The aim of this project is to begin collecting the memories of those who worked for Granada at its Manchester, London and Liverpool offices between 1956 and 1990. These interviews will include presenters, producers, researchers, directors, camera operators, stagehands, production assistants, accountants and many others who worked for the company. In particular, the project hopes to collect memories from the earlier years as many of these people are now elderly. If their memories are not collected soon they will be lost forever.
The project is being funded by the Manchester Centre for Regional History at Manchester Metropolitan University, the Granada Foundation, and the Royal Television Society’s Shiers Trust. Jules Burns has also made a very generous donation. As each interview is carried out, it will be transcribed and archived at Manchester Metropolitan University and on this website so that they will be available to researchers and the general public. We will also endeavour to collect photographs and other memorabilia, which will be similarly archived.