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The BBC has today announced BBC Four Goes Nuclear – a season of programmes around the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima. The season leads with the one-off documentary, Britain’s Nuclear Secrets: Inside Sellafield, giving audiences unprecedented access to one of Britain’s most iconic nuclear facilities.

Other programmes in the season include the film War Book, a chilling story of a war game between government officials, exposing the fragility of our everyday life and those who govern it in the face of nuclear attack; the documentary The Race For The World’s First Atomic Bomb: A Thousand Days Of Fear, which is an inside-the-barbed-wire story of the men and women who worked on the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos; while Storyville explores the complexity of nuclear power – from Chernobyl to Fukishima, to X-Rays and MRI scans – and the dread and the promise it can bring.

Cassian Harrison, Channel Editor for BBC Four, says: “BBC Four Goes Nuclear will give our audiences a chance to contemplate the history and the extraordinary potential of our nuclear age. We have unique access to Britain’s most renowned nuclear facility with the documentary Britain’s Nuclear Secrets: Inside Sellafield, alongside other captivating new and archive programmes for the channel. BBC Four Goes Nuclear will consider the nuclear age from all sides – its groundbreaking opportunities as well as its terrifying dangers. With BBC Four Goes Slow, Goes Pop and now Goes Nuclear, BBC Four is the destination for brave and surprising seasons.”

Jim Al-Khalili, pictured, on presenting Britain’s Nuclear Secrets: Inside Sellafield, says: “As a nuclear physicist, I found gaining such amazing access to somewhere as huge and important as Sellafield a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Little is known about Britain’s nuclear industry so it’s no wonder that the general public have tended to be so suspicious of it, sometimes with good reason. So telling the story of Britain’s nuclear history, both the past failures and the recent successes, is vital.”

Storyville: Atomic – Living in Dread and Promise
1 x 70, BBC Four
Tx: 9 August, 9pm TBC

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Britain’s Nuclear Secrets: Inside Sellafield
1 x 60, BBC Four
Tx: 10 August, 9pm TBC

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War Book
1 x 95, BBC Four
Tx: 10 August, 10pm TBC

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The Race For The World’s First Atomic Bomb: A Thousand Days Of Fear
1 x 60, BBC Four
Tx TBC

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