One of the world’s longest-serving and best-loved broadcasters has passed away today, aged 87.

Alan Whicker spent several decades criss-crossing the globe, martini in hand or nearby, investigating a diverse range of people and places for his show Whicker’s World. Suave and sophisticated, he encapsulated all the glamour early travel promised and provided viewers at home with unique insights from every corner of the globe. Here are a few of his best moments:

He even inspired a Monty Python sketch:

What are your favourite Alan Whicker moments?

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