O'Doherty: Putin schools Obama in big boys politics
Published 04/10/2015 | 02:30
Like anyone who grew up in the 1980s, I well remember the sheer terror caused by the classic Threads, which was a shockingly uncompromising look at Britain following a nuclear war.
Threads was a classic piece of British miserablism which remains a profoundly depressing piece of television (it's available on YouTube, and really is worth a watch).
In that TV movie, the source of tension was Iran, and a face-off between the two great superpowers soon develops a life of its own and inevitably escalates into a global apocalypse which neither side wanted but weren't able to stop.