Fonds GB 0210 PATHNN - Patrick Hannan Papers

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Patrick Hannan Papers


  • 1963-2007 (Creation)

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1 large archival box; 0.029 cublic metres.

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Biographical history

Patrick Hannan was born in Aberaman, Glamorgan and attended Cowbridge Grammar School and then University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, where he read history. He worked as a reporter with the Western Mail before moving to BBC Wales in 1970 where he presented the daily radio news programme Good Evening Wales, the Sunday talkshow Something Else and the weekly political programme, Call to Order as well as contributing to BBC network programmes. He published articles in various other publications and several books as well as producing television programmes from BBC Wales, BBC 2 and HTV. He also appeared regularly on Radio 4's Round Britain Quiz. He was awarded an MBE was an honorary fellow of Cardiff University and Aberystwyth University.

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Donated by Ms Menna Richards, Cardiff, July 1997.

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Scope and content

Papers of journalist Patrick Hannan including correspondence, research notes, interviews for articles and scripts television and radio programes along with copies of articles. It contains interviews with leading political figures including Peter Hain, Rhodri Morgan, Alun Michael, Dafydd Wigley and Ieuan Wyn Jones as well as correspondence with the composer Daniel Jones.

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All material has been retained. Audio and audiovisual cassettes have been transferred to the NSSAW.


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The papers have been arranged into 2 series; Articles and Television and radio programmes.

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Usual copyright restrictions apply.

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  • English

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Preferred citation: Patrick Hannan Papers.


Compiled by Rob Phillips, 2019. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Guardian WWW site (11.7.2019), BBC WWW site (11.7.2019), explanatory notes supplied by Menna Richards, material including publications within the collection.

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