Beyond Mysteries

Season #1 Episode #1
Synopsis: Comedy • Drama
Genre: Drama
Original Story by: A. Bickerton

I can't believe

we're about to open our own shop!

And look at all our beautiful stock!

My wife loved Cassie glass.

I know it all ended in tears,

but we did have

seven wonderful years together.

Have you thought any more

about visiting Rory in prison?

I've thought of little else

in the past six months

and now she's coming out

in a few weeks.

But the fraud,

it was not just with the paintings.

How do I know if anything was real?

Work will be a good distraction.

Back in my old shop, it was amazing

how the most banal of objects

could bring back

the hardest of memories.

Tell me about it.

I was cleaning the cottage out

one day

and I started welling up

over a soap dish.

Here's to our new shop.

Our new shop!

Ooh, I think I've got a few of those

little madeleine cakes in the back.


Yeah, just in the...

in the corner there.

Oh, lovely.



Hello, Ellison, it's Ella. I'm sorry

to bother you on your opening day.

I just wondered if you had seen Jordan. I seem to have lost him!

Oh, I'm sorry, Ella, I haven't.

Oh, OK.

Thank you. Bye-bye.

Hello, Jill,

how wonderful to see you.

I thought the photocall

was tomorrow?

It's good to see you.

I'm just having a little scan round

the old place to plan the image.

You don't mind, do you?

No, no, not at all.

Tres bien, tres bien.

Where's Jeremy, by the way?

Business meeting.


Ooh, hello, Fred, how are you?

Excuse me for a moment.

Of course.

We have a problem.

Where's La Sa?

I've no idea.

Looks like you're going to

have to bake the cakes yourself.

Hey, do you know they've found

this super-Earth

That's catchy.

Shimmers red to blue,

like rubies and sapphires,

cos of the aluminium oxides.

Ooh. Rubies and sapphires

are the same stone, you know?


They both have identical chemical

properties, apart from the colour.

In fact, sapphires

come in a rainbow of colours,

except red.

They leave that for the ruby.

Oh, very good.

Quite the expert on rubies now,

aren't you?

Well, I've got 350,000 reasons

to be.

Is that how much you got

for that ring? I didn't want to ask.

Yeah, it is.

So, what would you have done if it

had been worth, like, millions?

I'd... I'd have probably

still come back here.



Quite the project, that.

I picked it up in a car boot sale

in Didsbury for a fiver.

Hm. Worth much now?

Er, well, late 18th century,

about two grand.

For a footstool?! SHE LAUGHS

Where's Ella and Jordan?

They're normally first to arrive

when there's free food and booze



I just saw Sally taking Jordan

into the police station.

Poor fella looked awful rough.


Was he handcuffed?

Come on, he probably just had a

few too many last night, that's all.

Ah, no, it looked

more dramatic than that.

I have a radar for drama.

You're not wrong there.

Ella, um,

I don't know how to put this,

but I've just been told

that Jordan’s been taken

into the police station.

My mother used to make cassoulet

for hangovers, when we were younger.

My Ella has a wonderful recipe

for cassoulet.

Our old friend Jeremy gave it to us.

He's at the chateau this week,

funnily enough, doing a photoshoot.

Can you tell me everything

you remember about last night?

Well, me and the boys had been

out celebrating all day,

celebrating Rachel’s birthday.

Lee had suggested fancy dress,

but under the circumstances,

thank God we didn't.

It seems I checked my voicemail

at 10.45,

which would've been just before

I got back to the boat.

The poor woman couldn't have been

lying in front of the cabin door

when I arrived,

otherwise I wouldn't have been

able to get in!


I can't remember a thing.

I am sure

there will be enough witnesses

to verify that you were not

in any condition to attack anyone.

How did she get on my boat?

From the top of the cliff.

The fall must have her.


Did she fall or was she pushed?

That is for me to find out, Jordan.

Well, that is everything for now.

Can I give you a lift home?

No! Thank you, Rachel, no, I just

don't know how Ella would react

to me coming home in a police car.


Thanks again, old chap.

Listen, if there's anything

I can do, just you let me know.

If you could just

keep this to yourself.

Yeah, that goes without saying,


Oh, no, no, no. On the house.


Thank you, Tom.

It's all right, mate,

it's only a fiver.

Once more unto the breach,

dear friends.

Once more.

The humiliation of Jean calling,

saying you had been escorted

to the police station!

I bet the whole square saw you.

Darling, listen to me.

None of that matters.

Something horrendous has happened.

I woke up on Sally this morning,

there was a dea woman

on the deck of the boat.

God, Jeremy, how awful!

Hang on.

You woke up next to a woman?

A dea woman.

I wasn't next to her.

Well, that's even worse.

How did you not know her name?

Well, how would I know her name?

Please, sweetheart!

A dea woman on our boat, how awful.

I went out drinking with the boys,

I got drunk,

I woke up with her

on the deck of the boat.

Ella said she fell off a cliff!

That's horrific.

You did say you didn't want me

to come home, so...


You wake up next to a dea woman

and it's my fault now?

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