First look at ‘The Durrells’ star’s new Cold War mini-series ‘Summer of Rockets’

The first official promotional photos have been released for the BBC’s new six-part thriller, Summer of Rockets.

Written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff (Dancing on the Edge, The Lost Prince), the period drama mini-series began filming in and around London and Oxford in May.

Starring Keeley Hawes (The Durrells) and Toby Stephens (Lost In Space), Summer of Rockets is set in the UK during the Cold War.

Executive producer Helen Flint teased: “This piece set in 1958, is hinged at the pivotal point of world history where the past and future are pulling in equal strength and human beings, young and old have little control over the eventual outcome.”

The cast also includes Timothy Spall (Mr Turner), Linus Roache (Vikings), Lily Sacofsky (Bancroft), Lucy Cohu (Ripper Street), Gary Beadle (Grantchester), Mark Bonnar (Line of Duty), Ronald Pickup (The Crown), Rose Ayling-Ellis (Reverberations) and Greg Austin (Mr Selfridge).

The Durrells is available to buy on DVD now.

Summer of Rockets is expected to air on BBC Two in the UK this autumn.