Articles by Russ J Graham

✎ Stockport Plaza

Published 5 October 2017

A place you must visit

✎ Bruce Forsyth 1928-2017

Published 18 August 2017

Goodbye to one of the most talented entertainers the UK has ever produced

✎ Everybody out!

Published 4 August 2017

Listen to a great podcast about ITV strikes…

✎ BBC Annual Plan 2017/2018

Published 4 July 2017

What’s new for the BBC in the next year?

✎ Virtual DXing

Published 2 July 2017

Twiddle your knob online with this LW/MW/SW live website

✎ Brian Cant 1933-2017

Published 19 June 2017

The saddest of sad news

✎ Trade

Published 12 June 2017

A YouTube channel of IBA engineering announcements

Tonight’s satellite TV… in 1995

Published 7 June 2017

A look at what was on satellite television in the UK on Wednesday 7 June 1995

✎ Peter Sallis 1921-2017

Published 5 June 2017

Actor Peter Sallis has died

✎ The Impossible Feat inside Your VCR

Published 2 June 2017

How video tape recording worked

Tonight’s HTV and Channel 4… in 1990

Published 31 May 2017

A look at what was on HTV and C4 on Thursday 31 May 1990

✎ BANG!

Published 15 May 2017

Radio North Sea International was bombed in 1971

Tonight’s Central and Channel 4… in 1985

Published 4 May 2017

A look at what was on Central Independent Television and C4 on Saturday 4 May 1985

✎ World population explosion

Published 17 April 2017

Congratulations to Transdiffusioners Jon and Kate Bufton

✎ Funny things that happen in television: the ebook

Published 11 April 2017

John Mead’s fun account of a life behind the camera is now available as an ebook

✎ Brian Matthew 1928-2017 [UPDATED AGAIN]

Published 5 April 2017

Disc jockey and presenter dies

Tonight’s Tyne Tees TV… in 1984

Published 29 March 2017

A look at what was on Tyne Tees on Thursday 29 March 1984

✎ Here’s what you missed

Published 26 March 2017

Some pictures from the Transdiffusion Birmingham Soirée, held on 25 March 2017

✎ Cheaper than therapy

Published 24 March 2017

A new book promises to bring the horror of growing up back into your life

✎ The annoyance of science

Published 10 March 2017

Bradford is leaving the UK without a decent television museum

✎ Yeah, okay then, we’ll take that

Published 1 March 2017

Following links back in your analytics software can be fun!

Tonight’s Anglia and C4… in 1988

Published 1 March 2017

A look at what was on Anglia and Channel 4 on Tuesday 1 March 1988

✎ 18 years of Queer as Folk

Published 23 February 2017

The anniversary of a groundbreaking drama series

✎ I see you off to distant clouds

Published 18 February 2017

The wrecking ball takes the last hint of Tyne Tees Television in Newcastle

✎ It’s time to give up

Published 14 February 2017

…because you lost at Valentine’s Day

How to win an IBA franchise

Published 14 February 2017

A tongue-in-cheek list of simple dos and don’ts of applying for an ITV contract from the IBA

✎ Farewell Howard Philpott

Published 5 February 2017

BBC Radio newsreader Howard Philpott has died

Tonight’s Yorkshire TV… in 1978

Published 1 February 2017

A look at what was on YTV on Wednesday 1 February 1978

✎ One for sorrow, two for joy, three for a really weird historical anachronism

Published 19 January 2017

Magpie gets weird in 1967

✎ Get down (get on up) get down (get on up)

Published 14 January 2017

Some pure joy from 1979

Tonight’s Tyne Tees TV… in 1980

Published 21 December 2016

A look at what was on Tyne Tees on Sunday 21 December 1980

✎ Jingle all the way

Published 20 December 2016

The BBC-1 Christmas jingle from 1967

✎ Crushing your hopes at Christmas

Published 19 December 2016

Sorry, no, it didn’t happen, no matter how much you wanted it to.

✎ Power cuts

Published 25 November 2016

There’s a power cut in central London

✎ Le premier programme matinal en Europe

Published 21 November 2016

French television looks on in amazement as les rosbifs interrupt breakfast by adding television

Tonight’s TV… in 1999

Published 16 November 2016

A look at what was on television on Tuesday 16 November 1999

Tonight’s BBCtv… in 1986

Published 2 November 2016

A look at what was on the BBC on Sunday 2 November 1986

Tonight’s HTV Wales and West… in 1980

Published 5 October 2016

A look at what was on HTV on Sunday 5 October 1980.

ITV 1955: The view from Australia

Published 22 September 2016

How The Age reacted to the birth of ITV

ITV 1955: The view from Canada

Published 22 September 2016

How the Ottawa Citizen reacted to the birth of ITV

ITV 1955: The view from Scotland

Published 22 September 2016

How the Glasgow newspapers reacted to the birth of ITV

ITV 1955: The view from America

Published 22 September 2016

How the Daytona Beach Morning Journal reacted to the birth of ITV

Tonight’s BBC radio… in 1939

Published 14 September 2016

A look at what was on the Home Service on Thursday 14 September 1939

Welcome to Didsbury

Published 12 August 2016

British Pathé captures ABC’s first moments in Didsbury

✎ Granada TV, Manchester 3

Published 8 August 2016

A new microsite looking at Quay Street in 1966

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