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The Philpott File


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South Africa Faces Television A series of four reports by Trevor Philpott
2: The White Window
The people of South Africa have had to wait a long time for their television service. Politicians, churchmen and the vested interests of the entertainment industry fought successful delaying actions for 20 yeárs. Now, at last, it has arrived.
This programme explores some of the problems of setting up a TV system in a country 1,000 miles long and 1,000 miles broad, with two white and seven black languages. How did they set about finding the men and the money? What kind of service is this controversial country likely to get?
Film cameraman PETER CHAPMAN Film editor ERIC BROWN
Assistant producer MICHAEL MABER
Written and produced by TREVOR PHILPOTT


Unknown: Trevor Philpott
Unknown: Peter Chapman
Editor: Eric Brown
Producer: Michael Maber
Produced By: Trevor Philpott

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