Good Morning Britain (1983 TV programme)
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Good Morning Britain was TV-am's main breakfast television show, broadcast on weekdays from February 1983 until the franchise ended in 1992. It had many different presenters throughout its run but the most enduring pairing was Anne Diamond and Nick Owen.
|Good Morning Britain|
|Genre||Breakfast television programme|
|Directed by||Nicholas Ferguson|
|Theme music composer||Jeff Wayne|
|Opening theme||"Good Morning Britain"|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Production location||Breakfast Television Centre|
|Original network||TV-am (ITV)|
|Picture format||PAL (576i 4:3)|
|Original release||1 February 1983 –|
31 December 1992
|Followed by||GMTV (1993–2010)|
|Related shows||Daybreak (1983 TV programme)|
After a difficult first few months, which almost led to the failure of the broadcasting franchise, Good Morning Britain became a success. According to one presenter Mike Morris they estimated to have interviewed over 30,000 guests on the sofa throughout its run.
Good Morning Britain had a mixture of news and current affairs, weather, cartoons, music and many popular guests of the time. It also featured a popular exercise section, hosted in the early days by Michael Van Straten and Jackie Genova, and then more famously by "Mad Lizzie" Webb. The news was provided in-house by TV-am but following its loss of the licence the news provision was contracted out to Sky News from 1 February 1992 until 31 December 1992.
Initially, David Frost, Anna Ford, Michael Parkinson, Angela Rippon and Robert Kee were the presenters and main shareholders of the station, but the original format was soon dropped, and all bar Frost left the broadcaster.
Weekday schedule for presentingEdit
|February–April 1983||David Frost with Anna Ford|
|April 1983||Nick Owen with Angela Rippon|
|April–June 1983||Nick Owen with Lynda Berry|
|June 1983 – 1986||Weekdays: Nick Owen and Anne Diamond or John Stapleton|
|August 1986||Adrian Brown and Anne Diamond|
|early 1987||Mike Morris and Anne Diamond or Richard Keys and Anneka Rice|
|1987–1988||GMB Newshour (06:00–07:00) with Richard Keys or Mike Morris|
|GMB Main Show with Richard Keys or Mike Morris and Anne Diamond|
|1988||The Morning Programme (06:00–07:00) with Richard Keys|
|GMB with Mike Morris and Anne Diamond|
|1988–1989||The Morning Programme (06:00–07:00) with Richard Keys|
|GMB with Mike Morris and Lorraine Kelly/Kathy Rochford or Kathryn Holloway|
|1989||The Morning Programme (06:00–07:00) with Richard Keys|
|GMB with Mike Morris and Kathy Tayler|
|1989–1992||The Morning Programme (06:00–07:00) with Richard Keys|
|GMB with Mike Morris and Lorraine Kelly|
Weekend schedule for presentingEdit
|1983-1984||Michael Parkinson with Mary Parkinson|
|June 1983–June 1985||Toni Arthur and Henry Kelly|
|June 1985 – 1987||Mike Morris or Richard Keys|
|1991–1992||Mike Morris and Lorraine Kelly|
- "Mike Morris: Presenter who helped put TV-am on to an even keel - Obituaries - News". The Independent. 25 October 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
- Jeffries, Stuart. "Sir David Frost obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 March 2020.
- "TV-am - Presenter Profiles".
- TV-am.org.uk – The TV-am Television Archives (1983–1992)