Preview – Chernobyl

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This Anglo-American miniseries retells the story of the world’s worst nuclear disaster.

We follow people at the heart of the disaster, when in April 1986 Reactor No. 4 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant caught fire, which begins with some of bizarre casual behaviour that occurred when the fire began, with people at the time not worrying about how dangerous the situation would eventually become.

Among the cast are Jared Harris as Valery Legasov, the man who was the head of the commission investigating the disaster, and Adam Nagaitis as Vasily Ignatenko, one of the firefighters tasked with trying to put out the blaze.

Chernobyl is on Sky Atlantic at 21.00.