Watch now

Quantity:1

Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Basket
£5.60
& FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10.00. Details
Sold by: Springwood Media
Add to Basket
£5.84
& FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10.00. Details
Sold by: rsdvd
Add to Basket
£12.42
& FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
Sold by: Amazon
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

Alan Whicker: Journey Of A Lifetime [DVD]


Price: £5.00 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10. Details
In stock.
27 new from £5.00 7 used from £2.54 1 collectible from £28.01

Looking for Bargains?
Check out the DVD & Blu-ray Deals of the Week page to find this week's price-drops. Deals of the Week end on Sunday at 23:59.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Save 20% each on Qualifying items offered by specialintereststs 20% off selected prices when added to basket until 1st January when you purchase 1 or more. Here's how (terms and conditions apply)
  • Bag a bargain from hundreds of top titles in our January Sale in DVD & Blu-ray. Offers end at 23:59 on Sunday, February 1, 2015. Find more great prices on DVD and Blu-ray Bargains.

Frequently Bought Together

Alan Whicker: Journey Of A Lifetime [DVD] + Whicker's World - Vol. 1 [DVD] + Whicker's World Volume 2 [DVD]
Price For All Three: £21.20

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product details

  • Actors: Alan Whicker
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Digital Classics
  • DVD Release Date: 17 Oct 2011
  • Run Time: 240 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005OBNYAI
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,221 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

All four episodes from the BBC series that celebrates the veteran broadcaster's 50 years on television. Alan Whicker returns to some of the places he has visited and reported on during his years travelling the globe. Beginning in Venice, where he charts his career from soldier to Fleet Street journalist, his journey continues onto California, where he recalls the rise of the hippies, before moving onto Hollywood and, finally, Hong Kong.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jl Adcock TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 25 Aug 2013
Verified Purchase
This 3 DVD set contains all four programmes that were aired recently on BBC Four as a tribute to Alan Whicker, who died in July 2013. 'Journey of a Lifetime' was originally produced in 2009, and offers a brilliant retrospective on Whicker's career, as he reviews many of his numerous trips around the globe and offers some updates on the people and places he visited along the way.

Whicker's style of presentation seems like something from a bygone age, but his skill lay in a real gift for communication, and an ability to talk about a range of subjects with effortless ease. It's a million miles from today's brash and ill-informed style of presentation, which is another reason why the DVD set is such a joy to watch time and time again.

Highlights from the programmes include Whicker's interviews with: Percy Shaw (the inventor of the cat's eye road markers); the gloomy but honest John Paul Getty; any number of American eccentrics; a strangely moving interview with Peter Sellers not long before he died in 1980; and - perhaps most memorable of all - a British couple who made a life for themselves on a remote island between Australia and Tasmania, long before the green way of life became fashionable.

Whicker's genuine enthusiasm and empathy for people comes over strongly in the programmes, and his recent passing makes the reflective nature of some of his comments on a changing world even more poignant. Some of the update sequences where he catches up with people and places from times past are genuinely touching on a number of levels.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R de Bulat TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 23 Aug 2013
Verified Purchase
The DVD set represents Alan Whicker's review of his 50 years of travel and shows places, people and environments then and now. Quite fascinating to watch, they are full of interest, presented, as they are by a man who must be, by this time, in his eighties; still sprightly, but nostalgic and philosophical that the best years were behind him. He does not do this in a maudlin way, but with his usual charm and a worldly air that is part sceptical, but always interested in the people and places in which he meets them. The great thing about Alan Whicker is that he approaches people on their terms, probing, at times, but never critical, getting the best out of his subjects because they have something special to give to his audience, whether it be Paul Getty and others who enjoy riches or the down to earth shop girl. He does not puncture egos or pomposity, but lets it speak for itself, occasionally eliciting wisdom as much as folly or whimsy. There is, one must say, no-one like Alan Whicker and these three DVD's, each a trip down memory lane, represent a hard to beat example of the best television can offer: magnificent! The DVD set covers travels in Europe, California, America and Hong Kong, with a few excursions to other exotic climes.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ian Mayes on 2 Jan 2014
Verified Purchase
In those far off days, as a boy, when I watched Whickers World with my parents, air travel was a new and exciting adventure, as was the world and the many varied people who lived in it. The days of computers, internet, and mobile phones had not arrived.

Those of us then, without the means to travel and experience far flung places way back in the 70's, could only ever dream of what they and their peoples were like. The world was only just opening up to mass tourism, and many places had never been explored in depth on UK television before.

Alan Whicker was the first man who took you, the common person, to exotic destinations you had only ever dreamed of, and interspersed the journey with revealing and wonderful commentaries of places, and interviews with interesting people encountered, during a time of remarkable world change. And all this, I might add, with an air of style and sophistication of the quintessential British gentleman abroad. Remarkable!

If a platinum grade can ever be awarded to a programme, then Whickers World earned this accolade time and time again. This is why Whickers World was so popular and loved.....it really took you there, and showed you places and gave insights into people and events that and who you might never experience in a lifetime again. With each show you learned something about a place, its people, the times, and certain personages that were unusual and interesting in themselves. This was real entertainment. How I miss it!
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Bleasdale on 16 Aug 2013
Verified Purchase
I was not alive when most of Alan's journeys were filmed but I find them really insightful, off-the-wall & fascinating - of course this boxset is just the highlights of the countless journey's he had. I would highly recommend it to anyone, well worth a watch.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dyson G Booth on 29 April 2014
Verified Purchase
Alan Whicker is the best interviewer I have ever seen, this set of dvd's brings back memories from years ago. I am very happy with these.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
Whickers World 0 2 Aug 2013
See all discussions...  
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback