1 9 5 9 (UK)
1 x 90 minute episode
This gloomy (but highly acclaimed) view of the future was produced by BBC television as a stand-alone 90-minute drama starring the film actress Ann Todd.
The televised play was written by Marganhita Laski and was set in the near future when a largely uninhabitable Britain (tainted by radioactivity) maintained a small area of population, itself interpreted as a threat to prevailing international stability by competing world powers.
Given recent events in the nuclear power industry a the time of broadcast, not to mention the abundant sabre-rattling in the world, the play was almost prophetic.