Hetherington, Alastair

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Hector Alastair Hetherington, 1919-1999, was educated at Gresham's School, Holt and Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He spent the second world war in the Royal Armoured Corps and in 1946 joined the editorial staff of the Glasgow Herald . He left in 1950 to join the Manchester Guardian where he was assistant editor and foreign editor 1953-1956 and editor 1956-1975. After he left the Guardian , he went into television, becoming controller of BBC Scotland 1975-1978 and manager of BBC Highland 1979-1980.

From the guide to the HETHERINGTON, Hector Alastair, 1919 - 1999, Journalist, 1958-1975, (British Library of Political and Economic Science)

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referencedIn Bradbury, M. mss. II, 1949-1993 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Papers of Robert Graves: Correspondence (arranged by correspondent), c1909 to 2004 St John's College, Oxford
referencedIn Papers of Alastair Hetherington, 1866-2000 Guardian News & Media Archive
creatorOf HETHERINGTON, Hector Alastair, 1919 - 1999, Journalist, 1958-1975 British Library of Political and Economic Science
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associatedWith Alastair Hetherington (1919-1999 person
associatedWith Bradbury, Malcolm, 1932-2000 person
associatedWith Callaghan, Leonard James, b 1912 person
associatedWith EEC, European Economic Community corporateBody
associatedWith Gaitskell, Hugh Todd Naylor, 1906-1963 person
associatedWith Graves, Robert Windham, 1858-1934 person
associatedWith Grimond, Joseph, 1913-1993 person
associatedWith Guardian, newspaper corporateBody
associatedWith Labour Party corporateBody
associatedWith Liberal Party corporateBody
associatedWith The Times, newspaper corporateBody
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Zimbabwe Southern Africa
Middle East
Viet Nam South East Asia
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Birth 1919-10-31

Death 1999-10-03


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