Culloden / The War Game
In the mid-1960s two documentaries about war, directed by Peter Watkins, changed the face of British TV. Using an urgent, gritty TV news style and featuring amateur actors, Culloden ushered in the drama doc, while The War Game – described as “‘maybe the most important film ever made” – was initially cancelled by the BBC, following government intervention. With the distant Vietnam conflict being played out live on the news, Watkins made an 18th Century British battle and a future nuclear attack feel all too real.
By Peter Watkins (director), Olivier Espitalier-Noel (actor), Don Fairservice (actor), Peter Watkins (actor), Tony Cosgrove (actor), Robert Oates (actor), George McBean (actor)Blu-ray with DVD – Double PlayCertificate: 15