Episode 1 Trust Me


Episode 1

Drama series. Driven to desperate measures, nurse Cath Hardacre assumes the identity of her best friend, an A&E doctor, and finds work in a struggling emergency department.


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SLOW HEAVY BREATHS

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HEART BEAT POUNDS

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MACHINES BEEP

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-Doctor Sutton.

-One, two, three.

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-Hello, sister.

-Hi.

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Oh, streaking again, Maggie?

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You're giving my poor men heart attacks.

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Let's get a blanket on you, sweetheart.

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Hey, you're freezing.

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Sit down there.

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-Sorry.

-It's all right, it's them awful water tablets

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they insist on putting you on.

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I blame the doctors.

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Right.

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HEART MONITOR ALARM

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Oh, shit! We need access.

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Lilly, can you get a pink cannula? No, blue, blue!

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Back in a second.

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Shit! I can't get it! I need another one!

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-PANICKED:

-I can't get the vein. Where is it? Where is it?

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HEART MONITOR FLATLINES

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Right, step away.

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I don't know what you think you're playing at but we need to start CPR.

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Sue, make sure the crash call's gone out.

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Alex, come and help Lilly with ventilation

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and get the nose ready as well.

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What do you want me to do?

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Go call a doctor.

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There you go.

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Listen, from what you've already told me, this could be a big story.

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What hard evidence do you have?

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I kept a record. Names and dates.

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All these people?

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All these people.

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Christ!

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-If this is true, then...

-It is true.

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..then, yeah, the paper would definitely want to use it.

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And you're prepared to go public?

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-It's all there, I promise.

-I can see that,

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but a story like this lives or dies on a personal angle.

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What I mean is, this isn't enough.

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The Express will need you too. Pictures, a feature.

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Cath Hardacre, witness to the truth.

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The shocking neglect of patients at the Sheffield Alderman Hospital.

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If I blow the whistle like this,

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the Trust will do everything to try and discredit you.

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But if it's the truth?

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Then the only option they have is to play trash the witness.

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I just want you to know what you're getting into.

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-What if I stay anonymous?

-No-go.

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There's no credibility and the story will die on its arse. I need you.

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I've got a kid. I can't risk losing my job.

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You clearly believe in what you're doing.

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Don't you think these people deserve the truth?

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This was a mistake. I'm sorry to waste your time.

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You're right, I...

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I need to be heard, but I should have given this to the Trust.

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-I need to do it the right way.

-Well, if you change your mind...

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Take it and good luck.

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-RADIO:

-..staffing crisis in A&E.

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The latest figures reveal a fresh exodus...

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-Here you go, sweetheart.

-Thank you.

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KNOCK ON WINDOW

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Daddy!

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Thought you weren't coming.

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Don't it start at six?

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She's really looking forward to it.

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You can come in.

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Yeah, about that...

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New clutch is 90 minimum.

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-Then there's labour...

-It's a crappy film, that's all.

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And, bless her, she's happy with that.

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Can you tell her?

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You know I hate letting her down.

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How was your day? Good?

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Had some fun? Colouring?

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Obviously this places the Trust in a very difficult position.

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These allegations of negligence...

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There are others I can get details for.

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..have all been fully investigated by the Trust.

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This board sees no reason to look into these claims any further.

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However, concerns have been raised about you by other members of staff.

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-I'm sorry?

-In the last six months,

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I have received three separate reports of bullying...

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-That's ridiculous.

-..including use of disrespectful language,

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refusing to let your staff leave on time...

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I expect my nurses to complete the tasks that I set them.

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..and humiliating junior doctors.

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I'm sorry, WHO'S complained?

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They have a right to confidentiality.

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-So I can't know who's accusing me?

-That is Trust policy.

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Is it also Trust policy to allow

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patients to lie for hours in soiled sheets?

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Or leave them without food or water?

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Or send them home to die?

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I'm sorry you feel that way, Sister Hardacre,

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but it doesn't change the decision of this panel.

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You're suspended pending formal investigation.

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And if the allegations I listed are upheld,

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there is likely to be further action.

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ERRATIC BREATHING

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-ANSWERPHONE:

-Hi, you've reached Sam Kelly, Sheffield Express.

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Leave a message.

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BANG ON DOOR

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I knew it!

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So, let's see this so-called tonsillitis.

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Open up, say "aah" for the doctor.

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It's not been the greatest of months.

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I know you'd try and bail on me, Hardy.

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It's your best friend's leaving party

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and you're seriously spending Friday night on the couch?

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-Dead or alive, you're coming with me.

-Oh, God!

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PARTY MUSIC PLAYS

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GLASSES CHINK

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I want to thank you all for coming.

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Clearly, Doctor Alison Sutton finally leaving the country

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is something worth celebrating.

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-CHEERS

-I'm going to miss you all.

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However, when a sheep farmer as gorgeous as this one asks you

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to marry him, you don't say no.

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But one thing I'm not going to miss is my terrible bloody job.

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Believe me, don't let your worst enemy become an ED doctor.

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So I'd like to say goodbye to all the pissheads,

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drug casualties, weak-ankled whingers and all the people who

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thought they'd "just get it checked out" at 11.30 on a Friday night!

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LAUGHTER

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After 20 years at the sodding coal face, I finally got out,

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so I'd like to propose a toast.

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Fuck the NHS!

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ALL: Fuck the NHS!

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-I can't take all this.

-You have to.

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Lovely Grant won't even let me pack it.

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Says Zara isn't remotely practical on the boat.

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You have no idea how long I had to fight for bloody Boden!

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I don't need charity.

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It's yours or I dump it in Cancer Research.

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eBay it all. Splurge on another lesbian skirt if you want.

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I don't care.

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Ah, I've had enough.

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Oh, can you stop it with the teetotal guilt trip?

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Can't believe they did that to you.

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This bloody job. Best years of our lives.

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You give it your youth and then it betrays you.

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Worse than any man.

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Worse than Patrick. You should have warned me.

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-I did. You ignored me!

-You're my best friend.

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Of course I would have listened to you. I warned you about bloody Carl.

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-He does try.

-You're still giving him money, aren't you?

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-I'm not.

-You never could lie.

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I can always tell.

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Please, for once, just look after number one.

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Cath, I can't just leave you here like this.

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-What you going to do?

-Dunno.

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-Care assistant?

-But you're a great nurse.

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God knows, you've got more common sense

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than half the bloody doctors I work with. More sense than me.

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KNOCK ON DOOR

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Anything you ever need from me,

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and I mean ANYTHING, and it's yours.

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Breath in.

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Dad...

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..I think I'm going to be a doctor.

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'It's taken me long enough.'

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-ANNOUNCER:

-This is Edinburgh Waverley.

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This train terminates here.

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'So I wouldn't be that far away.

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'Nothing's going to change for you.'

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Be a new start for me and Molly too.

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'It's a chance for a much better life.'

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I've something to prove.

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'I know I'm good enough.'

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SHE EXHALES

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So why the hell are you here?

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-I'm sorry?

-This is a bloody great CV.

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You're a highly-qualified doctor.

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Established.

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And yet you just emigrate and arrive on my doorstep begging for work?

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I was looking for a new challenge professionally.

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Yeah, but why here? This is a backward step, surely?

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Let's be honest.

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We both know this isn't exactly the centre of excellence, which means

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you've either killed a patient or, worse, you've pissed someone off.

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Oh, sorry. Sorry, three nights in a row will do that to you.

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OK, rewind, start again.

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You are clearly good at this. Why here?

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You're right. There was something.

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I needed a change.

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I was married.

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There were problems.

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We separated but I have a daughter

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and I didn't want her growing up in the middle of all that.

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I felt like we needed a fresh start, so...

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here I am.

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Shit, um...

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OK, sorry, um...

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Was he violent?

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We're putting the past behind us.

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OK, foot in mouth disease, chronic case. Someone should shoot me!

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OK, look, um, you are by far the best candidate we've had.

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In fact, to be honest,

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you are the only decent middle-grade candidate we've had.

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Are you SURE you want to work here?

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Very much.

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I'll be working as a cardiology nurse.

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So where does that leave me?

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Train fare up there's what, 70 quid?

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-It's more like 100.

-Shit!

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You know I can't afford that.

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This job, it's more money straight away.

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No, I want to see her. I've got a right to see her.

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You do and I could have just upped and left with her

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and there's not one person who knows us that would have blamed me,

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but here I am, talking to you.

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It's yearly increments.

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Decent overtime as well, which is why it makes sense for us to travel.

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We'll come down to you and if you're short, maybe I can help.

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I don't need charity. I've never asked.

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Sure.

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I'm doing this for Molly.

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INAUDIBLE

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-So what is this job?

-I'm a doctor.

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Accident and Emergency.

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Is that right, aye? I was in there last month, myself.

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Haemorrhoids.

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It's a bit of an occupational hazard.

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Come on, sweetheart.

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Look at this. It's our new home.

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This is us.

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In you go, babe.

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Yeah, go in there, darlin'.

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Oh, Molly, look at this.

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Massive.

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Molly...

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Molly?

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Molly? Molly?

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Molly?

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-WOMAN:

-We're up here, love.

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Always try and look after you young doctors when you move in,

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right enough.

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Last year I had a lovely Asian couple, Doctor Singh and his wife.

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So where is it you're working?

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Emergency medicine. A&E.

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-I start tomorrow at South Lothian.

-Good for you.

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So where's the other half working?

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It's just me and my daughter. We're not together.

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Happens, I suppose. You modern types.

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E-MAIL ALERT

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SIRENS BLARE

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Data leaks, theft of property, drug fraud.

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In all, we lose over 17 million a year throughout the NHS.

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If you see anything suspicious, report it.

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If you're thinking of stealing anything, I'm watching you.

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INDISTINCT

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You can't show her in theatre yourself?

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Fine, I'll swap you for a directorate meeting.

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-Er, no, you're OK.

-Be nice.

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She's gorgeous, ridiculously over-qualified and,

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for some reason, wants to work in St Elsewhere.

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There's got to be a catch here.

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Or maybe, for once, our poor benighted department is not being

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shat on from a great height.

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-Look after her, please.

-Will do.

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Doctor Sutton?

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Doctor Sutton?

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-Doctor Sutton?

-Ah, hi.

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Hi. Andrew Brenner. Andy.

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Brigitte's in a directorate meeting. She asked me to give you the tour.

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-OK, great. Ally.

-Yeah, Bridge filled me in.

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Are you sure about this? It's not too late to turn and run.

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-Won't say a word.

-It can't be that bad.

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Well, it's like Braveheart with bad-tempered pensioners

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and that's just Friday night. Watch your back.

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COPD. More short of breath this morning.

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-Just pop him in three. I'll be there in a minute.

-OK.

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-OK, shall we make it quick?

-Yeah.

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Resus, um...

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Well, it's a pretty standard lay-out.

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It's got a new IO kit, which is kept in this cupboard,

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confusingly marked "IO Kit".

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Jason sponsored-cycled his way to Land's End and back

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just so he could buy a new toy.

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-Jason?

-Golding. He's one of the other consultants.

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Part-time ITU, full-time triathlete.

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Don't mention carb-loading. You'll be there all day

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Ah, Karen. This is Doctor Sutton, one of the new staff grades.

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-Karen is one of our senior nurses.

-Ally.

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Try and be nice to her. You know we need all the help we can get.

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-I'm nice to everyone.

-I heard that rumour!

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Major bays here obviously.

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You know what, I'm actually starting to bore myself here.

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OK, what do you actually WANT to know?

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Oh, where do I get my coffee?

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Oh, thank Christ for that.

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For a second, I thought you were going to be one of the serious ones.

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I'll show you. If you're very lucky...

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PHONE RINGS

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Shit. Sorry, just a sec. Hello.

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Yeah.

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Yes, I told him that before I left this morning.

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Mm-hm.

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OK, does she have a temperature?

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Sorry. Childminder.

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Yeah.

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Listen, I'm a bit tied-up here. Have you tried her mum?

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Hm.

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Right, hold on. Hold on a sec.

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Listen, this is clearly going to take a while

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so I need you to start on minors, yeah? Charlie?

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-Dr McKee?

-Sorry?

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-Take Ally to minors, show her the system?

-Sure.

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Hello?

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Voila! The system.

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Right, from left to right, we've got triage in here,

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then they go into waiting for doctor - that's where you pick 'em up from.

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-OK!

-Anything for X-ray in here, treatment there.

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-I warn you - Charlie here can be a little OCD.

-I prefer methodical.

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And believe me, all the best people are on the spectrum these days.

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All you really need to know is round here, there's only one rule -

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consultant or F1, no-one gets to pick from the box of delights.

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Everyone just takes the next card...

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which means this one must be yours.

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RINGING

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Yeah?

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Going to be eight minutes.

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Go.

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TV PLAYS IN BACKGROUND

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Alan Turner?

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Alan Turner?

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Sorry, Doctor. My fault. Bloody TV's too loud, eh?

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This way.

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My name's Dr Sutton.

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So...what happened?

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Whacked it against something. Last night. Bloody stupid, I know.

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Look, I know I'm wasting your time here, but the wife insisted.

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-Well, I'm going to need to order an X-ray.

-I've already had one.

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-The nurse sent me - Karen, is it?

-OK, great.

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Well, I'll go take a look.

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Eh.

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Fractured fifth metacarpal.

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Hm, I concur. Classic boxer's fracture.

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-You should see the other guy, right?

-Yeah.

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So this needs to stay on till they see you in fracture clinic

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next week, regular painkillers, and don't punch anyone else!

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Thanks, Doctor.

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Course, it was last Christmas when I lost my Bobby.

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-50 years, we were married.

-Oh, I'm sorry.

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God, he used to irritate me.

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Always had a bloody opinion about everything. Always right.

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I used to say to him, "One of these days,

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"I'll put arsenic in your tea and finally get some peace!"

0:28:090:28:12

Do you know what he used to say?

0:28:120:28:14

"I'd drink it!"

0:28:140:28:16

Oh, well, now he's gone, and I've got my precious peace and quiet.

0:28:170:28:22

SHE SOBS

0:28:220:28:25

-Ah!

-I'm sorry, darling.

0:28:260:28:28

-It's OK!

-I didn't mean to.

0:28:280:28:30

Come here. It's all right, really.

0:28:300:28:32

SHE SOBS

0:28:320:28:34

WHISPERS: Just give me two minutes.

0:28:340:28:36

Sh.

0:28:360:28:38

It's OK, it's OK.

0:28:380:28:40

-All done.

-Someone's obviously trained her well.

0:28:430:28:47

None of the other doctors do their own dressings, and...neat!

0:28:470:28:51

Almost nurse standard! Well, almost.

0:28:510:28:54

-Thank you so much.

-No worries.

0:28:540:28:56

Take care.

0:28:560:28:59

-Is she OK?

-Yeah, she was just a bit emotional.

0:28:590:29:01

Yeah, I noticed.

0:29:010:29:03

Dressings and a bleeding heart?! You'll be after my job!

0:29:030:29:07

I like it here.

0:29:290:29:30

Me too.

0:29:300:29:32

It's different.

0:29:320:29:33

Sometimes fun to have a fresh start. It's like dressing up.

0:29:350:29:38

-So who am I?

-You're Ally, but I can still call you Mummy.

0:29:380:29:44

Well done.

0:29:440:29:45

You're good at this.

0:29:450:29:46

Have a chip.

0:29:460:29:48

When's Daddy coming?

0:29:520:29:54

Daddy just has to work for a little bit longer,

0:29:580:30:00

-but we can go down and see him whenever you want.

-OK.

0:30:000:30:03

SIRENS

0:30:080:30:12

ARGUING

0:30:230:30:26

Hey, hey, hey!

0:30:280:30:31

CHATTER

0:30:310:30:35

PHONES RING

0:30:350:30:38

Welcome to hell! Er, there's an ankle needs tweaking in resus.

0:30:390:30:44

-A pull, ASAP, OK?

-OK.

-Thanks.

0:30:440:30:46

He's had 10 of morphine.

0:30:500:30:52

Are you giving it a pull?

0:30:520:30:53

Er, don't we need to get an X-ray first?

0:30:580:30:59

Skin's already looking a bit stretched

0:30:590:31:01

and Andy wanted it tweaked first.

0:31:010:31:03

We don't want it falling off in X-ray, do we, Jamie?

0:31:030:31:05

Indeed we do not.

0:31:050:31:06

We'll get the plaster trolley and we'll get cracking.

0:31:060:31:09

Literally.

0:31:090:31:10

SHE EXHALES LOUDLY

0:31:120:31:14

It's Jamie, right?

0:31:220:31:24

I'm Dr Sutton.

0:31:240:31:26

What are you going to do?

0:31:270:31:28

Well, we need to straighten this ankle out quickly

0:31:280:31:31

to preserve the blood supply to the foot,

0:31:310:31:33

-so I'm just going to gently take the weight...

-Oh, shit!

0:31:330:31:35

-I know, I'm sorry.

-Oh, no, no!

-It's going to hurt - I'm sorry.

-Oh, shit!

0:31:350:31:39

Don't! Please don't touch it! Don't... Oh!

0:31:390:31:41

Just going to manipulate it round.

0:31:410:31:43

HE SHOUTS OUT IN PAIN

0:31:430:31:44

-I promise I'll be one minute, Jamie. I'm just going to do...

-Argh!

0:31:440:31:48

There. LOUD CLICK

0:31:480:31:50

-Ah!

-There you go.

0:31:500:31:52

BOTH EXHALE

0:31:520:31:54

Now doesn't that look better? Very nice job.

0:31:560:32:00

Most people give a little analgesia.

0:32:050:32:07

-I just thought we needed to get a move on.

-It's fine.

0:32:110:32:13

Your call, totally.

0:32:130:32:14

Although you're clearly one hard ED bitch. We're going to get on.

0:32:140:32:18

Let's get this plastered for you, shall we?

0:32:180:32:21

DOOR OPENS

0:32:330:32:35

Very good. You going to fix it?

0:32:350:32:38

Might do for our close contact cast trial.

0:32:380:32:41

What did they do in your last place?

0:32:410:32:43

Fix it.

0:32:450:32:47

-Every time.

-Personally, I think you're right.

0:32:470:32:49

Results with the cast have been terrible.

0:32:510:32:53

But it's Pradeep's pet project.

0:32:530:32:55

Look, um, I'm supposed to be looking after your pastoral needs or whatever they call it,

0:32:570:33:02

so if you want to talk about the job or, you know, life or anything...

0:33:020:33:06

-Then I know where you are, right?

-Yeah!

-Did Brigitte say something?

0:33:060:33:09

She filled me in, told me to look after you.

0:33:090:33:11

-Apparently, you're far too good for us.

-She's right.

0:33:110:33:14

I could even do it one evening over a pint, if you like.

0:33:140:33:17

-You drink pints, right?

-Exclusively.

0:33:170:33:20

Tennent's, right? With a chaser.

0:33:200:33:22

How did you know?

0:33:220:33:23

RINGING

0:33:230:33:26

Hello?

0:33:260:33:28

Mm-hm.

0:33:310:33:32

OK, fine.

0:33:350:33:37

ETA?

0:33:380:33:39

Big accident on the M8, multiple casualties, we're getting two,

0:33:420:33:46

ETA six minutes. Let's put out a trauma call, bleep haematology.

0:33:460:33:49

Ally, you're with me. Let's go.

0:33:490:33:51

SHE BREATHES HEAVILY

0:34:070:34:09

BEEPING

0:34:090:34:11

SHE EXHALES LOUDLY

0:34:160:34:17

PATIENT GROANS

0:34:350:34:37

First one, don't have a name. Ejected from a people carrier,

0:34:370:34:43

no seat belts in the back. Husband died at the scene.

0:34:430:34:46

-It's not pretty out there.

-One, two, three.

0:34:460:34:49

-How long till the other?

-Right behind us.

0:34:490:34:52

-Six-year-old.

-OK, someone call paeds.

0:34:520:34:54

PATIENT GROANS

0:35:010:35:03

She's going to need pan CT. Stable for now.

0:35:090:35:13

-Pick up in the system, make sure she has a group and save.

-OK.

-Wait.

0:35:130:35:17

Hear that?

0:35:170:35:19

-I can't...

-Exactly. She was moaning for Britain, now she's stopped.

0:35:200:35:24

Worry about the quiet ones.

0:35:240:35:26

There's nothing on the right. It's probably blood in there.

0:35:470:35:50

Can you get a portable stat?

0:35:500:35:51

She's going to need a chest tube before she goes anywhere. Karen?

0:35:510:35:56

Kid's here.

0:35:560:35:58

OK. This one's all yours.

0:35:580:36:00

Six-year-old girl, ejected from vehicle, no response.

0:36:000:36:05

-Where are paeds?

-Couldn't get through to them.

0:36:050:36:09

I'm not getting a pulse. Starting CPR.

0:36:110:36:13

SHE BREATHES HEAVILY

0:36:130:36:16

VOICES ECHO

0:36:250:36:26

SHE BREATHES LOUDLY

0:36:290:36:31

-That was CT. Ready as soon as we're done here.

-OK, thanks.

0:36:320:36:36

-You OK?

-Yeah.

0:36:380:36:40

Sorry, it's, er... It's been a while.

0:36:400:36:43

Fifth intercostal space, mid-axillary line

0:36:440:36:46

Andy likes to blunt dissect first.

0:36:460:36:49

Basically make a bloody great hole with the forceps.

0:36:490:36:52

-You want me to call him?

-No. I'm fine.

0:36:540:36:57

SQUELCHING

0:37:170:37:19

SQUELCH

0:37:240:37:25

Whoops! There we go.

0:37:250:37:27

Better get this in there, unless you fancy yourself as a little Dutch girl.

0:37:350:37:38

WHISPERING

0:38:220:38:26

INAUDIBLE

0:38:320:38:34

HE SIGHS

0:38:590:39:00

HE SIGHS

0:39:050:39:07

Fuck's sake!

0:39:070:39:08

Fuck's sake!

0:39:080:39:10

CLEARS HIS THROAT

0:39:140:39:15

HE EXHALES LOUDLY

0:39:180:39:21

CLEARS HIS THROAT

0:39:220:39:24

So when was the last time you ran a trauma?

0:39:270:39:29

Honestly? Erm...

0:39:310:39:33

Not for a while.

0:39:350:39:36

Did Karen say something?

0:39:400:39:42

No. Karen...

0:39:450:39:46

Karen loves you.

0:39:460:39:49

And she hates all the women docs.

0:39:490:39:51

-Apparently, and I quote, you're "not a bitch."

-Hm!

0:39:510:39:56

High praise indeed.

0:39:560:39:58

Listen.

0:39:580:40:00

Don't worry. It happens.

0:40:000:40:02

The good middle grades always get stuck with the minors shit

0:40:020:40:05

all day and then you look up and realise it's been six months

0:40:050:40:08

since you even stepped foot in resus.

0:40:080:40:11

Eh! You saved that woman.

0:40:110:40:14

You did OK. Don't worry. It all comes back.

0:40:160:40:20

You can't do any worse than Brigitte.

0:40:200:40:22

I mean, she flaps so hard she practically takes off.

0:40:220:40:25

Sorry - unprofessional.

0:40:260:40:29

Three kids, and no seat belts. Wh...

0:40:330:40:38

-The others went to City. Let's hope they did better than us.

-Mm.

0:40:420:40:46

DOOR OPENS

0:40:460:40:47

Sorry - that drunk guy's back again,

0:40:470:40:49

insists he was promised admission for a detox.

0:40:490:40:51

-AMERICAN ACCENT:

-Drunk guy. Sounds like a job for a bad man.

0:40:510:40:56

OK!

0:41:010:41:03

Right. Lead me to drunk guy.

0:41:040:41:07

DOOR CLOSES

0:41:110:41:13

SHE SIGHS

0:41:130:41:15

There you go.

0:41:250:41:27

INDISTINCT

0:41:290:41:32

At last, a doctor who admits she doesn't know everything!

0:41:450:41:48

Your secret's safe with me! The arrogant ones are the worst.

0:41:480:41:53

One day out of medical school and they think they're God's gift.

0:41:530:41:56

Yeah. Well, I've never had that problem.

0:41:560:41:59

Don't worry - the nurses like you.

0:41:590:42:02

You're one of us, even if you are a doctor.

0:42:020:42:05

Just promise me you won't turn into a "see you next Tuesday."

0:42:050:42:10

I'll do my best.

0:42:110:42:13

Never enough, is it? We should strike, again.

0:42:430:42:47

Oh, listen, we've got the new F2s starting today.

0:42:470:42:49

-Are you OK to give them the grand tour, about 11?

-Yeah, no problem.

0:42:490:42:52

-Try to stop them killing too many people.

-I'll try.

0:42:520:42:54

So the first thing you do is check the board on the right...

0:43:010:43:04

-So what are they like?

-Young. Arrogant.

0:43:090:43:13

Inexperienced and potentially lethal. That's just the good ones.

0:43:130:43:17

Ally? Sorry, I know you're leaving. Pharmacy sent this back.

0:43:230:43:27

-Mrs Kiernan was one of yours, right?

-Yeah.

0:43:270:43:30

Well, there's something wrong with the signature.

0:43:300:43:32

The name doesn't match the GMC number.

0:43:320:43:35

Sorry, I can't quite get used...

0:43:350:43:37

I... I, erm...

0:43:370:43:40

I went back to my maiden name after the divorce

0:43:400:43:42

and sometimes it slips out.

0:43:420:43:44

Oh, of course.

0:43:440:43:46

-How are things?

-Yeah, fine.

0:43:580:44:01

You know if you ever want to talk,

0:44:010:44:03

or bitch or even just scream a bit, I'm available?

0:44:030:44:07

How about a drink, after work?

0:44:070:44:09

Thanks, I'd better get Molly, but definitely. I'd like that.

0:44:090:44:12

Brigitte.

0:44:120:44:13

-Medic's on the phone.

-Oh! At last! See you!

0:44:130:44:16

This Mackay woman has claimed her mother

0:44:270:44:30

was so dehydrated she was drinking water from the bloody flower vase.

0:44:300:44:35

Have you heard anything?

0:44:350:44:36

There was a nurse, sister on one of the wards got in touch with me

0:44:360:44:39

a few months ago, similar claims. I met her once, gave her my number.

0:44:390:44:43

-And?

-Well, she changed her mind about coming forward.

0:44:430:44:46

Well, give a her call, make her change it back.

0:44:460:44:49

RINGING

0:45:070:45:10

-Hello?

-'Ally, it's Brigitte.

0:45:200:45:22

'I'm sorry it's so early - I hope I didn't wake you.'

0:45:220:45:25

No. Is everything OK?

0:45:250:45:27

'Look, I know it's short notice, but I'm having a kitchen supper

0:45:270:45:31

'tonight and I really want you to come.'

0:45:310:45:33

Oh, Brigitte, I'd love to, but I can't really ask Mona to sit again.

0:45:330:45:36

'Oh, Molly's invited. It is Molly, isn't it? My girls will look after her.

0:45:360:45:41

'It's seven for eight.'

0:45:410:45:43

OK, great.

0:45:430:45:45

'Great! See you then.'

0:45:450:45:47

-I'll see you there.

-'Bye.'

0:45:470:45:48

Bye.

0:45:480:45:50

SHE SIGHS

0:45:520:45:55

CHATTER FROM INSIDE

0:46:080:46:11

LAUGHTER

0:46:110:46:12

Come on - let's go.

0:46:140:46:15

Ah, Prosecco - good idea! I've just gone for a bog-standard plonk.

0:46:180:46:23

-Want to swap?

-It's only Lidl!

0:46:230:46:25

Thrifty and stylish - you are killing me! Hiya! I'm Charlie.

0:46:250:46:29

I'm Molly.

0:46:290:46:31

See, if you press that button, then a horrible monster

0:46:310:46:34

called Brigitte will come out that door and steal all our drinks!

0:46:340:46:37

-You press it!

-Only if I can stand behind you when the monster comes.

0:46:370:46:41

Yeah?

0:46:410:46:42

DOORBELL RINGS

0:46:480:46:49

Hey!

0:46:520:46:54

-Come in!

-There you go.

0:46:540:46:56

Oh! Fizz. I love a bottle of fizz.

0:46:560:47:00

Monster!

0:47:000:47:01

I like it when people bring fizz. I'm going to open this right now.

0:47:010:47:05

MUSIC PLAYS

0:47:060:47:08

-Ah, so this is Molly!

-Are you going to say hi?

0:47:150:47:19

Hey. Lexi! Isla!

0:47:190:47:22

POP

0:47:220:47:23

Oh! Ooh!

0:47:230:47:24

-Hey. I'm sure Molly would like to see the hamsters.

-Hi, I'm Lexi.

0:47:260:47:29

-Hi, Molly.

-But don't let them out of the cage, OK?

0:47:290:47:32

They smell terrible, but we love them.

0:47:320:47:34

The hamsters, that is, not the children.

0:47:340:47:36

-OK, so we have only one rule in my get-togethers. No shop talk, OK?

-OK.

0:47:370:47:43

OK. So, here's to you.

0:47:430:47:47

-Thank God you're here.

-Cheers.

0:47:470:47:49

OK, well, let's go and meet everyone.

0:47:490:47:52

Hiya.

0:47:520:47:53

-Hiya.

-Hello! What can I get you?

0:47:590:48:03

-We appear to have...everything.

-Erm...

0:48:030:48:06

-I'll have a white wine, please.

-White wine, right.

0:48:060:48:09

Jesus. I hope you're OK with a stupidly large...

0:48:160:48:21

THEY LAUGH

0:48:210:48:23

-So you just walked out?

-I didn't really have a choice.

0:48:230:48:27

I can't believe I left it so long.

0:48:270:48:30

That takes guts, under the circumstances.

0:48:300:48:33

So what about you?

0:48:330:48:35

-I heard some people talking. Gossiping.

-Ah, no, no.

0:48:360:48:41

I can't compete with that. Erm...

0:48:410:48:44

We just looked at each other one day over another takeaway

0:48:440:48:48

and realised it was over. Called the solicitor the following week.

0:48:480:48:51

-It can't have been that easy.

-You know, we... We tried.

0:48:510:48:57

For the kids, you know? Same old story. We wanted it to work.

0:48:570:49:02

-I suppose this is where I'm supposed to blame the job.

-But?

-I blame her.

0:49:020:49:07

Obviously. I'm kidding. It's, erm...

0:49:070:49:11

She's... We're fine. It's, erm...

0:49:110:49:15

She was a civilian.

0:49:160:49:18

You know, different worlds, different references,

0:49:180:49:22

different backgrounds. Bottom line, they don't know what you go through.

0:49:220:49:26

And no man is a hero when you wash his boxers.

0:49:270:49:29

-You could always wash your own!

-Hey! I took the bins out!

0:49:290:49:34

So, that's no civilians...which just leaves doctors, right?

0:49:340:49:38

-Maybe, but no anaesthetists, or ENT.

-You really are fussy, aren't you?

0:49:380:49:43

Possibly a nice psychiatrist. Someone who needs a project.

0:49:430:49:48

-You actually think you're fixable?

-Of course.

0:49:480:49:51

In the right hands.

0:49:510:49:53

KNOCK AT DOOR

0:50:040:50:06

KNOCKING

0:50:090:50:11

Hiya. Nice top.

0:50:250:50:27

-Zara?

-All Saints.

0:50:270:50:29

Get you!

0:50:290:50:31

You should ask her.

0:50:420:50:43

How long has it been now?

0:50:450:50:47

Er, six months.

0:50:470:50:50

Seven, actually.

0:50:500:50:51

You should definitely ask her.

0:50:510:50:53

Nah. Too complicated.

0:50:530:50:56

I'm being as quiet as I can!

0:50:580:51:00

-What shift are you on?

-Middle.

0:51:070:51:08

-See you.

-I'll see you later.

0:51:080:51:10

-See. Told you I was fixable.

-It's a work in progress.

0:51:150:51:20

Thank you.

0:51:300:51:32

Right. You can have anything you want.

0:51:320:51:35

-Pizza!

-Pizza? OK, cool.

0:51:350:51:39

-The number I have for her doesn't work any more. Do you know where she is?

-It's been a few months now.

0:51:390:51:45

-Have you tried her at the hospital?

-No longer employed there.

0:51:450:51:48

They won't tell me any more.

0:51:480:51:50

She weren't stupid, our Cath, except when it came to men, maybe.

0:51:500:51:53

Waste of space, that Carl. Maybe she just wanted shot of him for good.

0:51:530:51:58

Thanks.

0:51:580:52:00

Going to need a highly-skilled doctor in resus.

0:52:020:52:05

All right, I'm coming.

0:52:070:52:09

This is a little bit of anaesthetic to make you feel sleepy

0:52:110:52:14

-before we pull your ankle.

-Did I hear you say propofol?

0:52:140:52:17

That's right.

0:52:170:52:20

Isn't that what Michael Jackson took, you know, before he died?

0:52:200:52:24

-Cos I'd quite...

-STARTS TO SLUR

0:52:260:52:28

Hm. Pretty quick.

0:52:300:52:31

-Ready?

-I was born ready, Doctor.

0:52:330:52:36

Right. OK.

0:52:360:52:38

INDISTINCT

0:52:510:52:53

-It's sort of a family get-together.

-Ah, it sounds lovely.

0:53:010:53:04

Yeah, it was my mum's idea for her 70th,

0:53:040:53:06

get the whole family together for the weekend.

0:53:060:53:08

Didn't realise it'd be such a mission to get hold of them all!

0:53:080:53:10

-So you're her family?

-Adopted. Makes you value it more, somehow.

0:53:100:53:14

Of course, sorry.

0:53:140:53:16

Right.

0:53:160:53:18

Oh, here it is. She must have got a new mobile or something.

0:53:180:53:22

That'll be it. Slave to the upgrade. You are a life-saver.

0:53:220:53:26

And did she give an address?

0:53:280:53:31

-I've got an invitation, too - Mum doesn't trust e-mail.

-I think so.

0:53:310:53:35

Oh, yeah, here it is.

0:53:350:53:36

RINGING

0:53:390:53:41

'New message.'

0:54:080:54:09

'Hi, Cath, it's Sam Kelly from the Sheffield Express.

0:54:090:54:13

'I hope this is the right number. I need to speak to you urgently.'

0:54:130:54:17

-Do you know Alison Sutton?

-I went to uni with her.

0:54:310:54:34

Heard she went to New Zealand, married some farmer type.

0:54:340:54:37

Still waiting for your passport.

0:54:370:54:38

If you can't dig it out, you're going to need a new one,

0:54:380:54:40

otherwise they'll stop your wages.

0:54:400:54:42

SHE SIGHS

0:54:420:54:44

I don't know what to do.

0:54:480:54:50

She lost it a bit, actually, Ally.

0:54:500:54:52

It doesnae pay to bottle things up.

0:54:520:54:54

You can talk to me, you know, whatever it is.

0:54:540:54:57

Can you keep a secret?

0:54:570:54:59