BAFTA award-winning writer Jack Thorne returns with a powerful new series. This compelling drama examines the abduction and death of a young black girl - 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, 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.
Tobi, who is Kiri’s birth grandfather, finds both his race and dysfunctional relationship with his son, the prime suspect in Kiri’s murder, put under the microscope. Meanwhile Alice, Kiri’s fiercely articulate white foster mother, watches as her family starts to crumble under the pressure of very public grief.
Starring Sarah Lancashire (Happy Valley), Lia Williams (The Crown), Steven Mackintosh (The Halcyon), Sue Johnstone (Downton Abbey), Claire Rushbrook (Genius) and Lucian Msamati (Taboo).