Chernobyl Miniseries HBO Part 5Chernobyl Miniseries HBO Part 5

Vichnaya Pamyat

Written by Craig Mazin
Directed by Johan Renck

After being congratulated by the KGB for publicly affirming that the Chernobyl explosion was caused by “operator error,” Legasov weighs the price of telling the truth at the upcoming criminal trial of Dyatlov, Bryukhanov and Fomin. As proceedings begin in Chernobyl City, Shcherbina, Legasov and Khomyuk lay out the scientific and human explanations as to what went wrong on the night of April 26, even as Shcherbina and Legasov show signs of deteriorating health. The events inside the control room leading up to the explosion are witnessed, and as Legasov's testimony comes to a close, he puts his reputation, and perhaps his life, at risk in hopes of preventing another Chernobyl.

Chernobyl
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INSIDE THE EPISODE

Elements of Chernobyl

“Any system with too perfect an ideology… leads to exclusion of facts.” Go behind the scenes of the miniseries finale and discover why the truth about the disaster remained unsaid for decades.

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BEHIND THE SCENES

After the Aftermath

“I grew up in Sweden and I was there in ‘86 when it happened and it was a big deal for us there.” Crew members on the miniseries share how the nuclear fallout impacted their lives in Eastern Europe, Scandinavia and beyond.