Sarah Solemani

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.

New comedy starring Steve Coogan and Sarah Solemani explores romance in a post #MeToo era

Sarah Solemani (Credit: Channel 4)

The series – written by Solemani – takes an uncompromising look at romance in a post #MeToo era and gives a comedic insight into the battleground of sexual politics.

Bobby (Sarah Solemani) and Cameron (Steve Coogan) are a completely mismatched pair, forced together by a cynical studio executive in order to save a failing movie.

Bobby is a woke writer and director who is currently an industry favourite, following her successful low-budget indie debut.