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Drama series. It is 1941 and the Germans have won the Battle of Britain. Detective Douglas Archer finds himself working under the brutal SS in occupied London.

Drama series based on the novel by Len Deighton.

It is 1941 and the Germans have won the Battle of Britain. Detective Douglas Archer finds himself working under the brutal SS in occupied London. Archer investigates the murder of a black marketeer. When the glamorous US journalist Barbara Barga is spotted at the scene of the crime, Archer's gut feeling that this crime is far bigger than it would at first seem is confirmed, and he soon finds himself embroiled in a deadly plot.

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Sun 19 Feb 2017 21:00

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    Big Bill Broonzy

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Credits

Role Contributor
Douglas Archer Sam Riley
Barbara Barga Kate Bosworth
Fritz Kellermann Rainer Bock
PC Jimmy Dunn Aneurin Barnard
Mrs Sheenan Christina Cole
Sylvia Manning Maeve Dermody
Dr Oskar Huth Lars Eidinger
Harry Woods James Cosmo
Luftwaffe Pilot Max Befort
Soviet Lieutenant General Daniel Donskoy
Assassin Jonathan Harden
Prostitute Susannah Wise
Journalist David Reed
PC Miles Frankie Fitzgerald
Doctor Oliver Gomm
Propaganda Journalist Arndt Schwering-Sohnrey
Glott Michael Epp
Bob Sheenan Kit Connor
Douggie Archer Louis Ashbourne Serkis
Kellermann's Driver Alexander Devrient
Blockwarden Jordan Long
Sir John Shields Paul Bentall
Huth's Office Sergeant Jules Armana
Hausser Lucas Gregorowicz
Two Brewers Unteroffizier Maximilian Dirr
Headmaster Geoff McGivern
Spode James Northcote
Writer Neal Purvis
Writer Robert Wade
Producer Patrick Schweitzer
Director Philipp Kadelbach
Composer Dan Jones
Author Len Deighton
Production Company Sid Gentle Films Ltd

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Cast and Characters

Cast and Characters

The stars of SS-GB discuss their roles and coming to grips with an alternate reality.