Secrets of Sellafield nuclear power plant unveiled for television
Cameras are being allowed behind the scenes at the Sellafield nuclear power plant as part of a season of TV shows exploring the atomic age.
Physicist Jim Al-Khalili will present Britain's Nuclear Secrets: Inside Sellafield and aim to tell the story of the country's often controversial nuclear industry.
He said: "As a nuclear physicist, I found gaining such amazing access to somewhere as huge and important as Sellafield a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Little is known about Britain's nuclear industry so it's no wonder that the general public have tended to be so suspicious of it, sometimes with good reason. So telling the story of Britain's nuclear history, both the past failures and the recent successes, is vital."
The show, part of the BBC Four Goes Nuclear season, promises "unprecedented access to some of the country's most secret buildings" and examination of incidents including the 1957 fire at the site and subsequent controversy over radioactive leaks.