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


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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