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Summer of Rockets 

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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 ...  Ottley 4 episodes, 2019
Guy Oliver-Watts Guy Oliver-Watts ...  Sobell 3 episodes, 2019
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
Matt Jones ...  Hospital Consultant 3 episodes, 2019
Ben Fox Ben Fox ...  Neath 2 episodes, 2019
Richard Cordery 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
Cai Brigden Cai Brigden ...  Doctor Small 2 episodes, 2019
Adrian Edmondson ...  Max Dennis 2 episodes, 2019
James Faulkner ...  General Sir Reginald Maddox 2 episodes, 2019
Steve Furst ...  Barney 2 episodes, 2019
Grace McKenzie Grace McKenzie ...  Debutante 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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22 May 2019 (UK) See more »

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Poliakoff pulls it off, mostly
24 May 2019 | by pawebsterSee all my reviews

Mr P has toned down his usual artificiality, created a time and place that more or less convinces and put together an exciting plot with a real dénouement. He deserves kudos for managing all this after many years of not doing so. Perhaps all the BBC money they have thrown in his direction has started to pay off at last. Toby Stephens is excellent, as is Keeley Hawes (as usual). Everyone else is good too and little Toby Woolf is a delight. There are faults. Yes, there is a coherent dénouement but it's not without clichés (one particularly egregious one involving guns) and some sickly sweetness. Adrian Edmondson's TV shows are embarrassingly unfunny. The subplots, while interesting, are in fact superfluous. There is the one about the missing son, which is included, I guess,to give Keeley Hawes and Clare Bloom things to do. The daughter's daft scenes at Buckingham Palace and the expensive ball with hordes of debs are also of only tangential relevance.


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