1 EXT. STARSCAPE - NIGHT 1
The NIGHT SKY, speckled with STARS. But look closelyand -- one of the stars is SHOOTING.
2 EXT. SOUTH LONDON SKYLINE - EVENING 2
Miles beneath, the South London SKYLINE. TOWER BLOCKS
line the horizon like broken teeth.
FIREWORKS crackle and bloom in the distance. Must be
early November. Fireworks Night.
Lower still, a teeming scrum of COMMUTERS and VEHICLESaround an UNDERGROUND STATION.
3 EXT. UNDERGROUND STATION - EVENING 3
SAM, mid 20s, emerges from the crowd. Pretty, brightly
dressed amongst the grey commuters. She takes out her
mobile, lifts it to her ear and begins to walk.
EXT. BUSY HIGH STREET - MOMENTS LATER
We follow SAM’S face amongst a crowd of pedestrians.
...sorry I couldn’t call sooner,
I haven’t had a chance, it’s
Little kids run past waving SPARKLERS.
Now SAM walks through a bustling market street.
...no, I’m just walking back to
the flat, my shift ran over...
5 EXT. RESIDENTIAL STREET - MOMENTS LATER 5
Now she walks down a street of stuccoed Georgian
houses. KIDS run past with sparklers, families in tow.
...oh you know, loads of kids
with firework burns... nothing
exciting. How’s dad..?
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SAM crosses the road. We cut to a HIGH WIDE. SAM’S a
lonely figure, walking in a different direction to
ALLEYWAY - NIGHT 6
SAM cuts down an alley.
...what about next weekend? I
could take the train up and stay
As SAM walks on, we TRACK IN towards five names
graffitied on the wall. A FIREWORK BOOMS and FLASHES,
throwing two HOODED SHADOWS onto the wall.
SAM JUMPS. She turns and just GLIMPSES two HOODED
FIGURES on BIKES dart into the shadows.
WALLED STREET - NIGHT
CLOSE ON SAM’S FEET as she strides, her pace has
...I’ll call you on Sunday, we
can make a plan...
She turns into MOSTYN ROAD.
...I’d better ring off now,
speak soon, bye...
She looks ahead, sees a GANG of KIDS watching her from
7 EXT. LOW RISE COUNCIL HOUSES - MOMENTS LATER 7
There are no other pedestrians anymore. The street
lights are weak orange. The air is moist, misty.
...I’ve been up for fifteen
hours mum, I’m too tired to have
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The two HOODED KIDS speed past her on BIKES, one of
them (YOUTH 2’s) a ridiculously tiny child’s size.
A BANGER EXPLODES in their wake. SAM JUMPS!
8 EXT. SIDE ROAD - MOMENTS LATER 8
This road is deserted too. GARAGES on one side. Blank
wall on the other. A shaggy-haired young man bops past,
(BREWIS) listening to music, heading the other way.
...and millions of people live
here their whole lives and
nothing bad ever happens to
them. Jesus, stop worrying...
Booming BASS vibrates the air. A BMW Coupé with blacked-
out windows carries us around a corner.
EXT. ROAD BESIDE PARK - MOMENTS LATER
PARKED CARS line one side of this street, patchily lit
open PARKLAND the other.
...gotta go now mum...
About thirty meters ahead, silhouetted by street light,
we see FIVE HOODED YOUTHS, including the BIKE BOYS.
...alright, I’ll call you as
soon as I get in the door...
SAM’S pace SLOWS. She eyes them warily. She walks into
the road, making for the other pavement.