Threads – Video

Video material that is useful to add supplementary context and understanding To Threads:

QED – A Guide to Armageddon

The precursor to Threads by Mick Jackson:

On the 8th Day

— BBC Television. Shown after Threads to inform on Nuclear Winter after publication in Science in December 1983. Further metadata on the programme here.

Newsnight debate –

broadcast after ‘Threads’ and ‘The 8th Day’ (1984). Contemporary reaction to Threads.

BBC1: Pebble Mill at One

Friday 22nd February 1985

Barry Hines, Karen Meagher and Mick Jackson appear on Pebble Mill at One to discuss Threads.

Protect and Survive

HM Government’s series of Public Information Films that were to be broadcast should nuclear attack on the UK ever seem likely:

If The Bomb Drops – Panorama 1980

An investigation on Britain’s preparation for a nuclear attack by Jeremy Paxman. Also includes the first showing of the Protect and Survive films to the public.

Television Continuity for Threads

BBC One – End of Wargame & Intro to Threads – August 1985

23 September 1984 BBC2 – Threads intro

Threads on CKVU 1984

BBC2 Trailers from 1984 showing Threads

“The Threads of Threads”

A video essay by David Forrest looking at the early film work of writer Barry Hines and how it influenced one of his most infamous pieces, Threads.