A workmate recommended this to me. I'd remembered seeing it advertised at the time but paid it no more mind. Saw the DVD in Tesco and decided to try it out.
Fucking hell. Absolutely outstanding. Watched the whole thing either side of a night's kip and have started watching it again with my son. Will never tire of this and am now downloading the podcasts.
Some genuinely chilling scenes - imagine being told to go up onto the roof and shovel radioactive bricks for no more than 90 seconds. That whole section from Legasov interrupting the first meeting up to the point where the plant managers were arrested was fantastic. The trial, with its flashback scenes, was excellent.
No being clued up on actors, I kept thinking "That Legasov's voice is really familiar" - until I looked up Jared Harris and saw who his dad was.
Funny to think that this was Stellan Skarsgard and Emily Watson's first feature together since that mad shagging film they did that was set in the Highlands.