Alastair Burnet (James William Alexander Burnet)

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Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, UK
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. Alastair became the main anchor out of a regular rota of anchors News At Ten had for 25 years [1967-1992]. He fast became ITV's voice of politics. He became the best of friends with the-then Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. Read more...


Character: Himself - United Kingdom Vote Presenter

The Eurovision Song Contest 1965