Airdate: D.I. Ray

Critically-acclaimed UK crime thriller is written by a Line of Duty writer.

Critically-acclaimed UK crime thriller D.I. Ray is coming to SBS in June.

The 4 part series created by Maya Sondhi (Line of Duty) and produced by Jed Mercurio stars Parminder Nagra (The Blacklist) as newly-promoted Detective Inspector Rachita Ray, assigned to a homicide case that forces her to face a lifelong personal conflict.

It also features Gemma Whelan and Jamie Bamber. This debuted in the UK last week.

Set in Birmingham, DI Ray introduces us to Leicester-born Rachita Ray (Parminder Nagra), a police officer who takes on a case that forces her to confront a lifelong personal conflict between her British identity and her South Asian heritage. Rachita achieves the promotion she has been waiting for when she is asked to join a homicide investigation. However, on her first day she is told the murder to which she has been assigned is a ‘Culturally Specific Homicide.’ Rachita’s heart sinks – she suspects she is a ‘token appointment’, chosen for her ethnicity rather than her ability.

9.30pm Thursday 9 June on SBS.

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  1. Mercurio has started churning out stuff that he isn’t writing. Trigger Point was awful even though it had Vicky McLure as the lead, D.I. Ray is mediocre, Bloodlands was a bit better, largely due to Nesbitt, and got renewed for a second season. Part of Peak TV.

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