Nightmare awakenings

Yesterday, a Cold War script written for broadcast in the event of a nuclear attack was published. The script was penned in the 70s by the BBC and the government, and was released by the National Archives.

Most mornings I am woken by my radio alarm clock, which I turn off by hitting the radio on, this radio is tuned to Five Live, since my alarm goes off on the half hour I like to lie and listen to the news before getting up (if I haven’t been rudely awakened by my son before this that is). Yesterday morning, Five Live was dealing with the release of this nuclear warning script by broadcasting it, in full, voiced by a very grave sounding announcer. They were doing this at the precise time my alarm went off.

Made for quite a sudden awakening, I can tell you.

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