Born in Glasgow, Wall to Wall CEO Alex Graham has been a leading figure in UK independent television production sector for almost 30 years. Educated at Glasgow University and City University, London, he graduated from City with a Diploma in Journalism in 1978. After spells at the Bradford Telegraph and Argus and the Sunday Times, he joined London Weekend Television in 1979. In 1983, he left to join Diverse Productions, where he became editor of Channel 4’s flagship current affairs series Diverse Reports and in 1987, he set up Wall to Wall. Over 20 years, Alex has been involved in creating and executive producing a wide range of hit television programmes including The 1900 House, A Rather English Marriage, Who Do You Think You Are? and New Tricks.
Alex is also a non-executive director of the Scott Trust. He is chair of the Sheffield International Documentary Festival. He is a former chair of the Producers’ Alliance for Cinema and Television (Pact) and now sits on their Patrons’ Group. He is a visiting professor of television at Lincoln University and a member of the Advisory Board for the National Film and Television School’s new Entrepreneurial Producing EPCRI Course. In 2009 he received an honorary doctorate from City University. He is a fellow of the Royal Television Society and the Royal Society of Arts.
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