Kiri (2018) s01e02 Episode Script

Episode 2

- You Look Like Audrey Hepburn.
- Who? Mum said in some ways she loves Kiri more than me.
They're ready, right? Everything is ready for her? Oh, it's just a day, Alice.
Barely that.
I'll be back at four to pick her up.
Where's she gone? - Tobi's the father of Nathaniel? - Yes, that's Kiri's birth father.
He's an ex-offender.
Drug dealing and GBH.
Has he taken her and you've no idea where she is?! We let him took her! I need to find him.
KNOCKING It's only me.
Can I come in? - I'm all snotty.
- It's OK.
- Don't make me talk to him.
- No.
And I don't want to talk about it either so Then we'll just sit.
Hm? You can sit there on the toilet and I'll sit here, on the bath.
For your face.
Alice doesn't let me use toilet paper on my face.
She doesn't? She says it's too rough.
Well, this toilet paper is extra soft.
l have a very sensitive bottom.
- Much more sensitive than your face.
- That's silly.
You know what else is sensitive on me? My elbow.
- You know what they say about elbows? - Stop.
- An elbow is a key to a man's soul.
- I'm not a man.
So, the time has come for me, to examine your elbow.
Oh, no.
No, no, no, no, no.
- What? - Your humerus is all wrong.
Your radius is curved in the wrong direction and your ulna is considerably too large.
- You're talking rubbish.
- Well, maybe.
Maybe not.
How do you know all the bones in the elbow? - Can I tell you a secret? - Not if it's something stupid.
When your grandmother died I spent a lot of time in the bathroom.
Reading, anything.
It was the only room in the house with a lock on the door.
Do you know what I found out? Nothing good happens when you try and shut something out.
You should listen to that.
He only says something sensible once every five to ten years.
Ahh, I resent that.
It's three years.
I say something sensible once every three years I'd say that's my average.
Is everyone coming up here? I've told your father to stay downstairs.
You don't want him here, he leaves.
He's not that scary.
- He just wants the chance to get to know you.
- But I don't know him.
That's why I'm here.
- To change that.
- Come then, Kiri.
- You said he wasn't corning upstairs.
Rara, Nathaniel.
HE SPEAKS NIGERIAN LANGUAGE I can't just wait anymore.
Calm down.
Try somewhere else.
No, thank you.
Fuck off.
Fuck off! Oh, shit.
Nate's Dad, right? He's not here.
Why would he be here? Oh, come on.
He came here.
We wouldn't let him in.
We wouldn't do that.
I remember her actually.
Used to call her Bunches.
Great hair, right? I don't know.
He's not here.
Ten seconds.
Five seconds.
Four, three, two, - one, zero.
- Go, Myra.
Go five.
MUSIC STARTS Welcome back to Good Morning Britain.
We're joined now by Jim and Alice Warner.
They're joining us this morning to talk about the tragedy of losing their daughter Kiri.
Jim, Alice, thank you so much for joining us this morning.
It must be a very difficult time for you.
Urn, let's start at the beginning.
When did Kiri first come into your life? We fostered her at four years.
Her biological mother had died, is that right? Yes, sadly.
- And her father was in jail? Drugs also? - Yes.
The neglect she suffered as a baby, without going into detail, left in her cradle for days while her mother was high on drugs.
Amazingly resilient girl.
And, tell me, what was it that first drew you to foster care? Uh, well, it started with quite selfish intentions.
We wanted a brother or sister for our son.
- Simon? - Si.
Uh, and as hard as we tried, it wasn't happening for us conventionally.
We tried IVF, but again no luck.
So we turned to adoption but that was gonna take too long.
And then the possibility of fostering was suggested to us.
Because adoption takes years, doesn't it? Si was ten, uh, by the time she turned up.
He's a fantastic older brother.
Yeah, the two of them are as thick as thieves.
It just seems so It all seems so unreal.
You know? I'm so sorry.
Of course it does.
(SHE SOBS) Thank you.
It's just that she was driven from our home in the hands of someone we trusted.
And now she's no longer here.
Let's talk about Miriam Grayson.
Do you think Kiri's race could've been a factor in her decision making? Uh, well, this, this isn't about her.
This, this is about finding Nathaniel Akindele.
I brought you something.
Think you might be a bit too old for it.
- You're too old, right? - No.
The only black one the toy shop had was the one with her serving Spaghetti.
It's weird, right? Spaghetti.
Maybe she's supposed to be Italian.
It was the darkest one they had.
I thought it would look like you but it doesn't really.
I can't do this.
- Not with you watching me.
- You're doing fine.
She didn't like the doll.
You did not like cars when you were a boy.
- It did not stop people giving them to you.
- I feel you looking at me.
Well, where am I supposed to look? - You want to play Scrabble? - No.
You just need to give him time, that's all.
This was a bad idea.
Oluwatobi, he's never been a father before.
He's trying hard.
No, no.
Rochelle! He took her.
He took her! Thank you.
She loved to hide.
Kiri, you see.
Surprise us, make us laugh.
So I keep thinking that I'll find her hidden in a wardrobe Can we turn it off? behind the sofa.
Must be so hideously difficult for you both Have the police come here? Yeah.
They've come.
- What did you say? - I haven't seen him since Gaia's funeral.
What could I say? - Bimpe.
- Don't 'Bimpe' me.
We're not friends.
- I made a mistake.
I trusted him.
- Again.
- Rochelle thought - Rochelle? She doesn't know.
She wasn't there.
That boy might be charming but He said he had changed.
I believed him.
- Why? - Because I hoped he had.
Your son has killed, again.
This time he's done it properly.
I need to go to the funeral.
I need you to tell that woman that.
We would not be welcome.
We're the family of - We are not family now.
- No.
I, I won't take that.
- Kiri made us family.
- I lost my daughter.
You stopped your access.
You stopped your visits.
So don't stand there and tell me I watched Gaia fade away in front of me.
Begging me for money, stealing from me.
Smiling at me desperately with her teeth going grey.
And then she dies.
And they find this Kiri beside her.
A girl I'd never even heard about.
I tried I tried to love her, but all I could see was my daughter, not my granddaughter.
I just want to find my son.
Where'd he go last time he messed up.
I've already been there.
And if I know that boy, he'll go where you least want him to be.
DOG HOWLS I hear someone's been in the wars.
He's stopped eating.
Has he now? Right, let's have a look at you, shall we? OK.
Good boy.
DOG WHIMPERS I think we're gonna have to take some X-rays of this poor old chap, OK? - He's dying, isn't he? - Let's not jump to conclusions.
I just don't want him to be in pain.
Let's not think the worst of everything, Miriam.
Look, for what it's worth, if I had a kid who needed help, I'd want him to be in your care.
Everyone keeps looking at me.
I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do anymore.
A little girl! How could you? Another media appearance? Victoria Derbyshire.
They just take it off and put their own stuff on anyway, but I like to look nice walking in.
- Is Dad doing it? - Yeah.
Can you put make-up on him, please, to make him look less desperate? Was it one of those freezer things in the mortuary? No.
She was on a bed.
That's good.
She never liked the cold.
I keep imagining how she cried.
You shouldn't think about that.
Don't you think there would've been a moment she probably cried like she never cried before? Si, if you want to If you need to talk to someone It's an eyelash.
APPROACHING FOOTSTEPS Ah, there you both are.
I got a pizza, for lunch.
Bit of a calorific treat.
- Then they're sending a car for us, so - Ooh, a car! Posh! I was wondering if you might want to come too, Si.
Maybe we could - come back later, see a bit of London or - Or what? Take in a show? Go sight-seeing? No, I didn't mean it like that.
I just thought, getting out of the city, seeing somewhere new.
That's a nice idea.
It's just if we're seen, it might be misconstrued.
Anyway, I'm going to have some pizza.
You can join me if you want.
OK, so first, you OK? - Fine.
- OK, that's bullshit.
I'd say the main thing I want to do is make sure you're OK.
Yeah, I'm fine, honestly.
The things they're saying about you, about your decision making, they are disgusting.
I mean, these papers I'm surprised you've only been attacked once, the resentment they're stirring up.
Yeah, I don't need your outrage.
- Sorry? - I'm sure it feels necessary for you.
It doesn't for me.
Thirty-year veteran in social services, remember? They can punch me, spit at me all they want.
I've had worse, and I probably read the same papers as the woman that attacked me.
Guardian never did much for me, so I don't need your sympathy or your outrage.
I want help.
I'm here for help.
What are you after? Wrongful dismissal? I haven't been dismissed, so I'm going to go now.
What? Why? What, you read the fucking Daily Mail about me, - but you haven't read my file? - I have read your file.
Then don't ask me what I want! I want my job back.
And don't ask me whether I've been dismissed or not, because it will piss me off! - Shall we start again? - And if you're chewing gum, can you please spit it out? I don't put up with that from my kids, and I won't put up with it from you either.
I don't want to listen to you chewing.
You have legal training, I've been led to understand.
I spent four years as a lawyer before joining the USC.
Do I have any chance of preventing them dismissing me? - You're asking the wrong question.
- Good, what's the right question? How do you prevent yourself being struck off the register? - Sorry? - I have read your file and think that they, the HCPC, have a position on negligence.
- I wasn't negligent.
- They'll say you led a nine-year-old girl into the family home of a violent ex con.
- They were estranged.
- And the foster parents are claiming undue pressure - was being brought upon them to consent.
- They say now.
Maybe they were too afraid to say then.
So here's what I recommend.
You resign, you issue a formal apology, you take your share of the blame but explain that you did so in the interest of Kiri's cultural needs.
We have a contact at The Guardian who will do an interview with you.
You preserve your pension, you prevent HCPC stopping you practice ever again.
Leave my job? I'm sorry, Miriam.
It's the only way as I see it.
We don't have long.
We have a car coming in half an hour.
Oh, yes, BBC News, isn't it? It's a pre-record, so we can get home at a decent time.
Now I'm just here to keep you updated.
- You found him? - No.
But it's probably worth making clear that he's not our sole focus.
We're still looking into sexual predators in the area, for instance.
Paedophiles? - She wasn't touched.
- No, that's something to be crossed off our list.
- Of course.
- Now, that day, you were at work, Jim.
That man took our daughter.
He had her.
You should be putting all efforts into finding him.
- We are.
- Then why are you here? DC Thompson gave me notes on the chats he had with you both, and I'm just verifying things.
Jim, your partner, Dave, has corroborated your account.
And you were at home, Alice.
You were off sick? Did you come here to update us on the case or to interview us? Why were you off sick? It's a stress condition.
Can you be more specific than that? I can get you a doctor's note if you like.
Well, actually, that would be useful.
But more concerning to us is Simon.
He initially said he was at school.
And subsequently, we've discovered that he wasn't.
Do you have any idea where he might have been? I don't understand this.
Just a sense is fine.
- You are fucking kidding me.
- Allie Paedophiles? She's looking into paedophiles? She should be looking for him.
How hard is it to find one man? His face is on the front of every newspaper.
Which is why he will turn up.
Not if you're not looking properly.
He murdered my daughter, our daughter Can't even call her our daughter.
BUZZER - Hello? - Is Greg there? - Greg isn't here.
- Can I come in any way, to wait for him? Have you been here before? And maybe, if you wouldn't mind, I could use your bathroom to wash my face? - Hey! Hey! Get out of here! - Oi! Oi! - What the fuck are you doing?! - Hey! You can't open the doors! Close the fucking door! Hey, come back! Oi! Hey! It's OK, Gloria.
Hello, Dad.
You can say something.
What are you going to say? When did you last shower? I wasn't expecting that.
It's a good question.
I don't know.
- You look sick.
- Just tired.
Surprised and tired.
Everyone's looking for me, and it's you that finds rne.
Who else would look here? There's no drugs, Dad.
You won't find no drugs here.
But it's OK for you to want to look.
- Feel good to be back? - No.
London Town.
London Town.
My dad's back in London Town.
You like where you are now? - Yes.
- Where no-one knows what you were.
And what was I? My dad.
The man who keeps remaking himself.
The kid from the sticks who became a boxer.
The boxer who became a doctor.
The Nigerian who became an Englishman.
The doctor who became a union rep.
And the union rep who became a dad.
The dad who became disappointed.
The disappointed man who became scared.
The scared man who became fucked up and the fucked-up man who ran away.
My boy who speaks so beautifully, - and this is what you become? - I'm good with what I am.
- How you doing? - You are not good with what you are.
Yeah? And how the fuck would you know what I feel? You won't visit a prison, but you will visit a brothel.
Well I did.
Come on, let's go.
- Get the fuck off me! - I am taking you to the police.
Question: why are you here and not them? Why didn't you tell the police where they can find me? Because I wanted to find you.
So you can look like a decent man? - Ah! - Do not disrespect me! THEY GROAN AND GASP THEY PANT HEAVILY Fuck! I hate being back in this place! When your mother died No, don't, Dad.
When your mother died, I decided - you were the only important thing.
- I know.
You kept telling me.
Every night, we'd work together on your homework.
I decided we'd spend every weekend together.
We went out on adventures to see the Thames Barrier, - to see the sea.
- The fucking Thames Barrier! And then you, this thing, you changed.
You became this mean, aggressive You make it sound like it had nothing to do with you.
The fucking Thames Barrier.
We were encouraged to apply to take her into our care.
Did you know that? Kiri.
Rochelle said yes, we must.
I said no, we cannot.
I could not.
I did not trust myself to do it wrong again.
You should've took her.
I know that now.
I didn't kill her.
She was alive when you stole her from my house.
When she left me, she was alive too.
- When she left you? - When I lost her.
When you lost her? Just ffft!, gone, just like that.
We were having an OK time.
I thought she wanted to go on the swings, but she didn't, so we just walked about, talking.
She said she was worried about losing her name.
Her name mattered, Dad.
- No.
- And I said we could put a stop to it - the adoption.
- No.
I was trying to get her back, Dad.
I deserved another chance.
But then, then she got all upset, you see? She said I was disappointed in her and she got upset and she ran off.
This is This is HE SOBS It's OK.
It's OK! It's OK.
I'll get you a water.
How did sh The papers don't say.
How did she die? She was strangled.
You think I could have done that? Me? With my hands? My own daughter? You think I want to believe that? I remember Mum's death too.
And that trip you built up to the Thames Barrier.
You had a girlfriend with you.
And you were pissed! And then there were all the times I found you here, so don't go getting all HE SOBS Fucking hell! You think I could have done that to her? Come on, we're going.
Where? To the police.
I'll tell them the truth.
Maybe that'll help them catch who did it.
I didn't know her too good, but I loved her.
I hope people understand that.
I'm sure they do.
But culturally, it seems Kiri having access to her heritage - I took her cultural heritage very seriously.
- We both did.
Could I ask about claims that the social workers involved in this case may have been, as some have said, anti-white? I don't want to use those terms.
All I want is my child's killer caught and brought to justice.
That's all we've got now.
DOORBELL RINGS YELLING If you want me to go, I will.
You'll have no trouble.
Get in.
Should we ring Alan? Who is Alan? He, uh, he's the police's PR guy.
He's advising us on how to, urn deal with all this.
Did you do this deliberately? To get on the news? Did you come here deliberately? I found my son.
He's volunteering himself to the police to answer their questions.
Well, thank you for letting us know.
He says he did not do it.
We will see.
- Well, if that's all we can help you with - Alice.
I know how complicated this all is.
I came to tell you what I know, so we might work together as a team.
I don't understand what he's saying.
I've been told that when they release the body it will be to me.
Did you know that? What's that got to do with anything? I would like to suggest that we work together on the funeral arrangements.
- No.
- I am a Christian.
- I recognise that you might not share my faith.
- We're atheists.
So, I think that you should have the service you need, the service that celebrates her.
Have the wake, you need.
But when I bury her in the church grounds, it will be my priest that does so.
- That won't work for us.
- I am next of kin.
- She wasn't even raised as a Christian.
- She was born a Christian, so maybe I trust that I know what I'm doing.
Well, she was reborn here.
- You people - Alice! You Christians believe in rebirth.
Well, she was born here, not as a Christian.
- I understand your pain.
- Oh, do you? Do you? And did you love her? You saw her once a month.
Do you think that was enough to love her? I saw her every day.
I loved her every day.
You're Christian.
You call yourself a Christian? If it wasn't for looking racist And I hate, by the way, that this has become about race.
- Alice, please! - It was never about race.
It was just about a little girl that I loved.
And if wasn't for racism, I'd tell people exactly what I thought of you! Don't you dare say anything to the press as you leave! Mr Akindele! He's coming out.
Mr Akindele, what were you talking about? Mr Akindele, do you know where your son is? Mr Akindele, do you know anything about Kiri? REPORTERS CLAMOURING - I found Nate.
- How? Where? It is possible he did not do it.
- Um, Mr Akindele - I'm not asking you to dismiss the possibility.
I have not.
I'm asking you to consider other possibilities.
He's prepared to come in willingly.
Will you tell me where he is? - Where are you from? - You've asked me this.
- Where are your parents from? - I grew up in care.
Do you think that makes you the most clear-minded person - to take on this case? - Well, thankfully, that's not your decision to make.
Tell me where he is, and we'll go and get him.
I want to bring him to you, but you are not understanding me! No, you're not understanding me! You allowed illegal contact between your son and his daughter.
That is a crime! HE SIGHS Give me time to let him have a shower, some food and I will bring him here to you.
I trust you Detective Inspector.
I hope you can trust me back.
Warning, contaminated meat, please keep well back.
Well It's the designated smoking spot, so I have no choice.
Then I will keep schtum.
And we can enjoy our cigarettes in peace, and contemplation, and joy.
I didn't actually know you smoked.
That's because I gave up 22 years ago.
Found a baby with cigarette burns all over his body.
Really put me off for a bit.
- Sure.
- But you know, whilst occasionally, when I draw in, occasionally, I taste cooking flesh.
Mostly I just get the pleasant sensation of impending cancer.
- Where's Jessie? - I ate Jessie.
as a way of expressing my love.
Made me feel a whole tonne better.
Served him with potatoes and a crisp green salad.
He's at the vet.
Dying, probably.
I'm sorry.
Think he's dying, yeah.
Timing could be better, got to be said.
I am on your side you know.
I didn't know there were sides.
I mean it.
So do I.
If there are sides, do you think I could swap sides, because I hate this fucking side.
Scares the shit out of me.
There's two investigations now.
A serious case review, and now they want to call a public inquiry about whether best practice was used.
Three actually.
HCPC disciplinary about whether I'm fit to be a social servant.
- Oh, fuck the HCPC.
- Oh, my thoughts exactly.
Fuck you all.
You know, they're saying this all this, it might be used as a means to tighten the adoption rules.
Tighten them how? Making it harder for birth families to have contact.
Unless they're white.
Fuck's sake, Miriam.
Miriam? Miriam, where are you going!? We were supposed to be doing the handover.
Why has all this become my responsibility? Why have you people all become my responsibility!? And why'd the fucking adoption rules become my responsibility!? I mean, is that fair? Don't feel fair! It's not fucking fair.
- Miriam! - Miriam! Miriam! Miriam, are you going to resign? Can you move? Please? REPORTERS CLAMOURING Miriam, are you going to resign? Right.
Noâ€"one wants me to talk to you, because noâ€"one wants me to say it.
What I did was right.
Not by me, or my bosses, or Alice and Jim Warner, but by Kiri.
I did the right thing by a little girl who deserved to know where she came from! Who deserved access to a home where people look like her.
Where she could see a future, everything she could grow up to be! Cos do you think they were going to show her that!? Do you think anyone would have offered her anything other than kindness, packaged in pale skin and straight hair, and Christmas in a church with a blue-eyed Jesus, and Christmas paper wrapping up a blue-eyed doll? I love my job.
And loving what you do means doing it to the best of your ability always.
And that is what I was trying to do for Kiri, a little girl, being raised in a world where she is already considered other! And when you have a family who love a child, and want to see a child, and pass all compliance with our laws, you let them fucking see the child! Cos why not!? Would you make the same decision again, Miriam? - Is it true that you were attacked? - Have you had anything to drink today? Miriam, come back and talk to us! Miriam! We need to say grace.
KNOCK ON DOOR Hey, I said I'll bring him to you.
He was volunteering himself up.
Mr Akindele, this is safest for everyone concerned.
- Now, is Nathaniel here? - You will not enter my house.
- Step aside.
- I would rather do this with your consent.
- Police! Police, stay back.
- Police! - Stop therel Stay there! - Nathaniel! Calm down.
Nathaniel! We were bringing him to you! We were bringing him to you! - Nathaniel! - Nathaniel Akindele, we're arresting you for the murder of your daughter, Kiri.
- No! - You do not have to say anything, but it may harm your defence - if you do not mention when questioned - We were coming to you! - something that you later.
- He was coming to answer your questions! - Anything you do say may be given in evidence.
- This is not right! It's not right! Nathaniel! Nathaniel! Nathaniel! Nathaniel! We were bringing him to you! We were coming to you.
We're planning a re-enactment.
The details of Kiri's day are becoming more complicated.
But if he didn't do it, - who did? - I see your face nowhere, Tobi.
- Let us help you.
- I do not need this help, - and I did not ask for it.
- Do you know how fucking stupid you are!? I followed you.
I could've been anyone.
- I'm sorry, Miriam.
- I was always very discreet.
I don't think it affected me, my judgement.
It's OK to not be sure.
That's better than being sure I did it.
I'll never forgive myself, and I'll never forgive you!