Bancroft (2017–…): Season 1, Episode 3 - Episode #1.3 - full transcript

Bancroft is faced with a startling blast from the past, which brings the events from 1990 back to the surface. Meanwhile, Katherine wrestles with twists and turns of the new information she is uncovering.

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- Uhh!
- Arghh!

- What's the matter?
- They've reopened her case.

Your first wife? They
might find out who did it.

Well, the saliva swab's degraded

- so we can't raise a DNA profile.
- So how does it work, you protecting us?

Don't worry. I'll make sure Athif
goes down for a very long time.

It contains glass particles that
were on top of the blood spatter.

A staged burglary?

- You're hiding something.
- I resent that suggestion.

Go and talk to DS Stevens.

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Welcome, everyone.

This is the marriage of Laura
and Tim, who welcome you here.

Dearly beloved, we are gathered...

Get that, will you, love?

Hi there. Is this the
home of Elizabeth Bancroft?

Yes, it is.

Well, she's not expecting me.

- She's just inside.
- Thank you.

All this time she was helping and didn't
mention she was mates with the murder victim?

Walker said she's been jumpy about
the case from the beginning.

And that she wanted me off it.

Why didn't you say?

I didn't think it was important.

He's not objective about her.



They're both up for the DCS job.

Well, you can't sit on it.
You have to report it to him.

He'll use it against her.

Shit.

Look, I know you like her. I do, too.

But this is weird.

She could have been in that
wedding video for any reason.

Maybe it was her
sabotaging us at Mayfields.

Come on, this is Bancroft we're
talking about. Why would she do that?

Because she's hiding
something from her past.

It happens.

OK.

Before we start jumping to crazy
conclusions, just... let me do some digging.

So... how do you two know each other?

Old... old friends. We
were at uni together.

- How do you want your coffee, Mr, er...?
- Tim. Just call me Tim.

Erm... white, no sugar.

Thanks.

- Are you on your way out?
- Oh, er... No. No, no. It can wait.

You should get to footy.
There's gonna be traffic.

Were you on the same course at
uni or...? How did you meet?

Well, we were in halls together. Thanks.

Then we were housemates till we graduated.

You ought to go, Joe, really.

OK. It was nice to meet you.

- You, too. Good luck.
- Thank you.

What are you doing here?

I thought we agreed that
you wouldn't come back.

They've re-opened Laura's case.

This detective's been calling and
then Len Dorman showed up in London.

And I thought if I didn't make
an appearance, it would look odd.

- Well, they've closed it.
- What?

The case. It's closed.

Oh, right.

I suppose I ought to be pleased. I mean...

.. could have been difficult
if they dredged up what we did.

Hmm. Well, everything's under control.

Although it doesn't help, you...
turning up on my doorstep like this.

You know, somehow... I...
I don't even know how...

I've managed not to think too
much about Laura over the years.

But now... I can't... stop.

I keep seeing what she looked like.

The blood. I just...

Sorry.

Obviously I...

.. can't talk about this with anyone else.

Have you been to see her?

You mean them? Wasn't just
Laura that died that day.

Well, you should go.

You're right. I should go.

You know, I...

I don't even think I can
remember where the church is.

- Tim, for Christ's sake, come on.
- Liz, please, come with me.

I honestly... I can't do this on my own.

Give me five minutes. I've
got to make a phone call.

Lovely!

Joe.

Joe.

Look, what you saw with me and
Andy, it's not anything, OK?

Why are you sleeping together?

You're in a relationship. If you can
even call it that. You know he's married?

- Who told you that?
- Doesn't matter.

Your mother.

You know she shouldn't be
spreading station gossip.

No, well, she doesn't
want to see me get hurt.

OK.

Me and Andy, we did have a
fling... when I first came.

But... it finished. It
finished months ago.

So what was that last night, then?

Just stupid flirtation, nothing more.

I like you a lot, so
please don't mess me around.

I'm not messing you around.

Promise?

Promise.

OK.

Len's taken good care of things.

I come up here, too.

You know what I'm like.
I can't stand mess.

Not that Laura would have cared.

She liked a bit of chaos. Do you remember
how pissed she got at your wedding?

We had to carry her home.
She thought it was funny.

We were on an eight o'clock flight to Venice
the next morning. She wasn't laughing then.

Thanks for looking after the grave.

- And for coming here with me.
- Mm.

There's a train back to
London at midday, so...

- Mind your head.
- Where's Daddy?

Is this it? I'm not
moving my son in there.

- We had to move you fast.
- You're safe. That's what counts.

I want to speak to Bancroft.
She said she'd be here.

She'll be here soon. Come on.
Let's get you inside. Eh?

Come on.

27 years since I was last here.

Can't believe it.

- Do you ever think of leaving?
- No.

No, my life's here.

Get to London much?

Not often.

Well, if you do...

we should get together.

We both know that's not
a good idea, don't we?

Sorry.

Sorry, I've got to get this. Yep?

They're in safely.

She's been asking for you.

Er, yeah, all right, put her on.

Zaheera, it's Bancroft.

Everything OK?

Not really. The flat's tiny,
there's nowhere for Rahid to play.

Yeah, I know. I'm looking for somewhere in
the countryside but I just needed you safe.

You promised you'd be here.

I've got a family situation.

Er... when's Athif back?

Monday. And he's gonna go mad
when he realises I've gone.

He won't find you, don't worry.

Will you come round?

Yeah, I will... I will
when I can, I promise.

But DS Bevan's gonna stay with you for
now. You've got nothing to worry about.

Pop him on, will you?

- Guv. - Right, I need
you to stay with her.

Guv, my missus has just
come back and we were...

You know what's at stake here. This is
your priority, so just get on with it.

Lazy bastard.

Well, wouldn't want to get
on the wrong side of you.

You're damn right.

Oh, I'm on the weekend shift.

But I'm... I'm free tonight,
if you want me to come round?

I'd love that but, erm...

we'll have to see cos
I'm... I'm working too.

On one of your mum's old cases, actually.

She was on this investigation about
this girl called Laura Fraser.

Does that ring any bells?

- Is this the cold case that
you've been...? - No, no. No, no.

No, no, no. We've... we've moved
on to a different one now.

She's never mentioned a Laura
or a Tim Fraser to you, has she?

No. Don't know any Frasers.

Well, she'd have met them... years
ago. Probably before you were born.

This, erm... guy came round
to the house this morning.

And he said he was Mum's friend from
university. But he was called Tim.

Er... I didn't get his surname.

What's this about?

Erm... it's, er... police protocol.
If you stay in touch with a witness,
then you should declare it.

OK, well, if it was him, she hasn't stayed
in touch. He just appeared out of nowhere.

OK, you've got ten minutes.
You should easily catch it.

You are keen to get rid of me.

Well, it's best for both of us.

We acted like idiots after Laura died.

We didn't do anything wrong.

We slept together, Tim. The night of
the funeral, we fucked. We kept fucking.

- There's no need to put it like that.
- What were we thinking?

Anyway, does it really
matter now the case is closed?

Yes. Yes, it matters.

It could ruin both of our...
professional reputations.

- I suppose you're right.
- I know I'm right.

So, please, Tim, just go.

You split with Brian, didn't you?

Do you get lonely?

I focus on my work.

I've got Joe.

I've got a daughter now. Amber.

Sometimes I worry that...

well, that... we're almost... too close.

Dependent on each other.

- Does Amber have a mum?
- Freya.

Are you together?

Just.

It's not been easy.

We met not long after all this,
and I was messed up about Laura...

And I was missing you.

God, you don't half talk bullshit.
No wonder you're such a good lawyer.

No, it's true. After I got to
London, I missed you terribly.

That's because I was your
housekeeper, and cook.

- Come on! - When we first
met, you couldn't boil an egg.

- I learned.
- Cos I taught you.

Well, I'm now an extremely
fine chef, I'll have you know.

I'll believe that when I see it.

Well, let me prove it to
you. I'll cook you lunch.

No...

Liz...

.. I... really would appreciate it

if we could just... just talk.

You know, everything between
us, it ended so abruptly.

- It had to be that way...
- Well, maybe, maybe.

But so much happened for both of us.

You know, and for the record, I didn't
miss you because you taught me how to cook.

I missed you because
you were my best friend.

Look, please, ju... just lunch?

After that, I'll go.

Bancroft didn't know Laura, but she
did know the husband, Tim Fraser.

That's why she was at the wedding.

They were at uni together.

Really good friends,
by the looks of things.

Did you get all that from the son?

He gave me the lead.

Told you he'd talk to me.

Look, I'm gonna be home in, like,
half an hour. Can you come over?

- I'm with a friend.
I'll be over soon. - OK.

Oh, I've missed you.

I've missed you, too.

Come in.

Look, I didn't know who else to call.

This copper was meant to
stay, but then he just left.

- Is that...?
- Yeah, it's Rahid. He's five now.

What's going on, Za? Does
Daanish know you've run?

He's in on it.

In on what? What you talking about?

Daanish is gonna rat on Athif.

That's why we're here. In protection.

- Is a detective called
Bancroft running you? - Yeah.

She was meant to be here
today but she didn't turn up.

I don't even know what she's
like. If we can trust her.

I think you can. She's a good
police officer. One of the best.

She might actually do it.
Get the bastard locked up.

Hey.

Maybe you could come home.

I have lost out on so
much because of Athif.

Hiya. Listen to this.

Witness statement from Tim Fraser's alibi.

"Mr Fraser was seen in the law library
by at least three other people."

Right? But there's no names,
there's no statements,

and there was no action raised
whatsoever to trace these witnesses.

Bancroft signed off on this.

And it's complete crap.

So? Maybe she made a mistake.

I think she was covering for him.
I need to take this to Walker.

If Bancroft was covering
for him, this will sink her.

Makes sense, though, don't it? Why she
never told us she knew the Frasers.

Maybe we shouldn't rush in. This
case has been unsolved for years.

A few more weeks will make no difference.

You've changed your tune.

Wait until she's wound up the Kamara op.

But Tim Fraser is in town now.

You can go to London and question him later.
Bancroft's really close to getting Athif Kamara.

What does Joe do?

He is a physio.

Oh.

What about your daughter?

- There you go.
- Cheers.

Well, Amber's only 17 but...

she has mentioned the police.

- Oh. More fool her.
- That's what I say.

Mm.

Have you got a picture?

Yeah.

Damn sofa.

Ohh, look at that.

Yeah, she looks like you. Or
how you looked then, anyway.

Have I changed a lot?

We all have, haven't we?

You don't notice most of the time
and then you catch yourself at a
certain angle and you think...

Who the hell is that?

Oh, my God.

Gosh, you keep that?

Tim, no wonder your
marriage is in trouble.

Well, Laura's always
been a problem for Freya.

- You have, too.
- Oh, shut up.

It's true.

I didn't want to leave you.

And I thought about it a lot.

What life would have been like with you.

I think you should go.
You'll miss your train.

Well, actually, I've already booked myself
into a hotel. The one down the road.

Coming up here wasn't just about
Laura. I wanted to re-connect with you.

What, and you just, what, presumed
that I'd just fall back in your lap?

No. I didn't... I didn't presume anything.

I hoped.

- No. Come on, no...
- I know you want to.

You've always wanted to.

- God, you arrogant shit!
- It's true, though.

I don't want this all
raked up again, all right?

I'm happy. My life is great...

Oh, what? So you're just
gonna cut off from me again?

Yes, because there's nothing
between us, and never was.

- That is not fucking true.
- Oh, just get out, Tim. Just get out.

I'm disturbing you. Sorry.

Oh, no, I... Sorry, I thought you were...

It doesn't matter. Erm...

Well, it must be important if you've just
turned up here. You'd better come in.

It's about Zaheera Kamara.

What do you know about Zaheera?

We're old friends. From school.

She called me and... I went to see her.

She shouldn't have called
you. You shouldn't have gone.

She told me everything.
That you're protecting her.

She'd been left on her
own. She was freaking out.

She shouldn't be contacting anyone.

Zaheera's strong but she
needs support through this.

I wanted you to know I can help.

Er... you do realise how
confidential this is, don't you?

I know what's at stake.
I come from Highwater.

I grew up with the Kamara
family breathing down my neck.

I knew Athif. I'm not
keen on people knowing.

OK.

Well, er...

I'll keep it to myself.

As long as you tell no-one about Zaheera.

If I need another pair of
hands, I'll let you know.

- My card. The number's on it.
- Thank you.

Is there something else?

I think you ought to know...

.. the Laura Fraser
cold case is still open.

Why are you telling me that?

You have a real chance of getting Athif.

I don't want anything getting in your way.

Who is it?

Elizabeth Bancroft.

Erm... just a minute!

Oh, what you doing here?

Oh...

.. you have been busy.

It came to my attention that
you knew Laura and Tim Fraser,

and I thought I should
find out how you met.

You could have just asked
me. I'd have told you.

Then why didn't you?

All the time I've been on this
case, you've not said anything.

You know, the irony is I
was gonna ring you today.

Tim Fraser... is here. He's in town.

- Why?
- Came to see you, actually.

He thought the case was still
open, which it obviously is.

- I'm still doing some work on it, yes.
- For Walker?

And is he aware that I know Tim Fraser?

I haven't told him.

I haven't decided what to do.

But I might have to.

Did Tim Fraser really have an alibi,
guv? Because this doesn't count as one.

He said he was in the library
alone and I believed him.

No-one ever corroborated that but you
said they did. You covered for him.

He was terrified he'd be suspected.

Why?

Tim and Laura had a...

.. difficult relationship.

He didn't want the baby.

How do you know that?

They had a... massive row...

a few days before the murder.

There's nothing mentioned
about that in the file.

A neighbour heard...

.. and I got rid of the statement.

You concealed evidence?

Yes, I know, I know. I...

I can't believe I did something so stupid.

But it would have looked
so bad for him, Katherine.

- You could have lost your job.
- Yeah. I still could. I could do time.

Why did you do that?

Tim meant a great deal to me.

He was my best friend.

And I was... 100% convinced
that he was innocent.

Laura's death devastated him.

At least I thought it did.

Are you saying you think...
Tim Fraser may have done this?

I don't know, Katherine, I don't...
I don't know. I don't know.

It's just... after Laura died, he left
for London so quickly, I did wonder...

I need to ask you, though.

Did you ever sleep with
him or did you like him...

God, no!

No. It wasn't like that. It was...

We were just really close. We
went through a lot together and...

What are you gonna do?

Interview him under caution.

You've not got enough to caution him. You'll
have to go in softly and see where that gets you.

And... what about me?

I have made a terrible mistake
and I ought to pay for it.

I'm gonna work out a way
to present this to Walker.

And I'm gonna leave you out of it.

No, no, no, no, no. I will not have
you put your career on the line.

I won't be the reason
that yours goes under.

Tim Fraser QC. He's the
husband of the victim.

I want to bring him in for questioning.

New forensic evidence shows us

that we have a staged burglary... by
someone who knew what they were doing.

We also have new information
that... Tim didn't want his baby

and that the marriage was unravelling.

Who says?

Len Dorman.

Well, get it down in a statement.

Then there's these.

Neighbours report an argument
two nights before the murder.

"Couldn't hear what they were saying but
they were shouting. Then she was crying."

Where have these turned up from?

From another file from 1990. The
paperwork is a complete mess.

Guv, I really need to move
on this. Tim Fraser's in town.

What about Bancroft? How
does she fit into this?

Haven't really got anything on her,
other than Fraser's alibi is shaky.

She didn't follow up on the
assertion he was in the library.

- Why didn't she? - I've talked
to her about it. She admits it.

It's always bothered her.

Haverstock told her not to.

He was convinced that Laura's
killer was a burglar.

She was just following orders.

- We've got nothing else on her?
- I can't find anything.

Tim Fraser, please, guv?

Thanks.

Kamara, on your feet.

Doctor will see you now.

Look who it is. Why don't you tell
Daddy what you did today at school?

We did Book Day at school.

- What did you go as?
- A dragon.

Put your mum on.

Did they get you somewhere safe?

I don't know. I suppose it is. It's
in town. And Athif's back tomorrow.

Zaheera? Hi. We're gonna move you.

They've found you
somewhere in the country.

It's far enough away that
no-one's gonna know who you are.

There's a really good local primary school
for Rahid, so you can start again, right?

Are you definitely all
right with this, Za?

Tell her what she wants to know.

I want you...

to look at these pictures.

Marc Buric, Serbian mafia.

Kirill Vasiliev, same business.

What's Athif doing with them?

Buying guns.

- How many?
- Shitloads.

What port are they coming through?

Hull.

And what's he gonna do with them?

Sell them... to the highest
bidder. He doesn't care who.

Mr Fraser. I'm DS Stevens.
Do you mind if I sit down?

I, erm...

How did you know I was here?

Superintendent Bancroft told me.

Right.

I've been trying to catch
up with you for a while.

Well, I... came up... to talk to you,

but too late, obviously,
because the case is closed.

- Actually, it's still open.
- Oh? How?

I mean, why? Do you have new evidence?

Oh, having re-examined the old evidence,

we have reason to believe that
the crime scene was staged...

to look like a burglary.

- Staged?
- Yes.

And we're confident that the new
forensic evidence would hold up in court.

We now want to, erm...
explore people who knew Laura.

Someone that she could have let in
or could have let themselves in.

Can you think of anyone who might
have wanted to harm your wife?

No. No, I mean...

.. why would anyone...?

No enemies at work?

Laura worked behind a bar.

I wanted her to stop.

It wasn't a job for a pregnant woman.

How did you feel about Laura's pregnancy?

- I was delighted. - Even though
your marriage was in difficulties?

Who told you that?

A reliable source.

You argued with Laura two
nights before she died.

Sounds like it was quite a row.

Well, that's because she'd been drinking.

Look, Laura could be... she
could be wild sometimes,

and she wasn't exactly making adjustments.

I'm an anxious dad. You should see
what I'm like with my daughter now.

Can we talk about your alibi?

You were in the library.

Yes.

Were there many people there with you?

- I don't remember. - See, cos the thing is,
this paperwork doesn't really add up to much.

You do realise this conversation isn't
admissible because you haven't cautioned me.

Sir...

Superintendent Bancroft
has told me everything.

Why did you persuade her
to falsify your alibi?

- I did no such thing!
- That's not how she remembers it.

Well, Superintendent Bancroft must have...
misremembered. I think we're done here.

- Please, Mr Fraser.
- No, no.

First time you lot get it wrong
by thinking it was a burglary,

and now you're about to
just mess it all up again.

I didn't kill Laura. I was in love with her,
for God's sake! We'd only just got married!

- Did Laura have a lover?
- No.

Did you?

Of course not. No.

There was nobody you were involved with?

I want surveillance on Athif 24/7.

Zaheera says he's coming back
through Gatwick tomorrow afternoon.

- We'll pick him up there.
- Need a track on his car.

Intercept on his phone. Need to
know when those guns are coming in.

- Is this all right?
- Yeah. Yeah, yeah. Go in.

Take that, will you? Briefing in 30.

- Tim, look. Listen...
- Just shut the fuck up.

DS Stevens just came to see me, but...

.. you already know that because
you told her where I was.

- Well, she found out we knew each other.
- She had the argument witness statements.

You said you got rid of them.

And she knew about the faked alibi.

I never should have
listened to you about that.

You were shit scared. "They always think it's
the husband." That's what you kept saying.

Stevens hasn't got enough on you. It's the
forensics that matter. She's got jack shit.

You're wrong. They have new forensics and
they show that the burglary was staged.

But they'd have got no
DNA. They've got no prints.

Stevens will get them.
She's... she's determined.

- Stevens is just a baby.
- She was trying to rattle me.

But you're right. She doesn't have
jack shit because I didn't do it!

Maybe it was somebody from
Laura's work, an old flame?

I mean, I can't believe she was
celibate before she knew you.

- Oh, you never really did like
her, did you? - Oh, come on.

I didn't think she was good
enough for you, that's all.

I was neutral. I didn't have an opinion.

Then why do you still go up to her grave?

Because she was my first body...

.. and we never caught her
killer, so she stayed with me.

All right.

I think the facts are these.

Laura knew the person who murdered
her because she let her killer in.

She was stabbed 18 times, and she was
bitten. It was a crime of passion.

I don't know why I didn't see that before.

And then the killer set up the
scene to look like a burglary,

and did it well enough to convince a
seasoned copper like Haverstock...

Is this a confession? Cos
you've just described yourself.

Well, I'm describing you, too.

Was it because of me?

Did you... did you kill her because of me?

God, you're pathetic.

Laura was worth ten of you.

She was strong but you... you...

blame everybody else
for your own weaknesses.

You use other people to prop you up.

Why would I kill anyone for you?

I will go over every inch of evidence...

You point the police at
me and I will destroy you!

- I've got the witness statements, the alibis...
- You set all of that up!

You wanted to leave Laura for me.

You slept with me as soon as she died and
then you turn up back here 27 years later.

You force yourself on me.

You came to my hotel. You
wanted to have sex with me.

No-one... is ever going to believe you.

You fucking bitch.

You've got a wife. You've got a...
daughter you adore, an impressive career.

You talk, you're gonna lose all of that.

No, you go back to London. I'll sort
this out, just like I did before.

Elizabeth, a word, please?

I don't think Tim Fraser
killed his wife, guv.

Why not?

Because he told me he
didn't and I believed him.

And if you were there, guv, you
would have believed him, too.

Well, if he didn't, who did?

When I asked him if he was
having an affair, he clammed up.

Couldn't get away from me fast enough.

Maybe he had a lover.

How are you gonna find out who
he was shafting 27 years ago?

It's a haul of weapons, including assault
rifles and Skorpion machine pistols.

- How many?
- Three dozen.

I wanna seize the firearms and
apprehend Athif simultaneously.

- Your retirement present.
- Ah. Well, don't screw it up.

- I won't. Trust me.
- Good.

Anything else?

I, er...

.. don't normally say anything
but... I get the feeling

- that there are certain individuals
working against me. - How do you mean?

Well, I'm a woman. I'm going
for the big job and, er...

I'm not the only person going for it.

- You mean Walker?
- Yeah. I think he sees me as competition.

What's he doing?

Well, he's... going through
all my old cases...

trying to find shit on me.

I'm afraid if he doesn't find
it, he'll just make it up.

I just want to do my
job. End of. No games.

- Thanks for letting me know.
- Thank you, sir.

I won't be a sec. Let
me just finish these.

I was actually... hoping
to talk to your mum.

Well, she's still at work.
What do you want her for?

Oh, it was just, erm... that...
work thing I mentioned.

Oh, the guy who was here at the weekend.

Erm... Tim? Is that who
you were looking for?

I don't know. I haven't checked up on him.

I wouldn't mind knowing who he
was myself, actually, because...

she was gone all that
night, with him, I reckon.

Your mum was sleeping with him?

Oh, can you...

erm... don't tell anyone
at work about that.

Of course I won't.

You know, maybe we should...
follow their example.

No, I can't, sorry.

Jesus Christ, Katherine, can you...
.. can you please make your mind up

because one minute you're all
over me, then the next it's...

Look, it's that Andy guy again, isn't it?

It's got nothing to do with Andy.

- Your mum...
- What about my mum, Katherine?

I can't talk about this
right now. Sorry...

We'll talk tomorrow, OK?

- Am I interrupting?
- No, it was you she wanted to talk to anyway.

- Joe... Joe!
- I'm done.

Didn't realise you were still an item.

I'm glad I caught you. I wanted
to have a chat with you, actually.

Is Walker building a case against me?

Well, he wants to but, erm...
I haven't given him anything.

- I kept your name out of it.
- Good.

So, how did it go with Tim?

I didn't really get anything out of him.

- You still think he could have done it?
- I don't know.

What's the matter? Why
are you so frightened?

I'm just tired. Been a long day.

So tell me what Tim said.

Nothing new.

I need to go, OK?

Aargh!

- You're lying. Why are you
lying to me? - I'm not.

You and Walker are coming
after me, aren't you?

Please, Elizabeth.

You didn't tell me you had new evidence to
prove there wasn't a burglary. Why didn't you?

Well, you didn't tell me you
were sleeping with Tim Fraser.

You take me on and I will finish
you, do you understand me?

Laura took you on, didn't she?

Aargh!

After everything I've done for
you. You've let me down, Katherine.

You are not worthy of my support.

Now get out of my house!

Get out!

No!

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