Vera (2011–…): Season 11, Episode 2 - Recovery - full transcript

Vera is called to the scene of a murdered support worker who is found hidden among the bleak woodlands of Northumberland National Park. Was this an attack of opportunity or a carefully planned ambush?

[tense music]

-[bus chugging]
-[machine beeps]

[flame whooshes]

[fire crackling]

[music intensifies]

[woman groaning]

[woman breathing heavily]

[branch snapping]

[woman groaning]

[fist banging on the door]

[fire crackling]

[headphones playing tinny music]

[boy sighs]

[gentle music]

[camera clicks]


[brooding music]

-[boy gasps]
-[branches rustling]

[boy breathes heavily]

[music intensifies]

[upbeat theme music]

[tyres rumbling on the road]

[gravel crunching]


-[engine revving]
-[wheel spinning]

Er, it's not moving.

[brakes squeak]

-Keep going.


-Come on, man.

[tyres rumbling on the wet road]

[handbrake clicks]

You might have to send
someone down there for a tow,

couple of clowns stuck in
the mud doing wheel spins.

Right, okay.

Yeah, but not now!

They can wait.

Where's the body?

Er, it's a bit of a trek.

-So a wellie job?

[Vera huffs]

-[tense music]
-[birds squawking]

DCI Stanhope, we've been waiting

with bated breath for you.

Well, I'm here now, Malcolm.

So, what have we got?

[camera clicking]

A woman in her mid
fifties to early sixties,

been dead approximately
48 to 60 hours.

So, Saturday then.

How long would you say she's
been exposed to the elements?

-The same.
-[camera clicks]

So died here.

Cause of death?

Multiple injuries,

there's bruising to the
throat and the neck.

A small gash on her forehead,

but just because the cut's small

doesn't mean there
wasn't internal damage,

which caused her death.

No sign of sexual assault,

two broken fingers
on the right hand.

So, she fought back?

Too early to tell that.

[camera bleeps and clicks]

No shoes or coat.

Maybe she was camping?

-Ooh, any ID?
-[camera clicking]

Travel pass.

Angela Konan.

What's the area of search?

1,000 metres.

Yeah, well double that

and focus on all the entrances
on this side of the park,

from public and
private properties.

Yes, ma'am. [sighs]

It's gonna be a tough one, this.

-[gentle music]
-[voices talking]

[birds squawking]

Oh Jac, have you
requested the CCTV?

-Yes, ma'am.

No, where's the
lad who found 'er?

-He's in the back.

[feet clumping on the floor]

Noel, is it?

I'm DCI Stanhope, I'm
leading the investigation.

Can you tell us what your job
is here at the park, Noel?

I'm the ranger
from the southwest,

from Disley to Breeze Hill.

Unzip yer Jacket, love.

We can't have a proper chat
zipped up like that, can we?

Now, why didn't you call
the police straight away?

There's no signal down there.

Will I lose my job
because of this?

Why would you lose your job?

I dunno. [sniffs]

Did you recognise the woman?


Hardly saw her face.

How difficult is the
route you found her on?

Oh, I don't ...

Well, would you say only
an experienced walker

would take that route
where you found her,

or is it an everyday one?

I don't know, I'm new.

I don't know about
this kind of stuff,

so you're just gonna
have to ask Stanley;

my boss, Stanley Booth.

-Can I go now, please?
-[gentle music]

[Vera] Ey, you'll be okay son.

We'll get you a lift home.

[police radio
chattering and bleeping]

[melancholy music]

-[door clicks]
-[engine purrs]

[tyres rumble]

Terrible business, [sighs]

poor lad was really shaken.

We'll make sure
he gets home okay.

Can we ask you a couple
of questions, Stanley?

Yeah absolutely, whatever
I can do to help.

You're the manager here?

Yeah, I manage the
centre and the cafe

as well as the upkeep of
this side of the park.

Does the name Angela Konan
mean anything to yer?


Was that her?

Aye, we think so;
what did you know her?

Yeah, a little, erm just
from round the park.

Ahh, and did you see
her at the weekend?

I don't work weekends.

So when would you say was
the last time you saw her?

[sighs] Not for a while, yer ...

Sorry, I'm just a bit shocked.

No, that's all right, love.

Er, few weeks ago.

Do you know how many
visitors walked through here

-over the weekend?
-[tense music]

Oh. [sighs]


Well, it's hard to
give exact figures

because people enter
at different points.

I mean, there's two more
between here and Breeze Hill.

Can you show us on the map?

Er yeah, well er, this
is the part of the park

that we look after.

Erm, you can park
on the road here

and enter there or up near
Disley Park Train Station

there's another entrance but

people enter from private
property, all over the place.

We're surrounded
by farmers' fields.

And what are the purple squares?


They're resting places
like stone huts;

I see you've got three.

Er yeah, there's
three in the area,

but one's not fit for purpose.

Anyone from anywhere
could have attacked her;

there's an entrance
every other mile.

We can get CCTV from all
the official entrances,

but it's gonna be hard
to trace every route

in and out of 'ere.

And what about them two?

Like a double act,
odd the pair of 'em.

Maybe it's a prerequisite
for working here?


Lonely place for her to die.

[tense music]

Right, I want uniform
right around the periphery

of this side of the park
doing house to house.

Someone must've seen her.

Yes, ma'am.

[tense music continues]

So I spoke to the neighbour.

She said she definitely
wasn't married.

Christine, make
sure we take this.

Yes ma'am.

I think she lived alone.

There's a rack of shoes
here, all the same size.

She left her phone here.

Seven missed calls, Saturday.

No caller ID.

Why wouldn't you take your
phone on a walking trip?


We don't know if she was alone.

Well, maybe she forgot it?


Maybe didn't wanna hear from
anyone, we've all done that.

-[bag crackling]
-[tense music]

[Aiden] She worked
at Home Steps?

Is it definitely Angela?

I mean, are you sure?

As sure as we can
be at this stage.

Yeah, we're hoping to get
a formal identification

as soon as possible.

Do you have the name
of her next of kin?

Ah, no.

Nobody that I know of.

When did you last talk to her?

Thursday, I was on
leave on Friday.

You didn't speak on Saturday?

Oh yes, I tried calling,
but I couldn't get through.

Hm, was it a normal
week here last week?

How do you mean?

Well, did anything
unusual happen?

No, not really,

but they are all under
extra pressure right now,

working on a new bid after
getting our grant cut.

But you know, staying positive.

Was Angela a positive person.

She wouldn't even hear
talk about closing down.

Did she ever confide in you
about her personal life?

I mean, did the two
of you socialise?

Some of us get together
for a drink every week.

She joined us occasionally,
but she wasn't a regular.

So what was the nature
of her work here?

She was a support worker,

facilitating resettlement
after residential rehab,

for alcohol and substance abuse.

Oh, high stakes work.


You said that you tried
to call her on Saturday?

Yes, a few times.

Any particular reason?

No, just checking in, you know.

On her weekend off?

Oh, I must have wanted
to ask her something,

-I can't remember what.
-[gentle music]

Okay, now is there
a list of the women

she worked with we could have?

And also a note of
her appointments

for the last couple of weeks?

Of course.

Angela Konan, 55 years old,

her body was found by a ranger

in the Disley Valley area of
the National Park this morning.

No apparent next of kin
and no obvious suspect yet.

A random attack?

Yeah, could be Jac.

Now her manager at the
Home Steps Housing Project,

Darlene Houghton, said she
had a happy, busy work life,

but she did seem to be
stressed these past few weeks.

Er, funding problems.

Er, work carried out
by the support workers

included family
sessions, such as

facilitating the reestablishment

of fractured family

Er, try saying that
after a skinful. [laughs]

And talking of skinfuls,
when's Kenny back?

Oh, he's got the
wedding tomorrow.

[sighs] That's the third time

his daughter's been
married by my reckoning.

No, he's got three
daughters, ma'am.

Has he?


Er, Darlene said that
the National Park

was her favourite place,

and that she would
often go up there

to get away from it all.

Yeah, but she also
said she sometimes

took women from the
project up there,

she got on brilliantly
with the women.

They all went to her
with their problems.

So, while we dig deeper
into her personal life,

let's focus on her
work at Home Steps.

I mean, working with
estranged families

could be a possible lead.

I mean, did she have an argument
with one of the residents?

Yeah, I'm still working
back from Friday,

but so far, what
stands out is Angela

evicted someone
on Friday morning.

Did she?

Yeah, she issued an
immediate notice to leave

at 10:30 a.m.,

Ayisha Nassar, aged 28.

Angela was her key worker.

Do the notice say what
the eviction was for?

Er no, it looks like
they're incomplete,

just a signature
from her and Ayisha.

What about the
rest of the notes?

Are they filled in

Erm yeah, it's just that day.

Hm, have we got an address
or a number for this Ayisha?

I'm working on it.

Ma'am, we've got Angela on
CCTV, 8:45 on Saturday morning

heading straight for the
southwest area of the park.


Well she had a meeting booked
in on her home calendar

for eight on Saturday
morning, with B.

May, find out who B is, and
whether that meeting took place.


We've established her
manager called her

six times on Saturday,
but what about

that unidentified call at 8:15?

I'll get on it.

Right, we're also missing
her bag, coat and boots.

Yeah, and scarf.

Is that a takeaway coffee
she's got in her hands?

Yeah, she must've just
stopped off on the way.

Maybe she might B for a coffee?

[phone ringing]

Yeah, well that's
what I'm thinking.

Well find out where.

DS Healy.

And we need to locate
her belongings,

I wanna know why
she was up that park

with no coat or boots.

[phone clatters]

Ma'am, forensics.

We've got blood in
one of the bothies.

[dramatic music]

Early start, Malcolm?

Late night and an early start.


we've just found this, hidden.

A teapot?

Something tells me
it hasn't been used

for brewing Earl Grey.

How'd you know it was
hidden and not just here?

It was in the rafters.

[Aiden] Well that's bizarre.

Wrapped in a towel with care.

So whoever it belongs to
uses the place regularly.

Where's the blood?

Blood is there and there.

That's the perfect
height, if she stumbled,

or was pushed.

None on the floor.

Are you sure?

The head wound was
minimal, so [sighs]

I wasn't expecting to find
an excessive amount of blood.

-So no match?
-Not yet.

But it fits with
the timescale, hm?

It does, yes.

Oh, and there are no
signs of any belongings.


Door's not being forced.

Maybe she disturbed somebody

or she was spotted
and followed in.


Maybe she came in for a rest?

Would have taken off
her coat and shoes

and was then attacked?

-And ran?

Okay, I want all the DNA here
taken for analysis, Malcolm,

a-are you still on for the
post mortem results at one?

I'll be there, with the teapot.

Ooh good, maybe we
can have a brew.

Ha ha.

[brooding music]

[sighs loudly] I thought
you were all done 'ere.

Not just yet.

[Stanley sighs]

-You all right?
-Yeah, I'm fine.

Mr. Booth, do you or your
staff clean the bothies

up in the park?

We make sure they're left
the way they were found.

Oh I mean, but most visitors
tidy up after themselves.

Hm, who cleans them?

-That's Noel's job.
-Every day?

Every Monday morning.

Ah, what about lost property?

Well it's cleared and logged.

Can you check to see if anything

was collected from there Monday?

I don't think
there was anything.

But, can you check?

[Stanley sighs]

Looks like there was some items.

Ah well, can we have
a look please, love?

[Stanley groans]

[box thumps on the table]

These look like Angela's to me.

And you didn't think to
check these boxes, Mr. Booth?

I do it at the end of the week.

And it was Noel who
brought this in?

Well, he would-a done.

And is Noel in work today?

No, he called in sick, he ...

With all the excitement,
he's a sensitive one.

Yeah well, we'll be
paying him a home visit

and we'll need your
prints and DNA, love.

-Mine, why?
-[tense music]

Well, I'm assuming you
handled these items?

[Stanley sighs]

He went as white as a
sheet when he saw us again.

Well, seeing a dead body and
having us all over the place

may have taken its toll.

Aye, a body found
under his nose.

And neither he nor his
protege thinks twice

about finding this
lot in the bothy.

[door slams]

There's something
not right here.

Jury's out on the pair of them.

[brooding music]

Sorry about the mess.

It's my flat mates;
I'm a tidy person.

Yeah, can you just
leave that, love,

'cause we need to talk to yer.

What, what about?

You cleared the bothy up
near Roma's Point on Monday,

-do you remember?

What did you find?

Oh, a pair of boots,
jacket and a bag.

Yeah, well those items belonged

to the dead lady you found.



Have I messed something up

by touching them
or some other way?

Well, it would've been helpful
to have known about them.

-I didn't think.
-[tense music]

You noticed she wasn't
wearing boots, didn't you?


Well, did you not think
the ones you found

might have belonged to her?

[dramatic music]

Are you all right, love?

I didn't know.

Where were yer on Saturday?

-Who with?

My flatmates.

Are your flatmates here now?


Well, when your
flatmates return,

you tell them the police need
to talk to them, all right?

Did you hear what DCI
Stanhope said, Noel?

My flatmates, to call you, yeah.

Yeah, that's it.

[Noel breathes heavily]

-[door clatters]
-[dog barking]

He finds they body,
doesn't call straight away

and finds her belongings
and says nothing.

I'm not buying that he wouldn't

put two and two together
about her boots and clothes.

I wanna listen to that 999 call.


And get someone down here
to get his prints and DNA.

[tense music]

-[doors slamming]
-[engine revving]

[metal gates clanking]

Ah, the wanderer returns.

The wanderer has had a
lot of ground to cover.

How's it going up there?

Well, we should've finished
processing the scene

by the end of the day,
I take it that's for me.

Yeah, retrieved from the
bothy by the park ranger.

Wonderful, been
handled by untold

-numbers of people, no doubt.

Teapot first.

So we found significant and
recent traces of psilocybin,

a naturally occurring
psychedelic compound,

-which is found in-
-Magic mushrooms.

Very good.

From where, up in the park?

Possibility, it is the
right time of year for them

though they could
have been homegrown.

What about prints?

Ah, well, you see this teapot

has been meticulously
cleaned and cared for,

but in a moment of brilliance,
I managed to lift two.

Well, I wouldn't have expected

anything less from yer, Malcolm.

Have we got a match?

Not on the system.

So, official cause of
death is hypothermia.

It appears that none of the
injuries led to her death.

So she might have survived

if she was found soon
after the attack.

Possibly, but there
are also these injuries

around her collarbone and chest.

What, more evidence
of a struggle?

No, I'd say that
she was involved

in a minor traffic collision.

Those bruises suggest a
seatbelt injury to me.

-On the passenger side.

Thanks, Malcolm.

Okay everyone, listen up.

Now the post-mortem shows
cause of death: hypothermia.

It also shows further injuries,

possibly sustained from
a minor traffic collision

a day or two before she died.

Seatbelt bruise
on passenger seat.

I'll check for any traffic
incidents on her routes.

Yeah, the bruising could
well be from hard braking,

but check anyway.

Jac, have you got
anything for me?

Er yeah, we found where
she bought her coffee from,

it's a little place
in Market Square.

They only served her on
Friday and Saturday morning.

Was there anyone with her?

No, she always went
in there alone,

but the owner mentioned
that she seemed

out of sorts on the Friday.

Hmm, Mark, where are we
with her phone records?

Er, her last outgoing
calls were on Friday

during work hours and all
have been accounted for.

But what about the
unidentified call on Saturday?

[sighs] It looks to be an
unregistered pay-as-you-go,

but we'll keep looking.

[sighs] Anything
new from the flat?

Contact details for
family or friends?

Absolutely nothing, ma'am.

Nothing, no photos, paperwork?

No, not even an old passport,

but maybe that was her,

a organised woman
who lived alone

and had a good clear
out every year.

Yeah, but she still
had a past, Jac:

parents or childhood,
previous address.

And, well where was
she before Home Steps?

Did she pay tax?

Where was she born?

Where did she go to school?

We've gotta build a
picture of this woman.

I'm collecting a list of
everyone who knew the park

was her special place.

Well, that's probably
everyone from Home Steps.

How we doing interviewin'
the residents.

The only people we haven't
made initial contact with

are Ayisha Nassar
and Beth Draper.

Who's Beth Draper?

Er, like Ayisha Nassar,

she also moved on from
the project last weekend.

No eviction though,
she was being reunited

with her daughter in a flat.


She could be this B she was
due to meet on Saturday.

[Jac] Yes ma'am.

Although she was off
duty on Saturday.


Have we got an address
yet for this Ayisha?

Er, I've spoken with the manager

of a drop-in service
that she uses.

She's pretty confident
Ayisha will be

at this afternoon's session;
it's 3 til 5 p.m. on Lean Road.


Aiden, leave that, come on.

[upbeat music]

[horn beeping]

[Ayisha] What happened to her?

That's what we're investigating.

What do you want
to speak to me for?

I don't know anything about it.

Er well, we understand
she evicted yer on Friday.

Yeah, she kicked me
out for no good reason.

If it wasn't for an old
mate, I'd be on the street.

Not that she cared.

Why did she evict yer?

Weed, which I usually
turn a blind eye to,

total overreaction
and now I'm screwed.

Ah, she's not exactly in
the best place herself, pet.

Ah yeah, well you never
really know a person, do yer?

Oh, can you talk us through it?

How did the eviction
come about exactly?

She came in, went
through me stuff,

opened me drawers, found a
bit of weed and that was it.

Why was she going through
yer stuff in the first place?

I don't know, why
don't you ask her?

Was there an argument?

Well I wasn't gonna to walk
out without a fight, was I?

I told her what I thought.

Which was?

That the whole thing was a joke.

Would you say that
was out of character?

To evict someone for
having a tiny bit of weed?

Yeah, she was on the war
path, I had no chance.

She had a face on her

from the minute she
walked in the door.

Yeah well, aside
from all of that,

would you say she was
a good support worker?

She was all right.

Did she ever take you
up to the National Park?

Oh, yeah there's
a day in my life

I'll never get back again.

Now, was there
anyone at the project

you had problems with?

Anyone who you think
we should talk to?

I don't know, you're the
detectives aren't yer?

Aye pet, we are, and
we're trying to find out

what happened to her, so
can you help us or not?

Have you spoken to Beth Draper?

They were really close.

In what sense?

They were joined at the hip,
Beth's like a needy kid.

I bet she wouldn't of evicted
her for having a bit of weed.

[chair scraping]

[tense music]

[Aiden] Beth!

That's empty, that one.

Er, we've got this as the
address of a Beth Draper

and her daughter.

Er police, love.

Know her, but no
one lives there.

You've not seen a woman
and a teenage girl

moving stuff in or
comin' or goin'?

No, sorry.

[sighs] All right, thanks love.

Get on to Jac, I want
her found priority.

If she's not here or
the housing project,

-where the hell is she?
-[phone ringing]


Have you got something for me?

[Malcolm] A match
for the teapot,

same prints on the
jacket and the boots.

Don't tell me, the park ranger.

[Malcolm] So it would seem.

[tense music]

Noel Henderson, you're
being interviewed

in regard to the
death of Angela Konan.

Do you understand
why you're here?


[door clattering]

For the purpose of the tape,

DCI Stanhope has
entered the room.

So Noel, we need some
answers from yer.

Okay, I mean, if,
if, if I can help.

Oh, I'm sure you can.

Now then,

why did we find this teapot

hidden in the rafters
of a bothy in the park

with your prints and bearing
traces of psilocybin?


Ah, that's magic
mushrooms to you pet.


we're waiting.

-I make medicine with them.

It's a class A drug.

I have tea ceremonies.

Mushroom tea ceremonies?

Being in nature helps
with my anxiety.

[Vera makes a sound
with her lips]

What, will I lose my job?

Oh, that's the least
of yer worries, pet.

Well, were you in the
bothy on Saturday night?

Is that a crime?

What time were you there?

Around nine.

And how long did you stay?

I can't remember.

-Who were you with?

-I was alone.
-Did you see Angela?


Ah, maybe she interrupted
your little ceremony?

-Did you see anyone at all?

The tea was pretty strong,
I-I can't remember.

Well, we know Angela was at
the bothy on Saturday night,

but of course you
know that, don't you,

because you found
her boots and stuff.

Sorry, c-can I stop please?

Well, I'll ask you again.

Were they there
on Saturday night?

Maybe, I dunno.

But that's not good enough,
were they or weren't they?

I was focused on the tea.

If you can't remember anything,

how do you know you
didn't bump into Angela

and attack her in that bothy?

'Cause somebody did!

Me, attack someone?

W-why would I attack anyone?

I wouldn't, I know I wouldn't.

I would've remembered that.

Are you sure you'd
of remembered?

Yeah, of course I would.

So when you say
you can't remember,

that's not really true, is it?

No, I mean ...

Yes it is.

Yeah, well which is it?

[breathes heavily] I didn't
realise how strong it was.

I thought I was hallucinating
and the thing is,

it's, it's all still
a bit of a blur.

I thought, I just thought
it was the mushrooms,

but I didn't realise
until after I saw her.

But now I don't know if ...

Are you saying you did see
Angela on Saturday night?

She was just lying there

and I didn't think she was real.

Where did you see
her, in the bothy?

Er, she was in the woods.

So, when you found
her on Tuesday,

you were actually
looking for her.

You already knew she was there.

-You must have.

You knew she was real

because you'd found her
things the night before?

No, I didn't, I swear.

I didn't know what I thought.

Did you speak to
her on Saturday?

No, she looked like
she was sleeping.

She was, she was on the ground,

but not where I found her on
Tuesday, somewhere different.

She'd moved?

So, she was
definitely still alive

when you saw her on Saturday?


-Hah, meaning that poor woman
-[melancholy music]

had been stumbling
through that park dying,

looking for someone to help her.

I could have saved her.

I want him done for possession

and I want him
held until I'm sure

he absolutely had
no physical contact

with Angela on Saturday.

Yes ma'am.

Now then, we need to talk
to this elusive Beth Draper,

have we got the
next of kin address.

Yeah, we've got it, do
you wanna go there now?

Well yes, now.


where are we digging
into our victim's past?

Er nothing yet, ma'am.

Mark's on to it now.

Look, I hope no one thinks

because this woman lives
alone and has no family,

the pressure's not on
to find her attacker.

I want every woman at Home
Steps looked at thoroughly.

Reports on my desk
in the morning.

-[tense music]

[doors clattering]

Er, excuse me pet.

Are you Beth Draper's daughter?

Yeah, who wants to know?

Er, police love.

Erm, we're looking for your mam.

What's happening now,
is she being arrested?

Do you know where she is?

Sorry, can I, can I help you?

Er, DCI Vera Stanhope, DS Healy,

we're looking for Beth Draper.

Can't this wait
until the morning?

I'm afraid not.

When was the last time
any of you saw her

or heard from her?

Saturday, is she okay?

She's not in any
trouble, is she?

Now, the address we have for her

is a flat on Cairn
Street, is that right?

Yeah, yeah she was supposed
to move in last Saturday,

but there's been a delay.

Is that what you call it?

She messed it up again?

It was never gonna happen,

why would she even
bother giving us a key?


Me mam's changed her mind

about actually
wanting to be a parent

for the first time in her life.

[door slams]

Do you know a woman
called Angela Konan?

Yeah, she's Beth's
support worker.

Well, I'm afraid she was
found dead yesterday.

-Oh no.

Oh God.

Oh, Beth will be devastated.

We understand that
they were close.

Yeah, she were like
a mother to her.

Did the two of you know Angela?

Yeah, she were about
the only person

Beth would speak to sometimes.

So, we'd often go
through Angela to speak

or arrange summit with
Beth, wouldn't we.

Yeah, that's right.

And how long have you been
looking after your niece?

On and off, for five years.

So, this was supposed to be
a fresh start for everyone?

-[she sighs]
-That was the idea.

So what happened, hmm?

Why did Beth change
her mind about moving?

We don't know.

She turned up here last
Saturday in a terrible state.

Said she couldn't cope
and she wasn't ready.

Did she say why, had
something happened?

I couldn't get any
real sense out of her,

but she did say summit
about being let down again.

Do you know if she met
with Angela on Saturday,

in the morning, perhaps?

I don't, sorry.

I'm going out!

-[tense music]
-[door clatters]

[he sighs]

Do you know where
we can find Beth?

Try Shaun Barrow.

Shaun Barrow, is
that a boyfriend?

Hm, if you can call it that.

An awful human being.

Angela did everything she could

to keep Beth away from him,
but she kept going back.

The last time she relapsed
was because of him.

Angela went round
there and literally

-dragged her out, didn't she?
-Or tried to.

So he knew Angela?

Oh they knew each other,

but they most certainly
were not friends.

[tyres rumbling]

So what we have is
a vulnerable woman,

trying to stay clean

and get her life back on
track with her daughter

and a small time career criminal

she can't seem to
stay away from.

When did the family
last see Beth?

Saturday, when she
told her daughter

that the move to the
new flat was off.

Oh sorry, ma'am.

Oh Mark, you're here.

I hope you've got
something for me.

Well, I had an early appointment
at the registry office.

I checked through the
deed poll records.


Well Angela's birth name
was Rachel Angela Konan,

married named Kassin.

Finally some light
shed on this woman.

Well done Mark, good work.

So, who is she married to?

Er, Jack Kassin,

who she ran a family restaurant
with in the late nineties

and it's still there.

[brooding music]

[bell ringing]

We're not open yet.

Actually, we're looking
for a Jack Kassin.

-What's this about?
-Er, do you know him?

He's our dad.

-Jack Kassin?

Who wants to know?

So, what's this about?

Er, there's no easy
way to say this,

er but I'm afraid we
found the body of a woman

in the National
Park at the weekend.

[Jack] Right?

And we believe it to
be that of your wife.


We're very, very sorry.

How do you know it's her?

We found identification
at the scene.

In whose name?

So you were aware that
she had changed her name?

Yes, we knew.

Not like we wanted
to find her anyway.

The ID was under the
name of Angela Konan.

When did you last
see your wife, sir?


July 1999.

But the two of you are still
married, is that right?

Well, you can't divorce
someone you can't find.

I didn't want a divorce.

When was the last time
you saw your mother?

We haven't seen
her since she left.

So there's been no
relationship at all?


How did she die?

I'm afraid, I can't give you

those details at
the moment, sir.

Now, would you be
able to identify

your wife's body, Mr. Kassin?


She really has
nothing to do with us.

I'll do it.

No, why?

Because she was our mother.


-Stop both of you.
-[melancholy music]

I will do it.

I will come now if you like.

It's okay Mr. Kassin,
you can take your time.

We'll make you an appointment,
get you a car if needed.

[bell rings]

That was a bombshell for him.

Hm, leaving your kids aged what?


The woman must have
been desperate.

Let's do a background
check on him,

see there's no reports
of any domestics.

-[phone rings]
-DS Healy, yes?

Great, thank you.


Get away from me, I
don't want your help!

She was the only one that cared.

Please go away!

DCI Stanhope.

[Beth weeping]


-Yeah, oh God.
-[dramatic music]

Hey, that's some temper
you've got on you there, Beth.

How's the hand?

Do you feel up to answering
some questions, hm?

Where have you been
for the last five days?

Here and there, different mates.

Your sister mentioned
a boyfriend, Shaun,

have you been staying with him?

Mostly, yeah.

-Anywhere else?
-Er no, I've been there.

Do you wanna tell us about
your relationship with Angela?

What do you wanna know?

Well, we understand the
two of you were close.

Yeah, I guess.

Joined at the hip, we heard.

Well, she was there
for everyone, but

yeah, we were pretty tight.

Was there a specific
reason for that?

Did you bond over something?

She knew I was desperate
to get my daughter back.

And she was helping you do that?

Yeah, and she helped
me get the flat.

Why didn't you move
in on Saturday?

[sighs] Cold feet?

Yeah, I do wanna be
with Maya, I just ...

Was Angela supposed to meet
yer on Saturday morning?

Yeah, at the flat, but
she didn't turn up.

Did she call yer, message?

No, nothing.

And that was a first, was it?

-No show, no contact?

Ooh, how did that
make you feel, hm?

-Not really.


Did you try and call her?

Yeah, but she didn't answer.

Do you have a pay-as-you-go
phone by any chance?


[tense music]

How'd your boyfriend
get on with Angela?

What, why?

It's just a straight
forward question.

Well, they didn't
really know each other.

-But they'd met?

How did he feel about you
getting your own place?


Did Angela ever talk
about her personal life,

her family, friends?

Oh there was a bloke she met.

-A boyfriend?
-No, I don't think so.

Like more like a
mate or something,

they used to meet
up at the park.

Are you sure about that love,

because we understood she
was a solitary sort of person

outside of work.

Liked to walk alone.

Yeah, no, I'm sure she told me.

What was his name?

I don't know, I'm sorry.

When can I go home?

Oh, come on, we'll
give you a lift,

all part of the service.

[tyres rumbling]

[door clattering]

I thought you were going home?

I'm homeless, remember?

I wanna take a bath.

Thanks for dropping her off.

Just shut the door
on the way out.

Nah, we've got some questions
for yer, Mr. Barrow.

Yeah, what about?

Well Beth says that she spent
the weekend here with you.

Is that right?

I don't have to talk to you.

Oh, is there a
reason you wouldn't

want to help us
with our inquiries?

I'm just saying, I don't
have to speak to you.

Whose flat is this, is it yours?

Nah, it's my brother's.

[Vera whistles]

Looking after it for him.

So what inquiries?

Er, we're investigating
the death of Angela Konan.

She's dead?

So you knew her then?

Yeah, nosy old cow.

How charming.

Well she was, she had
no life of her own

so she stuck her beak
in everyone else's.

When did you last see her?

-Don't know.

-[tense music]

Anything else?

I've got stuff to do.

No, no that's it.

We will speak again though,

and you can shut
the door yourself.

[door slams]

Well, there's no
love lost there.

Ah, a fellow like that
has love for no one.

He's a wrongun, and
Angela was onto him.

-[rain pouring]
-[tyres splashing]

[melancholy music]

[umbrella shaking]

Mr. Kassin, can you tell me
a little about your wife?

Well, she was amazing.

Kind, clever, beautiful,

and an addict.

What, drink or drugs?

Everything and anything.

Tough childhood you see,
never really left her.

I tried to make up for it, but

that didn't work.

Er, well I'm not
sure it ever does.

Er, how did you know
she'd changed her name?

I tracked her down
just over 12 years ago.

She was sober, clean, better.

So you lied?

I didn't wanna say it
in front of my kids, but

I wanted us to try again,
which is daft, I know

given everything
that's happened, but

I never gave up hope, you
know, but she'd moved on,

said it was too late.

Said the kids would
never accept her.

I became a bit
unwell at the time.

I had a bit of a
breakdown, you know.

Hm, why'd she change her name?

Even though she was in
recovery, she was still


of leaving the kids.

I think she changed it
so they'd never find her.

-[sighs] Poor fella.

he's certainly been through
it, that's for sure.

So what are you thinking?

I'm thinking she might've
started drinking again.

She's not filling in
her paperwork properly,

she missed that meeting
with Beth on Saturday.

Evicted Ayisha.

Yeah, there's that.

So let's say she was
secretly drinking

whilst trying to support
women in recovery,

women she genuinely cared about.

So is she drinking
because she's stressed

or stressed because
she's drinking?

Ma'am, you'll wanna see this.

What am I lookin' at?

It's historical CCTV
from the Visitor Centre.

This is two months ago on Friday
the 2nd of August at 10:25.

There's Angela outside.

-Oh, with the scarf.

And there she is inside the
centre on the 16th of August.

Oh, here he is, Tweedledee.

Wait for it, on
the 10th of July,

look at what he does now.

He's the man that Beth said
she was meeting up there?

We've got three more
clips like that.

Angela going in, then Stanley
serving and joining her.

How long does he sit with her?

Between 10 and 18
minutes each time.

And you said you didn't
know her, Stanley.

Oh he knew her.

On two of those meetings,
they leave together.

[tense music]

[birds singing]

[Stanley sighs]

[Vera] Mr. Booth.

Back again?

-Oh aye.
-[dog barks]

Where were yer on
Saturday night?

I was, I was at me sister's,
it was my nephew's birthday.

-All night?
-Yeah, most of it.

Where does your sister live?

Other side of town, about
half an hour or so away.

Now, is this you with Angela
Konan on July the 10th?

And again on August the 2nd?

And again on August the 16th?

[Stanley] It looks like it.

-So yes?

So, you lied when you told us

you knew her only a little.

Look, I'm, er I apologise
if I wasn't clear enough.

Now, it's not a question
of being clear, love,

it's a question of lying.

I didn't lie.

So where did the two of you
go after you left the centre?

-For a walk.
-A walk, where?

Around the park.

What, so you spent
hours together!

It was a regular occurrence.

Yes, sometimes.

When d'you last
see Angela alive?

Oh, not for a while.

Be specific.

[sniffs] Four weeks ago.

How often do you talk to her?

Um, it wasn't a regular
thing, it was just casual.

She'd come into the
centre, I'd be there.

Ah, come off it, you
can just leave your post

at the centre, can yer?

Go for a walk whenever
you feel like it?

Or did she miraculously turn
up at the end of yer shift?

Did the two of you
exchange calls, messages?


So we won't find her
details on your mobile?

We could always check
Angela's phone records.

No, wait er,

yeah I think we, we, we did
exchange numbers at some point.

So another lie.

I hope you've got the name
of a good solicitor, Stanley,

'cause you're going to need it.

[brooding music]

[Stanley sighs]

Get me a warrant to
search his house.

With pleasure.

I'll drop you at the station.

Do you recognise him?

I think so.

I can't think
where from, though.

No, take yer time,
love, take yer time.

I know, yeah I've seen
him outside Home Steps.

What? What was he doing there?

I dunno, just him being weird.

How'd you mean weird,
what was he doing?

Just, you know, hanging round.

When was this?

A few weeks back, not long ago.

Angela had to tell him to leave.

And you're sure it was him?


-Yeah, I'm sure.
-Thanks, love.

-[tense music]

-[door slams]
-[engine starting]

We found nothing, ma'am.

Yeah, well get 'em
to keep lookin'.

Beth Draper's just ID'd him

as hanging around Home
Steps a week and a half ago.


-He's got some front.
-Aye, hasn't he just.

Ma'am, we've got something.

Oh, ye of little faith.

[tense music]

-Well, well, well.
-[bag crunching]

Can you explain why this scarf

worn by the deceased
on the day she died

was under your bed?

Mr. Booth.

And can you explain why this
item was also under your bed?

I didn't hurt her.

Just answer the question.

Why were these items
found in your possession?

I took 'em.

What, when you attacked her?

No, from the lost property box.

Ah, so you just decided to
stuff 'em in your pocket

and then hide them in yer house?

They weren't hidden.

You knew that
scarf was Angela's.

I didn't.

We've got you on CCTV with her

when she was wearing it
on several occasions.

So when you took these items
from the lost property box,

you knew they belonged
to Angela, didn't yer?

I didn't know she was dead.

I don't know why I
took 'em or why I lied.

Well, I lied because I took 'em.

You also lied about the nature

of your relationship
with Angela.

No, we had a connection.

What kind of connection?

-It was private.
-[Aiden sighs]

Oh, describe it.


she trusted me.

She could talk to me
about personal stuff.

For example?


Look, I'm getting sick of
your cryptic answers, love.

You're friends, here you are.

That's you, isn't it?

Was brutally attacked
and left to die

and her personal items are
found in your possession.

That's not lookin'
good love, tell 'im.

All right.

She hasn't seen her
kids for a long time,

I know it really bothered her.

This has got something to do
with them, I'm sure it has.

What makes you say that?

Er, a few weeks
back sh-she tried

to get in touch with them;

that's when she
went funny on me.

After that we stopped our walks

and she wouldn't return my
calls or message me back.

Is that when you attacked her?

No, I didn't.

Oh, is that why you went up to

Home Steps Housing
Project looking for her,

'cause she was ignoring yer?

[stutters] That was
a misunderstanding,
I-I was confused.

Did you turn up anywhere else?

Only a few times.

A few times?

And did she tell you
to stop turning up?

Sometimes people don't
know what's best for them.

Listen, love.

When a woman says, "Go
away," she means go away.

And when a woman stops
answering your calls

and your messages,
she means go away!

Now, did you follow her up
to the bothy on Saturday?

No, I didn't see
her on Saturday.

So when did you last see her?

-Oh, give me strength.

You saw her on Friday and
didn't think to tell us?

I followed her from her
house on Friday morning.

I-I didn't speak
to her, I promise.

What, you were stalking 'er?

No, I was, I was desperate.

I-I was worried.

I loved her.

[brooding music]

Tell us precisely what
happened on Friday.

I followed her to a
cafe on Market Square.

Er, I was gonna go inside, but
I didn't wanna surprise her.

Scare her, more like.

I waited outside.

And when she left,
I went back to work.

You can check what time I
arrived, you've got the CCTV.

Oh, we will, love.

Look I'm, I'm really
sorry I took her things,

I truly am, but

I would never, ever
hurt Angela, never.

You have to believe me.

Do you believe him?

I believe he's deluded.

But no, I don't
think he killed her.

So where does that leave
us, back to square one?

[tense music]

Now, you say you left and
went back to work on Friday.

I told you I did.

But you waited and watched
her leave the cafe?


I think you followed
her, Stanley.

You'd already followed her
all the way from her home.

I couldn't follow her,
she got into a car.

Whose car?

I dunno.

Look, don't lie to me, Stanley,

you're already looking
at perverting the
course of justice.

This isn't about making
yourself look less bad.

It's about finding
out whoever it was

attacked your friend, hm?

Now you're telling me
she got into some car.

-She did.
-Whose car?

I didn't see.

Well, what type of car
was it, what colour?

Uh, grey maybe?

Might've been a Mercedes.

[tense music]


It looks like Stanley
was telling the truth,

his alibi stands
up, his sister's-

Listen to this,

we're going to find
out why Jack Kassin

failed to mention Angela
had been in touch with him

in the weeks leading
up to her death,

and to find out where he
was on Friday morning.

Where were you between eight
and 9:15 on Friday morning?

What's this about?

Answer the question please, sir.

I'm not sure, I'll
have to check my diary.

You've got a grey
Mercedes, don't yer?

Yes, but ...

Angela was picked up in a grey
Mercedes on Friday morning.

It must be a coincidence,
it wasn't me.

Has she contacted you lately?

No, I-I've said.

Now I think we'll finish
this down at the station.

This is ridiculous.

Now, I've had enough
lies for one day, love.

This way please, Mr. Kassin.

It, it was me

in the car.

-I picked her up.

She contacted me three
and a half weeks ago.

After all this time?

How'd you feel about
yer mam contacting you?

Angela, I didn't feel anything.

Did you want contact with her?

You met her more than once.

Yeah well, the first
time we met was weird.

I was curious, but no, I
didn't want contact with her.

So it wasn't upsetting when
the reunion didn't go well?

It wasn't exactly a
reunion, but yeah,

I suppose on some level
it didn't feel great.

Why do you think she approached
you and not your brother?

I really don't know.

Perhaps she thought we'd have
some sort of female bond.

-But you didn't?
-Clearly not.

Why didn't you tell your dad,
your mam had contacted you?

Do you know what she did to him?

Ah now, I do know your dad

took the breakdown
of his marriage hard.

She rejected him
again 12 years ago

and he tried to kill himself.

There's no way I was gonna
let him get hurt again,

he thinks I don't know.

Did you have a car
accident on Friday?

I wouldn't call it an accident.

It's just that your
mother, Angela,

she had visible injuries
from an accident.


Er, I had to make
an emergency brake.

Hm, so why exactly?

I could smell the drink on her

but she just kept denying it.

After all that talk about
being a different person,

she actually hadn't
changed at all.

Ooh, that made you angry?

Yes, I was angry.

Okay love, let's just
get this straight.

You met her the first
time and it was odd.

And then you met her again just
to see if there was a future

-and there wasn't.
-That's right.

So, my question to you is this,

why do you meet her
again on Friday?

Because that awful lass
came to the restaurant.

What lass?

[sighs] It was just some
sort of protege of hers,

wanting to let me know
how her Angela was,

how she didn't deserve it

and what an amazing
person she was.

-When was this?
-Thursday night.

-Did Angela know about that?

and she were angry herself,

that someone from the
place where she worked

would just barge into our lives.

What did this lass look like?

Early thirties,

pendant with the letter M on.

You've got some explaining
to do, Beth Draper.

[tyres rumbling]

-It's the police, open up!

[Vera] Open up, police.

[fist banging on the door]

What do you want?

-We have a warrant, love.

-Now, where's Beth?
-You've just missed her.

Oh, having a small party?

A small one, is it a crime?

No love, it isn't.

-But this is.
-[Shaun sighs]

[tense music]

She's on the move!

She's gone out the back!

Shaun Barrow, I'm arresting you

for possession of
a class A drug.




-[Aiden sighs]
-[dog barking]

Do you sell anything else,

apart from the 20
grammes of cocaine

we retrieved from your flat?

-That's not mine.
-Well, whose is it?

-Your brothers?
-No idea.

That happen a lot, does it?

People leaving cocaine
on the back of yer sofa?


When we attended
your flat today,

Beth Draper had just left.

Hm, any idea how she came about

those injuries on her face?

None whatsoever.

Ah, so you're saying

you had nothing to do
with those injuries?

Definitely not.

Now we'd like to talk
about Angela Konan.

[sighs] Go on.

Can you tell us about your
relationship with her?

There's nothing to tell.

I've had to tell her to
do one a few times, like.

And when is the last time you
had to tell her to do one?


How do you feel about
Beth getting her own flat?

None of my business or yours.

So you were okay with Angela
helping yer girlfriend

to gain independence?

She's not my girlfriend.

Well, it certainly
seems that way.

I can't help it if she
likes being around me,

she just turns up.

If I'm honest, I
feel sorry for her.

She's a bit of a loon.

-A loon?
-Yeah, you know?

Nuts, like most women.

Now listen, whatever
happens here

in the next minute and hours

is going to determine
your future.

So you need to
think very carefully

about your exact movements
on Saturday night

and whether anyone
can vouch for them.

I had some business with a mate.

Illegal business, I'm guessing.

What time did yer leave
and return to the flat.

Early, and late.

Don't push it, Shaun.

I left at seven, I
got home at two, 2:30.

So you've no idea if
Beth was in the flat

between those hours?

None whatsoever.

Shall I tell you what I think?

Well, I'm sure you're going to.

Hm, underneath all that bravado

is just a sad little bully.

Right, is that what
you think, yeah?

Hm, did you try to bully
Angela, did she stand up to yer?

No, look, I've got
better things to do

than leg it uphills
after some old bat.

Like I said, no idea where
Beth was Saturday night.

So why don't you take
your little notebook

and go and speak to her?

[brooding music]

[Aiden] For the
purposes of the tape,

DCI Stanhope entered the room.

Tell us what happened to
yer face, did Shaun do that?

Shaun wouldn't touch
me, he's not like that.

Why am I here?

Ah well, just so's you know,

your alibi for Saturday
night doesn't hold up.

But I was with Shaun.

Well, he's just
told us different.

Didn't take him long, did it?

Not long at all.

He said some other nasty,
disrespectful things as well.

Hm okay, let's go
back to last week.

Where were you Thursday evening?

Er, nowhere special, I
was with Maya for a bit.

What about after that?

Did you go to town?

To see Laura, Angela's daughter?

I wanted to help.

Ah, you told us you
didn't know her family,

that you didn't talk
about her personal life.

She didn't, usually not ever.

It was just in the
last couple of weeks

that I knew something was up.

[Vera] Well, how
do you know that?

Well she, she'd
started drinking.

I mean, nobody else
noticed, but I knew her.

And then on Wednesday night, er

I-I caught her drinking
at work, I just,

I wanted to support her,
I felt protective of her.

Did you tell Darlene?


I-I got rid of the drink

and that is when she
told me about the kids.

But she, she was so
upset, she was in a state.

I've never seen her
like that before.

She was saying that she
was a terrible person,

an awful mother, which
I knew couldn't be true.

What did you say to
Laura at the restaurant?

That Angela deserved
a second chance.

Look, people make
mistakes, don't they?

I do, I make them all the time.

How did Angela react
when you told her

you'd approached her daughter?

She was disappointed and hurt.

-And angry?
-A bit.

-Were you angry?
-A bit, yeah.

I'd just wanted to help.

It's another mistake, I guess.

And did that anger grow over
the next 24 hours, Beth?

What, no.

Well, it influenced
your decision

about moving into the flat,

which in turn
upset your daughter

who went missing for
most of the weekend

which caused more upset.

Now, did that fuel
your anger, love?

No, I mean, it did
affect me, but-

Did you go looking for Angela
when she didn't turn up

to help you move into your flat?

When she wasn't
answering yer calls?

No, I honestly didn't.

I think you took a punt
that she was up at the park,

her favourite place.

I didn't go to the park.

The last time I was up there
was weeks ago with Maya.

With Maya?

Yeah, we, we were
paddling in the stream.

Has Maya been to the bothy?

No, no she didn't.

Did Maya know Angela was
up there on Saturday night?

Could she have found out?

Did Maya do that to yer face?

[brooding music]

No comment.

Interview terminated 13:07.

No wait, w-why are
you stopping it?

Where are you going?

[door clatters]

[music intensifies]

[knuckles rapping on the door]

Is Maya here, love?

Wait, what's going on?

No we, we need to talk to Maya.

Well, she's at school.

Well, she might have been there

at nine o'clock this morning,
but she's not there now.

[Vera sighs]

-Oh my God.

Oh, what's she done?

Oh, all right love,

now, can you jot down
the names and numbers

of anyone she might be with
or anywhere she might've gone?

That's everyone we can think of.

Okay, thank you.

On Saturday, after Beth left,

having told Maya the move was
off, you say she ran off then?

Aye, but she didn't take
any of her stuff with her.

Right, thanks.

Get all of the team
out looking for her,

vulnerable 15 year old

and get an officer over
here in case she turns up.

Has Maya Draper been here today?

No, is everything okay?

Did you know Angela
had a history

of alcohol and substance abuse?


Did you ever have that
conversation with her?

It never came up, but
it did cross my mind.

Well, if you suspected
there was an issue,

you should have
brought it up with her.

I'm not sure you realise
the time and energy

it takes to support
the women here.

But you have a duty
of care to your staff

as well as the residents?

Yes, yes you're right
and I feel awful, okay.

I'm sorry, this was ...


[sighs] I should have
been here on Friday.

If I had, then maybe ...

Look, I don't know
what's going on,

and Maya hasn't been here,

but she did call.

When did she call?


What for?

[sighs] She wanted to make
a complaint about Angela.

What about?

About her alleged drinking,
I talked her out of it.

So, you knew Angela
had been drinking

and still, you didn't
think to tell us?

I didn't believe Maya,

which is why I didn't
record the complaint.

I was trying to protect her,
she could have lost her job.

Aye, and put a
spanner in the works

for your funding bid.

Yes, if this place closes,

they lose the only
home they have.

Instead a woman
has lost her life.

Where's the key for
Beth's new flat?

-Did she give it back?
-No, just ask.

Good thinkin',
let's go find 'er.

It's all right love, step back.



That's her bag.

[tense music]

God, baby!

Maya, baby!

Call an ambulance.

Maya, Maya, please!

Can you hear me?

Maya, wake up!

Please, Maya!

Maya, Maya can you hear me?

We're leaving now.

-Yeah, and how is she?

They're happy it's a case
of reckless over-indulgence.

Right, now the
Maxwells are here.

Duncan's gonna act
as appropriate adult.

We'll be in the soft room.

-Okay, I'll see you soon.

Right you, come on.

Now, your brother-in-law
has agreed

to act as an appropriate adult.

She's in no fit state
to be interviewed,

she should be going home.

A woman has died love,
or have you forgotten?

Now, is there anything
you want to tell me

before I bring her in?

I'm a terrible mam.

Oh, there's a time for
pity parties, love,

and it's not now; your
daughter needs yer.

Come in, come in.

Thanks Jac.

Now I want direct honest
answers from all of yer.

Does Maya have a history
of violent behaviour?


-This isn't the first time.
-What, that's a lie.

Oh Beth come on.

This is ridiculous,
she's a child.

Beth, does your
daughter attack yer?


Well, that eye tells
us different, love.

When did she give you that?

She came to Shaun's last night.

[Duncan sighs]

Now, what time did she leave
your house on Saturday?

Just after Beth
left, around one.

Did she say where she was goin'?

[Lou] Into town
to meet her mates.

She was supposed
to be back by four,

but by 4:30, there
were no sign of her.

[Duncan] I went to
try and find her.

-And did you find her?
-Two hours later,

sat under the bridge
on Binder Street.

Will you stop, this is insane.

[knuckles rapping on the door]


[tense music]

She's being
processed downstairs.

Did she say anything in the car?

Nope, not a word.

How are you feeling?

Like shit.

My head's bangin',
when can I go home?

I know, I need to ask
yer some questions

about Angela Konan.

You made a complaint about 'er?

So, she was drunk at a meetin'.

-When was this?
-A week ago.

So why did you wait until
Saturday to make the complaint?

I can make a complaint
whenever I like,

there's no time limit.

Yeah, but why Saturday?

-You know why?

Because me mam wanted to go back

and live in that dive instead
of being a proper mam.

Ah, now last night,

when you turned up at Shaun
Barrow's place, what happened?


That's a nasty black
eye yer mam has.

Yeah well she wouldn't leave.

Happens a lot does it,
you lashing out at people?

I don't go around
beating people up

if that's what you mean.

Ah, just your mam, is it?

-Where were you on Saturday?

You left the house at
1:00 p.m., is that right?

I don't know, I don't
wanna be here, I wanna go.

-Sit down.
-No, I wanna go home.

Well you can't, just sit.

Or what, am I under arrest?

You're under police caution.

What the hell, well what,
you're just gonna sit there?

Now, where'd you go
when you left the house?

To the bus stop, obviously.

And what about when he got
to town, who did you meet?

-Some girls from school.

I can't remember.

Can we take a break for a
minute, she's struggling?

No, we can't.

Did you go up to the
National Park on Saturday,

specifically to a bothy?

What's a bothy?

Please let her have a break.

What time did you
get back on Saturday?

You were supposed to be
back by four o'clock.

I'm never back by
four, am I, tell 'em.

Answer the question, what
time did you arrive home?

[sighs] It was around
seven, or just after.

How did your uncle
know where to find yer?

'Cause I called him, obviously.

Didn't I!

Well, did she?

Are you thinking
what I'm thinking?

-He's covering for her.

He never mentioned a phone call.

-Jac, Maya's phone records.
-Oh yer desk, ma'am.

He said he went
out looking for her

and eventually found her;

not he went looking for her

and she calls to say
where to pick her up.

They both said
that; him and Lou.


Aiden, the last three
digits of Duncan's number?

Eight, zero, nine.

Right, now then she
made a call at 18:06.

How long would you say from
the bridge on Binder Street

where he said he found her,
to the Maxwell's house?

10 minutes tops.

Well, he said they
got back at seven.

That's 40 minutes
unaccounted for.

Maybe they stopped off?

Or maybe he picked
her up somewhere else,

like the park,
which is 40 minutes.

Er ma'am, I've got a
printout of the mast pings.

Thanks Mark.

Here we are, 18:06.

Oh no,

she was on Binder Street.

[Aiden sighs]

[Aiden] What is it?

Oh, Mr. Maxwell, sorry.

Erm, you left home at 4:00 p.m.
on Saturday to look for Maya

and returned at 7:00 p.m.

-That's right, isn't it?

So that's three hours a lookin'?

Did you call Maya's friends?

Er, Lou was doing that at home.

Why didn't you mention
Maya had called yer?

I thought I did, erm sorry.

Can you tell us where you were

when you received
the call at 18:06?

Erm, oh I don't know.

Well, I can enlighten you, love.

You were a quarter of a
mile from the National Park,

the place where Angela Konan
was attacked and left to die.

You have the right to
have a solicitor present.

No I'm, I'm fine.

So why were you
up there at 18:06?

I don't remember being there.

I think you've been lying
to us from the start

and I think you are responsible

for the death of Angela Konan.

Er, what, no, no!

That on Saturday
afternoon you went up

to the north side
of the National Park

and confronted her in a bothy,

a confrontation that
led to an undignified

and terrifying death.

And almost as bad,
you were happy

to sit next to an
innocent 15 year old lass,

and let her take the
blame for your actions.

Am I correct?


I was angry.

I wanted answers.


she always let
Beth get away with

shirking her responsibilities.

Yeah, that was her job!

To support her.

Well, what about support for us?

For my wife?

Our lives have been taken
over by Beth for too long.

I was, I was sick of
never getting any answers.

We'd been building up
to this move for months,

building Maya up for
it and just like that,

-[fingers click]
-it's over.

How did you know
where to find 'er?

I've, I've called her
before on many occasions,

only to be dismissed

or ignored.

So what about boundaries,
see, professional boundaries,

client boundaries,
resident boundaries?

It doesn't matter how
many times they screw up,

doesn't matter how many times

they lie and cheat and
steal and lie again.

No, it's all about
respecting their space

and allowing them
the opportunity to,

to turn their lives around,

well as if that's
ever gonna happen.

Meanwhile we, the ones absorbing
their reckless behaviour,

we have no life,
we have no life!

Do you wanna tell us what
happened in the bothy?

I er,

I drove up there to talk.

I wanted her to intervene

and persuade Beth
to take the flat.

I begged, hm,

I was, I was actually begging.

But she, she wouldn't listen.

Well, perhaps she was scared?

Perhaps you turning up
in the middle of nowhere

was unnerving for her?

Well, how else are you supposed

to get through to these people?

No, [weeps], oh.

Oh, it was like

all the years of
being the good uncle,

the good husband,

the good brother-in-law, I ...

I, I couldn't stop

the, the, the rage.

Ah, we could see that, love,

from the extent of her injuries.

Well, I went back.

I got halfway to the car, and I,

and I came back to my senses.

You returned to the bothy?

She was gone.

I-I assumed she'd gone
to find help herself.

Oh aye, she had, love.

She failed and died in a ditch.

I didn't know how
serious it was.

[door clatters]

I swear to God.

I, I had no idea, huh.

Duncan Maxwell,
I'm arresting you

for the manslaughter
of Angela Konan.

You do not have to say anything,

but it may harm your defence

if you do not mention
when questioned,

something you later
rely on in court.

Anything you do say may
be given in evidence.

[gentle music]

Beth there.

Look, you did well today, Beth.

It doesn't feel like it.

Ah well, give it
time, you'll see.

I ditched Shaun.

Pleased to hear it.

And I'm gonna keep the flat.

Oh, that's good.

I mean, I don't think Maya

would wanna live with me though.

Well, from what I saw, there's
nothing she wants more,

she's just gotta learn to
lose that temper a hers,

or you've gotta learn
to duck. [laughs]

Do you think they're
gonna be okay?

Er, well your guess is
as good as mine, love.

We shouldn't be afraid
about this gift.

Come here.

There, they're gonna be fine.

[gentle music]

[doors clattering]

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