Samantha Spiro

Aggi O’Casey and Tom Varey to lead new BBC One thriller Ridley Road

Aggi O’Casey has been cast for the lead role of Vivien Epstein, a young Jewish woman who, after falling in love with a member of the 62 Group, abandons the comfort of her middle-class life in Manchester to join the struggle against fascism in London.

The 62 Group were a real coalition of Jewish men who took a stand against the rising neo-Nazism in post-war Britain.

Eddie Marsan will play the part of Soly Malinovsky, the leader of the anti-fascist organisation.