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BBC Threads DVD - £5.99 @ Play

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8y, 2m agoFound 8 years, 2 months ago
Excellent nuclear holocaust drama. Also 4% cashback through quidco.

Set in the paranoia of nuclear war, this chilling and BAFTA-award winning BBC2 drama was aired causing outrage and anxiety amongst the viewing public due to its graphic and realistic storytelling of a possible nuclear strike. After its initial airing Threads became a national talking point and became a powerful and terrifying glimpse into a post holocaust world after a devastating nuclear bomb. Even more terrifying was that this 'drama' could in fact easily become a living nightmare.

Set in Sheffield, the story follows Ruth and her fiancee who are looking forward to beginning a new life with a baby and a new flat when suddenly the unthinkable happens and the world is suddenly erupted into a full scale nuclear war. After the attack the landscape is changed dramatically with the survivors scavenging through the devastation and corpses, trying to forage what they can; nurses in hospitals unable to do anything other than comfort the dying; and a. society is descended back to its most basic level
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#1
You'll love Threads - just the sort of thing to sit down & watch with the kids on a wet Sunday afternoon.

Don't whatever you do watch it if you're feeling depressed. And don't accidentially flip over to a reality show with a squawking self-obsessed minor celeb, you'll want to commit a hate crime just to obliterate their general sense of complacency...

Have fun!
#2
This used to go for good money on fleabay as it was deleted. Now it's out again, i've ordered. Well worth £5.99 to see how those 'sensible' people we trusted to look after us in the 80s almost fried us all alive due to childish, infantile political principle :x
#3
Voted hot. Had this for ages, had to have it as I remember the original broadcast. Picture quality's not that great though it has to be said.
#4
Depressing but excellent drama. More gritty and realistic than Jericho!

I loved the fact that the nuclear strike was centred on the head office of the government skills agency I worked for. Also as one critic pointed out at the time, look for the fillings in the teeth of one of the post-apocalyptic people. Apparently there were dentists then even after a nuclear war. Wish we could say the same now :-)

Voted hot
#5
filmed in sheffield too, loads of my mates were extras in this. voted hot
#6
the bit where granny craps herself is priceless!

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