World In Action

31/10/2005
  |  Buy to Own: 31/10/2005
  |  300 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Twelve of the most important episodes from the hard-hitting ITV current affairs series. 'Mick Jagger' (1967) is an interview with the Rolling Stones singer after the controversial quashing of his jail sentence for drug possession. 'End of a Revolution?' (1967) is a portrait of Bolivia and the events that led to the death of Che Guevara. 'The Demonstration' (1968) covers the protest marches in London against the Vietnam War. 'The Quiet Mutiny' (1970) is John Pilger's investigation into the growing disillusionment of American soldiers in Vietnam. 'The Man Who Stole Uganda' (1971) looks at the aftermath of the coup that brought Idi Amin to power. 'Death of a Revolutionary' (1971) covers the funeral of Black Panther leader George Jackson. 'The Seige of Kontum' (1972) follows the plight of the Montegnard people, caught up in the fighting around Kontum in Vietnam. 'The Life and Death of Steve Biko' (1977) looks at the influence of the anti-apartheid martyr. 'Prisoner of Terrorism' (1978) is a behind-bars interview with Horst Mahler, one of the leader of the notorious Baader-Meinhof group. 'Banged Up' (1979) is an investigation into conditions at Manchester's overcrowded Strangeways Prison. 'Killing For a Cure' (1981) looks at the violent activities of the Animal Liberation Front. Finally, in one of their most influential broadcasts, 'The Birmingham Six - Their Own Story' is an interview with the men convicted for the Birmingham pub bombings.

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