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11 INT. EDDIE’S MOTHER’S HOUSE, HALL - LATE DAY 11
Eddie and Barry are let in by ANCIENT AUNTY WIN. They get out
of their coats.
Eddie. We were worried about you,
Traffic was appalling, Win. *
AUNTY WIN *
Let’s get you both a cup of tea. *
Come on through. *
Barry goes with Aunty Win. Eddie is left alone for a brief
moment. There’s the sound of the MOURNERS chatting from the
Eddie checks his watch - looks back down the hall to see...
HIS FATHER. Impeccably suited. Standing in the coloured light
filtering from the front door window. Winding his watch. The
same watch Eddie now wears.
EDDIE’S MOTHER O/S
EDDIE’S MOTHER, care worn, bearing up. His tight-lipped
sister, SUSAN, beside her. Eddie kisses his mother. *
Mum. I’m sorry. I’m really sorry *
I’m late. *
EDDIE’S MOTHER *
“Business before pleasure” he *
always said... *
She means dad. You remember dad. *
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No dad in the hall. Just motes. Eddie’s mother holds him. *
It’s good you’re home, son.
12 INT. EDDIE’S MOTHER’S HOUSE, FRONT ROOM -EVENING 12
UNCLE ERIC holds court amongst the GROUP OF RELATIONS ANDFRIENDS. Cups of tea, slices of cake.
...So, then Southern bloke asks Old
farmer if he knows the way to town.
Old farmer says he don’t know. SoSoutherner says, you don’t knowbloody much, do you? Old farmer
...that’s as may be, but am not theone that’s lost!
One of your father’s. He was a goodman, your father. You knew whereyou were with him. Reliable.
A chill... Aunty Win waves the evening paper. *
Well now, would everyone look atthis! Edward Dunford, North of
England Crime Correspondent.
“Mrs Sandra Kemplay made anemotional plea this morning...”
Did you write that, son?
Our new Byline Boy, is Eddie.
We’ll be asking for his autograph
He’ll always be Little Eddie to me.
Thanks Aunty Win.