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Letter: The BBC World view

Sir: Kate Adie is quite right about the vital role played by BBC World in her message to the new BBC Director-General (29 June). But there is another point which may interest him.

I was employed for most of the quarter-century until six months ago as the economics correspondent of the BBC World Service. When "World" came along, I found that there were many important people in the world of global economics who had no interest in appearing on, say, Newsnight. But they would put up with the laborious process of set-piece TV interviews as long as the result appeared on BBC World.

This service provides a valuable hook for the rest of BBC News and Current Affairs.


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