From I LOVE TV : EDGE OF DARKNESS
Edge of Darkness was a ‘must see’ when it first aired - the kind of drama that had everyone talking. It caught the zeitgeist perfectly - in the mid eighties, Britain was still Uncle Sam’s biggest aircraft carrier, the Greenham Common women were making headline news every night, Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth were rapidly gaining support, and the cold war was still going strong.
Despite being 15 years old, and so topical at the time, the sheer quality of the production make this gripping. Find a copy. Watch it. You will not be sorry.
The progamme recently got voted no. 15 in the British Film Institute all time top 100 television programmes.