- 1h 32min
- Directed by: Tom Harper
- Written by: Jack Thorne
- Cast: Sophie Okonedo, Antony Sher, Ben Chaplin
- UK release: 7 August 2015
In a nondescript Commons meeting room, civil servants play out the 'war book': a set of protocols designed to test the government's response to a nuclear attack. Thorne's remarkable script deserves comparisons to 12 Angry Men in its slow-burning tension, and there's not a weak link in the impressive ensemble cast. Powerful, provocative and essential.
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War Book3 Aug 2015
Provocative and essential nuclear war-themed drama from Tom Harper
Locked away in a nondescript room in the House of Commons, a small group of aides play out the 'war book' – protocol designed to test out the government response to a nuclear attack. Written in the 1950s, the exercise is put through its paces every few…
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