The Channel Four Daily
|The Channel Four Daily|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Producer(s)||Independent Television News and Various|
|Running time||3 hours 25 minutes|
|Original channel||Channel 4|
|Original release||3 April 1989– 25 September 1992|
|Followed by||The Big Breakfast|
The Channel Four Daily (or Channel 4 Daily) is a breakfast television news magazine which was produced by Independent Television News, in collaboration with other independent production companies for Channel 4. The programme was the first breakfast programme for Channel 4, broadcasting between 6am and 9.25am each weekday morning. The first edition of the programme was broadcast on 3 April 1989, with the last edition being broadcast on 25 September 1992.
Conceived as a television newspaper, output was based heavily on news and current affairs. Also, a number of bite-sized feature segments (some live, others pre-recorded) lasting between 5 and 10 minutes were slotted around the news output and were shown several times each day. These included a business programme, Business Daily - which had been on air as a lunchtime programme since October 1987 - sporting discussion (later becoming an international sports report), lifestyles, arts and entertainment, Countdown Masters - an abbreviated version of Countdown - and a cartoon slot called Comic Book.
The Channel Four Daily failed to gain enough viewers and the last broadcast was shown on Friday, 25 September 1992. It was replaced with the relatively more popular programme, The Big Breakfast from Monday, 28 September 1992.
- Debbie Greenwood and Paddy Haycocks - Streetwise: Consumer reports
- Carol Vorderman and Richard Whiteley - Countdown Masters
- Kim Newman - Movie Reviews
- "THE MEDIA BUSINESS; Britain's Zany Way to Start the Day". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-11-12.