Ackley Bridge (2017) s02e06 Episode Script

Series 2, Episode 6

We have lost a much-loved member of our school community He was stabbed last night outside his house.
We were together, Mand It's just so sexy, innit? Razia Paracha! I tried kissing Cory.
- What happened? - He broke Riz's neck.
- I feel awful.
- So you should.
I have come up with an idea A proper production Do you have to jump on the first guy - that shows you any sort of attention? - Yeah, she does Everyone at that new school thinks they are way better than me.
I am just scum.
Well, go on, then.
Don't just stand there gawping.
I don't know about this, love.
You've just got to go in there and take whatever they got.
OK? Go on! You sure this is a good idea? What choice have we got? It's either this or starve.
So you say you have experience in buying and selling? Pharmaceuticals, mostly.
And was that office-based? Mainly on move.
Well, I think we can definitely offer you something in our shop.
- - So if you can just fill this out for me ? So how did you manage to sort an interview anyway? Tracey who does my roots.
Her sister's cousin has got a mate who works in the knicker department.
Who? Run! Go left! Go left! Welcome to my world.
What? I love you, Missy Booth.
- Just talk to him.
- What's the point? He hates me.
Naveed, he Nass Oh, Missy, please stay away from me.
All I was trying to do was stop your mum from doing owt stupid.
I never meant to hurt you, I swear.
OK, I just really want to forget that it ever happened, OK? Does that mean we can talk about me now? Why? What's happened? It's Aaron.
What's he done? He said he loved me, didn't he? LAUGHS: Oh.
Oh, my God! - Missy, that's amazing! - No, it's not.
We were getting on great, then he goes and ruins it.
I'm collecting money to send Riz to Disneyland.
Why? So he can swim with the dolphins and that.
He's not dying, Raz.
- How do you know? Have you seen him? - No.
Good.
Cos as soon as he's better, I'm asking him out.
Are we planting this tree or what? Where's the tree? Someone's stolen it.
Um, right, listen up, everyone.
Listen, I'm afraid we're going to have to postpone the tree-planting.
ALL: Aw! So we've been standing out in the cold for nothing, then? It's a lot warmer in isolation, believe me.
Can I just have one day without any trouble? Is that too much to ask? I've got the police on the phone.
I pray thee, gentle mortal, sing again.
Mine ear is much enamoured of thy note.
SHE SIGHS This isn't working.
What's wrong with it? Well, you're lacking focus for a start.
Titania's meant to be in love with Bottom.
Give it some passion.
Yeah, we can work on that.
Can't we, Missy? It's not our fault the stupid play don't make sense.
- I mean, what's it even about, anyway? - Drugs, miss.
Oberon was a dealer in it.
It's about love, Amin.
And how it brings out the best and the worst in us.
As Lysander says, "The course of true love never did run smooth.
" Go from the top, please! Just, um, go easy on us, yeah? I'm practically a virgin compared to you.
- How're you feeling? - Tired.
There's no need for any of this.
That school has a lot to answer for.
You're lucky you're walking at all.
What matters is that he's home.
All I want to do is sleep.
I am going to be right here with you, OK? I'll make sure you get some lunch.
I'll be all right, I swear.
The hospital said he'll be able to manage.
Why don't you just call us if you need anything, all right? Yeah.
So, come on, - let's get you to school.
- All right.
Come on.
Come on.
He'll be fine.
Hey, nothing too strenuous, all right? Everyone at school's talking about you, you know? Yeah? What did you say? Don't worry.
I never said owt about us.
It must have been dead scary.
I just kept thinking about all the stuff I haven't done yet.
Yeah.
Like what? - Sorry I'm late, sir.
- You all right, Hayley? You seem out of breath.
That's cos I ran here.
Deoxyribonucleic acid is more commonly known as Clint? Hayley Booth having it off with Riz Nawaz, sir.
- LAUGHTER - He's funny.
What's he talking about? Just ignore him.
I'll give you a clue, Clint.
The answer's on the board.
DNA, sir! Two rub-downs a day.
Isn't that what the doctor ordered Hayley? You and Riz? They're lying.
Let's start with the basics, shall we? Tahira.
How are the two strands of DNA held together? I don't know, it just looks like a funny shape.
- That's what Hayley said to Riz.
- I'm going to kill him! Missy.
Sit down Sit down! Another word out of you lads, - and it's straight to isolation.
Yes? - It's not us, it's Riz sending the messages.
It's not, it's not true, is it? Course it's not.
- I want a word with you.
- Missy.
Leave it.
If Riz says owt else about my sister, it won't just be his neck he has to worry about.
You tell her, Missy.
You can shut your face an' all.
Make you feel like the big man, does it? - Talking trash about my sister.
- Missy, what's happened? Riz has been shooting his mouth off about our Hayley.
Riz and Hayley? As if he'd go anywhere near that skank.
You think you're so much better than us, don't you? With your flash house and your sparkly hijabs.
- Get off me! - Leave it, Missy! No, Hayley.
Riz needs to learn to keep his dirty mouth shut.
He's telling the truth.
What did you just say? I'm sorry.
You devious little cow! Hayley Wait You and Riz!? All that stuff that he said.
I did it.
I thought he liked me, Missy.
- Come here.
- SHE CRIES Don't worry.
I'm going to sort this.
Those Year Eight toe rags have only gone and set fire to Mr Qureshi's tree! - Why would they do that? - Cos they're psychopaths.
Mr Bell's putting the screws on them now.
What do you want me to do with it? Just leave it here.
I'll try and sneak it out tonight.
KNOCK AT DOOR You wanted to see me? Yeah.
Is that Sami's tree? It was just a prank that backfired.
But don't worry.
Steve is dealing with it, right now.
Will you get us some coffees? Thanks.
Have a seat.
The police called.
Have they arrested Khadim? They've said that he is a person of interest, but as yet, they've failed to locate him.
Why? I don't know But without any further leads, there's not much more the police can do.
I'm so sorry, Emma.
I'm sorry it's not better news.
Sami's dead, and he just gets away with it? They did say that they've tried everything in their power to try and find him.
Of course they have.
SHE SIGHS It's like something out of a Bond movie.
Where're you going? To have it out with Riz.
They've got a triple garage.
You think they give a monkeys about our Hayley? All right, well, what are you going to do? Hit him where it really hurts.
Hi.
I wonder if you can help me A man was stabbed on this street.
Sami Qureshi No.
No.
Sorry, love.
Sorry.
Hi.
I'm looking for the family of Khadim Afzal.
Sorry, I don't know him.
Do you know anything about the stabbing that happened? Excuse me.
Um My friend, Sami, was killed on this street.
Did you know anything, did you see anything? It was only recently up there by the park.
SPEAKS OWN LANGUAGE Please, Moeen? Somebody must know something! You have no right coming here upsetting my neighbours Well I'm just trying to find out where Khadim is.
He's in Pakistan.
Now, will you just leave it, please? Well, do you know where his family lives? You do, don't you? The police are doing what they can, nobody needs you interfering.
Fine, well, if you won't help me, then I'll just keep trying until somebody else does.
This is not all about you.
I lost my son, Miss Keane.
I found him lying dead on this street.
You think I don't want justice too? He was my friend.
We both know he was more than that.
Is that what this is all about? You trying to make yourself feel better? Maryam lost her husband.
My wife lost her son Out of respect for them will you please just leave us alone?! SHE CRIES Come on.
Excuse me.
Shift! Get in here.
Now! I want to report a sexual assault.
Riz Nawaz.
He's only gone and made Hayley do things to him.
- Uh Did he force you, Hayley? - No! He's 17, she's 15.
That makes him a paedophile, don't it? Well, let's not go throwing words like that around, shall we? So are you going to do something about it or not? Well as you know I am obliged to report all safeguarding issues to the police.
The police? Well, yeah, Hayley is still a child.
And Riz did get her to perform a sex act on him.
This is ridiculous.
So will he have a criminal record? By all accounts, Hayley consented, so it's unlikely that the police will take things further in this instance.
So he just gets away with it? - It takes two to tango, Missy.
- Whose side are you on? Your mother's right.
Chances are your sister offered it up to him on a plate.
- Do you want a smack?! - Shall we just keep calm.
Yeah? Riz is a good lad.
- Well, you would say that, wouldn't you?! - Thank you Missy.
Let's just Let's just stick to the subject in hand, shall we? I think what's important here today is that we all, we all decide what's best to do to move forward.
- He should be kicked out.
- Well, that's not going to happen.
I could ground our Hayley, if you like.
There you go again, sticking up for them! Just cos they live in some posh house don't mean they're better than us.
Right, I think what we can agree on is that Hayley and Riz should be kept apart at all costs.
Yeah? Don't worry.
I'll make sure of it.
Great.
And while you're there, maybe you could talk to him - about objectifying women? - Now, just hang on a minute Whatever went on between him and Hayley, it doesn't give him the right to go boasting about it on WhatsApp.
Right, are we done here? Missy? Come on.
SHE SIGHS What did you say to 'em? That he needs to keep his dirty hands to himself.
I told you before, lads round here are a waste of time.
Not all of 'em.
So from now on, you stay away from him.
Do you hear me? You should count yourself lucky you're not on the sex offenders register.
She's 15! I'm sorry.
What were you thinking of, eh? It's bad enough you're messing around with her in the first place then you have to go broadcast it round the whole school! I told Cory.
I wasn't to know he'd open his big mouth, was I? What did you have to tell him for, anyway? Because everybody's always talking about stuff - and I just - What? You felt you had to compete? Look, son, no girl is ever going to respect you if you go behind her back and show off to your mates.
I've messed everything up, haven't I? It's nothing an apology won't sort.
Hey, whoa, what you doing? We're supposed to be going to the cinema, remember? Oh, yeah, I'm staying in with Hayley.
She's a big girl, Missy I'm sure she can look after herself for a few hours.
Well, that's where you're wrong, cos if I'd done a better job looking after her, she wouldn't be in this mess.
Shut up, Missy, you have got to stop blaming yourself.
That's easy for you to say.
You've got a family, you've got people who care about you.
The only person Hayley's got is me.
I don't understand why you're making such a big deal of this, to be honest.
I mean, all Riz was doing was showing off to his mates.
So you're sticking up for him now?! No, but it's not like he took advantage of her, is it? Hayley knew exactly what she were doing.
- Just get out of here! - Hey, whoa, what have I done now?! You're just as bad as he is! Right, so I'm not allowed an opinion, am I? I'm supposed to be your boyfriend.
That's where you're wrong, in't it? Eh? What you talking about? I don't want to be with you, all right?! So why don't you do us both a favour? Clear off! DOOR SLAMS CAR HORN AARON: Missy! Missy! - Missy! - Ugh What're you doing? Look, what I said yesterday about Riz and Hayley, look you've got it all wrong.
You should've thought about that before you opened your big mouth, then, shouldn't you?! Missy! Missy! Why're you being such a cow? Look, I'm here because I like you.
Why is that so hard for you to understand? - You don't even know me.
- I know enough.
All right, if you know me so well, what's my favourite film? - Easy: Step Up.
- Wrong.
Well, ask me another, then.
What's my favourite day of the year? How am I ?! I don't know Christmas?! Wrong again! It's the fireworks for Eid.
Your nana used to take you and Hayley to watch them on the hill.
- Why are you being like this? - Just keep walking.
Mum? You're going to be late for school.
SHE SNIFFS VOICE FALTERS: I'm not going in today.
So, I want to start by saying thank you for giving up your break.
Sir, this better be worth it, man.
It's come to our attention that there's a message stream going round about certain girls at this school.
- You want to join the chat, sir? - THEY LAUGH You think it's funny? Ridiculing and degrading girls? It's just banter, sir.
And what if it was your sister they were talking about? I'd kill 'em, sir.
Thank you.
I wouldn't endorse violence Not much point you being here, is there? So, while you lot are bigging up your sexual exploits on WhatsApp, the girls are actually knuckling down and getting on with their work.
- Are we done, sir? - No, we're not! Cos whilst it might seem harmless "banter" to you, other people are getting hurt by it.
- We're just having a laugh.
- It's harassment! And it shows you up to be the little boys that you are.
- Ms Carter - Just give me ten minutes.
- I'm trying to track down some years seven truants - But, erm Miss Keane still isn't here.
Leaving our dress rehearsal something of a rudderless ship.
Oh.
Well, you're the musical director can't you you cover that? A double stroke roll, I can handle.
Actors on the other hand What do you want me to do? Oh So, have you actually spoken to Aaron? No, Nas.
It's over.
Blokes are a waste of time.
I just hope our Hayley's learnt her lesson.
Everyone might as well go.
What're you talking about? Erm My mum's quit the play so there isn't going to be a show.
Not if I've got anything to do with it.
Right, who's going to bring me up to speed? Anyone? - It's a dress rehearsal, Miss.
- Yeah, I can see that, Hayley.
What I mean is, do you all know what you're doing? I've got my work cut out here.
It's not our fault, Miss, Shakespeare's dead boring.
Aw, well, it's just as well he's got you to bring his words to life, isn't it, Candice? Finish with your wigs and your make-up and stuff and I'll see you on stage in ten minutes.
Sorry, Miss Carter.
These came to reception.
- For me? - No.
Tell your boyfriend to do his own dirty work in future.
Are they from Riz? Yeah, Miss.
He said he's sorry.
Right.
I'll go and check on the boys.
One poxy bunch of flowers.
Is that all it takes? Well, I love him, so After everything he's done?! He said he's sorry, didn't he? So what happens when he does it again? Cos he will, you know! I'm sick of you telling me what to do.
Just stay out of my business! Oh, you two deserve each other! I can't seem to do it.
Well, it's just like a normal cap isn't it? You just - Where are you going? - Home, Miss.
Yeah, it gets too tight on me head, Miss.
How big's your head? KNOCK AT DOOR KNOCKING CONTINUES Hi.
Come in.
I heard there was trouble at the Qureshi's yesterday.
All I want is answers, and no-one's giving me any.
That's why I'm here.
You deserve to know the truth.
Sami summoned me and the elders to a meeting.
He wanted us to send Khadim packing, to protect Jordan Wilson and kids like him.
I know.
Sami told me all this.
I didn't want to get involved, but we agreed that Hassan would go round and speak to the family, tell Khadim to stop or clear off.
But it got out of hand So murdering Sami was some sort of retaliation? I don't know.
SHE SIGHS Did you go to the police? Of course I did.
I told them everything, but they can't drag him back from Mirpur.
Well, you must know people out there.
Call them! OK, but well, that could take years.
A year ago, I was at Sami's interview.
We were looking for the right people to help the kids at our school.
Sami didn't put down that he'd been to prison in his application, but I knew because my dad knew his dad, Moeen.
After the interview, I spoked to Sami about it.
And he felt that his experiences of growing up in this town, of going down the wrong path but finding his way out, made him perfect for working with our young lads.
Sami wouldn't want this.
He'd want you to do what he did and focus on those kids.
And I've heard A Midsummer Night's Dream is really good.
I miss him so much.
(SHE SOBS) I know.
And let's make sure that he's never forgotten, eh? Yeah.
Here we are.
What do you think, love? Got 100 more on order.
State of the art, is this.
It's got a retractable head and everything.
You're unbelievable What have I done now? You're worrying about some poxy mop, when You know Hayley's back with Riz, don't you? I thought she might.
What? Is that all you've got to say? She's young.
She's got to learn from her mistakes.
That's just typical of you, that is.
Why don't you try being a mum for once in your life? Because you never let me.
You're suffocating her, Missy.
She needs looking after.
And who's looking out for you, eh? I can take care of myself.
You know your problem? You've spent so long worrying about me and our Hayley You never gave yoursen a chance, did you? This isn't about me.
Well, it should be.
Cos if anyone deserves to be happy, it's my Missy.
SOBS: I am happy.
So why did you dump Aaron? He said he loved me, didn't he? And you got scared? We both know what he's after.
He said it cos he likes you, Missy.
Take it from someone who knows.
Because no bloke I've ever been with looked at me the way he does you.
- You're just saying that.
- Oh.
I've seen 'em all over years.
The liars, the thieves The one who put you in hospital.
But what you've got to remember is, there are some good ones out there.
And I hate to think of you missing out cos of me.
Right, before you say anything, you've got to hear me out, all right? But if I get all jumbled, it's cos I'm no good at this stuff.
I'm all ears.
- I know I've been a bit of a bitch - A bit? - Did I say you could speak? - Sorry.
Sorry.
It's just what you said to me the other day No-one's ever said that to me before, yeah? And I don't know what you're supposed to do.
You don't have to do anything.
Yeah, but I'm always the one in control, aren't I? But now I'm not.
And I got scared.
I know most people think I'm some gobby cow, but that's just for show.
Missy Booth.
She's like my Sasha Fierce, isn't she? HE LAUGHS All the lads at school think I'm just some tease.
Keep 'em hanging, that way they don't have to know the truth, do they? The truth about what? That I've never been with anyone before.
- Does that put you off? - No.
No.
No, course not.
Look I love you, Missy.
Even though I'm a mental case? Come here.
What is it? I'm ready.
Are you sure? You all right? Yeah.
- What I said yesterday - Forget it.
I can look after myself, you know.
I learnt that from you, didn't I? Me and Mum are going out at the weekend to sell her mops.
Do you want to come with us? I'm seeing Aaron, aren't I? You can come, if you want.
You can bring Riz, if you like.
Alya's told me I've got to stay away from him.
Someone needs to tell that stuck-up cow where to go.
Missy I can handle Alya.
THEY GIGGLE I have been thinking a lot about Mr Quereshi and what he'd want his legacy to be.
So if I can ask you to do anything, it is to look out for each other.
Be kind.
Fight for what's right.
And never let anyone or anything hold you back.
Live life like he would.
Smile.
Open your eyes.
Love.
And go on.
Well done.
I'm sorry about the other day.
It's forgotten.
Emma Do one thing for Sami.
What's that? Be happy.
Cory.
I don't suppose you've heard from your Jordan, have you? I called around a few of his mates but no-one's seen him.
Some brother I am, eh? What? Whoa! This is not your fault.
Listen, I know you've had a tough couple of weeks, but Well, I'm always here.
Cheers.
Sir.
Erm, I've seen Jordan.
He, erm, came and took Jamie to the swings.
Where is he staying? I don't know.
He He looked a right state though.
Stank a bit and all.
If he contacts you again, you come straight to me, yeah? OK.
Missy? What's up? I've sent him four texts and he hasn't even bothered to reply.
Your boyfriend? And you're letting him get to you? Don't always assume the worst in people, Missy.
You're worth more than this.
Miss Keane's right.
You are the star of the show.
- As if.
- Oi! Don't sell yourself short.
- She only agreed to do this play cos of you.
- It's true.
What you've got to do is channel this hurt into something positive.
Like making Cory believe you actually fancy him.
Go on! Go in there, show the rest of them how it's done.
You coming? No, no.
It's This is your thing.
We're all dead nervous, Miss.
What if we forget our lines? What if no-one shows up? Right, everyone come and stand in a circle.
Come on! Everybody! Everybody! That's it.
Now, I want you all to hold hands.
Come on, just for a moment.
Indulge me.
There were a lot of people out there that said we couldn't pull this off.
"What do a bunch of kids from Ackley Bridge know about Shakespeare?" He's a boss, Miss.
Well, he's not bad for a dead white guy.
LAUGHTER But despite my best efforts to leave you all in the lurch, you've done an amazing job.
You look brilliant, your costumes are fantastic and I'm so impressed with you all, so I just want you to go out there and smash it! Go on! Miss, this is for Mr Qureshi.
Naveed.
You're on.
I can't do it.
Course you can.
If we don't have a Puck, we don't have a play, do we? Oh, what do you care? Well, I'm here, aren't I? I thought you hated me.
Course not you muppet.
I was just winding you up.
That's all.
I'm sorry about what happened.
So you think I'm fit? Hey? You and everyone else in this school, eh? You're not going to tell anyone, are you? No, course I won't.
Now you get in there and you smash it.
All right? Come on, man.
AUDIENCE CHATTER He'll be here.
I've got a sixth sense about these things.
Come on.
KANEEZ GASPS That's my daughter, that is! She got dyspraxia, you know.
AUDIENCE GASPS Through the forest have I gone AUDIENCE GASPS but Athenian found I none.
Hm! - On whose eyes - Huh? Is he speaking English? I don't know.
Night and silence! Who is here? Upon thy eyes, I throw all the power this charm doth owe.
LAUGHTER O Bottom, thou art changed! What do I see on thee? What do you see? Eh? Mine ear is much enamoured of thy note.
So is mine eye enthralled to thy shape.
And thy fair virtue's force perforce doth move me.
On first view to say, to swear, I love thee.
Goodnight unto you all.
Give me your hands, if we be friends, and Robin shall restore amends.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE Oh, Miss Keane, come on! My Missy! You took your time getting here.
Yeah, well, you know, I had to sort something out, didn't I? - Well, what did you think? - Yeah, it was great.
I mean, I didn't understand a word of it, but you two were amazing.
- Right, come on.
We better get off.
- Where? Well, you'll find out when we get there, won't ya? Come on.
We both know how this ends up - me lying dead in some ditch.
Oh, Missy! Do as you're told for once.
Go, go on! - Razia were good, no? - She was brilliant.
Bit like a young Phil Collins.
And you know, her grades are improving now.
- That's thanks to you.
- Oh.
We're all going to the pub if you fancy tagging along? Perfect timing.
My mouth's as dry as a camel's hump.
(HE LAUGHS) I was talking to Kaneez.
Oh, no, I got pans soaking at home, innit? Mum! She'd She'd love to go with you, Mr Hyatt.
Come on, Simone.
SHE LAUGHS Is everything OK? It's still too soon.
But, you know, if you want to come to my house, we can watch the Gogglebox.
Hm? Yeah, I'd like that.
OK.
Right, come along.
Right, there.
There.
You haven't taken me very far.
Just shut up and take off your blindfold! It's the playing fields! Yeah, I know.
Look, listen.
I know I didn't get to meet your Nana, but she sounds like a real special lady.
Yeah, she was.
Hey, let's get this on.
What're you doing? If Ms Carter finds out we're here Just enjoy it, will you? This one's for you, Nana! Oh, no! No, no! This wasn't supposed to happen! Oh, come on! You got to be joking me! Are you all right? Are you sure? Cos you don't look it.
Marry me.
What did you just say? Nana always said when you find something good, hold on to it.
You're crazy.
Do you know that? So is that a yes? What? I mean, I don't know! Yes! THEY LAUGH