“Hello” Alan Whicker – Born 2 August 1925



Alan Donald Whicker, CBE (born 2 August 1925- 12July 2013) was a British journalist and broadcaster. He was born to British parents in Cairo, Egypt.

After the Second World War, Whicker became a journalist and broadcaster, acting as a newspaper correspondent during the Korean War (during which time his death was mistakenly reported),. He subsequently became  an international reporter for the BBC Tonight programme. In 1959, he started presenting the television programme for which he is best known, the long-running documentary series Whicker’s World which was filmed all over the globe. Whicker continued to present the series for more than 30 years. In the 2005 New Year Honours, Whicker was created a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to broadcasting.


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