Stephen Poliakoff plans summer filming

Stephen Poliakoff Production on Summer of Rockets, Stephen Poliakoff’s next TV drama, is currently eyeing a late summer start.

The drama is a hefty 6 x 60 for BBC Two and is set against the backdrop of the Cold War in the 1950s. It comes from Little Island, the production company which made the auteur’s last TV drama, Close to the Enemy.

Little Island’s Helen Flint exec produces Summer of Rockets alongside Lucy Richer for the BBC.

Production Intelligence subscribers can log in for key hires including the casting director, producer, location manager, production designer and production manager.

The period drama is one of many scripted productions setting up to film in the UK this summer, including Benedict Cumberbatch’s Melrose and Netflix original commission The Innocents.

PI subscribers can log in for more details on all these projects; non-subscribers can click here to request a free online demo.


Production Intelligence

Stephen Poliakoof photo via Getty Images Ent/Tristan Fewings. 



Also on The Knowledge

KFTV Talk: Is sustainable production possible?

The Knowledge's sister site KFTV is hosting a webinar called Is Sistainable Production Possible? on Wednesday December 1 at 16:00 BST with some of the biggest industry names in sustainability and production set to discuss all the key issues affecting the industry.

Read More »

Bristol production bounces back after ‘expected’ dip

New figures released by Bristol Film Office show that the city region generated £12.6m by filming in 2020-2021, with production levels bouncing back strongly after the Covid-driven hiatus. A total of 653 filming days was recorded at Bristol locations and/or at The Bottle Yard Studios in 2020-21.

Read More »