Linus Roache

Toby Stephens, Keeley Hawes, Linus Roache and Timothy Spall to star in Stephen Poliakoff’s Summer of Rockets

(Credit: BBC)

The all-star cast includes Toby Stephens (Lost in Space, Die Another Day) as Russian Jewish émigré Samuel, an inventor and designer of bespoke hearing aids, whose patrons include Winston Churchill.

Set against the backdrop of Britain testing its first hydrogen bomb, the series revolves around Samuel’s family life with his wife and two children after he is approached by MI5 to demonstrate his work.