17 January 2013
Last updated at 01:06
The BBC's Breakfast Time was the UK's first early morning television show, launching on 17 January 1983 with its famous sunshine logo and cosy approach. It beat ITV's rival show TV-am to the air by two weeks.
The programme aimed for a relaxed feel with its red sofa and steaming coffee pots. Main hosts Selina Scott, former presenter of ITV's News at Ten, and Frank Bough - one of the most familiar faces on British television throughout the 1970s from his time presenting Nationwide, had friendly, relaxed chats with their audience.
The BBC's approach to breakfast TV was a mix of news and lifestyle features, with a team who included fitness guru Diana Moran aka The Green Goddess due to the colour of her leotard and astrologer Russell Grant.
The programme occasionally left the confines of its first studios at Lime Grove in west London.
Jeremy Paxman (r), who went on to become Newsnight's legendary interrogator, had a stint on Breakfast Time from 1985.
Paxman's fellow Newsnight host Kirsty Wark (l) also has a connection with the programme, seen here with the late Jill Dando and John Stapleton, now a contributor to ITV's Daybreak.
In 1989, the comfy sofas and lifestyle slots were replaced by the harder-edged Breakfast News, where regular newscasters, including the BBC's former Royal correspondent, Nicholas Witchell sat soberly behind a desk for a more formal approach and focus on news. Dando was shot dead on her doorstep in London in 1999. Her killer has never been caught.
The sofa and studio guests made a return in 2000 when another re-launch saw the birth of Breakfast. Regular presenters Dermot Murnaghan and Natasha Kaplinsky presented a mix of authoritative news and lifestyle features.
Breakfast presenters past and present broadcast a special edition of the programme in 2008 to celebrate its 25th birthday. The same year also marked the programme's return to the studios where Breakfast Time had been based after its move from Lime Grove.
Breakfast had yet another re-launch in 2009 with a new set and new background to the studio, which resembled the BBC News channel backdrop.
2012 saw the biggest change at BBC Breakfast. After 29 years of being broadcast from London, the flagship programme moved to new studios in Salford Quays with Bill Turnbull and Susanna Reid presenting the first edition from the programme's new home on Tuesday 10 April.