Preview: Summer of Rockets
+ Q&A with writer-director Stephen Poliakoff and actor Keeley Hawes
Stephen Poliakoff and Keeley Hawes on one of the most eagerly anticipated series of 2019.
Photograph: Jonathan Ford
Little Island Productions-BBC 2019
Dir Stephen Poliakoff
With Toby Stephens, Keeley Hawes, Linus Roache, Timothy Spall
Ep1 60min (Total runtime 90min)
Join Keeley Hawes and the stars of Stephen Poliakoff’s arresting new drama for a preview of one of the most eagerly anticipated TV highlights of 2019. The multi-award-winning writer-director has turned his attention to Cold War Britain, where Toby Stephens plays Samuel, a Russian Jewish émigré tasked by MI5 with uncovering the secret lives of his charming new friends Kathleen Shaw (Hawes), her MP husband Richard Shaw (Roache) and the imperious Lord Arthur Wallington (Spall). As Samuel’s life becomes more and more intertwined with his mission, how far is he willing to let things unravel for his cause? And who can he trust?
Tickets £20, concs £16 (BFI Members pay £2 less).