Stephen Poliakoff drama begins filming
Writer/director Stephen Poliakoff’s major new TV drama begins principal photography this week, with a 16-week shoot underway in London.
Summer of Rockets is a 6 x 60 series for BBC Two and comes from Little Island Productions - the auteur worked with the company previously on the BBC’s Close to the Enemy in 2015.
The semi-autobiographical project is set in the UK during the tumultuous year of 1957.
It was a time when Britain was testing its first hydrogen bomb, and the Soviets were launching their first ballistic missile as well as successfully sending a satellite into space.
Helen Flint and Lucy Richer executive produce for Little Island and the BBC respectively.
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It is one of several major projects currently filming in the capital – others include The Rook, Hanna and Dark Heart.
Photo via Getty Images Ent/Tristan Fewings.
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