In the Flesh script
In the Flesh (2013)
Synopsis: In the Flesh is a BAFTA award-winning BBC Three supernatural drama series starring Luke Newberry. Written and created by Dominic Mitchell, the show began airing on BBC Three on 17 March 2013 with the first series consisting of three one-hour-long episodes. Set after "The Rising", which is the show's take on a zombie apocalypse, the drama focuses throughout on reanimated teenager Kieren Walker and his return to his local community.

DOCTOR SHEPHERD:

Breathe, Kieren. Deep breaths.

Kieren, still freaked out, starts to take some deep breaths.

He calms a little.

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Doctor Shepherd takes out a medical pad.

DOCTOR SHEPHERD (CONT’D)

Another Involuntary Recurrent

Memory?

Kieren nods. Doctor Shepherd jots it down.

KIEREN:

They’re getting more vivid.

DOCTOR SHEPHERD:

That’s a good sign. Means the

cognitive circuitry’s connecting

again. Like a computer rebooting.

KIEREN:

Maybe it means I’m not ready?

DOCTOR SHEPHERD:

No. It means the opposite.

KIEREN:

I don’t feel ready.

DOCTOR SHEPHERD:

That’s exactly why you’re ready.

You’re feeling.

KIEREN:

I can’t - I can’t even keep my

contacts in - The medication, it’s

not just the flashbacks, all the

side effects

DOCTOR SHEPHERD:

Means your brain’s responding.

Repairing. That’s positive. Believe

me you don’t want to be a patient

who doesn’t respond to

Neurotriptyline.

KIEREN:

Where do they go? The ones that

don’t respond?

DOCTOR SHEPHERD:

We take care of them.

An ambiguous and unsettling response.

DOCTOR SHEPHERD (CONT’D)

Your parents. They’re looking

forward to seeing you again.

Kieren gives him a look - “I highly doubt that”

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DOCTOR SHEPHERD (CONT’D)

Why wouldn’t they?

Kieren takes a deep breath.

KIEREN:

Because...I’m dead. And I killed

people.

DOCTOR SHEPHERD:

No. What are you?

Kieren doesn’t meet his eye.

DOCTOR SHEPHERD (CONT’D)

What are you, Kieren? (Prompting

him)... You are a...

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Dominic Mitchell

Dominic Mitchell is an English playwright and screenwriter. He is the creator and writer of the BBC 3 television series In the Flesh. Dominic studied BA (Hons) Film & Video at the Surrey Institute of Art & Design in Farnham (now the University for the Creative Arts). more…

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