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

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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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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Private Eye
By Laurie Johnson
(1963-1967)
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Mr.Parris' Worst Week!
23 October 2006 | by ShadeGrenadeSee all my reviews

Back in Thatcher's Britain, rent-a-quote Tory M.P. Matthew Parris overstepped the mark by claiming benefit claimants had it easy. Granada's 'World In Action' challenged him to sign on the dole for one week, and he did. Guess what? He couldn't live on the money! 'World In Action' was a hard-hitting current affairs programme that dared to cover issues ignored by the rest of the news media. During its incredible four-decade run, it covered amongst other things the rise of the National Front, militant infiltration of trade unions, the decline of the N.H.S., questioned whether The Queen should pay tax, presented debates both for and against the restoration of capital punishment, and interviewed Thatcher before she became P.M. It lacked 'gimmicks' such as bimbo presenters, dramatic music and glitzy sets, and went for the jugular.

'World' was axed in 1999, for reasons that are still unclear. In its old slot - Monday 8.30 P.M. - you can now see...another episode of 'Coronation Street'! Who says British television has dumbed down?


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