These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBrian Hanrahan reported from across the world for nearly 30 years Brian Hanrahan, one of the most famous BBC correspondents - best known for his coverage of the Falklands War - has died at the age of 61 after a short battle against cancer. He covered Tiananmen Square and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Brian Hanrahan It was in the Falkands War in that he made his reputation, famously counting the returning Harrier jets to ensure he could report the story and get round MoD restrictions.
October 24, Ahead of his 80th birthday, a tribute to a national treasure. He had received the OBE in He is the self-deprecatory sort of Englishman who squirms at the handles that now adorn his name. Yet his is quite a remarkable achievement. He has been vilified both by his bosses at the BBC and by the Indian government.
Reporters and presenters, if recognised at all, are usually to be found in the very small print. Mark has found himself in the eye of so many storms that it is quite baffling to him that he is now a pillar of the establishment on a par with the bishop he might have been or the BBC Director General he publicly excoriated.
Mark was born in India inone of six children, to a successful businessman who worked for Gillanders Arbuthnot, the great agency house in then Calcutta.
In those days it was conventional for English children to be sent home for their education.
But the Second World War intervened and Mark found himself at a boarding school in Darjeeling under a liberal headmaster.
He could roam freely and he exulted in his unaccustomed independence from adult supervision. At the age of nine he was sent back to an English preparatory school which he hated.
Four years later, he was enrolled at Marlborough. Mark rebelled and he claims he did no work at all. He was inspired by his tutor, Robert Runcie, who went on to become the Archbishop of Canterbury. After two terms, Mark chucked it all in.
Then, out of the blue, came the chance of a lifetime.
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On the BBC notice board, Mark spotted a vacancy in the Delhi office for a junior administrative assistant.
He impressed the appointment board by counting up to ten in Hindi and was soon given the hands-on opportunity of learning to be a radio reporter in India. Mark was back in the country where he was born and had left his heart.
News first His despatches were translated into many languages, most importantly into Hindi and Urdu. For historical reasons the BBC had access to transmitters that gave wide coverage of India on short wave.
The reception was far from perfect but the World Service was meeting a real need: Yet All India Radio reported only government-friendly news — a brainless policy since the newspapers suffered from no such inhibitions. The policy was based on the concept that listeners will believe whatever they hear and so let them hear only what the government wants them to know about.
It was not long before Mark became a celebrity in India for his fine reporting.
The adoration shown to Mark wherever he is recognised deeply embarrasses him. It sounds like something of an exaggeration to say so but simple country people perceived him as some sort of embodiment of truth, a sentiment his masters in London would have found deeply disturbing, had anybody told them about it.
Then, in an unexpected turn of events, he was thrown out of India.The BBC has fired "Top Gear" host Jeremy Clarkson for his involvement in a "fracas" with one of the show's producers.
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the secret plan for the days after the Queen’s. Vegetarian TV presenter Michaela Strachan has admitted that she wants to be eaten by sharks when she dies. The year-old BBC 'Springwatch' star asserted that she will be buried in a biodegradable box, or have her body fed to sharks adding that she also wants people to be sad, the Daily Star reported.
London, Oct A Sikh panellist disrupted BBC’s “Sunday Morning Live” show over lack of media coverage of violence against Sikhs in Punjab, a media report said. “I have to say Sikhs are. Oct 02, · The presenter of World Business Report and Business Matters on the World Service, who spent most of his career at the BBC, has died of cancer.