Cold war drama following a Russian Jewish inventor and his family living in Britain.
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Toby Stephens ...  Samuel Petrukhin / ... 6 episodes, 2019
Keeley Hawes ...  Kathleen Shaw 6 episodes, 2019
Lily Sacofsky Lily Sacofsky ...  Hannah Petrukhin / ... 6 episodes, 2019
Linus Roache ...  Richard Shaw 6 episodes, 2019
Gary Beadle ...  Courtney Johnson 6 episodes, 2019
Toby Woolf ...  Sasha Petrukhin 6 episodes, 2019
Lucy Cohu ...  Miriam Petrukhin 6 episodes, 2019
Mark Bonnar ...  Field 6 episodes, 2019
Claire Bloom ...  Aunt Mary 6 episodes, 2019
Suanne Braun ...  Matron Jeffrey 6 episodes, 2019
Timothy Spall ...  Lord Arthur Wallington 6 episodes, 2019
Rose Ayling-Ellis Rose Ayling-Ellis ...  Esther 5 episodes, 2019
Leo Staar ...  Denning 5 episodes, 2019
Greg Austin ...  Anthony Shaw 5 episodes, 2019
Peter Firth ...  Tezler 5 episodes, 2019
Molly Casey ...  Ruth 5 episodes, 2019
Safiyya Ingar Safiyya Ingar ...  Shirley 5 episodes, 2019
Ronald Pickup ...  Walter 4 episodes, 2019
Matthew James Thomas ...  Nicolas Halliday 4 episodes, 2019
Jordan Coulson Jordan Coulson ...  Kevin 4 episodes, 2019
Fode Simbo ...  Joel 4 episodes, 2019
Sorcha Garavan Sorcha Garavan ...  Shaw Maid 4 episodes, 2019
Steven F Thompson Steven F Thompson ...  Ottley 4 episodes, 2019
Guy Oliver-Watts Guy Oliver-Watts ...  Sobell 3 episodes, 2019
Cathy Murphy Cathy Murphy ...  Doreen 3 episodes, 2019
Amy Marston ...  Miss Goodwin 3 episodes, 2019
Tony Maudsley ...  Spearman 3 episodes, 2019
Fred Haig Fred Haig ...  Freddie Lawson 3 episodes, 2019
Robert Ashe ...  Durkin 3 episodes, 2019
Ellie Rawnsley ...  Sly Girl 3 episodes, 2019
Colin Fox ...  Gaunt man 3 episodes, 2019
Cai Brigden Cai Brigden ...  Doctor Small / ... 3 episodes, 2019
Matt Beauman-Jones ...  Hospital Consultant 3 episodes, 2019
Ben Fox ...  Neath 2 episodes, 2019
Richard Cordery ...  Headmaster 2 episodes, 2019
William Gaminara ...  Dick Armstrong 2 episodes, 2019
Jennifer Saayeng ...  Esther's Friend 2 episodes, 2019
Julian Holloway ...  Club Member / ... 2 episodes, 2019
Will Payne ...  Paul Ledbury 2 episodes, 2019
Henrietta Clemett Henrietta Clemett ...  Hotel Receptionist 2 episodes, 2019
Seb Carrington ...  Tall Waiter 2 episodes, 2019
Clive Brunt ...  Stocky Man 2 episodes, 2019
Matthew Cox Matthew Cox ...  RAF Pilot Roberts 2 episodes, 2019
Adrian Edmondson ...  Max Dennis 2 episodes, 2019
James Faulkner ...  General Sir Reginald Maddox 2 episodes, 2019
Steve Furst Steve Furst ...  Barney 2 episodes, 2019
Grace McKenzie Grace McKenzie ...  Debutante 2 episodes, 2019
Stephen Samson ...  Waiter 2 episodes, 2019
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Set in the UK during the tumultuous summer of 1958, Summer Of Rockets follows Samuel Petrukhin, a Russian-born Jewish inventor and businessman, who specialises in manufacturing hearing aids. Following the Soviet's launch the first intercontinental ballistic missile, and the start of the Space Race, fear permeates the lives of all.

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A captivating and decadent character driven series.
13 August 2019 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Arguably the drama series of 2019, Summer of Rockets is captivating from the start. Poliakoff is a tremendous writer, and even he manages to surprise with this one. Set against a background of cold war paranoia and corruption at the highest level, he manages to give us some enchanting characters. As always it's the characters and their stories that drive the series, more so then the plot. Every character has so much to offer, with stories big and small. Even the dog was fascinating.

Unusual, in the way that the story all hangs around the origins of the pager. At times Poliakoff seemed to crank up the drama more then ever before, with showdowns, and a reenactment scene of a nuclear destination device, that was eerie and chilling. Plenty of plot threads, but all linked well, I never lost it, or felt the least bored.

It's hard to get away from the acting, arguably the show's biggest asset, loaded with dazzling performances, everyone was spellbinding, in some cases, the likes of Stephens and Bases, playing characters similar to ones they've previously done. I must therefore highlight two, Timothy Spall, and Mark Bonnar, both giving us characters, I've not seen from them before, they were both, equally outstanding, showing true versatility.

More please Mr Poliakoff. 10/10


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