Threads (1984)

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.

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Readers Comments (7)

  1. This was a most interesting movie of what society becomes when millions of people have to fend for themselves with all the elements against them. It has a slow start but the pace does pick up and makes you think about our world and the lunatics in government that we elect to run it. Perhaps we are lunatics also for appointing them. When I was in the Air Force during Viet Nam I was an augmenty missile handler. We loaded more than one F-106 jet fighter up and had watched the bombers in the alert hangers carrying nuclear bombs take off. We practiced many times for nuke attacks of our base. By the way the base was Langley in VA. Nice and close to home. Imagine this is you.

  2. If you haven’t seen this movie, you should. It’s really intense.

  3. Very strong movie, without any compromises. And it shows very clearly how people keep on living normally despite alarming tv and radio news, and by watching this movie you can see that nobody could really do anything at any point in time. Depressing. The living will envy the dead, as somebody once said. So if it happens absolutely do not go into a shelter… Watch this movie!

  4. I saw this when it first aired on british tv powerful then, powerful now. give it a view, if only to see the futility of Panic. if it ever happens i hope the first one hits me right on the head. cracking film 9/10

  5. I remember the cold war very much. Yes, there was always concern war was gonna escalate between the Soviet Union and the USA. The threat still exist; look in the news today. Russia, China, North Korea havent been to friendly with the west.

    • Russia is rust city. China is high on capitalism. I think Korea has more to worry about from China than it does from the United States. Compared to when I was a kid, I think nuclear war is really unlikely, at least on any sort of large scale.

      Most of the old cold war ICBM’s the Russians had are being recycled into commercial reactor fuel. Russia retains a couple thousand warheads. So does the United States. The Chinese have a couple hundred.

      Those are the nuclear players, and I think if we were going to blow each other up, we would have done it by now. It was looking really bad until about 1975.

  6. I think it’s kind of weird watching this movie about a Russian/American conflict over Iran. Hmm…

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