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1 OMITTED OMITTED 1
2 EXT. LEEDS - DUSK 2
Blue blue skies. Fluffy white clouds drift... Down through
the clouds to the dusk over the doleful city. The red sun
sinks. Darkness draws in.
NINETEEN SEVENTY FOUR
3 EXT. DAWSON CONSTRUCTION SITE, DEVIL’S DITCH - NIGHT 3
A silent, frozen night. We are drawn as in a nightmare - down
a lane signposted to: DEVIL’S DITCH... Past half-built houses
and dormant earth moving vehicles. Everything iced over... A
white feather flutters on the ground... Down into the
To the black trough of the foundations. We glimpse: in the
very bottom amongst the rusting rods embedded in concrete -
the lovely head, shoulders and wing of A DEAD ANGEL.
The Year of Our Lord 1974
The image scratches. The colour bleeds.
4 OMITTED 4
5 INT/EXT. VIVA / M1 MOTORWAY - DAY 5
Rain sluices across the windscreen. Sparks on the radio:
“This town ain’t big enough for the both of us...”
A stuffed holdall on the back seat. A black jacket sways from
a hook. 5 inch lapels. An old wrist watch on the dash. Fag
smoked down to the tip - used to light a fresh one.
EDDIE DUNFORD - youthful, ambitious, libidinous. Elongated
shirt collar and kipper tie. Booming down the M1. Headed
North. Singing along.
He checks the time.
Fucked and he’s only just started. He drives like a demon.
1974.TG.170808 Locked Draft - 1st Revision
6 INT. CONFERENCE ROOM, WAKEFIELD POLICE STATION - DAY 6
Eddie, late and sweating. Editor, BILL HADLEY, grey beard,
grey eyes, is talking to an owlish, bespectacled man -
DETECTIVE SUPERINTENDENT MAURICE JOBSON. Hadley looks
pointedly at his watch.
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