Red Riding

Last Update: 01 March 2009

 
 
 

 

An ambitious, dark and thrilling trilogy of interlinking films adapted by Tony
Grisoni (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) from David Peace's cult noir novels.
 
Red Riding, from Michael Winterbottom and Andrew Eaton's award-winning
production company Revolution Films, is directed by three acclaimed film
makers. Julian Jarrold (Brideshead Revisited) directs 1974, James Marsh
(Man on Wire) directs 1980 and Anand Tucker (Hilary and Jackie) directs 1983.
 
Andrew Garfield returns to Channel 4 after his Bafta-winning performance in
Boy A and joins an ensemble cast of celebrated actors including: Sean Bean
(The Lord of the Rings), Rebecca Hall (Vicky Cristina Barcelona), Paddy
Considine (Dead Man's Shoes), Warren Clarke (Dalziel & Pascoe), Lesley Sharp
(Afterlife), Peter Mullan (Boy A), David Morrissey (The Deal), Eddie Marsan
(Happy-Go-Lucky), Maxine Peake (Shameless), Mark Addy (The Full Monty)
and Gerard Kearns (Shameless).
 
 

 

The project filmed in Yorkshire
in the fall of 2008.
 
 
 
The Red Riding Trilogy starts Thursday 5th March 2009 at 9pm on Channel 4
in the UK.
 
 
Source
 
Series One - 1974
 
It's Yorkshire in 1974, and fear, mistrust and institutionalised police corruption
are running riot. Rookie journalist Eddie Dunford (Andrew Garfield) is determined
to search for the truth in an increasingly complex maze of lies and deceit
surrounding the police investigation into a series of child abductions.
 
When young Clare Kemplay goes missing, Eddie and his colleague, Barry (Anthony
Flanagan), persuade their editor to let them investigate links with two similar abductions
in the last decade.
 
But after a mutilated body is found on a construction site owned by a local
property magnate, Eddie and Barry are drawn into a deadly world of secrecy,
intimidation, shocking revelations and police brutality.
 
 
 
Visit the official Red Riding site at Channel 4
Watch the trailers...
 
Channel 4's Red Riding page with episode guide, clips and news stories
 
Visit the Red Riding Press Archive for media stories about the series
 
Red Riding's "1983" page at IMDB (cast and crew info)
 
 

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