Graham Turner was born in Macclesfield, Cheshire, in 1932. He was educated at King’s School, Macclesfield, and Christ Church, Oxford, where he obtained a First in History in 1953, subsequently spending a year in the United States on a Smith-Mundt Scholarship to Stanford University. From 1958 he was a journalist with The Scotsman and The Sunday Times, joining the BBC in 1963 and becoming their Economics Correspondent in 1965. Since 1970 he has operated on a freelance basis for The Sunday Telegraph and the BBC - appearing in particular on The Money Programme - and has written books and a variety of feature articles. ln 1972 he won the John Player Award for Management Journalism.
He lives near Oxford with his wife and three children. His hobbies include walking and music.