Happy Valley script
Happy Valley  Season #2 Episode #2 (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.

Ilinka. Came into our nick this

morning - try and smile -

(irritated CLARE and

irritated DANIEL both try

and smile)

And she’d escaped. From a house. Up

Peveril Lane. Where she was being

kept prisoner along with twenty-

five other women who’ve been

trafficked from Croatia.


You’re kidding.


She’s been shunted from one house

to another for over four years.

Eight of ‘em in every room at this

last place.




She’s been working a ten hour shift

six days a week - for ten pounds a

week - at Bowen’s biscuit factory

up Rastrick.




Slavery, yeah. Anyway, I got an

interpreter on the phone - that

took three weeks - then I got the

O.S.U. and spoke to the trafficking

unit in Sheffield and we busted ‘em

out. The women. Only trouble now is

housing ‘em. We managed to get ten

of ‘em in at a women’s refuge in

Huddersfield, six’ve gone off to a

hostel in Leeds and five of ‘em are

at The Mission waiting for the

council to sort out the flights

back home, and Ilinka... is going

to stay with (

the person she’s dialled

answers the phone: hello?

She peers through the

conservatory across to

the house opposite)

Winnie! It’s Catherine, we’re back.

Do you want to come across?

is she there?)

Yes, she’s here.

(mouthing kindly to

ILINKA, pointing at the



get t’kettle on,


I have indeed got the kettle on,

Winnie. Tata.

CATHERINE hangs up.


I allus thought Winnie were Polish.


Yugoslavian. As was.

(a moment, then, realising

from the body language

between CLARE and DANIEL)

What’s up?


(reluctant to say it in

front of ILINKA, but -)

He. Has told



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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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