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Airdate: Ridley Road

Drama is 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.

New UK period drama Ridley Road will screen on ABC in November.

The 4 part thriller which has just launched in Britain is set in 1962 and sees Vivien (Agnes O’Casey) a young Jewish hairdresser from Manchester, join an underground movement trying to stop the rise of the far-right.

This is based on a true story, and also features Tom Varey, Rory Kinnear, Eddie Marsan.

Inspired by the struggle of the 62 Group, a coalition of Jewish men who stood up against rising neo-Nazism in post-war Britain, Vivien starts working with them when she realises that Jack, her missing boyfriend (Tom Varey), has been badly injured. Vivien infiltrates the NSM, a neo-Nazi movement which is becoming increasingly prominent in London, risking everything for her beliefs and for the man she loves.

Saturday 13th November at 8.20pm on ABC.

 

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