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The Good, The Bad

Synopsis
One of a series of 13 short films about remarkable scientific discoveries by Nobel prizewinners and their colleagues.

This film looks at the discovery of radioactivity by the three French Nobel Prizewinners Marie and Pierre Curie and Henri Becquerel and its application in the atomic bomb and the generation of nuclear electricity. Subjects covered include radioactivity in medicine, archaeology and space exploration; the problem of disposing spent nuclear fuel; and the disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986.
Series
Nobel’s Greatest Hits, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain; Sweden
Year of release
2001
Year of production
2001
Notes
Also available on a DVD compilation entitled NOBEL’S GREATEST HITS: SCIENCE
Subjects
Biology; Medical sciences
Keywords
Nobel Prize winners; radioactivity; Curie, Marie; Curie, Pierre; Becquerel, Henri

Distribution Formats

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£ 15 per item or £ 100 for the whole set (inclusive)
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
10 minutes
Year
2002

Production Company

Name

Bo G Erikson Television

Name

Sveriges Television

Distributor

Name

York Films of England

Email
office@yorkfilms.com
Web
http://www.yorkfilms.com External site opens in new window
Phone
01303 226 2345
Fax
01303 858 196
Address
23 Bradstone Avenue
Folkestone
Kent
CT19 5AQ
Notes
York Films specialises in producing science programming for television, particularly space and astronomy, with a strong emphasis on using CGI. Several series are available for sale on DVD on topics including Nobel prizewinners, bee breeding and six programmes on the bicycle.

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