Sleeper by Neil Crittenden | Script Revolution


Following a brazen chemical attack on a passenger train, two detectives uncover a deep conspiracy, and discover a missing passenger may hold all the answers.



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A haunting image, and a mystery - a sleeper train, standing on the tracks in the early hours of the morning in the scottish highlands. Everyone on board dead, all exposed to a deadly nerve agent.

Set amidst a changing political landscape where Scotland is on the verge of independence from the rest of the United Kingdom, an ambitious young DI, Hazel Heaton, from the MET is sent to Scotland when the train is found. She is paired with a world weary DCI, on the verge of retirement (Will Baxter) - he's loathed by his colleagues and what dynamism he had seems to have gone a long time ago.

At the same time, a mysterious hiker turns up in the small rural highland village of Abbotspey. After collapsing on the doorstep of the local hotel, he claims he was on a camping trip with his wife. But his bruises on his hands tell a different story. What is he hiding?

Submitted: October 13, 2020
Last Updated: August 8, 2021

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The Writer: Neil Crittenden

TV writer seeking representation. Get in touch to request a script. View the website below to learn more about my unproduced drama, “Making Waves” Go to bio

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