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Frost philosophy: Don’t waste time

Published 8 April 2024

With TV-am six months away, the Press and Journal sits down with leading light David Frost

Snatch of the day

Published 6 November 2023

ITV audaciously steals the football from the BBC and BSB

The fall and rise of TV-am

Published 29 September 2023

As TV-am finally overtakes BBC Breakfast Time, the TVTimes takes a look back at the tumultuous first 3 years

Michael Parkinson (1935-2023)

Published 17 August 2023

Interviewer, presenter and journalist Michael Parkinson has died

ITV in 1988: TV-am

Published 30 March 2023

Inside TV-am in 1988


Published 1 February 2023

40 years ago…

TV-am comes on air (briefly)

Published 14 January 2023

40 years ago…

How the new look will change ITV

Published 22 September 2022

The franchise results are in. What will this mean for ITV in the 1980s?

Tuning in with the winners

Published 22 September 2022

Elkan Allan looks at what convinced the IBA to pick TVS, TSW and TV-am

ITN launches its early-morning news service

Published 13 December 2021

A new programme and a new role for ITN as breakfast television launches on Channel 4

Breakfast with Anna

Published 15 October 2021

The new ITV contracts are announced, to mixed reviews from the Daily Mirror

Brearley opens, but Chataway’s in the running

Published 19 July 2021

Who’s promising what in the race to be Britain’s first breakfast TV contractor?

Wake up to breakfast TV!

Published 14 October 2019

Selina Scott, Frank Bough and Nick Ross are here to welcome you to Britain’s ‘first’ television breakfast show in 1983

Keeping them Wide Awake

Published 15 October 2018

Inside TV-am’s popular children’s magazine show, the Wide Awake Club, in 1988

Breakfast TV: Snap, Crackle or Flop?

Published 25 June 2018

Will TV-am be a success? Peter Jay says yes. Others tell the Sunday Express Magazine in 1981 that it’s a disaster in the making

Waking up to Television

Published 7 June 2018

Looking forward to the arrival of TV-am, later in 1983

Losers search for the silver lining

Published 31 May 2018

What will Thames, TVS, TSW and TV-am do next? Broadcast magazine speculates in September 1992

Victorian Television

Published 10 May 2018

The Wall Street Journal looks on aghast at the 1991 ITV franchise auction

✎ Le premier programme matinal en Europe

Published 21 November 2016

French television looks on in amazement as les rosbifs interrupt breakfast by adding television


Published 24 May 2004

Good morning, Mrs Thatcher

Bring in the new

Published 1 January 2002

David Hastings watches everything change

Daytime Hours

Published 1 January 2002

Andrew Hesford-Booth watches television during the day

Never Mind The Quality

Published 1 January 2002

The ruination of ITV, seen by Stephen Hopkins

Betraying The Viewer

Published 1 January 2002

Kif Bowden-Smith thinks the ITC isn’t working

Goodbye Britain

Published 1 January 2002

Thatcherism killed TV-am, writes Russ J Graham

Drowning Flipper

Published 1 September 2001

Russ J Graham on the tv-am strike

All Change

Published 1 September 2001

Colm O’Rourke recalls the last franchise round

A good breakfast

Published 1 September 2001

David Hastings looks at the launch of breakfast television

Weather or Not

Published 1 September 2001

David Brockman’s magnetic symbols

1990 and all that

Published 1 September 2001

James Pittman says there was another way

Emergency measures

Published 1 June 2001

The first national ITV service

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