Happy Valley  Season #1 Episode #2
Synopsis: Catherine is a no-nonsense police sergeant who heads up a team of officers in a rural Yorkshire valley. When a staged kidnapping spirals out of control turning into a brutal series of crimes, Catherine finds herself involved in something significantly bigger than her rank, but unknowingly close to home.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Actors: Sarah Lancashire, Siobhan Finneran, Shane Zaza, Charlie Murphy
  15 wins & 17 nominations.
 
IMDB:
8.5
TV-MA
Year:
2014
58 min
330 Views

Ep 2 starts approx 40 minutes after we left them in ep 1...

1A EXT. LADSTONE TOWERS, SOWERBY BRIDGE. DAY 5. 10.30 1A

CATHERINE’s just leaving one of the flats having dealt with a

little old man (who’s been burgled, perhaps?).

CATHERINE:

You look after yourself, love. I’ll

be in touch.

She heads off. Round a corner, down some stairs, whatever’s

there. She turns another corner (she’s on perhaps the seventh

floor) and clocks an ice cream van down on the street. It

doesn’t have the usual clientele you’d expect for an ice

cream van, it has unhealthy looking teenage scrotes, who’ve

pushed the mums and toddlers out. CATHERINE starts racing

down the stairs and gets on her radio.

CATHERINE (CONT’D)

Bravo November four-five. Operation

Greensleeves. Sighted the ice cream

van outside Wilberforce House,

Sowerby Bridge. I’m going after it,

I’m on foot.

CATHERINE gets down to street level and heads for the van,

which is a good twenty-five yards away. Immediately the

clientele round the ice cream van start going, “Pigs”, “Fiveo”

etc. There are two lads in the ice cream van. It takes off

as CATHERINE races towards it, pulling her truncheon out.

CATHERINE (CONT’D)

(on her radio again)

Registration romeo bravo five two

yankee tango charlie. I’m going

after it, I’m nearly with it, I’m

gonna stop it.

RADIO:

Bravo November four-five do not

chase the vehicle on foot.

CATHERINE:

(to herself)

Yeah, whatever.

CATHERINE runs along side the vehicle and smashes the

driver’s window with her truncheon.

HAPPY VALLEY. EPISODE TWO. BY SALLY WAINWRIGHT 1A.

CATHERINE (CONT’D)

Pull over!

(the scrote driving the

ice cream van recovers

from having glass

shattered all over him

and puts his foot down)

Oy!!

CATHERINE continues to run after the van. She nearly catches

up with it too; it’s only because they don’t stop at a give

way sign (and thus nearly colliding with an on-coming

vehicle) that they manage to get away. CATHERINE reluctantly

accepts she’s not going to catch up with them. She gets back

on her radio.

CATHERINE (CONT’D)

Failed to stop. Off-side window

smashed. Two occupants. Both white,

male, one with a sleeve tattoo,

dark hair, beard, pale blue T-

shirt, khaki body warmer, the other

ginger hair, beard, pasty-faced,

pink hoody. Driving towards Wharf

Street.

The ice cream van disappears. The driver flashing a V sign

back at CATHERINE. CATHERINE turns and sees a couple of

passers-by (youths) having a smirk and snigger at her

expense, for having tried to chase a vehicle on foot.

CATHERINE catches her breath and mutters to herself

CATHERINE (CONT’D)

You’re getting too bloody old for

this Catherine, love.

CUT TO:

1 INT. NGA, KEVIN’S OFFICE/OPEN PLAN OFFICE. DAY 5. 11.27 1

KEVIN’s in his office (one moment panicking, the next moment

angry, pretending to be busy at his PC, but entirely unable

to concentrate) when he sees NEVISON’s Bentley pull up

sharply outside the front of the building.

NEVISON heads into the open plan reception/office area. He

looks as white as a sheet and about ten years older than the

first time we met him. He heads straight for KEVIN’s office.

NEVISON comes in and closes the door. He sits, but can’t keep

still.

NEVISON:

We’re going to have to take it out

of the business.

(MORE)

HAPPY VALLEY. EPISODE TWO. BY SALLY WAINWRIGHT 1B.

NEVISON (CONT'D)

We’re going to have to borrow a bit

from here there and everywhere,

that’s how we can do it. And you

haven’t to tell anyone, they get a

whiff anyone else knows and they’re

saying they’re gonna start doing

stuff. To her.

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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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