Deeply disturbing contemporary noir, the first in a trilogy (from three different directors), that was originally filmed for British TV's Channel 4 and based on four crime novels from David Pearce. Events are inspired by the sadistic murders of young girls and women in Yorkshire with Riding referring to the trio of administrative areas in the county. In this first film, cocky Leeds crime reporter Eddie Dunford links a series of torture deaths of little girls together. This leads him to surly police detective Bill Molloy, one of the coppers bought off by powerful local developer John Dawson, who commit and cover-up various crimes. Also involved are vicar Martin Laws, young rent boy BJ, and grieving mother Paula Garland.