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.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Time to go home.

Monday 25th June
Kiev and travel to London

Two hours in a bed that was all the time we were able to get before we had to get back into the car and head to Independence Square for our final day of broadcasting from Ukraine.

It was not going to be a very busy morning. If the English boys, Ashley Cole in particular had done the job for the fans it would have been a different story. We would have been having a party morning with a cast of hundreds.

In the event it was difficult to get some fans down to be with us in the early morning.

Tiffany and Ravi had done their best to persuade some guys to join us.

We were pleased to see that they had indeed come down to see us.

We were less pleased when after going to such trouble pleading with them and getting transport organised for them to be on our broadcasts the Sky News guys, who were working next to us got them in their broadcasts before we did.

Sky News and "our" guys.

We ended up doing more broadcasts than we expected to do and the guys did their stuff for us more than once, doing “the Welbeck”.

Tiffany ready to broadcast.. full flow.
Then it was time to head for home like the England team that had actually exceeded the fan’s expectations.

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