6.9/10
1,083
44 user 3 critic

Summer of Rockets 

Trailer
0:31 | Trailer
Cold war drama following a Russian Jewish inventor and his family living in Britain.
Reviews
Popularity
2,460 ( 224)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2019  

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Perfect Strangers (TV Mini-Series 2001)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Attending a distant family reunion reveals more than was expected.

Stars: Michael Gambon, Lindsay Duncan, Matthew Macfadyen
World on Fire (TV Series 2019)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

WWII drama centered on the lives of ordinary people affected by the war.

Stars: Jonah Hauer-King, Julia Brown, Helen Hunt
Beecham House (2019)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A look at the lives of residents living in a Delhi mansion during the cusp of 19th century.

Stars: Tom Bateman, Kumiko Kaur Chadha Berges, Ronak Singh Chadha Berges
The Capture (TV Mini-Series 2019)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

When a British soldier is charged with a crime, the tenacious young detective handling his case begins to uncover a multi-layered conspiracy.

Stars: Callum Turner, Ben Miles, Laura Haddock
Traitors (TV Series 2019)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A British civil servant agrees to spy on her own government for the Americans in the aftermath of WWII.

Stars: Emma Appleton, Luke Treadaway, Michael Stuhlbarg
Shooting the Past (TV Movie 1999)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A US property developer realises that he has a battle on his hands when he tries to renovate a London building containing a vast photographic collection and discovers that the library ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Poliakoff
Stars: Lindsay Duncan, Timothy Spall, Liam Cunningham
The Victim (TV Series 2019)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A mother seeks the whereabouts of her son's killer after he is released from prison, unleashing a series of events that surface tragic memories and unexpected consequences.

Stars: Isis Hainsworth, Seylan Baxter, Karla Crome
A Confession (TV Mini-Series 2019)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher intends on catching a killer of a missing woman, even if that may cost him his career and reputation.

Stars: Martin Freeman, Siobhan Finneran, Imelda Staunton
Wild Bill (2019)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

US police chief Bill Hixon lands in Lincolnshire with his 14 year-old daughter Kelsey, hoping to flee their recent painful past. New community forces Bill to question everything about himself.

Stars: Rob Lowe, Bronwyn James, Tony Pitts
Gentleman Jack (TV Series 2019)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A dramatization of the life of LGBTQ+ trailblazer, voracious learner and cryptic diarist Anne Lister, who returns to Halifax, West Yorkshire in 1832, determined to transform the fate of her faded ancestral home Shibden Hall.

Stars: Suranne Jones, Sophie Rundle, Rosie Cavaliero
Dark Money (TV Mini-Series 2019)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The family of an abused child accepts hush money from a famous filmmaker to remain silent.

Stars: Babou Ceesay, Jill Halfpenny, Susan Wokoma
Guilt (TV Mini-Series 2019)
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Two brothers accidentally run over and kill an old man. Despite covering their tracks, their lives start to fall apart when neighbors and relatives of the dead man begin to have doubts about the way he died.

Stars: Mark Bonnar, Ruth Bradley, Jamie Sives
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Toby Stephens ...  Samuel Petrukhin / ... 6 episodes, 2019
Keeley Hawes ...  Kathleen Shaw 6 episodes, 2019
Lily Sacofsky Lily Sacofsky ...  Hannah Petrukhin / ... 6 episodes, 2019
Linus Roache ...  Richard Shaw 6 episodes, 2019
Gary Beadle ...  Courtney Johnson 6 episodes, 2019
Toby Woolf ...  Sasha Petrukhin 6 episodes, 2019
Lucy Cohu ...  Miriam Petrukhin / ... 6 episodes, 2019
Mark Bonnar ...  Field 6 episodes, 2019
Claire Bloom ...  Aunt Mary 6 episodes, 2019
Suanne Braun ...  Matron Jeffrey 6 episodes, 2019
Timothy Spall ...  Lord Arthur Wallington 6 episodes, 2019
Corinne Swallow ...  Haughty Girl 6 episodes, 2019
Rose Ayling-Ellis Rose Ayling-Ellis ...  Esther 5 episodes, 2019
Leo Staar ...  Denning 5 episodes, 2019
Greg Austin ...  Anthony Shaw 5 episodes, 2019
Peter Firth ...  Tezler 5 episodes, 2019
Molly Casey ...  Ruth 5 episodes, 2019
Safiyya Ingar Safiyya Ingar ...  Shirley 5 episodes, 2019
Ronald Pickup ...  Walter 4 episodes, 2019
Matthew James Thomas ...  Nicolas Halliday 4 episodes, 2019
Jordan Coulson Jordan Coulson ...  Kevin 4 episodes, 2019
Fode Simbo ...  Joel 4 episodes, 2019
Sorcha Garavan Sorcha Garavan ...  Shaw Maid 4 episodes, 2019
Steven F Thompson ...  Ottley 4 episodes, 2019
Guy Oliver-Watts Guy Oliver-Watts ...  Sobell 3 episodes, 2019
Cathy Murphy Cathy Murphy ...  Doreen 3 episodes, 2019
Amy Marston ...  Miss Goodwin 3 episodes, 2019
Tony Maudsley ...  Spearman 3 episodes, 2019
Fred Haig Fred Haig ...  Freddie Lawson 3 episodes, 2019
Robert Ashe ...  Durkin 3 episodes, 2019
Ellie Rawnsley ...  Sly Girl 3 episodes, 2019
Colin Fox ...  Gaunt man 3 episodes, 2019
Cai Brigden Cai Brigden ...  Doctor Small / ... 3 episodes, 2019
Matt Jones ...  Hospital Consultant 3 episodes, 2019
Ben Fox ...  Neath 2 episodes, 2019
Richard Cordery ...  Headmaster 2 episodes, 2019
William Gaminara ...  Dick Armstrong 2 episodes, 2019
Jennifer Saayeng ...  Esther's Friend 2 episodes, 2019
Julian Holloway ...  Club Member / ... 2 episodes, 2019
Will Payne ...  Paul Ledbury 2 episodes, 2019
Henrietta Clemett Henrietta Clemett ...  Hotel Receptionist 2 episodes, 2019
Seb Carrington ...  Tall Waiter 2 episodes, 2019
Clive Brunt ...  Stocky Man 2 episodes, 2019
Matthew Cox ...  RAF Pilot Roberts 2 episodes, 2019
Adrian Edmondson ...  Max Dennis 2 episodes, 2019
James Faulkner ...  General Sir Reginald Maddox 2 episodes, 2019
Steve Furst ...  Barney 2 episodes, 2019
Grace McKenzie Grace McKenzie ...  Debutante 2 episodes, 2019
Stephen Samson ...  Waiter 2 episodes, 2019
Edit

Storyline

Set in the UK during the tumultuous summer of 1958, Summer Of Rockets follows Samuel Petrukhin, a Russian-born Jewish inventor and businessman, who specialises in manufacturing hearing aids. Following the Soviet's launch the first intercontinental ballistic missile, and the start of the Space Race, fear permeates the lives of all.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 2019 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Summer of Rockets See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Cold war drama following a Russian Jewish inventor and his family living in Britain. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A captivating and decadent character driven series.
13 August 2019 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Arguably the drama series of 2019, Summer of Rockets is captivating from the start. Poliakoff is a tremendous writer, and even he manages to surprise with this one. Set against a background of cold war paranoia and corruption at the highest level, he manages to give us some enchanting characters. As always it's the characters and their stories that drive the series, more so then the plot. Every character has so much to offer, with stories big and small. Even the dog was fascinating.

Unusual, in the way that the story all hangs around the origins of the pager. At times Poliakoff seemed to crank up the drama more then ever before, with showdowns, and a reenactment scene of a nuclear destination device, that was eerie and chilling. Plenty of plot threads, but all linked well, I never lost it, or felt the least bored.

It's hard to get away from the acting, arguably the show's biggest asset, loaded with dazzling performances, everyone was spellbinding, in some cases, the likes of Stephens and Bases, playing characters similar to ones they've previously done. I must therefore highlight two, Timothy Spall, and Mark Bonnar, both giving us characters, I've not seen from them before, they were both, equally outstanding, showing true versatility.

More please Mr Poliakoff. 10/10


11 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 44 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed