Vox Populi The Dumping Ground


Vox Populi

Drama series set in a children's home. A radio internship gives Tyler a big story, but the truth is not always what it seems. Finn encounters a 'hobgoblin'.


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-I took the third right. Grange Street.

-'Right.'

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Right? There is no right.

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'Oh, no. No, I didn't mean... I meant...

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'Oh, forget it!

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'The second left.

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-'There's a street coming up on your right.'

-Oh, yeah.

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'Take that and then... No, then the third left.'

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-Jodie...

-'Take the...'

-Jodie, you're cutting out!

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-Jodie.

-Oh!

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Oh, you've got to be kidding!

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-I'm so sorry.

-This is a very new and very expensive jacket.

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It'll wash out. Look, I really need to get to Five Bridges Radio.

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-I'm really sorry again.

-Five Bridges?

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Yeah, you know, "Five Bridges News, on the hour, every hour."

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I'm doing work experience there as a journalist.

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You know, crimes and conspiracies and stuff.

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-Follow me.

-But...

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I'm going to be late. I want to make a good first impression.

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It's too late for that. I'm your boss.

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So, let me get this straight -

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Tyler is working...for free.

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It's called work experience.

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It's so he can show how serious he is about being a journalist.

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It makes no sense at all.

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Mate, are you just stalling over showing me this new kick flick?

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You can't rush a master, OK?

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Oh, Umbleby. Two o'clock.

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-What's he doing?

-Whatever it is, it doesn't look good.

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Come on.

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-JINGLE:

-# Five Bridges Radio. #

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You're back on Talk Time with Tyler Lewis.

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Who's our next caller, please?

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Ahem.

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It'll certainly be a while before we allow you on-air, Mr Lewis.

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I was hoping I'd be doing a bit more than sharpening pencils.

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What, like investigating crimes and conspiracies?

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This is local news.

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That stuff, it's few and far between.

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I'm sorry about your clothes.

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It's just... Can't I get something a bit more exciting?

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Oh! If it stops you from getting in my way all day.

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Yeah...

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Someone called in about an incident by the river.

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-Go and investigate.

-Thanks!

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What kind of incident?

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Apparently there's a foul-mouthed fugitive on the loose.

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Umbleby loves a notice.

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-What is it?

-We need to go home.

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They're closing the skate park.

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'Knickers! Are you looking at me?

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'Knickers! Are you looking at me?'

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-Foul-mouthed fugitive.

-'Knickers! Are you looking at me?

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'Knickers! Are you looking at me?'

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The bird is just bait.

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Meet me at the bench by the bridge.

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I've got a story for you.

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What is it?

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-An alien?

-He's under my bed. Come see.

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Not when I have this.

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-You've already had four of these this week.

-Oh!

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Look the other way, so we're not talking to each other.

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-What's your name?

-Tyler Lewis.

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How long have you been working at the station?

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-Not long.

-Do you want to be a parrot and copy everyone else...?

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..or do you want to be a real journalist?

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'Go to 10 Bradley Street.'

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It's simple, we need to stop this meeting from going ahead.

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-Right?

-ALL:

-Yeah.

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If we make some noise, they can't make any decisions.

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-We could bang pots and pans.

-ALL:

-Yes!

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Guys, listen, it says on the notice that anyone can attend, right?

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Well, why don't we go to the meeting?

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State our case.

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Sit with the enemy? That's stupid.

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We have to make them listen to us.

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That'll never work. Who's going to take us lot seriously?

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Sasha's right, we can't even pick a channel to watch without

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-getting into a fight.

-One person needs to speak for us -

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show them that this is bigger than just a skate park.

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You know they got the basketball courts closed the other week.

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We need to show them that we're not going to stand for this.

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We want to be seen, and we are going to be heard!

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Erm...

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Yeah, something like that.

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-Go, Chloe!

-Yeah, I didn't exactly understand what she said,

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but I believe her.

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Chloe, you can do this. You can speak for us.

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-I didn't exactly mean me but...

-Oh, come on.

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You're good at this stuff.

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You're smart and you obviously care.

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What's the problem?

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Aggggh!

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There's no problem.

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Yes!

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That's awesome.

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Ahem.

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Are you sure this is the right place?

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It's a ghost street.

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'Well, it's the address you gave Mike.'

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'And he wants you call when you're on your way back.'

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Yeah, all right. Bye.

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I thought you'd never make it.

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Ralph Palmer, pleasure to meet you.

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Oh, sorry about the parrot.

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Your boss, Miss Bloomfield, refuses to send anyone

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to listen to me these days.

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OK.

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So, what's the story?

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It's a conspiracy, young man.

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20th of March - infestation of rats.

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1st of April - electricity failure for three days running.

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5th of April - bad smell reported.

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Granted, that was possibly a mouldy trout in the fridge.

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7th of April...

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Wait. Who do you think's doing all this to you?

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Those horrible developers, that's who.

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The ones who want to knock this whole street to the ground.

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Open your eyes. Did you not see the empty houses?

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-I'm the last man standing.

-What happened to the others?

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All signed up and moved out. Bullied into it.

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All this can be explained.

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I mean, anyone can get rats.

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And we had faulty electricity the same time as you.

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Fine.

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Want to explain this?

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Two of their men came to see me yesterday

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to try and convince me to sign.

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I shooed them off the premises as usual.

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Later I found this...

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I don't know, a fox maybe?

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No-one will listen to me, Tyler.

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I need your help.

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Oh, cool zombie thingy?

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He's under my bed.

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I'm painting it to show Mike.

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Oh, you don't have to show him. It's just a hobgoblin.

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The what?!

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Yeah, every house has a hobgoblin.

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They're harmless, as long as you follow the rules.

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He doesn't look happy.

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That's probably because you looked him in the eye.

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That's rule number one - never look him in the eye.

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Anyway, see you in a bit.

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Looking at this here, they want to build a multi-million pound project.

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Luxury apartments, restaurants, the lot.

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So Ralph refusing to move is costing them millions.

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If this is true, we need to find some proof to stop them.

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What are they going to do to him next?

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Hit us with it, then, Chloe.

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On 22nd of May 2009, the skate park opened.

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Erm...

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It was a...great thing for the community.

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Say fantastic instead of great.

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OK.

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On 14 January this year the basketball court was closed

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at a cost of...

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32,000...

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Do we really need dates and figures?

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And have you thought about if they mention the graffiti on the

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-basketball court?

-Guys, let her speak.

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So according to research, there's a 56...

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What happened to all of the hitting the table stuff?

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What? I'm just saying what everyone's thinking.

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Do you know what? You can find someone else to do it.

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I'm done.

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Douglas Properties?

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Yeah, can I speak to someone about Ralph Palmer?

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-RADIO:

-Looking for a new house? Want to choose from a brand-new selection

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of properties from across the region?

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They hung up! No, that's proper dodgy.

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Listen to this.

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'A range of award-winning developments.

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'Visit our website to find out more.

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'Douglas Properties, proud sponsors of Five Bridges travel.'

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They sponsor the station!

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So that's why my boss won't look into Ralph's problem.

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You'll make him angry!

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He's angry because he's hungry. Did Archie not tell you rule two?

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-No.

-Bring him treats, especially cupcakes.

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Roooarrr!

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Yum, yum, yum!

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Bleeeughh!

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-JINGLE:

-# Five Bridges News. Every hour on the hour. #

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You've been talking to that Ralph Palmer.

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-Is that a bad thing?

-He's a harmless fool,

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but his mind is full of ridiculous theories.

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But someone's trashed his garden and is making threats.

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Listen, we've looked into his wild claims hundreds of times in the past

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and never found a shred of proof.

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A company planting rats?

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But this is different.

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If this is to do with them sponsoring the station,

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I'll carry on myself.

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Are you suggesting we let our sponsors influence our journalism?

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I'm just trying to find the truth.

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And I'm telling you to leave this whole thing alone right now.

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Fix the photocopier.

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Jodie. It's me.

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KNOCK AT DOOR

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Leave me alone.

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-I said...

-We're here to say sorry.

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We thought you'd be so good at putting the case

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that we wouldn't have to.

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We took advantage.

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Look...

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It's a big thing a kid speaking up against the adults.

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But we forgot about you and how scared you'd be.

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You don't understand, that's not what I'm scared of.

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If I mess up, then... I'd be letting down my friends.

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-What? No way.

-We'd be proud of you for trying.

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Even if I messed up?

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Maybe not trying is letting us down because you're our best chance.

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What do you say?

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Let's do it.

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Hobgoblin.

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Tyler, your boss is going to flip.

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What's she going to do, sack me?

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There he is! With backup, too.

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-Have you given it to those bullies yet?

-Erm...

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We need to come and look in your garden again -

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try and find some real proof. CRASHING

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BARKING

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-Did you see anything?

-No.

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But someone dropped these.

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Who'd come back for pieces of garden gnome?

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Just these three pieces? Nothing else has even been touched.

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Does it matter? Haven't we got enough proof already.

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TEXT ALERT

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-Mike.

-You're in trouble.

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He's left his duties, deliberately gone against my orders.

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I'm awfully sorry, Ms Bloomfield.

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He's jeopardised the future of the station.

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-He's an enthusiastic young man.

-Possibly.

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But the first thing he needs to learn about work is to respect

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his boss and to take instruction.

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Not when I find out the truth is involved.

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Isn't that what good journalists should do?

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A good journalist is also open-minded!

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This is what your evil company are offering Ralph,

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not to mention an incredible sum of money.

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Now, I know some of you have doubts about the closure,

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but I'm sure we all agree that we need to crack down on crime.

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What's that got to do with the skate park?

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Ah, apologies, it seems our skate park users here

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are a little hot-headed.

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Only this morning I was putting up a notice

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and I found myself the victim of a torrent of abuse.

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Well, that's a lie. We were only skating.

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Just stay calm, we'll get our chance.

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I rest my case.

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This house!

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It's amazing. Who wouldn't want to move there?

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I don't know. It doesn't add up.

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-What's this?

-Finn was painting it earlier.

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-You've seen this, haven't you?

-It's the hobgoblin.

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-He's eating under my bed.

-What?

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-What do you know about this?

-Nothing.

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I only wanted cupcakes.

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-Archie?

-I was only fixing him.

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I even went back today to try and get the rest of him.

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I saved him because the old man didn't want him.

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What do you mean? What did you see?

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He was acting all crazy - smashing everything in his garden,

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and I saw him painting words on his wall.

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And all of that graffiti has to come from somewhere.

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We've got to do something.

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Could you please be quiet over there? This is a meeting.

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No, Mr Umbleby, we thought this was going to be a conversation.

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And...

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Well, you talked about crime and I have stats here somewhere.

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And...

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Well, it's not quite...

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Let me help you, shall I? You seem to be struggling.

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-Give her notes back!

-Where did you get these figures?

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In your head?

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Or even worse, the internet?

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These are the views of an ill-informed girl.

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Now, then, let's talk about alternative suggestions

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for the space.

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Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the youth of today.

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Tyler Lewis. Are we going to give it to those bullies?

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I...

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I know you did all this.

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Look, if you don't want to move, it's fine.

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No-one's forcing you.

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I just want to get them off my back, OK?

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They keep coming around with these amazing offers.

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I came this close to signing last night.

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Wait, you want to sign?

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Ralph, I wanted to help you.

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Can you not just tell me what this is really about?

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Come with me.

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This is where we danced at the turn of the millennium.

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Where we held our grandson for the first time.

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That was where we had our last meal.

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Don't you see?

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This house is all I have left of her.

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I'm sorry, Ralph.

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But these are memories. You can take them with you.

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Memories fade.

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I won't remember the same.

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She's only been gone a year.

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And do you know...

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..the other morning...

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..I woke up...

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..and she wasn't the first thing on my mind.

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But maybe that's a good thing. You have to keep on living.

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What do you know, you're just a little boy?!

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But I know what it's like to leave the past behind.

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I had to leave my mum and move into this big, scary house on my own.

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I used to think about her all the time.

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Then I made friends.

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And I realised it was the best place for me.

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Then one day, I didn't think about her once.

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Did you feel bad?

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Well, of course, but what else can you do?

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Sit around and try and remember everything, or carry on?

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Do you remember what you had for tea last Tuesday?

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Erm...

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Trout, maybe.

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See, you have to think. Me, too.

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But I remember the last meal I had with my mum in our house.

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You see...

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..all of this can get knocked down.

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But the important stuff, it stays with you forever.

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We shall not, we shall not be moved!

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We shall not, we shall not be moved!

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Sorry about this, everyone.

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We'll resume the meeting once we've removed these children.

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-We shall not...!

-Quiet!

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-We shall not...!

-Quiet!

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If anyone hasn't made up your minds up about the skate park

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then I guess we've done it for you.

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We blew it. You know why?

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Because we're kids.

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There's no point pretending we're perfect, because we're not.

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We can be loud, hot-headed,

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but I wonder how many of you were the same.

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Guess where we go to do all that?

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The skate park.

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Take that away, and then what?

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We'll take over your shops, your streets.

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Or do we turn to crime,

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the very thing that Mr Umbleby is so afraid of?

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That's enough! OK, get them out.

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Get them out.

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Before you vote, just think - is he lying to get his own way,

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not letting us speak, trying to make us look bad?

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We might be kids, Mr Umbleby,

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but you're supposed to be the grown-up here.

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-Come in.

-I...

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I came to apologise. You were right, none of it was true.

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It doesn't matter who's right or wrong,

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you went after the truth because someone needed your help.

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And that is the quality not of a good journalist, but a great one.

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Everything else you can learn.

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Including when to listen to your superiors!

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Maybe I could come back another time and clean those shelves?

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Good idea.

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But I thought you might like to be a guest

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-on the breakfast show tomorrow.

-Me?!

-Mm-hm.

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-On the radio?

-Yeah.

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You can tell everyone about your work experience.

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Make us look good.

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And I expect that to be spotless.

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You should have seen it, Chloe tore it up.

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What do you two have to say?

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We're sorry, Finn.

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You can have our share of the cupcakes next week.

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-It's OK. Want some more pizza?

-Yes, please.

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Rooar!

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-Oh, nice one, Finn!

-That was good!

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THEY CHATTER

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It was great. I learned a lot.

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I'd like a career on the radio for sure.

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I mean, well, I wasn't sure at first

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but after my day here at Five Bridges Radio,

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I can definitely see a future in the business.

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Why don't you introduce the next song, Tyler?

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Yeah, sure. This is Radio, Radio by...

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Who? Who's he?

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Ralph?

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He's a surprise guest, all part of your work experience.

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-What are you doing here?

-You're the journalist, ask me.

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Welcome back, listener. I am joined by Ralph Palmer,

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the last resident of Bradley Street that's earmarked for development.

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What news, Ralph?

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I've decided to sell up.

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Erm...

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-Why now, Ralph?

-Well, I guess...

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I guess it's down to a very special young man.

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Made me realise I'm not the only one who's had a rough ride.

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And for someone of his age, well,

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if he can get through it, then so can I.

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He sounds like a very special, intelligent, amazing young man.

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Yeah, well, I wouldn't go that far.

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I spent so long trying to get people to listen to me.

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I guess I needed to listen to someone else.

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And...

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I want to thank him for that.

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Well, we'll be back right after this song.

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This is Five Bridges Radio and...

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..and I'm Tyler Lewis.

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Tyler discovers his dreams don't match reality when he has a work experience day at a radio station. Hoping to uncover crime, Tyler finds he's nothing more than an office dogsbody. However, his nagging wins out and he plunges into a murky world of dodgy developers, bullying and broken gnomes, but he learns a harsh lesson not to jump to judgement about a story before he hears both sides. Back at Ashdene Ridge, Finn has an encounter with a 'hobgoblin' and Chloe unwittingly puts herself forward to speak at a local meeting to save the skate park. Her opposition? The DG's nightmare neighbour, Mr Umbleby.


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