Cameraman based in Edinburgh, employed by ITN, working for ITV's Good Morning Britain covering stories all over the UK and the world. War Zones, World Cups, Royal Tours and many other less exciting assignments, like interviewing current and ex Prime Ministers have kept me busy over the years working in Breakfast Television since GMTV came on the scene back in '93 and regional TV before that. In 2009 I began to record what it is like to work, the often strange and long hours needed to bring the hard news, human interest and fluffy fun to the UK's TV screens in the morning, mostly broadcasting live.

Friday, 2 October 2009

The Day of the Big Speech

Tuesday 29th September

There was an air of hope and expectation over the conference on the day that Gordon Brown would make the big speech.

I would be a make or break one.

My job for the day was an easy and quick one.

The programme required reaction to the speech from conference delegates.

I waited outside the conference hall with lots of delegates and others that had been unable to go in to hear the man in person.

We watched on screens as Sarah Brown introduced her husband and he did his stuff.

Watching from just outside the hall.

It appeared to be a reasonable performance to me.

During the obligatory standing ovation Gloria and Caroline the producer met me and we got ready to ask the audience.

Well surprise surprise everyone we spoke to said they thought that it was really good and he had done what was needed to ally the troops for the election fight ahead.

All I now needed to do was feed the tape back to GMTV in London.

Once the material got there the decision was made not to run the interviews because the Sun no longer supporting the Labour party was now the big story.

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