Alan Donald Whicker, is a British journalist and broadcaster. His career has spanned over 50 years. After the Second World War, Whicker became a journalist and broadcaster, acting as a newspaper correspondent during the Korean War, and after joining the BBC in 1957, was an international reporter for their Tonight program. In 1959, this led to him presenting the television program 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 (up until 1990) and he won a BAFTA Award in 1964 for his presentation in the Factual category,and he also won the Richard Dimbleby Award at the 1977 BAFTA ceremony. Whicker was also instrumental in launching Yorkshire Television (which made Whicker's World for some years), producing television programs for them from 1969 until 1992.
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