Ridley returns to ITV on Sunday and Adrian Dunbar returns as the titular detective in Lancashire. Every week, Ridley tackles a new murder case, alongside his former protege Carol Farman (Bronagh Waugh). Express.co.uk has everything you need to know about who’s joining the cast for episode three.
Who is in Episode 3 of Ridley?
Ray Trevice – George Costigan
Ray is played by George Costigan, a 75-year-old English actor who played Bob in the movie Rita, Sue and Bob Too.
His partner is writer Julia North and they wrote an episode of Birds of a Feather together in 1990.
The father of three has also starred in Happy Valley and So Haunt Me.
Simon Cranfield – Gary Pillai
Gary Pillai plays Simon and he is an English actor, director and acting coach.
He is known for his appearances in The Bill, Coronation Street, Torchwood and Emmerdale.
Viewers may also recognize him as DC MaClean from Family Affairs in the late 90s.
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Jed Varnham – Bryan Dick
Jed Varnham is played by Bryan Dick, a 44-year-old television, theater and film actor.
He played Ernie Wise in the BBC biopic about Morecambe and Wise, Eric and Ernie.
His other credits include All the Small Things and Blood and Chocolate.
Liza Varnham – Lucy Robinson
Liza is played by Lucy Robinson, a 56-year-old actress who has had plenty of television roles.
She played the role of Louisa Hurst in Pride and Prejudice and Robyn Duff in Cold Feet.
Her film credits include Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
Duncan Darwin – Jack Deam
Jack Deam plays Duncan and he’s a 50-year-old actor known for his role as Marty Fisher in Shameless.
Fans may also recognize him as Inspector Mallory from Father Brown.
He was born Ian Deam but uses his grandfather’s name as his stage name.
Seb Marshbrook – Gareth George
Seb is played by Gareth George, who had a role in Coronation Street as an extra.
He also had a small role in the Tin Star series, with Ridley scoring the next of his guest appearances.
Julie Conway – Hopi Grace
Hopi Grace plays the role of Julie and she played the role of Emma McAdams in the series Time.
She also played Ruth Farnsby in an episode of Vera and a Coronation Street Policeman.
The actress recently starred in the secret bonus episode of Netflix’s The Sandman.
Tony Alderford – Ian Talbot
Tony is played by Ian Talbot, a 79-year-old actor and director best known for playing Klout in Doctor Who.
His other credits include Casualty, Degrees of Error and The Bill.
Receptionist – Christine Walsh
Christine Walsh is an actress and writer who played a nurse in Emmerdale and an occupational therapist in Coronation Street.
She has also starred in Hollyoaks, Cold Feet and Tin Star.
Ridley airs on ITV on Sunday at 8 p.m.