Unforgotten (2015–…): Season 1, Episode 4 - Episode #1.4 - full transcript

The investigation into Jimmy's death continues with the discovery of marks on his body consistent with known gangland torture methods.

CASSIE: Of all the names
and numbers in the diary...

Elizabeth Wilton...

I did what I did because he made me.

He made you join the National Front?

.. Frank Phillip Cross...

PINION: Frank was very good at
getting money that was owed to us.

- He liked the bolt cutters.
- It's not true.

- .. Eric Slater...
- Yeah, I knew Jimmy. Nice lad.

- Jo-Jo? - She was at it
in one of the storage rooms.

Yeah, with what's his face from St Gildas.

- I'm sorry. I don't
feel very well. - Dad?

I never got it out, you know?
You need a cold soak first.

It's blood, isn't it?

SUNNY: He only went into a
wheelchair in his mid-30s.

So in '76, he was perfectly able.

♪ OH WONDER: All We Do

♪ All we do is hide away

♪ All we do is, All we do is hide away

♪ All we do is lie in wait

♪ All we do is, All we do is lie in wait

♪ I have been upside down

♪ I don't wanna be the right way round

♪ Can't find paradise on the ground ♪

SUNNY: So later on last
night, about half-ten,

Aisha comes into my room to tell
me that Gemma has -- once again --

been Snapchatting pictures of her
bottom to some lad in her class.

- Oh, nice (!)
- Two hours later -- two hours --

I finally managed to find
her phone and confiscate it.

Yeah, and it probably isn't
even a lad in her class.

It's probably some retired colonel
from East Grinstead posing as him.

Guv, sometimes the things you say
just... just make me feel worse.

Hashtag 'Just saying'.



LES: Yeah, no, it looks
worse than it actually is.

Exactly. Yeah, I'll get one
of those rubber bath mats.

All right then, love. OK. I'll
be back in about 20 minutes.


Right. Here we go.

Thanks, matey.

Come on, Mother. Tuck in.

- I don't want to be here, Les.
- Change the record, love.

I want to be somewhere safe.

- I know. I --
- No, she's safe here.


Dad, I --


One more word, one more fucking
word from either of you!

Will you calm down?!

You did slip, didn't you, Mum?

Of course.

Thomas Pinion is a lifelong alcoholic,

who could say one thing
to you, another to me

and another to a newspaper.

Who will also, of course, be paying him.

As, indeed, he said erm, you were...

to stay silent about your
activities with the Fenwick family.

Except he's lying.

His bank records confirm six sums
of £2,000 paid into his account,

over a period of five years from 2004.

And what proof do you have this
has anything to do with my client?

Er, no proof, yet. Because they were cash.

But obviously, if we went
through your business records

and found any petty cash
transactions matching these sums...

we'd be concerned.

Look. I fully admit...

for a few months 40 years ago,

I associated with some people
I sincerely wish I hadn't.


If I was the sort of person who
could've done what you allege...

.. could I really be what I am now?

Quite a lot of people might say
it was an essential qualification.


People make mistakes.

That doesn't make me a murderer.



What you waiting about for, lads?

Come on, five laps, easy jog.

- Where's Curtis?

No idea. Why?

Come on, lads. Let's be 'aving you.

- Maybe he ain't here cos of her.
- Why's that, then, mate?

- Just heard some things, innit?
- Yeah? What things?

- 'Bout dem bitch!
- Don't you ever...

talk about my wife, like that.

- You get me, BLUD?
- OK, man.

- Ever.
- OK, I get it, I get it!

Whatever Curtis told you...

.. ANY of you...

whatever he thinks he heard,
I'm telling you he got it wrong!

You got that?



Rob, it's half-five and you have Mass.

I need you to sit down.

I need to tell you something.

I don't need to sit down. What is it?

What do you need to tell me?

The young man the police
were asking me about --

and I promise I really don't
know anything about how he died.

But the real reason
they were talking to me

was because I had a connection
to him that wasn't just work.

It was a woman.

A young woman called Joanna.

- Who used to --
- I remember Joanna.

She was a girl, not a woman.

A young girl.

A young person.

Who I am ashamed to tell you now

that I had a very, very
brief relationship with.

So sorry, Grace.

It was 39 years ago but...

I can't imagine that makes
it any easier to hear now.

As I say, it was fleeting.

It was a few weeks at most.

But it was a shameful thing to do.

And all I can do now is...
is beg your forgiveness.

What year was this?


We only got married the year before.

It was a terrible mistake.

And I am so, so sorry.

So in June 1973...

Slater was arrested following a
fight outside a pub in Kentish Town.

- What he get?
- Bound over. Victim didn't turn up.

The victim? What was
this? It an assault or --

It's confusing. The arresting
officer has it down as a fight

but it's listed as an
assault in the courts.

- Have you got the name
of the plaintiff? - Yeah.

Name of Paul Brian West.

I spoke to his sister. West
himself died five years ago but...

- she said she didn't
know anything. - Ah, OK.


Slightly like pulling teeth, guv.

I've got 50 possible names here,
hostel residents at Arlingham House

that might have known
Elizabeth Lawes or Erskine,

and for every single name I've got
30, 40 people in the same name,

and they're all Duncan
Morrison or Wendy Haines or --

Yeah, OK, OK.

I suspect it's time we got a
picture of Jimmy into the papers.

- Sunny, will you talk to the DPA?
- Yeah, no problem.

- Murray, any joy with Jo-Jo?
- Nothing on the census.

What about Greaves's phone records?

No, all the numbers he rang from
his mobile, his landline are kosher.

OK um, find out where the nearest
payphone is to his house,

and see if BT will provide us
with every number rung from there

from... When did you call his
dioceses for contact details?

Er... Monday PM, just after lunch.

Yeah, from Monday midday
till midnight same day.

It's worth a try.

Robert Greaves had a relationship
with Jimmy Sullivan's girlfriend.

Now, if Jimmy found out, got mad...

.. went round to confront him...

.. who knows where that ended?

Well, except maybe Jo-Jo does.

Suze, have a look at this, will you?

It's his scaphoid, which is
split -- post-mortem I assumed,

except when I put the two bits together,

that's a hole, isn't it?

Like something's been driven through it.

Something like a... nail.

I've seen it before with
gangland punishment murders.

'A nail hammered through the hand.'

Very often a precursor
to other forms of torture.

- All right. Thanks.
- 'You're welcome.'

CROSS: If Pinion's lies
are all the police have,

I wouldn't be too worried.

But couple of days ago, Gordon Fenwick...

called me from Cyprus, threatening
to go to the police himself with...

.. with some other stuff.

- What other stuff?
- More lies, detail's not really important.

What is important is what
the police might believe.

- And he wants money?
- Course.

S-So what are you gonna do?

Your Turkish friends...

.. I might need you to call them for me.

I'm not talking anything
stupid, just a quiet word.

For a man like Fenwick, I
suspect that'll be enough.

Dad, are you sure? That is quite a move.

Gordon Fenwick could get
me jailed for murder,

a murder I had absolutely
nothing to do with.

We need him to back off.

And fast.

Yeah, what I wanna know
is if it's possible

to tell me what numbers were
called from this payphone

from midday on the 23rd
to approximately midnight.

Brilliant. Yeah, great.


ERIC: Yeah, I think it was
probably the only fight...

I ever got into. I-I'd had a skinful,

as I remember, and I think he had as well.

Right. Do you remember what it was about?

Football. I'm afraid.

I'm a Blade. For my sins. He was a Gooner.

I think we'd just beaten them and
one of us must've said something.

It all kicked off...
Stupid, just stupid, really.

I mean, put it down to
the impetuosity of youth.

Hopefully I've grown up a
bit since then. (CHUCKLES)

In the court documents, it has
it down as you assaulting him,

which er... implies that you started it.

Well... then I expect I did.

I mean, you know, I was
drunk. As I say. I...

I can't really remember
an awful lot about it.


Yeah, my real name's Alan Mackay,
but everyone calls me Mackie.

Well, thanks so much for getting in touch.

And just so I can be absolutely clear,

as well as Jimmy, I think you said
you knew Vincent Erskine as well.

Vince? Yeah. And Beth, his girlfriend.

- You knew Elizabeth?
- 'I did, aye.'

OK, Mackie, could I
come talk to you, please?

Er, soon as possible would be good.

I mean, do you think it
was just a one-off or...?

I don't know. We didn't get that far.

But if he could've done it
once, got away with it...

why shouldn't there have been others?

- Mum, I'm so sorry.
- I am, too.

For you both.

I mean, I suppose all you can say is...

.. it was 40 years ago and...

And what?

What, you think that makes it better?

Jesus, it makes it worse!
Ellie, it's our whole lives.

Our whole relationship
with him feels like a lie.

Does it?

Look, he's... He's still our dad.

I mean, clearly he made
a terrible mistake but --

But... But what? I can't
believe you're defending him.

I'm not defending what he did. I'm...
I'm trying to find a way through this.

He had sex with a child, for God's sake!

Caz, she wasn't a child. She was 17.

If he'd have been caught
today, he would go to prison.

- Do you not get that?
- Of course I get that, but I...

But what?

What, they were different times?


She was a kid. She was
one of his congregation.

He was in a position of
power and he abused it.

I'm sorry if you think I'm overreacting.

But I am scared.

It makes me ask... what
sort of man is he really?

Why are the police asking him
about this boy that was found?

It makes me ask what
else he could've done.

MACKIE: It was only her
that stayed at the hostel.

- JAKE: Elizabeth? - Erskine wasn't allowed
to stay cos he always got into fights.

- Right. - Anyway, I got talking
to him in the garden one day,

cos at that time I was still using.

I let him spout his
racist rubbish for a bit.

Until he started talking about this black
lad he reckoned had some money on him.

And he wanted to know whether I fancied

helping him rob the lad
that night in his room.

And was this just him,
or was Beth there too?

Well... She was there, like,
you know, in the background,

but er... not actually
part of the conversation.

And so what did you say?

Well... I didn't say much,

because I didn't want
him to know that er...

that Jimmy was actually
a good friend of mine.

You know, and obviously
I was gonna warn him.

- And did you warn him?
- I went to look for him but er...

Somebody offered me some gear.

By the time I was straight
again it was two days later.

And sir, did you find
out if he'd been robbed?

No, I didn't.

In fact, I... I never saw Jimmy again.

Looks just like one of our lads.

Don't he?

I remember when erm...

you first suggested that we should
start up the er, football squad.

It wasn't long after Michael had died,

and I always thought that it was er,
your way of finding some meaning...

.. out of HIS death.

If you think I killed this boy, Ray...

just say it.

How can I know, Lizzie?

How could I have any idea
of what you were capable of?

Back then.

MAUREEN: We stopped at the
services for some supper,

which was very nice, and then
got back here about 11:00.

CASSIE: 'And what have you got on today?'

Oh, Thursday's lunch club, every week.

Lunch club? Why wasn't I invited?

Well, I'll put you down for next week so.

'Yeah. Yeah, I'll be there.'

Ah, they're a good gang.

'I was telling them about
you, you know, and...

about Jimmy coming home and er,
they were very happy for me.'

He rang her from the callbox.

Jo-Jo. Her name's Joanna Bridges.

We found Jo-Jo.

Tell me how you met Jimmy Sullivan.

I met Jimmy through the church.

Went out with him for... maybe six months.

Oh, this was before or after your
relationship with Father Robert?


So when was your relationship
with Father Robert?

Late 1975, as I remember.

How late?

Just before Christmas. November, I think.

I mean, it was just a few weeks.

So Father Robert said to us
that he thought you were erm...

19 or 20 when he met you.

And so we checked your date of
birth before we came here today.

And actually, if your affair
was in November '75...

.. actually, that would've made you 15.

When the 28-year-old
priest had sex with you.

You weren't 16 till February 1976.

Maybe it was Jimmy first and then Robert.

Except we have a diary,
given to Jimmy... by you.

Erm, in which it says
'With much love, Jo-Jo.'

In December '75.

Which suggests that either you did...

.. have underage sex with a priest...

or at some point after your birthday...

- .. you were seeing both men,
- It was half a lifetime ago.

What the hell does it matter?

It matters because we
think that Jimmy found out

about Robert Greaves and confronted him.

And that altercation may have
resulted in Jimmy's death.

And what proof have you got of that?

- And how credible do you think he
is as a witness? - JAKE: 'Very.'

This guy knew other stuff
I thought only we knew.

SUNNY: 'What other stuff?'

The £50 we think Jimmy borrowed from
Frank Cross, he knew all about that.

'And, more importantly,
he knew what it was for.'

- Which was?
- 'To pay for an abortion.'

Jimmy told Alan Mackay that his
girlfriend had fallen pregnant.

- And Jimmy was the father?
- Why else would he pay for it?

- Cos she said he was.
- I'll ask my man exactly what Jimmy told him.

OK. It's lots to think about.

Let's bring Elizabeth Wilton in ASAP.

Excellent work, Jake. Murray,
any joy with Tommy Pinion?

He said that he'd never seen Cross
put a nail through anyone's hand

but heard from others that he had.

'Well, Dr Rawlins is pretty
convinced that's what it is, so...

somebody did it. We keep
the pressure on Cross.'


Yes, it's me.

Why did Fenwick send those to you?

Well, I'm guessing he's
already contacted Dad

and Dad isn't playing ball.

Well... the man in those
pictures is white.

That lad in the papers was black.

He's still nailing his
hand to a workbench, Mum.

I'm just saying.

There's nothing in these to suggest

he had anything to do
with killing that lad.

Fine. But trust me, he doesn't
want the police to see these.

I should also say that the images
obviously depict a crime scene,

which, as of now, I've failed to act upon.

So if Fenwick doesn't get what he wants,

and he shows his email to me to
the police, we're BOTH screwed.

I'll pay him off. I have before.

- Fenwick?
- Yes.

How many times?

- A few.

It's the police.


Hey, Mum.

Hello, my lovely son. How
completely gorgeous to see you.

Tell me you're staying for months.

Have you any actual proof --
other than Pinion's fantasies --

that I did anything like
this, to Jimmy Sullivan?

We have a wound on Jimmy's hand

that's entirely consistent
with such an assault.

But nothing connecting that to me?

Not yet.

But I sense we're getting
closer. Don't you?

So we'll probably go to Faliraki now.

Nige's brother's got a bar
there and he said me and Belter

can have a room for three
nights a week bar work.

Mind you, that's if Belter
sorts out his teeth.

His girlfriend smacked him with a table
tennis bat cos he joked about her art.



- Keep going.
- Why are you smiling like that?

Because I love you.

Just keep talking. Just
keep telling me stuff.

Well, anyway, he's gotta
have two implants now,

and Nige says he should to go India.

His dad got eight new teeth in
Delhi for less than a grand.

His mouth doesn't shut
properly but his missus says

keeping his mouth shut was never
a core skill anyway, so...

"Plus ca change," as Proust would say.

Do you want fried bread with this?

Yo, Curtis, fam.

Call me.



Up here.


I don't know what to say.

I'd hoped that Mum didn't feel
that she had to tell you now.

- She told us cos of the wedding.
- Oh, no, sweetheart, please,

surely this doesn't affect the wedding?

It's a celebration of the
sanctity of marriage.

Conducted by you.

It was a terrible thing to do.

I completely accept that, but it was...

one mistake, 40 years ago.

In an otherwise very, very happy marriage.

One mistake.

And was it? Really?

Well, yes, of course.

- There was no-one else.
- I don't mean other women, I mean...


This police investigation.

Oh, my darling, no, no, please.

Please. Don't ask me if
I killed that poor boy.


Don't make me answer that.


BETH: Yes.

We robbed him.

- CASSIE: Of his £50?
- Yes.

So everything that you told us before...

that you have no recollection
of ever having met him...

that was a lie?



I wished I could forget him.

Every single day of my life.

So can you tell me how Jimmy died?

I wouldn't for one second
expect you to believe me...

but no.

When I left the room with the money...

Jimmy was fine.

- Erskine was still in there?
- Yes.

And did erm, he have any weapon with him?

- Not that I recall.
- OK.

- So where did you go?
- Outside, to wait for him.

And how long did he take to come down?

Not long. Maybe...

- 30 seconds behind me.
- Right.

And what did he say?

- When he came down.
- He was laughing.

Said Jimmy was a "feisty little bastard".

- Did he have any blood on him?
- I don't think so.

He might've done. I...

was very drunk, so certain details...

You... obviously thought
so little of this young man

that you were able to rob him in his bed.

Yet your name and number were
written down by him in his diary.

How did that happen?

When I first met Jimmy,

it was during a period when I
tried to split up with Erskine.

Only lasted a few weeks before he
got me back, but in that time...

.. I stopped drinking, I got clean.

And Jimmy and I got to
know each other a bit.

And I gave him my number...

cos I hoped...


.. just like...

.. in the few weeks
when I'd been straight...

.. that he'd carry on helping
teach me to read and write.

- Hm.
- Did you expect that?

Guv? It might be nothing, but...

I was just checking out the pub

- where Eric Slater and Paul West
were arrested -- the assault? - Yeah.

Don't know if it's significant but...

it's a gay pub. It has been since, well...

.. since the '60s.

So if we forget him committing the slightly
illegal offence of threatening to kill Fenwick

- He never said that, Bella.
- Maybe the only other serious option

is for him to go to the police
himself with the photos.

If the police see those photos,
it's not gonna be good for him.

Probably not, no.

So what's the minimum term for murder?

A mandatory life sentence.

In a case like this, he'd
serve at least 15 years.

So he'd not get out
until he was in his 80s?

If in fact he...

In fact, he might not
even make it that far.

- It would effectively widow Mum.
- Except, what if he did it?

Because to me, never mind
that it was 40 years ago,

or who or what he is now,
or that he's our dad,

if he did it... he has to be punished.

Doesn't he?

All right?

- 30.




Curtis? Curtis?

- Where you going, mate?
- Home.

Really? I thought you
were smarter than that.

Actually missing an exam?

So you're gonna throw away three
years of hard work, are you?

- Just like that? - If you think
it'll really piss her off, yeah.

Sorry, are you talking about the
woman who took you into our house?

Fed you. Treated you like her son.

I've already got one fucked-up
mum! I don't need another.

You little shit!


I'm sorry, Curtis. I...

I'm sorry.

Elizabeth Wilton, you've
been charged with assault

and the intent to rob, under
Section Eight of the Theft Act 1968.

You do not have to say anything
but it may harm your defence

if you do not mention now anything
you later rely on in court.

Anything you do say may
be given in evidence.

Do you understand the charge?

Yes. (SIGHS) I remember the assault.

He was devastated by it.

But it was an assault, not a fight, yeah?

- Eric Slater attacked
your brother? - Yes.

Will you tell me why?

Because of where he was drinking.

- Because of what he was.
- He was gay?


Do you know why he
didn't turn up at court?

Because if it had come out...


The idea that being gay was
such a shameful thing...

I'm not sure many people
understand that now but...

.. he'd have lost his job.

Most people thought that
what he was was disgusting,

and let me tell you, he was convinced...

that if that police officer
hadn't been passing...

.. Eric Slater would've
beaten him to death.

So Eric Slater...

violently assaults a gay man...

a year or so before Jimmy was killed.

- According to her.
- Yes, according to her.

Cos there's nothing --
absolutely nothing --

that we've learnt about Jimmy
that suggests he was gay.

Now, if we're saying that his murder was
some sort of homophobia-motivated thing...


Look, you'd better call the girls.

to talk to Slater again.


Forget her, man.

I mean, what does she think you are?

Some sorta tame little coconut?


ain't you, fam.

It's what she wants you to be.

You should chuck it out, man.

I ain't no coconut, man.


- LES: Thanks, mate.
- MAN: Cheers.

Mr Slater? Sorry to disturb
you. You're obviously busy.

Is your father around? Just
need to have another quick chat.

Like a bad penny, you lot.


I don't care what he told his
sister. That's not what happened.

Right, so this wasn't
an unprovoked attack?

Yeah, it's what I said it was.

So... you've never had
any problems with gay men?


His sister told us that you
were waiting for him outside.

- No, I was drinking IN the pub.
- You knew it was a gay bar?

No idea.

Right, so you didn't notice that it was an
entirely male clientele when you went in?

I've absolutely no idea
if I did or I didn't.

This was the '70s. Most pubs were
pretty exclusively full of men.

Why do you think he told his
sister that you were outside?

I don't know. You know, as I say...

he was fairly drunk as well.
Maybe he just got it wrong,

or she's mistaking this fight for another,

or she's remembered it
wrongly. I don't know.

Think back 40 years,

think of something significant
that happened to you.

How much detail can you remember now?

It... It-It's a lifetime ago.

She's remembered it wrong.

Did you ever wonder whether
Jimmy Sullivan was gay?


Jimmy? Wh-Why would I have thought that?

The last time you were here,

we were talking about his girlfriend.

We didn't mention his girlfriend.

- Nor did you.
- Jo-Jo. We talked about her.

Only in connection with Robert Greaves.


(STUTTERING) Yeah, well, I
assumed you already knew

that she and Jimmy had had a thing.

Why would you have assumed that?

Why would you have not mentioned

what was clearly a very
important piece of information?

Unless you were trying to steer
our focus towards Robert Greaves.

I don't know.

I'm sorry. I'm old. Like I said,
this is all ancient history.

I forget stuff. But er...

please, trust me...

you're way... way off being here.

So? What do you think?

I believed him.

Yeah, me too.

This case is like trying
to... grab hold of fog.

I don't know, maybe you were right.
Maybe it is all just too long ago.

- No --
- Cos this feels slightly insane.

Trying to find some sort of truth in that?

In people's utterly fucked memories.

We'll get there, guv.



- All right?
- Yeah, fine. Y-You OK?

Yeah. Fine. (CHUCKLES)

Come on, then, dopey. Let's
get this party started.

I know it's only small, but...

Oh, it's lovely. Thank you.

Just what I need.

I just... Erm... You absolutely
don't need to tell me anything,

anything at all, but I just...

I want you to know that if you
did want someone to talk to...

Thank you.

I might just take you
up on that some time.

Well... I'll let you get settled in.

Oh erm, there's one bit of good news.

The police have found some CCTV footage

of someone entering the community
hall at the time of the burglary.

They reckon they've got a pretty
good screen grab of his face.

They've asked me to go
down there tomorrow,

see if I recognise him from the estate.

- Which is good, isn't it?
- Yes. Yes.

- ERIC: It's Andy!

Let me introduce you to Gary Stevens.

Gary was my boss at Andersons.

He was the only man in the whole
building who had two secretaries.

One for each knee. (LAUGHTER)

Get yourselves a drink, won't you?

- How are you both keeping?
- Are you well?

- Nice to see you...

How about a rose, Mum? Hmm?

Half a glass won't do you no harm.

Why are we celebrating?

It's your... It's your 45th
wedding anniversary, Mum.

No, I know that. But
why are we celebrating?


In conclusion, let me just say that...

that a marriage, it's a bit like a house.

You don't just build it and
let it look after itself.

- It needs constant maintenance.

Doesn't it, sweetheart?

And yes, maybe her plumbing's
not all it once was...

- (LAUGHTER) - .. and my guttering,
that could do with a good jet-hose.

But the foundations are rock-solid.

So if you will, raise your
glasses to my beloved and I.

- Here's to another 45 years!

- MAN: 45 years!
- WOMAN: Cheers!

ALL SINGING: ♪ Congratulations

♪ And celebrations

♪ When I tell everyone
that you're in love with me

♪ Congratulations

♪ And jubilations

♪ I want the world to
know I'm happy as can be...

- WOMAN: How are you feeling?


- Mum!



Maybe felt I'd... I'd
already put so much in

to our new life here, with you boys

and finding this lovely house
and making all our new friends.

I didn't want to give it all up.

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

- Let's get you in...
- Then he had his accident,

so he wouldn't have been able
to hurt anyone anymore anyway.

- What... Sorry? - I think I
just tried to bury it all, Les.

What did you say? You said "hurt anyone".

- What do you mean?
- And now with my head the way it is

and the police asking all these questions,

it's starting to swirl around in my head.

And the problem is, Les, I...

I've absolutely no idea
what's real and what isn't.


SHIRLEY: Yeah, there was
stuff he did back then.

Rumours I'd hear, just stuff
we never talked about.


Belle, I don't know what to do if the
police start asking me questions.

(CRYING) What do I say?


- SUNNY: Yeah.
- JAKE: 'See you when I get back.'

- OK. - 'I haven't
spoken to the guv yet.'

- 'Do you know when she'll be back?'
- She's with me now. - 'OK.' - Yeah.

- 'See you later.'
- OK, cheers.

Call just came into the CID office.

Looks like we've got another victim.