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Alan Whicker started his globe-trotting travels as part of the BBC’s Tonight programme.

He later moved to ITV where Whicker’s World was a celebrated success until the early 1980s when he returned to the BBC.

Whicker was created a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to broadcasting in 2005.


In 2009, Whicker returned to some of the locations and people who were originally featured in Whicker’s World for the BBC series Alan Whicker’s Journey Of A Lifetime.

In this, he met people he had interviewed decades earlier to see how their lives had progressed since the initial programme.

Whicker died on 12 July 2013 from bronchial pneumonia at his home in Jersey, in the Channel Islands, aged 91.