Video: why we loved Gerry Anderson

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Gerry Anderson will be remembered for his dry wit and engagement with listeners.

His show was one of the most popular of BBC Radio Ulster and Foyle.

Gerry Anderson

Gerry Anderson

Here’s a clip of Gerry telling us why he was looking forward to the City of Culture.

The 69-year-old Londonderry man, who career spanned 30 years, has been described by the director of BBC Northern Ireland, Peter Johnston, as a “true legend of the industry”.

He said he was a “man of great wit and mischief” who would be sadly missed by his BBC colleagues and loyal listeners.

The formal social worker and musician started working as a radio presenter in 1984, and became a household name.