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Episode Three

Welcome back to the third instalment of Irene's story
17.3
ELAINE: Would you like something to eat, Mum?
19.5
TIMOTHY: Have you seen my bloody car keys?
23.2
ELAINE: Mum, Mum.
25.1
TIMOTHY: I leave them by the door for a reason.
27.4
ELAINE: Are you hungry, Mum?
28.6
IRENE: Ah.
32.6
TIMOTHY: Have you seen my car keys?
35.2
ELAINE: No. Have you looked in the last place you had them?
37.8
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.
46.8
ELAINE: Just trying to be helpful.
48.4
TIMOTHY: That’s not helpful.
50.6
ELAINE: Well, maybe if you were more careful the next time.
53.3
TIMOTHY: What did you say?
54.3
ELAINE: Nothing.
55.4
TIMOTHY: You did say something. You know where my keys are.
58.7
ELAINE: Of course I don’t.
59.7
TIMOTHY: Of course you don’t. Well maybe, maybe, she knows where they are. Where are my keys?
69
ELAINE: Don’t shout at her. Why would she know?
71.6
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.
100.6
IRENE: He doesn’t want me here anymore.
103.2
ELAINE: Mum.
103.7
IRENE: And I want to go somewhere else.
108.5
I can pay.
114.8
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–
125.4
HEATHER: I have to go back to that stupid care home tomorrow.
129.1
ROSEMARY: Heather, darling, there’s worse places in the world.
134.4
HEATHER: Is there chips for tea?
137.8
ROSEMARY: No.
141.7
Probably have some at the care home though.
144.4
HEATHER: Ah!
155.3
[CRYING AND YELLING]
189.2
GERRY: I had some spare.
191.6
ELAINE: We may not need them.
193
GERRY: Why not?
194.2
ELAINE: You want a coffee, Jer?
195.5
GERRY: No, that’s all right. I’ve had two already. Where is she?
199.9
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.
209.9
GERRY: I don’t need a scarf or a blanket.
212.4
ELAINE: That’s a pity. She’s really chugging the out. And wool’s not cheap, you know.
216.9
GERRY: I’m fine. So do I uh? I’ll just, I’ll go and see her.
223.3
ELAINE: No, no, Jerry.
224.7
GERRY: I thought not. Come on.
230.2
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.
240.6
And why would there be children in the house at 2:00 in the morning?
243.9
GERRY: Can a doctor do anything?
246.1
ELAINE: For her or for me?
248.9
GERRY: You do look knackered.
250.1
ELAINE: I am. I’ve been staying off work. I’m scared cause I’ll lose my job.
253.9
GERRY: Ach, no, come on.
257.9
ELAINE: She’s asked to go.
259.9
GERRY: She’s asked to go?
263.6
ELAINE: She’s asked to go to a care home and I think she’s right.
266.6
GERRY: But–
267.7
ELAINE: She sold her house. She’s got the money for it. Tim, well, he’s gone.
273.3
GERRY: If she wants to go, I suppose we can’t stop her. Yeah, maybe give it a try.
278.2
ELAINE: Jerry, people go into these places to die.
280.4
GERRY: No, they don’t. You know that they don’t. You of all the problems that would vanish just like that.
287.6
ELAINE: You’re right. I know you’re right. I know you’re right.
293.2
IRENE: I need more wool. [LAUGHING]
307.6
DONNA: Hello, Heather. Are you ready?
309.8
HEATHER: Ready for what?
311
DONNA: Ready for what may be your biggest challenge yet.
313.4
HEATHER: What? What is it?
314.5
DONNA: Need you to go for there and try and make sense of them two.
318
HEATHER: And do what?
319.1
DONNA: Get to know them. See how they are. See how they’re doing.
322.4
HEATHER: Hannah. Is this a wind up?
326
HANNAH: No, why would it be? That’s what we do, no?
328.6
HEATHER: If it’s what we do, I’ll go and do it.
331.6
DONNA: Good luck.
332.4
HANNAH: You’ll need it.
338.9
BOB: That’s a 13. No, the blue one.
341.4
HEATHER: Hi, I’m Heather. [INTERPOSING VOICES] It was the 27.
349.5
BOB: See, I told you. Whitfield.
351.4
IAIN: Fintry!
352.6
BOB: The rail ended numbers in 1992.
355.9
HEATHER: I used to get it. My dad lived there.
358.2
IAIN: See? Fintry.
360
BOB: She just said Whitfield
361.9
IAIN: The 27 goes to Fintry.
364.2
BOB: It’s the 32 goes to Fintry v Stubbs Well.
367.3
IAIN: Ah, not if you’re going via Charleston. Then it’s the 17.
372
BOB: The 17 does not go to Fintry.
373.9
IAIN: No, the 27 goes to Fintry.
376.6
HEATHER: How are you both?
377.7
IAIN: No, tea, thanks.
378.9
BOB: Coffee, and can you bring a bus timetable please?
381.6
HEATHER: Oh, fine.
386.1
What I supposed to do with those two?
389.2
DONNA: So, how are they doing?
390.9
HEATHER: They’re fine.
391.9
DONNA: There you go then.
400.5
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?
413.7
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.
422.1
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.
427.1
MORAG: It’s a nice hotel. I’m very happy here. Wonderful service. Did you ask for a sea view?
435.8
IRENE: No.
438.2
HAZEL: Do you like to sing?
444
Well, we’d like to sing. So, Morag, what song will we sing?
449.9
MORAG: How about Rowan Tree?
452
HAZEL: Rowan Tree. [CLEARS THROAT]
456
BOTH: (SINGING) Oh, Rowan Tree. Oh, Rowan Tree. Thou’lt aye be dear to me.
470
Entwined thou art wi’ many ties. O’hame and infancy.
480.8
BOB: They’re torturing that cat again.
483.2
BOTH: (SINGING) Oh, Rowan Tree.
490.3
BOB: Murdered it.
530.3
ELAINE: How are you, Mum? Are you feeling settled?
537.8
Mum?
540.4
IRENE: Fine. I’ve not seen the sea view or the Rowan Tree and I’ve not been on a bus.
549.3
ELAINE: Are you all right, Mum?
552.8
IRENE: I’m tired. I need to go to bed.
557.4
ELAINE: Mum, it’s the morning. You’re just up.
574.8
HEATHER: So tell me more about those two.
578.1
HAZEL: Two grumpy old men.
580.3
MORAG: Those two. I’ll tell you, I wouldn’t have either of them in a lucky bag.
586.1
HAZEL: I think that that beard’s got birds nesting it it.
590.9
MORAG: Now, my husband, he was a good man. But by God, I wouldn’t have either a them in a lucky bag.
598.7
HAZEL: I quite fancy Bob.
600.5
HEATHER: Hazel.
601.8
HAZEL: He could tickle my fancy.
603.5
IAIN: Dad rack it. When’s the pub open? 15 minutes, it’ll be a number 27.
611
ELAINE: I’m not sure about Mum, Jerry. She’s not herself.
617
I know, I know. It’s early days I can’t help but worry. It’s waking me up Yeah, bad dreams.
635.3
Call me tomorrow. Let me know how she is. Thanks, Jerry.

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