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(July 2003)

AN
Andrew Founding member Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
It looks like both Fiona Phillips and Lorraine Kelly presented their last show's this season on Thursday and are now off for the summer.

GMTV Today is running now all the way from 7am to 9.25am and is this week with Kate Garraway and Ben Shepherd, except on Friday when Penny Smith will present the entire programme from 6am

Also, arn't they bothering with 'Get Up and' Give this year?
WH
Whataday Founding member Wales Wales Today
Andrew posted:
Also, arn't they bothering with 'Get Up and' Give this year?



I'm sure we've had Get Up And Give already... haven't we?
IT
IndigoTucker
Andrew posted:
Also, arn't they bothering with 'Get Up and' Give this year?
They did Volunteer Week, but no GU&G. Also this year, there are no children's programmes after 8.30 either.
FA
fanoftv Central (West) Midlands Today
They havent had kids shows on at 8:30 in the summer holidays for the past couple of years! They obviously have the rights to loads as they have up on the roof which has many programmes in it as they take up much of gmtv2 on weekdays. Bank Holiday Mondays are always crammed with kids programmes; they used to have diggit extra through half terms but now that seems to be on b. h. mondays (well diggin' it extra now!).

Get Up & Give was great as it was a week when all the presenters were together, they had loads of guests and loads of fun, and it was nice to have different stuff for a week. The best Get Up & Gives were th efirst ones where they had a roadshow where they toured places like windsor castle, alton towers, and 3 other places through the week; the last type of show like this was in 2000 when they did the whole week from the millenium dome.

GMTV was good at this point with things like Get Up & Give; and the Fun in the Sun roadshow at the time when Ross Kelly (was that his surname?) and Anthea Turner were on the team.

Why dont GMTV do anything like thsi nowdays; is it because they dont have the money to do these or is it that they dont want to?
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A former member Anglia (East) Look East
fanoftv posted:
They havent had kids shows on at 8:30 in the summer holidays for the past couple of years! They obviously have the rights to loads as they have up on the roof which has many programmes in it as they take up much of gmtv2 on weekdays. Bank Holiday Mondays are always crammed with kids programmes; they used to have diggit extra through half terms but now that seems to be on b. h. mondays (well diggin' it extra now!).

Get Up & Give was great as it was a week when all the presenters were together, they had loads of guests and loads of fun, and it was nice to have different stuff for a week. The best Get Up & Gives were th efirst ones where they had a roadshow where they toured places like windsor castle, alton towers, and 3 other places through the week; the last type of show like this was in 2000 when they did the whole week from the millenium dome.

GMTV was good at this point with things like Get Up & Give; and the Fun in the Sun roadshow at the time when Ross Kelly (was that his surname?) and Anthea Turner were on the team.

Why dont GMTV do anything like thsi nowdays; is it because they dont have the money to do these or is it that they dont want to?


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DA
Davidjb Founding member Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Fun in the Sun used to be excellent. I used to get up in the summer holidays just to watch it. Get up and give was really good as well especially when they got someone to pull a 747 all on his own. The GMTV sofa these days doesnt get further than out on the south bank when its hot. But then i suppose its further than the breakfast sofa ever gets.
FA
fanoftv Central (West) Midlands Today
Are GMTV that low on cash? I can understand a bit on having to pay for the war coverage and everything. But they do have a lot of advertising over the year, and they only really pay for sets (which doesnt change often), the lease of the studio, presenters and production teams; the only programmes they commssion are Disney Channel (though go under the title of Disney; even though its the same crew and set!) to make Diggin' it; and they pay Disney for the shows in them; they buy shows of fox kids and put them on up on the roof; and they commission tits shows like Boobah.
WH
Whataday Founding member Wales Wales Today
fanoftv posted:
Are GMTV that low on cash? I can understand a bit on having to pay for the war coverage and everything. But they do have a lot of advertising over the year, and they only really pay for sets (which doesnt change often), the lease of the studio, presenters and production teams; the only programmes they commssion are Disney Channel (though go under the title of Disney; even though its the same crew and set!) to make Diggin' it; and they pay Disney for the shows in them; they buy shows of fox kids and put them on up on the roof; and they commission tits shows like Boobah.



Doesn't Disney own part of GMTV?
FA
fanoftv Central (West) Midlands Today
Ooh! I think your rite! They bought shares in it and have an agreement to provide weekend morning entertainment for them (GMTV give them B H Mondays too!). The first Disney show on GMTV was Saturday Disney hosted by Stuart Miles (pre Blue Peter!); then Wake Up In the Wild Room with Dave Benson Phillips; DiGGiT came in Feb 1998, and Diggin'it took over a little while ago; was it last year?

So if they own part of GMTV and provide the programmes; then thats less money that GMTV have to fork out; so they should have enough for Get Up & Give and/or a return of Fun in the Sun; shouldnt they?
AN
Andrew Founding member Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
fanoftv posted:
Are GMTV that low on cash? .


I doubt it, It's just people trying to make out that everything to do with ITV is done on the cheap and making a story where there isn't one. GMTV is hardly done on the cheap, what with the new holidays feature with Kate Garraway filing reports from abroad, then there's the whole LA operation that they do. They can afford to have all these presenters, Eammon probably is expensive, not to mention giving away 1000 every five minutes and also all available strands of GMTV are sponsored and ad breaks are bursting with ads.

Just because they arn't doing Get Up and Give, maybe they thought they just wouldn't do it this year!
NW
nwtv2003 Granada North West Today
Does anyone remember in 2000 when GMTV Today was off air for about 3 weeks during August, so they had The News Hour on until 7.30am, then some programme called GMTV Caf or something? (Well it came Live from a rather up-market caf in Central London)

Though being brought up in the 1990's as a child I was never really impressed in what GMTV had to offer for kids, though I didn't mind their Disney material, but that's it. I wasn't too keen on Get Up and Give, though it was nice in a way that GMTV were willing to help others, but it wasted too much time. It was basically Children In Need, Comic Relief and ITV Telethon put together while you were eating your breakfast, for 5 Days a week. One of the problems now is that apparently the security around the BT Tower has been tightened, as most of GUAG came from there, with people in GMTV Jumpers answering the phones.

Now I hated Fun in the Sun, I was one of many people who didn't like Anthea Turner at GMTV, she made it crap. Though I remember a few years ago GMTV rented a villa didn't they? And they had a programme which went out during GMTV and a programme going out on mainstream ITV at 1.30pm, which was a good idea, I forgot what it was called, it was The Villa or something? (I am not talking about Sky One's version of The Villa)
FA
fanoftv Central (West) Midlands Today
Yeah they did that; Im sure that Lorraine went over and did her part of the show from over there; they would start things in the morning and end them in the afternoon slot.

I was a big fan of power rangers so i didnt mind them being on in the holidays. They used to have maxies world a barbie like figure that hosted a tv show whilst going to high school. When that finished they shownt more shows like dragon fairies.

I prefered when they did things like Get Up & Give; and Fun in the Sun as they broke the usual schedule of news and the same guests on at the same time in every hour!

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