Skip to 0 minutes and 7 seconds [THEME MUSIC]
Skip to 0 minutes and 27 seconds HEATHER: Donna, can I ask you something?
Skip to 0 minutes and 29 seconds DONNA: Of course.
Skip to 0 minutes and 31 seconds HEATHER: It’s just that, well, I’ve been here a week already and I haven’t seen a single IV or an ECG. All I’ve done is talk to people!
Skip to 0 minutes and 41 seconds DONNA: Are you a mechanic?
Skip to 0 minutes and 42 seconds HEATHER: What?
Skip to 0 minutes and 43 seconds CLAIRE: In the garage. Fixing cars.
Skip to 0 minutes and 46 seconds HEATHER: No.
Skip to 0 minutes and 47 seconds DONNA: No, exactly. It’s people, Heather. You get to know them and then you’ll know when something’s wrong. And it all helps. [THEME SONG - THE GREAT ESCAPE]
Skip to 1 minute and 53 seconds SPEAKER 1: I’m just doing it to fill in until I retire. Piece of cake really, I’ve worked hard my career, and it’s time for me to put my feet up. Could have done part-time at Marquee’s. But I would just spend all my wages on posh crisps and Jaffa Cakes. Hey, I’ve got one of those wine glasses you can fit a whole bottle in. It says “Wine o’clock” on it. Brilliant!
Skip to 2 minutes and 23 seconds HEATHER: Irene? Irene, are you going somewhere?
Skip to 2 minutes and 26 seconds IRENE: I don’t. I don’t know. [IRENE CRYING]
Skip to 2 minutes and 30 seconds HEATHER: Come on, let’s get you inside. It’s absolutely freezing. Come on. [IRENE CRYING]
Skip to 2 minutes and 57 seconds BOB: Iain was as good a friend as I’ve ever had. I’ll miss that man. It was kind of him to give me his time. And the most important thing you can do– is be kind and have time for people.
Skip to 3 minutes and 38 seconds TIMOTHY: Elaine? It’s me, Tim. Yes, I know you know who I am. Yes. Yes. You can hear me talking?
Skip to 3 minutes and 54 seconds I’m outside. Yes, I’m outside.
Skip to 4 minutes and 6 seconds Elaine. I’ve been stupid. I’ve been hot headed. I’m sorry.
Skip to 4 minutes and 14 seconds ELAINE: That’s okay Tim.
Skip to 4 minutes and 19 seconds TIMOTHY: I do love you, you know.
Skip to 4 minutes and 22 seconds ELAINE: I know. Oh.
Skip to 4 minutes and 28 seconds Come on.
Skip to 4 minutes and 45 seconds HEATHER: Irene doesn’t eat much, does she?
Skip to 4 minutes and 49 seconds CLAIRE: They are like birds at this age. They peck a bit of this, a bit of that, you know?
Skip to 4 minutes and 54 seconds HEATHER: Sure. OK.
Skip to 5 minutes and 13 seconds I eat the lunches here. Do you like them, Irene?
Skip to 5 minutes and 16 seconds IRENE: Morag always says she’s going to complain about them to the hotel manager but she never does.
Skip to 5 minutes and 22 seconds HEATHER: Are you drinking enough water with your meals, Irene? What about a cup of tea? You like a cup of tea, don’t you?
Skip to 5 minutes and 28 seconds IRENE: Find a China cup, Heather. I don’t like a thick, heavy mug.
Skip to 5 minutes and 32 seconds HEATHER: Mind to drink it though.
Skip to 5 minutes and 34 seconds IRENE: Drink what?
Skip to 5 minutes and 36 seconds HEATHER: The tea. Or the water when it’s available.
Skip to 5 minutes and 48 seconds SPEAKER 2: You all right, sweetie?
Skip to 5 minutes and 53 seconds I’m proud of you.
Skip to 6 minutes and 4 seconds IRENE: You remind me of my daughter, such pretty eyes you’ve got.
Skip to 6 minutes and 8 seconds HEATHER: Do I? Thank you. What’s her name?
Skip to 6 minutes and 12 seconds IRENE: Oh, it said– aww, well, it’s it’s Charlotte! No, no, no, no, no, it’s a, it’s Elaine. Yes, is it, is it, is it it’s Elaine.
Skip to 6 minutes and 28 seconds HEATHER: How are you feeling in yourself, Irene?
Skip to 6 minutes and 32 seconds IRENE: Me? Fine, like a new pin, Charlie.
Skip to 6 minutes and 56 seconds SPEAKER 3: I like the peonies.
Skip to 6 minutes and 58 seconds SPEAKER 4: I think they’re beautiful.
Skip to 7 minutes and 3 seconds Yeah, do they have a nice bathroom?
Skip to 7 minutes and 5 seconds SPEAKER 3: Peonies?
Skip to 7 minutes and 8 seconds SPEAKER 4: What about sweet peas?
Skip to 7 minutes and 10 seconds SPEAKER 3: Oh, sweet peas are lovely.
Skip to 7 minutes and 12 seconds SPEAKER 4: Sweet peas.
Skip to 7 minutes and 13 seconds SPEAKER 3: Oh, yeah. I’ve got lots of sweet peas outside. Yeah. Lots of them. Lots of them. Purple ones and just like this big bunch here.
Skip to 7 minutes and 24 seconds SPEAKER 4: What colour is that again?
Skip to 7 minutes and 26 seconds SPEAKER 3: I look after them every day.
Skip to 7 minutes and 27 seconds BOB: I had a dog once. It was a big hing. Massive. I was up n doon tae the butchers aw week. Eatin, eatin, eatin, the only time he wis aff his food wis if he wis coming doon with something, and that didn’t happen that much. Cost me a fortune, up n down the butchers and the butchers wis at the tap of the hill. He dragged me up mind, he knew whar the butchers was right enough.
Skip to 7 minutes and 59 seconds HEATHER: It’s a UTI! It’s got to be. Irene. She’s more listless, and confused than normal. She’s losing weight, not eating, not drinking. It’s a UTI, it must be.
Skip to 8 minutes and 12 seconds DONNA: It fits.
Skip to 8 minutes and 13 seconds HEATHER: And, I’m sending a sample away for confirmation, and antibiotics. And tea in a China cup, just the way Irene likes it.
Skip to 8 minutes and 25 seconds IRENE (VOICEOVER): Sometimes I think of the days and they seem to slip through my fingers like water. Those hands in front of me are older than I remember them being. These are my hands. In them I could hold a photograph or feel the warm, caring hand of another person. I like to think of all the hands I’ve held. The tiny hands of my children when they were my babies still, and then their own children too when they were small. Though here, safe as houses, there is a happy time to be had with those around me. And when my children come they’re happy to. I no longer hear their voices tense or see tiredness in their faces.
Skip to 9 minutes and 23 seconds I know that they’re always with me and when I am gone what will survive in them is love.
Skip to 9 minutes and 51 seconds IRENE: I need more wool.
Skip to 9 minutes and 59 seconds HEATHER: Is there chips for you?
Skip to 10 minutes and 3 seconds SPEAKER 5: Action! Fall off.
Skip to 10 minutes and 20 seconds [LAUGHTER]
Skip to 10 minutes and 29 seconds SPEAKER 6: That’s [INAUDIBLE] this house. What used [INAUDIBLE] house?
Skip to 10 minutes and 38 seconds SPEAKER 7: [INAUDIBLE] My face, I’m too young and far too handsome for [INAUDIBLE]
Skip to 10 minutes and 49 seconds CLAIRE: They are like birds at this–
Skip to 10 minutes and 53 seconds SPEAKER 5: That’s all for this week. Thank you.
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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