Good Morning Britain (1983 TV programme)
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Good Morning Britain was TV-am's flagship 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(s)||Breakfast Television Centre|
|Original network||TV-am (ITV)|
|Original release||1 February 1983 –|
31 December 1992
|Followed by||GMTV (1993–2010)|
|Related shows||Daybreak (1983 TV programme)|
From a slow start, which almost led to the closure of the channel, Good Morning Britain became very successful and ultimately achieved impressive ratings. According to one presenter Mike Morris they estimated to have interviewed over 30,000-guests on the sofa throughout its run.
The studio buildings in Hawley Crescent, would later be acquired by MTV, and ultimately used as Viacom Media Networks offices.
The TV-am programme archive, including Good Morning Britain, is understood to nearly completely intact, and available for clip sales.
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.
Other presenters of the show included Chris Tarrant, Anneka Rice, Richard Keys, Kathy Tayler, Lorraine Kelly, Jayne Irving, Dynasty star Gordon Thomson and initially, David Frost, Anna Ford, Michael Parkinson and Angela Rippon.
Weekday schedule for presentingEdit
|February–April 1983||David Frost with Anna Ford|
|April–June 1983||Nick Owen with Angela Rippon until 18 April then 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 (0600–0700) with Richard Keys or Mike Morris|
|GMB Main Show with Richard Keys or Mike Morris and Anne Diamond|
|1988||The Morning Programme (0600–0700) with Richard Keys|
|GMB with Mike Morris and Anne Diamond|
|1988–1989||The Morning Programme (0600–0700) with Richard Keys|
|GMB with Mike Morris and Lorraine Kelly/Kathy Rochford or Kathryn Holloway|
|1989||The Morning Programme (0600–0700) with Richard Keys|
|GMB with Mike Morris and Kathy Tayler|
|1989–1992||The Morning Programme (0600–0700) 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.
- "TV-am - Presenter Profiles".