Nuclear Nightmare: Inside the Cuban Missile Crisis

About the Show

We reveal how three human beings grappled with the most dangerous two weeks in human history, when events, many outside their control, threatened to ignite a nuclear holocaust that could have ended human civilisation. Showing how extraordinarily close we came to self-destruction, the inside story of the Cuban Missile Crisis is a critical reminder of just how much power and responsibility lies with the President of the United States and other leaders with access to nuclear weapons... and how much personality counts when things spiral out of control. On the brink of a nuclear war, who would you want in the White House? Bringing to life the three central figures in the crisis - President John F. Kennedy, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and Cuban leader Fidel Castro - the film explores the roles each played during these most dangerous of all times. It features revealing interviews with key witnesses, along with revelations from recently declassified Top Secret documents.