The Closest You’ll Ever Want to Come to Nuclear War.
The threads that hold civilisation together are blasted away in this critically acclaimed, no-holds-barred docu-drama about a nuclear attack on a British city during the 1980s. Written by Barry Hines (Kes) and directed by Mick Jackson (The Bodyguard), Threads was first broadcast on BBC Two in 1984, and is every bit as shocking today.
Ruth (Karen Meagher) and Jimmy (Reece Dinsdale) live in Sheffield, and are preparing to marry. Tension is rising between the Western powers and Russia, but the couple is blissfully unconcerned with world events as they carry on with their wedding plans.
With no prior warning Russia fires two nuclear warheads over Sheffield, obliterating the city and creating a radioactive wasteland. The few survivors are reduced to living in medieval conditions, scavenging for survival as they combat starvation, disease, mental trauma and nuclear winter.
This 2-disc set presents the original film remastered in 2K, from the original BBC CRI 16mm prints, available uncut for the first time in the UK.