CTVA US Documentary - "Danger is my Business"  (1959-66?)  Documentary series

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Danger is my Business  (1958-59)
 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

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DANGER IS MY BUSINESS
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Production Company Not Known
for First-Run Syndication

US Documentary Series circa 1958-59    x 30 min

Hosted by Lieutenant Colonel John D. Craig

People with Dangerous occupations.

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Syndicated Program

[--] Danger Is My Business: PHANTOM LEATHERNECKS
Synopsis:
Marine Sgt. Robert McKenzie is accompanied by the camera on his secret mission
to locate enemy forces in preparation for a Marine offensive. [RF]
(US syndication: 15Jul59 CBS Wed WPRO-TV Providence R.I.)

[--] Danger Is My Business: SEAGOING ZOOLOGIST (color)
A zoologist dives deep into Hawaiian seas to capture tiger sharks.
(US syndication: 17Feb62 WBRE-28, Wilkes-Barre, Sat. 2:00pm) [TA]

[--] Danger Is My Business: BRONCO BUSTER (color)
Host and Narrator: Lt. Col. John D. Craig
A proffesional Rodeo contestant practises for a big rodeo competition.
(US syndication: 26Mar66 Ch.9 WOR(IND) NYC Sat 6:30pm)

[--] Danger is my Business: SOUTH SEAS RAFT MAN
The fourth attempt by DeVere Baker and his three companions to cross the pacific on a raft.
(UK airdate: Apr61 BBC )
(UK airdate: repeat 22Nov61 BBC, Wed 5:20pm)

[--] Danger is my Business: MOTORCYCLE MANIAC
A professional motorcycle racer is shown in a cross-country competition speeding along
 an unplanned track and facing such hazards as blowouts, explosions and crash pile-ups. [TA]

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BBC Television 13 episodes (13-Feb-1961 to 15-May-1961) (Repeated 11-Sep-1961 to 13-Dec-1961)
"Danger is my Business" is a new film series telling the story of people all over the world whose work Involves physical danger.

[--] Danger is my Business #1: TOKYO STEELMAN  (first in new series on BBC)
13Feb61 BBC Mon 5:20-5:45pm
KYUDO helps to build the third highest man-made construction in the world-the television mast in Tokyo, Japan.

[--] Danger is my Business #2: MR. BOOM
20Feb61 BBC Mon 5:20-5:45pm
FERDINAND BICKEL is an expert on explosives. He has to plan his blasts to minimise the danger to human life.
This exciting film shows a detonation project from the painstaking preparation to the actual explosion.

[--] Danger is my Business #3: MAN ON THE FLYING TRAPEZE
27Feb61 BBC Mon 5:20-5:45pm
DEL and BABS GRAHAM , known professionally as the * Flying Viennas,' perform their breathtaking act under the Big Top, 100 ft. above the sawdust.
They display and explain some of their basic tricks, and try out a brand new one.

[--] Danger is my Business #4: LEADER OF THE THUNDERBIRDS
06Mar61 BBC Mon 5:20-5:45pm
MAJOR 'ROBBY' ROBINSON of the U.S.A.F. leads a team of supersonic acrobats known as the * Thunderbirds.'
With wing-tips almost touching, four F-100 Super Sabre jets perform precision manoeuvres at speeds up to 750 m.p.h.

[--] Danger is my Business #5: THE FLYING ST. BERNARD
13Mar61 BBC Mon 5:20-5:45pm
HERMAN GEIGER , mountaineer and flyer, makes his 5,000th rescue in the Swiss Alps. At the mercy of whirling winds, his light plane must land
on a tiny, ice-capped clearing, 10,000 feet above sea level, and there is still a distance to cover on foot before reaching the injured skier.

[--] Danger is my Business: #6: WHALE TRAINER
20Mar61 BBC Mon 5:20-5:45pm
After training an octopus to shake hands, a porpoise to play ball, and a shark to feed from his hand,
DAVID BROWN, an English marine vet in California, tames a whale to accept him as rider.

[--] Danger is my Business: #7: AUSTRALIAN LIFESAVER
27Mar61 BBC Mon 5:20-5:45pm
Beach Lifesavers, in Sydney, Australia. These men risk their lives, fighting treacherous riptides, undertows,
and sometimes sharks, to rescue people in difficulties. MAI VERCOE is Captain of the Deewhj

[--] The Range Rider: 03Apr61 BBC Easter Monday

[--] Danger is my Business: #8: TEST PILOT
10Apr61 BBC Mon 5:20-5:45pm
Captain Robert White , of the U.S.A.F.. puts a new plane through every possible test before it is released for normal flight.
Rocket take-offs, airborne acrobatics, ejection seats and other safety devices for faster-than-sound aircraft are shown in the film.

[--] Danger is my Business: #9: SMOKE EATERS
17Apr61 BBC Mon 5:20-5:45pm
The hazardous job of a fireman is seen through the training and duties of Captain Joseph Tuck of the Los Angeles Fire Service,
who is ready at a moment's notice to fight fires in oil fields, forests, villages, and cities.

[--] Danger is my Business: #10: SOUTH SEAS RAFT MAN
24Apr61 BBC Mon 5:20-5:45pm (repeat 22Nov61 BBC, Wed 5:20pm)
The fourth attempt by De Vere Baker and his three companions to cross the Pacific on a raft is shown in this thrilling film.
A six day storm, cross-currents, sea monsters, and devastating loneliness cannot daunt his determination to survive.

[--] Danger is my Business: #11: BARN STORMING PILOT
01May61 BBC Mon 5:20-5:45pm
HAROLD KRIER earns a precarious living flying rickety biplanes for travelling air circuses. The wind whistles as Krier loops the loop,
hedge-hops, dog-fights, or narrowly misses a mid-air collision, but his best trick is picking up a piece of gauze with his wing tip while
flying upside down ten feet above the ground.

[--] Danger is my Business: #12: TREASURE DIVER
08May61 BBC Mon 5:20-5:45pm
ART McKEE and his fellow fortune hunters risk their lives in the depths of the Gulf Stream in their search for gold doubloons
and pieces of eight. They see the treasures of the ' San Pedro,' a proud galleon of the Spanish Armada; sea monsters, tangled wreckage,
and mishaps with their equipment are among the perils they face.

[--] Danger is my Business: #13: SHARK DOCTOR (last of  series on BBC)
15May61 BBC Mon 5:20-5:45pm
David Brown , a young English marine vet. in California, plunges into a tank to hand-Teed an injured killer shark. His other patients
include a giant porpoise, poison rays, a sixteen-foot octopus, and other monsters of the deep.

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