The Coroner  Season #1 Episode #2

Synopsis: Following the failure of a relationship high-flying solicitor Jane Kennedy returns to the small Devon coastal town of Lighthaven, that she left when she was a teenager. She takes up the position of coroner investigating sudden, violent and suspicious deaths. Jane moves back, with her teenage daughter Beth to live with her mother. In her new role Jane must work alongside Davey Higgins, the boy who once broke her heart, who is now the local Detective Sergeant.
Genre: Crime, Drama
 
IMDB:
6.7
Year:
2015
45 min
338 Views

EXT. THE ENGLISH CHANNEL. DAY 1. 07:05

GRAVELLE:

NSE UNDERTAKERS ASSISTANTS, NSE FUNERALGOERS

[TWO MILES OFFSHORE, A MOTORBOAT BOBS IN

WAVES. ON THE BACK IS A RAISED COFFIN

DRAPED IN A UNION JACK. AROUND IT STANDS

GRIEVING NSE FUNERALGOERS LISTENING TO

JOSEPH GRAVELLE (59), A CLIPPED MAN SURE

THAT UNDERTAKING NEED NOT BE

UNFASHIONABLE. FROM THE BOAT’S TINNY

SPEAKERS ELGAR’S “NIMROD” PLAYS AS

GRAVELLE READS A FEW LINES OF TENNYSON]

GRAVELLE:

…“But such a tide as moving seems asleep,

Too full for sound and foam,

When that which drew from out the boundless deep

Turns again home.”

[AN NSE FUNERALGOER WIPES HER EYE]

GRAVELLE:

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, we now commit Margaret Crighton to the deep.

[TWO NSE UNDERTAKERS ASSISTANTS RAISE THE

FLAG-COVERED COFFIN SO THAT IT SLIDES INTO

THE SEA. THE UNION JACK REMAINS ABOARD. ONE

OF THE NSE FUNERALGOERS TAKES A WREATH OF

WHITE ROSES AND THROWS IT INTO THE SEA

AFTER THE SWIFTLY SINKING COFFIN]

GRAVELLE:

May she rest in peace.

[OUT ON FLOWERS FLOATING]

CUT TO:

EP2/SC3. EXT. GREYROCK POINT. DAY 1. 07:13

CLINT:

DOG:

[A SURFER PULLS HARD AGAINST THE WATER TO

CATCH A WAVE. HE SURFS IT BEAUTIFULLY

BEFORE SITTING BACK DOWN ON HIS BOARD.

JUST AS HE’S ABOUT TO KICK BACK INTO THE

DEEP, SOMETHING ON LAND CATCHES HIS EYE. ON

THE BEACH, A DOG IS SNIFFING AROUND A DEAD

BODY]

CUT TO:

EP2/SC4. EXT. GREYROCK POINT. BEACH. DAY 1. 07:15

CLINT:

DOG:

[THE SURFER RUNS THROUGH THE WASH, BOARD

UNDER ARM. THIS IS CLINT. THE SIGHT THAT

GREETS HIM MAKES HIM WRETCH; A NAKED DEAD

BODY, BLOATED BY DECOMPOSITION GASSES.

EVEN THE DOG IS REPULSED]

CLINT:

(TO DOG) Gross.

CUT TO:

TITLES:

EP2/SC5. INT. JUDITH’S HOUSE. KITCHEN. DAY 1. 07:44

JANE, BETH, JUDITH

[JANE’S ON THE PHONE TO CLINT WHILST BETH

AND JUDITH SIT AT THE KITCHEN TABLE. JUDITH’S

ENGROSSED IN A LINGERIE MAGAZINE AND BETH’S

SIMULTANEOUSLY SCROLLING THROUGH HER

PHONE, COMMENTING ON JUDITH’S CHOICES AND

EARWIGGING HER MOTHER’S CHAT]

JANE (ON PHONE):

And is Davey there yet? I’ll be over in fifteen can you hold tight?

[SHE POURS COFFEE]

JANE (ON PHONE) (CONT’D):

Then put a jumper on. Look just hold tight, Clint, or hang ten or whatever

you do.

[SHE HANGS UP AND SCRAMBLES TO COOL THE

COFFEE IN THE FEW SECONDS SHE HAS LEFT]

BETH:

They’ve found another one? That’s, what, two in as many weeks?

JANE:

Three.

BETH:

Where’s this one?

JANE:

Greyrock Point. Clint was out surfing and stumbled on it.

JUDITH:

Clint can stumble on me anytime he fancies.

[JANE MEETS HER MOTHER’S EUPHEMISM WITH

SILENCE. BETH POINTS TO AN ITEM IN THE

CATALOGUE]

BETH:

Is that lace or –

JUDITH:

Satin. Comes in red or silver.

BETH:

I’d go silver.

JANE:

Not sure this is entirely appropriate for breakfast time.

JUDITH:

Should be by dinner. This lot do same day delivery and it’s a big night for

Mick.

JANE:

What’s special about tonight?

JUDITH:

He’s refreshed the menu at the Black Dog. He’s got new steaks, says he

even caught a few lobsters himself. You should come? Big night for him

downstairs so I thought we’d…celebrate upstairs.

JANE:

If I’m done in time I will.

BETH:

(SHOWING JUDITH HER PHONE) Here, this is the tattoo I’m getting.

JANE:

(GIVING JUDITH A LOOK) If I approve.

[JUDITH TAKES BETH’S PHONE AND ADJUSTS HER

BIFOCALS]

BETH (CONT’D):

It’s a barcode tattoo. When you scan it it pings and the display reads my

name.

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