Summer of Rockets preps spring filming

Stephen Poliakoff Filming dates are now in place for drama Summer of Rockets, from writer/director Stephen Poliakoff (pictured). 

The semi-autobiographical series comes from Little Island Productions and will be delivered as a 6 x 60 for BBC Two.

Set in the UK during 1957, the narrative plays out against the backdrop of the Cold War and touches on major events such as the launching of the first Soviet ballistic missile, the testing of Britain’s first hydrogen bomb and the emergence of rock ‘n’ roll music. 

Production Intelligence subscribers can log in for key production personnel on Summer of Rockets including the production manager, DoP and production designer.  

The project is one of more than 20 TV dramas currently in pre-production in the UK; details on all the titles are listed for subscribers on Production Intelligence. Non-subscribers can click here to request a free online demo. 

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Stephen Poliakoff photo via Getty Images Ent/Karwai Tang. 


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