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TV drama series set in a time of social and economic collapse where hyper-inflation has lead to food shortages and mass riots. A desperate husband and father, Norman Mortimer (David Neal), takes his family to a large house in the country where he reinforces the cellar in order to store food and keep his family safe. But as the situation worsens, the Mortimers arouse the suspicions of the starving locals and their sanctuary comes under threat as the news of their food store spreads.
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would expect to have been written by the likes of Nigel Kneale and be broadcast after 9pm.
The plot is fairly straightforward; the UK's food supplies are running out causing the beginnings of unrest and
resulting in martial law. The main characters in the story are the Mortimer family and their friends.
Norman Mortimer sees the coming troubles and decided to make contingency plans. The family move to a house that has extensive cellars and begins stockpiling supplies. As the situation in the country as a whole worsens, the family
become fragmented with some allied to Norman and the rest sympathising with the plight of neighbours and friends.
In the midst of all this is Vince Holloway, a character one would have called a spiv in the 1940's but with an 80's edge, Vince (played by Mike Reid in one of his best performances) is made aware of the Mortimer's hoard by his
son, played by Lee Macdonald (several years before his Zammo Mcguire portrayal in Grange Hill). Also featured in an early role is Alun Lewis (Birds of A Feather, Emmerdale). The seven part series is still as gripping as it was on first viwing 30 years ago and i'm sad to say far more accomplished than anything currently being offered for
children's viewing.It may not have CGI or fast cutting but it does have a story and characters you belive in and care about. No M I High, Sarah Jane's Adventures or My Parents are Aliens here, why? because the writers treat their audience like adults not like an sdult's version of children. Watch it and be both entertained and engaged.
Finally, a mention for the terrific theme music which (OK maybe a bit sadly!) I've downloaded as my current mobile ringtone!
Trust me, this is a courageous piece of TV history that is well worth another viewing!
Looking back now aged 42 it's amazing that this was made as a children's programme, modern Childrens TV wouldnt dare, (and is poorer for that). It's challenging covers topics that are just as relevant today, (if not more so), and unlike other drama's dealing with the collapse of society does it in a realistic and believable way.
Only other drama of the last 30 years I can think of in equal terms being 'Threads'.
Much better than the ITV 80s Quatermass effort, (which now is laughable to look at), better also than the original survivors series and more credible than the recent REMADE survivors series.
If your head is stuck in 21st Century quick storytelling drama, (all style but no substance), or incapable of watching a programme in the context of the era it was made, then this probably wont work for you and you should stick with things like Torchwood.
No Aliens, no Zombies, no Eastenders style script writing!
But if you want something thought provoking, that deals with a genuine situation that really could happen then this is for you.
You'll certainly take the threat of Economic collapse a lot more seriously afterwards!