At first it was too painful to contemplate. But as the years have passed and as we have watched Gerry’s grandchildren grow, we realised that we needed to pull together his work. His legacy. Even if it was simply to capture his essence.
So we are really proud to put this website together. It is very much a starting point and something we want to add to with the help of Gerry’s colleagues, friends and fans.
We want to say a special thanks to Paul O’Kane who got the ball rolling and sparked us into action with his tweet:
We can’t help but think that Gerry is thrilled with the response!
16 responses to “The Anderson Family launch a website!”
That clip of the hypnotised chicken is literally the best thing I’ve ever saw. The hilarity of the audio brought to life with amazing animation was utter comedy gold. I’ve been searching to see who the caller with the broken statue was. It would be amazing to have a follow up interview with him to see if the Child of Prague was glued back together.
Gerry was a legend and I’m so glad his work has been collated and shared
Gerry and Sean got me through many a boring day at work. People would be looking at you as if you where mad when you spontaneously burst out laughing at their madness.
To all Gerry fans. You can catch hundreds of recordings of the Gerry Anderson show on You Tube by searching Gerry Anderson Radio Ulster. All the old favourite episodes with Geordie Tuft, Michael, James and all the regular callers and his good old sidekick Sean. But beware, it’s adddictive and laugh out loud funny 😆 Thank you Gerry and family for all the years of entertainment. Been a fan for years and his books also hilariously funny. Kindest regards David
To the family of Gerry, l just want to express the joy l had listening to his show every morning. The banter with Sean, Geordie Tuft, Michael, James and all the callers and listeners who made his show laugh out loud funny and never to be missed. Loved everything Gerry did on TV and his books. A real entertainer and scholar. I still listen to his shows via You Tube regularly and he is greatly missed. A very genuine guy. Best wishes to you all. David
So naturally funny. What a guy!
I didn’t know gerry but I really miss him as much as I miss other members of my family who have passed. I would really look forward to his show in the mornings. My favourite moment was him winding the ole lady from cherry Valley who rang him to compl5about him, it was pure gold. Sadly shortly after that the BBC tried to clip his wings. Unlikely there is anyone who could match him. God bless him he is sorely missed.
Gerry was an absolute gem, they certainly broke the mold when he took to the airways. Sean and Gerry brightened many a morning with good honest banter. Greatly missed!!
He was pure magic. Loved his show. He was unique. Badly missed
Gerry was my hero. So many shows exist on the notion of ‘ fun’ enforced hilarity and a complete lack of understanding of the things that make working class people from here or any where else so special..
Gerry got it completely…Gerry’s show was like class war ..all the quirks, creases and wrinkles that make us…With no sneering begrudgery ….no received media notion of how we we’re meant to be….
A voice for our art, poetry and protest…An echo of ourselves…
No snobbery, no shite.
Radio ain’t been the same since.
Loved the Gerry Anderson show. Nothing can match it. RIP Gerry
Gerry and Sean got me through the darkest of days after my husband died suddenly 20 years ago last August. He was only 57.
Their show lifted me every morning and carried me through the day. I used to see him walking up Lisburn Road I always got a nod and a smile. He was a legend!
I spent my younger working life driving a loading shovel at Lisahally port & harbour. Every day I would listen to Gerry and Sean, by god they fairly helped pass a couple of hours of the day. Lorry drivers and co-workers would be looking in at me as if I was off my rocker, but me hung with laughter. The hand-overs where equally as good craic from the big show in belfast to the “bigger” show in Derry lol I think Gerry was the only man to make Nolan laugh live in air.
Gerard Michael Anderson – the spinster of the parish (as he put it)
Delighted to see this new website. I’m sure Gerry have been delighted about this although I’m sure he would have had a ‘quip’ to say about it. I started listening to him in 1986 until he left us much too soon. He was unique, funny, outrageous, gentle, kind, caring and never to be forgotten. It’s wonderful that Gerry now has a new audience to entertain.
Wow Amazing Website
I like what you guys are up too. Such clever work and reporting! Carry on the excellent works guys I have incorporated you guys to my blogroll. I think it will improve the value of my site 🙂
This is brilliant. I regularly listen to the podcast recordings on Spotify on my commute to and from work. I’m a long way from home and it’s always great to hear the northern Irish twang and humour.