Summer of Rockets (2019– )
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BBC plot: Hannah arrives at Buckingham Palace, but is too late to be presented. Samuel meets two men who are interested in his invention, Denning and Mr Field. He learns that they are from ... See full summary »

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Stephen Poliakoff
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Toby Stephens ... Samuel Petrukhin
Keeley Hawes ... Kathleen Shaw
Lily Sacofsky Lily Sacofsky ... Hannah Petrukhin
Linus Roache ... Richard Shaw
Gary Beadle Gary Beadle ... Courtney Johnson
Lucy Cohu ... Miriam Petrukhin
Toby Woolf ... Sasha Petrukhin
Rose Ayling-Ellis Rose Ayling-Ellis ... Esther
Mark Bonnar ... Field
Timothy Spall ... Lord Arthur Wallington
Claire Bloom ... Aunt Mary
Leo Staar ... Denning
Greg Austin ... Anthony Shaw
Peter Firth ... Tezler
Ronald Pickup ... Walter
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BBC plot: Hannah arrives at Buckingham Palace, but is too late to be presented. Samuel meets two men who are interested in his invention, Denning and Mr Field. He learns that they are from MI5 and he is sworn to secrecy. The Petrukhins attend a fete at the Shaw's. Samuel invites Kathleen to attend the demonstration of the staff locator, but does not tell her it is for MI5. He demonstrates the staff locator at the military base with Courtney and Doreen from the factory, as well as Miriam, Hannah, Sacha and Kathleen in attendance. During the demonstration, Kathleen leaves suddenly in tears and Hannah runs after her. Kathleen confides in Hannah that her son Anthony went missing five years ago when he was aged 21. Kathleen goes to see Mr Spearman, a private investigator, but there have been no new developments in Anthony's case. Hannah befriends Esther, a young deaf woman who works at Samuel's factory. Hannah's etiquette teacher Nicholas persuades Hannah to take part in a civil defence ...

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UK

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English

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29 May 2019 (UK) See more »

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Exquisite.
9 August 2019 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

This ia truly sumptuous, decadent drama. I fear those that like a more obvious espionage or crime drama, may be a little put off by the pacing of this. As always, Poliakoff delivers a deep and intense set of character studies, the plot being almost secondary.

Who would have thought the development of such a simple little device as a pager could have been so problematic? It was obvious that the heavies were MI5, but their motives still remain a little unclear.

Loved the scenes of the nuclear fallout test, wonderfully creepy and evocative.

The acting is tremendous, the little boy is showing incredible talent.

Engrossing. 9/10


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