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09-11-2010, 10:49 AM
A tip of the hat to kemosabe over at TB for this find.

1984 BBC docudrama on nuclear war and its effects
This has to be one of the best docudrama type documentaries I have watched pertaining to the subject matter.

It's called "Threads"

brief description...

Threads is a 1984 television docudrama depicting the effects of a nuclear war on the United Kingdom and its aftermath. Written by Barry Hines and directed by Mick Jackson, Threads was filmed in late 1983 and early 1984. The premise of Threads was to hypothesize the effects of a nuclear war on the United Kingdom after an exchange between the Soviet Union and the United States escalates to include the UK.

All 13 parts are up on youtube ..

I really must suggest that everyone checks this out .. It's scary , gripping , and informative , as to what it would really be like if there were an actual nuclear exchange..

I am only on part 7 thus far , and I just had to come on here and hook you all up to watch it as well ... It took me a few to compile all of the parts together on here for easy access for you all , but the docu-movie is worth the time to share .. I am sure alot of you on here will too ..

Part 1 ----> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT96sgTwmvo

Part 2 ----> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3A4ycjO37tA

Part 3 ----> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2FRanZ4PQ0

Part 4 ----> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfdnaKSlUh0

Part 5 ----> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RWbFK5f2Y4

Part 6 ----> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikJb4jMidh0

Part 7 ----> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVg7TlRtWa4

Part 8 ----> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qD9KCXfAPbA

Part 9 ----> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnaCWUMey1Q

Part 10 ----> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcFBKZN6Qog

Part 11 ----> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EK4HiUVlsiM

Part 12 ----> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCNaAAmZcvA

Part 13 ----> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idBYkcSF3Fg

Or you can watch on google video .. here ---> http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...0698427111488#

I offered both places, since some have trouble using youtube .. The google video link is the full thing, instead of being broke up into parts.

09-11-2010, 02:12 PM
Thanks for the links. I watched it on the google link. Somehow I must have missed it in the 80's, but it is still worth watching today.

09-11-2010, 04:07 PM
Thanks Brewer. Have to cook up some popcorn and watch them.

1980s nukes and 2000 nukes? About the same I bet. England and nuke war would give me a bad case of claustrophobia I'm afraid.

There is a good side to Michigan in that it has lost almost all it's manufacturing base. Not such a good target anymore!