This episode involves a group of people who live on a quiet suburban street who become convinced the world is about to end. However, only one of them has a bomb shelter.
How will they react?
Will they be at each other’s throats?
Will the shelter’s builder, Dr Bill Stockton simply be condemning everybody else to death by shutting the others out of the shelter?
Would he be justified doing so seeing as he was the only one who had the foresight to prepare?
What effect will fear and desperation have on the thin veneer of civilisation?
The Shelter certainly captured the fear and paranoia of the time arising from the Cold War and which was almost about to be shockingly realized with the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 14–28, 1962.