Belfast Telegraph

Editor's viewpoint: Picking genius Gerry Anderson's best work was unenviable task

Gerry Anderson
Gerry Anderson

Gerry Anderson was not just a BBC Northern Ireland presenter but - a word he would have hated - an institution.

His death in 2014 robbed the airwaves of a genius, a man who made quirkiness a way of life in his broadcasts and a man beloved by his listeners. He connected to them in a way that only the greatest broadcasters can and the more eccentric they were, the more he loved them.

The BBC has delved into the archives and produced a series of podcasts featuring some of his finest programmes.

That was an unenviable task.

Selecting the best of Gerry's work was like asking a parent to choose their favourite child and discard the others.

Belfast Telegraph

Daily News Headlines Newsletter

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox.


From Belfast Telegraph