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Nuclear Secrets

Nuclear Secrets is a 2007 BBC Television docudrama series which looks at the race for nuclear supremacy from the Manhattan Project through to the Pakistani nuclear weapons. The series consists of five episodes, each of which is dedicated to one personality, who had been deeply involved in the making of nuclear weapons: Oleg Penkosky, Klaus Fuchs, Edward Teller, Mordechai Vanunu, and Abdul Qadeer Khan. Episode 1 and 2 is about the making of the first Atomic bomb in the United States and the Soviets; episode 3 deals with the making of the hydrogen bomb; episode 4 is about Israeli nuclear weapons; and episode 5 about Pakistani nuclear weapons.

Episode 1 - The Spy from Moscow
Soviet Colonel Oleg Penkosky spied in the build-up to the gravest nuclear crisis of all time, when the world came close to annihilation.

Episode 2 - Superspy
1945, America prepares to unleash the most destructive nuclear weapon ever made, a weapon of mass murder created by men of genius, but one is a communist spy.

Episode 3 - Superbomb
When the Soviets stun the world by exploding their own atom bomb on August 29, 1949, Edward Teller, a leading physicist from Hungary, believed the only way to save the world from Soviet Communism was to build an even bigger bomb, the hydrogen bomb, or Super.

Episode 4 - Vanunu and the Bomb
This episode is the story of Mordechai Vanunu, who is the first man to tell the world nuclear weapons have arrived in the most troubled region on the Earth, the Middle East.

Episode 5 - The Terror Trader
Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan: brilliant scientist, trusted colleague, nuclear spy. Khan's master plan: to steal Europe's nuclear secrets, build an atomic bomb for Pakistan, and set-up a smuggling network to sell those secrets on to Middle Eastern states from Libya to Iran.


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