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Seasons:
1 | 22 | unknown
Release Date:
1993 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Morning news, interviews and entertainment features.
Awards:
3 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Trash Sells See more (4 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 9 of 414)
Andrew Castle ... Himself - Presenter (53 episodes, 2004-2010)
Kate Garraway ... Herself - Presenter / ... (46 episodes, 2004-2010)
Ben Shephard ... Himself - Presenter / ... (37 episodes, 2002-2010)

Lorraine Kelly ... Herself - Presenter / ... (32 episodes, 1993-2010)
Emma Crosby ... Herself - Presenter (30 episodes, 2009-2010)
Penny Smith ... Herself - Presenter / ... (26 episodes, 1999-2010)
Fiona Phillips ... Herself - Presenter / ... (24 episodes, 1993-2010)

Clare Nasir ... Herself - Weather Forecaster (24 episodes, 2008-2010)
Kirsty McCabe ... Herself - Weather Forecaster / ... (23 episodes, 2008-2010)
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Series Produced by
Rav Vadgama .... producer (742 episodes, 2001-2010)
Suzie Norton .... producer (388 episodes, 2000-2004)
Jemma Carlton .... field producer (196 episodes, 2005-2007)
Dominic Bird .... producer (64 episodes, 1997-2002)
Dara Tallon .... segment producer (3 episodes, 2005)

Toula Mavridou .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Nick Norton Smith (31 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Cinematography by
Franc Biffone (unknown episodes)
Peter Krajewski (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Gordon Burton (3 episodes, 2003-2004)

Martin Frizell (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Dominic Tolfts (489 episodes, 2001-2005)
 
Series Makeup Department
Hilla 'Lali' Peer .... makeup artist: Carla Romano (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
 
Series Art Department
Russell Owen .... props (1 episode, 2006)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Billy Brooks .... lighting technician (4 episodes, 2002)
Peter Burns .... camera operator (3 episodes, 2007)
Jon Harris .... lighting technician (2 episodes, 1993-2007)

Josef d'Bache-Kane .... camera operator: Hollywood segments (unknown episodes, 1997)
Miguel Munguia .... camera operator: Hollywood segments (unknown episodes, 1997)
 
Series Other crew
David Etherton .... technical director: Hollywood segments (unknown episodes, 1997)
Jacqui Edwards .... film researcher (unknown episodes, 2000)
Clare Devereux .... on-air contributor (unknown episodes)
Nathan Spencer .... outside broadcast technician (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
UK:205 min (including commercials)
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Lorraine Kelly is the only presenter to survive ITV's breakfast shows as she appeared on TV:AM, GMTV and Daybreak.See more »
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Trash Sells, 18 April 2004
Author: John Fernandez (thekennelman) from Sussex, England

..and nobody sold trash like Greg Dyke. Long departed though he might be from the LWT building, Greg's shadow is still cast over this born again TV-am, as it's created in the same mould as his designs for that hapless ex-franchise holder were some 21 years ago.

The show is a mixture of interviews with tired old celebrities pushing their latest book or comeback, mixed in with hard luck stories from the less than glittering members of society. It's all strung together with the same colourful panache as a Sunday Tabloid newspaper.

Divided in to three segments, the first is the best and it's all downhill from there. Bizarrely the only two presenters with real talent, John 'Stapes' Stapleton and Penny Smith are condemned to the graveyard slot between six and seven. They handle the Newshour as it's called comfortably and without descending into the Tabloid Telly that tones the rest of the programme.

The main slot is given over to the smarm'n'silly brigade fronted by Eamonn Holmes who tries to bring a kind of Woganesque Irish charm to the proceedings. He's accompanied by Fiona Philips who seems unable to read more than half a sentence without looking to consult her notes. Finally there's the Lorraine Kelly slot, a 'Wimmins' mixture of fashion, food and frivolity without which the nation clearly couldn't function.

As I said at the start though, trash sells, and this programme's popularity has kept it high in the ratings while Channel Four's offerings have all slipped by the wayside, and the BBC have tried a few permutations without success. If you're looking for something that slips between this puerility and the corporations rigid, overproduced style, try 'Sunrise' the Sky TV offering. It has its faults, but gets the job done.

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