Exploring the most famous British building in the world - Buckingham Palace and the role it serves as a family home, official office of the head of state and a stage for ceremony.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Inside Buckingham Palace - Good Morning Britain (2014 TV programme) - Netflix
Good Morning Britain (often abbreviated to GMB) is a British breakfast programme, broadcast on weekdays from 6.00 to 8.30 am on ITV. Good Morning Britain originally launched in 1983 for TV-am before being replaced by GMTV and later Daybreak. Good Morning Britain relaunched on 28 April 2014, after Daybreak was cancelled. As of Autumn 2017, Good Morning Britain has around 700,000 viewers tuning in daily (with an audience share of 20% and a peak of 1 million viewers) despite the programme previously struggling in the ratings. So far there have been various main presenters; from the beginning in April 2014, the hosts were Susanna Reid, Ben Shephard, Charlotte Hawkins and Sean Fletcher, but in January 2015, Reid and Shephard became the two main hosts, with Hawkins reading the news and Fletcher, as sports editor, presenting the sports news. In September 2015, Shephard cut his appearances to just two days a week, with Kate Garraway covering the other three until November 2015 when Piers Morgan joined the presenting line-up. Garraway is currently a Newsreader on Thursdays and a Co-host on Fridays, often joined by Shephard.
Inside Buckingham Palace - 2015 - Netflix
The programme had a refreshed start to its second year on-air, with a lighter theme tune, and slight alterations to the set. The old desk had been replaced with a much smaller one, with the logo lit up at the front, and there are now only three presenters behind it instead of four. Timings throughout the show were also changed. News bulletins remain the same, however only one sport bulletin takes place, and weather bulletins and regional news have moved their slots. The presenting team also changed. Reid and Shephard continued as main presenters, while Hawkins became newsreader, and Fletcher was appointed sports editor. In January, Hawkins left for maternity leave. During this time, Garraway covered for the majority of the week, with Stapleton and Singh also covering at times. When either Reid or Shephard were unavailable, Garraway became the main presenter. Once Hawkins returned in June, she became newsreader three days a week. Fletcher acted occasionally as a stand-in newsreader. During the week of 13 April, former Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan guest presented the show. He presented alongside Reid and Garraway. On 8 May, there was an extended General Election special from 6.00am until 9.25am, with Reid and Tom Bradby presenting in the studio, replacing Shephard who was in the studio until 6:50am when he went down to present from the South Bank to talk to voters. On 14 May, sister show Lorraine was broadcast from the Good Morning Britain studio due to industrial action at ITV. John Stapleton left the show in July, marking the end of his ITV Breakfast career. On 24 July, Good Morning Britain broadcast a special programme live from inside Buckingham Palace with Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway. They presented a majority of the programme from inside the royal residence. Throughout the show, they broadcast a regal tour around all the state rooms reviewing some of the prominent objects and paintings which are displayed. Laura Tobin was live from the Palace Gardens with the weather. Hawkins and Singh were in the studio with news bulletins. On 4 August, the programme was interrupted by a fire alarm 7 minutes before the show was going to end. They were talking to Emmerdale stars Charley Webb and Anthony Quinlan who were live from West Yorkshire. The fire alarm sounded mid-interview and the studio had to be evacuated. They left viewers with a pre-recorded standby programme to fill the timeslot, followed by a pre-recorded episode of sister show Lorraine', before the programme came live on-air at 8.50am. From September, Shephard had his shows cut down to two a week, with Garraway covering the other three. By this time, Garraway had become a main presenter with Hawkins still in the newsreader position. On 9 September, Reid presented parts of the show live from outside Buckingham Palace to celebrate the Queen becoming the longest reigning monarch. Garraway and Singh also presented from the studio. On 16 November, Reid presented the majority of the programme live from Paris, in the wake of the Paris Attacks the Friday prior. Hawkins and Garraway also presented news bulletins from the studio. On 23 November, Piers Morgan joined the team as a permanent presenter, following his earlier guest week. He now presents three days a week. A few days later, the programme's political editor Sue Jameson left the show, to move to Australia.
Inside Buckingham Palace - References - Netflix