The gap left by Afternoon Plus was swiftly filled by Daytime, hosted by Sarah Kennedy. Series started on 11th November 1984 as a twice-weekly afternoon discussion from Thames Television. The emphasis was shifting away from panel discussions in front of passive studio audiences, towards live debate formats in which the host would solicit the views of plain folk as well as experts. This was most likely influenced by fashionable shows in the USA such as Donahue, Sally Jessy Raphael an Oprah. The series ended in March 1987, but the show morphed into the daily 'The Time…The Place' in September 1987 (when Mike Scott replaced Kennedy).