When the Wind Blows

When the Wind Blows (1986)

A horrifying vision of tomorrow.

  • Genre: Animation, War, Science Fiction
  • Release Date: 1986-10-24
  • User Rating: 7.3/10 from 237 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 21min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Penguin Books
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director: Jimmy T. Murakami
star 7.3/10
From 237 Ratings


With the help of government-issued pamphlets, an elderly British couple build a shelter and prepare for an impending nuclear attack, unaware that times and the nature of war have changed from their romantic memories of World War II.

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  • Peggy Ashcroft

    as Hilda Bloggs (voice)
  • John Mills

    as Jim Bloggs (voice)
  • Robin Houston

    as Radio Announcer (voice)
  • James Russell

    as Actor
  • David Dundas

    as Actor
  • Matt Irving

    as Actor
  • Bernard Montgomery

    as Himself (archive footage)
  • Harry S. Truman

    as Himself (archive footage)
  • Joseph Stalin

    as Himself (archive footage)
  • Winston Churchill

    as Himself (archive footage)
Sound David Bowie Main Title Theme Composer
Camera Peter Turner Camera Operator
Directing Jimmy T. Murakami Director
Art Jimmy T. Murakami Storyboard Artist
Writing Raymond Briggs Screenplay
Writing Raymond Briggs Graphic Novel
Production John Coates Producer
Production Iain Harvey Executive Producer
Sound Roger Waters Original Music Composer
Editing John Cary Editor
Editing Taylor Grant Editor
Camera Colin Bowman Camera Operator
Directing Gary McCarver Layout
Crew Stephen Weston Special Effects
Sound Ted Swanscott Sound
Sound Tim Partridge Dolby Consultant
Art Joan Ashworth Storyboard Artist
Sound Anuree De Silva Assistant Sound Editor
Art Richard Nye Assistant Art Director
Art Errol Bryant Art Direction
Visual Effects Errol Bryant Modeling
Art Errol Bryant Background Designer
Visual Effects Errol Bryant Color Designer
Art Richard Fawdry Art Direction
Visual Effects Richard Fawdry Animation
Visual Effects Richard Fawdry Key Animation
Art Richard Fawdry Storyboard Artist
Visual Effects Richard Fawdry Layout Supervisor
Art Alice Clayton Assistant Art Director
Art Michael Heywood Assistant Art Director
Sound Paul Coppock Sound Effects
Sound John Griffith Sound Editor