THE MAN WHO SAVED THE WORLD

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - WEEK IN MOVIES -

8.30PM, HISTORY CHAN­NEL

In Septem­ber 1983, Air De­fence Force lieu­tenant colonel Stanislav Petrov was at Soviet nu­clear early warn­ing cen­tre Ser­pukhov-15 when an alarm went off. Were five Amer­i­can nu­clear mis­siles re­ally head­ing his coun­try’s way? Petrov had to de­cide whether the threat was real or not and launch a re­tal­ia­tory strike. Scary stuff.

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