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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 ...  Blockwarden 2 episodes, 2017
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
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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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The series was beset by sound quality issues, prompting complaints from viewers that the dialogue was inaudible. See more »

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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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Casablanca goes to London......
18 March 2017 | by s3276169See all my reviews

What to make of SS GB? There's are a lot that's familiar here and a little that's more exotic.

First off the familiar. This series shares a lot in common with films like Casablanca. A sleuth, a mysterious woman and a conspiracy of sorts, set against the backdrop of Nazi occupation.The feel of the series, I believe, quite intentionally tries to capture the atmosphere of this era of film. The detective is a sophisticated type, well educated and debonair in a very 40's kind of way. The blonde love interest, mysterious and stylish. Its all quite calculated and in a superficial way, it works.

The exotic comes in the form of an alternate history, where the Germans win the Battle of Britain and occupy the country. Its a novel idea but not that novel. After all, The Man in the High Castle, takes a similar premise.

The real question is does all of this amount to much? I'd say this series is partially successful. The relationship between the SS and the UK police detective, is a little predictable and the overriding conspiracies need something more. Tying to snatch the King out of the clutches of the SS and spirit him away to safety is not really all that interesting. There's a degree of tiresome elitism about the premise, that's not terribly appealing. There's a nuclear conspiracy thing going on too, that is a little more promising.

As it stands an interesting watch. Lets see where it goes. Seven out of ten from me.


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UK

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English | German

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19 February 2017 (UK) See more »

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