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The story of a nuclear attack by Barry Hines.
Starring Karen Meagher as Ruth Beckett, Reece Dinsdale as Jimmy Kemp
It's a normal Thursday in Sheffield. Ruth and her boyfriend, Jimmy, are in the pub. The Middle East crisis is just an item on the evening news - 3,000 miles away. This drama, based on available facts, tells the story of a nuclear strike on Britain, seen through the eyes of two Sheffield families - the Kemps and the Becketts - and their designated Wartime Controller, the city's peacetime Chief Executive, Clive Sutton.
It traces the events of the four weeks that lead up to a nuclear war, and the decade that follows. What will life be like for the survivors? In the days, months and years to come can the fabric of society hold together: how strong are the threads?
Narration by Paul Vaughan
(On The 7th Day: a Natural World Special, Tomorrow 9.30 pm)
Woddis On... page 83
Feature: page 17
Ceefax Subtitles: page 170

Contributors

Writer: Barry Hines
Designer: Chris Robilliard
Photography: Andrew Dunn
Film Editor: Jim Latham
Associate Producer: Peter Wolfes
Executive Producer: Graham Massey
Executive Producer: John Purdie
Producer/Director: Mike Jackson
Narrator: Paul Vaughan
Ruth Beckett: Karen Meagher
Jimmy Kemp: Reece Dinsdale
Mrs Beckett: June Broughton
Mr Beckett: Henry Moxon
Granny Beckett: Sylvia Stoker
Mr Kemp: David Brierley
Mrs Kemp: Rita May
Michael Kemp: Nicholas Lane
Alison Kemp: Jane Hazlegrove
Bob: Ashley Barker
Jane: Victoria O'Keefe
Clive Sutton: Harry Beety
Marjorie Sutton: Ruth Holden
Chief Supt Hirst: Michael O'Hagan
Medical officer: Phil Rose
Information officer: Steve Halliwell
Transport officer: Peter Faulkner
Food officer: Anthony Collin
Accommodation officer: Brian Grellis
Scientific adviser: Michael Ely
Manpower officer: Sharon Baylis
Works officer: David Stutt
Mr Stothard: Phil Askham
Mrs Stothard: Anna Seymour
Carol Stothard: Fiona Rook
Peace speaker: Maggie Holmes
Trade unionist: Mike Kay
Street trader: John Livesey
Mr Langley: Joe Holmes
Mr Haslam: Joe Belcher
Woman in supermarket: Christine Buckley
Boy in supermarket: David Major
Old man in graveyard: Nat Jackley
Woman in hospital: Greta Dunn
Poilceman: Ted Beyer
Poilceman: Dean Williamson
Soldier: Graham Hill
Soldier: Nigel Collins
Officer: Richard Albrecht
Officer: Andy Fenn-Rodgers
Officer: Jerry Ready
Officer: Dennis Conlon
Newscaster: Lesley Judd
Newscaster: Colin Ward-Lewis

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