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Having previously established that a school's head teacher has disappeared, a detective conducts the first interview of her investigation. The school caretaker describes how he had overheard the head having a phone conversation the previous evening, in which he said "see you tomorrow - if I survive". The detective indicates the importance of listening, asking open questions and noting the key points while they are fresh in the memory.
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First broadcast:
23 March 1993

Classroom Ideas

This clip could be used to discuss the skills involved in recounting events and asking open questions to gain information. Useful as a stimulus for role-playing as detective and witness. Might be used to show how a story needs to move on after the opening. Could also be used as an example of a story with a familiar setting.