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Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster 

Only a handful of men willing to sacrifice themselves can prevent an explosion and fire at a nuclear plant in the Ukraine from becoming a worldwide catastrophe due to design flaws and the Soviet obsession with secrecy and prestige.

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Nick Murphy

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Nick Murphy
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Episode credited cast:
Roger Alborough Roger Alborough ... Anatoli Dyatlov
Michael Colgan Michael Colgan ... Leonid Toptunov
Hugh Dickson ... Government official
Vernon Dobtcheff ... Boris Scherbina
Adrian Edmondson ... Valery Legasov
Dan Fox Dan Fox ... Victor Proskuryakov
Ray Gardner Ray Gardner ... Nikolai Fomin
Tamzin Griffin ... Luba Akimov
Bernard Hill ... Narrator
Adrian Hood ... Piotr Palamarchuk
Paul Humpoletz Paul Humpoletz ... Anatoli Mayorets
Alex Lowe Alex Lowe ... Alexandr Akimov
Nicholas Lumley Nicholas Lumley ... Major General Antoshkin
Breffni McKenna Breffni McKenna ... Valeri Perevozchenko
Roland Oliver Roland Oliver ... Genaddy Shasharin
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Only a handful of men willing to sacrifice themselves can prevent an explosion and fire at a nuclear plant in the Ukraine from becoming a worldwide catastrophe due to design flaws and the Soviet obsession with secrecy and prestige.

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Legasov: It seems there's almost no-one in this room who understands what this means. It's on fire. The graphite moderator, which in itself is just - unbelievably radioactive, and what's left of the fuel core, are on fire. Now, that's about two and a half thousand tons of carbon, which, burning at one ton an hour will burn roughly - for 3 months. And every day that it burns it will send into the atmosphere more radiation than has ever been released in - in all the nuclear accidents that have ever ...
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Too far from reality
13 June 2009 | by SabotazhnikSee all my reviews

I'm happy that here it's genre is called drama, because it's what it really is.

The biggest disappointment for me was that creators made it as pure documentary episode - with dates, facts and so on. It's just a shame to film episodes at location somewhere on ex-soviet union, mix it with few original frames and pretend what whole episode is genuine. I started to feel offended while watching this episode, because there are just few real facts, everything else are just made to make kind of thrilling story. It's definitely made by people who actually knows just a few things about that disaster and as i seems not more about whole soviet regime, because it's produced like some average spy movie about cold war times.

Well, the point i want to make is that it wouldn't be so bad if it didn't pretend to tell true story about real events and people watching this should remember not to take as truth. I personally found it sinful to tell stories so far from reality about such painful events.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 2006 (UK) See more »

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Budget:

GBP200,000 (estimated)
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