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Broadcaster Alan Whicker dies

Broadcaster Alan Whicker, whose distinguished TV career stretched nearly 60 years, has died at the age of 87 after suffering from bronchial pneumonia, his spokeswoman said

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Michael Palin heralds 'great character' Alan Whicker

Michael Palin has described Alan Whicker as "a great character, a great traveller and an excellent reporter".

Alan Whicker presenting an award to Michael Palin at the National TV Awards in 1998. Credit: Ben Curtis/PA Wire

Palin, who has taken up the mantle of travel documentary filmmaker from Whicker, added, "He was absolutely at the top of his game in front of the camera”.

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