Picking Apart The Threads: How a single film about nuclear war influenced a generation
“Threads” terrified not just the nation but the world when it was released in 1984. This BBC docu-drama which focused on what would happen if the UK was attacked with nuclear weapons was reportedly so terrifying that it is said Ronald Reagan, the US President at the time, embarked on his “Star Wars” programme after seeing it.
This book contains first hand accounts from those who watched the film and how it made them feel, how the film impacted on a generation and how it left a lasting legacy on those who watched it. It also includes an exclusive insight and interview with Reece Dinsdale, the actor who played “Jimmy” in the film.
With the threat of nuclear war ever present thanks to tensions between the USA and North Korea, “Threads” is as relevant today as it was when it was first released