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brekkytv Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Flux posted:
Does anyone think ITV would ever put gmb on 7 days a week?


Personally I think it would be a bad move. The show already struggles to keep its gravitas and status and feels like a different show when Morgan and Reid are absent at the end of a week, and to extend through to the weekend with a “C Team” of presenters and undoubtedly even fluffier/lighter content and presentation would risk diluting the reputation the show has gained over the last few years (or, lets be honest, over the last few months.)

It could though enable them to build up a reliable Sunday duo (or Fri/Sun duo) to fill in when needed in the week.


Did TV-am and GMTV ever do fairly regular editions at the weekend? I know Eamonn started as a weekend host but I don't think it was long before a Sunday GMTV was replaced by specific religious and political programming IIRC.

When GMTV rebranded in April 93 they had Timeshift (which was a signed edition of the weeks news) and The Sunday Programme with Alistair Stewart. I’m pretty sure the latter lasted for quite a few years but I could be wrong.
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TVDP Channel World News
The Sunday Programme was on air until mid-2007.
Daybreak with Aled Jones and Kate Garraway !

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRXG-2cIsc0kSajv_OrssAA
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TG Meridian (South) South Today
It didn't start in April 93 though. Sunday Best continued for a good few months, possibly even the year or more - they brought ex-TVamer Mike Morris in to host it.
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Inspector Sands
I know TV-am had a weekend show, Michael Parkinson presented it and it was pretty much the only show they had that people watched in those early months, due to the fact BBC1 was off air on weekend mornings.

Yes I remember that, it was presented by Michael and Mary Parkinson. I think it was where he went to after it all went wrong and the planned rotation of the 'famous 5' was abandoned. I remember that they did children's programmes on Saturdays from the start - starting with Data Run/Summer Run but I can't remember how the Parkinsons fitted into that.

Of course TVam had Frost on Sunday for the same reason
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Steve Williams
Yes I remember that, it was presented by Michael and Mary Parkinson. I think it was where he went to after it all went wrong and the planned rotation of the 'famous 5' was abandoned. I remember that they did children's programmes on Saturdays from the start - starting with Data Run/Summer Run but I can't remember how the Parkinsons fitted into that.

Of course TVam had Frost on Sunday for the same reason


Yes, initially Good Morning Britain was on seven days a week, with the Parkinsons presenting. Parky was always scheduled to present on the weekends, and indeed one reason why it all went wrong with the Famous Five was that he stood in on the weekday show once when Anna Ford was ill and went so well the editor said they should have him on weekdays full time, and was told that wasn't how it worked, the presenters decided how they did it. He thought that was a ridiculous way to run a TV station and promptly resigned, setting in motion the internal ructions that led to Peter Jay going.

Anyway, Parky was initially on both Saturdays and Sundays - the kids shows like Data Run would be on from 8.30 - although he saved up all his holiday and took it all at once, so he was absent for most of the summer and all kinds of presenters took over, including John Noakes for a bit, and David Frost started on Sunday mornings around the summer of 1983 after he'd been kicked off weekdays, and stayed there for the rest of the station's life, with the show moving from a generic magazine show to entirely news and politics. Parky stayed on Saturdays when he returned but when he went on holiday again in 1984, he never came back. The Saturday show eventually petered out circa the mid-80s when the kids shows were extended (The Wide Awake Club was initially at 8.30, but soon moved to begin at 7.30). Frost also didn't appear all year round, but when he was away the Sunday show was still devoted to news, with Jonathan Dimbleby, Anne Diamond, Adam Boulton and Maya Even all doing it for extended spells.

When GMTV began, as mentioned the Sunday show was a fully-fledged GMTV programme, at the weird slot of 7.20-8.50. Eamonn Holmes and Anne Davies presented this, and the Friday show, but Eamonn was quickly promoted to five days a week, at which point Mike Morris arrived, and an adbrupt schedule shuffle saw it moved to run 6.30-8, followed by the kids shows. Of course by this point Frost was on the Beeb, who beforehand had never had a news show on a Sunday morning, so presumably GMTV felt they didn't need to provide one themselves. But one of the main criticisms of the first year of GMTV was that their news coverage was crap, so it was presumably an easy win to add more news to Sunday Best, and eventually Mike Morris quit because he didn't just want to do news, and Alastair Stewart took over and it became a fully-fledged news programme.
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Andrew Founding member Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Jonwo posted:
Lorraine is back in Studio 2 tomorrow and will be back to 'Lorraine' rather than 'GMB with Lorraine'


I did think it was only a matter before she returned to TC2 given Loose Women is back there along with Peston and Sunday Brunch.

Wonder if she might get her break in August?

The Daily Express in full click bait mode
https://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/1308552/lorraine-kelly-why-is-lorraine-leaving-good-morning-britain-itv

The format had pretty much turned back into Lorraine anyway recently, when every 'headline' in the 9am intro, were pink showbiz ones
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JonathanE19 Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Personally, I actually preferred Lorraine in the GMB set. I think they should have tweaked the intro using the GMB Today music but kept the format of the intro.

The Lorraine graphics are just a bit bland and far too big. The set isn't as good as GMB's either. I realise this will be an unpopular opinion.

Was lovely to see Kate back on GMB this morning! Ben looked so genuinely happy to be back working with her.
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Soupnzi Recently warned London London
JK08 posted:
I've always liked 'Sunday Today' on NBC in the U.S. - almost a TV version of a Sunday paper.
If GMB were to expand beyond weekdays, it might be an idea to bring in a sole anchor with a bit of gravitas, but the ability to do softer pop culture segments and try and launch a UK version.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwHYMYKYB8o

Alastair Stewart.

Strong backup in Ranvir Singh, others with opportunities to build experience as news headline presenter etc.

I know Alastair is a forum favourite. But I think it’s fair to say his goose is cooked. I cannot now see how he will ever be allowed back on ITV given the nature of the reason he left (and especially the word used..in whichever context he used it...given the sensitivities over race are even more heightened now compared to the start of this year).
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alexjac0788 Meridian (South East) South East Today
I know Alastair is a forum favourite. But I think it’s fair to say his goose is cooked. I cannot now see how he will ever be allowed back on ITV given the nature of the reason he left (and especially the word used..in whichever context he used it...given the sensitivities over race are even more heightened now compared to the start of this year).


It's a shame someone as good as Alastair has had their career brought to such an abrupt end by a mere misinterpretation. The cancel culture really is a stain on TV.
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another_beauty
I know Alastair is a forum favourite. But I think it’s fair to say his goose is cooked. I cannot now see how he will ever be allowed back on ITV given the nature of the reason he left (and especially the word used..in whichever context he used it...given the sensitivities over race are even more heightened now compared to the start of this year).


It's a shame someone as good as Alastair has had their career brought to such an abrupt end by a mere misinterpretation. The cancel culture really is a stain on TV.


I am sure someone will take him back after a year or so. Or perhaps he would rather not go back on TV. If I were him i'd question the point given the state of society and how everything is ridiculous now. One cannot say anything without being accused of something.

What these companies need to remember is that twitter etc is not the real world. It is a small part of it, mainly full of extreme people on both sides of an argument. Normal people don't really get a look in. But it seems radical choices are taken on a whole host of subjects based on a few tweets. It is utterly ridiculous and will simply push normal people away from these companies etc. Where that leaves us for the future I don't really know...... I suspect alternative media will get a bigger following, which of course will be far more pivoted to showcase views which are actually bad as opposed to a misunderstood tweet. And when this happens these big (at least currently) media companies should remember that they have brought this on themselves.
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Barney99
Wonderful to see Kate back today. Blonder than before!
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Jez Founding member Wales Wales Today
I preferred Lorraine in the GMB set as well. Prefer the set, titles etc to GMB than I do to Lorraine's own show. Its a shame the show isn't still part of the GMB brand.
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