"Review of the Year 1949": Sports of the year including the International Trophy at Silverstone, where British driver St John Horsfall dies in a crash on lap 13. Motor Show in London. A De Havilland Comet, the first all-jet airliner, flies from London to Libya and back (3000 miles) in 6 hours 38 minutes. A Bristol Brabazon is tested in flight. The Smith Brothers of Dartmouth cross the Atlantic in a 12ft yacht. A Viking ship from Denmark pays a goodwill visit to Britain.
II "The World Scene": The North Atlantic Treaty is signed, creating NATO. The pound is devalued. Mao Tse Tung leads the Communists in China. Hong Kong greets Lieutenant-Commander Kerans of HMS Amethyst, hero of the Yangtse Incident. Natural disasters around the world.
III "The Brighter Side": The Earl of Harewood marries. Prince Charles makes his film debut.