SS-GB (BBC-1 2017, 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.

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production details
UK | BBC One – Sid Gentle Films – BBC Films | 5×60 minutes | 2017

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

cast
Sam Riley as Douglas Archer
Kate Bosworth as Barbara Barga
James Cosmo as Harry Woods
Andrew Bicknell as Professor Springer
Rainer Bock as Fritz Kellermann
Aneurin Barnard as PC Jimmy Dunn
Christina Cole as Mrs Sheenan
Maeve Dermody as Sylvia
Lars Eidinger as Dr Oskar Huth
Jason Flemyng as Mayhew
Jonathan Cass as German Officer

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