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Adaptation of Jo Bloom's novel Ridley Road airs on BBC One

4th Oct, 2021
Books, Television

Ridley Road, adapted from critically acclaimed novel by Jo Bloom, aired last night on BBC One. The gripping four-part series tells the tale of a young Jewish hairdresser who becomes an unlikely hero in the post-war fight against fascism.

Inspired by a true story, it follows hairdresser Vivien, who moves to London to search for a boy she once had a romance with. She soon becomes part of anti-fascist collective The 62 Group and goes undercover to gather intelligence on neo-Nazi organisation the National Socialist Movement.

In iNews it’s been listed in their round up of this week’s best TV. It was also featured in Marielle Frostrup’s Times Radio show where the adaptation was described as “amazingly shot and amazingly cast” with a “fascinating and gripping story”.

The four-part adaptation will be on BBC One, Sundays at 9pm. You can catch up through iPlayer here.