Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born children after a seven-year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the ... See full summary »
Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a seven-year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the ... See full summary »
A group of seven-year-old British children from widely ranging backgrounds are interviewed about a range of subjects. Director Michael Apted plans to reinterview them at seven-year ... See full summary »
An authentic story from 1983: The young police officer Finn is awarded a medal for the courage he showed in arresting a dangerous criminal. Meanwhile transvestite David Martin is released ... See full summary »
Hammond Theme 'Jam for World in Action'
By Shawn Phillips
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Mr.Parris' Worst Week!
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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