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Red Riding (2009)
Synopsis: Red Riding (2009) is a three-part television adaptation of English author David Peace's Red Riding Quartet (1999–2002). The quartet comprises the novels Nineteen Seventy-Four (1999), Nineteen Seventy-Seven (2000), Nineteen Eighty (2001) and Nineteen Eighty-Three (2002) and the first, third, and fourth of these books became three feature-length television episodes — Red Riding 1974, Red Riding 1980, and Red Riding 1983. They aired in the UK on Channel 4 beginning on 5 March 2009 and were produced by Revolution Films. The three films were released theatrically in the US in February 2010.

MAURICE JOBSON:

Gentlemen, it’s been a long night

for everyone, especially Mr. and

Mrs. Kemplay. So we’ll keep this

brief. At about 4 p.m.

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4

yesterday evening, 3rd September,

Clare Kemplay disappeared on herway home from Morley Grange Juniorand Infants. Clare is ten yearsold. She was wearing an red kagool,

a dark blue turtleneck sweater,

pale blue denim trousers and redWellington boots. When Clare leftschool, she was carrying a plasticCo-op carrier bag containing a pairof black gym shoes... Mrs. Kemplaywould now like to read a short

statement. Thank you.

MAURICE JOBSON (cont'd)

Jobson turns the mic towards MRS. KEMPLAY. Camera flashes.

Poor cow.

BARRY:

EDDIE:

“If it bleeds, it leads,” right?

(a nasty thought)

Reckon dad did it?

MRS. KEMPLAY

I would like to appeal to anybodywho knows where my Clare is or whosaw her after yesterday teatime toplease telephone the police. Clareis a very happy girl and I know shewould never just run off withouttelling me. Please, if you knowwhere she is or if you’ve seen her,

please... please... please...

Chokes. Can’t go on. The POLICEWOMAN comforts her.

Eddie is transfixed by Mrs. Kemplay’s distress.

7 INT. VIVA, M1 MOTORWAY - DAY 7 *

Eddie’s watch ticks away the seconds on the dash. Back on the

M1. Barry alongside him. He works out his copy aloud:

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EDDIE:

“The mother of missing ten year oldClare Kemplay made an emotionalplea...”

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Barry stills him with a brotherly hand. *

BARRY:

“As fears grew, a mother made anemotional plea...”

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8 OMITTED 8 *

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9 INT. DEWSBURY CREMATORIUM, CREMATOR - DAY 9 *

A coffin slides into the incinerator. Gas ignites. Everything

is turned to smoke and ash.

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Tony Grisoni

Tony Grisoni (born 28 October 1952) is a British screenwriter. He lives in London. His first feature film, Queen of Hearts, directed by Jon Amiel, won the Grand Prix at the 1990 Festival du Film de Paris. more…

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