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JAN 09, 2013 - The Guardian

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Alasdair Milne, former BBC director general, dies aged 82

Milne's five-year tenure at BBC featured rows with Thatcher government over coverage of miners' strike and Northern IrelandAlasdair Milne, the former BBC director general who was forced out following a series of rows with the Thatcher government, has died aged 82.His family said Milne, the oldest living former director general, had suffered a series of strokes and passed away on Tuesday.Milne was force to resign in 1987 at the behest of BBC chairman Marmaduke Hussey, who had been appointed by Margaret Thatcher to bring the broadcaster to heel.His five-year tenure had seen repeated conflicts ... Read More

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