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The Bomb
The Bomb
BBC World Service

The story of the atomic bomb. Told through the scientists and spies who changed history. Season 1 follows the scientist who discovers... more

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Episodes

Introducing: Love, Janessa

All episodes of our catfishing podcast are now available. You meet someone online. It turns out many others think they... more

22 Mar 2023 · 2 minutes
S2.10 Fallout

Jail awaits - Klaus Fuchs is going down. But will he take Ursula with him? British intelligence wants names. As... more

09 Sep 2022 · 33 minutes
S2.9 Dead cat, live cat

A double life implodes. Fuchs faces judge and jury, but will he confess? A future as an eminent physicist is... more

02 Sep 2022 · 30 minutes
S2.8 The uncertainty principle

The spy catchers close in. Klaus Fuchs is caught in the crosshairs. Spymaster Ursula has outwitted the interrogators - but... more

26 Aug 2022 · 30 minutes
S2.7 Critical mass

The interrogation of a spymaster. Ursula is questioned as Klaus Fuchs returns to England. Secrets threaten to be spilled and... more

19 Aug 2022 · 29 minutes
S2.6 Camp Y

Lives on the line. The Fuchs family is drawn into the espionage as the atomic bomb project takes a deadly... more

12 Aug 2022 · 38 minutes
S2.5 An irreversible reaction

A double life gets more dangerous. Fuchs joins America's bomb project and the race with Russia is on. But as... more

05 Aug 2022 · 28 minutes
S2.4 A stable bond

The spy meets his spymaster - presenter Rosa Ellis' great-aunt Ursula. She's a housewife and mother living in the English... more

29 Jul 2022 · 37 minutes
S2.3 Unstable elements

The fate of the world is decided: Klaus Fuchs joins a top-secret atomic mission. The race to build the bomb... more

22 Jul 2022 · 31 minutes
S2.2 A split life

The world’s most dangerous spy? A young scientist’s journey into espionage. From a German pacifist family to a Soviet spy... more

15 Jul 2022 · 40 minutes
The Bomb
Introducing: Love, Janessa
The Bomb