May 3, 2022
“Masterpiece: Ridley Road,” “Walter Presents: They Were Ten” and “Walter Presents: Ben” are among the titles hitting the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel in May.
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Available now is “Masterpiece: Ridley Road,” a four-part political thriller based on Jo Bloom’s novel. The series is set in a swinging 1960s London, which is also seething with antisemitic violence incited by homegrown neo-Nazis. Inspired by true events, the series stars newcomer Agnes O’Casey as Vivien Epstein, a young Jewish hairdresser who fits right into London’s mod scene, while secretly infiltrating the British neo-Nazi hierarchy on behalf of Jewish antifascists. O’Casey is joined by Rory Kinnear (No Time to Die) as Colin Jordan, the leader of Britain’s post-World War II Nazi movement; Tom Varey (“Game of Thrones”) as Jack, Vivien’s true love, who mysteriously disappears at the outset of the series; Eddie Marsan (“Ray Donovan”) as Vivien’s cagey uncle Soly, a secret operative for the 62 Group, which is combatting the resurgence of fascism; and Tracy-Ann Oberman (“After Life”) as Soly’s shrewd wife, Nancy.
“Walter Presents: They Were Ten” premieres May 6. The six-episode French psychological thriller follows 10 people who are invited to a remote tropical island and then murdered one by one for mysterious reasons. Each traveler, five men and five women, has committed a murder in their past. The series is based on Agatha Christie’s classic novel And Then There Were None.
“Walter Presents: Ben,” debuting May 13, is a six-episode French crime series. In the series, Bénédicte “Ben” Marceau, a divorced news reporter, and her daughter Rose relocate to Ben’s hometown of Nantes 25 years after she ran away as a teenager. Starting a job at the largest local newspaper as a crime reporter, she becomes immersed in the death of a student. As she digs deeper into the story of why she was killed, painful memories of why she left home at the age of 16 begin to resurface.
Other titles coming to the channel in May include season one of “Lucy Worsley Investigates,” due May 15; “Walter Presents: Swoon,” due May 20; season three of “Walter Presents: Berlin Dance School,” due May 20; and season two of “Walter Presents: Nina,” due May 27.