Graham has an extensive career in broadcast journalism with the BBC and ITV encompassed news and political programming, including producer and director credits on a wide range of documentaries, including the award-winning special on Antarctica for Survival. This was Britain’s most successful documentary for overseas sales. During his tenure as Executive Director the company won over 50 awards including a Royal television Society Gold Medal and a BAFTA special award.
As Managing Director of Anglia Television he took overall charge of the company, latterly combining this with serving as Director of Regional Programming and Production for the ITV Network. Under his leadership Anglia became the third biggest producer, by volume, for the Network, after. London and Manchester. Outside of television he was chair of the Norwich Writers Centre, and shepherded it to become the National Centre for Writing. He was a long-term member of Arts Council East and chair of Screen East, the Film Council agency for the East of England.
He was Chair and then pro-chancellor of Norwich University of the Arts, and visiting professor of media. He has lectured at film schools in the Netherlands, Denmark and the UK and was awarded the OBE for services to Broadcasting in 2006.