Monday, 22 May 2017
688 On The 8th Day
First viewed : 24 September 1984
This documentary followed on from Threads, explaining the science on which it was based. Scientists across the Cold War divide ( including Carl Sagan from Cosmos )now agreed that the devastation caused by a nuclear exchange would throw up so much dust it would block out enough sunlight to cause a drastic drop in temperature sufficient to make the whole planet essentially uninhabitable, the "nuclear winter". This would impact on people nowhere near the military targets; the Shropshire town of Ludlow was used as an example. Grim stuff.