Por­tillo’s Hid­den His­tory of Bri­tain

fac­tual / 9pm / Chan­nel 5

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dis­turbingly sub­ti­tled Count­down to

WW3, this episode of Michael Por­tillo’s re­veal­ing se­ries sees the pre­sen­ter ex­plore a vast derelict nu­clear fortress built dur­ing the Cold War in 1953, close to Michael’s alma mater in Cam­bridge. Peer­ing around the dusty and dark bunker, he searches by torch­light for clues to its his­tory and dis­cov­ers the many rooms where govern­ment of­fi­cials from all de­part­ments would have sought shel­ter in the event of a nu­clear at­tack. Michael also boards an old Soviet sub­ma­rine, and is alarmed to learn how dan­ger­ously close it came to Bri­tish shores armed with its deadly nu­clear-tipped tor­pe­does…

Michael ex­plores a Soviet sub

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