Good Morning Britain
|Good Morning Britain|
|Also known as||TV-am|
|Directed by||Nicholas Ferguson|
|Presented by||Michael Parkinson|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Location(s)||Camden Town, Camden, London, England|
|Original channel||TV-am (ITV)|
|Picture format||SDTV (480i 4:3)
PAL (576i 4:3)
|Audio format||Dolby Stereo
|First shown in||1 February 1983|
|Original run||1 February 1983 – 31 December 1992|
Good Morning Britain was TV-am's flagship breakfast television show throughout TV-am's time on air of the broadcasting 5-days a week to initially from 07:00 until 09:00 GMT. In 1985 the programme started at the earlier time at 06:15 GMT and in 1988 the programme started at 06:00 GMT. It had many different presenters throughout its run but the most famous pairing was Anne Diamond and Nick Owen.
From a very slow start which almost led to the closure of TV-am Good Morning Britain became very successful and had very impressive ratings. 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 show displayed a famous yellow 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 license 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.