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Motorstorm: Pilot Episode [TV Transcript]

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MOTORSTORM

 

"PILOT EPISODE"

 

SCENE ONE

 

 

FADE IN:

 

EXTERIOR. A LONDON PARK – DAY

Two men in business attire sitting on a park bench with civilians

walking around. MICHAEL WALKER, 52, looks as though he would rather be somewhere else while PETER BLACK (Journalist) appears calm in the public surroundings.

 

MICHAEL

As far as I am concerned there is nothing to tell

 

PETER

I didn't make any suggestion otherwise

 

MICHAEL

Of course not, but what you say here and

what you print tomorrow will be totally different

 

PETER

I am just doing my job

 

MICHAEL

Turning the population against whoever is in power?

 

PETER

Our readers will stand by your party

 

MICHAEL

You are not getting a quote from me

 

PETER

Then perhaps you can point me in a direction

 

MICHAEL

The lake, preferably under it

 

CUT TO:

INTERIOR HEATHROW TERMINAL WINDOWS– DAY

A Jumbo 474 is outside pulling into the taxi terminal, MICHAEL and PETER continue to be heard over the noise of the airport

 

PETER (OFF SCREEN)

If he is keeping something quiet you know we

perform damage limitation

 

MICHAEL (OFF SCREEN)

From what we see these days you don't seem

to try. How many times have

you jumped the gun in the last year?

 

PETER (OFF SCREEN)

Everything we have done has come from

inside your party

 

CUT TO:

EXTERIOR. THE LONDON PARK – DAY

MICHAEL Growing agitated shifts his body towards PETER

 

MICHAEL

Don't you give me that crap you little son of a *

 

MICHAELS mobile phone interrupts the conversation as it alerts him to a text message in his trouser pocket, he pulls it out to read the text. The view changes to show the message on the phone as 'Ver Piem has returned early, wants meet'

 

View returns to show MICHAEL and PETER

 

MICHAEL (Showing PETER phone message)

If you want a story, there you go

 

PETER (MICHAEL getting up to walk)

Oh come on, we know you are hiding something

 

MICHAEL

Tell your editor he rode his luck

No more leaks

 

CUT TO:

INTERIOR HEATHROW TERMINAL WINDOWS – DAY

Jumbo 747 stops before connecting with the terminal, three black official cars appear and pull up beside it, flanked by two police cars and four police motorbikes.

 

PETER (OFF SCREEN)

You are an *****, and tell your friend Ver Piem

he is an ***** as well

 

MICHAEL (OFF SCREEN)

His name isn't Ver Piem.

It's the Prime Minister.

 

CUT TO:

EXTERIOR HEATHROW TAXI AREA – DAY

A mobile stairway now appears and move into position at the Jumbo 747's door. The door to the Jumbo 747 opens and two security guards in black suits walk out and down the stairway the plane shortly followed by JERRY HOLMES (Prime Minister) and STACEY RADCLIFFE (Foreign Minister). Other officials and assistants follow.

 

STACEY

The chief whip believes we need the

spokesman to confront the media inside

the D-Street gates. That approach should

calm situation because we invited them in

instead of keeping them out and guessing

 

JERRY

And he is still going to go with the Syria story?

 

STACEY

It should do but the same story will not wash in two days,

and it's rare for a Foreign Minister to turn down

a visit to the White House so I can't stay here.

I am disobeying your wishes and going

 

JERRY

You do what you feel you need to but if you

are going I want you to get access to POTUS. I

will speak to him to make it happen

 

 

At the bottom of mobile stairs the three black official cars move in line towards them then stop, the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister enter the first car.

 

CUT TO:

INTERIOR MINISTERIAL CAR – DAY

The PM sits facing the front of the vehicle with STACEY taking the seat opposite facing backwards. Inside that car awaits MARTIN HOLMES (Secretary of State and the PM's brother) and SIR TERRANCE WATTS (Home Secretary). MARTIN hands the PM a brown paper back folder with white documents inside, marked with red letters 'BEYOND TOP SECRET'. The PM opens and begins reading.

 

MARTIN

The Americans sent that by person Jerry, a CIA

Operative we know as Keller. He was an insider at California

 

SIR TERRANCE

They believe the organisers are mostly backed by Russian and

Middle Eastern oil barons. None have been identified

yet but we do have information on one man

 

View changes to white paqe showing a small photo on the top left of a far eastern male with basic information to the right, and lots of writing underneath.

 

SIR TERRANCE

That is Joa Jintao. Son of a rural peasant farmer

and made a name for himself in China's property

boom since 2004. Details are sketchy at best

considering he is one of the wealthiest people

in that country. He doesn't like publicity

 

The view changes back to show the four Ministers from side on in the car

 

JERRY

Then we will have to ask the Chinese if they are

willing to co-operate

 

MARTIN

It wouldn't matter if they co-operated or not.

Jintao left China two years, given his wealth and

the rampant corruption on both sides of the border the

man can pass through any time he wants and there is no

record of it

 

JERRY

So the Americans don't think he is operating from China?

 

MARTIN

Exactly, North Korea provides the perfect cover for him.

The authorities get paid off, he can easily transfer

money to any nation he wants and the only people who

would know about it are him and the people receiving it.

 

SIR TERRANCE

Jerry. This man is dangerous. He has every finger

in Eastern and Western business and has fool proof

access to any dirty son of a * you could think of.

The Americans believe he is just one of the few

who are funding all of this.

 

JERRY (Agitated)

Why now then? Why are the Americans only telling us

this now?

 

MARTIN

They didn't know, Agent Keller was never allowed to

meet the contacts at California. They had nowhere to

start and it was by chance that he got this information.

 

SIR TERRANCE

We have already checked every possible place

they could pull it off, there are just three

regions in the country with a low enough population.

 

MARTIN

But it is highly unlikely we could stop it, these

backers have more than enough leverage to pay off

local enforcement and the residents to keep quiet

and look the otherway. Times are hard for them and

they will look the otherway.

 

JERRY (Still agitated)

MI5! You are basically telling me I have to deploy

MI5 all around the country to tell us if this is

happening?!

 

STACEY

When is it happening?

 

SIR TERRANCE

It will be a Saturday

 

JERRY

Why Saturday?

 

SIR TERRANCE

Our local resources are stretched manning the

football matches during the day and they are

on duty during the night in the towns and cities.

 

STACEY

Jesus! Do the Americans think they can get it set up

in one day?

 

SIR TERRANCE

Four hours. And as soon as they are done, they start.

 

JERRY

How long will it last?

 

SIR TERRANCE

Three days. They could be gone before we know

they are here.

 

MARTIN

Jerry. We don't have the resources to stop it

and we don't know the date. Our last C-16 took

off for Mali for two days ago, the Harriers are grounded

and our only Destroyer at home is in a dry dock in Aberdeen.

They can walk right in here with that aircraft

carrier of theirs and be gone again before

the Type-42 can get to the equator from the Falklands.

 

SIR TERRANCE

Motorstorm is coming Mr Prime Minister, the best

course of action right now is to keep it quiet.

We can plant our agents in the hot regions and we

can only hope we strike it lucky.

 

The view changes to show the Prime Minister front on in his seat in the car, he flicks through a couple of the pages in the documents too quickly to read them. Closing the brown paper folder and he runs his hands up his face and through his hair looking stressed. Finally resting his head in one hand propped on by the side window, he turns to look out of the blackened window and contemplates the situation.

 

JERRY

If we miss them, we lose the election

If this gets out before it starts and we miss them,

we lose the next two decades.

 

CU?T TO:

EX?TERIOR AIRPORT ENTRANCE – DAY

The police escort followed by the ministerial cars leave the airport grounds

 

JERRY (Off Screen)

Activate our agents, and get MI6 to send the sleepers

home.

 

FADE OUT

 

END SCENE ONE

 

CUT TO:

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