Summer of Rockets (DVD)
Stephen Poliakoff’s latest BBC drama is a semi-autobiographical tale set in 1958, during the Cold War. Keeley Hawes and Linus Roache star alongside Timothy Spall and Toby Stephens.
Britain, 1958. A Russian émigré, businessman Samuel Petrukin is determined to integrate his young family into the establishment. So when Samuel meets the captivating Kathleen Shaw and her husband Richard – a war-hero and member of parliament – he’s dazzled by their upper-class glamour.
But then MI5 agents blackmail Samuel into spying on the Shaws, and he’s drawn into a dark web of deception. These shadowy government operatives could be tempting him into a deadly trap. Are the Shaws really involved in a plot to betray their nation?
The country’s future is shrouded in doubt. Who can Samuel trust? Anyone?
This semi-autobiographical story is written and directed by BAFTA and Emmy winner Stephen Poliakoff
Release Date 29th May 2019
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