Happy Valley script
Happy Valley  Season #1 Episode #6 (2014)
Synopsis: Happy Valley is a British crime drama television series filmed and set in the Calder Valley, West Yorkshire in Northern England. The series, starring Sarah Lancashire and Siobhan Finneran, is written and created by Sally Wainwright, and directed by Wainwright, Euros Lyn, and Tim Fywell. The first series debuted on BBC One on 29 April 2014, and the second series debuted on 9 February 2016. Wainwright has said that she would like to write a third series, but is busy with other commitments for the time being. Sarah Lancashire has said that she would not return for a third series, but a spokesman for the show later reported that after discussions with Wainwright, Lancashire was "very keen" on a third series.

1 EXT. HEBDEN BRIDGE. DAY 15. 10.30 1

TOMMY steps off the bus in Hebden Bridge. He’s pale, and he’s

in pain, but he keeps moving. He crosses the road into the

main part of the little town. Despite what we know about him,

to anyone in the street he doesn’t look out of place, huddled

up, head down, hands in pockets in the cold winter weather

with his glasses and his beard and his copy of War and Peace

and his lap-top bag.

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2 EXT. CHEMIST SHOP, HEBDEN BRIDGE. DAY 15. 10.35 2

TOMMY leaves a chemist shop with a couple of packets of

painkillers. He walks along. In another shop window, he sees

an A5 West Yorkshire Police WANTED poster ‘Have you seen this

man?’ and a photo of the arrogant, clean-shaven yob TOMMY was

four weeks ago and a WANTED poster for LEWIS too. He goes

round a quiet corner, rips open one of the packets of

painkillers, and pops four of the pills into his hand, throws

them back into his mouth and swallows them.

CUT TO:

3 OMITTED 3

4 OMITTED 4

5 EXT. NGA. DAY 15. 12.00 5

CATHERINE and CLARE pull up in their clapped out car.

(CATHERINE still can’t drive because of the op, and because

her hand’s still in plaster). They both look a bit

thoughtful.

CLARE:

I’ll wait in the car.

CATHERINE:

Yeah.

CATHERINE gathers her resources, gets out of the car and

heads towards the building. (CATHERINE’s used to delivering

bad news in the course of her work, but this is so much more

personal).

CUT TO:

HAPPY VALLEY. EPISODE SIX. BY SALLY WAINWRIGHT. 1A.

6 INT. NGA, NEVISON’S OFFICE. DAY 15. 12.01 6

NEVISON’S busy in his office with four of his heads of

department when JUSTINE pops her head in at the door.

HAPPY VALLEY. EPISODE SIX. BY SALLY WAINWRIGHT. 2.

JUSTINE:

Nevison? Sorry to disturb, but I

thought you’d want to know.

Sergeant Cawood’s here, she’s

asking to see you.

NEVISON jumps to his feet, he’s delighted. He heads out of

his office to greet her

CUT TO:

7 INT. NGA, OUTSIDE NEVISON’S OFFICE. DAY 15. 12.02 7

CATHERINE’s loitering by JUSTINE’s desk as exhuberant NEV

emerges from his office

NEVISON:

Catherine!

CATHERINE:

Hello. Sorry - you’re busy.

NEVISON:

No!

CATHERINE:

I can w[ait]

NEVISON:

No! No no. Never too busy.

(he looks back into his

office)

Can we do this later, fellas?

(he cheerfully indicates

for them to vacate his

office, and turns back to

CATHERINE)

How are you?

CATHERINE:

(she exhibits her broken

arm)

I’m

She doesn’t know what she is. All over the place.

NEVISON:

We were wanting to come and see

you. In the hospital, [but]

CATHERINE:

Oh, I wasn’t worth looking at.

NEVISON:

D’you want to - ?

Come through.

HAPPY VALLEY. EPISODE SIX. BY SALLY WAINWRIGHT. 3.

CATHERINE:

Sure.

NEVISON:

Would you like some tea? Or - ?

CATHERINE:

Tea, yes.

(to JUSTINE.)

Thank you.

CATHERINE’s thinking that NEVISON’s going to need it more

than she does. They head into NEV’s office...

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8 INT. NGA, NEVISON’S OFFICE. DAY 15. 12.03 8

...and NEV indicates for CATHERINE to sit down.

NEVISON:

You got my message?

CATHERINE:

Sorry, which?

NEVISON:

I spoke to Clare. Your sister,

Clare. I wanted you to know. If

ever there’s anything I can do for

you. Ever. Anything.

CATHERINE:

Oh

NEVISON:

She suggested paying off your

mortgage. How much do you owe?

CATHERINE:

You’re not paying my mortgage off,

don’t be silly.

NEVISON:

You can’t begin to understand how

much pleasure it’d give me and

Helen to be able to do something

like that.

CATHERINE:

She was joking.

NEVISON:

I don’t think she was.

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Sally Wainwright

Sally A Wainwright (born 1963) is an English television writer and playwright. She won the 2009 Writer of the Year Award given by the RTS in 2009 for Unforgiven. She is known for work on the BBC dramas Happy Valley and Last Tango in Halifax. Both have won BAFTA's award for best series, and Wainwright was voted best writer. more…

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