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in conversation with Frank Gillard

On 10 December 1981 Alasdair Milne was appointed the 10th Director-General of the BBC.

On 29 January 1987 he resigned in controversial circumstances. In the first major interview since he left the BBC, Alasdair Milne talks candidly about his years as the BBC's Chief

Executive, his relationship with the Board of Governors and the events surrounding his resignation.

Producer JOHN KNIGHT BBC Bristol. Stereo

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Unknown: Frank Gillard

Unknown: Alasdair Milne

Talks: Alasdair Milne