Britain’s Nuclear Bomb: The Inside Story (2017)

Introduction In 1957, Britain exploded its first megaton hydrogen bomb – code named Operation Grapple X. Outline It was the culmination of an extraordinary scientific project, which against almost insuperable odds turned Britain into a nuclear superpower. This is the inside story of how Britain got ‘the bomb’. The BBC has been granted unprecedented access… Read More

Twice Bombed: The Legacy of Yamaguchi Tsutomu (2011)

Introduction ‘The bottom line is, there shouldn’t be nuclear in our world’. On his 91st birthday, Tsutomu Yamaguchi said when asked about current nuclear power. Outline He is a survivor of not one, but two atomic blasts at both Hiroshima and Nagasaki. While he has no physical scars from the attacks, his emotional scars run… Read More