Alan Donald Whicker (1925-2013), Television broadcaster and writer
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After serving in the Second World War, Alan Whicker became a journalist and broadcaster, acting as a newspaper correspondent during the Korean War, and after joining the BBC in 1957, was a reporter for the Tonight programme. Whicker later went on to present Whicker's World, the television programme for which he is best known. He continued to present this for more than thirty years and was also instrumental in launching Yorkshire Television, producing television programmes for them from 1969 until 1992.