‘Kiri’ is a four-part British television crime drama miniseries starring Sarah Lancashire. The series is set in Bristol. It centres on the abduction of Kiri Akindele, a nine-year-old black girl. Kiri lives with her foster parents Jim and Alice Warner and their teenage son Si.
The Warners are a middle-class white couple who fostered her at age four and are about to adopt her; Miriam Grayson, is a disorganised middle-aged social worker and Kiri is in her care, and her boss is Julie Burnett.
Kiri has been taken to the house of her paternal grandfather Tobi Akindele and his second wife for supervised visits once a month by Miriam, who has been investigated in relation to previous cases in which her decisions have resulted in negative outcomes.
Kiri’s father is 28-year-old Nathanial. He is a violent, drug dealing ex-convict from Peckham, London who has a history of grievous bodily harm and is not allowed to have contact with Kiri.