Tim Graham (TV producer)

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Timothy Graham

Died6 September 2015(2015-09-06) (aged 56–57)
Years active1983–2015
Notable work Boiling Point

Timothy Graham (1958 6 September 2015) [1] was from Holloway, London of Irish/Scots parentage and the son of John Graham. In his own right, he was a British, RTS Award-winning TV Producer, [2] journalist, former television presenter, chairman and founder of Soho-based Fin London. [3] [4]


Television career

Graham began his TV career as a researcher on ITV show Number 73 (1983–1984) [5] and became its music associate (1985). [6] He worked on two series of Tyne Tees' The Tube, [7] before becoming presenter on Channel 4's BAFTA-winning Wired (1988), working with artists including Elton John, Miles Davis, Paul Weller, Nina Simone, Johnny Cash, Al Green and Iggy Pop. [8] [9]

He also co-devised BBC Children's series What's That Noise!, which won a Royal Television Society Children's Entertainment Award in 1992. [10] [2]

In 1997, Tim was promoted to deputy editor of cable and satellite channel Granada Talk TV. [11]

At LWT, Graham executive-produced shows including Gordon Ramsay's Beyond Boiling Point (2000), having produced the chef's first television series Boiling Point (1999), including its pilot episode for Channel 4. [12]

In early 2001, Tim was promoted to Deputy Managing Director of LWT's digital unit The Lab - having formed its start-up team as Head of Development. [13] He headed-up shows including The End of the Week Show, a topical discussion programme with Mariella Frostrup [14] and created the first series of ITV's The Borough, which was awarded special commendation by the ITC. [15]

Later producing work included A Place in the Sun [16] and, at his own production company, exec'ing the lead episode of Megafactories Series 5 for National Geographic Channel which aired in over 66 countries worldwide. [17]

Music Journalism & Writing career

Tim began his media career as an Arts/Music writer for pop culture magazines including BLITZ, Melody Maker and Hot Press. For radio, he produced the Radio 1 Doing the Business documentary 'The Glass Ceiling', about women in the music business. [18]

Graham wrote poetry for a number of audio books, including Cricket: A Sport in Verse which features his work Mantra of the Beast and Beirut Wedding Poem. [19]

Voiceover career

Tim voiced a number of commercials, including Guerlain for ITV, Rimmel and Siemens. [20]

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