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(1984 TV Movie)

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Narrator: 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.

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Peace Speaker: This time they are playing with at best the destruction of life as we know it and at worst total annihlation. You cannot win a nuclear war! Now just suppose the Russians did win this war... What exactly would they be winning? Well, I'll tell you! All major centers of population and industry would have been destroyed. The soil would have been irradiated. Farmstock would be dead, diseased or dying. The Russians would have conquered a corpse of a country.

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Michael Kemp: Jimmy's getting married!

Alison Kemp: Are you? Well it's a bit sudden! You're not even engaged!

Jimmy Kemp: How do you know? Anyway, it's nowt to do wi' you, so keep your nose out.

Alison Kemp: Are you getting married in a church or in a registry office?

Michael Kemp: Alison, what's an abortion?

Mrs. Kemp: Michael! I've told you once...

Alison Kemp: Oh! So *that's* it!

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Public Information Film Announcer: The time has now come to make everything ready for you and your family in case an air attack happens. This does not mean that war is about to come, but there is a risk of it, and we must all be prepared.

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Public Information Film Announcer: If you leave your home, your local authority may take it over for homeless families. And, if you move, the authorities in the new place will not help you with food, accommodation, or other essentials. You are better off in your own home. Stay there.

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Public Information Film Announcer: If anyone dies while you are kept in your fallout room, move the body to another room in the house. Label the body with name and address, and cover it as tightly as possible in polythene, paper, sheets or blankets. If, however, you've had a body in the house for more than five days *and* if it is safe to go outside, then you should bury the body for the time being in a trench or cover it with earth, and mark the spot of the burial.

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[as a mushroom cloud rises in the distance]

Bob: Jesus Christ! They've done it... They've done it!

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Air Raid Warning Center: [alarm blaring on loudspeaker] Attack Warning! Red! Attack Warning! Red!

Food Officer: Attack warning! Is it for real?

Accomodation Officer: Attack warning's for bloody real!

Clive Sutton: Right, get to your stations!

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Narrator: It is 8:30 a.m. 3:30 in the morning in Washington. Over the past few days, neither the President nor his senior staff will have had more than a few hours rest. This is when they may be asleep. This is when Western response will be slowest.

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Jimmy Kemp: Gonna get married and 'av baby.

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[as Jimmy & Bob are arguing with several men about selling wood, the air-raid siren begins to sound - a low, steady wail that continues to get louder]

Jimmy Kemp: Come on quick! Get DOWN!

[dives under the truck with Bob]

Jimmy Kemp: [Panic begins to break out in the square as people desperately try to find cover before the warheads hit]

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Mr. Kemp: Bloody hell!

[sitting on toilet when everything becomes bright cause of airburst detonation]

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Mrs. Beckett: Ruth, Ruth love, come on love, you'll have to eat something. You'll have to love, it's not just you now you know, the baby needs food as well.

Ruth Beckett: [crying] I can't care about this baby anymore, I wish she was dead.

Mrs. Beckett: Oh Ruth! Don't say things like that.

Ruth Beckett: There's no point! There's no point with Jimmy dead.

Mrs. Beckett: But you don't know...

Ruth Beckett: He is! He is! I KNOW he is!

Mrs. Beckett: Can't be certain.

Ruth Beckett: Everything in all this radiation, all the time my baby!

[sobs]

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