Synopsis by Hal Erickson
This wickedly hilarious British comedy series was a dead-on spoof of World in Action, a popular BBC investigative-reporting series. On each half-hour episode, the series' "correspondents" promised to tear the lid off a recent scandal, but generally found themselves struggling to make exciting television out of absolutely nothing in particular. The series was produced by Ned Sherrin of That Was the Week That Was fame. The World in Ferment was originally telecast from June 23 to July 28, 1969.