So what was GMTV going to be like?
So what was GMTV going to be like?
GMTV - First Edition Broadcast
January 1st 1993 "Good Morning. A new day, a new year, a new television station. Welcome to GMTV, Britain's brightest start..." Those were the first words spoken by Eamonn on the first edition. Unfortunately as with TV-am things were not all rosey and changes were ahead!
First Weather Bulletin
GMTV Weather with Emma Jesson. The GMTV weather was first produced from Birmingham by the Weather Department. This wasn't to last!
GMTV - First Weekday Broadcast
Michael and Fiona were to present Monday to Thursday with Eamonn and Anne presenting on Friday. Unfortunately the transition from TV-am was not a smooth one. Fiona soon left, Michael continued with GMTV, starting the successful "News Hour", weekday mornings at 6 am. Eamonn and Anne presented 5 days a week for a short time.
Right clip - Of course today we take ITV local news at breakfast for granted, but it wasn't always that way. GMTV introduced the service on Monday 4th January 1993.
From the following day - a higher quality TVARK capture from the 8am opening sequence...
So what's coming up on Monday's GMTV?
GMTV's Sunday show with a Sunday-themed variation of the title sequence. Doesn't that joint of roast beef look delicious!
GMTV's third Christmas began with a news summary before handing over to seasonal programming.
GMTV Reuters News Hour
Former Sky News Matthew Lorenzo presenter hosts GMTV's News Hour, in association with Reuters.
9 O'Clock Live
Lorraine Kelly hosts GMTV's female-orientated lifestyle show.
the GMTV ident from 1999
GMTV's 8am link
When ITV2 launched on digital tv, so did GMTV2
From 13 March 2000, the GMTV newshour with John Stapleton and Penny Smith.
After the News Hour, GMTV Today takes over with a lighter diet of features and interviews as well as the latest news and weather.
This clip uses the main GMTV Today titles for the 6am startup.
A treat for theme fans, 4 minutes of the GMTV signature, recorded from a regional missing their news opt-out.
John Stapleton and Carla Romano with GMTV's Newshour...
right clip - Kate Garraway
left clip - GMTV with Fiona Philips and Andrew Castle
right clip - GMTV with Fiona Philips and Eamonn Holmes
GMTV News Hour - with John Stapleton and Penny Smith.
Monday 9th September 2003 saw a new look for GMTV. Since the early days GMTV now presents a "News Hour" from 6am - 7am. An hour of the latest national and international news.
From 2nd September 2003, GMTV Today - with Eamonn Holmes and Fiona Phillips.
Another new look, this time it's GMTV Today, GMTV's magazine style programme from 7am. Ten years on and Eamonn is still there on the sofa.
A set of 'GMTV Talent' idents were introduced in 2004.
Left clip ident used to preface GMTV Today with Eamonn Holmes and Fiona Phillips.
Right clip used to preface GMTV Today with Kate Garraway and Andrew Castle.
GMTV News Hour
GMTV- with John Stapleton and Penny Smith. Tuesday 31st August 2004 saw a new set introduced to GMTV, plus it's now in 16:9 widescreen. Not to sure about the backdrop in the "window" though!
Right clip - That's it from John and Penny and the News Hour for today.
GMTV Today - with Kate Garraway and Ben Shephard. No Andrew Castle in this set of tiltles, he's replaced by Ben Shephard.
Right clip - See you tomorrow!
LK Today Promo
the lovely Lorraine Kelly
GMTV- with Eamonn Holmes and Fiona Phillips. It wasn't long before the backdrop in the "window" was replaced. Nice to see Penny ready to go with the news!
Right clip - Let's see what the regions are up to this morning...
It's Lorraine Kelly with her own show...
Recorded Tuesday 8th February 2005
GMTV- with Kate Garraway and Ben Shephard. Another edition with Kate and Ben....
clip recorded Thursday 10th February 2005
A nice cheesy Christmas promo with the stars of GMTV in 2007
Fiona Phillips Last Broadcast
Fiona Phillips decided to quit GMTV and presented her last programme on 18th December 2008. She joined GMTV in 1993 as entertainment correspondent. This clip is from the last few minutes of the programme.
The last look for LK Today as the programme is scrapped to make way for Lorraine joining the main programme. Oh how we love these cheesy titles!
GMTV was given a complete makeover in January 2009, following the departure of Fiona Phillips. GMTV announced two new presenters as part of the new look - Emma Crosby, aged 31 poached from Sky News and Kirsty McCabe, as weather presenter (poached from the BBC)
"We wanted to freshen up the programme for the New Year," continued GMTV's Peter McHugh. "And the addition of Emma and Kirsty to our already established presenting team is part of that plan. We'll be sprucing up the set too, so our viewers will have a lot to look forward to."
GMTV - New look feature
A quick montage showing the building of the new set.
GMTV New Year Promo
A photoshoot of the main GMTV presenters is the entire theme of this promo which I guess was relevant given the change of presenters which took place at that time.
A brief clip from the redecoration montage launches this edition of Lorraine's show.
GMTV Last Edition
After more than 17 and a half years on air, GMTV ended on 3 September 2010. We present the start and finish of the final day of GMTV.