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.

CLARE:

I don’t know how you do it.

CATHERINE:

Farmer wasn’t laughing.

CLARE:

Well they never do, do they.

According to you.

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HAPPY VALLEY SERIES TWO. EPISODE ONE. GREEN SCRIPT. 5.

9A EXT. FAR SUNDERLAND FARM. DAY 1. 14.00 9A

Establisher.

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10 INT. FAR SUNDERLAND FARM, LIVING ROOM. DAY 1. 14.01 10

It’s like we’ve stepped back in time to a cross between the

1870s and the 1970s. The squalor, the poverty, the dirt.

Nothing new or even clean. CATHERINE’s with 43-year-old

ALISON GARRS and her son, 26-year-old DARYL GARRS.

ALISON:

It’s not first time. Lads come up

off the estate off their heads on

God-knows-what and then they’ll

take one.

CATHERINE:

Really?

(ALISON:
yup)

And... what d’you think it is they

do with ‘em when they’ve got ‘em?

ALISON:

Sell ‘em. Eat ‘em. God knows how.

DARYL:

They’re gimmers, they’re not ‘ogs.

CATHERINE looks to ALISON for an explanation.

ALISON:

They’re for breeding, not eating.

Meat’ll be as tough as an old boot.

DARYL:

They won’t know that though will

they? They’re stupid.

We get the idea that shy DARYL doesn’t often offer

suggestions.

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11 INT/EXT. CATHERINE’S HOUSE, CONSERVATORY. DAY 1. 17.38 11

CATHERINE:

It was what happened next that was

really comical.

(although she doesn’t

exactly look amused)

Well, I say comical.

(MORE)

HAPPY VALLEY SERIES TWO. EPISODE ONE. GREEN SCRIPT. 6.

CATHERINE (CONT'D)

I’d been back at the nick maybe an

hour, hour and a half, and then

there’s another call.

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12

INT. NORLAND ROAD POLICE STATION. CATHERINE’S OFFICE, 12

DAY 1. 15.30

CATHERINE’s busy at her desk when JOYCE is heard approaching -

JOYCE:

Catherine!

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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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