World On Fire

Nothing quite says ‘Happy new year !’ like the threat of a new, as yet incurable, global, Chinese-born mystery virus. To readers of a certain age this will inevitably prompt memories of the BBC 1970’s eco-thriller Survivors, whose title sequence is a triumph of brevity and intimation over budgetary constraints. (To show the awesome, immersive, positional power of soundtrack, users of Twitter can check out Graham Kibble-White’s Survivors montage recut to the theme tune of Carla Lane’s sitcom Butterflies – and then his montage of the Butterflies title sequence to the theme tune of Survivors.)

World On Fire