Monday, 5 September 2005


Does anyone else remember a TV programme from times past called Survivors, which explored how comfortable, well-off Westerners would cope when worldwide disaster strikes and working infrastructure is ripped from under them. As I recall, it began as good drama and ended as melodrama, but it did highlight how difficult life would be for those who wouldn't have the skills needed to support themselves, nor the rule of law to protect them.

Apocalyptic drama was all the rage for a while, including one of my favourite films Quiet Earth starring Bruno Lawrence. If only disasters could be confined to celluloid, or at least the appropriate lessons learned from those disasters depicted on celluloid .

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