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Viewers full of high praise following 'emotional' episode of Ridley Road

Eddie Marsan and Tracy Ann-Oberman star

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Francesca Shillcock
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Are you watching Ridley Road? The BBC drama, which stars Eddie Marsan, Tracy Ann-Oberman and Rory Kinnear, has received plenty of praise online in recent weeks – and it seems the third episode was no different, leaving many viewers feeling "emotional".

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Taking to social media during and following the show on Sunday evening, fans expressed how impressed they were by the performances and moving scenes. One person summed it up: "#RidleyRoad is the best TV I've seen for ages. Eddie Marsan and Rory Kinnear quality as ever but Agnes O'Casey fabulous.

WATCH: Ridley Road official BBC trailer

"Feel bad singling anyone out as the whole cast is brilliant. @Solemani writing astounding, affecting, terrifying. I had no idea. I still don't and I feel pathetic."

Another echoed this sentiment, tweeting: "Can't wait to finish work today so I can watch the final part of #RidleyRoad. Honestly @eddiemarsan in episode three trying to convince the police officer to help his community was emotional. Actually maybe I'll just phone in sick and binge the series again!"

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Audiences have been full of praise for the four-part drama series

A third fan seemingly couldn't wait until next week to watch the final episode and wrote: "Finished #RidleyRoad last night & I can't stop thinking about how brilliant it was. It made me cry numerous times. @TracyAnnO was perfection. Also, all traumatic TV moments should be followed by @mouthwaite popping up to say 'Hello my love, only me, I know exactly what you need'."

For those who have yet to catch up on the tense series, the story focuses on 20-year-old Vivien Epstein (Agnes O'Casey) as she leaves home in search of her lover but finds herself going undercover with fascists for the sake of her country.

The four-part BBC drama is also based on a true story. While Vivien's character is not based on a real figure, members of the 62 Group did in fact infiltrate the far-right in order to pass on details about upcoming attacks.

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