[first lines]

Christopher "Chris" Wilton: The man who said "I'd rather be lucky than good" saw deeply into life. People are afraid to face how great a part of life is dependent on luck. It's scary to think so much is out of one's control. There are moments in a match when the ball hits the top of the net, and for a split second, it can either go forward or fall back. With a little luck, it goes forward, and you win. Or maybe it doesn't, and you lose.

Christopher "Chris" Wilton: Sophocles said, "To never have been born may be the greatest boon of all."

Nola Rice: Men always seem to wonder. They think I'd be something very special.

Christopher "Chris" Wilton: And are you?

Nola Rice: Well, no one's ever asked for their money back.

Christopher "Chris" Wilton: You have to learn to push the guilt under the rug and move on, otherwise it overwhelms you.

Christopher "Chris" Wilton: So tell me, what's a beautiful young American ping-pong player doing mingling among the British upper class?

Nola Rice: Did anyone ever tell you you play a very aggressive game?

Christopher "Chris" Wilton: Did anyone ever tell you you have very sensual lips?

Nola Rice: Extremely aggressive.

Christopher "Chris" Wilton: I'm naturally competitive.

Christopher "Chris" Wilton: It would be fitting if I were apprehended... and punished. At least there would be some small sign of justice - some small measure of hope for the possibility of meaning.

Chloe Hewett Wilton: Chris's Dad was a bit of a religious fanatic.

Christopher "Chris" Wilton: After he lost both his legs, he found Jesus.

Tom Hewett: God... Sorry, but it just doesn't seem like a fair trade.

Detective Banner: [Holds up Nola's diary] have you seen this before?

Christopher "Chris" Wilton: No

[takes the diary and starts reading it]

Detective Banner: Were you aware that Nola Rice kept a diary?

Christopher "Chris" Wilton: [looks up after a few moments with a defeated looking expression on his face] no

Detective Banner: Do you still claim that the last time you saw Nola Rice was at the Tate Modem over a year ago?

Nola Rice: [from trailer] I don't think this is a good idea. You shouldn't have followed me here.

Christopher "Chris" Wilton: Do you feel guilty?

Nola Rice: Do you?

[they kiss]

Chloe Hewett Wilton: Was I dreadful?

Christopher "Chris" Wilton: No, not at all, you have very unique style.

Chloe Hewett Wilton: Yeah, it's called clumsy!

Nola Rice: I want an Aston Martin or one of those vintage convertible Mercedes.

Tom Hewett: When we're married, we'll collect vintage cars. Just as long as I can have a DB9 with all the trim.

Estate Agent: That's your sofa, which also doubles up as a bed, which is great, you know, cause you can be watching some telly and you ain't got to hassle having to get outta the bedroom, you can just open it up, get your kip. Kitchen just through there, all your amenities, fixtures, fittings, washer, dryer, all that stuff. Lovely view, not overlooked. So, ah, it's all good.

Christopher "Chris" Wilton: This is two hundred and twenty five a week?

Estate Agent: Well it's London, mate. Bang, mate. You know? You don't like it, move to Leeds, do ya know what I mean? You got a wok? You got a wok? It's one of those oriental, sort of conical pans? The geezer who was in here before, he left one in there. You're welcome to it. I'll throw that in.

Christopher "Chris" Wilton: I'll take it.

Nola Rice: He saw me across the room and he homed in on me like a guided missile.

[last lines]

Alec Hewett: To Terrance.

Eleanor HewettChloe Hewett WiltonHeather: To Terrance.

Alec Hewett: And all that sail on him.

Christopher "Chris" Wilton: I couldn't stand the whole tour thing.

Christopher "Chris" Wilton: look, you can't blame me for trying to hide the fact that I had an affair with her. I know that it's not the most honorable thing to cheat on your wife, but that does not make me a murderer

Christopher "Chris" Wilton: Sh! Nola! Calm down! Calm the fuck down!

Alec Hewett: Eleanor, I think you have had one too many G and T's.

Christopher "Chris" Wilton: I drove an Aston Martin once.

Tom Hewett: Really?

Christopher "Chris" Wilton: [standing on the ledge on his new flat] Did I tell you, I'm scared of heights?

Chloe Hewett Wilton: Really?

Christopher "Chris" Wilton: Yeah

Chloe Hewett Wilton: Well that could become a problem

Christopher "Chris" Wilton: [He stands on the window sill of his future flat and looks down] Have I told you I'm afraid of heights?

Chloe Hewett Wilton: Really?

Christopher "Chris" Wilton: Yeah.

Chloe Hewett Wilton: That could be a problem

[Chris sniggers]