1983: The Brink of Apocalypse
November 8th 1983 is now recognised as one of the most dangerous moments in history, when Soviet fingers hovered prerilously over the nuclear button. Senior figues in the Soviet Union had convinced themselves that they were going to come under attack from the West. This programme tells the story behind the sequence of events that led to this moment.
You can watch it on You Tube, the video and picture quality is far better. But unfortunately the stingy buggers of Channel 4 disabled the embedding feature.
Here’s the link