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.

might press it without intending

to, and I’d like you to put it

down.

LIAM:

Leave me alone you stupid bitch.

CATHERINE:

(water off a duck’s back)

You’re upset, and I understand

that. The point I’m making. Is that

with all these fumes - and frankly

I don’t know how you’re staying

conscious - you could go up any

second whether you intend to or

not, and once you go up, you won’t

just go up a bit, you’ll go up a

lot, and the other big thing to say

is, it hurts. Three seconds in and

you’ll be screaming at me to put

you out, seven seconds in and

you’ll be begging me to shoot you.

Over by the YOUTHS, KIRSTEN’s radio kicks in.

RADIO:

Control to Bravo November nine-five

one-two.

KIRSTEN:

Nine-five-one-two.

RADIO:

I’ve got a negotiator on his way to

you, but he’s stuck in traffic on

the A-fifty-eight between Bradford

and Halifax.

HAPPY VALLEY. EPISODE ONE. BY SALLY WAINWRIGHT 6.

As they knew he would be.

KIRSTEN:

(light)

Okay.

RADIO:

He says the big thing. Is to keep

the subject engaged in

conversation.

KIRSTEN:

I think we’ve got that covered.

Back to CATHERINE and LIAM.

CATHERINE:

I’m Catherine, by the way. I’m

forty-seven, I’m divorced, I live

with my sister - who’s a recovering

heroin addict - I have two grown-up

children. One dead and one who

doesn’t speak to me. And a

grandson! So.

LIAM’s intrigued, but reluctant to ask

LIAM:

Why - ? Why doesn’t he speak to

you?

CATHERINE:

Oh, it’s complicated. Let’s talk

about you.

CUT TO:

3

INT. NEVISON GALLAGHER ASSOCIATES, NEVISON’S OFFICE. 3

DAY 1. 11.30

We see the NGA logo, and in case we’re in any doubt, we also

see what it stands for: NEVISON GALLAGHER ASSOCIATES:

INDUSTRIAL REFRIGERATION. 42-year-old KEVIN WEATHERILL’s

sitting waiting to see his boss. KEVIN’s the firm accountant.

He’s nervous.

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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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