Articles by Russ J Graham

Routine Sheet Database

Published 30 November 2018

A new resource from Transdiffusion… but what now?

I shall say goodnight till it be morrow

Published 27 September 2018

The end came for the BBC Two 2s last night

Shaun O’Riordan 1927-2018

Published 24 September 2018

One of the longest-serving ATV directors has died

The ITV Story

Published 22 September 2018

A look back from 1965 at the events of 1955 and the birth of ITV

Tonight’s Independent Television… in 1968

Published 8 August 2018

A look at what was on ITV in the whole country on Thursday 8 August 1968

Moving mountains

Published 16 July 2018

HTV starts the day in 1973

Tonight’s Yorkshire Television… in 1975

Published 23 May 2018

A look at what was on YTV from Leeds on Friday 23 May 1975

✎ Made in Yorkshire

Published 4 April 2018

A Kickstarter campaign is launched to fund a documentary about YTV

✎ Sit down, Nigel Barton

Published 25 February 2018

Dirty Feed has a great examination of the changes between the script and the production of 1965 Dennis Potter’s ‘Stand Up, Nigel Barton’ play

✎ Coffee in Quay Street

Published 8 February 2018

Some television historians walk into a bar…

Tonight’s ATV London… in 1965

Published 3 January 2018

A look at what was on ATV in London on Sunday 3 January 1965

✎ 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

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