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World In Action visits Wolverhampton for a hard-hitting report on race and housing.

Documentary 1968 27 mins


Fine Wolverhampton location footage graces this hard-hitting report on race, migration and housing. It's classic World In Action. The ITV current affairs slot's calling cards are all present and correct: probing interviews, telling vox pops, straight-to-the-point voiceover and a 16mm camera on the move and in the thick of things. Intelligent streetwise 'tabloid TV', it's remarkably topical today.

As you'd expect, the film sometimes uses dated language (e.g. frequent references to 'coloured' people) and captures a range of local viewpoints on race and immigration - including hostile ones.