Summer of Rockets

Set in the UK during the Cold War period and tumultuous year of 1958, fear and excitement of the future permeates the lives of all.

Samuel is a 40 something Russian Jewish émigré, inventor and designer of bespoke hearing aids, whose clients include former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill. The series follows Samuel and his family, wife Miriam and children Hannah and Sasha, as he is approached by 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 charming, newly acquired friends Kathleen and her husband Richard Shaw MP through whom Samuel also meets the impressive Lord Arthur Wallington. 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 truly trust?

Show Info

Network: United Kingdom BBC Two (2019 - now)
Schedule: Wednesdays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: Drama Thriller War
Episodes ordered: 6 episodes

Official site: www.bbc.co.uk

7.8 (10 votes)

Next Episode

Episode 5

Episode 1x05; Jun 19, 2019

After the shooting, Field places the Petruhkin home and factory under protection. Samuel makes his own plans and goes into hiding where he meets Kathleen in secret.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x04: Episode 4Jun 12, 2019
1x03: Episode 3Jun 5, 2019
1x02: Episode 2May 29, 2019
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