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Q.E.D.

Season 1982

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  • BBC One
  • 30 mins
  • 30 mins (1 episode)
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Documentary
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Q.E.D. (quod erat demonstrandum, Latin for "that which was to be demonstrated") was the name of a strand of BBC popular science documentary films which aired in the United Kingdom from 1982 to 1999.

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9 episodes

1982x08 A Guide to Armageddon

  • 1982-05-25T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

An examination of the effects of nuclear weapons.

Followed on 30/7/82 by THE UNDERGROUND TEST. The two films were amalgamated into a 28 minute GUIDE TO ARMAGEDDON

The last programme in this series is a two-part examination of the effects of nuclear weapons. Introduced by Ludovic Kennedy. The first half of the programme looks at the physical effects of a single medium-sized nuclear warhead on a large city. How effectively would various types of shelter protect us from these effects? Two couples experimentally live in fall-out shelters for ten days each. The implications of the film are then discussed by medical, scientific and civil defence specialists. Would cities be likely targets in a real nuclear attack? What kind of resources would be available to deal with the aftermath of such a calamity? And what could we do - practically - to diminish the effect if it ever were to happen?

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