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The Coroner (2015)
The Coroner is a daytime drama series produced by BBC Birmingham, starring Claire Goose as solicitor Jane Kennedy as she takes over the job of coroner in a South Devon coastal town she left as a teenager. Matt Bardock stars as Detective Sergeant Davey Higgins who was Kennedy's childhood sweetheart, and together they investigate local deaths.

EXT. THE ENGLISH CHANNEL. DAY 1. 07:05

GRAVELLE:

NSE UNDERTAKERS ASSISTANTS, NSE FUNERALGOERS

[TWO MILES OFFSHORE, A MOTORBOAT BOBS IN

WAVES. ON THE BACK IS A RAISED COFFIN

DRAPED IN A UNION JACK. AROUND IT STANDS

GRIEVING NSE FUNERALGOERS LISTENING TO

JOSEPH GRAVELLE (59), A CLIPPED MAN SURE

THAT UNDERTAKING NEED NOT BE

UNFASHIONABLE. FROM THE BOAT’S TINNY

SPEAKERS ELGAR’S “NIMROD” PLAYS AS

GRAVELLE READS A FEW LINES OF TENNYSON]

GRAVELLE:

…“But such a tide as moving seems asleep,

Too full for sound and foam,

When that which drew from out the boundless deep

Turns again home.”

[AN NSE FUNERALGOER WIPES HER EYE]

GRAVELLE:

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, we now commit Margaret Crighton to the deep.

[TWO NSE UNDERTAKERS ASSISTANTS RAISE THE

FLAG-COVERED COFFIN SO THAT IT SLIDES INTO

THE SEA. THE UNION JACK REMAINS ABOARD. ONE

OF THE NSE FUNERALGOERS TAKES A WREATH OF

WHITE ROSES AND THROWS IT INTO THE SEA

AFTER THE SWIFTLY SINKING COFFIN]

GRAVELLE:

May she rest in peace.

[OUT ON FLOWERS FLOATING]

CUT TO:

EP2/SC3. EXT. GREYROCK POINT. DAY 1. 07:13

CLINT:

DOG:

[A SURFER PULLS HARD AGAINST THE WATER TO

CATCH A WAVE. HE SURFS IT BEAUTIFULLY

BEFORE SITTING BACK DOWN ON HIS BOARD.

JUST AS HE’S ABOUT TO KICK BACK INTO THE

DEEP, SOMETHING ON LAND CATCHES HIS EYE. ON

THE BEACH, A DOG IS SNIFFING AROUND A DEAD

BODY]

CUT TO:

EP2/SC4. EXT. GREYROCK POINT. BEACH. DAY 1. 07:15

CLINT:

DOG:

[THE SURFER RUNS THROUGH THE WASH, BOARD

UNDER ARM. THIS IS CLINT. THE SIGHT THAT

GREETS HIM MAKES HIM WRETCH; A NAKED DEAD

BODY, BLOATED BY DECOMPOSITION GASSES.

EVEN THE DOG IS REPULSED]

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