Happy Valley script
Happy Valley  Season #1 Episode #1 (2014)
Synopsis: Happy Valley is a British crime drama television series filmed and set in the Calder Valley, West Yorkshire in Northern England. The series, starring Sarah Lancashire and Siobhan Finneran, is written and created by Sally Wainwright, and directed by Wainwright, Euros Lyn, and Tim Fywell. The first series debuted on BBC One on 29 April 2014, and the second series debuted on 9 February 2016. Wainwright has said that she would like to write a third series, but is busy with other commitments for the time being. Sarah Lancashire has said that she would not return for a third series, but a spokesman for the show later reported that after discussions with Wainwright, Lancashire was "very keen" on a third series.

KIRSTEN:

Nice tattoos. My boyfriend has a

tattoo. On his sternocleidomastoid.

YOUTH 1 YOUTH 2

Is that rude? (pleased)

The dirty get.

HAPPY VALLEY. EPISODE ONE. BY SALLY WAINWRIGHT 4.

KIRSTEN (CONT’D)

(she puts her finger to

her neck and considers

how rude your neck is)

No.

YOUTH 2

What’s it say?

KIRSTEN:

It’s like...

(she considers, isn’t

entirely certain)

a butterfly?

YOUTH 2

And he’s a man?

KIRSTEN:

Maybe it’s a wasp.

YOUTH 1

Y’been going out with him long?

KIRSTEN considers how long she can keep this lie going. Over

yonder, CATHERINE’s within ten feet of LIAM.

LIAM:

You come any closer an’ I’m setting

mesen off!

CATHERINE’s calm.

CATHERINE:

What’s happened, Liam?

LIAM:

I don’t know what you’ve brought

that for.

CATHERINE:

Well. If you accidentally fireball

yourself LIAM

CATHERINE:

The’ll be nowt accidental

about it.

- you’re gonna get foamed,

and believe you me, it’s nota good look.

LIAM:

Y’needn’t bovver.

CATHERINE:

But it is better than the

alternative. How’s it all come to

this then, lad?

HAPPY VALLEY. EPISODE ONE. BY SALLY WAINWRIGHT 5.

LIAM:

I’ve been humiliated.

CATHERINE:

Humiliated.

LIAM:

I don’t wanna talk about it.

CATHERINE:

Okay

LIAM:

Actions speak louder than words.

CATHERINE:

Okay. Can I just say this though,

Liam. The lighter’s making me

nervous. You’ve had a lot to drink

and you’ve got the shakes and you

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Sally Wainwright

Sally A Wainwright (born 1963) is an English television writer and playwright. She won the 2009 Writer of the Year Award given by the RTS in 2009 for Unforgiven. She is known for work on the BBC dramas Happy Valley and Last Tango in Halifax. Both have won BAFTA's award for best series, and Wainwright was voted best writer. more…

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