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Secret Science: Chemical and Biological Weapons

Synopsis
Documentary film about Porton Down, the British military and scientific base that specialises in chemical and biological warfare and the fight against global terrorism.

The top-secret British military unit was first established in World War One in response to the advance of chemical warfare. It now helps fight against biological weapons, and global terrorism.

The programme also explores the controversies that have engulfed Porton Down. How far should one unit go in the battle against chemical and biological warfare and what happens when the enemy refuses to play by the Geneva Convention rules?
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2016
Subjects
Biology; Chemistry
Keywords
biological weapons; chemical weapons; military weaponry; war; weapons

Credits

Director
Tim Usborne
Contributor
Michael Mosley

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£195.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
50 minutes
Year
2017

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Distributor

Name

BBC Active Video for Learning

Contact
Carolina Fernandez Jeremy Wilcox (CF - for educational enquiries JW - channel sales manager)
Email
BBCStudiosLearning@bbc.com
Address
Now part of BBC Learning
Notes
This company is no longer trading under this name and currently does not have a web presence. It was originally a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Pearson Education. Formerly known as ‘BBC Worldwide Learning Studies’ and before that as ‘Videos for Education & Training’

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