The Coroner script
The Coroner  Season #2 Episode #2 (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.

[SHE STUMBLES, DAVEY CATCHING HER ARM,

STEADYING. A BEAT, BOTH SLIGHTLY

EMBARRASSED AS HE LETS GO, JANE SEEING CLINT

APPROACH]

CLINT:

Must have been nice here, once upon a time.

[THEY ALL FEEL A CHILL - JANE HAUNTED,

GLANCING BACK TO: THE COTTAGE, DARK INSIDE,

HIDING ITS SECRETS]

JANE:

Mm. Poor little thing, abandoned in such a lonely place.

DAVEY:

Yeah. What sort of person does that, eh?

[PERTURBED, JANE IS DISTRACTED BY A SCRAP OF

FADED BLUE RIBBON CAUGHT ON THE FENCE,

FLUTTERING.

A BLARE OF NOISE, JANE, DAVEY AND CLINT

TURNING TO LOOK UP (AS A NEWS HELICOPTER

ARRIVES OVERHEAD)]

CUT TO:

EP2/SC7. EXT. COTTAGE. DAY 1. 08:44

JANE, DAVEY, CLINT

NSE PC'S, CSI

[AERIAL SHOTS OF COTTAGE TO BE PLAYED INTO

TV IN SC8&10]

CUT TO:

EP2/SC8. INT. LIGHTHAVEN CARE HOME. LOUNGE. DAY 1.

09.25

RON:

NSE RESIDENTS, TV REPORTER (OOV)

[IN HIS WHEELCHAIR, SLUMPED ON LEFT SIDE,

IMMOBILE (A STROKE SURVIVOR) LOOKING OUT

THE WINDOW, RON REGISTERS:]

TV REPORTER (OOV):

... remains of the baby were found early this morning, hidden in a

condemned Bluff Point cottage. Demolition workers onsite said that the

remains had been sealed up in a small nook in a chimney breast...

[RON EYES THE TV (PICTURES OF THE COTTAGE) -

ALARM GROWING]

CUT TO:

EP2/SC9. INT. MORTUARY. DAY 1. 11.50

JANE, DAVEY, CLINT

NSE FORENSIC PATHOLOGIST, PEDIATRIC PATHOLOGIST

[AN X-RAY OF THE BABY'S SKELETAL REMAINS.

AS THE NSE PATHOLOGISTS EXIT, JANE EYES THE

X-RAY (CLINT TAKING NOTES), SEEING DAVEY

ENTER WITH HIS PAPER REPORT]

JANE:

Not much to go on. Sex undetermined, maybe a month premature, but

perfectly formed.

DAVEY:

(DARK) Apart from the broken ribs.

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