TIL that among the horrified audience who watched the television premiere of the apocalyptic nuclear war movie “Threads” on BBC was a kid named Charlie Brooker. He later cited the bleak and plausible future presented by Threads as an influence in creating the dystopian world of Black Mirror.

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  1. TIL Charlie Brooker was also a writer on the hilarious fictional news program “The Brass Eye” . Highly recommend checking out Chris Morris’s work as well.

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