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Sir Alastair Burnet Memorial Service

The face of ITN’s News at Ten,  Sir Alastair Burnet, will have his memorial service  on 12 November 2012 at St Martin-in-the-Fields church, Trafalgar Square, London.

A former member of the Chartered Institute of Journalists, (CIoJ) Sir Alastair guided the public in his calm authorative way through  some of the most defining events of our lifetime.

Always a man of warmth and intelligence, he had a steel like persuasion which established the daily half hour news bulletin as the normal in broadcasting. He also  transformed the fortunes when as editor of The Economist he used his well-honed skills to make complex messages accessible to everyone.

The memorial service will take place at 3pm followed by a reception in St Martin’s Hall. Former colleagues and friends who wish to attend should contact Head Office on 020 7252 1187.