10 Worst Episodes of Chernobyl

The true story of one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history: the catastrophic nuclear accident at Chernobyl. A tale of the brave men and women who sacrificed to save Europe from unimaginable disaster.

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Chernobyl - S1E1

#1 - 1:23:45 (Season 1 - Episode 1)

Plant workers and firefighters put their lives on the line to control a catastrophic 1986 explosion at a Soviet nuclear power plant.

The episode was rated 8.35 from 7865 votes.

Chernobyl - S1E4

#2 - The Happiness of All Mankind (Season 1 - Episode 4)


Valery Legasov and Soviet Deputy Prime Minister Boris Shcherbina consider using lunar rovers to remove radioactive debris. Ulana Khomyuk faces government hurdles in determining the truth about the cause of the explosion.

The episode was rated 8.40 from 6609 votes.

Chernobyl - S1E3

#3 - Open Wide, O Earth (Season 1 - Episode 3)

Lyudmilla Ignatenko, a Pripyat resident, ignores warning about her firefighter husband's contamination; Valery Legasov lays out a decontamination plan, complete with human risks.

The episode was rated 8.44 from 6853 votes.

Chernobyl - S1E2

#4 - Please Remain Calm (Season 1 - Episode 2)


With untold millions at risk after the Chernobyl explosion, nuclear physicist Ulana Khomyuk makes a desperate attempt to reach Valery Legasov, a leading Soviet nuclear physicist, and warn him about the threat of second explosion that could devastate the continent.

The episode was rated 8.59 from 7179 votes.

Chernobyl - S1E5

#5 - Vichnaya Pamyat (Season 1 - Episode 5)

Valery Legasov, Boris Shcherbina and Ulana Khomyuk risk their lives and reputations to expose the truth about Chernobyl.

The episode was rated 9.01 from 6702 votes.

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