The acclaimed, multi award-winning biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the physicist who headed the Manhattan Project, starring Sam Waterston. Sam Waterston stars in this classic seven-part BBC mini-series as nuclear physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, the man who led the Manhattan Project to build the weapon that would bring a devastating end to World War Two.A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer began to realise the scale of the weapon he was developing, and he became increasingly ambivalent and even hostile about its eventual use. His fears lead the military establishment... to suspect him of having Communist sympathies and, during the McCarthy era, Oppenheimer found himself accused of being a risk to national security.The series won three BAFTAs including Best Drama Series, and was nominated for two Emmys. Sam Waterston was nominated for the Best Actor Golden Globe. [show more]
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Sam Waterston stars in this classic seven-part BBC miniseries as nuclear physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, the man who led the team on the Manhattan Project to build the atomic bomb during the Second World War. A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer begins to be suspected by the military establishment because of his Communist sympathies, and as Oppenheimer begins to realise the scale of the weapon he has helped develop, he becomes increasingly ambivalent, and even hostile, about its eventual use. Peter Banks, David Suchet and Colin Bennett also star.