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National Treasure: Kiri 

Kiri (original title)
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A drama dealing with the abduction and murder of a young black girl, soon to be adopted by her white foster family, and the trail of lies, blame, guilt and notoriety which follow.
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Series cast summary:
Sarah Lancashire ...  Miriam Grayson 4 episodes, 2018
Lia Williams ...  Alice Warner 4 episodes, 2018
Lucian Msamati ...  Tobi Akindele 4 episodes, 2018
Wunmi Mosaku ...  DI Vanessa Mercer 4 episodes, 2018
Steven Mackintosh ...  Jim Warner 4 episodes, 2018
Finn Bennett Finn Bennett ...  Si Warner 4 episodes, 2018
Paapa Essiedu ...  Nate Akindele 4 episodes, 2018
Felicia Mukasa Felicia Mukasa ...  Kiri Akindele 4 episodes, 2018
Andi Osho ...  Rochelle Akindele 4 episodes, 2018
Claire Rushbrook ...  Julie 3 episodes, 2018
Sue Johnston ...  Celia Grayson 2 episodes, 2018
Devonte Edwards Devonte Edwards ...  Anthon 2 episodes, 2018
Scarlett Brookes Scarlett Brookes ...  Gabby 2 episodes, 2018
John Humphrys John Humphrys ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2018
Nathaniel Martello-White ...  Ade 2 episodes, 2018
Brendan Patricks ...  Paul 2 episodes, 2018
Gary Shelford Gary Shelford ...  Phil 2 episodes, 2018
Michael Shelford ...  DC Doug Thompson 2 episodes, 2018
Jonathan Slinger ...  James 2 episodes, 2018
Cara Theobold ...  Lucy 2 episodes, 2018
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A drama dealing with the abduction and murder of a young black girl, soon to be adopted by her white foster family, and the trail of lies, blame, guilt and notoriety which follow.

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Blood on whose hands?

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Official Sites:

Channel 4 [United Kingdom] | Hulu

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

National Treasure: Kiri See more »

Filming Locations:

Cardiff, Wales, UK See more »

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Writer Jack Thorne set this series in his hometown of Bristol, England. See more »

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Taught but contrived
23 February 2018 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

Kiri tells the taught story of the murder of a girl in foster care. In addition to a mystery - who did it the deed? - there is also a persistent theme about the inhumanity of modern insitutions, and how a culture of accountability leads to a focus on competence in the narrowest of senses, a determination to keep control of the narrative, and a fundamental lack of empathy for those who are nominally served. It feels horrific and believable, but it's also one of those stories that would be overwhelmingly powerful if true. After all, even Harry Potter had to deal with Dolores Umbridge; the fact that a certain type of monster is a well-estanblished trope is not necessarily an acccurate reflection of the state of the world. Judged purely as drama, it suffers from the fact that its protagonists are sympathetic only to the extent that they are victims; there's little nuance in its portrait of power. Sarah Lancashire, playing a scapegoated social worker, is as excellent as you would expect; Lia Williams is also good, albeit in a somewhat contrived role. It's far from a bad series - but it's too schematic to have the full emotional impact to which it aspires.


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