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  The Chatter Box : The Series
Alan Whicker On Wednesday by Mr Rich on 23 March 2009 4:10pm
Now it's Alan Whickers chance to go back and revisit some of his favourite places. The four part series starts on BBC 2, 9pm this Wednesday.

Im absolutely amazed , puzzled and frustrated with the BBC for not insisting Alan catches up with the group who paid £20,000 to go on a round the world tour. It was the first round the world tour offered by Thomas Cook.

Alan joined some great characters on this trip, including the Harley Street doctors, the mortition and his wife, Sir John hall (owner of Newcastle FC) and his wife, a stockbroker, an 84 year old traveller, a young 19 year old entrepreneur, and a few more charasmatic people.

It was a fantastic show that was produced in 1992 but if the BBC are reading this tell me why on earth he is not going back to cath up on some of them to see how the trip changed them, to see what they got out of it, to see what their familes said after spending £20K each on the trip. Did Sir John Hall build is property empire??

Instead we have to put up with Alan going back to visit flamin Papa Doc, who the heck cares about that, how boring !!! - arghhhhhhhhh bbc your driving us fans insanse. What the heck is wrong with you.

Why dont you make avialble on DVD some outtakes and deleted scenes or behind the scenes footage of 80 days or have a go and remaking the show with a new traveller.

Some of the controllers at the bbc should be locked up!

Re: Alan Whicker On Wednesday by bIG bLOGGER on 23 March 2009 4:36pm
Mr Rich,are you any relation to Buddy Rich,the world's greatest drummer?

Mr.Rich,if you ARE rich,can you possibly lend me £100 quid?? :))

Mr.Rich,nice to catch the flavour of your rant,above; I sense a certain amount of your frustration at the BBC. I myself resent having to pay a yearly £139-pound Licence Fee,when a lot of programmes are rubbish or repeats. But I will try to catch the Alan Whicker programme on Wednesday.

I have heard of Sir John Hall,the Newcastle tycoon. He used to be Chairman of Newcastle FC. Also,he sold his entire shareholding (44%)in the Club in May 2007,to another entrepreneur,Mike Ashley.He is now involved in other projects in the Newcastle area.
Re: Alan Whicker On Wednesday by Mr Rich on 23 March 2009 7:12pm

Nop, I'm not related to Buddy Rich.

I heard about Sir John Hall selling his shareholding. On this trip back in 1992 he is on the boat with Alan Whicker when his son just rang to tell him he has to pay £4million pound right away or some crazy fee like that.

He was in Hong Kong with his wife in the antique store and John turns round and says we better get the interior designers out here buying ornaments for £20k +

This programme is quality. You can get a copy of it on Amazon for about £30. I watch it second to 80 days.

Two of the people on the tour get arrested in China.

They visit places such as Venice, Cairo, India, China, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Easter Island, Tahiti, Argentina, Brazil, New York


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