Cast announced for TV series based on Jo Bloom’s ‘Ridley Road’

Aggi O’Casey and Tom Varey will star in the lead roles of Ridley Road based upon Jo Bloom’s critically acclaimed novel of the same name.

The cast will also feature such household names as Rory Kinnear, Tamzin Outhwaite, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Eddie Marsan, Samantha Spiro and Rita Tushingham.

Ridley Road tells the story of a young Jewish woman, Vivien Epstein, played by Aggi O’Casey, in her first television role. After falling in love with a member of the 62 Group, she rejects her comfortable middle-class life in Manchester and joins the fight against fascism in London, risking everything for her beliefs and for the man she loves.

The show has recently gone into production and will air on BBC One.