Happy Valley script
Happy Valley  Season #2 Episode #3 (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.

The question makes her feel uneasy. Is he calling her a



Well. It’s useful. Occasionally. If

I’m dealing with something. At

work. I often have to deal with

people who’re a lot bigger than me.

(a moment)

Are you scared of me?


Should I be?


No. Nobody needs to be scared of me

unless they’ve done something they

shouldn’t have.

The THERAPIST considers that.


The second part of the question.

‘Others’. Have you ever

contemplated killing others. Does

the ‘yes’ apply there.

She hesitates. But not for long. Only for dramatic effect, in

fact. She looks him right in the eye.


Oh yes.


Tell me about that.

(again he waits for her to

expand, but she’s too

busy thinking to

verbalise it)

When was the last time? You felt

like that.

Oh well that’s easy. She flips back to flippant mode.



Well. Day before yesterday I

could’ve merrily strung my grandson

up for setting off a fire

extinguisher in a corridor at

school because someone bet him a

bag of crisps he couldn’t. So

that’s me hauled in and being made

to feel this big.

(she demonstrates: one

inch tall)

Again. Then last Thursday I

could’ve happily throttled my son.

Who - after persistently denying

anything - finally admitted he’d

had a fling with his nasty little

bitch of an ex-girlfriend while his

perfectly lovely wife was in

hospital giving birth to their

first child. So. He’s a liar. Then -

when was it? Two weeks ago. I

could’ve cheerfully strangled my

sister. Clare.

(she hesitates before

admitting this)

She’s an alcoholic. A recovering

alcoholic and heroin addict. She’s

been dry and clean - apart from one

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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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