Articles by Russ J Graham

Don’t stop this book

Published 3 November 2023

An ‘on this day in history’ book about pop? Great. A meticulously researched and thus accurate for once ‘on this day in history’ book about pop? Yes please!

ABC Weekday TV

Published 27 October 2023

Memory, all alone in the mmmm-mmmm, something something memories of the mmmm-mmmmm-mmmm

Irish Radio News

Published 13 October 2023

Exploring a radio guide from Ireland during The Emergency

Clash bash crash

Published 15 September 2023

A new taller mast at Emley Moor was too little too late.

Doing numbers

Published 4 August 2023

It’s all relative when it comes to the value of an ITV contract

BBC Onen̷e̷s̷s̷

Published 1 April 2022

So, farewell then, people stood about

Grampian at 60

Published 30 September 2021

The diamond jubilee of the station from the very north

Gerry Marsden 1942–2021

Published 3 January 2021

Gerry Marsden has died at 78

Martin Lambie-Nairn 1945–2020

Published 28 December 2020

Vale to the designer’s designer

One of us

Published 21 December 2020

Tom Scott on title sequences

One for the Christmas list

Published 13 November 2020

Across the Waves: From Radio Caroline to Classic FM, by Nick Bailey

A noiseless flash

Published 14 October 2020

On this day in 1946, BBC radio began serialising one of the most devastating essays ever written

Hello again, old friend

Published 29 July 2020

Network Distributing launch their streaming service with three nights of ABC Weekend TV

A clarification

Published 10 July 2020

It’s as easy as ABC

Mad world

Published 19 April 2020

Think you know all about the “swirly” BBC-1 globe? Wrong.

Zoom too

Published 11 April 2020

Some fun backdrops for your online Zoom/Skype/Hangouts/Teams meetings

New Star Trek: Picard trailer released

Published 20 July 2019

Official trailer – with (spoilers) Data and Seven of Nine – shown at the San Diego Comic-Con tonight

ITN reaches for the stars

Published 20 July 2019

More people chose to watch ITN’s coverage of the moon landings than the BBC’s.

Nation shall speak loudly unto nation

Published 4 March 2019

A habit picked up in a hot war carries over into the Cold War: countries shouting at each other over shortwave radio

Waterfall watermark

Published 8 February 2019

How do you get watermarked paper for your new ITV company when you can’t afford watermarked paper?

Never on a Sunday

Published 17 January 2019

The British cabinet discusses what ITV should be showing on Sunday afternoons in 1955

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

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

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