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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
TV-am Good Morning Britain logo.jpg
Genre News
Directed by Nicholas Ferguson
Presented by Richard Keys
Anne Diamond
Nick Owen
Wincey Willis
Theme music composer Jeff Wayne
Opening theme "Good Morning Britain"
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Production
Location(s) Breakfast Television Centre
Running time 150-minutes
Production company(s) TV-am
Distributor ITN
Release
Original network TV-am (ITV)
Picture format SDTV (480i 4:3)
PAL (576i 4:3)
Original release 1 February 1983 (1983-02-01) – 31 December 1992 (1992-12-31)
Chronology
Followed by GMTV (1993–2010)
Daybreak (2010–2014)
Good Morning Britain (2014—)
Related shows GMTV
Daybreak
GMB
Opening shot of the programme from 1986. This shows the main set, and (from left to right) presenters Richard Keys, Anne Diamond, Nick Owen and Wincey Willis. The on-screen clock can be seen at the bottom-right.

From a slow start, which almost led to the closure of the channel, Good Morning Britain became very successful and ultimately achieved impressive ratings.[1] According to one presenter Mike Morris they estimated to have interviewed over 30,000-guests on the sofa throughout its run.

ITV has revived the programme in 2014, with Susanna Reid, Ben Shephard, Piers Morgan, Charlotte Hawkins and Sean Fletcher as the main weekday presenters between 6am and 8.30am.[2]

Contents

OverviewEdit

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 show displayed a famous analogue-style clock on the bottom-right of the screen. 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.

In its heyday, the programme would feature large outside broadcasts throughout the European winter/Australian summer from Bondi Beach in Australia, renaming the show G'Day Britain.

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

Years Presenters
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[3] 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

Years Presenters
1983-1984 Michael Parkinson with Mary Parkinson
June 1983–June 1985 Toni Arthur and Henry Kelly
June 1985 – 1987 Mike Morris or Richard Keys
1987–1989 Geoff Clark
1990 Ulrika Jonsson
1991–1992 Mike Morris and Lorraine Kelly

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