Happy Valley script
Happy Valley  Season #1 Episode #5 (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.

CATHERINE’s flopped, out cold on the pavement. She could be

dead.

Inside the car ANN screams at the radio. Police officers’

voices from the radio respond to CATHERINE’s emergency call.

ANN:

Help me! Help me!

(shouts at the radio)

Can you hear me!? You’ve got to

HELP ME! He’s going to kill me!

He’s going to kill me!!!!

ANN’s frantic eyes are fixed on the open front door of LYNN’s

house, terrified that TOMMY LEE ROYCE will fly out at any

second and get her.

CUT TO:

2 INT. NGA, KEVIN’S OFFICE. DAY 11. 09.02 2

KEVIN at his desk. He’s nervous. Through the glass walls of

the open plan offices, he can see two men in suits in

NEVISON’s office (it’s PHIL CRABTREE and a DETECTIVE

CONSTABLE from NCA. They’ve just arrived).

CUT TO:

3 INT. NGA, NEVISON’S OFFICE. DAY 11. 09.03 3

NEVISON with PHIL CRABTREE and the DETECTIVE CONSTABLE.

PHIL:

Don’t tell him I already know

what’s going on. Just introduce us

as being from CID.

NEVISON looks murderous; he’s decided that KEVIN must be

involved.

CUT TO:

4 INT. NGA, KEVIN’S OFFICE. DAY 11. 09.04 4

KEVIN becomes aware of NEVISON heading towards his office

with the two men in suits. NEVISON shows admirable constraint

addressing KEVIN

NEVISON:

Kevin. These two fellas are from

CID, they want to talk to you.

HAPPY VALLEY. EPISODE FIVE. BY SALLY WAINWRIGHT. 2.

KEVIN:

Hi.

PHIL:

How d’you do.

(he shakes KEVIN’s hand,

then turns to NEVISON)

Could you give us a few minutes?

NEV realises he’s expected to leave. He hesitates then

leaves. PHIL shuts the door.

PHIL (CONT’D)

Mr. Weatherill. Can I call you

Kevin?

KEVIN’s terrified.

KEVIN:

Er yes. Yes. Yes of course.

PHIL:

Nevison says you think you know who

these people are who’ve kidnapped

his daughter.

KEVIN:

It’s - I may be wrong - but. You

know. You do rack your brain. When

something like this happens, and...

PHIL:

Sure. Have you got names?

KEVIN:

Okay. One. Is...

(he knows the second he

says the name his life’s

in danger, but what

choice does he have now?)

Ashley. Ashley C[ow]

(his voice fails)

Ashley Cowgill. You see we - me and

my wife -

(KEVIN’s troubled to see

the DETECTIVE CONSTABLE

instantly type the name

into an Ipad)

we rent a caravan. On this site, up

at Soyland, on Soyland Moor, and he

owns it, and he’s very friendly,

and we chat. Occasionally. And I

may have - well I have - mentioned

where I work, and of course

everyone knows who Nevison is

anyway and the fact that he’s...

well. A very wealthy man, and you

see. Ashley.

(MORE)

HAPPY VALLEY. EPISODE FIVE. BY SALLY WAINWRIGHT. 3.

KEVIN (CONT'D)

He’s - he’s - as I say, he’s

friendly, but he’s dodgy. Too. I

would say. And. The thing is. The

thing is, I...

(struggling)

...have reason to believe he’s some

kind of drug dealer. I mean...

organised.

PHIL takes that in. Interesting, but slightly beside the

point in the present crisis.

PHIL:

Who else? You said these people.

KEVIN:

Okay, well he has these two boys.

Men. In their twenties. Who work

for him. I don’t - I don’t know

their names, but they’re... they’re

not... they’re not the kind of

people you’d want to mix with.

CUT TO:

5 INT/EXT. CATHERINE’S CAR/LYNN DEWHURST’S HOUSE. DAY 11. 5

09.05

Inside the car ANN mutters to herself, like someone not in

their right mind.

ANN:

He’s not touching me, he’s not

touching me again, I’ll gouge his

eyes out, I’ll tear his hair out by

its roots, I’ll

(she screams, four days of

terror and anger

exploding out of her)

AAAAAARGH!

-and smashes her fist into the car seat. Then ANN hears

sirens, and sees flashing blue lights.

Outside the car CATHERINE lies still, collapsed, deathly

pale, as a police 4x4 pulls up. Two PATROL OFFICERS dive out

of the vehicle. More flashing blue lights approach, two more

police vehicles and an ambulance.

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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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