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Shiver to produce Peston on Sunday for ITV

Published: Mon 22 Feb 2016

ITV has today announced that Shiver, ITV Studios’ factual division, is to produce Robert Peston’s new current affairs programme, Peston on Sunday.
 
Peston on Sunday is a brand new political interview programme on ITV, hosted by the ITV News Political Editor, providing viewers with an intelligent and lively approach to politics. On-air time and scheduling for the series will be confirmed in due course.
 
ITV Controller of Current Affairs Tom Giles is the Commissioning Editor for Peston on Sunday, which will be executive produced by Alexander Gardiner, and Mike Blair.
 
Gardiner and Blair’s credits include The ITV Leaders’ Debate, which aired on ITV on April 2nd in the 2015 General Election campaign.
 
Vicky Flind, former Editor of BBC One’s This Week, will be Series Editor for Peston on Sunday.
 
Tom Giles, ITV Controller of Current Affairs said:
 
"We're delighted to have secured such a strong and talented group of people - Robert, Vicky and Alex, as well as the Shiver team - to help bring Sunday politics back to ITV. Shiver put in a strong bid against tough competition and we look forward to working with them to deliver a fresh, lively and intelligent new presence in the Sunday schedules."
 
Alexander Gardiner, Shiver Managing Director and Executive Producer of Peston on Sunday, said:
 
"It was a major coup for ITV signing Robert Peston as their political editor. I'm delighted that we in Shiver will be bringing Sunday politics back to the channel with such a great presenter. It'll be a vibrant, fresh and thoroughly engaging watch."
 
Vicky Flind, Series Editor of Peston on Sunday said:
 
“It is very rare to have the opportunity to create a new TV programme. I was lucky enough to have that opportunity 13 years ago with This Week -- which I'm delighted to say is still performing strongly . It will be very difficult leave Andrew and the This Week family . But I'm greatly looking forward to building a brand new programme with Robert Peston and ITV. It's a very exciting prospect."