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Copenhagen (BBC Drama, Daniel Craig, Stephen Rea)

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Copenhagen BBC Drama, Daniel Craig, Stephen Rea

Drama Copenhagen, based on the play by Michael Frayn, showed what might have taken place in Denmark in 1941 when two physicists, Werner Heisenberg (Daniel Craig) and Niels Bohr (Stephen Rea), 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.

Cast: DANIEL CRAIG as Werner Heisenberg; STEPHEN REA as Niels Bohr; FRANCESCA ANNIS as Margrethe Bohr

Play: Michael Frayn / Adapted and Directed by: Howard Davies / Producer: Richard Fell

UK / BBC Two / 1×90 minute episode / Broadcast 26 September 2002Copenhagen showed what might have taken place in Copenhagen in 1941 when two physicists, Werner Heisenberg (Daniel Craig) and Niels Bohr (Stephen Rea), had a meeting.