1902-1975 [pseud. Anthony Coneys]; b. London, son of Dr J. J. Gorham of Clifden, Co. Galway; ed.
Stoneyhurst and Balliol, Oxon.; joined staff of Westminster Guardian,
and Weekly Westminster, 1923-36; joined Radio Times, 1926;
appt. art ed., 1928, and ed. 1933-41; Dir. North American BBC services,
1941-44; Dir Allied Exped. Forces Programme, 1944-45; Light Programme,
1945-46; head of TV; resigned, 1947; dir. Radio Éireann, 1 Jan.
1953; resigned Sept. 1959; published Sound and Fury, on his BBC
experiences; Forty Years of Irish Broadcasting (RTE 1967); The
Local and Back to the Local, on pub life; Ireland from Old
Photographs (1979), and Dublin From Old Photographs, the former reissued
as Ireland Yesterday; lived on in Ireland; d. 9 Aug. DIB DIW
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Forty Years of Irish Broadcasting (RTE 1967); Dublin from Old
Photographs (Batsford 1983); Ireland from Old Photographs (Batsford
Hugh Oram, reviewing Robert J. Savage, Irish Television: the political
and Social Origins (Cork UP 1996), notes that in the 1950s Gorham
was very much sidelined in the TV debate, and that the public service
ethos associated with his Reithian[viz., Lord Reith] background would otherwise have been
higher. (Books Ireland, Dec. 1996).