Strangers and Brothers: Season 1, Episode 8

Episode #1.8 (29 Feb. 1984)

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It's spring 1944 and the atomic project continues but the team has been unable to generate a controlled chain reaction. They struggled through and finally achieve success but it will be ... See full summary »

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Shaughan Seymour ...
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Stephen Riddle ...
Martin Eliot
James Simmons ...
Walter Luke
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Irene Eliot
Simon Oates ...
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Paul Hastings ...
Francis Getliffe
Gawn Grainger ...
Vivienne Ritchie ...
Nora Luke
Alan Downer ...
Rudd
Nigel Leach ...
Erick Sawbridge
Kieran Montague ...
Kurt Puchwein
Sarah Stephenson ...
Hanna Puchwein
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It's spring 1944 and the atomic project continues but the team has been unable to generate a controlled chain reaction. They struggled through and finally achieve success but it will be months before they generate sufficient plutonium to make a bomb. One scientist, Erick Sawbridge, comes under suspicion for his left-wing leaning and Communist party membership while at university. A lab accident leaves Sawbridge and project director Walter Luke with severe radiation burns. The Americans beat them to actually producing a bomb but the scientists in the British project are absolutely against it ever being used but their protests fall on deaf ears. Written by garykmcd

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