SS-GB (BBC-1 2016, Sam Riley, Kate Bosworth)



Alternate history meets crime drama in SS-GB based on the classic 1978 novel by Len Deighton. It’s set in a Britain where the Battle of Britain was won by the Axis powers and London is under Nazi occupation. Churchill is dead, King George is a prisoner of the SS and life is very much difficult.

Into this Scotland Yard detective Douglas Archer thinks he is investigating the routine murder of a black marketeer but soon discovers that the death is linked to vital secrets involving atomic weapons research that is being carried out by the British. Riley needs to keep his investigation secret from the Abwehr who would dearly love to get their hands on the research knowing it could turn things around for the British.

production details
UK / BBC One – Sid Gentle Films – BBC Films / 5×60 minute episodes / Unaired – due late 2016

Writers: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade / Novel: Len Deighton / Executive Producers: Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris / Producer: Patrick Schweitzer / Director: Philipp Kadelbach

Sam Riley as Douglas Archer
Kate Bosworth as Barbara Barga
Aneurin Barnard as Jimmy Dunn
Rainer Bock as Kellermann
Jonathan Cass as German Officer
James Cosmo as Harry Woods
Maeve Dermody as Sylvia
Lars Eidinger as Huth
Jason Flemyng as Mayhew
Bags Simmons as Wehrmacht Soldier
George Wakely as German Soldier
Lee Asquith-Coe as Metropolitan Police Officer S.161
Andrew Bicknell as Professor Springer
Kit Connor as Bob Sheenan
Carsten Hayes as Actor
James Northcote as John Spode
William Meredith as C.K. Wolpert
Trevor White as Daniel Hapkiss
Ronald Zehrfeld as Hesse