Aroview: Fronted by one of the most celebrated social commentators and journalists of the 20th century, Alan Whicker's television masterpieces saw the polite Englishman gain access to the lives of various fascinating people around the world.
These ranged from despots like Haiti's 'Papa Doc' Duvalier to ordinary folk whose lives - on closer examination - had various extraordinary facets. Throughout, Whicker managed to elicit remarkable and self-revealing comments from his interviewees, through his tenacious and good-humoured style - often overlain with an savagely-ironic voiceover.
Volume 1 compilation available on DVD:
Disc 1: Papa Doc -The Black Sheep (1969), Whicker In Stroessner's Paraguay - The Last Dictator (1970), Harold Robbins - I'm The World's Greatest Writer (1971), I'd Like To Think I'm Nearer To God Than Frankenstein (1973)
Disc 2: I Haven't Taken My Own Shoes Off For 45 Years (1976), He's Been Hunted All His Life - Now He's Going To Rest In Peace (1977), I Wear A Uniform And Pack A Gun But I'm Still A Woman (1980), If a Cop Wiggled Around with Pink Hair and a Limp Wrist, It Would Discredit the Department (1980)