In April 1986, a huge explosion erupted at the Chernobyl nuclear power station in northern Ukraine. This series follows the stories of the men and women, who tried to contain the disaster, as well as those who gave their lives preventing a subsequent and unthinkably worse one.
Veteran British sound engineer Chris Watson - a regular recordist on the acclaimed documentaries of David Attenborough such as The Life of Birds (1998), The Life of Mammals (2002) and The Life of Mammals (2002) - assisted Icelandic composer Hildur Guðnadóttir with her efforts to record the interior sounds of the decommissioned Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant in Lithuania before the filming crew actually arrived on location. According to Hildur, she and Watson were both required to wear protective gear before exploring the plant, which was still being cleaned by numerous uniformed personnel as they 'sampled' the sound ambience in the vast labyrinth of corridors throughout the facility. See more »
'Chernobyl' is scarier than most horror movies in that it is a dramatization of actual, real-life horror experienced by thousands of people on that fateful April 1986 morning and the years that followed. This disaster has haunted the nation, Europe, and the rest of mankind more than three decades later. And that creeping dread permeates the whole show. It's difficult to watch. But it certainly makes it a must-watch.
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