Happy Valley script
Happy Valley  Season #1 Episode #2 (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.

(he resists saying

“cunts”, but it’s a

battle)

gits are and choke ‘em with it.

KEVIN:

(terrified)

Absolutely, absolutely.

We linger on KEVIN as NEVISON strides back to his office. We

may hear him mumble to his PA - “Get me Adam Stapleton on the

phone, tell him it’s important”.

CUT TO:

2 EXT. ALLOTMENTS, HEBDEN BRIDGE. DAY 5. 11.30 2

CLARE’s been digging all morning (it’s winter, but could she

be aerating the soil?) but right now she’s on her mobile.

CLARE:

Outside the Chinese up Rawson Lane?

Cutting as and when with:

CUT TO:

3 INT. NORLAND ROAD POLICE STATION, CATHERINE'S DESK. DAY 5. 3

11.31

CATHERINE’s at her computer desk.

CATHERINE:

Yeah.

CLARE:

How d’you know it was him?

HAPPY VALLEY. EPISODE TWO. BY SALLY WAINWRIGHT 4.

CATHERINE:

Er... because I’m not blind?

CLARE:

No, come on, he’s been in prison

for God knows how long.

CATHERINE:

So? What? You think I’m seeing

things?

CLARE:

No, I think

(gently)

I think you’ve got it on your

brain. A bit. That’s all. Which is

completely understandable. I just

CATHERINE:

It was him.

CLARE:

Okay! Fine. Fine. Even if it was

She dries up.

CATHERINE:

Yes? “Even if it was”?

A pause.

CLARE:

What time’s your dinner break?

CUT TO:

4 INT. ALLOTMENT SHED. DAY 5. 13.00 4

CATHERINE and CLARE sit in the allotment shed eating lunch.

Both with robust appetites, they’ve both had energy-sapping

mornings.

CLARE:

You pushed it as far as you could

after Becky died. You did

everything you could, Catherine.

Everyone knows what he is, the fact

that the CPS couldn’t run with it

is bad, it’s awful, everyone knows

that, but

Dries up.

CATHERINE:

What?

HAPPY VALLEY. EPISODE TWO. BY SALLY WAINWRIGHT 5.

CLARE keeps it low-key, light; she gives a shrug as she selfconsciously

admits

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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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