A WHEELCHAIR TO GET AROUND. HE IS PRETTY
IMMOBILE FROM THE WAIST DOWN, HIS HANDS DON’T
WORK TOO WELL, AND HE NEEDS HELP WITH VIRTUALLY
EVERY ASPECT OF PERSONAL CARE – EATING, TOILET,
TRANSFERRING FROM WHEELCHAIR TO CAR OR BED ETC.
HIS WIFE JANICE – MID 40’S – IS A CAREWORN
INFINITELY PATIENT WOMAN WHO IS ROB’S MAIN
CARER. SHE IS KNEELING ON THE FLOOR, PUTTING ON
HIS LACE-UP SHOES. SHE’S STRUGGLING TO GET THE
SECOND SHOE ON]
For heaven’s sake Janice, be careful can’t you?
Sorry love, nearly there.
[SHE GETS THE SHOE ON AND TIES THE LACES]
We really should get you some slip-ons.
I like laces.
I know love, it’s just they’re a bit fiddly.
(SARCASTICALLY) How about my bedroom slippers? That’d be nice and
easy for you.
I didn’t mean…
And tracksuit bottoms – that’s what the well-dressed cripple is wearing
If you’re going to have one of your moods…
I am not having ‘one of my moods’. Just because I’m stuck in this thing,
doesn’t mean I can’t dress properly. But if it’s too much trouble…
I’m not saying that…
Just leave it will you. We’re going to be late. Get the car.
[JANICE LOOKS LIKE SHE’S GOING TO SAY SOMETHING
BUT THINKS BETTER OF IT. SHE HEADS FOR THE DOOR.
ROB SHIFTS HIMSELF IN HIS CHAIR AND GRIMACES
[JANICE LOOKS CONCERNED AS ROB TRIES TO HOLD
BACK THE PAIN]
Get me the paracetamol…
But you’ve already had two…
Just get them will you!
[TIGHT ON JANICE. IT’S GOING TO BE ANOTHER LONG
EP105/SC2. EXT. PRACTICE FRONT CAR PARK. DAY 1. 08.40
[CANDY DRIVES INTO THE CAR PARK. SHE HAS A
MASSIVE HANGOVER AND IS LATE FOR WORK. SHE
LOOKS AROUND FOR A PARKING SPACE AND HURRIEDLY
DRIVES INTO THE DISABLED PARKING SPACE. SHE GETS
OUT OF THE CAR AND HEADS FOR THE ENTRANCE. AFTER
A FEW STEPS SHE TURNS AND GOES BACK – SHE’S
FORGOTTEN TO LOCK THE CAR. SHE LOCKS IT AND
HEADS BACK TOWARDS THE ENTRANCE]
EP105/SC3. INT. PRACTICE RECEPTION. DAY 1. 08.43
[CANDY RUSHES INTO RECEPTION. THERE ARE A FEW
PATIENTS WAITING. FAITH IS AT THE RECEPTION DESK,
LOOKING VERY BRIGHT AND CHEERFUL]
Sorry – overslept.
Not surprised – state you were in last night.
Don’t remind me. What time did you get home?
[CANDY CAN’T BELIEVE FAITH IS LOOKING SO BRIGHT]
How do you do it?
Practice, girl. You stick with me, you’ll be coming straight to work from
an all-nighter before too long.
Oh... I don’t think Justin would like that.
Oh. Right. Can you cover for a couple more minutes? I’ve got to do
something with my hair.
(SMILING) You’re not wrong.
[CANDY HEADS FOR THE STAFF ROOM AS A PATIENT
APPROACHES THE DESK]
(WITH A WELCOMING SMILE) Hello… lovely day isn’t it? How can I help?
EP105/SC4. INT. PRACTICE RECEPTION. DAY 1. 09.11
[CANDY IS STILL NOT WITH IT AS CAROLINE TALKS TO
… I’m writing to the hospital, and I need his notes.
Sorry. I was miles away. Who did you want?
Mr Billingham. Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
I put them on your desk.
[CAROLINE REACHES OVER AND PICKS UP SOME NOTES
FROM THE DESK]
No you didn’t.
No, I didn’t. Sorry.
Is everything alright Candy?
Oh yes, fine thanks. Sorry. I’m just a bit… sorry.
[CANDY MOVES AWAY AS FAITH COMES THROUGH