ITV DI Ray star Parminder Nagra reveals the ‘challenge’ of filming Birmingham crime

Parminder Nagra has talked about some of the challenges she faced while recording her new series. The Bend It Like Beckham star will lead the cast of DI Ray, a new Birmingham-based crime drama.

Speaking to The One Show hosts Alex Jones and Ronan Keating via video link, Parminder opened up about working with Jed Mercurio on the new ITV drama. The Line of Duty boss acted as executive producer for the series.

After sharing a preview clip, Ronan asked, “It’s your first starring role in a TV drama, but do you feel it’s one of the hardest things you’ve ever done?

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Parminder replied, “Yes, I usually think when you make a series that you made before you make one episode at a time, then you make episode one, episode two and so on.

“In this we recorded four episodes, then four hours of TV at once. So in the morning you could do something for episode four and in the afternoon you could do something from episode one.”

She continued, “So I’m just trying to get my brain around it and have to constantly ask the screenwriter where I came from right now, or did that thing happen to me? So just keep track of it and make sure you’re a point. was a challenge, but hopefully we did. “

DI Ray starts on Monday 2 May at 21 on ITV and ITV Hub

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