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172 went out to Kinshasa yesterday. 169 came back somewhat mutilated.

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Hmm...nasty.

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I'll be out for lunch. Davis will be holding the fort.

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Sorry I'm late. You going out to sell secrets?

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The bottom has dropped out of the secrets market.

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I take what I can get for them.

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-I need money more than you married men. How's Sarah?

-Fine.

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-And the little bastard?

-Fine, too.

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PHONE RINGS

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Somebody's phoning us.

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If Zaire replies to 172, send copies to the Foreign Office.

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Sir, Brigadier Tomlinson wants to see you.

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Upstairs, sir. Room A3.

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A3, thank you.

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KNOCKING Come in!

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Castle, come in.

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I don't think you know Col Daintry.

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I think I knew a cousin of yours at Cambridge.

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Col Daintry has taken over Security.

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You mean Roger. I haven't seen him for years.

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He's at the Treasury. A first in maths.

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I got a third, so I'm in the Secret Service.

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I explained to Col Daintry that you and Davis deal with cables

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as far as Section 6A is concerned.

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Of course, Watson sees them too.

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Davis was at Reading University, I believe?

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You've had a chat?

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I talked to Davis about you, so I'm talking to you about Davis.

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An open check.

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I gather that politically he's a bit on the left.

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-Yes, he's a member of the Labour Party.

-And you?

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I have no politics as Davis no doubt told you.

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There's nothing personal in all this. It's just the drill.

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I shan't keep you long. I have a train to catch at King's Cross.

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-Shooting weekend?

-How did you know?

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CAR HORN

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-Ah, yes. Elementary.

-My dear Watson.

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-Hmm?

-Watson is our chief in Section Six.

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-Actually...

-It's purely routine.

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There are so many rules that sometimes some of them get neglected. Human nature.

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There's the regulation about not taking work out.

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Briefcases, and so on.

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You live in the country. Do you find it inconvenient?

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It's less than an hour.

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We have a child. And a dog.

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-Huckleberry Finn. Good?

-In my opinion, better than Tom Sawyer.

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-You get your cheese from Paxton's.

-Yes.

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You prefer theirs to Fortnum's?

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Not particularly, but a cheese shop,

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there's something foolhardy and English about it.

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-What on earth are Maltesers?

-A sort of chocolate.

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Good?

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I was disagreeable to my son this morning.

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You don't mind? I asked the same of Davis.

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Davis wasn't carrying a briefcase when I saw him.

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That's true.

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But I was thinking about what he had in his overcoat pockets.

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Is he in the habit of taking reports out of the office

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-over lunch.

-No that I'm aware of.

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It's very embarrassing, having to ask

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men to empty their raincoat pockets like schoolboys.

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We've got complete confidence in both of you.

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Thank you.

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Do you think those 'Teser things would do for my hostess?

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I'd like something out of the ordinary.

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They should fit the bill, then.

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Do you think Fortnum's have them?

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They're very inexpensive.

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I don't want to seem niggardly.

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-Go for quantity.

-A fiver. A tenner, maybe. Something like that.

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-Nicely done up. It might amuse her?

-Definitely.

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Well, I think that covers it.

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Thank you.

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Sarah!

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Sarah!

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-Sarah!

-Sorry, I didn't hear you. I was talking to Dr Barker.

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-What's wrong?

-Sam's got measles.

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He'll do all right. Just keep him quiet.

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-Would you like a whisky, Doctor?

-Hypochondria is sweeping the parish.

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And some genuine cases of measles.

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-Keep Sam's curtains drawn. Not too much light.

-Thank you, Doctor.

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-Bye-bye.

-Bye.

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-What's the matter?

-I was worried.

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Everything seemed wrong. No wife, no child, no dog.

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-He's in the garden.

-No whiskey on the sideboard.

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What a creature of habit you are!

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I know.

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I don't want any variations. Whiskey on the lawn and the dog on the sideboard.

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Everything is normal except Sam's temperature.

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-Can I see Sam?

-He was almost asleep. Better leave him for a while.

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Hello Buller.

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-Why don't you bark when I come home? A failure.

-He's not.

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He frightened the electricity man this morning, even though he was trying to be friendly.

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I feel safer with him when you're not here. And Sam loves him.

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-Finished the book?

-I need a change.

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Perhaps War And Peace. Before it's too late.

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-We haven't got it.

-I will buy a copy on Monday.

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Cheese. Maltesers for Sam.

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Why was the electricity man afraid of Buller? He knows him.

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This one was new.

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He looks awfully hot and dry.

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So would you if you had a temperature of 103.

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Are you sad we haven't made a child?

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I'm worried about him starting school.

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He's a good runner.

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In England, you're accepted if you're good at any kind of games.

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I don't want him to be an honorary White.

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No, we don't.

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-You love him, don't you?

-Yes.

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It's so strange, a little bastard.

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-That's what Davis calls him.

-He doesn't know?

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No, he calls all children little bastards.

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I forgot something.

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You were worried about something?

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No, it was nothing really.

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Something happened at the office today. New security man throwing his weight about.

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It irritated me.

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It's not their fault. It's the fault of the job.

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I've been with the firm for more than 15 years.

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I ought to be trusted by now.

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I love the firm.

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The firm gave you to me.

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And I'll love it until it takes you away.

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Like the Lord.

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Yours, Daintry.

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Is that man Daintry slightly crazy?

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I don't think so. First-class shot.

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Why?

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He brought me a grand-looking package.

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And when I opened it, out dropped 200 bags of chocolate marbles.

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What the hell am I supposed to do with them?

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My dear fellow.

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I'm going up, but there are drinks before changing.

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-A good day's sport?

-The birds were going over well.

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I'm a fishing man myself. You're Daintry, aren't you?

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-I took your blood pressure once.

-Ah, yes, Dr Percival!

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I wanted to get together quietly here. Come into the study.

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My God, if these are not Maltesers.

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I always bought them at the movies when I was a kid.

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Colonel Daintry got them.

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I haven't had a Malteser in donkey's years.

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Never go to the movies now.

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There seems to be a leak somewhere in Section Six.

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At home or in the field?

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I have a nasty feeling at home, in the African section. 6A.

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I've just finished going through Section Six.

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Security is slack, but that's true of the other sections.

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A lot of briefcases going out at lunchtime.

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It's possible the leak came from abroad and the evidence was planted.

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Damage morale. Hurt us with the Americans. A spy scandal is dangerous.

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-Not a very important leak?

-A very small drip.

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Mainly economic matters.

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Any ideas, Daintry?

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The head of Section Six, Watson, has been thoroughly checked.

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Then there's Castle. He belongs to the slack vetting days.

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But I'd say he's clear.

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Married. Second wife. First wife dead.

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House in the country. Life insurance. Very steady.

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-A country house?!

-No, a house in Berkhamsted.

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No high living. Doesn't even run to a car.

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Nice chap. We brought him back from Pretoria seven years ago.

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Spot of trouble in Africa?

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Problems about the girl he wanted to marry.

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She was a Black, wasn't she?

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Is that significant?

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Did I say so?

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Tell me about Davis.

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I don't know I'm happy about Davis. Flashier type.

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Bachelor. Lives alone. Spends freely. Runs an expensive car.

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-So do I.

-Likes a bet. Fond of vintage port.

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-I'm fond of vintage port.

-Reading University.

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Mathematics. And Labour.

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Like half the population. Secretaries?

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-Vetted even more carefully.

-The girl in 6A is General Chamberlain's daughter.

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May we ask who tipped us off?

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Moscow.

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A Soviet defector who remains in place.

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What worries me is that Davis was taking a report out of the office.

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I could put a maximum security check on him.

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Looking beyond that, suppose you proved it. What then?

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That would be up to the courts.

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Then they'll have pulled it off.

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-Pulled it off?

-Another trial.

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Usual headlines. Nobody will know how unimportant the leak was,

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only that the Secret Service has been penetrated again.

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And we don't want to blow our source.

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Might be better to shut our eyes to the whole thing.

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Move whoever's responsible to a backwater and forget him.

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And abet a crime?

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The Russians don't often bring things to trial.

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If we're to have a chance of beating them,

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it's important that we're playing the same game.

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Logical?

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Sorry. I don't know what you're talking about.

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Shall we have one more whiskey?

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I'd like another if I may.

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I don't want to be difficult but I would like things clearer.

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It's quite simple.

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Take Davis. Put on your maximum security check.

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You might give him a marked note,

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see if it turns up in Moscow.

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I could feed Davis some tidbit from the bacteriologists at Porton.

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Then if it bounced back, there wouldn't be much doubt.

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When we're quite certain he's our man, we just eliminate him.

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Eliminate?

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We can't risk a flight and a press conference in Moscow.

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Are you asking me to push someone under a train?

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We can't risk an inquest. He should die quite peacefully, without pain, poor chap.

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Who?

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If it is Davis, he's only 40. Makes life difficult with these antibiotics.

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Death.

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Perhaps a heart attack.

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His liver, if he drinks a lot.

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You said something about port.

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But I'm not saying he's guilty.

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None of us are. We're taking Davis as an example to examine the problem.

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We may need the science boys. Nothing spectacular. Doctor's certificate.

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That's why I wanted Percival to meet you.

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KNOCKING

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Not disturbing you, I hope?

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-Forget to pack something?

-What's that?

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It was recommended by my dentist for between the teeth.

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You do eat rather a lot of chocolate.

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Mine was recommended by Cartier.

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It is after midnight.

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I didn't want you to go to bed troubled.

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You seemed rather shocked at Hargreaves' attitude.

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Perhaps I was.

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Hargreaves likes to shock. Bit naughty like that.

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Really?

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Do you shave morning AND night?

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-Yes. It's a habit.

-Something to do with being married?

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My wife and I are separated.

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Never wanted to get married myself.

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The trout-fishing season is too short as it is.

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There's another thing.

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You haven't been with us long or you'd know.

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We all live in boxes. You know, boxes.

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Do you know Mondrian?

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Someone in the firm?

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Not as far as I know. He was a painter chappie.

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Boxes. All part of the same picture.

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Each one separate but held in perfect balance.

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Everyone to his own box. You in yours, I in mine.

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No responsibility for the next man's box. Makes sense, you know.

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Just find our leak and pass him on to the next box.

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No reason to lose any sleep.

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Does the painter share your interpretation?

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He's dead.

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Mr Castle. All well at the Foreign Office?

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These things are relative. 1897 was our best year, I think.

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Have you got War And Peace? The Aylmer Maude translation?

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-Finished Huckleberry Finn already?

-I'd like a change.

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-You can't beat Aylmer Maude for Tolstoy.

-Two copies, as usual.

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-Family well?

-My lad has measles.

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Nothing to worry about. How is your son?

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His business is doing very well, I'm afraid.

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-Perhaps I'll meet him.

-We talk of you often.

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He's interested to know what you're buying.

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KNOCKING

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Come in.

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Here you are. Letter from Mr Davis and a cable. Mozambique, I expect.

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What makes you think that? No secrets here.

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He has to sign the receipt.

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Just a moment.

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Letter for you. You have to sign.

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What about my message? I'm afraid I'm busy for lunch.

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A cable from Lourenco Marques. I'll bring it in once I decode it.

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Will you come to Lourenco Marques with me?

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I've always dreamt of being sent there one day.

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You've been there, haven't you?

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Yes, Sarah and I spent a couple of days at the Palona Hotel.

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Eight years ago.

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-What's your dream, Castle?

-Security. Not Daintry's kind.

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I know I'm a romantic. When I joined the firm, I thought of atom secrets.

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Atom secrets is Section Eight.

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PHONE RINGS

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Castle.

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What are they up to now? Have you got one?

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Yes, all right.

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-Hargreaves wants me.

-I have to report for a medical.

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Insurance, perhaps. They gave me one before they sent me abroad.

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Do you think they might send me?

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If you're serious, I'll put you up for it.

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Castle, I'm serious. I've had it here.

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All right.

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-Good morning, sir.

-Sit down, Castle.

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-Remember a chap called Cornelius Muller?

-Very well.

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He's coming over from Africa. He will see some of your material.

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-Zaire?

-Mozambique he's interested in.

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In that case, Davis is your man.

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The other thing is, I didn't meet Muller under agreeable circumstances.

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I've seen your file. How is your wife?

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She is well. It would be better if Davis dealt with Muller.

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He hasn't your experience of BOSS.

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My experience of the Bureau of State Security was personal.

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You are Davis's superior. You are the natural officer.

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I know it will be tricky. Knives out on both sides.

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Are you and your wife vegetarian?

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Vegetarian? No.

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Good. Have a bird.

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I brought a brace for my secretary and she doesn't even eat eggs.

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-Amazing...

-That's very kind, sir.

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-You must have a go.

-I wouldn't be any good. I've never shot anything.

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Why must we show Muller anything?

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I'm not too keen on the Dutch myself. Not my kind of Africa.

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But would you rather a Russian Africa?

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No.

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There's a joint operation called Uncle Remus.

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I'm telling you because Muller might mention it.

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I see.

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Why don't you have him home for a meal? That's what I do with outsiders.

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They think they've been clasped to the bosom.

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-I don't know if my wife would agree.

-Leave it to her. All right?

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-Don't forget your bird.

-Oh, yes.

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Why not take both?

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I'll give one to Davis. Could I have a word with you about Davis?

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Yes, of course.

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He needs a change. Send him to Lourenco Marques.

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Our man there might be glad of it.

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-Has Davis suggested that?

-Not exactly.

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-I think he'd like to get away. He's in a nervous state.

-What about?

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A spot of girl trouble, I expect.

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-And desk fatigue.

-I'll bear him in mind.

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This visit of Muller's

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is strictly secret. I haven't even told Watson. Don't tell Davis.

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This is the precise colour of a '47 Chateau Yquem

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I was offered at the French embassy.

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There, I'm happy to say, the resemblance ends.

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-There's nothing seriously wrong?

-Be careful with your liver.

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-On the scales.

-What's up with my liver?

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One has to be careful, especially we bachelors.

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It's the sinful life. Sit down. I'll take your blood pressure.

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I don't live it up much.

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I like a drink of port. I like to go to the pub.

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Perhaps finish up with one or two at the club.

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I'm rather good at guessing other men's clubs.

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The Gank?

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The Playgirl Showbar, actually.

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I'm a member of the Whig And Pen myself.

0:26:470:26:50

If you take me to yours, I'll take you to mine.

0:26:500:26:53

Would you really like to?

0:26:530:26:56

Why not? I have never been to a showbar.

0:26:560:27:00

Tits and a martini, and all that.

0:27:000:27:03

Must be bad for your blood pressure.

0:27:050:27:07

Do you know what all this is about?

0:27:070:27:09

I'm afraid not. I'm in my little box, just as you are in yours.

0:27:090:27:15

You can get dressed.

0:27:160:27:18

But you are in the firm.

0:27:180:27:20

-I'm C's liaison with Porton.

-I don't like to think about Porton.

0:27:200:27:25

People talk about nuclear weapons. They forget bacteriological warfare.

0:27:250:27:30

Don't run down Porton. It's the one area where we're ahead of America.

0:27:300:27:34

-A very useful thing.

-Why?

0:27:340:27:36

Oh, I don't know.

0:27:360:27:38

Yes, I do. I'll give you an example.

0:27:380:27:41

If the Americans come to us and say, can we come up with a beastie

0:27:410:27:45

which can survive any insecticide the Cubans can spray while it munches up the sugar cane,

0:27:450:27:52

we say, "By all means, and there's a favour you can do for us." Get the point?

0:27:520:27:57

I'm going to have you back for another blood test.

0:27:570:28:01

What are all these tests about?

0:28:010:28:03

We medicos love tests. It's the thrill of the chase.

0:28:030:28:07

Hunting down disease in people who think they are fit.

0:28:070:28:11

I'm having dinner with one of the senior men. Davis will put me up.

0:28:130:28:17

-Will it be that late?

-Do you mind?

0:28:170:28:20

Oh, no.

0:28:200:28:22

-I trust Davis to look after you.

-This is the approved scarf.

0:28:220:28:26

Thank you.

0:28:260:28:27

-Muller's coming over.

-Cornelius Muller?

0:28:320:28:35

I have to be friendly to him. By order.

0:28:350:28:38

Don't worry. He can't hurt us now.

0:28:380:28:41

How do I look?

0:28:430:28:44

You look splendid.

0:28:440:28:46

£35, please, sir.

0:28:490:28:51

AFRICAN DRUMS

0:29:000:29:02

This must be like old times to you.

0:29:050:29:08

-Why?

-Africa.

0:29:080:29:11

-Remember your blood pressure.

-You can't scare me tonight.

0:29:580:30:02

We'll have the same again.

0:30:020:30:05

I'm fine.

0:30:050:30:06

POP MUSIC

0:30:120:30:14

Gentlemen, this is my pad, so I'll say good night.

0:31:450:31:48

I'm sorry he came.

0:31:500:31:53

-I thought you liked him.

-I did.

0:31:530:31:55

But he got on my nerves tonight with his talk about my blood pressure.

0:31:550:31:59

What's it got to do with him?

0:31:590:32:02

Is he really a doctor?

0:32:020:32:04

He is something to do with Porton.

0:32:040:32:06

-Yes, he told me.

-Did he?

0:32:060:32:09

-Yes, he was rather proud of Porton.

-How do you mean?

0:32:090:32:13

He says they are ahead of the Americans.

0:32:130:32:16

The Americans have to come to them cap in hand, asking for a bug to eat up all the Cuban sugar cane.

0:32:160:32:22

That's what he told me.

0:32:220:32:24

Make yourself at home.

0:32:270:32:29

I'll find a night cap for us.

0:32:290:32:31

Do you mind some music?

0:32:370:32:39

Does no-one here ever clean up?

0:32:390:32:41

A woman comes in on Monday. I save it all for her.

0:32:410:32:45

A glass of port?

0:32:450:32:46

Have you got any Scotch?

0:32:470:32:49

We'll call it a black and white baulker.

0:33:010:33:05

A black and white baulker isn't so bad.

0:33:130:33:16

You could advertise it. A giant panda with a top hat.

0:33:160:33:20

PHONE RINGS

0:33:200:33:22

Who can that be?

0:33:240:33:26

-Hello.

-'It's Sarah. Am I disturbing you?'

0:33:260:33:29

No, it's all right. ..It's Sarah.

0:33:290:33:32

Sarah?

0:33:360:33:37

-You weren't asleep, were you?

-Is it Sam?

0:33:370:33:40

No, Sam's all right. I'm scared. The telephone has rung twice

0:33:400:33:45

-since midnight.

-The wrong number. It's always happening.

0:33:450:33:49

Somebody knows you're not in.

0:33:490:33:52

-I'd come back if I could.

-'No, I don't want that.

0:33:520:33:55

I feel better now I've talked to you.'

0:33:550:33:58

I'm a fool, aren't I? I love you, darling.

0:33:580:34:01

Same here, darling.

0:34:020:34:04

Say sorry to Davis.

0:34:040:34:07

-Good night, darling.

-Good night, Maurice.

0:34:070:34:10

Nothing really wrong, is there?

0:34:170:34:19

Not with Sarah.

0:34:190:34:21

I think your phone's tapped.

0:34:210:34:23

How do you know?

0:34:230:34:24

It just hit me, like a door left open which is usually shut.

0:34:240:34:28

Nobody can tell nowadays.

0:34:280:34:30

Unless they want you to know.

0:34:300:34:33

-Why?

-Scare you, perhaps.

0:34:330:34:36

-Why me?

-Percival's conversation with you worries me.

0:34:360:34:40

I think they're onto a leak and are trying to check up.

0:34:400:34:43

-They think we're the leaks?

-One of us.

0:34:430:34:46

-Perhaps both.

-As we're not, who cares?

0:34:460:34:50

Who bloody cares?

0:34:520:34:54

I'm sick of them.

0:34:540:34:56

I'm not coming in Monday morning.

0:34:570:34:59

It's Cynthia's day off and I've invited her to the zoo.

0:34:590:35:04

Did she say she'd come?

0:35:040:35:06

No, but she didn't say she wouldn't.

0:35:060:35:09

Perhaps she'll take pity on me. Damn her.

0:35:090:35:12

Oh, Davis. You really are in love.

0:35:120:35:14

If anybody asks, I'm at the dentist.

0:35:140:35:17

All right? I'll be back at one.

0:35:170:35:20

Aren't you supposed to brief Watson on 69300?

0:35:200:35:23

After lunch. I'll take it with me.

0:35:230:35:25

You really do take chances, Davis.

0:35:250:35:28

I'm going to take Cynthia to the monkey house to study copulation.

0:35:280:35:33

-Sorry if I'm late, my dear.

-Hello, Father.

0:35:470:35:50

-I've given myself a sherry.

-Same for me, please.

0:35:500:35:54

-How's your mother?

-I've got news for you.

0:36:010:36:04

Only Mother knows.

0:36:040:36:06

Well, don't you want to hear my news?

0:36:090:36:12

News...? Oh, I'm sorry, my dear. Someone I know.

0:36:130:36:19

Oh...

0:36:190:36:21

I'm getting married.

0:36:210:36:23

Married? Does your mother know?

0:36:230:36:25

Father, I've just told you she does.

0:36:250:36:28

Oh...

0:36:280:36:30

He's in an advertising agency.

0:37:030:37:06

-He handles the Jameson's Baby Powder account.

-Good.

0:37:060:37:10

They're spending a huge amount to knock Johnson's into second place.

0:37:100:37:15

Colin wrote the slogan. "Jameson's Is The Smoothest.

0:37:150:37:19

You Can Bet Your Baby's Bottom Dollar."

0:37:190:37:22

-He's very creative.

-Isn't he?

0:37:230:37:25

My dear, are you absolutely sure...?

0:37:270:37:32

We're both quite sure, Father.

0:37:330:37:35

After all, we have been living together for the past year.

0:37:370:37:41

Oh, I'm sorry, I never knew.

0:37:420:37:45

While I think of it, I'll give you our phone number.

0:37:460:37:50

I'm there officially from the 21st.

0:37:520:37:55

It's only a registry office wedding. We aren't inviting anybody. Family, I mean.

0:37:560:38:02

Except Mother.

0:38:020:38:03

You'd be welcome if you're not too frightened to meet Mother.

0:38:040:38:09

Oh...I'm not sure I can make it...

0:38:090:38:12

What would you like for a wedding present?

0:38:130:38:16

A cheque would be best.

0:38:180:38:20

And easier for you.

0:38:200:38:22

-You should come.

-I'll try. I'll try.

0:38:230:38:26

-Bring a friend if it will make you feel less out of it.

-A friend?

0:38:280:38:32

You do have friends, don't you?

0:38:320:38:34

Oh, yes. Yes, of course.

0:38:360:38:39

HE COUGHS

0:38:390:38:41

-I know where Davis was last Monday morning.

-Oh?

0:38:430:38:47

At the zoo.

0:38:470:38:49

So?

0:38:500:38:52

He told Castle he was going to the dentist.

0:38:520:38:55

Did he meet anyone?

0:38:550:38:56

No, but he was waiting for somebody.

0:38:570:39:00

He had a report with him.

0:39:000:39:02

It's all very circumstantial.

0:39:020:39:04

John, I'm convinced he's our man.

0:39:040:39:06

What about Watson? He's hasn't been with us long.

0:39:060:39:10

With his vetting, he wouldn't get away with a Communist wet nurse.

0:39:100:39:14

Then there's Castle. Even less likely.

0:39:140:39:17

Son of an old-fashioned family doctor.

0:39:170:39:20

Mother, a warden in the Blitz, attends Conservative Party rallies.

0:39:200:39:25

Well, that clears the mother.

0:39:250:39:28

He's a good son. He visits her every month.

0:39:280:39:32

A good family man. Careful with money.

0:39:320:39:34

Moderate with drink. Wouldn't have the imagination to be a double agent.

0:39:340:39:40

When we are sure, have you decided how we act?

0:39:400:39:44

We are working on a cute little scheme, John.

0:39:450:39:48

Groundnuts.

0:39:480:39:50

-Groundnuts?

-Yes, you know, groundnuts.

0:39:500:39:54

-Like peanuts.

-I do know, Nigel. I was a commissioner in Nigeria.

0:39:540:39:58

Apparently when they go bad, they produce a mould,

0:39:580:40:02

the mould produces something called aflatoxin.

0:40:020:40:06

Waiter.

0:40:080:40:10

Please, Mr Davis.

0:40:100:40:12

All right, I'll hide first.

0:40:120:40:14

ALL: One...two...three...four...

0:40:150:40:19

< Five...six...seven... eight...nine...ten.

0:40:190:40:23

WHISTLE

0:40:290:40:31

-It's bloody cold being It.

-It was your idea.

0:40:410:40:44

I couldn't resist Sam. Little bastard loves hide-and-seek.

0:40:440:40:48

-I'll give them a shout.

-Hang on!

0:40:480:40:50

I want to talk to you, Castle. I'm being followed.

0:40:500:40:54

On Thursday, I took Cynthia to Scott's.

0:40:550:40:58

There was a man at the entrance as we left.

0:40:580:41:01

Later on, he was at Scott's, drinking black velvets.

0:41:010:41:05

Today, as I was leaving the flat, I noticed a Mini.

0:41:050:41:08

Only by chance. I thought I knew the man.

0:41:080:41:11

I didn't, but I saw him again behind me driving out of London.

0:41:110:41:16

-Did he follow you here?

-I lost him.

0:41:160:41:18

I told you your phone was tapped.

0:41:180:41:20

Castle, what the hell is going on?

0:41:200:41:23

There must be a leak somewhere. It's a security check.

0:41:230:41:27

They want you to lose your nerve... if you were the leak.

0:41:270:41:31

-You don't believe that?

-No.

0:41:310:41:33

Let them finish their check and they won't believe it.

0:41:330:41:37

I don't like this, Castle.

0:41:370:41:38

-I'm not making much headway with War And Peace.

-Oh, dear.

0:41:380:41:43

It's a great book. If only you had the patience.

0:41:430:41:46

-Did you reach the retreat?

-No. And my friend got tired of it, too.

0:41:460:41:51

Let's see what we can do for you.

0:41:520:41:55

What about one of the great Victorians?

0:41:550:41:57

Trollope. I'll ask my son to suggest one.

0:41:570:42:01

He's very fond of Trollope.

0:42:010:42:03

-How odd.

-He's a surprising boy, but it's the money, you see.

0:42:030:42:07

I suppose he must make a lot.

0:42:070:42:09

But he needs a lot to pay the police income tax.

0:42:090:42:13

That's what he calls it. In come the police and you pay the tax.

0:42:130:42:17

Two copies, as usual, sir?

0:42:180:42:20

PHONE RINGS

0:42:380:42:40

Please go in.

0:42:540:42:56

Come in, Castle. You two have met before.

0:42:580:43:02

I'm glad you found it possible to call, Mr Castle.

0:43:060:43:09

Take a seat.

0:43:090:43:12

It wasn't convenient, but here I am.

0:43:130:43:16

We wanted to avoid unnecessary scandal by writing to your ambassador.

0:43:160:43:21

You've been very imprudent.

0:43:210:43:23

Security Police - Capt van Donck - brought it to our attention.

0:43:230:43:28

He fears that diplomatic privileges are unduly stretched as far as junior staff are concerned.

0:43:280:43:34

-He wants to charge you with breaking the law.

-What law?

0:43:350:43:40

If you want a Black whore, go to a whorehouse in Lesotho or Swaziland.

0:43:400:43:45

They are part of your Commonwealth.

0:43:450:43:47

You've been under observation.

0:43:470:43:49

If it wasn't for diplomatic privilege, you'd be in prison now.

0:43:500:43:55

Where is she?

0:43:550:43:57

All right, Captain. I'll look after Mr Castle.

0:43:570:44:01

Thank you. Don't worry. I'll find her.

0:44:010:44:04

I'm afraid he'll give the girl a rough time.

0:44:050:44:09

I could offer her protection.

0:44:090:44:11

There are times when you have to decide who your friends are.

0:44:110:44:15

-I suppose Sir John knows that I tried to recruit you?

-Recruit?

0:44:210:44:25

That doesn't seem quite the word. But here we are, working together.

0:44:250:44:31

If I had known, I wouldn't have threatened you over that wretched Bantu girl.

0:44:310:44:36

I never realised she was one of your agents.

0:44:360:44:40

I took you for a high-minded anti-apartheid sentimentalist.

0:44:400:44:44

-You don't bear me any grudge?

-We're both pros.

0:44:440:44:48

-By the way, how did you get your agent out?

-My agent?

0:44:480:44:51

-The Bantu girl. I suppose it was through Swaziland.

-Yes.

0:44:510:44:56

I thought we had that frontier pretty well watertight.

0:44:570:45:01

Do you remember Capt van Donck?

0:45:010:45:03

Vividly.

0:45:030:45:05

I had to ask for his demotion over letting the girl slip.

0:45:050:45:09

What was her name? Mankozi?

0:45:090:45:11

-Sarah Mankozi.

-I was convinced it was a real love affair.

0:45:110:45:15

Don't take offence.

0:45:160:45:18

I was sure that if we had the girl in prison, you would work for us.

0:45:180:45:23

Do you know?

0:45:260:45:27

I once had an encounter with a Black myself.

0:45:280:45:33

I wasn't in the Republic, of course,

0:45:330:45:35

but in Lesotho, mixing with my Black brothers in the Holiday Inn.

0:45:350:45:40

It seemed somehow quite different there.

0:45:400:45:43

Apart from being legal, I mean.

0:45:440:45:47

Half past ten, shall we say?

0:45:570:45:59

Well, then.

0:45:590:46:01

It does have a bearing on Uncle Remus

0:46:010:46:03

and the problems we might face together.

0:46:030:46:07

Your country, my country, and the States, of course.

0:46:070:46:10

Here she is. ..Darling.

0:46:150:46:16

Let me introduce Mr Muller. ..My wife Sarah.

0:46:160:46:20

-So glad to meet you, Mrs Castle.

-We almost met seven years ago.

0:46:200:46:24

Yes, seven wasted years.

0:46:240:46:26

-You have a very beautiful wife, Castle.

-Thank you.

0:46:260:46:29

-And our son, Sam.

-Hello, Sam. How old are you?

0:46:290:46:33

Seven. How old are you?

0:46:330:46:35

How do you like the climate here, Mrs Castle, after South Africa?

0:46:360:46:40

It's less extreme.

0:46:410:46:43

You DO mean the weather?

0:46:430:46:45

Yes.

0:46:450:46:47

-The weather.

-It's less extreme.

0:46:480:46:51

What shall we drink to?

0:47:000:47:02

-Uncle Remus?

-Let's leave Uncle Remus for the office.

0:47:020:47:06

-If you like.

-I'd rather drink to you and your wife.

0:47:060:47:09

-I hope she hasn't retired because of us.

-It's all right.

0:47:090:47:13

Here's to you both.

0:47:130:47:15

We used to get an excellent port from Lourenco Marques, when it was still Portuguese.

0:47:170:47:24

It's very different now.

0:47:240:47:26

Poor Davis...

0:47:260:47:28

Poor who?

0:47:280:47:29

Nothing. A chap I work with.

0:47:290:47:32

Your wife must miss Africa sometimes.

0:47:320:47:35

-Her memories are different from yours.

-Come, now.

0:47:350:47:38

We are both Africans. My family arrived before the Bantu.

0:47:380:47:43

It's only latecomers who mistake identifying Africans with colour.

0:47:430:47:48

Especially the Communists, of course. Like poor Connolly.

0:47:480:47:52

Why POOR Connolly?

0:47:520:47:54

He went too far.

0:47:540:47:56

He had contacts with the guerillas.

0:47:560:47:59

He was a good lawyer. Made life very difficult for the Security Police.

0:47:590:48:04

Doesn't he still?

0:48:040:48:06

No.

0:48:060:48:08

He died in prison a year ago.

0:48:080:48:11

Pneumonia.

0:48:120:48:14

Well, it saved him from a long trial.

0:48:160:48:19

-Good morning. I'm Castle.

-That's right.

0:48:330:48:37

Good morning. Glad you could come.

0:48:460:48:48

This is Mr Castle from the British embassy.

0:48:530:48:56

I'm not here as a diplomat. I'm a writer.

0:48:580:49:01

I invited him to sit in on our group.

0:49:010:49:04

-He'll answer questions, right?

-I hoped to ask some.

0:49:040:49:07

-It's a trade.

-Fair enough.

0:49:070:49:09

Who goes first?

0:49:090:49:11

I've got a question. What do you think you are doing here?

0:49:110:49:15

-That's a rhetorical question.

-See, we don't speak the same language.

0:49:150:49:20

You couldn't write a book I'd want to read.

0:49:200:49:23

We've got White liberals of our own. We don't need you.

0:49:230:49:27

-Let him talk.

-What can he tell us?

0:49:270:49:29

Do you know what the labourers will have to do in this country?

0:49:290:49:34

-Tell me.

-They're going to have to duck.

0:49:340:49:37

-Perhaps this wasn't such a good idea.

-I'm learning.

0:49:370:49:40

-How's the book?

-It's difficult to contact people.

0:49:420:49:46

-You need a postman.

-I'd be grateful of any help.

0:49:460:49:49

I'll see what I can do.

0:49:490:49:51

This is Sarah Mankozi. Can you give her a lift to Pretoria?

0:49:570:50:02

-Of course.

-You don't want to look conspicuous.

0:50:020:50:05

-Well, goodbye.

-Goodbye. Thank you.

0:50:090:50:11

I'm afraid I'm a little naive about South Africa.

0:50:250:50:29

If I was dressed as your maid, I could sit in front.

0:50:290:50:33

Then you'd be taking your maid home.

0:50:330:50:35

Connolly said I might be able to help you.

0:50:370:50:40

That's fine. Code it for London.

0:50:400:50:43

KNOCKING

0:51:340:51:36

Sarah. Is everything all right?

0:51:410:51:44

The Durban plane was late, but the man was not on it anyway.

0:51:440:51:48

-I thought something awful had happened to you.

-To him, perhaps.

0:51:490:51:53

You may have to write your book without him, but there are others.

0:51:530:51:58

-Is it safe for you to be here?

-Safe enough.

0:51:580:52:01

It's an expensive hotel. One of the best.

0:52:010:52:04

If we tried to meet in Soweto, the Security Police would soon want to know why.

0:52:040:52:09

-There are different rules for money.

-Do you want a drink? Whiskey?

0:52:090:52:14

A small one, thank you.

0:52:140:52:17

Water, please.

0:52:170:52:19

Good luck.

0:52:380:52:40

I'm sorry today went wrong. Better luck next time.

0:52:410:52:45

-You should stay clear after this.

-Why?

0:52:450:52:49

I'm worried about you.

0:52:490:52:50

I don't want to stop. I'd miss it.

0:52:500:52:53

Why did Connolly choose you to help me?

0:52:530:52:56

I felt sorry for myself. Matthew thought I should do something useful.

0:52:560:53:01

-What was the matter?

-A friend of mine died a few weeks ago.

0:53:010:53:06

He was knocked down by a car.

0:53:060:53:08

-Was he a close friend?

-Yes, he was.

0:53:080:53:11

Can't we meet without attracting attention?

0:53:120:53:15

Pretoria is very conservative. It's not Johannesburg.

0:53:150:53:19

-Johannesburg is an hour's drive. We could meet there.

-All right.

0:53:190:53:24

-Are you really a diplomat?

-Yes, of course. Why?

0:53:290:53:32

-You don't behave diplomatically.

-I think this is very diplomatic.

0:53:320:53:37

Friendly relations with the locals.

0:53:370:53:40

-Have you booked a room here?

-No. Why?

0:53:400:53:44

Are you afraid to risk it?

0:53:440:53:46

-Aren't you?

-No...

0:53:470:53:49

Sarah...

0:54:040:54:08

It's all right. It was my idea.

0:54:080:54:11

That's not what I meant.

0:54:110:54:14

You don't regret it, do you?

0:54:140:54:16

What's there to regret?

0:54:160:54:18

I can't stay the night.

0:54:240:54:27

-I'll drive you back.

-You've got to stay.

0:54:310:54:34

It would look strange if you left.

0:54:340:54:37

I have friends in Johannesburg. I will make my way home.

0:54:370:54:41

When will I see you?

0:54:410:54:42

If you need me, leave a message with Matthew Connolly.

0:54:430:54:47

I think I will need you.

0:54:480:54:50

I want to see you when we don't have to be afraid.

0:54:500:54:53

I'll come to the embassy. British territory.

0:54:530:54:57

It will be legal in your office.

0:54:570:55:00

-Don't make a joke of it.

-Do I look respectable?

0:55:010:55:05

Sarah...

0:55:160:55:17

Please take care of yourself.

0:55:170:55:20

Can't you come to my flat?

0:56:180:56:21

-We could spend hours together, all night.

-Nobody comes here.

0:56:210:56:25

-Do you do anything about...?

-About what?

0:56:450:56:48

-Aren't you worried about getting pregnant?

-It's too late.

0:56:480:56:53

-What do you mean?

-I found out I was pregnant a month ago, before I met you.

0:56:530:56:58

-What are you saying?

-I'm ten weeks gone.

0:56:580:57:01

You knew and didn't tell me?

0:57:010:57:03

It's not your concern. The father's dead. I told you.

0:57:030:57:07

-You didn't tell me about his bastard.

-Like a white girl?

0:57:070:57:11

-You've made a fool of me.

-Bloody hypocrite. We didn't meet at the tennis club.

0:57:110:57:17

-You wanted a black girl to see if it's true.

-Don't talk like a whore.

0:57:170:57:22

I'll talk the way I feel.

0:57:220:57:24

Just take me back.

0:57:240:57:25

Were you waiting till I noticed?

0:57:560:57:58

-Stop here.

-Why?

-Stop the car.

0:57:590:58:02

VOICES

0:58:020:58:04

CAR LEAVES

0:58:090:58:12

The prisoner says you kicked him when he was on the floor.

0:58:150:58:19

He was never on the floor.

0:58:190:58:21

What about his ruptured spleen?

0:58:210:58:23

I caught him with my hand. He rushed at me.

0:58:230:58:26

Could you show us how?

0:58:260:58:28

Would you step down here a minute?

0:58:280:58:31

Would the prisoner step down?

0:58:310:58:33

Could you show us again?

0:58:380:58:40

Was the prisoner rushing on stilts?

0:58:400:58:42

LAUGHTER

0:58:420:58:44

JUDGE: The court is adjourned until 2:00.

0:58:440:58:47

-Did you ask her?

-She said all right.

0:58:560:58:58

-Where?

-Your place.

0:58:580:59:01

DOORBELL

0:59:090:59:11

Hello, Sarah.

0:59:160:59:18

Thank you. I didn't know how I was going to talk to you.

0:59:210:59:25

-I'm sorry.

-If it's to say you're sorry, you don't have to.

0:59:260:59:30

I wanted to see you again. I've missed you.

0:59:320:59:36

Well, I missed you too, Maurice.

0:59:390:59:41

It's been awful.

0:59:410:59:43

Yes.

0:59:450:59:48

-I seem to be in love with you.

-Because things were left unsaid.

0:59:500:59:55

You'll be all right.

0:59:550:59:57

No! No, I won't.

0:59:570:59:59

I love you.

0:59:591:00:01

-You're making terrible trouble for yourself.

-For us.

1:00:011:00:05

Yes, for us.

1:00:051:00:07

Oh, Maurice!

1:00:091:00:10

AUTOMATIC SHUTTER

1:00:121:00:15

I love you.

1:00:161:00:18

AUTOMATIC SHUTTER

1:00:211:00:22

Sarah's key. Don't worry about her. She's in good hands.

1:00:291:00:33

-Thank God.

-Have you told your people?

1:00:341:00:37

London says I've got to get right out.

1:00:371:00:40

Take the first possible plane to Lourenco Marques. Wait for Sarah in the Palona Hotel.

1:00:401:00:47

Connolly, I'm damned grateful.

1:00:471:00:49

It's all for the cause.

1:00:491:00:51

I wish I could say I was part of your cause, but I'm not.

1:00:511:00:55

-Maybe your Communism isn't real Communism.

-It's real, all right.

1:00:551:01:00

Sarah may take a week or two. Don't worry.

1:01:001:01:03

-Goodbye.

-Goodbye.

1:01:031:01:05

It's good to see you.

1:02:021:02:04

I thought I was never going to see you again, Boris.

1:02:041:02:07

They sent me back here, after your last report about Muller.

1:02:121:02:16

-What happens here?

-Language lessons.

-You teach Russian?

1:02:161:02:20

English. Don't laugh. My only pupil is a Pole.

1:02:201:02:24

When you were here, did you know Connolly was dead?

1:02:241:02:27

No, not until a few weeks ago.

1:02:271:02:29

I only did it because Connolly saved Sarah. I never shared his beliefs. Now he's dead.

1:02:291:02:35

-You said you became Black when you fell in love with Sarah.

-Yes.

1:02:351:02:40

You're doing this for her people. YOUR people. We need you.

1:02:401:02:44

-Why? My information is trivial.

-We take Uncle Remus very seriously. How are things at home?

1:02:441:02:51

Sarah's worried when the phone rings. I worry about Sam and Sarah. If things happen to me...

1:02:511:02:57

-Your escape route is planned.

-What about Sarah and Sam's?

1:02:571:03:02

They will follow you. Trust us.

1:03:021:03:04

I know, I'm sorry.

1:03:041:03:07

What is it? The plane's waiting.

1:03:071:03:09

I didn't know you were off to Washington.

1:03:091:03:12

-Nor did I. What do you want?

-'A green light.'

1:03:121:03:15

A green light?

1:03:151:03:17

The marked card has turned up.

1:03:171:03:20

What marked card?

1:03:201:03:21

Remember that night at your house after the pheasant shoot? You and I and Daintry?

1:03:211:03:27

I said I'd pass some information to a friend of ours

1:03:271:03:31

-who's in poor health.

-Oh, yes.

1:03:311:03:34

-It's come back like a homing pigeon.

-'Are you sure?'

1:03:341:03:37

I'm sure.

1:03:371:03:39

All right.

1:03:411:03:43

The word at the office is you're off work with a hangover.

1:03:511:03:55

I really feel awful. We didn't drink that much.

1:03:551:03:59

No, it was my fault for weaning you off the port. Sit up, old chap.

1:03:591:04:03

Must have been the champagne.

1:04:031:04:05

The wine lists in some of these sex clubs are a disgrace.

1:04:051:04:10

-What are you doing?

-This is better than the hair of the dog.

1:04:101:04:14

It is kind of you to bother.

1:04:141:04:16

No point in your suffering.

1:04:161:04:18

Here's the mail.

1:04:251:04:27

-Is the Zaire bag in?

-Yes. Arthur's ill, by the way.

1:04:271:04:31

What's the matter with Davis?

1:04:311:04:33

-A splitting head. He phoned himself so it can't be serious.

-Hangover?

1:04:331:04:38

Perhaps. He said he'd been out drinking with Dr Percival.

1:04:381:04:42

I'll go and see him at lunch. Will you come?

1:04:421:04:45

I'm afraid I'm busy.

1:04:451:04:47

-It was kind of you to come, Castle.

-I'll come again.

1:04:511:04:55

Next time, do you think you could ask Cynthia if she'd like to come with you?

1:04:551:05:01

-How's Sarah?

-Fine.

1:05:041:05:06

-And the little bastard?

-He's fine too.

1:05:061:05:09

-I wish I had a little bastard. But only with Cynthia.

-Yes.

1:05:091:05:13

HE READS She should never have looked at me,

1:05:151:05:18

if she meant I should not love her.

1:05:181:05:20

I've got it badly, you see. I read poetry.

1:05:201:05:24

-I mark the passages which remind me of Cynthia.

-I'll ask her.

1:05:241:05:28

I'm not malingering, really I'm not. My arms and legs feel like jelly.

1:05:281:05:33

-You don't think, Castle, do you, that this might stop me?

-Stop you?

1:05:331:05:38

I'd be a different man if I could get to Lourenco Marques.

1:05:381:05:42

-I've done my best. I talked to C.

-You are a good chap.

1:05:421:05:46

I'll see you soon.

1:05:461:05:48

KNOCK ON DOOR

1:05:541:05:56

Come in.

1:05:561:05:58

-You wanted to see me.

-Come in and sit down.

1:06:001:06:03

My daughter.

1:06:091:06:11

Beautiful girl.

1:06:111:06:12

-Getting married this morning.

-Congratulations.

-Never met the man.

1:06:131:06:18

-Do I talk about babies' bottoms?

-What?

1:06:181:06:21

Yes. He invented the slogan,

1:06:211:06:24

"You Can Bet Your Baby's Bottom There's Nothing Smoother Than Jameson's."

1:06:241:06:30

Don't you get damn lonely in this outfit sometimes?

1:06:341:06:38

-I get on well with Davis. That makes a lot of difference.

-Are you quite satisfied with him?

1:06:381:06:45

Has there been a complaint? I back him to the hilt.

1:06:451:06:48

Um...

1:06:481:06:50

Yes, I...

1:06:501:06:53

Would you do me a favour, Castle?

1:06:531:06:56

I've been let down by the chap I was going to take to the wedding.

1:06:561:07:01

I wouldn't like my daughter to think that I had no friends.

1:07:011:07:06

We wouldn't have to go to the registry office,

1:07:061:07:09

but there's a...there's a small reception

1:07:091:07:13

in my...wife's flat.

1:07:131:07:16

-It's not far.

-I'd be glad to come, sir.

1:07:161:07:19

That's damned decent.

1:07:191:07:21

I won't know a soul there.

1:07:211:07:23

Except for my wife, of course,

1:07:231:07:25

and I haven't spoken to her for seven years.

1:07:251:07:29

ANIMATED CONVERSATION

1:07:291:07:31

He's absolutely dishy.

1:07:501:07:51

-Oh, I'm Daintry.

-Daintry?

1:07:541:07:56

-This is my daughter's wedding.

-You must be Sylvia's husband.

1:07:561:08:00

-I didn't catch your name.

-Sylvia.

1:08:001:08:03

-Let's go.

-You must see your daughter.

1:08:031:08:05

Yes...

1:08:051:08:07

I'd forgotten about the owls.

1:08:141:08:16

My dear, Edward told me you were here. How nice of you to come.

1:08:161:08:21

-Castle from the office. Sorry, I don't...?

-Maurice.

1:08:211:08:24

How do you do? SMASHING

1:08:241:08:26

For Christ's sake, Edward. Is it an owl?!

1:08:261:08:29

No, only an ashtray. >

1:08:291:08:31

-Are you a friend of Colin's?

-No.

1:08:361:08:39

-He's brilliant.

-Do you work together?

-I AM Jameson's Baby Powder.

1:08:391:08:44

Oh, coats. In the bedroom. That way. PHONE RINGS

1:08:441:08:48

-Is your name Castle?

-Yes.

1:08:501:08:53

Somebody wants you. A woman. She sounds upset.

1:08:531:08:57

Sarah?

1:09:001:09:02

Cynthia. What is it?

1:09:021:09:04

You haven't even met Colin yet.

1:09:141:09:17

No...

1:09:171:09:19

-Davis is dead.

-Davis?

1:09:191:09:22

He's dead. Dr Percival is over there now.

1:09:221:09:25

Christ, that man...!

1:09:251:09:27

OWL SMASHES

1:09:271:09:29

Edward, John's broken one of my owls!

1:09:291:09:32

I can't be everywhere at once. > You old fool. I'll never forgive you.

1:09:321:09:37

-Come on, Castle.

-Why are you here in MY house?!

1:09:371:09:40

-I hadn't expected this to happen.

-What do you mean?

1:09:401:09:45

I didn't expect things to go so rapidly.

1:09:451:09:48

I suppose there will be a postmortem?

1:09:481:09:51

Of course. If that's what his doctor wants.

1:09:511:09:54

-Why are Special Branch here?

-I asked them to look round.

-Why?

1:09:541:09:59

-Do you think he was killed?

-Of course not.

1:09:591:10:02

His liver was in a shocking state.

1:10:021:10:04

I don't understand what they're after.

1:10:041:10:07

Just a security check, Castle.

1:10:071:10:09

Here's another one. The same vertical line down the margin.

1:10:091:10:14

"She should never have looked at me if she meant I should not love her."

1:10:141:10:18

Are you going out?

1:10:481:10:50

Yes, I need some air. So does Buller.

1:10:501:10:53

Darling, don't let's tell Sam yet about Davis.

1:10:531:10:57

-Not while he's still finding his feet at school.

-You know best.

1:10:571:11:01

Poor Davis. No more hide-and-seek.

1:11:011:11:04

Yes, no more hide-and-seek. Come on, Buller.

1:11:041:11:07

Run, Daddy, run!

1:12:291:12:32

Buller!

1:12:401:12:41

DOG BARKS

1:12:411:12:43

Gentlemen. This is Ferguson from the Prime Minister's office

1:12:531:12:57

and General Phipps from Military Intelligence.

1:12:571:13:01

Would you like to sit here? Thank you.

1:13:011:13:04

Sorry, sir, but Mr Watson is going straight to the funeral.

1:13:051:13:09

Damnation, it's for Section 6. I managed to catch Mr Castle.

1:13:091:13:13

Get him.

1:13:131:13:15

We've had a death in the family.

1:13:151:13:18

I'm sorry. Who is it?

1:13:181:13:19

A chap called Davis.

1:13:191:13:21

Well, Mr Muller's just returned from Germany.

1:13:211:13:25

Thank you for coming at such short notice.

1:13:251:13:28

-Ah, Castle, sorry to make you miss the funeral. I want you to cover this for Watson.

-Of course.

1:13:281:13:35

Well, fire away.

1:13:351:13:37

No notes, gentlemen.

1:13:371:13:39

Thank you.

1:13:391:13:41

This is an off-the-record briefing

1:13:411:13:44

about Operation Uncle Remus.

1:13:441:13:46

The first thing to say is that Uncle Remus is NOT an operation to defend South Africa for its own sake,

1:13:461:13:53

but to defend the free West. This is understood in Washington, from where Sir John has just returned.

1:13:531:14:00

If the goldmines were shut by a racial war, Russia would be the chief gold source. An oil crisis

1:14:001:14:07

would look like a minor problem.

1:14:071:14:10

Not just gold, diamonds, uranium.

1:14:101:14:13

It would be a losing war, as in Vietnam.

1:14:131:14:16

Well, you can see it's a worrying picture.

1:14:161:14:20

I can't believe they'd get involved again.

1:14:201:14:23

I mean with troops in a strange continent.

1:14:231:14:26

They're just as ignorant of Africa

1:14:261:14:29

as they were of Asia. >

1:14:291:14:30

Uncle Remus would make the use of troops almost unnecessary.

1:14:301:14:35

The plan is, in the event of invasion,

1:14:351:14:38

to seal South Africa off from the north, leaving a narrow channel to stop the enemy.

1:14:381:14:44

How? You've got a long open frontier.

1:14:441:14:47

Too long for minefields. Are you going to build a wall?

1:14:471:14:51

An invisible wall, yes.

1:14:511:14:53

The careful use of tactical weapons would make such a wall.

1:14:531:14:58

Tactical?

1:14:581:15:00

It's a reassuring word.

1:15:001:15:02

The tactical bomb is reasonably clean.

1:15:021:15:05

Much cleaner than the Hiroshima bomb.

1:15:051:15:08

-HE MUTTERS

-Jesus Christ...

1:15:081:15:10

Ah, Mr Castle. I hoped you'd call in.

1:15:121:15:15

I have the Trollope for you.

1:15:151:15:17

My son says you will enjoy this one very much.

1:15:171:15:21

I was thinking of dropping in to see your son. Is he in?

1:15:211:15:24

You won't, sir. Not now. Anything I can tell him?

1:15:241:15:28

It's a rather delicate matter.

1:15:281:15:30

I have a number of books at home bought in my youth,

1:15:301:15:34

illustrated books, of the kind your son may be interested in.

1:15:341:15:38

And some of them might be worth quite a lot of money.

1:15:381:15:42

And, well, you know how it is.

1:15:421:15:44

I've brought a list with me.

1:15:441:15:46

I'll make sure he gets it as soon as he's back.

1:15:461:15:49

That's very kind of you.

1:15:491:15:51

And what about The Way We Live Now?

1:15:511:15:54

Your book by Trollope?

1:15:541:15:56

Do you mind if I don't bother after all? I need a rest from all that.

1:15:561:16:01

Goodbye.

1:16:011:16:04

Yes, fine. Thank you.

1:16:051:16:08

Hold on a minute.

1:16:091:16:11

Here. Get out.

1:16:141:16:17

Yes.

1:16:211:16:23

Fine, that's all right.

1:16:231:16:26

-Remember poor Davis?

-You know nothing about Davis.

1:16:291:16:32

-Put some soda in...

-Don't mother me. I don't want to be looked after.

1:16:321:16:37

I'm sorry.

1:16:401:16:42

Something has happened.

1:16:421:16:44

Why can't you talk to me?

1:16:451:16:47

Because THEY forbid it?

1:16:471:16:49

-The Official Secrets Act and all that stupidity.

-It's not them.

1:16:491:16:54

When we came to England, Connolly sent someone to see me.

1:16:551:16:59

He had saved you and Sam.

1:16:591:17:01

All he asked for in return was a little help. I was grateful and I agreed.

1:17:011:17:07

What's wrong with that?

1:17:071:17:09

I've been a double agent for seven years. There...

1:17:101:17:14

I've waited all that time to tell you.

1:17:171:17:20

Maurice...

1:17:201:17:22

-Are you in danger?

-I've always been in danger.

-Now?

1:17:231:17:27

It's worse now. I think they've discovered there's a leak and they thought it was Davis.

1:17:271:17:33

-You think they killed him?

-Yes.

1:17:331:17:36

-So it might have been you?

-Yes.

1:17:371:17:40

How could they know about the leak?

1:17:431:17:46

They must have a defector somewhere in Moscow who passed my reports back to London.

1:17:461:17:52

That means you're safe.

1:17:521:17:54

If you stop now, it will confirm that Davis was the leak.

1:17:541:17:58

I know. I told Connolly's man I was finished.

1:17:581:18:02

I said goodbye to the whole thing.

1:18:021:18:05

And then something else happened.

1:18:051:18:07

It dropped into my lap like a joke from God.

1:18:071:18:11

The biggest secret I've ever been trusted with.

1:18:111:18:15

Because Watson happened to be at a funeral.

1:18:151:18:18

What are you talking about?

1:18:201:18:23

I had to let them know what those bastards are up to. I hope I have.

1:18:231:18:27

Maurice, it's suicide.

1:18:271:18:30

Now Davis is dead, when your report's passed to London...

1:18:311:18:35

I know but it may save a lot of your people's lives.

1:18:351:18:38

Don't talk to me about my people. YOU are my people.

1:18:381:18:42

What do you want me to do?

1:18:471:18:49

The best thing is for you to take Sam and go to my mother's.

1:18:501:18:54

Separate yourself from me. Pretend there's been a bad quarrel.

1:18:541:18:59

-If nothing happens, we'll come together again.

-And if something DOES happen?

1:18:591:19:05

They've promised me an escape route. Alone.

1:19:051:19:08

And then they'd contact you and Sam when everything dies down.

1:19:081:19:13

We wouldn't be able to communicate.

1:19:141:19:17

Perhaps for a long time.

1:19:181:19:20

You haven't said a word of blame, Sarah.

1:19:221:19:25

What would I say?

1:19:261:19:28

Well,

1:19:281:19:30

I'm what's commonly known as a traitor.

1:19:301:19:33

We have our own country.

1:19:341:19:37

You and I and Sam.

1:19:371:19:41

And you've never betrayed that.

1:19:421:19:44

How long do we have?

1:19:471:19:49

Why are you jumping to such a conclusion?

1:19:511:19:54

Something kept bothering me after my evening with Castle.

1:19:541:19:59

Later I realised what it was. It was the way he took the news

1:19:591:20:03

of Connolly's death. His friend. A Communist friend.

1:20:031:20:07

It was his job to make such friends.

1:20:071:20:09

I wasn't seriously alarmed,

1:20:091:20:11

I simply made a mental note

1:20:111:20:13

that if there was a leak in the African Section, it would be Castle.

1:20:131:20:18

Interesting.

1:20:181:20:19

Then the funeral. A chap called Davis, you said?

1:20:191:20:23

Davis died of cirrhosis. < So you said.

1:20:231:20:25

And Connolly died of pneumonia.

1:20:251:20:28

I will only say one thing, Sir John.

1:20:281:20:30

If there has been a leak in the African Section,

1:20:301:20:34

I tell you with utter certainty

1:20:341:20:37

that the leak IS Castle.

1:20:371:20:39

Well, as I say, there has been no leak.

1:20:391:20:42

- We simply lost a man too fond of port. - I hope you're telling the truth.

1:20:421:20:47

This is my house, Muller.

1:20:471:20:49

I mean no offence.

1:20:491:20:51

We both have to tell lies from time to time.

1:20:511:20:54

I just hope that for you, this isn't one of those times.

1:20:541:21:00

Good night.

1:21:001:21:02

-'Hello.'

-Is Mr Halliday there?

1:21:141:21:17

'No.'

1:21:171:21:18

But this is Mrs Halliday.

1:21:181:21:20

My name's Ca... I'm a customer.

1:21:201:21:23

Yes, Mr Castle?

1:21:231:21:25

-I wanted to ask him about a letter.

-I've no idea when he'll be back.

1:21:251:21:29

Oh. Where is he?

1:21:291:21:31

He had to go to court.

1:21:311:21:33

-Court?

-They arrested our son, you see.

1:21:331:21:37

I thought the police had come to an understanding with him?

1:21:371:21:41

That's what HE thought till 6 o'clock this morning. Wicked, isn't it?

1:21:411:21:47

I'm sorry. I thought we had time.

1:22:051:22:08

I was wrong.

1:22:081:22:10

-You'll have to take Buller.

-What will YOU do?

1:22:141:22:18

I've got a number for abandon ship. I don't know if it still works.

1:22:181:22:22

Either they'll help me to get out, or the police will come.

1:22:221:22:27

-Then it's the end for us?

-Of course it's not.

1:22:271:22:30

As long as we're alive, we'll come together again.

1:22:301:22:34

I spoke to your mother. She wasn't exactly welcoming.

1:22:401:22:44

-Now if nothing happens, you'll come back.

-And if...?

-You came to the Palona Hotel, remember?

1:22:441:22:51

-Bye, Daddy.

-Goodbye, son.

1:22:541:22:56

I'll see you soon.

1:22:581:23:00

Oh, damn!

1:23:081:23:10

Come on, come on.

1:23:111:23:13

-What's Muller got to go on?

-Intuition.

1:23:171:23:20

Intuition?

1:23:201:23:22

My secretary tried to phone Castle at home. No reply.

1:23:221:23:26

Probably away for the day with the family.

1:23:261:23:30

I thought if Daintry went down there. Make sure that's all it is.

1:23:301:23:34

I hope nothing comes of this. It would mean Davis was innocent.

1:23:341:23:39

He's no loss to the firm, John.

1:23:391:23:41

He was inefficient, careless

1:23:411:23:43

and he drank too much.

1:23:431:23:45

Sooner or later, he'd have been a problem anyway. Have a peanut.

1:23:451:23:50

No, thanks.

1:23:501:23:53

May I use the phone, please?

1:24:131:24:15

PHONE RINGS

1:24:331:24:35

PHONE RINGS AGAIN

1:25:191:25:21

-'Is that Maurice?'

-Yes.

1:25:251:25:28

I'm glad you're there. Sarah thinks you've gone away.

1:25:281:25:32

-No, I'm still here.

-What's this nonsense?

-It isn't nonsense, Mother.

1:25:321:25:36

Sarah says she forgot to take Buller.

1:25:361:25:39

-'I know.'

-Sam wants to know if you fed him.

1:25:391:25:42

-DOORBELL RINGS

-Tell him I have.

1:25:421:25:45

-Daintry.

-May I come in?

1:25:501:25:52

-Yes, of course. Let me take your coat.

-Thank you.

1:25:521:25:56

Please.

1:25:591:26:02

-Come in.

-Thank you.

1:26:021:26:05

Have a Scotch?

1:26:071:26:09

-Yes, I'll have a small one, if I may.

-Please sit down.

1:26:091:26:13

What are you doing here, Daintry?

1:26:181:26:20

-Cigarette?

-I don't, thanks.

-May I?

-Please.

1:26:201:26:23

I happened to be driving through and I thought I'd look you up.

1:26:231:26:28

CASTLE CHUCKLES

1:26:281:26:30

I'm sorry. I know security is a serious business.

1:26:321:26:36

-Have you come to add to my troubles?

-Add?

1:26:361:26:38

Yes, my wife has left me with my son. She's gone to my mother's.

1:26:381:26:43

-Oh, I'm sorry.

-Yes, we quarrelled.

1:26:431:26:45

It's awful when those things happen.

1:26:451:26:48

-The last time you and I met was the day of my daughter's wedding.

-We left because of Davis.

1:26:481:26:54

Yes, poor devil.

1:26:541:26:56

What do you think about his death?

1:26:561:26:59

Oh, I don't know what to think.

1:26:591:27:02

I try not to think about it, to tell you the truth.

1:27:021:27:05

They think he was guilty of a leak, don't they?

1:27:051:27:09

They don't confide much in a security officer.

1:27:091:27:12

-Davis never leaked anything to anyone.

-Do you believe that?

1:27:121:27:16

-I know it.

-I have had my doubts.

1:27:161:27:19

To tell you the truth.

1:27:191:27:21

So they did confide in you?

1:27:211:27:23

It was a bad day for you, wasn't it?

1:27:231:27:26

First to break that owl and then to see Davis dead on his bed.

1:27:261:27:30

-Yes, I didn't like what Dr Percival said.

-What?

1:27:301:27:34

He said, "I hadn't expected this to happen."

1:27:341:27:37

-Yes, I remember.

-It opened my eyes.

1:27:381:27:41

They jumped in too quickly.

1:27:411:27:43

-They didn't properly investigate alternatives.

-You mean, yourself?

-Or Watson.

1:27:431:27:49

-I'd forgotten him.

-What about our agents, secretaries?

1:27:491:27:53

What was security doing?

1:27:531:27:55

I don't have as free a hand as you think, you know.

1:27:551:27:59

Did they talk to you about boxes?

1:27:591:28:01

-Oh, you know all about that, do you?

-We all get that spiel.

1:28:011:28:06

Well, Davis is in a box all right now.

1:28:061:28:11

Another Scotch?

1:28:111:28:13

No, no, no, thank you. I'm fine.

1:28:131:28:15

You know,

1:28:151:28:17

you and I could be making the same mistake, jumping to conclusions.

1:28:171:28:22

Maybe Davis WAS guilty.

1:28:221:28:25

If our section was the one suspected of leaks,

1:28:271:28:30

-the information could only have concerned Africa.

-I see that.

1:28:301:28:35

That seems to indicate an African interest.

1:28:351:28:38

An attachment to Africa or to Africans.

1:28:381:28:41

I doubt if Davis ever knew an African. Except my wife and child.

1:28:411:28:46

Just by way of a contrast, take a man like 69300 in Lourenco Marques.

1:28:471:28:52

No-one knows what friendships he's made.

1:28:521:28:55

He has his own agents, many of them Communists. As I had in Pretoria.

1:28:551:29:00

You see what I mean.

1:29:001:29:02

It's time to go, I think.

1:29:061:29:08

Good night.

1:29:081:29:10

-Is that your car?

-No, I'm parked a few yards up the road. I misread the numbers.

1:29:171:29:23

Thanks for the Scotch.

1:29:231:29:25

Hey...

1:29:281:29:30

What a beautiful boy you are.

1:29:301:29:32

Ah, Mr Castle.

1:29:321:29:34

The back door was open.

1:29:341:29:37

And I imagine we haven't got a lot of time.

1:29:371:29:40

Your watchdog is so friendly.

1:29:401:29:42

He found me when I was watching you through the French windows at the back.

1:29:421:29:48

-I wasn't expecting you.

-No, sir, I thought not.

1:29:481:29:51

-My letter. Did you give it to your son?

-I thought it better not.

1:29:511:29:56

You've always been under a misunderstanding.

1:29:561:29:59

My son does not concern himself in your way of business.

1:29:591:30:03

I pass the message on where it truly belongs. Where are your wife and boy? I have ordered...

1:30:031:30:10

I understand. I've sent them away.

1:30:101:30:12

Well, that's one difficulty out of the way.

1:30:121:30:15

-A pity your wife didn't take the dog.

-It was all a bit of a rush.

1:30:151:30:20

What will you do with it?

1:30:201:30:22

I don't know. Couldn't you...?

1:30:221:30:24

You're not a sporting gentleman, unfortunately.

1:30:241:30:28

I mean, shotgun?

1:30:281:30:30

I've a Smith and Wesson revolver.

1:30:321:30:35

There's been a bullet in the second chamber.

1:30:361:30:39

-It's been lying there for years.

-You have a cellar?

1:30:391:30:43

-Yes.

-And what's his name?

1:30:431:30:46

Buller.

1:30:461:30:48

Buller.

1:30:481:30:50

Now, Buller, you don't want to cause any trouble, do you, eh?

1:30:501:30:55

You wicked old thing!

1:30:551:30:57

And what was your impression?

1:31:071:31:10

My impression?

1:31:131:31:15

My impression was that you killed the wrong man.

1:31:171:31:21

Pity.

1:31:241:31:26

How did you get mixed up in this?

1:31:301:31:33

Not mixed up, sir. I've been a member of the party since boyhood.

1:31:331:31:37

-So you're one of the fifth?

-On the quiet.

1:31:371:31:40

No meetings or marches. It's been a lonely life.

1:31:401:31:43

They use me when they can. I've picked up from your drop many a time.

1:31:431:31:48

Have you never wavered a bit, Halliday? Hungary, Czechoslovakia?

1:31:481:31:53

I don't know what you've done for us, sir, but you must be important to go to Moscow.

1:31:531:31:59

I never wanted to go there. I'm afraid I'm not a Communist, Mr Halliday.

1:31:591:32:04

There's a key in the glove compartment. Room 1028.

1:32:111:32:15

Take the lift straight up.

1:32:151:32:17

-And after that?

-I wouldn't know, sir.

1:32:171:32:20

A little present for you.

1:32:201:32:22

-That Trollope you asked for. You might be glad of something to read.

-Thank you.

-Goodbye, sir.

1:32:221:32:29

CALYPSO MUSIC PLAYS

1:32:461:32:48

Please. Time is a little lacking for us.

1:33:151:33:20

Please sit down.

1:33:211:33:24

This is your passport, Mr Partridge.

1:33:261:33:30

Your ticket is to Paris only.

1:33:301:33:34

But surely they'll be watching all planes?

1:33:341:33:37

They'll be watching particularly the one to Prague

1:33:371:33:41

which is due to leave at the same time as the one to Moscow which has been delayed.

1:33:411:33:46

Perhaps Aeroflot

1:33:461:33:48

await an important passenger?

1:33:481:33:52

The police will be very attentive to Prague and Moscow.

1:33:521:33:59

What about the immigration desk?

1:33:591:34:01

That will be taken care of.

1:34:011:34:04

Please keep still,

1:34:041:34:06

Mr Partridge.

1:34:061:34:08

What's my profession?

1:34:081:34:11

Retired.

1:34:121:34:14

That at least is true.

1:34:151:34:17

DOORBELL

1:34:541:34:57

Could I speak to Mrs Maurice Castle?

1:35:071:35:10

What name, please? Butler.

1:35:101:35:12

Would you wait in there? Thank you.

1:35:121:35:15

Thank you.

1:35:151:35:17

There's a Mr Butler to see you, Sarah.

1:35:231:35:26

Don't leave toys lying about. There's a good boy.

1:35:271:35:31

-Mrs Castle.

-Yes?

1:35:331:35:35

-I'm Inspector Butler.

-Yes.

1:35:351:35:38

I thought you might tell us how to contact your husband.

1:35:381:35:42

-You don't know where he is?

-Why should we know where your husband is?

1:35:421:35:47

I mean, you didn't try his office?

1:35:471:35:50

His office suggested I might find YOU here.

1:35:501:35:53

Well, I don't know where he is. What is it about?

1:35:531:35:57

It's partly about a dog.

1:35:571:35:59

Buller?

1:35:591:36:00

The neighbours complained about a whining noise. Someone phoned the police. The dog had been shot.

1:36:001:36:08

Whoever did it made a mess of it. I'm afraid they had to finish your dog off.

1:36:081:36:13

Oh, God, what will Sam say?

1:36:131:36:16

-Sam?

-My son. He loved Buller.

1:36:161:36:19

Oh. Well, tell him the dog was run over and killed right away.

1:36:191:36:24

Yes, perhaps.

1:36:241:36:26

I can't really help you. I'm separated from my husband.

1:36:261:36:30

-When did you see him last?

-Saturday.

1:36:301:36:33

-And you don't know where he is now?

-I don't much care where he is now.

1:36:331:36:38

Thank you, Mrs Castle.

1:36:401:36:42

Mrs Castle, I'm so happy I persuaded you to come.

1:37:161:37:21

How about a drink? I've decided on a sherry.

1:37:211:37:24

That's fine.

1:37:241:37:26

I don't know why I did come.

1:37:281:37:31

Let's get important matters settled first. In this place it's best to go English.

1:37:311:37:36

May I suggest Lancashire hotpot?

1:37:361:37:39

I don't mind.

1:37:391:37:40

-And to start with?

-Nothing.

1:37:401:37:43

I shall follow your admirable example.

1:37:431:37:46

To drink, what about some wine?

1:37:461:37:48

Thank you. Just a glass.

1:37:481:37:50

Excellent. You must have been having a very anxious time.

1:37:501:37:55

Anxious?

1:37:551:37:56

Not knowing from day to day.

1:37:561:37:58

I was not terribly interested.

1:37:581:38:01

But you are here.

1:38:011:38:02

At your request.

1:38:021:38:04

We all liked Maurice.

1:38:041:38:06

You speak as though he were dead.

1:38:061:38:09

Oh, no. I expect you know he's arrived safely in Moscow.

1:38:091:38:13

Oh, my dear. I've upset you.

1:38:161:38:18

No, it's all right.

1:38:181:38:21

We're going straight to the Lancashire hotpot.

1:38:231:38:26

Sorry. I thought you'd heard the good news.

1:38:261:38:30

Good news?

1:38:301:38:31

I'm speaking from your point of view.

1:38:311:38:34

Maurice has chosen a very dangerous road.

1:38:341:38:37

-We hope you won't get involved.

-I have separated from him.

1:38:371:38:41

Of course. Well, it was the obvious thing to do.

1:38:411:38:45

You would have been a little conspicuous, the three of you.

1:38:451:38:49

You think I'm a traitor too?

1:38:501:38:52

Traitor isn't a word we use in the firm. We leave that to the newspapers.

1:38:521:38:58

Let's say Maurice followed a different loyalty.

1:38:581:39:01

What is more sacred than family loyalty?

1:39:011:39:04

What will you do when he gets in touch?

1:39:041:39:07

I shall do what he tells me to do.

1:39:071:39:11

I'm so glad you said that.

1:39:111:39:13

It means you and I can be frank with one another. Sooner or later

1:39:131:39:17

-he'll ask you to join him.

-And I'll go.

1:39:171:39:20

-With the child?

-Of course.

1:39:201:39:22

No, we'll have a bottle of the Mouton Cadet.

1:39:221:39:25

You can't stop us from going.

1:39:251:39:28

I wouldn't be too sure.

1:39:281:39:30

We've got quite a file on you at the office.

1:39:301:39:33

In South Africa you were friendly with Connolly.

1:39:331:39:36

-A Communist agent.

-Of course. I was helping Maurice for YOUR service.

1:39:361:39:42

Though I thought he was writing a book.

1:39:421:39:45

Perhaps Maurice even then was helping Connolly.

1:39:451:39:49

Maurice is now in Moscow. MI5 might think

1:39:491:39:52

you ought to be investigated.

1:39:521:39:54

All we're asking is that you be sensible.

1:39:541:39:57

Stay in the country with your mother-in-law and your child.

1:39:571:40:01

Maurice's child.

1:40:011:40:03

Well, that's another thing.

1:40:031:40:05

You've met this man, Cornelius Muller.

1:40:051:40:08

He's of the opinion, forgive the plain speaking,

1:40:081:40:12

that the father was one of your people. You had a boyfriend.

1:40:121:40:17

He's dead.

1:40:171:40:18

Muller says he's safely under lock and key.

1:40:181:40:21

Muller is lying.

1:40:211:40:23

Probably. What difference does it make? Is the child on your passport?

1:40:231:40:28

No.

1:40:291:40:30

Passport people can be very slow at times.

1:40:301:40:33

What bastards you are.

1:40:351:40:37

My dear, let an old man advise you. An old man who was a friend of Maurice.

1:40:371:40:43

And of Davis. You were a friend of Davis too, weren't you?

1:40:431:40:47

You're not leaving already?

1:40:491:40:51

Oh, yes, I AM leaving.

1:40:511:40:53

And please, don't telephone me again.

1:40:531:40:56

KNOCK ON DOOR

1:40:591:41:01

Hello, I'm Bellamy.

1:41:051:41:08

I thought I'd take up my courage and call.

1:41:081:41:11

Un petit cadeau.

1:41:131:41:15

Thank you.

1:41:171:41:19

I never knew where to find things until Cruickshank showed me, then I showed Bates.

1:41:231:41:28

-Met them yet?

-No.

-Well, they will come round now that you're unwrapped.

1:41:281:41:34

-I hear you're having a press conference soon.

-How do you know?

-From a Russian friend.

1:41:341:41:40

Dreadful, isn't it?

1:41:401:41:42

Don't worry. It's just a matter of insisting on your own standards.

1:41:421:41:47

Don't stand for any nonsense. They WANT us to be happy.

1:41:471:41:52

I'm afraid I don't recall how you...

1:41:521:41:54

Did you say Bellamy?

1:41:541:41:57

Bellamy. Of the British Council.

1:41:571:41:59

My dear, yes, complicated story.

1:41:591:42:02

I had a German friend.

1:42:021:42:04

It seems he was running agents in the East though I didn't know.

1:42:041:42:08

Then the silly boy got himself seduced by an awful WOMAN.

1:42:081:42:12

He deserved to be punished.

1:42:121:42:14

So I blew the whistle on him. If you'll pardon the expression.

1:42:141:42:19

And she reported me to the British embassy. The little bitch.

1:42:191:42:23

Was I glad to get

1:42:231:42:25

-Checkpoint Charlie behind me.

-Are you happy?

1:42:251:42:28

Yes, I am. I've got a Russian friend now.

1:42:281:42:31

It's against the law, of course, but they make exceptions.

1:42:311:42:36

My friend is an officer in the KGB.

1:42:361:42:38

You must come and see our villa. When the spring comes.

1:42:381:42:42

-TINGING

-What's that?

1:42:421:42:44

It must be your phone, old dear.

1:42:441:42:47

Hello, hello.

1:42:511:42:53

At least it's connected. How do you phone London?

1:42:541:42:58

No point. They'll tell you when.

1:42:581:43:00

KNOCK ON DOOR

1:43:001:43:02

-Boris!

-Welcome!

1:43:061:43:08

Don't mind me, I'm just going.

1:43:091:43:12

This is Mr Bellamy.

1:43:121:43:14

A bientot, children.

1:43:141:43:16

-How's Sarah?

-In a minute.

1:43:191:43:21

Sarah asked me to give you one from her.

1:43:211:43:24

And one from Sam.

1:43:261:43:28

They're well enough.

1:43:291:43:30

When will I see them?

1:43:321:43:34

-There are difficulties.

-What difficulties?

1:43:341:43:37

-Be patient.

-Patient? Did you see her?

-I spoke to her.

-Was she well?

-Yes.

1:43:371:43:43

-What difficulties?

-They stopped her.

1:43:431:43:45

-They can't!

-Sam has no passport.

1:43:451:43:48

Your people have hinted that if she tries to leave, she can be arrested for complicity.

1:43:481:43:54

-But you promised.

-In good faith.

1:43:561:43:59

It may be possible to smuggle her out without Sam.

1:43:591:44:03

-Sarah wouldn't.

-I know. She told me.

1:44:031:44:05

Why did you get me out? Halliday had the dope on Uncle Remus.

1:44:061:44:11

You sent the emergency signal, we answered it.

1:44:111:44:14

-Also it was important for us to get you out.

-Why?

1:44:141:44:18

You have never been given the real picture.

1:44:181:44:21

Your people thought they had an agent here in Moscow.

1:44:211:44:25

But we planted him on them.

1:44:251:44:27

The information you gave us he passed back to London.

1:44:271:44:31

Your reports had no value but they made the "defector" look genuine.

1:44:311:44:35

He passed to London information which we wanted them to believe. A nice deception.

1:44:351:44:41

It was me you deceived. You and Connolly.

1:44:411:44:44

Yes, and I always gave away too much.

1:44:441:44:48

But then came Uncle Remus.

1:44:481:44:50

We decided the best way to deal with that was publicity. Tell everyone.

1:44:501:44:55

So we needed you here because you had to be our source.

1:44:551:44:59

I'd rather have stayed. At least prisons have visiting days.

1:44:591:45:03

-Soon you meet the press.

-Suppose I refuse unless you bring Sarah?

1:45:031:45:08

Then we do without you.

1:45:081:45:09

We are grateful to you but gratitude like love needs to be renewed or it is liable to go away.

1:45:091:45:16

Things are not so bad here.

1:45:181:45:20

You will like it better when the spring comes.

1:45:211:45:24

Sarah. Sarah!

1:45:251:45:28

-Maurice is in Moscow.

-I know.

1:45:321:45:35

There he was on the television screen with a lot of journalists.

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Justifying himself.

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He had the nerve, the effrontery...

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Is that why you quarrelled?

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Oh, you did right to leave him.

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We only pretended to quarrel.

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-He didn't want me involved.

-Were you involved?

-No.

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Thank God. I don't want to have to turn you out of the house.

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-Would you have turned Maurice out if you had known?

-No...

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I'd have kept him here just long enough

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to call the police.

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Try to understand. If he hadn't loved us...

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-Maurice is a traitor.

-A traitor to whom?

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To Muller? The security police?

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I've no idea who Muller is.

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He's a traitor to his country.

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If you don't understand that,

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perhaps YOU should be in Moscow too.

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I am going if they let me.

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You won't take Sam.

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Sam is my grandson. He's a British subject.

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I will stop him.

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-I don't think you can do that.

-I will see my lawyer tomorrow.

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PHONE RINGS

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Hello.

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-Maurice.

-Sarah.

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Maurice, where are you?

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You know where I am. I love you, Sarah.

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I love you, Maurice.

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We must speak quickly. They might cut the line. How's Sam?

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-'Give him my love.'

-Yes, I will. Are you all right?

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I miss you terribly, Sarah.

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Oh, so do I, so do I.

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But I can't leave Sam behind.

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Of course not. I understand that.

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Are YOU all right?

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Oh...

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Everyone's very kind. They've given me a sort of job. They're grateful to me.

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Have you any friends?

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Oh, yes. I get invited out.

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And I may get a country place when the spring comes.

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Are you there, Maurice? Maurice! Please go on hoping.

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-'Please.'

-LINE CLICKS

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-Sarah?

-LINE BEEPS

-Sarah?!

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Espionage drama based on the novel by Graham Greene. A potential leak is discovered in a small section of the Secret Service. Two men are under suspicion - Davis, a bachelor, and Castle, who has a black African wife and son.


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