first_imgThe wife of the late Gerry Anderson, Christine, artist Marina Hamilton and Martin McGuinness.The memory of much-loved radio presenter Gerry Anderson will grace the halls of the BBC following his death – thanks to a Co Donegal artist.St Johnston woman Marina Hamilton became friends with the quick-witted commentator when he needed to learn how to ride a horse.Marina Hamilton’s portrait of the late Gerry Anderson.In one of the many chapters of his colourful life, Gerry needed to get into the saddle for a western documentary. Marina helped Gerry take the reins and they became firm friends.Last night Marina presented a stunning drawing of Gerry, who passed away last year, to the BBC.The portrait will now hang in the building in which the Derry man shared so much fun and comment over the airwaves during his time at Radio Foyle.The ceremony was attended by the Director of the BBC for Northern Ireland Peter Johnston as well as politicians Martin McGuinness and Gregory Campbell. Marina told Donegal Daily that she was delighted to donate the drawing.Marina’s husband is Letterkenny man Enda McClafferty, a reporter and presenter with BBC Radio Foyle. DONEGAL ARTIST PUTS MUCH-LOVED RADIO PRESENTER IN THE FRAME was last modified: January 31st, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:artistBBC RADIO FOYLEDerrydonegalGERRY ANDERSONMarina HamiltonSt Johnstonlast_img

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