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Unit 1: Drama: Father and Son

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Session 3

Two detectives are trying to work out the movements of Jamie Phelps and his son, who have been reported missing by wife and mother, Lucy Phelps. 

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Activity 2

Father and Son: Episode 3 - part 2

Jamie's finances

Detective Nikesh Ready is talking to Lucy Phelps about her relationship with her husband.

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Lucy
Dad, I don’t know, I’m with them now. They’re all running around. They’re bricking it…. Because they basically pat me on the head for two hours. The one in charge is a bitch…. It said, “I’m sorry, please forgive me”. It’s turned off again now. I don’t get it. Dad, I’ll call you when there’s news ok? (to Nikesh) Do you have kids?

Nikesh
A daughter, three weeks old. 

Lucy
Congratulations.

Nikesh
Ms Phelps, we have every available unit out looking for Pip and for Jamie. But… I’m sure you understand that time is not our friend, here. I need you to think, pretty hard. Is there been anything, anything at all, recently, that has given you pause for thought?

Lucy
The truth is I’ve been quite preoccupied. I’ve been preparing for a trial… I haven’t been… I don’t know, paying attention.

Nikesh
Ms Phelps, do you have access to your husband’s bank accounts?

Lucy
Of course, I mean, everything’s joint and… Jamie’s an accountant, so he manages all of our money, but I think I can get it up on my phone.

Nikesh
Could you do that now?

Lucy
Sure.

Nikesh
I’ll be back in a minute.

THE EPISODE CONTINUES IN ACTIVITY 3

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Episode 3, part 3 will be available in Activity 3.

Session Vocabulary

  • Useful words and phrases from this episode

    bricking it
    (informal) very nervous or scared

    preoccupied
    thinking about something else and not thinking about what is happening now

    accountant
    person who prepares financial records for a company or person

    prioritise
    decide the order in which to do a number of tasks so the most important ones get done first

    grand
    (informal/noun) thousand pounds