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Winner of the BAFTA award for best drama series/serial 1980 The fifth of seven programmes by PETER PRINCE with May 1945. The war in Europe is over but the fight against Japan continues. Oppenheimer is called to a meeting with the Secretary of War to discuss the use of the nearly completed atomic bomb. But he carries in his mind the misgivings of many of his colleagues about the weapon.
An extraordinary venture; a detailed, dramatic reconstruction ... (DAILY MAIL) Music composed by CARL DAVIS Producer PETER GOODCHILD Directed by BARRY DAVIS
Book, J. Robert Oppenheimer , 9.95 from booksellers
* Subtitles on Ceefax page 170


Unknown: Peter Prince
Composed By: Carl Davis
Producer: Peter Goodchild
Directed By: Barry Davis
Unknown: J. Robert Oppenheimer
Robert Oppenheimer: Sam Waterston
General Leslie Groves: Manning Redwood
Henry Stimson: Alexander Knox
George Kistiakowsky: Milton Johns
Robert Bacher: Blain Fairman
Enrico Fermi: Edward Hardwicke
Ernest Lawrence: Bob Sherman
Army chief: Don Fellows
Navy Chief: Robert MacLeod
Air Force chief: Douglas Iles
Col Kenneth Nichols: Christopher Muncke
Robert Serber: Peter Whitman
Kenneth Bainbridge: Douglas Lambert
General Tom Farrell: Ed Bishop
Robert Wilson: John Morton
John Manley: Ron Berglas
MP: Jeff Harding
Frank Oppenheimer: Garrick Hagon
Isidor Rabi: Barry Dennen
Sam Allison: Michael John Paliotti
Edward Teller: David Suchet
Hans Bethe: Matthew Guinness
Scientist: Nigel Anthony
Narrator: John Carson

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