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Whicker's World


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The First Million Miles
Alan Whicker looks back at some of the people, places and experiences on which he reported during his first ten years in television.
6: Skin like black velvet -and breasts that'll poke your eye out....
In the last of the series Whicker remembers some of his earliest Tonight stories. In Australia BILL HARNEY told him about his philosophy of least effort. He met the drover who killed poisonous snakes by cracking them like whips. He went on a drugs raid with axe-swinging Singapore police and in 1961 visited the birthplace of the atom bomb at Los Alamos. Back home there was the lady who rang the entire peal in her village church single-handed; and the mysterious case of Hexham street numbers.


Unknown: Alan Whicker
Producer: Amanda Theunissen
Producer: Christopher Lewis

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