No effort was spared to bring a Soviet-era nuclear catastrophe to life for a new big-budget TV drama. Jared Harris and Emily Watson tell Lucy Davies how the Chernobyl disaster and its terrifying aftermath were recreated to the last detail – from the horror of radiation poisoning to the peculiar challenges of glasnost underwear. On a blazing afternoon in the countryside outside Vilnius, Lithuania, a rack of underpants is twitching in the breeze. Not just any underpants: the specimens hanging here, in the vast shadow cast by a recreation of Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, are the drabbest and most saggy of man-briefs, disintegrating at the seams – we’re a long way from Daz and microfibres now.
Telegraph 6th April 2019 read more »