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Ridley: Adrian Dunbar's New ITV Detective Drama Begins Filming

Lucy Devine

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Ridley: Adrian Dunbar's New ITV Detective Drama Begins Filming

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A new drama coming to ITV, starring Line of Duty's Adrian Dunbar, has just started filming.

The detective drama, Ridley, stars Adrian as detective Alex Ridley, who is about to retire from the police.

The drama follows Alex as he resumes his partnership with former protégée, DI Carol Farman (played by Bronagh Waugh) who has enlisted Alex to help on a complex murder case.

There's a new drama coming to ITV, and it stars Line of Duty's Adrian Dunbar (Credit: ITV)
There's a new drama coming to ITV, and it stars Line of Duty's Adrian Dunbar (Credit: ITV)

ITV explain: "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."

Adrian previously played Ted Hastings (Credit: BBC)
Adrian previously played Ted Hastings (Credit: BBC)

Alongside Adrian and Bronagh, the cast also includes Terence Maynard (Time, Coronation Street) as DCI Paul Goodwin, George Bukhari (Years and Years, The A Word) as DC Darren Lakhan, Georgie Glen (The Crown, Call the Midwife) as pathologist Dr Wendy Newstone, Bhavna Limbachia (Citizen Khan, Coronation Street), Aidan McArdle (The Trial of Christine Keeler, The Fall) and Julie Graham (Shetland, Penance).

Speaking about the drama, Adrian said: “Ridley has begun shooting and we really couldn’t be off to a better start. Despite the wintry weather, everything from cast and crew right down to the catering is excellent.

"Bronagh Waugh has stepped into her character’s shoes seamlessly and we have been joined by some great actors with more to come.”

The Fall's Bronagh Waugh also stars (Credit: BBC)
The Fall's Bronagh Waugh also stars (Credit: BBC)

Co-creator Jonathan Fisher added: “It’s a real thrill for filming to be underway with such a top-rate cast starring alongside Adrian Dunbar and led by a superb production team. We can’t wait to share this absorbing new detective series with our audience.”

We can't wait for this to arrive on our screens! Filming has only just started, but we're hopeful it could be on our tellies later this year.

Topics: TV And Film, ITV, Line of Duty

Lucy Devine
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