0:26:450:26:46

Why? Six hours later we found him.

0:26:460:26:48

He shot himself dead. No need to look.

0:26:480:26:51

-We should have been across this.

-You blaming me?

0:26:510:26:55

-You call the shots, even if you're firing them elsewhere.

-What!?

0:26:550:26:58

It's not my fault.

0:26:580:27:01

Dixon got on at Bethnal Green. That guy got out Liverpool Street

0:27:010:27:05

if he was by the Great Eastern Hotel. That's one stop with them together.

0:27:050:27:09

-Andy must've swapped the phones immediately.

-So?

0:27:090:27:11

So what kind of kid does that?

0:27:110:27:13

Months ago, he's a teenage asthmatic, barely got his licence.

0:27:130:27:16

Suddenly he'd give Mossad a run. Central Line,

0:27:160:27:19

Liverpool Street, west-bound.

0:27:190:27:21

We need the CCTV.

0:27:210:27:24

That's Dixon. But watch this.

0:27:300:27:33

HE GROANS

0:27:370:27:39

You all right?

0:27:410:27:43

I told you! Spooky.

0:27:470:27:49

And this...is the drop.

0:27:500:27:54

There he goes.

0:27:570:27:59

Do we ever get a clearer image?

0:27:590:28:01

Never. I've checked all the way out.

0:28:010:28:04

This is the best you get.

0:28:040:28:08

OK, Stephen.

0:28:350:28:37

I just want to go over this one more time.

0:28:380:28:41

OK.

0:28:420:28:43

So...

0:28:440:28:46

18 months ago, Harvey Wratten cut a deal with us to get him out of jail.

0:28:460:28:49

And one of the things he did was,

0:28:490:28:51

he gave us a tip-off on six drug consignments

0:28:510:28:54

which we went and picked up.

0:28:540:28:55

Exhibit J.

0:28:550:28:57

One, two, three...

0:28:570:29:00

four, five,

0:29:000:29:04

six.

0:29:040:29:06

The first two look like they've been cobbled together but the last four look organised.

0:29:060:29:11

So, were you working for Bob Harris?

0:29:110:29:15

Yes.

0:29:150:29:16

And was he in the market for selling wholesale smack at that time?

0:29:160:29:20

Yeah, we were.

0:29:200:29:21

And does what we see there match the level of your sales?

0:29:210:29:24

Yeah, they do.

0:29:250:29:27

And who were you selling to?

0:29:270:29:28

Ultimately, Harvey Wratten.

0:29:280:29:30

That's a lot of drugs.

0:29:310:29:33

Do you know why he was buying them?

0:29:330:29:36

We knew he wanted to get out of jail so it might have something to do with that.

0:29:360:29:39

-And you wanted to help him out.

-We wanted to sell.

0:29:390:29:41

What you want to do with what we sell, that's up to you.

0:29:410:29:44

You said ultimately Harvey Wratten.

0:29:460:29:48

Who actually set up the deal?

0:29:480:29:52

Peter Glickman.

0:29:520:29:53

And he made the exchange?

0:29:580:30:00

Leather soled shoes slip easy on greasy streets.

0:30:000:30:03

-So who did you deal with?

-Some guy. I'd never seen him before.

0:30:030:30:07

-What did he look like?

-Old.

0:30:070:30:09

What's old? 50, 60?

0:30:090:30:11

Somewhere there.

0:30:110:30:13

-Didn't act like it, though.

-Why not?

0:30:130:30:17

One of the lads with me

0:30:170:30:18

thought they'd try and spook him a bit,

0:30:180:30:20

because he looked like a pensioner.

0:30:200:30:22

They asked him what was stopping them from taking the money right off him.

0:30:220:30:25

The old man had a wire round his neck

0:30:250:30:27

before they'd even finished the question.

0:30:270:30:29

-What colour was he?

-White.

-How tall?

0:30:290:30:32

-Quite tall.

-Weight?

0:30:320:30:35

-Medium. Not big.

-Describe his face.

-Average.

-Average? What's average?

0:30:350:30:39

Clean shaven. Glasses.

0:30:390:30:42

Old fashioned.

0:30:420:30:44

Bit like an uncle.

0:30:440:30:46

Jaguar, gin and tonic, that sort of thing.

0:30:460:30:49

-Because of the glasses?

-Well, that and the hat.

0:30:490:30:51

What kind of hat was it?

0:30:510:30:52

Pork-pie, trilby.

0:30:520:30:55

Looked like a bookie.

0:30:550:30:57

-And he always wore it?

-Always.

0:30:570:31:01

Same with the overcoat.

0:31:010:31:03

If it wasn't for the piano wire,

0:31:030:31:05

it felt like selling smack to an undertaker.

0:31:050:31:07

-That and he was obviously loaded.

-What was the price on the deal?

0:31:070:31:11

All told?

0:31:130:31:15

9 million.

0:31:150:31:17

Oh, yeah. This guy was rolling in it.

0:31:170:31:20

It was weird though cos he wasn't a player or anything.

0:31:200:31:23

After that last drop,

0:31:230:31:26

I never saw him again.

0:31:260:31:27

It's him.

0:31:390:31:41

He looks like a vicar.

0:31:410:31:43

Well, if he is,

0:31:430:31:45

he had Andy Dixon in his flock and a shit load of drugs off Bob Harris.

0:31:450:31:49

-Is that the best you've got?

-Of these? Yes.

-That's not going to stand up in court.

0:31:490:31:53

-You can't even see his face.

-I can get the positive ID off the guy who sold him Harris's drugs.

0:31:530:31:58

Is this another one of your feelings?

0:32:000:32:02

-Whatever got Wratten out of jail got him killed. That I know.

-How?

0:32:020:32:05

Because of him!

0:32:050:32:07

He's the connection between the drugs and the murder.

0:32:070:32:09

So what are you going to do about it?

0:32:090:32:12

I'm going to find him.

0:32:120:32:14

I certainly look forward to seeing that line-up.

0:32:140:32:16

Is Derek Nimmo still alive?

0:32:160:32:18

I've got a man in the cells saying Harvey Wratten bought those drugs.

0:32:230:32:26

But he didn't actually sell them to Wratten, I mean physically.

0:32:260:32:29

How could he? Wratten was in jail.

0:32:290:32:31

That's why he was doing all this -

0:32:310:32:34

the drugs, the bomb under my car.

0:32:340:32:36

He had them all laid out for us to find in order to get himself a royal pardon.

0:32:360:32:40

So all you've actually got is one man who says he sold

0:32:400:32:43

those drugs to another man who wasn't Harvey Wratten. It's not much, is it? In fact, it's not anything.

0:32:430:32:50

Whereas what I've got

0:32:500:32:52

is 849 kilos of 70% pure heroin out of kids' veins and into my warehouse.

0:32:520:32:59

And that is all I need.

0:32:590:33:00

You still here?

0:33:030:33:05

Shit!

0:33:170:33:19

Who are you?

0:33:250:33:27

I was Peter Glickman's girlfriend.

0:33:350:33:38

I AM his girlfriend. Have been for three years.

0:33:430:33:48

So, why come here?

0:33:510:33:53

-The flowers.

-Hm?

0:33:530:33:56

He'd always...

0:33:560:33:59

He used to send me flowers.

0:34:000:34:03

Birthday, anniversary.

0:34:050:34:07

It was our third anniversary last week.

0:34:110:34:14

-They didn't come.

-Do you know where he's gone?

0:34:180:34:21

Assuming we even know who you're talking about.

0:34:210:34:25

I know you know him.

0:34:250:34:27

How?

0:34:270:34:29

The flowers were delivered every time from a shop near where he lives... lived.

0:34:290:34:35

I went there, I asked them for help.

0:34:380:34:42

Details of a credit card, anything.

0:34:420:34:44

And what did they give you?

0:34:440:34:46

You.

0:34:470:34:49

-They gave me you.

-Why?

0:34:520:34:57

You supply them.

0:34:570:34:58

So?

0:34:580:35:01

Peter had them sent for free because of his connection with you.

0:35:010:35:05

Classy!

0:35:050:35:07

I've never heard of you.

0:35:200:35:22

Well, I hadn't heard of you.

0:35:240:35:27

-It's the way Peter was. He liked to keep his worlds...

-Separate.

0:35:300:35:34

Yes.

0:35:380:35:40

Except ours was special.

0:35:440:35:46

Is that what he told you?

0:35:460:35:48

I don't know where else to turn.

0:35:580:36:01

I just want to know what's happened.

0:36:050:36:07

I've already told you, I don't know anything.

0:36:110:36:14

-Not a postcard?

-Nothing.

0:36:140:36:17

Or a text, or an email?

0:36:170:36:19

As I told you before,

0:36:220:36:23

my father put us all in boxes

0:36:230:36:25

and I'm in the one marked "knows nothing".

0:36:250:36:28

Because he wanted to keep you safe.

0:36:290:36:32

Well, if we're talking boxes it seems to me

0:36:320:36:35

he left his business in one marked "free for all".

0:36:350:36:39

And unless someone warns him,

0:36:390:36:41

there is a man named Joseph Bede...

0:36:410:36:46

..who is about to take him at his word.

0:36:490:36:51

I'm sure my father knew exactly what he was leaving behind.

0:36:510:36:54

Did he know about her?

0:36:540:36:57

No.

0:36:590:37:01

She's only just been born.

0:37:010:37:03

Do you want to keep her safe too?

0:37:050:37:08

Of course.

0:37:100:37:13

But how can you be sure,

0:37:130:37:16

if you're sitting in a box marked "knows nothing"?

0:37:160:37:18

Eh?

0:37:200:37:22

Cos if I were you,

0:37:240:37:27

I would start crawling out of that one.

0:37:270:37:30

No. Now listen to me. Just calm down.

0:38:380:38:42

I'm telling you there's nothing.

0:38:420:38:44

Nothing, OK?

0:38:440:38:46

-Darling, are you OK?

-I'm not sure.

0:38:460:38:50

'Listen to me. You have to be.

0:38:500:38:52

'Do you understand?

0:38:520:38:53

'There's nothing anyone can find out because there's nothing that you know.

0:38:530:38:57

'Whether they call, whether they turn up at the house. Nothing. OK?'

0:38:570:39:02

'OK.'

0:39:020:39:04

Why don't we just call the police?

0:39:040:39:06

Because Dad doesn't want to be found so I don't want them needing to look.

0:39:060:39:11

Trust me. Trust him.

0:39:110:39:13

Do you know where he is?

0:39:130:39:15

Darling, listen to me.

0:39:150:39:18

There's nothing to say. And if there's nothing to say,

0:39:180:39:23

there's nothing for anyone else to find out.

0:39:230:39:26

-That way we're safe. You hear me?

-Yes.

0:39:260:39:32

'Darling, if you're worried about anything, call me.'

0:39:360:39:40

'OK. Bye.'

0:39:400:39:43

Your father-in-law and I go back.

0:40:190:40:22

Well, we almost started out together.

0:40:220:40:25

We're old friends.

0:40:250:40:27

And I think he might be in trouble.

0:40:270:40:31

If he is, I think I can help.

0:40:310:40:34

I don't know where he is. No-one does.

0:40:340:40:37

I'm sorry.

0:40:370:40:38

Could you get a message to him?

0:40:380:40:41

I wish we could, but I can't.

0:40:410:40:43

Because you're not allowed?

0:40:430:40:44

Because I don't know.

0:40:440:40:47

-Please.

-I'm sorry.

0:40:470:40:50

This must be very distressing for you.

0:40:500:40:52

It is. It absolutely is.

0:40:540:40:56

And here I am adding to your troubles. I do apologise.

0:40:560:41:00

It's a difficult time for everyone.

0:41:000:41:03

I wonder,

0:41:060:41:08

do you have a lavatory I may use?

0:41:080:41:11

-Um...

-It's the curse of my age.

0:41:130:41:15

These days I have to time my visits to Sainsbury's.

0:41:150:41:19

Yes, of course.

0:41:220:41:23

Thank you.

0:41:250:41:27

Wonderful smell.

0:41:380:41:40

-It's just there.

-You're very kind.

0:41:400:41:43

BABY GURGLES ON MONITOR

0:41:430:41:45

BABY CRIES

0:42:260:42:28

-Oh, I didn't wake...

-No, that's the monitor.

0:42:280:42:31

I'm letting her settle.

0:42:310:42:33

So I'll leave you in peace,

0:42:370:42:39

or as much as you can get with a newborn child.

0:42:390:42:42

I'm sorry I can't be of more help.

0:42:450:42:47

Mrs Glickman.

0:42:500:42:53

-I'll see myself out.

-Bye.

0:42:530:42:56

No, I've never seen him before.

0:43:050:43:08

No, I don't think so.

0:43:080:43:09

Actually, he was quite sweet.

0:43:120:43:15

Sort of old fashioned.

0:43:150:43:17

BABY CRIES

0:43:170:43:19

When are you coming home?

0:43:190:43:21

Oh, listen. The baby's crying. I'll have to call you back.

0:43:240:43:26

Coming, darling. It's OK, darling.

0:43:380:43:42

Mummy's coming.

0:43:420:43:45

It's all right, darling.

0:43:450:43:48

Analise?

0:43:480:43:51

Analise? Analise! Analise!

0:43:560:43:59

Analise! Analise!

0:43:590:44:01

Analise!

0:44:060:44:08

Analise!

0:44:350:44:37

If I had wanted to kill her, I'd have done so already.

0:44:480:44:51

But if I have to I still will.

0:44:530:44:56

Call no-one but your husband.

0:44:590:45:02

Tell him to contact no-one but his father.

0:45:020:45:05

Get him to tell Peter that I'll kill your baby unless he contacts me.

0:45:050:45:09

Do you understand?

0:45:090:45:11

Do you understand?

0:45:150:45:17

Analise.

0:45:230:45:25

Such a pretty name.

0:45:250:45:27

Go.

0:45:290:45:31

SMOKE ALARM BEEPS

0:45:410:45:44

'Now!

0:45:510:45:53

'Call him now.'

0:45:530:45:54

PHONE RINGS

0:46:130:46:17

Hello?

0:46:190:46:21

'Aaaargh!'

0:46:210:46:23

No! Don't call the police.

0:46:290:46:31

Ten minutes. Ten minutes.

0:46:310:46:34

'You've got to do something! Please!

0:48:120:48:14

'Please, do something now!'

0:48:140:48:16

'The person you are calling is unable to take your call.

0:48:260:48:28

'Please leave your message after the tone.'

0:48:280:48:31

'Dad, it's me.

0:48:310:48:33

'There's a man called Gatehouse.

0:48:330:48:36

'He's threatened to kill the baby, Dad.

0:48:360:48:39

'You're a grandfather.

0:48:390:48:41

'Her name's Analise,

0:48:410:48:44

'and this man is going to kill her unless you contact him.

0:48:440:48:48

'Please, Dad, please. Contact Gatehouse.'

0:48:480:48:51

RECORDING REWINDS AND BLEEPS

0:48:580:49:02

MOBILE RINGS

0:49:230:49:26

Hello?

0:49:320:49:34

Don't do this.

0:49:340:49:37

I know, but this is not the way to do it.

0:49:370:49:39

I do.

0:49:390:49:41

-I will, but not like this.

-Oh!

0:49:410:49:44

I've got to go.

0:49:440:49:46

It's good! Is it good?

0:49:460:49:49

-It's good!

-Yeah! Ha-ha!

0:49:490:49:52

It's wonderful.

0:49:520:49:54

PHONE RINGS

0:49:560:50:00

Ross McGovern.

0:50:000:50:01

OK.

0:50:030:50:05

Sorry, do I know you?

0:50:060:50:09

Then it would have to be in a public space.

0:50:090:50:13

Yes. Yes, I do, of course.

0:50:130:50:17

OK. No, no, I can find it.

0:50:170:50:22

I can be with you in 40 minutes.

0:50:220:50:27

Hello?

0:50:270:50:28

Ross. The very man.

0:50:490:50:50

Caroline. Sir?

0:50:500:50:52

This is THE Ross McGovern.

0:50:520:50:56

-I'll get the next one.

-No, no, step on in.

0:50:560:50:59

Doors closing.

0:51:050:51:06

So, where you off to, Ross?

0:51:060:51:10

Oh, you know, to bring down the Government.

0:51:100:51:13

Good for you. Can you be back by six?

0:51:130:51:16

-Sorry?

-Well, can you?

0:51:160:51:18

-Er, yes, sure.

-Good. Be back by six.

0:51:180:51:20

Board room. Top floor.

0:51:200:51:22

-OK.

-Nice to see you, Ross.

0:51:220:51:27

Yeah, you too.

0:51:270:51:28

Hello.

0:51:390:51:41

Hello, is Ross McGovern there?

0:51:410:51:45

Ah. Well, I have a driver outside his house trying

0:51:470:51:49

to make a delivery but there doesn't appear to be anyone home.

0:51:490:51:53

It says on the form here that someone would be there.

0:51:540:51:58

It's a shame, really, because it's a large package, electrical,

0:51:590:52:05

we couldn't possibly leave it

0:52:050:52:07

but we're not due to deliver in that area for another...

0:52:070:52:11

..two weeks.

0:52:140:52:17

Ah, well, can't be helped.

0:52:170:52:18

Oh, I suppose I should just check the address again.

0:52:200:52:23

Sometimes they come out wrong from the shop.

0:52:230:52:25

Would you? Thank you so much.

0:52:270:52:29

Ah! Well, that will explain it.

0:52:310:52:34

Wrong house.

0:52:340:52:36

We're out by a digit.

0:52:360:52:37

Thank you. So sorry to trouble.

0:52:390:52:42

So how was Deep Throat?

0:53:070:53:09

-Didn't show.

-Never happened to Robert Redford.

0:53:090:53:12

Don't rub it in.

0:53:120:53:14

Well, this should cheer you up.

0:53:140:53:16

-What's that for?

-Ross McGovern, City Editor.

0:53:180:53:23

I like it. And you got it.

0:53:230:53:27

-You're kidding me?

-I don't do jokes. This is a serious business.

0:53:270:53:30

-I don't know what to say.

-Thank you.

0:53:340:53:37

Although even though I'd love to say it was a bitch of a pitch,

0:53:370:53:39

so you'd be forever in my debt, in fairness, you were the old man's choice.

0:53:390:53:43

Wow. I didn't think he even knew who I was.

0:53:430:53:45

Listen, if he can find his dick, it's a good day.

0:53:450:53:47

-Congratulations.

-When do I start?

0:53:470:53:50

We'll announce it tomorrow.

0:53:500:53:51

Wow.

0:53:540:53:56

-I'm...I'm growing a great story.

0:53:560:53:59

-Yeah, what's that?

-It's police corruption, but...

0:53:590:54:03

Oh, yeah, yeah. I heard about that.

0:54:030:54:05

What? How?

0:54:050:54:07

Everyone's got ambitions, Ross.

0:54:070:54:09

No such thing as a vacuum, not in a newsroom.

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You'd better learn that one.

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Er, what do you think of it?

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-About what?

-The story.

-Um, not for us.

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-What?

-What? I've seen so many people play that role already.

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Doesn't mean we should just ignore it.

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It does when it means your readership will.

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Do you know what the greatest danger to our democracy is right now?

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And it's not your story. It's public apathy.

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They already know your story.

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If you just keep supplying them with what they've already heard, they're just going to listen less and less.

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So by the time the really big story comes along,

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they've stopped listening altogether.

0:54:440:54:46

OK. And what if this is the really big story?

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You haven't even got a small one.

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From what I hear, the one that got shot, the police had already stripped him a rank.

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The other guy, you won't prove anything.

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And the third, you've fingered the wrong guy. He put Wratten down.

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So no story. No, sir.

0:55:000:55:02

How do you know all this?

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By doing the job you're about to do for seven years

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better than anyone else. I thank you.

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Being City Editor is all about judgement, Ross.

0:55:100:55:13

Please, show me you have some.

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Oh, incidentally,

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it's also about a hundred grand price hike, a fabulous pension,

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and you can stop dressing like Darth Vader because from next week,

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you've got your own driver.

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So, you know, be sure to judge all that too.

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I'll tell you what you're going to do.

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You're going home to that perfect little country cottage of yours

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and you're going to tell the wife the good news,

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see that look in her eye,

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tuck the kids into bed, and screw each other's brains out.

0:55:460:55:50

That's what you do with a promotion, Ross.

0:55:500:55:53

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Which reminds me,

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time I got another.

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Hey, Haydn.

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-Fuck you very much.

-Oh, come on.

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It's just a job.

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Jay Wratten's insistence that Bob Harris is responsible for his uncle's murder causes problems for Bede's new business deal. Meanwhile Gabriel struggles to placate his ex-mistress and Gatehouse shows he'll go to great lengths to find Glickman.


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