Genre Crime drama
Country of origin Italy
First episode date January 2005
Program creator Pietro Valsecchi
Created by Pietro Valsecchi
Original language(s) Italian
Network Canale 5
|Directed by Alexis Sweet (seasons 1-3)Pier Belloni (season 4)Fabio Tagliavia (seasons 5-6)Francesco Miccichè (seasons 7-8)|
Starring Lorenzo FlahertyNicole GrimaudoFilippo NigroStefano PesceUgo DigheroGiulia MicheliniGea LioneloGiamperdo JudicaNino D' AgataPaolo Maria ScalondroLeonardo TreviglioRomina MondelloMicaela RamazzottiFabio TroianoMichele VenitucciGiorgia SurinaJun IchickawaMagdalena GrochowskaEuridice AxenPrimo ReggianiMary PetruoloMarco RossetiClaudio CastargiovaniSimone GandolfoLucia RossiPerluiggi Coralo
Cast Nicole Grimaudo, Giancarlo Judica Cordiglia
Spin-offs R.I.S. Roma – Delitti imperfetti, R.I.S, police scientifique
Similar Gomorrah, Don Matteo, L'onore e il rispetto, Inspector De Luca, The Young Montalbano
RIS Delitti Imperfetti is an Italian television series, created in 2004 by Pietro Valsecchi, broadcast since January 2005 on Canale 5. The title, where RIS is an acronym for Reparto Investigazioni Scientifiche (an actual, real-life unit of the Carabinieri, the Italian gendarmerie), could be approximately translated into English as Unit of Scientific Investigations: Imperfect Crimes. As the title indicates, the series is a crime drama, focusing on the scientific aspects of crime investigations, in a similar vein to the popular American TV series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (though RIS is not a remake thereof).
The Series follows the team of forensics who are trying to solve the case with help of evidence. Head of the R.I.S in first five seasons was Ricardo Venturi and in last three seasons Lucia Brancato. Location of the series is in Parma (seasons 1-5) and Rome (seasons 6-8). The change of location was made because Ghirelli (who has been in Parma in 4th and 5th season) and Flavia (who had been in Parma in 5th season) moved in Rome at the beginning of the 6th season.
The series has successfully spawned three remakes; a French R.I.S, police scientifique, German R. I. S. – Die Sprache der Toten and Spanish RIS Cientifica.