This is a brief list of books that cover the years and experiences of Granada Television. If there are others please let us know so that they can be added.

Author unknown, The Making of Jewel in the Crown (1984)

Buncombe, Edward, BFI Dossier Number 9 Granada : The First 25 Years

Byron, Valerie, No Ordinary Woman, 2012

Cherry, Simon, ITV, The People’s Channel, 2005

Eyles, Allen, The Granada Theatres 1998

Finch, John, Granada Television, The First Generation, 2003

Fitzwalter, Ray, The Dream That Died, 2008,

Forman, Dennis,  Persona Granada, 1997

Granada Television, Year One: An Account of the First Year of Operation of an Independent Television Company in England (1958)

Granada Television,  Year Ten: Granada Television 3 May 1956-3 May 1966 (1966)

Granada Television,  Granada Television Programme Index: Year Twenty-One : 3 May 1956 to 2 May 1977 (1977)

Hamp, Johnnie, It Beats Working For A Living, 2008

Johnson, Catherine and Turnock, Rob, Independent Television Over Fifty Years, 2005

Kay, Graeme, Life In The Street, 1991

Kelly, Stephen and Jones, Judith, Forty Years of Coronation Street, 2000

Kershaw, H.V., The Street Where I Live, 1981

Kilborn, Richard, Television Soaps, 1992

Little, Daran, Around The Coronation Street Houses, 1997

Little, Daran, The Women of Coronation Street, 1998

Moran, Joe, Armchair Nation, 2013

Phoenix, Pat, All My Burning Bridges, 1974

Podmore, Bill, Coronation Street, The Inside Story, 1990

Roache, William, Ken And Me, 1993

Kendall, B., Independent TV in Britain: Origin and Foundation, 1946-62 v. 1 (Independent Television in Britain) 1982

What is a TV Centre? (1960)

Winter, Gordon, Here We Were, 1984


There is an extensive number of Granada programmes on YouTube. Below are links to just a few of the more memorable programmes.

It’s Little Richard (1964)

Jerry Lee Lewis (1964)

Granada Behind The Scenes

The Beatles (1963)

Margaret Thatcher TV Interview for World in Action

World In Action programmes

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