Transcript: Heartbeat - Episode 17 - No Hard Feelings | Nov 20, 2020

The theme song plays.

A train crosses the countryside.

A title appears on screen. It reads "Heartbeat."

The lyrics of the song go HEARTBEAT WHY DO YOU MISS WHEN MY BABY KISSES ME? HEARTBEAT WHY DOES OUR LOVE KISS STAY IN MY MEMORY?

Against a rural background, fast clips show four men wearing police uniforms, an old man with a moustache, a man wearing a coat and a beret, an angry man wearing a suit, a man holding a dog, a red-haired woman, a blond woman with bangs and a young smiling woman in their daily activities. Captions read "Starring Duncan Bell, Peter Benson, James Carlton, Derek Fowlds, Geoffrey Hughes, Mark Jordon, David Lonsdale, Aislin McCuckin, Tricia Penrose, William Simons and Sarah Tansey."

Then, the title of the episode appears on screen. It reads "No Hard Feelings by Susan Wilkins."

A song plays HA-HA, SAID THE CLOWN HAS THE KING LOST HIS CROWN IS THE NIGHT BEING TIGHT ON ROMANCE HA-HA, SAID THE CLOWN IS IT BRINGING YOU DOWN THAT YOU'VE LOST YOUR CHANCE FEELING LOW, GOT TO GO SEE A SHOW IN TOWN

At night, Toby pulls his car at a gas station. He is in his mid-twenties, clean-shaven with brown hair. He wears a green beret, a brown coat and a patterned scarf.

Toby knocks on a door and says SHOP? HEAR THE JOKES, HAVE A SMOKE AND A LAUGH AT THE CLOWN DOZY OLD BUFFER.

In her twenties wearing gloves, a headscarf and a checked coat, Kate says WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

Toby says THESE PEOPLE ARE HERE TO PROVIDE A SERVICE. BUT DO THEY? NO. OPEN WHEN THEY LIKE, CLOSE WHEN THEY LIKE.

Toby opens the trunk of his car and takes out a tool.

Kate says DARLING, IS THIS A GOOD IDEA?

Toby says WHAT ARE WE SUPPOSED TO DO? RUN OUT OF PETROL IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE BECAUSE SOME DOZY OLD MECHANIC HAS DECIDED TO KNOCK OFF EARLY?

He breaks up the petrol lock.

The song continues WONDER WHY I HIT THE SKY WHEN SHE BLOWS ME A KISS

Diane is in her early thirties, with blond hair. She wears a yellow blouse and a brown vest.

Diane says WILL YOU LEAVE THAT TO ME?

Behind the counter, Gina says HAVE YOU PUT TOWELS IN ALL THE ROOMS?

Diane says IT'S ALL DONE. NOW, STOP WORRYING.

Bernie says HOW MANY YOU EXPECTING?

Gina says FULL HOUSE, BERNIE. STILL, IT'S GOOD FOR BUSINESS.

Diane says I DON'T BELIEVE IN SHOOTING, MYSELF. POOR LITTLE PIGEONS. WHAT HARM HAVE THEY EVER DONE?

Gina says IT'S CLAY-PIGEON SHOOTING THEY'RE DOING. NOT REAL PIGEONS.

David runs in and says MR. SCRIPPS, SOMEONE IS ROBBING THE GARAGE.

Shocked, Bernie says WHAT?

David says THEY'RE OUT THERE NOW, STEALING THE PETROL. I'VE JUST SEEN THEM.

They run out.

The song continues TIME TO GO, CLOSE THE SHOW WAVE THE PEOPLE GOODBYE GRAB MY COAT, GRAB MY HAT LOOK THAT GIRL IN THE EYE

They spot a car driving away.

Outside the pub, Steve says THEY WON'T GET TOO FAR. I'VE GOT MY BIKE ROUND THE BACK.

The song continues WHERE'S YOUR HOME WHAT'S YOUR PHONE NUMBER STOP FOOLING ROUND COULD HAVE DIED, SHE REPLIED "I'M THE WIFE OF THE CLOWN." HA-HA, SAID THE CLOWN HAS THE KING LOST HIS CROWN IS THE NIGHT BEING TIGHT ON ROMANCE HA-HA, SAID THE CLOWN

Robert is in his twenties, clean-shaven with short hair. He wears a brown checked beret, a green coat and a mustard scarf.

Robert says MR. NORTON, SORRY WE'RE A BIT LATE. STOPPED OFF FOR A QUICK JAR. I'M ROBERT EMERSON, CHAIRMAN OF ASHFORDLY YOUNG FARMERS.

Ben is in his early forties, clean-shaven with dark hair. He wears a black suit, white shirt and black tie.

Ben says UH, WELCOME TO ASHFORDLY HALL. WE'D BE GRATEFUL IF ALL COMPETITORS WOULD CHECK THEIR GUNS INTO THE, UH, GUN ROOM OVERNIGHT.

Robert says CERTAINLY. THIS IS MY SISTER CAROL. SHE'S IN CHARGE OF ALL THE KIT.

Carol is in her early thirties, with short blond hair. She wears a coat and a scarf.

Carol says AND HIM, TOO. (chuckling) FIRST TIME WE'VE HELD THE REGIONAL SELECTION SHOOT SOMEWHERE QUITE SO POSH.

Ben says WELL, I HOPE WE'VE GOT ALL THE FACILITIES TO MAKE YOUR STAY A SUCCESSFUL ONE.

Robert says COUPLE OF BARRELS. THAT SHOULD DO IT.

Ben says COME AND HAVE A DRINK.

Phil says DO YOU KNOW, IT BEATS ME WHY MERTON VOLUNTEERED US FOR THIS LARK.

Alf says STOP COMPLAINING. GETS YOU OUT THE HOUSE, DOESN'T IT?

Phil says GETS YOU OUT OF THE HOUSE, YOU MEAN.

Alf says WELL, YOU'LL BE AN OLD MARRIED MAN YOURSELF SOON, WON'T YOU?

Robert says IS THIS WHERE WE CHECK OUR GUNS?

Alf says YES, SIR. IF I COULD JUST SEE YOUR SHOTGUN CERTIFICATES?

Looking at Phil, Robert says CHEER UP, MATE. IT MAY NEVER HAPPEN.

Outside, Carol talks to a group of people.

She says RIGHT. OKAY. LISTEN UP, EVERYONE. UH, GIRLS WILL BE STAYING AT THE PUB. BOYS, WE'VE FOUND SOME NICE COZY AND SEPARATE ACCOMMODATION FOR YOU JUST DOWN THE ROAD.

Men say AW.

Carol says MR. NORTON WILL GIVE YOU DIRECTIONS.

Don is in his late twenties, clean-shaven with short hair. He wears a checked beret, a matching scarf and a brown suit.

Don says CAN'T I, UH, BUNK IN WITH YOU, CAROL?

Men say HEY!

Robert says I WAS BEGINNING TO THINK YOU'D CHICKENED OUT, FISHER.

Toby says IN YOUR DREAMS. I HAD TO STOP FOR PETROL. OH, LOOK HERE, MY GOOD MAN. THIS IS GETTING BEYOND A JOKE.

Steve says I AGREE. STEALING PETROL ISN'T FUNNY; IT'S THEFT. YOU'RE UNDER ARREST.

Toby says OH, FOR GOODNESS SAKE, I DIDN'T STEAL IT.

Steve says A WITNESS SAW YOU TAKING PETROL FROM THE GARAGE WITHOUT PAYING. SO, YES, YOU DID.

Toby says LOOK. THE GARAGE WAS CLOSED AND I NEEDED TO FILL UP. I LEFT A NOTE TO SAY THAT I'D SETTLE WITH THEM LATER.

Ben says I THINK THERE'S BEEN SOME KIND OF MISUNDERSTANDING HERE.

Steve says WHERE DID YOU LEAVE THIS SO-CALLED NOTE?

Toby says ON THE PETROL PUMP. LOOK. UH, WHAT'S THE NAME OF THE FELLOW THAT OWNS THE PLACE?

Carol says BERNIE SCRIPPS.

Toby says YEAH, RIGHT. SCRIPPS. LOOK. I'VE BEEN IN THERE BEFORE. IF THEY DON'T KNOW MY NAME, THEY CERTAINLY KNOW MY FATHER'S. I'LL PAY HIM TOMORROW, OKAY?

Ben says IS THAT OKAY?

Steve says IF HE'S TELLING THE TRUTH.

Toby says OH, COME ON.

In a barn, Vernon says IF I COULD JUST DRAW YOUR ATTENTION TO THE ABLUTIONS, GENTLEMEN. UH, THEY'RE OUTSIDE, ON THE LEFT. BE CAREFUL WITH THE PRIVY DOOR. THE HINGE IS A BIT LOOSE. (laughing) THERE WILL BE HOT WATER FOR SHAVING IN THE MORNING.

Don whispers ARE WE ACTUALLY PAYING FOR THIS?

Robert whispers WE ALL AGREED: CHEAP AND CHEERFUL.

Vernon continues NOW, BREAKFAST IS INCLUDED. AND MY CHEF HERE, DAVID, WILL TAKE YOUR ORDERS.

(sheep bleating)

Toby walks in and says THIS IS A JOKE, RIGHT?

Robert says THERE WASN'T ENOUGH ROOM FOR US ALL TO STAY AT THE PUB. SO, IT SEEMED ONLY RIGHT TO DEFER TO THE LADIES.

Toby says OH, WE'RE THE ONES SHOOTING TOMORROW, NOT THEM.

Don says WORRIED, ARE YOU, TOBY?

Toby says NOT IN THE LEAST. I WAS THE ONE THAT MADE IT THROUGH TO THE FINAL LAST YEAR.

Don says THAT WAS BEFORE ROBERT CAME HOME.

Toby says PRACTISE MUCH IN LONDON, DID YOU?

Don says HE'S STILL THE BEST SHOT ROUND HERE.

Toby says CARE TO PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS, DON?

Don says YEAH. I'LL PUT A FIVER ON ROBERT.

Toby says A FIVER?

Robert says WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST?

Toby says 100 POUNDS SAYS I'M THE ONE THAT'LL GO THROUGH TO THE FINAL, NOT YOU.

Don says IT'S ALL RIGHT FOR YOU, TOBY. YOU'VE GOT YOUR OLD MAN'S MONEY BEHIND YOU.

Toby says YES. I SUPPOSE YOU ARE JUST A POOR SHEEP FARMER.

Robert says A HUNDRED IT IS. AND MAY THE BEST MAN WIN.

Robert and Toby shake hands.

Toby says I WILL. RIGHT. I THINK I'LL LEAVE YOU BOY SCOUTS TO IT. I HAVE NO INTENTION OF SLEEPING IN A BARN.

Meanwhile, at the pub, Bernie says I FOUND THIS NOTE STUCK TO THE PUMP. SAYS HE OWES ME FOR 10 GALLONS.

Steve says WELL, AT LEAST HE'S TELLING THE TRUTH. Bernie says HE STILL BROKE MY PADLOCK.

Phil says WELL, I SAY NICK HIM ANYWAY. A NIGHT IN THE CELLS WILL IMPROVE HIS ATTITUDE.

Steve says AND WHO'S GOING TO BABYSIT HIM, YOU?

Bernie says LOOK. I DON'T WANT ANY TROUBLE, ESPECIALLY FROM HIS FATHER. I JUST WANT THE MONEY.

A group of young women walk into the pub.

Carol says OKAY. YOU'RE IN ROOMS FOUR AND SIX.

Kate says RIGHT. SALLY, I'LL SHARE WITH YOU.

Gina says WELL, I'M GLAD SOMEONE'S IN CHARGE.

Carol says ONCE THE LADS ARRIVE, YOU MIGHT NEED AN EXTRA PAIR OF HANDS BEHIND THE BAR. I'D BE HAPPY TO HELP.

Gina says OH, I BET YOU KNOW HOW TO KEEP THEM IN ORDER AND ALL.

Carol says THEY'RE A BIT LIKE DOGS. RECOGNIZE AUTHORITY FROM YOUR TONE OF VOICE. (chuckling)

(chattering)

Vernon says AH, THEY SEEM A DECENT ENOUGH BUNCH, DAVID. SHOULDN'T BE ANY TROUBLE.

David says HOW AM I MEANT TO DO ALL THOSE BREAKFASTS ON ME OWN?

Vernon says OH, YOU'LL MANAGE.

David says WE'VE ONLY GOT ONE FRYING PAN.

Vernon says DAVID, THE CATERING IS YOUR DEPARTMENT. I'LL LEAVE THE PRACTICAL DETAILS TO YOU. (dog whining)

(chattering)

Gina says ALL RIGHT. I'VE ONLY GOT ONE PAIR OF HANDS.

Ben places two beers on a table.

Liz says YOU WERE LUCKY TO GET SERVED.

Ben says THEY DON'T WANT TO UPSET ME. I'M THE REFEREE.

Liz says LORD ASHFORDLY MUST BE PLEASED WITH YOU.

Ben says IT'S ALL ABOUT MAKING THE BEST OF THE ESTATE'S ASSETS. HE'S TAKEN HIMSELF OFF FOR THE WEEKEND, THOUGH. I CAN'T SAY I BLAME HIM.

Liz says WELL, HE MUST TRUST YOU.

Ben says I'M A VERY TRUSTWORTHY CHAP.

Robert grabs Phil's shoulder and says CAN I BUY YOU LADS A DRINK?

Phil says THERE'S NO NEED. WE'RE NOT GOING TO NICK YOUR MATE.

Now, Robert approaches Bernie.

Robert says LOOK. I'M SORRY ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED AT YOUR GARAGE, MR. SCRIPPS.

Bernie says HE ISN'T, THOUGH, IS HE? ARROGANT LITTLE SO-AND-SO.

Robert gives Bernie money and says THAT SHOULD COVER IT.

Bernie says YEAH. WELL, YEAH, BUT...

Then, Carol stops Robert and says CAN'T YOU LEAVE IT TO TOBY FISHER TO SORT OUT HIS OWN MESS?

Robert says I'M CHAIRMAN OF THE LOCAL CLUB, NOT HIM. I FEEL RESPONSIBLE. I DON'T WANT THEM TO THINK WE'RE ALL HOOLIGANS. (sighing)

Gina prepares sandwiches in the kitchen.

Phil says ARE YOU SURE YOU SHOULD BE RUSHING AROUND LIKE THIS?

Gina says I'VE GOT A PUB FULL OF CUSTOMERS, IN CASE YOU HADN'T NOTICED.

Phil says YEAH. WELL, I COULD HELP OUT. AT LEAST IN THE KITCHEN. I COULD, UH... I COULD BUTTER A FEW LOAVES.

Gina says YOU'LL JUST GET UNDER MY FEET. YOU'VE BEEN LIKE A MOTHER HEN EVER SINCE.

Phil says THEY SAID YOU SHOULD TAKE IT EASY.

Gina says LOOK. I DON'T WANT TO TAKE IT EASY. STOP FUSSING, WILL YOU? IT'S GETTING ON MY NERVES.

Give serves the sandwiches.

Robert says JUST WHAT WE NEED TO SOAK UP ALL THIS ALE.

Gina says I'D BETTER MAKE SOME MORE, THEN, EH?

Robert says MM-HMM.

Steve says YOU ALL RIGHT, MATE?

Phil sighs and says IT'S GINA. SHE WON'T STOP. SHE WON'T BE HELPED, AT LEAST NOT BY ME.

Steve says WELL, SHE'S BEEN THROUGH A LOT. YOU BOTH HAVE.

Phil says SOME DAYS I CAN'T GET HIM OUT OF MY HEAD, YOU KNOW? HIS TINY LITTLE HANDS. HE COULD SQUEEZE YOUR FINGER, YOU KNOW.

Steve says WHY DON'T YOU GO HOME? HAVE AN EARLY NIGHT.

With tears in his eyes, Phil says I'D GIVE ANYTHING. I'D DO ANYTHING, IF HE ONLY... IF HE'D LIVED.

Steve says I KNOW.

Robert says I DON'T KNOW WHAT LOOKS MORE TASTY: THEM OR YOU.

Gina says EH, CHEEKY! Robert says COME ON. GIVE US ANOTHER.

Gina says WELL, THAT'S YOUR LOT, RIGHT? (chuckling)

Phil is about to talk to Gina when Steve grabs him by the arm.

Steve says LEAVE IT, PHIL. HE'S JUST HAD A FEW.

Phil says I'M FINE. I JUST WANT TO TALK TO GINA, ALL RIGHT?

Back in the kitchen, Phil says WHAT WAS THAT ABOUT?

Gina says WHAT?

Phil says WELL, YOU'RE TOO UPSET TO GIVE ME THE TIME OF DAY, BUT YOU CAN STILL FLIRT WITH SOME BLOKE.

Gina says WHAT BLOKE? WHAT YOU GOING ON ABOUT?

Phil says OH, COME ON. YOU CAN'T DENY IT. I WAS STOOD THERE WATCHING YOU.

Gina says PHIL, GO HOME. 'CAUSE I'VE HAD ENOUGH OF THIS.

Phil says YEAH, THAT'D SUIT YOU, WOULDN'T IT, EH? GIVE YOU FREE REIN TO CHAT UP WHOEVER YOU LIKE.

Gina says I'M NOT YOUR PROPERTY, YOU KNOW.

Phil says YEAH? WE ARE GETTING MARRIED.

Gina says DON'T REMIND ME.

Phil says WHAT'S THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

Gina says WE WERE ONLY GETTING MARRIED BECAUSE OF THE BABY. NOW, HE'S GONE.

Phil says SO, YOU DON'T WANT TO MARRY ME?

Gina sighs and says I JUST WANT THINGS TO GET BACK TO NORMAL. YOU KNOW, A WEDDING AFTER ALL THIS? IT JUST FEELS WRONG.

Don finishes his beer and says MY SHOUT.

Phil walks past Robert, who pats him on the back.

Robert says OH, ALL RIGHT THERE, MATE? STILL LOOKING ON THE BRIGHT SIDE?

Angry, Phil punches him on the face.

Robert says OOF! (glass shattering)

Everyone stares at them in shock.

Phil yells I'M NOT YOUR FLIPPING MATE! YOU GOT THAT?

The next day at the station, Merton says I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE PLAYING AT, BELLAMY.

Phil says I'M REALLY SORRY, SARGE.

Merton says YOU'RE SORRY? AN UNPROVOKED ASSAULT IN A PUBLIC HOUSE, AND YOU HAVE THE GALL TO STAND THERE AS IF BUTTER WOULDN'T MELT IN YOUR MOUTH.

Steve says THEY WERE BEING QUITE AGGRAVATING, SARGE.

Merton says I DON'T CARE! WHAT YOU DID WAS TOTALLY WRONG.

Phil says I KNOW THAT, SARGE.

Merton says YOU'D BETTER HOPE THAT MR. EMERSON DOESN'T DECIDE TO PROSECUTE.

Steve says WELL, I DON'T THINK HE WILL. HE WAS PRETTY DRUNK.

Merton says NOW, I REALIZE THINGS HAVEN'T EXACTLY BEEN EASY FOR YOU RECENTLY, BELLAMY, SO I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE ANY DISCIPLINARY ACTION. THIS TIME.

Phil says THANK YOU, SARGE.

Merton says CRANE CAN COVER THE CLAY-PIGEON SHOOTING INSTEAD OF YOU. YOU'RE CONFINED TO THE STATION FOR THE WEEKEND. THOSE FILING CABINETS IN THE DUTY ROOM COULD DO WITH A PROPER SORT-OUT.

Phil says RIGHT, SARGE.

Merton says AND YOU'RE TO STAY AWAY FROM THE PUB AND THOSE YOUNG FARMERS. DO I MAKE MYSELF CLEAR? RIGHT. NOW, WHAT ABOUT THIS BUSINESS OUTSIDE THE GARAGE?

(yawning)

A song continues I HATE GETTING UP IN THE MORNING, BABY WHEN I'VE BEEN DREAMING OF YOU

Vernon walks into the bar loudly banging a bell.

Don says UGH.

Vernon says RISE AND SHINE. BREAKFAST IS SERVED.

The song continues I HATE GETTING UP IN THE MORNING, BABY

Robert says OH, HE CERTAINLY GAVE ME QUITE A WHACK, THAT COPPER.

Don says YOU SURE HE DIDN'T GIVE ME A WHACK ME, TOO? 'CAUSE MY HEAD IS KILLING ME.

David carries breakfast for everyone.

Robert says NO. THAT'S THE BEER, MATE.

Don says YOU, UH, GOT ANY BROWN SAUCE?

Vernon says BROWN SAUCE? CERTAINLY, SIR. UH, BROWN SAUCE, DAVID.

David says I DON'T THINK WE'VE GOT ANY.

Vernon says WELL, FIND SOME. WELL, COME ON, BEFORE HIS BREAKFAST GETS COLD.

David says YOU FIND IT.

Vernon says WHAT?

David says WHAT IS THIS? COOK, FETCH, CARRY? I'VE HAD ENOUGH.

David takes his kitchen apron and throws it to Vernon.

Vernon says TEMPERAMENTAL. (rooster crowing)

(cutlery clattering) Toby and Kate have breakfast at the pub.

Merton says MR. FISHER, I'M SERGEANT MERTON.

Toby says AH. WELL, PRESUMABLY YOU'VE COME HERE TO APOLOGIZE FOR THE OUTRAGEOUS BEHAVIOUR OF SOME OF YOUR OFFICERS.

Merton says I'VE COME TO DISCUSS AN ALLEGED THEFT.

Toby says NOT THE VICIOUS ASSAULT ON MR. EMERSON?

Merton says THAT IS BEING DEALT WITH. I'M NOT SURE IT'S ANY CONCERN OF YOURS. YOU DON'T DENY THAT YOU TOOK PETROL FROM THE GARAGE LAST NIGHT, AFTER IT WAS SHUT?

Toby says I THOUGHT I'D SORTED ALL THAT OUT WITH THIS FELLOW.

Merton says WELL, NOW YOU HAVE TO SORT IT OUT WITH ME. AND I'M ISSUING YOU WITH AN OFFICIAL CAUTION. I DON'T CARE HOW RICH YOU ARE OR WHO YOUR FATHER IS; BREAKING THE LOCK ON A PETROL PUMP TO OBTAIN FUEL IS A CRIME. IF YOU DO IT AGAIN, YOU'LL BE PROSECUTED. DO YOU UNDERSTAND?

Toby says YES, I UNDERSTAND, SERGEANT. MAY I FINISH MY BREAKFAST?

Merton says ENJOY THE SHOOTING COMPETITION, MR. FISHER.

Carrying two breakfasts, Vernon says SORRY ABOUT THE DELAY. SMALL INDUSTRIAL DISPUTE IN THE KITCHEN.

Robert says WELL, I'M AFRAID WE'VE GOT TO GO.

Before leaving, Don prepares a sandwich and says WASTE NOT, WANT NOT.

Vernon eats a sausage and Alfred takes another from a plate. (dog whining)

Carol says WE'VE GOT A PROBLEM AT THE FARM. JACK JUST PHONED. THE RAM HAS GONE LAME.

Robert says WELL, JACK IS THE SHEPHERD. SURELY HE KNOWS WHAT TO DO.

Carol says HE'S A VALUABLE ANIMAL. HE DOESN'T WANT TO BE HELD RESPONSIBLE.

Don says IF YOU'VE GOT TO GO ALL THE WAY HOME AND THEN COME BACK, YOU'LL MISS THE FIRST HEAT.

Robert says OH, THAT'LL PLEASE TOBY FISHER.

Carol says THE FARM HAS TO COME FIRST, ROB.

Robert says YEAH, I KNOW. AND I DON'T NEED YOU TO TELL ME THAT, OKAY?

Carol says CLEARLY YOU DO, OR YOU WOULDN'T BE REACTING LIKE A LITTLE BOY WHO'S BEEN TOLD HE CAN'T GO OUT AND PLAY.

Robert says YOU'VE ALWAYS GOT TO HAVE A GO, HAVEN'T YOU? BE THE BOSSY BIG SISTER.

Carol says I'M THE ONE KEPT THAT FARM GOING WHEN DAD WAS ILL, WHEN YOU WERE IN LONDON. I DIDN'T GET DAYS OFF TO GO SHOOTING.

Robert says I KNOW, I KNOW. I'M SORRY.

Carol says WE'VE GOT A BIG ENOUGH VET'S BILL ALREADY, AND WE CAN'T AFFORD TO LOSE THAT RAM.

Robert says I BET TOBY FISHER A HUNDRED QUID THAT I'D BEAT HIM.

Carol says OH, ROBERT, WHY?

Robert says BECAUSE...

Don says HE NEEDS TAKING DOWN A PEG OR TWO.

Robert says WHAT AM I GOING TO DO? IF I WELSH ON THE BET, HE'LL STILL WANT HIS MONEY.

Carol pauses and says GO TO THE SHOOT. I'LL SORT IT OUT.

Robert says THANKS, CAROL.

At the station, Alf says I THOUGHT YOU WERE GOING TO SORT THIS LOT OUT.

On the phone, Phil says I AM.

Alf says WELL, YOU HAVEN'T GOT VERY FAR.

Phil says GIVE IT A REST, WILL YOU, ALF? I'M TRYING TO SORT SOMETHING ELSE OUT. GINA? OH, HELLO.

Jenny says HOW ARE YOU, PHIL?

Gina walks in mouthing words to Jenny.

Jenny continues OH, PHIL, YOU'VE JUST MISSED HER. YEAH, WE'RE, UH-- WE'RE DOING THE CATERING UP AT THE HALL FOR THE CLAY-PIGEON SHOOT. YEAH, IT'S A BUFFET LUNCH. I'M JUST HELPING OUT.

Robert practices outdoors as the rest of the shooters watch him.

Robert yells PULL. (applauding)

Don says SPOT ON. THREE OUT OF THREE, TOBY? (belching) OH, EXCUSE I.

Toby yells PULL.

Toby misses the shot.

Robert says OH, BAD LUCK, MATE.

Toby says WE'RE ONLY PRACTISING. TAKES ME TIME TO WARM UP.

Don says FACE IT, TOBY. HE'S GOING TO WIPE THE FLOOR WITH YOU THIS AFTERNOON.

Toby says WE'LL SEE.

Ben says I'M GLAD YOU DECIDED TO COME.

Liz says HOW CAN I RESIST A LAZY AFTERNOON IN THE FRESH AIR?

Don says I'M FINE.

Robert says DR. MERRICK, THANK GOODNESS YOU'RE HERE. DON HAS JUST BEEN REALLY SICK.

(retching, vomiting)

Talking to a farmer kneeling next to a sheep, Carol says YOU'RE RIGHT. I DON'T THINK THERE'S MUCH WE CAN DO OURSELVES. I'LL GO AND RING THE VET.

Next, Kevin gets out of a car. He is in his mid-twenties, with a red beard and brown hair. He wears a woollen hat, a dark jacket, a pullover and a shirt.

Carol says YOU ALL RIGHT, KEV?

Kevin says IT'S ME GRAN. SHE DIED IN THE NIGHT.

Carol says OH, I'M SO SORRY TO HEAR THAT.

Angry, Kevin says OH, YEAH? EASY TO SAY THAT NOW. 50 YEARS SHE LIVED IN THAT COTTAGE. BROKE HER HEART LEAVING IT.

Carol says SHE WAS AN OLD LADY. SHE COULDN'T MANAGE ON HER OWN ANYMORE. THERE WAS NO ALTERNATIVE.

Kevin says ONLY 'CAUSE ROBERT WANTED HIS MONEY TO PAY FOR HIS FANCY SPORTS CAR AND THE LIKE. YOUR FATHER WOULD NEVER HAVE PUT HER OUT.

Carol says IT WASN'T LIKE THAT.

Kevin says NOT MUCH. YOU CAN TELL HIM FROM ME, HE SHOULD'VE STAYED IN LONDON.

(door slamming, engine revving)

Alf says RIGHT, THEN. I'LL LEAVE YOU TO IT.

Phil says WHAT YOU DOING THIS AFTERNOON, THEN?

Alf says WELL, IF I'M LUCKY, NOWT. BUT IF MRS. VENTRESS GETS HER WAY, WHICH SHE PROBABLY WILL, IT'LL BE SHOPS.

Phil says WELL, YOU'D BE BETTER OFF HERE, THEN. NO ONE TO BOTHER YOU.

Alf says AYE.

Phil says THEN DO US A SWAP, ALF. PLEASE.

Alf says MERTON TOLD YOU TO STOP HERE. YOU'LL GET INTO EVEN MORE TROUBLE.

Phil says I'M ALREADY IN TROUBLE. WITH GINA. LOOK. I NEED TO SEE HER. I NEED TO SORT IT OUT BEFORE SHE THINKS I DON'T CARE.

Alf says ALL RIGHT, BUT BE IT ON YOUR OWN HEAD.

Phil says THANKS, ALF. YOU'RE A SAINT.

(sheep bleating)

David says YOU SEEN ALFRED? I CAN'T FIND HIM ANYWHERE.

Vernon says WELL, HE'S YOUR FLIPPIN' DOG.

David says YOU ALL RIGHT? YOU LOOK A BIT POORLY.

Grabbing his stomach, Vernon says OH, YOU'VE NOTICED, HAVE YOU? I RECKON THOSE SAUSAGES I COOKED WERE DEFINITELY OFF.

David says NOT THE ONES THAT I LEFT ON THE SIDE. OH, THEY HAD GREEN MOULD ON THEM.

Vernon says MOULD? YOU MIGHT'VE SAID.

David says HEY, YOU DIDN'T GIVE ANY TO ALFRED, DID YOU?

Vernon says I'M THE ONE THAT'S ILL. ALL YOU SEEM TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT IS YOUR DOG.

David says WELL, YOU WERE THE ONE THAT WAS COOKING MOULDY SAUSAGES, NOT HIM.

Vernon says OOH. OH.

(dog barking in the distance)

Gina fills a box with beers by a tent.

Phil says GINA? I'M REALLY SORRY ABOUT LAST NIGHT. I WAS BEING COMPLETELY STUPID, YOU KNOW, AND I JUST WANTED TO...

Gina says PHIL, WE'VE GOT TO FACE FACTS. IT'S NEVER GOING TO WORK.

Phil says YOU DON'T REALLY MEAN THAT. YOU'RE JUST ANNOYED AT ME, AND QUITE RIGHTLY SO, BUT...

Gina says I'M NOT GOING TO MARRY YOU.

Phil says BUT IT'S ALL ARRANGED.

Gina says I'M SORRY. I CAN'T DO IT.

Inside the tent, Gina hands Toby a beer.

Gina says THERE YOU GO, LOVE.

Robert says UH, I RECKON YOU OWE ME AN APOLOGY.

Phil says WHAT?

Robert says LOOK. I'M NOT A VENGEFUL BLOKE, BUT I COULD HAVE YOUR JOB, YOU KNOW.

Phil says YEAH?

Threatening to punch him, Phil says WELL, YOU CAN HAVE ANOTHER SMACK IN THE MOUTH IN A MINUTE IF YOU DON'T GET OUT OF MY WAY.

Steve says HEY. COME ON, PHIL. OUT OF HERE NOW.

Don, Toby and Gina stare at them.

Phil says I JUST WANT TO TALK TO GINA.

Steve says WELL, LATER, MATE. SHE'S BUSY.

Robert says I CAN'T IMAGINE WHY SHE'D BE INTERESTED IN A NUTTER LIKE YOU.

Phil yells OH, YEAH? WHAT WOULD YOU KNOW ABOUT ME, EH?

Steve grabs Phil before he hits Robert.

Gina yells PHIL!

Robert yells WHAT WOULD YOU KNOW ABOUT ME?

Steve says COME ON. OUTSIDE. JUST CALM DOWN.

Liz says IT'S GOING TO GET EASIER, PHIL. IT'LL BE OKAY.

Phil says HOW? I'VE LOST EVERYTHING.

He walks away.

Later, Robert practices shooting.

Steve says IT'S BEEN PRETTY HARD ON HIM AND GINA.

Robert says PULL. I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW THEY WERE A COUPLE.

Steve says WELL, THEY'RE NOT ANYMORE, APPARENTLY.

Robert says LOOK. I DON'T WANT TO TAKE ANY ACTION AGAINST THE POOR BLOKE. SOUNDS LIKE HE'S BEEN THROUGH ENOUGH.

Steve says THANKS. I'M GLAD YOU SEE IT THAT WAY.

Robert says GO ON, HAVE A GO. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO. YOU SHOT BEFORE?

Steve says YEAH. MY DAD TAUGHT ME. HE WAS IN THE ARMY.

Robert says YOU SEE, I KNEW. MY DAD LOVED SHOOTING. TAUGHT ME AND MY SISTER.

Steve says YEAH? PULL.

(gunshot sounding)

Robert gets shot. Then, Liz cleans a wound on Robert's arm.

Liz says YOU'RE LUCKY. THE BULLET HAS TORN THROUGH SOME MUSCLE, BUT IT'S MISSED THE BONE.

Robert says IT HURTS LIKE HELL.

Steve says COULDN'T SEE HIM. COMPLETELY DISAPPEARED.

Ben says WHAT ON EARTH IS GOING ON?

Don says MAYBE TOBY FISHER IS MORE WORRIED ABOUT LOSING THAN HE MAKES OUT.

Robert says DON'T BE DAFT, DON. HE'D HARDLY TRY AND SHOOT ME.

Steve says WELL, SOMEBODY HAS. I'D BETTER GO AND CALL THE STATION.

Ben says I CAN DO THAT.

Steve says THANKS.

Robert says YOU DON'T REALLY THINK TOBY WOULD TAKE A CRACK AT ME, DO YOU?

Don says WELL, I DON'T SEE HIM ANYWHERE AROUND, DO YOU?

A song plays HERE I GO AGAIN WATCH ME NOW 'CAUSE HERE I GO AGAIN

Ben says PHIL? PHIL?

Phil doesn't respond and keeps walking. Ben notices a riffle is missing.

The song continues I'VE BEEN HURT SO MUCH BEFORE I TOLD MYSELF, YES, I DID NO MORE, NO MORE WON'T GET HURT ANYMORE THERE I WAS ALL BY MYSELF

On the phone, Alf says OH, UH, SERGEANT MERTON HAS JUST COME IN. I'LL TELL HIM NOW AND HE'LL BE OUT THERE STRAIGHTAWAY.

Merton says WHERE'S BELLAMY?

Alf says UH, THERE'S A PROBLEM OUT AT THE HALL, SARGE. ONE OF THE COMPETITORS HAS BEEN SHOT.

Merton says BY ACCIDENT?

Alf says UH, NO. IT SEEMED TO BE DELIBERATE.

Merton says AND THAT'S WHERE BELLAMY HAS GONE, IS IT?

Alf says UM...

Merton says ARE YOU COVERING FOR HIM, VENTRESS?

Alf says SARGE, HE'S HAD A TERRIBLE TIME RECENTLY. HE JUST WANTED TO TALK TO GINA.

Merton says I'VE BEEN VERY LENIENT WITH HIM. NOBODY CAN SAY I HAVEN'T BEEN, BUT I WILL NOT HAVE MY ORDERS FLOUTED. AND GET THIS PLACE CLEANED UP! IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE A POLICE STATION.

Next, Merton arrives at the field.

Steve says SARGE?

Merton says FILL ME IN.

Steve says ROBERT EMERSON WAS SHOT IN THE ARM BY AN UNKNOWN ASSAILANT. HE WAS HIDING IN THE TREES OVER THERE. I HAD A LOOK ROUND AND, UH, FOUND THIS.

He shows Merton a bullet.

Merton says A RIFLE, THEN, AND NOT A SHOTGUN.

Steve says I'D SAY THAT WAS A .22 CARTRIDGE.

Merton says HOW IS EMERSON?

Steve says WINGED. DR. MERRICK IS TREATING HIM.

Don says JUST TELL US WHERE YOU WERE, THEN.

Toby says I DON'T HAVE TO TELL YOU ANYTHING, AND I RESENT THE IMPLICATION.

Merton says COME ON, NOW, LADS. LET'S STOP THIS.

Don says IT WAS HIM THAT SHOT ROBERT. IT'S OBVIOUS.

Toby says WELL, I'M NOT THE ONE THAT THREATENED HIM. EVERYONE SAW IT IN THE MARQUEE.

Merton says WHO THREATENED ROBERT?

Toby says YOUR BULLY BOY HAD ANOTHER GO AT HIM. Merton says WHAT?

Steve says BELLAMY WAS UPSET WITH GINA. HIM AND EMERSON HAD WORDS.

Toby says WORDS? YOU PRACTICALLY HAD TO DRAG HIM OUT OF THE TENT BACKWARDS.

Merton says WHERE IS BELLAMY?

Steve says I DON'T KNOW, SARGE.

Merton says FIND HIM.

Liz bends Robert's arm.

Robert says I'M DEFINITELY OUT OF THE COMPETITION, THEN?

Liz says DEFINITELY. (knocking on door) COME IN.

Carol says OH, MY GOODNESS. I JUST HEARD. ARE YOU ALL RIGHT?

Robert says OH, I JUST CLIPPED MY ARM.

Carol says OH. WHO ON EARTH WOULD WANT TO HURT YOU?

Robert says WELL, EXACTLY. IT WAS PROBABLY JUST AN ACCIDENT, A STRAY SHOT.

Liz says FROM A RIFLE?

Robert says SOME OF THE LADS HAD QUITE A SKINFUL LAST NIGHT. WE WERE ALL JUST PRACTISING THIS MORNING. THEY MUCK ABOUT A BIT SOMETIMES.

Carol says THE PRACTICE SHOULD'VE BEEN BETTER ORGANIZED.

Robert says THE MAIN PROBLEM HERE IS WHO'S GOING TO REPLACE ME. I DON'T WANT TO LOSE THE BET WITH TOBY.

Carol says IS THAT ALL YOU CAN THINK ABOUT? YOU COULD'VE BEEN KILLED.

Robert says DO YOU WANT THAT SMUG SO-AND-SO TO GO THROUGH TO THE FINALS REPRESENTING ASHFORDLY?

Carol says NO, BUT...

Robert says OF COURSE THERE'S DON, BUT QUITE FRANKLY I DON'T THINK HE'S UP TO IT. I HATE TO SAY IT, OLD GIRL. UH, I THINK IT'S GOING TO HAVE TO BE YOU.

Carol says ME?

Robert says WELL, YOU'RE EASILY AS GOOD A SHOT AS I AM. COME ON. YOU KNOW YOU ARE. BACK ME UP, DR. MERRICK.

Liz says UH-HUH.

Robert says THE HONOUR OF THE CLUB IS AT STAKE.

Carol says YOU ALWAYS FIND A WAY OF LANDING ME IN IT, DON'T YOU?

Robert smiles.

Now, Toby and Merton chat.

Toby says I BET ROBERT 100 POUNDS I'D BEAT HIM THIS WEEKEND, BUT I CAN ASSURE YOU, SERGEANT, I WOULDN'T BE OUT OF POCKET IF I LOST TWICE THAT MUCH.

Merton says YOUR PRIDE WOULD TAKE A KNOCK, THOUGH.

Toby says I TAKE PRIDE IN ONLY BEING INTERESTED IN WINNING FAIRLY AND SQUARELY. WHAT'S THE POINT OTHERWISE?

Merton says SO, WHERE WERE YOU WHEN ROBERT EMERSON WAS SHOT? THERE SEEMS TO BE A CONSENSUS THAT YOU WEREN'T IN THE MARQUEE HAVING LUNCH WITH EVERYONE ELSE.

Toby says I WAS WALKING WITH MY GIRLFRIEND.

Merton says YOU WON'T MIND IF I CONFIRM THAT WITH HER?

Toby says IT'S A LITTLE BIT TRICKY, SERGEANT.

Merton says YES, SIR. IT OFTEN IS.

Toby says KATE, MY GIRLFRIEND, WAS IN THE MARQUEE HAVING LUNCH. I WAS WALKING WITH SALLY.

Merton says AND WHO'S SALLY?

Toby says RICHARD'S GIRLFRIEND.

Merton says WHO'S RICHARD?

Toby says HE'S A FRIEND OF MINE. I WOULDN'T WANT HIM TO KNOW ABOUT SALLY AND I.

Merton says GOING FOR A WALK?

Toby says EXACTLY. HE MIGHT GET THE WRONG IDEA. YOU KNOW HOW PEOPLE ARE. I WOULDN'T WANT TO UPSET HIM. (laughing nervously)

Merton says WELL, IF YOU INDICATE THE YOUNG LADY IN QUESTION, I WILL SPEAK TO HER DISCREETLY.

Toby says I WOULD BE VERY GRATEFUL, SERGEANT.

Bernie says YOU LOOK LIKE YOU'VE LOST A SHILLING AND FOUND SIXPENCE.

David says YEAH. I'VE LOST ALFRED.

Bernie says HE NEVER GOES FAR.

David says I THINK HE'S GONE AWAY TO DIE.

Bernie says WHAT?

David says WELL, IT'S WHAT ANIMALS DO, ISN'T IT? WHEN THEY GET POORLY, THEY GO AND FIND SOMEWHERE TO HIDE AND THEN THEY JUST CURL UP AND DIE.

Bernie says WELL, WHAT'S WRONG WITH HIM?

David says HE ATE SOME SAUSAGES THAT MR. VERNON COOKED.

Bernie says WELL, I KNOW VERNON IS NOT A VERY GOOD COOK, BUT I DON'T THINK HE'D KILL ANYONE.

David says I'VE LOOKED EVERYWHERE. YOU'LL GIVE HIM A PROPER SEND-OFF, WON'T YOU, MR. SCRIPPS?

Bernie says HE'LL TURN UP.

Toby and Kate meet Carol and Robert, who is wearing a sling.

Kate says OH, YOU POOR THING, ROBERT. DOES IT HURT?

Kate says I'LL SURVIVE.

Toby says DON HAS BEEN FLINGING ACCUSATIONS ABOUT. I HOPE YOU DON'T THINK IT HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH ME.

Robert says WELL, THAT'S A MATTER FOR THE POLICE.

Toby says LOOK. I DON'T WANT TO WIN BECAUSE YOU WERE FORCED TO WITHDRAW.

Robert says WELL, YOU HAVEN'T WON YET. AND IF YOU'RE SERIOUS, WE COULD ALWAYS TRANSFER THE BET.

Toby says WHAT? ME AGAINST DON?

Robert says YOU AGAINST CAROL.

Toby says I'VE NEVER HEARD OF WOMEN TAKING PART BEFORE.

Carol says WHY NOT? THERE'S NOTHING AGAINST IT IN THE RULES.

Kate says I WOULDN'T WANT TO SHOOT.

Toby says I DOUBT IF YOU COULD HIT A BARN DOOR, DARLING. FAIR ENOUGH.

Toby and Carol shake hands.

Toby says IT'S A BET.

Ben says DENNIS, HAS PHIL BELLAMY TURNED UP YET?

Merton says CRANE IS STILL LOOKING.

Ben says YOU DON'T SERIOUSLY THINK IT WAS HIM, DO YOU?

Merton says IT'S NOT THE BELLAMY I KNOW, BUT GRIEF DOES ODD THINGS TO PEOPLE.

Ben says LISTEN. I DID ACTUALLY...

Robert says SERGEANT, MY SISTER HAS GOT SOMETHING SHE WANTS TO TELL YOU.

Carol says ROBERT, I'M REALLY NOT SURE ABOUT THIS.

Robert says WELL, IT MAKES PERFECT SENSE TO ME. AN OLD LADY, WHO WAS UNTIL RECENTLY A TENANT IN A COTTAGE OF OURS, HAS JUST DIED. IT SEEMS HER GRANDSON BLAMES ME.

Carol says HE WAS UPSET, UNDERSTANDABLY.

Merton says WHY DOES HE BLAME YOU?

Robert says WHEN MY FATHER LEFT THE FARM TO ME LAST YEAR, THERE WERE CONSIDERABLE DEBTS. CAROL HAD DONE HER BEST TO RUN THE PLACE, BUT DAD WAS A BIT OLD-FASHIONED. I NEEDED TO SELL THE COTTAGES TO GET THE BANK OFF MY BACK.

Merton says YOU TURNED THIS OLD LADY OUT?

Carol says SHE COULDN'T TAKE CARE OF HERSELF ANYMORE.

Robert says CAROL FOUND HER A VERY NICE PLACE IN AN OLD PEOPLE'S HOME.

Merton says WHEN DID SHE DIE?

Carol says LAST NIGHT. HER GRANDSON CAME ROUND THIS MORNING. HE WAS VERY UPSET.

Merton approaches Bernie at the garage.

Merton says I SEE YOU HAVE YOUR UNDERTAKER'S HAT ON TODAY.

Bernie says OLD MRS. CLARKE. I'M JUST OFF TO AIDENSFIELD COURT TO COLLECT THE BODY.

Merton says WHO MADE THE ARRANGEMENTS, THE GRANDSON?

Bernie says KEVIN, AYE. NOT A BAD LAD. IS HE IN TROUBLE?

Merton says DID HE TALK TO YOU ABOUT THE OLD LADY'S DEATH AT ALL?

Bernie says IT WASN'T UNEXPECTED, BUT HE WAS TERRIBLY CUT UP.

Merton says ANY IDEA WHERE I MIGHT FIND HIM?

Bernie says SAID HE WAS GOING TO GET ROARING DRUNK.

Kevin lies asleep in a car. Merton and Diane open the car door.

Merton says IT'S GOING TO BE QUITE SOME HANGOVER. BUT AROUND 1:00, HE WAS DEFINITELY IN THE PUB?

Diane says HE PROPPED UP THE BAR FROM 11:00 THIS MORNING TILL I GOT A COUPLE OF LADS TO CARRY HIM OUT.

Merton says I DON'T SUPPOSE PHIL BELLAMY HAS BEEN IN, HAS HE?

Phil says NO. I EXPECT YOUR WIFE WILL TELL YOU, SO I'M NOT GIVING ANY SECRETS AWAY. GINA HAS DECIDED TO GIVE HIM THE ELBOW.

Merton says I'VE A FEELING SHE'S ALREADY DONE IT.

On a radio, Steve says DELTA ALPHA 2-4 TO CONTROL. OVER.

Alf says CONTROL RECEIVING. GO AHEAD, STEVE. OVER.

Steve says I'VE FOUND BELLAMY'S CAR ABANDONED ON THE BACK ROAD BEHIND ASHFORDLY WOODS. YOU'D BETTER LET MERTON KNOW. OUT.

The competition takes place.

Carol says PULL.

Robert says BANG ON.

(applauding)

Robert says COME ON, OLD GIRL.

Carol says PULL.

Robert says YES. (applauding)

Ben says AND THAT COMPLETES YET ANOTHER CLEAR ROUND FOR MISS EMERSON.

Robert says HOORAY!

Ben says AFTER IT HAPPENED, I CAME IN TO USE THE PHONE TO CALL YOU. THAT'S WHEN I SAW PHIL. HE WAS COMING OUT OF THE GUN ROOM. I CALLED OUT TO HIM.

Merton says AND HE HEARD YOU?

Ben says OH, YES, YES. HE TURNED ROUND. THEN HE JUST SORT OF CARRIED ON. DISAPPEARED OUTSIDE. THERE ARE A COUPLE OF .22 RIFLES. THESE TWO, THEY BELONG TO LORD ASHFORDLY.

Merton says I'LL HAVE TO TAKE THESE FOR BALLISTICS EXAMINATION.

Ben says YES, OF COURSE.

Liz says DON'T YOU THINK THIS IS ALL A BIT FAR-FETCHED? I MEAN, CAN PHIL EVEN SHOOT?

Ben says OH, YES. HE SEEMED A BIT GLOOMY WHEN WE WERE WAITING FOR EVERYONE TO ARRIVE YESTERDAY. SO, I SUGGESTED WE SHOOT A FEW CLAYS TO CHEER HIM UP. HE WAS PRETTY GOOD.

Gina says WHERE CAN HE BE? IT'S ALL MY FAULT.

Jenny says NO, IT ISN'T, GINA. LOOK. HE WOULDN'T JUST GO OFF AND SHOOT AT A COMPLETE STRANGER, EVEN AFTER WHAT YOU SAID TO HIM. WOULD HE, DENNIS?

Merton says DID HE HAVE ANYTHING AGAINST ROBERT EMERSON, GINA?

Gina says I DON'T KNOW. I MEAN, HE THOUGHT I WAS FLIRTING WITH HIM IN THE PUB LAST NIGHT.

Merton says STILL NOTHING?

Steve says NO. HIS HELMET WAS IN THE BACK OF THE CAR AND THE KEYS IN THE IGNITION.

Gina says YOU CAN'T SERIOUSLY THINK PHIL WOULD GET A GUN AND SHOOT SOMEONE.

Merton says I'M NOT SURE WHAT TO THINK, GINA. IF HE'S HAD SOME KIND OF BREAKDOWN, WHO KNOWS?

Then, Ben hands Liz a glass of wine in a cozy living room.

Liz says THANK YOU. OH, I DON'T KNOW. IT FEELS A BIT HARD TO ENJOY OURSELVES GIVEN THE CIRCUMSTANCES.

Ben says OH, THE POLICE WILL FIND HIM SOONER OR LATER.

Liz says THE LONGER HE'S MISSING, THE WORSE IT LOOKS FOR HIM.

Ben says WELL, IT'S NO CONSOLATION, BUT IF HE DID SHOOT EMERSON, I DON'T THINK HE USED ONE OF LORD ASHFORDLY'S RIFLES.

Liz says WHY NOT?

Ben says WELL, HIS LORDSHIP IS VERY PARTICULAR ABOUT HIS GUNS. HE CLEANS THEM ALL HIMSELF. AND THE RIFLES MERTON TOOK AWAY, I'D BE VERY SURPRISED IF THEY'VE BEEN FIRED. THEY LOOKED TOO CLEAN.

Liz says LET'S HOPE YOU'RE RIGHT. I COULD GET QUITE USED TO THIS, YOU KNOW. A GLASS OF WINE BY A HUGE CRACKLING FIRE.

Ben says WELL, I WISH YOU WOULD.

Liz says I WOULDN'T WANT YOU TO THINK THAT I'M ONLY INTERESTED IN THE TRAPPINGS.

Ben says WELL, SO YOU ARE INTERESTED?

Liz says I THINK WE'VE PRETTY MUCH ESTABLISHED THAT ALREADY, HAVEN'T WE?

He is about to kiss her when the phone rings.

Liz says THAT COULD BE FOR ME. I'M ON CALL, I'M AFRAID, SO I TO LEAVE A NUMBER.

At night, Steve parks his bike on the side of a road.

Steve says PHIL, WHERE THE HELL HAVE YOU BEEN? I'VE BEEN SEARCHING FOR YOU FOR AGES.

Phil says I JUST WENT FOR A WALK ON THE MOORS. I MUST'VE GONE ON FOR MILES. I JUST NEEDED TO CLEAR MY HEAD. I'M PRETTY COLD, THOUGH, MATE.

Next, in a house, Steve hands Phil a dish.

Phil says GREAT. I'M STARVING.

(knocking on door) Steve says I HOPE YOU'RE READY FOR THIS.

Phil says AS I'LL EVER BE.

Merton says SO, THE WANDERER RETURNS.

Phil says I CAN EXPLAIN, SARGE.

Merton says THAT WOULD BE A START.

Phil says WHEN GINA TOLD ME SHE DIDN'T WANT TO MARRY ME, IT WAS THE LAST STRAW. I'D HAD ENOUGH. I JUST NEEDED TO GET AWAY FROM EVERYONE.

Merton says WHY DIDN'T YOU STOP WHEN BEN NORTON SAW YOU?

Phil says WELL, I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT HAD HAPPENED. YOU KNOW, THE SHOOTING AND THAT. IT WAS A COMPLETE SURPRISE TO ME WHEN STEVE TOLD ME. I KNOW. I KNOW I'D HAD A GO AT HIM, BUT HE JUST KEPT GETTING IN THE WAY. EVERY TIME I WANTED TO TALK TO GINA, I'D TURN ROUND AND THERE HE WAS. BUT SARGE, I'D HAVE NEVER HAVE TAKEN A SHOT AT HIM.

Merton says WELL, WHAT WERE YOU DOING IN THE GUN ROOM?

Phil says I JUST NEEDED TO GET SOME FRESH AIR, YOU KNOW? STRAIGHTEN MY HEAD OUT. WELL, A WALK ON THE MOORS USUALLY DOES THE TRICK. SO, I WAS IN THE GUN ROOM TO GET A WATERPROOF AND SOME HIKING BOOTS.

Merton shakes his head.

Next, Liz takes care of Robert's wound.

Robert says DO YOU KNOW IF THE POLICE HAVE FOUND OUT ANY MORE?

Liz says NOT THAT I'VE HEARD. WHO DO YOU THINK COULD'VE DONE SUCH A THING?

Robert says WELL, TO BEGIN WITH, I AGREED WITH DON. IT'S VERY CONVENIENT FOR TOBY. I GET MY RIGHT ARM CLIPPED, NOTHING TOO SERIOUS, BUT I'M OUT OF THE COMPETITION.

Liz says YOU'D HAVE TO BE A VERY ACCURATE RIFLE SHOT TO MANAGE THAT.

Robert says AND TOBY IS. HE'S THE ONLY PERSON, REALLY, WHO CAN SHOOT THAT WELL AND HE'S CERTAINLY DESPERATE TO WIN. BUT I GATHER HE WAS CANOODLING WITH SOMEONE ELSE'S GIRLFRIEND AT THE TIME, AND I DON'T THINK HE'D ADMIT TO THAT UNLESS IT WERE TRUE.

Liz says LUCKY YOUR SISTER IS READY TO STEP INTO THE BREACH, THEN.

Robert says YEAH. I RECKON WE MIGHT STILL WIN, WHICH IS SOMETHING, I SUPPOSE.

Back at the competition, Carol says PULL.

A Man says OH! (applauding)

Liz and Merton watch Carol shoot.

Liz says WHEN THE FATHER DIED LAST YEAR, HE LEFT THE FARM JUST TO ROBERT.

Carol says PULL.

Merton says NOT TO BOTH OF THEM?

Liz says SOUNDS LIKE HE WAS VERY MUCH OF THE OLD SCHOOL: THE SONS INHERIT, DAUGHTERS GET MARRIED.

Merton says BUT CAROL WAS RUNNING THE PLACE, WASN'T SHE?

Liz says I TREATED TOM EMERSON. HE HAD A BAD HEART. (applauding) THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS OF HIS LIFE, HE WASN'T CAPABLE OF WORKING AT ALL. HE RELIED ENTIRELY ON HIS DAUGHTER.

Merton says AND THEN HER YOUNGER BROTHER COMES BACK FROM LONDON AND GETS EVERYTHING.

Carol says PULL.

Liz says I THINK I'D BE PRETTY RESENTFUL.

Robert says WELL DONE, OLD GIRL.

(applauding)

Don says THERE HE IS! OVER THERE IN THE TREES.

Steve runs and finds David hiding in the bushes.

Steve says DAVID? WHAT ARE YOU PLAYING AT?

David says I'M SORRY, MR. CRANE. I WAS JUST LOOKING FOR ALFRED.

Gina says YOU OKAY?

Phil says YEAH. I'M, UH, CONFINED TO BARRACKS UNTIL THIS LOT IS SORTED.

Gina says I'M REALLY SORRY, PHIL.

Phil says NO, NO. DON'T BE. I'M GLAD YOU WERE HONEST WITH ME.

Gina says THERE ARE BETTER WAYS OF TELLING YOU, THOUGH.

Phil says I DON'T THINK IT'D HAVE MADE MUCH DIFFERENCE, WOULD IT?

Gina says I JUST NEED TO KEEP BUSY, YOU KNOW? AND RUNNING THE PUB AND HAVING A LAUGH WITH THE CUSTOMERS, IT JUST HELPS ME FORGET A BIT.

Phil says AND BEING WITH ME REMINDS YOU?

Gina says I SUPPOSE IT DOES, REALLY. I SORT OF THINK LOSING DANIEL WAS A SIGN THAT ME AND YOU WERE NEVER MEANT TO BE TOGETHER.

Phil says LOOK. UH, GINA, LOSING A BABY IS A TERRIBLE THING, BUT PEOPLE GET THROUGH IT. THEY HAVE OTHER BABIES.

Gina says NO, PHIL. I COULD NEVER GO THROUGH THAT AGAIN. BE TOO HARD.

Phil says WELL, LATER ON YOU MIGHT FEEL DIFFERENT.

Gina says I DOUBT IT.

Phil says GINA. I'LL ALWAYS LOVE YOU, GINA.

Gina says I LOVE YOU, TOO, BUT... WE'LL ALWAYS BE MATES, WON'T WE?

Getting emotional, Phil says YEAH. 'COURSE WE WILL.

Gina says RIGHT. I'LL GO.

Phil sobs.

Toby says PULL. (groaning)

Ben says THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO'S TAKEN PART. IT'S BEEN A WONDERFUL COMPETITION. AND IT GIVES ME GREAT PLEASURE TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE WINNER IS CAROL EMERSON. WELL DONE. CONGRATULATIONS.

Carol says THANK YOU.

Don says YOU'RE THROUGH TO THE FINAL, MATE. TWO MONTHS' TIME, HE'LL BE FIT FOR ANYTHING, EH, CAROL?

Carol says WHAT DO YOU MEAN?

Don says WELL, ROBERT IS GOING TO THE NATIONAL FINAL.

Carol says I WON, NOT ROBERT.

Robert says BUT YOU WERE JUST STANDING IN FOR ME.

Don says YEAH. THE CLUB WON. THAT'S THE IMPORTANT THING.

Carol says BUT IT WAS ME.

Toby says IT CERTAINLY WAS. WELL DONE, CAROL. YOU DESERVE THIS. He pays her and says AND YOU DESERVE TO REPRESENT US.

Carol says THANKS.

Don says MR. NORTON, SURELY IT'S THE CLUB THAT QUALIFIES, NOT THE INDIVIDUAL?

Ben says I THINK IT'S UP TO THE CHAIRMAN AND OFFICERS OF EACH CLUB TO DECIDE WHO REPRESENTS THEM.

Don says COME ON, CAROL. YOU'VE GOT TO BE FAIR TO ROBERT. YOU WERE JUST A STAND-IN. IT'S HIS SHOW.

Sobbing, Carol says IT'S ALWAYS HIS SHOW.

Liz says LET ME TALK TO HER.

Carol stops his van at the gas station.

Bernie says DID YOU WIN, THEN?

Carol says I NEVER WIN. COULD YOU FILL THIS UP FOR ME, MR. SCRIPPS?

Liz says CAROL, I DIDN'T GET A CHANCE TO CONGRATULATE YOU.

Carol says YOU SHOULD BE CONGRATULATING MY MARVELLOUS LITTLE BROTHER.

Liz says I OVERHEARD THE DISCUSSION. I DO THINK IT'S VERY UNFAIR.

Carol says NO, IT ISN'T. SHOOTING IS A BOY'S GAME. LIKE FARMING. ALL MY LIFE I'VE HAD TO STAND ASIDE FOR ROBERT. I'M USED TO IT.

Bernie says HEY, HEY, HEY.

Liz says CAROL, IT WAS YOU WHO SHOT HIM IN THE ARM, WASN'T IT?

Carol gets back in the car and leaves.

Liz says CAROL? YOU HAVEN'T ANSWERED ME.

Steve says DID SHE SAY ANYTHING? Liz says SHE DIDN'T HAVE TO.

Robert says DAD BOUGHT ME A NEW RIFLE FOR MY BIRTHDAY. IT WAS JUST BEFORE HE DIED. WHENEVER I TAKE IT OUT OF THE HOUSE, I ALWAYS MAKE A POINT OF KEEPING IT UNDER LOCK AND KEY.

He opens the trunk of his car and it's empty.

He says OH, THAT'S FUNNY. WELL, CAROL MUST'VE... TAKEN IT.

Carol gathers stacks of hay and pours gasoline over them. Liz, the police officers and Robert arrive.

Liz says WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

Carol says I'LL GIVE YOU A DEMONSTRATION, SHALL I?

Liz says CAROL. CAROL, STOP IT!

Robert says CAROL!

Carol says REMEMBER DAD'S LIGHTER, ROB? HE GAVE IT TO ME BECAUSE YOU DIDN'T WANT IT. YOU DON'T SMOKE. NEITHER DO I. I WAS JUST GLAD TO BE GIVEN ANYTHING.

Robert says CAROL, YOU CAN GO TO THE FINAL.

Carol says I'M MORE LIKELY TO GO TO JAIL. I TRIED TO KILL YOU. HAVEN'T YOU FIGURED THAT OUT YET?

Robert says YOU SHOT ME IN THE ARM. IF YOU TRIED TO KILL ME, I'D BE DEAD.

Sobbing, Carol says I JUST WANTED SOMETHING FOR ME.

Robert says I KNOW, OLD GIRL. I HAVE BEEN STUPID AND SELFISH. DAD SHOULD'VE LEFT THE FARM TO BOTH OF US. IT'S ONLY FAIR, BUT I'M GOING TO SPEAK TO THE SOLICITORS. DO SOMETHING ABOUT THAT.

Carol says OH, ROBBIE, I DIDN'T MEAN TO.

Robert says OF COURSE YOU DIDN'T.

They hug.

Vernon and Bernie have a drink at the pub.

Vernon says WARM WATER, HONESTLY?

Bernie says IT'LL HELP SETTLE YOUR STOMACH.

David says YEAH? THAT'S MORE THAN ALFRED HAS BEEN GETTING.

Vernon says OH, DAVID, WILL YOU SHUT UP ABOUT THAT DOG? IT WASN'T MY FAULT.

Diane says DAVID, COME HERE. I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR YOU TO COME IN. WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?

David says WELL, I WAS JUST...

Diane says WOKE ME UP AT 2:00 THIS MORNING RUMMAGING IN THE DUSTBINS. DON'T YOU FEED HIM?

David says ALFRED! WELL, HE WAS SICK. I NEVER THOUGHT I'D SEE HIM AGAIN.

Jenny and Merton chat with Gina at the counter. Phil walks in.

Jenny says YEAH. YOU DID A GREAT JOB. (laughing)

Phil says SO, DID EMERSON SORT IT OUT WITH HIS SISTER, THEN?

Merton says WELL, HE ADAMANTLY REFUSES TO PRESS CHARGES AGAINST HER.

Jenny says SHE WAS LUCKY.

Merton says AND SHE'S NOT THE ONLY ONE, EH, PHIL?

Phil says YEAH.

Gina says YOU ALL RIGHT, PHIL?

Phil says YEAH. NO HARD FEELINGS, EH?

Gina says YEAH.

Later, Ben holds a flower bucket.

Liz says THEY'RE LOVELY.

Ben says MM-HMM. I KNOW IT'S A BIT CORNY, BUT...

Liz says ROSES ARE NEVER CORNY.

Ben says SO, ARE YOU STILL WORKING?

Liz says NO. I'VE FINISHED. AND I'M NOT ON CALL TONIGHT, EITHER.

Ben says WELL, IN THAT CASE, MAYBE WE SHOULD, UH, CARRY ON WHERE WE LEFT OFF, EH?

They kiss.

Devised by Johnny Byrne.

Based on the books by Nicholas Rhea.

Title song performed by Nick Berry.

Executive Producer, Keith Richardson.

Producer, Gerry Mill.

Director, Judith Dine.

Copyright Yorkshire Television LTD 2004.

Logo: ITV Studios Global Entertainment.

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