Red Riding script
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.

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11 INT. EDDIE’S MOTHER’S HOUSE, HALL - LATE DAY 11

Eddie and Barry are let in by ANCIENT AUNTY WIN. They get out

of their coats.

EDDIE:

Aunty Win.

AUNTY WIN:

Eddie. We were worried about you,

love.

BARRY *

Traffic was appalling, Win. *

AUNTY WIN *

Let’s get you both a cup of tea. *

Come on through. *

Barry goes with Aunty Win. Eddie is left alone for a brief

moment. There’s the sound of the MOURNERS chatting from the

front room.

Eddie checks his watch - looks back down the hall to see...

HIS FATHER. Impeccably suited. Standing in the coloured light

filtering from the front door window. Winding his watch. The

same watch Eddie now wears.

EDDIE’S MOTHER O/S

Edward?

EDDIE’S MOTHER, care worn, bearing up. His tight-lipped

sister, SUSAN, beside her. Eddie kisses his mother. *

EDDIE *

Mum. I’m sorry. I’m really sorry *

I’m late. *

EDDIE’S MOTHER *

“Business before pleasure” he *

always said... *

SUSAN *

She means dad. You remember dad. *

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No dad in the hall. Just motes. Eddie’s mother holds him. *

EDDIE’S MOTHER

It’s good you’re home, son.

12 INT. EDDIE’S MOTHER’S HOUSE, FRONT ROOM -EVENING 12

UNCLE ERIC holds court amongst the GROUP OF RELATIONS ANDFRIENDS. Cups of tea, slices of cake.

UNCLE ERIC:

...So, then Southern bloke asks Old

farmer if he knows the way to town.

Old farmer says he don’t know. SoSoutherner says, you don’t knowbloody much, do you? Old farmer

says...

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*

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EDDIE:

...that’s as may be, but am not theone that’s lost!

*

*

UNCLE ERIC:

One of your father’s. He was a goodman, your father. You knew whereyou were with him. Reliable.

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A chill... Aunty Win waves the evening paper. *

AUNTY WIN:

Well now, would everyone look atthis! Edward Dunford, North of

England Crime Correspondent.

(reading)

“Mrs Sandra Kemplay made anemotional plea this morning...”

EDDIE’S MOTHER

Did you write that, son?

BARRY:

Our new Byline Boy, is Eddie.

SUSAN:

We’ll be asking for his autograph

next.

AUNTY WIN:

He’ll always be Little Eddie to me.

EDDIE:

Thanks Aunty Win.

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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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