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Summer Of Rockets (BBC-2)

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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

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show type
Period drama

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Currently in production
6×60 minute episodes

network and production companies
BBC Two – Little Island Productions

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Alastair James is the editor in chief for Memorable TV. He has been involved in media since his university days. Alastair is passionate about television, and some of his favourite shows include Line of Duty, Luther and Traitors. He is always on the lookout for hot new shows, and is always keen to share his knowledge with others.

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