Anorak News | Madeleine McCann: David Peace’s West Riding Trilogy, Fact And Fiction

Madeleine McCann: David Peace’s West Riding Trilogy, Fact And Fiction

by | 4th, March 2009

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann:

The Independent: “Red Riding: Yorkshire noir on TV – Channel 4’s trilogy of films based on David Peace’s ‘Yorkshire noir’ novels, will shock even seasoned viewers of crime drama, says Gerard Gilbert”

Terrific books. Worth reading, and must be read in order.

As John Stalker, who was Assistant Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police in 1980 and headed the inquiry into the RUC’s “shoot-to-kill” policy in Northern Ireland, told Radio Times: “It’s the most shocking portrayal of a named force I’ve ever seen.”

Grim stuff. Brilliant stuff. Fictional stuff. Read them. Then try to sleep.

“David Peace said the Kiszko case was a tragic source of inspiration,” says Tony Grisoni. “Throughout the development of these scripts, we were haunted by reality that seemed to mirror the fiction: Stephen Lawrence, Madeleine McCann, Natascha Kampusch, Shannon Matthews, Josef Fritzl, the Yorkshire Ripper hoaxer… Sometimes, it was difficult to tell the real world from the dark fictions we were weaving.”

Indeed. Fact and fiction.

The Herald 24: “Real Life ‘Cracker’ To Give Talk At Hertford Heath’s Haileybury”

His recent television appearances include Newsnight, Election Unspun and Tonight with Trevor MacDonald.

His most recent book, Hunting Evil: Inside the Ipswich Serial Murders, (co-written with Paul Harrison) was published by Sphere on 20 March 2008.

He was responsible for the psychological profiling of the Ipswich serial killer, and was the psychological consultant for Big Brother until resigning on ethical grounds (he found that all of the advice he was giving in order to keep the house as humane as possible was being ignored deliberately to create somewhere inhumane and hostile where people would fall out).

Prof Wilson was also asked to profile the Madeleine McCann abductor but declined.

And told everyone about it.

This Is Exeter: “It’s not all glamour for Faye but TV role is her dream career”

RUBBING shoulders with celebrities like Russell Crowe then announcing breaking news live on air is all in a day’s work for Faye Barker.

Ever since she was a child growing up in Exeter, Faye always dreamed of becoming a television presenter, but the reality isn’t perhaps always as glamorous as she had hoped.


As a rolling news presenter she’s covered major international events including the Boxing Day tsunami, the ongoing conflict in the Middle East and the search for Madeleine McCann.

She has even turned her hand to undercover journalism for three series of the ITV1 consumer programme Package Holiday Undercover.

Faye ‘s CV is also here.

War. Mass death. Missing kids. All a TV hack’s career stopping stones.

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