A documentary series focusing on current affairs.
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4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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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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current affairs | journalism | See All (2) »

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Documentary

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UK

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English

Release Date:

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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Trivia

While making a profile of the model Jean Shrimpton, the team ask a local crew to get shots of an event Jean was attending in the USA. The shots were to take up a couple minutes or so of the half hour programme. The local crew apparently got a bit carried away and sent back World in Action over 11 hours of film. See more »

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Featured in The 100 Greatest TV Moments (1999) See more »

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Hammond Theme 'Jam for World in Action'
By Shawn Phillips
(1968-1999)
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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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