Ordinary Lies script
Ordinary Lies  Season #1 Episode #1 (2015)
Synopsis: Ordinary Lies is a British drama television series that was first broadcast on BBC One on 17 March 2015. The six-part first series, written by Danny Brocklehurst, is set in a car showroom. The second, also in six-parts, is set in the warehouse of a sports goods company based in Wales. The series executive producer is Nicola Shindler.The series was commissioned by Charlotte Moore for the BBC. In Australia, the series premiered on BBC First from July 25, 2015.

As the titles run we fly across a SEA OF CARS. Car after

car after car, an array of colours, gleaming in the sun.

This is JS Motors. A huge GARAGE and CAR SUPERMARKET. It

is coming to life for the day as workers start to arrive.

There is a buzz about the place, banter, smiles from the

staff as they head towards their various sections.

It’s work, yes, but they are happy to be here.

We pick out the boss, MIKE (40s, slick, never a hair out of

place, driven), as he enters - a part of the team, but

also, somehow, managing to exude authority...

FAT JASE, PETE, KATHY, VIV and TRACY are all arriving for

work. BETH is there already as are GRACE, EMMA, JEZ, RICK,

MARRIANE and ZIGGY.

2 INT. MARTY’S HOUSE - STAIRS/KITCHEN - DAY 1 - 08.15 2

MARTY McLEAN (mid 30s, unshaven - married young, three kids

and a hefty mortgage make him look older than his years)

hurtles down stairs, dragging on his sharp salesman’s suit.

He mutters to himself about his lateness, cursing...

He slams into the kitchen where his wife KATRINA is

struggling to do the breakfast routine - she is clearly in

much pain (stomach pain/IBS) and has a HOT WATER BOTTLE

clasped to her stomach. Their three kids - JESSIE (14),

JAKE (12) and JOE (9, studious) - are getting ready for

school...

Morning chaos.

KATRINA:

(with slight edge)

Morning.

MARTY:

Why didn’t you wake me?

KATRINA:

(soldiering on, and making

a show of it)

We did. We shouted.

MARTY:

Well I obviously didn’t hear you

KATRINA:

Marty, you didn’t roll in ‘til two,

so I thought you might wanna sleep

off the fumes -

Marty doesn’t react to her pain/hot water bottle, this is

clearly common sight for him.

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MARTY:

(assessing the kids, all

said in a huge rush)

Where’s your tie? Joe, is it

swimming day or is that tomorrow?

JOE:

Tomorrow.

MARTY:

Jess, tell me you finished the

Hitler project

JESSIE:

Yes.

MARTY:

And what did you learn?

JESSIE:

He wasn’t very nice.

MARTY:

Excellent.

(glances at the clock -

shit)

I’ve gotta go.

During all this... Marty has been grabbing toast from the

toaster, buttering it for the kids, grabbing jam, marmite etc

-i.e Doing what he does every morning - getting them all

ready because Katrina struggles.

MARTY (CONT’D)

(to Katrina)

You gonna be okay to drive

KATRINA:

I’ll manage - once the Colpermin

kicks in

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He blows Katrina a kiss.

MARTY:

(to Jake)

Xbox Golf tonight - championship -

we’re having money on it -

Marty exits grabbing a MUG OF TEA when JAKE isn’t looking

and takes it with him. Jake clocks it.

JAKE:

Hey!

Marty away...

3 INT/EXT. MARTY’S CAR/STREET - DAY 1 - 08.30 3

Marty driving along at speed, reckless driving. As he does

so he shaves with an electric razor and delves around in

the glove compartment for mints and chewable vitamins.

Barely looking at the road, when he glances back up he

suddenly notices ROAD WORKS and a LINE OF TRAFFIC.

MARTY:

Shiiiiit...

Brakes, screech... and he just, just, avoids hitting the

car in front. He punches the wheel in frustration.

Now he’s really late.

4 EXT. JS MOTORS - CAR PARK/SERVICE AREA - DAY 1 - 08.45 4

Marty’s car sweeps into JS Motors staff car park, he parks

erratically and dives out.

But the car park is situated next to the SERVICE AREA.

Which unfortunately means he has to do the walk of shame

past half a dozen oily mechanics.

Ziggy, Rick and others applaud and jeer sarcastically.

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Danny Brocklehurst

Danny Brocklehurst (born 1971, Hyde, Cheshire, England, U.K.) is a BAFTA and International Emmy winning English screenwriter. Brocklehurst worked as a journalist for several years (as a freelancer for The Guardian, City Life and Manchester Evening News and senior feature writer for The Big Issue) before becoming a full-time screenwriter. more…

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