- Producer, Reporter, Host of Sports Programmes & Events
Grahame Lloyd after attending school at Market Rasen in Lincolnshire, began his career on the Western Mail in Cardiff in 1972 before gaining an English & Politics degree at Sheffield University in 1978 and joining BBC Wales.
Since turning freelance in 1981, he has worked mainly as a reporter in the BBC Wales radio and TV newsroom and sports department – most recently presenting a weekly programme, Business Week Wales, for Radio Wales.
Grahame has commentated on football for BBC and commercial television and radio stations and now works for a number of organizations, including Sky Sports Football Yearbook, Talksport, The Guardian & The Independent.
He is the author of Daffodil Days: Glamorgan’s Glorious Summer, (Gomer), the official celebration of the county’s 1997 championship win, Jan the Man: From Anfield to Vetch Field, (Gollancz), the life story of Jan Molby, C’Mon City!, (Seren), Cardiff City’s official centenary book, One Cap Wonders (Robson), a celebration of British & Irish footballers who have played just once for their country, One Hell of a Season: Imps, Pilgrims and Tales of the Unexpected, (Celluloid), a book covering Lincoln City and Boston United during the historic 2002-03 season and Hard Man, Hard Knocks, (Celluloid) the life story of ex-Wales manager Terry Yorath.
As an independent producer, he has also made TV & radio documentaries for BBC Wales and S4C on Hugh Morris, the former Glamorgan captain, Ieuan Evans, the former Welsh rugby captain, Llansantffraid F.C.’s European debut, Cardiff City’s 1999 centenary and One Cap Wonders.
As well as running media training and presentation skills courses, Grahame also presents conferences, has interviewed authors at the Hay, Lincoln and Bradford Book Festivals and has recently devised a one-man show, Football Fanatical – a light-hearted look at the language of football.
An evening with Grahame, is most certainly something “very different” and will entertain you fully, with many interesting and funny stories.