When I lived in India mid nineties, BBC World was the only English language channel we could get in our particular location.
Alastair was very much part of the family then, alongside Peter Dobbie, Martine Dennis, Donald MacCormack and Philip Hayton.
Alastair always came across as the utmost professional and articulate news reader.
Sad news today.
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