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?).
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.
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.
(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.
Bravo November four-five do not
chase the vehicle on foot.
CATHERINE runs along side the vehicle and smashes the
driver’s window with her truncheon.
HAPPY VALLEY. EPISODE TWO. BY SALLY WAINWRIGHT 1A.
(the scrote driving the
ice cream van recovers
from having glass
shattered all over him
and puts his foot down)
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.
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
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
You’re getting too bloody old for
this Catherine, love.
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
We’re going to have to take it out
of the business.
HAPPY VALLEY. EPISODE TWO. BY SALLY WAINWRIGHT 1B.
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.