New ITV detective drama ‘Ridley’ featuring a score by Ben Foster will begin airing on ITV Sunday 28th August. The cast includes Adrian Dunbar (Line of Duty, Blood) Terence Maynard (Time, Coronation Street), George Bukhari (Years and Years, The A Word) and Georgie Glen (The Crown, Call the Midwife).
‘The series will introduce us to charismatic Detective Inspector Alex Ridley, who is retiring from the police after years of dedicated service. Ridley’s replacement is DI Carol Farman (Bronagh Waugh), 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 turn. 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 revive 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.’