Preview – Summer of Rockets

Summer of Rockets
Picture Shows: Samuel Petrukhin (TOBY STEPHENS). Image Credit: BBC/Little Island Productions.

The latest drama by Stephen Poliakoff has the Cold War as its setting.

In 1957, Samuel Petrukhin (Toby Stephens), a Russian-Jewish inventor and hearing aid designer, attends the Goodwood races with his family, where they befriend politician Richard Shaw and his wife Kathleen (Linus Roache and Keeley Hawes).

However, Samuel is then contacted by MI5 who give him a secret mission to carry out, leading him to worry who he can trust and whether or not he can keep his family safe.

Summer of Rockets is on BBC Two at 21.00.