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Alastair Burnet (1928–2012)

Alastair Burnet joined ITN in 1963, becoming Political Editor. In 1967, he switched to newscasting full-time, persuading ITV and ITN bosses to make Britian's first regular daily 30-minute news bulletin, News At Ten. [Before 1967 news bulletins lasted roughly 15 minutes.] He presented the first bulletin on 3rd July 1967 with the late Andrew Gardner... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1986 Queen Elizabeth II: 60 Glorious Years (TV Movie documentary)
 1985 The British Connection (TV Movie documentary) (script)
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 1967 News at Ten (TV Series)
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 1967 News at Ten (TV Series) (associate editor)
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 1988 BAFTA British Academy Awards (TV Movie)
Himself - presents award
 1983-1986 TV Eye (TV Series)
Himself - Presenter / Himself - Interviewer
- The Kinnock Interview (1986) ... Himself - Presenter
- The Minister Meets the Teachers (1985) ... Himself - Presenter
- Not Sport, But War (1985) ... Himself - Presenter
- The David Owen Interview (1985) ... Himself - Presenter
- Margaret Thatcher (1985) ... Himself - Interviewer
 1985 The British Connection (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Presenter
 1981 The Royal Wedding (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Commentator (ITN) (voice)
 1974 Election 74 (TV Movie)
Himself - Presenter
 1973 Panorama (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Interviewer / Himself - Presenter
- Panorama Special: The Royal Wedding Interview (1973) ... Himself - Interviewer
- The Cost of Eating (1973) ... Himself - Presenter
 1970-1971 Man in the News (TV Series)
Himself - Interviewer
- Brian Faulkner (1971) ... Himself - Interviewer
- Richard Neville (1971) ... Himself - Interviewer
- Brian Young (1970) ... Himself - Interviewer
 1965-1971 This Week (TV Series)
Himself - Reporter / Himself - Presenter / Himself - Interviewer
- Parents and the Pill (1971) ... Himself - Presenter
- Prime Minister Edward Heath (1970) ... Himself - Interviewer
- Bitter Victory (1967) ... Himself - Presenter
- Common Market: Europe: Yes! (1967) ... Himself - Presenter
- Prime Minister (1967) ... Himself - Interviewer
 1968 World in Action (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Presenter
- Special: Vietnam (1968) ... Himself - Presenter
 1967 News at Ten (TV Series)
Himself - Newsreader (1967-1972, 1976-1991)
 1965 The Eurovision Song Contest (TV Special)
Himself - United Kingdom Vote Presenter
 1955 ITV News (TV Series)
Newsreader (1955-1991)
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 2012 William at 30 (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - ITN Newsreader (uncredited)
 1987 McKenzie's Lore (TV Movie documentary)
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Joined ITN as political editor in 1963 and went on to become editor of The Economist and the Daily Express. He worked briefly for the BBC and fronted their General Election coverage. Was knighted in 1984.

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