UK / BBC Two / 1×90 minute episode / Broadcast 26 September 2002
Play: Michael Frayn / Adapted and Directed by: Howard Davies / Producer: Richard Fell
Drama showing what might have taken place in Copenhagen in 1941 when two physicists, Heisenberg and Bohr, had a meeting – once friends and colleagues but now finding themselves on opposite sides of the war and both with connections to their side’s nuclear programme.
It puts forward a reason why Heisenberg made the trip to meet Bohr and postulates how the outcome of the war may have differed had German physicist Heisenberg been given one crucial lead that Bohr, working with the allies, knew.
Received a repeat screening on BBC Two on 30 August 2003.
DANIEL CRAIG as Werner Heisenberg
STEPHEN REA as Niels Bohr
FRANCESCA ANNIS as Margrethe Bohr