Summer of Rockets | BBC-2 2019 | Toby Stephens, Keeley Hawes

In the 1950’s Samuel, a Russian-born Jewish inventor who specialises in the development of hearing aids, is tasked with a secret mission by MI5 to use his technological expertise to contribute to western Cold War efforts. Following the tensions of the space race and the first hydrogen bomb test, Samuel’s efforts factor in to the emergence of the modern world.

Toby Stephens as Samuel Petrukhin
Keeley Hawes as Kathleen Shaw
Linus Roache as Richard Shaw
Mark Bonnar as Field
Lucy Cohu as Miriam Petrukhin
Claire Bloom as Aunt Mary

Writer and Director: Stephen Poliakoff

UK | BBC Two | 60 minutes | 2019


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