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The Battle for Britain's Breakfast (2014)

TV Movie | 60 min | Documentary

The story of how the introduction of breakfast television to the UK in 1983 led to a fierce battle for viewers between the BBC and ITV.
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John Smith (idea developed by)
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Updated Apr 8, 2014

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2014 (United Kingdom)

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Peter Snow
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Jonathan Aitken
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Timothy Aitken
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Frank Bough
Himself - Presenter, Breakfast Time 1983-1987 Himself - Presenter, Breakfast Time 1983-1987   See fewer
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Gyles Brandreth
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Anne Diamond
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Greg Dyke
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Anna Ford
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David Frost
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Russell Grant
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Loyd Grossman
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Howell James
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Peter Jay
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Robert Kee
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Sally Magnusson
Herself - Presenter, Breakfast Time 1985-1989 Herself - Presenter, Breakfast Time 1985-1989   See fewer
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Ron Neil
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Nick Owen
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Michael Parkinson
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Jeremy Paxman
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Eve Pollard
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Angela Rippon
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Nick Ross
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Selina Scott
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John Stapleton
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Chris Tarrant
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Lizzie Webb
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Wincey Willis
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Francis Wilson
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