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Skip to 0 minutes and 17 seconds ELAINE: Would you like something to eat, Mum?

Skip to 0 minutes and 20 seconds TIMOTHY: Have you seen my bloody car keys?

Skip to 0 minutes and 23 seconds ELAINE: Mum, Mum.

Skip to 0 minutes and 25 seconds TIMOTHY: I leave them by the door for a reason.

Skip to 0 minutes and 27 seconds ELAINE: Are you hungry, Mum?

Skip to 0 minutes and 29 seconds IRENE: Ah.

Skip to 0 minutes and 33 seconds TIMOTHY: Have you seen my car keys?

Skip to 0 minutes and 35 seconds ELAINE: No. Have you looked in the last place you had them?

Skip to 0 minutes and 38 seconds TIMOTHY: Have I looked in the last place? What a stupid thing to say. That’s the first thing I did was look at the place what I’ve left them. They’re not there.

Skip to 0 minutes and 47 seconds ELAINE: Just trying to be helpful.

Skip to 0 minutes and 48 seconds TIMOTHY: That’s not helpful.

Skip to 0 minutes and 51 seconds ELAINE: Well, maybe if you were more careful the next time.

Skip to 0 minutes and 53 seconds TIMOTHY: What did you say?

Skip to 0 minutes and 54 seconds ELAINE: Nothing.

Skip to 0 minutes and 55 seconds TIMOTHY: You did say something. You know where my keys are.

Skip to 0 minutes and 59 seconds ELAINE: Of course I don’t.

Skip to 1 minute and 0 seconds TIMOTHY: Of course you don’t. Well maybe, maybe, she knows where they are. Where are my keys?

Skip to 1 minute and 9 seconds ELAINE: Don’t shout at her. Why would she know?

Skip to 1 minute and 12 seconds TIMOTHY: You think this is funny? The two of you. Hiding my car keys for a laugh. I’ve got a business meeting. I can’t turn up late and soaked. I’ve got to pull this one off or the whole gig’s off. I can’t do this anymore. I can’t do this anymore.

Skip to 1 minute and 41 seconds IRENE: He doesn’t want me here anymore.

Skip to 1 minute and 43 seconds ELAINE: Mum.

Skip to 1 minute and 44 seconds IRENE: And I want to go somewhere else.

Skip to 1 minute and 49 seconds I can pay.

Skip to 1 minute and 55 seconds ROSEMARY: You can tell me or you can set there with that face on. It’s your choice. It’s like that, is it? Here, I saw that. It’s not my fault that–

Skip to 2 minutes and 5 seconds HEATHER: I have to go back to that stupid care home tomorrow.

Skip to 2 minutes and 9 seconds ROSEMARY: Heather, darling, there’s worse places in the world.

Skip to 2 minutes and 14 seconds HEATHER: Is there chips for tea?

Skip to 2 minutes and 18 seconds ROSEMARY: No.

Skip to 2 minutes and 22 seconds Probably have some at the care home though.

Skip to 2 minutes and 24 seconds HEATHER: Ah!

Skip to 2 minutes and 35 seconds [CRYING AND YELLING]

Skip to 3 minutes and 9 seconds GERRY: I had some spare.

Skip to 3 minutes and 12 seconds ELAINE: We may not need them.

Skip to 3 minutes and 13 seconds GERRY: Why not?

Skip to 3 minutes and 14 seconds ELAINE: You want a coffee, Jer?

Skip to 3 minutes and 16 seconds GERRY: No, that’s all right. I’ve had two already. Where is she?

Skip to 3 minutes and 20 seconds ELAINE: Watching the telly. Knitting. Oh do you need a blanket or a scarf? She’s making squares these days. That’s all she can make. So it has to be that shape.

Skip to 3 minutes and 30 seconds GERRY: I don’t need a scarf or a blanket.

Skip to 3 minutes and 32 seconds ELAINE: That’s a pity. She’s really chugging the out. And wool’s not cheap, you know.

Skip to 3 minutes and 37 seconds GERRY: I’m fine. So do I uh? I’ll just, I’ll go and see her.

Skip to 3 minutes and 43 seconds ELAINE: No, no, Jerry.

Skip to 3 minutes and 45 seconds GERRY: I thought not. Come on.

Skip to 3 minutes and 50 seconds ELAINE: It’s eating me up, Jer. She’s in the middle of the night. I’m waking up having nightmares. And when I wake up, she’s thinking there’s intruders in the house, attackers, children.

Skip to 4 minutes and 1 second And why would there be children in the house at 2:00 in the morning?

Skip to 4 minutes and 4 seconds GERRY: Can a doctor do anything?

Skip to 4 minutes and 6 seconds ELAINE: For her or for me?

Skip to 4 minutes and 9 seconds GERRY: You do look knackered.

Skip to 4 minutes and 10 seconds ELAINE: I am. I’ve been staying off work. I’m scared cause I’ll lose my job.

Skip to 4 minutes and 14 seconds GERRY: Ach, no, come on.

Skip to 4 minutes and 18 seconds ELAINE: She’s asked to go.

Skip to 4 minutes and 20 seconds GERRY: She’s asked to go?

Skip to 4 minutes and 24 seconds ELAINE: She’s asked to go to a care home and I think she’s right.

Skip to 4 minutes and 27 seconds GERRY: But–

Skip to 4 minutes and 28 seconds ELAINE: She sold her house. She’s got the money for it. Tim, well, he’s gone.

Skip to 4 minutes and 33 seconds GERRY: If she wants to go, I suppose we can’t stop her. Yeah, maybe give it a try.

Skip to 4 minutes and 38 seconds ELAINE: Jerry, people go into these places to die.

Skip to 4 minutes and 40 seconds GERRY: No, they don’t. You know that they don’t. You of all the problems that would vanish just like that.

Skip to 4 minutes and 48 seconds ELAINE: You’re right. I know you’re right. I know you’re right.

Skip to 4 minutes and 53 seconds IRENE: I need more wool. [LAUGHING]

Skip to 5 minutes and 8 seconds DONNA: Hello, Heather. Are you ready?

Skip to 5 minutes and 10 seconds HEATHER: Ready for what?

Skip to 5 minutes and 11 seconds DONNA: Ready for what may be your biggest challenge yet.

Skip to 5 minutes and 13 seconds HEATHER: What? What is it?

Skip to 5 minutes and 15 seconds DONNA: Need you to go for there and try and make sense of them two.

Skip to 5 minutes and 18 seconds HEATHER: And do what?

Skip to 5 minutes and 19 seconds DONNA: Get to know them. See how they are. See how they’re doing.

Skip to 5 minutes and 22 seconds HEATHER: Hannah. Is this a wind up?

Skip to 5 minutes and 26 seconds HANNAH: No, why would it be? That’s what we do, no?

Skip to 5 minutes and 29 seconds HEATHER: If it’s what we do, I’ll go and do it.

Skip to 5 minutes and 32 seconds DONNA: Good luck.

Skip to 5 minutes and 32 seconds HANNAH: You’ll need it.

Skip to 5 minutes and 39 seconds BOB: That’s a 13. No, the blue one.

Skip to 5 minutes and 41 seconds HEATHER: Hi, I’m Heather. [INTERPOSING VOICES] It was the 27.

Skip to 5 minutes and 50 seconds BOB: See, I told you. Whitfield.

Skip to 5 minutes and 51 seconds IAIN: Fintry!

Skip to 5 minutes and 53 seconds BOB: The rail ended numbers in 1992.

Skip to 5 minutes and 56 seconds HEATHER: I used to get it. My dad lived there.

Skip to 5 minutes and 58 seconds IAIN: See? Fintry.

Skip to 6 minutes and 0 seconds BOB: She just said Whitfield

Skip to 6 minutes and 2 seconds IAIN: The 27 goes to Fintry.

Skip to 6 minutes and 4 seconds BOB: It’s the 32 goes to Fintry v Stubbs Well.

Skip to 6 minutes and 7 seconds IAIN: Ah, not if you’re going via Charleston. Then it’s the 17.

Skip to 6 minutes and 12 seconds BOB: The 17 does not go to Fintry.

Skip to 6 minutes and 14 seconds IAIN: No, the 27 goes to Fintry.

Skip to 6 minutes and 17 seconds HEATHER: How are you both?

Skip to 6 minutes and 18 seconds IAIN: No, tea, thanks.

Skip to 6 minutes and 19 seconds BOB: Coffee, and can you bring a bus timetable please?

Skip to 6 minutes and 22 seconds HEATHER: Oh, fine.

Skip to 6 minutes and 26 seconds What I supposed to do with those two?

Skip to 6 minutes and 29 seconds DONNA: So, how are they doing?

Skip to 6 minutes and 31 seconds HEATHER: They’re fine.

Skip to 6 minutes and 32 seconds DONNA: There you go then.

Skip to 6 minutes and 41 seconds CLAIRE: Irene, come with me. This is where we spent most of my time. I’ll introduce you to some of the ladies. Have a seat. Hazel, this is Irene. Would you like to have a chat with her about what it’s like to live here?

Skip to 6 minutes and 54 seconds HAZEL: Oh but I’m not staying. I’m going home. They’re coming to take me away again. And I’m going in a taxi.

Skip to 7 minutes and 2 seconds CLAIRE: Well, just in the meantime, while you wait. Why don’t you have a chat with Irene? I’ll be back in a minute.

Skip to 7 minutes and 7 seconds MORAG: It’s a nice hotel. I’m very happy here. Wonderful service. Did you ask for a sea view?

Skip to 7 minutes and 16 seconds IRENE: No.

Skip to 7 minutes and 18 seconds HAZEL: Do you like to sing?

Skip to 7 minutes and 24 seconds Well, we’d like to sing. So, Morag, what song will we sing?

Skip to 7 minutes and 30 seconds MORAG: How about Rowan Tree?

Skip to 7 minutes and 32 seconds HAZEL: Rowan Tree. [CLEARS THROAT]

Skip to 7 minutes and 36 seconds BOTH: (SINGING) Oh, Rowan Tree. Oh, Rowan Tree. Thou’lt aye be dear to me.

Skip to 7 minutes and 50 seconds Entwined thou art wi’ many ties. O’hame and infancy.

Skip to 8 minutes and 1 second BOB: They’re torturing that cat again.

Skip to 8 minutes and 3 seconds BOTH: (SINGING) Oh, Rowan Tree.

Skip to 8 minutes and 10 seconds BOB: Murdered it.

Skip to 8 minutes and 50 seconds ELAINE: How are you, Mum? Are you feeling settled?

Skip to 8 minutes and 58 seconds Mum?

Skip to 9 minutes and 0 seconds IRENE: Fine. I’ve not seen the sea view or the Rowan Tree and I’ve not been on a bus.

Skip to 9 minutes and 9 seconds ELAINE: Are you all right, Mum?

Skip to 9 minutes and 13 seconds IRENE: I’m tired. I need to go to bed.

Skip to 9 minutes and 17 seconds ELAINE: Mum, it’s the morning. You’re just up.

Skip to 9 minutes and 35 seconds HEATHER: So tell me more about those two.

Skip to 9 minutes and 38 seconds HAZEL: Two grumpy old men.

Skip to 9 minutes and 40 seconds MORAG: Those two. I’ll tell you, I wouldn’t have either of them in a lucky bag.

Skip to 9 minutes and 46 seconds HAZEL: I think that that beard’s got birds nesting it it.

Skip to 9 minutes and 51 seconds MORAG: Now, my husband, he was a good man. But by God, I wouldn’t have either a them in a lucky bag.

Skip to 9 minutes and 59 seconds HAZEL: I quite fancy Bob.

Skip to 10 minutes and 1 second HEATHER: Hazel.

Skip to 10 minutes and 2 seconds HAZEL: He could tickle my fancy.

Skip to 10 minutes and 4 seconds IAIN: Dad rack it. When’s the pub open? 15 minutes, it’ll be a number 27.

Skip to 10 minutes and 11 seconds ELAINE: I’m not sure about Mum, Jerry. She’s not herself.

Skip to 10 minutes and 17 seconds I know, I know. It’s early days I can’t help but worry. It’s waking me up Yeah, bad dreams.

Skip to 10 minutes and 35 seconds Call me tomorrow. Let me know how she is. Thanks, Jerry.

Episode Three

Welcome back!

Before we get started with our team, let’s see how Irene and Heather are getting on…

This story, all names, characters, and incidents portrayed in this production are fictitious and whilst based on the experiences of real people, no identification with actual persons (living or deceased), places, buildings, and products is intended or should be inferred.

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