In PBS' gripping series 'Ridley Road,' a Jewish woman infiltrates a group of British neo-Nazis

 

Agnes O'Casey as Vivien and Rory Kinnear as National Socialist Party leader Colin Jordan in the PBS miniseries "Ridley Road," about British Jews who infiltrate neo-Nazis in 1962.

(JTA) - It sounds like it could be the story of Purim: A Jewish woman uses her sex appeal to enter the upper reaches of a group whose members are hell-bent on destroying the Jews. 

But instead of Esther with King Ahasuerus, imagine her becoming romantically involved with Haman himself - and instead of the Persian Empire, it's the British Empire, circa 1962.

"Ridley Road," a gripping and provocative four-part miniseries debuting on PBS's "Masterpiece" on Sunday after airing on the BBC last year, is a fictional story set in the very real world of British neo-Nazis. Led by Colin Jordan, the N...



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