Set against the backdrop of London in the swinging sixties, Ridley Road is in an East End world where far-right fascism is on the rise. When Vivien Epstein follows her lover into danger and he is caught between life and death, Vivien finds herself going undercover with the fascists, not only for him, but for the sake of her country.
Episode One: Inspired by true events. In 1962 Vivien, a Jewish hairdresser from Manchester, runs away to London from her upcoming marriage in pursuit of her true love, Jack. Here she discovers an underground organization working to stop the rise of a far-right movement led by Hitler fanatic Colin Jordan. After an attack leaves a young Jewish boy dead, Vivien becomes the only one who can stop them.
Episode Two: Vivien meets fascist leader Colin Jordan who takes her into the heart of the National Socialist Movement. She needs to find Jack, but she also uncovers vital intelligence on the Movement and their plans for the Jewish community. Meanwhile in Manchester her parents have realized she's missing and are doing whatever they can to try and find her.
Episode Three: After spending the night in his room Vivien has a run in with Colin Jordan's wife Francoise Dior. She finds out the fascists are mounting an international operation and planning a rally right in the heart of the Jewish community. The 62 Group do everything they can to stop them. Meanwhile the community have had enough and decide to Make a Stand against the National Socialists.
Episode Four: With time running out Vivien risks everything to Take Down Colin and the National Socialist Movement. But what she doesn't know is her cover may have been blown, putting both herself and Jack in real danger. With Soly in prison and the 62 Group in chaos it's left to Vivien herself to make it out alive. Meanwhile Vivien's family have realized the truth about where she's been.
Producer: Susanne Simpson, Betsan Morris Evans
Executive Producer: Lucy Riher, Ayela Butt, Rebecca Eaton, Nicola Shindler, Sarah Solemani, Jo Bloom
Production Company: RED Production Company; BBC; Masterpiece; Endeavour Content
Production Year: 2021
Copyright Year: 2021
Director: Lisa Mulcahy
Actors: Agnes O'Casey, Rory Kinnear, Eddie Marsan, Tom Varey, Will Keen, Samantha Spiro, Rita Tushingham, Tamzin Outhwaite, Tracy-Ann Oberman
Writers: Sarah Solemani, Jo Bloom
Number of Discs: 2
Length: 220 minutes
Number of Episodes: 4
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Language Track: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen