This harrowing dramatisation of the catastrophic events of April 1986 – when an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the USSR led to one of the worst man-made disasters in history – is some of the most terrifying television you will ever experience.

With a radioactive cloud spreading through the neighbouring Ukraine city of Pripyat and threatening Europe, brave souls suffer and sacrifice themselves to contain the meltdown and prevent further loss of life, all the while hindered by Soviet bureaucracy. What’s just as frightening is what might have have happened had they’d failed. Such is the intensity of this Emmy-winning mini-series, you’ll feel as though the invisible radioactive threat is seeping from the screen into your lounge room.

Release Date: October 2, 2019
Format: DVD, Blu-ray
Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Emily Watson

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