Tory councillor and Sean Bean in Yorkshire Ripper TV drama
Feb 23 2009 Huddersfield Daily Examiner
FANS of Sean Bean are in for a treat when a Yorkshire-based thriller trilogy hits the screens next month.
The long-awaited Red Riding films, based on three of Ossett-born David Peace’s four cult noir novels about the turbulent times of the miners’ strikes and the hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper, are to be broadcast on Channel 4 from March 5.
They were filmed across the region, including around Huddersfield last year.
Along with Sean Bean, the films boast an impressive array of British acting talent including, Mark Addy (The Full Monty), Warren Clarke (Daziel and Pascoe), Paddy Considine (The Bourne Ultimatum) and ...Kirkburton Tory councillor Christine Smith.
Clr Smith stars in the third part of the trilogy, 1983, which picks up the interlinking story of corruption and paranoia with another young girl going missing and a senior police officer starting to realise he may have jailed the wrong man.
She plays Mrs Piggot, the mother of John Piggot (Mark Addy), a solicitor who is persuaded to fight the miscarriage of justice but finds himself slowly uncovering a catalogue of cover ups.
Clr Smith said she was sure at least one of the two scenes she filmed last year would be in the movie as one was a key moment in the plot.
She said: “It’s a bit dark this movie, it’s very gruesome.