Drama set in a children's home. When Tracy agrees to write the annual awards certificates, a chain of unintentional consequences leads to Johnny carrying out a robbery.
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We will be leaving for the Town Hall at 1800 hours precisely.
-That's six, isn't it?
After the awards ceremony, there is going to be a bit of a party.
Obviously, there will be other cared-for young people there,
so I expect all of you to be on your best behaviour this year
or you will all be seeing my cross face.
Can we see it now?
Rrraarrrgh! THEY GIGGLE
Mike, what award am I getting?
Don't know. It's not down to me this year.
JOHNNY: Tracy's doing them.
ALL SPEAK AT ONCE
No! It's meant to be a surprise.
Well, as long as mine isn't for cleaning and tidying again!
-Still doing the awards certificates?
-Yeah, just one more to go.
Um, the trouble is...
It's great though, isn't it?
Finding that one thing that makes every person here feel special.
What's my award for, Tracy?
It's a surprise. Let's just say you're going to love it.
-I need your help.
-It's about the award for Johnny.
Harry's got his imagination, Gus - brainy, you - creative.
Everyone's got something amazing.
-Well, he could be best brother.
-No, it needs to be a character trait.
-Something anyone can be.
-Oh, right, so sort of...
That brilliant positive thing that only he's got.
Yeah, you know, he...
-Something that we all recognise.
-Exactly, like cleaning or...
-No, not cleaning or tidying.
-I see what you mean.
Oh, I can't think of anything.
-Can't think of anything?!
-No, that is not what I meant.
Can't think of anything good about me?
I'll think of something perfect and get the certificate done.
What's up with you?
-Tracy can't think of anything good to say about me.
She's done everyone else's. How'd you like being told you're worth nothing?
Well, I wouldn't know. She's done mine.
Whoa, hold up!
It's not like these awards actually mean anything.
-They're treats to keep everyone in line.
-What do you mean?
Come on, Johnny! They don't actually say what they think about us.
-They're just being patronising.
However, I have a plan.
KNOCK ON DOOR
Sorry to disturb you.
I probably shouldn't say anything.
Johnny told me not to say but he was, um, he was packing a bag.
A few minutes ago.
-Well, where is he now?
-I think the bus stop.
-So, is Gina still in the garden?
-So we have five minutes max. Let's use it.
-Oh, hiya! You look nice.
Oh, thanks. I thought I'd make an effort for once.
What, am I not invited?
Um, course you are.
What, where are you going?
Listen to this about Carmen.
"Enthusiastic, emotionally needy, craves the attention of her peers."
OK. So change it to,
"Needy little drama queen."
Nah. I can be more...creative than that.
OK. Go for it.
Oh, wait till you hear this about Tyler!
Hey, little man. Oh, are you doing some drawing?
-It's an animal ship.
-Like the ark, two by two, saving all the animals.
-No, we just made it up.
You look very cool. Let's see what you're wearing.
-Very nice. Going anywhere special?
-Yeah, the awards.
Are you getting one?
-Has a bus come by recently?
-No, it hasn't. We've been here ages.
Guys, guys! Guess what we found? Tracy left them lying around.
-Are those these certificates for tonight?
-Have I got one?
Come on, then. Who wants to know what they're getting?
-We're not supposed to see till tonight.
-Oh, come on.
They're extra special because they say what they really think about us.
Elektra gets the special blue award
for thinking the awards are a waste of time.
Whoo to that, Tracy(!)
OK, what's mine for?
Carmen Howell, for the biggest drama queen.
She's a needy, she's weedy and, for attention, she's greedy.
Tracy wouldn't say something like that. I know she wouldn't.
-Where are you going?
-What about the awards?
-I'm not stupid, Beaker.
-You haven't done one for me.
-Well, not yet.
-Why don't you just admit it? You forgot about me.
To be fair, you don't live here any more.
The awards are for last year, when I did. Had you forgotten?
-Sorry, I thought you'd moved on.
-I'll do one now.
-First, Johnny. Now, you.
-Well, he's off in a strop, too.
Then why is he in there with Elektra reading out your certificates?
Gus Carmichael, for asking the most annoying questions.
How does she measure annoying? How does she know the most annoying?
-What are those?
-They're the real certificates,
instead of the fakes you were going to hand out.
Yeah, listen to this. Tyler, for wetting the bed.
All. The. Time.
-Give me those.
-I do not!
Was that supposed to be funny?
No. No, it was supposed to be true.
-Hey, at least he got an award.
-Get out, the pair of you!
What? You don't think I did this?
I can't believe Tracy can't think of anything good to say about me.
-Get over it!
-How would you like it?
-I wouldn't care.
Hey, its Sapphire. Come on.
-Where you heading?
-Oh, can we come?
-Come on. It's not our fault you didn't get you an award.
Plus, it looks as though we're not getting one either.
Why, what did you do?
TYLER SOBS, KNOCKING
It's OK, Tyler, man. Don't worry about it.
Cos he's the only one that's ever wet the bed.
Is that why they gave him an award?
Is that the garden?
-Hey, come on, leave it. Just don't.
-Exactly. And I have to live here.
-Hey, that's the Dumping Ground, isn't it?
-What you painting that for?
Er, because it's where I used to live.
Once I've left, I'm never going back.
Easy to say now - you haven't left yet. You're still just a kid.
-You'll understand one day.
-What do you mean by that?
When you leave the Dumping Ground, you've got nobody to make you
do anything like go to college or get a job.
You've got to do it all yourself or you just end up a nobody...
(ECHOING) ..a nobody...
MUSIC DROWNS OUT SPEECH
-Well, I didn't expect that.
-Someone robbing from
I wasn't robbing anything.
It's just... Well, the door was open, so...
So you thought you'd just help yourself?
No! I mean...
-Then what are you doing in my flat?
-I told you! I was just...
-Who are you?
I'm just, I'm just a nobody.
Well, nobody, you've just given us a problem
so what you going to do about that?
Yeah, but I could have written down something for Johnny.
-But I wanted it to be perfect, you know? Something real.
When I was little, I used to really look forward to these.
But then someone did it instead of Mike and got it all wrong.
It was such a letdown.
-It's not easy, is it?
So, Harry, have you ever wet the bed?
-I'm doing a survey because Tracy said that
Tyler is the only person who's ever wet the bed.
Well, we all do stuff we feel bad about.
It's just...accidental. Doesn't mean she'd hold it against anyone.
-I know you're not.
Sorry, it's just I keep thinking about what Johnny...
-said about Tyler.
-That wasn't accidental.
So, have you ever wet the bed?
Gus, you don't need to make a big thing about this.
OK, I have.
Have you ever wet the bed?
-It's his fault.
Oldest trick in the book. Dip someone's hand
in cold water when they're asleep and they wet the bed.
-What, so you mean it actually works?
Look, you know I had to. Insurance. When we came here we shared a room.
-You found out my secret.
-I wasn't going to say anything.
Might have if we fell out.
Guys, guys, it's not a secret because everybody's wet the bed.
-What are you doing?
-Let go of him.
-He says he's visiting you.
-He is, so let him go!
-Well, he's been in my flat. On the rob.
-So now we're paying you a visit. See how you like it.
Tracy! It's time to round up the troops. Come on.
No, you're not.
-What did you do that for?
-Cos you've got nothing worth taking.
-I've just moved from a care home, ain't I?
Difference is, some people know how to help themselves,
like Johnny here.
Shame he picked the wrong door.
Stop it! It's my fault, not hers.
All right. Maybe you can help us.
Well, someone's got to pay. And if he doesn't, you two will.
All right. I'll do what you want.
-Where are you taking him?
-None of your business.
He's not going anywhere.
You let him in here so, right now, you want to be worried for yourself.
-He comes up with the goods, and you get the phones back.
Sapph, it's OK.
If you follow us, things'll get serious.
I'm really sorry about what my brother said.
You shouldn't worry about it.
My mum used to say she wanted the flood to come,
to wash all the bad stuff away,
so she could start again.
Like Noah's ark, saving all the animals?
I used to think I was the bad stuff, that I'd get washed away.
Sometimes I have this dream, that a flood's coming...
..and the water's coming in, and I can't get out,
like a hand holding me down.
That's when I wet the bed.
Come on, guys, time to go.
Are you OK?
Did you get in touch with Johnny?
He's left his phone in his room and Elektra's switched hers off.
-Well, maybe they went with Sapphire.
-Good point. Come on.
-Where we going?
-There we are.
-What's happening here?
Hi, Sapph, it's me.
Look, I'm sorry. I got it wrong this morning.
So please come to the Town Hall tonight, if you get a chance.
Oh, and if you see Elektra or Johnny, tell them to call me, OK?
All right. Bye.
-All aboard, let's go. Come on. You look like a princess.
-What are they doing?
-I don't know.
He's been leaving the store room window open so get in through there.
Watch out for an alarm. If you see one, crawl.
-If you stand, it'll go off.
And then you'll let me go, leave Sapph alone and give the phones back?
If you get the gear. Otherwise...
Right. Let's go.
How am I going to get back over?
We'll pull you up. Until then, you're on your own.
It's down to them, Tracy. They knew what time we were leaving.
-Do you think they'll be OK?
-Course they will. Why wouldn't they be?
-What are they doing?
-I don't know, do I?
-Switch it off, man. He'll hear you!
Hi, Elektra, it's Tracy.
We're at the Town Hall now so you and Johnny can just meet us here.
Please come. I want these awards to be just as real as you do,
so don't make the mistake of thinking that they don't matter
because I know how much they do.
Come on, come on!
-Chuck it over.
-Oh, no, no, no!
-What about me? Pull me up.
Pull me up! Come on, what about me?
There's a dog! Pull me up!
Please, somebody help. Get me out.
Give me your hand. Come on.
Come on, Johnny, please.
-Quick! Come on.
It's too late. Go. Tell the others I won't say anything.
They'll leave you alone.
Killer, get back in your kennel.
Well done. There you go, Mum.
You must be very proud.
A very well-deserved award, indeed.
And now, for asking the questions no-one else dares to,
the special award certificate goes to
Gus Carmichael from Elm Tree House.
APPLAUSE DROWNS SPEECH
Have you any idea how hard it is to make a few quid out of
this shop without chavvers like you helping themselves?
You've woken Dave up now. He'll be wanting his tea.
Ever watched a spider eat?
They turn the inside of their prey to liquid then suck it out.
So you stole some of my stock?
That's not good, is it?
Then your mates have run off with it.
Well, what are we going to do about that, eh, Dave?
-We can't just leave him there.
-He got himself into this mess.
Let him make it right.
OK, fine. Look, why don't we just go and get our phones?
I mean, those losers got what they wanted.
Er, I, I've got some savings.
I'll bet you have. From selling my gear.
No, I've never done anything like this before.
Let's phone your dad. See what he has to say about that, shall we?
-I haven't got a dad.
-I'm in care.
I live in a children's home.
So, who are you going to call?
This certificate is for Carmen Howell, also from Elm Tree House.
I'm going to call the police.
What?! You have to live in the same building as them.
I won't let them get away with this.
Let's just get our phones back first, then see what happens.
Johnny! Just... Why?
These two lads, they made me.
They caught me in their flat. I was only having a look.
-They've got loads of stuff in there.
-They've got games, phones, all sorts.
-Do they now?
Well, you could have said no. You should have said no.
I couldn't. They live next to Sapph.
They were going to completely smash her place up if I didn't do it.
I didn't have a choice.
These flats, where are they?
-We want our phones back.
They're our phones now.
What are you doing? Give it back!
-Don't you ever think about going to the police.
-Cos if you do...
-If she goes to the police, I mean.
-What's going on?
I'm getting my good friend Sapphire her phone back.
I see you've got some things of mine there.
Hand them over.
Bit of advice, boys,
you ever bother Sapphire or her friends again,
I'll be straight round to bother you.
Now, why don't you leave us alone
so I can have a proper chat to the lads?
ELEKTRA: See you, losers.
I'm sorry, Tyler. That's the second time I've dropped you in it.
Don't worry about it.
-So I got an award for wetting the bed, but it could be worse.
-Tyler, you know your dream?
When the water comes, maybe we should build an Ark.
That's what I'd do. Then you could float away.
Sorry to interrupt, but do you mind if I hand out these?
-Not at all.
-Oh, thank you so much.
Hi, sorry to interrupt, it's just there's a few awards that we missed.
The first is for Sapphire Fox,
who will always be a part of us, no matter where she lives.
The award is for art, not the kind you do with a brush
because you already know you're a brilliant painter,
but the art of being out there and living on your own,
because you do that brilliantly, too.
The next award is for Elektra.
She wanted to make sure these awards are real
and that was something worth fighting for,
so her award is for looking for the truth, no matter what it costs.
And last but certainly not least, Johnny Taylor.
Earlier today, I couldn't think of a special one but this afternoon he
put himself in danger to protect his friends, and that took some courage.
And there's no-one more special than a brave and loyal friend.
That one was real.
Subtitles by Red Bee Media Ltd
It's rewards time again - the annual event at the town hall at which all the local young people in care get an award for the one thing that makes them special. Tracy's doing the certificates for the Dumping Ground, but can't think of one for Johnny. She asks Tee to help, but Johnny overhears them discussing his lack of special qualities.