Ridley Road

'Ridley Road': Episode 1 Recap

Vivien Epstein (Agnes O’Casey). Credit: Courtesy of RED Production Company and MASTERPIECE

New Masterpiece drama Ridley Road is a chilling and horrifying reminder that history too often repeats itself. Drawing on real events in England in the early 1960s, the four-part series addresses racism and the lure of neo-Nazism. But despite its grim background, the series is absorbing and rewarding, and the superb cast, setting, and details of everyday life will hold your attention.