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  • After The News

    6 to 10 Ep 6/

    This new live topical discussion programme for ITV debates Britain’s biggest talking points with a range of high-profile guests from news, politics, and popular culture.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Mon 16 Oct
    Time: 10.45pm - 11.15pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 42 2017 : Sat 14 Oct - Fri 20 Oct
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com laura.roberts@itn.co.uk

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    After The News
     
    This new live topical discussion programme for ITV debates Britain’s biggest talking points with a range of high-profile guests from news, politics, and popular culture.
     
    Hosted separately five nights a week by broadcasters Emma Barnett and Nick Ferrari, they will be joined for the duration of the 30-minute programme by two guests with passionately-held and differing views for a lively and combative discussion on a range of stories and issues.
     
    The programme aims to be the last word on the major talking points of the day and to combine them with fresh insights into the next morning’s big stories, taking perspectives from social media to fuel the conversation in the studio.
     
    Guests lined up to appear on the show include Nigel Farage, Alastair Campbell, Ann Widdecombe, Nick Clegg, Nicky Morgan, Jason Isaacs, Shami Chakrabarti, Chuka Umunna, Quentin Letts, Julia Hartley-Brewer, and Alex Salmond.
     
    Depending on the news agenda, the panel may be joined by an additional interviewee or contributor who is at the heart of a major news story, and the programme will make room for single interviews on particularly high-profile topics.
     
    Emma, who hosts her own show on Radio 5 live, will present every Tuesday and Friday night, while LBC host Nick will front the show on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The pair will alternate on Mondays.
     
    Emma Barnett said: “News has never been so newsworthy - which is ironic in an era when we've got more access to the hard stuff than ever before. I love being in the middle of the day's biggest issues and separating truth from spin. I look forward to getting going with this new late night news show. So bring it on."
     
    Nick Ferrari said: "With everything from the recent terror attacks, to the complexities of Brexit and even the horror of one of the worst peacetime disasters in history with the Grenfell tragedy, rarely has the news agenda been so compelling and ever-changing. This show seeks to reflect that."
     
    Executive producer Ian Rumsey, Head of Topical Programmes, ITN Productions said: “We’re aiming to go behind the headlines every night – and also bring some of the next day’s big stories forward. We won’t just be sticking simply to the news agenda, our programme will also focus on many of the other things that Britain is really talking about that day.”
     
    WEEKNIGHTS AFTER THE ITV NEWS ON ITV
     

  • Alphabetical

    Ep 11 to 15 Ep 11/20

    Three new challengers take on the reigning champion and answer questions all based on the letters of the alphabet as they attempt to win an ever-increasing rollover jackpot in this quiz hosted by Jeff Stelling.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Mon 16 Oct
    Time: 3.00pm - 4.00pm
    Genre: Daytime
    Week: Week 42 2017 : Sat 14 Oct - Fri 20 Oct
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact:
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    Three new challengers take on the reigning champion and answer questions all based on the letters of the alphabet as they attempt to win an ever-increasing rollover jackpot in this quiz hosted by Jeff Stelling.
     
    Continues weekdays at 3pm - 4pm on ITV
     

  • Emmerdale

    Ep 7 963/7 968

    Emmerdale is the small village with big drama.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Mon 16 Oct
    Time: 7.00pm - 7.30pm
    Genre: Soaps
    Week: Week 42 2017 : Sat 14 Oct - Fri 20 Oct
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: emily.ogden@itv.com janine.goodall@itv.com yvette.lyons@itv.com
    Picture contact: david.crook@itv.com

    Emmerdale is the small village with big drama. Set against the stunningly beautiful backdrop of the Yorkshire Dales Emmerdale has been successfully running for 44 years.  Entertaining more than seven million viewers six times a week with its mix of dramatic storylines. 
     
    The information provided here is just a brief taster of the full content of the episode. If you are a member of the press and require a fuller synopsis of the episode, please send an email stating your name, who you write for, and you will be added to a database of journalists sent the fuller information.  
     
    7963 – Monday 16th October 7pm – 7:30pm
     
    Vanessa is exposed.
    Leyla lashes out. 
    Rebecca feels undermined.
     
    7964 – Tuesday 17th October 7pm – 7:30pm
     
    Jai plays peacemaker.
    Vanessa feels embarrassed.
    Robert is on edge.
     
    7965 – Wednesday 18th October 7pm – 7:30pm
     
    Jai is devastated.
    Chrissie and Rebecca are at odds.
    Daz is eager to impress.
     
    7966 – Thursday 19th October 7pm – 7:30pm
     
    Lawrence arouses suspicion.
    Daz plays the hero.
    Jai is in denial.
     
    7967 – Thursday 19th October 8pm – 8:30pm
     
    Lawrence is left reeling.
    Dan loses his temper. 
    Jai opens up.
     
    7968 – Friday 20th October 7:pm – 7:30pm
     
    Cain and Moira clash.
    Daz feels hopeful.
    Lachlan is left seething.
     
     
     

     

  • Coronation Street

    Ep 9 275/9 280

    Coronation Street is the story of the everyday lives of ordinary folk living in a northern town called Weatherfield.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Mon 16 Oct
    Time: 7.30pm - 8.00pm
    Genre: Soaps
    Week: Week 42 2017 : Sat 14 Oct - Fri 20 Oct
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: alison.sinclair@itv.com rachel.newton@itv.com francesca.evans@itv.com
    Picture contact: david.crook@itv.com

    Coronation Street is the story of the everyday lives of ordinary folk living in a northern town called Weatherfield. The show’s unique blend of heartwarming comedy and powerful drama always remaining at the forefront of its programming since 1960.
      
    The information provided here is just a brief taster of the full content of the episode. If you are a member of the press and require a fuller synopsis of the episode, please send an email stating your name, who you write for and you will be added to a database of journalists sent the fuller information.
     
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    Episode 9275: Monday 16th October at 7.30pm 
     
    A grieving Summer seeks to numb the pain. 
    Chesney pushes himself beyond his limit. 
    Phelan outlines his plan for Andy’s replacement.
     
    Writer – Julie Jones
    Director – Matt Hilton
    Series Producer – Kate Oates
    Executive Producer – Kieran Roberts
     
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    Episode 9276: Monday 16th October at 8.30pm 
     
    Simon’s confession creates conflict between Peter and Billy. 
    Sinead blames herself for Chesney’s situation. 
    Liz looks after number one.
     
    Writer – Julie Jones
    Director – Matt Hilton
    Series Producer – Kate Oates
    Executive Producer – Kieran Roberts
     
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    Episode 9277: Wednesday 18th October at 7.30pm
     
    Billy offers Peter an apology. 
    Chesney impresses Sinead with his response to a crisis. 
    Mary’s constant interference irks Angie.
     
    Writer – Carmel Morgan
    Director – Matt Hilton
    Series Producer – Kate Oates
    Executive Producer – Kieran Roberts
     
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    Episode 9278: Wednesday 18th October at 8.30pm
     
    Billy’s loss of control threatens his future. 
    Jude’s announcement leaves Mary heartbroken. 
    Anna causes a rift between Phelan and Seb.
     
    Writer – Martin Allen
    Director – Matt Hilton
    Series Producer – Kate Oates
    Executive Producer – Kieran Roberts
     
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    Episode 9279: Friday 20th October at 7.30pm
     
    Mary takes action to stop her family from leaving. 
    Phelan fails to spot jeopardy lying in wait. 
    Billy struggles with his guilt.
     
    Writer – Jonathan Harvey
    Director – Michael Lacey
    Series Producer – Kate Oates
    Executive Producer – Kieran Roberts
     
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    Episode 9280: Friday 20th October at 8.30pm
     
    Mary and the Appletons await news of George. 
    Faye grows suspicious of Seb and Anna. 
    Gina embarrasses Sally at her soiree.
     
    Writer – Mark Wadlow
    Director – Michael Lacey
    Series Producer – Kate Oates
    Executive Producer – Kieran Roberts
     
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  • Timewasters

    Ep 3/6

    Timewasters is a comedy about a struggling four-piece South London jazz band who travel back in time to the 1920’s via a urine-sodden lift in a dilapidated block of flats. 

    ITV2
    Transmission date: Mon 16 Oct
    Time: 10.00pm - 10.30pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 42 2017 : Sat 14 Oct - Fri 20 Oct
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: gary.smith@itv.com
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

    Episode 3
     
    Timewasters is a comedy about a struggling four-piece South London jazz band who travel back in time to the 1920’s via a urine-sodden lift in a dilapidated block of flats. 
     
    Our time travelling friends are Daniel Lawrence Taylor (Cockroaches, Uncle) who plays Nick, Kadiff Kirwan (Chewing Gum, Crims), who plays Jason, Adelayo Adedayo (Skins, Some Girls), who plays Lauren and Samson Kayo (Youngers, The Javone Prince Show), who plays Horace.
     
    Stuck in the past after their ‘time machine’ is destroyed, our gang decide to explore, before quickly discovering that being young and black in the Jazz Age is a lot less genteel and a lot more shady than Downton Abbey had led them to believe.   
     
    Aided and abetted by a pair of oddball twins and some 1920s luminaries (including John Logie Baird, played by Kevin Eldon), the band are forced to navigate the parties and pitfalls of the Roaring Twenties while searching for a way back home. All the while, not missing the opportunity to introduce the Bright Young Things to some of the twenty-first century’s finest tunes. 
     
     

  • Peston on Sunday

    Ep 4/

    Robert Peston returns with a new run of his live current affairs programme, providing viewers with an intelligent and lively approach to politics every Sunday.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sun 15 Oct
    Time: 10.00am - 10.55am
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 42 2017 : Sat 14 Oct - Fri 20 Oct
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    Robert Peston returns with a new run of his live current affairs programme, providing viewers with an intelligent and lively approach to politics every Sunday.
     
    Providing a fresh perspective on the major stories of the day with a stellar line-up of guests from across the political spectrum as well as cultural figures, Peston on Sunday introduces elements from the arts, literature, and humour to add to the discourse on offer. 
     
    This time, the run starts with live programmes from the Labour Party conference in Brighton (September 24) and the Conservative Party conference in Manchester (October 1).
     
    Co-presenter Allegra Stratton draws on the key debates and insights from social media to fuel the conversation in the studio and online, with updates from viewers, experts and key-players throughout the programme.
     
    Guests so far have included Theresa May, David Cameron, Boris Johnson, Philip Hammond, Amber Rudd, Jeremy Corbyn, John McDonnell, Nicola Sturgeon, Nigel Farage, and Sadiq Khan - as well as Trevor Noah, Julian Assange, Romesh Ranganathan, Nina Conti, Jan Ravens, Bill Bailey and Louis Theroux from the world of entertainment, media and the arts.
     
    Robert Peston says: “With controversial issues like Brexit, Donald Trump’s presidency, the North Korea crisis, and the emergence of Jacob Rees-Mogg as a favourite to be the next Tory leader sparking widespread debate, this autumn promises to place politics at the heart of public life yet again. With Peston On Sunday I aim to get to the heart of the big stories of the moment through lively debate, delivering unique insights into these major political issues, and looking beyond Westminster at matters affecting everyone.”
     
     
     

  • The X Factor

    Six Chair Challenge Ep 14/

    The search for a music superstar gets underway as The X Factor returns to ITV.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sun 15 Oct
    Time: 7.00pm - 9.00pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 42 2017 : Sat 14 Oct - Fri 20 Oct
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: xfactorpress@thames.tv
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

    The X Factor: Six Chair Challenge
     
    Tonight’s episode sees the competition reach a new level as the dramatic Six Chair Challenge continues, promising some amazing performances alongside some agonising decisions for the judges, as they must each decide on the final six acts they will take through to their Judge’s House.
     
    In the final special Six Chair Challenge episodes, the stakes are high as the acts perform individually and their judge then has to decide, there and then in front of the audience, if they want the act to take one of the six seats on stage – each one representing a place at Judges’ Houses. 
     
    However, even if they win a seat, the contestants face an anxious wait as no one is safe until the last person in each category has sung. Each judge is able to change their mind at any point swapping an act already through with someone else who comes on and out-performs them. 
     
    Who will have what it takes to keep hold of their seat and be one step closer to a coveted place in the lives shows?  
     
     
     

     

  • Tipping Point: Lucky Stars

    Ep 6/8

    Ben Shephard is back with a new series of Tipping Point: Lucky Stars, the quiz show where three celebrities take on an extraordinary machine in the hope of winning £20,000 for charity.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sun 15 Oct
    Time: 6.00pm - 7.00pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 42 2017 : Sat 14 Oct - Fri 20 Oct
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact:
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    The information contained herein is embargoed from press use, commercial and non-commercial reproduction and sharing into the public domain until Tuesday 10 October 2017.
     
    Ben Shephard hosts Tipping Point: Lucky Stars, the quiz in which three celebrities take on an extraordinary machine in the hope of winning £20,000 for charity.
     
    This week EastEnders star Rita Simons, actor Mark Benton and Strictly sensation Oti Mabuse will need quick wits and nerves of steel if they're to master the machine. 
     
     
     

     

  • Victoria

    The Luxury Of Conscience Ep 8/8

    Picking up a month after the birth of her first child, the new series sees Queen Victoria surprise the court when she insists on returning to her duties as soon as possible. 

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sun 15 Oct
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.05pm
    Genre: Drama
    Week: Week 42 2017 : Sat 14 Oct - Fri 20 Oct
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: katy.mason@itv.com
    Picture contact: patrick.smith@itv.com

    Watch and embed this video on your website. Simply play and click on the embed icon upper right to copy the embed code.
     
    Episode 8 - The Luxury Of Conscience
     
    As Peel fights the battle of his career in Parliament, facing the consequences of taking a stand against the Corn Laws, Albert inadvertently plays into the hands of Peel’s critics, and jeopardises the progress that they have fought for. 
     
    Meanwhile, at the Palace, the strained relationship between Victoria, Albert and Victoria’s closest confidante, Lehzen, is pushed to breaking point, as Albert grows increasingly frustrated about the control that he perceives Lehzen to have over his wife, especially when the health of their children is at stake. 
     
    Faced with the prospect of having to live without their respective crutches, Victoria and Albert begin to lose sight of each other. But when tragedy strikes, they realise that sacrifices will have to be made in both their personal and political lives.
     
    Series overview
     
    Following critical acclaim and record ratings in both the UK and America, this summer sees the return of ITV’s hugely popular drama, Victoria, produced by Mammoth Screen.
     
    Once again written by creator and executive producer, Daisy Goodwin, the brand new eight-part season will see Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who, Me Before You) and Tom Hughes (Paula, The Game) reprise their roles as Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, as they face new challenges both at home and abroad.
     
    Resuming one month after the first series ended, the new season establishes Victoria as a working mother, learning to balance her responsibilities as both parent and Queen. However, Prince Albert is still struggling to find a role for himself alongside his powerful wife as she returns to her duties, intent on proving that she can be both a mother and dedicated Queen. 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

     

  • Saturday Morning with James Martin

    Ep 7/

    Saturday Morning with James Martin sees the hugely popular chef returning to Saturday mornings, with a two-hour show from his very own home. 

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 14 Oct
    Time: 9.30am - 11.25am
    Genre: Daytime
    Week: Week 42 2017 : Sat 14 Oct - Fri 20 Oct
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: emma.daly@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

     
     
    Saturday Morning with James Martin sees the hugely popular chef returning to Saturday mornings, with a two-hour show from his very own home. 
     
    The series reflects James's love of hearty food as well as some of his other passions…the great outdoors, his beloved dogs and, of course, fast cars. 
     
    Each week he welcomes two guests into his own kitchen. Familiar faces include choirmaster Gareth Malone and weather presenter Carol Kirkwood. 
     
    The chef and his guests cook together inside James’s kitchen and in his garden, making the most of his BBQ and pizza oven. 
     
    Plus, each show features a guest regional chef who cooks in their home or their own restaurant.
     
    Viewers are joining in too as drinks VTs come courtesy of members of the public, who’ll give an authentic response to the wines and other drinks they taste. 
     
    Plus look out for an exciting twist in each episode, which sees James attempting to create a dish in the most difficult of circumstances...
     
     

  • Cannonball

    Ep 7/8

    Legendary cricketer and broadcaster, Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff is to host ITV’s brand new adrenaline fuelled gameshow Cannonball.  

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 14 Oct
    Time: 6.15pm - 7.15pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 42 2017 : Sat 14 Oct - Fri 20 Oct
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: sarah.banbury@itv.com
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

     
     
    Legendary cricketer and broadcaster, Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff is to host ITV’s brand new adrenaline fuelled gameshow Cannonball.  
     
    Produced by Potato, the international hit format from Talpa is a high-octane series, in which contestants face a host of incredible inflatable obstacles and water-based challenges.
     
    Joining Freddie as the pool side commentators are singer Frankie Bridge, presenters Radzi Chinyanganya and Maya Jama and comedian Ryan Hand who will be reporting on all the action as the contestants fly, fall or flop into the water. 
     
    On each show, contestants of all ages will face supersized games in a custom-built water park that will test how high, how far and how fast they can fly through the air before they crash, splash, bang and wallop into the water on this adrenalin-fuelled fun-packed gameshow. The final will see contestants on a giant swing, launching themselves ‘cannonball-style’ at a huge moving target covering the surface of a gigantic deep-water tank as they attempt to become the winner of the coveted Cannonball Cup.
     
    Each week 24 contestants will attempt all four water based challenges that will test their speed, accuracy, height and distance.  The challengers will rotate around the Cannonball course as they battle to be the winner of each game, gaining medals for their achievement. The three people with the most medals at the end of the heats will then go head to head in the final.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

  • The X Factor

    Six Chair Challenge Ep 13/

    The search for a music superstar gets underway as The X Factor returns to ITV.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 14 Oct
    Time: 8.15pm - 10.15pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 42 2017 : Sat 14 Oct - Fri 20 Oct
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: xfactorpress@thames.tv
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

    The X Factor: Six Chair Challenge
     
    Tonight’s episode sees the competition reach a new level as the dramatic Six Chair Challenge continues, promising some amazing performances alongside some agonising decisions for the judges, as they must each decide on the final six acts they will take through to their Judge’s House.
     
    In the second of three special Six Chair Challenge episodes, the stakes are high as the acts perform individually and their judge then has to decide, there and then in front of the audience, if they want the act to take one of the six seats on stage – each one representing a place at Judges’ Houses. 
     
    However, even if they win a seat, the contestants face an anxious wait as no one is safe until the last person in each category has sung. Each judge is able to change their mind at any point swapping an act already through with someone else who comes on and out-performs them. 
     
    Who will have what it takes to keep hold of their seat and be one step closer to a coveted place in the lives shows?  
     

     

  • The Jonathan Ross Show

    Ep 7/12

    The Jonathan Ross Show is back for a brand new series this autumn on ITV.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 14 Oct
    Time: 10.15pm - 11.20pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 42 2017 : Sat 14 Oct - Fri 20 Oct
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: victoria.shires@itv.com
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

    STORMZY on his life and career, thoughts on politics and involvement in this year’s series of The X Factor
     
    BRADLEY WALSH sings to Stormzy in a bid to collaborate with him and hosts a very special version of The Chase
     
    VINCE VAUGHN on going bald for his new role and his height hindering his career
     
    JAMIE BELL speaks about working with Julie Walters again, wanting to dance in future films and his wife, Kate Mara
     
    ANNETTE BENNING speaks about her thoughts on Trump and says she is considering returning to the stage
     
    PLUS JAMIE LAWSON PERFORMS
     
    On this week’s episode of The Jonathan Ross Show - which airs on Saturday night on ITV - Jonathan is joined by multi-award winning UK grime star, Stormzy; Actor, comedian and TV star, Bradley Walsh; American actor and star of Wedding Crashers and Swingers, Vince Vaughn; BAFTA award winner, Jamie Bell and Hollywood star, Annette Benning. Plus Jamie Lawson performs.
     
    One of the biggest stars of the UK grime scene, Stormzy, joined the sofa and spoke to Jonathan about where it all started, working with his mum and why he still feels he has to prove himself, despite already being a major player in the music industry.
     
    Stormzy revealed he is working on his second album and despite being at the top of his game, the award winning star said he still feels he has more to prove: “I’m back in the studio. Every time I work on my art, I always try and push the boundaries and be genre defining but every time I go back into the studio that’s exactly what I’m trying to do. As much as I have excelled in my field, I feel like I still have a lot of artistry to prove and the music is the most important thing.”
     
    On what he was like at school, Stormzy said: “I was a bit of a little sh*t. I played the fine line between being excelling academically and getting all my grades… but then I also played the class clown, trouble maker, annoying little…”
     
    He even said he got sacked from his first job: “I worked at Screwfix, got sacked, I can’t even remember [why]. I was there for the bants really.”
     
    He also spoke about his mum being a part of his music videos for song, ‘Know Me From’. On mixing work and family life, he said: “I forced her. And it’s so funny because, [what you see] is the only take that she did right. We did it about 30 times. And it was so hard being a lovely son but also a music professional who needs to get a video right. It was like, ‘Mum, can you get it right please? It’s the thirtieth take. Please get it right. Mum, you’ve literally got one job.’ It took some time. Sometimes she’d come in late, sometimes she’d go off in different directions.”
     
    On whether “Mama Stormz” might make an appearance in any future music videos, he said: “I think now she’ll be ready. Now, she loves it.”
     
    On speaking out about depression, Stormzy said although he doesn’t want it to define him, he thinks it is an incredibly important topic: “I didn’t set out to be a campaigner in that field but I felt like at the time it was very important. Especially the way I was feeling at the time. It was something that I always felt, I felt a bit embarrassed for feeling like that…”
     
    He explained that he knew young people would be looking up to him as a role model and wanted to make sure he was being responsible: “I know it sounds so cliched but genuinely, I thought there will be young kids who look at me and probably have that same thing that I think about so many other people, ‘I bet you they never felt like this.’ It’s easy for me to look at, I don’t know, Jay Z or Kanye West and think, ‘I bet they don’t go through it.’ So I thought if that helps [to speak out] in any way, shape or form, hopefully it does.”
     
    Jonathan said: “So to show, someone successful, here you are, top of your game, top of the field and you’re saying ‘I have problems as well, I struggle with stuff as well.’”
     
    Stormzy agreed: “I feel like it’s very important and it needs to be spoken about… I felt like I gave my piece on it, and I spoke about it and I let it be known. I don’t want it to look like I’m milking… I said my piece and I moved on.”
     
    When asked if he was in a better place now, Stormzy admitted: “I feel like that’s something I still, you deal with it as life goes on. It’s still something you need to face head on. The way that the world is, everyone has got behind mental health and speaking out about these things, that’s incredible.”
     
    Stormzy also shared his political views and said he supported Jeremy Corbyn: “I like Corbyn, he’s cool. My boy! Corbyn is cool, man. J Corb.”
     
    He has spoken out against Theresa May in the past, calling her “a paigon.” Stormzy explained what he meant by that - “[A paigon] is a snake, a foul person.”
     
    He continued: “You see all this politics stuff… I think a lot of them are pagans in that sense. Let me put it like this, I remember when I was in primary school and for whatever reason at the time, I could have sworn Tony Blair was this great guy...” Suggesting that perhaps he had got it wrong, he went on, “So since then I’ve just had trust issues with them.”
     
    He looked down the camera and pointed a warning to Jeremy Corbyn: “Don’t mess it up. Don’t mess it up, J!”
     
    Stormzy also spoke about joining Nicole Scherzinger at her Judges’ House for this series of The X Factor, admitting “I love The X Factor!”
     
    He explained that he got involved with the show after fans bought his attention to Honey G last year and he tweeted the official X Factor Twitter page suggesting that he should be a mentor on the show.
     
    On sitting alongside Nicole Scherzinger at her Judges’ House, Stormzy admitted he wouldn’t necessarily be looking for a grime artist: “Not on The X Factor no, I’m looking for vocalists. It was sick. For me, I’m not going to lie, stuff like The X Factor and The Jonathan Ross Show, this is like prime time! It’s crazy. Even just the ambition of it, why can’t I be on Jonathan Ross and The X Factor,” he said, clearly chuffed to be appearing on these shows.
     
    Jonathan said: “We are thrilled to have you! We’re lucky to have you here because you’re a major talent and it’s genuine, it’s a thrill to have you on.”
     
    Stormzy also said he would love kids with girlfriend, Maya Jama, one day but it’ll be in the future as they are both concentrating on their careers: “I’ve been with my missus for about three years. One day I would love to have kids but my missus is a working woman.” 
     
    “She is focussing on her career right now?” Jonathan said of Maya, who presents ITV’s Cannonball.
     
    “Yes, that’s the one,” Stormzy explained.
     
    Early on in the show, the 24 year old joked with Jonathan about being a fan of the Teletubbies in a discussion about them reforming: “Yeah when I was like, five,” he said, “I didn’t watch Pingu, just Teletubbies.”
     
    Jonathan joked, “That is an exclusive for you right there, ‘King of Grime in Teletubbies shock admission!’”
     
    TV and music star, Bradley Walsh, also joined the show. After having the UK’s best selling debut album last year, Jonathan introduced Bradley to one of his music rivals, Stormzy.
     
    Jokingly, Bradley suggested a collaboration between the two could be on the cards: “I think we’ve got half a chance. I don’t care what Stormzy says, we’ve got seriously more than half a chance. He is going to rap on my new album and I’ll unwrap his. And we call ourselves Stormzy and Clumzy. With a Z.”
     
    Bradley continued: “I want Stormzy to do something for me next, do something on my album. Because I actually love his stuff. I really do. When we met at The Brits, I was thrilled… I could shoe horn one of his tracks in quite easy,” he told Jonathan.
     
    Later, Bradley pleaded, “Will you come and work on my album?”
     
    “Ain’t it finished?” Stormzy laughed, “My people can talk to your people.”
     
    Proving himself to the grime star, Bradley sang part of Stormzy’s song, ‘Blinded By Your Grace’, to him. [Pictures available from Rex]
     
    Impressed, Stormzy said, “You’re clued up Brad!”
     
    It wasn’t a one-way bromance though, Stormzy admitted he was equally a huge fan of The Chase which Bradley hosts on ITV.
     
    “I love The Chase. Genuinely, the other day we were all at my house drinking, the mandem, I was with the mandem [watching The Chase]. Me and my missus had a big argument because I was adamant that I would merk The Chase, I would destroy it… Every time I watch it I usually win.” Stormzy said.
     
    Anne Hegarty - who is ‘The Governess’ chaser on The Chase - joined the programme to play against superfan Stormzy while Bradley presented the segment. [Pictures available from Rex]
     
    US movie star, Vince Vaughn, joined the sofa and spoke to Jonathan about his height being a hindrance to his career, the jobs he had before acting and going bald for his new role in Brawl in Cell Block 99.
     
    The statuesque star - who stands in at six foot five - admitted that his height has been a hindrance to his acting career in the past. He said: “Definitely when you’re younger and you’re going out for parts and they’re trying to make an ensemble it’s challenging but like anything in life, you learn to try to find a way to make it work for you, you can’t change it.”
     
    And on losing acting parts because of his height, he said: “Yes sure, when I was younger there were times when they’d say ‘Yeah you’re funny but you’re too tall.’ Maybe they were just saying it was my height and just didn’t like what I was doing. One will never know.”
     
    For his new movie, Vince had to go bald to play the part of Bradley Thomas. On shaving his head, he joked, “I’m just glad it grew back, at my age!” 
     
    “It was a surprise to my kids when it first happened,” he admitted, “They were quite surprised… But I think people are nervous, they’re like ‘Are you going through some kind of a treatment?’ So you can see that they want to make a joke but they’re not sure whether they should or not.”
     
    On jobs he had before acting, Vince said: “I always enjoyed acting, I don’t know if I really thought it to be a profession until I got older but I just enjoyed it… I did telemarketing which is a terrible job. You call people and try to convince them to buy things. When I was 16, I had this job and I would go to a nondescript building and we were selling tickets to the ‘Lake County Sheriff’s Police Rodeo’ but looking back, I don’t know if there was a Rodeo. I guess by saying it was the ‘Sheriff’s Police Rodeo’ we’d sound pretty convincing.”
     
    He explained that he would try to sell package tickets for families of four and if the customer didn’t want to buy the package ticket, he would offer that they could buy a ticket for an orphan instead: “And then it started to hit me, I thought, ‘How many orphans are there?’ There’s a lot of people going to this Rodeo. I was one of the leaders of the orphan tickets. I didn’t realise until afterwards that maybe there are not that many orphans and maybe this guy who has soup in the back with the girl who is a lot younger than him, maybe he’s up to no good.”
     
    Hollywood great, Annette Benning, and multi award winning acting star, Jamie Bell, joined the sofa.
     
    Jamie - who is well known for his lead role as Billy Elliot - spoke about working with Julie Walters (who played his teacher in that film) again in new film, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool.
     
    “It was the first time I’ve seen her for a long time,” he said, “and thankfully, I’m a bit taller than her now. [This time she is] my mother, not teacher. No dancing with her.”
     
    Jamie - who has a dance scene in this new film - admitted he isn’t in the same shape as he was for Billy Elliot, and suffered injuries this time around: “I pulled the groin on that one. The knee was bruised. I don’t have it in me anymore! It’s gone, it’s over,” he laughed.
     
    He didn’t rule out dancing in a movie again in the future, though: “There’s not a lot of roles for dancing. I would definitely do another film with dancing in it. I love Fred Astaire, I’d love to do a Fred Astaire movie, that’d be great. It’s just that the right thing hasn’t come along.”
     
    On the future of her career, Annette admitted she may consider theatre now that her family have grown up: “I do do a bunch of theatre and I’m thinking about coming over and doing something now that my youngest is about to leave High school, next year maybe I would.”
     
    Annette - who is married to actor and filmmaker, Warren Beatty - spoke about their views on politics in the US: “We are all obsessed with politics. Yes it is a particularly strange time [to be living in America.] A lot of us don’t feel that the President represents our point of view. You don’t make peace with it, we try to keep as educated as we can and we’ll see, everything has happened so quickly but we’ll have to see how things play out.”
     
    Jamie - who is newly married to actress Kate Mara - spoke about how the pair met: “I met her on a screen test for a film 12 years ago and neither of us got the part, but she did have to kiss a lot of other guys on that screen test… And there were a lot of other people there, pop stars, legitimate movie stars... And apparently she went home and her mum said, ‘How was your day?’ and she was like, ‘I kissed a lot of guys today but Jamie Bell was a good kisser.’ And then 12 years later, we got married.”
     
    Joking that perhaps he may have put a bit of extra effort into that kiss to make her like him, Jamie professed: “I was very professional! It all worked out in the end, I’m very happy about it!”
     
    ENDS
     
     
     
     

     

  • The Chase Celebrity Special

    Ep 1/8

    Bradley Walsh hosts as four celebrities try to pit their brains against one of the countries finest quiz brains.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 14 Oct
    Time: 7.15pm - 8.15pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 42 2017 : Sat 14 Oct - Fri 20 Oct
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    Bradley Walsh hosts as four celebrities try to pit their brains against one of the countries finest quiz brains.
     
    But have Christian O'Connell, Carrie Grant, Naomi Wilkinson and Dave Johns got what it takes? 
     

  • Australian Wilderness with Ray Mears

    Ningaloo Coast Ep 1/7

    Australian Wilderness with Ray Mears

    ITV
    Transmission date: Fri 13 Oct
    Time: 8.00pm - 8.30pm
    Genre: Drama
    Week: Week 41 2017 : Sat 07 Oct - Fri 13 Oct
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    Series overview
     
    This brand-new seven part series sees renowned bushcraft expert Ray Mears delving further into the outback. 
     
    Ray travels across Australia to discover how the wildlife and people thrive and adapt in some of the planet’s last great areas of wilderness. 
     
    In this series Ray ventures through turquoise waters, across majestic mangroves, high above mountain ranges and deep into pre-historic forests. In each episode Ray journeys through Australia in search of its remarkable landscapes, the extraordinary wildlife and the people who have survived this  wilderness.  
     
    Episode 1
     
    In episode one, Ray heads west to dive on Ningaloo reef. This is the longest fringing coral reef in the world, and is visible from outer space. And the reef isn’t the only giant in these waters.  Ray has a friendly encounter with a massive whale shark, the world’s biggest fish.  Not as big though as a megalodon - an ancient shark the size of two double-decker buses, whose fossilized teeth Ray finds in the cliffs near the reef. 
     
    Also in the series, Ray visits the Flinders mountains in the south where he takes to the skies in a helicopter to watch Australia’s largest bird of prey soar over emus and         kangaroos.  These great birds have been known to drive kangaroos over cliffs! He overnights on top of the range in an outback camp. 
     
    Walpole Forest is a six million year old wooded wilderness in Western Australia.   Ray is on the trail of the quokka, one of the continent’s shyest marsupials.  But the highlight here for woodsman Ray is meeting   aboriginal tribesman Joey Williams, who shows him how to make a hunting spear from local wood and   kangaroo sinew.  
     
    Nitmiluk Gorge in the North is a complete contrast to the forest. Ray flies by helicopter over this vast stony desert, twice the size of London, which was old when dinosaurs roamed the earth.  After coming across giant lizards and crocodiles near the Katharine River, the best bit for Ray is an encounter with 50,000   flying fox bats. 
     
    Kakadu is a wilderness in Australia’s Northern Territory.  Salt-water crocodiles are one of the world’s biggest and fiercest predator and Ray encounters plenty of them in Kakadu. The climax here for Ray is meeting up with tribes people from the Murrumburrah clan.  They teach him how they farm the land with fire, clearing undergrowth and encouraging strong new plant growth.  He goes on a trek with an aboriginal   family to find wild food in the bush and waterways.  Ray is moved by the important lessons to be learned here - that it is possible to live in partnership and harmony with the land, and not just exploit it.
     
    Kangaroo Island, off Australia’s south coast, is   described as the “wild jewel” in Australia’s crown. And as Ray journeys across the island he finds much of it still a pristine paradise, just like it was when the first explorers arrived and were stunned by the strange sight of kangaroos!  There are still many mobs of kangaroos here, but for Ray the highlight of his trek across the island is deep in the forest, with his first sight of an echidna. A mammal that lays eggs and has a beak like a bird, the echidna is an ancient species that is a living bridge between reptiles and mammals.
     
    On the rugged Dampier peninsula in North West Australia incredible tides have shaped the land and the wildlife.  The rough seas are home to dolphins, and Ray watches a mother and her calf hunting in the surf, seeking food that the tide has churned up.  A trip to an island of shells brings Ray face-to-face with one of the world’s biggest oysters – it’s one foot across!  But there is no time to explore the island further, as the tide is roaring in again.
     
     
     
     

     

  • Cold Feet

    Ep 6/7

    In 2016 we saw the eagerly awaited return of the award-winning hit series, Cold Feet. Well received by audiences and TV critics alike, ten months on and the gang are back!  

    ITV
    Transmission date: Fri 13 Oct
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Drama
    Week: Week 41 2017 : Sat 07 Oct - Fri 13 Oct
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    Episode 6
     
    Life-long pals, Adam and Pete are cornered into holding a joint 50th birthday dinner but celebrations quickly unravel as Pete hears some home truths.  A surprise visitor with an unexpected revelation threatens to cut the evening short!
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

  • An Hour To Catch A Killer with Trevor McDonald

    Ep 1/7

    Sir Trevor McDonald introduces this ground-breaking film with unprecedented access to Northumbria Police Murder Detectives as they try to catch the killer of Alice Ruggles, a 24-year-old woman from Gateshead. 

    ITV
    Transmission date: Thu 12 Oct
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 41 2017 : Sat 07 Oct - Fri 13 Oct
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    Kicking off ITV’s brand new Crime & Punishment season is a compelling one off documentary, An Hour to Catch A Killer with Trevor McDonald. 
     
    With innovative access to the Northumbria homicide team, An Hour To Catch A Killer takes viewers to the heart of the all-important window of time that can make or break a murder investigation – the ‘Golden Hour’.  This principle, outlined in British Police’s Murder Investigation Manual, describes how the decisions detectives make during that first hour impact on whether or not they catch the killer.
     
    Presented by Sir Trevor McDonald and with access to the family of the young woman brutally murdered in this tragic case, the film follows homicide detectives from Northumbria Police as they look to solve this tragic case. The force start filming themselves from the second the call comes in, when the clock starts ticking on their chances of finding the culprit. For the first time the murder squad wear HD body cameras, recording every moment as the first 60 minutes counts down.
     
    Taking viewers inside the crime scene where camera crews can’t ordinarily go because their presence would contaminate evidence, this film allows unrestricted access to the heart of the investigation.
     
    From then on the programme has access to every level of the investigation as it develops, placing the viewer at the sharp end to get an insight into every move made by those leading the case as they try to close in on the killer. And the programme stays with them until the perpetrator is found and charged.
     
    DCI Lisa Theaker said: “Getting evidence in the golden hour is vital. It’s fresh, it’s not contaminated and it might not be there very long. The priority for me is securing evidence as quickly as possible. Where’s my offender? That’s a real priority for me because they’ll be a wealth of forensic evidence on them. Let’s find who the killer is.”
     
    Sir Trevor McDonald, who meets the family of Alice Ruggles who was brutally murdered in the tragic case the film follows, said: “An Hour To Catch A Killer will reveal the expertise of Northumbria Police's Homicide Team, through unprecedented access to every layer of the investigation. The use of Body Worn Cameras will provide an incredibly intimate insight into the crucial 'Golden Hour' of a murder inquiry as we follow the team's race against the clock to catch the killer.”
     
    The film also features Alice’s parents, Clive and Sue who said: “We want to share Alice's story because it highlights the dangers of coercive behaviour and stalking. Although the ITV documentary is not specifically about stalking we believe that it will help draw attention to some of the warning signs that should trigger alarm bells."
     
    For ITV’s Crime and Punishment season, big name talent including Gordon Ramsay, Ross Kemp, Susanna Reid, Sir Trevor McDonald and Piers Morgan will front films offering viewers a fresh insight into hidden worlds, the criminal mind, the international cocaine trade, police investigations and how we punish offenders in Britain today.
     
    The run of films will be shown in consecutive weeks this autumn.  With unprecedented access to a team of UK homicide detectives, Sir Trevor McDonald shows how the vital ‘golden hour’, starting the moment a murder is reported, can make or break solving the case. Susanna Reid reveals the inside story of one of Britain’s most shocking recent murder cases, the killing of Becky Watts, featuring previously unseen interviews. Ross Kemp spends a week inside one of Britain’s most iconic prisons – getting a taste of jail on both sides of the bars. Gordon Ramsay explores the world of cocaine and its links to a global trail of crime and devastation, from Columbian farms to Britain’s streets, including some of London’s most glamorous postcodes.  And Piers Morgan travels to a US maximum security prison to interview one of America’s most vicious and cunning killers.
     
    The Crime & Punishment season is commissioned for ITV by Sue Murphy, Head of Factual Entertainment and Jo Clinton-Davis, Controller of Factual.
     
    Sue Murphy said: “Crime and the way we treat prisoners are subjects of great importance in modern Britain.  It affects us all and tells us much about the dark side of human nature and society. In this season of brand new crime programmes, well-known figures immerse themselves in challenging and often dangerous precincts, to bring ITV viewers an authentic, unflinching insight into hidden and extreme worlds.  Meeting people who live on both sides of the law, the films offer unique perspectives on how criminals operate, how they are caught and the consequences they face.”
     
    Films in the Crime & Punishment season are as follows:
     
    An Hour To Catch A Killer with Trevor McDonald - 1 x 60 
     
    Gordon Ramsay on Cocaine - 2 x 60 
     
    Ross Kemp Behind Bars - Inside Barlinnie - 1 x 60 
     
    The Murder of Becky Watts - The Police Tapes with Susannah Reid - 1 x 60 
     
    Serial Killer with Piers Morgan - 1 x 60 
     

     

  • Jordskott

    S1 Ep 8/10

    Josefine has been kidnapped by Nicklas, whose hid her in the barn.

    ITV Encore
    Transmission date: Thu 12 Oct
    Time: 10.00pm - 11.15pm
    Genre: Drama
    Week: Week 41 2017 : Sat 07 Oct - Fri 13 Oct
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
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    Series overview - SERIES 1
     
    Jordskott is a gripping Nordic mystery thriller set in Sweden. Seven years after the disappearance of her daughter Josefine, police investigator Eva Thörnblad is still trying to cope with the grief of her loss. Even though her daughter was said to have drowned, Eva knows in her heart that someone took her child on that fatal day by the Silverhöjd lake, so when a young boy goes missing in the same forest Eva returns to delve into the dark mystery that haunts her. As she is drawn into the investigation she learns that there are much deeper and darker forces in operation but how far is she willing to go to protect the one she loves?
     
    Episode 8
     
    Josefine has been kidnapped by Nicklas, whose hid her in the barn. Eva struggles to master the parasite she's swallowed. She has a plan about how she'll be able to rescue the missing children and she enters into a struggle with her father's business. Meanwhile, Tom finds evidence that shocks him.
     
     
     

     

  • Celebrity Juice

    Ep 5/

    Keith Lemon hosts the outrageous comedy panel show, which sees team captains Holly Willoughby and Fearne Cotton going head to head in a series of hilarious games.

    ITV2
    Transmission date: Thu 12 Oct
    Time: 10.00pm - 10.50pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 41 2017 : Sat 07 Oct - Fri 13 Oct
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
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    Episode 5
     
    Keith Lemon hosts the outrageous comedy panel show, which sees team captain Fearne Cotton take part in a series of hilarious games alongside Celebrity Juice regular, Gino D’Acampo. 
     
    Joining the panel this week is US chat show queen Ricki Lake, American heart throb Jesse Metcalfe and popular presenter Ore Oduba.
     

     

  • Jordskott

    S1 Ep 9/10

    Eva understands more about what happened to her father.

    ITV Encore
    Transmission date: Thu 12 Oct
    Time: 11.15pm - 12.35am
    Genre: Drama
    Week: Week 41 2017 : Sat 07 Oct - Fri 13 Oct
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    Series overview SERIES 1
     
    Jordskott is a gripping Nordic mystery thriller set in Sweden. Seven years after the disappearance of her daughter Josefine, police investigator Eva Thörnblad is still trying to cope with the grief of her loss. Even though her daughter was said to have drowned, Eva knows in her heart that someone took her child on that fatal day by the Silverhöjd lake, so when a young boy goes missing in the same forest Eva returns to delve into the dark mystery that haunts her. As she is drawn into the investigation she learns that there are much deeper and darker forces in operation but how far is she willing to go to protect the one she loves?
     
    Episode 9
     
    Eva understands more about what happened to her father. Meanwhile, new explosions in the forest has awoken the creature's anger and five children disappear from Silverhöjd children's hospital. The panic spreads and the police seem to have lost their grip completely. Tom decides to tell Wass what he's found at Eva's.
     
     
     
     

     

  • Jordskott

    S1 Ep 10/10

    Eva has been forced to leave Silverhöjd to save Josefine. But she returns in order to be able to, rescue the missing children at all costs.

    ITV Encore
    Transmission date: Thu 12 Oct
    Time: 12.35am - 1.50am
    Genre: Drama
    Week: Week 41 2017 : Sat 07 Oct - Fri 13 Oct
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    Series overview - LAST EPISODE OF SERIES 1
     
    Jordskott is a gripping Nordic mystery thriller set in Sweden. Seven years after the disappearance of her daughter Josefine, police investigator Eva Thörnblad is still trying to cope with the grief of her loss. Even though her daughter was said to have drowned, Eva knows in her heart that someone took her child on that fatal day by the Silverhöjd lake, so when a young boy goes missing in the same forest Eva returns to delve into the dark mystery that haunts her. As she is drawn into the investigation she learns that there are much deeper and darker forces in operation but how far is she willing to go to protect the one she loves?
     
    Episode 10
     
    Eva has been forced to leave Silverhöjd to save Josefine. But she returns in order to be able to, rescue the missing children at all costs.  When Eva makes a miscalculation, the lives of the children, and perhaps the entire existence of Silverhöjd is at stake.
     
     
     

     

  • Bromans

    Ep 5/8

    Eight 21st century lads are to be transported back to the Roman Empire to see if they can cut it as gladiators.

    ITV2
    Transmission date: Thu 12 Oct
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 41 2017 : Sat 07 Oct - Fri 13 Oct
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
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    .
     
    Eight 21st century lads are to be transported back to the Roman Empire to see if they can cut it as gladiators.
     
    The handsome boys will fight it out with help from their loving girlfriends. They may have the muscles but do these lads have what it takes to go down in history? Cameras will follow eight modern day couples as they're transported to an ancient world where they'll live and fight like gladiators did 2000 years ago.
     
    Along the way there’ll be blood, sweat, tears and plenty of laughs. However, only the very best will make it through to the Emperor's Games where one of them will emerge victorious and take home the Emperor's gold (which today works out at ‘approximately' £10,000!).
     
    The boys will be trained by the fearsome "Doctore", played by David McIntosh, and take part in daily, physical tasks, leading up to a grand final where they’ll battle it out in the colosseum in front of a baying crowd. Those who don't cut it will be banished from the city.
     
    Acting as the eyes and ears of the elusive Emperor is his Assistant, "Dominus", played by Tom Bell.
     
    The boy’s girlfriends will join them on their journey, helping to train and prepare them for the Games as well as immersing themselves in ancient Roman tasks - from wine making to sculpting.
     
    Whilst living in ‘ancient Rome’, the couples will wear the attire of the day - sandals, leather loin cloths and gold lamé pants, and share a living space inside a Roman palace.
     
    But will these modern men survive in an ancient world, and more importantly, who will triumph in the Emperor’s Games?
     
    Voice over is provided by a real life Roman - Roman Kemp.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

  • The Frankenstein Chronicles

    The Fortune Of War Ep 4/6

    Incorporating elements from the investigative and horror genres with an extraordinary hero at its centre, Inspector John Marlott is taken on a terrifying journey in pursuit of a chilling and diabolical foe. 

    ITV Encore
    Transmission date: Wed 11 Oct
    Time: 10.00pm - 11.00pm
    Genre: Drama
    Week: Week 41 2017 : Sat 07 Oct - Fri 13 Oct
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    .
     
    Episode 4
     
    Marlott takes a terrified Pritty on their assignation to meet the men who kill for money – they find themselves in the tunnels under Smithfield market, which run from the Fortune of War pub to St Bart’s Hospital.
     
    Flora has returned to Marlott’s lodgings, but now she is back Marlott intends to use her as bait for the murderous gang, much against Nightingale’s wishes.
     
    Series overview
     
    “An evil that almost defies reason”
     
    Incorporating elements from the investigative and horror genres with an extraordinary hero at its centre, Inspector John Marlott, played by multi-awarding winning leading actor Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Accused), is taken on a terrifying journey in pursuit of a chilling and diabolical foe.
     
    Cast joining Sean Bean includes Anna Maxwell Martin (The Bletchley Circle), Charlie Creed-Miles (Ripper Street), Ed Stoppard (Cilla), Elliot Cowan (Da Vinci’s Demons), Hugh O’Conor (Chocolat),  (Joe Tucker (Bronson), Kate Dickie (Game of Thrones), Lalor Roddy (Hunger), Patrick Fitzsymons (Game of Thrones) and Richie Campbell (Waterloo Road). Robbie Gee (Snatch), Ryan Sampson (Plebs), Samuel West (Mr Selfridge), Shaun Mason (Cilla), Steve Wilson (Game of Thrones), Steven Berkoff (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Stuart Graham (The Fall), Tom Ward (Silent Witness) and Vanessa Kirby (About Time) will also star.
     
    Set in Georgian London in 1827, The Frankenstein Chronicles has been created by Emmy nominated director and writer Benjamin Ross (The Young Poisoner’s Handbook, Torte Bluma – both as director) and writer Barry Langford (Torte Bluma).
     
     

     

  • Doc Martin

    Faith Ep 4/8

    Martin Clunes returns to play the nation’s favourite grumpy medic in a brand new series (8) of Doc Martin for ITV.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Wed 11 Oct
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Drama
    Week: Week 41 2017 : Sat 07 Oct - Fri 13 Oct
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
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    Episode 4 - Faith
     
    Having worked as missionaries in Kenya, Morwenna’s parents, Jack (Kevin Doyle) and Tara Newcross (Rebecca Lacey), pay her a surprise visit, and are surprised by the relationship between her and Al. Morwenna is shocked to discover the real reason for her parents’ return is that Tara has cancer. She has decided against treatment because of her faith. Both Morwenna and Martin think this is a foolish decision.
     
    Louisa’s first Skype call for her new course doesn’t go as planned when Martin decides to tell the lecturer his thoughts on the coursework. 
     
    There has also been a break-in at the school. The thief doesn’t appear to have stolen anything - but has torn up photographs. Initially Louisa suspects it is vandalism, but Penhale isn’t so sure. When it happens again, this time at the Lifeboat Station, Penhale is able to piece together, with the help of Louisa, that Dan Willis (Ethan Lawrence), a former pupil, is the face being torn out of the photographs. 
     
    With the help of Dan’s mum, Andrea (Christabel Muir) Penhale decides to set a trap to catch him by placing a photograph in the local shop window. Martin asks Ruth for advice when it becomes apparent that Dan has stopped taking his antipsychotic medication and could be having a breakdown.
     
    Morwenna convinces Jack to give Martin Tara’s doctor’s information, when Martin suspects she has been wrongly diagnosed. His suspicions are proved correct when he diagnoses her with Hydatid Disease. Both Tara and Jack believe it is a miracle.
     
    Caitlin (Angela Curran) seems to be after more than just a hand from Bert at the shop, so he decides to ask Al if he can stay at the pub but Al won’t relent. Unwanted lodgers are also a problem for Martin and Louisa: Martin thinks that Buddy’s days as a family pet are numbered, especially when he appears to have made a friend, Bob, who wants to move in too.
     
    Series overview
     
    Martin Clunes returns to play the nation’s favourite grumpy medic in a brand new series of Doc Martin for ITV.
     
    He stars as Dr. Martin Ellingham, the GP with a brusque bedside manner and a phobia of blood, in eight new episodes of the hugely successful drama produced by Buffalo Pictures and set in the idyllic hamlet of Portwenn in Cornwall.
     
    Picturesque Port Isaac provides the beautiful backdrop for the popular series, with all regular members of the cast reprising their roles alongside guest stars Art Malik, Caroline Quentin and Sigourney Weaver.
     
    Caroline Catz plays Doc Martin’s wife and local school headmistress, Louisa Ellingham. Dame Eileen Atkins plays Doc Martin’s formidable Aunt Ruth, with Ian McNeice as Bert Large  and Joe Absolom as his son Al. John Marquez is back as Portwenn PC Joe Penhale, with Jessica Ransom as the Doc’s receptionist, Morwenna Newcross, and Selina Cadell as pharmacist Mrs Tishell. 
     
     
     

  • Bad Move

    Ep 4/6

    Bad Move is a new comedy starring Jack Dee as Steve and Kerry Godliman as his wife Nicky, a married couple who are both on their second marriages and have decided that moving to the countryside from the city is the answer to all their dreams...but is

    ITV
    Transmission date: Wed 11 Oct
    Time: 8.00pm - 8.30pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 41 2017 : Sat 07 Oct - Fri 13 Oct
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    Episode 4
     
    Nicky and Steve are alarmed to discover that an ancient public right of way runs straight through their garden. When Steve makes an enemy of the ramblers who insist of using it, a tense stand-off ensues. Their only hope is to persuade the villagers to sign their petition.  
     
    Meanwhile, Matt and Meena have organised their children into taking part in a sponsored recorderthon for the local hospital. They are adamant that Nicky and Steve should come along to support it.  Grizzo is preoccupied with a new craze – E.F.T. or ‘tapping therapy’.  Could it be the answer to Nicky and Steve’s problems?
     
    Series overview
     
    Starring Jack Dee as Steve and Kerry Godliman as his wife Nicky, they play a married couple who are both on their second marriages and have decided that moving to the countryside from the city is the answer to all their dreams. 
     
    They’ve watched all the TV relocation shows and read the glossy lifestyle magazines and fell in love with the idea of ‘getting away from the rat race’.
     
    Unfortunately living a simple existence in beautiful surroundings is not all it’s cracked up to be and Steve and Nicky soon find living in the countryside might not be for them after all. Especially when they discover that the house they’ve bought is situated in what locals refer to as ‘In’t Dip’ – a place where internet signals cannot reach, but floodwater most definitely can.
     
    Thanks to unscrupulous estate agents, architects and builders squeezing more money out of the couple, they find themselves in a financial situation that means there is no going back.
     
    The couple must put on a brave face as the last thing they want is for all their friends back in the city to be proven right after they all said it was a ‘bad move’.
     
    Filmed in the picturesque North York Moors, Bad Move is a family comedy set in the most stunning countryside location, where their nearest neighbours Matt (Miles Jupp) and Meena (Manjinder Virk) annoyingly make it all look so easy. Other villagers include Grizzo (Seann Walsh) - a rock star that needs village life to keep him grounded , Ken  (Philip Jackson) - Steve’s no-nonsense disapproving father in-law, and Shannon (Sue Vincent)  - the local shopkeeper.
     
     

     

     

  • Celebrity Showmance

    Ep 2/6

    What do Chloe Sims, Lady Victoria Hervey, Hayley Hasselhoff, Abz Love, Jamie O’Hara and Kyle Christie all have in common? They’re hot, they’re single and they’ve spent the entire summer pretending to be in a relationship.

    ITV2
    Transmission date: Wed 11 Oct
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 41 2017 : Sat 07 Oct - Fri 13 Oct
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: shereene@franklinrae.com
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from press use, commercial and non-commercial reproduction and sharing into the public domain until Tuesday 26 September 2017.
     
    Series Overview
     
    What do Chloe Sims, Lady Victoria Hervey, Hayley Hasselhoff, Abz Love, Jamie O’Hara and Kyle Christie all have in common? They’re hot, they’re single and they’ve spent the entire summer pretending to be in a relationship. But why? All in the name of a brand new show on ITV2, Celebrity Showmance. 
     
    In this comedy game show, narrated by UK comedian, actor and rapper Doc Brown, six single celebrities have been paired into three very unlikely ‘couples’ and set ridiculous challenges to attract maximum social media attention. Can they persuade their friends, family and fans that it’s real? More importantly, can they generate the most likes and comments on social media to win the Celebrity Showmance crown and trophy? Unlike any other TV game show, in Celebrity Showmance the public become unwitting judges, as each couples’ chance of winning hinges on the amount of buzz they generate across social media. 
     
    In each episode our three new celebrity ‘couples’…
     
    - Essex princess Chloe & pop star turned eco warrior, Abz; 
    - Everyone’s favourite posh tottie, Lady V & cheeky Essex footballer Jamie; 
    - Plus size model, Hollywood actress and daughter of The Hoff, Hayley & Geordie Shore bad boy, Kyle
     
    ...go to hilarious lengths to promote their Showmance. For each challenge, they must act out scenarios based on the stereotypical phases of famous celebrity relationships that we see splashed across social media. From “We’re not Dating… Honest!” to “The Honeymoon Phase”, then the cracks begin to show and finally, the ultimate explosive “Break Up”; the couples have complete creative control over their own personal melodramas, which must be played out in the most public settings imaginable. 
     
    Each challenge culminates in a photo or video, which the celebrities must post on social media. The couple that generates the highest number of likes, comments, shares and retweets about their relationship is awarded the most points – so the pressure is on to take the most iconic selfie. The couple with the highest score at the end of the series will be awarded a trophy and declared winners in the game of Celebrity Showmance!
     
    In a whirlwind of parties and Instagram feeds, who will pull off the most epic photo opportunities and shocking stunts, to set tongues wagging and best convince everyone they’re an item? It’s about to go down… 
     
     

  • Robson Green’s Coastal Lives

    Ep 5/6

    Robson Green explores the extraordinary lives and homes of the people who live on Britain’s coastline - from families who are swapping their city homes for a new life by the sea to those who have lived on the coast for generations. 

    ITV
    Transmission date: Tue 10 Oct
    Time: 8.00pm - 8.30pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 41 2017 : Sat 07 Oct - Fri 13 Oct
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: grant.cunningham@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from press use, commercial and non-commercial reproduction and sharing into the public domain until Tuesday 3 October 2017.
     
    Episode 5
     
    Robson Green explores the extraordinary lives and homes of the people who live on Britain’s coastline - from families who are swapping their city homes for a new life by the sea to those who have lived on the coast for generations. 
     
    Robson's coastal journey reaches the east coast as he finds out more about the community spirit that makes life by the sea so fulfilling. This week he meets a couple living on a seal sanctuary, the volunteer lighthouse keeper who lives four days a month at the remote coastal location of Spurn Point, and meets the people who live on the former World War I campsite that today houses chalets with listed status. 
     
    Series overview
     
    Robson Green explores the extraordinary lives and homes of the people who live on Britain’s coastline - from families who are swapping their city homes for a new life by the sea to those who have lived on the coast for generations.
     
     

     

  • Liar

    Ep 5/6

    Liar tells the story of a night that changes the lives of Laura Nielson (Joanne Froggatt) and Andrew Earlham (Ioan Gruffudd) forever.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Mon 09 Oct
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Drama
    Week: Week 41 2017 : Sat 07 Oct - Fri 13 Oct
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: thom@ijpr.co.uk
    Picture contact: patrick.smith@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from press use, commercial and non-commercial reproduction and sharing into the public domain until Tuesday 3 October 2017.
     
    Episode 5
     
    Laura’s resolve to bring Andrew to justice deepens and she enlists Tom’s help in her plan. However, when a deception in Laura’s personal life comes to light, she is left with no one to turn to, and she resorts to dangerous methods to force Andrew’s confession. But she is not alone in her mission.
     
     
    Series Overview
     
    "Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit to either” (Aesop)
     
    Liar tells the story of a night that changes the lives of Laura Nielson (Joanne Froggatt) and Andrew Earlham (Ioan Gruffudd) forever.
     
    Laura is a smart and dedicated teacher, not long out of a relationship and unsure about getting back on the dating scene.  Andrew is a renowned surgeon whose son is a pupil at Laura’s school.  An initial attraction leads to a date, but neither fully realises the far-reaching consequences that their meeting will have on each other or their families. Truth and consequences go hand in hand in a tense and gripping thriller that examines both sides of a relationship and both sides of the truth. Are there really two sides to every story?
     
    Liar explores the devastating cost of deceit on both the couple and their friends and family, as secrets and lies are laid bare…
     

     

  • After The News

    1 to 5 Ep 1/

    This new live topical discussion programme for ITV debates Britain’s biggest talking points with a range of high-profile guests from news, politics, and popular culture.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Mon 09 Oct
    Time: 10.45pm - 11.20pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 41 2017 : Sat 07 Oct - Fri 13 Oct
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com laura.roberts@itn.co.uk

    The information contained herein is embargoed from press use, commercial and non-commercial reproduction and sharing into the public domain until Tuesday 3 October 2017.
     
    After The News
     
    This new live topical discussion programme for ITV debates Britain’s biggest talking points with a range of high-profile guests from news, politics, and popular culture.
     
    Hosted separately five nights a week by broadcasters Emma Barnett and Nick Ferrari, they will be joined for the duration of the 30-minute programme by two guests with passionately-held and differing views for a lively and combative discussion on a range of stories and issues.
     
    The programme aims to be the last word on the major talking points of the day and to combine them with fresh insights into the next morning’s big stories, taking perspectives from social media to fuel the conversation in the studio.
     
    Guests lined up to appear on the show include Nigel Farage, Alastair Campbell, Ann Widdecombe, Nick Clegg, Nicky Morgan, Jason Isaacs, Shami Chakrabarti, Chuka Umunna, Quentin Letts, Julia Hartley-Brewer, and Alex Salmond.
     
    Depending on the news agenda, the panel may be joined by an additional interviewee or contributor who is at the heart of a major news story, and the programme will make room for single interviews on particularly high-profile topics.
     
    Emma, who hosts her own show on Radio 5 live, will present every Tuesday and Friday night, while LBC host Nick will front the show on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The pair will alternate on Mondays.
     
    Emma Barnett said: “News has never been so newsworthy - which is ironic in an era when we've got more access to the hard stuff than ever before. I love being in the middle of the day's biggest issues and separating truth from spin. I look forward to getting going with this new late night news show. So bring it on."
     
    Nick Ferrari said: "With everything from the recent terror attacks, to the complexities of Brexit and even the horror of one of the worst peacetime disasters in history with the Grenfell tragedy, rarely has the news agenda been so compelling and ever-changing. This show seeks to reflect that."
     
    Executive producer Ian Rumsey, Head of Topical Programmes, ITN Productions said: “We’re aiming to go behind the headlines every night – and also bring some of the next day’s big stories forward. We won’t just be sticking simply to the news agenda, our programme will also focus on many of the other things that Britain is really talking about that day.”
     
    WEEKNIGHTS AFTER THE ITV NEWS ON ITV
     

  • Alphabetical

    Ep 6 to 10 Ep 6/20

    Three new challengers take on the reigning champion and answer questions all based on the letters of the alphabet as they attempt to win an ever-increasing rollover jackpot in this quiz hosted by Jeff Stelling.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Mon 09 Oct
    Time: 3.00pm - 4.00pm
    Genre: Daytime
    Week: Week 41 2017 : Sat 07 Oct - Fri 13 Oct
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact:
    Picture contact:

    .
     
    Three new challengers take on the reigning champion and answer questions all based on the letters of the alphabet as they attempt to win an ever-increasing rollover jackpot in this quiz hosted by Jeff Stelling.
     
    Continues weekdays at 3pm - 4pm on ITV
     

  • Timewasters

    Ep 1/6

    Timewasters is a comedy about a struggling four-piece South London jazz band who travel back in time to the 1920’s via a urine-sodden lift in a dilapidated block of flats. 

    ITV2
    Transmission date: Mon 09 Oct
    Time: 10.00pm - 10.30pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 41 2017 : Sat 07 Oct - Fri 13 Oct
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: gary.smith@itv.com
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

    Episode 1
     
    Timewasters is a comedy about a struggling four-piece South London jazz band who travel back in time to the 1920’s via a urine-sodden lift in a dilapidated block of flats. 
     
    Our time travelling friends are Daniel Lawrence Taylor (Cockroaches, Uncle) who plays Nick, Kadiff Kirwan (Chewing Gum, Crims), who plays Jason, Adelayo Adedayo (Skins, Some Girls), who plays Lauren and Samson Kayo (Youngers, The Javone Prince Show), who plays Horace.
     
    Stuck in the past after their ‘time machine’ is destroyed, our gang decide to explore, before quickly discovering that being young and black in the Jazz Age is a lot less genteel and a lot more shady than Downton Abbey had led them to believe.   
     
    Aided and abetted by a pair of oddball twins and some 1920s luminaries (including John Logie Baird, played by Kevin Eldon), the band are forced to navigate the parties and pitfalls of the Roaring Twenties while searching for a way back home. All the while, not missing the opportunity to introduce the Bright Young Things to some of the twenty-first century’s finest tunes. 
     
     

  • Timewasters

    Ep 2/6

    Timewasters is a comedy about a struggling four-piece South London jazz band who travel back in time to the 1920’s via a urine-sodden lift in a dilapidated block of flats. 

    ITV2
    Transmission date: Mon 09 Oct
    Time: 10.30pm - 11.00pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 41 2017 : Sat 07 Oct - Fri 13 Oct
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: gary.smith@itv.com
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

    Episode 2
     
    Timewasters is a comedy about a struggling four-piece South London jazz band who travel back in time to the 1920’s via a urine-sodden lift in a dilapidated block of flats. 
     
    Our time travelling friends are Daniel Lawrence Taylor (Cockroaches, Uncle) who plays Nick, Kadiff Kirwan (Chewing Gum, Crims), who plays Jason, Adelayo Adedayo (Skins, Some Girls), who plays Lauren and Samson Kayo (Youngers, The Javone Prince Show), who plays Horace.
     
    Stuck in the past after their ‘time machine’ is destroyed, our gang decide to explore, before quickly discovering that being young and black in the Jazz Age is a lot less genteel and a lot more shady than Downton Abbey had led them to believe.   
     
    Aided and abetted by a pair of oddball twins and some 1920s luminaries (including John Logie Baird, played by Kevin Eldon), the band are forced to navigate the parties and pitfalls of the Roaring Twenties while searching for a way back home. All the while, not missing the opportunity to introduce the Bright Young Things to some of the twenty-first century’s finest tunes. 
     
     

  • Coronation Street

    Ep 9 269/9 274

    Coronation Street is the story of the everyday lives of ordinary folk living in a northern town called Weatherfield.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Mon 09 Oct
    Time: 7.30pm - 8.00pm
    Genre: Soaps
    Week: Week 41 2017 : Sat 07 Oct - Fri 13 Oct
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: alison.sinclair@itv.com rachel.newton@itv.com francesca.evans@itv.com
    Picture contact: david.crook@itv.com

    Coronation Street is the story of the everyday lives of ordinary folk living in a northern town called Weatherfield. The show’s unique blend of heartwarming comedy and powerful drama always remaining at the forefront of its programming since 1960.
      
    The information provided here is just a brief taster of the full content of the episode. If you are a member of the press and require a fuller synopsis of the episode, please send an email stating your name, who you write for and you will be added to a database of journalists sent the fuller information.
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9269: Monday 9th October at 7.30pm 
     
    David’s run-in with Shona’s ex puts his kids in danger. 
    Billy decides to make Adam pay. 
    Rana surprises Zeedan with a suggestion.
     
    Writer – Debbie Oates
    Director – Tim Dowd
    Series Producer – Kate Oates
    Executive Producer – Kieran Roberts
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9270: Monday 9th October at 8.30pm 
     
    Shona’s skeletons come tumbling out of the closet. 
    Imogen reacts badly to Kate’s rejection. 
    Amy settles her beef with Brian.
     
    Writer – Debbie Oates
    Director – Tim Dowd
    Series Producer – Kate Oates
    Executive Producer – Kieran Roberts
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9271: Wednesday 11th October at 7.30pm
     
    Rana wrestles with her feelings of confusion. 
    Nicola needs to confide in someone. 
    Amy and Asha make mischief for Brian.
     
    Writer – Damon Alexis-Rochefort
    Director – Durno Johnston
    Series Producer – Kate Oates
    Executive Producer – Kieran Roberts
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9272: Wednesday 11th October at 8.30pm
     
    Zeedan asks Rana to make it legal. 
    The Connors confront Adam with their evidence. 
    Can David and Shona find a way forward together?
     
    Writer – Damon Alexis-Rochefort
    Director – Durno Johnston
    Series Producer – Kate Oates
    Executive Producer – Kieran Roberts
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9273: Friday 13th October at 7.30pm
     
    Phelan acts fast to cut off Daniel’s line of enquiry. 
    Summer follows Todd’s poor example. 
    Kate demands answers from Rana.
     
    Writer – John Kerr
    Director – Durno Johnston
    Series Producer – Kate Oates
    Executive Producer – Kieran Roberts
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9274: Friday 13th October at 8.30pm
     
    Todd’s brush with the law infuriates Billy. 
    Daniel incurs the wrath of Cindy’s husband. 
    Mary welcomes Jude and Angie back to Weatherfield.
     
    Writer – John Kerr
    Director – Durno Johnston
    Series Producer – Kate Oates
    Executive Producer – Kieran Roberts
     
    ***
     

     

     

  • Emmerdale

    Ep 7 956/7 962

    Emmerdale is the small village with big drama.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Mon 09 Oct
    Time: 7.00pm - 7.30pm
    Genre: Soaps
    Week: Week 41 2017 : Sat 07 Oct - Fri 13 Oct
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: emily.ogden@itv.com janine.goodall@itv.com yvette.lyons@itv.com
    Picture contact: david.crook@itv.com

    Emmerdale is the small village with big drama. Set against the stunningly beautiful backdrop of the Yorkshire Dales Emmerdale has been successfully running for 44 years.  Entertaining more than seven million viewers six times a week with its mix of dramatic storylines. 
     
    The information provided here is just a brief taster of the full content of the episode. If you are a member of the press and require a fuller synopsis of the episode, please send an email stating your name, who you write for, and you will be added to a database of journalists sent the fuller information.  
     
    7956 – Monday 9th October 7pm – 7:30pm
     
    Shock ripples through the village. 
    Gerry enrages Pollard.
    Lydia fears exposure.
     
    7957 – Tuesday 10th October 7pm – 7:30pm
     
    A plan is formed. 
    Liv is unimpressed. 
    Rishi puts pressure on Lydia. 
     
    7958 – Wednesday 11th October 7pm – 7:30pm
     
    Gabby and Liv make a discovery. 
    Kerry is suspicious.  
    Police descend on the village. 
     
    7959 – Thursday 12th October 7pm – 7:30pm
     
    Events move in a different direction. 
    Sam causes concern. 
    Zak takes matters into his own hands. 
     
    7960/61 – Thursday 12th October 8pm – 8:30pm
     
    The Dingles demand answers.
    Vanessa is trapped. 
    An unexpected kiss leads to passion. 
     
    7962 – Friday 13th October 7pm – 7:30pm
     
    Vanessa struggles.
    Paddy advises a friend.  
     
     
     

     

  • World Cup 2018 Qualifier Live

    Lithuania v England Ep 1/1

    Mark Pougatch presents live coverage of England's final World Cup qualifier against Lithuania at the LFF Stadium in Vilnius.  

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sun 08 Oct
    Time: 4.30pm - 7.15pm
    Genre: Sport
    Week: Week 41 2017 : Sat 07 Oct - Fri 13 Oct
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com
    Picture contact:

    The information contained herein is embargoed from press use, commercial and non-commercial reproduction and sharing into the public domain until Tuesday 3 October 2017.
     
    Lithuania v England
     
    Mark Pougatch presents live coverage of England's final World Cup qualifier against Lithuania at the LFF Stadium in Vilnius.
     
    The Three Lions will hope to have already qualified for Russia 2018 with a game to spare by beating Slovenia three days before this tie. Nonetheless they will be hoping for a fourth win in four meetings against Lithuania to complete their campaign.
     
    Jermain Defoe scored his 20th international goal as England overcame stubborn opposition to win 2-0 when the sides met at Wembley Stadium earlier this year.
     
    Mark is joined by Ian Wright, Ryan Giggs and Lee Dixon for expert analysis. Commentary comes from Clive Tyldesley and former England manager, Glenn Hoddle.
     

     

  • Peston on Sunday

    Ep 3/

    Robert Peston returns with a new run of his live current affairs programme, providing viewers with an intelligent and lively approach to politics every Sunday.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sun 08 Oct
    Time: 10.00am - 10.55am
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 41 2017 : Sat 07 Oct - Fri 13 Oct
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    Robert Peston returns with a new run of his live current affairs programme, providing viewers with an intelligent and lively approach to politics every Sunday.
     
    Providing a fresh perspective on the major stories of the day with a stellar line-up of guests from across the political spectrum as well as cultural figures, Peston on Sunday introduces elements from the arts, literature, and humour to add to the discourse on offer. 
     
    This time, the run starts with live programmes from the Labour Party conference in Brighton (September 24) and the Conservative Party conference in Manchester (October 1).
     
    Co-presenter Allegra Stratton draws on the key debates and insights from social media to fuel the conversation in the studio and online, with updates from viewers, experts and key-players throughout the programme.
     
    Guests so far have included Theresa May, David Cameron, Boris Johnson, Philip Hammond, Amber Rudd, Jeremy Corbyn, John McDonnell, Nicola Sturgeon, Nigel Farage, and Sadiq Khan - as well as Trevor Noah, Julian Assange, Romesh Ranganathan, Nina Conti, Jan Ravens, Bill Bailey and Louis Theroux from the world of entertainment, media and the arts.
     
    Robert Peston says: “With controversial issues like Brexit, Donald Trump’s presidency, the North Korea crisis, and the emergence of Jacob Rees-Mogg as a favourite to be the next Tory leader sparking widespread debate, this autumn promises to place politics at the heart of public life yet again. With Peston On Sunday I aim to get to the heart of the big stories of the moment through lively debate, delivering unique insights into these major political issues, and looking beyond Westminster at matters affecting everyone.”
     
     
     

  • The X Factor

    Six Chair Challenge Ep 12/

    The search for a music superstar gets underway as The X Factor returns to ITV.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sun 08 Oct
    Time: 7.30pm - 9.00pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 41 2017 : Sat 07 Oct - Fri 13 Oct
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: xfactorpress@thames.tv
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

    The X Factor: Six Chair Challenge
     
    Tonight’s episode sees the competition reach a new level as the dramatic Six Chair Challenge returns, promising some amazing performances alongside some agonising decisions for the judges, as they must each decide on the final six acts they will take through to their Judge’s House.
     
    In the first of three special Six Chair Challenge episodes, the stakes are high as the acts perform individually and their judge then has to decide, there and then in front of the audience, if they want the act to take one of the six seats on stage – each one representing a place at Judges’ Houses. 
     
    However, even if they win a seat, the contestants face an anxious wait as no one is safe until the last person in each category has sung. Each judge is able to change their mind at any point swapping an act already through with someone else who comes on and out-performs them. 
     
    Who will have what it takes to keep hold of their seat and be one step closer to a coveted place in the lives shows?  
     

     

  • Victoria

    The King Over The Water Ep 7/8

    Picking up a month after the birth of her first child, the new series sees Queen Victoria surprise the court when she insists on returning to her duties as soon as possible. 

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sun 08 Oct
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Drama
    Week: Week 41 2017 : Sat 07 Oct - Fri 13 Oct
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: katy.mason@itv.com
    Picture contact: patrick.smith@itv.com

    Watch and embed this video on your website. Simply play and click on the embed icon upper right to copy the embed code.
     
     
    Episode 7 - The King Over The Water
     
    Feeling suffocated after a repeated assassination attempt leads to increased security at the Palace, Victoria seeks escape to the land she fantasised about as a child: the Scottish Highlands. However, it isn’t the romantic retreat she has read about in her Walter Scott novels, and she begins to realise that, wherever she is in the world, she can’t escape the fact that she is Queen. 
     
    When a day out takes an unexpected turn, Victoria finally gets the anonymity she wished for, while Albert enjoys being able to play the role of a traditional husband for the first time. Hidden away from normal Palace life, the entire court – servants and royals alike – find secrets and romance bubbling up to the surface on a liberating midsummer’s night. 
     
     
    Series overview
     
    Following critical acclaim and record ratings in both the UK and America, this summer sees the return of ITV’s hugely popular drama, Victoria, produced by Mammoth Screen.
     
    Once again written by creator and executive producer, Daisy Goodwin, the brand new eight-part season will see Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who, Me Before You) and Tom Hughes (Paula, The Game) reprise their roles as Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, as they face new challenges both at home and abroad.
     
    Resuming one month after the first series ended, the new season establishes Victoria as a working mother, learning to balance her responsibilities as both parent and Queen. However, Prince Albert is still struggling to find a role for himself alongside his powerful wife as she returns to her duties, intent on proving that she can be both a mother and dedicated Queen. 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

     

  • The Jonathan Ross Show

    Ep 6/12

    The Jonathan Ross Show is back for a brand new series this autumn on ITV.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 07 Oct
    Time: 9.45pm - 10.45pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 41 2017 : Sat 07 Oct - Fri 13 Oct
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: victoria.shires@itv.com
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

    KIT HARRINGTON spoke all about his engagement and Game of Thrones wedding
     
    LIV TYLER spoke about her engagement and rock star father, Steven Tyler
     
    SUE PERKINS spoke about The Generation Game without Bruce Forsyth
     
    MARY J BLIGE spoke about partying with P Diddy and how she plans to do more acting after her latest role helped her overcome confidence issues
     
    ROB BECKETT on how Game of Thrones nearly ruined his marriage
     
    Plus DUA LIPA performs
     
    On this week’s episode of The Jonathan Ross Show - which airs on Saturday night on ITV - Jonathan speaks to Game of Thrones icon, Kit Harrington; American actress and former model, Liv Tyler; US singer, songwriter and actor, Mary J Blige; Comedian and broadcaster, Sue Perkins and comedian Rob Beckett. Dua Lipa also performs.
     
    Kit Harrington and Liv Tyler - the stars of new drama, Gunpowder - joined the sofa and spoke to Jonathan all about their respective engagements.
     
    Kit - who recently got engaged to fellow Game of Thrones actor, Rose Leslie - explained how he popped the question:  “We did a little announcement in The Times… I did have some plans to do it, I was going to string up some lights in some trees and do all the romantic stuff but we were in the country and we were under this beautiful night sky and had a log fire burning and red wine and I blew my load early. Sorry that’s a really bad expression!” he laughed.
     
    “I was meant to do it the day after with the lights. What I meant to say was, I popped my question a bit early. Not blew my load.”
     
    On her engagement to partner, Dave Gardner, Liv said: “I was very surprised. David was very romantic but I was pregnant and I was having a little crying moment and I had just gotten out of the shower and I was packing my bag and he said, ‘Baby, come here, let’s just go for a walk.’ And I was like, ‘I don’t want to go for an effing walk!’ And we were in the countryside too and he took me out for a walk. Our friend has this amazing gypsy caravan and I thought he was just taking me to show me the caravan and on a pillow inside this amazing, old, gypsy caravan was my ring. And I was like, ‘Oh my God!’ I felt really bad because I was kinda bitchy beforehand.”
     
    Now he is wedding planning, Kit said he had to get in touch with the Game of Thrones producer who manages the filming schedules to tell them they need to factor in filming for the next season around his nuptials. Kit explained: “I rang him up and I said, ‘I’m getting married and it’s your fault actually’... I think for the final season he is so stressed that he’s reached that peaceful level. I was like, ‘You need to factor in a Game of Thrones wedding by the way.’ They [the cast] have all got to be there so the whole thing has got to shut down.”
     
    When Jonathan asked if Kit was considering having a Game of Thrones themed wedding with the costumes, Kit laughed: “No. There is absolutely no chance of me convincing her of that.”
     
    Kit joked about an April Fool he played on his other half, Rose, where he had hidden a model of his head in the fridge: “My family does April Fools. Her family doesn’t do April Fools. She didn’t know the date and after that she was in tears. And I was there going, ‘April Fools!’ It didn’t go down well. It was by far the reaction I had hoped for. When my laughing died down, it took some making up… She pretty much told me if I did it ever again that would be it and I think that’s marriage included.” 
     
    Liv added: “He came to work and was bragging about it.”
     
    The co-stars spoke about their first meeting, on a plane. 
     
    Kit said, “We met on a flight but it was quite bizarre. Liv sweet talked the guy that was supposed to be sitting next to me out of his seat so she could sit next to me on the flight. It was quite charming.” 
     
    When Jonathan asked if there was any concern that they might discover on the flight that they didn’t get on, Kit said: “That was my worry. We’ve got a seven hour flight ahead of us, if this is a nightmare then we’ve got two months on set which isn’t going to go so well. We did get on. And then she drugged me. She literally slipped a xanax in my drink.”
     
    Liv said: “No I didn’t! It was one of those weird flights [timing-wise] so you’re kinda not tired. I had some xanax which I take, I’m a little bit nervous flying and with jetlag and travelling all over the world. So I said, ‘Do you want a xanax?’ thinking he knew what it was and he was like, ‘Yeah.’ I thought I was doing him a favour. I said, ‘it’ll just help you sleep.’”
     
    Kit said: “It did. I can’t remember passing out.”
     
    Liv laughed: “He woke up like, ‘Where am I? What did you give me?’”
     
    Kit also spoke about his role as Jon Snow in internationally acclaimed TV series, Game of Thrones. The last time he was on The Jonathan Ross Show, he couldn’t give away any spoilers about whether his character, Jon Snow, died.
     
    On the pressure to keep plot secrets, Kit said: “With that particular spoiler I avoided talking to anyone. When you came along, I thought it might be quite fun to lie to you,” he laughed, “Over seven, eight years of doing this show I’ve become very good at not saying the wrong thing at the wrong time.” 
     
    Liv added: “They don’t always tell you. I did this show called The Leftovers and they’d keep everything from us. You’re always trying to get information.”
     
    Kit added: “I’m going to do the read through for the final season in a couple of days and I still don’t know anything about it… I genuinely don’t. The funny thing is, all the art department, the hair and makeup and the horse riding team they all know, they get the script but they’re not allowed to tell the actors.” 
     
    On the plotline where his character, Jon Snow, seemingly died but didn’t, he said: “Once we’d filmed that season all of the cast knew and they had to keep quiet as well. But everyone is so protective over the show and loves the show so much.”
     
    Later in the show, Jonathan asked about Kit’s very pert bottom which was seen on screen in the last season of Game of Thrones. Kit admitted he worked hard for it to look like it did: “If you’re getting your bum out in front of 60 million people, you do your homework” and admitted it was down to “lots of squats.”
     
    “Is it weird that we’ve all enjoyed your buttocks?” Jonathan jokingly asked him.
     
    “Not really no, I’ll get them out for anyone” Kit laughed.
     
    Kit also admitted it is not insured and that he did not shave it for the part, saying: “I have a naturally hairless bum!”
     
    Kit said he wants his Game of Thrones sword as a souvenir when the show ends: “I’ve had my eye on that sword since season one. Long Claw. They are not going to give it to me, it’s too valuable now… I ask every year. I am going to ask this year more than ever.”
     
    “It could go missing?” Liv suggested.
     
    “They’ll hunt me down,” Kit said.
     
    Liv admitted she has her sword from Lord of the Rings in her attic: “I have a lot of stuff in my attic. I have my sword. It’s just been sitting up there for years… I should be more proud of my sword. It’s still back in it’s little box.”
     
    Liv also spoke about her father, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, and his recent health scare: “He is okay. It was just one of those things when he had a little thing that needed to be taken care of and he was in pain. It’s hard when you’re on tour because you don’t want to let everybody down. And then it just got bad and he had to go to LA to have a little operation. He is recovering.”
     
    On what her father is like as a Grandfather to her two children, she said: “He is amazing. He is very, very sweet… He is very magical, he is like the Pied Piper they just follow him around. He makes all these crazy noises, bird calls, they always call him a Wizard Pirate. He does treasure hunts. He is very special.”
     
    She also admitted he surprised her by turning up to where she was staying when she was filming Gunpowder in Leeds: “No one has ever surprised me really, It was amazing, I had no idea.”
     
    Comedian, Rob Beckett, joined the sofa and joked with Kit that Game of Thrones nearly ruined his marriage.
     
    “I am a massive fan,” Rob explained, “It actually nearly ruined my marriage though, Game of Thrones, because we started watching it together when we started dating, then we got engaged and married all [while it’s been on television] and it was our thing we would do on a Monday night, always watch it together.”
     
    He continued: “My wife loves reading, she’s always reading… she read all the books... There was a stage where the books were ahead of the show, so I said ‘Stop reading the books so we can continue our thing.’ Two years went on. A week before our wedding she broke down in tears in bed with me saying, ‘I’ve got something to tell you.’ I thought she had cheated on me. It was worse. She said, ‘I read on.’”
     
    “I watched The Red Wedding and [I was all shocked, she was pretending to be shocked] she knew! I felt so stupid. Stupid or not, I shouldn’t be lied to by my future wife,” he laughed.
     
    TV personality, Sue Perkins, joined the sofa and spoke about her recent trip to the Ganges and presenting The Generation Game after the late Sir Bruce Forsyth.
     
    On rebooting the legendary Generation Game next year with Mel Giedroyc, Sue said: “I really hope we do it justice. We have just started doing some of the game play and it’s really good fun so far, I can’t wait.”
     
    On the late Sir Bruce Forsyth who originally hosted the show, Sue said: “You can’t even think about it as filling his shoes because those shoes are unfillable. No one can fill them... I hope he would be proud of the spirit of love we’re imbuing it with and the stupidness and silliness and [it’s] just packed full of the general public wanting to play and dress up and fart about. We’ll throw as much fun as we can at it.”
     
    On her recent trip to India filming her new show, The Ganges with Sue Perkins, she said: “I had this idea that I would be outside the Taj Mahal, there would be wind blowing through my hair, the scent of spices from a local market. What actually happened was I got flown in and then an eight hour drive up 3000 feet or metres to a shack where a man asked me if I would like a ‘spa experience’ which was a joke. It was minus 10 and they throw a bucket of boiling water over you, that’s the spa experience. You towel off really quickly.”
     
    She continued: “The idea was that we were going to start this film at the source of the Ganges and that is in the Himalayas, which is very high and a very long walk, as it turns out. I had to walk up with a couple of Nepalese guides. I am not very fit. I had this idea when I got to the top there’d be this incredible panoramic shot of me and I was going to say something amazing about pilgrimage and spirituality. Within about 15 minutes of walking, [my throat was] really tight with lack of oxygen, then the nose bleeds, and then I vomited on a donkey. There was vomit everywhere. They give you tablets for altitude which make you wee. So there is wee and sick and then the second day I thought, ‘I can’t do this,’ because there was no oxygen at all. So I crawled on my hands and knees… and there is just me shivering on a ledge, gesticulating with spew all down [me]. It’s quite full on.”
     
    Admitting that this travel documentary was not as glamorous as some might think it would be, she said her ideal holiday would be: “Ibiza all the way. Off your box. Glow sticks. On the shoulders of a buff 18 year old boy saying ‘come on Nana, it’s home time,’” she laughed.
     
    Much to everyone’s surprise, Liv admitted what her ideal holiday would be: “Actually sometimes a long aeroplane ride is like a vacation. I love a really long flight, it’s my favourite thing because nobody can bother you… I just get weirdly excited when I have a long flight somewhere.”
     
    Grammy award-winning US singer, Mary J Blige, joined the sofa and spoke to Jonathan about pal, P Diddy, and how her latest acting role taught her so much about herself.
     
    Speaking about her friendship with American rapper, P Diddy, she said he was: “Extremely confident. Super ambitious. He was always confident in his ability to help people win. And he always wanted to see himself win. The Puffy you see now is the Puffy we grew up with in the music business, always rooting for us to see us win. That’s my brother, that’s my family, we are very close.”
     
    Speaking about his legendary parties, she said: “He had a big Super Bowl party, it was the Super Bowl party of the century. He knows how to party. The party just keeps going and he knows how to keep everyone engaged.”
     
    On her latest acting role in film, Mudbound, Mary said her role as Florence taught her a lot about herself. She said the film was dark and covered themes such as racism but also had a message of love running through it.
     
    The role, which saw her stripped of her usual glamorous demeanor, taught Mary about herself. She said: “It was kinda hard… Look how Florence had to live! I didn’t realise how vain I was, when I realised I had to tear away from the wigs and weaves and I couldn’t have a perm and I had to cut my nails. I asked ‘Does Florence wear any lashes?’ she was just a strong, confident woman within her three dresses. It was liberating. Florence actually helped me a lot. She helped me to accept a lot about myself that I was having trouble to accept.”
     
    On struggling with confidence, she said: “When you are on stage it’s a different world, you own it, this is your world. When you are off stage, you have to deal with all the voices in your head that said ‘you’re not, you can’t, you won’t, you’re this, you’re that.’ So every day is a process of me growing and learning how to love myself. I’ve accepted each and every day. I have come a long, long way and now I accept what I have. After playing Florence, I’m really starting to say ‘Hey I like my forehead, I like my nappy edges,’ or whatever the case may be. It was definitely hard but once I committed to Florence it was all good.”
     
    On how she wants her career to include acting as well as music going forward, she said: “I am going to find time for both because I love my music, that is my first love and this is something I have to work hard to get better so I’m definitely going to do more of it.”
     
    On the talk of acting awards coming her way, Mary said: “That is exciting. I’m so grateful to hear people speak about me like this as an actress. I always wanted to work, I wanted to work and earn this. You know how singers get given a role because ‘she’s Mary J Blige?’ I wanted to earn whatever chat is on people’s mouths right now about me… Absolutely I will [be doing more acting]” she said.
     
     

     

  • Saturday Morning with James Martin

    Ep 6/

    Saturday Morning with James Martin sees the hugely popular chef returning to Saturday mornings, with a two-hour show from his very own home. 

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 07 Oct
    Time: 9.25am - 11.20am
    Genre: Daytime
    Week: Week 41 2017 : Sat 07 Oct - Fri 13 Oct
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
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    Saturday Morning with James Martin sees the hugely popular chef returning to Saturday mornings, with a two-hour show from his very own home. 
     
    The series reflects James's love of hearty food as well as some of his other passions…the great outdoors, his beloved dogs and, of course, fast cars. 
     
    Each week he welcomes two guests into his own kitchen. Familiar faces include choirmaster Gareth Malone and weather presenter Carol Kirkwood. 
     
    The chef and his guests cook together inside James’s kitchen and in his garden, making the most of his BBQ and pizza oven. 
     
    Plus, each show features a guest regional chef who cooks in their home or their own restaurant.
     
    Viewers are joining in too as drinks VTs come courtesy of members of the public, who’ll give an authentic response to the wines and other drinks they taste. 
     
    Plus look out for an exciting twist in each episode, which sees James attempting to create a dish in the most difficult of circumstances...
     
     

  • Cannonball

    Ep 6/8

    Legendary cricketer and broadcaster, Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff is to host ITV’s brand new adrenaline fuelled gameshow Cannonball.  

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 07 Oct
    Time: 6.15pm - 7.10pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 41 2017 : Sat 07 Oct - Fri 13 Oct
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: sarah.banbury@itv.com
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    Legendary cricketer and broadcaster, Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff is to host ITV’s brand new adrenaline fuelled gameshow Cannonball.  
     
    Produced by Potato, the international hit format from Talpa is a high-octane series, in which contestants face a host of incredible inflatable obstacles and water-based challenges.
     
    Joining Freddie as the pool side commentators are singer Frankie Bridge, presenters Radzi Chinyanganya and Maya Jama and comedian Ryan Hand who will be reporting on all the action as the contestants fly, fall or flop into the water. 
     
    On each show, contestants of all ages will face supersized games in a custom-built water park that will test how high, how far and how fast they can fly through the air before they crash, splash, bang and wallop into the water on this adrenalin-fuelled fun-packed gameshow. The final will see contestants on a giant swing, launching themselves ‘cannonball-style’ at a huge moving target covering the surface of a gigantic deep-water tank as they attempt to become the winner of the coveted Cannonball Cup.
     
    Each week 24 contestants will attempt all four water based challenges that will test their speed, accuracy, height and distance.  The challengers will rotate around the Cannonball course as they battle to be the winner of each game, gaining medals for their achievement. The three people with the most medals at the end of the heats will then go head to head in the final.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

  • The X Factor

    The X Factor: Boot Camp Ep 11/

    The search for a music superstar gets underway as The X Factor returns to ITV.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 07 Oct
    Time: 8.15pm - 9.45pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 41 2017 : Sat 07 Oct - Fri 13 Oct
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
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    The X Factor: Boot Camp
     
    Watch and embed this video on your website. Simply play and click on the embed icon upper right to copy the embed code.
     
    Grace Davies finds inspiration in heartbreak
     
    Ever wondered what it takes to make an X Factor Judge cry? Here’s your answer: Grace Davies’ original song Don’t Go, about getting her heart broken, had both Sharon and Nicole in tears (and Simon and Louis looked a little misty-eyed, too).
     
    Tonight sees Bootcamp come to a close as the arena auditions continue and the remaining contestants take to the stage at Wembley arena to perform in front of a live audience for the first time in the competition.  
     
    If they impress the judges, and the audience, they will then move on to the next stage of the competition: the Six Chair Challenge, meaning they are one step closer to securing a coveted place at Judges’ Houses.
     
    Dermot O’Leary will be on hand to guide viewers through all the action as well as providing hopefuls with those much-needed ‘Dermot hugs’
     
     

     

  • The Family Chase

    Ep 6/6

    Each show features a different family trying to stay one step ahead of the chaser for the opportunity to win a cash pot worth thousands.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 07 Oct
    Time: 7.10pm - 8.15pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 41 2017 : Sat 07 Oct - Fri 13 Oct
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
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    Episode 4 - The Price family
     
    One Chaser is all that stands between the Price family from Oldham and thousands of pounds to take home. Can they take the Chaser down? Bradley Walsh hosts. 
     
    Series overview
     
    Bradley Walsh fronts The Family Chase, a Saturday tea-time version of the international hit game show, which is now made in more than 10 countries.
     
    Each show features a different family trying to stay one step ahead of the chaser for the opportunity to win a cash pot worth thousands.
     
    The four contestants will each answer a series of general knowledge questions as they attempt to get their tactics right and make it into the final chase, where they will then face the chaser once again for the chance to walk away with the prize.
     
    Chasers Anne ‘The Governess’ Hegerty, Mark ‘The Beast’ Labbett, Shaun ‘The Dark Destroyer’ Wallace, Paul ‘The Sinnerman’ Sinha and Jenny ‘The Vixen’ Ryan will be doing their best to ensure they leave with nothing. 
     
    Host Bradley said: “Let four members of a family loose on The Chase and you get The Family Chase. What we quickly discovered was that families aren't frightened to say what they mean and mean what they say. Imagine anything you've said to your family whilst you're watching our show, in the privacy of your front room, well, these families take it into the studio. There’s none of the usual ‘just come back, we want you in the final chase’ it’s ‘if you go low, you can forget Christmas at my house’. If the Walsh family appeared as a team, that’s exactly what we'd say. There'd be no soft soaping that's for sure!
     
    “I loved making The Family Chase, and with this twist on the format you'll love it too!” 
     
     

  • Cold Feet

    Ep 5/7

    In 2016 we saw the eagerly awaited return of the award-winning hit series, Cold Feet. Well received by audiences and TV critics alike, ten months on and the gang are back!  

    ITV
    Transmission date: Fri 06 Oct
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Drama
    Week: Week 40 2017 : Sat 30 Sep - Fri 06 Oct
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
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    Episode 5
     
    Despite David’s generous bail out, the pressure of family life and work sees the walls closing in on Karen. Her new business venture may well be her downfall. Will anyone save her from the abyss before it’s too late? When Adam seizes the opportunity to spend the night away from Tina in the name of teambuilding he gets more than he bargained for.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

  • Bromans

    Ep 4/8

    Eight 21st century lads are to be transported back to the Roman Empire to see if they can cut it as gladiators.

    ITV2
    Transmission date: Thu 05 Oct
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 40 2017 : Sat 30 Sep - Fri 06 Oct
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: gary.smith@itv.com
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    Eight 21st century lads are to be transported back to the Roman Empire to see if they can cut it as gladiators.
     
    The handsome boys will fight it out with help from their loving girlfriends. They may have the muscles but do these lads have what it takes to go down in history? Cameras will follow eight modern day couples as they're transported to an ancient world where they'll live and fight like gladiators did 2000 years ago.
     
    Along the way there’ll be blood, sweat, tears and plenty of laughs. However, only the very best will make it through to the Emperor's Games where one of them will emerge victorious and take home the Emperor's gold (which today works out at ‘approximately' £10,000!).
     
    The boys will be trained by the fearsome "Doctore", played by David McIntosh, and take part in daily, physical tasks, leading up to a grand final where they’ll battle it out in the colosseum in front of a baying crowd. Those who don't cut it will be banished from the city.
     
    Acting as the eyes and ears of the elusive Emperor is his Assistant, "Dominus", played by Tom Bell.
     
    The boy’s girlfriends will join them on their journey, helping to train and prepare them for the Games as well as immersing themselves in ancient Roman tasks - from wine making to sculpting.
     
    Whilst living in ‘ancient Rome’, the couples will wear the attire of the day - sandals, leather loin cloths and gold lamé pants, and share a living space inside a Roman palace.
     
    But will these modern men survive in an ancient world, and more importantly, who will triumph in the Emperor’s Games?
     
    Voice over is provided by a real life Roman - Roman Kemp.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

  • Celebrity Juice

    Ep 4/

    Keith Lemon hosts the outrageous comedy panel show, which sees team captains Holly Willoughby and Fearne Cotton going head to head in a series of hilarious games.

    ITV2
    Transmission date: Thu 05 Oct
    Time: 10.00pm - 10.50pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 40 2017 : Sat 30 Sep - Fri 06 Oct
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: Susan.Wilks@fremantlemediauk.com Amy.Huson@fremantlemediauk.com Ben.Sawyers@fremantlemediauk.com
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    Episode 4
     
    Keith Lemon hosts the outrageous comedy panel show, which sees team captain Fearne Cotton and guest team captain Will Mellor going head to head in a series of hilarious games. Joining the panel this week is TV favourite Scarlett Moffatt and Happy Monday’s legend Shaun Ryder.
     
     

     

  • Jordskott

    S1 Ep 5/10

    Josefine's condition is just getting worse by the moment and Eva is faced their life's hardest choice, she must choose between her daughter and another girl. 

    ITV Encore
    Transmission date: Thu 05 Oct
    Time: 10.00pm - 11.15pm
    Genre: Drama
    Week: Week 40 2017 : Sat 30 Sep - Fri 06 Oct
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: jo.blanket@itv.com
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

    Series overview - SERIES 1
     
    Jordskott is a gripping Nordic mystery thriller set in Sweden. Seven years after the disappearance of her daughter Josefine, police investigator Eva Thörnblad is still trying to cope with the grief of her loss. Even though her daughter was said to have drowned, Eva knows in her heart that someone took her child on that fatal day by the Silverhöjd lake, so when a young boy goes missing in the same forest Eva returns to delve into the dark mystery that haunts her. As she is drawn into the investigation she learns that there are much deeper and darker forces in operation but how far is she willing to go to protect the one she loves?
     
    Episode 5
     
    Josefine's condition is just getting worse by the moment and Eva is faced their life's hardest choice, she must choose between her daughter and another girl. How far is Eva willing to go to save the life of the one she loves the most? Meanwhile, Ylva gets an unexpected visitor and Tom is doing his level best to find Esmeralda before she ends up in danger.
     

     

     

  • Jordskott

    S1 Ep 6/10

    Eva makes a fateful decision to save Josefine, but things don't go as she planned and nature's grasp of Eva becomes even harder instead.

    ITV Encore
    Transmission date: Thu 05 Oct
    Time: 11.15pm - 12.35am
    Genre: Drama
    Week: Week 40 2017 : Sat 30 Sep - Fri 06 Oct
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: jo.blanket@itv.com
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

    Series overview - SERIES 1
     
    Jordskott is a gripping Nordic mystery thriller set in Sweden. Seven years after the disappearance of her daughter Josefine, police investigator Eva Thörnblad is still trying to cope with the grief of her loss. Even though her daughter was said to have drowned, Eva knows in her heart that someone took her child on that fatal day by the Silverhöjd lake, so when a young boy goes missing in the same forest Eva returns to delve into the dark mystery that haunts her. As she is drawn into the investigation she learns that there are much deeper and darker forces in operation but how far is she willing to go to protect the one she loves?
     
    Episode 6
     
    Eva makes a fateful decision to save Josefine, but things don't go as she planned and nature's grasp of Eva becomes even harder instead. Wass is Eva's secret lead while, at the same time, Tom discovers that Esmeralda may not be as innocent as she claims, a discovery that may harbour potentially fatal consequences.
     
     

     

  • World Cup 2018 Qualifier Live

    England v Slovenia Ep 1/1

    Mark Pougatch presents live coverage of England's penultimate World Cup qualifier against Slovenia at Wembley Stadium.  

    ITV
    Transmission date: Thu 05 Oct
    Time: 7.30pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Sport
    Week: Week 40 2017 : Sat 30 Sep - Fri 06 Oct
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com
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    World Cup Live: England v Slovenia
     
    Mark Pougatch presents live coverage of England's penultimate World Cup qualifier against Slovenia at Wembley Stadium.
     
    A win for Gareth Southgate's side will ensure qualification for next year's World Cup in Russia with a game to spare.
     
    Joe Hart was the star performer for England when the teams met in Ljubljana back in October 2016, as the West Ham goalkeeper produced a string of saves to help earn his side a 0-0 draw.
     
    A year on, Southgate will look to the likes of in-form strikers Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford to see England over the line with a game to spare.
     
    Mark is joined by Ian Wright, Lee Dixon and Ryan Giggs for expert analysis, and commentary comes from Clive Tyldesley and former England manager Glenn Hoddle.
     

     

  • Jordskott

    S1 Ep 7/10

    Eva has been mortally wounded by an unknown gunman after uncovering the maple Room at the Thörnblad farm.

    ITV Encore
    Transmission date: Thu 05 Oct
    Time: 12.35am - 1.45am
    Genre: Drama
    Week: Week 40 2017 : Sat 30 Sep - Fri 06 Oct
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: sarah.stevens@itv.com
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

    Series overview - SERIES 1
     
    Jordskott is a gripping Nordic mystery thriller set in Sweden. Seven years after the disappearance of her daughter Josefine, police investigator Eva Thörnblad is still trying to cope with the grief of her loss. Even though her daughter was said to have drowned, Eva knows in her heart that someone took her child on that fatal day by the Silverhöjd lake, so when a young boy goes missing in the same forest Eva returns to delve into the dark mystery that haunts her. As she is drawn into the investigation she learns that there are much deeper and darker forces in operation but how far is she willing to go to protect the one she loves?
     
    Episode 7
     
    Eva has been mortally wounded by an unknown gunman after uncovering the maple Room at the Thörnblad farm. Wass tries desperately to save her by taking Eva to the medically astute Ylva, but it does not go as he planned. Tom is in bad shape after the assault at the questioning but wants to find Esmeralda at any price.