On the anniversary 50 years to the day of its first episode, a tribute to ITV's premier current affairs documentary series, and some of its ground-breaking stories.
Military budget over spending is presented as a game show.
An investigation into supermarket practices and their effect on a neighbourhood.
A look at the first years of China's occupation of Tibet.
The plight of southern based Italians having to move to the North of Italy for work.
The valuable contributions young volunteers make.
An investigation into the UK petrol supply business and techniques used amongst rival firms to win customers.
A look at the country's increasing litter problem.
A look at conditions in Stepney, London.
A visit to the city of Dallas in the aftermath of the Kennedy assassination, focusing on the varying reactions and conditions of the people there.
Investigates that behind the solemn facade, a funeral service can be an opportunity to take advantage of the situation for monetary gain.
A profile of British Soldiers at various world trouble spots.
The war in Cyprus between the Turkish and Greek Cypriots.
Profile of the world's first supersonic airliner.
Reconstruction of the recent night,mail train robbery.
Plight of a South African family refused entry into Britain.
Seven year old children from various backgrounds are interviewed on their hopes and aspirations for the future. It is hoped to follow them up in the year 2000 and see how things turned out.
Unique access to the new form of radio which is competing on a not strictly legal level with the BBC - the pirate stations. Those on the outside both for and against also have their say.
A profile of the town of Timmins in Canada which became a boom town overnight over the recent discovery of large amounts of Copper.
A typhoid epidemic in Aberdeen is traced to a rogue batch of Argentinian corned beef.
The rise and fall of washing machine magnate John Bloom and his Roll's Razor Company.
An investigation into the poor training facilities available to Olympic contenders.
The launch of The Sun newspaper.
French-Canadian unrest at the Queen's visit.
A comparison of the industrial relations in the car making industries of the UK & the US.
An investigation into Britain's age old Sunday trading laws and their effect on shops and similar businesses.
Investigation on how a bacterial infection got into a Birmingham Eye Hospital and caused several cases of blindness.
Investigates if there is a link between bronchitis and road pollution.
Various black Americans give their views on Malcolm X, and an actor recreates some of his speeches.
Investigates the transport and haulage industry and the dark practices that can leave drivers tired, open to hijack and dangerous vehicles on our roads.
Observations of the tensions growing between Arab and Israeli.
A look at the water crisis and how the drought will affect the summer.
A look at the Royal Marsden's Hospital work in the treatment of Leukaemia and its effects on patient Sharon Morris and her family.
Investigates how some drugs are smuggled into Britain.
Mick Jagger gives a press conference after his recent conditional discharge for drug use. He then joins a discussion with eminent people on what is expected of famous icons by society, and how much of this is their responsibility.
A profile of Stokely Carmichael, a black campaigner against the West's dominance of the world, during his visit to Britain.
An investigation into the development of the Barbican Complex in London. Strikes and industrial action have stopped work on the building site for nearly a year.
The plight of families in Britain living below the poverty line.
Ronan O'Rahilly talks to WIA about his pirate radio ship, Radio Caroline, and why he rebels against the established laws of society.
Sanction busting in Rhodesia.
A report on the drink and driving laws of Sweden and Germany.
The Coronation of the Shah of Persia and an interview with Queen Farah.
A report on the white foster mothering of black children in the UK.
Bolivia after the death of Che Guevara, and at the trial of Regis Dubray.
A report on violence and chaos in Calcutta as India struggles to get a grip on democracy.
Report about The Allenby Bridge crossing between Israel and Jordan,used by refugees in the previous May.
The evolution of American hippies, their scene, drugs, pan-handling and other pastimes.
Investigates arms dealing and mercenaries on the way to the Nigerian state of Biafra.
An observation of Irish Travellers living in Britain.
Investigates the recruitment of boy soldiers and why some face difficulty trying to leave later.
Examining a proposed parliamentary bill that will enable drug addicts to use free,walk in centres to get heroin and cocaine.
The plight of Asians trying to escape from Kenya and the difficulties some are having, despite having British Passports, in entering the UK under looming new immigration rules.
Follows the Anti-Vietnam demonstration in Grosvenor Square London on 16 March.
The guerrilla fight for independence in Portuguese Guinea.
The mood in some black communities in America after the death of Martin Luther King.
With interest in astrology increasing,predictions from astrologer Ingrid Lind are put to the test.
An observation of the prospects of children born with Spina Bifida, which results in below the waist paralysis.
GI's waiting to invade the Ashau Valley share their thoughts on the Vietnam War.
The Berlin demonstration of May 1st and the events that led up to it.
An investigation into the appalling conditions of the female geriatric ward of Powick Mental Hospital near Worcester.
Following the poor peoples' protest and demonstration for better conditions, in Washington DC.
Grammar School boys are sent to Marlborough College.
The fall out from the student revolt in Paris France and how it will effect the Grenoble Election.
Asks the question, are depressed housewives becoming addicted to the new breed of tranquilizers?
Cubans talk about living life under Communism and the effects on them from sanctions and blockades.
The growing political anger and unrest in Czechoslovakia and the implications.
'Microboppers' are a group of children in America mentally advanced well beyond their 12 years of age - and something the world has never seen. A look at their achievements and implications for the future.
This Scientology exposé features an interview with L. Ron Hubbard aboard a Sea Org vessel, and also presents stock footage and commentary on Scientologists.
A look behind the reasons for the Londonderry Civil Rights demonstrations in the previous weeks.
This was originally an important documentary about the founder of Scientology. This was one of the only times (if not THE only time) that Hubbard allowed himself to be interviewed
Following Fidel Castro as he governs the country of Cuba from Jeeps and tents, spending many hours integrating himself with the ordinary people.
Reconstruction of Glasgow gunman James Griffiths running amok and the final shoot out with the police.
A look at the life of Quentin Crisp, a homosexual trying to live an openly gay lifestyle in the intolerant pre second world war years and who refuses to compromise his lifestyle and alternative fashion.
This episode looks at the drug related crime epidemic in 1969 New York.
Embedded documentary, shot on site during the Vietnam War, showing how young draftees are critical about that war.
The problems of malnutrition leading to mental and physical problems among the children of resettled black South African families.
A military coup has taken place in Uganda, but what is the real story behind the rumours?
Following one working class man through the struggles of his average day, to show how the forgotten majority are living in Britain.
The aftermath of the shooting dead of Black Panther George Jackson while allegedly trying to escape from prison. His friends, colleagues and family mourn and seek justice for what they say was a murder.
Aspirins are used for a multitude of different complaints, or even just taken as a daily habit. But, do they have harmful side effects of which people are unaware?
World in Action reports from the battle of Kontum, Vietnam - highlighting the plight of the Montagnard mountain people who are caught in the middle.
An interview with the Irish Protestant who denies the murder for which he was convicted, and is being held by the Ulster Volunteer Force who kidnapped him while he was on parole.
Investigation into the problem of noise pollution at work, about which there has been silence for far too long.
World in Action spends a day with thalidomide victim, 10 year old Kevin Donnellon.
Meeting the young anarchists involved in a guerrilla bombing campaign.
Behind the scenes with Mrs. Thatcher as she prepares to run for leadership of the Conservative party, meeting members of the public and spending rare time with her family.
24 hours spent at the casualty department of a Liverpool Hospital, as it struggles on its budget to treat the wounded from increasing alcohol fueled violence at the weekend.
This episode hosts a panel of nuclear scientists who read statements on their beliefs that a nuclear war is imminent unless global action is taken soon. There is no interview section or host of this episode, it is simply the panelists making their statements.
It is against the law in the UK to put children into prison, so how did 4000 under 17-year-olds come to spend time behind bars?
With the continuing rise in youth unemployment, follows two Liverpool teenagers as they look for work and examines the validity of government job creation schemes.
Coverage of the immediate aftermath of the death of anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko while in the custody of South African police.
An examination of how 50 000 physically and mentally disabled people earn a maximum of £4 a week for up to 27 hours of menial work.
A WIA investigation into claims that Paraguay is a refuge for Nazi criminals. Dr. Mengele is remembered for his vile experiments carried out on inmates in concentration camps and WIA traces several of his hideouts in Paraguay and talks to people who have met him there.
A day in the life of Manchester's notoriously overcrowded Strangeways Prison, as World in Action speaks to wardens and prisoners alike.
Exposé on polyurethane foam, widely used in the furniture industry is highly combustible and when burning gives off toxic fumes.
On 25 January 1971, Idi Amin overthrew the president of Uganda, Dr. Milton Obote. A reign of terror, violence and murder began that lasted more than eight years. In a special report by the World In Action team, the full extent of the horror of Amin's regime is revealed for the first time on 1970's television.
Case studies of people on both sides of the current crackdown on social security fraud.
Investigating allegations that the pop music charts are controlled not by consumers, but by manipulative tactics of the big record companies, thus not being a true reflection of popularity at all.
The Yorkshire Ripper is still at large, and this follows the hectic and demanding West Yorkshire police investigation.
Report on the re-emergency's of the Ku Klux Klan in both northern and southern states of America and the rising tide of racism there. Includes interviews with Klan members past and present and members of the black community who have been attacked by them.
Follows Kevin, a victim of the drug thalidomide as he enters the job market.
What is the true cost of the Falklands War, both financially and individually? A two-man discussion with filmed inserts.
The health service today began 5 days' intensive strike action, leaving only emergency services running, in pursuit of a 12% pay rise. This is the most severe disruption the NHS has ever seen, and a massive backlog results.
With the recent coal troubles still fresh in people's minds, a comparison of strike action in British and American collieries.
A surprise fire has broken out on the normally safe Boeing 737, but what were the causes and how could this have been allowed to happen?
Documentary on U2 based around a 1987 concert in their home town of Dublin.
Interview with rich and ruthless "businessman" Nicholas Hoogstraten who often resorts to violence to get what he wants.
An investigation into allegations that members of the Metropolitan Police are involved with cocaine smugglers. The programme centres on a former Detective Superintendent accused of corruption and suspended in 1987, who retired due to ill health before being charged.
A look at the actions of the Animal Liberation Front and whether it could be classed as a terrorist organization?
Following the release of the alleged 'Birmingham Six' pub bombers after 16 years, World in Action speaks to each of the men, and looks back at the flawed police investigation that led to their wrongful imprisonment.
Ride along with Hollywood Division Cops.
Combat 18 is a neo-Nazi organisation. It originated in the United Kingdom, with ties to movements in the United States, and has since spread to other countries.
WIA looks at the background of Thomas Hamilton, who shot dead 16 children and their teacher at Dunblane Primary School. Includes interviews with people who knew him through the Scouts Association and the boys' clubs he set up. The programme also examines the then current gun laws.
Not to be confused with an earlier episode of the same title, this one is the 3rd in a series exposing the neo-Nazi group Combat 18.
Using sworn statements from an undercover police officer, an investigation into whether Britain's National Front is a thinly-veiled modern Nazi Party.