SCENE 5 THE FINLAND ADVENTURE:


THIS SCENE WILL MAKE MORE SENSE IF YOU READ THIS BRIEF EXCHANGE FIRST.

INTERIOR OF ZEPPELIN. TERRY TANNER HAS CAUSED THE ZEPPELIN PASS THROUGH A TIME WARP AND LAND IN FINLAND. WE'RE NOW IN A PAST ERA 1905/6

SHOT: Terry and Franz shot from behind looking through forward screen of Zeppelin. We see flashes and warp images. (Sound FX - Tearing, rendering). Then a shot tower appears ahead.

PILOT FRANZ
What's that
TERRY TANNER
It's a shot tower, ( shot-tower-crop.jpg )we can tie up to it. What happened just now?
PILOT FRANZ
you idiot, you caused us to pass though a time warp and we're in Finland in the year of
1906. What's even worse is that you´ve ripped a tear in the fabric.

SHOT: Long shot of Zeppelin moored to Shot Tower

Franz tells Terry that he has caused damage to the fabric of zeppelin. Terry tells that he knows a factory where new fabric could be found. A party of Inspector Bell, Terry Tanner and Pilot Franz are heading to Finlayson factory.

Smith volunteers and told he is not of rank that can go and do this. Class aspect

MEANWHILE - at the same time Smith and Bluster are looking for something to do. They spot a sauna and decide to go and get cleaned up. Allready in the sauna are Stalin and Lenin who have ducked in there to escape detection. They are having a comedic conversation when they spot Smith and Bluster and strike up a conversation.

Long game - official party fail to get canvas but Smith/Bluster and Lenin are able to. Lenin leaves in Zeppelin to Uzhupis.



THIS DIALOGUE IS NEEDED discussion about going to Finlayson Factory to get replacement material to fix zeppelin. Smith wants to go but over-ruled. More authoritative figures must go : Bell, Franz and Terry Tanner

after Smith is turned down for not being important enough..........
SMITH: I'll come along Sir!
PILOT FRANZ: You are a mere private soldier and not trained for this level of task!
BARRY HUNT: In that case I should go along. I'm an elected Councillor for Redcar and Cleveland.
PILOT FRANZ: Very well Hunt, come along, let's get started.

SHOT: Long shot of Zeppelin and Shot Tower. Characters walk down Zeppelin Ramp /Cross/Fade - characters walk through Finlayson Arch (shot from behind)
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AT THE FACTORY

SECRETARY: Good day gentlemen, how may I help
FRANZ PILOT: We wish to see your factory manager
SECRETARY: I'm sorry, Mr Notbeck is far too busy, you must make an appointment
FRANZ PILOT: But this is of the utmost urgency we must see the manager right away
SECRETARY: Absolutely not. No please leave at once.
FRANZ PILOT: (under his voice) You, Hunt, distract her. Tell her something interesting
BARRY: Hey luv, have you heard about Skinningrove Jetty, I've got some pictures here. It was built with slag from the steelworks and ............
(voice fades under - rabitting on and on)
FRANZ PILOT: (under his voice) Quick men, follow me, it's be through that door there ......

(SHOT: Imposing door)

NOTBECKS OFFICE

TERRY: Morrow Mr Notbeck,may I introduce Herr Franz Pilot and Inspector Charlie Bell.
FRANZ Yes my good man - give us about 300 metres of your best Zeppelin canvas and we'll be on our way
NOTBECK some kind of withering comment
INSP BELL Look can't you see we're blocking your airspace. If you help us make the repair we will be on our way
NOTBECK do you have authorisation from the Ochrana
INSP Bell What is this Ochrana
NOTBECK - this is our secret police
INSP BELL ´Hah! in England we police are honest and transparent
NOTBECK The Ochrana are transparent - you can not see them
FRANZ - enough of this - we TAKE the canvas - out of my way
NOTBECK - picks up phone - hello, Ochrana
headquarters? we have intruders here - we need assistance

SOUND FX - SIRENS WAIL

CHARLIE BELL: Come on lets get out of here .......

They all run through the outer office - the Secretary is unconcious

BARRY: And me and my mate Tommy are going to fix it up and .......
PILOT FRANZ: Hunt! - follow us - they've called the secret police

They run off - perhaps into the bowels of the building - scope for further adventures and maybe meet up with Finlayson workers (Underground movement perhaps)

STREET SCENE
Shots of shouting and run down the streets with gun shots. (Lennon and Stalin pursued by Ochrana)

SMITH AND BLUSTER
Smith and Bluster - go out to seek diversion whilst the higher ups try to organise things
They call in at a local theatre - Jaana? to add story
Then on to Sauna

Dialog arrival at Sauna

Thought from Steve - would it be an idea to add Larry Leather to these two characters - This is a man from the Republic of Uzhupis (Lithuania) perhaps add to the comedy

Bluster: Look Smith I can't read a darned thing.
shot: two or three shop signs
Smith: There's an English word sarg "Sauna".

Harry: Tervetuloa saunaan
Smith: can you not speak english mate?
Harry: give me a couple of minutes and I will work it out
cut to Smith (puzzled)
cut harry (thinking)
cut Smith: (still puzzled) well ??
Harry: ok I can speak english
Harry: Welcome to our public sauna
shot: smith and bluster head to door
Harry: Hey wait not that way, This is a modern sauna we keep the women away from the men. Please this way

shot: Lenin and Stalin side by side in sauna (waist up)
Lenin : Well spotted, Comrade; they'll never find us in this sauna.
Stalin: Da, Comrade, you look even smaller without your clothes on.
Lenin: Hush, you shouldn't reveal such classified information to outsiders.
Stalin: Well, I am merely pointing out you are the crisis in our Party
shot: smith and bluster enter - naked - shot from behind, lenin and stalin can be seen beyond.
Lenin: There you go again Joe - One step forward, and 2 steps back.

Bluster: Hey Smith, I've read that pamphlet! It must be Stalin and Lenin
Smith: They're ruskies, they must have vodka!
Bluster: There you go again smith. Drink!
Smith: Yes please! Is that an order, Sir?

Lenin and Stalin need to strike up a conversation with Bluster and Smith - perhaps asking how they got here. The Zeppelin could be mentioned presenting a chance of escape. First Smith wants to visit a pub (as the Zeppelin is in no shape to leave yet)

Outside sauna
they ask harry for directions:

Smith: Do you know of a good pub around here mate?
Harry: let me calibrate for two minutes, there is something somewhere maybe two blocks in this town or the next

Harry: I am a Fin I love alcohol, let me show you the way.?

They all walk off.

INSIDE THE PUB

Idea - the Finlayson tunnel leads to the cellar of this pub. Franz, Terry, Charly and Barry emerge. Maybe this is where they meet a woman who can take them to get the fabric. Franz, Charlie and Terry go off with her.

I've (Steve T) just had a further idea which I will add here in blue between the two red bits. If we take this up then it would create a separate episode between two halves of a Finnish Epidsode. This story requires that LARRY LEATHER (played by Tomasz is also in the party) The pub turns out to be called "The Bonny Moorhen". They discuss they strangeness of finding a pub with an English Name. LARRY sings the song "The Bonny Moorhen" (which Tomasz is learning).

THERE IS A BONNY MOORHENTHAT FILES O'R STANHOPE TOWNCOMES UP WITH THE SUNRISEAND AS THE MOON GOES DOWNUP WITH THE SUNRISEACROSS THE WESTERN SKYWHEN THE HUNTERS IN THE VALLEYTHE BONNY MOORHEN FLIES

This attracts the attention of the pub landlord ISSMO BELL who tells us that his Grandfather came to Finland in 1818 after a spot of trouble in England. Everyone gathers around as he starts to tell the story of The Battle of Stanhope..... and through the technique known as wavy screen we go back to 1818 for another adventure.

The story concludeds with Billy Bell fleeing to Finland and setting up a pub. Wavy screen and back to Finland 1906 where we take up the Finnish Adventure part two ..................

Barry spots a piano so stays behind and starts to sing. They get thrown out as Sinatra has not been invented yet and it is alien to their Finnish ears. The party decides to go back to the bar aboard the Zeppelin. Perhaps Stalin and Lenin are interviewed by Scoop McGill - cub reporter.