The Night Manager script
The Night Manager  Season #1 Episode #6 (2016)
Synopsis: The Night Manager is a British television serial directed by Susanne Bier and starring Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman, David Harewood, Tom Hollander and Elizabeth Debicki. It is based on the 1993 novel of the same name by John le Carré and adapted by David Farr to the present day. The six-part serial began broadcasting on BBC One on 21 February 2016. In the United States, it began on 19 April 2016 on AMC. IMG sold the serial internationally to over 180 countries.

1 EXT. EGYPT. ALEXANDRIA HARBOUR. DAY. EXT. EGYPT. ALEXANDRIA HARBOUR. DAY. 1

TITLE:
MILITARY ZONE: ALEXANDRIA HARBOUR, EGYPT

The ship LEILA JANE is docked in a guarded military section

of Alexandria’s harbourside.

The same LATVIANS that we saw in episode 4 are lowering the

cranes with over forty huge containers. The LATVIAN LEADER

leads the operation.

Container after container after container.

Taken off, stored in a huge warehouse away from the sea.

Each labelled. TRADEPASS.

A delivery of death in an ocean of commerce.

2 INT. PRIVATE JET. MID-FLIGHT. DAY. 2

The Roper private jet flies over the Mediterranean. Pine sits

across from Richard Roper. JED is next to ROPER. ROPER has

her hand in his. PINE watches. ROPER smiles, sips from a

glass. The radio comes on-

RADIO VOICE:

Fifteen minutes to touchdown sir.

2a INT. SAFE HOUSE. EGYPTIAN DESERT. DAY. 5 YEARS EARLIER. 2a

SOPHIE and PINE. All those years ago.

PINE:

Why do you call him the worst man

in the world?

SOPHIE:

Because he sells destruction.

3 EXT. CAIRO. AIRPORT. RUNWAY. DAY. 3

PINE’s face. He and ROPER, JED, FRISKY, TABBY, LANGBOURNE,

and other BODYGUARDS descend from the aeroplane on to the

burning Cairo tarmac.

PINE stares at the tarmac. Feels the heat.

4 EXT. CAIRO. STREETS. LIMOUSINE. DAY. 4

A luxury Mercedes limo takes PINE, ROPER and JED through the

streets he used to know so well.

The Night Manager ep 6 final.

ARAB MEN and WOMEN are on the streets selling and buying.

It’s quiet. None of the joy of the Arab Spring all those

years ago.

And noticeable on every street corner, EGYPTIAN SOLDIERS,

armed, machine guns, watching, keeping an eye, ensuring the

security of the state.

4a INT. CHICAGO HOUSE. EGYPTIAN DESERT. 5 YEARS EARLIER. 4a

PINE and SOPHIE are making love, he is kissing her bruised

face.

5 INT. CAIRO. NEFERTITI HOTEL. LIMOUSINE. DAY 5

The car is drawing up to an area of Cairo that PINE

recognises. His breath shortens slightly.

PINE:

Where are we staying?

ROPER:

Freddie’s put us up in one of his

places. Meant to be good I hear.

PINE swallows slightly. The limo is approaching the

NERFERTITI HOTEL.

JED smiles but it’s an effort. ROPER takes her firmly by the

arm.

ROPER (CONT’D)

Cheer up darling. You’re on

holiday, remember?

6 EXT. CAIRO. NEFERTITI HOTEL. DAY. 6

The limo draws up and PINE gets out. He puts his sunglasses

on. He checks the hotel bellboys and PORTERS. No faces that

recognise him.

He walks in after ROPER and JED. LANGBOURNE, FRISKY, TABBY

accompany.

7 INT. CAIRO. NEFERTITI HOTEL. RECEPTION. DAY. 7

They walk in. The same hotel lobby. The same reception desk.

The same staircase, the one Sophie walked up on her doomed

return.

The Night Manager ep 6 final.

7a INT. NEFERTITI HOTEL. RECEPTION. CAIRO. FIVE YEARS EARLIER.7a

SOPHIE ALEKAN, sunglasses on although it is night, is

walking through the hotel reception on her enforced return.

JONATHAN PINE watches helpless from the manager’s desk.

8 INT. CAIRO. NEFERTITI HOTEL. CORRIDOR. DAY. 8

They are all walking along the corridor following EGYPTIAN

PORTERS who have their cases. FRISKY and TABBY frame the

retinue.

8a INT. NEFERTITI HOTEL. NIGHT. 5 YEARS EARLIER. 8a

PINE is running down the corridor towards an open door, and

into a hotel room....

8b INT. CAIRO. NEFERTITI HOTEL. CORRIDOR. DAY. 8b

A PORTER takes bags as ROPER and JED stop at the door of the

Hatshepsut suite. The door opens.

PINE stares. The Hatshepsut Suite. The same suite Sophie

Alekan stayed in. ROPER opens the door. PINE can see in.

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David Farr

David Nelson Farr (born 1955) is an American business executive. He is the chairman and CEO of Emerson Electric Company, a Fortune 500 company. Farr has worked at the company since 1981. He is married with two children and is a resident of Ladue, Missouri. On October 25, 2011, IBM announced Farr was elected to its board of directors, and he joined the board on January 1, 2012. more…

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