Whicker&#39s World: Volume 2

Whicker's World: Volume 2

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A cultural icon, consummate interviewer and guiding light behind some of the most popular documentaries ever made, Alan Whicker’s quiet brand of incisive, insightful television journalism has enthralled audiences for the last six decades. This second volume showcases the diversity of his output – from aristocracy to Disneyland, from the majesty of Alaska to the fl eshpots of Los Angeles.

The Aristocracy Business
Alan Whicker investigates the aristocracy and talks to a number of rich peers and landowners, including the Baron of Guiseborough, the Baron of Faversham, Viscount Down, and George Howard (Castle Howard).
Original ITV Transmission 16 September 1968

Boat People (Hong Kong)
It’s New Year’s Day in China and Alan Whicker focuses on a picturesque Chinese race and their strange ‘centuries-old’ pattern of life - the Boat People, whose homes, shops, restaurants and brothels (or ‘flower-boats’) all float.
Original ITV Transmission 15 February 1970

Devil’s Island
The most dreaded island in the world has been undisturbed and decaying for a few silent years. Alan Whicker seeks out ex-convicts who survived the Island’s unspeakable cruelties, and parts the curtain on a grisly stage where 75,000 bagnards lived, fought and died.
Original ITV Transmission 7 January 1971

Pixie Dust on Goody-Goody Land
Alan Whicker discusses Disneyworld’s arrival in Florida. The special magic of Disneyworld is explored and Whicker fi nds himself unacceptable to the tribe of ‘apostles’ about to spread pixie dust on ten million people a year.
Original ITV Transmission 19 July 1971

Vienna – Come In Doctor Freud, All is Forgiven
Alan Whicker strolls down the street where sex was invented, samples the nostalgic pleasure of the heuriger and uncovers a bitter twenty-fi ve-year-old battle... over a slice of chocolate cake. Has the city that supressed sexuality and rejected the famous son who discovered psychoanalysis, found so much confi dence in its post-imperial role that it can now say: Come In Dr Freud - All is Forgiven..?
Original ITV Transmission 24 September 1975

You Stopped Being a Pigeon When You Got Your Throat Cut
Whicker takes on the Great Central Desert to visit one of the world’s strangest communities - the opal town of Coober Pedy. Here on Australia’s Last Frontier, huge fortunes are made and ‘blown’ by men in the grip of opal fever. They live in underground, air-conditioned homes to escape the fl ies, dust and 120-degree heat of the surrounding desert, where camels roam freely and dingoes menace...
Original ITV Transmission 9 June 1976

Charleston, South Carolina – You Used to Call Me Boy, Now You got to Call Me Mr. Boy
Alan Whicker visits the historic city in South Carolina that inspired ‘Porgy and Bess’, and the dance that was the craze of the Twenties, The Charleston. He observes the very varied lifestyles of its residents, including that of America’s only Voodoo colony.
Original ITV Transmission 21 September 1977

Anchorage, Alaska - The Ultimate Dream, the Last Chance to Do it Right
Alan Whicker heads north to the spectacular landscpe of Alaska. It has the most hostile conditions in the world: winter temperatures average minus 60 degrees, if there’s a wind it can plummet below minus 100 degrees, and the nights last two months.
Original ITV Transmission 7 September 1977

Nothing is Utopia, This Comes Pretty Close
Alan Whicker meets some of the 50,000 Britons that have made Los Angeles their home, drinking in English-style pubs and playing cricket. He interviews Christopher Lee and Peter Sellers and also meets that model of Englishness, Patrick Macnee, who admits he would like to die in Dorset.
Original ITV Transmission 7 May 1980

The Absolute Monarch
Alan Whicker joins the Sultan of Brunei (reputedly the richest man in the world) in his kingdom on the island of Borneo. He joins in the silver jubilee celebrations and meets the Sultan’s family and his army.
Original ITV Transmission 28 October 1992



Reference
7952978
Year
1968-1992
Actor
Sultan of Brunei
Media
TV
Format
DVD
Label
Network
Genre
Documentary
Barcode
5027626297848
Classification
Exempt
Number of Discs
2
Picture
1.33:1 / Colour / Black and White
Sound
Mono / English
Subtitles
None
Region
2 / PAL
Time
400 minutes (approx.)

Reference
7952978
Year
1968-1992
Actor
Sultan of Brunei
Media
TV
Format
DVD
Label
Network
Genre
Documentary
Barcode
5027626297848
Classification
Exempt
Number of Discs
2
Picture
1.33:1 / Colour / Black and White
Sound
Mono / English
Subtitles
None
Region
2 / PAL
Time
400 minutes (approx.)