Mum and Dad

CAMERAS DIALOGUE  SOUND

32. 4 EAMONN: STILL. SUBJECT

AS YOU`LL AGREE, DAVID, TO A BOY OF ELEVEN ALL DAYSIN BED ARE LONG BUT THOSE SPENT IN HOSPITAL ARE THE LONGEST OF THE LOT. EIGHT MONTHS AT LUTON AND DUNSTABLE SEVEN MONTHS OF SKIN-GRAFTING AT MOUNT VERNON HOSPITAL,
2/sh/ EAMONN
YOU COULD HAVE MADE YOURSELF PRETTY MISERABLE
SUBJECT THINKING ABOUT YOUR HOME IN HEMEL HEMPSTEAD.

34. 4  STILL: HEMEL HEMPSTEAD
STILL: HEMEL HEMPSTEAD
BP: SUBJECT IN CHAIR EAMONN continued


  THE RIVER WHERE YOU PADDLED YOUR HOME-MADE RAFT AND THE WOOD NEARBY WHERE THERE WERE SO MANY TREES TO CLIMB.
35. 3 INSTEAD YOU WERE THINKING ABOUT AN ADVENTURE TO COME.

MCU SUBJECT
   STILL: ROEHAMPTON
36. 4 STILL: ROEHAMPTON EAMONN: continued

  HERE AT ROEHAMPTON YOUR NEW LEGS ARE MADE AND FITTED.
37. 3 BUT WHATEVER SKILL GOES INTO THEIR MAKING, SUCCESS OR
MCU SUBJECT FAILURE DEPENDS MAINLY ON YOU.

38. 4 STILL: SUBJECT BETWEEN PARALLEL BARS
STILL: SUBJECT ON PARALLEL BARS
  EAMONN:
 
IT`S A PAINFUL, DISHEARTENING PROCESS AT FIRST, AND TO A LIVELY YOUNGSTER MADDENINGLY SLOW. BUT YOU SET YOURSELF A DEADLINE, MAY 26TH, 1958. YOU`RE HATCHING A LITTLE PLOT BUT YOU NEED AN ACCOMPLICE AND ONE OF YOUR VISITORS IS JUST THE MAN. HE`S HERE TO JOIN YOU AGAIN TONIGHT, YOUR FELLOW CONSPIRATOR, YOUR FATHER, MR HARRY BUTLER. WITH, OF COURSE, YOUR MOTHER, MRS. BUTLER.

40. 2  ENTRANCE  TAPE 5
ENTRANCE MR. BUTLER
41. 1 3/sh as MR. BUTLER SITS  GREETING

  EAMONN:

  WHAT WAS THE SCHEME MR. BUTLER?
  MR. BUTLER:

42. 2 WELL, DAVID TOLD ME THAT HE THOUGHT HE`D BE ABLE
MCU MR. BUTLER TO COME OUT VERY SOON BUT I WAS TO KEEP IT TO MYSELF. I
  WASN`T TO TELL ANYBODY, NOT EVEN HIS MOTHER AND HE SAID HE WOULDN`T EVEN BE WRITING ANY MORE LETTERS HOME.

  EAMONN:
43. 3 (TO DAVID)
WHICH IS WHY ON MAY 26TH FOUR YEARS AGO YOUR MOTHER CAME HOME FROM HER SHOPPING FEELING PRETTY DEPRESSED. IT WAS HER BIRTHDAY AND THERE HADN`T BEEN SO MUCH AS A CARD. BUT AS YOU FUMBLED FOR YOUR KEY THE
  FRONT DOOR OPENED, DIDN`T IT?

  MRS. BUTLER:
44. 4
 YES AND RHERE WAS THE FINEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT I`VE EVER HAD!
49. 2 IT WAS DAVID HIMSELF - AND HE WAS WALKING. I JUST COULDN`T BELIEVE MY EYES WHEN I SAW HIM STANDING
  THERE IN THE DOORWAY AS LARGE AS LIFE AND GRINNING ALL OVER HIS FACE!

  EAMONN:
50. 1
 I BELIEVE YOU MAKE QUITE A FUSS ABOUT BIRTHDAYS IN
4/sh THE BUTLER HOME?

  MR. BUTLER:
51. 4
 YES AND HIS MOTHER WAS VERY FED UP WHEN IT LOOKED
MCU MR. BUTLER AS THOUGHT HE`S FORGOTTEN TO SEND HER EVEN A
  BIRTHDAY CARD.

  EAMONN:
52. 3 (TO MRS. BUTLER)
PARTICULARLY AS HE WAS VERY GOOD
MCU SUBJECT AT KEEPING YOU POSTED?
 
  MRS. BUTLER:
53. 2
 YES. ALL THE TIME HE WAS IN HOSPITAL HE SENT US
MCU MRS. BUTLER WONDERFULLY CHEERFUL LETTERS ABOUT THE WAY HE WAS
  LEARNING TO DO THINGS AGAIN. BUT I CAN TELL YOU THERE WAS NOTHING TO BEAT HAVING HIM BACK AT HOME.

  EAMONN:
54. 1
THANK YOU, MR. AND MRS. BUTLER.
EXIT MR. AND MRS. BUTLER    TAPE 7
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