Sam Riley Network
  Twitter   Tumblr   Facebook   Contact us
Posted By Maria   February 2nd, 2017  Interviews,TV: SS-GB

The BBC show features Buckingham Palace after being bombed by the Germans and swastika flags hanging outside.

Bosses have turned Len Deighton’s alternative history novel into a five-part serial.

It is set in 1941 and shows what UK life would have been like if the Germans had won World War Two and occupied us.

But scriptwriters have added some spice that wasn’t in the original book.

Lead Sam Riley – who plays Scotland Yard detective Doug Archer probing a black market murder – has a “Poldark moment”.

Viewers will see him with his top off, although he jokes: “I was determined not to have a six pack!”

Scriptwriter Neal Purvis said the drama will include bedroom scenes between Riley and his sexy co-star Kate Bosworth, who plays US journalist Barbara Barga.

He added: “We don’t shy away from the fact that they have a relationship.”

Kate laughed: “We called our director ‘The Horny Hun’.”

One of the most shocking scenes will be footage of The Queen’s residence Buck House after it has been bombed. Striking Draped outside the Palace are two large SS flags emblazoned with swastikas.

Neil admitted: “That wasn’t in the book but the image was done with CGI and is very striking.”

Producer Sally Woodward Gentle said the story was “topical” as it showed “the unthinkable”.

She said: “I don’t think anyone thought a year ago that Trump would have been in power.

“That I find quite terrifying and we embarked on this drama thinking alternate histories are interesting.

“Our lives can just turn on anything – like crossing the road or oversleeping.”

SS-GB will launch later this month on BBC One.


Comments are closed.