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The broadcaster Andrew Neil has paid tribute to his close friend and veteran News at Ten newsreader Sir Alastair Burnet who has died aged 84.
In this archive report to mark Sir Alastair Burnet's retirement in 1991, Alastair Stewart profiles his career in journalism.
Sir Alastair Burnet will have a private funeral but a memorial service will also be organised at a later date.
Sir Alastair Burnet will have a private funeral but a memorial service will also be organised at a later date, it has been announced.
Close friend and broadcaster Andrew Neil said Sir Alastair Burnet was one of the "greatest journalists of his generation, as much at home in print as TV news and current affairs...
He played a pivotal role in the rise of ITN as Political Editor, interviewer and newscaster."
Read Andrew Neil's tribute in The Spectator in full.
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