About the Show

It was the defining moment of the 20th century - the scientific, technological, military and political gamble of the world's first atomic attack. Discover what it is like to live through a nuclear explosion, millisecond by millisecond, as this drama-documentary takes viewers into the room where the crucial political decisions were made, on board the Enola Gay on her fateful voyage, inside the bomb as it exploded and on the streets of Hiroshima when disaster struck. Parallel storylines interweave as the events unfold from both US and Japanese perspectives, revealing the tensions and conflicts in the actions and minds of the people who were making history. Special effects recreate the reality of the mission, and archival footage replays the horrific aftermath. Part 1 of 2.