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Series 3, Episode 8

The baby son of rock star and popular icon Riff is kidnapped during a party. Oliver Mace, chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee, insists MI5 are drawn into a high-profile investigation - the Government feels the child's recovery is vital to national security.

Adam

The team find themselves immersed in the drug-fuelled and self-obsessed world of a so-called glamorous couple; Riff and his wife, model Miss B. The truth is they are hanging on to their fast-fading success by a thread and Riff was only recently knighted so the Government could attempt to look 'cool'.

Meanwhile, Government Minister John Sylvester calls on old friend Harry. He's attacked his mistress after she threatened to do a kiss-and-tell. The woman turns up dead and Harry forces him to sign a resignation letter. Mace intercepts the letter and persuades Sylvester that the salacious story will be buried amongst the bigger news that Riff's baby has been found. The Government will not be allowed to fall because of this.

Riff

Fiona is sent in to Riff's house undercover and ingratiates herself into Miss B's life by taking copious amounts of cocaine with her, despite Malcolm providing her with a fake substitute. Adam demands she is pulled out but Harry considers her an operational asset.

Miss B's reluctance to allow MI5 bugging devices and phone taps in her house make the team suspicious. And the woman who distracted the baby's security guard on the the night of the kidnap has been identified - she's an associate of Ponti - known heroin smuggler and ex-road manager to Riff.

Miss B

The case against Miss B is looking strong but then the operation takes a horrific turn. The baby has been found dead just yards from the house. Could Miss B be involved in the death of her own son? To make matters worse, the story's all over the papers - released by the Downing Street press office.

Back at the house, Miss B admits all to Fiona. She planned the kidnapping in order to get much-needed publicity for herself and Riff. The baby died accidently during the kidnapping and now Ponti, the 'kidnapper', is blackmailing her.

Fiona

Riff is devastasted to find out the truth and in a frenzy of drugs, alcohol and grief, the situation escalates. He stabs Ponti and Miss B. Fiona reveals her true identity and Riff knocks her out. The team arrive on the scene, but it is too late - Riff shoots himself. The subsequent press story is run as 'Stars Suicide Pact'....

Meanwhile, Sylvester resigns, citing a desire to 'spend more time with his family'. But the team aren't done. Harry and Adam instruct the tabloids to break the real story of Sylvester at an appropriate time in the near future, say during the next election...?

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