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In 1973, fearing a Soviet nuclear strike, a UK government committee was formed to write a message to be played from the British Broadcasting Corporation’s secret bunker in Scotland during a worst-case-scenario attack. Irreverently constructed using declassified documents and scenes from the BBC’s drama-documentary The War Game (1965), Final Draft: Scripting the Apocalypse is a darkly comic, Kubrickian examination of the deep weirdness of modern warfare.
Director: Scott Calonico
Producer: Erin Osborne-Martin
Mood and emotion
A century of letters captures the emotions of life in a new city, far from home
Photographs of rainforests dissolving in acid strike a beautiful note of warning
Technology and the self
Adaptive technologies have helped Stephen Hawking, and many more, find their voice
Ecology and environmental sciences
Experience the dazzling displays that fireflies create when humans are far away
Stories and literature
Solaris and beyond – Stanisław Lem’s antidotes to the bores of American sci-fi
Before the Beatles dropped acid, a BBC workshop was creating far-out sounds
Is paying with hand-drawn banknotes artistry or forgery? The knotty case of J S G Boggs
Human rights and justice
Portugal stole Goa’s lands and narratives. Can they ever truly be returned?
In the jungle of Suriname, Maria Sibylla Merian discovered insect metamorphosis