- 1. They're ready now.
- 2. Perhaps we could begin with
your earliest recollections
- 3. of the events of last May.
- 4. Well, I first got involved on the 15th.
- 5. Could you move the microphone
a little closer?
- 6. Here?
- 7. I first got involved on the 15th.
- 8. Chancellor Tom Pickering has defended
- 9. the government's stance
on disability benefits
- 10. as outrage over the death of so-called
"Wheelchair Martyr" Gwen Marbury grows.
- 11. More than 20,000 people
have signed a petition
- 12. demanding the sacking
of newspaper columnist Jo Powers
- 13. following her controversial article
about Gwen Marbury.
- 14. Conservationists have announced
- 15. The Siberian crane has died out
- 16. following an unprecedented reduction
in its wetland habitat.
- 17. And the honeybee-mimicking drone insects
known as ADIs
- 18. have been activated
for their second summer.
- 19. Hope you're ashamed of yourself.
- 20. - Bitch.
- Pleasure's all mine.
- 21. Yo Powers?
- 22. Jo Powers.
- 23. Whatever's in there, will it detonate?
- 24. That's from bakery. For you.
- 25. - Thank you.
- Thank you.
- 26. Hello, darling!
- 27. Creative, your well-wishers.
- 28. Don't eat it.
- 29. It's a cake. That's its job.
- 30. I'm going to have a bath.
- 31. Ah!
- 32. Grammy-award-winning
rapper Tusk is still with us.
- 33. Now, Tusk,
there are loads of online videos
- 34. of people trying to emulate you,
- 35. but this is our favourite.
Take a look at this.
- 36. It's a young chap called Aaron Sheen.
He's nine years old.
- 37. That is one goofy-looking kid.
- 38. - Not a good dancer.
- 39. He's nine years old!
Come on, he's a pretty good dancer.
- 40. That young motherfucker can't dance
- 41. He should probably just give up
- 42. Don't hate on me for keeping it real.
- 43. That's a goofy little motherfucker,
and he can't dance for shit.
- 44. He is a big fan, Tusk.
- 45. Don't hate on your boy.
- 46. Everybody's got to start somewhere.
- 47. Start somewhere?
I looked better than that—
- 48. - DCI Parke?
- No press.
- 49. No, I'm not press. Um... TDC Blue Colson.
I'm your shadow.
- 50. My shadow? They said—
- 51. Sorry. Call me Karin.
- 52. - Did you say your name was...?
- 53. - B-l-u-e, Blue?
- Yeah. It's not a nickname.
- 54. - My dad liked the sound of it.
- 55. - Seen a body before?
- A couple.
- 56. - On video, I mean.
- 57. This is Blue. She's my shadow.
- 58. - DS Nick Shelton.
- What've we got?
- 59. - Jo Powers.
- As in...
- 60. As in actual Jo Powers.
- 61. Saw something she wrote the other day
about the wheelchair woman.
- 62. Clickbait piece. Pissed people off.
- 63. That article was fucking horrendous.
Even I signed the petition.
- 64. To get her sacked.
- 65. Come on.
- 66. Neighbours heard her screaming
and called it in.
- 67. Hell of a struggle.
- 68. Anyone else at home?
- 69. Husband. Found slashed across the stomach.
- 70. - By her?
- Don't know.
- 71. He was unconscious.
They've taken him to St. Columbus.
- 72. Her mentions are still pouring in.
- 73. Restraining bolt's in place.
- 74. - No other points of entry?
- No. But the outside's ringed with CCTV.
- 75. - We got the code for the cams?
- 76. Okay, then. Check the recordings.
Bag that, send it to Toxicology.
- 77. Full autop for her, and we question
the husband as soon as he wakes up.
- 78. Come on.
- 79. - You think it's the husband?
- I'm keeping options open.
- 80. Cutting the throat, that's unusual.
- 81. - But you do think he did it?
- Don't know anything yet.
- 82. These things are almost always
either drink, drugs or domestic.
- 83. It is how it is.
- 84. - You driving home?
- No licence. Never passed.
- 85. I'm sort of waiting for driverless
to go mainstream.
- 86. - Get in.
- No, honestly, I'll get the Tube.
- 87. - Get in.
- Oh. Okay.
- 88. - So you were in Tech Crime?
- Digital Forensics. Computer murk.
- 89. What happened,
you get bored of it?
- 90. Not exactly. You've seen
what people tuck away on these.
- 91. Schemes and kill lists, kiddy porn.
It's not boring.
- 92. I'm old enough to remember
when they walked around with that stuff
- 93. just tucked away in their heads.
- 94. Right. But now they can't help but
entrusting it to their little companions.
- 95. These things absorb who we are.
They know everything about us.
- 96. If it's interesting,
why leave Forensics?
- 97. The Rannoch case.
- 98. - Ian Rannoch?
- The child killings, yeah.
- 99. I was the one
who cracked his souvenir folder.
- 100. - So you saw those pictures?
- 101. And the videos too. Saw them all.
- 102. You see something like that,
it changes you.
- 103. You either get defeated or you think—
- 104. You think, "Fuck me!
I've got to help stop that shit."
- 105. Yeah.
- 106. - I mean, out here in the field—
- What fucking field?
- 107. You know what I mean.
Out here in the real world,
- 108. you can genuinely prevent stuff,
- 109. You are young.
- 110. Maybe you're old?
- 111. Steady.
- 112. Thanks.
- 113. - See you tomorrow.
- Yes, boss.
- 114. Jo Powers has been found
dead at her home in West London.
- 115. The veteran columnist had been
at the centre of controversy
- 116. over an article she'd written about
disability rights activist Gwen Marbury.
- 117. The police have yet to confirm the cause—
- 118. It's just the first floor,
first door on the...
- 119. - Starting early?
- I asked Nick to show me the CCTV.
- 120. - Oh, yeah?
- 121. No one came in or out.
Just Jo and her husband all evening.
- 122. - And that one there?
- Rear patio.
- 123. - Bust for months by the looks of it.
- Someone could've come in through there.
- 124. They'd have to climb the fence,
make it in and out,
- 125. knowing the camera wasn't working,
- 126. but yeah, could have happened. Technically.
- 127. Okay, sorry.
- 128. You're keen to help.
- 129. - She just asked!
- 130. Um... So...
- 131. I'm collating every threat
or insult levelled at Jo Powers
- 132. over the previous 48 hours.
- 133. Say it is the husband.
That's a coincidence, isn't it?
- 134. Not really.
You've got everyone throwing a shit fit.
- 135. Stress levels in that household
would've been through the roof.
- 136. That Internet stuff
drifts off like weather.
- 137. It's half hate. They don't mean it.
The hate in a marriage, that's in 3D.
- 138. That's had work put into it.
- 139. - Yeah. I'm divorced.
- 140. Husband's up and talking.
You're gonna love his alibi.
- 141. I heard Jo screaming from upstairs.
- 142. And when I ran in, she was walking
'round the room, stumbling.
- 143. She was clutching— She was clutching
her head as if she was in pain.
- 144. And then for a moment, she stopped.
- 145. And then it was like a seizure, she was...
- 146. thrashing... clawing at her own skin.
- 147. And she turned...
- 148. She smashed her head...
onto the desk, hard.
- 149. Then she— she pushed me over.
- 150. That must've been when the bottle smashed.
- 151. Then she picked it up,
and she started cutting herself.
- 152. Here. She was gouging.
- 153. I tried to stop her.
- 154. But she did this.
- 155. Then she cut her throat.
- 156. I tried to stop her.
- 157. She cut her own throat with the glass!
- 158. Mutilated and then killed herself
for no apparent reason?
- 159. I'd say the odds are against that.
- 160. He said it was like
she was having a seizure.
- 161. Maybe there was something in the cake.
- 162. - The cake?
- It had "fucking bitch" iced on it.
- 163. - Could've been something in it.
- Like a drug?
- 164. - I don't know.
- That makes people kill themselves?
- 165. He was sort of convincing.
- 166. - He just doesn't seem the—
- Don't say "the type."
- 167. He's ordinary. That is the type.
- 168. What, so he bounced her head off the desk?
- 169. - Blue.
- Held her steady enough—
- 170. - Blue.
- 171. - Toxicology are looking at the cake.
- 172. Meantime, let's drop in
on the person that sent it.
- 173. Got the name this morning.
- 174. - You don't need to patronize me.
- We're doing what you want.
- 175. - Following another lead.
- That you think is a waste of time.
- 176. Picking along dead ends just
to prove they're dead ends,
- 177. that's most of the job.
- 178. I'm not saying it's a waste of time.
- 179. you haven't had a chance
to get bored of reality yet.
- 180. Okay, that was patronizing.
- 181. - Is this who sent the cake?
- 182. - Have we checked her social feeds?
- I don't know.
- 183. "Death to Jo Powers."
She posted that on Monday morning.
- 184. The bakery said that they're
not meant to do obscenities,
- 185. so I said it was for my sister,
like just a joke thing,
- 186. and they agreed, so...
- 187. Not cheap, their cakes.
With delivery, it was what, 80 quid?
- 188. Um...
Well, I didn't pay for it all myself.
- 189. - We all put a pound in each.
- 190. Yeah. I'm on a mums and carers
- 191. I held a sort of whip-round.
- 192. - You crowd-sourced the money?
- Yeah, if you like.
- 193. From 80 other people?
- 194. Look, I'm not...
- 195. I'm not being funny, okay?
I know she is dead.
- 196. But did you read what she had written?
- 197. How much do you think she got paid
for spouting that horrible shit?
- 198. I don't know.
- 199. - I was just using my freedom of speech.
- To send a threatening message.
- 200. It was funny, okay?
- 201. And I can see if I'd done it myself,
then that would be a bit weird,
- 202. but I'm not mental.
- 203. You wished she was dead.
- 204. Well, uh...
- 205. No, no, I didn't.
- 206. - "Death to Jo Powers."
- That's just...
- 207. It's a— a hashtag game, you know,
like "Death to..."
- 208. You insert the name
of someone who's being an arsehole.
- 209. It's not... real. It's a joke thing.
- 210. And who started it? The hashtag?
- 211. I don't know. I don't know.
I saw it somewhere.
- 212. Excuse us a moment.
- 213. Toxicology say the cake's clean.
- 214. They also said:
"Thanks, it was delicious."
- 215. We'll give her a caution.
Offensive Communications Act.
- 216. - Does that cover cakes?
- As far as she's concerned, it does.
- 217. What about the others who chipped in?
Are you going to tell them off, too?
- 218. - I didn't do anything.
- Start a thread about it.
- 219. Hospital's discharging the husband
- 220. We'll bring him in for questioning.
- 221. Blue? We're arresting the husband.
Don't wallow in that.
- 222. The Internet will be pissed off
with someone else today.
- 223. Tusk.
- 224. Everyone's pissed off with Tusk
'cause of that thing with the kid.
- 225. He's catching a shit storm
on social media.
- 226. - Liza will be organising the cake now.
- 227. - See you tomorrow.
- See you.
- 228. Where my ladies at?
- 229. - Yo! Good show.
- Yeah, that's a good show, brother.
- 230. - I'm feeling my shit.
- You want some of that?
- 231. - What you smoking?
- Good shit, boy.
- 232. A'ight.
- 233. Damn!
- 234. Eyes on, eyes on, eyes on.
- 235. Don't stress. It's legal here.
- 236. Pfft! Keep forgetting.
Welcome to Europe, I guess.
- 237. - Kinda takes the joy out of it.
- Tell me about it.
- 238. Careful! You break it, you pay for it.
- 239. Always doing some bullshit.
- 240. Tusk? Tusk?
- 241. Yo, yo! We need some help over here!
- 242. - I got you.
- Get it out! Get it out! Get it out!
- 243. Call an ambulance!
- 244. Commencing.
- 245. - Did he say what it is?
- 246. - Good morning.
- 247. She's in here.
- 248. So I go in,
- 249. and there's not just the wound
from the glass.
- 250. There's a hole. Dug in.
A bore hole, like a tiny tunnel.
- 251. So I follow it, you know,
how deep does it go?
- 252. It goes all the way from her ear canal
to deep in her brain.
- 253. Where I find this.
- 254. Nestled right in there. Looks quite cosy.
- 255. - It's one of those bee things.
- An ADI.
- 256. An Autonomous Drone Insect
from the Granular Project.
- 257. - How did it get in there?
- I'd say it burrowed in.
- 258. - Fuck me.
- That's not the worst part.
- 259. It crawled right through
her dorsal posterior insula,
- 260. which is basically
the brain's pain centre.
- 261. You're talking agony off the scale.
- 262. - You'd do anything to make it stop.
- Even cut your own throat.
- 263. - Good afternoon.
- DCI Parke.
- 264. - TDC Blue Colson.
- Okay. Thank you.
- 265. They're so fucking fancy-looking,
- 266. - Billions on branding.
- Well, they can afford it.
- 267. The whole ADI project's pretty much
bankrolled by the government.
- 268. It's why so many people
are paranoid about it.
- 269. Let me guess,
this is some people on the Internet?
- 270. They reckon the government
uses the bees to spy on us.
- 271. There's a schizophrenic world view.
- 272. Jesus, I didn't expect to find myself
living in the future,
- 273. but here I fucking well am.
- 274. - Karin Parke?
- 275. Vanessa Dahl.
- 276. Please. Follow me.
- 277. You're after information
on our Project Swarm ADIs?
- 278. That's right.
- 279. Any particular reason?
- 280. Yes.
- 281. Rasmus.
- 282. Rasmus Sjoberg.
- 283. - He heads Swarm.
- Nice to meet you.
- 284. - Hi.
- 285. - Nice greenhouse.
- 286. So, your bees, your ADIs,
talk me through them.
- 287. Colony Collapse Disorder.
We still don't know what's behind it.
- 288. Bees themselves were virtually extinct
- 289. so what our ADIs do
is effectively stand in for them.
- 290. They're solar powered.
They don't need nectar.
- 291. but they pollinate flowers the same way.
- 292. They crawl inside,
pollen sticks to their legs
- 293. and gets brushed off
the next flower they visit.
- 294. - Can they make honey?
- Uh... No.
- 295. I was joking.
- 296. How do they know
where the flowers even are? I mean...
- 297. Well, they have a sensor.
- 298. Like a... camera?
- 299. No. Just a basic visual sensor.
- 300. You see,
they need rudimentary pattern recognition
- 301. in order to locate compatible flora
- 302. - They navigate?
- 303. You don't... I don't know... steer them?
- 304. They're autonomous.
That's right, isn't it?
- 305. They make their own decisions.
They look after themselves.
- 306. Yes. You see, the ADIs
cover the whole of the UK.
- 307. We couldn't command each one
- 308. It's just not logistically possible.
- 309. No. We simply
set the behaviour and leave them to it.
- 310. They even construct these hives
- 311. They reproduce...
- 312. - They reproduce?
- Yes. Each hive is a replication point.
- 313. - It's like a 3D printer, basically.
- 314. They create duplicates of themselves,
- 315. create more hives
and spread out exponentially.
- 316. - Cover the country.
- Maybe you should work here.
- 317. Yeah, well, I read up on it.
- 318. It is. It's just a shame it's necessary.
- 319. The alternative would have been
- 320. Bees were dying out.
- 321. So, what is it that brings you here?
- 322. We think one of your ADIs
may be involved in an unexplained death.
- 323. Sorry? A death?
- 324. Uh-huh.
- 325. Thank you.
- 326. Yeah. It's one of ours.
But, look, these are not designed to...
- 327. Kill people? I'd hope not.
Could it have malfunctioned somehow?
- 328. No. I mean, when they do malfunction...
- 329. It happens, but then they just break,
they just hit the ground.
- 330. What if someone hacked one and then
they found a way of controlling it?
- 331. That's impossible.
- 332. You see,
it's got military-grade encryption,
- 333. and you would need a diagnostic
controller, which is also encrypted.
- 334. So I would say the likelihood is—
- 335. I don't know what he's saying,
but it's not the same as "impossible."
- 336. This is every hive we have online.
- 337. See...
- 338. These are the hives in the building here.
- 339. - How many bees per hive?
- Around 4,000.
- 340. - It's like air traffic control.
- 341. Is that the search input?
- 342. - Yeah, but, uh... you'd need...
- 343. Jo Powers' postcode.
- 344. Is that who this is about?
- 345. - You said you get some malfunctions?
- A fair few, yes.
- 346. They smack into a car or something.
We even had people trap them.
- 347. You know, put them in the microwave
for YouTube videos.
- 348. And this logs
any that drop off the system?
- 349. Logs everything, yes.
- 350. Did you lose any around here
on Monday evening?
- 351. Well, I can check.
- 352. Just one. Went out at 1903 hours.
Here, I can replay.
- 353. There.
- 354. - That's odd.
- What's odd?
- 355. When they pass between hives,
- 356. they switch from one jurisdiction
- 357. - It's, you know, like a...
- It's like a phone between cell masts?
- 358. Exactly. It tried to do that,
but there was nothing to switch to.
- 359. Unless someone spoofed a hive and then
they've used that to commandeer your ADI.
- 360. No, you would need
a diagnostic controller to do that.
- 361. What's the range on one of those?
- 362. Ten, 20 metres, perhaps.
- 363. So whoever was controlling it would have
to be no more than 20 metres away.
- 364. - Outside the house.
- Yeah. Sitting in a car, even.
- 365. - Can you trace back who did this?
- Yes. I-I'm already trying to do that.
- 366. Uh...
- 367. You know what? Uh...
It would be easier without an audience.
- 368. Okay.
- 369. You two swap numbers,
keep a line of communication.
- 370. Can you shut the whole thing down
if need be... hypothetically speaking?
- 371. Even a short stoppage
would damage the ecosystem,
- 372. and we'd need approval
from the Department of the Environment.
- 373. We'll need a list of any Granular staff
that had access to that system,
- 374. past or present.
- 375. Some were government employees.
- 376. Use a different font for those
if it helps.
- 377. Bye.
- 378. Nick, that's a set
of Granular personnel records.
- 379. Root out anyone interesting.
- 380. Maybe not just one.
Could be a group involved.
- 381. Technically we should refer this up
to the NCA,
- 382. but there's no fucking way
they're taking this off me.
- 383. The NCA already knows about it.
- 384. What?
- 385. DCI Karin Parke?
- 386. - Yes.
- Shaun Li, National Crime Agency.
- 387. How come you're here?
- 388. There's been more than one.
- 389. This is Tusk, last night.
- 390. - Shit.
- They thought it was a fit.
- 391. Took him to the hospital.
- 392. He had to be anaesthetised
to stop him mutilating himself.
- 393. X-ray seemed to indicate some kind
of plaque or tumour in his brain
- 394. so they popped him in the MRI.
- 395. Yeah. Basically one big magnet.
- 396. Tore it right out of his head,
through the eye socket.
- 397. Battered the ADI too.
- 398. Yours is more intact
so I'm gonna need it for analysis.
- 399. It's evidence.
- 400. Two's a pattern. It knocks
any malfunction theory in the head.
- 401. - And they're similar victims.
- 402. Both in the middle of online shit storms.
- 403. Well, if you wanna kill someone,
there's a million easier ways to do it.
- 404. Pull this off and you've done it
from across the street.
- 405. No fingerprints, no DNA.
It's like wishing them dead.
- 406. Fuck.
- 407. Fuck.
- 408. Guys? Come here.
- 409. Okay, so, um... Jo Powers and Tusk,
- 410. both were being kicked around
the Internet for hours,
- 411. but in both their cases,
people were also tweeting their photos
- 412. accompanied with this hashtag: #DeathTo.
- 413. - Like our friend the teacher.
- 414. She didn't know where she'd first heard
of it, but trace it back,
- 415. and it looks like the first real use
of the hashtag was last weekend.
- 416. - By who?
- 417. Looks like, um...
- 418. Looks like identical tweets
from a set of duplicate bot accounts.
- 419. Um...
- 420. Automated. It's like spam.
- 421. This is someone trying to seed the tag,
you know? Get it out there.
- 422. It's like bait. This is someone
wanting people to pick up on it.
- 423. Check out the senders' avatar photos.
- 424. Bees. Shit.
- 425. Okay.
- 426. There's more.
- 427. So each tweet had a sort of
instruction video attached to it.
- 428. - Uh-huh.
- 429. "Game of Consequences"?
- 430. It's like an unpopularity contest.
- 431. Pick someone you don't like and if enough
other people choose the same name,
- 432. then that's who gets targeted.
- 433. Here, watch.
- 434. Game of Consequences.
- 435. - One: Pick a target.
- Oh, my God.
- 436. Post their name and photo
- 437. No.
- 438. Most popular target
will be eliminated after 5 p.m. Each day.
- 439. Game resets at midnight.
- 440. - Oh, no.
- 441. Someone's holding a public ballot,
bumping off the top person.
- 442. - Jesus, it's just mad.
- Yeah, and it's growing.
- 443. Day one. 63 people used the hashtag
on Jo Powers, okay?
- 444. On day two, 223 used it on Tusk.
- 445. - Who's using it now?
- There's— There's loads more people.
- 446. There's quite a few votes
for the Chancellor.
- 447. - Yeah.
- 448. But at number one...
- 449. is 880 people using it
on someone called Clara Meades.
- 450. - Who's she?
- Clara Meades.
- 451. Okay, um...
it looks like she was at a demo,
- 452. and she took a selfie
in front of a war memorial.
- 453. - Pretending to piss on it.
- Nice work, Clara.
- 454. Yeah, it's getting near the end
of the vote,
- 455. and her mentions are blowing up.
- 456. - Tusk isn't public knowledge yet?
- Um, no.
- 457. So people can't know the hashtag works.
They're using it to scare her.
- 458. - Yeah, but they're gonna get her killed.
- We need to get to her before five.
- 459. Yeah. Pulling her citizens details.
- 460. You're not supposed
to have access to that.
- 461. Yeah, I know. Just getting her location.
- 462. There.
- 463. Hello?
- 464. Yeah, she is.
All right, all right, hold on.
- 465. Clara!
- 466. Police. For you.
How did they get my number?
- 467. - Hello?
- Clara Meades?
- 468. This is DCI Karin Parke, Met Police.
- 469. Sorry to track you down like this,
but we think you may be in danger.
- 470. Sorry, is this a joke? Because
all this stuff I'm getting is not funny.
- 471. I'm not joking.
Stay where you are until we get there.
- 472. And keep your windows closed.
- 473. I'm setting up a perimeter.
- 474. Call Rasmus, we need him across this.
- 475. - Rasmus?
- Hi, Blue.
- 476. I'm sending you a postcode and my GPS.
- 477. I need you to monitor the area.
- 478. Track my location and see if you get
anything unusual, any rogue ADIs, yeah?
- 479. Yeah, great, good.
- 480. Look, if they come back,
- 481. I think I can catch them.
- 482. I have basically set a trap.
- 483. So if they—
if they try it again, we've got them.
- 484. - Are you Batman?
- They only just rolled them out.
- 485. This'll turn every red light
between here and there to green.
- 486. Fuck me. If this is the NCA life,
I should apply for a transfer.
- 487. Let's go.
- 488. We can take her here.
- 489. It's a safe house
for terrorist informers usually.
- 490. No target sighted.
- 491. This is a police operation!
- 492. Everybody vacate their premises now.
- 493. Please leave...
- 494. - What's that?
- Someone's trying to break in.
- 495. - Rasmus?
- I just picked up an attempted breach.
- 496. Granular, they've got a breach.
- 497. - One ADI just went offline.
- 498. - 800 metres from your location.
- That's outside our cordon.
- 499. If someone's trying to pilot it this way,
- 500. they're gonna turn 'round
the moment they see all these uniforms.
- 501. Clara Meades? I'm Karin Parke.
Did you pack a bag?
- 502. - Yeah, it's by the door.
- Right, let's go.
- 503. - Rasmus got a track on them?
- Not yet.
- 504. It's just precautionary,
and it's only for one night.
- 505. Just gotta call in.
- 506. Hi.
- 507. No, not yet.
- 508. Hopefully never. Granular are onto it.
- 509. Understood.
- 510. They housed a witness here for a while,
- 511. - Must've had kids.
- Have you got kids?
- 512. No.
- 513. No plans.
- 514. Up the stairs.
- 515. - Rasmus.
- Still nothing. I can't trace it.
- 516. At least there's an en-suite.
- 517. - Is there nothing?
- 518. Whoever it is,
they've masked their path well.
- 519. But that's not—
- 520. - Fuck.
- 521. - We just lost a whole hive.
- What does that mean?
- 522. Packed full of ADIs.
- 523. Lost them all too.
- 524. - No— Rasmus?
- There's thousands of them.
- 525. - Where?
- It's close to your location.
- 526. Rasmus, say that again.
- 527. Blue? Blue. It's close...
It's very close to you.
- 528. - Text it. Text it to me.
- Rasmus. Text it to— Shit.
- 529. Do I get to redecorate?
- 530. Hello. Hello.
- 531. No...
- 532. They've got the whole thing.
- 533. We're not in control anymore.
- 534. - They've got the whole thing.
- What are you doing?
- 535. - Fix it! Can't you fix it?
- Shut up!
- 536. Shit.
- 537. We need to go. Now. Now! Come on!
- 538. Go. Go, go, go.
- 539. What's— what's happening?
- 540. Karin...
- 541. In there! Go!
- 542. - Help me block the gap!
- Tell me what's going on!
- 543. You're scaring the shit out of me!
- 544. Oh! Fuck!
- 545. The fan! The fan!
- 546. Get it away from me!
- 547. Take your time.
- 548. I'd seen so many bodies before.
- 549. At crime scenes, in autopsies.
- 550. But I'd never seen anyone die.
- 551. And she was right there.
- 552. And can you describe the reaction
of your colleague, Miss Colson?
- 553. Blue took it hard.
- 554. Uh-huh.
- 555. I'll shut it down.
- 556. We thought this was one guy,
some Mr. Mystery in the vicinity,
- 557. hijacking one ADI
and personally controlling it.
- 558. But there were thousands of them.
- 559. - So it can't be that, right?
- 560. - One person can't fly hundreds at once.
- 561. Whoever this is,
they're controlling the whole system.
- 562. - Do you know where from?
- Could be anywhere.
- 563. You need to fucking sort this out!
- 564. How do the ADIs know who to target?
- 565. Could've found Clara the same way
you did, the identity database?
- 566. No. That just gives you the basic area.
- 567. We were in the room too,
and they only went for her.
- 568. Facial recognition.
It's got to be facial recognition.
- 569. Which means the feed from their visual
sensors, that's been accessed too.
- 570. - That's not possible.
- It's the only explanation.
- 571. Now look, the visual feed is secure
between each ADI and the hive.
- 572. - There you go.
- 573. one of the government's conditions
for backing the project...
- 574. Okay. Enough.
- 575. We had to consent to permitting
government security services
- 576. access to the visual feed at times
of quote, "increased national security."
- 577. Which is, as I understand it,
pretty much all the time.
- 578. - I wasn't happy about it.
- Your lot went along with it.
- 579. That implies a greater range
of options than your lot presented.
- 580. - So they are spying on us.
- This is all classified.
- 581. So what did you do, did you put in
a back door and route it through GCHQ?
- 582. I mean, you do CCTV, you do traffic cams.
- 583. So what don't you have
your fucking noses in?
- 584. Look, millions of those things
flying around, propping up the ecosystem?
- 585. Well, that's great, save the planet,
- 586. Government's not going
to pump billions into it
- 587. just 'cause some lab coat says so,
and it grabs 200 green votes.
- 588. They saw an opportunity to get more,
they took it.
- 589. Total nationwide surveillance.
- 590. We tracked suspects for weeks
in ways they couldn't dream of.
- 591. - We prevented bombings, mass shootings.
- By spying on the public.
- 592. And keeping them safe,
which is what they want.
- 593. Clara Meades isn't safe, though,
is she, Shaun?
- 594. Knowing what you knew,
that might've helped us,
- 595. but no,
you kept your little fucking secret.
- 596. Okay! The government's a cunt.
We knew that already.
- 597. Word's going to get out about Clara.
- 598. The public's going to wake up and find
this mental assassination game going on,
- 599. and soon we're going to have another body.
- 600. - So what do we do?
- I don't know.
- 601. We're totally locked out. Totally blind.
- 602. If I can work out how they got in,
- 603. I might be able to reverse engineer
some means of getting control back.
- 604. Do the ADIs have a command log,
- 605. - Yeah, but that's encrypted.
- I'll need the key to that.
- 606. Been through the employee files,
found some POIs.
- 607. Bring them in.
- 608. Are you sitting in on these?
- 609. I've got to be somewhere.
- 610. It's 7:15.
- 611. Three deaths have now been linked
to a hashtag circulating on social media.
- 612. Controversial journalist Jo Powers...
- 613. Good morning.
Have you posted the hashtag?
- 614. Is it real or an urban myth?
- 615. Well, thousands have been taking part,
but how culpable are they?
- 616. People are dying,
and we want to hear your thoughts.
- 617. Line seven, Liana...
- 618. This is real, this is happening...
- 619. I am happy to see her die.
- 620. It's not the hashtag killing them.
That's just a game.
- 621. Like, if you're an arsehole,
you deserve to be shamed.
- 622. Steve, line five.
- 623. Yeah, but my point is,
someone's gotta be top of the list, yeah?
- 624. So why not make it someone,
you know, who deserves it, like a racist.
- 625. With the hashtag, I've seen
celebrities, politicians, everyone.
- 626. This doesn't mean you have to sit there
encouraging people to take part.
- 627. The point is this is already happening.
- 628. And people know that they can jump on board
- 629. because nobody will ever know
if they did or didn't.
- 630. Well, let's just pause for a moment
and go back to that top five.
- 631. As we have been saying,
the Chancellor is at number one,
- 632. and I want us to think about that.
- 633. What does that tell us
about the choice of the nation?
- 634. Well, I can't say I'm surprised
that he's number one on the list.
- 635. He's been pretty unpopular
for quite a long time now.
- 636. But does that warrant
his place on this list?
- 637. I'm saying people
don't have to think too hard about it.
- 638. Now that's he's number one,
- 639. that should generate more discussions
and probably more votes.
- 640. Thanks for your time.
- 641. - No good?
- No good.
- 642. - Well, that's all fascinating...
- 643. - But when do we shut it down?
- 644. Forgive me for being sceptical
about your agency's basic competence.
- 645. - Tom.
- I'm on the fucking chopping block here.
- 646. Number one on the list.
The people's fucking choice!
- 647. Farrington's number four,
and he's a paedophile.
- 648. - Suspected paedophile.
- He did it. You know he did.
- 649. Let's just shut it down. All social media.
The whole bloody Internet, pull the plug.
- 650. Just for today,
- 651. at least until Thumbelina here
pulls his finger out
- 652. and he actually catches someone.
- 653. I wouldn't advise shutting things down.
- 654. - But it's possible? We can do that?
- The whole of social media?
- 655. - Yeah. Pull a North Korea on it.
- Well, yes, technically.
- 656. - Right, so push the off switch.
- That's not a good idea.
- 657. - No?
- Not in my opinion.
- 658. Right, okay. It's just that speaking
as a marked man, I beg to fucking differ.
- 659. If we shut it down,
you'll still be number one.
- 660. Guaranteed to be, in fact.
- 661. He's right. If we let it run on,
at least there's a few hours.
- 662. Anything could happen before five o'clock.
The vote might change.
- 663. Yeah, and it might not.
What about that report? The archive job?
- 664. From 1985, that memo about Farrington?
- 665. - That was over an unrelated matter.
- Leak it.
- 666. Tom, that would be a smear.
- 667. A head-to-toe shit smear,
I fucking hope so.
- 668. He's in his 80s. He's had his life.
Fuck him under the bus.
- 669. If I could suggest an alternative?
We move you to a safe location.
- 670. - Have you secured before five.
- Worked out well for you last night.
- 671. I'll show you.
- 672. This next one's Tess Wallender.
She was a junior.
- 673. So not much
in the way of technical skills.
- 674. - Quit Granular for personal reasons.
- Nervous exhaustion, yeah.
- 675. Worked in Human Resources
for Granular until she quit.
- 676. She took a photo of a guy on the Tube,
said he'd harassed her,
- 677. lewd comments or something.
- 678. Turned out he had a learning disability
so she caught a ton of shit on—
- 679. On social media.
- 680. - Hello. I'm DCI Karin Parke.
- 681. It was like having a whole weather system
turn against me.
- 682. Just hate message after hate message,
around the clock, all piling on.
- 683. It's hard to describe what that does
to your head.
- 684. Suddenly
there's a million invisible people,
- 685. all talking about how they despise you.
- 686. It's like a mental illness.
- 687. Fuck.
- 688. What?
- 689. Shit.
- 690. I mean, hands up, I made a mistake,
- 691. but the way people enjoyed kicking me,
that's what got to me.
- 692. The casual fun they had and, um...
- 693. I just felt I couldn't go on.
- 694. Who found you?
- 695. Um... Garrett, my flatmate.
- 696. He found me in the bath
five minutes after I'd slashed them.
- 697. I mean, it's crazy.
- 698. I'm half-conscious.
He's dragging me out of the bath,
- 699. and I'm telling him to get out,
saying, "I'm naked."
- 700. He tied towels 'round my wrists,
kept me conscious,
- 701. kept stroking my hair
till the ambulance arrived, talking to me.
- 702. Sort of weird.
- 703. I think he always had a thing for me.
- 704. And we worked at the same place so,
you know... awkward.
- 705. - He worked at Granular?
- Yeah. On the ADI thing.
- 706. - He was a real wunderkind. Ultra-smart.
- What did you say his name was?
- 707. Garrett. Garrett Scholes.
- 708. Garrett Scholes.
We need the whereabouts of a Garrett—
- 709. Scholes. We were about to tell you.
- 710. It was buried in the on-board memory
of the Jo Powers' ADI.
- 711. - What was?
- A manifesto. A 98-page manifesto.
- 712. And check this out.
There's fucking selfies in it.
- 713. So we're good to go?
- 714. Okay, that's the charge in place.
- 715. Okay. Pull back.
- 716. We're all set here.
- 717. Detonate.
- 718. So, the plan is,
we move you to an underground bunker,
- 719. knock out every hive
within a ten-mile radius.
- 720. And, what, just leave me there?
How long for?
- 721. It's a temporary measure.
- 722. How long till you take out all the hives?
- 723. There's 20,000, 30,000 of them.
That would take two years.
- 724. Two years, a victim a day.
- 725. More to the point,
the environmental impact would—
- 726. Fuck that.
- 727. Shit!
- 728. - What?
- 729. Stay back, stay back!
- 730. Get back!
- 731. Go, go, go! Get away!
- 732. For fuck's sake, move!
- 733. What's your Plan B?
- 734. He was on the original employee roster,
but we discounted him.
- 735. He left the country six months ago.
- 736. We thought we were looking
for someone nearby.
- 737. Run a full trace on him.
Everything we can find.
- 738. Lunatic with production values,
that's the worst kind.
- 739. "Thanks to the technological revolution,
- 740. we have the power to rage and accuse,
spout bile without consequence.
- 741. Only by being forced to recognize
the power technology grants us,
- 742. to acknowledge
- 743. Is it all like this?
- 744. He likens the population to insects,
says we revel in cruelty,
- 745. that it's a weakness
that should be bred out of us.
- 746. Recurrent theme is he wants people to face
the consequences of what they say and do.
- 747. - Wants to force that on them.
- The whole thing's a moral lesson?
- 748. He wanted us to find this
and spread it about.
- 749. Well, fuck him.
- 750. Fuck.
- 751. Shit.
- 752. Karin. Karin. He's messed up.
- 753. He's put this document
together himself, right?
- 754. His author name's in the metadata.
- 755. But he stripped out everything else,
- 756. so we don't know when he's written it,
- 757. Mm-hmm.
- 758. Most of the photos are clipart
off the Internet, except this one.
- 759. - The selfie.
- That's where he's screwed up.
- 760. He's taken it with his phone,
and the phone left a geotag on the image.
- 761. - So you know where he took this?
- I know precisely where.
- 762. He's here and Granular HQ is there.
- 763. - Armed police! Stay down!
- Armed police!
- 764. Armed police! Stay where you are!
Armed police! Show yourselves!
- 765. Move!
- 766. Left.
- 767. - Clear!
- 768. Clear!
- 769. Lifestyles of the rich and famous.
- 770. There. The forge.
- 771. Nice one.
- 772. Half the drives I sifted in forensics
had scorch marks on 'em.
- 773. - What do you think?
- Yeah. Looks like his toolkit.
- 774. - You can use it?
- Pretty much the key to the door.
- 775. So you can get control back?
Send the deactivation?
- 776. Well, I've got his source code.
- 777. - I should be able to bounce him out.
- Be quick.
- 778. Key to the door?
- 779. Our guy doesn't seem the type
to leave keys lying around.
- 780. Well, I'm in.
- 781. Okay. Deactivate her.
- 782. - Yeah, I need to repair permissions.
- Fucking hell.
- 783. That's weird.
- 784. What's weird?
- 785. - Time's ticking.
- That file. Wasn't there before.
- 786. - This file?
- 787. What is it?
- 788. - Blue?
- I think they're IMEI numbers.
- 789. What does that mean?
- 790. Every phone, every device
has a unique number, an IMEI number.
- 791. It tethers it to a unique user.
- 792. - Yeah.
- But I can check, just... reverse lookup.
- 793. Take it easy.
- 794. Who are these people?
- 795. I don't know.
There's 387,000 of them.
- 796. Are these IDs
your spooks have been collecting?
- 797. - No! Are you ready yet?
- Yeah, almost there.
- 798. Wait. Wait.
- 799. What was the name of that teacher?
- 800. - Liza. Liza Bahar.
- Liza Bahar.
- 801. Fuck's sake.
- 802. This is a list of everyone
who's used the hashtag.
- 803. What?
- 804. Everyone who took part
in the Game of Consequences.
- 805. They've hoovered up their ID from GCHQ
by the looks of it.
- 806. That backdoor worked both ways, it seems.
- 807. - See if I'm on there.
- 808. I posted the tag earlier
with Scholes' face.
- 809. - Just trying to get a reaction from him.
- Yeah, yeah, almost there.
- 810. Yeah, you're there.
- 811. Almost there.
- 812. Why has he collected everyone
who took part? I mean...
- 813. Okay. I'm ready.
- 814. - Shit.
- Run it now.
- 815. No. Think. He left us a trail.
- 816. - Oh, come on.
- That photo with the whereabouts,
- 817. it's too big a mistake for him.
He knew we'd do this.
- 818. - Now we're shutting it down, all right?
- And maybe that'll trigger some endgame,
- 819. something to do with that list.
- 820. What if those are his real targets?
- 821. The people on the list.
Everyone who took part.
- 822. Consequences.
- 823. The hate figures were the bait.
The players are the target.
- 824. - Run the deact command.
- Now just wait a minute, okay?
- 825. - Run it.
- 826. Yeah.
- 827. Yeah, it worked.
- 828. Sorry, but that needed doing.
- 829. - No, no, no, no, no.
- 830. No. No.
- 831. - Fuck!
- 832. Shit.
- 833. Oh, no.
- 834. There's...
- 835. We're all tragically familiar with
the rest of the events of that week.
- 836. And we need no reminding
of the sheer scale
- 837. of the loss of life that followed.
- 838. No. No, we don't.
- 839. And what became of Ms. Colson?
- 840. I think she blamed herself.
- 841. No. I know she did.
- 842. She felt she'd followed his breadcrumb
trail and sprung the whole thing.
- 843. She left the force.
- 844. I didn't hear from her.
- 845. Rang her, tried emailing, but no response.
- 846. Then, um...
- 847. About four months later,
they found her things.
- 848. On a beach.
- 849. With a note.
- 850. She killed herself?
- 851. That's the base theory, yes.
- 852. Ms Parke, I would like to commend you
- 853. for sharing your testimony and your time.
- 854. Thank you.
- 855. Thank you.
- 856. Señor.
- 857. - Gracias.