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Ridley

  • Episode:

    1 of 4

  • Transmission (TX):

    Sun 28 Aug 2022

  • TX Confirmed

    Yes

  • Time

    8.00pm - 10.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 35 2022 : Sat 27 Aug - Fri 02 Sep

  • Channel:

    ITV

  • Published:

    Thu 18 Aug 2022

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Ridley

Series overview

The series will introduce us to charismatic Ex Detective Inspector Alex Ridley, who has retired from the police force after years of dedicated service due to his health concerns and grief after losing his wife and daughter. Ridley’s replacement is DI Carol Farman his former protégée whom Ridley mentored for many years. When he's enlisted by Carol as a police consultant on a complex and compelling murder case, the investigation takes a dark and unexpected twist. Turning to her old mentor for support, Carol is keen to access Ridley’s unique insight into crime-solving which has served them so well in the past.

With more intriguing cases to solve, Ridley will be enticed out of retirement into his former role, reviving his formidable and successful partnership with Carol. 

Inspired by real life retired detectives re-joining police forces in a consultancy role given increasingly over-stretched resources, Ridley will explore thought provoking crime stories in an original and distinctive way.

Episode 1

When a local farmer is found dead, Ridley is called on by his ex-colleague and newly promoted DI Carol Farman to assist on a missing persons case that remains unsolved after 13 years. Ridley always suspected the investigation was flawed, and that the wrong man was tried for Hannah's Lindsay's abduction. As they delve deeper, they uncover another body, and a shocking secret. 

 Core Cast:

Alex Ridley……………………………………………………………………....……. Adrian Dunbar
DI Carol Farman…………………………………………………………………… Bronagh Waugh
DCI Paul Goodwin……………………………………………………………… Terence Maynard
DC Darren Lakhan…………………………………………………………………. George Bukhari
Dr Wendy Newstone…………………………………………………………………  Georgie Glen
Annie Marling……………………………………………………………………………. Julie Graham
Michael Flannery……………………………………………………………………. Aidan McArdle
Geri Farman………………………………………………………………………. Bhavna Limbachia
Jack Farman …………………………………………………………………………. Tareq Al-Jeddal

Episode 1:

Moll Halpin………………………………………………………………………… Jennifer Hennessy
Catherine Halpin ……………………………………………………………… Alexandra Hannant
Jesse Halpin ……………………………………………………………………. Rob Mitchell-James
Lorna Spalden …………………………………………………………………… Amanda Lawrence
Esther Parry …………………………………………………………………………… Pauline Turner
Steve Parry……………………………………………………………………………. Conor Lowson
Daniel Preston ……………………………………………………………………...Graeme Hawley
Penny Lindsey ………………………………………………………………….…… Erin Shanagher
Gill Moreland ……………………………………………………………… Caroline Lee-Johnson
Adam Moreland …………………………………………………………………… Reece Douglas
Jean Dixon ……………………………………………………………………. Elizabeth Berrington