Paul Matthew Thompson

Adrian Dunbar to star in ITV’s new detective drama Ridley

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Written by the RTS Award-winning writer Paul Matthew Thompson (Vera), Ridley will follow the veteran Detective Inspector Alex Ridley who, after 25 years as a homicide investigator, has been nudged into retirement.

Despite decades of dedicated service, the charismatic Ridley still feels as if he has been cast out from the job he loves in his prime. His replacement comes in the form of his former mentee and protégé, acting DI Carol Farman.