The BBC has revealed the first look images from the upcoming mini-series adaptation ‘Ridley Road’.
Inspired by the struggle of the 62 Group, a coalition of Jewish men who stood up against rising neo-Nazism in post-war Britain, Ridley Road sees Vivien leaving her comfortable life in Manchester and starting to work with them when she realises that Jack, her missing boyfriend (played by Varey) has been badly injured. Vivien infiltrates the NSM, a neo-Nazi movement that is becoming increasingly prominent in London. As Vivien descends further into the fascist organisation, both her courage and loyalties are challenged.
The 4 x 60 thriller is adapted by award-winning writer Sarah Solemani (Barry, Aphrodite Fry), from the critically acclaimed novel by Jo Bloom. It stars Rory Kinnear, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Eddie Marsan, Tamzin Outhwaite Samantha Spiro, Rita Tushingham, Danny Hatchard and Tom Varey, Ridley Road tells the story of a young Jewish woman, Vivien Epstein played by Agnes O’Casey, in her first television role.
The show hits BBC One later this year.