BBC’s adaptation of Leigh Denton’s 1978 bestselling alternate history novel, SS-GB, is airing now exclusively on BBC First. Written by BAFTA-award winners Neil Purvis and Robert Wade, the screenwriters of SPECTRE, Skyfall and Casino Royale, and directed by multi-award winning director Philipp Kadelbach, SS-GB stars acclaimed British actor Sam Riley as Douglas Archer, and actress Kate Bosworth as Barbara Barga, the main characters in SS-GB.
Postulating the Battle of Britain ending in victory for Hitler’s Germany, renowned London detective Douglas Archer (Sam Riley) is caught between his brutal new SS bosses and a ruthless British resistance movement as he investigates what looks like a black market-related murder. Getting closer to the truth about the killing, Archer finds himself drawn into a treacherous plot as SS-GB rapidly merges crime drama with an intriguing spy tale, a compelling love story and a conspiracy thriller with global implications. With the world he once knew crumbling around him, Archer is determined to uphold the law and protect those he loves in the hope of a better future. But as he struggles between two sides prepared to go to any lengths to control the ultimate outcome of the war, which way will this decent man turn?
SS-GB is showing airing now on BBC First (StarHub Channel 522). It will be available for catch-up on BBC Player, available at BBCPlayer and as an authenticated app downloadable from the Apple App and Google Play stores.