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 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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UK

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English | German

Release Date:

19 February 2017 (UK) See more »

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SS-GB See more »

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Sid Gentle Films See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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In the late 70's, copies of Len Deighton's book carried a " Soon to be a major motion picture " sticker. In 1978, famed exploitation producer Harry Alan Towers had set this up as a British -Canadian co-production to star James Mason, Ralph Richardson, Kate Nelligan and Rod Steiger but financing fell through at the last moment. 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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A Major Disappointment
23 February 2017 | by scottwood-48242See all my reviews

I had greatly looked forward to this adaption of a very good novel. 5 minutes into the first episode I was appalled by the atrocious quality of the sound and diction from the main actor, Sam Riley. Riley 'spoke' throughout in a ridiculous growly and throaty barely audible mumble which seems to be becoming a BBC speciality of late, with several series garnering similar complaints. Time to put a stop to it. What is the point of actors unable or unwilling to speak clearly?


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