Andrew Steele

Julie Enfield Investigates

Terminus

Episodes in 'Terminus' did not use titles.

Episode 1

Busy between caring for her elderly and cantankerous father, Julie Enfield is called in to lead an investigation in a murder victim found tied to the railway line leading into a train terminus. The face is heavily disfigured by the collision with the train, as well as having had identifying features removed while the victim was still alive. Conducting a joint investigation with the transport police, who believe it to be a simple case of a drug user getting on the wrong side of his supplier, Enfield wonders about a lucky charm that was found on the person. The team have to find out what the train driver has to hide when he lies about seeing someone in the vicinity of the incident. However, with the case under threat as a waste of time, the wife of a MP Timothy Lynam is found and she shares a common trait of the previous body - the lucky charm.

Episode 2

The investigation of the death of the MP Timothy Lynam's wife takes Julie to investigating her husband and talkabout to her friends, as they discover she looked to be meeting someone and was found with a large amount of cash on her person. A busker, Shelley, and drunk, Sarah, who regularly frequent the station also recall seeing her, leading Julie to wonder if there is a drugs connection with the first murder. She also believes that Lynam is lying about his relationship with his wife, and that everything wasn't as rosy as he described. When Shelley arrives at the end of the day to say that she has seen Lynam in the vicinity of his wifes murder, the police set about finding him to ask him further questions. However, they arrive too late and discover that Lynam has been murdered, and the killer has left his calling card.

Episode 3

Julie has to contend with her father's increasing struggle with his age, as well as her dog having five puppies. At work, she takes to informing Lynam and his wife's friend that the MP has been killed, and she opens up about their relationship having some quirks such as separate beds only days after they were married. There is also some mystery around whether he had been seeing someone else. While staking out the station at night along with fellow detective Kevin, they have their first encounter with the mysterious figure of the station when he speaks over the tannoy. Rushing to the microphone room, they discover nobody. The following morning, Julie arrives early in the morning along with the transport police officer Michael, and hear the voice again over the tannoy. Heading to the micrphone room again, they discover Kevin has been murdered and strung from the train station roof, and is again found with a lucky charm on his person. The press is now dubbing the murderer as The Lucky Charm Killer.

Episode 4

Julie and Michael agree to work together, and plot a way to find out where the killer is broadcasting from. Julie handles questioning a train spotter for what he might know, and discovers that his recordings don't tally with actual trains, leading Julie to know he has been lying and he eventually admits to seeing a prostitute. Arriving home, Michael also comes across Kevin's bank statements, and suggests he was running a protection racket for the local prostitutes with a local cafe owner as the middleman and ensuring Kevin kept his hands clean. At home with her father, Julie wonders about the recording. She sets about working with Shelley to process the audio, and discovers that the busker and the murderer have the same set of talents, though her alibi rules her out.

Episode 5

Julie receives an envelope of Timothy Lynam and a young girl in a wedding dress, and believes her to be the killer when she spots the charm bracelet she is wearing. When she is spotted in the station by the busker, Julie and Michael attempt to find her but she disappears. This sets claustrophobic Julie, with Shelley's help, about discovering the stations underworld. Michael discovers Julie is missing after some time and begins looking for her. In the tunnels, Shelley deserts Julie down a deep shaft and finds that Sarah inhabits the tunnels and isn't a drunk as she appears when on the station concourses. Sarah admits to the killings after her daughter was abused by Lynam and the others, for their involvement. Sarah hands her daughter Rachael over for Julie to look after, refusing to spend her life in prison, and escapes by jumping into the underground river.

The Smithfield Murders

1. Filth and Fat and Blood and Foam

Julie's father is recovering from a stroke which has left his face half-paralysed, and the consultant suggests he requires care at home. Meanwhile, an accountant at the Smithfield Meat Market is found murdered by an office cleaner who arrives early to work, when she discovers a significant quantity of blood. Heading out to investigate with her new junior partner Lawrence, she fails to believe the cleaners story, and under pressure eventually admits to being a hooker who regularly visited the accountant. The pair also have questions for a delivery man who works at the market and demand he turn up for an informal interview the following day. Back at home, her father is proving difficult in getting used to the changes and having Sally, the helping hand forced upon him. However, Julie receives the shocking news when the delivery man is found to have hung himself in a suspected suicide.

2. Blue Bummarees

At the sight of the suicide, the police find a note claiming the delivery man Mickey was the murderer of the accountant, however Julie doesn't buy the story. Julie heads over to the market to find out more information about Mickey, and heads over to his local cafe where he spent a lot of time. Resorting to sending Lawrence under cover at the cafe when she fails to glean any knowledge, she meets a chef from a local upscale restaurant who treats her to a meal. Returning to work, Julie hears from Lawrence about the existence of a room above the cafe where "special services" are offered along with pornographic movies. Back at home, Sally and Julie's father come closer as he opens up. Meeting again with the cafe owner, Lawrence breaks the news to Julie that another body has been found leading her restaurant date to be cancelled, as a strange sound reverberates around.

3. Chef’s Special

Julie and Lawrence head off to find the source of the sound which appears to be away from the market, and discover a loudspeaker used as a relay. They come across Alex Wild who is holding a microphone who says she was just testing the system for a community play. They discover the latest murder victim worked at a bank, and talk to the manager where they discover he was involved in the sponsorship of the community play. Lawrence suggests the murders could be related to a local masonic lodge, while Julie takes to investigating the nightlife scene in a drugs connection. Back at home, Julie's father is feeling more upbeat while Julie is at the restaurant with Stephen with whom she begins an affair. After a trip out to a nightclub, and an encounter with Alex who works there, she takes to checking on the market and upon looking in a freezer after hearing a noise, ends up being locked in.

4. A Mushroom Diet

Julie is eventually rescued by a passing constable investigating reports of an intruder, and upon discussing the events with Stephen, questions why he was also at the market around that time. In Terrence Johns office where the intruder was spotted, Julie and Lawrence find a hidden locker key and head to the train station. The investigation focus continues around the upper, unused portion of Smithfield Market where Rachel Jones finds a door open which isn't usually. While Lawrence and Benjamin look around, they also hear a noise. Returning home, Julie's father has been playing pool with Sally though finds she isn't there when she gets back. Julie also takes to looking into Johns relationship with offshore banking, where she discovers Stephen was a client of Terrence. Heading to the amateur dramatics play with Stephen, Julie finds Alex is missing and a recorded conversation is played instead of the sound effects.

5. A Passion for Hunting Something

Setting about investigating the disappearance of Alex, Julie wonders whether she could be involved before Alex turns up when they are looking through her flat for clues. The officers also find out more about the banking situation with Banco Cadiz being suspended from trading in Panama due to fraud allegations. Along with Lawrence, she also finds that Banco Cadiz is a hidden subsiduary of the large IBFF bank. Looking for Henry Sinclair at his office to discuss his involvement, Julie and Laurence find that he has made a run for it. Heading into the market underground, they discover two hired killers wearing masks, are behind the events at the market and are held at gunpoint along with Sinclair. The killers explain that they work for a drug cartel who decided to see what Terrence Johns was trying to do when he attempted to deposit money. Laurence attempts to intervene, but ends up being shot as Julie is knocked out.

The Net and the Canal

1. Waking Up to Nessun Dorma

2. Communicating with the President

3. Tarantulas in Trojan Horses

4. Beyond the Firewall

Leaves of the Dead

1. Proverbs and Punctures From Hell

2. Stacks and Baps and Amulets

3. Welcome to the Nightmare

4. Pyramids in the Spider

Murder West One

Episodes in this series feature four separate cases which are forty-five minutes in length.

1. A Cure for Death

2. The Art of the Matter

3. Five Star Killing

4. Soho Espresso