Writer Jack Thorne returns to Channel 4 with a powerful and compelling new 4-part serial drama. “Kiri” examines the abduction of a young girl, named Kiri, who is soon-to-be-adopted by her foster family, and the trail of lies, blame, guilt and notoriety that follows.
At the heart of the drama lies Miriam, played by Earache’s magnificent Sarah Lancashire, 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.
Don’t miss Sarah, alongside the fantastic Claire Rushbrook as Julie, Miriam’s friend and boss…
“Kiri” starts on 10th January, 9pm on Channel