Happy Valley script
Happy Valley  Season #2 Episode #2 (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.

A week later

1 EXT. HEBDEN BRIDGE. DAY 4. 16.43 1

We follow CATHERINE’s Ford as she drives over the bridge andinto Hangingroyd Street as she returns home from work. Shepulls up outside her house (not right outside); CATHERINEsteps out of the driver’s side, and ILINKA BLAZEVIC (35,

emaciated, unhealthy, poorly dressed) steps out of thepassenger side. ILINKA is very unsure of herself; CATHERINEhas to more or less physically persuade her in the rightdirection.

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CATHERINE:

(smiling, gesturing)

Here, we’re just along here.

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We follow CATHERINE and ILINKA into the house. *

CUT TO:
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2 INT. CATHERINE’S HOUSE, KITCHEN. DAY 4. 16.45 2

CLARE’s with DANIEL. DANIEL’s just in from work, still in hissmart clothes. This is angry but hush hush because we canassume RYAN’s in front of the telly in the next room...

CLARE:

You told him?

He asked.

DANIEL:

CLARE:

What d’you mean he asked?

DANIEL:

I - just -

(big sigh)

We were playing a game.

CLARE:
what’s that got to do with anything?

Okay.

CLARE:

DANIEL:

And I said I might have a beer.

While Auntie Clare’s out. And he

said, “What d’you mean?” So He

daren’t complete the sentence.

CLARE:

So you told him?

(DANIEL daren’t say ‘yes’)

(MORE)

HAPPY VALLEY SERIES TWO. EPISODE TWO. GREEN SCRIPT. 1A.

CLARE (CONT'D)

When - in fact - you coulda just

said, “Nothing. I didn’t mean

anything, I’m just chuntering”.

DANIEL:

He kept on at me, he kept asking.

And then. He was the one who said

“Is she an alcoholink?”

(beat)

ic.

HAPPY VALLEY SERIES TWO. EPISODE TWO. GREEN SCRIPT. 2.

CLARE:

And did you tell him the rest? “And

she used to shoot crap up her

veins” as well?

DANIEL:

No. No. Course I didn’t!

CLARE:

You know he’s going to go repeating

that. At school.

DANIEL:

Why would he?

CLARE:

Because he does, it’s the kind of

thing he does.

DANIEL:

Okay well I’m sorry, it just...

(”slipped out”, he was

going to say, but the

truth is - )

he asked.

Just as CLARE’s about to come back at him with another sharp

comment, we hear a key in the lock and the front door’s

pushed open from outside. It’s CATHERINE, in from work,

herding in ILINKA BLAZEVIC (35, emaciated, unhealthy, poorly

dressed).

CATHERINE:

Go through, straight through,

through there, into the kitchen.

That way.

ILINKA is very unsure of herself; CATHERINE has to more or

less physically persuade her into the kitchen. CATHERINE

doesn’t instantly appreciate the tense situation she’s walked

into between CLARE and DANIEL because she’s so focussed on

making ILINKA feel safe and comfortable. CATHERINE has a

kindly, fixed grin on her face.

CATHERINE (CONT’D)

Ah! They’re all here. This is

Ilinka. Ilinka, this is Daniel. Say

hello.

DANIEL:

Hello.

CATHERINE:

And this is Clare.

CLARE:

Hello.

HAPPY VALLEY SERIES TWO. EPISODE TWO. GREEN SCRIPT. 3.

ILINKA nods, tries to smile, says a very unconfident, mumbled

“hello” back. DANIEL and CLARE are wondering what the hell’s

going on (both look bad tempered as well as confused).

CATHERINE:

(pulls a chair out, and

indicates to ILINKA)

Sit down! Sit!

(explains to DANIEL and

CLARE)

She doesn’t speak any English. So

(we have to use our hands

to explain things, she

gesticulates)

Tea! Is there any tea?

CLARE:

I’ve just boiled t’kettle.

CATHERINE:

Great!

(at ILINKA, miming)

Tea?

ILINKA:

(she nods, mumbles)

Jako ste ljubazni.

You’re very kind.

CATHERINE:

(nods, smiles, no idea

what she just said)

Yeah. Okay. So.

(she starts making a pot

of tea and prodding a

number into the phone at

the same time)

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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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