The Secret Diary of Ian Jones Aged 36 and a bit

Synopsis

Dawn is still business suited up and talking to Jonti Ian is out of the scene

Location

The Car/Office.

Dawn is peeling off the labels from the car

Jonti:

What are you doing Dawn?

Dawn is concentrating on peeling a label off

Dawn:

What does it look like I'm doing?

Jonti:

You're peeling Ians labels off

Dawn:

Yes

Jonti:

Why? Are you rearranging the office?

Dawn:

No

Jonti:

You're creating a new strategy?

Dawn:

[Bored]No

Jonti:

Are you okay Dawn?

Dawn:

Do I look okay? [We see Dawns jaw tensing]

Jonti:

Well no, I noticed there was a bit of tension between you and Ian earlier what has he done?

Dawn:

Pffh!

Jonti:

What does that mean?

Dawn:

It means how it sounds. Pffh!

Jonti:

But Ian hasn't done anything

Dawn:

Hasn't he?

Ian:

He's been really helpful with the campaign

Dawn:

Hmm

Jonti:

What's the matter Dawn?

Dawn:

Lets just say Jonti the pen is mightier than the sword

Jonti:

What do you mean?

Dawn:

Secrets

Jonti:

Secrets?

Dawn:

Yes Jonti, secrets. I found this! [Dawn reaches into her pocket and pulls out a mini diary, it has the words "Ians Diary" in Dymo embosser label] ..A diary!…[points to label] Ian's diary.

Jonti:

Ian has a diary?

Dawn:

Yes seems that Ian thinks of himself as right little Adrian Mole

Jonti:

But isn't that private?

Dawn ignores Jonti's question opens it up and starts to read

Dawn:

Listen to this "15th June , 2007, Had a phone call from a strange lady.." Nice! Start as we mean to go on. He thinks I'm strange, what's strange about wanting to find your family? if I'm so strange why has he travelled with me? Would you travel with a strange person Jonti? [waits for his answer but answers for him] No you wouldn't! I'll read on! "She's called Dawn Jones….."

Some Thoughts

[if anyone wants to jump in with this and have a play, do. I think it would be a good way of getting into Ians head, how he really feels about the adventure, missing his Dad ( the man who brought him up) and maybe Cherry.

Jonti could also be metioned in the diary too, I think having Dawn and Jonti upset with what Ians said but not being able to confront him could be funny. ie

Dawn:

You know something Ian, I remember at school Sam Dawson always used to go on about how strange I was. Do you think I'm strange Ian?

Ian:

[confused] Erm? No, not really.

Dawn:

Not even a little bit?

Ian looks blankly

Ian:

No

Dawn:

Hmm, Okay then.

Dawn doesn't confront him anymore but you can see the cogs of her mind clicking away

Also maybe an entry could be read out every now and then through the episodes but she always sneaks it back into the tin, early entries could offend her but later entries she learns that she has really helped Ian become a better and stronger person. When she gets to these entries Ian could realise that the diary is missing and as he has become a stronger person he would confront her. Dawns emotions would be all mixed up, she would have happiness and love for her brother guilt that she looked into Ians diary.

I think Ians role is of a little brother as the series moves on it would be nice to see Ian become a big brother to Dawn.

The Diary could also be a useful way for viewers to catch up on what's been happening. Read by Dawn with her commentry on Ians entries.]

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