A six part dramatisation which follows of one of the most exciting stories from the Second World War is to air on More4.
The real life events are told in the Kampen om tungtvannet – Heavy Water War – depicting the Nazi’s efforts to develop an atom bomb and the Allies ‘desperate struggle to prevent it from happening.
The series starts in Stockholm in 1933 when German scientist Werner Heisenberg is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics and ends with the American atomic bomb over Hiroshima in 1945. One of the dramatic high points is the daring sabotage mission to blow up the heavy water factory in the Norwegian mountains in 1943. Norwegian saboteurs destroyed Nazi Germany’s dream of developing the atomic bomb during World War II. Over 1.2 million Norwegians watched the first two episodes of when it premiered on the public broadcaster NRK in January.
The cast includes Norwegian actors: Espen Kloumann Høiner, Dennis Storhøi and German actor Christoph Bach play the leads, with Anna Friel, also co-starring.
Kampen om tungtvannet – Heavy Water War will air on More4 later this year.