Jack Webster is a world-travelled journalist, broadcaster and author of sixteen books and six television films. He was born and brought up in the Buchan village of Maud, where his father was the local auctioneer, and attended Robert Gordon's College from 1943 to 1946. His travels brought him interviews with household names from Charlie Chaplin, Bing Crosby, Sophia Loren and Ginger Rogers to Paul Getty, Muhammad Ali and those legendary composers of Broadway musicals, Irving Berlin and Richard Rogers. In 1996, Jack Webster was voted Bank of Scotland Columnist of the Year and UK Speaker of the Year. In 2000, he was given an honorary degree by the University of Aberdeen. A widower, he has three sons who are all journalists.