Interesting discussion between Sophie Long and the DG Mark Thompson about the experience that Hanrahan had passed onto her and fellow younger journalists. Sophie presented a couple of weekend shifts with him in her early days on the News Channel.
Hanrahan was an excellent journalist and will be sadly missed.
I was really saddened when I heard of Brian's death this morning. Like James, I too enjoyed his relief presenting shifts on BBC World over the years. As a tribute, I've uploaded a couple I recorded to YouTube: