Waking the Dead (2000–…): Season 7, Episode 5 - Duty and Honour: Part 1 - full transcript

A dog finds a desiccated hand in the woodlands bordering a park. When the canine brings the hand to his masters who are enjoying a picnic, Boyd and his cold case team are soon called in to investigate. Further pieces of the related body are later found after an exhaustive search, and attempts to identify the victim eventually lead the team to a nearby military base.

Pixie! Pixie, come here, girl!

I don't mind driving back
if you want another glass.




Eve. Oh, right.

Everything all right?

Yes, fine. Thanks.


Er...let's go.

So this left hand was found by
a dog in the woods and the DNA

is a match to this unidentified
body that was found a year ago.

In Barton Woods, about a mile away
from where the hand was found.

What was the condition of the body?
Stripped and minus head and hands.

What did the original investigation
come up with? They tried to link it

to a spate of gangland killings where
the victims' IDs were similarly

Tried but failed? Putrefaction was
advanced, and with no head
or hands...

So what do we know about this blob?

We know he's male, we know he's
late teens, early twenties,

and that he was interred
approximately two years ago.

Where's the head and the other hand?
A search didn't reveal anything,

but I did find a
separate strand of animal DNA...

Apart from the dog's?

Yeah. ..which turned out to be fox's
and, as foxes have a territorial
range of about two kilometres...

The head and the other hand could be
anywhere within a 2km radius of the
picnic site. That's a huge area. Mm.

What chopped off the head
and hands, then?

I don't know yet, but I took
an X-ray of the left hand,

and the opaque areas
reveal small fragments
embedded in the tissue.

And what are they from?
It'll take a couple of hours. OK.

Let's go through the Missing
Persons reports again. But the
previous investigation...

Someone might've started pining
for him.

Thank you very much. Thanks.
Let's go, Spence. Thanks. Thank you.

Bye. Thanks.

It's just the way I am. OK!
I'd feel a bit stupid if I never
actually went to see the place.

Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on.
You're going the wrong way.
It's, er...this way.

Go on, then, lead the way.
OK. All right.

Were you in the Boy Scouts?
No, the Boys' Brigade, actually.
Boys' Brigade...

I don't how you work out
which tree is which.
They all look the bloody same to me.

There it is.

The remains of the corpse were found
in this shallow grave here. Right.

It's not a bad spot,
it's reasonably remote.

You could carry a body here from the
car park if you used a wheelbarrow.

So the killer probably works or lives
in the area. Why do you say that?

Most deposition sites are located
somewhere a killer knows well.

That's classic. That is so classic.
What? That comfort zone theory is
just classic armchair profiling.

Don't you think the murderers have
cottoned on to that one by now?

Are you trying to put Grace out of a
job? I'd go to Aberdeen or Skegness.

He didn't dump it. He buried it
and dismembered it.

Think about that. OK.
How can you fine people for
littering, eh?

Anything else in the area? Yeah,
there was one serious assault 14
months before the body was found -

a Gerry Samuels was attacked
and knocked unconscious.

Was that a robbery?
No, he still had his wallet.

Local police found him near
his car after an anonymous call.

From the attacker? Well, they
assume so, but he was never caught.

What time was it?
Er, it was at...one o'clock.

Unmotivated attack in the middle of
the night in the middle of nowhere.
That's beyond bad luck.

Well, not that remote.

Hi. Hi.

I haven't got anything for you yet.

Oh, no, no, it's OK.

Oh, dear! Actually, I wanted
to talk to you about Boyd.

Boyd? Mm.

Is there anything I
should know about?

I don't know what you mean.

Anything to do with the boy
that he might be looking for?

What boy would it be if he were?

It would be his son.

I see.

OK, I'll let you...get on.

Hi. Gerry Samuels? Gerry Samuels!
They're Polish, mate. They won't
understand. You looking for me?

I'm Detective Superintendent Boyd,
this is DI Jordan.

Oi, Tomek, I told you, I need you
shifting that stuff now - pronto!

You going to pay attention to me,
or d'you want to go to the station?
Sorry, mate, is something wrong?

Yeah, we're doing a follow-up
on your attack. On what?

Barton Woods. You were
found unconscious in the car park.

That was years ago. We're looking
into an incident that may be related.
What do you remember?

Nothing. I was heading
for the car, then bang!

All the lights went out.
Next thing, I woke up in hospital.

You didn't see your attacker? No,
otherwise I'd have hunted
the bastard down myself.

What were you doing there at that
time of night? I was looking at a
couple of plots that were for sale.

Build something
for me and the missus.

I'd stopped in the car park
for a piss.

Are we done? Cos I've got the Warsaw
Muppet Show to keep on the road.

Yeah, thank you. Cheers.
Oi, Tomek, are you deaf
as well as daft? Over there!

He's instructive AND motivational.
I like that in a person(!)

Here. Oh, thanks, Stella.

Did you know the articulation of
the human hand is more complex

than anything comparable
in any other animal and, without it,

homo sapiens would have taken a lot
longer, possibly thousands of years,

to achieve the dominance that
they have? No, I didn't know.

Yeah, because, well, it can make
a fist or it can wave hello or...
Thread a needle? Exactly.

Or it can wield a knife.

Now, elemental analysis has shown
two distinct types of metal
fragment embedded in this hand.

Now, if you look over here

at the first set of fragments...

These are from
a low-grade alloy composite
such as you'd find in a watch strap.

Damaged when the
hand was chopped off? Yeah.

And "chopped" is the
operative word, because there's no
evidence of serration or hacking.

The head and the hands were
all severed with single cuts.

Single cuts? Mm. So it's not
a hand saw or a power tool?

No. And you wouldn't get that
kind of leverage with a knife,
no matter how sharp. No.

An axe or a machete? Possibly.

Look at the second set of fragments.

Completely different. Yeah.
Processed, highly tempered steel.

I'd put my money on a sword...

..and a big one.

Steady, steady. Steady, good boy.


Good boy.

Steady. Steady.

Good boy.

Damage to the neck vertebrae
and left shoulder

indicate that the cut was delivered
from in front and above.

If you want to kneel down, Stella.
..and from left to right.

That's right to left. Yeah,
but we do it from behind.

To achieve this angle, the victim
must have been on their knees,

the assailant standing,
as is this relationship. Yeah.

An early inflammatory response
suggests that the victim's heart

was still pumping white blood cells
to the bone ends,

which suggests that the hands...
Thank you. ..could have been cut off
while he was still alive.

You're assuming one assailant. There
could be two, one... Ah, but...

looking at soil samples
that I discovered
under the victim's fingernails,

amongst other things contained eggs
from the horse parasite Oxyuris equi,

which is a worm that inhabits
the horse's anal region.

The eggs pass through to the faeces.
If I can borrow you again, Stella...

And back in your position. OK.

Now, it is the horse that provides
the necessary velocity, so...

Yeah. If you watch this...

Hands go up to defend themselves,
and then the head comes off.
All in one blow.

I've done a further search
of the area for missing persons,

based on the victim's age,
within a two-mile radius
of where he was found.

There's a training college, a
boarding school and an Army barracks.

The Royal Military Police have
records of a number of soldiers that
went AWOL from Glenwood Barracks.

I'm on it. This supports your
theory of a military-style
execution from a horse. Yeah.

There are other key elements to
consider. There's the psychology of
the person who disposed of the body.

There's still the motive.
Why would anyone want to kill
this man in such an extravagant way?

What does how the body
is disposed of tell us?

Well, it gives us a mixed profile.
Oh, I hate those. Yes, I know.

They can be very revealing.
Go on. OK, so the victim
was decapitated...

And the burial was rushed, right?
And that tells us... I'll tell you
what that tells us.

I've just spoken... Hang on.
The person was capable
of being calm and of panicking.

So what? I've... Just a minute.
It also tells us that he had an
ability to organise under pressure.

Right. Go on. Right,
I've just checked with the barracks.

Three people went absent without
leave. Two have turned up since.

The only one that fits is Francis
Duggan. When did he go missing?

April 2006. OK, that does fit.
Why didn't the original
investigation know about him?

His family didn't report it.
Well, he went AWOL. They kept it
quiet. How old is he?

Er, 22. 22. At the time.

At the time. So he was the right
age, right time, right-ish place.

OK. And I organise under pressure,
you know? Does it make me a killer?

"No" is the answer
to the question you didn't ask.

Here we go. What are they defending?

Hi. Detective Superintendent Boyd.

We did call in. Thank you, sir.
Just follow the road round
to the car park.

Thank you very much.

I'm preparing for the Queen's
birthday parade, so I'd appreciate
it if we could keep this brief.

We're following up
on the disappearance of one
of your soldiers. Troopers.

Right, troopers. Right. Yes.
Trooper Francis Duggan.

I only knew Duggan briefly.
He served under my predecessor,
Lieutenant Colonel John Garret.

Garret. OK. Do you have any idea
why Francis Duggan would've
gone absent without leave?

The Guards set standards
against which every other
regiment measure themselves.

Duggan obviously couldn't cope
with what was asked of him.

What do you mean?

One tour of Iraq finished him.
He jumped before he was pushed.

Right. Could I have a list
of the troopers who were serving
with Francis Duggan

at the time of his disappearance?

Sorry? You want access
to my personnel records?

Yes. And Dr Lockhart would like
to investigate your armoury,
if that's possible.

Do you see that, Superintendent?

Flag at half mast?

We lost two men in Iraq yesterday.
Trooper Overton,

will you show these gentlemen
the personnel files?

You follow me, Miss Lockhart.
I'm really sorry. I didn't realise
it was an inconvenient time.

Christopher... Hello. So...

So, er...yeah. The year we're
concerned with is 2006, and we are
going to need a full inventory

and a schedule of release
for all swords issued on all
occasions during that year.

Very well. Our quartermaster will
give you his fullest co-operation.

Thank you.

How many men were in Duggan's

Ten to fifteen, but only
Corporal Lomax is still serving.

We're only talking two years ago.
Have you got Lomax's file? Yes.

The others bought themselves out
or just finished their contracts.

So, after Afghanistan and Iraq,
they've had enough? Some, yeah.

They joined the Army but
didn't like having to fight?
Some had better offers.

They've become mercenaries, or...?
Well, we don't really use that word.

I'm sorry.
I mean, I can't wait to see action.

Got my first posting in
a couple of weeks. That's Lomax.
Oh, well, good luck.

Robert Lomax. Thank you.

So what's he doing? Oh,
he's drilling the crows.

The what? The new recruits.
It said in his file that he was in
a reconnaissance unit.

What is that? It's four or
five guys in a Land Rover.

So one of them's driving
and the others are what?

You've got an inspection coming up!
This is our man?

Try and look like Guards instead
of a bunch of lassies at a gymkhana!

He got his Military Cross in Iraq.
He pulled his squad clear of a
roadside bomb. Sit deep! A hero.

Corporal Lomax! Ah!
Detective Superintendent Boyd,
and this is... DI Jordan.

You want to know about Francis
Duggan. How did you know that?

Well, as soon as you step onto these
barracks, I get to hear about it.

Oh, right. OK. Well, you served in
Iraq with Francis Duggan, yeah?

Yes. Was he in the reconnaissance
unit that Overton here was telling
me about? Was he in that with you?

Yes. What kind of a person was he?
Well, there's not much to say.
Duggan was quiet, kept to himself.

But you must have spent a lot of
time together. Didn't you talk
about family? Girlfriends?

Not really. As I said,
he was very...


So when he returned from Iraq,
six months later he went AWOL.

Now, how was he before that
disappearance? Do you remember?

Well, no-one was surprised
that he went off. Army life
never really suited him.

What do you mean? Well,
it's like a lot of these lads.

First serious contact,
a taste of what it's like...

Overton was also telling me -
he's a mine of information -

that you saved
some men's lives after they
were hit by a roadside bomb.

Was Francis Duggan one of
the men you saved?

Yes. His nerves went after that.

Who were the other guys with him?

If you'll excuse me,
I've got to get back to these boys.

Got an inspection due. I understand.

Corporal Lomax! Er, Mr Lomax!

Corporal? Sorry.

Why have you stayed on?

What? Why have you stayed on
when all the people that
you started with, they've left?

Well, all I ever wanted
was to be a soldier.

I've just signed on
again for a ten-year term.


So, Mr Overton... Heels down!
..who else was in the reconnaissance
unit with Corporal Lomax?

I don't really know. It was a bit
before my time, sir.


Ah, Boyd. This is Martin Duggan,
Francis Duggan's father. Right.

Hi. Come on in and take a seat.

Is someone going to tell me what
this is all about? No.

First, when was the last time
you or your wife saw Francis?

My wife died 12 years ago. So you
brought Francis up on your own?

When was the last time YOU saw him?

I don't know. A good while.

Can you give me a rough estimate?
He was about 16,

so...seven years ago.

So you haven't seen him
since he joined the Army? The Army?

You didn't know he joined the Army?


You don't seem very concerned
that you haven't heard from him.

Mr Duggan, we're not here to make
judgments on your relationship with
your son. We just need to find him.

Well, I can't help you. I'm sorry.

Can you tell us something about him?
What sort of a boy was he?

Quiet. He was a quiet lad. That's
great. You're really fleshing
him out for me now(!) Interests?

This is your son! You don't know
the first thing about him!

I knew enough.

Knew it was time for him to go.


Please don't say
it was because he was gay.

Please say it was
something other than that.

Don't tell me how to feel
about my own son.

Whatever he's mixed up in,
it's his life.

Yeah, thank you for
getting back to me.

Yeah, I need to know if Francis
Duggan underwent any surgery

so I can compare it
with my unidentified body.

Oh, you have? ..Yeah, hang on.

Yeah. That's brilliant.

OK. Upper humerus, right-hand side.

Yeah? ..Displaced,
pinned and plated.


Are we talking quality,
chrome and titanium job here,
or MoD bargain basement?

Ooh! Ow!
..Oh, yes. Yeah, carry on.

And acromioclavicular joint.

Wired into place, yeah.

No, that's brilliant. Thank you
very, very much. ..Yes, yes.

Goodbye, thanks.

He goes into the Army to
prove himself to his father,
the man he hates.

He didn't necessarily hate his
father. He most likely loved him,
which is why he joined the Army.

Going into the Army if you're gay
is like walking under a truck.
No ID.

What? Our body has no ID.

I got hold of Francis Duggan's
medical report, and he was

In a roadside bomb. Exactly. And
he had a permanent pin and plate

put into his arm, and our body has
no such pin and plate. Oh, no.
Oh, yes. Are you absolutely sure?

Are you doubting my expertise?

No, not for a second. Heaven forbid
that I should... So Francis Duggan
is still missing? Yes.

The junior officer killed
in a roadside bomb was Lieutenant
James Malham. Lomax! Malham!

Colonel Douglas Malham's son.

The inquiry found him guilty
of gross dereliction of duty.

They didn't mention that when
we talked to Lomax and Malham.

Maybe we should go back. Have you got
the names of the others in the crew?

Still waiting for the names to come
through. Only the death was recorded.

So he's still missing...

..we don't have a clue
who's on the slab...

..and we've got Gerry Samuels.
Seriously assaulted 14 months ago
near where the body was found.

We just need to run through things
one more time, if that's OK,
Mr Samuels.

I've got a site visit this...
Working backwards, police find you
after an anonymous tip-off,

but you hadn't been robbed and your
car was untouched. Correct? Yeah.

And you stopped for a pee
on your way back from...

where? Visiting a couple of
plots I was looking to buy.

Now, there's the bit
I don't understand.

Why not? Well, plots of land,
they cost money, and you were broke.

I had a few financial problems.
Who doesn't? Well,

the bank was foreclosing on your
business, your house was mortgaged
to the hilt and your car...

was about to be repossessed.

Was this a regular thing?

I don't know what you're talking
about. Perhaps it's your wife
I should speak to.

You've got to understand
the bigger picture here, Gerry.
I'm investigating a brutal murder.

And I'm co-operating with you.

I know you can't afford a divorce.

You bastard!

You'd been there before,
hadn't you?


The man who attacked you?

I'd seen him there a few times.
So what happened?

I don't know.

When it came to getting
it together, he just...


started calling me a filthy pervert,
and then he punched me,
and that's all I remember.

That's him.

It's took me ages to find you.

It was your neighbour.
She said you was in hospital.
Cathy's been really nice.

When did you move out the old man's?

A couple of years ago.
Soon as I could.

Why didn't you call me?

Suze, I did.

Suze, I did. A few times.

Every time I called you, like,
he wouldn't let me speak to you.
I was worried sick.

I didn't know what had happened
to you. I even came round
to see you once.

He said you'd moved out,
wouldn't give me your address.

Honestly, we ended up
having a fight over it. I've been

I'm really glad you came. So am I.

Well, look, as soon as you're better,
I'm going to help get you home
and look after you, yeah?

Francis... And listen,
I've learnt how to cook.

Don't laugh.
I've learnt how to cook, I swear.
So I'll be able to spoil you rotten.

When do these lot think
you'll be able to go? I'm not sure.


..I've got leukaemia.

But he's physically capable.
He can ride a horse, use a sword,
couldn't he? Yes. Yes.

Francis Duggan
could do all those things. Yeah.

All I'm saying,
it's an instinct thing, right?
He's not a killer, he's a follower.

He attacked... Gerry Samuels.
Gerry Samuels. I know,

but that's about his sexuality.

It's his anger at his own sexuality,
following... He's under that
pressure all the time.

I've got the other two names.
It doesn't stop him...
Andy Tyrrel and Mark Bennet.

Tyrrel. Tyrrel left
the regiment two years ago.

Doing what? I'm checking.
What about Bennet?

Left six months earlier, walked out
on his wife and kid. She hasn't seen
him since. So where is he now?

I'm working on it, but I just
spoke to her on the phone and
she has no idea where he is. Ah.

Well, you'd better
bring her in to see me.


Grace, this is Nicola, Mark
Bennet's wife. And this is Robbie.

Hello. How are you?
Going to shake hands?

Good boy.

You stay with Stella while I
have a little word with your mum.

Stella's got some nice crayons.
OK? So be good and Mummy'll
be back in a minute, all right?

See you in a bit. Good boy.
He'll be fine.

Would you like to come in?
Ta. Thanks.

He's very cute.

It must've been hard, bringing him
up on your own. No, not really.

We make a good team. Good. And
how about when his dad was at home?

I've not seen Mark for a couple of
years. That was my next question.

Look, I loved Mark,
but he wasn't much of a dad.

Especially since Iraq.

Did he find it very
difficult to adjust?

Impossible. None of them found it
easy, but Mark just... "Them"?

Who do you mean?
His friends from his troop.

Oh. So they were very close?

Yeah, they were more like family.

Yeah, before Iraq, our house
was like the base of the base.

I'd cook for them all, but they'd
make me feel like one of the boys.
Yeah, they were good times.

And since Iraq, it's been hard
to get the good times back.

No. Mark thought that...

leaving the Army would save him,
but he just went into freefall.

And by the end, he was getting
pissed in the morning to kill the
hangover from the night before.

That must have been grim,
with a child about.

Yeah. Yeah, it was.

So what was the final straw?

He kept complaining
that he was broke,

and yet I found an envelope
filled with cash in his jacket.

I didn't confront him.
I just waited for him to go out
and I followed him.

Hi, Mark. Who's your friend?

Sweetheart... Oh, don't tell me.
It's not what it looks like.

It's not.
How could you? How could you?!

Mrs Bennet, it's not... Shut up!

I'm skint, trying to feed your son,
and you're swanning around
with some slag!

Oh, shit!

I'm sorry.

Shahla is a friend from Iraq.

If you don't believe me, ask Rob. Oh,
he won't lie for you, not any more.

In fact, he'll be glad I found out.


Forget it.
When did you speak to Rob?

You've been doing more than just
speaking to him, haven't you?

I knew there was someone, but...

I'll see you at home.
No, you won't.

That was the last time I saw him.

You've had no contact
with him since?

What, no birthday cards
for the boy? At Christmas?

No. What about his friends?
Have you had any contact with them?

No, I think he decided to
start again - wipe the slate.

If you don't mind me saying,
you don't seem too sad about it.

Like I said,
me and Robbie, it works.

This woman you saw with Mark -
had you ever seen her before?

No, never. I think she
was foreign or something.

Could you be
a little bit more specific?

She looked Arab.

And you've no idea where
Mark might have gone?


And if you find him, tell him that
me and Robbie are fine on our own.

Do you think Mark Bennet
could be our victim?

He disappeared at the right time.

Nicola Bennet didn't seem very
concerned about him, though.

She was more worried about
leaving the boy with you. Really?
He didn't say much.

But I did get him to drink.

Let's get it to Eve,
see what it can give us.

This is just unbelievable!
I'm a police officer.

Detective Superintendent Boyd.
Superintendent Boyd.

Colonel Malham. Yeah, I'd like to
ask you a few questions, if I may.

I'm afraid you're too late.
The Royal Military Police have
initiated their own inquiry.

Good. I'm pleased for them, but in
the meantime... We have a lockdown
in place

until the RMP have
concluded their business.

A lockdown to keep people out.
That's a novel idea.

Are you suggesting that
the investigation will be less
than rigorous? No, not at all.

The senior officer who's conducting
this inquiry - what's his name?

His name? Yeah. What's he called?

What does he answer to when he's
shouted at? I can't talk to you.

No, of course, the lockdown.

The Huguenots,
when they were under siege,

they ate whatever they could get
their hands on -
rats, leather, human flesh.

And you know what the Royalists did?
No idea.

They waited.

Why didn't you tell me
your son was with Francis Duggan
when they were attacked? Lomax!

My son was killed whilst
serving his country.

Good day to you, Superintendent.

Good day to you.

You two were great. Thanks.
Very helpful indeed(!)

What the bloody hell
are you playing at, Lomax?

Sir? The brasses are dirty,
the blacking's a disgrace.

If these men were to parade like
this, they'd be a laughing stock.

commitment, leadership.

That's what's required of you,
Lomax. Do you remember?

I want you to apologise
for failing them.

Sir! Not to me. To them.

'The winner of this year's Churchill
Cup for Best Turned Out Recruit
goes to Trooper Lomax.'

Thank you, sir. Well done, Lomax.

There's no way I should've
come fourth. All right, Rob?

Duggan reckons you didn't deserve
to come first. I didn't say that.

Attention! I just want to
remind everyone that it's official.

You're looking at the best of
the best. The Hardcore Crew!

ALL: Yeah!

Iraq, here we come!

This is a metal fragment I
found in the victim's hand.

The sword maker's
metallurgy tests confirm
it's from a 150-year-old blade.

How many of those were
in the armoury?

Of the swords I tested in
the armoury, none of them yielded
anything, except for this one.

Now, as you'd expect to see
from a murder weapon -
I don't know if you can -

it's been reshaped and re-sharpened,
so I took some metal fragments
from this sword

and it tested positive
to being a 150-year-old blade.

Is this our murder weapon? No.

Because even though it's
the same age, it's been reshaped
and re-sharpened.

The metal fragments in this sword
are markedly different to the ones
in the hand,

- as you can see there.
- So how does this help us?

Because each sword
is unique in its metallurgical
composition. This is fantastic,

but Malham would've got rid
of the sword... No.

Because if it was 150 years old,
its historical significance...
Also, if you go some way towards

matching up the fragments,
you go some way towards
identifying the killer.

But he's initiated a lockdown,
so whatever sword he uses,

we can't get in to the barracks,
so it could be anywhere by now.

That really was...

interesting, but not remotely
helpful. Right. Thank you, too(!)
I do what I can.

What have you got? I've tracked
down one of the troopers from the
Land Rover unit, Andy Tyrrel.

Iraq, here we come!

Works for APX Solutions. What are
they? A private security company.

Run by Lieutenant Colonel
John Garret.

Well done, Lomax. Thank you, sir.

He was the commanding officer in
Iraq when James Malham was killed.
I've met his father, you know.

Right, well, he retired
early after his tour in Iraq
and established APX Solutions.

They have over 3,000
security personnel in Iraq.

He's got his own private army.
And in Afghanistan and Nigeria.

Yeah, they've got a contract to
train and augment part of the new
Iraqi police force. Have they, now?

Must be worth a fortune.
Get me a file on him, will you?
OK, yeah. Where is Grace?

Andy Tyrrel's
in the Operations Room.

It's about his connection with
Francis Duggan. Good soldier.

Well, they all are
in the Guards, aren't they?

Are you planning a coup, Mr Garret?

One of our services
is maritime security.

Right, so what do you protect?

Oil platforms? It's supertankers
that are the star prize.

Hello. Andy Tyrrel.


So how do you steal something
the size of a supertanker?

Kill the crew, swap the transponder
signal with a fishing boat.

And they sail away with a hundred
million dollars of untraceable
cargo. That's not bad, is it?

We access satellite coverage over
known hotspots and then monitor
our clients' vessels 24/7.

And what if there's a problem?
Do you subcontract local military?

Plus we have a team on board.

Oh! It's impressive. Yeah,
for a company that's...what?
Two years old?

Thank you. I'll be in my office if
you need to speak to me afterwards.
I'll leave you with Andy.


"Andy"? That's a little more
informal than the regiment.

Well, I got sick of being barked at.

Here you get rewarded for
showing initiative rather than
getting a bollocking.

What about
Mark Bennet and Francis Duggan?
Why didn't they sign up for this?

Mark was a good lad, you know,
but he liked the drink.

We lost touch.

And Fran Duggan should've been
given a medical discharge.

Everyone knew he'd
eventually do a runner.

How come?

You know, a lot of lads sign up cos
of all the ceremony and tradition.

But he still buys into
all that "honour and duty" crap

that the regiment feeds you.

He'll never leave. And the guy that
was killed in Iraq, James Malham.
What can you tell me about him?

Shouldn't have been out there,
really. Didn't have a clue.

Ordered us into a no-go zone,
nearly got us all killed.

Duggan would've died as well
if Lomax hadn't got to him.

How was Duggan affected by that?

Fran was the youngest
in the regiment, you know?

He was just a kid. His head went
after we got hit.

Do you keep in touch with him?

The whole place was just a sick
joke, in total meltdown.

2nd Lieutenant Malham was a young
officer on his first deployment.

He was caught up in the moment -
a chase after suspected insurgents.
It's easy to make a mistake.

What's your opinion of his father?

Col Malham devotes every second
to the regiment.
He's done an excellent job.

That's not what we're asking you.

The soldiers in the Land Rover
testified that his son ignored
orders and got himself killed.

How did Colonel Malham
feel about that?

Losing his son was devastating.
His marriage ended soon after.
Now all he has is the regiment.

But you turned your back on all that.
Yes, the British Army
moves very slowly.

It's also under-funded
and poorly prepared for all the
tasks it's asked to carry out.

So you set up APX Solutions to
show them how it's done. Yeah.

And thanks to you, we don't see as
many British soldiers being killed

because you keep the official
body count down. The politicians
don't get as much flak.

I mean, you almost turn war
into a decent event.

Well, the entire security
situation worldwide has changed.

In order to be effective, you
need highly trained professionals.
And you pick the best.

Yes, I certainly do.

So with two parents and the boy's
DNA, I could be 99.999 - basically,
a lot of nines - per cent certain.

Does Robbie Bennet's DNA give us
a match to the blob or not?

It strongly suggests
that the dead body is Mark Bennet.

Hi, Mark. Who's your friend?

So we have our victim. Probably.
I thought this was an exact science.

It is an exact science. Just go
through the connections, then.

He was a Guardsman,
as was Francis Duggan.

Duggan and Bennet were both
in the Land Rover on the day
Colonel Malham's son was killed.

They both testified at the inquiry.
Duggan went missing about the
same time as Bennet disappeared.

So Duggan could be
another victim. Or the killer.

Nicola Bennet told you that the day
that her husband disappeared,
he was with a foreign woman. Arab.

She looked Arab. An Arab. Yeah.

So where were they?
In the shopping precinct.

Bye. Bye.

So this is where Nicola Bennet
said she saw them.

I'm skint, trying to feed your son,
and you're swanning around
with some slag!

Not an obvious place for a date.

Two years on? You'll be lucky.

I found these fibres under the
fingernails of Mark Bennet's hand.

The cortex has spindle-shaped cells,
and you'll see the multiserrate
ladders in its medulla.

So...sheep hair. Wool.

Right. And it's coloured
with scarlet acid milling dye.

So where do they come from,
these bits of stuff?

From the mess kit
of the Guards regiment.

It's made of doeskin, which
is a type of woollen weave.

I got in touch with the MoD
fabric supplier.

Same dye, same fibres.

So they'd have had to wear this, er,
outfit to the regimental dinner. Mm.

The night Mark Bennet disappeared,
this is the last reported
sighting by his wife, Nicola.

That's got to hurt! Charming(!)

Can you just zoom in on
that other woman, please, Spence?

Nicola Bennet mentioned a foreign-
looking woman who was with them.

Foreign-looking? She looks foreign
to you, does she?

You spend your life looking at CCTV
and it's all the same, isn't it?

So Bennet hits Nicola.

The time code reads 25th March
2006 at 19.37, which is the same
night as the regimental dinner.

Which was two hours later.
So Bennet slaps his wife and then
goes straight to the barracks.

Where he came into contact with
one of our soldiers. I've got to
talk to Malham.

We can't get access. MoD said all
requests have to be made in writing,
which I've done, but...


You commanded these men
in a war zone.

You handed command over to Malham.
It's hardly surprising
he's stonewalling.

You're investigating one
of his troopers for murder.
What is this? A secret society?

You're part of the old boys'
network. You and Malham
are made of the same stuff.

He'll listen to you.
You're exaggerating my influence.
It's a lot more than I have.

Sir, Colonel Malham's in his office.
Thank you.

If I can have a moment alone,
I might be able to convince him
to co-operate. Right.

..And hopefully the police
can get what they want.

I know it's a bugger at
this time of year, Douglas.
All right, Colonel?

Would you mind if I said hello
to a few of the old faces? No, no,
of course. Be my guest.

Come in. I'll do this alone,
all right? OK.

Do you mind if I join you?

Not at all, no.

Why didn't you tell me
about your son?

My son has nothing to do
with your investigation.

Because telling me about him
meant telling me about his mistake.

No. No, no, no, no. Then what?
Enlighten me, please.

I'm damned if I do
and damned if I don't.

But silence and denial are not...

they're not much of a refuge,
are they?

the inquiry was a whitewash.

What if there's a connection between
Iraq and Mark Bennet's murder?

How could there be?

The men in your son's troop, when
they came home, they were placed
under your command.

Yes, because I was placed
in charge of ceremonial duties.

So when they were giving evidence
at the inquiry, it must have been
unbelievably difficult.

This is just part of, er...

..Mark Bennet's statement
at the inquiry.

He says...

"2nd Lieutenant Malham
repeatedly ignored the no-go zone
and our warnings."

Now Bennet is dead and one of the
other witnesses, Francis Duggan,
has gone missing,

and then there's Rob Lomax, who
saved Duggan's life but not your
son's. How does that make you feel?

Do you have a son,
Superintendent? Hmm?

Why do you ask?

I expected
to see James command the regiment,
to take the Queen's salute.

Instead, I could have buried
him in a shoe box, there
was so little left of him.

And not defending your son...

..makes you feel like a bad father.

But ignoring the inquiry's findings
makes you a very bad soldier.

My son was a hero. I don't need
to justify his actions to you.

Was there anything else?

Jupiter was my horse.

Wonderful temperament.
You must miss this.

There's some aspects, but you
move beyond where you were.

Time to move on.

I sense that with you, Inspector.

You have to keep your potential
in check because of where you are.

Perhaps. If you ever think about
leaving the police force,
you should give me a call.

I had to make a choice.

I could reach Duggan.
When I tried to go back for Malham,
the petrol tank went up.

Please, Rob! Please! Lomax!

I'll come back for you, sir. PLEASE!



There was nothing I could do.

I didn't tell you about James Malham
because I don't want to have
to think about that day.

I don't understand why
you're still here. Why? Well,

here you're confronted
by the father all the time,
and he's obviously devastated.

This regiment's my home.

Now, the night that Mark Bennet
disappeared, he visited the
barracks. Was that to see you? No.

And he was last seen with a Middle
Eastern woman. Do you know her? No.

That's my son.
Two years old. Gonna be a star.

We call him Robbie,

after his godfather here.

I'm not having much luck here, am I?

And what about Francis Duggan?

I haven't seen him
since he went AWOL.

Some of these kids are just
18, 19 years of age.

How do you come to terms with
sending them out to get killed?

Do you just mark them down
as acceptable losses?

I took young soldiers out to Iraq
and was then told to make them act
as policemen. It was a bloody crime.

The face of every young boy I lost
is burned into my memory, so no,

no soldier's death
is acceptable to me.



You don't have to talk to me. OK?

'I just want you to know
that I...I...

'I didn't mean for any of that
to happen.'

I went there...

Well, I went there to tell you
that I'm here if you need help...

..and that I'm sorry, son.




You sure it was her?

The guys who handle immigration
claims tipped us off.

She's re-entered the country.

I thought all this was sorted.
Aye, well, it's not.

She starts on Duggan...

You've no idea where he could be?
I told you, I haven't seen him.

Remember Mickey Forrester,
the radio operator?

He reckons he saw Duggan
round the precinct. Oh, Mickey!

Here you are, son.

OK? Be lucky.

So what are you going to do? No.

WE are going to find him
before Shahla or the police do.


Hey, Fran, you've got to get out of
here. Get your shit together and get
as far away from here as you can.

What, is this too public for you?
You think if I wanted to harm you,
I'd waste time talking?

Yeah, well, I don't want anything
to do with you. We're still a team.
Was that supposed to be funny?

Listen. Here.

I don't want your money. You need it.
The police are looking for you,
everyone's shitting themselves.

Look, here.

Why? Shahla's back.
She wants answers. Now, go!

It's OK. Isma?

If we're talking about means,
motive and opportunity,

Duggan, Lomax and Tyrrel
have got the means.

They're trained to kill. They also
all had the opportunity, cos they
were all at the regimental dinner.

As was Colonel Malham. Yeah.
For motive, I guess this guy, Grace,
is at the top of your list.

Yes. Bennet denouncing his son
would've been very provocative.

But isn't Lomax a more likely target
for Malham? He saved Duggan
over his son, didn't he?

Not necessarily, because
it's the flashpoint.

Bennet's insults would have
ignited the whole trauma
of Malham losing his son.

So it's the words that did it.

Looking into Duggan's background,
something strange turned up.

An active bank account
in the name of Susan Carlyle.

Who's she? Duggan's sister.
Carlyle is their late mother's
maiden name.

She changed her name when she left
home. She's in a cancer hospice.

One big happy bunch,
these Duggans, aren't they?

Hello, Francis. Shahla!
You have to help me.

Look, this isn't a good time, OK?
I'm late. I've just...

I've come from halfway around the
world, and you are late? I'm sorry.

I can't find Mark,
and you're the only one I trust.

I can't help you!

I've got my own problems right now,
Shahla! You're not a coward.

Francis, I know you're not a coward.
OK, don't do anything silly, and
I'll meet you here in two hours.

How stupid do you think I am?
Well, you're saying you trust me.

You give me your word. Yes! Say it!

Shahla, I give you my word, OK?

Don't move!

Yeah. ..Yeah.

What? Hold it.

He's there! Who? The man fitting
Duggan's description who's been
visiting Susan Carlyle.

He's just arrived? Yeah.
..Thank you very much.

I might need to go away for a bit.

How long? I dunno.

What's wrong?

Just everything's a bit screwed up

and if I don't go, people are
going to start getting hurt.

I just thought when I found you,
everything was gonna be
all right again.

Tell me what's wrong, please.
Listen, listen.

I promise I'm going to come back
and see you as soon as I can, OK?

I promise. Make it soon, Fran.


I love you, OK? I love you, too.

Francis Duggan?

Down, Boyd, down!

DI Jordan. I need an ambulance to
Trenton Hospice, ASAP. Man down.
Repeat, man down.

Francis was scared.

He just said something
terrible had happened and
people were gonna get hurt.

Mark Bennet and Francis Duggan
served with you in Iraq.

Who might have wanted them dead?

I don't know.

Who or what is worth more than
the lives of two soldiers?

I can't help you. I know about
the money from Rob Lomax.

Don't worry about your little boy.

Social Services will
take care of him. What?!

I don't need a shoulder to cry on.
I was thinking of a friendly chat.

Or a confession?

What was your opinion on Col Malham?
His son's death hit him very hard.

Well, he's feeding
off his anger and his grief.

I think he's suffering
from survivor's guilt.

That would give him a propensity
to suicide. That's fantastic.

What did you do to Mark?

Everyone's gone. It's just me now.
You're scaring me.

It's Lomax I should be
speaking to. I suppose so.

A man you hate.
I've told you what happened.

Get him out! He's a disgrace!
Cos you can't think for yourself,

can you, Lomax? You were there! You
can speak out. I'll do all I can.

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