Happy Valley script
Happy Valley  Season #2 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.

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

CLARE (CONT'D)

our Ryan. That I. Am an

(mouthing it)

Alcoholic.

CATHERINE looks at DANIEL: really?

DANIEL:

It wasn’t -

(tongue-tied)

just - so cut and dried as that. As

I have tried to explain.

CLARE:

Nine years old, and he’s telling

him stuff he never needed to know.

DANIEL:

He. Asked. He. Used the word (

mouths it)

alcoholic.

CATHERINE:

(worried:
why did RYAN

even think to ask that?)

Did he?

DANIEL:

(flustered again)

I didn’t I didn’t I didn’t know how

to respond.

CATHERINE:

When was this?

DANIEL:

Last week, it was when you were at

the hospice, it was when Helen

died.

Around about now we see 85-year-old WINNIE (who’s bad on her

legs) heading across the back yard from the house opposite.

CATHERINE:

Right, well tell him you

misunderstood, you got the wrong

end of the stick, and she’s not.

CLARE looks at DANIEL: there you go. Do that.

DANIEL:

But that’s - it’s lying. He’ll

think I’m someone who makes stuff

up.

CLARE:

No, he’ll think you’re someone who

gets the wrong end of the stick.

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

DANIEL’s beleaguered: he’s not much happier with that.

DANIEL:

He’s not daft. He’s the opposite of

daft actually, he’s very bright,

he’s very perceptive, and he’ll be

able to tell straight away that I’m

talking shite

(smiling at ILINKA)

- sorry - and that’ll just

reinforce the fact that she is -

(correcting himself

quickly)

was. An (

mouths it gently)

alcoholic.

Poor wretched ILINKA watches cluelessly as they debate. The

two back doors are wide open (as usual on sunny afternoons)

and WINNIE calls as she struggles up the step into the

conservatory

WINNIE:

It’s only me!

We get the idea from the way CATHERINE talks to WINNIE that

WINNIE’s a bit deaf.

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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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