ITV today (Thursday 30 July 2020) announced a packed autumn schedule with brand new shows across Entertainment, Drama, Factual and Daytime. ITV’s Director of Television Kevin Lygo said: “We kept Coronation Street and Emmerdale on air during the past few months, our Daytime has never performed better and we had brand new entertainment shows on a Saturday, every week. Now is the time to look forward to the autumn. ITV has some fantastic new programmes – from brand new drama, to both new and long established entertainment to trailblazing factual – all of which we are delighted to present and continue to keep the nation entertained.”
Don’t Rock The Boat is a brand new series which sees 12 celebrities row from Lands End to John O’Groats in two boats. Hosted by AJOdudu and Freddie Flintoff, the show promises action and adventure as two teams compete against each other in the race of a lifetime.
Following Catchphrase and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire into the studio, The Million Pound Cube returns with Philip Schofield at the helm – the pressure of the cube is ramped up this time around as, for the first time, teams of two can win up to £1 million in the ultimate test of nerve and skill.
Family Fortunes makes a welcome return with Gino D’Acampo hosting; and The Chase will also go back into production for a new series in autumn 2020. Supermarket Sweep also returns to the studio for another series, this time making the move from ITV2 to ITV daytime. Rylan Clarke Neal will host.
Jonathan Ross is back with his eponymous chat show. With guests last season ranging from Edward Norton to Sir Trevor McDonald, the king of the sofa returns with more top name interviewees. And Jonathan will also host a brand new late night comedy show called Jonathan Ross’s Comedy Club. With comedy venues around the country currently closed, the programme aims to recreate the vibe and atmosphere of a comedy club showcasing the very best and freshest new talent.
Britain’s Got Talent will resume production with a one off catch up show before heading into the BGT semi final shows that were postponed in the spring. These will run weekly on a Saturday night during the autumn. And The Voice UK will also pick up where it left off with a catch up show and a semi final and a live final where once again superstar Coaches will.i.am, Meghan Trainor, Sir Tom Jones and Olly Murs search for the very best vocal talent.
I’m A Celebrity . . . Get Me Out Of Here! returns in the autumn. This marks the 20th series of the hit show and a one off documentary called I’m A Celebrity: A Jungle Story will celebrate all the very best moments of the show’s stellar 19 year history.
And 2020’s Soccer Aid will also take place during the autumn. Again, postponed from June the celebrity match will play behind closed doors.
Exciting plans are in place to mark Black History Month including three specially commissioned documentaries and a comedy panel show.
Meanwhile ITV2 also has some returning series and some brand new treats to ease viewers into the autumn.
Some of the Love Islanders will look at their best bits in a three part special.
The Emily Atack Show will combine Emily’s stand up routines and specially filmed sketches; and there will be a brand new series called Celebrity Karaoke Club which sees well known faces perform their all time favourite karaoke tracks.
Don’t Hate The Playaz returns for a third series, Hey Tracey returns with Joel Dommett and Keith Lemon is back with a new series of Celebrity Juice and Shopping With Keith Lemon.
ITVBe sees a return to Essex as The Only Way Is Essex is back bigger and better than ever. The legendary series will return to twice a week and also celebrates its 10th birthday with a special reunion show as well as ten special programmes each of which will look at a year of the programme’s history which will be premiered on ITV Hub.
Love Island and TOWIE star Olivia Attwood will star in Olivia Meets Her Match, Gemma Collins returns with Diva Forever and The Real Housewives of Cheshire will star in a new series.
We’re very pleased to announce that Coronation Street and Emmerdale will resume airing the normal pattern of six episodes each week from mid-September. This is testament to the incredible work that has been achieved in Manchester and Leeds by John Whiston, Managing Director of Continuing Drama and Head of ITV in the North for ITV Studios, and his dedicated and hard-working production teams, crews, writers and actors. Both shows continue to film safely whilst adhering to the health and safety guidelines issued by the film and TV industry.
ITV has new drama titles launching this autumn including The Singapore Grip adapted from Booker Prize winner JG Farrell’s satirical novel by Oscar winning screenwriter and playwright, Sir Christopher Hampton, and produced by Mammoth Screen, an ITV Studios company.
A satirical drama set during World War II, The Singapore Grip, is an epic story of a British family living in Singapore in 1941 at the time of the Japanese invasion. Luke Treadaway plays the reluctant hero, whilst David Morrissey is the ruthless rubber merchant who tries to manipulate his future. Charles Dance also stars as Morrissey’s business partner alongside Jane Horrocks, Colm Meaney, Georgia Blizzard, and Elizabeth Tan, as a beautiful and intriguing Chinese refugee. The series is produced by Farah Abushwesha with executive producers Damien Timmer, Karen Thrussell and Christopher Hampton. Tom Vaughan directed each of the six episodes.
David Tennant takes the lead role in new true crime drama, Des focusing on one of the most infamous criminal cases in UK history. Referred to as the ‘kindly killer’, Dennis Nilsen was a local civil servant who spent five years murdering boys and young men from 1978 to 1983. He would meet and befriend these men before offering food or lodgings for the evening back at his North London flat. Daniel Mays plays the detective, DCI Peter Jay, who brought Nilsen to justice, with Justin Watkins as writer and Nilsen’s biographer, Brian Masters. The three part drama is co-created and written by Luke Neal and directed and co-created by Lewis Arnold.
Two part factual drama, Honour, starring Keeley Hawes is written by Gwyneth Hughes and directed by Richard Laxton. Keeley plays the real-life detective, DCI Caroline Goode, who brought five killers to justice in the heartbreaking true story of Banaz Mahmod, the young Londoner murdered for falling in love with the wrong man.
Produced by Hera Pictures in association with Buddy Club, Honour tells the powerful story of Detective Chief Inspector Caroline Goode’s passionate search to discover the fate of missing 20-year old Banaz.
Richard Laxton directed both episodes and Alliea Nazar produced. Liza Marshall, Gwyneth Hughes, Peter Kosminsky and Keeley Hawes executive produce.
ITV also features The Sister, a four part drama starring Russell Tovey, Bertie Carvel and Amrita Acharia from Euston Films. An unwelcome face from the past, Bob, (played by Bertie Carvel) appears with terrifying news that threatens to tear Nathan’s (Russell Tovey) world apart. And Nathan has his own secrets now. Secrets that could destroy everything he has desperately fought to build for himself and his family.
The series is written by Luther creator Neil Cross and is inspired by his novel Burial. Executive Producers are Kate Harwood and Noemi Spanos on behalf of Euston Films and Neil Cross. The series is directed by Niall MacCormick and produced by Jonathan Curling.
This autumn will see Good Morning Britain, Lorraine, This Morning and Loose Women start a new season of live and unmissable programming each weekday morning.
New for afternoons alongside brand new series of Judge Rinder, Tipping Point and The Chase is a new quiz show, Winning Combination, presented by actor and comedian Omid Djalili.
And new for weekends; Alan Titchmarch will celebrate all that is great about the British countryside, art, crafts, manufacturing and produce in Love Your Weekend; Ranvir Singh and Alex Beresford will be travelling All Around Britain celebrating life and culture in towns, cities and rural communities; and Ainsley Harriott will be back on ITV preparing and creating The Food We Love – his latest cookery series.
These brand new weekend shows join new returning series of James Martin’s Saturday Morning and John and Lisa’s Weekend Kitchen.
Within Factual, the autumn begins with a number of new and compelling pieces.
A deeply personal film sees Sheridan Smith tell of her mental health struggles and her fears before and after her pregnancy in Sheridan Smith: Becoming Mum. A special new film, (working title) Prince William sees our future king embark on a mission to champion global action on conservation and climate change and celebrates the pioneering work of local heroes.
John Bishop’s Great Whale Rescue is an epic adventure to rescue two beluga whales from China and set them free in safe waters in Iceland. John is incredibly passionate about the whales: he swims with them, helps train and coach them and aids the huge effort to lift them into slings and crates and onto planes to take them away. They are thwarted at every turn by logistics, weather, accidents and the whales suffering poor health.
In Flying For Britain With David Jason national treasure David Jason meets the RAF team who fly and maintain the country’s historic aircraft of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. David, a qualified helicopter pilot and aircraft enthusiast, takes to the skies and flies alongside veteran Battle of Britain Hurricanes and Spitfires, learning more about the history of these incredible aircraft and the brave air crew who flew them.
Brand new series offer immersive experiences both at home and abroad.
We have a sumptuous four part series on The Savoy as it opens its magnificent doors to give viewers behind the scenes access to this iconic luxury hotel. London Zoo: An Extraordinary Year has exclusive access to ZSL and its sister site in Whipsnade as its inhabitants – more than 700 species including both creatures and their keepers – cope during lockdown and prepare for reopening when it faces financial pressure with limited visitors.
And, in new, six-parter, South Africa With Gregg Wallace our culinary expert sets off to explore South Africa’s most iconic and best loved landscapes and experiences – along with its glorious food.
Hard hitting brands Crime & Punishment and Exposure return with new films.
In Crime & Punishment, The Real ‘Des’: The Dennis Nilsen Story, a companion film to our new drama series explores the personality of the notorious serial killer, featuring insight from experts in his case, new material and previously unseen archive, interviews with victims’ families and footage from an astonishing and infamous interview Nilsen gave to ITV at Albany Prison in 1992.
In Crime & Punishment’s other new film, West & Hindley: The Untold Story, Trevor McDonald offers new insight into Britain’s two most infamous female criminals. With exclusive interviewees and previously unseen material, he sheds new light on their life in prison and how they formed a relationship.
The award-winning Exposure Current Affairs strand returns with In Cold Blood, examining the biggest treatment disaster in NHS history. Directed by Grierson winning documentary maker Marcus Plowright, and with access to previously unpublished documents, the film investigates claims that thousands of British haemophiliacs were infected and died from HIV and Hepatitis C after being prescribed tainted blood products by the NHS, that warnings were systematically ignored and that the story was subsequently covered up.
Following the host’s acclaimed role in offering advice to viewers throughout the lockdown period, The Martin Lewis Money Show returns this autumn. With the help of Angellica Bellfor, the new series and hour-long live special will see ITV’s financial guru try to save viewers thousands of pounds in these challenging times.
Des is a true-crime drama focusing on one of the most infamous criminal cases in UK history – Dennis Nilsen.
Referred to as the ‘kindly killer’, Nilsen (David Tennant) was a local civil servant who spent five years murdering boys and young men he met on the streets of Soho, London from 1978 to 1983. He would meet and befriend these men before offering them food or lodgings for the evening back at his North London flat. His victims were often homeless or living off grid, having slipped through the cracks of 1980s society and were therefore welcoming of this stranger’s apparent generosity. When he was finally caught on 9th February 1983, Nilsen had murdered as many as 15 men over a period of five years, making him Britain’s most prolific serial killer of the time.
After his arrest, Nilsen was astonishing in his honesty: initially admitting outright to all 15 murders in the police car outside his flat. But infuriatingly for the investigatingdetectives, he couldn’t remember any of his victims’ names. With no apparent motive, inconclusive forensic evidence and most of Nilsen’s victims living off-grid, the police started the biggest manhunt investigation in UK history. This time not for the murderer, but for the murdered.
The story is told through the prism of three isolated men – a detective, a biographer,
and Nilsen himself. While Detective Peter Jay (Daniel Mays) and the police
investigation’s attempt to get justice for as many victims as possible provides the
narrative and emotional spine, the relationship between Nilsen and his biographer
Brian Masters (Jason Watkins) allows us to delve into the mind of one of the most
emotionally elusive serial killers the world has ever seen. Can we ever really understand
the mind of a psychopathic serial killer? And, if we try, what price do we pay?
Two part factual drama, Honour, starring Keeley Hawes, is written by Gwyneth Hughes and directed by Richard Laxton. Keeley plays the real-life detective, DCI Caroline Goode, who brought five killers to justice in the heartbreaking true story of Banaz Mahmod, the young Londoner murdered for falling in love with the wrong man.
Produced by Hera Pictures in association with Buddy Club, Honour tells the powerful story of DCI Goode’s passionate search to discover the fate of missing 20-year old Banaz.
DCI Goode discovered that Banaz had been to the police five times to report threats to
her life from members of her own family. Appalled that her own colleagues had
missed multiple chances to save a young woman’s life and prevent a so-called
“honour” killing, Caroline vowed that she would not rest until she finally got justice
for Banaz. This tense and emotionally vivid drama brings Caroline’s long and unwavering quest to life.
Richard Laxton directed both episodes and Alliea Nazar produced. Liza Marshall, Gwyneth Hughes, Peter Kosminsky and Keeley Hawes executive produce.
How far would you go to keep a secret?
One rainy evening, Nathan is surprised by an unwelcome face from the past.
Nathan (Russell Tovey) has never been able to forget the worst night of his life: a party that led to the sudden, shocking death of a young woman.
Only he and Bob (Bertie Carvel), an eccentric old acquaintance, know what really happened… and they’ve resolved to keep it that way. But years later, Bob appears at Nathan’s door with terrifying news that threatens to tear Nathan’s world apart. Because Nathan has his own secrets now.
Secrets that could destroy everything he has desperately fought to build for himself and his family.
The four-part drama also stars Amrita Archaria and Nina Toussaint-White.
Luke Treadaway, David Morrissey, Elizabeth Tan, Jane Horrocks, Colm Meaney, Georgia Blizzard and Charles Dance star in an epic and ambitious adaptation of The Singapore Grip produced by Mammoth Screen, part of ITV Studios.
Adapted from Booker Prize winner JG Farrell’s satirical novel by Oscar-winning screenwriter and playwright Sir Christopher Hampton, The Singapore Grip is an epic story set during World War Two, focusing on a British family living in Singapore in 1941 at the time of the Japanese invasion.
Olivier Award-winning actor Luke Treadaway plays the reluctant hero and innocent abroad Matthew Webb. Awardwinning actor David Morrissey takes the role of ruthless rubber merchant Walter Blackett, who is head of British Singapore’s oldest and most powerful firm, alongside his business partner Webb played by Charles Dance OBE.
With Webb’s health failing, Walter needs to ensure the future of their firm is secure. He decides Webb’s son Matthew is the perfect match for his spoilt daughter Joan (Georgia Blizzard). Matthew’s idealism leaves Walter increasingly suspicious as Matthew himself falls under the spell of Vera Chiang (Elizabeth Tan), a mysterious Chinese refugee.
Jane Horrocks plays Sylvia Blackett, Walter’s wife and Colm Meaney plays Major Brendan Archer. Also joining the esteemed cast are Luke Newberry playing Walter’s son Monty, Bart Edwards as Captain James Ehrendorf and Christophe Guybet as Dupigny.
With the 60th anniversary of the world’s longest-running soap opera just around the corner, the autumn build up promises fireworks for the residents of Coronation Street as the past comes back to haunt some and others struggle to face the future.
Rovers landlord Johnny Connor, factory boss Nick Tylsley and local vicar Billy Mayhew have all had their fair share of problems – and they are about to find out that you never erase your past in Soapland! Each of them head into the autumn with ghosts from their past causing them more than a little trouble.
Meanwhile, Daniel Barlow, Abi Franklin, Michael Bailey and David Platt are looking to the future, but will it be rosy? Daniel’s feelings for sex worker Nicky are growing, much to his family’s dismay, but can he persuade them and Nicky that they belong together? Abi has settled into number 13 with Kevin, but can she really move on and banish her demons? Michael is keen to have a proper family with Grace and Tianna and he’s ready to pop the question, but will he get the answer he wants? Meanwhile, the cracks in David and Shona’s relationship are growing, despite his attempts to save the marriage, but it is the giant sinkhole in the back garden that causes the biggest problem for the family and the other residents.
Elsewhere, the two big stories that have got the nation talking continue.
Determined to give her dying son the best possible chance, Leanne resorts to desperate measures which threaten to tear the family apart.
With Yasmeen out of harm’s reach for now in the prison hospital, Alya finds herself on the receiving end of Geoff’s manipulation and mind games, will he push her to breaking point?
Dark secrets, betrayal and long-lost family reunions are at the centre of the village this autumn.
After the murder and cover-up of one of Emmerdale’s most notorious characters, one resident will find themselves spiralling into darkness. Intent on self destruction, their actions will have devastating consequences for others…
Belle and Jamie’s relationship continues to cause rifts, but where do Belle’s loyalties lie? Belle will find herself in the midst of the feud, but is she capable of betrayal? If so, who will she betray?
Moira’s family background and her childhood has remained a mystery, but that is all about to change. We’ll soon discover new secrets about Moira’s past when her dangerous, fearless and sharp-witted brother arrives on the scene. He’ll immediately make a huge and irrevocable impact on some of our most loved characters, especially Moira.
Elsewhere, Manpreet also welcomes her sister into the village, but will the warring duo get on or will she become a thorn in Manpreet’s side?
The Million Pound Cube
A brand-new version of ITV’s award-winning hit show The Cube is coming soon, promising higher stakes than ever before with a life-changing one-million-pound jackpot.
Host Phillip Schofield will return to preside over the high-octane gameshow, which sees contestants attempt seemingly simple tasks within the high-pressure confines of the iconic Perspex box.
The new series will see pairs of contestants from the same household take on The Million Pound Cube. As well as facing solo games, they will also face brand-new, twoplayer challenges.
Each pair will have nine lives to complete seven games, each worth an increasing amount of money as they move closer to the huge jackpot. Players will have to overcome extreme nerves and frustration as they take on deceivingly simple tasks such as bouncing a ball into a container, balancing on a beam or stopping a clock at precisely 10 seconds. But will they have what it takes to beat the mighty Cube?
As well as the million-pound special series, there will also be a 1×60 celebrity special, allowing well-known names and faces to feel the intense pressure as they endeavour to beat The Cube and win £250,000 for their chosen charity
Britain’s Got Talent
Britain’s Got Talent returns to ITV! Following the auditions in Spring, BGT is back for the semi-finals and grand finale.
Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams return as judges while the nation’s favourite presenting duo, Ant and Dec are back as hosts as the search for the most exciting talent around gets under way.
We’ll welcome back the acts who impressed the judges and made it through to the semi-finals, not forgetting our golden buzzer acts, singer Fayth Ifil; comedian and singer, Jon Courtney; choir Sign Along With Us; comedian Nabil Abdulrashid; and mother-and-daughter singing duo, Honey and Sammy.
Our semi-finalists are one step closer to achieving their dream of being crowned the winner of BGT and securing the prize of an incredible £250,000 and the opportunity to perform at the Royal Variety Performance.
Soccer Aid for Unicef, the biggest charity football match in the world, returns to ITV this Autumn. The game sees England play against the Soccer Aid World XI, with both sides fielding teams that combine former footballers and celebrities.
Viewers will get to enjoy the match from the comfort of their sofas as the game will be broadcast live on ITV and STV and, for the first time ever, will be played behind closed doors.
Last year, Soccer Aid raised a record-breaking £7.9m. This year, the money raised will help stop the spread of coronavirus and limit the impact on children’s lives – and every £1 donated until 6 October 2020 will become £3, thanks to the UK government and Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance.
The idea for Soccer Aid was conceived by Robbie Williams in 2006 and, over the last 13 years, the match has taken place at Old Trafford, Stamford Bridge and Wembley – raising more than £38m for Unicef in the process.
Don’t Rock the Boat
Don’t Rock The Boat is a brand-new 5 x 60 minute entertainment adventure series. This epic series will see 12 celebrities compete in one of the toughest shows ever filmed on both land and sea.
The series will push two celebrity teams to their physical and mental limits as they row the entire length of Britain. Across 650 gruelling miles, the teams will battle hell and high water in an effort to win this impressive coastal race
With checkpoints in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, the celebrities will also be facing a series of jaw-dropping on-shore challenges to secure vital advantages over their opposition.
Sporting legend and Top Gear presenter Freddie Flintoff and The Voice’s AJ Odudu will present the series, guiding the celebrities through each leg of the race and presiding over the coastal adventures.
Each of the celebrities will have to call on all their individual reserves and team resources to conquer the challenge of a lifetime.
Immersed in the coastal beauty of the UK they’ll face the waves and wind of the sea legs and the daunting cliffs and gorges of Britain’s spectacular shoreline.
Only one of the teams will prove victorious. But who will row their way to glory, who will fail at first sea and who will forget the golden rule…Don’t Rock the Boat?
Thames, part of Fremantle, is bringing back the global sensation Family Fortunes for ITV. The 10 x 60-minute series will be a remake of the much-loved gameshow.
Gino D’Acampo will host the show and lead contestants through a series of rounds as two families go head to head in the iconic gameshow. Remembered for some of the most unexpected and hilarious quiz show answers, you can be sure there will be a few responses that will leave viewers jaws on the floor or in stitches on their sofas as the families try to guess the most popular replies to survey-based questions posed to 100 people.
The new Family Fortunes will keep the classic features of the original with the families playing for the chance to win single, double and of course, ‘big money’ through the game, as well as the added bonus of winning additional prizes along the way.
The series will also see two celebrity specials with some familiar faces and their families hoping to secure big money for their chosen charities.
Gino says: “I am delighted that ITV asked me to be the host that is bringing back Family Fortunes to the British public, following in the footsteps of some legendary presenters. It’s a much beloved show in the USA, and around the world, and I cannot wait to get going and add more laughs to this format.”
Amelia Brown, Managing Director of Thames adds: “Family Fortunes is one of the most iconic and funniest gameshows around, and I’m thrilled we get to bring it back on ITV. Gino will be an incredible and unpredictable host and we’re delighted he’s taking the reins. What better time is there to bring back this family-based extravaganza!?”
Katie Rawcliffe, ITV’s Head of Entertainment Commissioning said “Family Fortunes is one of ITV’s best-known gameshows and we can’t wait to see Gino host it. He’s perfect to put a smile on the faces of a brand-new audience.”
Family Fortunes is one of the world’s most successful global formats airing in over 67 territories worldwide over the past 44 years. The US series, Family Feud, is currently the country’s number one syndicated show.
The Voice UK – Semi Finals & Final
The wait is over! The Voice UK is back.
The Voice UK returns with a re-cap show, hosted by Emma Willis, where she talks us through the sensational singing moments of this year’s semi-finalists.
This 60-minute special will remind viewers of the incredible auditions, chair turns, epic battles and steals, knock outs that packed a punch and tough Coach decisions that have made up this series of The Voice UK.
The semi-final will follow and viewers will see the eight singers plus the winner of the Lifeline vote, Doug Sure, take to the stage and perform for a place in the final. Last series winner Molly Hocking will return to The Voice and perform her debut single.
The Live Final features our superstar Coaches performing together once again, as well as Coach and finalists duets and solo performances to see who is crowned The Voice UK 2020 winner.
The Jonathan Ross Show
The Jonathan Ross Show is back for a brand-new series this Autumn on ITV.
Returning for its 16th series, host Jonathan will be back with an eclectic mix of guests from the world of sport, screen, showbiz and comedy as well as music performances from popular, current and up-and-coming talent from the UK and across the pond.
Last series unveiled a host of sport exclusives, including the World Cup England rugby team’s first interview after reaching the finals in Japan. Plus, England cricketer, Jofra Archer in his first interview since winning the World Cup. World Championships winner, Dina Asher Smith, also graced the sofa.
All the way from the US, stars such as Kristen Stewart, Lena Dunham, Aaron Paul and Rebel Wilson joined Jonathan for a chat. Plus, British stars included Stephen Fry, the stars of Downton Abbey, Maya Jama, the Strictly judges, Liam Payne and double Oscar-winner, Glenda Jackson.
Gordan Ramsay opened up about the birth of his youngest son Oscar, tennis champion Andy Murray spoke about his fears he would never return to the sport and comedian Katherine Ryan revealed her secret civil partnership.
Not only does Jonathan bring together the most exciting Hollywood legends like Edward Norton and national treasures like Sir Trevor McDonald, but he also features all of the biggest names in music including Stormzy, Robbie Williams, Tom Walker, Sam Fender and Mabel.
ITV has commissioned a brand-new series of Supermarket Sweep with the hit entertainment show moving from ITV2 to ITV when it airs later in the year.
Made by Thames (part of Fremantle), the 25 x 60-minute, stripped supermarket extravaganza will return in a new daytime slot and will include six celebrity specials
The inimitable Rylan Clark-Neal will return as Host and Store Manager guiding the shoppers as they go wild in the aisles and try and make their way through to the all important ‘Super Sweep’ to win a cash prize.
All the iconic elements of the past will be returning, including the unforgettable inflatables and catchphrases, as well as an added dose of trivia and Rylan cheekiness. As it was back in the day, this is the game show everyone wants to play so just remember, the next time you’re at the checkout and you hear the beep… think of the fun you could be having on Supermarket Sweep.
Host Rylan commented: “I had the time of my life making Supermarket Sweep and have been so touched by the genuine warmth people had for the show. Taking Sweep to ITV is a dream come true and I can’t wait to welcome shoppers of all ages into our store”.
Katie Rawcliffe, Head of Entertainment Commissioning at ITV says: “Rylan is a brilliant addition to weekday afternoons and Sweep is a fantastic example of nostalgia rebooted for the 21st Century. We’re really excited to go wild in the aisles with him and Thames all over again!”
Peter Tierney, Assistant Commissioner for ITV says: “Supermarket Sweep made a real noise for us on ITV2 last year. We can’t wait for more chaos, quizzing and inflatables when we reopen the supermarket doors in an exciting new slot.”
Amelia Brown, Managing Director of Thames, adds: ““We are so excited about the return of Supermarket Sweep for a second series and to be moved to daytime on ITV just goes to show how much love there is for this show. It’s one of the classics and will no doubt thrive in its new home bringing so much fun to people’s afternoons.”
Supermarket Sweep was a phenomenal success when it was remade and rebooted in 2019 for the ITV2 audience as a prime-time nightly show and was the channel’s highest rated 8pm launch with 1.2 million viewers tuning in.
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! returns which can mean only one thing… the time has come for a brand new cast of celebrities to to battle it out in TV’s toughest entertainment challenge.
Last year’s highlights included Caitlyn Jenner giving Ant & Dec the silent treatment after a messy Bushtucker Trial, Roman Kemp’s celebrity impressions, Andy Whyment and Cliff Parisi’s hilarious entrance into the Jungle via Ol’ Dingo Town and Jacqueline Jossa being crowned Queen of the Jungle.
Our BAFTA award-winning hosts Ant & Dec are back to present all the big stories live every night.
I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! returns this Autumn on ITV
Family favourite Celebrity Catchphrase will return to ITV this Autumn with a 10 x 60 minute series. Host Stephen Mulhern will be joined by Mr Chips and an array of famous faces as they try to guess the well-known catchphrases.
A trio of celebrities will feature in each episode of this much-loved game show and try to win money for their chosen charity. Stephen navigates them through each round, with one lucky celebrity making it all the way to the Super Catchphrase and the chance to win big money for their chosen charity.
All they have to do is ‘say what you see’.
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
The most iconic quiz show on television, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, returns to ITV this Autumn.
Jeremy Clarkson once again hosts this brand new series which sees contestants vying to get into the hot seat and a chance to leave as a millionaire.
The global hit game show, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? returned to ITV in May 2018 to celebrate its 20th anniversary, launching with 6.1 million viewers. Since its return, viewers have seen Jeremy ask the £1million question only twice. Contestants have left the chair with varying degrees of success from £1K to £500K, but Jeremy continues the quest to find that elusive millionaire.
The show offers members of the public the chance to win £1,000,000. Each contestant has the opportunity to answer 15 questions on their way to winning the life-changing prize, helped along the way by four lifelines. This series sees a twist due to no audience being present and the lifelines will now be 50:50, Ask The Host and contestants will have two Phone a Friend lifelines.
Jonathan Ross’s Comedy Club
The experience of enjoying live comedy from exciting new talent in an intimate space is unbeatable. With venues currently closed, Jonathan Ross’s Comedy Club – a Hotsauce TV Production – will showcase the very best new talents performing in a recreation of the vibe and atmosphere of a small comedy venue, all filmed within Covid guidelines.
Jonathan is always the first to champion up-and-coming talent and this new series will see him get behind fresh new comedians on the cusp of their big break, offering them a stage upon which to make people laugh.
All destined to be household names of the future, these acts will perform to an audience under the watchful eye of comedy and broadcasting talent, Jonathan. Each new 30 minute episode – which will air on ITV later this year – will see four new faces perform their short but memorable set while more established names will get the opportunity to try out new material.
Jonathan says: “Apart from the excuse to wear make-up, my favourite part of this job has always been giving exciting new talent a platform to show off their skills. The excitement and joy in seeing a new face come out and deliver memorable comedy is a wonderful feeling, and we want to make sure as many people as possible get to experience it. There’s so much incredible comedy talent around at the moment with all too few opportunities to do what they do best. I’m very much looking forward to giving these acts the exposure they deserve, having a good laugh and finally leaving my front room.”
Tom Barrett, Executive Producer for Hotsauce TV, says: “Not only are we incredibly excited about giving our finest emerging comedians the exposure they deserve, we’re also looking forward to giving our viewers a taste of the excitement, anarchy and fun of a night out at an intimate comedy club.”
ITV Head of Entertainment Commissioning, Katie Rawcliffe, says: “It is great to be working with Jonathan on a new project. Other than Jonathan, part of the appeal for this format is it’s a fantastic vehicle for finding and growing the new comedy talent of the future.”
I’m A Celebrity… A Jungle Story
’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! celebrates its 20th series on air this year with a special unique programme looking back at one of TV’s biggest entertainment shows.
Ant & Dec will take viewers on an exclusive behind the scenes look at filming and fondly remember many of its iconic Jungle moments.
Viewers will be able to see what 24 hours in the lives of Ant & Dec look like when they’re filming I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! in Australia.
We’ll also get a guided tour of the Jungle by Ant & Dec as they show us around the world’s most famous camp site and its surrounding areas.
The show has had many celebrity campmates over the years and we’ll meet some of them again as they exclusively talk about their time in the Jungle.
Ant & Dec will also re-watch some of I’m A Celebrity’s best-loved moments and reveal what they were thinking at the time. They’ll discuss how the show first came about, and what their initial thoughts were when they first heard of the pitch.
Settle back and enjoy a wonderful nostalgic trip down memory lane with Ant & Dec and some of your favourite celebrity campmates over the years as we celebrate one of TV’s most popular shows.
Sir Tom Jones: My Life
With a career in music that has spanned seven decades, and worldwide album sales in excess of 100 million, Sir Tom Jones is undoubtedly one of the world’s most popular entertainers. He is a national treasure that has worked non-stop since the early 1960s and, now in his 80th year, continues to entertain audiences with regular tours and as a Coach on The Voice UK.
Sir Tom Jones: My Life will celebrate the career of one of the UK’s most enduring and talented musical artists.
Featuring an in-depth interview with Emma Willis, this dedicated special will take a look at Sir Tom’s early career and breakthrough into the music industry and chart his meteoric rise to fame around the globe.
The show will feature some of Sir Tom’s most memorable musical collaborations throughout his career, including performances with Stevie Wonder, Ella Fitzgerald and Sammy Davis Jr.
Bringing his phenomenal career up to the present day, the Voice UK colleagues will also naturally talk of Sir Tom’s role as a Coach, where he imparts his decades of experience in the music industry to the new musical talent of the future.
Rolling In It
Presented by Stephen Mulhern, this game of chance sees three contestants play alongside some of their favourite celebrities in a bid to go home with a big cash prize.
They’ll need to have luck on their side as everything could change at the roll of a coin.
Three teams – made up of the player and their celebrity partner – have to roll a coin down a moving conveyor belt towards slots which are labelled with large cash sums to win, though also ‘Bankrupt’ slots which mean the player loses everything.
As the game progresses, the money values get larger, and as a result, so do the penalties. In this game of luck and fierce competition, the roll of one final coin could determine whether the contestant loses everything or goes home ‘Rolling In It.
The celebrities appearing on this series include comedian Jimmy Carr, radio and TV presenter Mark Wright, reality TV star favourite Gemma Collins, football pundit Chris Kamara, Coronation Street’s Antony Cotton, Cold Feet star John Thomson, comedian Joel Dommett and singer and radio DJ Fleur East.
5 Gold Rings
Phillip Schofield is back with the gameshow 5 Gold Rings.
Each week viewers will see two teams go head to head as they battle it out to answer a host of visual questions against the clock by placing ever smaller gold rings onto a supersized image displayed on an LED floor beneath their feet. The smaller the ring the bigger the money and the harder to pinpoint the answer.
The stakes are high for the teams as the they have just one chance to answer each question: if they answer the question correctly they will win the cash. But if they are incorrect, the opposing team will have the chance to steal that question – and the cash. This means they could win DOUBLE the jackpot – more than £50,000!
To help the teams they will also be given the two ‘5 Gold Rings lifelines’. They can flip the floor, revealing a new question, and they can use their team of five, made up of family and friends sat in the audience who, using a digital tablet, will be able to place a virtual ring where they think the correct answer is.
For the contestants, every pixel really does count as state-of-the-art software, specially crafted for this game detects – down to just one pixel – exactly where each ring is placed on the floor.
Each round gets decidedly more difficult as the gold rings decrease in size, making it even tougher to encircle the correct answer. As each ring decreases in size, the money increases.
Britain’s Favourite Detective
ITV invites viewers to use their little grey cells as we find out who the country has crowned Britain’s Favourite Detective.
Voiced by the award-winning actress Sheridan Smith, this one-off TV special will celebrate these legendary characters, counting down the greatest TV sleuths from the last 50 years as voted by the great British public.
From the infamous Sherlock Holmes, to Line of Duty’s AC-12, from Belgium’s stalwart Hercule Poirot, to modern day hero Luther, from the formidable Jane Tennison to unwitting crime buster Miss Marple, these legendary characters have kept us all on the edge of seats as they attempt to catch some of the most devilish of villains.
Britain’s Favourite Detective will take a trip through the crime files of some the country’s best-loved sleuths and crown one of them the nation’s favourite.
But who will take this coveted title? Will US favourite Columbo be crowned the winner, or could the title be in the bag for Oxford’s Inspector Morse? Will the quintessentially British Midsomers Murders make it to the top spot, or will the brooding Scandi Noir offering, The Bridge win out?
As well as archive clips from these iconic shows, viewers will also be treated to behindthe-scenes footage from some of the most popular crime solvers ever, reliving all of the murders, the suspects and the startling revelations, climaxing in the biggest whodunit of them all – who is Britain’s Favourite Detective?
Prince William Documentary
With exclusive access across two years, this film is an intimate portrayal of Prince William, following him as we’ve never seen him before on a global mission to champion action for the natural world and celebrate the pioneering work of local heroes.
The Duke of Cambridge reveals that young people hold the key to a more positive future relationship with the environment, and that their determined drive to tackle climate change has made him an optimist.
He explains how his mission to give nature a voice has felt even more personal since he became a father and that he wants to leave behind a better world for future generations. Working together to protect the planet, he believes that local communities have the power to protect and repair the natural world on which we all depend.
The challenge is daunting but this film is a message of hope driven by Prince William’s own optimism. He believes that community action is a vital part of the solution and that working together to protect nature – from the smallest moth to the largest elephant – each and every one of us has the power to protect and restore our planet.
Filmed at a time of unparalleled change for everyone, the documentary follows Prince William from Africa to Asia, from London to Liverpool and to the Sandringham Estate, charting his journey as the world has awoken to the urgent need to restore our planet. It shows The Duke as he has developed his lifelong passion for African conservation into a global leadership role on the environment. We see him join conservation heroes great and small; from Sir David Attenborough to children and young people protecting the natural world close to home
John Bishop’s Whale Rescue
“This project has been epic. It has taken a year longer to make than I anticipated and has been more complicated and difficult than I imagined but also more rewarding. Once you connect with these incredible animals you establish a relationship that is unique and it leaves you with no choice but to see the whole thing through to the end, no matter what.” John Bishop
This special ITV documentary series from the BAFTA-Award winning wildlife producer behind The Blue Planet, tells the incredible story of two beluga whales being released from captivity and back into the wild – as comedian John Bishop follows every step of their complex and deeply moving journey.
Little White and Little Grey are two beluga whales who were captured, as youngsters, in the wild. For the last 10 years they have been living together, performing in an entertainment park – Changfeng Ocean World – in China. Now, the new owners of the park are committed to returning them to a life in the ocean.
John is extremely passionate about the whales and develops an astonishing bond with them. He swims with them and helps train and coach them throughout the endless setbacks to their planned release into safe Icelandic waters – battling challenging logistics, bad weather and the poor health of the whales along the way.
This is a truly epic adventure, Free Willy style, to release these incredible creatures back into the sea where they belong.
A hotel filled with glamour, elegance, history and character and truly the first luxury hotel in Britain, The Savoy has sat alongside the River Thames for over 130 years. It has hosted rock stars and royalty, Oscar winners and prime ministers and now it’s opening its doors to ITV viewers as we step across its famous Strand forecourt and through the gilded revolving doors of The Savoy.
Filmed over the most dramatic period of the hotel’s history – from the incredibly busy winter season to its devastating coronavirus shutdown – this new five-part series will give viewers a fascinating glimpse into the experiences of being a guest at this iconic hotel and share the real-life characters behind the scenes.
As a global crisis looms, we will witness the challenges the staff face to continue to make the magic happen with their hard work and attention to detail before the hotel was forced to shut its doors for the first time ever in its history.
For the first time ever an iconic hotel has been filmed using an innovative state-of-theart luxury multi-camera rig, providing unique and intimate access into the intoxicating world of this prestigious location.
This is the story of The Savoy as it has never been seen before.
Sheridan Smith: Becoming Mum
With unprecedented access to actress and singer Sheridan A True Vision Production. Smith and her partner Jamie, this 60-minute film tells the deeply personal and intimate story of her pregnancy and mental health struggles, past and present, as she prepares to become a mum for the first time.
Sheridan meets Dr Alain Gregoire, a psychiatrist and chair of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance. He tells her that as many as one in three women suffer mental health issues in pregnancy and after birth. It is a subject that holds huge meaning for Sheridan, as she reveals aspects of her own story that she has never spoken about before.
The documentary follows Sheridan as she attends her first scans, prenatal classes and sessions with a specialist therapist. She and her partner, Jamie, are filmed at home as they talk openly of their excitement and nerves about becoming parents.
While preparing for her new arrival, Sheridan talks extensively about her own mental health and explores what help is available for other pregnant women and new mums. She visits a charity-run group which provides crucial, emotional support for other mums-to-be.
As she looks to the future, Sheridan shares her final experiences of pregnancy and her very first moments as a mum, as she welcomes her new baby son into the world
Flying For Britan with David Jason
This new hour-long one-off documentary for ITV follows national treasure David Jason as he meets the RAF team who fly and maintain the country’s historic aircraft of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
Marking the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain – a Second World War campaign in which British fighters attempted to keep the country safe against attacks from German pilots – this year’s flight is particularly notable.
David, a qualified helicopter pilot and aircraft enthusiast who has previously flown Spitfires, sees the pilots practicing formation flying and rehearsing for public displays, filming behind the scenes in hangars and workshops where these irreplaceable historic machines are fastidiously maintained.
He takes to the skies and flies alongside veteran Battle of Britain Hurricanes and Spitfires, learning more about the history of these incredible aircraft and the brave air crew who flew them.
He also gets to know some of today’s best pilots – and meets the team of engineers who keep the aircraft taking part in the Memorial Flight in perfect working order.
In Cold Blood
This new 90-minute feature-length documentary in the award-winning Exposure current affairs strand examines the biggest treatment disaster in NHS history.
Directed by Grierson-winning documentary maker Marcus Plowright, this documentary investigates claims that thousands of British haemophiliacs were infected and died from HIV and Hepatitis C after being prescribed tainted blood products by the NHS.
With access to thousands of previously unpublished documents from inside government – revealing the thinking of its medical, scientific and public health leadership – the film examines claims that warnings were systematically ignored, and that the story was subsequently covered up.
As the official public inquiry into the scandal is expected to resume in September, this programme film reveals the history of this extraordinary story
South Africa with Gregg Wallace
In this new six-part series for ITV, Gregg Wallace sets off to explore South Africa’s most iconic and best loved landscapes and experiences – along with its glorious food.
The culinary expert visits six key destinations on his tour – he goes on safari in Amakhala, visits Cape Town, Augrabies Falls in the Kalahari Desert, the Whale Coast, Soweto in Johannesburg and the Garden Province – aiming to get a taste of the real South Africa.
Along the wild coast, on safari, through vast savannahs and into the cities, Gregg discovers the flavours this diverse country has to offer – from the winelands around Cape Town to an Afrikaans braai in the Kalahari desert at sunset, Soweto’s street food stalls selling fat cakes, and traditional hearty dishes including bobotie.
Gregg also discovers South Africa’s famous wildlife – coming face to face with sharks and helping care for wild leopards and African penguins – and immerses himself in the country’s rich culture and tradition, new and old, as he journeys across the nation to gain a vivid insight into the country
The Martin Lewis Money Show Live
The Martin Lewis Money Show returns for a new series with an hour-long live special on financial education, in which ITV’s financial guru will try to save viewers thousands of pounds in the challenging times they’re going through.
The series opener will be followed by a run of live 30-minute programmes until Spring 2021, with a special live programme focusing on Black Friday – aiming to help viewers claw back cash just before the most expensive time of year.
With the help of Angellica Bell, ITV’s financial guru will aim to dispense up-to-theminute advice for those who have found themselves in financial uncertainty.
As well as providing top advice, Martin will be taking viewers’ questions on how the coronavirus crisis affects family finances, jobs and consumer rights.
Crime & Punishmment: The Real ‘Des’: The Dennis Nilsen Story
This new one-off hour long documentary for ITV explores the personality of notorious serial killer Dennis Nilsen, who admitted to murdering up to 15 young men at his homes in London and disposed of their bodies in his garden and down his drain.
On the surface, Nilsen was a mild-mannered civil servant, though his true persona was terrifying and deadly. Nilsen was drawn to young men who he murdered and brutalised in bizarre rituals. But he was also a rarity – a killer who wanted to talk and to boast about his crimes from the moment he was caught.
Timed to coincide with new ITV drama Des, this documentary features insight from experts who attempted to get inside the mind of a murderer including criminologist David Wilson, who interviewed and corresponded with Nilsen over several decades.
Featuring new material and previously unseen archive, along with interviews with victims’ families, the documentary will also include footage from an astonishing and infamous interview Nilsen gave to ITV at Albany Prison in 1992.
Crime & Punishment: West and Hindley: The Untold Story
Sharing the untold story of the prison years of Britain’s two most infamous female criminals for this new film in ITV’s Crime & Punishment strand, Sir Trevor McDonald sheds fresh light on both Myra Hindley and Rose West’s psychology and criminal behaviour whilst behind bars.
Moors murdererer Hindley was considered the most wicked woman in Britain for killing five children in the 1960s with her lover Ian Brady. West was found guilty of 10 equally terrible murders with her husband, Fred West, including killing her own daughter. West and Hindley are the only women who have ever been given whole life tariffs for their crimes, meaning they would never be released.
On conviction West, 41, was locked up in H ‘Hell Wing’ in HMP Durham, which held Britain’s most serious female prisoners, including IRA terrorists, sex offenders, arsonists and 52-year-old Hindley.
With a host of exclusive contributors, including former Category A prisoners, the programme, made by Blink Films, reveals how West and Hindley grew close in jail, bonding over their similar crimes, then had an affair, which cooled as they became rivals to be ‘prison royalty’.
The programme shows how Hindley continued to manipulate people from behind bars, just as she deceived the children she abducted, even persuading a nun-turnedprison guard to help her escape. And we discover how West, who still displayed terrifying flashes of rage, continued to demand favours of her children, whose lives she tried to control from behind bars.
London Zoo: An Extraordinary Year
London Zoo: An Extraordinary Year (w/t) has been given exclusive access inside ZSL London Zoo and its sister zoo Whipsnade during lockdown, as staff and keepers care for more than 700 species – from giraffes and tigers, to monkeys and meerkats
The 2 x 60 minute series provides a unique view of the Zoo, part of international conservation charity ZSL, from the perspective of its close-knit team of keepers and vets as they continue to care for the 20,000 animals in London’s Regent’s Park and atop the Dunstable Downs in Bedfordshire.
London Zoo: An Extraordinary Year (w/t) reveals how human and animal inhabitants alike have had to adapt to the eerily silent surroundings – from pygmy goats and Jimmy the gibbon missing the attention of zoo visitors, or vets devising whole new social distancing plans for scanning a pregnant Okapi. In the Zoo’s 192-year rich history it only ever closed for two weeks during the Blitz and the series will lightly dip into moments of rich archive.
As the keepers work tirelessly to care for their animal family in the midst of a pandemic, the Zoo’s present-day role as a scientific conservation charity – now needed more than ever – is increasingly apparent and with the doors now open again to limited numbers and financial pressure, the Zoo fights for survival.
Good Morning Britain, Lorraine, This Morning, Loose Women
They kept the nation informed and entertained in equal measure during the height of the pandemic, lifting spirits and reassuring viewers during the most uncertain of times, and this autumn will be no different.
The live daytime shows have hit record figures over the last four months, currently reaching 13.5 million viewers weekly and viewing up 50%.
Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid, Lorraine Kelly, and Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby will pick up the reins from the brilliant team of summer presenters along with the stellar cast of Loose Women who have been on air across the summer also; as they return to their respective daily live shows for a brand new season.
Afternoons this autumn will see a host of brand new fan favourite series return with Judge Rinder, Tipping Point and The Chase; plus a brand new quiz for afternoons.
New for autumn, and presented by Omid Djalili, nine contestants compete to be part of the Winning Combination. Before the show, the contestants each draw a number between one and nine. They then compete in a series of fast-paced general knowledge rounds to get themselves and their number through to the Final. In the Final, four players come together to try and win the four-digit jackpot defined by their numbers.
But the numbers don’t just define the jackpot. The number each player brings through is also the number of questions they must answer correctly in the Final game against the clock. So the bigger the jackpot, the harder it is to be a Winning Combination.
There is something for everyone with brand new weekend offerings this autumn. Hit food shows, James Martin’s Saturday Morning and John and Lisa’s Weekend Kitchen return with new series, plus a host of other brand new shows.
All Around Britain
A new topical magazine show for Sunday mornings presented by Ranvir Singh and Alex Beresford. The 10 x 60’ series will come from a different UK location each Sunday and celebrate life and culture in our towns, cities and rural communities across the country.
Ranvir Singh said: “It’s exciting to be involved in a brand new Sunday morning show, shining a light on interesting people and places around the country, and taking a closer look at what makes this country tick.”
Alex Beresford said: “I’m really excited and looking forward to presenting All Around Britain with Ranvir, bringing you those not to be missed stories from across the week shedding light on the best of British.”
Love your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh
Also new for Sunday mornings is Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh. The legendary gardener, presenter and author will celebrate all that is great about the British countryside, art, crafts, manufacturing and produce. He will be chatting to celebrity guests as well as wildlife, craft and sustainability experts who will be sharing top tips on how to make the most of our outside spaces no matter how big or small.
Ainsley Harriot: The Food We Love
And, as the nation has been rediscovering the joy of cooking and eating as a family during lockdown, Ainsley Harriott is back to delight viewers with the family favourites we’d forgotten meant so much. From his studio kitchen, Ainsley will be creating delicious dishes that have been a real highlight of the last few months. The show will feature breakfast, lunch and dinner suggestions, as well as snacks and sweet treats. In each show, Ainsley will be joined by a special guest who will reminisce about their favourite meals and foodie treats, talk about what food means to them, and share a recipe which Ainsley will cook in the studio with them.
Celebrity Karaoke Club
Coming to ITV2 this autumn, this brand new six-part series will see seven celebrities head into a karaoke bar with the hopes of winning this exciting music competition. Whether their voice is like Mariah Carey or Mariah Scarey, in this competition it’s all about the love of karaoke and commanding a stage – in everything from epic solo performances to group battles.
But there’s a twist, because the people they will have to impress are their fellow competitors, as every celebrity karaoke singer is also a karaoke judge. At the end of every episode they’ll be sending someone home, with new celebrities joining the competition also hoping to be crowned the karaoke king or queen.
In between the rounds the stars can grab a cocktail at the bar or have a good old gossip about their rivals in the toilets, because when the singing stops, the competition really begins. Can the stars form alliances with their fellow competitors and let popularity propel them to victory? Or will they rely on their performance to steal the top spot?
The Emily Atack Show
Actress, writer and TV personality, Emily Atack, will star in Smith. her own show – which is set to see her perform her relatable stand-up comedy and mischievous sketches and skits about life as a young woman. The comedian will also show off hilarious impressions of well-loved celebrities, from Gemma Collins to Holly Willoughby.
The 6 x 45-minute series will air this autumn on ITV2. Each episode covers a different theme including Dating, Going Out, Friends, Family, Image and Adulting.
Each show topic will allow Emily to not only have real fun with her comedy, but also explore her own life experiences and showcase her loveable, unfiltered self.
Love Islanders: What Happened Next?
Love Islanders: What Happened Next? (w/t) is a brand new series for ITV2 which will celebrate some of the amazing Islanders who have appeared on the nation’s much loved programme over the past five years, and will catch up with their lives since their time in the famous villa.
Narrated by Iain Stirling, the 3 x 60 minute episodes will allow viewers to check in on the couples who fell head over heels on the Isle of Love and whose romances are still going strong back on home ground.
They’ll also reunite those Islanders who have found themselves single once more, to share their experiences too. Plus the Islanders will cringe and hopefully credit themselves as they watch back and relive some of the most memorable moments from Series 1 to 6.
Olivia Atwood Meets Her Match
The life of Love Island star Olivia Atwood has changed considerably since she was in the series finale in 2017.
Although she didn’t find everlasting love in Mallorca, back in the UK, Olivia has done just that with Blackburn Rovers star player, Bradley Dack. This brand new series gives an exclusive access to all-areas insight into the star’s new life in Manchester with her fiance.
From buying their first home together and settling into life up north, this series will be there every step of the way as Olivia navigates planning her dream wedding and hanging out with her new friends and WAGs.
TOWIE Turns Ten on the ITV Hub
The Only Way Is Essex will celebrate a decade on screens with a brand new series exclusive to the ITV Hub, The TOWIE Years.
Chronicling 10 years of high drama, head turning glamour, rocky relationships, and the most outlandish characters that Essex has to offer, The TOWIE Years will relive the most unforgettable moments throughout the show that redefined reality TV.
Each episode of the 10-part series will look back on a year in the show’s history, starting with 2010, the year the show first burst onto screens, as viewers revelled in the highs and lows of Essex lothario Mark Wright and his on/off girlfriend Lauren Goodger’s tempestuous relationship.
Taking viewers from the beginning right through to the present day, the series will remember the golden couples, the epic fall outs, the holiday high jinks, and the many turns of phrase and wardrobe choices that have become synonymous with the BAFTA award-winning show.
The TOWIE Years accompanies a brand new 18-episode series of The Only Way Is Essex, which returns to ITVBe in the Autumn.
Paul Mortimer, Head of Digital Channels & Acquisitions, ITV said “In its decade on screens TOWIE has produced some of the most jaw-dropping, talked-about TV moments in reality TV history, and as we reach this milestone year for the show, what better opportunity to look back and remember everything that’s made The Only Way Is Essex an unmissable 10 years of TV.”
Britbox Autumn/ Winter Highlights
Crime Scene Collection
BritBox will highlight a collection of the most gripping and entertaining crime dramas available on the small screen throughout September, including A Touch of Frost, Midsomer Murders, Inspector Morse, Dalziel and Pascoe, Prime Suspect, Happy Valley and Deadwater Fell amongst others.
Film 4 joins BritBox!
Fifty iconic and popular Film4 titles will be launched on BritBox over September and October. Dramas including Sexy Beast (2000) and Croupier (1998), comedies and cult hits including The Inbetweeners (2011) and Shallow Grave (1994), and a variety of thrillers and crime capers including The Hatton Garden Job (2017), The Long Good Friday (1980), Beast (2017), Under the Skin (2014) and Stratton (2017) will be available to while away the longer evenings.
BritBox’s original commission; a new series of the multi-BAFTA-winning, multiEmmy-nominated Spitting Image, produced by Avalon, is set to launch this autumn. Celebrated Spitting Image co-creator Roger Law is leading the show’s creative team.
With the world getting smaller and more turbulent, it couldn’t be a better moment for an iconic British satirical take on global events. Creation of the puppets is already underway with Dominic Cummings, James Corden, Donald Trump, RuPaul, Boris Johnson, Beyoncé, Elon Musk, Harry & Meghan, Bernie Sanders, Prince Andrew, Adele, and Vladimir Putin all falling under the show’s legendary gaze.
Black History Month
Black history month will be marked with a collection of film and television titles celebrating BAME representation including Baby Mother (1998), Playing Away (1986), Desmonds, Famalam and a selection of documentaries, including those presented by Sir Trevor McDonald, OBE.
Dramas, Comedies, Documentaries and Entertainment
Summer of Rockets (2019)
Set in the UK during the tumultuous summer of 1958, Summer of Rockets follows Samuel Petrukhin, a Russian-born Jewish inventor and businessman, who specialises in manufacturing hearing aids. Following the Soviet’s launch of the first intercontinental ballistic missile, and the start of the Space Race, fear permeates the lives of all. Summer of Rockets stars Keeley Hawes and Toby Stephens and will launch on BritBox in September.
Blandings, Seasons 1 & 2 (2013)
Based on the celebrated P.G. Wodehouse stories of the 1920s and 30s, this sitcom is packed with wonderful comic creations. Timothy Spall stars as the amiable and befuddled Lord Emsworth, and Jennifer Saunders is his indomitable sister Connie.
David Walliams and Mark Williams also feature in the series. Launching on BritBox in September.
Back to Life (2019)
Meet Miri Matteson. She’s just arrived back in her hometown, a place she no longer recognises, in the dysfunctional family home she involuntarily left as a teenager, living with the parents she can no longer hold a conversation with.
Just released from prison after 18 years, and trying to nudge her way back into society, Miri is the ultimate adult beginner – a funny, endearing, awkward woman, determined to move on from her violent past. Starring Daisy Haggard. Launching on BritBox in October
Presented by Taggart star John Michie, Highlands journeys through the geography and history of Scotland, revealing how the Highlands were transformed from thriving communities to beautiful, but barren landscapes. Launching on BritBox in October
World on Fire (2019)
World on Fire is a gripping and resonant World War II drama that follows the intertwining fates of ordinary people in five countries as they grapple with the effects of the war on their everyday lives. Set in Britain, Poland, France, Germany and the United States, the events of the seven-hour series take place during the first year of the war. Starring Helen Hunt, Sean Bean and Lesley Manville. Launching on BritBox in November.
Coronation Street, 60th Anniversary
Coronation Street’s 60th Anniversary will be celebrated with a collection of classic episodes and documentaries in November.
War of the Worlds (2019)
Woking, 1905. George (Rafe Spall) and Amy’s (Eleanor Tomlinson) relationship is a scandal. They are a painful embarrassment to George’s brother Frederick, an upstanding servant of the British Empire, and pariahs in their own neighbourhood. Their only friend is local scientist and fellow outcast, Ogilvy.
When a mysterious capsule lands one night on Earth at Horsell Common, George, Amy and Ogilvy are the first to examine it. However, as people gather to study the unusual object it quickly becomes clear that this is no inanimate piece of debris that has just fallen from the sky – but transport for a living, fighting organism from outer space. As more crowds arrive, it lashes out and kills scores of people. Starring Rafe Spall, Eleanor Tomlinson, Rupert Graves and Robert Carlyle, loosely based on the HG Wells novel. Launching on BritBox in November.
Gold Digger (2019)
Gold Digger is a contemporary, character-driven relationship thriller filled with unexpected twists and turns. Mother first, wife second, woman last – 60-year-old Julia has spent her whole life putting the needs of others before her own. Then she meets Benjamin, a 30-something copywriter with a shrouded history. As the drama unfolds,the consequences of Julia and Benjamin’s unconventional relationship are explored, as devastating secrets from the past tear the family’s fragile bonds further apart. Starring Julia Ormond and Ben Barnes. Launching on BritBox in December.