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Summer of Rockets

Season 1
Britain, 1958. Relations with Russia are charged with suspicion and fear. As a Russian émigré, businessman Samuel Petrukin is determined to integrate his young family into the establishment. But are his glamorous, upper-class new friends all they seem?
20196 episodes
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Episodes

  1. S1 E1 - Episode 1
    May 22, 2019
    50min
    TV-14
    In the UK during the tumultuous summer of 1958, Samuel Petrukhin, a Russian-born Jewish inventor and businessman, specializes in manufacturing hearing aids. Following the Soviets' launch of the first intercontinental ballistic missile, and the start of the Space Race, fear permeates the lives of all.
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  2. S1 E2 - Episode 2
    May 29, 2019
    50min
    13+
    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.
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  3. S1 E3 - Episode 3
    June 5, 2019
    50min
    13+
    Samuel is tasked by Mr. Field to find out the names of those attending the Shaw's latest party. After the party, Mr. Field and Denning are unhappy with Samuel's lack of detail. Samuel leaves the meeting, not wanting their business if it means being blackmailed. Courtney breaks it to Samuel that the company is close to bankruptcy.
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  4. S1 E4 - Episode 4
    June 12, 2019
    49min
    TV-14
    Kathleen visits the boarding house in search of Anthony, but has no luck. Armstrong explains to Samuel that they have reason to believe that people connected with the Shaw family could be enemies of the state. Not knowing who to believe, Samuel confronts Mr. Field.
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  5. S1 E5 - Episode 5
    June 19, 2019
    50min
    16+
    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.
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  6. S1 E6 - Episode 6
    June 26, 2019
    50min
    13+
    Samuel learns the truth about the Shaws and the MI5 men. He is invited to an extraordinary secret meeting, while Hannah becomes increasingly worried about her father's safety.
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Content advisory
Nudityviolencealcohol usesmokingfoul languagesexual content
Audio languages
English
Subtitles
English [CC]
Directors
Stephen Poliakoff
Producers
Jean Holdsworth
Starring
Toby StephensKeeley HawesLinus Roache
Studio
BBC Studios
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