2007 Gwyneth Lewis - Stardust - a love story
2007 Paul Dodgson - Windscale (2 x 45m)
2005 Catching the Fly
2003 C.P.Snow - Corridors of Power
2000 Neil Brand - The Art Class
1995 Reaping the Whirlwind - Hiroshima (factual)-not a play
1985 Michael Wall - Hiroshima, the Movie
1983 Raymond Briggs - When the wind blows
1982 John Howlett - Maximum Credible Accident
1980 Jennifer Phillips - A very nuclear family
Gwyneth Lewis's narrative drama about particle Physics and the possibility of love. Producer Kate McAll. With Dorian Thomas, Aled Pugh, Eirlys Bellin and Bethan Morgan.
See Paul Dodgson's page.
CATCHING THE FLY....2005
The first nuclear reaction observed in the lab - lithium bombarded with protons, Old Cavendish labs, Cambridge, 1930s. See radio review, December 2005.
CORRIDORS OF POWER....2003
A second series of C.P.Snow's STRANGERS AND BROTHERS (beginning R4, 1502, 1 Jun 03), dramatised by Jonathan Holloway, covered the period from the 1930s to the 1960's. Lewis Eliot mixes with the scientists involved in the design of the English atom bomb; the episodes were completely absorbing: the building of the atomic pile and the isolation of metallic plutonium, the political pressures, and the rival American project, culminating in the two nuclear explosions in Japan.
We then move forward, where a member of the government sees political advancement if he pursues a "ban the bomb" policy. His stock rises rapidly, but ultimately he comes unstuck. The episodes were jointly directed by Jeremy Howe and Sally Avens, and there was a distinguished cast including David Haig, Tim McInnerney, Geoffrey Whitehead, Sean Barrett, Clive Merrison, Hugh Quarshie and Jonathan Coy.
THE ART CLASS ....2000
4 Mar 00, 45m. The Manhattan Project. The second nuclear pile. (I think the first was in England)
REAPING THE WHIRLWIND....1995
The story of the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima.
A Japanese girl helps a film director as he makes a movie about the Hiroshima story. But she has a secret. This is a love story with a difference. With Bill Paterson, Megumi Shimanuki and Robin Summers. Produced by Jeremy Mortimer Rebroadcast bbc7, 30 Aug 03. The play won Sony and Giles Cooper awards. (ND)
WHEN THE WIND BLOWS....1983
BBCR4, 7/2/83 , 75min
From the book by Raymond Briggs.
An elderly couple prepare themselves for a nuclear war.
MAXIMUM CREDIBLE ACCIDENT....1982
By John Howlett. A Maximum Credible Accident is the most serious nuclear reactor accident that can be hypothesized from an adverse combination of equipment malfunction, operating errors, and other reasonable foreseen causes. Six-part serial. 6 x 30m.
A VERY NUCLEAR FAMILY....1980
By Jill Hyem - interesting social story. If my memory serves correctly there's a short writeup of this play on Jill's page.
Nigel Deacon / Diversity website
Most of the above plays known to exist in VRPCC collections
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