Tracy Ann Oberman of Ridley Road talks about her real-life link to BBC drama on The One Show.


Tracy Ann Oberman of Ridley Road talks about her real-life link to BBC drama on The One Show.

On The One Show, Tracy Ann Oberman of RIDLEY ROAD discussed how her family history links to the new historical drama with Jermaine Jenas and Sam Quek.

Agnes O’Casey has risen to popularity in BBC One’s stunning new period drama Ridley Road. Tracy Ann Oberman explained an extremely personal link to the real-life events featured in the series on Monday night’s broadcast of The One Show, where O’Casey and her co-star appeared to share more.

Tracy Ann Oberman has claimed that incidents in her family history resemble those featured in the upcoming BBC drama Ridley Road.

The new historical series explores the development of fascism in London’s East End in the 1960s.

Oberman and her breakout co-star Agnes O’Casey previewed the forthcoming episodes on The One Show after the show’s premiere on Sunday night became an instant hit.

Oberman observed, “[1962 England experienced] a massive surge in fascism.” “Nazi acolytes with a grudge against Jews.” Rory Kinnear, the star of the James Bond franchise, plays Colin Jordan, one of these acolytes.

“Colin Jordan and his fascists erupted on the streets of Britain and set fire to synagogues, seeking to kill as many Jews as they could,” the actress said.

Oberman then stated that her family had been involved in a similar incident prior to WWII.

“This issue, Tracy, actually has certain parallels to something that happened with your own family,” One Show host Jermaine Jenas said.

The 85th anniversary of The Battle of Cable Street was Monday, October 4th, according to the Ridley Road sign.

In 1936, a similar series of riots erupted in London’s East End.

After the Metropolitan Police were dispatched to protect the British Union of Fascists’ march, led by Oswald Mosley, fights erupted in the vicinity, most notably in Cable Street.

“They decided to target the Jews in the East End by marching these angry Nazis,” Oberman explained.



“And I wanted to march into the East End to see my great-grandparents, grandparents, and uncles and aunts.”

Mosley, whom Oberman described as a close buddy of Hitler, anticipated that the London working class would rally behind him during the march.

Various anti-fascist organisations, including trade unionists, anarchists, and British Jews, however, barricaded their demonstration.

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