BBC's plans for post-apocalyptic radio messages released

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Daimyo, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. Daimyo

    Daimyo Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Oct 26, 2007
    It seems the BBC had pre written scripts for what to put on the air in case of nuclear attacks back in the day, and these have now been made available to the public.

    Sadly it seems we have to pay a symbolic sum to download the documents, but here is a little taste:

    "This file contains documents detailing discussions between the BBC and various government departments on the use of a pre-recorded announcement in the case of a nuclear attack. A draft script urges members of the public to stay indoors to avoid radioactive fall-out, save water, ration food and turn off all gas and fuel supplies.

    An issue of concern raised by the Ministry of Ports and Telecommunications was that an unfamiliar voice repeating the same message could lead listeners to suspect the BBC had been obliterated. It was felt that familiar voices were necessary to reassure people "the BBC is still there"."

    Some images:

  2. Makenshi

    Makenshi Ahoy, ye salty dogs!

    Jul 28, 2006
    Very very cool, and very Fallouty :mrgreen:

    Thanks for bringing this up, man :clap:
  3. Lukus

    Lukus Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    May 11, 2003
    That's awesome indeed - great find!

    Hehe... "stopcock".
  4. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    May 27, 2004
    very neat indeed.

    i'm tempted to pay those 3.5 pounds. convince me. :P

    caught my eye immediately for some reason...
  5. Mephestys

    Mephestys First time out of the vault

    Sep 15, 2008
    "Remember friends: DUCK and COVER!"

  6. Reminds me of the old British "Made for TV" movie Threads. Go watch it on Google Video if you haven't already.
  7. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
  8. Pope Viper

    Pope Viper This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 9, 2003

    10 to alec.
  9. Wooz

    Wooz Vault Sweeper Admin Orderite

    May 18, 2003
    Reminds me a bit of a graphic novel by Stephen Briggs, IIRC, "When the wind blows".

    Please do, and show 'em to us :P
  10. Paul_cz

    Paul_cz Mildly Dipped

    Jun 11, 2008
    I downloaded and watched this movie about a year ago. I still shiver when I think about it.