James Walton

Arms race | 4 May 2017

Plus: why anybody who wants to know about the irreducible naffness of British life in 2017 needs to watch Peter Kay’s Car Share. It might even be better than The Trip

Like most documentaries, Britain’s Nuclear Bomb: The Inside Story (BBC4, Wednesday) began by boasting about all the exclusives it would be serving up. Unlike most, it was as good as its word. What followed did indeed contain much previously unseen footage and interviews with people — including ‘this country’s bomb-maker in chief’ — who’ve never before spoken about the part they played in Britain becoming a nuclear power.

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