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A Promise of Power


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Dr. Tom Margerison challenges the basis of Britain's plan for nuclear electricity. He looks at its cost, its progress so far, and questions its future with Mary Goldring of The Economist.
To answer in the studio:
Sir Christopher Hinton, K.B.E., F.R.S., Chairman of the Central Electricity Generating Board since 1958 and formerly Managing Director of the Industrial Group of the U.K. Atomic Energy Authority
Sir Roger Makins, G.C.B., G.C.M.G., Chairman of the U.K. Atomic Energy Authority since 1960
Lord Nelson of Stafford, Chairman and Chief Executive of the English Electric Company Ltd. and Joint Chairman of a consortium formed to build nuclear power stations
Under the chairmanship of Robin Day


Interviewee: Dr. Tom Margerison
Interviewer: Mary Goldring
Panellist: Sir Christopher Hinton
Panellist: Sir Roger Makins
Panellist: Lord Nelson of Stafford
Chairman: Robin Day
Director: Peter Smith
Producer: Paul Bonner

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