The War Game

The War Game is a 1965 blend of television drama and documentary, that depicts a nuclear war. Written, directed and produced by Peter Watkins for the BBC, it caused dismay within the BBC and also within government, and was subsequently withdrawn before the provisional screening date of 7 October 1965. The corporation said that "the effect of the film has been judged by the BBC to be too horrifying for the medium of broadcasting. It will, however, be shown to invited audiences..."



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    award Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature
    director Peter Watkins
    editor Michael Bradsell
    events Cold War
    genre drama science fiction speculative
    producer Peter Watkins
    productionCompany BBC
    publisher British Film Institute
    theme war