Summer of Rockets

A semi-autobiographical thriller from BAFTA and Emmy-winning writer Stephen Poliakoff.

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Watch Summer of Rockets beginning Thursday, January 21 at 9:00pm on WITF. You can stream WITF TV live on our website and through the PBS Video app on Roku, Apple TV and iPhone and Android smartphones.

A semi-autobiographical thriller from BAFTA and Emmy-winning writer Stephen Poliakoff. Toby Stephens and Keeley Hawes lead a stellar cast.

Britain, 1958. As a Russian émigré, businessman Samuel Petrukin is determined to integrate his young family into the establishment.

So when Samuel meets the captivating Kathleen Shaw and her husband Richard – a war-hero and member of parliament – he’s dazzled by their upper-class glamour. But then MI5 agents blackmail Samuel into spying on the Shaws, and he’s drawn into a dark web of deception.

These shadowy government operatives could be tempting him into a deadly trap. Are the Shaws really involved in a plot to betray their nation? The country’s future is shrouded in doubt.

Who can Samuel trust? Anyone??

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