- 1. Then sings my soul
- 2. My saviour God, to thee
- 3. How great thou art
- 4. How great thou art
- 5. Then sings my soul
- 6. My saviour God, to thee
- 7. How great thou art
- 8. How great thou art
- 9. When through the woods
- 10. And forest glades I wander
- 11. And hear the birds sing sweetly
in the trees
- 12. When I look down
- 13. From lofty mountain grandeur
- 14. And hear the brook
- 15. And feel the gentle breeze
- 16. Then sings my soul
- 17. My saviour God, to thee
- 18. How great thou art
- 19. How great thou art
- 20. Then sings my soul
- 21. My saviour God, to thee
- 22. How great thou art
- 23. How great thou art
- 24. When Christ shall come
- 25. With shouts of acclamation
- 26. And take me home
- 27. What joy shall fill my heart!
- 28. Then I shall bow in humble adoration
- 29. And there proclaim
- 30. My God, how great thou art
- 31. Then sings my soul
- 32. My saviour God...
- 33. Make the most of this beautiful train.
- 34. That's it. Okay.
- 35. Yeah.
- 36. That's really great, yeah, yeah.
- 37. Okay, now as I said before,
you're under no obligation to
- 38. but you can if you want to,
give me a tiny little twinkle.
- 39. Yeah, that is... Lovely.
- 40. Great.
- 41. A little bit closer.
- 42. Now, don't you worry.
You'll be all right.
- 43. There's just a little bit, that's it.
- 44. And you've got an eyelash on your nose.
We don't want that, do we?
- 45. It's supposed to be on your eye,
not on your snitch.
- 46. That's it. You've got a lovely smile
when you smile, haven't you?
- 47. Right, okay.
- 48. Now, you keep that lovely
- 49. That's lovely.
- 50. I think that'll do for the time being.
- 51. Well done, Sarah.
That's the easy bit.
- 52. They make a noise, don't they?
- 53. At least they can play out around here.
- 54. I suppose so.
- 55. - What is it?
- Is that a suit?
- 56. Well, it came as a combination.
- 57. Do they go together?
- 58. Well, if you think they do, they do
- 59. and if you think they don't, they don't.
- 60. It's nice.
- 61. Twenty-one in August.
- 62. She is.
- 63. I used to worry meself sick
when she played out.
- 64. She survived it though, didn't she?
- 65. All things considering.
- 66. She's back on the streets now.
- 67. I beg your pardon?
- 68. Well, she is, isn't she?
- 69. I don't half-miss her.
- 70. I know.
- 71. How long is it since we've seen her?
- 72. Two-and-a-half years.
- 73. We could always ask her over.
- 74. - I'd like to.
- For her birthday.
- 75. It's only a couple of months away.
- 76. What now?
- 77. "Hey, Roxanne, what are you
doing for your 21 st?"
- 78. "I'm goin' over to my auntie and
uncle's house for my birthday treat."
- 79. It was only a suggestion.
- 80. She's probably doing her own thing.
- 81. I suppose we'd have to invite
Cynthia as well.
- 82. There's no show without Punch.
- 83. I'm sure she'd like to see the place.
- 84. Oh, I'm sure she would.
- 85. - She can't help it.
- Can't she?
- 86. It's about time you showed it off.
- 87. I mean, you've done a lovely job.
- 88. I think so.
- 89. I really must get down to see her.
- 90. You speak to her
on the phone, don't you?
- 91. It's not the same thing though, is it?
- 92. She's your sister.
- 93. I'm really proud of that portrait.
- 94. I reckon that's the last time
she ever smiled.
- 95. I dunno what's got into you lately.
- 96. You complaining?
- 97. - No.
- Well, shut up then.
- 98. Sit here on me own for years on end.
- 99. Can't get you to stop in at all.
- 100. - And now you never go out.
- Leave it out.
- 101. You've been sitting there for a month
with a face like a slapped arse.
- 102. Well, what's there to smile about?
- 103. I thought he might've phoned
at the weekend.
- 104. Who?
- 105. Who d'you think?
- 106. I ain't heard from 'im for ages.
- 107. - He's busy, ain't he?
- We're all busy.
- 108. He's got his weddings and that.
It's the summer.
- 109. Out of sight, out of mind.
- 110. Well, if you're that bothered,
why don't you ring him yourself?
- 111. He's your brother.
- 112. I'm not running up me phone bill.
- 113. He knows where I am if he wants me.
- 114. He'd have had us up there to see it by now,
I expect, if it weren't for her.
- 115. Toffee-nosed cow.
- 116. What's he want with
six bedrooms, anyway?
- 117. What's all your mates
doing tonight, then?
- 118. I don't know. I ain't asked 'em.
- 119. You wanna get yourself a bloke.
- 120. That's what you wanna do.
- 121. I've told you.
I don't wanna get anything.
- 122. I'm quite happy here,
thank you very much.
- 123. When I was your age,
I could've had the pick of the crop.
- 124. Well, why didn't you?
- 125. Because I lost my poor mother,
- 126. Oh, here we go.
- 127. I was stuck at home here
from the age of 10,
- 128. looking after Maurice and your granddad.
- 129. Yeah, we know.
- 130. Then I got saddled with you.
- 131. That was my downfall, darling.
- 132. I didn't ask to be born.
- 133. No, and I never asked
to have you, neither.
- 134. Well, you should've thought about that
before you dropped your knickers.
- 135. With...
- 136. Or without?
- 137. I think without.
- 138. - Without? Okay.
- 139. What about this one?
Better with or without?
- 140. I think this time it's with.
- 141. With? All right,
we'll pop this one in, then.
- 142. I hear you're a really good runner.
- 143. - Yeah. Cross-country.
- Have you won anything?
- 144. Not yet. I've only just started.
- 145. Okay, then. Look up again.
- 146. Now, this is gonna blur a bit
- 147. - but just tell me what you can read, okay?
- 148. H-L-A-C-T.
- 149. - Right.
- And I can't read any more.
- 150. Okay, that's good.
- 151. Very good,
I'm gonna do your other eye now.
- 152. - Are you off, then?
- 153. Got any plans for the weekend?
- 154. Well, I've got to go to my mum's house
and sort through her things.
- 155. - Oh, have you?
- 156. Hope it goes all right.
- 157. - Well, it's gotta be done.
- 158. - Okay, then.
- Right, I'll see you on Monday.
- 159. Yeah.
- 160. - Have a nice weekend.
- 161. Ooh, enjoy the christening.
- 162. - I'll try. Bye.
- Okay. Bye.
- 163. It's 10 past.
We've got to pick Shelattica up.
- 164. - What are you talking about?
- We've got 10 minutes.
- 165. Listen, we've got to sort
this out while we're here.
- 166. Look, basically, right, it's you, one, here,
in this massive house.
- 167. - Thank you.
- This house is massive.
- 168. We have got two children,
- 169. - And we could have more.
- 170. We wanna have more.
- 171. Listen, right, you can't stay here
on your own. It's not fair, is it?
- 172. I mean, we can sell the house, can't we?
Sell the house and split the money.
- 173. Listen, you know what? You could split
this whole house in two, right?
- 174. You could split this into two flats
and it'd still be bigger than our place.
- 175. - Split it in two?
- 176. You can't split it in two...
- 177. Now, let's sort your tie out
for you, if I may.
- 178. - Looks just a little bit skew-whiffy.
- Oh, skew-whiff again.
- 179. Yes, that's lovely.
- 180. - Do you want the paper out?
- Yeah, yeah, okay.
- 181. You ladies look gorgeous.
Hands together there.
- 182. Very nice, okay. Here we go.
- 183. Put your paper down there.
- 184. Right then, here we go. Okay, and...
- 185. Do we say "cheese", Maurice?
- 186. Well, you can if you like,
but you can, you can say "cheese".
- 187. You can say whatever you like.
But just give me a little...
- 188. That's it.
- 189. Yeah, very sweet.
- 190. Great, that's lovely.
- 191. - So, that took you 15 years, yeah?
- 192. - They give you a prize?
- 193. Not even a stethoscope or something?
- 194. Yeah, that's really lovely.
Come out, Jane.
- 195. I'm so glad he's got his eyes open.
- 196. That's it, yeah, that's it,
and give him a hand.
- 197. Look down. Lovely.
- 198. Are you gonna see that flea collar?
- 199. - Are you going to see that?
- Don't worry about that.
- 200. You come out now, come out.
- 201. - You just come out the way.
- That's it.
- 202. And pop out now.
And out, and here we go.
- 203. I think you left the comb
in there that time.
- 204. Lovely, very good.
- 205. Oh, did he look good?
- 206. - He does look good, yeah. So do you.
- Oh, good, yes.
- 207. Thank you very much, Jane.
- 208. - It's for my auntie.
- Oh, right. Fond of you, is she?
- 209. - No, she's in India.
- Oh, right.
- 210. Time I got married, innit?
- 211. Oh, I see. Pick a bride time, is it?
- 212. I've told you, I don't want flash, it...
- 213. Lovely!
- 214. I never thought I'd have any...
- 215. Fertility treatment.
- 216. It's a miracle.
- 217. Don't do that with your nose.
- 218. Now stop it. Put it there. That's it.
- 219. Hello, Dominic. Now look
at that lovely cat, look over there.
- 220. - Look at that cat.
- He's lovely.
- 221. - Oh, that's it, let him scratch it first.
- 222. Go on, that's it, that's it.
- 223. - Lovely!
- I feel so silly.
- 224. A-ha, lovely and that's it.
- 225. Thank you very much.
- 226. - What d'you think you're doing?
- 227. Didn't you hear me?
- 228. No, I didn't.
- 229. - Hiya.
- 230. - Hiya.
- Mind out of the way.
- 231. - D'you want a drink?
- 232. If I want a drink
I'll get it myself, thank you.
- 233. Since when was hoovering
a spectator sport?
- 234. Can I have a glass, too, please?
- 235. I'm sorry, I thought
you didn't want a drink.
- 236. I've changed my mind. I'm having milk.
- 237. Not in a wine glass, give me a highball.
- 238. - You don't put milk in a wine glass.
- There you go.
- 239. - Thank you.
- That'll do you good.
- 240. - Meaning?
- 241. - Had a good day?
- 242. I suppose you'll be starving as usual.
- 243. A little bit peckish, yeah.
- 244. Do you want me to do something?
- 245. - Like what?
- Anything you like.
- 246. No, I bloody well wouldn't.
- 247. - Fair enough.
- Oh, all right, then.
- 248. There's the fridge, there's the freezer.
- 249. There's the hob.
- 250. There's the recipe books.
- 251. Help yourself.
- 252. And don't make a mess.
- 253. Unless you fancy a takeaway.
- 254. - You're not gonna smile, are you?
- 255. Okay, it's a free world.
- 256. Now, you're under no obligation,
- 257. but you can if you want to
give me a lovely big smile.
- 258. And thank you.
- 259. Oh, go on. Come on. Lovely.
- 260. You're under no obligation to me,
but you can smile if you like.
- 261. Yeah, thank you.
- 262. - Did you smile, Mother?
- 263. That's it, to me. That's it,
now look at each other.
- 264. That's it, it'll probably be all right.
- 265. Go on, look up, keep your face up.
- 266. You're closing your eyes.
- 267. Don't forget to burp it properly.
- 268. Give it a drop of Gripe Water.
- 269. We used to pour it down
Roxanne by the gallon.
- 270. She farted like a trouper.
- 271. Runs in the family.
- 272. Would madame care
to test the temperature?
- 273. I'm sure it'll be fine. Thanks.
- 274. Been bad, has it?
- 275. It eased off at lunchtime.
- 276. I managed a couple of crackers.
- 277. It's unpredictable, isn't it?
- 278. No, it's not unpredictable.
- 279. You've drawn the short straw, mate.
- 280. You're telling me.
I wish it was unpredictable.
- 281. What're you gonna have for your tea?
- 282. Do you know what I really fancy?
- 283. - What?
- A steak.
- 284. You're not having
any steak in this house.
- 285. Don't worry about me.
- 286. You'll be keeling over
with a heart attack.
- 287. - I'll do meself something later.
- There's a chicken Kiev in the freezer.
- 288. Be a bit cold, wouldn't it?
- 289. Anyway...
- 290. I'm on a diet.
- 291. You're disgusting.
- 292. Okay, that's very good.
We can see the ring perfectly.
- 293. All right now, sir,
if you just bring your chin up.
- 294. Yeah, just slightly, that's perfect.
That's brilliant, all right, great.
- 295. Sorry, sorry, listen,
take your glasses off.
- 296. I don't want to take my glasses off.
- 297. Go on, take them off.
- 298. Doesn't matter.
Keep them on, take them off.
- 299. - No, he looks better without them.
- It's what I look like, okay.
- 300. Right, okay, and to me...
- 301. One moment, please.
Can you take the cross out, please?
- 302. Take the cross out.
- 303. It's a gift, take it out.
- 304. I just think it looks awful.
- 305. It doesn't look awful.
- 306. It looks awful, because it's not gold.
I told you, buy gold.
- 307. Okay, right.
- 308. Okay, and to me, yeah,
right, that's lovely.
- 309. Now, do you want to look happy or sad?
I don't mind, whatever.
- 310. And keep your...
And look at me. And lovely.
- 311. Hello. My name's Hortense Cumberbatch.
- 312. I got your letter. Hi.
- 313. Oh, right. Tuesday.
- 314. Hello?
- 315. Hortense, hello. Jennie Ford.
- 316. - Nice to meet you. Come this way.
- Oh, hi.
- 317. - How are you? All right?
- Fine, thank you.
- 318. - Good.
- I'm sorry about this prison cell.
- 319. We've been banging on about it
for years, but there you go.
- 320. Have a seat, make yourself at home.
- 321. Now, before we go any further,
have you got any ID?
- 322. - Passport, driving licence.
- 323. You'll have to get used to all this red tape.
Would you like a Rolo?
- 324. - No, thank you. Yeah.
- Are you sure?
- 325. There you go.
- 326. Let's have a shifty.
- 327. That's great. Hortense. Thank you.
- 328. - Are you on your lunch break?
- Yeah, an extended one.
- 329. - Have you had any lunch?
- No, not yet.
- 330. No. Me, neither.
- 331. - So, what do you do?
- I'm an optometrist.
- 332. Oh, really? Oh, God.
- 333. It's one of those things you keep
putting off and putting off, isn't it?
- 334. And I've got to the stage now
with the Guardian crossword,
- 335. where I'm going like this, so I think
the time has come, don't you?
- 336. I'll have to pop in,
you can give me a test.
- 337. - Where do you live?
- 338. - Right, right, in a flat?
- 339. - Do you share?
- No, I live on my own.
- 340. Oh, right.
- 341. I lived on my own.
- 342. For about six years,
before I was married.
- 343. It's all right, isn't it?
- 344. Right, Hortense.
- 345. Let's talk a little bit
about you, shall we?
- 346. Now obviously you've been giving
a great deal of thought to things
- 347. and you've come to a decision,
which is good.
- 348. But for me, the question is, "Why now?"
- 349. I just feel that it's
the right time, that's all.
- 350. Right, right.
- 351. - Are you thinking about getting married?
- 352. - Do you have children?
- 353. Are you thinking about having children?
- 354. No.
- 355. That's fair enough.
- 356. Are you sharing this with your parents?
- 357. Do they know that you're here today?
- 358. How do they feel about it?
- 359. They're both dead, actually.
- 360. Oh, right.
- 361. Yeah, Mum died two months ago now.
- 362. Oh, that's recent.
I'm sorry to hear that.
- 363. - Was it sudden?
- 364. Perhaps that's what's
made you start all this.
- 365. I don't know.
- 366. It's possible.
- 367. Well, I'm not trying to replace her.
- 368. - Well, they both are.
- No, of course, of course.
- 369. And when you were growing up,
was it, was it a happy environment?
- 370. - Yes, very.
- Oh, good, good.
- 371. And did you...
- 372. Were you able to discuss
the fact that you'd been...
- 373. No, it was never really an issue.
- 374. Right, right.
- 375. So, you've only just found out?
- 376. Oh, no, they told me when I was little.
- 377. Oh, good, good. And do you
remember how you felt about that?
- 378. Well, it's not exactly
something you forget, is it?
- 379. No, no. I'm sure it isn't.
- 380. So, how did you feel?
- 381. Well, we all just got on
with it as a family.
- 382. Do you know what I mean?
- 383. Yeah.
- 384. Perhaps you should've discussed it.
- 385. My parents loved me and
that was all that matters, isn't it?
- 386. Yeah, yeah.
- 387. So, now that we've got you here,
what are your expectations?
- 388. Basically, I just want to know.
- 389. Yeah, yeah, of course, you do.
- 390. Let me share something
with you, Hortense.
- 391. Somewhere out there, and we don't know
where, is your birth mother...
- 392. Now, she's probably married.
- 393. She may have other children.
She might be dead.
- 394. She may even be in Australia or somewhere.
We just don't know.
- 395. But what we do know is...
- 396. That at the time she
gave you up for adoption,
- 397. she was under the impression that she
would probably never see you again.
- 398. Now, as I know you're very well aware,
the law has changed since then...
- 399. And you are now legally entitled
to seek your birth mother out.
- 400. But the snag is...
- 401. She might not want to see you.
- 402. So, I don't want you to raise
your hopes too high at this stage.
- 403. - Sure.
- 404. Have a look at this.
- 405. What is it?
- 406. It's all about you.
- 407. I'll tell you what.
- 408. I'll leave it with you
- 409. - and I'll pop back in a few minutes.
- 410. - Can I get you anything?
- No, thank you.
- 411. How are you doing? All right?
- 412. Thank you.
- 413. Cynthia Rose Purley, that's her?
- 414. Cynthia Rose.
- 415. It's a nice name, isn't it?
- 416. That's her signature?
- 417. That feel strange?
- 418. Elizabeth, that's my middle name.
- 419. They must have kept it.
- 420. Well, that would be your birth name, you see?
- 421. Listen, is there any way
I could get a copy of these?
- 422. No, those are the originals
and they're yours to keep.
- 423. That's your right under the 1975 Act.
I've made copies upstairs.
- 424. Shall I pop those in here for you?
- 425. So...
- 426. What we need to do now is...
- 427. You go away and have a think.
- 428. And, when the time's right, and not before,
you know, it's very much in your own time,
- 429. come back to me if that's what you want.
And we'll get the ball rolling.
- 430. Now it can be a very long-winded process
and there's no two ways about it.
- 431. It's a very traumatic journey
we're embarking on.
- 432. And there may be other
people's feelings to consider, too.
- 433. So, I'll wait to hear from you. Okay?
- 434. You, you could decide
to trace your birth mother by yourself,
- 435. if you wanted, but I wouldn't advise it.
- 436. We're a professional service.
- 437. And we know how to handle these things.
- 438. So, I think you should
take advantage of us.
- 439. - Hello.
- Oh, you're back, hello.
- 440. - I think I've found a mistake.
- I'm sorry, Hortense,
- 441. - I can't stop. I'm really in a hurry.
- Look, it says she's white.
- 442. Sorry?
- 443. "Mother, white".
- 444. Well, it's perfectly feasible
that your mother was white, isn't it?
- 445. Look, I'm, I'm sorry, Hortense,
really, I've got to go.
- 446. I'm on an emergency case.
- 447. Yes, but could this be a mistake?
- 448. I very much doubt it.
- 449. Look, give me a ring in the morning,
and we'll have a talk then. Okay, I'm sorry.
- 450. Look at that.
- 451. - Legs like a teenager!
- Do you have to?
- 452. - You'd like a pair like that.
- What for?
- 453. I'm known for my legs.
- 454. If you got it, flaunt it.
- 455. Are you going out?
- 456. 'Course I ain't.
- 457. Who's that?
- 458. I don't know.
- 459. If it's what's-her-name
you could ask her to come in.
- 460. I don't even know who it is yet.
- 461. What are you doing here?
- 462. Just come to see you.
- 463. Well, you can't come in, my mum's here.
- 464. - Who is it?
- I'm going out.
- 465. Hello.
- 466. You all right, sweetheart?
- 467. Would you get inside?
- 468. - Nothing's changed much.
- 469. Ain't your mum been
round looking after you?
- 470. She came round Sunday after mass.
- 471. Didn't take you long
to mess it up again.
- 472. She's laying off me a bit now, though.
- 473. - I should think so too at your age.
- 474. She should have a word with my mum.
- 475. I'll bet she misses you, though.
- 476. Fucking do without it altogether,
I tell you.
- 477. Yeah, I know what you mean.
- 478. You and me, mate,
we're better off without them.
- 479. Look, I'm sorry about, you know?
- 480. So you should be.
- 481. Don't get all serious on me, Paul.
- 482. - No, no, I ain't.
- Yes, you are, you fool.
- 483. Just missed you.
- 484. How much?
- 485. A lot.
- 486. - Just a lot?
- No... Yeah.
- 487. Well, I might've missed you a bit.
- 488. No. I've been going outta me head.
- 489. Same as that.
- 490. Just so's you know, I ain't staying the night,
not every time I come round.
- 491. And I weren't in a strop before.
I was just speakin' my mind, all right?
- 492. Now give us a snog.
- 493. - Hello. Good afternoon.
- 494. Thank you very much indeed.
Right, that's fine.
- 495. - Is that a post or collect?
- Collect, please.
- 496. Thanks very much.
That's £6, please, madam.
- 497. £6, okay.
- 498. I saw her, you know.
- 499. - Did ya?
- 500. 8:00 in the morning, she's down Harlesden
buying her yam and banana...
- 501. And she's like,
"You got a boyfriend yet, Dionne?"
- 502. Nearly everyone who went to
the funeral reckoned they'd seen her
- 503. and she'd given them some kinda sign.
- 504. "Me see you mother
two days before she dead.
- 505. "And she hold onto me hand
and look in me eye, as if she did know."
- 506. I mean, if she knew,
I wish she'd told us.
- 507. You're getting better, though.
- 508. It's a nice day.
- 509. Yeah.
- 510. I dunno, my head can't contain it all.
- 511. It's too soon.
- 512. There's nothing rational about grief.
- 513. Maybe you're crying for yourself.
- 514. - You been out much?
- No, I can't.
- 515. Some days I'm completely vulnerable.
- 516. I can feel everything.
- 517. Other days I'm numb.
- 518. - Well d'you want to come out with me?
- 519. - I got stuff to sort out.
- 520. Life.
- 521. Look, if there's anything I can do...
- 522. No, thanks, I'll be all right.
- 523. Have you heard from Bernard?
- 524. No.
- 525. Yes.
- 526. He sent a sympathy card.
- 527. Which I thought was
a very nice thing to do.
- 528. I did something really bad.
- 529. Oh, no, I don't think
I can deal with no confession.
- 530. Cleanse my soul.
- 531. I did the do.
- 532. - Do it.
- Did the deed.
- 533. - Did it.
- With a complete stranger.
- 534. - No, who?
- 535. Well, what'd he look like?
- 536. Dunno. He was in advertising.
- 537. Oh, Lord!
- 538. - Did you use a condom?
- 539. Did you use two?
- 540. Yes.
- 541. One on top of the other?
- 542. One after the other.
- 543. Oh, God!
- 544. Do you despair of me?
- 545. - No.
- Yes, you do.
- 546. I don't. Did you have a good time?
- 547. Yeah.
- 548. - That's all that matters then, innit?
- 549. I liked my mum as a person,
but I didn't know her.
- 550. I wish I'd known her.
- 551. She loved you.
- 552. Yeah, I know,
but that's not in debate, is it?
- 553. My mum, she resents me.
- 554. She kept you.
- 555. She fed you, and she clothed you.
- 556. She didn't give you away. She could've.
- 557. - I wish she had.
- No, you don't.
- 558. The thing is they're so secretive.
- 559. It's that "back home" thing, you know.
- 560. Come out, big people are talking.
- 561. That sort of vibe.
- 562. So, you don't pursue things
because you're brought up not to.
- 563. I just let 'em get on with it.
- 564. All I seem to do is think about
things I wish I could've asked her.
- 565. Like what?
- 566. I dunno.
- 567. There's stuff I wish I knew.
- 568. - There's stuff I wish I didn't know.
- 569. If you knew you had a limited
amount of time, you'd sort it out.
- 570. You'd ask your mum questions
- 571. regardless of whether she got vexed.
- 572. Like, I don't know. What happened
between her and your dad, for example.
- 573. No.
- 574. She hasn't made no effort for me,
so why should I be interested in her?
- 575. And where's my dad, anyway?
- 576. I don't want to hear her
and Norbert having it off.
- 577. I don't want her to know
who I'm having it off with.
- 578. And I don't want her to see me drunk.
- 579. I don't want her to know
nothing about me.
- 580. Maybe that's because you're
- 581. when you look at her
you can see yourself in 20 years' time.
- 582. Please.
- 583. We choose our parents.
- 584. How do you mean?
- 585. We choose the parents in this life,
- 586. that can teach us something.
- 587. So, that when we go
into the next life we get it right.
- 588. 'Course, sometimes it
don't work, does it?
- 589. I'm gonna pop out for a couple of hours.
- 590. - What time will you be back?
- 591. - Okay, have fun.
- 592. Sorry to interrupt. Could you get me
a few of these things in?
- 593. - Right.
- I'm a bit low.
- 594. I'll give them a ring.
- 595. 17.
- 596. Hello.
- 597. Bloody hell!
- 598. What you doing here?
- 599. Thought I'd come and see you.
- 600. Where's Monica?
- 601. She's at home, I think.
- 602. - You gonna let me in then?
- Yeah, of course.
- 603. D'you want a cup of tea?
- 604. Yes, please.
- 605. You all right, then?
- 606. Smashing.
- 607. You been working down this way?
- 608. Yeah, round the back of Tower Bridge.
- 609. If I'd known you was comin'
I'd have warmed up the seat.
- 610. Warm enough, I should think.
- 611. Does Monica know you've come round here?
- 612. No. I didn't know I was comin' meself.
- 613. She's okay, then?
- 614. Yeah, she's fine.
- 615. Been busy with the house.
- 616. What doing?
- 617. I thought it was supposed
to be a new house, you said.
- 618. Stencilling.
- 619. What, drawing?
- 620. No.
- 621. Stencils. On the wall.
- 622. Decorating.
You must've seen it in magazines.
- 623. It's very effective.
- 624. Roxanne not in, then?
- 625. She's got some bloke in tow.
- 626. Has she?
- 627. Shifty-lookin' bleeder.
- 628. Walks like a crab.
- 629. - Your tea's there.
- 630. D'you want a sandwich?
- 631. No, thanks.
- 632. Is that all you're havin'?
- 633. I only see her first thing
in the morning.
- 634. She comes in, grunts,
then buggers off to work.
- 635. You should be glad she's got a fella.
- 636. I am glad, Maurice.
- 637. I want her to be happy.
- 638. But I'd like her to bring him round,
see who she's knocking about with.
- 639. Just give her a bit of time.
- 640. You used to bring your girlfriends home.
- 641. Front of the telly. Laugh, drink.
- 642. You didn't mind me
sittin' there, did you?
- 643. What's her name? Never stopped talkin'.
- 644. - Tina.
- 645. Then the other one wouldn't
open her mouth.
- 646. - Maxine.
- That's it.
- 647. Dad liked her, didn't he?
- 648. Nice thighs.
- 649. So, how's work, then?
- 650. - Still at the same place?
- 651. I gotta get her something
for her birthday.
- 652. It's her 21 st, Maurice.
- 653. - August the 7th.
- I dunno what she wants.
- 654. Apart from me under a bus.
- 655. That's silly talk.
- 656. Me head in the oven.
- 657. When are you gonna come
and see us, then?
- 658. You know, have a bit of a get-together.
- 659. Come on Roxanne's birthday.
We'll have some champagne.
- 660. What about Monica?
- 661. Yeah. She'll be there.
- 662. Won't she mind?
- 663. No, it was her idea, actually.
- 664. - How'd you fancy a barbecue?
- If you like.
- 665. Anyway, it's about time
you saw the house.
- 666. Thought you was never going to ask.
- 667. - Well, I'm asking you now.
- You been there nearly a twelvemonth.
- 668. Tell Roxanne.
- 669. She might not want to come.
- 670. She'll say no just to spite me.
- 671. Yeah, well, I demand her presence.
- 672. What if she wants to bring him?
- 673. Has he got a job, this bloke?
- 674. - Scaffolding, she says.
- 675. It's very well paid.
- 676. - Is it?
- 677. 21.
- 678. I can't believe it, Maurice.
- 679. I was carrying her
when I was 21, wasn't I?
- 680. You was good with nappies.
- 681. Those safety pins, though.
- 682. Never stabbed her though,
did you, darling?
- 683. Stabbed meself a couple of times.
- 684. 17, weren't you?
- 685. I was.
- 686. Place is still standing, then?
- 687. Not for much longer.
You should see Dad's room.
- 688. What's up with it?
- 689. It's like the Niagara Falls up there.
- 690. - What's it got, a leak?
- 691. Only when it's raining.
- 692. I'll have a look.
- 693. Nice to have a man about the place.
- 694. I wish I'd known you was coming.
- 695. It's dry at the moment.
- 696. The whole lot's gonna come down.
- 697. Yeah, it does look a bit dodgy,
I'll have to admit.
- 698. - Are you up to date on the rent?
- 'Course I am.
- 699. Well, give him a ring.
Get him to do something about it.
- 700. - It's his responsibility.
- Don't be daft, Maurice.
- 701. He don't give a toss, does he?
- 702. Well, get someone to look at it.
- 703. I'll pay.
- 704. Look at all this junk!
- 705. What're you gonna do with it?
- 706. Give us a cuddle, Maurice.
- 707. Please, sweetheart.
- 708. Why have you left it so bloody long?
- 709. Well, you know, it's, it's work and...
- 710. Well, there's nothing the matter
with your dialling finger.
- 711. Well, you can ring me.
- 712. You're always too busy, ain't ya?
- 713. Look, look...
- 714. Look, sit, sit yourself down.
- 715. You're the only one I've got, Maurice.
- 716. You love me, don't you?
- 717. Hold me tight, Maurice, please.
- 718. Sweetheart.
- 719. My little brother.
- 720. Look at you.
- 721. That's the good life for you.
- 722. When are you gonna shave?
- 723. Slap your arse.
- 724. Why don't you chuck it all out?
- 725. I mean, look at it.
- 726. Some of it hasn't been touched
since Mum died.
- 727. Can you use anything, Maurice,
in your new house?
- 728. Fill a space?
- 729. No, thanks.
- 730. Thought I might move in 'ere.
- 731. Front view.
- 732. See the world go by.
- 733. Remember this?
- 734. Yeah.
- 735. That's no use to you, is it?
- 736. I don't think so.
- 737. You ain't gonna
make me an auntie now, are you?
- 738. Sweetheart.
- 739. Listen, Cynth...
- 740. I'd better... Better be going.
- 741. You'll let me know about the barbecue, then,
will you, sweetheart?
- 742. Yeah, of course I will.
- 743. Tell her, if she can't make it,
I'll give her a clump.
- 744. Yeah, not before I do.
- 745. Hang on.
- 746. Shall I say hello to Monica for you?
- 747. If you like, sweetheart.
- 748. - There you go.
- Thanks, darling.
- 749. See you.
- 750. Ta-ta.
- 751. What was your Mum like
when your dad died?
- 752. What do you mean?
- 753. How did she cope?
- 754. I don't know.
- 755. Too young to remember.
- 756. She just got on with it, I suppose,
like everybody else.
- 757. Did you have to look after Craig?
- 758. What, you mean
like your big sister looked after you?
- 759. No, I did not.
- 760. My dad never said a word
about my mum after she died.
- 761. That's men for you.
- 762. I hated him for it.
- 763. He must've been in real pain.
- 764. Maybe he just couldn't share it.
- 765. I didn't know what I felt.
- 766. I still don't.
- 767. Cynthia's antics
couldn't have helped him much.
- 768. Do you miss Craig?
- 769. Why would I miss Craig?
- 770. Well, he's your brother.
- 771. - He's in Saudi Arabia, isn't he?
- 772. Well, I don't exactly miss him.
- 773. Why? Do you miss Cynthia?
- 774. Do you think Roxanne's serious
about this scaffolder bloke?
- 775. Oh, she's only known him
for five minutes.
- 776. Mind you, I was married
at her age, wasn't I?
- 777. Yeah.
- 778. I wonder if she knows.
- 779. What, about us?
- 780. What is there to know about us?
- 781. You know what I mean.
- 782. How would she know about that
unless you've told her.
- 783. I haven't told her.
- 784. I hope Cynthia doesn't know, either.
- 785. She doesn't.
- 786. That's all right then.
- 787. No, I meant, if she knows about Cynthia.
- 788. Y'know, before she was born.
- 789. I don't know.
- 790. I don't know.
- 791. I mean, she's got a half-brother or
half-sister knocking about somewhere.
- 792. She's got a right to know.
- 793. That's up to Cynthia.
- 794. You'd never say anything, would you?
- 795. Of course not.
- 796. Good.
- 797. Anyway, she must've told her.
- 798. She never told her who her father was.
- 799. None of us knew who he was.
- 800. I wonder if she ever misses him.
- 801. - Who?
- 802. You can't miss what you've never had.
- 803. Can't you?
- 804. I was gonna kill him.
- 805. - Poor Cynthia.
- Saint Cynthia.
- 806. She tried her best.
- 807. - Did she?
- 808. Yeah.
- 809. She did.
- 810. She gave me a lot of love.
- 811. What shall I tell him
if he phones, then?
- 812. - Who?
- 813. I don't know. Tell him what you want.
- 814. - Are you gonna bring your bloke or not?
- No, I ain't.
- 815. - Have you asked him?
- 816. - Hello?
- That'll be 'im now.
- 817. - Hello?
- Let me talk to 'im.
- 818. Shut it!
- 819. Well, there ain't no one there.
- 820. Be one of them perverts.
- 821. - Sweetheart...
- Mum, will you stop
- 822. going on about this fuckin' barbecue.
- 823. You're going to see him now, ain't you?
You could ask him.
- 824. I don't even know if I want him to go
and it ain't for ages anyway.
- 825. See you later.
- 826. - I, Zoe...
- I, Zoe...
- 827. - Take you, Darren...
- Take you, Darren...
- 828. To be my husband...
- 829. To be my husband...
- 830. To have and to hold...
- 831. To have and to hold...
- 832. From this day forward...
- 833. From this day forward...
- 834. For better, for worse...
- 835. For better, for worse...
- 836. - For richer, for poorer...
- For richer, for poorer...
- 837. In sickness and in health...
- 838. Darren and Zoe have given their consent
- 839. and made their marriage vows
to each other.
- 840. They, have declared their marriage
by joining of hands
- 841. and by the giving
and receiving of rings.
- 842. I therefore proclaim that
they are husband and wife.
- 843. Ain't you seeing him tonight, then?
- 844. I'm having an early night.
- 845. Keep me company?
- 846. I've got hangover.
- 847. You should stop in more often.
- 848. You are lookin' after yourself with him,
ain't you, sweetheart?
- 849. What d'you mean?
- 850. You know, taking care.
- 851. I don't want to ask you nothing
personal, darling, but...
- 852. Are you taking the pill?
- 853. That is personal.
- 854. - Why don't you bring him round?
- Leave it out.
- 855. I'd like to meet him. I wouldn't know him
if he stood up in me soup.
- 856. Don't hold your breath.
- 857. You don't want to leave it up
to him, darling.
- 858. - Men are all the same.
- 859. I hope he uses a what's-name...
- 860. Condoms.
- 861. Mind your own business!
- 862. They can leak.
- 863. You wanna be careful.
- 864. You're jealous, ain't ya?
- 865. - Where is he tonight, anyway?
- I dunno.
- 866. Most likely out giving
somebody else one.
- 867. That's how I got caught with you.
- 868. Running out of the pill.
- 869. You could have a coil fitted.
- 870. - Change the record.
- Dr Mulholland
- 871. make an appointment.
- 872. - You'd suit the sponge.
- Keep your voice down.
- 873. I've got a Dutch cap floating around
somewhere upstairs. You could have that.
- 874. Run it under the tap.
Bit of talcum powder.
- 875. - Where are you going?
- I don't have to listen to this.
- 876. Sweetheart...
- 877. Roxanne.
- 878. Sweetheart, darling...
I'm only trying to help you.
- 879. Leave me alone.
- 880. - I'm your mother.
- Get out of my room!
- 881. It don't matter if you have a little baby.
I'll look after it.
- 882. - I ain't gettin' pregnant.
- I'll give up me job.
- 883. It's nothing to do with you!
- 884. Yes, it bloody is! I'm not having you
dropping it in my door!
- 885. Jesus Christ!
- 886. - I'm sorry, darling. I didn't mean...
- Fuck off!
- 887. You make me sick, you stupid bitch!
- 888. Hello.
- 889. I'm sorry to trouble you, but...
- 890. I'm trying to locate a Cynthia Purley.
- 891. Yes?
- 892. Is that Cynthia Purley?
- 893. Yes.
- 894. Cynthia Rose Purley?
- 895. Yes.
- 896. Of 76 Quilter Street?
- 897. Yes. What is it you want, darling?
- 898. Hello?
- 899. Did you want Roxanne?
- 900. She's gone out.
- 901. - No.
- She ain't in any trouble, is she?
- 902. No. It's about Elizabeth.
- 903. Elizabeth. Elizabeth who?
- 904. Elizabeth Purley.
- 905. But she's dead.
- 906. - No, she isn't.
- She is, darling,
- 907. I should know.
- 908. Well, I should know.
- 909. Look, sweetheart. She's me mother.
- 910. She went in 1961.
- 911. No, I mean baby Elizabeth Purley.
- 912. Baby Eliz...
- 913. Who is this?
- 914. She was born on the 23rd of July, 1968.
- 915. At... Sorry about this...
- 916. Yeah. At the Haven,
Wells Grange Avenue, Sutton, Surrey.
- 917. Look, I'm sorry I know
this must be a shock to you.
- 918. Listen, darling, what is it you want?
- 919. I'm really sorry.
- 920. You mustn't come round here, sweetheart.
- 921. I didn't want to upset you.
- 922. You mustn't do that.
- 923. And you mustn't phone, neither.
- 924. I just needed to know.
- 925. Yes, but you can't come round here
'cause no-one knows about you, see?
- 926. Right.
- 927. Promise me you won't come round.
- 928. Look...
- 929. I've got your address.
If I wanted to come round,
- 930. - I'd have done it already.
- I'm ever so sorry, sweetheart.
- 931. I'm a little bit upset.
- 932. Promise me you won't come round?
- 933. All right, I promise.
- 934. Thank you.
- 935. Thank you.
- 936. Can I meet you somewhere?
- 937. Oh, I shouldn't think so, darling.
- 938. See, I've got lots of...
- 939. I've got lots of questions
I want to ask you.
- 940. Yeah, well I gotta go now.
- 941. Please...
- 942. What's your name, anyway?
- 943. - Hortense.
- 944. Yeah.
- 945. Hortense what?
- 946. Cumberbatch.
- 947. Clumberbunch?
- 948. That's a funny name, innit?
- 949. Yeah, I suppose it is.
- 950. Are you on the phone?
- 951. Yeah do you want to take my number down?
- 952. Oh, I don't think I've got a pencil.
- 953. I'll wait.
- 954. I've got one.
- 955. It's 0171...
- 956. 219...
- 957. Sorry, 619...
- 958. 4840.
- 959. Yeah, ta-ta.
- 960. Hello?
- 961. Hello?
- 962. Do you want to meet me or not, then?
- 963. Oh, hello?
- 964. Yes or no. It's up to you.
- 965. Well, yeah, of course,
I want to meet you.
- 966. Well, then...
- 967. Are you sure about this?
- 968. I mean, if you're not sure...
- 969. Where do you want to meet me?
- 970. Well, where would you like to meet?
- 971. I don't know. Anywhere.
Not here, though.
- 972. No, of course not.
- 973. What about outside
Holborn Tube Station?
- 974. Holborn.
- 975. When?
- 976. What are you doing this Saturday coming?
- 977. Nothing. I'm never bloody
- 978. Saturday, then.
- 979. What time?
- 980. - 7:30?
- Half-past 7:00.
- 981. Now, listen, you mustn't
phone me here again.
- 982. Do you understand me?
- 983. Otherwise, I won't come and meet you.
- 984. Now, I'll see you on Saturday.
- 985. Hello?
- 986. Don't even know what you look like.
- 987. - Hello, sweetheart.
- What's for tea?
- 988. - Got you a bit of steak.
- What for?
- 989. - Little treat for ya.
- Ain't you having none?
- 990. Oh, I'll just fry myself an egg.
Do you want a beer?
- 991. - We ain't got none.
- I got you some.
- 992. Oh, did you?
- 993. - Are you going out?
- No, I'm stayin' in.
- 994. I'm gonna have a few early nights.
- 995. I've decided.
- 996. Excuse me.
- 997. - Yeah, what is it, sweetheart?
- Are you Cynthia?
- 998. - Yeah, how'd you know?
- Hello, I'm Hortense.
- 999. What you talking about?
- 1000. Hortense Cumberbatch.
I spoke to you on the telephone.
- 1001. - What? That was you?
- 1002. Oh, no, no, sweetheart. No, darling.
- 1003. You've been ringing the wrong person.
- 1004. Cynthia Purley.
- 1005. - Where'd you get my name from, anyway?
- It's on my birth certificate.
- 1006. What are you talking about
on your birth certificate? It can't be.
- 1007. It's got your name
and your address on it.
- 1008. There.
- 1009. No, that's all wrong, darling.
They've made a mistake down the offices.
- 1010. You wanna get down there,
get that sorted.
- 1011. That's someone havin' a joke.
- 1012. I don't think so.
- 1013. Let me have a look at that.
- 1014. I'm ever so sorry, sweetheart.
- 1015. It must be a bit
of a disappointment for you.
- 1016. Look, I really think you ought to see
- 1017. Why, what is it?
- 1018. Why don't we... go somewhere and have...
And sit down?
- 1019. No, I think I'd better
be going, darling.
- 1020. Here, look, you've come
all this way. Please?
- 1021. Let's... Let's go and have
a cup of tea or something.
- 1022. There's places down there.
- 1023. Come on.
- 1024. I hope you find your mum, sweetheart.
- 1025. - You keep lookin'. Go on.
- No, thanks. I don't smoke.
- 1026. Oh. Nor should ya.
- 1027. My daughter smokes like a chimney.
- 1028. - You got a daughter?
- 1029. Ain't never been in here before.
- 1030. They shouldn't go raising your hopes
like that. It ain't fair.
- 1031. Is this your signature?
- 1032. This is stupid. I don't understand it.
- 1033. - I mean, I can't be your mother, can I?
- Why not?
- 1034. - Well, look at me.
- 1035. Listen, I don't mean
nothing by it, darling,
- 1036. but I ain't never been with a black man
in my life. No disrespect, nor nothing.
- 1037. I'd have remembered, wouldn't I?
- 1038. Oh, bloody hell.
- 1039. Oh, Jesus Christ almighty!
- 1040. I'm sorry, sweetheart.
- 1041. I'm so ashamed.
- 1042. You shouldn't be ashamed.
- 1043. I can't look at you.
- 1044. I didn't know, sweetheart.
Honest, I didn't know.
- 1045. What didn't you know?
- 1046. I didn't know you was black.
- 1047. See, I...
- 1048. I thought they'd got
the dates all wrong.
- 1049. All this time,
I thought you was born six...
- 1050. Six weeks premature, but you weren't.
- 1051. You wasn't.
- 1052. Who was he?
- 1053. You don't want to know that, darling.
- 1054. I do.
- 1055. Listen, I want to be honest with you, but I
can't tell you that, sweetheart. I'm sorry.
- 1056. I'm sorry.
- 1057. Look at ya.
- 1058. It's a bit... I'm a bit of a
disappointment to you, ain't I?
- 1059. No.
- 1060. You don't have to say that, darling.
- 1061. I know.
- 1062. You've been better off without me,
I can tell you that much.
- 1063. I done you a good turn.
- 1064. Your tea getting's cold.
- 1065. What's your mum like, then?
- 1066. Does she mind you lookin' for me?
- 1067. My mum died recently.
- 1068. Oh, I'm sorry.
- 1069. What about your dad?
- 1070. - He's dead and all.
- 1071. - Are you married?
- No, no, I ain't...
- 1072. I ain't married, sweetheart.
- 1073. - Are you?
- 1074. I'll bet you got a
boyfriend though, ain't ya?
- 1075. No, not at the moment.
- 1076. Oh, a nice lookin' girl like you?
- 1077. Have you got a boyfriend?
- 1078. I give 'em all a wide berth.
- 1079. They got me into enough trouble
in the past, ain't they?
- 1080. - You got a job, have ya?
- 1081. That's good.
- 1082. What doing?
- 1083. I'm an optometrist.
- 1084. I test eyes. Optician.
- 1085. Are you?
- 1086. Well...
- 1087. There's a turn-up.
- 1088. What do you do?
- 1089. I work in a factory.
- 1090. Do you like it?
- 1091. Well, it pays the rent.
- 1092. How about your daughter?
- 1093. She works for the Council.
- 1094. - Have you got any sisters?
- No, two brothers.
- 1095. Are they, adopted?
- 1096. No.
- 1097. What do they do?
- 1098. One's a computer salesman
and the other one's got his own garage.
- 1099. I bet your mum was
proud of you, wasn't she?
- 1100. - Yeah, she was.
- Yeah, 'course she was.
- 1101. I'd have been proud.
- 1102. Why didn't you want to see me?
- 1103. Well, 'cause nobody knows
about you, sweetheart.
- 1104. I don't want to upset me daughter, do I?
- 1105. I mean, when I was born.
- 1106. Well, I couldn't.
- 1107. I was too upset, see?
They wanted me to look at ya.
- 1108. They wanted me to hold you, but I couldn't...
I just couldn't.
- 1109. I didn't know if I was coming or going.
I was only a little girl meself, 16.
- 1110. I didn't have no choice.
- 1111. If I'd have seen you,
I'd have wanted to keep you.
- 1112. You do believe me,
don't you, sweetheart?
- 1113. I don't blame you, darlin'.
- 1114. You've only just found out?
- 1115. No, I've known since I was seven.
- 1116. - What? Your mum and dad told you, did they?
- Yeah, they did.
- 1117. They sound like nice people.
- 1118. Yeah.
- 1119. My mum told me on the plane
on our way back from Barbados.
- 1120. Little girl.
- 1121. Was you upset?
- 1122. I just looked out at the clouds.
- 1123. Haven't you ever thought about me?
- 1124. Yeah, 'course I have.
- 1125. But it ain't no good pining over
what you ain't got, is it?
- 1126. But didn't you think I'd look for you?
- 1127. No, I didn't, as it happens.
- 1128. Wish you hadn't bothered now, don't you?
- 1129. No, I'm glad.
- 1130. I don't want to disrupt your family
- 1131. I just had to see you.
- 1132. I had to know who you were.
- 1133. Listen, I want to wish you all the best,
sweetheart, whatever you do.
- 1134. And I'll be thinkin' of you.
- 1135. Bit quiet, ain't ya?
- 1136. What's up?
- 1137. - You goin' out?
- Yeah, in a bit.
- 1138. You feelin' all right?
- 1139. Oh, there's nothing the matter with me,
sweetheart. Nothing at all.
- 1140. - Did you find anything today?
- Frozen chicken.
- 1141. - What, in the road?
- No, in a bin.
- 1142. It was still cold.
- 1143. Some dirty magazines.
- 1144. - Did you bring them home?
- 1145. Still, I suppose there are worse jobs.
- 1146. Gotta laugh, ain't you, sweetheart?
- 1147. Else you'd cry.
- 1148. Hello?
- 1149. - Is that Hortense?
- 1150. It's Cynthia.
- 1151. Hello.
- 1152. I didn't think you'd be in.
- 1153. I am.
- 1154. Well, I just...
wanted to ring up and say...
- 1155. How nice it was to meet you yesterday.
- 1156. Thank you.
- 1157. Been thinkin' about you all day.
- 1158. I've been thinking about you.
- 1159. Yeah, well...
- 1160. I just wanted to say that.
- 1161. Thank you.
- 1162. I don't know what to say now.
Daft, ain't it?
- 1163. Got home all right, did you?
- 1164. Yeah, thank you.
- 1165. What have you been doing today?
- 1166. Oh, just out the back sunning meself.
- 1167. What you been doing?
- 1168. Just chillin' out, really.
- 1169. Yeah, hot, ain't it?
- 1170. Yeah.
- 1171. Well, that all I wanted
to say, sweetheart.
- 1172. Ta-ta, then.
- 1173. I'd really like to see you again.
- 1174. - Would ya?
- 1175. Oh, that'd be nice.
- 1176. Do you like Italian food?
- 1177. Yeah. Eat anything, me.
Chinese, kebabs, the lot.
- 1178. - What?
- 1179. It's great.
- 1180. And...
- 1181. Okay, other side, please.
- 1182. And...
- 1183. Lovely. So if you bring your face
round this way, please.
- 1184. Can you shut the door, please?
- 1185. Yeah, sure.
- 1186. Sorry.
- 1187. So, who did your original photographs?
- 1188. My dad, actually.
- 1189. But my solicitor said
that they weren't good enough.
- 1190. - Do you have a police photographer?
- 1191. I'm just gonna come in a bit closer.
- 1192. So I hope you don't suffer
- 1193. No, I don't actually.
- 1194. That's good.
- 1195. - Okay, so I'm just gonna move your...
- Thank you.
- 1196. Sorry. That's great.
- 1197. Okay. And...
- 1198. A little bit closer.
- 1199. Now, I know this isn't very nice.
- 1200. But it's gotta be done, hasn't it?
- 1201. I want them to look as bad as possible.
- 1202. Of course.
- 1203. I lost my job. I was good at my job.
- 1204. What did you do?
- 1205. I'm a beauty consultant.
- 1206. Okay. Now, if you just bring your chin up.
Put it up there.
- 1207. Lovely, and... That's it.
- 1208. So, what actually happened to you?
- 1209. My seat belt was broken,
I went through the windscreen.
- 1210. It wasn't my car. I wasn't driving.
It wasn't my fault.
- 1211. - Yeah, you said.
- It wasn't.
- 1212. Are you okay?
- 1213. Did the driver sustain any injuries?
- 1214. No, unfortunately.
- 1215. He's obviously not in your good books.
- 1216. I ain't seen him since.
I don't want to see him, either.
- 1217. Life isn't fair, is it?
- 1218. Someone always draws the short straw.
- 1219. Okay, that's very good. Yeah.
- 1220. One more.
- 1221. - Here's your receipt.
- Thank you.
- 1222. So, if you give us a ring in the morning,
we'll see what we can do.
- 1223. Fine.
- 1224. Bye, then. Mind how you go.
- 1225. Oh, Maurice, that's terrible.
- 1226. - How'd she do that then?
- Car crash.
- 1227. Oh, she's so lovely.
- 1228. - Not any more, she isn't.
- It's tragic.
- 1229. She's getting some ear hole
from that dosser now.
- 1230. Oh, he's been looking at me.
Gives me the creeps.
- 1231. I don't believe it.
- 1232. How much money
do you think she'll get, then?
- 1233. - What?
- 1234. Oh, if she's lucky, 15, 20 grand.
- 1235. I don't know what I'd do
if it happened to me.
- 1236. Think I'd kill meself.
- 1237. - Hello.
- 1238. - Didn't expect to see you.
- Oh, I'm terribly sorry.
- 1239. Hello, Monica.
- 1240. Hi, Jane.
- 1241. Just been for a facial.
I'm dying for a cup of tea.
- 1242. - Look over there.
- 1243. - That bloke.
- What bloke?
- 1244. See who it is?
- 1245. - What? By the lamppost?
- 1246. It's Stuart Christian, isn't it?
- 1247. - No.
- It is.
- 1248. - But he's in Sydney.
- Is he?
- 1249. He's coming over.
- 1250. Doesn't look very well, does he?
- 1251. - There's that man!
- It's all right, Jane, we know him.
- 1252. Do ya?
- 1253. What does he want?
- 1254. God knows.
- 1255. Well, it's over to you then, buster.
- 1256. Thanks very much.
- 1257. Hello, Stuart.
- 1258. Maurice.
- 1259. Long time no see.
- 1260. Yeah. How's things?
- 1261. - Fine, thanks. Fine.
- 1262. You're looking well.
- 1263. - You're still here, then.
- 1264. Good.
- 1265. I thought we'd lost you to Australia.
- 1266. Well...
- 1267. - How's the wife and kids? Maureen.
- 1268. Haven't got any kids.
- 1269. - Haven't you?
- 1270. She's great, thanks.
- 1271. Good on you, mate.
- 1272. You still in the game?
- 1273. Look at all this.
- 1274. What are you doing?
- 1275. It's lost its style, Maurice.
- 1276. Has it?
- 1277. Looks like a dentist's waiting room.
- 1278. I'd kill for a cup of tea.
- 1279. If you're 21, or a millionaire,
- 1280. Or you've got nine kids...
- 1281. You're fine. Brilliant.
- 1282. Open arms.
- 1283. But for guys like you and me,
- 1284. it doesn't matter how good you are.
- 1285. But it was an experience
and now I'm back.
- 1286. That's too bad.
- 1287. You were full of such big plans as well.
- 1288. Well, it's a big place.
- 1289. That's true.
- 1290. Too fuckin' big.
- 1291. You're looking as gorgeous
as ever, Monica.
- 1292. So, Stuart, are you thinking
about setting up again?
- 1293. No, forget it.
- 1294. Too much of a pain.
- 1295. You know what it's like, Maurice.
- 1296. You sweat your balls off for years.
- 1297. You try and make people happy
and what do you get back? Nothing.
- 1298. Thanks.
- 1299. Oh, by the way, Stuart,
this is Jane, my assistant.
- 1300. This is Mr Christian, the gentleman
I bought the business from.
- 1301. - Hello.
- Hiya, Jane.
- 1302. - I hope he's treating you well.
- He's all right.
- 1303. You can work for me any time.
- 1304. I'm all right where I am, thank you.
- 1305. Your wife must've been sorry
to come back.
- 1306. Which wife?
- 1307. That bitch?
- 1308. She never came out there
in the first place.
- 1309. So, where are you living
at the moment, Stuart?
- 1310. - Down in Grays.
- 1311. Yeah. My mum's place.
- 1312. Must be nice for her.
- 1313. Having her boy to fuss over.
- 1314. She's dead.
- 1315. She died when I was still in Bangkok.
- 1316. - Sorry to hear that.
- That's a shame.
- 1317. Didn't see much of her, anyway.
- 1318. It's my dad I miss.
- 1319. You win some, you lose some.
- 1320. You must've had some lovely weather
- 1321. Too hot.
- 1322. It's too hot over there,
it's too cold over here.
- 1323. Hasn't changed much in here.
- 1324. Just a lick of paint.
- 1325. Still got the Bronika, then?
- 1326. Yep.
- 1327. I should've thought you'd be able
to afford a Hasselblad by now, Maurice.
- 1328. I can.
- 1329. Oh, well-off, are ya?
- 1330. Surviving, mate. Yeah.
- 1331. Yeah.
- 1332. You've done very well
out of my business, haven't ya?
- 1333. My business.
- 1334. - No, it's my business, Maurice.
- No, Stuart, no.
- 1335. Used to be your business.
I bought it from you. It's my business.
- 1336. - Listen. This was an antique shop.
- That's right.
- 1337. - There was nothing here.
- That's right, I know.
- 1338. I gave you my goodwill.
I gave you my clientele.
- 1339. I gave you my fucking reputation.
- 1340. You gave me nothing, Stuart.
- 1341. With all due respect,
your client list was shit.
- 1342. It wasn't.
- 1343. I followed it up. I wrote to them,
I rang 'em. I didn't get one bite.
- 1344. Now, if there's any success
in this shop, it's down to me.
- 1345. That's bollocks!
- 1346. No, it's not bollocks, Stuart.
It's the truth.
- 1347. How many weddings do you do?
- 1348. Oh, enough.
- 1349. How many?
- 1350. About 40 a year.
- 1351. I used to do 140.
- 1352. - What, personally?
- No, not personally. No.
- 1353. - Nobody does them personally.
- I do.
- 1354. Well, then, you're a bloody fool.
- 1355. You get people in. Get 'em out there.
- 1356. If the work's there, take it.
You got to grab it while you can.
- 1357. It's not in my interest
to get some tosser in.
- 1358. I mean, I'll have no control.
- 1359. - He could fuck up my reputation.
- I'm not a tosser.
- 1360. - I didn't say you were.
- I'm not a fuckin' tosser.
- 1361. - I'm not talkin' about you.
- Don't call me a tosser.
- 1362. I wasn't talking about you, Stuart.
- 1363. I can still do it.
- 1364. I've still got an eye.
- 1365. They can't teach you that.
- 1366. I'm still a photographer.
- 1367. 'Course you are.
- 1368. So if you want someone to help you out,
no worries, mate.
- 1369. I'll be all right.
- 1370. Right, right. I...
I see what you're saying, Stuart, yeah.
- 1371. I'll bear it in mind.
- 1372. - You could lend me a camera.
- Yeah, sure.
- 1373. I've had mine nicked.
- 1374. Yeah, great.
- 1375. Thanks.
- 1376. Sure.
- 1377. I thought we were
never gonna get rid of him.
- 1378. There, but for the grace of God.
- 1379. Tea's on the table.
- 1380. Right.
- 1381. - Ain't you having none?
- 1382. Why not?
- 1383. I'm going out.
- 1384. Where are you going?
- 1385. I'm off now, then, sweetheart.
- 1386. Ain't you gonna tell me where?
- 1387. You never tell me where you're going.
- 1388. But you don't never go nowhere.
- 1389. Well, I'm going somewhere tonight.
- 1390. Have fun.
- 1391. Don't wait up.
- 1392. She's been acting right funny.
- 1393. - Where's she gone?
- Oh, fuck knows. She wouldn't tell us.
- 1394. He's all right, though, Maurice.
- 1395. He's always got plenty
of wine in and that.
- 1396. - We'll get well-pissed.
- Yeah, nice one.
- 1397. I'm a little bit shy of you,
to tell you the truth, sweetheart.
- 1398. Me? Oh, you shouldn't be.
- 1399. Look at you, sitting there.
- 1400. - You look like a model.
- Oh, do I?
- 1401. I bet you was a pretty little girl,
- 1402. Yeah. Lovely.
- 1403. Don't do that!
- 1404. You'll stay like it.
- 1405. Stop it! Don't spoil it.
- 1406. I used to drive my mum mad,
- 1407. Did you? I bet she was
a laugh, wasn't she?
- 1408. No, not really.
- 1409. Thought you said she was a midwife.
- 1410. Yeah, she was.
- 1411. Yeah, I'd like to have been one of them.
I love babies.
- 1412. - I'm sorry, darling.
- It's all right.
- 1413. Cheers.
- 1414. Cheers.
- 1415. Is that all right for you?
- 1416. Yeah, it's lovely.
- 1417. Wet, ain't it?
- 1418. Where is this food, then? I'm ravishing.
- 1419. What?
- 1420. I've got so many things I wanna ask you,
but I can't remember what they are.
- 1421. Nice to have somebody to talk to, innit?
- 1422. - Give us your hand here.
- 1423. Oh, you've got beautiful skin.
- 1424. Right, let's have a look at you.
- 1425. What, can you read palms?
- 1426. I used to.
- 1427. Ain't done it for years.
Nobody's interested no more.
- 1428. Now, if I didn't know you,
- 1429. I could see just by lookin' here
what a nice girl you are.
- 1430. Big heart. Ooh, you're gonna live
to a ripe old age an' all.
- 1431. Let's have a look.
- 1432. - Couple of kids. Do you want babies?
- 1433. I'm not sure, really.
- 1434. Oh, don't ya?
- 1435. - Maybe, I don't know yet.
- Yeah, 'course you do.
- 1436. - And what star sign are you?
- Leo. I'm on the cusp of Cancer.
- 1437. And when's your birthday? Oh.
- 1438. 23rd of July, ain't it?
You'd think I'd know that, wouldn't ya?
- 1439. That was the other day, wasn't it?
- 1440. Yeah, Sunday.
- 1441. Well, why didn't you say nothing
when I phoned ya?
- 1442. It's not a big deal.
- 1443. - D'you have a party?
- 1444. What d'you do, then?
- 1445. Stayed in, read me book,
had a little drink.
- 1446. - What, on your own?
- 1447. Well, happy birthday
for Sunday, sweetheart.
- 1448. Thank you.
- 1449. You're out now, ain't you?
- 1450. Yeah. In good company.
- 1451. With your mum.
- 1452. Have you thought about
having some driving lessons?
- 1453. - What for?
- I could get you some for your birthday.
- 1454. Don't be stupid.
- 1455. Get yourself a little motor?
- 1456. Ain't you going out tonight?
- 1457. - No.
- Why? What's happened?
- 1458. - You going out?
- Yeah, later.
- 1459. - Where are you going?
- Down the pub.
- 1460. - I hope you're taking care of yourself.
- What d'you mean?
- 1461. Well, you don't wanna go
getting knocked up, do ya?
- 1462. Don't be so bloody cheeky.
- 1463. Not at your age.
- 1464. - All right?
- Missed a bit, darlin'.
- 1465. Who's this?
- 1466. Oh, don't start all that again.
- 1467. Come on, who is it?
- 1468. - It ain't me, is it? Well, who?
- 1469. Sylvester Stallone.
- 1470. I can't understand a word he says.
- 1471. - You like looking at him, though.
- No, he ain't my sort.
- 1472. - What is your type?
- What, film star?
- 1473. - Yeah.
- 1474. Like a bloke with a bit of meat on him.
- 1475. What sort of bloke
do you go in for, then?
- 1476. Intelligent, sensitive.
- 1477. Well, don't you care
what they look like?
- 1478. Yeah, but they've gotta have
something going on upstairs.
- 1479. You only have black boyfriends, do you?
- 1480. No.
- 1481. How d'you look after yourself, then,
y'know, if you don't wanna have babies?
- 1482. Condoms.
- 1483. Oh, you just stop at that then, do you?
- 1484. - Yeah, it's the best way, really.
- Ooh, you can't be too careful...
- 1485. - ... can you, these days?
- You gotta protect yourself.
- 1486. It's my daughter's birthday next week.
- 1487. - How old is she?
- 1488. Nice age.
- 1489. Well, she's your sister now,
really, ain't she?
- 1490. Yeah, I suppose she is.
- 1491. - Does she look like you?
- Yeah, a bit.
- 1492. You look more like me than she does.
- 1493. We're the same build.
- 1494. What are her eyes like?
- 1495. Blue.
- 1496. My brother's doing a party for her.
- 1497. That's nice.
At least it takes the strain off of you.
- 1498. Yeah, well, there is that.
- 1499. Shame you ain't comin', really.
- 1500. Meet your new family.
- 1501. Oh, sweetheart!
- 1502. I nearly forgot!
- 1503. - Happy birthday for Sunday.
- 1504. - Oh, you shouldn't have bothered. Oh.
- Oh, it ain't nothing much.
- 1505. Aw. Oh, thank you.
- 1506. Don't start crying.
- 1507. - Perhaps I should ask him.
- 1508. If I can take someone.
- 1509. Oh, I don't know.
It's a family thing, isn't it?
- 1510. Well, you're family, ain't ya?
I'm proud of ya.
- 1511. Listen, Maurice, sweetheart,
I wanted to ask you a favour.
- 1512. Oh, yeah. What's that, then?
- 1513. - You know the party Sunday?
- Barbecue, yeah.
- 1514. Yeah.
- 1515. Can I bring a mate, sweetheart?
- 1516. Hello?
- 1517. Is it a bloke?
- 1518. Of course it ain't a bloke,
you silly bugger.
- 1519. - Chance'd be a fine thing.
- Who is it, then?
- 1520. Oh, just someone at work.
We've been out a couple of times.
- 1521. And I was meant to have seen her Sunday,
only I forgot.
- 1522. - Is that all right, then?
- I suppose so.
- 1523. What d'you mean, you suppose so?
- 1524. - No, it'd be fine.
- 1525. I'll have to check it out, though.
- 1526. Check it out? Who with?
- 1527. Listen... if I don't phone you back,
bring her, all right?
- 1528. I don't wanna upset nobody.
- 1529. - Oh, don't worry.
- Are you sure, then?
- 1530. Yeah, yeah, no problem, yeah.
- 1531. Okay, then, sweetheart.
Lookin' forward to it.
- 1532. All right, yeah.
Well, say hello to Roxanne for me.
- 1533. Yeah.
- 1534. - Ta-ta, then.
- All right, ta-ta. Bye, Cynth.
- 1535. Listen, I spoke to my little brother today,
and he says it's all right.
- 1536. So, do you wanna come, then?
- 1537. Oh, I don't know.
- 1538. I told him you was me mate.
- 1539. I'd still feel a bit awkward.
- 1540. Oh, don't be daft, sweetheart.
You'll be with me, won't ya?
- 1541. It wouldn't feel right.
- 1542. I thought you wanted to come.
- 1543. Yeah.
- 1544. Oh, well,
'course if you've changed your mind.
- 1545. I was lookin' forward to it.
- 1546. Oh, I know.
- 1547. What d'you think, then?
- 1548. All right. I'll come.
- 1549. - You're coming?
- 1550. All right, then, sweetheart, listen.
- 1551. I'll give you a ring later in the week,
and give you the address and everything.
- 1552. - Okay, then.
- Okay, ta-ta, then.
- 1553. Bye-bye.
- 1554. You should've just said yes.
- 1555. Makin' me look like a... Oh.
- 1556. - I can hardly say no now. Oh.
- That's up to you.
- 1557. We don't know anything about this person,
whoever she is.
- 1558. It's some new mate.
They've been out a few times.
- 1559. Oh, two hysterical nutters.
- 1560. I'm just glad she's got a friend.
- 1561. - I'm gonna have a great time.
- I thought I'd ask Jane as well.
- 1562. Anybody else you want to invite?
We've only got four garden chairs.
- 1563. Oh, give us two of them painkillers.
- 1564. There you go.
- 1565. Do you fancy some fish and chips?
- 1566. Don't be sarcastic.
- 1567. I wasn't. Sorry.
- 1568. Cheers, mate.
- 1569. - There's a bell 'ere.
- Don't do that!
- 1570. - I've just done the knocker!
- All right!
- 1571. Hello, there.
- 1572. Hello, sweetheart.
- 1573. You got here in one piece, then?
- 1574. Long time no see.
- 1575. Yes, that's right. Thank you.
- 1576. - Hello, birthday girl!
- All right, Monica?
- 1577. - Oh, look at you!
- This is Paul.
- 1578. - Hello, Paul.
- How d'you do?
- 1579. Nice to meet you.
- 1580. Oh, here's Maurice.
- 1581. Now, come away in.
- 1582. - Hi, Jane.
- Hello, Monica.
- 1583. Oh, this is Jane. Maurice has just been
picking her up from the station.
- 1584. Here he is. Hello, sweetheart.
- 1585. - Hiya.
- All right, Maurice?
- 1586. - I got you that.
- You didn't have to do that.
- 1587. - It's all right. Yeah.
- All right?
- 1588. This is Paul, Maurice.
- 1589. - All right, mate.
- Ain't you got one for me, then?
- 1590. - Yeah, 'course I have.
- Hello, darlin'.
- 1591. Don't kill him.
- 1592. Cor, you've landed on your feet here,
ain't you, Maurice?
- 1593. This is Jane, my lovely assistant.
- 1594. Yeah, talked to you on the phone,
ain't I, Jane?
- 1595. - Yeah, that's right.
- Oh, can I take your coats?
- 1596. - Yes.
- Right, what d'you want to drink?
- 1597. - Red, white, rosé, beer?
- Oh, I'll have white, Maurice.
- 1598. - Yeah, beer. You're welcome.
- Oh, thanks a lot, cheers. Cynth?
- 1599. - I'll have white, please, Maurice.
- 1600. - Rosé.
- 1601. - Where's the friend, then?
- I've no idea.
- 1602. Have you got an ashtray, darlin'?
- 1603. Oh, there's one on the coffee table, Cynthia.
I didn't think you would've given up.
- 1604. Oh, one of the few
pleasures in life, Monica.
- 1605. - These are very bright.
- Don't you like 'em?
- 1606. Yeah. I'll just put them in a vase.
- 1607. - What you got that up there for?
- We like it.
- 1608. Well, don't laugh. It's stupid.
- 1609. It's one of my early works.
- 1610. You miserable little git.
- 1611. He was fucking around behind the camera.
- 1612. Oi, mind your language, little sod.
- 1613. - So how's work, then?
- Oh, it's all right, yeah.
- 1614. - Are you still enjoying it?
- Yeah, it's all right.
- 1615. When are you going to college again?
- 1616. Shut up about college.
- 1617. - You're going to college, ain't you?
- No, I ain't.
- 1618. Well, you should do.
You got a good brain.
- 1619. I don't want to use it, though.
- 1620. - Well, suit yourself.
- Yeah, I will.
- 1621. Paul's a scaffolder.
- 1622. Yeah, your mum said.
Bet that's hard work, innit?
- 1623. - Can be, mate, yeah.
- Especially in the winter.
- 1624. That's right.
- 1625. I wanted to give it
a Mediterranean feel.
- 1626. Oh, it's a lovely kitchen.
- 1627. And this is the... Oops.
- 1628. Oh, that's a big lavatory.
- 1629. This is the downstairs toilet.
- 1630. Oh, that's handy, isn't it?
'Cause if you're in the garden...
- 1631. Exactly. It's really convenient.
- 1632. And I think the peach tones
make it quite tranquil.
- 1633. Yeah.
- 1634. So, you know where it is,
if you need it.
- 1635. Now... Excuse me, Jane.
- 1636. - This is the garage.
- I thought it was a cupboard.
- 1637. - Is that a new car?
- Yes. That's my car.
- 1638. What was the matter with your other one?
- 1639. Nothing. I'll show you upstairs.
- 1640. We'll start with this.
- 1641. Oh, there's the tank.
- 1642. - That's where I keep my towels, and bed linen.
- Just your airing cupboard.
- 1643. It's not very capacious.
- 1644. And this is Maurice's bathroom.
- 1645. It's green. Matches your tank.
- 1646. Are these all new carpets,
are they, sweetheart?
- 1647. Oh, yes.
- 1648. And this is the master bedroom.
- 1649. - Cor, it's more like the bridal suite.
- It's beautiful.
- 1650. I have always wanted a four-poster.
- 1651. I can see Maurice
thrashing about in there.
- 1652. It is a king-size.
- 1653. Ooh, it's like something
out of a fairy tale.
- 1654. Bet this cost a bob or two.
- 1655. Well, it certainly wasn't cheap.
- 1656. And here's another lavatory!
- 1657. Oh, that bathroom's mine, the en suite.
- 1658. You got the one each, have you?
That's nice, ain't it, Jane?
- 1659. It's like a hotel.
- 1660. You don't want to be
tripping over each other.
- 1661. Oh, you've got everything, Monica.
- 1662. - So, where's this friend, then?
- He's here, ain't he?
- 1663. No. Your mum's.
- 1664. What you talking about?
- 1665. She rang me at the shop, and asked me
if she could bring a friend from work.
- 1666. It's the first I've heard of it.
- 1667. - Is it?
- 1668. - What, she's never mentioned it?
- 1669. Peculiar.
- 1670. That must be who she's
been going out with.
- 1671. She's a dark horse, isn't she?
- 1672. - Hello?
- No, I'm sorry.
- 1673. I'm a friend of Cynthia's.
- 1674. Yes. Oh, yes, of course.
- 1675. - Hello, sweetheart!
- 1676. - I thought you were...
- Come on in!
- 1677. - That's me mate, Hortense.
- 1678. - That's me brother's wife.
- Oh, pleased to meet you.
- 1679. - Monica.
- Hello, Monica.
- 1680. Yeah, well, come on out the back,
meet me brother.
- 1681. Okay.
- 1682. Can I take your coat for you...
- 1683. - Hortense.
- 1684. Thank you.
- 1685. This is me little brother, Maurice.
- 1686. - Hello, pleased to meet you, Maurice.
- How do you do?
- 1687. Ain't that little, is he?
- 1688. - Hortense?
- Yeah, that's right.
- 1689. And this is me daughter, Roxanne.
- 1690. Oh, happy birthday.
- 1691. - Oh, you didn't have to do that, sweetheart!
- There you go. It's okay.
- 1692. That's Paul, her intended.
- 1693. He ain't me intended.
- 1694. - And this is...
- Pleased to meet you, Paul.
- 1695. - Jane.
- Maurice's assistant.
- 1696. - Hi. Oh, you, too.
- Very nice to meet you.
- 1697. - Oh, that's nice, ain't it, sweet?
- That's expensive.
- 1698. What would you like to drink,
red, white, rosé?
- 1699. - White wine, please.
- You want to put that away.
- 1700. - Have that tomorrow.
- Thanks, that's really nice.
- 1701. - You're welcome.
- We'll have it later.
- 1702. No, don't waste it!
- 1703. I've got some for later
to have with the cake.
- 1704. We thought you'd got lost.
- 1705. Well, I took a couple of wrong turns.
- 1706. D'you come in a minicab, did you?
- 1707. - No, she's got a car.
- No, I drove.
- 1708. That's really nice, that. Thanks.
- 1709. - It's okay.
- There you go.
- 1710. - Thank you.
- Who wants a top-up?
- 1711. I'll have one with you, Maurice.
- 1712. - Not for me, thanks.
- You all right?
- 1713. - Would you like a crisp?
- Yeah, so far.
- 1714. - Good.
- 1715. - No, I'm fine, thanks.
- No? No?
- 1716. I only met Paul
for the first time today, Hortense.
- 1717. - Really?
- He's a scaffolder.
- 1718. - Are ya?
- 1719. - Another one bites the dust.
- 1720. - That must be quite dangerous, Paul.
- Yeah, well, it can be.
- 1721. Here, come, and lollop over here.
- 1722. - Do you have to go up really high?
- Sometimes, yeah.
- 1723. Just you and the elements, really.
- 1724. Ever fallen off?
- 1725. - Would you like a crudité?
- Thank you, no.
- 1726. - I think I'll wait till later.
- Oh, well.
- 1727. - So you work with my mum, yeah?
- 1728. - Not on the machines?
- 1729. Are you coming round
tomorrow night, Paul?
- 1730. - Mum.
- Well, it's...
- 1731. We're going out.
- 1732. Well, you'll come round beforehand,
won't you? Have a drink? It's her 21 st.
- 1733. It's no big deal.
- 1734. Well, I ain't give you your present yet.
- 1735. Chicken drumsticks.
- 1736. - D'you want some salad, sweetheart?
- Yes, please.
- 1737. I'll get you some.
- 1738. - Are you doing something special...
- 1739. - ... tomorrow night, you two? Oh.
- No, down the pub as usual.
- 1740. Oh, use fingers.
- 1741. Use what you like.
Use your feet if you want.
- 1742. - You've got a knife and fork there, Jane.
- It's a bit late now.
- 1743. What d'you do at the factory, then?
- 1744. This looks really lovely,
Maurice, thank you.
- 1745. I hope it doesn't kill you.
- 1746. There's salad servers there, Cynthia.
- 1747. - You ain't her boss, are you?
- 1748. - Here you are, sweetheart.
- Thank you.
- 1749. - Do you want some salad, Paul?
- No, I'm all right, thanks.
- 1750. It's good for you, make you go.
- 1751. He don't want none.
- 1752. What about Jane, does she want salad?
- 1753. Yeah, ta very much.
- 1754. What do you do, then, Roxanne?
- 1755. - I work for the Council.
- What, down the dole?
- 1756. - No. I'm a road sweeper.
- 1757. - Are ya?
- 1758. - Who's for a potato?
- She's got my plate.
- 1759. - Here y'are, sweetheart.
- One for you, Hortense?
- 1760. - Yes, please.
- Yeah, I'll have some of that an' all.
- 1761. - Thank you.
- 1762. Yeah, you do get girl road sweepers,
- 1763. - Right. Burgers and bangers.
- Nice one.
- 1764. Here, that's your one, Roxanne.
- 1765. That's the one with your name on it,
the burnt one, all right?
- 1766. Yeah.
- 1767. - Potato for you, Paul?
- 1768. - There's a nice, big one.
- Here you are, darling.
- 1769. - One for you, pet.
- 1770. - Shall I do you, Monica?
- I can see to myself, thanks, Cynthia.
- 1771. Why don't you sit down?
- 1772. What about Maurice?
Who's lookin' after the worker?
- 1773. Don't worry about me. I've been pickin'.
- 1774. - I'll eat in a minute.
- Oops, sorry.
- 1775. Your potato's on
your plate there, Cynthia.
- 1776. Think I'll have some salad.
- 1777. - Can I have my tongs back, please?
- Oh, sorry.
- 1778. - Got butter?
- Yes, just a minute.
- 1779. I'll have some mustard
while you're there, Monica.
- 1780. Oh, you like the American,
don't you, Roxanne?
- 1781. Yeah, ta.
- 1782. All right. Just get some salad.
- 1783. - Do you want some butter, Paul?
- You all right, darlin'?
- 1784. - Yeah. Just waiting for the butter.
- 1785. There you go, Cynth.
- 1786. - Oh, Maurice!
- That'll shut you up.
- 1787. - Oh, you having a steak, are you, Cynthia?
- 1788. Yes, thank you, Monica.
- 1789. Oh, well, that'll put hairs
on your chest.
- 1790. Like some mustard,
or would you prefer the French?
- 1791. This looks lovely, Maurice.
- 1792. - Right. There you go, mate.
- Do you want some of that?
- 1793. - Oh, thanks, darling.
- Half a cow for you.
- 1794. - Fuckin' hell! Look at the size of that!
- Oh, that's ridiculous.
- 1795. - There's enough there for all of us.
- 1796. That'll put some colour
in your cheeks, Paul.
- 1797. Right. You're sure no one else
wants a steak?
- 1798. - Well, ain't you having one?
- No, he's not, Cynthia.
- 1799. Not allowed.
- 1800. Would you like some mustard, Paul?
- 1801. Oh, that's lovely.
- 1802. Can't get rid of it, can ya?
- 1803. Oh, it's a real communal thing, eating.
- 1804. Yes.
- 1805. This is a lovely house.
- 1806. Well, we like it.
- 1807. - I'll show you round later, if you want.
- Yeah. Thanks, that'd be nice.
- 1808. Yeah. It's brilliant.
- 1809. - Do you live in a flat, then, Hortense?
- 1810. Yeah, it's her own.
She's got a mortgage and everything.
- 1811. Whereabouts are you?
- 1812. Kilburn.
- 1813. That's a bit of a schlepp, innit?
- 1814. The Old Kent Road, and back every day?
- 1815. - I just get on the Tube.
- She drives!
- 1816. I drive to the station.
- 1817. - You've got a bedsit, ain't you, Paul?
- Yeah, that's right.
- 1818. - Oh, that's a shame.
- Wish I had a place of me own.
- 1819. Do you still live at home, then?
- 1820. No chance.
- 1821. So, do you two work on the same machine?
- 1822. No. I'm the only one on slits.
- 1823. Do you choose
your own working hours, then, Roxanne?
- 1824. Not bloody likely.
- 1825. Just biding her time
till you go to college, aren't you?
- 1826. - Oh, I ain't goin' to college.
- Hortense went to college.
- 1827. Oh, what did you study?
- 1828. Optometry.
- 1829. What's that, then?
- 1830. - It's to do with the eye, isn't it?
- That's right.
- 1831. Testing.
- 1832. And you've given it
all up now, have you?
- 1833. Not exactly.
- 1834. What are you doing working
in a cardboard box factory, then?
- 1835. - I'm doing research.
- 1836. That's interesting.
What sort of research?
- 1837. - Medical.
- What, you lookin' at her head?
- 1838. Take no notice.
- 1839. There's nothing wrong with her head.
- 1840. - D'you go to university?
- 1841. - D'you do a degree?
- Yes, I did.
- 1842. She just looks at our eyes, don't you?
- 1843. - Yes, I do.
- What for?
- 1844. Well, you can tell a lot about people
from looking at their eyes.
- 1845. - That's true.
- Can you?
- 1846. Windows to your soul.
- 1847. That's a nice way of puttin' it, Jane.
- 1848. It's true, though, ain't it?
- 1849. Right. Who wants a top-up? Hortense?
- 1850. - No, thanks, I'm driving.
- Yes, please, sweetheart.
- 1851. - Here y'are, Maurice.
- Oi, greedy guts.
- 1852. You wanna take a leaf out of
her book, Paul. Lost his licence.
- 1853. All right, Mum.
- 1854. - Why, d'you have an accident, Paul?
- Just had one too many, that's all.
- 1855. - There you go.
- Oh, shame.
- 1856. The demon drink?
- 1857. Is that who you've been
going out with, then?
- 1858. Yes.
- 1859. She thought I'd been seeing a bloke.
- 1860. Could've been, I suppose.
I can still turn a few heads.
- 1861. Turn stomachs.
- 1862. Jane!
- 1863. It's gone off now.
- 1864. Here, do you want one, Hortense?
- 1865. Oh, well, we might as well
pop the lot, then.
- 1866. No!
- 1867. Oh, it's like a bonfire.
- 1868. Happy birthday to you
- 1869. Happy birthday to you
- 1870. - Happy birthday, dear Roxy
- Happy birthday, dear stinker
- 1871. Oh, yeah, Maurice, very funny!
- 1872. Happy birthday to you
- 1873. Join in!
- 1874. Nice one, champagne.
- 1875. Oh, I need my camera.
Did anybody bring it in?
- 1876. - I did. It's there, Monica.
- Do you have to, Monica?
- 1877. Of course I have to.
- 1878. Watch where you point that, Maurice.
- 1879. Right, all under cover, okay?
- 1880. - And, oops!
- 1881. - Yay!
- Come on...
- 1882. - Blow your candles out, Roxanne.
- 1883. - Everybody else gather round. Come on.
- Come on, darlin'.
- 1884. All right, Cynth,
you tuck in there. Okay?
- 1885. Hortense in there.
Right, come round here, Paul.
- 1886. Hurry up, it's burning me eyebrows off.
- 1887. Right, make a wish. One big blow.
- 1888. - And...
- 1889. Hey!
- 1890. I hope your wish comes true, pet.
- 1891. - Here you are, Roxy.
- 1892. - All right, Cynth.
- There you are, sweetheart.
- 1893. - Oh, that's nice.
- And Paul.
- 1894. - Jane.
- All right. Cynth, again.
- 1895. Thank you, Maurice.
- 1896. Oh, this is livin', ain't it?
- 1897. Ooh, yeah.
- 1898. Okay. One for me.
- 1899. All right.
- 1900. On you go, then.
- 1901. Oh, yeah, okay.
- 1902. I would like to propose a toast...
- 1903. For Roxanne on her 21 st birthday.
- 1904. Now, it's all legal,
and twice as boring for it.
- 1905. Mind you, it's been legal
since you I were 18, anyway,
- 1906. so I don't know what I'm talking about.
- 1907. - Happy birthday, sweetheart.
- 1908. Roxanne...
- 1909. Happy birthday.
- 1910. - There you go.
- What's that?
- 1911. - Book token.
- Don't be stupid.
- 1912. Fuckin' hell, Maurice.
- 1913. Thanks!
- 1914. Oh, well, it's your 21 st, isn't it?
- 1915. Thanks, Monica.
- 1916. Happy birthday, pet.
- 1917. Don't spend it all in the one shop.
- 1918. Here, happy birthday.
- 1919. Wish I'd brought my present with me now.
- 1920. You can give it to her tomorrow, can't you?
That's her birthday.
- 1921. Yeah. I don't expect I shall
see her tomorrow.
- 1922. Are you gonna sit down, darlin'?
- 1923. Yes, come and sit down.
Everybody, have some cake.
- 1924. - There you are. Hortense? Jane?
- Everybody, get stuck in.
- 1925. Where am I going?
- 1926. Anywhere you like.
- 1927. - Come on the end, Paul.
- 1928. Where's the bathroom?
- 1929. It's just through there, sweetheart.
- 1930. Yeah, it's the door straight ahead,
- 1931. - and the light's on the left.
- Thank you. Yeah.
- 1932. She's a nice girl.
- 1933. Yeah, she is, Maurice.
- 1934. - Seems very pleasant.
- Yeah, she's all right.
- 1935. - How are you doing, Paul?
- All right.
- 1936. - Oh, has your shirt dried off now?
- Yeah, it's fine.
- 1937. She takes after her mother.
- 1938. - Does she?
- D'you know her as well?
- 1939. Work at the factory, does she?
- 1940. You're lookin' at her.
- 1941. She's my daughter.
- 1942. What's the matter with ya?
- 1943. Maurice...
- 1944. It's me daughter.
- 1945. Don't be stupid.
- 1946. She's had too much to drink.
- 1947. She can't be the one that...
- 1948. What?
- 1949. Hortense, sweetheart...
- 1950. She's your sister.
- 1951. What?
- 1952. That's her half-sister, Paul!
- 1953. - You eat your cake, sweetheart.
- 1954. - What's the matter?
- I'm all right, darlin'.
- 1955. I told 'em.
- 1956. Tell 'em who you are, sweetheart.
- 1957. It wasn't supposed to happen like this.
- 1958. Yeah, well, it has, ain't it,
so you tell 'em. Go on.
- 1959. Is it true?
- 1960. Yes, it is.
- 1961. - You never told her, then?
- I'm sorry, darlin'.
- 1962. Will someone tell me
what the fuck's goin' on?
- 1963. She's your sister!
- 1964. Maurice?
- 1965. Monica?
- 1966. I always said she had a right to know.
- 1967. Look, Roxanne, sweetheart!
Darlin', darlin', please!
- 1968. Don't you touch me, or I will smack you,
you slag! You fucking slag!
- 1969. Ain't it enough you had one bastard?
You had to have two and all?
- 1970. Stop it! Roxanne? Roxy?
- 1971. Sit down, darlin'. Sit down, Paul.
- 1972. Cynthia, I think I should go.
- 1973. No, I don't want you to go, darlin'.
You sit down.
- 1974. Eat your cake, Jane.
- 1975. You don't half-choose
your moments, Cynthia.
- 1976. Well, when's the right moment, Maurice?
You tell me that.
- 1977. - Paul, get my coat. We're going.
- Oh, don't go.
- 1978. - Why didn't you tell me, Maurice?
- I thought you knew.
- 1979. - You used to tell me everything!
- I'm sorry.
- 1980. - Well, you've fuckin' well let me down!
- Oh, don't say that.
- 1981. As for you, well,
thanks for the present!
- 1982. You've ruined my party,
and I hope you're happy!
- 1983. Roxy... Roxanne?
- 1984. She don't mean it, darlin'.
- 1985. She's just little bit upset.
- 1986. - Where are you goin'?
- I don't know.
- 1987. It's all been a bit of a shock, innit?
- 1988. Look, I don't get it.
Did you know about her?
- 1989. I always thought she'd had a boy.
- 1990. - She's a slag. Yes, she fuckin' is!
- No, she's not.
- 1991. She loves ya. We all love ya.
- 1992. - You coming back?
- 1993. - You got to.
- Why should I?
- 1994. You gotta face up to it.
- 1995. Face up to what?
- 1996. She's left her card.
- 1997. Oh, well, I'll post it on to her.
- 1998. I'll take it.
- 1999. The state she's in, you'll be lucky
if you ever see her again.
- 2000. Oh, you'd like that,
wouldn't you, sweetheart?
- 2001. Would I?
- 2002. You've been workin' at it
for 18 years, ain't you, Monica?
- 2003. You turned my father against me.
- 2004. You turned my Maurice against me,
- 2005. and you turned me daughter against me.
- 2006. You'll be havin' a go
at her next, I expect.
- 2007. I'm sorry about this, Hortense.
You finished now, Jane?
- 2008. Why don't you sit down?
- 2009. You got a short memory, ain't ya?
- 2010. What are you talkin' about now?
- 2011. You wouldn't have none of this
- 2012. if I hadn't given Maurice
the money to start with!
- 2013. That money wasn't yours to give!
- 2014. - That was your father's insurance money!
- That money was for me and Roxanne.
- 2015. And Maurice!
- 2016. He didn't want none of it
till he come home and talked to you!
- 2017. He was entitled to it!
- 2018. I was going out cleaning
at 5:00 in the morning,
- 2019. coming home, taking her to school!
- 2020. And then going out again
to do a full day's work!
- 2021. And didn't we know it!
- 2022. You've done nothing but spend his money
since the day you clapped eyes on him!
- 2023. Well, what are you supposed to do
with money but spend it?
- 2024. At least we've made
something of ourselves!
- 2025. Oh, haven't you just...
- 2026. You want to try bringing up
a kid on your own!
- 2027. She can't help it.
She's never had enough love.
- 2028. And you've never got on.
- 2029. - That ain't my fault.
- I know, I know.
- 2030. But she needs ya.
- 2031. - Come on.
- I don't want to.
- 2032. What do you think, Paul?
- 2033. I think he's right, darling.
- 2034. Do you?
- 2035. Yeah.
- 2036. Well, I ain't sayin' nothin'.
- 2037. You won't have to.
- 2038. You just have to listen. Come on.
- 2039. I'm sorry, Roxanne.
- 2040. It just came out, darlin'.
- 2041. I didn't mean to spoil your party.
- 2042. - Tell her, Maurice!
- Now, leave her alone, Cynth.
- 2043. Just tell her the truth.
- 2044. Darlin'...
- 2045. I got pregnant when I was 15.
- 2046. And your granddad sent me away
to this place, didn't he, Maurice?
- 2047. I didn't know she was
gonna come lookin' for me, did I?
- 2048. But I gotta tell you the truth, darlin',
- 2049. I'm glad she did.
- 2050. It ain't her fault, sweetheart!
She didn't even wanna come!
- 2051. She didn't wanna hurt you,
no more than I did!
- 2052. Oh, you tell her, sweetheart.
- 2053. It's true. She didn't wanna upset you.
- 2054. I'm sorry.
- 2055. All right?
- 2056. She said you weren't
never gonna come back.
- 2057. Who did?
- 2058. I never said any such thing.
She's twisted everything as usual.
- 2059. Yes, you did, Monica.
- 2060. Well, you was wrong, wasn't ya?
- 2061. 'Cause she has come back,
ain't you, sweetheart?
- 2062. I always thought
you should've known, Roxanne.
- 2063. You should've told her, Cynth.
- 2064. Of course I should've told her, Maurice.
- 2065. But I didn't think
there was ever gonna be no need to.
- 2066. You seem to have told all and sundry.
- 2067. Meaning me, I suppose.
- 2068. And why shouldn't he?
I am his wife, after all!
- 2069. Then why don't you behave like his wife?
- 2070. What?
- 2071. Why ain't you give him no kids?
- 2072. - Be quiet, Cynthia.
- That's between Maurice and me.
- 2073. You're so selfish, Monica.
You might not've wanted them,
- 2074. - but he did.
- Shut up, Mum!
- 2075. You don't know
what you're talkin' about.
- 2076. - Don't I?
- There's things
- 2077. - you know nothing about.
- 2078. Like what?
- 2079. Tell her.
- 2080. Tell me what?
- 2081. Why can't you tell her?
- 2082. She can't have kids. Simple as that.
- 2083. She's physically incapable
of having children.
- 2084. We've had every test
known to medical science.
- 2085. She's been pushed around,
prodded, poked, had operations.
- 2086. We've had 15 years of it,
and she can't have a baby.
- 2087. I love you to bits...
- 2088. But it's almost destroyed our relationship.
You know it has.
- 2089. There...
- 2090. I've said it.
- 2091. So where's the bolt of lightning?
- 2092. Secrets and lies.
- 2093. We're all in pain.
Why can't we share our pain?
- 2094. I've spent my entire life
trying to make people happy!
- 2095. And the three people I love the most
in the world hate each other's guts!
- 2096. I'm in the middle,
I can't take it any more!
- 2097. I'm sorry, Hortense.
- 2098. You are a very brave person.
- 2099. - A very stupid person.
- No, you're not.
- 2100. You wanted to find the truth
- 2101. and you were prepared
to suffer the consequences.
- 2102. And I admire you for that. I mean it.
- 2103. You are so lucky, Cynthia.
- 2104. So you'd really been working
in the factory?
- 2105. No.
- 2106. What do you do, then?
- 2107. I'm an optometrist.
- 2108. Welcome to the family.
- 2109. Maurice...
I wish I'd had a dad like you.
- 2110. You're lovely.
- 2111. His name's Bingham.
- 2112. Your father.
- 2113. He's from America.
- 2114. I met him on holiday. Benidorm.
- 2115. He's a medical student.
- 2116. And one morning I come down,
and he wasn't there no more.
- 2117. But he was a nice man.
- 2118. He was.
- 2119. Was my father a nice man?
- 2120. Oh, don't break my heart, darlin'.
- 2121. I'm all right.
- 2122. Oh, please, Roxanne, sweetheart!
- 2123. Please!
- 2124. I'm frightened.
- 2125. Why?
- 2126. You don't love me any more.
- 2127. Not like you used to.
- 2128. Maurice...
- 2129. You don't know how much I love you.
- 2130. Do you?
- 2131. We've got each other, haven't we?
- 2132. Bet you've never seen
so much shit, have you?
- 2133. You wanna see my mum's house.
- 2134. Do you miss her?
- 2135. Yeah.
- 2136. Did you get on with her?
- 2137. She used to drive me mad.
- 2138. That's what they're there for,
though, ain't it?
- 2139. Yeah.
- 2140. That's me old chair there.
- 2141. I always wanted a little sister.
- 2142. No, it's just that my brothers
were much older than me.
- 2143. So I ended up playing on my own
most of the time.
- 2144. Oh, I know what you mean.
- 2145. What you laughing at?
- 2146. Do you feel like we're sisters?
- 2147. I don't know. Do you?
- 2148. - It's a bit weird.
- 2149. - I don't mind it, though.
- No, nor do... Nor do I.
- 2150. I don't even know you yet, do I?
- 2151. D'you wanna go out one night?
- 2152. Yeah, yeah.
- 2153. You can take me to one of your pubs.
- 2154. Yeah, all right.
- 2155. How would you introduce me?
- 2156. As your half-sister?
- 2157. Yeah.
- 2158. No, man. Too much explaining to do.
- 2159. - That's what I'd say, though.
- Would ya?
- 2160. Yeah.
- 2161. Yeah. Best to tell the truth, innit?
- 2162. Yeah, it is.
- 2163. That way nobody gets hurt.
- 2164. Here y'are, sweetheart. Tea's up.
- 2165. Go on, darlin'.
- 2166. - Want a biscuit?
- No, I'm all right, thank you.
- 2167. Well, sit yourself down.
- 2168. - Are you all right with that?
- 2169. That's it.
- 2170. Who'd have thought it?
- 2171. Look at you two, sittin' there
like a couple garden gnomes.
- 2172. Oh, this is the life, ain't it?
- 2173. Yeah.