TV Script for Contest
INT. - A HOME OFFICE - NIGHT
A computer screen. Message - "Due to the current Corona Virus pandemic all production on 'Wesley Road' has ceased. We have to protect our actors and crew at this time."
MICHEAL BARNES thirty something, stares at the screen.
Well, that's us out of work then.
SARAH BARNES thirty something, enters room.
Sarah looks at the screen.
The phone rings. Micheal picks it up and speaks into it.
BURT ENTWISTLE fifty something, is at the other end of the phone. Voice only.
Have you heard?
Alright Burt, ye, I got an email just now.
We've got about thirty episodes in the can but what do we do then?
Not a lot we can do.
Oh yes there is. We just gotta think clever. Now first we got Fred and Mena. He can have her locked in a cupboard, talking to her through the door. No contact.
And Barry's working away at the moment. We can have him talking to Amy by skype.
We need to get the rest of the team in on this. Look, I'll setup a conference call for tomorrow morning. Once we've got some workable ideas I'll persuade the bosses to give it a go.
INT. - SAME HOME OFFICE - DAY
Computer screen. Four faces. BURT ENTWISTLE, SELINA CONCESCU twenty something, Romanian, STELLA ROYCE sixty something, MARK ARMSTRONG forty something.
Micheal sits at his desk, Sarah looks over his shoulder.
Good morning everyone.
Good morning Micheal, Sarah. I told everyone your idea.
I like it. I think it could work. For a few more episodes anyway.
I have the ideas. Chelsea, she is home alone with twins. We need no babies, just sound effects. She try to cook meal but babies cry. She, how you say, tear hair out.
And we could cut to her entering the park with the pram. She feeds the ducks and then they start screaming and she just walks away.
And, here's the cliff hanger, the brakes fail and the pram starts rolling towards the lake.
The next episode can re-show that bit and then a hand grabs the handle.
Cut that with Wes coming home to an empty house. Smoke's billowing from the oven.
And Wes can phone lots of people asking if they know where she is.
Okay. We're really getting somewhere. I'll start talking to the bosses, you keep coming up with ideas. We'll have another conference at ten tomorrow. Maybe some dialogue for Fred and Mena, Stella.
Will do. Bye folks.
Stella's face disappears from screen.
Sarah and I will script out the skype between Barry and Amy. See you all tomorrow. Bye.
Computer screen goes black.
INT. - SAME HOME OFFICE - DAY
Computer screen with three faces. BURT, SELINA, MARK.
Morning guys. Bad news I'm afraid. Stella's ill.
She thinks so. Any way, she's e-mailed over her script.
So, we've got the Fred and Mena storyline. What else have we got?
I've worked up Selina's idea for Chelsea and Wes and the twins. But we need to decide what happens from the bit at the pond.
I'm more concerned about Stella. How bad is it?
Oh, she's just a bit under t
he weather. It might not even be the virus.
Phone rings in Burt's house.
Hang on a sec, guys.
Hello, yes ... oh, okay, thanks for letting me know.
That was the hospital. Stella's been admitted.
INT. - SAME OFFICE - NIGHT
BURT's face appears on the computer screen.
It's Stella, she's in intensive care.
Oh no. It puts things into perspective though. Why are we wasting time writing a soap when people are dying?
Because we're keeping the living sane.
I suppose so.
In the bath. That's his way of relaxing. I've been doing yoga.
We really need to think up a lot more ideas. This thing could go on for another year.
It's not just the show we have to think about, it's our entire life.