Brian Blake talks about the working atmosphere on ‘World In Action’

What about women who worked on the programme (‘World In Action’)?

There weren’t many at all, especially the early days. Most of them were single, tough in that sense because they had to be, it was an incredibly male society.

It was funny it was different, they were very sensitive filmmakers, very good at emotional films which was not so easy for men I think. But as I say, most of them in the early days certainly were very tough, very determined. None of early ones that I can remember were married at all, married later of course when they left.

So they were slightly different in that sense. Maybe one or two at a time on a team of eighteen to twenty, sometimes only one. But later on of course it became much more prominent and quite rightly so.

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