Det Constable Rod gets his suit on in this episode which is called 'The Interrogation' but before we see any of the interviews, he sets the scene
'The first I'd heard of RT was when it became clear that an invesigation was taking place. This was the one that the media had nick-named, "Savile's chaffeur .. I did a bit of research .. he was almost like a MINI-SAVILE. One of the victims said that if Savile changed his hair one week, then Teret would have the same'
Is this the 'victim' who implicated Savile ? She's clearly referencing Jimmy's early days in Manchester.
Teret has been relaesed on bail after his first interview. This is when the wall is discovered and the names that had 'lay hidden for more than 40 years'
Teret answers bail and the interrogation begins. We know Rod means business because he's got his suit on. Teret's solicitor appears to take NO part in the interviews. In fact, one gets the distinct impression that he does not want to be there at all. His face is blurred out every time we see him unlike Teret's who has a film crew following around for the duration of his 'interrogation's !
A list of charges is read out including this one
'Attempted rape and conspiracy to rape 1964'
Would this be the Savile claim ? The narrator confirms that by this time there are 'now 16 women claiming that RT sexually abused them'
Four of whom, the jury did not believe or maybe they didn't get as far as the trial
Carol is clearly in charge of these interrogations. Her mind is made up 'He's going to have to give details of this person and JUSTIFY why he's in the company of an under 16 year old'
The final phase of the process is the challenge phase. The Police reveal the evidence they have acquired during the operation, 'real evidence' found by them !
And other evidence has come to light after a search of his home. 19 dvd files are found on his computer which are said to include one 40 second clip of a child being abused by an adult. That's the last we hear of this, no reference is made to this in the rest of the film despite the expert who examined the files saying he will be asking RT where he got this from.
Carol is described as a 'specially trained interviewer known as a tier 5' Rod is still in training, he must be because she has to tell him how to conduct behave in this final day. 'Look at him and count to ten in your head' after each question and at the end reveal that we've got 'individual evidence that he's having sex with young children'
Evidence such as the fact that Cathy can describe the inside of his flat and the wall with 40 names on !
The CPS give the team the go ahead and RT has 32 charges against him and a 'full team turnout' is in order for the big moment.
Tonight it's the trial but last night GMP gave us the opportunity to tweet them using the hashtag #askgmp. We got an hour to ask questions about the program so far. Amidst all the congratulatory comments were mine and a few others. To be fair, I did not expect them to answer me but they did. Their response to my first question was quite astonishing and did not go unnoticed by others.
I asked who composed that response
Det Sup Chadwick featured in the film. He's Carol and Rod's boss and these are his words
Whatever our opinion of the Teret case, we should all be very concerned when Police officer's decide a person's guilt merely on the say so of another. And it's not just me who's concerned guys and gals !
Does look a bit like ... Moor