A documentary series focusing on current affairs.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Chris Kelly Chris Kelly ...  Himself - Narrator / ... 38 episodes, 1979-1987
Andrew Brittain Andrew Brittain ...  Himself - Narrator 20 episodes, 1997-1998
Mike Walsh Mike Walsh ...  Himself - Reporter / ... 19 episodes, 1981-1991
Derek Cooper Derek Cooper ...  Himself - Narrator 18 episodes, 1963-1965
Wilfrid Thomas Wilfrid Thomas ...  Himself - Narrator 18 episodes, 1963-1965
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A documentary series focusing on current affairs.

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UK

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English

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1963 (UK) See more »

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Granada Television See more »
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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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During 1964, the World in Action team required pictures of an aircraft in flight to illustrate a story. They called various airline companies who could not help them in the short time span they had. They then called TWA's UK office and asked if they had any film of their planes, they said they had not but leave it with them and they would see what they could do. A few hours later a can of film arrived at the World in Action office with the compliments of TWA- TWA had apparently after the call, got a cameraman, and sent a couple of passenger planes up into the air to get the shots World in Action wanted. See more »

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Private Eye
By Laurie Johnson
(1963-1967)
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Slow burners that affected change
14 July 2012 | by grunselSee all my reviews

A comedian once said he had cured his friend's manic depression by stopping him watch World in Action. For there on a Monday night sandwiched between a soap opera and a jolly sitcom was our conscience, a reminder that things were not quite right in the world and somebody might be suffering. Most TV shows have a routine compilation edition at the end of the year and one of World in Action's was modestly sub titled 'Sorry,nothing doing' as if to say their years output had made no difference,but this was not so, a World in Action film lingered in the mind and did affect change. Its film on lorry drivers probably pushed through the Tachograph?,its films on mental health definitely helped sweep away the old style mental institutions and the reason furniture today has a 'flame proof' label was probably due to its eye opening film of an armchair catching fire. In today's mass media,issues blow up and shine bright for a couple of weeks and then are forgotten, but in the days when TV was 'the' window on the world a World in Action issue was a slow burner that you would not forget and did eventually make difference.


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