|Presented by||Dougie Anderson|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||2|
|Running time||2hr 15 mins|
|Original network||Channel 4|
|Picture format||16:9 (SDTV)|
|Original release||29 April 2002 –|
19 December 2003
|Preceded by||The Big Breakfast|
|Followed by||Morning Glory|
RI:SE was a breakfast television show made by Princess Productions in collaboration with BSkyB for Channel 4 in the United Kingdom. It was scheduled to replace The Big Breakfast after declining ratings. It launched on 29 April 2002. The programme was broadcast between 06:55 and 09:00 in the morning - nationally in the UK. It ended on 19 December 2003.
Its viewing figures did not meet the initial expectations, and a variety of format changes were made to try to boost ratings. The programme began to model itself after The Big Breakfast, with the presenters sitting as a couple in front of French windows, games, competitions, crew involvement and outside broadcasts with the likes of Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins drafted in.
The show was relaunched on 20 January 2003 with presenters Iain Lee and Edith Bowman. Mel and Sue took over the final half-hour from 8.30am. Bowman was later replaced by 2002 Big Brother winner, Kate Lawler. Zora Suleman provided half-hourly news updates. Dougie Anderson was a stand-in presenter and also often reported from a record shop near the studio) as well as helping with the daily television review.
RI:SE gave extensive coverage to reality TV formats including Big Brother, Pop Idol and The Salon. In summer 2003, RI:SE launched a contest for a member of the public to become the "reality correspondent", a competition won by "Kitty"[vague], who remained with the show until the final episode.
Big Brother monitor "James"[vague] joined Iain Lee and Kate Lawler, giving updates on events in the house and conducting live interviews with the latest evictees. One episode featured PJ[vague] who joined Iain and Kate after the first housemate - Anouska - was evicted from the Big Brother 4 house. James also accompanied Kitty on the final show.
Originally broadcast from BSkyB's studios in Isleworth, RI:SE moved to Whiteley's Shopping Centre in Bayswater, west London as part of the January 2003 relaunch - the more central location was intended to make it easier to book guests.
The last episode was shown on 19 December 2003, and had the most popular guests from the previous months including Jon Tickle and Shaun Dooley. The show ended with a giant 'pile on' which had been organised by Iain and Kate during the weeks before the last episode.
Since then, the show's morning slot has been taken up by re-runs of sitcoms such as Friends, Everybody Loves Raymond and Frasier. In January 2006, Channel 4 launched a new live show since RI:SE, called Morning Glory, which was presented by Dermot O'Leary. It broadcast between 08:30 and 09:00, Monday to Friday morning for a three-week spell during Channel 4's 2006 run of Celebrity Big Brother 4, but was not renewed due to poor viewing figures. From 2006, Freshly Squeezed, a music show was broadcast between 07:00 and 07:30 in the morning.
- BBC Online: New breakfast show Rises - coverage of the launch.
- Off the Telly Review, April 2002 launch.
- Off the Telly Review, December 2002.
- Off the Telly Review, January 2003 relaunch.