Around Whicker's World

Six programmes in which Alan Whicker celebrates a career in travel journalism by looking back over his best-known reports for `Whicker's World'.

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0101Pioneers19980325

In this programme, he recalls meeting a self-appointed Prince of the Australian Outback and a couple who have lived alone on a deserted island for almost half a century.

0102Outlaws19980401

In this programme, he considers the American gun culture and meets some of the residents of a suburb in Los Angeles who are learning `shoot to kill' tactics.

0103Marriage19980408

In this programme, he reports on the multiple marriages of Salt Lake City and the arranged marriages of Rajasthan.

0104Emperors19980415

In this programme, he recalls meeting two `emperors' - the Sultan of Brunei and the notorious billionaire and recluse Jean Paul Getty.

0105The Gentler Sex?19980421

In this programme, he remembers some of the more spirited women he came across, including an ex-hairdresser from LIVERPOOL now running a brothel in Australia, and an order of nuns who have taken a vow of silence.

0106 LASTLandmarks19980428

In this final programme, he reflects on some of his most memorable interviews - with actor Peter Sellers, the YORKshire inventor who made a million with his `cats eyes', and the spirited sister of outlaw Butch Cassidy.

0201Moments Of Decision2002111020021116

Alan Whicker recalls events that have made a particular impression on him. Alan has on occasions been confronted with imminent danger.

0201Moments Of Decision2003101920031025

In a series of three talks, Alan Whicker revisits some of the people, places and events that have made a particular impression on him during sixty years of globetrotting. Alan Whicker has been forced to make some life-changing decisions when faced with imminent danger. At the end of the Second World War in Italy and then later in Korea, he found himself in situations where the wrong choice would have been disastrous.

0202The Power Of Goodness2002111720021123

Alan Whicker recalls events that have made a particular impression on him. 2: The Power of Goodness. Alan describes a memorable visit to an enclosed convent.

0202The Power Of Goodness2003102620031101

Alan Whicker was awarded the rare privilege of spending a week within a convent of the enclosed Order of Poor Clares. What is it that attracts these extraordinary women to a life of POVERTY and silence?

02032002112420021130

In a three-part series, Alan Whicker revisits some of the people, places and events that have made a particular impression on him during sixty years of globetrotting.

0203 LASTA Better Sort Of Make-believe2003110220031108

In a series of three talks, Alan Whicker revisits some of the people, places and events that have made a particular impression on him during sixty years of globetrotting.

Alan infiltrates the exclusive community of Palm Beach, Florida, home to the unimaginably rich.