BBC Four Screening Atomic Programmes




Over the next 2 days the BBC are showing 3 nuclear related programmes on BBC Four.

Britains Nuclear Secrets: Inside Sellafield – 9pm 10th August 2015

Jim Al-Khalili uncovers the story of Sellafield. He encounters some of the most dangerous substances on Earth, reveals the nature of radiation and even attempts to split the atom.

BBC iPlayer

Race for the worlds first atomic bomb: A thousand days of fear – 10pm 10th August 2015

The personalities behind the creation of the world’s first atomic bomb were as extraordinary, and often as explosive, as the science they were working in. This is the inside-the-barbed-wire story of the men andwomen who worked on the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos. Through first-hand accounts and never-before-seen interviews, this documentary looks inside the atomic insiders’ hearts and minds, their triumphs and failures, their bravery in the face of paralyzing fear and, ultimately, their war-winning and world-changing accomplishments

BBC iPlayer

War Book – 10pm 11th August 2015

Drama in which civil servants take part in a regular role-playing game to practise their response to a nuclear explosion leading to all-out nuclear war.

BBC iPlayer

Enjoy.




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