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For years This Morning has been a guilty pleasure enjoyed by those off sick from school or work, or students lazing around before afternoon lectures but it's key audience is still quite clearly stay at home mums.
People often slag off daytime TV but This Morning is a daytime magazine programme that has always been respected from its days on the Albert Docks in Liverpool when Richard & Judy presided to its current set-up in London with Phil & Holly.
As a magazine show, the subjects covered varies from day to day but generally there are some interviews with either celebrities or normal people who have an amazing story to tell, some live cooking, a review of the day's newspapers and some competition where you win a whole load of cash.
There used to always be a daily phone-in, but these seem to only happen every so often now and can be a health phone-in (with Dr Chris), an agony phone-in with Denise Roberts or some other type of phone in! They've recently also added a new kind of interactive viewing using social networking sites such as Twitter & Facebook and ask people to get in touch during the show.
Whenever I'm off work I can always waste 2 hours of my life watching This Morning without realising and I'm secretly really glad there's now a "best bits" show at the weekend so I can get my daytime TV fix!
This morning is a morning TV show. I often think it is a bit like a department store, where you have a variety of things in one place. The show has had several hosts and has been running for many years now. It's currently hosted by Philip Scholfield and Holly Willoughby.
The show is on Monday to Friday at 10.30am for about 2 hours during school term time. During the holidays it not on. It now also being repeated at night, which is a bit strange to have a show called this morning, on at night!
The show has regular features such as cooking, fashion and weather. It also has guests. Sometimes guests are famous singers, actors etc and sometimes they are members of the public who have a story in the press at the time.
I have to say that I don't watch This morning all the time. I watch it from time to time, but mostly I just find it a bit boring and don't always like the hosts. It seems to me that it is aimed mainly at women who are at home with their children or older women who have perhaps retired. Having said that, they do cover a very wide range of topics and don't shy away from difficult subjects.
Over the years I have watched it on and off and used to love it when it was hosted by Richard and Judy. No-one can ever replace them, they were so funny. Richard always thought he was so hip and cool and Judy always looked embarrassed by him and told him off. I like Philip but I hate Holly and think she is far too young for the female host of such a show. The hosts should be mature and have some life experience, not young and sexy, making women at home feel bad and frumpy. Judy was great at that because she knew what she was talking about and her advice and ideas seemed genuine and intelligent.
I will never watch it everyday, but would probably watch it much more if I liked the presenters. Having said that, I have learnt a lot from watching This morning and have picked up some good ideas and tips along the way.
I have been watching this programme since I was a young kid pulling a sickie from school! This show comes on everyday from 10.30 to 12.30, just after the Jeremy Kyle Show.
It was presented for many years by the infamous Richard and Judy (who subsequently went over to Channel 4 to start their oen show) but is now presented by Philip Scholfield and the lovely Holly Willoughby (she recently replaced Fern Britton - good move ITV!).
The show is a magazine of loads of different segements which can be about current news affairs, fashion, cookery or talk about soap operas and much more.
The show also covers more serious topics such as illness and dosmestic violence, the producers are fab at coming up with new informative things to add to the show whcih has allowed it to continue for so long!
This is a great show which unfortunately I only get to see now and again now, I used to watch it a lot more at university! But it is fantastic morning viewing and is actually watchable unlike most daytime TV.
Although Richard and Judy can never be replaced I think Phillip and Holly do a great job and have a real on screen chemistry which works well in both the lighter and darker moments of the show.
I am sure this show will continue on for many years to come as it is no doubt a central part of UK culture. I think almost every person in the UK has at least heard of if not watched this programme which goes to show how much it is loved, especially by the at home mums and students alike!
Can't wait for my next sick day so I can watch This Morning!! Might have to be sooner rather than later!
I love This Morning!
As a stay at home mum to 3 young children, This Morning is my lifeline to the outside world. Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby are a great team with just the right mix of humour, sensitivity and fun.
This Morning airs on ITV at 10.30 right through until 12.30, with ad breaks and a news break in between.
The show itself covers all manner of topics - if you can imagine flicking through a general interest magazine, that's the type of thing you get.
There is usually a curent affairs interview, i.e. something that's been in the headlines that week, a fashion slot, a tv/film slot, a cookery demonstration, health topics and unfortunately a competition - which for me is the only irritating part of the show as it's one of those annoying telephone 0800 things.
They usually have great guests - there's been quite a few film stars and pop stars. The interviews are always interesting, usually funny and quite lighthearted, although when they occasionally have politicians on they do get a bit more serious.
The show is often informative - particularly with regard to medical issues as each week the show has a doctor on discussing the latest health news.
It's a really easy show to watch. I usually just have it on in the background whilst I get on with all my house jobs and come back in the room when something really interesting comes on.
A great, light hearted daytime tv show
This morning has been on the television since 1988 and it first began with presenters Richard Madeley and Judy Finnegan, they were and still are a married couple, who usually present together but sometimes Richard has done solo shows.
They left the show in 2001 and went to Channel 4 to do an evening show together.
The show has had many presenters over the years, some have been Twiggy, Coleen Nolan, John Leslie, Fern Britton and Phillip Schofield.
John Leslie presented the show with Fern for a few years and got along very well until he was sacked and she then went on to sit along side Phillip, until she left in 2009 and Phillip now airs the show with Holly Willoughby.
I must admit I do miss Fern and I wish she did not leave the show last year but her husband Phil still does some cooking for the show.
The programme has different articles about lifestyles, make up, sex, home make over's and many more, they have a phone in where if you have a problem, the topic of that day, you can phone in for advice and Denise Robertson will be there to answer and help.
It has lots of celebrity articles and they always have 1 or 2 on the show each day.
Ferns husband Phil Vickery does cooking on the show and he is very good and has lots of tips and recipe ideas for all the family.
I have read the show is planning to merge with ITVs breakfast show GMTV, and the rumour has it that the shows will be on air for 6 hours or so and the presenters of each show will do different times on the one main show.
Lorraine Kelly now does her slot on GMTV at 8.35am so her part may be changed to a later time in the morning to fit in with the new show.
I do not watch the show that much at the moment as I lost a little bit of interest when Holly joined, but I do like her and think she presents very good but I preferred Fern with Phil for some reason and cannot get into the show since the new arrival.
I will take a look if the rumours are correct and see if I like it a little bit more.
It can be found on ITV each weekday from 10.30am until 12.30pm.
Also another rumour is the show is going to be aired on weekends too, but theses are just rumours as far as I can tell. I read this information in the Mirror newspaper yesterday.
I give it a 4 star.
Thank you for reading my review
I hadnt watched this show for quite a long time. I always seemed to be too busy in the mornings to sit and watch this show. However recently on my days off I have started to put this show on in the background and I have to admit I am really starting to get back in to this fantastic programme.
This show has been going for over 20 years. It was first presented from Manchester by husband and wife team Richard Madley and Judy Finnegan. They were replaced many years later by Fern cotton and John Leslie. But due to circumstances (cough, cough,) Leslie was forced to leave. Leaving the role of male presenter open for the fantastically charasmatic silver fox aka Philip Schofield.
Fern and Phil had a fantastic on screen chemistry and I did struggle to understand how the show would work when Fern left last year. However I have to say that Holly willohby has taken the role of female presenter and run with it. I am not really much of a holly fan. But she is excellent on this show and has really settled well. Her chemistry with Schofield is excellent and makes me chuckle on occasions.
This morning is a daily magazine show. They have an excellent abilty tobe able to be discussing soap opera news one minute and then cut straight to the next item which could be an interview with someone suffering an illness. I love the way the show has dark and light moments. It is like a seesaw and Phil and Holly work well to keep the balance correct.
There are items in this show that will satisfy everyones needs. There is fashion, cooking, agony aunt and gardening. All these features are presented by this morning experts. Who have a great deal of experience in the field they are advising on.
There is always a celebrity guest who will pop in for an interview. Mostly these interviews are so comfortable they come across as an informal chat. I like this as it does not appear stiff or staged and I think it is not too heavy for a morning show.
I love the way Philip Schofield shows his impish side. He really is a cheeky chappy with a very funny sense of humour. He has the ability to conveywhat he is thinking by just raising his eyebrows or curling up one side of his mouth.
Over the years This morning has affected many peoples lives. It has tackled such hardhitting phone ins such as domestic violence and suicide. It has also saved people from health problems with its resident doctor who offers advice on a weekly basis. They have covered such a wide range of topics such as vasectomy. (live on air) and a cervical smear. This can be a bit offputting first thing in the morning. But at the end of the day if it helps to save lives then it is worthwhile.
This show is on for three hours on itv each weekday morning. I dont know how they manage to keep the show so fresh but they do. The producers are always coming up with excellent features that we can all relate too. It really is a very entertaining and also informative programme.
They are always the first with backstage footage of a particular glittery showbiz event. They always divulge really juicy gossip and are not afraid to push boundries. It truly is an excellent daytime show.
This morning is a British light entertainment programme shown on ITV1 every weekday throughout the year (I believe it's still on in the holidays)
It is has been on TV for 22 series now, starting in 1989 with Richard and Judy (who moved to their own show a few years (which was unsuccessful). It is now presented by the funny and charming Philip Schofield (Gordon the Gopher!) and the lovely and beautiful Holly Willoughby (Dancing on Ice), who recently replaced Fern Britton.
The programme is mainly about entertainment and because its on so early 10:30 til 12:00 their stories and guests don't go too deep into anything sad or graphic (there are the occasional upsetting stories but these are handled so well its not exploitative), often the guests are famous and they joke around and talk about their latest projects (yesterday was Ricky Gervais).
The show also features; Clothes segments (what to buy this season type things), soaps (whose to die this season type things ;)), a cooking segments (what to kill this season), and an agony aunt who chats to viewers about their problems and competitions (often a holiday or cash). It has one a host of awards through the years, namely the National Television Award for Most Popular Daytime Show 3 times now I believe.
It's a good show but it's so random that it doesn't gel as a whole but I don't think they would claim that's what they are going for, its light early morning entertainment which is for the whole family, just be prepared to wait for the bit suited for your mum to finish. It also has a replacement host for Philip Schofield, the horrible presenter Eamonn Holmes who's not really suited to emoting with some guests and seems a (bit) self obsessed.
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This Morning is a television programme that is shown on ITV each weekday morning and this is my review.
I have watched This Morning on and off for the past few years. This Morning is a programme that is like a magazine type show. By this I mean that there are lots of bits and pieces to the show and it is not the same thing for the time it is on.
It is on for two hours each week morning Monday to Friday and it is on from 10.30 until 12.30.
This Morning has some guests on each morning and these are interviewed by the two presenters. The guests are people like actors and singers but they are also people from the real world to who are on the programme to share their story.
In amongst the people on the sofa there is also other bits to the programme like fashion and make up advice as well as cookery and baking. The cookery part of the show is done by a celeb chef such as Phil Vickery. The fashion advice is by a celeb to.
As well as this there are other parts to the programme that are not shown each and every day but are regular features to the television programme. These are problems that are called in by viewers and are answered by the agony aunt Denise. Other things are shown to such as soap gossip where the viewers are given the gossip that is going to happen in our British soaps. When programmes like "I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here" are running then there are snippets of this given on This Morning to so that if you have missed an episode then you do not need to miss out on what has been happening on the other TV show.
What I like about This Morning is that I do not need to watch it from the start to enjoy the show. I can switch over at any time when it is showing and pick up from what is being shown. This is because the show is lots of bits and pieces stuck together and I do not need to see them from the start to follow the show.
The bad point about the show for me is how many advert breaks it has. I do not like advert breaks so find this annoying. There is also a break for the news each morning although this is only for about five minutes so does not last to long.
I like to hear the soap gossip on This Morning and find it an interesting show to because there is a lot of health advice as well as real life stories and celebrity interviews. There is something for everyone tastes I think.
I will keep watching This Morning and would suggest giving it a try out if you have not seen it before. It is good for bits and pieces of information and you can watch a bit and then tune in again later and you do not feel like you have missed anything. I like entering there competitions to and they run one most days. The prizes for a lot of the competitions are great sums of money such as 20 grand. I have had no luck yet but will keep trying!
With more time to watch daytime TV, This Morning more often than not ends up on TV as background music to keep me company. It's one of those programs that's easy to warm to, with a good variety of topics, guests and sections, so it appeals to a wide audience.
This morning was first aired back in 1988 as a Granada production on ITV. It's like a lifestyle magazine program, lasting 2 hours, which is both informative and entertaining. This Morning has a friendly, relaxed feel to it, so it's easy to watch and helps you feel more connected to what's going on out in the world if you're stuck in doors.
Between then and 2001, Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan hosted the show and became household names, whether you loved them or hated them. Up until now there have been a few other presenters making appearances, such as Coleen Nolan and Twiggy, but they weren't overly popular. Fern Birtton and Leslie came to our screens and we liked them, but unfortunately Leslie was sacked in 2002 (remember that naughty period of his personal life?) and Philip Schofield took his place.
Fern and Phil were probably almost as notorious a television couple as Richard & Judy, though without the true relationship status. Even I was quite sad when Fern left this year; she was a wonderful woman, always laughing and always able to make us laugh. But, alas, she's gone, and taking her place is Holly Willoughby. Holly's just settling in at the moment, and she's nice enough, but it's still not quite the same without Fern's hysterical laughter and cheeky innuendo.
From Monday to Thursday, 10.30 - 12.30pm, Philip & Holly present, with Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford hosting the same times on Fridays. As far as presenters go, this show has a strong appeal because they work so well together. I must admit, I really do love Philip Schofield! His recent talk of Twitter has ended up in the papers several times, and I always chuckle when I see him talking about 'tweeting'. It makes him so down-to-earth, laid-back and yet he's still able to maintain a professional stance towards his work. For example, when interviewing a guest, Philip is focussed and clear, so he's always a pleasure to watch.
A 2 hour morning slot seems like quite a lot of time to fill up, but This Morning always packs enough in to keep it fresh and interesting. Recent topics of debate, news stories and lifestyle areas are all covered, often with the help of the sideline presenters, which currently include Kate Thornton & Peter Andre. I was quite surprised to see Andre appear on this program, but so far he seems to be doing okay at settling into his new role.
A panel of experts appear on This Morning, giving advice and tips on a vast array of issues, from gardening and cooking, to relationship and health advice. Amongst some of the most popular are:
Denise Robertson, Dr Chris Steele, Phil Vickery, Nadine Baggott, Andrew Oxlade, Linda Barker, Anjila Mutanda, Scott Miller, Alison Hammond, Sharon Marshal, Steve Milson
The people you see on This Morning help to liven the show up, give it credibility and make it more multi-faceted. The program is also structured well, giving set slots for each feature so that it runs smoothly and gives it a clean-cut finish (as opposed to some more sloppy, hap-dash programs I've seen lately).
This Morning is currently in it's 22nd series and shows little sign of slowing down, despite the changes in the strong presenter relationships (such as 'Phil & Fern'). Several awards have also been accredited to the program, such as the "TV Quick Award" for best daytime TV 2003-2004 and the "National TV Award" for most popular daytime 1999, 2000 & 2004. It also has sponsorship from Dolmio and receives much press and advertising coverage, further suggesting that this is a quality program which is extremely popular and so must be doing something right!
There have been some very funny and notable times on this show, and the one most recently that springs to mind was when Kerry Katona appeared on the sofa slurring her words. I also remember a few childish innuendos from Fern, such as the comment about 'dunking a bit of beef', but this lightheartedness is very funny and appealing! The show can cause some controversy at times with their guest appearances like Katona, adding to the notion that this is a 'happening', active program.
There's also a good level of interactivity, such as via phone ins and competitions, and you can catch up on the latest articles and video clips on the website. There's plenty to get your teeth into with This Morning, both via your TV and computer, including:
Fashion, food, home décor, gardening, health, work, soaps, celebrity gossip, latest news features and interviews etc
Overall, this is definitely a program I would recommend giving a watch, even if it's not quite the same without Fern. Often, I find this good for background noise because it's comforting and light-hearted (generally speaking, though there are a lot of series issues and features also). It's modern, good quality, well presented and organised, fun, funny, interesting, informative and colourful.
This morning is a daytime TV show which has a magazine type format and as such provides easy and enjoyable viewing.
The show aims to provide viewers with a range of topics, many of which reflect up to date topics which the public may be interested in. This includes true-life stories, celebrity interviews, television and soap updates, and cookery slots.
Dr Chris Steele reguarly provides up to date medical advice and discusses the latest medical headlines, whilst well known stylists such as Jason Gardiner are given a slot to look at fashion and show the viewer the latest high street trends.
This Morning is on every weekday, Mon - Fri between 10:30 - 12:30. It is not shown during school holidays.
Currently, the presenters are Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby. Holly recently replaced long standing presenter Fern Britton. Unfortunately, in my opinion, Holly has failed to live up to the high standard of presenting that Fern gave to the programme. This is in part, due to the brilliant rappore that Fern and Philip had together. The original pairing made the viewers laugh along with them, and brought the programme to life. Sadly, I feel that Holly comes accross as rather flat and dull in comparison - she might have the looks but she does not have the sparkling and quick witted personality that Fern had. Fern reportedly left because her wages were less than Philip's, despite them being co-presenters. They should have met her demands and kept her as presenter in my opinion.
An interesting and lighthearted show, that is worth watching. However, the standards of presenting have diminished a little since Fern Britton left recently.
This Morning is for me the ultimate magazine show, just easy watching for easy mornings off work. Since it's recent makeover and the introduction of a new presenter in Holly Willoughby, the show has improved even further.
The show runs on weekday mornings from 10.25 to 12.30 on ITV1, covering a vast array of topics from cookery slots, showbiz news, medical updates and real-life stories. The regular presenters are Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby (replacing the intensely irritating Fern Britton, thank God), with Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langford covering thursdays, fridays and school holidays. They are supported by a cast of roving reporters and experts, including Dr. Chris Steele, Denise Robertson, an array of chefs and Peter Andre as their new showbiz man.
While I really enjoy this show, it is by no means essential viewing. Often it will be on in the background while I do other things (mainly apply for jobs - booo) and this is the beauty of the show. It requires no concetration. Over the course of an episode there are many things which are of no interest to me, but there are sections I love such as the fashion makeovers (although new fashion 'expert' Jason Gardiner is rubbish!) and the cooking.
One of the main attractions of the show is the presenters. Phillip and Holly are warm and friendly and ideal for this type of show. They switch from interviewing mothers who have lost children to discussing the latest episode of X Factor seamlessly. They are good at interviewing their guests offering empathy and warmth, and the celebrities on the show for interview are always probed. Ruth and Eamonn, while perhaps generally less popular, are in my opinion good at their job.
All things considered I reckon this show has gone from strength to strength. I remember watching it with my mam as a toddler with Richard and Judy and the floating weather map, and it feels like a comfortable format as its gone through its changes over the years. Watchable, entertaining and while all of its content may not be relevant or interesting to everyone you can't please all of the people all of the time. Generally I'd say this show hasd something for everyone.
This morning is a topical magazine style television programme on weekdays on ITV between 10:30 and 12:30, it is presented by Holly Wiloughby and Philip Schofield.
The show has a number of guest slots from Doctor Chris providing medical advice to Allison Hammond an ex Big Brother Contestant as a roving reporter, the show mixes celebrity interviews, pieces on cooking, fashion and health with real life stories and interviews. It reminds me of a lot of womens magazines and could be summed up as such.
The presenters are able and very amiable and keep the live show flowing wonderfully, the show was previously presented by husband and wife pair Richard Madeley and Judy Finnegan, the show is still punchy and relevant and while it has a bit too much emphasis on celebrity and the inanity of life, it is an interesting show that should appeal to people staying at home during the day, its easy to browse in and out of and has an easy visual style. Interviews can be fairly intelligent and the show is a class above the ridiculous Jeremy Kyle show which is on before it.
Overall the show isn't my cup of tea but I can appreciate it as an interesting and diverse show which offers advice, discussion, celebrity gossip, competitions and fashion and cooking tips with amiable presenters and a chilled out style.
This Morning is the regular morning show that can be seen on our screens between 10.30 and 12.30 on ITV Monday through to Friday. It is on all through the year apart from a break in the summer and at christmas.
The show first started in the late eighties and was presented by Richard and Judy for many years. Its most recent presenters were Fern Britton and Phillip Schofield, Fern has just left in July and is soon to be replaced by Holly Willoughby. It will be interesting to see how the new line up works as Fern and Phillip had a really good rapport and always had a laugh on the show. Phillip has already worked with Holly on Dancing on Ice so I think that is probably the reason why she is Fern's replacement.
The two hour show is a mixture of news, celebrity interviews, real life stories, makeovers, fashion, garden, food and music. It really does have a bit of everything. There are regular slots from people like Dr Chris and agony aunt Denise. Every episode I would say features two celebrities, usually there to talk about and promote there latest project. One real life story that may have featured in the news recently. Then either a food segment, a fashion segment, the latest soap and television gossip.
Each episode is different and I would say is split into 6 twenty minute sections, each featuring different things.
I think this daytime show is ok but it is not something I could watch all the time, there always seems to be the same fashion experts on or the same cooks, it does get quite boring after a while. I enjoy watching the celebrity and real life stories but it is all the other regular slots I struggle to watch. I think the show has been going for that long they have run out of things to talk about and do, therefore it gets repetitive.
Overall it is an ok show, the presenters always do a good job of making the program entertaining I just think it is the format that does not work.
I watch it occassionally but will never go out of my way to watch it.
This Morning is the best day time television program to wake up to. It's funny, informative and has so much variety in - it has something different everyday. From cookery to agony aunts, laughter to tears, it can be anyones cup of tea. Fern Brittion has just left the show and if you didn't see her last episode, I strongly recommend that you catch up online because it just showed how much the show has changed ever since it started back in 1988. If you watch Dancing on Ice, you'll be pleased to know that Holly Willoughby is taking Fern's place so the duo of Phillip and Holly will be reunited for This Morning. I know adverts are compulsory, but in my opinion the only down side to This Morning is the ammount of ad breaks they have which seem to happen after every article on the show. Other than that, I cannot fault this show at all. A true gem to wake up to!
This morning is a live day time television program on ITV. It first started in 1988 and has been going strong since then.
At the minute This Morning is hosted by Philip Schofield and Fern Brittain (tho Fern is due to leave the show in July) when the show first started it was hosted by husband and wife Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan they hosted the show for 13 years.
The show is sort of a talking women's magazine and have feature on, home, beauty, celebs. Cookery and many other issues. Most days they have a phone in about issues, on one phone in about domestic abuse a lady in a violent relationship rang and stunned the hosts, agony aunt Denise Robertson and the viewers by announcing that her husband had locked her and her children in their house, the show took her details, contacted the police and freeing the mother and her children.
I remember as a teenager and watching This Morning, they had a weather map in the Albert dock and Fred use to walk on it telling the weather and this one morning a streaker had swam out to the map and ran across Fred map
This Morning is the sort of show like to have on in the back off a morning and then I hear some thing that takes my interest I sit down and watch and enjoy it.