Threads is a 1984 BBC TV Docudrama, produced and directed by Mick Jackson.
Telling the story of the impact a Nuclear attack on the UK town of Sheffield in very grim detail, it’s probably the most graphic and Harrowing Post-Apocalyptic Nuclear Holocaust Movie in all of Speculative Fiction.
The beginning of film establishes the mundane tasks and social interaction of the daily lives of the characters are the bonds – or rather ‘threads’ that they take for granted.
Once those threads are broken by the attack, the few (and quickly dwindling) remaining characters degenerate into a savage, nomadic society where corporal punishment is law and “Survival Of The Fittest” is the only way to get by.
Those who died in the inital blasts were lucky.
The ending suggests that any chance for humanity’s survival is a Fate Worse than death.
Threads and its spiritual predecessors, The Day After and The War Game were instrumental in influencing public opinion against Strategic Nuclear Annihilation, by reminding the public how futile and ineffective preparation against a Nuclear assault would be.
The film can be viewed on YouTube. However, a strong stomach is a mandatory requirement.