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'The Building of the Bomb' (BBC TV), 1964-1966, 1975

MS. Eng. misc. b. 219/D.23
Held at the Weston Library

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Peierls recorded an interview for the producer (Robert Reid) of this programme, which was screened in March 1965. Although the interview was not used in the programme, Peierls was disturbed by inaccuracies and distortions in the final version, and took up the matter with the producer, the then Director-General of the BBC, Sir Hugh Carleton Greene, and with several of his own scientific colleagues in the USA. Extensive correspondence, script of the programme. (See also MS. Eng. misc. b. 202/C.19.)

When the programme was screened for a second time, unchanged, in August 1975, Peierls wrote to the Chairman, Sir Michael Swann, and initiated correspondence in The Times.


  • Creation: 1964-1966, 1975


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Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. misc. b. 219/D.23

Former reference:

CSAC 52.6.77/D.23

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