Fantastic traditional showbiz evening in the Belfast Europa yesterday at the launch of Gerry Kelly’s biography. Old frineds like John Rosborough, Ivan Martin, Hendi, along with people I haven’t seen for a long time like Brian Kennedy and Kieran Goss. The book was written by Gerry Kelly with Don Anderson (the first man to let me on the radio and still a great friend).
Phil Coulter did the offical launch shoe-horning the evening between returning from New York’s Radio City and Belfast’s Waterfront Hall. But the biggest round of applause was for the surprise appearance of Maeve Binchy.
Interesting conversaton with Ken Bloomfield about his forthcoming book about the BBC and the WMD crisis and the Hutton Report. Sir Ken (former BBC NI governor) says he doesn’t expect to be welcomed warmly into any BBC building following the publication of the book.
I look forward to it with great anticipation.