Synopsis: Documentary style account of a nuclear holocaust and its effect on the working class city of Sheffield, England; and the eventual long running effects of nuclear war on civilization.
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Director(s): Mick Jackson
  4 wins & 4 nominations.
112 min

In an urban society,

everything connects.

Each person's needs are fed

by the skills of many others.

Our lives are woven together in a fabric,

but the connections that make

society strong also make it vulnerable.

Peaceful up here, in't it?

Oh, I'd love to live out in the country.

Wouldn't you, Jimmy?

Would I 'eck!

- Why not?

- It's dead.

Nowt to do.

Just imagine living down there.

Take you an hour

to get to t'nearest boozer.

Oh, I know, but the air's lovely.

Oh, do you know, I love it

this time of year with spring coming on.

See the leaves just coming out

on that bush over there?

What are you looking at?

Trying to make out where our house is.

Wish I had a pair of binoculars.

You can see t'floodlights at United.

- With the news...

- What time is it?

- There's been further fighting in Iran...

- T'half-time scores will be on.

Oh, honestly!

We're surrounded by all this countryside

and all you can think about is football?

- It's not all I can think about.

- Oh, stop it.

You've got no consideration at all,


You think you can do what you like.

Where are you going?

West Brom 1, Manchester United 0.

West Ham United 2,

Queen's Park Rangers 0.

Division 2- Barnsley 1, Derby County 0...

There you are. It's a peace offering.

- Not much smell to it, though.

- It's lovely.

Heather's supposed to bring good luck.

- It's what they say.

- Wonder if it'll bring me any.

This film, shot secretly

by a West German television crew,

shows one of the Soviet convoys

on the move in northern Iran.

The convoys were first spotted

by United States satellites on Monday

moving across three of the mountain

passes leading from the Soviet Union.

The Soviet foreign minister

has defended the incursions

and has accused the United States

of deliberately prompting

last week's coup in Iran.

Speaking on his arrival in Vienna,

Mr. Gromyko claims the Soviet vehicles

were responding to an appeal...

- Are you being serious?

- Of course I am.

I've never been more serious in my life.


- Are you sure?

- Not definitely.

I'm normally as regular as clockwork.

Anyway, what if I am?

It's not the end of the world, is it?

And now a look at programmes

later this evening on BBC1.

- And don't forget No.24 today.

- What?

I said don't forget No.24 today. You're

gonna ruin your hearing wi' them things.

Honestly, Jimmy,

you want your bloody head seeing to.

I think he wants

something else seeing to as well.

- Don't blame me. It's not my fault.

- Whose fault is it, you daft bugger?

Don't go blaming it all on Ruth, Jimmy.

That's not fair.

It's irrelevant who's to blame now.

- There you are.

- Ta.

The point is,

what are you going to do about it?

We're gonna get married.

What for?

Because we want to. What do you think?

You don't have to, you know, Jimmy.

I wouldn't want you thinking

we were pushing you into it.

Nobody's pushing us into owt.

It's what we want. We've decided.

I suppose you've talked

about an abortion?

Of course we have,

but neither of us want that.

We wanna get married and have t'baby.

- What does that mean? Abortion.

- Michael...

Never mind what it means. Get on with

your game. It's nothing to do with you.

We were thinking

of getting engaged anyway.

It don't make much difference, really,

it's just brought it forward a bit, that's all.

I hope you know what you're doing,


It's a hell of a time to be starting a family,

in the middle of a recession.

- What are you doing with that?

- I'm not hurting it.

- Our Jimmy's getting married.

- Are you?

- I might be. Why?

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Barry Hines

Melvin Barry Hines, FRSL (30 June 1939 – 18 March 2016) was an English author who wrote several popular novels and television scripts. He is best known for the novel A Kestrel for a Knave (1968), which he helped adapt for Ken Loach's film Kes (1969). more…

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