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Song for Marion

British drama. Ever grumpy Arthur promises to his sick wife that he will take her place in the local choir. There, he slowly starts to flower.


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-WOMAN:

-Right, everyone. Let's go from the same place.

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-Up you get, then.

-Ooh, right.

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GRUNTING

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(One, two, three, four.)

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MUSIC: The Most Beautiful Girl by Charlie Rich

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# Hey, did you happen to see the most beautiful girl in the world? #

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SOUNDTRACK OVER SINGING AND DIALOGUE

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# And if you did

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# Was she cryin', cryin'?

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# Hey, if you happen to see the most beautiful girl

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# That walked out on me

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# Tell her I'm sorry

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# Tell her I need my baby

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# Oh, won't you tell her that I love her? #

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HARMONISING Crazy by Gnarls Barkley

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-# Maybe I'm crazy

-Ahhhhhhh

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# Ahhhh

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# Ahhhh-ahhhhh... #

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All right, everyone, keep it together.

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# Maybe you're crazy Ahhhh-ahhhhh

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# Maybe we're crazy Ahhhh-ahhhhh

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# Probably Ahhhhh!

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# Bah-gum, gum-gum, dum-dum-dah

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# Ooooh! #

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Beautiful, guys. Beautiful. You're fabulous.

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-Night.

-Night.

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-Always the last to leave.

-See you later, ladies.

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Sorry, I was talking with Lizzy.

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Arthur, have you been smoking? Look, what have I told you before?

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Look at the signs. They say no smoking.

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It's hard enough keeping this place open as it is.

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Smoke out...side.

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CHILDREN PLAYING

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BICYCLE BELLS

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# Crazy, maybe we're crazy

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# Aaah! Aaah! #

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-I know you like it.

-Aaah!

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SHE WHEEZES

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OK. Now get some rest, otherwise you'll be a nightmare tomorrow, OK?

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All right. You going to give me a kiss? Might not wake up tomorrow.

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-Five pages, OK? Then bye-bye.

-Bye-bye.

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TV ON

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-Is he here?

-He's in the pit.

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Yo. Your dad's here.

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-What you doing?

-You OK? Fixing this.

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-Steering shaft's gone.

-I need you to do something for me.

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Hang on. Steven, where's the big wrench from in here? I was using it.

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Your mum wants you to take her to the centre tonight.

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-Well, where are you?

-It's Thursday. My night with the lads.

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Couldn't you have told me earlier? It's four o'clock.

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Well, if you don't want to do it, it's OK. I don't...

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I don't mind doing it. Just tell me earlier.

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I've got Jennifer. It's half term. I'll have to bring her.

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You need to pick her up by seven

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and you'll need to bring her home, an' all.

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-OK. How is she?

-Well, if you saw her, you'd know.

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-We do have to have a name, don't we?

-Have we got a name?

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Erm, well, I had to put a name forward so I put...

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You're not going to like this.

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-Why?

-You're not going to like this.

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The OAP'Z.

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-Old Age Pensionerz.

-Oh, no.

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With a Z, though, at the end, to make it street.

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What are we... What are we going to sing?

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LAUGHTER

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Oh, hello, Arthur.

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- What are you lot doing here? - Talking about you.

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-Ha-bloody-ha.

-We're doing an audition.

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Major competition. We're going to be singing.

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-Better get some folks who can sing, eh?

-Oh...

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MARION BLOWS RASPBERRY

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LAUGHTER

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-You should be resting.

-I'm all right.

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Well, don't blame me if she's struggling later.

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-Who's she, the cat's mother?

-Right, well, I'll take these out.

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Don't you, don't you worry. He's a...a puffed-up pigeon.

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WATER RUNNING

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You could be a bit more positive, Arthur.

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We haven't sung in front of anyone before

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and Marion could use a little bit of encouragement.

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She'll get laughed at, singing that nonsense.

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So what if people laugh at us? That's their problem.

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I just don't want her hopes getting built up

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so that she's let down if you don't get picked.

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It's not about winning or losing. That's not why we're doing it.

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Then why are you doing it?

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When you can be bothered to come along and watch

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and look at the faces of Marion and the others,

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then ask that question again.

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All right. Come, then, ladies, if you want a lift home.

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Oh, now don't you say a word. He's not even late yet.

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-It's pointless to ask him to do anything.

-Hello!

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-Hey, Grandma.

-Hello, pet.

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I'm going to make a move. Your mum has to be there by seven.

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She's got half an hour yet.

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-Hello, Grandad.

-Hello, Funny-fer.

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-SHE CHUCKLES I'm off, then.

-Hm.

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CHATTER

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Hello, my favourite people in the whole world.

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Before we start, can I just have your attention, please?

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-Quickly, quickly, ladies.

-Oh, sorry!

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Thank you very much.

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So, as some of you can see,

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I have entered us into a very lovely choir competition.

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SOME GASPS

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-Can we win something?

-Well, yeah, maybe.

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But I'd just be happy if we took part, to be honest.

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-What will we have to do?

-We have to perform in front of a judge.

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If he thinks we're any good, he'll enter us into the main competition.

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EXCITED CHATTER

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Oh, come on, it's great. We'll knock 'em dead.

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What we'll do is, I'll start thinking of some music

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and everyone take one of these flyers home

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and prepare for lots of practice.

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Prepare for battle, more like! LAUGHTER

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Nice attitude, Cheryl.

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LAUGHTER

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What about it?

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Go on, then.

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You got me this time.

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-If you can't enjoy yourself on your...

-Checkmate.

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# Nowhere to run to, nowhere to hide

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# Doo-doo-doo-doo, doe-doe Nowhere to run to, no

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# Nowhere to run to Nowhere to hide

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# Doo-doo-doo-doo, doe-doe Nowhere to run to, no

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# Nowhere to run to, baby

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# Nowhere to run to, nowhere to hide... #

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Marion! Marion!

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It must be very boring for you guys, losing all the time.

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Three games you've won. We've been playing all night.

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-I'll leave you guys to it.

-Thanks for getting him.

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-If there's anything I can do...

-Haven't you done enough, you lot?

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Sorry.

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MONITOR BEEPING

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-Is she asleep?

-Yeah.

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Give Grandma a kiss and we'll wait outside for Grandad.

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OK.

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You OK?

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Steady as she goes.

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You warm?

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I've got two blankets over me. Well, at least I think I have.

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Oh, no, it's one folded over. I thought there was two.

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-Hello, Doctor.

-Sorry to keep you waiting.

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You've been prodded and poked quite a bit this last week, Mrs Harris.

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Hm. It's all in a good cause.

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It's come back, hasn't it?

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Well, it seems that unfortunately that is the case.

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-Does it mean more chemo?

-That's down to Marion.

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We could try a course of aggressive therapy.

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But...it's not pleasant and I believe at best

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it would only slow the process down.

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Chips and ice cream, Marion.

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Someone told me once, when there's nothing you can do,

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chips and ice cream.

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Go home and have as much as you want.

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SHE WHISPERS

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She likes ice cream.

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These flowers. Flowers and cards.

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Here we go. Here...we go.

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-Done it.

-SHE LAUGHS

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Terrific.

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I made this one, but I haven't got an envelope.

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Hm.

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"To Gran, get well as soon as you can.

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"Love, Jennifer. Kiss, kiss, kiss."

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Ooh, it's lovely. Thank you.

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She seems OK, in good spirits.

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Yeah. She's got a couple of months.

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You couldn't have prepared me a bit for that news, then?

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I have to deal with it.

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Jen gave me this card.

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-Why don't you go and show Grandad?

-OK, then.

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I don't know who half those people are.

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That's what you get for being popular.

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He told you, then?

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-Yeah.

-Not one for breaking news gently, is he?

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Don't get too cross with him. He's upset.

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So am I, Mum.

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You promise me you're going to help him. Especially after.

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You're going to come round and see him. Don't let him become a recluse.

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-You haven't gone yet.

-No, I haven't.

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Did you miss me?

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I've been seeing you twice every day.

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Not at home, though.

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OK, time for you to go to sleep.

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I'm waiting for you to come in, keep me warm.

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I can do that.

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I am a bit scared.

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Don't worry.

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I'll take care of you.

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James cried today.

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Well, he had to know, didn't he?

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-Arthur!

-What do you mean?

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Don't take it out on him.

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HE SIGHS

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I'm sorry.

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-I'll have a chat with him tomorrow.

-Good boy.

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Love you, Arthur.

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I love you too, sweetheart.

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I did miss you.

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I know.

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DISTANT MUSIC

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SINGING

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What the...?

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What are they bloody doing?

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Why won't they leave you alone?

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-Open the window. I want to see.

-Don't they know what time it is?

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# I'd find myself drowning in my own tears

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# Whoa-oh!

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# You are the sunshine of my life

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# That's why I'll always be around

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# You are the apple of my eye

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# Forever you'll stay in my heart. #

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Hurray!

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I want to go outside.

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-Let's get you back into bed.

-No, I want to go and see them.

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-You're not going outside.

-I want to go outside!

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You're not well enough for this and they should know that.

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See what you've done? See what's happened?

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You're a bunch of flaming nuisances! Now bugger off!

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You can't make a show of yourself like that.

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They're my friends. They don't care what I look like.

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Neither do I. I want to go and see them!

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You haven't got the energy to stand up

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and you want to prance around outside.

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They're my friends and I'm going to see them!

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-You'll only last five seconds!

-I want to speak to them!

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-We're going to get you back into bed.

-No, we're not.

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-What on earth is going on here?

-I want him out of this room.

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I want him out of this room! Get him out!

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She's getting herself worked up.

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Just leave her with me for a moment, please, Mr Harris.

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No, she's my wife and I'm taking care of her.

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Mr Harris, I think it best you go for a short walk,

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take some time to calm down.

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-I'll see you tomorrow, Marion.

-Thank you, dear.

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Thanks so much for today.

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-You're a pig.

-I know.

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HE SNORTS

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You were rude to my friends.

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I'm trying to look after you.

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You are going to apologise to everyone.

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And you will take me to singing.

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If you don't, I will not utter a single word to you until you do.

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That'll fall in if you dunk it too long.

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I like it, actually, a bit of peace and quiet.

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It's a blessing.

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Do you want me to dry your hair?

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You can nod your bloody head, you know. That's not speaking.

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Do you want me to do anything?

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What was that?

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OK. I'll take you to bloody singing.

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You want to make a fool of yourself, that's down to you.

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And apologise?

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CHATTER

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Oh, look! Marion!

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It's Marion. Look.

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Hello.

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-I'm so glad.

-Hello.

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-Hello, hello, hello. Hello, Lizzy.

-It's good to see you.

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Hang on. Arthur has something he wants to tell all of you.

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Oh? Has he? How nice.

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Marion wanted me to come and apologise to you

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for shouting and saying what I said the other morning,

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so...

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There you go.

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That's not an apology.

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It'll do. Thank you, Arthur.

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And he is going to go on bringing me

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and he's going to do it without moaning,

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and I'm going to do the audition...thing.

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If you want me.

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Of course we want you, Marion, as long as you're well enough.

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I'll be well enough.

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Brilliant. Arthur, are you going to stick around?

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What do you think?

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This is heavy metal. It's rock and roll.

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It's angry. It's sexy.

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These guys, they're proper ugly, but they get laid daily.

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-Really?

-They have groupies.

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You're going to have sex again.

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So, I'm talking rough and manly.

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So can I see that in your face?

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A bit sexier.

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Perfect, perfect, perfect.

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Right, Terry, give me your rock and roll.

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-Like this?

-No!

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It's these two, on the outside. That's it.

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Give me some heavy metal.

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HE SHRIEKS

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-GIGGLING:

-It's a good start. Right, give me your line.

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You win some, you lose some! It's all the same to me!

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All right, that's enough. Don't put your back out, for God's sake.

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-Nice apology!

-Oh, I apologise like birds sing.

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-What the hell you got in your ear?

-It's for practice.

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I'll be talking to myself from now on, then.

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What?

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Bye.

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Oi.

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-None of your business.

-What is it?

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I'm going to do a solo in that audition thing.

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-On your own? In front of people?

-That's what a solo is, isn't it?

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Why have they gone and given you that, then?

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Because if we do get selected,

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I might not be around when it comes to sing in the competition.

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I'll let you get on with it, then, but bed in ten,

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if you're even listening.

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-What will I do about tonight?

-What do you mean?

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My singing.

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Well, you can't go. You can hardly sit up.

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Will you go?

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Please. It's important for me.

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OK. Anything to make you feel better.

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OK. Keep an open mind when listening to this song.

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And, yes, it is what they're talking about.

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# Spinderella, cut it up one time

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# Ooh, oh!

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# Uh-huh... #

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It's got a nice little groove to it.

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-Yeah, this is good.

-Yeah, I like this.

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# Uh-huh, oh!

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# Come on Let's talk about sex, baby... #

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GASPS

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-It is all about sex.

-MURMURS

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Why shouldn't we be talking about it?

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Or singing about it.

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Better than just thinking about it.

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ALL: Oooh!

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Ooh!

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MUSIC CONTINUES INSIDE

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Keep your filthy comments to yourselves, gentlemen, please.

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Clear off.

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OK, right.

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-Oh, shit!

-Hello.

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SHE GASPS

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Arthur! You scared the hell out of me.

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Marion is sick. She asked me to come

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so that you could give me what she's supposed to learn.

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I don't suppose you've got her player, have you?

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You mean this thing? SHE SIGHS

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All right, then, get in the car. Come on.

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You lot are all lunatics. MUSIC PLAYS

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What will people think when they hear you singing this?

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It's only a song, Arthur.

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It's about sex. Oh, dear.

0:25:170:25:19

People do still have it, you know.

0:25:190:25:21

Doesn't mean you have to sing about it.

0:25:210:25:23

So how are you coping?

0:25:260:25:27

Must be really hard for you.

0:25:280:25:30

We all care about her so much.

0:25:330:25:35

Why do you do it?

0:25:370:25:39

I can understand the oldies. They haven't got anything else.

0:25:390:25:42

But you're young. You've got everything.

0:25:420:25:46

Well, I enjoy it, of course.

0:25:460:25:48

And it's actually nice having 20 or something smiling faces

0:25:480:25:51

listening to me cos they actually care.

0:25:510:25:55

-Do you get paid for it?

-No.

0:25:550:25:57

No. No. I teach music at a school. I get paid for that.

0:25:570:26:02

What are you all dolled up for?

0:26:040:26:05

I've got a date, if you must know.

0:26:070:26:09

-With a fella?

-No, with a donkey.

0:26:090:26:13

Hm, touchy.

0:26:130:26:14

You know what you're telling her?

0:26:160:26:18

Cool.

0:26:180:26:20

Oh! Will you give her these? Everyone's got some.

0:26:220:26:24

She might need some help putting them up.

0:26:240:26:26

-Yeah.

-Will you give her my love?

0:26:260:26:28

-She was missed tonight.

-Sure.

0:26:280:26:30

Wake up.

0:26:380:26:40

Get your bloody boots off the bed. I sleep there.

0:26:400:26:42

Enjoy yourself?

0:26:550:26:56

-Enjoy what?

-The choir thing.

0:26:580:27:00

No.

0:27:020:27:03

You know how I feel about enjoying things.

0:27:030:27:06

I'll see you, then.

0:27:060:27:07

-Arthur, Marion'd like your help.

-What for?

0:27:220:27:26

She's having trouble finding the pages.

0:27:260:27:28

-Can't someone else do it?

-I'm sure someone could do it.

0:27:280:27:30

But as she might not be here much longer,

0:27:300:27:32

I thought you might like the opportunity.

0:27:320:27:34

-Get a move on. We're all waiting.

-All right, everybody.

0:27:400:27:43

Let's get on with the songs.

0:27:430:27:45

One, two, three!

0:27:450:27:46

# Let's talk about sex, baby

0:27:460:27:49

# Let's talk about you and me

0:27:490:27:52

# Let's talk about all the good things

0:27:520:27:54

# And the bad things that may be

0:27:540:27:56

# Let's talk about sex

0:27:560:27:59

# Let's talk about sex

0:27:590:28:01

# Let's talk about sex. #

0:28:010:28:04

RECORDING: # Something's got a hold on me, yeah

0:28:040:28:06

# Oh, it must be love

0:28:060:28:09

# Oh! Something's got a hold on me right now, child

0:28:090:28:13

# Oh, it must be love

0:28:130:28:15

# Let me tell you now I've got a feeling

0:28:150:28:18

# I feel so strange

0:28:180:28:19

# Everything about me seems to have changed

0:28:190:28:22

# Step by step I've got a brand-new walk... #

0:28:220:28:26

Are we the only ones doing this?

0:28:260:28:28

-# I said, oh!

-Oh! #

0:28:280:28:30

What?

0:28:300:28:32

-# Oh!

-Oh!

0:28:320:28:34

# Hey-hey, yeah! #

0:28:340:28:37

-# Let's talk about sex, baby... #

-Arthur!

0:28:370:28:40

What are you talking about?

0:28:400:28:42

Eh? Oh, just thinking.

0:28:420:28:46

About sex?

0:28:460:28:47

Ooh. I'll have a taste of that.

0:28:530:28:56

Mm. Very nice. Now we'll put a dollop in each of these.

0:28:560:28:59

-Bomb gone off in here?

-We're making cakes.

0:29:010:29:04

Did Grandad tell you he came to hear our singing?

0:29:040:29:07

-Really?

-I wouldn't call it singing.

0:29:070:29:10

-Hoppity-hop.

-Hip-hop.

0:29:100:29:13

What, rapping? Like the kids?

0:29:130:29:14

Why didn't you join in, lay some beats?

0:29:140:29:16

What, like this? Boppity, boppity, bop.

0:29:160:29:19

# Grandad's rap It's so crap! #

0:29:190:29:21

-Who taught you that word?

-Grandma.

0:29:210:29:24

-Said she keeps having to crap.

-Really, Mum?!

0:29:240:29:26

-SHE LAUGHS

-Mum!

0:29:260:29:29

I don't know what's wrong with you lot. Bloody crackers.

0:29:290:29:31

-It's true. I'm just going to...

-You OK?

0:29:310:29:35

Mm-hm. Yeah, I'm OK.

0:29:350:29:37

-Go on.

-I'll beatbox the music.

0:29:460:29:48

-# You know I'm born to lose

-Ahhh-ahhh!

0:30:150:30:17

-# And gambling is for fools

-Ahhh-ahhh!

0:30:170:30:19

-# But that's the way I like it, baby

-Ahhh-ahhh!

0:30:190:30:21

-# I don't wanna live forever

-Ahhh-ahhh! #

0:30:210:30:24

No! No, no, no!

0:30:240:30:27

SHE INHALES DEEPLY

0:30:270:30:28

It just needs more metal.

0:30:280:30:31

Motorhead would be bursting into tears right now

0:30:310:30:34

if they heard that piano.

0:30:340:30:35

You guys are brilliant, though. I mean, you sound like rock thunder.

0:30:350:30:40

But it just sounds a bit pants on the piano.

0:30:400:30:43

-You want me to bring my bass?

-That is a brilliant idea. Bring it.

0:30:430:30:47

-Anyone else play anything?

-I used to play football.

0:30:470:30:50

It's not really an instrument, is it?

0:30:500:30:53

I played drums when I was in the Guides.

0:30:530:30:56

That's perfect.

0:30:560:30:58

I play recorder.

0:30:580:30:59

-Recorder's not really rock and roll.

-It is when I play.

0:30:590:31:04

I'm sure it is, Cheryl.

0:31:040:31:05

Drums, bass...

0:31:050:31:07

I know a naughty guitarist.

0:31:090:31:10

MURMURING

0:31:100:31:12

He's far too young for me.

0:31:120:31:14

I've got to go, then?

0:31:140:31:16

Oh, yes, you bloody well have.

0:31:160:31:18

And you've got to let James know as well. I want you all there.

0:31:180:31:21

-And Jennifer.

-Yes.

0:31:210:31:23

Yes.

0:31:230:31:25

And make sure you shave. You're all scratchy.

0:31:250:31:30

Just the way you like it, baby.

0:31:300:31:32

So rude.

0:31:330:31:34

'You've seen the posters for tomorrow?'

0:31:360:31:38

Yeah. I've seen them up everywhere.

0:31:380:31:39

-Bring Jennifer.

-'That'll be all right?'

0:31:390:31:42

Yeah, she wants us all there.

0:31:420:31:44

'You are coming? You're going to turn up?'

0:31:440:31:46

-Of course we're going.

-'Good.'

0:31:460:31:48

-Don't forget.

-'See you there.'

-OK.

0:31:480:31:50

-When can I go today, Miss?

-At the end of the day.

0:32:010:32:04

Smoking in the toilets means your arse belongs to me.

0:32:040:32:06

-HE GROANS

-Go and tune up, then.

0:32:060:32:08

RINGING TONE

0:32:080:32:12

He's not picking up. He's not picking up.

0:32:120:32:15

OK, you're going in a taxi.

0:32:150:32:18

But I want you to come. You promised you'd come.

0:32:180:32:21

I am coming. I give you my word, OK?

0:32:210:32:23

Hello. You must be the judge.

0:32:250:32:27

Yes, hello. I'm a little early.

0:32:270:32:30

-I didn't know you'd have an audience.

-I know.

0:32:300:32:32

Lots of people turned up.

0:32:320:32:33

Nothing like a little extra pressure, though.

0:32:330:32:36

What do I have to do to get us through to the competition?

0:32:360:32:39

I'm prepared to do...

0:32:410:32:42

..anything-

0:32:430:32:45

She really wants us to get through.

0:32:490:32:51

Yeah.

0:32:510:32:53

What did I ask you?

0:32:570:32:59

-What did I ask you?

-Calm yourself. I've been let down.

0:32:590:33:02

I'm finishing this before we come over.

0:33:020:33:04

I told you how important it was.

0:33:040:33:06

We're all sitting there at home waiting for you

0:33:060:33:09

and now we've had to take a bloody cab.

0:33:090:33:11

What's that got to do with me?

0:33:110:33:12

I told you I wanted you to take us.

0:33:120:33:16

-No, you didn't.

-I bloody did. I wanted you there.

0:33:160:33:19

No, you told me to bring Jennifer over to watch my mum.

0:33:190:33:22

You never mentioned a sodding lift.

0:33:220:33:23

Don't use that language in front of your daughter.

0:33:290:33:31

Don't you dare speak to me about her, ever.

0:33:310:33:34

Why aren't you with her in the taxi,

0:33:340:33:36

making sure she gets there all right?

0:33:360:33:38

I'll tell you why, because you'd sooner be here screaming at me,

0:33:380:33:41

at my work, in front of my child.

0:33:410:33:43

But you've got it wrong this time, haven't you?

0:33:430:33:45

You've embarrassed yourself.

0:33:450:33:47

An apology?

0:33:470:33:49

No, of course not.

0:33:500:33:51

I wanted you there.

0:33:530:33:54

I wanted you with me.

0:33:560:33:57

Is he angry with you?

0:34:040:34:06

He's just angry, love.

0:34:080:34:09

GUITARISTS TUNING UP

0:34:100:34:14

Can you see him?

0:34:140:34:16

Hello, everybody.

0:34:180:34:20

God, there's a lot of you here. That's quite a surprise.

0:34:200:34:23

Thank you for coming and I hope that you enjoy yourselves.

0:34:230:34:27

-WHISPERS:

-Come on.

0:34:270:34:28

And here are the OAP'Z.

0:34:280:34:31

CHEERING

0:34:310:34:34

One, two, three, four...

0:34:390:34:41

# Daa da-da da-daa

0:34:450:34:48

# Da-da da-daa

0:34:480:34:50

# Da-da da-daa, da-da da-daa

0:34:500:34:53

# If you like to gamble I tell you, I'm your man

0:34:530:34:56

# You win some, you lose some

0:34:560:34:58

# It's all the same to me

0:34:580:35:00

# Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo

0:35:000:35:04

# The pleasure is to play it

0:35:040:35:06

# It makes no difference what you say

0:35:060:35:08

# Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo

0:35:080:35:12

# I don't share your greed

0:35:120:35:13

# The only card I need

0:35:130:35:15

# Is the ace of spades

0:35:150:35:17

# The ace of spades!

0:35:170:35:19

-# The ace of spades

-The ace of spades!

0:35:190:35:23

# You know I'm born to lose and gambling is for fools

0:35:230:35:27

# But that's the way I like it, baby

0:35:270:35:29

# I don't want to live forever

0:35:290:35:31

# Ahhh!

0:35:310:35:33

# And don't forget the joker!

0:35:330:35:35

# Ahhh!

0:35:350:35:39

# Daa daa daa

0:35:540:35:57

# Da-da da-daa, da-da da-daa

0:35:570:36:00

# Da-da da-daa! #

0:36:000:36:06

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:36:060:36:11

-# Ooh-ooh ahh... #

-Punch it, Charlie!

0:36:110:36:16

Yo, I don't think we should talk about this.

0:36:160:36:19

Come on! Why not?

0:36:190:36:21

Cos people might misunderstand what we're tryin' to say, you know?

0:36:210:36:24

But that's a part of life, man. Come on!

0:36:240:36:27

-Two, three!

-# Let's talk about sex, baby

0:36:270:36:31

# Let's talk about you and me

0:36:310:36:33

# Let's talk about all the good things and the bad things that may be

0:36:330:36:38

# Let's talk about sex

0:36:380:36:40

# Let's talk about sex for now

0:36:400:36:42

# To the people at home or in the crowd

0:36:420:36:44

# The kids coming up anyhow

0:36:440:36:46

# We'll talk about sex on the radio and video shows

0:36:460:36:49

-# Then we'll know...

-Anything goes

0:36:490:36:50

# Let's tell it how it is and how it could be

0:36:500:36:53

# How it was and of course how it should be

0:36:530:36:55

# How to try and make any man's eyes pop

0:36:550:36:58

# She use what she got to get whatever she don't got

0:36:580:37:00

# Fellas drool like fools, but then again, they're only human

0:37:000:37:03

# Let's talk about sex! Let's talk about sex! #

0:37:030:37:06

CHEERING

0:37:060:37:09

You guys are gangsta!

0:37:090:37:10

This is called True Colours.

0:37:190:37:21

# You with the sad eyes

0:37:300:37:34

# Don't be discouraged

0:37:340:37:36

# Though I realise

0:37:360:37:39

# It's hard to take courage

0:37:390:37:42

# In a world full of people

0:37:420:37:45

# You can lose sight of it all

0:37:450:37:48

# And the darkness there inside you makes you feel so small

0:37:480:37:54

# Show me a smile, then

0:37:540:37:57

# And don't be unhappy

0:37:570:38:00

# Can't remember when

0:38:000:38:03

# I last saw you laughing

0:38:030:38:06

# If this world makes you crazy

0:38:060:38:09

# And you've taken all you can bear

0:38:090:38:12

# Just call me up

0:38:120:38:15

# Because you know I'll be there

0:38:150:38:17

# And I see your true colours shining through

0:38:180:38:24

# See your true colours

0:38:240:38:28

# That's why I love you

0:38:280:38:30

# So don't be afraid to let them show

0:38:300:38:36

# Your true colours, true colours

0:38:360:38:42

# Are beautiful

0:38:420:38:46

# Like a rainbow

0:38:460:38:52

# But I see your true colours shining through

0:38:580:39:04

# See your true colours

0:39:040:39:08

# That's why I love you

0:39:080:39:11

# So don't be afraid to let them show

0:39:110:39:16

# Your true colours, true colours

0:39:160:39:22

# Are beautiful

0:39:220:39:29

# Like a rainbow. #

0:39:290:39:32

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:39:320:39:35

That was so beautiful.

0:39:460:39:48

Thank you, everybody.

0:39:510:39:53

I hope you have a great day.

0:39:530:39:55

What you doing hiding round here?

0:40:170:40:19

Oh...having a quiet smoke.

0:40:190:40:21

Shouldn't you be out there with Marion and the others?

0:40:210:40:25

I'm doing fine here, really.

0:40:250:40:26

I really don't understand you.

0:40:280:40:30

You have this wonderful woman who adores you...

0:40:300:40:33

..and she just sang in front of everyone for you.

0:40:350:40:38

For you, Arthur.

0:40:400:40:42

She put everything that she had into singing that song

0:40:430:40:47

and you've got nothing to say?

0:40:470:40:49

It must be really hard being you.

0:40:520:40:54

Ah, there you are. I thought you'd disappeared.

0:40:560:41:00

You guys were brilliant today.

0:41:000:41:01

Don't you think, Arthur?

0:41:030:41:05

-We'll see you later.

-Bye.

0:41:090:41:12

You going to take me home?

0:41:150:41:17

-Don't you want to stay with your chums?

-No.

0:41:170:41:19

I want to go home with you, sit on the sofa.

0:41:190:41:22

What's wrong?

0:41:290:41:30

You looked so happy today.

0:41:320:41:34

I...

0:41:360:41:37

..haven't made you happy for a long time.

0:41:380:41:40

I'm very happy with you, Arthur.

0:41:410:41:44

I'm sorry.

0:41:440:41:46

I'm sorry.

0:41:470:41:48

Arthur Harris, I love you.

0:41:550:41:58

From the time you came scruffing into my life, so gloomy,

0:41:580:42:02

I knew what I was letting myself in for.

0:42:020:42:04

You're my rock.

0:42:070:42:08

I don't want you to go.

0:42:160:42:17

I don't want you to go. Please.

0:42:190:42:22

Ooh, I'm done.

0:42:260:42:28

I'm tired.

0:42:280:42:29

What?

0:43:310:43:33

Do you still hate Daddy?

0:43:330:43:34

No, love. No. Not at all.

0:43:350:43:38

He likes you.

0:43:380:43:40

It's a bit complicated for little girls.

0:43:450:43:47

What do you mean? I'm eight. I do maths and everything.

0:43:470:43:51

Of course you do. I'm sorry.

0:43:510:43:53

Come on, love.

0:43:560:43:58

-Bye, Grandad.

-Goodbye, Jennifer.

0:44:000:44:03

He's a good boy.

0:44:080:44:10

I'll take care of him.

0:44:110:44:13

You go to sleep now, darling.

0:44:150:44:17

ELECTRICAL FIZZING

0:44:350:44:37

AIR HISSES

0:44:400:44:42

Marion, love.

0:44:450:44:47

Marion.

0:44:470:44:48

AIR WHEEZES

0:44:480:44:50

PHONE RINGS

0:44:540:45:00

Hello.

0:45:000:45:01

Well, the coroner will be round in a couple of hours,

0:45:020:45:05

look after her body,

0:45:050:45:06

but till then, I think you should see to your dad.

0:45:060:45:09

Yeah, OK. Thanks for coming round.

0:45:090:45:12

It's the night, isn't it?

0:45:120:45:14

DOOR CLOSES

0:45:190:45:21

HE KNOCKS ON DOOR

0:45:380:45:39

Dad?

0:45:400:45:41

Dad?

0:45:450:45:47

ARTHUR HOWLS

0:45:470:45:50

HOWLING INTENSIFIES

0:45:500:45:54

Yeah, OK.

0:46:190:46:21

SHE SINGS IN HINDI

0:46:210:46:26

DOOR CLOSES

0:47:040:47:05

-Everyone gone?

-Yeah.

0:47:080:47:10

You should get Jennifer home to bed.

0:47:120:47:14

No, no. I'll help you with this.

0:47:140:47:16

I'd prefer to be alone.

0:47:160:47:18

I know you're a good dad and I know I haven't been.

0:47:190:47:23

I think it'd be easier on the two of us if we don't see each other.

0:47:260:47:30

That's what I want and...

0:47:340:47:37

that's the end of it.

0:47:370:47:39

DOOR CLOSES

0:47:470:47:49

Potatoes.

0:47:550:47:57

Two pints of milk.

0:47:570:47:59

Teabags. Chicken.

0:47:590:48:01

Sage and onions.

0:48:010:48:04

Bottle of bleach.

0:48:040:48:06

That's the shopping.

0:48:060:48:08

That's what I'm doing today.

0:48:080:48:10

OK.

0:48:120:48:14

CHILDREN PLAYING IN DISTANCE

0:48:220:48:24

Oh, it's you.

0:48:440:48:45

Would you like me to make you a cup of tea?

0:48:470:48:49

Come in. I'll make it.

0:48:510:48:53

Are you sleeping on the sofa?

0:48:580:49:00

How are you?

0:49:030:49:04

-It's different.

-Yeah.

0:49:060:49:07

I guess it is.

0:49:090:49:11

-How's James?

-Haven't seen him.

0:49:110:49:13

We... We got through to the main competition.

0:49:150:49:18

-Oh.

-I don't think we could have done it without Marion.

0:49:180:49:21

Do you need any help with anything?

0:49:230:49:25

Anything like what?

0:49:250:49:27

I don't do anything.

0:49:280:49:29

I used to get up for her.

0:49:330:49:34

If you need any company,

0:49:370:49:39

you're more than welcome to come down to the centre.

0:49:390:49:42

-Tea?

-Mm. That would be lovely.

0:49:420:49:46

CHOIR SINGS

0:50:140:50:16

# Ain't nobody loves me better

0:50:160:50:21

# Makes me happy

0:50:210:50:23

# Makes me feel this way

0:50:230:50:25

# Ain't nobody

0:50:250:50:27

# Loves me better than you. #

0:50:270:50:30

OK. Sit down.

0:50:300:50:32

Um...before we break,

0:50:320:50:35

Timothy has written a poem that he'd like to share with us.

0:50:350:50:39

Come on, then, Timothy.

0:50:390:50:40

"Marion came here to sing

0:50:460:50:48

"A wheelchair she did bring

0:50:490:50:51

"She sang with such a smile

0:50:520:50:55

"That made it not a trial

0:50:550:50:57

"The great thing about Marion

0:50:580:51:01

"Is that she gave us the strength to carry on."

0:51:010:51:05

Thank you.

0:51:080:51:09

All right, everybody, go for a break.

0:51:110:51:13

Oh, dammit!

0:51:210:51:22

-GASPS:

-Jesus, Arthur.

0:51:220:51:25

Again?!

0:51:250:51:26

Have you been waiting out here all night?

0:51:260:51:28

# How do you speak to an angel?

0:51:470:51:50

# I'm completely in the dark

0:51:500:51:53

# When you know that you've just met an angel

0:51:550:52:00

# Is there a special...remark? #

0:52:000:52:05

I always liked that song.

0:52:080:52:10

Arthur.

0:52:190:52:22

Did Marion know you could sing?

0:52:220:52:25

Yeah.

0:52:250:52:26

DOORBELL RINGS

0:52:440:52:46

KNOCK AT DOOR

0:52:460:52:48

SHE SOBS

0:52:480:52:50

I'm a bloody nightmare.

0:52:560:52:58

I am...

0:52:580:53:01

annoying and needy, so I've been dumped.

0:53:010:53:06

Who is he?

0:53:080:53:09

Just this guy I've been seeing.

0:53:090:53:11

-SIGHS:

-It's not even him. It's me.

0:53:110:53:14

I'm...hopeless at keeping a relationship.

0:53:140:53:18

Shouldn't you be talking to somebody your own age?

0:53:200:53:24

That's it. I don't...

0:53:240:53:26

I don't have any friends my own age.

0:53:270:53:31

How have I got time to make them?

0:53:310:53:33

Just the kids from school and... you guys.

0:53:330:53:38

I'm sorry. I'm sorry.

0:53:400:53:43

I thought you would be awake because...

0:53:430:53:46

...you know, you're not really sleeping and stuff.

0:53:460:53:49

It was a miracle that Marion and I met at all.

0:53:490:53:54

We were so different.

0:53:540:53:56

She had such faith in life.

0:53:560:53:58

She'd say...

0:53:580:54:00

"There's somebody out there for everybody.

0:54:000:54:04

"Look at us."

0:54:050:54:07

So you must just hold steady, young lady.

0:54:090:54:14

You're a good person. Good things will happen.

0:54:140:54:17

That's very kind, Arthur.

0:54:170:54:19

I'll call you a taxi.

0:54:220:54:23

BIRDSONG

0:54:260:54:28

Right, everyone, this big red number ten

0:54:290:54:32

signifies the number of rehearsals we have left until the competition.

0:54:320:54:36

By number five, we're going to be brilliant.

0:54:360:54:39

Aren't we?

0:54:390:54:41

-ALL:

-Yes!

0:54:410:54:42

Off you go, then. See you next time.

0:54:420:54:44

Bye!

0:54:480:54:49

DOOR CREAKS

0:54:490:54:50

-I'm sorry about the other night, Arthur.

-Oh...

0:54:560:54:59

Would you like to sing?

0:55:020:55:04

Right, well, take your coat off, then.

0:55:060:55:08

What do you know?

0:55:090:55:11

Oh, er...

0:55:110:55:14

Dean Martin, Frank.

0:55:140:55:17

Remind me.

0:55:170:55:18

Arthur, there's only you and me in the room

0:55:210:55:24

and I heard you sing the other night.

0:55:240:55:26

# Hey, if you happen to see

0:55:290:55:32

# The most beautiful girl who walked out on me

0:55:320:55:36

# Tell her I'm sorry

0:55:360:55:39

# Tell her I need my baby

0:55:390:55:43

# Oh, won't you tell her

0:55:440:55:49

# I love her? #

0:55:490:55:51

You've got a good voice, Arthur.

0:55:590:56:01

Do you want to sing another one?

0:56:030:56:05

All right.

0:56:050:56:07

You're a dark horse, Arthur.

0:56:090:56:11

Right...

0:56:120:56:14

Burton College for unruly, shitty little boys.

0:56:160:56:19

-Well, maybe not all of them.

-Well, you must enjoy it.

0:56:190:56:23

Probably.

0:56:230:56:25

Sometimes you find a flower you can help to bloom.

0:56:250:56:29

-Maybe you're one of those flowers.

-Yeah, poison ivy.

0:56:290:56:33

What made you come in?

0:56:360:56:39

I'm not sure.

0:56:390:56:41

To see how it felt, I suppose.

0:56:410:56:43

And how does it feel?

0:56:430:56:45

I don't know - yet.

0:56:460:56:48

# If you happen to see the most beautiful girl in the world

0:56:500:56:56

# And if you did... #

0:56:560:56:59

-BOTH:

-# Was she crying, crying? #

0:56:590:57:06

Arthur, you're enjoying something.

0:57:060:57:08

I guess that's what you'd call it.

0:57:100:57:12

Enjoy...

0:57:170:57:19

Enjoy...

0:57:200:57:22

OK, Marion.

0:57:250:57:27

Help me enjoy.

0:57:290:57:32

# We're going to the Love Shack, baby Love Shack

0:57:320:57:36

# We're going to the Love Shack, baby Love Shack

0:57:360:57:39

# We're going to the Love Shack, baby Everybody's movin'... #

0:57:390:57:43

Charlie, will you guide Arthur through?

0:57:430:57:45

Give him one of these song sheets, yeah?

0:57:450:57:48

# Baby, Love Shack

0:57:480:57:49

# We're going to the Love Shack, baby... #

0:57:490:57:53

Some good news for a change, eh?

0:57:530:57:55

Just follow this and just do what I'm doing, all right?

0:57:550:57:58

# ..to the Love Shack, baby

0:57:580:58:01

# Hammer on the door! #

0:58:010:58:02

As some of you may have noticed,

0:58:050:58:07

we have a familiar face with us tonight -

0:58:070:58:09

and we'd like to keep him here, wouldn't we?

0:58:090:58:12

-ALL:

-Yes.

0:58:120:58:14

I think Marion would be very pleased you're here.

0:58:140:58:17

All right, well, before it gets too sentimental,

0:58:190:58:22

thank you very much and I'll see you next time.

0:58:220:58:24

That wasn't too painful, was it?

0:58:360:58:38

Wasn't easy.

0:58:380:58:40

Well done, Arthur.

0:58:420:58:44

I felt like a right idiot.

0:58:440:58:47

Yeah.

0:58:470:58:48

Hard woman.

0:58:540:58:55

Grandad. What you doing here?

0:59:020:59:04

I can't leave the school, you know.

0:59:040:59:06

-You can talk, though, can't you?

-Yeah.

0:59:060:59:09

-What's that?

-Nothing wrong with your eyes, then.

0:59:090:59:12

-Can I have it?

-It's for you.

0:59:120:59:14

I didn't mean what I said to your dad. You know that, don't you?

0:59:180:59:21

Mm-hm.

0:59:210:59:23

-How is your dad? Is he OK?

-Yeah. I don't see him until the weekend.

0:59:230:59:27

Do you want to come with me to put some flowers on your gran's grave?

0:59:270:59:30

Excuse me. Can I help you?

0:59:300:59:32

He gave me some sweets.

0:59:320:59:34

-She's my granddaughter.

-Have you got an appointment?

0:59:340:59:37

What, to give my granddaughter a chocolate?

0:59:370:59:39

-See you later, Grandad.

-OK.

0:59:390:59:41

You'll have to leave now.

0:59:410:59:43

Spinster, are you?

0:59:430:59:45

Right, this is called the robot dance

0:59:460:59:49

and it's a very famous sort of dance.

0:59:490:59:52

Basically, you just have to be very stiff and move like this.

0:59:520:59:57

-ROBOT VOICE:

-Everything is stiff and robotic.

0:59:571:00:00

LAUGHTER

1:00:001:00:02

Remember, you are made of metal.

1:00:021:00:05

Yeah, yeah, that's pretty... That's quite good.

1:00:051:00:08

That's it!

1:00:131:00:15

You can even communicate as robots.

1:00:161:00:18

-ROBOT VOICE:

-Hello. I am a robot.

1:00:181:00:21

Really, really stiff.

1:00:211:00:23

HE SCREAMS

1:00:231:00:26

Timothy, I'm so sorry.

1:00:261:00:28

No problem, Elizabeth. Happens a lot.

1:00:281:00:31

Bye, everyone!

1:00:311:00:33

-ALL:

-Bye, Tim.

-Bye.

1:00:331:00:35

Bloody hell!

1:00:371:00:39

All right, then. Shall we have a cup of tea?

1:00:391:00:42

Who sent this, then?

1:00:461:00:48

Here... Just sign this.

1:00:481:00:50

Brilliant, guys. Well, you deserve a coffee.

1:01:011:01:04

Be back in ten minutes.

1:01:041:01:06

You've only got six more rehearsals left.

1:01:061:01:08

-Oh, no. You can keep that.

-Why?

1:01:131:01:15

-Did you like the song?

-Yeah, it was all right.

1:01:171:01:19

-Lyrics?

-Yeah, nice.

1:01:191:01:22

-Do you want to do it?

-What, you mean in front of everybody?

1:01:221:01:25

No. No way. No.

1:01:271:01:29

How about we work it through together, just you and me?

1:01:291:01:31

-Why would you want to do that?

-Why wouldn't I?

1:01:311:01:34

I'll pick you up tomorrow after work.

1:01:341:01:36

Get a cup of coffee, Arthur.

1:01:361:01:38

BIRDSONG

1:01:401:01:43

Hello, son.

1:01:521:01:53

-What you doing?

-Waiting for you to go.

1:01:541:01:58

I was engaged for a couple of years to a flyboy, a pilot.

1:02:181:02:23

Never commit yourself to a man in uniform, Arthur,

1:02:251:02:28

especially if he's surrounded by lots of air hostesses.

1:02:281:02:31

All men are shits, aren't they?

1:02:311:02:34

I look forward to meeting one who isn't.

1:02:341:02:37

Present company excluded.

1:02:371:02:38

No, no - actually, I mean you're not a shit.

1:02:391:02:42

I've got something to show you.

1:02:431:02:45

Recognise her?

1:02:501:02:51

Yeah, we're in the programme now.

1:02:561:02:58

-There's no turning back.

-Yeah.

1:02:581:03:00

If we jump ship, there'll be nobody to come last.

1:03:001:03:03

We? So you're coming, then?

1:03:031:03:06

-# I must be crazy. #

-Yeah.

1:03:061:03:09

You may be crazy, but you'll be there. That is brilliant.

1:03:091:03:13

You can invite your son.

1:03:131:03:14

-He'd be so impressed...

-He's none of your business.

1:03:141:03:17

I'm sorry. I didn't mean to...

1:03:171:03:19

It doesn't matter what you meant. He's nothing to do with you.

1:03:191:03:23

I'm... I'm sorry.

1:03:271:03:30

-I apologise.

-No, no, no. I meddle. It's fine.

1:03:301:03:33

It's just that he and I...

1:03:331:03:37

..just never hit it off.

1:03:381:03:41

It's my fault. I never let him get close to me.

1:03:421:03:47

I'm sorry.

1:03:471:03:49

He's a good lad.

1:03:491:03:51

He's better off, really.

1:03:531:03:55

Do you want to do some singing?

1:03:581:03:59

THEY SING SCALES

1:04:011:04:05

That's better.

1:04:051:04:06

MUSIC: Mohair Sam by Charlie Rich

1:04:071:04:10

# Who is the hippie that's happenin' all over our town?

1:04:101:04:14

# Tearin' up the chicks with the message that he lays down

1:04:181:04:23

# Who is the coolest guy that is, what I am... #

1:04:261:04:30

Go towards the back of the room.

1:04:321:04:33

That's good. OK, same again. Sing it to the stage.

1:04:331:04:36

# Well, I think you're crazy... #

1:04:361:04:39

No, that's not projecting. That's just shouting.

1:04:391:04:42

# Chicks are makin' reservations for his lovin' so fine... #

1:04:421:04:47

Guess what.

1:04:471:04:49

Only one more after this, everyone.

1:04:501:04:53

# Who is the coolest guy that is, what I am... #

1:04:571:05:00

Don't forget a little bit of bump 'n' grind.

1:05:001:05:03

# Fast talkin', slow walkin', good lookin' Mohair Sam... #

1:05:051:05:10

SHE PLAYS MELLOW MELODY

1:05:151:05:17

Will you sing that in the competition?

1:05:271:05:28

You must be joking.

1:05:301:05:31

All right, then, sing it tomorrow in choir practice, see how you feel,

1:05:311:05:35

and if it's all right, then you can sing it at the weekend.

1:05:351:05:38

I couldn't. I-I...

1:05:381:05:40

Look, it wasn't long ago that you couldn't think of anything worse

1:05:401:05:43

than singing silly songs with people you didn't really like.

1:05:431:05:47

Well, I didn't, like, REALLY not like them.

1:05:471:05:50

The way you sing it...is beautiful.

1:05:581:06:01

If Marion is listening,

1:06:021:06:05

or James, if he could hear you singing...

1:06:051:06:07

He hates me.

1:06:091:06:10

Well, then, do something to help change that.

1:06:121:06:14

Let him see you, Arthur.

1:06:161:06:17

Let everyone see you.

1:06:191:06:21

DOORBELL RINGS

1:06:321:06:33

Hello, son.

1:06:361:06:37

-What do you want?

-I thought we could have a chat.

1:06:401:06:43

I know it's difficult. I understand. You're cross.

1:06:461:06:49

It's just I'm... I'm missing your mother.

1:06:501:06:52

-Just come round to tell me that?

-Well, I'm missing you, as well.

1:06:551:06:59

What am I supposed to make of you?

1:07:011:07:03

Every time I see you...

1:07:041:07:06

..I don't know what it is I've done or not done in my life

1:07:071:07:10

to make you so disappointed.

1:07:101:07:13

I mean, I've achieved so many things, so many good things,

1:07:131:07:17

but you're always disappointed.

1:07:171:07:18

Why can't you be proud?

1:07:201:07:22

I am proud, son.

1:07:241:07:26

Well, you never thought once to tell me.

1:07:261:07:29

Well, I tell everybody.

1:07:291:07:31

Why don't you tell me?

1:07:311:07:32

I'm trying now.

1:07:371:07:38

I'm still trying to cope with my mum.

1:07:411:07:43

Maybe I can help.

1:07:451:07:46

It's too late for that. You're too late.

1:07:501:07:52

# A, E, I, O, U... #

1:08:091:08:13

-ALL:

-# A, E, I, O, U

1:08:131:08:18

# A, E, I, O, U

1:08:181:08:23

# A, E, I, O, U. #

1:08:231:08:27

You were wrong.

1:08:291:08:31

This - it isn't me.

1:08:311:08:34

Everybody knows that.

1:08:371:08:39

It isn't me.

1:08:411:08:43

I'll be back in a second.

1:08:521:08:54

-Arthur. Arthur, come on, wait.

-I'm a mug, aren't I?

1:08:551:08:58

I'm not what you think I am.

1:08:581:09:00

-I'm not like everybody in there. I'm not like Marion.

-Shh!

1:09:001:09:02

I'm not the life and soul of the party and full of joy and guts.

1:09:021:09:06

I'm miserable old Arthur.

1:09:061:09:09

I've ruined everything I've ever had and it's too late.

1:09:091:09:12

I can't change. It's...

1:09:121:09:14

It's too late.

1:09:141:09:16

So...

1:09:161:09:17

just leave me alone.

1:09:171:09:19

HE SIGHS

1:10:371:10:38

ENGINE IDLES

1:10:381:10:40

-Hello!

-Hello, love!

1:10:421:10:45

Hello, Charlie.

1:10:451:10:46

THEY CHATTER

1:10:491:10:51

He not coming?

1:10:531:10:54

I don't think so.

1:10:551:10:57

All right, let's, er... Let's go.

1:10:581:11:00

# Here we go, here we go, here we go

1:11:041:11:07

# Here we go, here we go here we go... #

1:11:071:11:09

Oh, I'm fed up with these words.

1:11:091:11:11

Can you all follow me, please?

1:11:381:11:39

I'll take you up to your dressing room.

1:11:391:11:41

Come on, everyone.

1:11:411:11:42

-ALL: Ooh!

-Who's a lovely girl, then?

1:11:441:11:47

So, before the audience come, we have to do a sound check.

1:11:491:11:53

What's that, then?

1:11:531:11:54

They need to know what we're singing and what we do.

1:11:541:11:56

-How many groups are there?

-20.

1:11:561:11:59

But we have got just as much chance as all of them.

1:11:591:12:02

THEY SING "Ode To Joy" IN GERMAN

1:12:021:12:05

Bloody hell. They're brilliant.

1:12:091:12:11

We're going to get laughed out the bloody door!

1:12:111:12:13

No, we're not.

1:12:131:12:15

-OK, you're up.

-OK, guys, come on.

1:12:251:12:28

Steven, what's this on the desk?

1:12:431:12:45

-I thought they were good, but they were a bit...dull.

-We can do better.

1:13:101:13:14

I think we had more personality.

1:13:141:13:16

Uh...

1:13:241:13:25

I know you all loved Marion, and...when we were younger,

1:13:301:13:36

I would have done anything to be with her

1:13:361:13:39

and...share something like this with all of you.

1:13:391:13:43

-You don't have to do this in front of everyone, Arthur.

-No, I...

1:13:441:13:48

I'm sorry for how I've been...

1:13:481:13:52

and...I'm going to...

1:13:521:13:58

Even if I fall flat on my arse, I'm going to do the song, Elizabeth.

1:14:001:14:05

If you'll let me.

1:14:051:14:07

Of course you can.

1:14:081:14:10

Can I have a word?

1:14:151:14:16

Oh. Yeah.

1:14:181:14:19

One second.

1:14:191:14:21

Your hosts for the evening,

1:14:331:14:35

Richard Jameson and Harriet Banks.

1:14:351:14:37

APPLAUSE

1:14:371:14:39

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 8th Shadow Song

1:14:431:14:47

International Choir Festival.

1:14:471:14:49

We have such a wide, fantastic variety of choirs

1:14:521:14:55

and songs for you this evening.

1:14:551:14:57

Something for everyone.

1:14:571:15:00

Ladies and gentlemen, The Backworth Male Voice Choir.

1:15:011:15:04

THEY SING "Gwahoddiad"

1:15:061:15:09

What do they mean, dumbing down?

1:15:151:15:17

-We're in the programme!

-Come on, driver. It's embarrassing.

1:15:171:15:20

It's not fair.

1:15:201:15:23

Maybe we saved ourselves from getting laughed at

1:15:231:15:25

by a theatre full of people.

1:15:251:15:26

Somebody once told me it didn't matter if you got laughed at.

1:15:321:15:35

Open the door, driver.

1:15:371:15:38

Arthur, what you doing?

1:15:401:15:42

I'm going to sing that bloody song

1:15:421:15:43

you've been ramming down my throat all week.

1:15:431:15:46

Come on.

1:15:461:15:48

APPLAUSE

1:15:541:15:55

Thank you to the Backworth Male Voice Choir.

1:16:061:16:08

Stage door here - can we have some assistance, please?

1:16:081:16:10

Now we have 35 dapper young men...

1:16:101:16:12

God help me, love.

1:16:121:16:14

..full of class and charisma.

1:16:141:16:15

Some random man just walked on stage.

1:16:151:16:17

I've never seen him before. I don't know what he's doing.

1:16:171:16:20

Sorry.

1:16:241:16:25

Now some other random girl has joined him.

1:16:251:16:28

RIPPLES OF LAUGHTER

1:16:301:16:33

Excuse me. Excuse me.

1:16:351:16:37

Oh, it's those OAP people you got rid of earlier.

1:16:371:16:40

I can't stop them, can I, cos there's like 30 of them.

1:16:431:16:46

OK, I'll get them to introduce them. OK.

1:16:461:16:48

What?

1:16:481:16:49

You're just going to have to introduce them. The OAP'Z.

1:16:491:16:53

Now.

1:16:531:16:55

Well, as you can see, they're not in suits,

1:16:551:16:58

but they do have class.

1:16:581:17:01

LAUGHTER

1:17:011:17:02

Well, everyone, put your hands together for the OAP'Z.

1:17:051:17:08

APPLAUSE

1:17:081:17:10

Blow them away, please.

1:17:211:17:22

# The Love Shack is a little old place

1:17:221:17:26

# Where we can get together

1:17:261:17:31

# Got me a Chrysler it seats about 20

1:17:311:17:35

# So hurry up and bring me your juke box money

1:17:351:17:39

# The Love Shack is a little old place

1:17:391:17:43

# Where we can get together

1:17:431:17:48

# Everybody's movin' everybody's groovin'

1:17:481:17:51

# We're going to the Love Shack baby, Love Shack

1:17:511:17:55

-# We're going to the Love Shack

-Bang! Bang!

1:17:551:17:58

# Baby

1:17:581:17:59

-# Hammer on the door

-Bang! Bang!

1:17:591:18:03

-# Hammer on the door

-Bang! Bang!

1:18:031:18:07

-# Hammer on the door

-Your what?!

1:18:071:18:10

# Tin roof rusted!

1:18:101:18:13

# Love Shack, baby, Love Shack

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# We're going to the Love Shack! #

1:18:161:18:19

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Everybody in position.

1:18:261:18:28

GENTLE PIANO MUSIC

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MUSIC TRAILS OFF

1:18:571:18:58

MURMURING

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PIANO RESUMES

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Come on, Grandad!

1:19:091:19:11

# Goodnight, my angel

1:19:251:19:28

# Time to close your eyes

1:19:281:19:31

PIANO RESUMES

1:19:311:19:33

# And save these questions for another day

1:19:331:19:39

# I think I know what you've been asking me

1:19:411:19:47

# I think you know what I've been trying to say

1:19:481:19:55

# I promised I would never leave you

1:19:561:20:03

# And you should always know

1:20:031:20:08

# Wherever you may go

1:20:111:20:15

# No matter where you are

1:20:151:20:19

# I never will be far away

1:20:191:20:25

# Goodnight, my angel

1:20:291:20:32

-# Now it's time to sleep

-Time to sleep

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# And still so many things I want to say

1:20:371:20:42

# Want to say

1:20:421:20:44

# Remember all the songs you sang for me

1:20:441:20:49

# Sang for me

1:20:491:20:51

# When we went sailing on an emerald bay

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# Emerald bay

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# And like a boat upon the ocean

1:20:581:21:04

# I'm rocking you to sleep

1:21:051:21:11

# Through waters dark and deep

1:21:111:21:15

# Inside this ancient heart

1:21:151:21:18

# You'll always be a part of me

1:21:181:21:24

# Goodnight, my angel now it's time to dream

1:21:271:21:33

# And dream how wonderful our life has been

1:21:341:21:40

# Some day we all must go

1:21:501:21:57

# But lullabies go on and on

1:21:571:22:03

# They never die

1:22:041:22:07

# Just like you and I...

1:22:091:22:15

# will be. #

1:22:151:22:20

SMATTERING OF APPLAUSE

1:22:321:22:34

APPLAUSE BUILDS

1:22:341:22:36

CHEERING

1:22:401:22:43

Well done, Mister.

1:22:501:22:52

I'm so proud of you.

1:22:521:22:53

Yes!

1:23:021:23:04

LAUGHTER AND CHATTER

1:23:101:23:12

Be careful with it. It's really heavy.

1:23:171:23:19

Here's to coming third!

1:23:221:23:24

ALL CHEER

1:23:241:23:26

Lovely.

1:23:281:23:29

# We was third, we was third... #

1:23:311:23:36

PHONE RINGS

1:23:361:23:38

ANSWERING MACHINE CLICKS

1:23:431:23:46

BEEP

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-MARION:

-Hi, you've reached Marion and Arthur

1:23:471:23:50

but we're not here right now...

1:23:501:23:51

-# So leave a message, please. #

-BEEP

1:23:511:23:56

-JAMES:

-Dad, it's me.

1:23:561:23:57

You're probably asleep,

1:23:571:23:59

but Jen didn't get to say goodbye.

1:23:591:24:01

-JENNIFER:

-Bye, Grandad. You were brilliant.

1:24:011:24:04

HE SNORES

1:24:041:24:05

Thanks for coming back in the car with us.

1:24:051:24:08

Dad, it was good to talk.

1:24:081:24:11

Well done for tonight.

1:24:121:24:14

It was brilliant.

1:24:141:24:17

I know Mum was watching.

1:24:171:24:18

-I'll see ya.

-See ya, see ya, wouldn't want to be ya!

1:24:181:24:20

OK, bedtime.

1:24:201:24:22

Cheers, Dad. Good night.

1:24:221:24:25

MUSIC: Unfinished Songs by Celine Dion

1:24:411:24:44

# So you're thinking it's ending

1:24:541:25:02

# But it's only just begun

1:25:021:25:06

# Your whole life

1:25:061:25:09

# Is there right...

1:25:091:25:12

# Right in front of you

1:25:121:25:14

# Life's a story that is all twists and turns

1:25:141:25:19

# All that matters is the lessons we learn

1:25:191:25:23

# Cos we're all...

1:25:231:25:26

# Unfinished songs waiting for...

1:25:261:25:30

# The best part to come along

1:25:301:25:33

# Hey, hey

1:25:331:25:35

# Hey, hey

1:25:351:25:37

# And we're all...

1:25:371:25:40

# Pictures half-drawn

1:25:411:25:42

# We can be...

1:25:421:25:44

# Anything we want

1:25:461:25:47

# Hey, hey

1:25:471:25:50

# Hey, hey

1:25:501:25:52

# Now is your time

1:25:521:25:57

# It's your life

1:25:571:26:00

# No-one's living it but you

1:26:001:26:03

# In your hands

1:26:051:26:07

# Is your chance

1:26:071:26:10

# To lead the life you choose

1:26:101:26:13

# Life's like music

1:26:131:26:15

# There's so much to one song

1:26:151:26:18

# Make it magic

1:26:181:26:19

# There's so much to do

1:26:191:26:22

# Cos we're all...

1:26:221:26:25

# Unfinished songs waiting for...

1:26:251:26:29

# The best part to come along

1:26:291:26:32

# Hey, hey

1:26:321:26:34

# Hey, hey

1:26:341:26:36

# And we're all...

1:26:361:26:39

# Pictures half-drawn

1:26:391:26:41

# We can be...

1:26:411:26:44

# Anything we want

1:26:441:26:46

# Hey, hey

1:26:461:26:48

# Hey, hey

1:26:481:26:50

# You can write the song and write the story

1:26:521:26:56

# And live all of this life in all its glory

1:26:561:27:01

# Take the time to make the time

1:27:011:27:03

# To make each moment count

1:27:031:27:05

# It's your life, it's your goal

1:27:051:27:08

# Grab that chance, have it all

1:27:081:27:11

# Cos we're all...

1:27:111:27:14

# Unfinished songs waiting for... Waiting for...

1:27:141:27:18

# The best part to come along

1:27:181:27:20

# Hey, hey

1:27:201:27:22

# Hey, hey... #

1:27:221:27:24

Grumpy Arthur promises to his sick wife that he will take her place in the local choir. There, he slowly starts to flower.