Directed by Mick Jackson
In September 1984, it was aired on the BBC and shocked tens of millions of UK viewers. Four months later, it was broadcast in America on TBS and became the most watched basic cable program in history. After more than three decades, it remains one of the most acclaimed and shattering made-for- television movies of all time. Reece Dinsdale (Coronation Street), David Brierly (Doctor Who) and Karen Meagher (in a stunning debut performance) star in this “graphic and haunting” (People Magazine) docudrama about the effects of a nuclear attack on the working-class city of Sheffield, England as the fabric of society unravels.
This legendarily haunting docudrama depicts the effects of a nuclear attack on the working-class city of Sheffield, England.
Cast: Karen Meagher, Reece Dinsdale, David Brierly
Not really fiction innit it?
One of the most depressing worst case scenarios to be prepared for.
Presented in a documentary style, I couldn't help thinking of Monty Python's Meaning of Life, but the punchlines are horrifying. There was an American film called 'The Day After' that was made around the same time as Threads and covered the same subject, except in a 'movie of the week' style sans the 'everything will work out' all-American optimistic ending. I remember there were after shows trying to counsel people's post show depression. That was back in the 80's. Here we are in 2022 once again staring down the nuclear barrel...