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The War Game's actors reassembled for first time

The controversial film The War Game made in 1965 told the bleak story of a nuclear attack on Kent and featured scenes of nuclear devastation.

The film, directed by Peter Watkins, is regarded as a landmark in British cinema.

It was deemed so disturbing that the BBC banned it for 20 years. It went on to win an Oscar for best documentary film and the Bafta for Best Short Film in 1967.

BBC Inside Out has tracked down some of the 350 amateur actors who made up the cast and brought them together for a special screening of the film at a Cold War bunker in Gravesend.

Some of the actors have never seen the film and watched it for the first time since its making almost 50 years ago.

Inside Out South East is on BBC One at 19:30 GMT on Monday, 25 February and nationwide on the iPlayer for seven days thereafter.

  • 24 Feb 2013
  • From the section England