Alasdair David Gordon Milne was a British television producer and executive. He had a long career at the BBC, where he was eventually promoted to Director-General, and was described by The Independent as "one of the most original and talented programme-makers to emerge during television's formative years". In his early career, Milne was a BBC producer and was involved in founding the current affairs series Tonight in 1957. Later, after a period outside the BBC, he became Controller of BBC Scotland and BBC Television's Director of Programmes. Born on 8 October 1930 in India to Scottish parents, Milne was educated at Winchester College and New College, Oxford.
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