I did see them. I did.
He's the worst liar.
DAWN swings a fist at BILL and chases him inti the room,
raining savage blows upon him.
INT. ROHAN HOUSE - DINING/LIVING ROOM - DAY
Father is white with rage. He seizes them, one in each
hand. Mother cowers with SUE.
These are the fruits of my loins?
DAWN lunges at BILL. The GRANDMOTHER enters, tall, frail,
elegant, ga-ga, deaf.
Is it peace in out time?
No, Mother! It's War! War!
War! War! War!
The wireless begins to play 'God Save the King'. Father
immediately lets go of the children and stands rigidly to
The others simmer down and shuffle into stiff and still
poses. GRANDMOTHER, who perhaps cannot hear the Anthem, is
baffled, shakes her head.
EXT. ROSEHILL AVENUE - DAY
The sirens sound. A shocking blast of noises, the sickening
ululations of the air-raid warning. They call out over the
rows of bow-fronted semi-detached, lower-middle-class
houses. Some of the occupants, more daring or more confused
than their neighbours, burst out of their front doors,
turning in frenzied circles, craning at the heavens.