BAFTA-winner Jack Thorne is the writer of this compelling 4-part crime drama. Kiri examines the abduction of a young black girl, named Kiri, who is soon-to-be-adopted by her white foster family, and the trail of lies, blame, guilt and notoriety that follows.
At the heart of the drama lies Miriam, played by BAFTA and RTS award-winner Sarah Lancashire (Happy Valley, Last Tango in Halifax), an experienced, no-nonsense social worker who loves and believes in her job, but has a maverick and instinctive approach to protecting the children in her care. Miriam arranges for Kiri to have an unsupervised visit with her biological grandparents.
But when Kiri disappears during the visit, the fingers of suspicion and blame from the police, the press, and even her colleagues, point firmly at Miriam. As the media spotlight around the story intensifies, Miriam, as well as both sets of families, are forced to ask the toughest questions, not just of themselves, but of each other.
Sarah Lancashire as Miriam Grayson
Lucian Msamati as Tobi Akindele
Paapa Essiedu as Nate Akindele
Steven Mackintosh as Jim Warner
Lia Williams as Alice Warner
Finn Bennett as Si Warner
Wunmi Mosaku as DI Mercer
Felicia Mukasa as Kiri Akindele
Andi Osho as Rochelle Akindele
UK | Channel 4 | 2018