RADIO // Beyond the SubtitlesJames Marsh, Red Riding
Hosted by Stephen Schaefer
Originally aired 1/29/10
The acclaimed director behind the Oscar-winning 2008 documentary Man on Wire--about which Marsh spoke in a previous Subtitles, available here--is back as the middle man in Channel 4's riveting, disturbing three-part series Red Riding. Set against the backdrop of the notorious Yorkshire Ripper serial killer of the 1970s and 80s, who kidnapped, tortured, raped and murdered women and girls, the trilogy was adapted by Tony Grisoni from David Peace's quartet of novels and first aired in March 2009. It's divided into three separate films, each with a different director. Julian Jarrold (Kinky Boots, the 2008 cinematic iteration of Brideshead Revisited) helmed 1974, Marsh's 1980 continues the saga and Anand Tucker (Hilary and Jackie) concludes it with 1983 (26 minutes).
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