Ridley Road is the latest drama to be airing on the BBC this year, which is based on the novel by Jo Bloom.

The four-part programme follows the story of Vivien Epstein, a young Jewish woman who goes undercover inside a fascist organisation in the 1960s.

Newcomer Agnes O’Casey takes on the lead role as Epstein, with the supporting cast featuring Eddie Marsan, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite and Rory Kinnear.

Bloom’s book was published in 2015, with an adaptation announced as far back as August 2019.

The Covid-19 pandemic put a halt to production, with filming eventually getting underway in September 2020.

Sarah Soleimani, known for her acting roles in series like Him & Her, The Wrong Mans, Bad Education and No Offence, penned the screenplays for all the episodes.

Here’s all you need to know about the new series.

How to watch Ridley Road

The programme will begin airing at 9pm on Sunday October 3 on BBC One.

There will be four one hour episodes in total, meaning the series will finish on October 24.

Episodes will also be available on the BBC iPlayer.

Is Ridley Road based on a true story?

Whilst elements of the story are based in real history, the main character of Vivian Epstein and the main plot are fictional.

The 62 Group that Epstein joins to fight fascism was a real organisation though, and Rory Kinnear plays real-life fascist David Jordan in the programme.