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.

BETH (OOV):

Couldn’t sleep. Fancied a walk. Back in a bit.

[JANE HEARS SOMEONE CHANT “DRINK, DRINK,

DRINK". HER FACE DARKENS]

JANE:

Home. Now.

BETH (OOV):

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

JANE:

That wasn’t a request.

BETH (ON PHONE):

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

JANE (INTO PHONE):

Actually they did. He was the same age as you. Go home. (HANGS UP,

FURIOUS, JOINS DAVEY) Never have kids!

DAVEY:

(WARNING) Calamity!

JANE:

(SEES MAY, REALISES) Sorry, I didn’t mean… (GENTLE) Is he in

there?

DAVEY:

(NODS) Just waiting your say so to move his body.

[JANE GOES TO THE TENT ENTRANCE. WE SEE

STEVE’S LEG, A TRAINER, A FEW EVIDENCE

MARKERS, HIS SMASHED WATCH. CLINT

NERVOUSLY JOINS THEM]

DAVEY:

Steve Kernan, sixteen, local lad. (OF WOMAN NEXT TO MAY) Dog

walker found him an hour ago.

[JANE NODS. CONSIDERS STEVE’S BODY, WATCHES

CSI BAG HIS TRAINER. SHE TURNS TO DAVEY]

JANE:

You can move him now.

[THE PARAMEDICS START MOVING THE BODY

INTO A BAG. CLINT GLANCES OVER, HEAVES]

CLINT:

Sorry, I (HEAVES) I can’t. I…

JANE:

(ANNOYED) Clint!

CLINT:

(LOOKS AT STEVE’S BODY, HEAVES). I’m more… Living focused.

Relatives, friends. Not (LOOKS OVER, HEAVES) It’s like having a

massive whitey. (HEAVES) Sorry…

[HE MOVES AWAY. DAVEY TAKES IN MAY – SHE’S

SEEN THEM MOVING THE BODY]

MAY:

(SCREAMS) My boy. Oh my god…

[SHE STARTS TO HEAD OVER. JANE EYES CLINT]

CLINT:

(SHOOTS OVER) Mrs. Kernan…

[HE GENTLY STOPS HER. MAY KEEPS HER EYES ON

STEVE’S BODY THE WHOLE TIME]

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