Happy Valley script
Happy Valley  Season #2 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.

LITTLE OLD LADY:

Do you take milk and sugar?

CATHERINE swiftly tries (in vain) to hide the stone behind

her back like she’s been caught red-handed doing something

distasteful.

CATHERINE:

No. Yes. Milk. Thank you. And yeah,

go on, sugar. Two sugars. One

sugar. Thank you.

The LITTLE OLD LADY realises what CATHERINE was doing.

There’s an unspoken understanding that it does need doing -

however distasteful - and the LITTLE OLD LADY’s just glad

it’s not her having to do it (not that she could).

HAPPY VALLEY SERIES TWO. EPISODE ONE. GREEN SCRIPT. 4.

She turns and heads back inside and shuts the door so she

doesn’t have to hear anything unpleasant. CATHERINE’s

irritated, she’s going to have to screw up her courage all

over again to do this deeply unpleasant thing. She raises the

rock over her head again, she’s nearly in tears.

CATHERINE (CONT’D)

(she mumbles it, like a

prayer that will protect

her from the consequences

of doing this evil thing)

I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I am sorry.

We don’t need to see what happens next (as she smashes the

coping stone down on its head) as we cut back to

CUT TO:

9 INT/EXT. CATHERINE’S HOUSE, CONSERVATORY. DAY 1. 17.36 9

CATHERINE:

It made this noise, it was like...

(horrible, nauseating)

God knows. So then I had to do it

again. Cos it was still alive. And

then...

(she’s upset, reliving it,

annoyed with herself for

being so soft)

It seemed to be all right after

that.

CLARE:

All right as in...

(she can’t help smiling)

dead?

CATHERINE:

I’m so thrilled that you’re finding

this funny.

Except they both know that it kind of is funny. Not the fact

that she had to stone a sheep to death, but the fact that

CATHERINE gets herself into these scrapes.

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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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