Connect with us

TV

Summer Of Rockets (BBC-2)

Published

on

Flatpack: The World's Biggest Furniture Store (BBC-2 2017)

Stephen Poliakoff’s semi-autobiographical Summer Of Rockets is a six-part series for BBC Two produced by Little Island Productions. Set in the UK during the tumultuous year of 1957. Fear and excitement of the future permeates the lives of all, as Britain tests its first hydrogen bomb, the Prime Minister declares that “most of our people have never had it so good”, the Soviets launch their first ballistic missile and beat the Americans by successfully sending a Satellite into space. All this washed down with the emergence of Elvis and rock ‘n’ roll.

Executive Producer Helen Flint, a long-time collaborator with Poliakoff on productions such as Close To The Enemy, Shooting The Past and Perfect Strangers, says: “Summer Of Rockets is set in the Cold War period and the Series follows Samuel, a Russian born Jewish inventor and designer of bespoke hearing aids and his small family. Samuel is approached by the MI5 to demonstrate his work. Yet it is not his inventions the operatives require – instead Samuel is tasked with the secret mission of obtaining information about his newly and proudly acquired friends Kathleen and Richard Shaw MP.”

cast
No casting announced yet.

key behind the scenes crew
Stephen Poliakoff as Writer / Director
Helen Flint as Executive Producer
Lucy Richer as Executive Producer

show type
Period drama

broadcast from
Currently in production
6×60 minute episodes

network and production companies
BBC Two – Little Island Productions

Advertisement












Latest

Elementary: The Worms Crawl In, the Worms Crawl Out (CBS 20 Aug 2018, with Victor Williams)Elementary: The Worms Crawl In, the Worms Crawl Out (CBS 20 Aug 2018, with Victor Williams)
Episodes56 mins ago

Elementary: The Worms Crawl In, the Worms Crawl Out (CBS 20 Aug 2018, with Victor Williams)

The Worms Crawl In, the Worms Crawl Out: Holmes and Watson investigate multiple motives for murder when a zoologist is...

Salvation: The Manchurian Candidate (CBS 20 Aug 2018, with Luke Arnold)Salvation: The Manchurian Candidate (CBS 20 Aug 2018, with Luke Arnold)
Episodes1 hour ago

Salvation: The Manchurian Candidate (CBS 20 Aug 2018, with Luke Arnold)

The Manchurian Candidate: Darius, Grace and Harris uncover the darkest secret yet, and Liam reconnects with Jillian. REGULAR CAST: Santiago...

Hard Sun (2018, Jim Sturgess, Agyness Deyn, Hard Sun (2018, Jim Sturgess, Agyness Deyn, 
TV1 hour ago

Hard Sun (2018, Jim Sturgess, Agyness Deyn,

Hard Sun is a pre-apocalyptic crime show set in contemporary London. Charlie Hicks and Elaine Renko are detectives who, while investigating...

Out of the Clouds (1955, Anthony Steel, Robert Beatty)Out of the Clouds (1955, Anthony Steel, Robert Beatty)
Movies11 hours ago

Out of the Clouds (1955, Anthony Steel, Robert Beatty)

Here’s a chance to see how Heathrow looked in the ’50s… Michael Relph and Basil Dearden’s first class Ealing drama...

Green Man, The (British Lion 1956, Terry-Thomas, Alastair Sim)Green Man, The (British Lion 1956, Terry-Thomas, Alastair Sim)
Movies11 hours ago

Green Man, The (British Lion 1956, Terry-Thomas, Alastair Sim)

Two of British cinema’s enduring talents are behind this devilishly funny black comedy: Sidney Launder and Frank Gilliat produced and...

Whitney (2018, Whitney Houston, Gary Houston, Whitney (2018, Whitney Houston, Gary Houston, 
Movies11 hours ago

Whitney (2018, Whitney Houston, Gary Houston,

In this documentary filmmaker Kevin Macdonald examines the life and career of singer Whitney Houston. There is ample never-before-seen archival...

Younger: Fraudlein (TV Land 21 Aug 2018)Younger: Fraudlein (TV Land 21 Aug 2018)
Episodes11 hours ago

Younger: Fraudlein (TV Land 21 Aug 2018)

Fraudlein: The Empirical gang heads to Frankfurt for the world’s biggest annual book fair. Airdate: 2018-08-21 Season 5, Episode 11 With: Debi...

Kes (1969, David Bradley, Freddie Fletcher)Kes (1969, David Bradley, Freddie Fletcher)
Movies12 hours ago

Kes (1969, David Bradley, Freddie Fletcher)

The team of director Ken Loach and producer Tony Garnett, whose highly-regarded television collaborations included such seminal plays as Up...

Unforgotten: Nicola Walker talks season threeUnforgotten: Nicola Walker talks season three
Episodes12 hours ago

Unforgotten Season 3 Finale Sun 19 Aug on ITV

In the season three finale of Unforgotten, airing Sunday 19 August on ITV, following the discovery of items found at his...

Previews

TV