Monday, October 12, 2009
Just want to add my name to all those who are saying and writing nice things about Patrick Hannan, whose death at just 68 years old was announced today. He was one of my all-time favorite journalist/presenters. Over the last few years, the radio programme that I most enjoyed appearing on was Call to Order - and it was Patrick that made it. He had no time for guests who recited party press releases, and he expected straight answers. Patrick was always armed with an encyclopedic knowledge of Wales and her politics, and it was all wrapped up in a wonderful sense of mischief and humour. I will be down in BBC Llandaff of Thursday, and sad that there will be no chance of bumping onto Patrick. Good Journalist. Good company. Good man. Goodbye.