Based on a book of the same name, depicting events in a Welsh valley after a nuclear holocaust, in which almost everyone has dies, leaving just two families. Eventually just one girl and one man are left, and the majority of the film is about how they cope with the situation and each other.
A film about the cruelty of war. Charles Dance plays an officer who is sent out to investigate a rumour about German spies during the chaotic days of 1940. At the same time three land girls are arriving at a sleepy little village. These three together with a German refugee family and the local doctor falls victims to war hysteria and is killed by a local mob - while Charles Dance is trying to rescue them.