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A British homicide detective investigates a murder in a German-occupied England in a parallel universe where the Nazis won World War II.
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Series cast summary:
Sam Riley ...  Douglas Archer 5 episodes, 2017
James Cosmo ...  Harry Woods 5 episodes, 2017
Rainer Bock ...  Fritz Kellermann 5 episodes, 2017
Kate Bosworth ...  Barbara Barga 5 episodes, 2017
Maeve Dermody ...  Sylvia Manning 5 episodes, 2017
Lars Eidinger ...  Dr. Oskar Huth 5 episodes, 2017
Jason Flemyng ...  George Mayhew 5 episodes, 2017
Christina Cole ...  Mrs. Sheenan 4 episodes, 2017
Lucas Gregorowicz Lucas Gregorowicz ...  Hausser 4 episodes, 2017
Louis Ashbourne Serkis ...  Douggie Archer 3 episodes, 2017
Kit Connor ...  Bob Sheenan 3 episodes, 2017
Andrew Bicknell ...  Professor Springer 3 episodes, 2017
Michael Epp ...  Glott 3 episodes, 2017
James Northcote ...  John Spode 3 episodes, 2017
August Zirner ...  General von Ruff 2 episodes, 2017
Carsten Hayes ...  Hotel Lubeck Drunk Captain 2 episodes, 2017
Ryan Coath Ryan Coath ...  Arthur 2 episodes, 2017
Paul Bentall Paul Bentall ...  Sir John Shields 2 episodes, 2017
Jordan Long Jordan Long ...  Blockwarden 2 episodes, 2017
Geoffrey McGivern Geoffrey McGivern ...  Headmaster 2 episodes, 2017
William Meredith ...  C.K. Wolpert 2 episodes, 2017
Aneurin Barnard ...  PC Jimmy Dunn 2 episodes, 2017
Frankie Fitzgerald ...  PC Miles 2 episodes, 2017
Ronald Zehrfeld ...  Hans Hesse 2 episodes, 2017
Oliver Gomm ...  Doctor 2 episodes, 2017
Julian Rhind-Tutt ...  Bernard Staines 2 episodes, 2017
Danny Webb ...  Sydney Garin 2 episodes, 2017
Trevor White ...  Daniel Hapkiss 2 episodes, 2017


England, 1941. Germany, having successfully invaded in 1940, is now in control of the UK. The SS now run the country but for general law and order, a famed Scotland Yard detective. Archer walks a thin line, as his job requires him to work closely with the despised SS, the vanguard of Nazi fascism. To some this makes him a traitor. An English resistance movement exists but Archer believes that resistance is futile and will only lead to further bloodshed. Then a murder case draws him into the struggle, and into a plot of international proportions. Written by grantss

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English | German

Release Date:

19 February 2017 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

SS-GB See more »

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Sid Gentle Films See more »
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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The storyline has been compared to It Happened Here (1965), Kevin Brownlow's film about the Germans taking over England and filmed in Trafalgar Square. See more »


A wanted woman risks arrest to personally warn Detective Archer. She could have sent a friend or a hired messenger. See more »

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Very good atmospheric "British" Style Crime thriller.
16 March 2017 | by dave-35295See all my reviews

I liked man in the Man in the High Castle, although a lot of the time you are spoon fed the concepts and told what's going on more by pointless dialog and not by a simple matter of deduction. SS-GB is nothing like the Man in The High Castle, as far as I'm concerned, that's Sci-Fi and SS-GB is fiction. And I admit that I was put off thinking its UK version of the above and some pretty bad reviews. I should have ignored them, because after watching the first episode I had to binge on the next 2. SS-GB is dark and gritty, it's what I would expect of a UK based crime thriller. No fast car chases .. well there might be later, no 1000 bullet magazines or bar brawls. I could smell the "Big Smoke's", War Time atmosphere because the sets where so convincing. The pace was fine the tension build up was perfect, the dynamics between the characters great. The story and concept are an excellent piece of "What if", so I'm astounded by so much negativity about this series. What I have found is that all my friends over the age of 30 really enjoyed it and it's become a talking point during socialising. However below that age, it seems to need a lot of explanation, as in "Were the SS the German police?" etc., although Sam Riley's character made a good attempt of trying to explain the differences. And all this "Douglas Archer", mumbled a lot, total tosh! Stop watching it on your phone on the tube and appreciate the surround sound and glorious HD on a decent TV.

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