Episode 3 Undercover


Episode 3

Drama series. Maya is approached by a new witness to Michael's murder who may expose the truth about his death. Nick plays a dangerous game in which he hopes to win his freedom.


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This programme contains some strong language.

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I have a client on death row called Rudy Jones. He's not dead. There is a drill in there! Call it, Judge.

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I know it's not easy being a black UC.

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Crack is everything to me. I'm terrified the

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top floor's going to find out.

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Who is it?

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Don't tell her it was me.

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Go and build yourself a new life.

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Full name?

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Nicholas Johnson. I'm Nick Johnson.

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If you hurt my brother, all of my brothers are coming for you!

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CHEERING

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I've been working on a good route in.

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Maya Cobbina. Oh, this is my boyfriend.

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What do you want?

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Hold it. It's not safe in there. We wait for shields and helmets.

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There's a new witness. Scared and careful, which is a good thing.

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20 years of normal life makes for very deep cover.

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-We have shared history.

-Michael Antwi.

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We just want you to share with us what she's thinking.

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The first black Director of Public Prosecutions is a real possibility.

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They want to interview me.

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Do it.

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She cannot get this job.

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I put all my being into articulating exactly what I think.

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Which is always my best shot at the truth.

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You better not have any skeletons in your cupboard.

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Ambulance here.

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Joe.

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Come on! Come on!

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Joe... Joe!

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INDISTINCT SHOUTING

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Oh, God, oh, God, oh, God.

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What happened?

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He's dead!

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Shut up.

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Oh, God.

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-SOBBING: He's dead.

-Shut up!

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-He's dead! Oh, God...

-Shut up!

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Good boy.

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Give us a fag, would you?

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-How long have you been in the job?

-29 years.

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And you're finishing when?

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Seven weeks.

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So who's going to blame you for a small mistake

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made right at the death, huh?

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What mistake?

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It was mayhem in there and you took responsibility.

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Like all the best custody sergeants.

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What mistake?

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The wrong men in a cell together.

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-Who are you?

-I mean, I may be senior in rank to you,

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but 29 years of service, that's the real rank.

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-I think you better start speaking English, Sir.

-Take the hit.

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Or?

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I don't like Customs and Excise.

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So when I see them sniffing around a good copper of 29 years' service,

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I'm inclined to fight them tooth and nail.

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Who are you?

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All you need to know is I wasn't here.

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Not then and not now.

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So what are we saying?

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The white geezer in the cell with him, Peter Mackie,

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he's a member of a neo-Nazi group.

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-Form?

-Yeah.

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Right.

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OK.

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Mackie had him in a choke-hold.

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Yeah?

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We were too late going in.

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He'd stopped breathing by the time we could pull them apart. All right?

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Eh?

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The only issue is why they were in that cell together.

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That's down to me.

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-Need to know.

-Yes.

-Not a word more.

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Home Secretary gets from me what I get from you

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so please don't give me anything I don't need.

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Custody Sergeant under huge pressure got it wrong with one cell.

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-There by the grace of God...

-One of the officers wouldn't stop.

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-Hmm?

-Trying to resuscitate Michael.

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-Say the other officers?

-Say the ambulance crew.

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Michael's good.

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Put it out that everyone calls him Michael from now on.

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It's a tragic death, we're all very upset, so first name only.

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What about the doubling up? The Custody Sergeant?

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-What's his name?

-Trimble. Five children. Old school.

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Customs and Excise are looking at something dodgy he was doing with a car.

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I've made it very clear we're right behind him.

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Yep. Yep. Absolutely. Walk with me.

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What about Michael's family?

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Erm, we're in close contact with them.

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We'll know how they're doing and what they're saying.

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-That's good.

-Oh, one thing.

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There's a lawyer asking hard questions.

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Well, that saddens me.

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God knows it's difficult enough as it is for the family.

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You know what really irks me?

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It's never the lawyer in the spotlight, is it?

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-What's his name?

-He's a she.

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Maya Cobbina.

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-Mark Neame.

-Oh, hello, Mark.

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-Very pleased to meet you.

-Yes.

-This way.

-Thank you.

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A confession - I'm the new DPP...

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..and your boss...

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and I have never prosecuted a case in my life.

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I don't know what I'm doing.

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But I'm going to be as straight with you about you as I am about myself.

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If we're going to go after the people that I want to go after

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I need moral strength and proper bollocks from all of you.

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I'm going to make us proud to prosecute.

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I'm going to start by getting all our collective energy together...

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..into looking at one case I do know about.

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20 years ago a man died in police custody

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and we have been prevented from getting to the truth

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of how that man died.

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The name of the dead man is Michael Antwi.

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And this is his mother.

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-Hi, darling.

-Hi.

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I had to come. For him and for you.

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-For more than that, I hope.

-Hmm?

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Do the story, Julia.

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See you in a minute.

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I have no words.

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I can't speak.

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He was my son.

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I used to sing to him.

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# Amazing grace

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# How sweet the sound

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# That saved a wretch...

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-# I once...

-OTHERS JOIN IN

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# ..was lost

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# But now I'm found

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# Was blind

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# But now I see. #

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Thank you so much for everything today.

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-I'll see you later.

-Mrs A.

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Look, it's not going to be easy.

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Civil actions against the police never are,

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so you might want to think about whether it's worth it.

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-What's the matter with you?

-Sorry?

-Civil actions?

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This was a crime. You are a criminal lawyer.

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-Peter Mackie is standing trial.

-No, no, no. I don't want Peter Mackie.

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All he did was kill my son.

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I can forgive him his idiot rage.

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-But I can't forgive the rest.

-What's that?

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I want the man who caused Michael's death put on trial and sent to jail.

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Someone put them in that cell together. I want to know who.

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You understand me, child? You get my son proper big justice.

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It's a big statement. But it's what Michael would have done.

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Remember what he said?

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"If you hurt my brother, all my brothers are coming for you."

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We do what you're saying, the whole thing could go up.

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Yeah, it's a big call. But don't we all have Michael's anger to live by now?

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She's mine.

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But I love her.

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The loneliness of leadership.

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So, what's our move, man?

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Police station.

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Firebomb it, make us some bacon out of the pigs inside.

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Then they'll know we're the real deal. See me?

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Yeah. Yeah. I hear that.

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OK, brilliant. See you then.

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Alex Brady. The man who isn't here.

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Very funny, Jakey. Now get back to doing what you couldn't do without me.

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-What's that about?

-Oh, he's paid like he's staff but he doesn't have a staff contract.

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-Why?

-So that he can behave badly and if anyone comes back at us

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-the paper can say that we don't employ him.

-Oh, right.

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-Oh. I forgot. He wants to see you.

-Who?

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HE CLICKS HIS TONGUE

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With the death in custody story so far.

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-You're joking! Jake, why didn't you call me?

-I just..

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OK, when? When does he want to see me?

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In five minutes. Two minutes and 30 seconds ago.

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And it takes 60 seconds to get from here to him.

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Leaving you a minute and a half's writing time.

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-Are you a good journalist, Jules?

-Thanks, Jake(!)

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This is very good.

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-How many deaths in custody?

-244 in the last five years.

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-Successful prosecutions?

-None.

-You see?

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No, sorry.

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If we're going to get angry and want our readers to share our pain,

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the face needs to fit.

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Your man had better be squeaky clean.

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-This is a big story.

-PHONE RINGS

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-I know.

-Really?

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Absolutely.

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Great.

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Corrigan here. Yeah.

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ON TAPE: 'What's our move, man?'

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'Police station. Firebomb it.

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'Make us some bacon out of the pigs inside.'

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My God.

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We need something to hurt Michael Antwi too.

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OK.

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Is there something else?

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HE SIGHS

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All right, the lawyer.

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-We're...

-Two things.

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Don't fall in love...

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..and wear a condom.

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-Good sex?

-Julia!

-OK, sorry. Is he handsome?

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Yeah. He's, erm...

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He's very funny. He makes me laugh.

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-Good sex?

-Amazingly good.

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-Yes! What does he do?

-Hits the spot every time.

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-THEY LAUGH

-He's a writer.

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Oh, God. There had to be a downside.

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-What kind of writer?

-Crime.

-So he's only after one thing.

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-What?

-Your stories.

-Is this a warning?

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Every writer has a chip of ice in their heart or they're not for real.

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Watch out for the ice.

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-I'm meeting some friends for dinner.

-And have his babies.

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Oh, hello. This is... This is Julia.

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-Oh, hello.

-Hello.

-Hi, Nick.

-Nice to meet you.

-And you.

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-Yeah, I've been hearing all about you.

-Nothing bad I hope.

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No, no, all good. She says you're handsome and funny, apparently.

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-And what was the other thing?

-I said handsome and funny.

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-No, there was something else.

-No. That was all I said.

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-Yeah, no, there was something else.

-No, there wasn't.

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-Shut up.

-There was one other thing she really liked about you.

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There's a story of a reporter in a refugee camp during the civil war in the Congo in the 1960s.

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He's in a room full of terrified women and what does he say?

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-"Anyone here been raped and speaks English?"

-That's terrible.

-Christ!

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That's not funny. You wouldn't do that, would you?

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-No, no. Of course not.

-Why not?

-Well, because I can make it up.

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I'm not stuck with the truth. Or a reporter's version of it.

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-You're free to use your imagination.

-Yeah.

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But, like everyone, all you've got is your own experience.

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Let's hope you had a really unhappy childhood.

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-Unhappy in what way?

-My parents loved me.

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It's, you know... It's just they loved crack cocaine more.

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-How did they meet?

-(Julia.)

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No, no. It's fine. It's fine. In the Hawley Arms in Camden Town.

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Erm, he offered to buy her a drink, and she said yes

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and then her life was over.

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He was 41. She was 17.

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-So young.

-Yeah.

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But what chance has 17 years of good parenting

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got against a look in a bar from the wrong man?

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So, what happened?

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Erm, well, you know, eventually I was taken into care.

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-How old were you?

-I was four.

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-Shall we get another bottle?

-Yeah.

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-So he's a real writer.

-Why do you...? Why do you say that?

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Because he talks about his parents first meeting like he was there.

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Yeah, well, maybe... Oh, thank you very much.

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Maybe... Maybe they told him about it.

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He was four years old when they left his life.

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Face it, Maya. He's a writer.

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He makes things up so that you can love him.

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# You can dance Every dance with the guy

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# Who gives you the eye

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# Let him hold you tight

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# You can smile Every smile for the man

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# Who held your hand 'neath the pale moonlight

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# But don't forget who's taking you home

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# And in whose arms you're gonna be... #

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-Doc Pomus.

-Sorry?

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Did this song.

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He was, erm, a Jewish boy from Brooklyn.

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Doc had polio from childhood and on his wedding night

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he watched his blonde wife dance with every single one of his guests,

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but not him, and then he wrote this song.

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And they lived happily ever after.

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Gambling addiction. Divorce. Wheelchair.

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Early death from lung cancer.

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HE LAUGHS

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Erm, I have to go.

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-Oh.

-Sorry.

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Erm...

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-Do you mind if I ask where?

-No.

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I do a shift at a homeless shelter twice a week.

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-Phew!

-But, you know, I've got ten minutes.

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So...

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..we could... THEY GIGGLE

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We could listen to two more songs out of The Brill Building or I...

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I could tell you how it feels to be falling hopelessly in love with you.

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Both, please.

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THEY GIGGLE

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Where are you?

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-I'm helping homeless people.

-Nice.

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-How's the writing?

-I'm blocked.

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And I'm much too sensitive to talk about it.

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Anything on the Antwis?

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-He was a remarkable speaker.

-Dangerous men often are.

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No. He's charismatic, he's exciting, real sense of history.

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I wish I could have heard him.

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You still can.

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Oh, gosh.

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Why are you sitting there?

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Because you've got the best tits in the building.

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-Thank you very much.

-And we're working together.

-Are we?

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Woodward and Bernstein, eat your hearts out!

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You've got nothing on Brady and Redhead.

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-I've got quite a lot of work to do, so...

-No, not really.

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Iconic is an overused word. But this...

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-ON TAPE:

-'I've been in Louisiana, USA. I've met a man called Rudy Jones.'

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-How did you get this?

-'He's in prison...'

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It fell into my lap.

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Now, this man, Rudy Jones, is a cold blooded murderer,

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and this man, Michael Antwi, is on his side.

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So, you see, doesn't always follow that the truth is what you want it to be.

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Because he didn't do it. It wasn't him.

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-Well, he's been convicted by a jury of his peers.

-Who gave this to you?

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SHOUTING: We would have been dead, you dozy cow! What were you thinking?

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-I... This isn't...

-Don't you dare open your mouth!

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What kind of a journalist are you? You didn't fucking check!

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How would it have looked if we'd got behind a vicious killer's best chum?

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-Can I just have...?

-Take her picture.

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-Take her picture!

-What?

-And you smile or you're dead.

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What? Why? What is this? What are you doing?

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Positive discrimination, girlie.

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Smile. SMILE!

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-I didn't write it.

-Your name's on it.

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-In print, under your photograph.

-I told you I didn't write it.

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-Any of it?

-The tiny bit about the duty officer.

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-Oh, my God.

-They stitched me up, Maya.

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-JULIA!

-They set me up.

-So you're leaving the paper?

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Is your resignation in, Julia?

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I'm a black woman journalist on a tabloid paper.

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You were at his funeral!

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There's no recordings of Michael Antwi speeches.

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The police were at the funeral, weren't they?

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It's not that surprising they've got a tape of a speech.

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Wasn't your name enough? What did they do? Take your picture against your will?

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The name alone doesn't tell the reader that the reporter is black.

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Your black face gives this story its legitimacy.

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Black on black. So it must be true.

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I honestly believe that this can give me the foothold I need.

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-Wake up. Wake up!

-20 years from now I will be writing positive stories

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about black men and women because I put my name to this one first.

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"Please - just you. Please - tell no-one."

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I know every man and woman that was in that police station when Michael died.

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I'd know if it was one of them.

0:29:120:29:14

Well, maybe...

0:29:140:29:16

Maybe it was somebody who wasn't in the police station.

0:29:160:29:19

-Say that again.

-Somebody who wasn't in the police station.

0:29:190:29:23

-The police! They infiltrated demos, didn't they?

-Yeah.

0:29:250:29:29

-They put undercover coppers into the march.

-Of course.

0:29:300:29:35

So there would have been undercover officers working out of the station.

0:29:350:29:40

-Do they sign in?

-Of course not. They're invisible.

0:29:420:29:45

No such thing as invisible. Is there, Dad?

0:29:450:29:48

ALERT SOUNDS

0:30:040:30:06

You all right?

0:30:080:30:10

"Be in Central London at noon."

0:30:120:30:14

-And?

-"Wait for a text."

0:30:160:30:19

Why don't we know who it is?

0:30:410:30:43

-It's someone who wasn't in the police station.

-So...what?

0:30:430:30:46

Someone who's seen and heard how we've controlled things

0:30:460:30:49

-since Antwi died?

-That's possible.

0:30:490:30:51

Only if one of you two has been careless because I sure as hell haven't.

0:30:510:30:54

You're sounding capable of carelessness right now.

0:30:540:30:57

Who the hell do you think you are?

0:30:570:30:59

Someone who's keeping his head while all around him others lose theirs.

0:30:590:31:02

-To misquote Kipling.

-I am a member of the Government, not some bloody ghost copper like you.

0:31:020:31:07

I exist. And I've got an awful lot to lose.

0:31:070:31:09

The witness could be on the inside.

0:31:090:31:12

What do you mean?

0:31:120:31:15

It could be him, for instance.

0:31:150:31:18

He's right. It could be.

0:31:180:31:20

-Paranoia won't help us.

-No.

0:31:220:31:24

But finding the damn witness will. You, sort this out.

0:31:240:31:28

-MOBILE PHONE RINGS

-Nick!

-Yeah. Yeah.

0:31:360:31:40

I've just had a call from Louisiana. It's Rudy.

0:31:400:31:44

They want to lift the stay. I've got to get there.

0:31:440:31:47

-Now?

-Yes.

-But what about meeting your new witness?

0:31:470:31:50

What should I do? I don't... I don't know what to do?

0:31:540:31:56

Erm...

0:31:560:31:59

Leave me your phone. I'll be you, I'll meet the witness and explain

0:31:590:32:03

that it was life or death, you had to go to and see Rudy.

0:32:030:32:05

They said no-one. The e-mail said don't tell anybody.

0:32:050:32:07

OK, then which one?

0:32:070:32:10

Rudy.

0:32:180:32:20

OK.

0:32:230:32:25

OK. "Out of the country.

0:32:270:32:30

"Life or death."

0:32:300:32:32

ALERT SOUNDS

0:32:350:32:37

ALERT SOUNDS

0:32:470:32:49

Phew.

0:33:010:33:03

Huh. OK.

0:33:030:33:05

-He said OK.

-Good. Good. Well, go.

0:33:070:33:09

Go pack, come on.

0:33:090:33:11

First time I've done this with someone who survived.

0:33:350:33:38

If you can't get a line into a vein then drilling a needle

0:33:420:33:45

through bone into the marrow works just as well.

0:33:450:33:48

How would that feel, for Rudy?

0:33:480:33:50

Nine, on a scale of ten, with ten the highest level of pain

0:33:510:33:54

-that I've ever seen.

-Christ.

0:33:540:33:57

If I'd been there, I could have done something.

0:33:580:34:01

He asked you not to be. He's the client.

0:34:010:34:03

-He gave you his instructions.

-MACHINE BEEPS

0:34:030:34:06

-What's happening? What's happening?

-Nurse.

-What's going on?

-Nurse!

0:34:080:34:11

-It's OK.

-Stand back, please.

0:34:110:34:13

It's a seizure. It doesn't make anything any worse.

0:34:130:34:18

It's OK.

0:34:180:34:20

OK. OK. Patient stable.

0:34:290:34:31

I will not let them hurt you any more. I promise.

0:34:320:34:36

-So what are they giving him for the fits?

-They're not.

0:34:480:34:51

Anti-seizure medication dulls the mind and it can lower IQ.

0:34:510:34:55

-Competence.

-Rudy needs to understand that they're killing him

0:34:550:34:58

for them to kill him and if his IQ is too low, then...

0:34:580:35:01

This is an application to lift the temporary stay

0:35:010:35:04

and set a new execution date.

0:35:040:35:06

-When would that be?

-Two weeks from now.

0:35:060:35:08

Your Honour. I've just come from the hospital.

0:35:080:35:10

I have just left him in the middle of a seizure and it is...

0:35:100:35:13

-It isn't ripe.

-Your Honour?

0:35:130:35:15

I'm going to decide about competence at an appropriate time,

0:35:150:35:18

which is as close as possible to an execution date.

0:35:180:35:21

I think you'll find I'm fully supported by the Supreme Court authority on this.

0:35:230:35:26

-What else do you have for me?

-Double jeopardy.

0:35:260:35:29

You can't keep a man on death row for 20 years

0:35:290:35:31

and then get two goes at killing him.

0:35:310:35:33

You're a plain speaker, Miss Cobbina.

0:35:330:35:35

It's one of the things I like about you.

0:35:350:35:37

So let me be plain here with what I think your problem might be.

0:35:370:35:41

Your client was sentenced to die - he ain't dead.

0:35:410:35:46

He wasn't sentenced to suffer in great agony for a prolonged period

0:35:460:35:48

and then for everyone to take a break before putting him to death two weeks later.

0:35:480:35:52

The prisoner kicked up a hell of a fuss.

0:35:520:35:54

His failure to co-operate was the biggest factor in all this.

0:35:540:35:56

Wait, he wouldn't cooperate with his own execution?

0:35:560:35:59

The paralytic they use has been banned in animal euthanasia.

0:35:590:36:03

It is illegal for vets to kill dogs with this drug.

0:36:030:36:07

But for the uppity negro? Fine(!)

0:36:070:36:09

200 years of doing what he's told and for some reason

0:36:090:36:11

best known to himself he kicks up about being put down.

0:36:110:36:14

-And please don't make a fuss(!)

-It wasn't anticipated that...

0:36:140:36:16

I would have thought it to be anticipated that an innocent man

0:36:160:36:19

might struggle against an incompetent

0:36:190:36:21

and agonizingly painful attempt to end his life.

0:36:210:36:23

Sometimes I think the defence bring all their problems on themselves

0:36:230:36:26

so they can complain about them and keep their man alive.

0:36:260:36:29

-If he had of cooperated...

-He'd be dead.

0:36:290:36:31

If he'd co-operated he'd be dead.

0:36:350:36:38

Other times I lose track of whose side the lady is on, Your Honour.

0:36:390:36:42

I don't know about you.

0:36:420:36:44

Maybe it's how emotional she gets is what confuses a man?

0:36:440:36:47

Never get emotional. Never get personal in court.

0:36:470:36:49

-Miss Cobbina. This is not about you.

-It's about my client, who cannot speak for himself.

0:36:490:36:54

I am lifting the stay and setting a new execution date.

0:36:540:36:57

Thursday week.

0:36:570:36:59

Miss Cobbina, I'm granting you leave to come back before me Wednesday

0:37:000:37:03

morning to argue about whether or not your client is competent to die.

0:37:030:37:07

Let's see how he's doing now and 24 hours before the new date.

0:37:070:37:11

-Court is adjourned.

-HE BANGS GAVEL

0:37:110:37:14

All rise.

0:37:140:37:16

-Do you think he can hear us?

-It's hard to say.

0:37:250:37:27

-Hypoxic brain damage is...

-Yeah, but what do you think? Do you think he can?

0:37:270:37:31

It's possible.

0:37:310:37:33

Rudy. Squeeze if you can hear me.

0:37:370:37:40

Right, so we lost on double jeopardy...

0:37:510:37:54

..and cruel and unusual is very, very tough.

0:37:550:37:58

There is one issue - competence.

0:37:580:38:01

It's not easy but it's our best shot.

0:38:010:38:04

So here's the choice.

0:38:040:38:07

They don't want to medicate you for your seizures but I can insist they do it.

0:38:070:38:11

So, take the medication, lower your understanding of everything

0:38:120:38:17

but increase the chances of you being deemed incompetent to die.

0:38:170:38:22

Or don't take the medication, don't dull your mind...

0:38:240:38:28

..but reduce our chances of keeping you alive.

0:38:300:38:33

Squeeze my hand if you want to take the drugs.

0:38:370:38:41

Squeeze my hand if you don't want to take the drugs.

0:38:520:38:57

Did he understand? I don't think that he gets that...

0:39:000:39:03

We have our instructions.

0:39:070:39:09

Dan.

0:39:260:39:28

Mum says to concentrate on something happy when I feel like I might be sad.

0:39:310:39:35

-The crispies.

-I love them.

0:39:350:39:37

I love them so much.

0:39:380:39:41

Look after Rocco.

0:39:410:39:44

-Now?

-While I'm away. At university.

0:39:440:39:47

-How long are you going for?

-Eight weeks.

0:39:480:39:51

So 56 days. 55 sleeps.

0:39:510:39:54

You can come and see me in Oxford. It's lovely.

0:39:550:39:58

Dan.

0:40:100:40:12

This isn't easy, is it?

0:41:440:41:45

No.

0:41:470:41:48

Will you stay and help sort my room with me?

0:41:500:41:53

-Did your mum tell you to say that?

-Yes.

0:41:530:41:56

Yeah.

0:41:560:41:57

Are you Clem?

0:42:000:42:02

Yes. How do you...?

0:42:020:42:04

There are two of us now - I'm your college mum.

0:42:040:42:06

Usually it's a mum and a dad, but if you don't mind a single parent...

0:42:060:42:09

-No, brilliant.

-Nice to meet you.

0:42:090:42:11

-Hello.

-This is my dad.

0:42:110:42:13

Oh, hello, Dad. Um, I can help you with this.

0:42:130:42:15

-What...? Um, yes?

-Yeah.

-Yeah.

0:42:150:42:17

-OK?

-Probably.

0:42:170:42:19

-Ta.

-Thanks very much.

0:42:190:42:21

-We...?

-So we may as...?

-Yeah.

-Yeah.

0:42:210:42:23

THEY LAUGH

0:42:230:42:24

Now, don't tell your mum I didn't stay.

0:42:290:42:31

-SHE LAUGHS And...

-Yeah.

0:42:310:42:34

-Erm...I'll text you, or something.

-Yeah, yeah.

0:42:340:42:36

-SINGSONGY:

-Welcome to Oxford.

0:42:360:42:38

-CLEM GASPS

-How you feeling?

0:42:380:42:40

-So nervous.

-It's going to be amazing.

0:42:400:42:42

CAR LOCK WHIRS

0:42:480:42:49

Hello, Nick.

0:42:590:43:00

Mum, give us the bag.

0:43:230:43:26

Mum? Bag, please?

0:43:260:43:27

Cheers.

0:43:290:43:30

-Institutional racism brought you to the top, remember?

-Right.

0:43:300:43:33

Our most convincing drug dealer? Shall we use our black UC?

0:43:330:43:36

Who shall we use for our most believable pimp?

0:43:380:43:40

-Oh, let's use our black UC.

-Well, yeah.

0:43:400:43:42

Course, they wouldn't have called me a black UC then, would they?

0:43:420:43:45

-No.

-No.

0:43:450:43:46

HE SIGHS

0:43:470:43:49

So how long have you, um...?

0:43:520:43:54

Been clean for three months and two days...after 20 years.

0:43:540:43:58

Wow. Well, you look good.

0:43:580:44:00

I look terrible.

0:44:020:44:04

Did they look after you?

0:44:040:44:06

They gave me a small lump sum...

0:44:060:44:08

which I spent in three days on my best and only friend.

0:44:080:44:12

I even had a name for him.

0:44:120:44:14

-Him?

-Ships are feminine, cars are girls,

0:44:140:44:17

crack is a boy.

0:44:170:44:19

So what name did you...?

0:44:190:44:20

Jesus.

0:44:200:44:22

-Jesus?

-Safe in the arms of Jesus.

0:44:220:44:25

CHURCH BELLS RING

0:44:280:44:29

So, um, what do you want, Abi?

0:44:290:44:32

What...? What...? What is this?

0:44:340:44:36

Tell Maya.

0:44:430:44:45

Tell Maya.

0:44:470:44:49

-SIGHS: I can't do that.

-You have to, Nick.

0:44:510:44:53

No, no, think of the children - it would kill them.

0:44:530:44:55

-They have the right to know.

-And the... And her career -

0:44:550:44:58

she's a DPP, for God's sake. It...

0:44:580:45:00

There's too many people that need her.

0:45:000:45:02

The consequences aren't the point, Nick.

0:45:020:45:04

There's a basic truth we have to hold on to.

0:45:050:45:08

Can I have a hug? Or are you wired up?

0:45:280:45:30

THEY EXHALE

0:45:300:45:31

(No.)

0:45:310:45:32

See you, Mum.

0:45:380:45:40

I kissed you once. Do you remember?

0:45:510:45:53

It was set up,

0:45:540:45:56

so my Dad could see, and think that I had a girlfriend.

0:45:560:45:58

You were a part of my legend.

0:46:040:46:06

Your family seem really happy, Nick.

0:46:070:46:10

You've been watching me?

0:46:100:46:11

Look, 20 years and three kids - it might be enough.

0:46:110:46:14

Redemption could take you the rest of your life...

0:46:140:46:17

..but I think you might make it.

0:46:190:46:20

It's you, isn't it?

0:46:250:46:28

You're the witness?

0:46:290:46:31

TENSE MUSIC

0:46:580:47:00

NICK: I can give you the name of the witness...

0:47:280:47:31

but in exchange for you letting me go.

0:47:310:47:33

I want out, that's the deal.

0:47:330:47:35

I'll have to refer this up.

0:47:360:47:38

Too late - the witness is giving a statement in 45 minutes.

0:47:380:47:41

To the police?

0:47:410:47:43

Of course not.

0:47:430:47:44

Think about it.

0:47:450:47:47

-Who's the witness?

-The deal - yes or no?

0:47:500:47:54

Yes.

0:47:560:47:57

HE SIGHS

0:47:590:48:00

Abigail Strickland.

0:48:040:48:05

She was there that night. She saw it all.

0:48:070:48:10

Maya's on her way to meet her, right now.

0:48:100:48:12

HE SIGHS

0:48:280:48:30

HE SIGHS

0:48:340:48:35

CARRIAGE RATTLES

0:49:150:49:17

TENSE MUSIC

0:50:220:50:24

FOOTSTEPS FALL

0:50:320:50:33

SHE YELPS

0:50:370:50:38

SHE WAILS AND GRUNTS

0:50:430:50:45

SHE SCREAMS

0:50:490:50:50

MUFFLED CRIES

0:50:500:50:51

MUFFLED SCREAMING

0:50:530:50:54

MUFFLED WAILING

0:50:570:50:58

MUFFLED WAILING

0:51:000:51:02

SHE GASPS

0:51:040:51:06

LABOURED BREATHING

0:51:060:51:07

SHE MOANS

0:51:090:51:11

TRAIN RUMBLES IN DISTANCE

0:51:150:51:17

-ON TANNOY:

-'Platform 8 for the 1200

0:51:220:51:26

'Virgin Trains service to Inverness.'

0:51:260:51:29

DISTANT CHATTER AND TANNOY

0:51:440:51:46

WATER GURGLES

0:52:030:52:05

What did you expect?

0:52:140:52:16

What do you think this is?

0:52:160:52:18

You promised me.

0:52:180:52:19

-You killed her.

-No, no... No, I didn't. I...

0:52:200:52:23

You gave her up.

0:52:230:52:25

HE PANTS

0:52:250:52:26

The truth.

0:52:280:52:30

HE BREATHES RAGGEDLY

0:52:320:52:33

HE MOANS

0:52:370:52:39

HE SNIFFS

0:52:390:52:40

It's over. We are done.

0:52:400:52:42

I'm telling her EVERYTHING.

0:52:420:52:44

DRAMATIC MUSIC

0:52:470:52:49

So in this goes.

0:53:300:53:32

I love you.

0:53:370:53:38

-Good! Julia's here.

-Hi.

0:53:410:53:44

-Hey, how you doing?

-Good.

0:53:440:53:46

So...Ella won't come downstairs.

0:53:460:53:49

-Then I'll go and talk to her.

-Yup.

0:53:490:53:51

Ella, would you get some more?

0:53:560:53:58

-Why do you have to ask me?

-Because.

0:53:580:53:59

-Get some more - we're going to drink it, that's why.

-Can't you ask Dan?

0:53:590:54:02

And you can go, and you've got legs.

0:54:020:54:04

You OK?

0:54:040:54:05

There was a new witness.

0:54:060:54:08

-After 20 years.

-Shit.

0:54:080:54:10

Yep. I don't know who they were, or what they were going to tell me,

0:54:100:54:13

but...it would have been important - I know it would.

0:54:130:54:15

-Where's the witness?

-They didn't show up.

0:54:150:54:17

Well, they'll get back in touch, surely?

0:54:170:54:19

You know, for the first time, I-I feel...

0:54:190:54:22

I feel little frightened.

0:54:220:54:24

You know what? Clem has got a new mum.

0:54:250:54:28

Did you meet her?

0:54:280:54:30

-Yeah.

-Brutal, huh?

0:54:300:54:32

First day away from home, you get a new mum?

0:54:320:54:34

MAYA SIGHS

0:54:340:54:35

Julia? Dad says one day he's

0:54:350:54:38

going to ask about your conscience.

0:54:380:54:40

What's a conscience?

0:54:400:54:41

Nick?

0:54:460:54:47

NICK CLEARS HIS THROAT

0:54:470:54:49

-Look, 20 years on a right-wing paper...?

-Nick?

0:54:490:54:52

-No, no - "The Two Faces of Hate"?

-Nick?

0:54:520:54:53

It's fine, it's fine. Old friends should ask

0:54:530:54:55

hard questions of each other. What else is friendship for?

0:54:550:54:58

What's happened? Why don't you like each other any more?

0:55:000:55:03

No, no, we do, we do.

0:55:030:55:04

I have a special place on the paper.

0:55:040:55:06

Yeah, cos of the colour of your skin.

0:55:060:55:07

Yes, actually. They're very careful around me,

0:55:070:55:10

which is good, because being careful can lead to just being.

0:55:100:55:14

That's the best excuse for selling out I've ever heard.

0:55:140:55:16

I think...we should get a dog walker.

0:55:180:55:21

I'm walking Rocco.

0:55:210:55:24

-How long's that going to last, darling?

-55 days.

0:55:240:55:26

CLEM LAUGHS

0:55:260:55:28

How was it for you, Nick?

0:55:290:55:30

Sorry, what?

0:55:300:55:32

Saying goodbye to Clem?

0:55:320:55:34

Did you stay and do her room?

0:55:340:55:35

HE SIGHS No, sorry.

0:55:350:55:38

So you didn't linger?

0:55:380:55:40

Straight back on the M40.

0:55:400:55:41

I CANNOT drink in the daytime.

0:55:460:55:48

No, I love it.

0:55:480:55:50

-LAUGHS:

-A drink in the daytime?

-Thanks for lunch, my darling girl.

0:55:500:55:53

We'll always be friends, won't we?

0:55:570:56:00

Of course. It's only eight weeks, darling.

0:56:000:56:03

That's not it.

0:56:040:56:06

I have to tell you something.

0:56:070:56:09

-Where is she?

-Women always do better goodbyes.

0:56:120:56:15

-Here she comes.

-Oh?

0:56:210:56:22

Oh, bye, Julia.

0:56:240:56:25

-See you later.

-Cheers, mate.

0:56:280:56:29

-ROCCO BARKS DAN:

-Good boy!

0:56:470:56:49

HE CLEARS HIS THROAT

0:56:510:56:52

Maya, there's, erm...

0:56:520:56:55

There's something I have to tell you.

0:56:550:56:58

HE EXHALES

0:56:580:56:59

Um...babe?

0:56:590:57:01

It's the hardest thing I've ever had to say.

0:57:030:57:06

Maya?

0:57:070:57:09

Maya, what...?

0:57:090:57:11

Maya?

0:57:110:57:13

Maya? Maya?

0:57:130:57:15

M-Maya?

0:57:160:57:18

Maya?

0:57:180:57:19

SHE BREATHES RAGGEDLY

0:57:190:57:20

OK, OK.

0:57:200:57:22

Maya?

0:57:220:57:24

-DAN:

-Dad?!

0:57:240:57:25

It's all right. It's OK, Dan, it's OK.

0:57:250:57:27

DAN GRUNTS Dan, it's OK. Take Rocco,

0:57:270:57:29

go into the garden, stay there till I call you.

0:57:290:57:32

-Daddy?

-Maya? Maya? Go, Dan, now! Go on.

0:57:320:57:34

All right. All right, Maya.

0:57:340:57:36

Hey, easy, easy.

0:57:360:57:38

(Easy.)

0:57:380:57:39

SHE BREATHES RAGGEDLY

0:57:390:57:40

Hey. OK.

0:57:400:57:42

OK, OK, OK.

0:57:420:57:44

It's all right. All right. Maya? Maya?

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Maya, it's OK. It's OK.

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A mystery witness makes contact with Maya, forcing her to re-examine everything she thought she knew about the case - what has she missed? Maya must put the past to one side in order to fight the US authorities, but her return brings a disappointment and a revelation that'll rock her marriage to the core.

Nick is thrown sideways when a ghost from his past approaches him. Faced with the possibility that his secret life is going to be blown open, Nick makes a fateful decision to protect his family. Meanwhile, in 1996, the efforts of Maya's journalist best friend to shine a light on the Antwi story is thwarted, illuminating the lengths to which the establishment will go to protect their own.


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