Documentary: Copenhagen Fall Out, aired on BBC Prime, Monday 13th June 2005
In World War II, there were mounting fears that Hitler was building
an atomic bomb. Such a prospect depended on two of the world's
top nuclear scientists; brilliant German physicist Werner Heisenberg,
and his Danish mentor, Niels Bohr. In 1941, Heisenberg travelled 200
miles in secret to Copenhagen to meet Bohr.
The meeting put both men at immense risk, and had a cataclysmic
effect on their relationship. This film was made with access to their
personal correspondence and newly released documents kept secret
for half a century.