Fresh, relevant and thought-provoking, ‘DI Ray’ is a four-part drama written by ‘Line of Duty’ actress and screenwriter Maya Sondhi and exec-produced by Jed Mercurio.
Set in Birmingham, ‘DI Ray’ introduces us to Leicester-born Rachita Ray, 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’s been waiting for when she’s asked to join a homicide investigation.
However, on her first day she’s told the murder to which she’s been assigned is a ‘Culturally Specific Homicide.’ Rachita’s heart sinks – she suspects she’s a ‘token appointment’, chosen for her ethnicity rather than her ability. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Rachita sticks to the case, determined to both find the killer and call out the obvious biases her colleagues are bringing to the investigation…
Watch L&C’s fantastic Steve Oram as DS Clive Bottomley in ‘DI Ray’from Monday 2nd May, ITV at 9pm