Daytime TV

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Dear Carol: I salute your courage. But the wolves are gathering | Carole Cadwalladr
I know what it’s like to speak truth to power. The trolls will come after you, like they did for me. But stand firm! You’ve given us all hope

Carole Cadwalladr

05, Feb, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Why is mainstream US TV spreading moral panics about affirmative action run amok? | Robert Reich
Television talkshows have huge power to influence what issues dominate American discourse. And that power demands responsibility

Robert Reich

15, Sep, 2022 @10:20 AM

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Loud, messy and unapologetic: farewell Wendy Williams, ‘queen of all media’
The host’s eponymous show came to end after 14 years with all the expected bells and whistles – except Williams herself

Andrew Lawrence

18, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Lorraine Kelly’s year in TV: ‘It’s a Sin was my actual life, except we were in Glasgow, not London’
The presenter on loving the Russell T Davies drama, interviewing George Clooney over Zoom, and why Naked Attraction turns her off

Hannah J Davies

09, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘Breakthrough moment’: how Lorraine Kelly helped shift the menopause debate
Exclusive: TV host among celebrities to boost awareness of debilitating symptoms – but doctors caution against over-hyping HRT

Rachel Hall

29, Apr, 2022 @4:32 PM

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‘Let them talk for a wee bit, then go in for the kill!’ Lorraine Kelly on tough interviews and going rogue
She has been a cheery face on daytime TV for nearly 40 years – all the while tackling big issues and making evasive guests squirm. She discusses going viral, covering tragedies and fighting the taxman

Tim Jonze

20, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘A flaccid little attempt at spikiness’: Anne Robinson takes over Countdown
It takes a specific type of person to sparkle in this presenting gig, and judging by her first episode, Robinson could prove to be Countdown’s weakest link

Stuart Heritage

28, Jun, 2021 @3:31 PM

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Marcel Stellman, creator of daytime TV classic Countdown, dies aged 96
Carol Vorderman leads tributes to the composer and TV producer known as Mr Countdown

Hannah J Davies

03, May, 2021 @4:14 PM

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Big dreams and basement flats: How Homes under the Hammer conquered daytime TV
It combines bad subsidence and literal song choices with buy-to-let landlords. How did the 18-year-old show become such a hit, with fans including Meryl Streep and Paul McCartney?

Sirin Kale

14, Feb, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Charlene White on Loose Women, prejudice and the poppy row: ‘It still upsets me’
The broadcaster has just become co-host of the popular chatshow. She discusses impartiality, her pride in ITV – and being the first black woman to read News at 10

Ellen E Jones

01, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Daytime dream: The Chase is the undisputed king of quizshows
How Bradley Walsh led the ITV quizshow to the top of the daytime viewing charts, with a bit of banter and a lot of laughter

Ammar Kalia

25, Nov, 2020 @10:00 AM

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'Formulaic, repetitive – and brilliant': in praise of daytime TV
All hail Loose Women! In the age of prestige drama, sometimes we need warmth and familiarity, making Bafta’s new daytime telly award long overdue

Stuart Heritage

27, Oct, 2020 @10:00 AM

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