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DI Ray

Discover DI Ray, a refreshing and necessary addition to the detective drama genre, that sees the talented and acclaimed Parminder Nagra (13 Reasons Why, ER, Bend It Like Beckham), give an impressive, powerful performance as the titular lead. Created and written by Line of Duty star, and one-to-watch scribe Maya Sondhi (Ackley Bridge, EastEnders) with Jed Mercurio as Exec Producer, this riveting and groundbreaking new series is set to arrive on DVD this July courtesy of Acorn Media International, following its transmission on ITV.

After a heroic arrest brings her to the attention of the decision makers on the force, DI Rachita Ray (Nagra) a British Asian policewoman is promoted to homicide... But her initial excitement on the promotion is quickly quashed by the underlying feeling that she landed the role as a box-ticking exercise, rather than on her merit as a detective.

Assigned to investigate a suspected honour killing of a young Muslim man, she quickly realises the two suspects - brothers from a British Hindu family - aren't guilty. The evidence against them is flimsy at best, but her attempts to convey this to her superiors and colleagues falls on deaf ears.

Hidden biases and a desire to close the case as soon as possible, means no one is listening... that is, until she discovers a much more sinister crime. As Ray uncovers a complex web of deceit within organised crime, she also lays bare deep-seated issues about her own identity - that she has buried for many years - wounds born out of a desperate desire to belong after a lifetime of being made to feel like an outsider.

This Birmingham set crime-drama, features a stellar cast including Gemma Whelan (White House Farm, Gentleman Jack, Game of Thrones) and Jamie Bamber (Marcella, The Smoke, Law & Order UK), the four-part series is directed by Bridgerton's Alex Pillai and produced by Code 404's Charlotte Surtees, and arrives on DVD and digital 4 July 2022.



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