Whoops Apocalypse! was a satirical comedy made during the late cold war of the early eighties. The plots of both the tv series (1982)  and the film (1986) involve political events in the uk triggering a nuclear war in the middle east.
Watching it now you’re struck that however grotesque the writers made their characters they don’t compare to the real players of the time – Reagan, Thatcher, Brezhnev, the Shah of Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini etc. (although Peter Cook does a good job in the clip below)

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