Whicker, Alan

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Whicker, Alan Gender: M
Alan Donald Whicker
born on 2 August 1925 at 05:30 (= 05:30 AM )
Place Cairo, Egypt, 30n03, 31e15
Timezone EET h2e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Fisher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 09°19' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 06°02 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 11°51'


British world traveler born in Egypt, TV host of "Whicker's World" from 1958. A globe-trotting documentist, he featured interviews with the famous and his program was watched by more than ten million viewers. Whicker was with BBC from February 1957-68 before beginning the award-winning association with Yorkshire Television. It was calculated in the early '80s that Whicker traveled an average of 100,000 miles around the world each year. His autobiography, "Within Whicker's World" was published in March 1982.

Whicker had a relationship with Olga Deterding from 1966 to 1969. He was with his partner, Valerie Kleeman (who was 20 years his junior), from 1969. He neither married nor had children.

Whicker died on 12 July 2013 from bronchial pneumonia at his home in Jersey, in the Channel Islands.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : New Job 1958 (Began TV series "Whicker's World")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1982 (Autobiography released)
  • Death by Disease 12 July 2001 (Bronchial pneumonia, age 87 or 91)
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Source Notes

David Fisher quotes letter from him, September 1984

Sy Scholfield notes that Whicker has stated "I was born in Cairo on 2 August 1925" [1], however a news report states that school records show he was born in August 1921 ("Suave storyteller who made his life an enlightening journey" by Margaret Crick, Financial Times, 12 July 2013).


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Pneumonia (Bronchial pneumonia)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Lung (Bronchial pneumonia)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work (100,000 miles each year)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Many moves
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Bronchial pneumonia)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality (Host of travel program)
  • Vocation : Travel : Adventurer