Our Girl

Season #1 Episode #3
Synopsis: Our Girl is a British television drama, which starred Lacey Turner as Molly Dawes (in its first series) a young adult from a lower class background who joins the British Army after deciding her life is going nowhere. A one-off special was broadcast on 24 March 2013 on BBC One, which saw Dawes make the decision to join the army, despite the protests of her protective family.
 
IMDB:
7.5
Year:
2013
90 min
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10:
00:00 RECAP IN

JAMES:

She risked her life to save yours

10:
00:02 CARD IN: Previously

SMURF:

I'm there for you Molls.

10:
00:04

MOLLY:

Nice kettle mate.

ROLEX BOY:

Rolex.

MOLLY:

How old are you?

ROLEX BOY:

Eighteen.

10:
00:09

MOLLY:

Talk about easy targets.

10:
00:11

JAMES:

Bashira's father is clearly in league

with the insurgency.

10:
00:13

MOLLY:

We're soul sisters.

BASHIRA:

Am I going to die?

10:
00:17

JAMES:

Move!

A big explosion.

10:
00:19

MOLLY:

Where have they taken her Sir?

10:
00:21

JAMES:

They're willing to help facilitate the

removal of Bashira from her family and

into a safe house in Kabul.

10:
00:23

MOLLY:

Things could have all been so

different.

JAMES:

Well, lady luck was smiling on us.

MOLLY:

This time.

10:
00:29 CUT TO BLACK

10:
00:31 EXT. COMPOUND BASE. AFGHANISTAN. DAY 11. 10:30

CAPTION:
February 16th, 2014

We are seeing the world upside down, spinning and bouncing

chaotically. Shouts and screams from all directions. Boots flying

everywhere - dust abounds.

10:
00:36 CARD - BBC LOGO

In this frightening chaos we don't know where we are or what is

occurring. We presume it's war.

As the shot changes we realise we are seeing Molly as the wheelbarrow

in a wheelbarrow race. She's being 'wheeled' by Kinders.

The platoon are holding an inter-section mini Olympics. The

soldiers corporals yell on their soldiers.

It is a relay of 'crazy' events from school days - wheel barrow,

egg and spoon, hula hooping, dressing up and obstacle race. And

is being taken extremely seriously by all concerned. We see Molly

in the middle of an improvised obstacle course being shouted on

by her section and James.

JAMES:

Come on Dawes! You're about to go on

two week holiday. Have some human

decency and put some bloody effort in!

MOLLY:

(gasping for breath)

'Human decency'? This is war innit?

JAMES:

It's healthy competition, now dig in.

Molly overtakes the others during the hula hoop section and gets

to the webbing first. She is in the lead now.

Molly gets her leg tangled in some webbing. Smurf steps forward

to help her free it.

SMURF:

Fourteen hours on a flight with the wit

and wisdom of the Smurf. You've won the

lottery of life getting R & R with me,

Molls.

MOLLY:

You reckon?

SMURF:

Do you want me to book us a couple of

tickets to the Mile High Club?

Just as they're freed, Kinders rushes to them, picks Molly up

and carrying her, runs them through the finish line to huge cheers

and hugs from the rest of 2 section.

JAMES:

(massively impressed)

Yes Dawes!

The boys pick Molly up and give her some Minnie Mouse ears which

she puts on with a huge small. She's handed the 'gold cup' and

they all start cheering 'Under Fives, Under Fives!'

James watches them all celebrate with pride on his face.

10:
01:52 EXT. COMPOUND BASE. AFGHANISTAN. DAY 11. 10:31

Molly walks across the compound with a bowl of Coco Pops. She

sees Kinders, Smurf, Baz Vegas, Mansfield and Dangle Berries in

the showers clearly still in celebratory mood.

As Molly eats it she sees Sohail with his wing man watching her

as they walk past. Sohail stares directly at her and points and

says something to his wing man. Molly can't hear but it doesn't

look like Sohail is saying anything complimentary.

SOHAIL:

(in Pashto - 10:
02:06)

There she is, she looks at me as

if I’m the enemy.

MOLLY:

(mutters to herself)

What's your problem, face-ache?

She turns and pointedly looks in the other direction as she eats

her cereal. After a moment or two someone behind her dips a spoon

into her bowl.

MOLLY (CONT'D)

(swinging round)

Oi!

She sees it is James.

MOLLY (CONT'D)

(with mouth full)

Sorry boss, I thought it was Sohail.

JAMES:

What, you wouldn't share your

breakfast with Sohail?

MOLLY:

(mouth full)

No way. I'm not letting him dip his spoon

in my Coco Pops.

JAMES:

I take it that's not meant to be a

euphemism, Dawes.

MOLLY:

If I knew what one of them was Sir I'd

let you know.

James laughs.

MOLLY (CONT'D)

Sohail is a well dodge geez.

JAMES:

If I knew what one of those was I'd let

you know! I haven't had Coco Pops in

bloody ages.

They both eat from the bowl occasionally looking up and smiling

at each other.

JAMES (CONT'D)

What?

MOLLY:

What?

They both laugh.

Beat. Azizi has emerged from the comms tent and is calling James

in an urgent manner.

AZIZI:

Captain James!

Azizi shouts something in Pashto to his ANA troops as James hurries

towards the comms tent.

AZIZI:

(in Pashto - 10:
03:01)

Get ready. We’re going)

AZIZI (CONT'D)

We've not had comms from the Mountain

Checkpoint this morning.

James calls out for Kinders who's in the showers.

JAMES:

Kinders!

Kinders grabs his towel and wrapping it round his waist runs towards

the comms tent and James.

JAMES (CONT'D)

Have they ever not responded before?

AZIZI:

Every morning they check in and give

me the night report. Today... nothing.

JAMES:

If they'd had contact...

Azizi sees an Afghan helicopter fly over head preparing to land.

AZIZI:

Serious enough for Special Forces.

JAMES:

(turning and looking at

Molly)

I'm gonna need a medic.

MOLLY:

What's happened boss?

JAMES:

There may well have been an incident

at the mountain pass.

(to Kinders)

Kinders.

Kinders calls out to 2 Section.

KINDERS:

(shouting out)

2 Section. Double in. Full kit.

(to Molly)

This may well mean your R & R is down

the shitter I'm afraid, Dawesy.

Molly realises the seriousness of the situation and runs after

Kinders.

10:
03:36 TITLES IN

10:
03:49 CARD: LACEY TURNER

10:
03:52 CARD: IWAN RHEON

10:
03:54 CARD: BEN ALDRIDGE

10:
04:03 CARD: OUR GIRL

10:
04:06 TITLES OUT

10:
04:06 EXT. RIVERBANK LEADING TO MOUNTAIN PASS. C.P.DAY 11.11:15

10:
04:09 CARD: Created and Written by

TONY GROUNDS:

10:
04:15 CARD: Produced by

KEN HORN:

2 Section are all 'waiting out' as they head up the river bed.

They can see other troops, ANA and ASF heading towards the C.P.

from other directions. There appears to be no activity at all.

10:
04:26 CARD: Directed by

RICHARD SENIOR:

JAMES:

Guys.

They all stop and point their guns up towards the checkpoint.

JAMES (CONT'D)

It looks deserted.

KINDERS:

(into radio)

Maybe cos they've deserted, boss man.

SMURF:

The other side have offered 'em a dollar

more, that's what's happened.

MOLLY:

Something don't feel right, Sir.

James looks at Molly, clearly thinking the same thing.

JAMES:

(turning to Taj and Azizi)

Taj. Azizi.

(to soldiers)

The Afghan special forces are going to

investigate. Let's focus up until we

know what's gone on here.

AZIZ:

(in Pashto - 10:
04:57)

Let’s go.

Azizi, Taj and his men go up as 2 Section wait out.

KINDERS:

(having his suspicions)

Stand by for an ambush fellas. Be ready.

All boys are on total alert, prepared in case of ambush, on total

alert and professional.

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Tony Grounds

Tony Grounds is a British writer of television scripts. He was born in 1957 in East London. Described by The Independent (11 October 2002) as "the best TV writer of his generation", Grounds has written for all four of Britain's main channels. He started writing for the theatre, winning the Verity Bargate Award for Made in Spain, which was subsequently performed in London and published by Methuen. It was then filmed for ITV and transmitted in their Screenplay slot. There then followed stints on EastEnders and The Bill before he penned episodes of 'Chancer', which starred Clive Owen. more…

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