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.

Marty does a theatrical bow.

One of the mechanics, RICK, yells across, singing


‘We have all the time in the


Laughter from the lads. Marty shrugs it off, flicks the V-

sign and hurries along...

Straightening his tie and setting his face to ‘business as

usual’ he heads for the SALES OFFICE...



MIKE - the boss of JS Motors - is on the phone in his

office... he has a wall mounted screen divided into FOUR

CCTV VIEWS, which he watches as he talks...


(into phone)

Answer the question... Sam, just

answer the bloody question - do

you think I was born yesterday.



During this he watches Marty duck down below the window

behind his office and crawl (unseen) on his hands and knees

to avoid being detected arriving late.


(places hand over

receiver and calls out)

Are you watching this?


(from next room)

I’m watching.

Mike swings his door open to where his assistant, KATHY

KAVANAGH (late 40s, mother figure to them all, loves a moan

and a gossip but anchors the whole place) is sat.


(covers the phone, says

to her -)

Get him in here -

She nods again, instantly rising to go.

6 EXT. JS MOTORS - FORECOURT - DAY 1 - 08.50 6

YOUNGISH COUPLE are on the forecourt, they are eyeing up a

RED FAMILY SALOON. Marty heads over with a big smile.

Ordinary Lies Episode One Yellow Amendments 4



Vauxhall Corsa - most reliable

car on the road, one previous

owner, a vicar’s wife. Trust me,

this car’s done less miles than

the Pope Mobile...

The couple smile.

Marty holds his hands up like ‘fair cop’.


I know what you’re thinking -

‘here he is - the salesman, with

his patter - he’s gonna bully us

into something we don’t want’.

Well let me tell you, hand on

heart, I am not that guy -you

know what you want -you’ve done

your homework, you know the size,

the model, the colour - how much

you can afford to spend. Am I

gonna change that? No. So out of

courtesy, I’ve come to say hello -

and if you need anything, I’m

right here - Marty Mclean, at

your service -

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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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