Daybreak (1983 TV series)

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Daybreak was an early morning news programme on the former United Kingdom breakfast station TV-am. It ran from 06:00 to 07:00 with an emphasis on news stories. The first edition was broadcast on the TV-am launch date of 1 February 1983. Daybreak was presented by Robert Kee and Angela Rippon who both took turns in presenting. As TV-am's viewing figures fell after its launch, a major shake up took place.

Daybreak was cut back to 30mins from 28 February 1983. Robert Kee and Angela Rippon were both replaced, with Gavin Scot (Weekdays) and Lynda Barry (weekends)[1][2]

Daybreak was then cut to only 15 minutes, as well as moving to a green screen studio. Daybreak was axed from Monday 23 May 1983.

The name was revived in 2010 for ITV's replacement for GMTV.[3]


  1. ^ TV-am to start main show earlier. By Kenneth Gosling. The Times (London, England), Friday, Feb 25, 1983; pg. 2;
  2. ^ Breakfast TV battle claims first victim.By Kenneth Gosling. The Times (London, England), Thursday, Feb 17, 1983; pg. 1
  3. ^ Mark Sweney, "ITV rebrands GMTV as Daybreak" at, Friday 9 July 2010 14.13

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