|DRAMA||20201105||Early one morning, Prakash is showing his research to Professor Akram, senior research scientist in India’s atomic energy programme. It’s brilliant, possibly ground-breaking, but Professor Akram is distracted, his mind is somewhere else.|
He asks him to sit with him by the window in his laboratory and look out at Delhi’s unfolding sunrise. Akram is worried about a meeting that is currently taking place with a Government Minister about the direction of the atomic programme and which is causing him to have a crisis of faith in the work he has been pursuing his entire life, work which will be taken up by Prakash.
Fifty years later, Prakash gazes out of a similar window at the early morning vista of Delhi and remembers the events of that momentous day.
Sunrise is an original drama for radio by film director and screenwriter Amit Gupta.
Studio Manager and Editor MARK SMITH
A Promenade production for BBC Radio 4
A drama about decisions which changed the Indian nuclear programme forever.
Drama from BBC Radio 4