The War Game (1965 – extract) | BFI DVD
Peter Watkins Academy Award-winning drama on the devastating consequences of a nuclear attack on Britain returns to BFI DVD on 28 March.
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The War Game is Watkins’ 1965 Academy Award-winning television drama-documentary depicting a nuclear war, written, directed and produced by Peter Watkins for the BBC’s The Wednesday Play anthology series. The film shows the prelude to, and immediate weeks of the aftermath, of a Soviet nuclear attack against Britain. Told in the style of a news magazine programme, the cast was made up of non-actors, with narration by Peter Graham and Michael Aspel reading quotations from source material.
Watkins is known for pushing boundaries to the extreme with his documentaries and his films continue to inspire today.