The Time, The Place

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The Time, The Place
The Time, The Place logo.
Presented by Mike Scott
Henry Kelly
John Stapleton
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Bob Cousins
Location(s) Various Locations
Editor(s) Peter McHugh
Production company(s) TVS, Central Independent Television
Anglia Television
Ulster Television
Original network ITV
Picture format 4:3
Original release 7 September 1987 (1987-09-07) – 20 April 1998 (1998-04-20)

The Time, The Place was a British audience participation talk show that was produced by a number of different ITV companies, and broadcast live on ITV from 1987 to 1998. TTTP was presented by Mike Scott from 1987 to 1993 and by John Stapleton from 1991 to 1998. Henry Kelly also presented the programme for a period before Stapleton took over full time.


The program was developed as ITV's competition to the BBC's Kilroy morning discussion show which premiered in 1986. It differed from Kilroy in that Kilroy delved into more political and current event related issues, while TTTP focused on human interest topics.

The programme toured the country and came from the various ITV regional studios, including Aberdeen after the Piper Alpha. Towards the end of its run, the programme came from London at least three days a week to save money. It was axed on 20 March 1998, to make way for the less topical, more issue-led programme Vanessa, which mainly dealt with personal matters.

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