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White Knight On A Steed


FADE IN.

INT. HOTEL, OXFORD - DAY

PETER is at the driver seat, WIFE at the passenger seat and DAUGHTER at the back.

PETER

Onto Southampton, what

do you want to see along

the way.

WIFE

The White Horse!

PETER

We've seen it before.

Pausing.

PETER (V.O.)

I was once your white

knight on a steed.

FLASHBACK

INT. IFOR EVANS HALL - DAY (1986)

Inside a small room Peter (32) is reading a book. Its cover page reads: Motoring In Britain. He is attracted to an insert, depicting a hill figure.

PETER

It's a White Horse. I

should go and see it.

I can't miss it.

END FLASHBACK

EXT. OXFORDSHIRE - DAY

Car on an A-road. Brown Heritage signs: Uffington White Horse.

PETER

There's a White Horse

hill figure nearby.

WIFE

I want to see the one

at Wiltshire.

Peter nods.

EXT. WHITE HORSE CAR PARK - DAY

White horse figure on the slope of a distant hill. Several white horses in the fields in front. Peter, wife and daughter come out of the car with their phones in hand.

PETER

I don't know about

this car park. Here's

the best spot to capture

the White Horse photos.

As they begin to take photos, a red convertible with a TEST plate drives in.

PETER (V.O.)

Roads and scenes like

these are what convertibles

for. They're just like white

horses in the old days.

DAY DREAMING SEQUENCE

1. We hear music - a Monkee's song: Day Dream Believer.

2. We hear the song lyrics - You once thought of me...as a white knight on his steed...Now you know how happy I can be...

3. Chivalry scene - Riding a white horse as if it has wings, a young confident Peter in shinny armor gallops to carry his queen home.

4. We continue to hear the song lyrics - The good times start and end...

5. Old Peter's deathbed - dreamy moving images of his leaving softly like a white knight on a steed.

END DREAM SEQUENCE

We hear sports-car sounds as the red convertible pulls off the car park.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

I used to have a red Capri

sports car in the 1970s.

That was over 40 years

ago...

WIFE

Shall we go?

PETER

Yes.

Peter, wife and daughter go back to their car.

PETER (Cont'd)

This Mercedes E-class

estate is the longest

car we've ever driven.

Without its longest

boot, we can't have

enough room for our

three pieces of big

baggage.

Peter drives off without taking another look of the white horses.

FADE OUT.

THE END

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