Sunday, July 14, 2013

Alan Donald Whicker Will Live in Our Memory Forever

On 12 July 2013, our outstanding British journalist and broadcaster Alan Donald Whicker died aged 87. He was a great person whose career spanned nearly 60 years. During his career period, he had raised the documentary television program Whicker's World for 29 years. In 2005, he was made a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire). Whicker's childhood was dark he was excelled for school at 16. Then he experienced a lot of difficulties.
    Whicker became a journalist and broadcaster after the World WarⅡ and acted as a newspaper correspondent during the Korean War and it was at this time his death was mistakenly reported. Whicker had become an international reporter for the Tonight program after he joined the BBC in 1957. His presenting of television program had made him best known. His long running documentary series   Whicker's World was filmed all over the world. After that he continued to present the series for over 30 years. He had won a BAFTA award for his presentation in the Factual category in 1964.
    Whicker was well known for his subtle brand of satire. He had got a lot of honor for his great contribution to the television series.
    He died from bronchial pneumonia on 12 July 2013 at his home in Jersey. BAFAT sobbed so sad for the news of his death.  Michael Parkinson, television presenter said that Whicker was a great journalist storyteller. Not only these famous people felt sad for Whicker's death, but we common people felt sad as well. Though he died and left us his spirit and soul will live in our memory forever!