In Eighty Years



It could be said that Alan Whicker gave Michael Palin one his best gags - Whicker Island, and best gigs - Around the World in 80 Days.

The least Palin can do is be nice to the veteran globe trotter on the week of Whicker's 80th birthday.

From trail blazer to navy blazer, Archive Hour look's at the remarkable career of a journalist turned icon.

Interviewees include Jan Morris (with whom Whicker shared a tent and a dream of starting a laundry) Michael Parkinson, Anthony Jay, Michael Grade and Whicker's loyal partner of more than 30 years, Valerie Kleeman.