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Spies, Lies and the Superbomb 

Nuclear Secrets (original title)
Looks at the race for Nuclear Superemacy from The Manhatten Project through to The Islamic Bomb.
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Series cast summary:
Sean Pertwee ...  Narrator 5 episodes, 2007
Joe Jones ...  Robert Oppenheimer 2 episodes, 2007
Marco Hofschneider ...  Klaus Fuchs 2 episodes, 2007
Mike Lawler ...  Edward Teller 2 episodes, 2007
Shannon Whirry ...  Kitty Oppenheimer 2 episodes, 2007
Slade Hall Slade Hall ...  Stan Ulam 2 episodes, 2007
Gergo Danka Gergo Danka ...  Igor Kurchatov 2 episodes, 2007
Gene Ganssle ...  Harry Gold 2 episodes, 2007
Gerrard McArthur Gerrard McArthur ...  Henry Arnold 2 episodes, 2007
Noah Lee Margetts Noah Lee Margetts ...  Robert Lamphere 2 episodes, 2007
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A series of five spy thrillers, looking at the race for nuclear supremacy. Starting with the making of the first Atomic bomb in episodes 1 and 2, onto the Cuban missile crisis in episode 3, episode 4 about nuclear weapons in the Middle East. A series of five, one hour documentaries. Written by mildred-2

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In the episode "Superbomb", the courthouse scene is supposed to take place in Washington, DC, USA, but the building clearly says "Maricopa County Courthouse, 125 W. Washington", thus giving away its true location: downtown Phoenix, AZ, USA. See more »

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Kitty Oppenheimer: [shouts] You seen enough now, Mr. F .B.-fuckin'-I. man?
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Brief history of nuclear weapons and espionage !
12 May 2012 | by mechatronsoftwareSee all my reviews

This series takes us back to the time of the birth of the nuclear bombs. It shows the lives of scientists who created it, stole it and sold it. The actors depicting the real life of those people did a fabulous job. It also did a good job in highlighting the fact that there is a great risk now that these technologies can easily slip into the wrong hands. After seeing these documentaries one can only ask the question as to whether the weapons have stopped the third world war permanently or are they being manufactured to be in it. It also highlights that the international politics has driven the scientists to develop destructive power of such titanic magnitudes. Overall this documentary is a must watch to know the history and the present state of nuclear weapons in the world,


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15 January 2007 (UK) See more »

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GBP800,000 (estimated)
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