ITV April 2024 monthly highlights

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ITV April 2024 monthly highlights

[Last updated: 14 March]

  • A fresh selection of feature films will join the platform from 1st April 

  • AMC Stories partnership launching on 8th April 

  • American Ninja Warrior Junior Series 3 launching on 11th April 

  • Century 21, Slough, Fireball XL5 and Stand By For Action! launching on 14th April 

  • All 8 series of Charmed launching on 18th April 

  • Blippi European Adventure launching on 18th April 

  • Riley Rocket Series 1 launching on 25th April 

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1st April 

Feature films: 

To mark April Fools’, users can look forward to comedies including Dirty Grandpa (2016), starring Zach Efron and Robert De Niro, and Zoolander 2 (2016), starring Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell and more. Musical fans are also catered for with Billy Elliot (2000) starring a young Jamie Bell and cult favourite Grease 2 (1982) starring Michelle Pfeiffer. Those looking for something darker can enjoy The Crow (1994) starring Brandon Lee, Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds (1963), South Korean action thriller The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil (2019), and all four films in The Hunger Games series. Acclaimed drama The Truman Show (1998) starring Jim Carrey will also stream. 

8th April  

ITVX has agreed a partnership with AMC Stories which will see additional series join the platform. 

Series:

Finding Joy Series 1&2 (2018-2020)

Amy Huberman created, wrote, and stars in this warm, funny and irreverent Irish comedy. Orderly, structured Joy is dealing with a messy breakup when a new work assignment forces her to look for happiness in the most unusual places.

Brockmire Series 1-4 (2017-2020)

Follows Jim Brockmire (Hank Azaria), a famed major league baseball announcer who suffered a notorious public breakdown after stumbling upon his wife’s infidelity – a breakdown so bad that “Brutal Brockmire” became a viral internet meme. Season 1 began a decade later, as Brockmire looked to reclaim his career and reputation by calling games for the Morristown Frackers, an underdog minor league baseball team. 

The Son Series 1&2 (2017 - 2019) 

Based on Philipp Meyer’s acclaimed Pulitzer Prize finalist novel, this sweeping family saga spans 150 years and three generations of the McCullough family. The series traces the transformation of Eli McCullough (Pierce Brosnan), the charismatic family patriarch, from good-natured innocent to calculating killer. He loses everything on the wild frontier, setting him on the path to building a ranching-and-oil dynasty of unsurpassed wealth and privilege. 

Portlandia Series 1-8 (2011-2018)

Portlandia is created, written by stars Fred Armisen (SNL) and Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney vocalist/guitarist). Each episode's character-based shorts draw viewers into "Portlandia," the creators' dreamy and absurd rendering of Portland, OR.

Lodge 49 Series 1&2 (2018-2019)

Lodge 49 is a light-hearted, endearing modern fable set in Long Beach, California about a disarmingly optimistic local ex-surfer, Dud, who’s drifting after the death of his father and collapse of the family business.

Documentary Now! Series 1-4 (2015-2022) 

Starring Fred Armisen (Portlandia) and Bill Hader (Barry), the Emmy Nominated Documentary Now! parodies the current obsession with documentaries featuring different stories and stylistic approaches paying tribute to the doc format. Created by Seth Meyers (Late Night with Seth Meyers), Bill Hader and Fred Armisen.

Creep Show Series 1-4 (2019-2023) 

This anthology series based on the 1982 classic, is the most fun you’ll ever have being scared! Vignettes explore terrors from murder to the supernatural and unexplainable.

The Spoils of Babylon (2014) 

A miniseries based on fictional famous author Eric Jonrosh's (Will Ferrell) epic best-selling novel "The Spoils of Babylon", a century-spanning saga about the sexy and dramatic lives of a family that has made a fortune in the oil business.

The Spoils Before Dying (2015)

Fictional author-filmmaker, Eric Jonrosh, adapts his epic tale of a pianist-turned-detective investigating a murder in the 1950s underground jazz scene.

Cold Blooded: The Clutter Family Murders (2017)

A docuseries that focuses on the crime that shocked the nation - the 1959 brutal murder of four members of the Clutter family. The crime, seemingly without motive, would later be chronicled in Truman Capote’s seminal book, In Cold Blood.

Dietland (2018)

Equal parts revenge fantasy and heartfelt journey to self-acceptance, Dietland is a darkly comedic story that explores a multitude of issues faced by women today - including patriarchy, misogyny, rape culture, and unrealistic beauty standards.

11th April 

ITVX Kids: 

American Ninja Warrior Junior Series 3 

Children, ages 9 to 14, compete against each other on the ultimate obstacle course. 

14th April 

Century 21, Slough (2018)

On the eve of demolition, the former film studios where "Stingray", "Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons" and "Thunderbirds" were launched are brought to life one last time. Join original AP Films team members as they say goodbye to the buildings, sharing memories as they tour recreated sets, models, and puppets alongside studio originals.…

Fireball XL5 (1962) (all episodes)

The year is 2062, and World Space Patrol ship Fireball XL5 is assigned to Sector 25, where intrepid pilot Steve Zodiac, ably assisted by Doctor Venus and Professor Matthew Matic, faces such dangers as planetomic missiles, explosive gas clouds, space spies, and alien races both warlike and benign.

Stand By For Action! Gerry Anderson in Concert (2022) 

Stand by for Action! Gerry Anderson in Concert is a unique celebration of the life and TV productions of Gerry Anderson MBE which had its world premiere on 16th April 2022 at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK. Hosted by special guest Jon Culshaw, this was the first time the career-spanning collection of Gerry Anderson music had been performed live in concert.

18th April

Series:

Charmed (1998-2006) 

All eight series of the popular American television drama, starring Alyssa Milano, about three sisters who also happen to be witches, and who are sworn to protect the innocent from the dark forces that threaten them.

ITVX Kids: 

Blippi’s European Adventure

Join Blippi on a European adventure of a lifetime, as he visits the Colosseum in Rome, does a gladiator obstacle course, looks like a giant in mini Paris, rides a fire truck like a real firefighter, and so much more.

25th April 

ITVX Kids: 

Riley Rocket Series 1

Riley Rocket is an action-packed musical adventure comedy. Young Riley and the members of her group MegaBlast have supersonic powers, and they transform themselves into secret superheroes who use the power of music to save their community. In addition to their instruments, Riley's wheelchair, Alex's skateboard and Theo's bike also transform themselves when the characters become superheroes!

BritBox UK 

Highlights on BritBox UK include classic sitcom series Sorry! starring Ronnie Corbett and Terry & June starring Terry Scott and June Whitfield. The first series of the sci-fi series Space Patrol and the third series of Monty Python’s Flying Circus will also be available to stream. 

 


 

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