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Alasdair Milne (I) (1930–2013)

Alasdair Milne worked at the BBC for 34 years and rose through the ranks to achieve the top job as Director-General. He was educated at Winchester College and Oxford University. He joined the BBC as a general trainee and worked on the current affairs series Tonight (1957), the groundbreaking satire That Was the Week That Was (1962) and The Great War... See full bio »

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(age 82) in UK

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 1966 The Discovery of Television (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1966 The Last Invasion (TV Movie) (producer)
 1965-1966 This Week (TV Series) (producer - 7 episodes)
- Mines (1966) ... (producer)
- Economy (1966) ... (producer)
- James Cameron's Year (1965) ... (producer)
- Poor Families (1965) ... (producer)
- The Plowden Report (1965) ... (producer)
 1964 The Great War (TV Series documentary) (executive producer)
 1962-1963 That Was the Week That Was (TV Series) (executive producer - 37 episodes)
- That Was the Year That Was (1963) ... (executive producer)
- Dick Whittington and His Fascist Hyena (1963) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.12 (1963) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.11 (1963) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #2.10 (1963) ... (executive producer)
 1963 Tonight Railways (TV Movie) (executive producer)
  Tonight (TV Series documentary) (producer - 6 episodes, 1959) (associate producer - 3 episodes, 1960)
- Episode dated 10 June 1960 (1960) ... (associate producer)
- Episode dated 22 April 1960 (1960) ... (associate producer)
- Episode dated 20 April 1960 (1960) ... (associate producer)
- Episode dated 29 May 1959 (1959) ... (producer)
- Episode dated 28 May 1959 (1959) ... (producer)
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 2007 All in the Best Possible Taste (TV Mini-Series)
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 1957 Tonight (TV Series documentary) (1961-1965)
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 1997 Auntie: The Inside Story of the BBC (TV Mini-Series documentary)
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- Growing Pains: 1945-1960 (1997) ... Himself
 1991 Alan Clarke: Director (Documentary short)
Himself (Clip)
 1985-1986 The Richard Dimbleby Lecture (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Host
- Does Industry Matter? (1986) ... Himself - Host
- Teacher, Teach Thyself (1985) ... Himself - Host
 1980 Look Here (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #2.6 (1980) ... Himself
- Episode #2.2 (1980) ... Himself
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 2004 Arena (TV Series documentary)
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Personal Quote:

I turned it off after 15 minutes because it's rubbish, historically inaccurate and done simply to titillate American taste. (On Rome (2005)) See more »

Trivia:

Director General of the BBC, 1982-1987. He was forced to resign in January of 1987 after a period of pressure from the Conservative government, who perceived a left-wing bias in the corporation's direction and programming content during his tenure. See more »

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