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Z for Zachariah

Anthony Andrews and Pippa Hinchley starred in this film, shown on 28/02/1984 as part of BBC1's Play for Today strand. It was adapted by Anthony Garner from the 1973 novel of the same name, written by Robert O'Brien. Transferring the story from small-town USA to rural Wales, the film concerns a teenage girl who survives a nuclear disaster, because her family lives in a valley sheltered from fallout. Andrews played another survivor, the scientist John Loomis, and featured on the front of that week's Radio Times magazine. This trailer was aired a few days before the broadcast.