Seeds of Freedom by David Smith | Script Revolution

Seeds of Freedom

Type:

Status:

Page Count: 
75pp

Genre:

Budget:

Age Rating:

Based On: 
Seeds of Freedom by David Smith
Logline: 
When investigating bizarre murders in Wales, Jane Tetlow discovers a murder plot that if successful will start the rise of Welsh separatist terrorism. Can she stop it or will establishment forces get her first?
Synopsis/Details: 

This is a 6 x 1 hour TV serial (i.e. approx. 75 pages per episode. There is a sequel, The Seed Cloud of similar length. The synopsis covers 6 episodes so runs to six pages;

Synopsis:
A retired engineer is walking his dog on a lonely beach. The dog disturbs a man digging in a cave. The man shoots and kills the dog. The horrified engineer, fearing for his life, manages to overpower then kill him with the man's own gun. He discovers the man was digging up a bag containing cash, a sophisticated sniper's rifle and a cryptic note. Terrified to go to the police because he has killed a man he tries to carry on as normal. He spends an evening with friends and even takes them on a hunt for the missing dog that he knows is buried with the man he killed on the beach. But that night a detective (Twinn) turns up at his home who knows about the dog being shot and arrests him. When they are leaving his house Twinn is shot in the back from nowhere, but the engineer manages to get back inside his house. The mystery attackers put him under siege. Using the gun he took from the man on the beach he shoots one of the attackers and they flee but take the bag with the money and rifle, but not the note. Twinn wasn't killed, just knocked out. He was wearing a bulletproof vest. He reveals he isn't a detective but somehow involved with the attackers. When Twinn finds out the note is still in the house he is terrified and persuades the engineer to try to flee from the town with him. During their attempt to escape the attackers return. Twinn is killed and the engineer hunted down. He tries to hide in a field but is found and killed. The body and house are hastily searched but the note isn't found.

The Welsh police are investigating the aftermath. A Whitehall top civil servant (Sir Peter Stevenson) sends an observer (Vicky Brannan - a brilliant analytical management consultant) to oversee the investigation. She is unwelcome and cold shouldered by everyone except the hero of the book (Detective Constable Jane Tetlow). Jane is bright, well qualified and dedicated but is also treated as an outsider by her Welsh seniors. Vicky is lodged in the local hotel that overlooks the magnificent Abermor bridge. After she is settled in her room Jane takes her to the team briefing in the commandeered local hall. There they see a quarrel between the senior detective heading the investigation and the head of WECTU (the Welsh Extremism and Counter Terrorism Unit), Tom Demery. The police refuse to classify the murders as terrorism even though automatic weapons were used. After the briefing Vicky examines the cryptic note found hidden on the engineer's body and knows immediately what it means, and knows she is also in great danger. Without telling anyone she leaves the hall and disappears. After Vicky leaves, the local police constable (Pugh) who was working with the detectives secretly replaces the note with an exact copy, destroying the original. This leads us into Episode 2.

Want to read this script? You must join the revolution first. Don't worry, it's free, easy, everyone's welcome, and you can start reading right away.

Open For Feedback

The writer of this script is currently soliciting feedback on it. Have you read this script? Do you have something to say about it?

David Smith's picture

The Writer: David Smith

I'm a pro writer that switched from writing novels to screenplays last year. I've written ten novels and since switching I've written a feature movie script, s set of TV thriller pilots based on my books, a near future sci-fi thriller series, two sitcom series and a sitcom pilot, and developed a TV concept called Peek-A-Boo. This is a sketch based TV programme using an eclectic mix of ghost & horror short stories. My 9Novels only) website is www.davidsmithbooks.co.uk... Go to bio

More Scripts From David

Rob Roy
Rotarian type organisations haven’t been tackled yet in a sitcom – it’s time!
TV Pilot Comedy For sale 35pp
1 reader loves this script
Peek-A-Boo
A collection of ghost, horror and comedy shorts that will make you laugh, cry, and wonder what's there in the dark with you at night
TV Pilot Action, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi For sale 70pp
1 reader loves this script
Gormanghast
A loving but dysfunctional family are at war with the small things that challenge in everyday life.
TV Pilot Comedy For sale 35pp
The Merger
The Merger has a pop at the brutality of the corporate world and its effects on a small group of survivors after a take over
TV Pilot Comedy For sale 35pp
One Bad Penny
An industrial catastrophe kills hundreds. One man is blamed. Years later will his son bring those truly guilty to book?
TV Pilot Thriller For sale 75pp
The Seed Cloud
Wales is in the grip of terrorists carrying out an anti-English genocide programme. Jane must walk a tightrope between all sides to bring terrorist murderers to justice.
TV Pilot Thriller For sale 75pp
Whistleblower
Earth is blighted by kids that kill. It’s Jake Redwood’s job to stop them. He discovers these are just a symptom of something much worse, an alien plot to wipe out mankind
TV Pilot Horror For sale 70pp
Apollyon Hall
Refurbishing a deserted hotel becomes a fight for survival when one workman is possessed by the spirit of a murderer
Feature Horror For sale 107pp
Not Long For This World
A freak accident makes everyone tiny except one boy who declares himself king and has fun with his subjects
Short Comedy Available for Free 9pp