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Subjects: Drama, History, Nuclear Weapons, World War Two

Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: BBC
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 90 mins
Country of Origin: Great Britain
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2002
Available in French: No

An adaptation of the popular Michael Frayn stage-play based around a strange trip the German physicist Werner Heisenberg made to Copenhagen in 1941 to see his Danish counterpart Niels Bohr. Old friends and close colleagues, they had revolutionised atomic physics in the 1920s with their work together. But now the world had changed and the two men were on opposite sides in a world war. The meeting was fraught with danger and embarrassment and ended in disaster. In Frayn's play, Heisenberg meets Bohr and his wife Margrethe once again to look for the answers and to work out how we can ever know why we do what we do.