With the help of government-issued pamphlets, an elderly British couple build a shelter and prepare for an impending nuclear attack, unaware that times and the nature of war have changed from their romantic memories of World War II. Written by
Andy Bogursky <email@example.com>
...It's No Fairy Tale
Did You Know?
The film was part of a 1980s cycle of films about atomic bombs and nuclear warfare which had started in 1979 with The China Syndrome
(1979). The films included Silkwood
(1983), The Day After
(1983), The Atomic Cafe
(1982), The Manhattan Project
(1986), Whoops Apocalypse
(1982), Special Bulletin
(1983), Ground Zero
(1987), Barefoot Gen (Hadashi no Gen
(1983)), Rules of Engagement
(1989), When the Wind Blows
(1986), Letters from a Dead Man (Pisma myortvogo cheloveka
(1986)), Memoirs of a Survivor
(1981) and The Chain Reaction
(1980). See more
Ooh, it's stuffy in these bags.
Now you know what it feels like to be a potato.
I should hate that, being buried in the ground.
Oh yes, so would I, give me cremation every time.
Oh me too.
After the end credits, Morse code can be heard in the background. The code, when translated, means "MAD". MAD is an abbreviation for the term "Mutually Assured Destruction". See more
Referenced in QI: Fight or Flight
What Have They Done
Written by Glenn Tilbrook
and Chris Difford
Performed by Squeeze
Produced by Glenn Tilbrook
and Pete Hammond See more