Preview: Chernobyl

Chernobyl - Jessie Buckley

For anyone who was alive at the time of the Chernobyl disaster there is a disturbing sadness about how these events progressed and the lack of value that was placed on the lives of those involved directly in the accident and those who went to contain it.  

The drama is unyieldingly bleak. This week, Lyudmilla Ignatenko (Jessie Buckley), a Pripyat resident, ignores warnings about her firefighter husband’s (Adam Nagaitis) contamination.

Meanwhile, Valery Legasov (Jared Harris) lays out a decontamination plan, complete with human risks.

Chernobyl – Tuesday at 9.00pm on Sky Atlantic and NowTV.