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Ridley (2022)

Crime | Mystery 
Popularity 103
Rayting:   6.4/10 441 votes
Country: UK
Language: English

Retired Detective Alex Ridley is lured back into service as a consultant detective when his former protégée, Carol Farman, needs help cracking a complex murder case.

Episode Guide

Season 1

September 18, 2022Episode 4 The Numbered Days
September 11, 2022Episode 3 Swansong
September 4, 2022Episode 2 Hospitality

Best Ridley Episodes

Top 20 (Ranked)

August 28, 2022star7.1 84 votesS1E1 The Peaceful Garden
September 4, 2022star7.0 44 votesS1E2 Hospitality
September 11, 2022star6.8 24 votesS1E3 Swansong
September 18, 2022star0.0 0 votesS1E4 The Numbered Days

Ridley Trailer

User Reviews

giles-horton 29 August 2022

bets10. Seen it all before - bar the 'singing' detective, is which in itself is ludicrous and bang average. Detective with sad backstory, female lead copper who clearly has to be married to a woman of colour (sic.), angry boss, aloof pathologist, distant stares in to the distance to show angst.

Those are just the start of the horrors. Then script is one of the very worst I have witnessed for some time.

No wonder prime time terrestrial TV is taking a battering. Sadly, however, this will probably be recommissioned as it will still be watched by enough viewers on a Sunday night, who have come to expect less and less from their viewing.

giles-horton 29 August 2022

Seen it all before - bar the 'singing' detective, is which in itself is ludicrous and bang average. Detective with sad backstory, female lead copper who clearly has to be married to a woman of colour (sic.), angry boss, aloof pathologist, distant stares in to the distance to show angst.

Those are just the start of the horrors. Then script is one of the very worst I have witnessed for some time.

No wonder prime time terrestrial TV is taking a battering. Sadly, however, this will probably be recommissioned as it will still be watched by enough viewers on a Sunday night, who have come to expect less and less from their viewing.

phanes-94831 4 September 2022

Ridley watchseries. Surely people are getting tired of all this woke box ticking BS now? Every woke box that could be tick has so far been ticked. Overly represented ethnic minority cast in the rural English countryside, mixed race lesbian couple, black police chief.....I just can't deal with all this crap now. Why do they insist on making this rubbish, what had the potential to be a great series they just ruined. Saying that the plot is a think as water soup. Probably something pushed out quite quickly to make up for the lost Covid times. Back to films and series from the 60s and 70s for me. Tough to fill 600 characters when what you have just watched can be solved up in 2 words.

Foxtrot-Alpha777 7 September 2022

The acting in Trumpton is less wooden than this show and it demonstrates why Adrian Dumbar might be good enough as a support actor but never a lead man, sorry but it's the truth.

The plots are hardly original, lack pace and no suspense, a far cry from Line of Duty. It is strangely watchable on a Sunday evening when you are looking for nothing demanding although Antiques Roadshow has more plot twists than this and is significantly more exciting.

The biggest fear from the episodes I have seen is that he clearly intends to sing at the end of each episode in a fashion only Jane McDonald would appreciate. I know he sings in a band but please drop this bit, it's going to become laughable.

Watchable but not a classic, I give it one series maybe two if they are lucky.

bjarias 29 August 2022

... great start to this British police procedural drama in four standalone stories... the first of this four-part mini-series is longer than many movies, yet it plays exceptionally well for its 120 minute length... all the cast is very well selected and to a man (or woman) perform admirably

... Adrian Dunbar has been in several well-known-heralded series: Line of Duty, Broken, Blood, Five Fables.. to name just several in his long illustrious forty-plus-year-career... his work stands on its own merit... another good one, Ridley looks to be a most entertaining addition to his long body of achievements.

davidwoodford 29 August 2022

There is nothing i can say that hasn't already been said but I have to ask Why is the background music so loud, and becomes louder when people are whispering. I'm getting older and my hearing is not so good but when the music plays, it prevents me hearing what is being said. I can't be the only one with this problem.

I normally have subtitles on to overcome this, but they are not available on the Player, consequently, I have to have the volume turned up, so the whole street can hear it.

Films shown on TV are the same, but we are told this is because of the way sound is programmed specifically for Cinemas, and sound separation is different on a TV.

Why then, do programmers try to emulate the sound produced for films, knowing that the standard TV system cannot separate the sounds.

This is becoming a problem with most Drama programmes available on TV these days.

damianfallon5 28 August 2022

Oh dear ! Adrian Dunbar what have you done ? This is bad , and not in a good way - it's just bad . Every single cliché in the TV detective handbook is brought out . Our hero is very troubled , he's known personal tragedy , so tragic it's made him drink and move to a strange cabin in the woods so he's very difficult to track down . He co-owns a bar and just drops in to talk about the meaning of life with the owner , he plays the piano when he's not playing music at home - of course it's jazz played on vinyl records on a turntable. His boss doesn't really want him and they clash . Literally every scene puts you in mind of other programmes that you've seen a thousand times . In fact the most fun you can have watching this derivative tripe is to play a game where you name the old shows the writers of Ridley have stolen ideas from , so far I've got Bosch , The Killing , Morse , Endeavour , Vera , Broadchurch , The Bay and Dublin Murders . Maybe you can add to the list , it's more entertaining than watching this unoriginal show .

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