Ordinary Lies script
Ordinary Lies  Season #2 Episode #2 (2015)
Synopsis: Ordinary Lies is a British drama television series that was first broadcast on BBC One on 17 March 2015. The six-part first series, written by Danny Brocklehurst, is set in a car showroom.The second, also in six-parts, is set in the warehouse of a sports goods company based in Wales. The series executive producer is Nicola Shindler. The series was commissioned by Charlotte Moore for the BBC. In Australia, the series premiered on BBC First from July 25, 2015.

1 INT. HOLLY’S CAR - DAY 9 1 *

Music kicks in, loud -Lies by Chvrches. We are inside the

car of Holly Pryce, mid-30s, cute face but not traditionally

attractive. Quirky.

*

She drives to work, singing along. This is her favourite

part of the day - just her and her tunes.

2 EXT/INT. COOPERS. CAR PARK. HOLLY’S CAR - DAY 9 2 *

Music carries over...

Holly’s car parking in the large car park of CoopersOutdoors. Other workers park, tread in. *

Holly yawns, then laughs to herself, she grabs her phone andtakes a SELFIE of herself - now doing a large fake yawn.

She quickly adds the photo to her NOT BLUE - ABSOLUTELY NOT

FACEBOOK - SOCIAL MEDIA page. With the message - YAWNINGALREADY, 8.57!

*

POST.

3 INT. COOPERS. CALL CENTRE - DAY 9 3 *

Music over...

Holly heading in, passing some regulars (ALLY, KARL and RAY),

already hard at work... past the HAPPY PEOPLE SELL sign...

past Karl.

*

KARL:

(deadpan voice, into hisheadset)

...you don’t have to be interested,

I’m a professional interest arouser- trying to get you to commit to

more mid range sportwear is more

like a calling than a job...

*

*

*

...Holly meets Ally Jones coming this way ALLY

Holly, Toke’s birthday tomorrow,

are we gonna do card and pressie HOLLY

Already on it ALLY

I’ll arrange the drinks.

Passing is Joe Brierley, HEAD OF SALES - late 40s.

JOE:

He says he doesn’t want them

Ordinary Lies 2 Ep 2 HOLLY 10.03.16 2.

ALLY:

Tough, he’s not denying the rest of

us a night out -

Holly smiles, heads on...

...right to the end - where her desk is outside Jenna’s. *

HOLLY:

Morning Jenna

JENNA:

Hi Holly - I need you to RSVP yes

for this -

Hands her an invite for an INDUSTRY ‘PERSPECTIVES’ DINNER. *

Holly, sparks her computer - which is on permanent standby -*

and, like the rest of the office based world - fires up her *

social media page (unseen by Jenna). *

JENNA (CONT’D)

Oh, and I spoke to Jag this *

morning, a couple of the reps are

saying their expenses haven’t

reached their accounts...

HOLLY:

(rolls her eyes)

It’s like dealing with children -

how many times... it’s the 5th.

The 5th.

She scribbles a note to ‘ring accounts dept’. *

Jenna smiles. Turns to go. *

Holly sees how many people have already LIKED her photo and *

reads the comments... Smiles. *

JENNA *

You’re the oil in the engine Holly.

Oh, speaking of...

Holly turns back.

JENNA (CONT’D)

Personal request - pretty vital

actually -

Holly’s eyes widen - relishing the prospect of some important

role that requires her.

JENNA (CONT’D)

You know I’m on holiday from

Tuesday, well while I’m away - you

wouldn’t do the honours with Tigger

again would you - there’s a spa day

in it for you

Holly disappointed that is the request. Masks it.

Ordinary Lies 2 Ep 2 HOLLY 10.03.16 3.

HOLLY:

Of course.

She scrolls through other posts *

And we SMASH CUT, super fast to: photo of someone’s adorablekid; a couple in a pub, beers raised; a comedy drawing of apolitician with a penis head; a pair of legs on a beach -

‘hard at work!; another couple, laughing and pointing at a

horse in the countryside. On and on - a world of peopleposting about their glorious fun lives. It makes her feel a

small pang of inadequacy and disappointment.

4 INT. COOPERS. WAREHOUSE AREA - DAY 9 4 *

Holly heads towards the WAREHOUSE AREA, as she passesthrough, the warehouse manager BILLY ‘TOKE’ TOKINGTON appears

-

*

TOKE:

Holly, I’m hearing worryingrumours... I’m telling you now,

birthday celebrations are for theunder 9s, I don’t want a cake, I

don’t want a comedy oversized cardwith ‘witty’ remarks from everyoneand I most definitely don’t want apiss up. Do I make myself clear HOLLY

Is it your birthday? I had noidea...

TOKE:

You know very well it is... you’vegot a spread sheet -

Holly heads away. She sees fork lift driver NEIL SUTHERLAND,

waves, he turns his fork lift and comes this way -

Hiiii HOLLY

Hiya NEIL

HOLLY:

Fancy lunch later Lunch?

NEIL:

HOLLY:

Yeah, lunch, you know, eattogether, what do you think I mean?

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Danny Brocklehurst

Danny Brocklehurst (born 1971, Hyde, Cheshire, England, U.K.) is a BAFTA and International Emmy winning English screenwriter. Brocklehurst worked as a journalist for several years (as a freelancer for The Guardian, City Life and Manchester Evening News and senior feature writer for The Big Issue) before becoming a full-time screenwriter. more…

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