Z for Zachariah 1984 BBC Play For Today Film is based on the book
of the same title by Robert C. O’Brien
. There is also a more recent film adaptation
which was released in cinemas in August 2015. For a comparison of the two film read our Z for Zachariah Film Comparison
This BBC adaptation is unavailable to buy and has never been converted onto DVD/Blu-ray, but you can watch the full film above.
It is a fairly faithful adaptation of the book. Set in the Welsh Valleys in place of the American setting of the original, it is a film about survival, and also about human interaction. Viewers may now see this as a little dated, however, and perhaps also a bit slow moving for current movie tastes.
Z for Zachariah 1984 BBC Film
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