The Coroner script
The Coroner  Season #1 Episode #1 (2015)
Synopsis: The Coroner is a daytime drama series produced by BBC Birmingham,starring Claire Goose as solicitor Jane Kennedy as she takes over the job of coroner in a South Devon coastal town she left as a teenager. Matt Bardock stars as Detective Sergeant Davey Higgins who was Kennedy's childhood sweetheart, and together they investigate local deaths.

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EP. 1/SC.7 EXT. BEACH. DAY 2. 08.15

INTERCUT WITH SC.8.

BETH, MATT

TEENAGERS:

[BETH, SLIGHTLY DRUNK, SITS WITH MATT CLOSE

TO THE CAMP FIRE WITH A CROWD OF TEENAGERS.

SHE HER PHONE LIGHTS UP – “MUM”, IT’S ON

SILENT. FOUR MISSED CALLS ALREADY. BETH

SIGHS. ANSWERS]

BETH:

(FORCED CASUAL) Mum?

JANE (OOV):

Where are you?

BETH:

Couldn’t sleep. (GRINS AT MATT) Fancied a walk. Back in a bit.

[SOMEONE START CHANTING “DRINK, DRINK,

DRINK". BETH WINCES]

JANE (OOV):

Home. Now.

BETH:

Lighten up. I haven’t done anything. I’ll be back later.

JANE (OOV):

That wasn’t a request.

BETH:

Alright! God, it’s not like anyone died!

JANE (OOV):

Actually they just did. He was the same age as you. Go home.

BETH (INTO PHONE):

What?! Who’s died?

[MATT REACTS – WHAT? BUT JANE’S HUNG UP.

BETH SHOVES HER PHONE AWAY. STARTS TO

GATHER HER STUFF]

BETH:

I’m so busted. Don’t know how she does it. Every time. S’like she’s

psychic.

[MATT STARES AT HER]

MATT:

Who’s died?

BETH:

What? (SHRUGS) She didn’t say. Some boy.

MATT:

(FROWNS) How does she know?

BETH:

She’s the Coroner.

[SHE KISSES HIM, HEADS OFF. OUT ON MATT -

SHOCKED]

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EP. 1/SC.8 EXT. GORA POINT LOOKOUT. DAY 2. 08.15

JANE, DAVEY, CLINT, BETH (OOV), MAY

STEVE, DOG WALKER, POLICE, CSI, PARAMEDICS

[JANE, COMING OUT OF HER LAND ROVER

ACCOMPANIED BY CLINT. THE INCIDENT SCENE

BUSY WITH CSI AND POLICE. A FEW OBSERVERS.

CORDONED OFF WITH BLUE AND WHITE TAPE.

WHITE TENT AROUND STEVE’S BODY, CLINT AND

DAVEY OUTSIDE. JANE CALLS BETH, EYES A

UNIFORMED POLICE OFFICER]

BETH (OOV):

(FORCED CASUAL) Mum?

JANE:

Where are you?

[THE POLICE OFFICER MOVES THE BLUE AND

WHITE TAPE, SHE HEADS FOR THE TENT. PASSES

MAY (40’S, COWED, HEARTBROKEN) WITH A

WOMAN WITH A DOG. JANE DOESN’T NOTICE HER.

HEADS FOR CLINT AND DAVEY]

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