Competition: Win ‘Whicker’s World’ Series 1 & 2 on DVD

A BROADCASTING legend and one of the most recognisable faces on British television, Alan Whicker worked his own brand of quietly incisive journalism for over 50 years.

Courtesy of distributor Network, the entire 15 series of Whicker’s World made for ITV will be released on DVD in transmission order, including one-off specials.

The ongoing series of releases will all be featured in their original, full screen aspect ratios with brand new transfers of original film elements.

Whicker’s World 1 – Whicker (E) and Whicker’s World 2: Whicker’s New World (E) are both released on DVD on 23 May 2016, each RRP £19.99, courtesy of Network.


Whicker’s World 1 – Whicker

Subjects of his scrutiny in this volume – first broadcast in the late 1960s – include airports, the world of horse racing, hereditary peers, Le Touquet, Christmas in Equador, British ex-pats in Buenos Aires, the man who invented “cat’s eyes” and more.


Whicker’s World 2: Whicker’s New World

Subjects of his scrutiny in this volume – first broadcast in 1969 – include cryogenics, media stardom, swinging singles, wage slavery, old age and more – as well as an unforgettable encounter with Haitian dictator Papa Doc Duvalier.

A consummate interviewer with a famously affable, urbane style, his popular, award-winning documentaries continue to be a significant influence to this day.

To celebrate the release, we have 3 x Series 1 + 2 bundles to give away courtesy of our friends at Network Distributing.

To enter, fill out the following form with ‘Whicker’ in the subject line, including your full name, address and contact number.

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Competition closes on Thursday 26th May, 2016

Winners will be notified by phone / email

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