Our Girl script
Our Girl  Season #1 Episode #1 (2013)
Synopsis: Line of Duty is a British police procedural television series created by Jed Mercurio that premiered on 26 June 2012. It is the most popular drama series broadcast on BBC Two in the multichannel era and is a winner of the Royal Television Society Award for Best Drama Series. Line of Duty was included in a list of the Top 50 BBC Two shows of all-time, in a list of the 80 best BBC shows of all time and was the highest ranked current series in a list of the best cop shows of all time.

10:
00:00 EXT. SALISBURY PLAIN.

10:
00:00 MUSIC IN - NAPALM

A helicopter flies overhead.

The rear operations group are on exercise.

10:
00:06 BBC LOGO

We see MOLLY DAWES caked in mud on her 'mission specific' training

battlefield simulation. We see soldiers firing weapons with

explosions echoing all around.

Molly runs to a ‘battle casualty’ to check his pulse and gets

a message into her ear piece and looks around.

RADIO VO:

Private Dawes. Report to the O.C.

10:
00:22 CAPTION: OCTOBER 2013

10:
00:23 INT. ARMORED VEHICLE/EXT. SALISBURY PLAIN

CORPORAL JACKMAN and MAJOR BRICE are sitting in the armoured

vehicle watching the training sessions. They watch as Molly comes

over to them and stands to attention. Corporal Kelly drake is

with her.

MAJOR BRICE:

Relax Dawes.

10:
00:25 MUSIC OUT - NAPALM

She does.

MAJOR BRICE (CONT’D)

Bit cold out there, isn't it?

MOLLY:

Yes sir, tayter's sir.

MAJOR BRICE:

You’d better go and pack your sun

cream Dawes. You're off to Afghan

and it's 47 degrees.

10:
00:36 MUSIC INDORIAN (INST)

10:
00:38 EXT. MOLLY'S HOUSE. STREET. EAST HAM.

Molly stands on the street in her uniform looking up at her family

home, her kit bag in her hand.

MAJOR BRICE (VO)

Battle casualty replacement.

She walks along to the front door.

10:
00:48 INT. MOLLY'S HOUSE. EAST HAM.

Molly greets and hugs her mum Belinda in the kitchen.

MAJOR BRICE (VO)

You've done well on your mission

specific training so you've got

tonight to say goodbye to your

family.

Molly heads out the kitchen to go up the stairs. Belinda looks

sad and worried.

10:
00:59 INT. MOLLY'S HOUSE. BEDROOM.

Molly’s sister Bella is asleep. Molly kisses her hand and touches

Bella’s cheek.

10:
01:03 INT. MOLLY'S HOUSE. LANDING.

Molly gently shuts the bedroom door.

MAJOR BRICE (VO)

It’s not going to be easy Dawes.

Molly heads down the stairs and opens the front door to head off.

Dave appears and the top of the stairs and watches her go.

MAJOR PRICE (VO)

You’re serving your country..do

yourself proud.

Molly shuts the front door. Dave looks concerned.

10:
01:20 EXT. MOLLY'S HOUSE. EAST HAM.

Molly is heading off with her kit bag looking happy.

10:
01:24 INT. BRIZE NORTON. DAY 2. 10:59

Molly enters with her kit bag and paper.

MAJOR BRICE (VO)

Brize Norton, 11.00 hours tomorrow.

You're to report to a Corporal

Kinders and be attached to his

section under Captain James.

Molly looks around nervously.

MAJOR BRICE (VO)

First impressions are important.

Make the right one.

Molly hands over her papers to a soldier at the desk.

KINDERS:

Private Dawes?

Molly looks round to see Corp. Kinders.

MOLLY:

Yes corporal.

10:
01:44 INT/EXT. MILITARY AIRFIELD. BRIZE NORTON.

Molly follows Kinders. Through the window she sees the three

sections that make up the platoon she is joining

Assembling on rostra for the obligatory pre-deployment

Platoon photograph.

KINDERS (OOV)

Welcome to the Under Fives.

Molly emerges from the building with Kinders. There is a Hercules

airplane behind them.

KINDERS:

(pointing)

Right, Dawes, you are with 2

section. Double in and join them.

10:
02:06 MUSIC OUTDORIAN (INST)

Molly puts her kit bag down and joins on the very end. They are

all chatting around her. Captain James emerges from a building.

Suddenly the entire atmosphere changes.

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Tony Grounds

Tony Grounds is a British writer of television scripts. He was born in 1957 in East London. Described by The Independent (11 October 2002) as "the best TV writer of his generation", Grounds has written for all four of Britain's main channels. He started writing for the theatre, winning the Verity Bargate Award for Made in Spain, which was subsequently performed in London and published by Methuen. It was then filmed for ITV and transmitted in their Screenplay slot. There then followed stints on EastEnders and The Bill before he penned episodes of 'Chancer', which starred Clive Owen. more…

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