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SLIDESHOW: Red Riding will be screened in Leeds

FANS of Yorkshire writer David Peace can look forward to a darkly dramatic triple treat this weekend.

TV adaptations of Peace's acclaimed crime novels 1974, 1980 and 1983 are due to go out on Channel 4 next month.

But people who can't wait that long have an early chance to see them at the Cottage Road Cinema, in Headingley, Leeds.

It is staging special preview screenings of all three programmes on Sunday.

The dramas have been made in association with Screen Yorkshire, the body which promotes the county's cinema, broadcast and media industries.

And today its chief executive, Sally Joynson, hailed them as the perfect advert for television and movie-making in the Broad Acres.

She said: "High profile, pioneering productions such as this let other film and TV producers know that Yorkshire is pushing the boundaries and is open for business."

Dubbed 'The Red Riding Trilogy',the films are bleak and brutal tales of police and council corruption set in and around Leeds during Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe's reign of terror.

Cast members include Sean Bean (Lord Of The Rings), David Morrissey (Blackpool), Warren Clarke (Dalziel and Pascoe) and Mark Addy (The Full Monty).

Some scenes were shot at the Yorkshire Evening Post building on Wellington Street.

Other locations include Hyde Park's Brudenell Social Club, Seacroft Hospital and Armley prison.

Next month promises to be one to savour for fans of Ossett-born Peace.

The movie version of The Damned United – his novel about Brian Clough's 44-day reign as Leeds United boss – gets its nationwide release on March 27.

Sunday's Red Riding screenings start at 1.45pm.

Tickets cost 5 per film or 12 for all three.

Ring 0113 275 1606 for more details.

Channel 4 will be showing 1974, 1980 and 1983 on March 5, 12 and 19 respectively.

 
 
 

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