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Director General Portrait – Sir Ian Trethowan

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Ian Trethowan, former ITN newsreader, presented political programmes for the BBC before moving into management. As Managing Director of radio, he reconfigured the networks as Radios 1 to 4. As director general his greatest asset was the range of contacts and friends he had cultivated as a political correspondent. Such allies were particularly useful in episodes such as the Falklands conflict, when the BBC's attempts to provide balanced coverage were interpreted as disloyal.

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    oil on canvas

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    127 x 101.5 cm (E)

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