4 THE THREADS OF LIFE!MovieAddict | 04/03/2008 | See all MovieAddict's reviews (1336)Top 10 Reviewer Top 10 DVD Reviewer This made for TV movie shocked Britain way back in 1984 when it was first shown on TV, at the time it was the height of the cold war, as the West and the Soviet Block had it's nuclear missles pointing at each other. This deals with a a nuclear detonation over Sheffield. At the time of release I was at high school, and such was the impact of the film, we were made to watch it in class, The film resonated with us teenagers at the time, as we lived around the area the film was based. Now all these years later the film seems tamer, but still has a cold impact that sends a shiver down the spine, and the question "what if?" still comes to mind. It's the years after the attack that the film has most impact, as we still try to hold the threads of humanity together. This is still a film of great impact and far better than the soap opera American version The Day After.Also it's a reminder of how simple things were back in 1984, as then at least we knew who our enemy was.Well worth re-watching!