When I was in my early teens, every jet engine noise that I heard at night was an incoming ICBM from the east. Scary times.
21:00, BBC tonight.
Strange Days: Cold War Britain
Season 1 Episode 3of 3
Two Tribes Dominic Sandbrook examines how the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan provoked a bitter dispute as British athletes were pressured by the government to boycott the 1980 Moscow Olympics. He also looks at how Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan's crusade against communism led many to fear a nuclear war, reflected in songs such as Two Tribes by Frankie Goes to Hollywood and BBC drama Threads, which depicted an attack on Britain. Last in the series