The Secret of Crickley Hall script
The Secret of Crickley Hall  Season #1 Episode #3 (2012)
Synopsis: The Secret of Crickley Hall is a BBC television adaptation by Joe Ahearne of the 2006 supernatural thriller novel of the same name written by the British author James Herbert. The series presents two parallel dramas. The main storyline, set in 2006, follows the events of the Caleigh family who rent Crickley Hall because Gabe Caleigh (Tom Ellis) gets a short contract in the area; the other is a series of flashbacks following events in 1943 when orphans – who have been evacuated from London during World War II – are living at Crickley Hall.

EVE:

Have you been showing her your magic

finger?

Close on the little finger of his left hand - shorter than

the one on the right.

TEACHING ASSISTANT

I’d never have noticed. Is it rare?

Eve puts her hands next to his - same feature.

EVE:

My mother had it.

TEACHING ASSISTANT

Does it mean anything?

EVE:

Just that we’re connected. We hear each

other sometimes. Don’t we?

CAM:

All the time.

EVE:

We tend to wake up at the same time.

TEACHING ASSISTANT

That must be ...

EVE:

Incredibly annoying.

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TEACHING ASSISTANT

I was going to say reassuring.

EVE:

It is. Well darling are you happy youcame? You made enough of a fuss about it.

What did you like best?

CAM:

I wanted to be with you.

TEACHING ASSISTANT

Oh God I want one so badly.

EVE:

That’s how it starts.

12 EXT. GABE’S HOUSE - DAY 1 12

Eve parks outside their house.

13 INT. EVE’S CAR - DAY 1 13

Eve reaches for her homework pile on the back seat.

Slide!

CAM:

EVE:

You are not serious.

Please.

CAM:

Why?

EVE:

CAM:

I didn’t go outside.

EVE:

You did go outside!

liar!

You are such a big

CAM:

I need fresh air.

Eve laughs, despite her exhaustion. She gets out his bluewoollen hat and pulls it over his ears.

EVE:

Okay here it is:
you can do the slide orthe roundabout or the swings but not allthree. Do we have a deal?

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CAM:

Deal!

EVE:

Deal means you promise.

CAM:

Deal!

14

EXT. PLAYGROUND - DAY 1 14

A montage of Cam having his fun on slide, roundabout, swings

and a few more besides with Eve supplying the momentum with

the last of her energy.

CUT TO:

Eve watching Cam with love and deep exhaustion from a bench.

He’s still racing around, tireless. She’s catching up with

homework marking.

There are other mothers and children around.

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Joe Ahearne

Joe Ahearne is a British television writer and director, best known for his work on several fantasy and science fiction based programmes including Ultraviolet, Apparitions and Doctor Who. He also wrote the screenplay for 2013 feature film Trance. more…

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