Episode 2 Man In An Orange Shirt


Episode 2

Two-part drama telling two love stories, 60 years apart. Will Adam find happiness with Steve or will his grandfather Michael's memory destroy them?


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This programme contains some strong language,

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some scenes which some viewers may find upsetting

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and some scenes of a sexual nature.

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DISTANT SIREN WAILS

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HORN, LOUD SIREN

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Here, Mrs Flora.

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Ooh.

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Thank you. Bless you, Rita.

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Now he's had his boosters, you can take him to the park

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so he can play with his friends.

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And, if you ask Amanda nicely,

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she'll give him a treat cos he's been brave.

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All right?

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Go on!

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Er, Myra Nicholson?

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That's me.

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But, er, you can call me Steve.

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Hello, Myra.

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There we go.

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OK.

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19's a good age, but her heart's given out.

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We should put her to sleep to spare her suffering.

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I hadn't realised how long I'd...

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Do you need a moment?

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No, it's fine.

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I hadn't expected to...

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CAT MEOWS

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Bloody cat!

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You know, she resented me from the start.

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I'm sorry.

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PHONE BEEPS

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Ah.

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GROANING AND SHOUTING

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I'm off now, Mrs Flora.

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Oh, goodnight.

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-Buona notte.

-Buona notte. I left shepherd's pie and broccoli for you.

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I turn it down so it doesn't dry out.

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-Oh, you spoil me.

-Oh!

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Home at last, Adam.

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Night, Rita. All good with my granny?

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Same old, same old.

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Well, you could take the food out of the oven.

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I love your plate warmer.

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What? Don't you mock me! It's generational.

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My generation has toast racks and plate warmers

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and yours has double espresso machines and dating apps.

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How do you know about dating apps?

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Oh, you know. Rita's my Google.

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By the way, that jacket needs to go to the dry cleaners -

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something on the shoulder.

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Really?

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On the back.

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I do hope this is all right. She always over-seasons.

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Oh!

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You're looking a bit flushed.

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It's, er, it's London.

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Hm. You're like me. I hate crowds.

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Am I like you?

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Of course you are.

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Dinner with Claudie next week, before her twins arrive.

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Oh!

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Well, she'll make a better mother than I ever did.

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You did all right with me.

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I was lucky. Fate gave me a second chance.

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My bridge cronies always asking me, "When is he going to settle down?"

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and I say to them, "You know, some of us prefer our own company."

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That's what I tell them.

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WATER RUNS

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PHONE BEEPS

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RINGING

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CLICK

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Hi. It's-it's Adam again, from the vet's.

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I've brought...

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BUZZER

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LIFT DINGS

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You'd better come in.

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Oh, hi. I was expecting Steve.

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Of course you were. But I'm Caspar.

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Do you live here, too?

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I do, rather.

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Oh, is that, er..?

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Yes. I'm sorry it had to happen when you were away.

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Hm.

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Well, I have to nip to the post

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but you'll find Steve in his study in need of distraction.

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Hello?

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You can't leave them there.

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Oh, hi.

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Caspar would have a fit.

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Sorry, I...

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I just thought I'd drop off Myra's ashes, er, on my way home.

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I thought the box was quite nice.

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Yeah, but it's not Biedermeier.

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Caspar's been known to change hotels if the carpet upsets him.

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Er, what are you working on?

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A redesign of a perfect flat in Limehouse.

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All my work gets undone.

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I mean, if you heal a dog, right, it stays healed.

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Er, unhappy people can have persistently unhappy pets.

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So you're an architect?

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No, erm... Caspar swept me off my feet before I qualified.

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This place is really quite nice.

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Your ten-minute call.

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I'm sorry, erm...

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So, Tracy and thingy want more bubbly,

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and Gavin wants another glass of that stuff he likes.

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OK. Who's "thingy"?

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You know, the one with the...

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-Hey.

-Hey!

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-You are vast.

-I'm a whale. Twins. Nightmare.

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What am I saying? It's brilliant!

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It suits you.

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Well, thank God it turns him on because it's made me so horny.

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So, erm...

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What?

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I wanted to see you properly, but I've done that thing again.

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I thought it was just going to be us.

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Yeah, I know, but there's someone I want you to meet.

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Hi, David.

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His name is Dwight, he teaches drama.

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CHATTER

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So, Adrian.

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Adam.

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Yeah. How do you know David?

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Er, I... Claudie was my girlfriend at uni.

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Oh. Oh, but I thought you were...

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Yeah, I am.

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I turned him.

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I love how relaxed you Brits are.

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I was told you'd be all uptight and judgmental.

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And two doubles with an overtrick.

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Oh, that's, erm... Oh, I can't work it out.

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Oh, with all this excitement, I've just got to pee.

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They've been on two dates now!

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What, to the theatre?

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No, to a hotel.

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She's on some pills.

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It certainly helps her card play.

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I don't understand.

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I was... It was such a relief, when I could quietly give up.

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But your Michael died so young.

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No, he was 60.

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Yes, but...

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Oh, I'm just not wired that way.

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Never have been.

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Hey!

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Hey.

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We've hardly spoken.

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Yeah, er, will you make my apologies, this is my round.

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No, it's me you apologise to.

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He better be worth it.

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Let me see.

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Yeah, and his face?

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Oh!

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Oh, yeah, he's hotter than Dwight. That voice!

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It'd be like sleeping with a chainsaw.

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Sorry.

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I worry about you. That could be anyone.

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Is that the cock of a serial killer?

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This is so not OK.

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You are leaving a table of friends just to fuck a complete stranger.

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You used to envy me and now you're judging.

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Hell, yes, I'm judging. It's not cool.

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It's just weird.

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I will give you a full report.

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I'm not sure I want you to be godfather.

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PHONE BEEPS

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PANTING AND GRUNTING

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-Ow!

-Oh, sorry, sorry.

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Yeah. This...

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You're-You're very passionate.

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Oh, sorry.

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No, no, no, don't be stupid. It was hot.

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What did you say your name was again?

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Oh, I didn't.

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Oh, well, I-I'm Bruno.

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Hello, Bruno.

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I'd like to do that again.

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Anything's possible.

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Sorry, but, er, after that, I need to go and use the bathroom.

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So just, er, play some music, will you, or something?

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Where've you gone now?

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Just fixing your router.

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Oh, can't it wait?

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Almost done.

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Well, it's really kind of you to get all that kit for me,

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but, I mean, apart from e-mails, I never use the internet.

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I know. But I do.

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-Now, then, you sit down. Eat, while it's still warm.

-OK.

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Oh, no, not again. She puts chilli in, all the time.

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Poor Rita. It's fine.

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So, something important, you said.

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Um, from the letting agents.

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They're not going ahead with the cottage.

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Says it's too much work to be done to be lettable.

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So, I want to give you that cottage now, rather than you have it later.

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You know, it's good for a man to have a project

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and it'll get you out of the city.

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HE SIGHS

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God. Wow.

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-Thank you.

-Hm.

-Thank you!

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Oh, come on, there you go, eat while it's still warm, please.

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You're a good boy, Merlin, all right, bye-bye.

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Hello, Steve.

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Yes. Yes, it is.

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Er, look, erm, this is really unprofessional, but...

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FOOTSTEPS

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So, they never actually put central heating in, which is amazing!

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There's a proper hole in one of the bedroom floors.

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I should probably just sell it, as is.

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No, no, no, it's brilliant.

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You just have to dig past all the crap.

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You...you can't sell. You're not seeing it. Oh...

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So, erm, was it like your parents' weekend cottage, or...?

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No. We never came here.

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Perhaps Flora did before she let it, but I...really don't know.

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Right who's...who's Flora?

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Oh, my grandmother. Christ. All this depressing junk!

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CLANKING

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-Oh, that's nice.

-You see?

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I'd really, really like to do a job like this, Adam.

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I...

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It's like working on a site with my brothers when I was growing up.

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The whole hands-on...

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I'm bored of tarting up kitchens!

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What would Caspar think of you working outside of London?

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Well, we're not joined at the hip and, er,

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and he's in Brighton with his latest app-squeeze.

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-Oh, really?

-Yeah.

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You don't mind?

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I don't own him.

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What?

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Do you mind kissing me?

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BACKGROUND NOISE FADES TO SILENCE

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ADAM SIGHS

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Oh...

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Am I, er...

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-..am I barking up the wrong tree?

-No. No.

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Whoa!

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What?

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Well, it's not a porn film, I...

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Listen, Adam,

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there's a person in these jeans, OK?

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I can't...

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HE BREATHES HEAVILY

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I can't.

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This is... I'm sorry.

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Sorry. Did I misread...?

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-I should sell the place. It's such a lot of work.

-Oh.

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OK.

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I'll make my own way from here.

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Really?

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Yeah.

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I'll pay for your time.

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Whatever.

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I'll wait!

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Adam? How did it go?

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You were late back.

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I...I took a designer friend with me for a second opinion and, er,

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he likes it, but I...

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So, is your instinct, what, to sell?

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Probably.

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-Oh, that's a shame.

-I'd better get on.

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Perhaps we could...

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Scooby's ashes are here when you want to collect them, OK?

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All right, bye-bye.

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Look, I know you want to sell,

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but I couldn't stop thinking of all you could do there.

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Can I show you?

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Erm, not here. Erm, we've a backlog from this morning.

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I finish at five. Erm, er...

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There's a cafe down the street.

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Er, could you please get me Amy's profile?

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I wasn't sure you'd come.

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I owe you an apology. For the weekend. I...

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It doesn't matter. It was my fault, I...

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Anyway...

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Do what you like with these.

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May even help you to sell it

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if you can get someone to see past the hideous wallpaper... I'm talking too much.

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Sorry.

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I'll shut up.

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These are beautiful. Seriously.

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Thank you.

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I was a prat on Sunday.

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I'm not used to, erm...

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..you know.

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No, but...

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Er, thanks for doing these.

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I don't know what I want to do with the cottage,

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but I should pay you.

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That's fine. Erm...

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They're a present.

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Call me, er...

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..if you change your mind, or whatever.

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Coffee?

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Thanks.

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I saw Adam Berryman again today.

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I want to do that cottage, Caspar.

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Well, what about Hugo's new place?

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Hugo needs therapy, not new taps.

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It'll be a great opportunity for me.

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But countryside, country people...

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You're probably right to sell it.

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Gin!

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Gin again.

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Who did you go with?

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A friend I made through work.

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Steve.

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PHONE CLICKS

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Hi.

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Hey, boss.

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Someone's happy.

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Like you wouldn't believe!

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I'm not redesigning another high-end kitchen.

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I'm in heaven!

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So...

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You skiving?

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Er...

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Saturday surgery is only short and they owe me so much leave.

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Good.

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PHONE BEEPS

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Mr Popular.

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Trust me.

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Living with Caspar, I could write a thesis on sex addiction.

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So...was your dad tough on you?

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Erm, let's just say his model of masculinity wasn't exactly

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Lord Berners.

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You've no idea who that is.

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-LAUGHS:

-No.

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Just tell me that you can't explain the offside rule.

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If you're closer to your opponents' goal line than both the ball and...

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I so had you there.

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ADAM LAUGHS

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Bitch!

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If beds could talk, eh?

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I'm sure this had a quiet and blameless life.

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It's getting late.

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I should go.

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Well, I got a lot more done with you here, so...

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It's only Sunday tomorrow.

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Or do you have a hot date?

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That old sofa, erm, folds out into a bed, of sorts.

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Oh, this is so good. How did you...?

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Pepper, salt, lemon...

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It's just steak!

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Do you both cook?

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What?

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Sorry. Erm, yes, we both enjoy cooking when we're in.

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Thanks. We go out...a lot.

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Do you mind me asking you all these questions?

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I never get a chance to...

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Stick around long enough to make conversation?

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I'm sorry. That was mean.

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Erm...

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You're not even out, are you?

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I bet you've still not told your granny.

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Oh, Flora is so not a granny.

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Not in so many words. She's...

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..she's never invited confidences.

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And you're scared she'd...

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I, erm... I-I-I don't know.

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Is that rain?

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No.

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This is nice.

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Yeah.

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-Steve.

-Yeah?

-It's a picture.

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Yeah. No. erm, you have grease on your hands.

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Oh.

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You're better off just blowing. Close your eyes.

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One, two, three.

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Wow.

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HE SIGHS

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KNOCK ON DOOR Adam, can I come in?

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Hm, come in.

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Now, erm...

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No, you're...you're going to spoil your appetite if you eat all this.

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Oh, no, I've been working so hard all weekend, I'm starving.

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Steve has a real vision for how we can...

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Now, doesn't he have a life in London?

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Er, no. Well, it's complicated.

0:32:270:32:29

He has Caspar.

0:32:290:32:32

Erm, an art dealer, but they're what Steve calls semidetached, so...

0:32:320:32:36

SHE LAUGHS

0:32:380:32:41

I have to show you this.

0:32:410:32:42

We found it in the cupboard.

0:32:420:32:45

I thought it was really rather lovely, you know.

0:32:450:32:47

It might have been...

0:32:470:32:49

I don't remember that.

0:32:550:32:57

It must have belonged to the Brewers.

0:32:570:32:59

Well, it's addressed to you and Grandpa.

0:32:590:33:03

"To Flora and Michael

0:33:030:33:05

"in the hope the enclosed might one day hang

0:33:050:33:07

"in your drawing room.

0:33:070:33:08

"Thomas."

0:33:080:33:10

Who was Thomas?

0:33:100:33:11

Oh, he was a friend of your grandfather's.

0:33:110:33:15

But we didn't like the picture and, erm,

0:33:180:33:21

we put it away, chucked it out.

0:33:210:33:24

Why did you just pretend that you...?

0:33:360:33:38

I can forgive.

0:33:420:33:44

Hm... It's how you're made.

0:33:460:33:48

I wish you would be discreet,

0:33:480:33:52

but of course, that's my age.

0:33:520:33:55

What?

0:33:550:33:57

You and the man.

0:33:570:33:58

There's nothing between... There's nothing...

0:33:580:34:01

Well, I never expected when I gave you the cottage

0:34:010:34:05

that you'd turn it into somewhere that you'd bring your latest...

0:34:050:34:08

-Stop.

-..pick-up.

-Just stop, right there.

0:34:080:34:10

-You're using your father's money...

-Just stop!

0:34:120:34:15

I'm 34 years old.

0:34:150:34:17

And I'm still hiding in your basement.

0:34:170:34:19

Is it any wonder...?

0:34:190:34:20

It's no business of yours who I fuck.

0:34:240:34:27

I don't need to hear this.

0:34:270:34:29

I'm sorry. Silly of me to forget

0:34:290:34:31

that anything below the neck disgusts you!

0:34:310:34:33

I mean, do you ever lose control?

0:34:330:34:36

-What do you mean?

-Well, did you ever need to give yourself...

0:34:370:34:40

I loved your grandfather!

0:34:400:34:42

Yes, but passion!

0:34:420:34:44

Yes!

0:34:440:34:46

I loved him!

0:34:460:34:47

With passion!

0:34:490:34:50

Shit!

0:34:520:34:54

All right. You win.

0:34:580:35:00

I've been ashamed...all my life.

0:35:020:35:06

-And I wonder why that was!

-Yes, you should be ashamed.

0:35:060:35:09

Because it is terrible, it's disgusting to live

0:35:090:35:12

with other people, as if you were animals.

0:35:120:35:15

Animals?

0:35:160:35:18

Yes! ANIMALS!

0:35:180:35:21

Argh!

0:35:210:35:22

I always feel as if I'm in the wrong. It's not fair.

0:35:290:35:33

RINGING

0:35:410:35:43

Come on, Steve, come on.

0:35:460:35:47

-ANSWERING SERVICE:

-The person you are calling is not available.

0:35:470:35:50

Shit!

0:35:500:35:51

Fuck!

0:35:560:35:57

MOTOR STARTS

0:35:590:36:01

# We are strong

0:36:050:36:07

# We're not looking for where we belong

0:36:070:36:10

# We're not cool... #

0:36:100:36:12

Have you got somewhere we can go that isn't halfway to Gatwick?

0:36:180:36:21

-Yeah.

-Good.

0:36:210:36:23

-PHONE BEEPS

-You want another drink?

0:36:230:36:25

Where do you think you're going?

0:36:300:36:31

If that was you. Here I am.

0:36:330:36:35

Let's go.

0:36:350:36:37

No, mate.

0:36:380:36:40

Well, what are you waiting for? Fuck off.

0:36:400:36:44

MAN URINATES

0:36:480:36:51

HE SCOFFS You want some?

0:36:550:36:57

Ah, yes, that's right, take it.

0:37:040:37:06

-MUFFLED:

-No... Fuck!

0:37:060:37:09

ADAM CHOKES

0:37:090:37:12

CAR APPROACHES

0:38:010:38:02

CAR DOOR CLOSES

0:38:080:38:10

BANGING ON DOOR

0:38:130:38:14

Hey, I...I'm sorry. I didn't know where else to go.

0:38:170:38:20

I-I had a huge row with...

0:38:200:38:22

and then I... I'm sorry.

0:38:220:38:24

It's your place.

0:38:240:38:25

God, I must stink. I need a shower.

0:38:250:38:28

I-I-I left a message at work.

0:38:280:38:30

I've taken tomorrow off. I'm sorry for waking you.

0:38:300:38:33

-Even the shower's not working.

-Oh, shit.

-New pump comes tomorrow...

0:38:330:38:36

Yeah, I-I... The sink is fine. Just go to bed.

0:38:360:38:38

-Have you...?

-Go to bed.

0:38:380:38:40

RAPID SCRUBBING

0:38:490:38:52

SCRUBBING CONTINUES

0:39:090:39:12

ADAM SIGHS

0:39:360:39:38

It's OK.

0:39:400:39:41

It's not OK.

0:39:420:39:43

It'll be OK.

0:39:460:39:47

Here.

0:39:550:39:57

Don't you want to talk?

0:40:130:40:15

I wouldn't know where to start.

0:40:210:40:22

OK.

0:40:250:40:26

-WHISPERS:

-Bloody hell. Bloody hell.

0:41:060:41:11

-I'm sorry, I...

-Shh, shh.

0:41:210:41:23

I don't think I can.

0:41:240:41:25

Could you just hold me...

0:41:300:41:31

..until I sleep?

0:41:330:41:34

Sure.

0:41:380:41:40

ADAM SIGHS

0:41:400:41:42

Sure.

0:41:430:41:44

BIRDS CHIRP

0:42:010:42:04

HE SIGHS

0:42:250:42:27

HE SIGHS

0:42:420:42:44

So, what happens now?

0:42:560:42:58

I want you.

0:43:010:43:03

But I'm going to have to tell him.

0:43:050:43:08

I don't do casual. I-I can't do app sex.

0:43:080:43:11

I need more.

0:43:130:43:14

OK.

0:43:340:43:35

No, really, I ca...

0:43:370:43:39

..I can't share you.

0:43:400:43:42

Look. Deleted it.

0:43:540:43:56

It's just going to feel weird me...me paying you...

0:44:140:44:17

No. You're just humping the help.

0:44:170:44:19

-I will tell you when it gets weird.

-Yeah?

0:44:210:44:24

The trouble with open relationships is

0:44:380:44:40

they don't end with a satisfying, plate-smashing row.

0:44:400:44:44

They just become about coffee beans and cat litter.

0:44:440:44:48

Yeah.

0:44:520:44:54

He is so inexperienced.

0:44:590:45:00

Oh, is that what they call it nowadays?

0:45:000:45:02

You know what I mean.

0:45:020:45:04

CASPAR CHUCKLES

0:45:040:45:06

Just promise me you don't think you can save him from himself.

0:45:080:45:12

You saved me.

0:45:160:45:17

You just needed pointing in the right direction.

0:45:200:45:22

Oh, it was a lovely send-off - perfect music

0:45:290:45:33

and readings by all the grandchildren.

0:45:330:45:36

Oh, but we all knew that relations had broken down

0:45:380:45:41

between her and their parents years ago.

0:45:410:45:44

You're lucky Adam's so close.

0:45:460:45:49

Yes, I am, aren't I?

0:45:490:45:52

Flora?

0:45:580:45:59

Oh, sorry. Miles away. Where are we?

0:46:010:46:05

Agnes passed, I opened a heart and Geraldine said two clubs.

0:46:050:46:10

Are you quite well, dear?

0:46:150:46:17

Thank you.

0:46:280:46:29

DISTANT LAUGHTER

0:46:390:46:42

SHE SIGHS

0:46:440:46:46

LAUGHTER RESUMES

0:46:550:46:58

-CASPAR:

-You are a mysterious...

0:47:030:47:05

GLASSES CLINK

0:47:050:47:08

Look, I just want to say, I am so happy that you are all able

0:47:080:47:12

to help us celebrate finally getting sewage mains.

0:47:120:47:16

Erm, but seriously, erm,

0:47:160:47:19

it's good to meet Adam's surprisingly wholesome friends.

0:47:190:47:24

And, er, and I just...

0:47:240:47:26

You didn't tell me you were inviting Flora.

0:47:260:47:28

Flora!

0:47:280:47:29

Hi!

0:47:290:47:31

Hello.

0:47:340:47:35

I'm sorry, I should have rung.

0:47:430:47:45

D-Don't be silly.

0:47:460:47:48

It's good to see you.

0:47:500:47:51

Yes.

0:47:550:47:57

I came to bring you this.

0:47:570:47:59

Well, it belongs here. With you.

0:48:010:48:03

Thank you.

0:48:140:48:15

Come and meet Steve.

0:48:200:48:21

They're so sweet when they're new.

0:48:270:48:30

When they're sleeping. Or they've just been fed, yeah.

0:48:300:48:33

THEY LAUGH

0:48:330:48:35

Steve's a honey.

0:48:390:48:41

-You must be really glad Adam's finally met someone.

-Hm.

0:48:420:48:46

He's very...

0:48:460:48:48

I-I'm trying to adjust,

0:48:490:48:52

Claudie, I can't turn overnight into a liberal.

0:48:520:48:55

This is rather good, you know. March has become very collectable.

0:48:550:49:00

Oh, I see.

0:49:000:49:01

I wish I hadn't told Michael to throw away his painting.

0:49:030:49:08

So how well did you know Thomas March?

0:49:080:49:10

Not at all well.

0:49:100:49:12

They were at school together and in the Army.

0:49:120:49:15

"To Flora and Michael, in the hope that one day the enclosed

0:49:170:49:20

"might hang in your drawing room."

0:49:200:49:22

What was enclosed with it?

0:49:220:49:24

Oh, Thomas was probably drunk.

0:49:240:49:27

He must have meant the painting.

0:49:270:49:30

Can I have some wine?

0:49:300:49:31

Yes, of course.

0:49:310:49:32

Would you mind? I think there's something peculiar about the frame

0:49:320:49:36

-There is?

-Something odd going on.

0:49:360:49:38

And it's just a hunch.

0:49:380:49:40

Oh, my goodness.

0:49:410:49:42

Yeah. There's definitely a second painting under there.

0:49:540:49:57

WHISTLING

0:50:010:50:03

It's Grandpa, isn't it?

0:50:080:50:10

SHE WHIMPERS

0:50:150:50:17

Hey, it's OK. Hey...

0:50:170:50:20

Here.

0:50:340:50:35

I thought I'd won.

0:50:450:50:46

Won what?

0:50:500:50:52

His love.

0:50:520:50:53

But Thomas March loved Michael,

0:50:560:50:58

and Michael loved Thomas March.

0:50:580:51:01

Grandpa was gay.

0:51:040:51:07

Yes.

0:51:070:51:08

Grandpa was gay.

0:51:100:51:12

He loved me, but he married me to be like everybody else.

0:51:160:51:22

How did you find out?

0:51:240:51:26

Oh, his love letters.

0:51:260:51:28

They were beautiful.

0:51:280:51:29

And I burnt them.

0:51:290:51:31

You burnt them?

0:51:340:51:35

I was angry and scared that Michael would be sent to prison.

0:51:360:51:41

Thomas was.

0:51:410:51:43

I thought I'd won.

0:51:460:51:47

I ruined both of their lives.

0:52:010:52:04

They hurt you, too.

0:52:090:52:10

WHISPERS: Yes.

0:52:160:52:18

I wish I'd known him.

0:52:320:52:33

Oh, thank you.

0:52:480:52:49

Could you ever imagine...

0:53:000:53:02

What?

0:53:060:53:07

..having kids with me?

0:53:090:53:11

I so could.

0:53:140:53:16

I got so broody today with those twins around.

0:53:200:53:23

Me, too.

0:53:230:53:25

Thanks for making today so special.

0:53:290:53:31

Teamwork.

0:53:330:53:35

PHONE BEEPS

0:53:370:53:39

I'm so sorry. It's just I...

0:53:420:53:45

Wished you'd left it on silent?

0:53:450:53:46

I did delete it.

0:53:460:53:48

Yeah, but then you put it...

0:53:480:53:49

Steve, it's a habit.

0:53:510:53:53

I didn't... I haven't...

0:53:550:53:56

OK.

0:53:580:54:00

Steve? Steve!

0:54:000:54:01

Hey, Steve, come on! Steve?!

0:54:010:54:04

PHONE BEEPS

0:54:100:54:12

Shit!

0:54:120:54:13

-SHOUTS:

-Shit!

0:54:160:54:18

HE BREATHES HEAVILY

0:54:350:54:38

My God, are you all right?

0:54:380:54:40

What's happened?

0:54:400:54:43

What's happened? Are you hurt?

0:54:430:54:44

HE SOBS Come on.

0:54:440:54:47

Come on now. Now, let's sit down.

0:54:480:54:51

Here we go. There we go.

0:54:530:54:55

I'm sorry. He left me.

0:54:550:54:59

Oh...

0:54:590:55:00

It's all my fault.

0:55:000:55:02

It's all my fucking-around fault.

0:55:020:55:04

Weren't you...weren't you happy together?

0:55:040:55:06

I've never been so happy in my life.

0:55:060:55:08

Oh, you must go after him.

0:55:100:55:13

You can't lose him.

0:55:130:55:15

I'm sorry...I'm sorry for waking you.

0:55:160:55:17

No. I'm glad you came to me.

0:55:170:55:19

I just thought of something.

0:55:190:55:23

I-I thought of something.

0:55:230:55:25

I'd forgotten all about it until I-I saw the painting.

0:55:250:55:29

Erm, here.

0:55:290:55:33

When I thought I was losing Michael,

0:55:330:55:36

oh, I fought like a tigress.

0:55:360:55:39

To get him back, I was all ferocity.

0:55:400:55:44

Oh, I was. There was no pride.

0:55:440:55:48

Now, this is a letter your grandfather Michael wrote,

0:55:490:55:53

he never sent it.

0:55:530:55:54

I found it after he died.

0:55:540:55:57

Well, you'll see. I want you to keep it.

0:55:570:56:00

Keep everything.

0:56:000:56:01

And, you know, whatever happens,

0:56:010:56:04

I know that your grandfather Michael and Thomas would have been

0:56:040:56:09

very, very proud of you.

0:56:090:56:10

Oh, darling.

0:56:200:56:22

Thank you.

0:56:250:56:26

HE SIGHS

0:56:410:56:43

HE CLEARS THROAT

0:56:580:56:59

"My darling Thomas. I'm at work.

0:57:030:57:06

"Nobody knows I'm writing to you here.

0:57:080:57:10

"You refuse my visits,

0:57:120:57:14

"so you're probably tearing up my letters, too.

0:57:140:57:17

"But there's nothing else I can do but keep trying.

0:57:190:57:22

"It's beyond my control, do you see?

0:57:220:57:24

"All those months ago, when I had nothing to lose, really,

0:57:260:57:31

"I wrote to you in my head

0:57:310:57:32

"but was too cowardly to set more than lies on paper.

0:57:320:57:35

"And now, I find I no longer care.

0:57:360:57:39

"The love I feel for you runs through me like grain through wood.

0:57:420:57:45

"I love you, Thomas.

0:57:480:57:50

"Your face, your voice, your touch

0:57:540:57:56

"enter my mind at the least opportune moments

0:57:560:58:00

"and I find I have no power to withstand them.

0:58:000:58:03

"No desire to.

0:58:030:58:05

"I want us to be together, as we were in the cottage.

0:58:080:58:11

"Only for ever, not just a weekend.

0:58:110:58:14

"I want it to go on so long that it feels normal.

0:58:190:58:22

"I think of you constantly.

0:58:240:58:26

"Your face, your breath on my neck at night.

0:58:260:58:29

"I want to do all the ordinary,

0:58:320:58:34

"un-bedroomy things we never got around to doing.

0:58:340:58:38

"Making toast. Raking leaves.

0:58:380:58:42

"Sitting in silence.

0:58:420:58:44

"I love you, Thomas.

0:58:480:58:50

"I've always loved you.

0:58:520:58:53

"I see that now.

0:58:540:58:56

"Tell me I'm not too late."

0:58:570:58:59