8:30pm – Friday, April 1 on ABC1
Fintan Macentee, a former Irish dissident says he was lying when in 1983 he took responsibility for the kidnapping of an arms manufacturer’s daughter, 18-year-old Barbara Linden-Warner.
Barbara’s mother and her brother Michael reveal that Barbara went missing after an argument with her boyfriend Gregory Hampton. Hampton, now happily married for over twenty years to another of Barbara’s set, Amy, says he proposed to Barbara that night and she turned him down.
The family received a ransom note, and then a second one 48 hours later demanding �10,000, which Barbara’s father Sir Kenneth paid. When she wasn’t returned, the police were called in. The UCOS team speculates that Sir Kenneth’s defence-based business interests may have made Barbara a target.
Meanwhile, Sir Kenneth’s former assistant tells of Michael’s troubled and rebellious youth, including being charged with affray during a pub riot. It’s revealed that Fintan was there as well, and that he and Michael shared a flat at the time of the kidnapping.
Michael admits that after Barbara went missing, Fintan leapt at the chance to make a name for himself by claiming responsibility, and to make a bit of money, and that he was happy to go along.
Then the team discovers that the present Mrs. Hampton and Barbara were best friends – such good friends that Amy apparently disapproved of Barbara’s relationship with Greg and was very vocal about it.
Meanwhile, Pullman seems reluctant to go to her school reunion…