Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Breakfast TV First Came in the 70s, not the 80s!

Good Morning Calendar - Bob Warman - Part 1 - 1977 - YTV - Slightly HQ!

I didn't realise this one myself. "Good Morning Calendar" ran only in the Yorkshire region for six weeks, along with Tyne Tees "Good Morning North" as an experiment to have news, weather reports and a look at tonight's Television in an intimate looking studio, although the presenter of this show, Bob Warman, is decked up to suit and tie. A nice little jazzy 70s tune begins the programme, and an orange colour is the key theme. There's also those flirtations outdoors with the normal folk, asking whether they are in a romance, or have any romantic thoughts. Also, some adverts at the end. Despite it's basic 10 minute or so guise, it was a pioneer for Breakfast TV, although it wasn't until 6 years laters, both "Breakfast Time" and "TV-AM" came to our screens.

Bob Warman is a TV presenter during the 1970s and 80s and still presents the regional news from the Central region on ITV. Born in the West Midlands he enjoyed a career at the old ATV presenting regional news for the Midlands, as well as the Yorkshire region from 1976-79. Another interesting fact to point out, is he presented Sky TV's version of "The Price Is Right" in 1989.

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