Happy Valley script
Happy Valley  Season #1 Episode #4 (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.

(MIKE doesn’t react, still

engrossed with his

computer, which is what

she was hoping for)

-and I found blood. In the cellar.

And a chair covered in gaffer tape.

Like somebody’d been tied to it.

And a pair of knickers. On the

floor. So. That and knowing what a (

she stops herself using

an expletive)

charming young man Tommy Lee Royce

is, makes me want to get a CSI -

SOCO - CSI - whatever we’re calling

‘em this week - get one of ‘em in

there to take a few photos and a

few swabs and find out what’s going




He hasn’t looked away from his computer once while she’s been



Is that - ?

All right?



CATHERINE’s delighted; she can officially pursue TOMMY LEE

ROYCE. She knew he’d accept it, but just wanted to say she’d

done it:
entered illegally. And see him officially turn a

blind eye. Which is what he’s just done. And while she’s here



Did you go to the H-MIT briefing in

Halifax this morning?



I did! Yes.

(suddenly he’s more

interested in CATHERINE

than in his computer)

M-CET’s worked out there were two

vehicles involved. Pathologist says

she was crushed to death. Run over.

More than once.

(CATHERINE knew she’d been

run over, but not more

than once)

There was plenty of debris on the

road, paint fragments, fragments

from the number plate, tyre marks,

they’ll soon identify what make,

model, year of manufacture. Endless

phone calls from the public. They

won’t get far, you watch this

space. How is everyone?

He means on the shift.


They’re gutted, they’re in shock.


Are you all right?


I’m fine.

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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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