This Day in History: 1965-08-06

The BBC pulls The War Game from its schedule. The drama-documentary, by director Peter Watkins, depicting the events of a fictional nuclear attack on the United Kingdom, was part of the Wednesday Play strand. The BBC move came as a result of pressure from the British government. The film was eventually televised on 31st July 1985, ahead of the 40th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, and the day before a repeat screening of Threads.