Trev helps with the bags …. but.

2 02 2008

He stands back and courteously waves the women through. Sheena walks through the gate but before Cheryl can get through Trev nips in front, turns and gives her back the same sarcastic smile.

                       TREV (Cont’d)

                   Age before bra size.

Cheryl hits him in the back.

                            SHEENA

                Not working this morning, love?

                             TREV

              Just taking a few flags up to the lads mum,thought I’d come and have a bacon sarnie with you.

                             SHEENA

             Oh how thoughtful, I’ll get the pan on.

Sheena unlocks and opens her front door, theare a few LETTERS on the door mat.

INT. INSIDE HOUSE HALLWAY – DAY.

                              SHEENA

           Oh just pick up those for me will ya Cheryl.

Cheryl collects the mail from the mat and thumbs through the letters. One letter seizes her attention. It reads “Lancashire Area Health Authority” She looks to her mother nervously.Sheena looks to Cheryl. She is obviously worried. Her eyes glaze.

                               TREV

          What have you got in these bags mam? I believe you’ve  carried these from town.

                              CHERYL

                          It’s come mum.

                              SHEENA

                          Oh mother of god.

Completely oblivious to what the two women are concerned about, but noticing their worry, Trev stands there holding the shopping.He gives a nervous laugh.

                                TREV

                      What … What is it … mum?





Page 16. Trev visits his mother.

2 09 2007

3. Lad’s leave yard in pickup.

4. Trev enters and leaves builders merchants.

5. Lads turn up at No 43. Start unloading.

EXT. FOOTPATH OUTSIDE SHEENA’S HOUSE – DAY.

SHEENA COOPER, Trev’s mum is a 53 year old Irish catholic. She is heading towards her garden gate carrying supermarket shopping bags. Sheena 57 lost her husband Jimmy 17 years ago. She is with Cheryl who is carrying one clearly visible MISS SELFRIDGE BAG.

SHEENA

Well he did say two to three weeks.

CHERYL(Concerned)

Yeah but it’s been three now, mum. You should ring him.

SHEENA

I don’t like to bother them, love, you know what I’m like.

A CAR HORN SOUNDS.

Anyway shhh. Our Trevor’s here.Trev pulls up alongside in his van and jumps out.

TREV

Morning girls, been shopping have we?

Trev looks at the bags being carried.

SHEENA

Hello Trevor love.

TREV(Concerned)

Hey mum don’t carry all them bags yourself… let Miss selfish here carry em.

Cheryl gives a forced sarcastic smile.

TREV (to SHEENA)

Give em here.

Trev takes all Sheena’s bags and kicks the gate open.

Trev (cont’d)

Ladies





Page 15. Trev has a “Man to man” with Barry.

30 08 2007

Trev

Right get yourself off to 43, we’ll have it finished by dinner. I’ll be along in a bit I’ve got to nip to’ builder’s merchants get some flags.

Before he leaves he pulls Barry to one side.

TREV

You all right, mate?

                    BARRY

Yeah, just Karen angry cos I got in late, you know.

TREV

You sure? Nothing to do with them bandits is it?

Barry bows his head.

TREV (cont’d)

Listen if its money, I can lend you a couple of hundred quid till you get yourself sorted out.

BARRY(Reluctantly)

What about a couple of thousand?

TREV

Jesus! … Your joking, two grand? Listen man you have got to get this sorted, there’s people can help you, therapists and that. Promise me you’ll do something.

Barry nods.

TREV

Make sure you do, Baz.

He pats him on the shoulder.

TREV (to all)

Right I’m away, see you lot at 43 later. And don’t be late getting there, you know she’s an ex headmistress, she’ll be taking’ register in ten minutes.

(All Laugh)

MONTAGE.1. Trev driving away from yard, he turns on the radio. Playing is “Police and thieves by the clash

2. Trev’s van drives past the Flame, Trev Smiles. Policemen mill about the car park.





Page 14. Joe give his expert advice.

28 08 2007

JOE

Oh you wanna stop that right in its tracks, Baz, let her know who’s the boss.

Joe makes a “back of his hand” slapping gesture.

TREV

Oh listen to Clair Rayner here, never had a bird in his life, but all of a sudden he’s a fuckin expert.

JOE

Course I’ve had birds, man and I’ll tell you something else … they know their place.

Joe presses his thumb down hard on the side of the van.

MALC

Oh yeah, one word from you and they do what they fucking like.

(Laugh).

JOE

(Tongue in cheek)

No Malcolm. You’re wrong I’m afraid. You see the women in my life come to me for one thing, and one thing only … sex … that’s all.

Trev, Barry and Malc laugh.

joe (cont’d)

Hey I’m not joking, I’m known as the Blackburn Casanova

Laugh

 You might laugh but when I’m doing the business, if there’s not someone there to drag em out from under me, they get shagged twice.

All the lads are now laughing, including Joe.

TREV

Ok, listen I’ve just come past the Flame, there’s coppers everywhere, so not a word about last night to nobody. Without the bandit they can’t point the finger at anyone.

The lads nod.

  





Page 13. Karen confronts Barry.

27 08 2007

B

BARRY(Saddened)

Karen, you don’t understand, love.

KAREN(Screaming again)

Oh I understand all right, tell me you bastard, tell me!

Karen desperately starts slapping Barry.

BARRY(Shouting)

No … No!   There is no other woman, Karen … it’s …

Barry looks to Karen as though he is about to tell her of his addiction.

 From upstairs they hear the sound of their BABY CRYING. Barry pushes past Karen and leaves. Karen falls to the floor and breaks down.

EXT. COOPERS YARD – DAY

Joe and Malc are in Trev’s yard preparing to go out. They are wearing general builder’s clothes, Joe has a pair of specially adapted work boots with high heels. The yard is small and messy. In the corner is a small shed that serves as an office/store.The lads are loading a small well worn pick up truck with equipment.Trev rolls up in the transit van just as Barry appears from the shed, bleary eyed and depressed. He is wrapped in a tatty old ORANGE BLANKET.

TREV

Fuckin hell, Its Barry Krishna.

Joe(Chanting)

Harry Ramsdens, Harry Ramsdens.

BARRY

Shag off.

TREV

Have you been in there all night?

Barry nods.

JOE

Ha ha, your Karen kicked you out for coming home late, didn’t she?

BARRY

Summat like that.





Page 12. Barry gets home – Karen is not happy.

26 08 2007

BARRY

Yeah, Trev and Joe.

Barry turns and wanders through to the Kitchen, he senses Karen smells a rat.

KAREN

You lying bastard!

She picks up a piece of PAPER. Shouting, she follows him in to the kitchen.

KAREN (cont’d)

Who else was there?

BARRY

That’s it, me Malc, Trev and Joe … that’s all… no one else.

KAREN

Liar liar liar!

I opened your Barclay Card statement. Two and a half thousand pounds Barry, two and a half thousand!

Barry, embarrassed and unable to tell her the truth stands silently and leans head bowed at the kitchen work top. She shoves the paper hard under his chin before reading from it.

KAREN (cont’d)

     (Angry and sobbing)

… on the fifteenth one hundred pounds. Seventeenth one hundred and sixty, another on the seventeenth at the Starlight Casino eighty pounds. Are you listening?

Karen’s voice now lowers, she needs some answers.

KAREN (cont’d)

(Beat)…

Who is she? Tell me!

Barry turns to Karen, startled. He has never and would not dream of cheating on her. He is torn between the truth of his gambling addiction and Karen’s misconception of him.

BARRY

No, No there is no other woman!

KAREN

Liar! All your mates are single… Joe, Trev, Malc … You wanna be like them don’t you? Who is she … tell me!





Page 11. The Bandit goes over the wall.

24 08 2007

TREV (o.s.)

(Louder whisper)

Oyy, can you two pillocks hear me? Throw it over.

JOE(To Barry)

C’mon, let’s smash the bastard.

BARRY

Look out, it’s coming!

EXT. CANAL TOWPATH – DAWN.

(SLOW MOTION)

 The fruit machine comes hurtling over the wall. With a huge splash it lands in the middle of the canal.

(NORMAL PACE)

 All four lads look on in total disbelief as the fruit machine bobs in the water. On the front of the machine is a grinning pirate with a dagger in his mouth. Then, in a flurry of bubbles, it sinks without a trace.Trev turns to look at Joe and Barry peering over the wall. Hardly believing what he has just seen, he shakes his head.

TREV

Pair of fuckin’ Muppets.

EXT. BARRY’S HOUSE – DAWN.

Barry walks up the drive of his house, he looks dejected and apprehensive about going in. He enters quietly.

INT. BARRY’S HOUSE – DAWN.

His wife KAREN is in her nightclothes waiting for him, she has clearly been crying.

BARRY

Hello love, what you doing still up?

KAREN

I could ask you the same.

BARRY

A few of us went back to Malc’s just had a couple of drinks and a game of cards. Bit boring really sorry I’m late love, just could not get a taxi.

KAREN

Just you and the lads?








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