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Gritty local drama Red Riding gets a BAFTA
Rebecca Hall as Paula Garland in 1974
Rebecca Hall as Paula Garland in 1974 - the first part of the Red Riding trilogy

Yorkshire drama Red Riding has been honoured at the BAFTA Television Awards, on Sunday 6 June 2010.

Rebecca Hall picked up the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Paula Garland, the mother of a missing child in 1974.

1974 was the first part of the Red Riding Trilogy which was also nominated in the Best Drama Serial category.

The prestigious awards ceremony was held at London's Palladium and hosted by comic/presenter Graham Norton.

Rebecca Hall fought off stiff competition from Sophie Okonedo (Criminal Justice), Lauren Socha (The Unloved) and Imelda Staunton (Cranford), to scoop the award.

Red Riding failed to win the in the Best Drama Serial category, losing out to Occupation, in which three soldiers return to Basra for differing reasons.

The Red Riding trilogy had already picked up two BAFTA Craft Awards in May 2010, with the award for Costume Design going to Natalie Ward for 1974 and the award for Photography and Lighting Fiction going to David Higg for 1983.

David Peace
The author of the Red Riding novels - David Peace

Red Riding was made with funding and production support from Screen Yorkshire. Adapted by Toni Grisoni from Ossett-born author David Peace's cult noir novels, although funding issues meant that only three of the four Peace novels made it to the screen.

The result was an ambitious, dark and gritty trilogy of interlinking films set in the dark and paranoid world of 1970s and early 1980s Yorkshire, in which corruption and venality seem to be everywhere.

The cast list for the trilogy reads like a who's who of British acting talent including David Morrissey, Paddy Considine, Sean Bean, Warren Clarke, Jim Carter, Mark Addy, Eddie Marsan, Maxine Peake, Peter Mullan and Sean Harris.

Interiors were filmed at Leeds Independent Studios on Kirkstall Road while location shooting took place at the Yorkshire Post building on Wellington Street, Seacroft and Cookridge hospitals, Temple Newsam and the Brudenell Social Club in Hyde Park.

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