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.

Series Cast

  1. Toby Stephens

    Toby Stephens

    Samuel Petrukhin

    6 Episodes

  2. Keeley Hawes

    Keeley Hawes

    Kathleen Shaw

    6 Episodes

  3. Linus Roache

    Linus Roache

    Richard Shaw

    6 Episodes

  4. Mark Bonnar

    Mark Bonnar


    6 Episodes

  5. Lucy Cohu

    Lucy Cohu

    Miriam Petrukhin

    6 Episodes

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Summer of Rockets

Season 1

2019 | 6 Episodes

Season 1 of Summer of Rockets premiered on May 22, 2019.

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  • 12


    Films classified 12A and video works classified 12 contain material that is not generally suitable for children aged under 12.

Type Miniseries

Original Language English

Runtime 60m



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