Summer of Rockets – BBC2

As the period drama continues, Samuel is tasked by Mr Field to find out the names of those attending the Shaw's latest party, while Hannah and Kathleen investigate Anthony's disappearance

As Summer of Rockets continues, Samuel is tasked by Mr Field to find out the names of those attending the Shaw’s latest party, while Hannah and Kathleen investigate Anthony’s disappearance

After being blackmailed by some shady MI5 operatives and threatened by their menacing dog, Samuel Petrukhin (Toby Stephens) sets off for a lavish party at the Shaws’ country estate on his first spying mission tonight.

Yet the Russian-born inventor is no James Bond and his unsubtle approach soon draws the attention of the mysterious Lord Wallington (Timothy Spall), who lets Samuel in on a devastating secret.

Summer of Rockets

Keeley Hawes as Kathleen Shaw

Elsewhere in this intriguing episode, Kathleen Shaw (Keeley Hawes) finally uncovers a lead as she hunts for her missing son, and kindles a burgeoning relationship with Samuel’s daughter, Hannah (pictured top), which could be of great mutual benefit.

TV Times rating: *****