Ridley Road will premiere on BBC One on Sunday October 3rd at 9pm, it has been announced. All episode will also be available to stream on the BBC iPlayer following the broadcast of the series premiere.
Ridley Road follows Vivien, a young Jewish woman, who, inspired by the struggle of the 62 Group – a coalition from the Jewish community who stood up against rising neo-Nazism in post-war Britain – leaves her comfortable life in Manchester and starts to work with them when she realises that Jack, her missing boyfriend has been badly injured. Vivien infiltrates the NSM, a neo-Nazi movement which is becoming increasingly prominent in London.
As Vivien descends further into the fascist organisation, she must face challenges both to her courage and her commitment to the cause. The four-part drama, which is based on the novel by Jo Bloom and was penned by Sarah Solemani, is produced by Red Production Company and stars Agnes O’Casey, Rory Kinnear, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Eddie Marsan, Tamzin Outhwaite, Samantha Spiro, Rita Tushingham, Danny Hatchard and Tom Varey. Betsan Morris Evans is the series producer, while Lisa Mulcahy is the director. The executive producers are Sarah Solemani, Nicola Shindler, Ayela Butt and Lucy Richer.
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