ITV October 2023 monthly highlights
- Jonathan Ross: Must Watch Films and Lego Friends: The Next Chapter New Beginnings streaming on ITVX from 05/10
- Films on ITVX from 1st October include Girl, Interrupted, Single White Female, Midnight Express, Legion and more
- C*A*U*G*H*T streaming on ITVX from 12/10
- The Coop Troop, All Rounds Champions Series 2 and Minibods streaming from 19/10
- The Other Mrs Jordan: Catching the Ultimate Conman and American Ninja Warrior Junior Series 2 streaming from 26/10
Films coming to ITVX this month include dramas Burden (2018), Girl, Interrupted (1999), Miss Virginia (2019), Sex, Lies and Videotape (1989), Midnight Express (1978) and Urban Hymn (2015). New thrillers and horror films will include Single White Female (1992) and Legion (2010). Lastly, new documentaries landing in October include Michael Jackson’s This Is It (2009) and Senna (2010).
Jonathan Ross’ monthly film recommendations cover a selection of the best films available on the service including The Howling (1981), The Wicker Man (1973), Precious (2009), Chaplin (1992) and Flame in the Streets (1961).
Lego Friends: The Next Chapter New Beginnings
While trying to survive the chaos of the first day of school, new friends get to know each other through baking for the Welcome to School Festival.
The satirical comedy series C*A*U*G*H*T follows four Australian soldiers sent on a secret mission to a war-torn country. Mistaken for Americans, they are captured by freedom fighters and produce a hostage video that goes viral. When the soldiers reach celebrity status, they realise that being caught might just be the best thing that could’ve happened to them. Director, producer and writer Kick Gurry (Edge of Tomorrow) stars in the six-episode series alongside Sean Penn, Matthew Fox, Ben O’Toole, Lincoln Younes, Alexander England, Mel Jarnson, Fayssal Bazzi, Dorian Nkono and Rebecca Breeds.
The Coop Troop
Funny, fast, farcical, and feathery, The Coop Troop features the entertaining exploits of a gang of five unlikely heroes: hyperactive rabbit Maggie, eccentric inventor Flo the chicken, bon vivant swine Clive, excitable lamb Billy and enigmatic egg, Jo d’Oeuf. Thirsty for adventure to escape their mundane farm life, The Coop Troop’s mission is to help any animal with a problem – and they’re kept very busy by the precious, pampered pets of neighbouring town, Animauville.
All Round Champions Series 2
It’s the ultimate event for ten of the best young athletes in North America: instead of competing in their own sport, these future Olympians must master their competition’s events. Does a downhill skier have the drive to master powerlifting? Can a karate champ score on the hockey ice? Whether it’s fencing, snow kiting, artistic swimming or hurdles, these athletes will overcome adversity, display sportsmanship, and prove they have what it takes to be crowned the next All-Round Champion.
Welcome to the fantastical Land of Odd, home to the Minibods. Join six furry little friends as they get up to hilarious mayhem, turning everyday situations into unexpected, super silly events. Whatever life throws their way, the Minibods overcome hurdles the unconventional way, to better understand themselves and the world around them!
The Other Mrs Jordan - Catching the Ultimate Conman (part of ‘Cons and Swindles’ season)
This brand-new series for ITVX unravels the complex strands of the multiple “other Mrs Jordans” and follows the manhunt led by retired U.S Marshal Tex Lindsay to track down the shady figure who left so much pain and confusion in his wake.
Mary Turner Thomson had grown used to her husband’s frequent and often sudden trips away to far-flung locations as well as the secretive nature of his work, which meant he was regularly unable to maintain contact with her. She contented herself that these challenges were a necessary sacrifice when your spouse, William Allen Jordan, was a CIA agent working in counter-terrorism in the early 2000s... or so she thought until a fateful phone call in April 2006 from someone claiming to be “The Other Mrs Jordan”.
American Ninja Warrior Junior Series 2
American Ninja Warrior Junior celebrates real kid athletes as more than 140 boys and girls from across the U.S., face off on head-to-head courses in three age brackets: 9 & 10, 11 & 12, and 13 & 14 year-olds.
October highlights on BritBox UK include a Black History Month collection featuring the likes of Mandela: A Long Walk to Freedom (2013) starring Idris Elba and A United Kingdom (2016) starring David Oyelowo. BritBox will also be marking Halloween with classic horror films including The Mummy (1959) starring Peter Cushing and Dracula (1958) starring Christopher Lee.
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