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Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Dystopian film comedy. When General Jack D Ripper becomes impotent, he blames his affliction on the Soviets and dispatches a squadron of B52s to bomb Moscow. Introduced by Steve Coogan.

To mark twenty years since the death in 1999 of one of cinema’s visionary filmmakers, British actor and producer Steve Coogan, whose own credits include Stan & Ollie, Philomena, and Night at the Museum, introduces Stanley Kubrick’s film Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.

In the firm belief that his impotence is the result of a Soviet plot to poison the water supply of the ‘free world’, Brigadier General Jack D Ripper dispatches a squadron of nuclear-armed B52s to bomb Moscow. It is the task of President Muffley, hidden deep in the Pentagon War Room, to sort out this little problem.

Stanley Kubrick's masterful ‘nightmare comedy’ mixes laughter with the most chilling of crises.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Tue 5 Nov 2019 22:30

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 01:36

    Katherine Jenkins & Vera Lynn

    We'll Meet Again

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.

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Role Contributor
Group Captain Lionel Mandrake Peter Sellers
President Merkin Muffley Peter Sellers
Dr Strangelove Peter Sellers
General Buck Turgidson George C Scott
Brigadier General Jack D Ripper Sterling Hayden
Colonel Bat Guano Keenan Wynn
Producer Stanley Kubrick
Director Stanley Kubrick