Sunday, 14 July 2013

Whicker Leaves this World















Alan Whicker

Sad to hear of the death of Alan Whicker. An epithet that can be applied to few, he was a true gentleman. He brought charm, suavity and erudition to our TV screens.

Always well turned out too. I've pulled out a photo I have of him at a book signing for Whicker's War, an account of his time serving in the British Army during the Second World War, when he was stationed in Italy. As the photo attests, he could do the eccentrically English pattern and colour matching that shouldn't work but does.

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