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Week 35 2018 : Sat 25 Aug - Fri 31 Aug

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  • James Martin’s American Adventure

    The Hamptons Ep 9/

    Following the success of his French Adventure, chef James Martin is setting off on the next leg of his journey - the U S of A. 

    ITV
    Transmission date: Fri 31 Aug
    Time: 8.00pm - 8.30pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 35 2018 : Sat 25 Aug - Fri 31 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: emma.daly@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 21 August 2018.
     
    Episode 9 - The Hamptons
     
    In a half-hour cut down of the original series, the East coast stretch of James Martin’s American Adventure takes him to The Hamptons. Known as being the playground of wealthy New Yorkers, the area has a rich farming history. James cooks for some local farmers before going out on a lobster boat and cooking along the waterside.
     
    Series overview
     
    Following the success of his French Adventure, chef James Martin is setting off on the next leg of his journey - the U S of A. 
     
    This is a trip that James has been longing to take and it’s a road trip as road trips are meant to be! He’ll travel with a range of different machines - including a 70s Pontiac and a vintage Porsche. 
     
    Starting in Napa Valley, James and his trusty crew will head to LA, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, New Orleans, The Hamptons and more, all culminating in New York. 
     
     

     

  • Our Everest Challenge with Ben Fogle & Victoria Pendleton

    Ep 1/1

    In a ground-breaking documentary, Our Everest Challenge With Ben Fogle & Victoria Pendleton, broadcaster and adventurer Ben Fogle faces the challenge of a lifetime, alongside his friend and double Olympic gold medallist Victoria Pendleton CBE.&nb

    ITV
    Transmission date: Thu 30 Aug
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 35 2018 : Sat 25 Aug - Fri 31 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: britt.allott@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 21st August 2018.
     
    Our Everest Challenge:With Ben Fogle & Victoria Pendleton
     
    In a ground-breaking documentary, Our Everest Challenge With Ben Fogle & Victoria Pendleton, broadcaster and adventurer Ben Fogle faces the challenge of a lifetime, alongside his friend and double Olympic gold medallist Victoria Pendleton CBE. 
     
    For Ben, it is the story of a boyhood dream, to scale Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak, at an altitude of 8,848 metres. After two years of preparation, CNN Vision exclusively follows the pair to the Nepalese capital Kathmandu, from where they trek into the Himalayas to Everest Base Camp; here they will acclimatize and hone their skills before making their summit attempt. 
     
    Ben and Victoria will be guided by world-renowned British mountaineer Kenton Cool, a veteran of twelve Everest summits, more than any other European climber. As they head up the mountain, into the notorious “death zone”, physical exhaustion, extreme conditions and misfortune will test the pair to their limits, 65 years after Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers known to have reached the summit. Since that day in 1953, more than 4000 people have successfully climbed Everest but nearly 300 climbers have died on ‘her’ icy slopes. As Ben and Victoria begin their expedition and face their fears, they know Everest will be life-changing.
     

  • Diva Espana

    Ep 1/1

    The Queen of Essex is back and this time GC is calling the shots in a brand new one off special following Gemma Collins’ life around Essex and Marbella, Diva Espana.

    ITVBe
    Transmission date: Wed 29 Aug
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.30pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 35 2018 : Sat 25 Aug - Fri 31 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: justin.jeffreys@itv.com
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 21st August 2018.
     
    Diva Espana
     
    The Queen of Essex is back and this time GC is calling the shots in a brand new one off special following Gemma Collins’ life around Essex and Marbella, Diva Espana.
     
    As arguably Essex’s most outlandish personality, Gemma’s fabulous yet frenzied lifestyle is jam packed full of selfie taking, signings and shop openings as the GC juggles life as a reality star and successful businesswoman.
     
    Heading to Marbella to launch a pop up shop, Gemma’s personal and professional worlds collide as she endures yet another hurdle in her on/off relationship with Arg.
     
    And when the layers are stripped back, just who is the real GC? 
     
    Featuring special appearances from Gemma’s family and close friend Chloe Sims, Diva Espana is an intimate insight into the queen of memes and what life is really like behind closed doors for Essex’s ultimate independent woman.
     
     
     
     

  • £10k Holiday Home

    Ep 4/6

    In this new six-part series for ITV, Julia Bradbury finds out if it’s possible to buy and renovate a home abroad for just £10,000.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Tue 28 Aug
    Time: 7.30pm - 8.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 35 2018 : Sat 25 Aug - Fri 31 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication in the public domain until Tuesday 21 August 2018.
     
    Series overview
     
    In this new six-part series for ITV, Julia Bradbury finds out if it’s possible to buy and renovate a home abroad for just £10,000. Some savvy sun worshippers claim to have paid just twice the £5,000 that an average family reportedly spends on their annual break away - to have their very own holiday home.
     
    From Spain to France, and Italy to Bulgaria, some properties are up for grabs at unbelievably low prices. This series features Julia finding out whether the dream of a holiday home in the sun can really be achievable for the price of a second-hand car - by taking on her own fixer-upper in Portugal. Along the way she meets people who have done just that - using shepherds’ huts, troglodyte caves and even river boats to make their dream homes in the sun on a budget. Julia is helped by her friend, designer and salvage expert Max McMurdo, who uses his DIY skills to help Julia renovate her Portuguese retreat and takes on a challenge of creating his own holiday home on wheels in the UK for less than £5,000. But can they really achieve their goals on such tight budgets?
     
    Episode 4
     
    In the fourth episode, with no water, electricity or internal walls Julia has a lot of work to do to ensure her cottage is finished on time and within budget. 
     
    With costs mounting, and only £2,000 left in her £10k budget, Julia visits Fergal from Athlone in Ireland for inspiration. He managed to transform an abandoned sunken shipwreck into a sleek motorboat for less than £7,000 - £93,000 under the asking price of some brand new ones.
     
    Meanwhile, designer and salvage expert Max continues his own challenge - to build a holiday home on wheels for just £5,000. Now he needs to work out how to use canvas to help it expand to twice its travelling size. He visits Cornwall to see a treehouse which has used canvas to great effect.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

  • The Frankenstein Chronicles

    Lost and Found Ep 6/6

    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
    Transmission date: Tue 28 Aug
    Time: 10.45pm - 11.50pm
    Genre: Drama
    Week: Week 35 2018 : Sat 25 Aug - Fri 31 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: jo.blanket@itv.com
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

     
    Episode 6
     
    Marlott pieces together the links in the chain to connect the supplier of corpses with the his final suspect.  Last in series.
     
     
    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).
     
     

     

  • Long Lost Family

    Ep 7/7

    The award-winning documentary series Long Lost Family returns to ITV for a brand new series, as presenters Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell reunite more family members with their missing relatives. 

    ITV
    Transmission date: Tue 28 Aug
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 35 2018 : Sat 25 Aug - Fri 31 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: hannah.green@itv.com lyndsey.large@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 21st August 2018.
     
    Series overview
     
    The award-winning documentary series Long Lost Family returns to ITV for a brand new series, as presenters Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell reunite more family members with their missing relatives. Series 8 features seven heart-warming new episodes, helping relatives reunite with the loved ones they have been desperately searching for and answering questions that have haunted people for years.
     
    Episode 7
     
    This episode features an extraordinary double search within one family: a sister looking for her brother Keith to tell him the truth about their father, and s further search with Keith to find out more about the birth mother he never knew.
     
    Our story begins with Maureen Sluz. Maureen grew up in a happy, lively household, with her younger sibling Julian. When she was a teenager, her mother revealed that Maureen’s dad, David, had had another son, Keith, before Maureen was born. Maureen’s mum told her that David paid maintenance for his son and wanted to see him. But the baby had been given up for adoption. 
     
    Maureen has always felt a connection to the older brother she’s never met. Now that both her parents have passed away, she’s tried many ways to find Keith. She is longing to tell her half-brother Keith that their father was a good man who wanted to be part of his son’s life. 
     
    The story continues as for the first time, we endeavour to bring both sides of a family together. We find Keith, on the other side of the world in Australia. The news that Maureen is looking for him and the information she brings about their father is totally life changing for him. Having been reunited with his siblings from his birth father’s side of the family, Keith is keen to find out about his birth mother. So another search is launched, as Keith travels back to his childhood home in Wales and digs deeper into his past. 

     

  • Love Your Garden

    Ep 6/8

    Alan Titchmarsh and his team of gardening experts, Katie Rushworth, Frances Tophill and David Domoney return, sharing even more inspirational ideas and tips as they transform the backyards of some of the nation’s most deserving people.   

    ITV
    Transmission date: Tue 28 Aug
    Time: 8.00pm - 9.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 35 2018 : Sat 25 Aug - Fri 31 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: grant.cunningham@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 21 August 2018.
     
    Series overview
     
    Alan Titchmarsh and his team of gardening experts, Katie Rushworth, Frances Tophill and David Domoney return, sharing even more inspirational ideas and tips as they transform the backyards of some of the nation’s most deserving people.   
     
    Episode 6
     
    This week Alan Titchmarsh heads to Nottingham and gets the best reaction ever when he surprises young foster parent and mother of two Fiona Kirlew.
     
    Despite only being 36, Fiona has fostered over 40 teenage children and keeps in touch with all of them.
     
    Her grown up ex-foster children (one of whom nominated her) share just how much they owe to Fiona's commitment to giving them the best start in life. 
     
    Alan and the team turn this bubbly super-mum's dismal paved-over yard into a lush Caribbean haven that evokes her father's garden in Jamaica.
     
    David Domoney, Katie Rushworth and Frances Tophill share tips on how to green-up bare walls with, and without, a budget, and convert a regular dining table into a top-notch spot complete with drinks cooler.
     

     

  • Zoe Ball on Sunday

    Ep 40/

    Zoe Ball presents an entertainment packed, hour long talk show every Saturday and Sunday morning.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sun 26 Aug
    Time: 8.30am - 9.25am
    Genre: Daytime
    Week: Week 35 2018 : Sat 25 Aug - Fri 31 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: jo.farrelly@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 21 August 2018.
     
    Series overview
     
    Zoe Ball presents an entertainment packed, hour long talk show every Saturday and Sunday morning.
     
    The one hour studio based series will feature live music in every show from established and breakthrough artists, plus star guests and topical chat.
     
    Zoe and her celebrity guests will relax viewers into the weekend with content ranging from unmissable films and TV shows to the best in books, leisure and comedy.  
     
    Episode 40
     
    Start your Sunday off with Zoe Ball and her guests as she welcomes Matt Goss, actor Samantha Bond and comedian David Morgan, who is armed with more nifty gadgets. Plus, live music from Nina Nesbitt.

     

  • Zoe Ball on Saturday

    Ep 39/

    Zoe Ball presents an entertainment packed, hour long talk show every Saturday and Sunday morning.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 25 Aug
    Time: 8.30am - 9.25am
    Genre: Daytime
    Week: Week 35 2018 : Sat 25 Aug - Fri 31 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: jo.farrelly@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 21 August 2018.
     
    Series overview
     
    Zoe Ball presents an entertainment packed, hour long talk show every Saturday and Sunday morning.
     
    The one hour studio based series will feature live music in every show from established and breakthrough artists, plus star guests and topical chat.
     
    Zoe and her celebrity guests will relax viewers into the weekend with content ranging from unmissable films and TV shows to the best in books, leisure and comedy.  
     
    Episode 39
     
    This Saturday morning Zoe Ball is joined by Martin Kemp, Gabrielle and comedian London Hughes. Plus, there’s live music from Ten Tonnes.
     

     

  • Japandemonium

    Ep 6/6

    Welcome to Japandemonium, a review of the best of brilliantly bonkers Japanese TV. We’re showcasing some of the maddest and funniest moments ever broadcast.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 25 Aug
    Time: 6.30pm - 7.00pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 35 2018 : Sat 25 Aug - Fri 31 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: sarah.stevens@itv.com
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 21 August 2018.
     
    Episode 6
     
    Welcome to Japandemonium, a review of the best of brilliantly bonkers Japanese TV.
     
    We’re showcasing some of the maddest and funniest moments ever broadcast.
     
    This time the game of Candy or not Candy where contestants bite objects to find out, chopsticks bungee jumping, and extreme pans being dropped on the head.

     

  • WOS Wrestling

    Ep 5/10

    WOS Wrestling makes its triumphant return to ITV this month. The high-octane series promises an hour’s worth of heart-pumping action on Saturday evenings.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 25 Aug
    Time: 5.00pm - 6.00pm
    Genre: Daytime
    Week: Week 35 2018 : Sat 25 Aug - Fri 31 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: emma.daly@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 21 August 2018.
     
    Episode 5
     
    Anything could happen in the WOS arena as the UK’s best wrestling talent take their turn in the ring. The WOS Tag Team Tournament reaches semi-final stages and there’s a major female main event match.     
     
     

     

  • Big Star’s Little Star

    Ep 5/6

    Stephen Mulhern hosts a brand new series of this fun entertainment show which lifts the lid on celebrities’ lives – through the eyes of their children.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 25 Aug
    Time: 7.00pm - 8.00pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 35 2018 : Sat 25 Aug - Fri 31 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: george@pr-squared.co.uk
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 21 August 2018.
     
    Big Star’s Little Star
     
    Stephen Mulhern hosts a brand new series of this fun entertainment show which lifts the lid on celebrities’ lives – through the eyes of their children.
     
    Full to the brim with surprising revelations, funny anecdotes and heart-warming moments, this five-part series will see Britain’s best-loved stars team up with their children or grandchildren to win as much money as possible for charity.
     
    Over the new series a whole host of celebrities open themselves up to the Big Star’s Little Star’s experience, including: Abbey Clancey, Samia Ghadie, Ken Bruce, Jodie Kidd, Kian Egan, Sally Phillips, Una Foden, Kate Silverton, Kriss Akabusi, Sarah Beeny, Tristan Gemmill, James Cracknell, Karen Blick, Faye Tozer and Vernie Bennett. 
     
    Episode 5
     
    This week James Cracknell, Karen Blick and Vernie Bennett give a sneak peak into their home lives.  Who will end up red-faced?
     

     

  • James Martin’s American Adventure

    Salem Ep 8/

    Following the success of his French Adventure, chef James Martin is setting off on the next leg of his journey - the U S of A. 

    ITV
    Transmission date: Fri 24 Aug
    Time: 8.00pm - 8.30pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 34 2018 : Sat 18 Aug - Fri 24 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: emma.daly@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 14 August 2018.
     
    Episode 8 - Salem
     
    James Martin's American Adventure brings James to Salem, on the east coast of the USA and made famous by the witch trials of 1692. Things get spooky as James is visiting on the approach to Halloween and he meets a love Clairvoyant, and her dogs.
     
    Series overview
     
    Following the success of his French Adventure, chef James Martin is setting off on the next leg of his journey - the U S of A. 
     
    This is a trip that James has been longing to take and it’s a road trip as road trips are meant to be! He’ll travel with a range of different machines - including a 70s Pontiac and a vintage Porsche. 
     
    Starting in Napa Valley, James and his trusty crew will head to LA, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, New Orleans, The Hamptons and more, all culminating in New York. 
     
     

     

  • Inside The Court of Appeal

    Ep 1/1

    With extraordinary access to the Court of Appeal, this new documentary aims to provide a close insight into the British legal system as it has never been seen before.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Thu 23 Aug
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 34 2018 : Sat 18 Aug - Fri 24 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 14 August 2018.
     
    Inside The Court of Appeal
     
    “I believe I am an innocent man and I believe that justice will prevail in London.” - Darren Jarvis, appealing against his conviction for causing death by dangerous driving
     
    “He was just trying to show off, ‘Look I got a new sports car, so powerful. Let me show you how fast I can go.’ My children are never going to know their dad. They were only young, they are not going to remember him.” - Joanna Osinska, the partner of Jacek Stawski, killed in the crash caused by Darren Jarvis
     
    With extraordinary access to the Court of Appeal, this new documentary aims to provide a close insight into the British legal system as it has never been seen before.
     
    The cases which come before some of the highest judges in the land are the last chance for convicted criminals to prove their innocence, or for victims or their relatives to find justice.
     
    This documentary takes viewers inside the world of wigs, silks and gowns in the bowels of the historic Royal Courts of Justice, following three cases through to their conclusions, and examining the stories from each perspective.
     
    The programme films where cameras have never gone before inside the court buildings, and sees QCs build their cases, form their arguments and battle in front of judges - before they deliver their verdicts.
     
    It features the raw emotion of families involved in crime and punishment - the tears, anger, bewilderment and even relief at the heart of criminal cases as they fight for what they believe to be justice for their loved ones. This is the court where most people are guilty until proven innocent.
     
    Teenager Joseph McGill is fighting for his freedom. One of five boys convicted of murdering fellow teenager Sean McHugh behind a launderette in Liverpool, Joseph is serving a jail term for a crime he and his family say he didn’t commit.
     
    The law on joint enterprise, under which groups could be convicted of murder even if it’s not clear who committed the killing, has been changed since his conviction. This gives McGill hope because although involved in the incident, he says he had left the launderette when it happened. Emotions are heightened because the mother of his victim, Lorraine McHugh, lives just a few streets away from his family.
     
    Lorraine has very clear views on why he has been jailed. She says: “They knew what they were doing that night, they were out to kill somebody. They’re just evil. They were born evil.”
     
    She also says the appeal makes life very difficult for her. She says: “Justice was done for Sean - but not now, with the appeals going through. The night [they] killed Sean [they] might have just killed me because I am dead inside. He was the baby and would have been 23 this year.”
     
    The case of Darren Jarvis is rare because he has already served two years in prison, and is now a free man.
     
    He is going back to the Court of Appeal, fighting to prove he should never have gone to jail in the first place. He’s desperate to restore his reputation after being convicted of causing two deaths on the road. In the summer of 2012, Jarvis was found having a fit behind the wheel of his high-powered sports car after a crash.
     
    The collision killed his passenger - an old friend - and, in the oncoming car, a father of two called Jacek Stawski, who was travelling with his four year old son.
     
    The appeal revolves around one crucial question that will decide his innocence or his guilt - whether he suffered the fit before he crashed and therefore it caused the accident, or whether the fit happened afterwards - and was caused by the collision.
     
    Jarvis says: “If you're involved in an accident where people sadly die, of course your name is blackened… It’s inevitable. I am not a killer. I have dreamed of having this time in in the highest court in the country to clear my name. It’s a big day in my life.”
     
    Jacek’s partner Joanna Osinska says she and her family cannot forgive Jarvis for causing the accident: “I just cannot understand why he is doing this to us as a family. I hate him for what he done for ruining lives – mine, my children. I hate him even more now because we have to go through everything again from the beginning.”
     
    The final case is quite different. It’s about a family trying to find closure by increasing the sentence of a killer driver.
     
    The family of Makayah McDermott are looking ahead to a hearing for Joshua Dobby, a joyrider who killed the 10-year-old boy and his aunt when the car he was driving went off the road and hit them in 2016.
     
    For Makayah’s sisters the prison sentence of 12 years simply wasn’t enough. They wrote to the Prime Minister demanding action. Now the family hope Dobby’s sentence will be increased by the court.
     
    Makayah’s sister Yahla says: “I wrote a letter to the Prime Minister asking her if she could increase the amount of years you get for death by dangerous driving and I told her that my 10 year old brother was killed and my aunty was killed. I don’t think the sentences that the man got was enough. I thought whereas he’s killed two people he should get a sentencing for each person.”
     
     
     
     

  • Paul O’Grady’s Little Heroes

    Ep 3/6

    In this heart-warming six-part series, Paul O’Grady visits Great Ormond Street Hospital to spend time with the remarkable and brave children being treated there and the inspiring staff who care for them.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Wed 22 Aug
    Time: 8.00pm - 8.30pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 34 2018 : Sat 18 Aug - Fri 24 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: lyndsey.large@itv.com hannah.green@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 14 July 2018.
     
    Series overview
     
    “We can learn a lot from these children, we really can. It doesn’t matter what life throws at these kids, they won’t let it stand in their way.” Paul O’Grady
     
    In this heart-warming six-part series, Paul O’Grady visits Great Ormond Street Hospital to spend time with the remarkable and brave children being treated there and the inspiring staff who care for them.
     
    GOSH is one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals and sees 600 children a day come through the doors. Paul rolls up his sleeves to join the 4000 members of staff and offer a helping hand, even if it’s just to keep a smile on the faces of the children and their families. Paul experiences everything from cutting edge ear reconstruction surgery to swapping his scrubs for a hairnet to help out the dinner ladies on the lunch round.  
     
    Episode 3
     
    In the third episode of series, Paul meets 11-year-old patient Fazeel, who suffers from a rare condition known as EB, which effects just 5000 people in the UK and currently has no cure. Fazeel’s condition means he has delicate, painful skin and also needs regular eye checks to look for damage or blistering inside the eye.
     
    Fazeel explains: “They call us butterfly children because butterflies wings are really fragile and so is our skin, but then I don’t let that stop me.”
     
    Paul also meets Aleksandra, age 10, who is arriving for a life-changing 10-hour operation to reconstruct the bone around her eye and cheek using bone taken from her leg. Aleksandra was diagnosed with an unusual bone cancer aged 6. The tumour was successfully removed but her eye could not be saved. 
     
    Aleksandra is looking forward to her surgery. She explains: “I would like to have this surgery so no-one will look at me as much as they do now because people stare at me.”
     
    Four-year-old Taheem was born with a number of health problems and is currently waiting for a kidney transplant. He requires four hours of dialysis, three times a week which is a struggle for his mum Aida, who is therefore undergoing four weeks of training. If successful she will be able to do the dialysis independently at home to make caring for her four other children easier.
     
    Paul is keen to offer a helping hand and says: “ I don’t know how she copes you know, Aida. She’s got all this dialysis to do three times a week plus she’s got very lively children. I really don’t how she does it without cracking. She’s quite marvellous, she really is.”
     
    Also this week, Paul assists porter Hayden who walks 30-miles-a-day moving patients and medical equipment around the hospital. Paul tells him: “You’re very important people in the hospital. When I was a teenager that was a prized job. My mother was always saying, ‘Get yourself up to St Cath’s and see if you can get yourself a job as a porter!’”
     
     
     

     

  • £10k Holiday Home

    Ep 3/6

    In this new six-part series for ITV, Julia Bradbury finds out if it’s possible to buy and renovate a home abroad for just £10,000.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Tue 21 Aug
    Time: 7.30pm - 8.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 34 2018 : Sat 18 Aug - Fri 24 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com
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    The information contained herein is embargoed from all press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication in the public domain until Tuesday 14 August 2018.
     
    Series overview
     
    In this new six-part series for ITV, Julia Bradbury finds out if it’s possible to buy and renovate a home abroad for just £10,000. Some savvy sun worshippers claim to have paid just twice the £5,000 that an average family reportedly spends on their annual break away - to have their very own holiday home.
     
    From Spain to France, and Italy to Bulgaria, some properties are up for grabs at unbelievably low prices. This series features Julia finding out whether the dream of a holiday home in the sun can really be achievable for the price of a second-hand car - by taking on her own fixer-upper in Portugal. Along the way she meets people who have done just that - using shepherds’ huts, troglodyte caves and even river boats to make their dream homes in the sun on a budget. Julia is helped by her friend, designer and salvage expert Max McMurdo, who uses his DIY skills to help Julia renovate her Portuguese retreat and takes on a challenge of creating his own holiday home on wheels in the UK for less than £5,000. But can they really achieve their goals on such tight budgets?
     
    Episode 3
     
    In the third episode, Julia has got the keys to her cottage and starts to realise what a tough task she has to get all the work done on budget. The house has no water or electricity, and needs work to the roof.
     
    She also wants to put in a new staircase and knock down some walls. But with only around £3,000 left to spend, the enormity of the challenge hits home. Julia calls her friend, designer and salvage expert Max McMurdo, for help and together they decide what needs to be done to the Little Blue House.
     
    Local builders are called in to quote for the work and Julia is shocked when she gets the quote for the electrics. She gives the go-ahead for the work she can afford and the team starts knocking down walls and removing the stairs.
     
    Julia also visits Almeria in Southern Spain to meet Ivan who has bought a holiday home there and renovated it himself for just over £10K. She’s wowed by the views from his enviable roof terrace.
     
    Back in the UK, Max’s challenge to build a holiday home on wheels for under £5,000 is underway and he visits a Norfolk couple who have given a standard Ford Transit an incredible arts and crafts transformation, turning it into a campervan for a total of £7,000.
     
     
     
     
     
     

  • The Frankenstein Chronicles

    (S1) The Frankenstein Murders Ep 5/6

    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
    Transmission date: Tue 21 Aug
    Time: 10.45pm - 11.50pm
    Genre: Drama
    Week: Week 34 2018 : Sat 18 Aug - Fri 24 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: jo.blanket@itv.com
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    Episode 5
     
    Boz publishes his newspaper article, The Frankenstein Murders, which causes a public outcry and infuriates Peel on the eve of the Anatomy Act. Mary Shelley follows her own line of enquiry into the medical practice of Sir William Chester, uncovering secrets from the past. Marlott decides to go back to Greenwich to where it all began, is there something he is missing?
     
     
    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).
     
     

     

  • Long Lost Family

    Ep 6/7

    The award-winning documentary series Long Lost Family returns to ITV for a brand new series, as presenters Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell reunite more family members with their missing relatives. 

    ITV
    Transmission date: Tue 21 Aug
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 34 2018 : Sat 18 Aug - Fri 24 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: hannah.green@itv.com lyndsey.large@itv.com
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    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 14th August 2018.
     
    Series overview
     
    The award-winning documentary series Long Lost Family returns to ITV for a brand new series, as presenters Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell reunite more family members with their missing relatives. Series 8 features seven heart-warming new episodes, helping relatives reunite with the loved ones they have been desperately searching for and answering questions that have haunted people for years.
     
    Episode 6
     
    This episode features two stories about a man and a woman, each looking for their birth mother.
     
    Julie Roberts lives in Birmingham, where she’s worked in the local chocolate factory for the last 32 years. She’s always known she was adopted. But when as a teenager she found out that her birth mother, Marion, was only 18
    when she had Julie, she wanted to know more. After accessing her adoption paperwork, Julie discovered that her father was a married man. Since then, although Julie knows she’s not to blame, she’s felt guilty that somehow she may have ruined her birth mother’s life. Now Julie longs to find Marion, to see what impact this teenage pregnancy had and find out what became of her .
     
    Our second story is on behalf of a man longing to find his birth mother after more than fifty years apart.
     
    Keen biker Marc Wolfe knows little about his birth mother other than that she was Jewish and her one wish was for her son to be adopted into a Jewish family. Marc had a very happy childhood in a close knit Jewish family. But deep down, he has always struggled with feelings of rejection. After the death of his adoptive mother, his feelings intensified and he decided to look for his birth mother. He wants to know whether she cared about him and why she gave him up: did she have any choice? Marc is now searching for answers.
     
    Find out what happens when Long Lost Family takes on these searches.

     

  • Love Your Garden

    Ep 5/8

    Alan Titchmarsh and his team of gardening experts, Katie Rushworth, Frances Tophill and David Domoney return, sharing even more inspirational ideas and tips as they transform the backyards of some of the nation’s most deserving people.   

    ITV
    Transmission date: Tue 21 Aug
    Time: 8.00pm - 9.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 34 2018 : Sat 18 Aug - Fri 24 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: grant.cunningham@itv.com
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    Series overview
     
    Alan Titchmarsh and his team of gardening experts, Katie Rushworth, Frances Tophill and David Domoney return, sharing even more inspirational ideas and tips as they transform the backyards of some of the nation’s most deserving people.   
     
    Episode 5
     
    Alan Titchmarsh's make-over bandwagon arrives in Cardiff this week to create a pretty but practical garden for dedicated fundraiser Irene Hicks.
     
    As well as regular bingo events, Irene has set up a virtual charity shop in her own home to raise money for her local Breast Cancer Unit. In just three years she has raised over £75,000 and is heading to a target of £100,000.
     
    Selling items on-line for as little as a pound means she is extremely busy and her home is over-run - so friends and family asked if the Love Your Garden team could help by giving her a garden to handle the over-spill.
     
    Alan discovers the personal tragedy that motivates this modest heroine and turns a wreck of a garden into a peaceful haven that has plenty of practical touches.
     
    Katie Rushworth creates a pretty laundry area featuring - fragranced planting by the very first drying green to be featured in the series - ever!
     
    David Domoney shows how veg can make an attractive addition to any garden and Frances Tophill creates colourful butterfly decorations and a reflective raised pond - which Irene loves. 
     

     

  • Give It A Year

    Ep 12/12

    In this brand new series, Baroness Karren Brady meets a host of brave people who’ve decide to go it alone and start a new business. 

    ITV
    Transmission date: Mon 20 Aug
    Time: 8.00pm - 8.30pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 34 2018 : Sat 18 Aug - Fri 24 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: emma.daly@itv.com
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    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 7 August 2018.
     
    Episode 11
     
    Karren meets a young man who thinks he’s found the answer to spilled drinks with an invention he’s trying to sell from the back bedroom of his flat, and a couple who are gambling it all on an anti-nausea kit for pregnant mums-to-be.
     
    Series overview
     
    In this brand new series, Baroness Karren Brady meets a host of brave people who have decided to go it alone and start a new business, starting at the launch of each venture's first year, before revisiting them 12 months later to discover what can happen when they Give it a Year.
     
     

  • Unforgotten

    Ep 6/6

    When human remains are found buried in the central reservation of the M1, Cassie and Sunny begin the task of identifying them.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sun 19 Aug
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.05pm
    Genre: Drama
    Week: Week 34 2018 : Sat 18 Aug - Fri 24 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: katy.mason@itv.com
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    Episode 6
     
    Following the discovery of items found at his house, Tim insists that he bought the seemingly incriminating objects for his girls at a fete in Middenham during another holiday.
     
    However the team are not buying Tim’s story and call Jessica and her mum in to see if the objects can be identified as Hayley’s.
     
    When they make it clear that the possessions can’t be hers though, Cassie and Sunny are back to square one.
     
    Then a new discovery leaves them shocked and devastated, hitting Cassie particularly hard.

     

  • Zoe Ball on Sunday

    Ep 38/

    Zoe Ball presents an entertainment packed, hour long talk show every Saturday and Sunday morning.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sun 19 Aug
    Time: 8.30am - 9.25am
    Genre: Daytime
    Week: Week 34 2018 : Sat 18 Aug - Fri 24 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: jo.farrelly@itv.com
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    Series overview
     
    Zoe Ball presents an entertainment packed, hour long talk show every Saturday and Sunday morning.
     
    The one hour studio based series will feature live music in every show from established and breakthrough artists, plus star guests and topical chat.
     
    Zoe and her celebrity guests will relax viewers into the weekend with content ranging from unmissable films and TV shows to the best in books, leisure and comedy.  
     
    Episode 38
     
    Start your Sunday off with Zoe Ball and her guests as she welcomes Scissor Sisters singer Jake Shears, actor Meera Syal for Book Club and comedian David Morgan, who this time brings along with fun summer games. Plus, live music from The Coral.

     

  • Big Star’s Little Star

    Ep 4/6

    Stephen Mulhern hosts a brand new series of this fun entertainment show which lifts the lid on celebrities’ lives – through the eyes of their children.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 18 Aug
    Time: 7.00pm - 8.00pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 34 2018 : Sat 18 Aug - Fri 24 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: george@pr-squared.co.uk
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    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 14 August 2018.
     
    Big Star’s Little Star
     
    Stephen Mulhern hosts a brand new series of this fun entertainment show which lifts the lid on celebrities’ lives – through the eyes of their children.
     
    Full to the brim with surprising revelations, funny anecdotes and heart-warming moments, this five-part series will see Britain’s best-loved stars team up with their children or grandchildren to win as much money as possible for charity.
     
    Over the new series a whole host of celebrities open themselves up to the Big Star’s Little Star’s experience, including: Abbey Clancey, Samia Ghadie, Ken Bruce, Jodie Kidd, Kian Egan, Sally Phillips, Una Foden, Kate Silverton, Kriss Akabusi, Sarah Beeny, Tristan Gemmill, James Cracknell, Karen Blick, Faye Tozer and Vernie Bennett. 
     
    Episode 4
     
    This week Ken Bruce and son Charlie, Faye Tozer and son Benjamin, and Jodie Kidd and Indio, give a sneak peek into their home lives.  Who will end up red-faced?

     

  • WOS Wrestling

    Ep 4/10

    WOS Wrestling makes its triumphant return to ITV this month. The high-octane series promises an hour’s worth of heart-pumping action on Saturday evenings.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 18 Aug
    Time: 5.00pm - 6.00pm
    Genre: Daytime
    Week: Week 34 2018 : Sat 18 Aug - Fri 24 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: emma.daly@itv.com
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    Episode 4
     
    There’s everything to play for as UK’s best wrestling talent enter the ring in the WOS arena. Join the action with Stu Bennett, SoCal Val and Alex Shane plus all the drama backstage with Rachel Stringer.  
     

     

  • Zoe Ball on Saturday

    Ep 37/

    Zoe Ball presents an entertainment packed, hour long talk show every Saturday and Sunday morning.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 18 Aug
    Time: 8.30am - 9.25am
    Genre: Daytime
    Week: Week 34 2018 : Sat 18 Aug - Fri 24 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: jo.farrelly@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until 17 August 2018.
     
    Series overview
     
    Zoe Ball presents an entertainment packed, hour long talk show every Saturday and Sunday morning.
     
    The one hour studio based series will feature live music in every show from established and breakthrough artists, plus star guests and topical chat.
     
    Zoe and her celebrity guests will relax viewers into the weekend with content ranging from unmissable films and TV shows to the best in books, leisure and comedy.  
     
    Episode 37
     
    This Saturday morning Zoe Ball is joined by Harry Judd, Kate Nash and comedian David Morgan, who is armed with nifty gadgets. Plus, there’s live music from Jonas Blue.

  • Japandemonium

    Ep 5/6

    Welcome to Japandemonium, a review of the best of brilliantly bonkers Japanese TV. We’re showcasing some of the maddest and funniest moments ever broadcast.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 18 Aug
    Time: 6.30pm - 7.00pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 34 2018 : Sat 18 Aug - Fri 24 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: sarah.stevens@itv.com
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

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    Episode 5
     
    Welcome to Japandemonium, a review of the best of brilliantly bonkers Japanese TV.
     
    We’re showcasing some of the maddest and funniest moments ever broadcast. Including the genius hole in the road, baby racing, and a race between a man and a dog to eat dog food.
     

     

  • James Martin’s American Adventure

    Baton Rouge Ep 7/

    Following the success of his French Adventure, chef James Martin is setting off on the next leg of his journey - the U S of A. 

    ITV
    Transmission date: Fri 17 Aug
    Time: 8.00pm - 8.30pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 33 2018 : Sat 11 Aug - Fri 17 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: emma.daly@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

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    Episode 7 - Baton Rouge
     
    In a half-hour cut down of the original series, James Martin ventures into Louisiana’s state capital Baton Rouge on his American adventure, to experience a unique American phenomenon: “Tailgating” at a football match at Louisiana State University. James also cooks there ahead of the game.
     
    Series overview
     
    Following the success of his French Adventure, chef James Martin is setting off on the next leg of his journey - the U S of A. 
     
    This is a trip that James has been longing to take and it’s a road trip as road trips are meant to be! He’ll travel with a range of different machines - including a 70s Pontiac and a vintage Porsche. 
     
    Starting in Napa Valley, James and his trusty crew will head to LA, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, New Orleans, The Hamptons and more, all culminating in New York. 
     
     

     

  • Eat, Shop, Save

    Ep 4/4

    Consumer advice series Eat, Shop, Save returns to ITV for a brand new series with presenter Ranvir Singh joined by chef and nutritionist Dale Pinnock, savvy shopper Kate Hardcastle MBE and fitness consultant Tom Pitfield.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Thu 16 Aug
    Time: 7.30pm - 8.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 33 2018 : Sat 11 Aug - Fri 17 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: emily.brazee@multitudemedia.co.uk
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 7 August 2018.
     
    Series overview
     
    Consumer advice series Eat, Shop, Save returns to ITV for a brand new series with presenter Ranvir Singh joined by chef and nutritionist Dale Pinnock, savvy shopper Kate Hardcastle MBE and fitness consultant Tom Pitfield.
     
    The Eat, Shop, Save team will once again offer families around the UK advice on how to change their lifestyle to help get them fitter, eat better and save money on their shopping.
     
    At a time of rising inflation, with families feeling burned out, when weekly grocery budgets are being stretched by high prices at the checkouts, and with the UK being the most overweight country in Western Europe, Ranvir and her team of experts meet a new family each week, who are facing a range of issues. 
     
    In each half-hour episode, Ranvir sets the families an eight-week challenge, with the experts on hand to offer tips along the way. The first series saw an average of three million people tune in hoping to gain useful tips to improve their lifestyles.
     
    The second series features a family living off ultra-processed food, a dad hooked on sugary energy drinks, an overweight single mum worried her bad habits will affect her children’s health, and a family afraid of using their freezer.
     
    Episode 4
     
    As family budgets (and waistbands) get tighter, this is the series that sets families an eight week challenge to eat better, get fitter and save money.
     
    This week presenter Ranvir Singh and her team of experts are in the North East with the Morris family. Mum Jillian and dad Micky have a serious food waste problem but can a crash course in how to use their freezer help them save the cash?

     

  • The Detectives: The Farmhouse Robbery

    Ep 1/1

    This new documentary tells the inside story of how detectives from Lancashire Police investigate serious crimes like armed robbery and domestic assault - from the first call to the crime scene, through to charging the suspects.  

    ITV
    Transmission date: Thu 16 Aug
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 33 2018 : Sat 11 Aug - Fri 17 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com
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    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday August 7, 2018.
     
    “The victim said he thought he was going to die, you know, he's got a young child. He was in the house on his own, fortunately the child wasn't here but he's had a shotgun discharged at him. He's had a knife held to his throat. He's been tied up - it's pretty frightening I would guess.” - Det Insp Jo Keay, Lancashire Police, investigating the farmhouse robbery
     
    This new documentary tells the inside story of how detectives from Lancashire Police investigate serious crimes like armed robbery and domestic assault - from the first call to the crime scene, through to charging the suspects.
     
    Made by the team behind ITV’s award-winning The Murder Of Sadie Hartley and focusing on the same force, the programme features extensive access to officers from the Force Major Investigation Team (FMIT) who operate across its major towns Blackpool, Preston, Burnley, Blackburn, and the wider county.
     
    With close access to detectives, the programme brings viewers a unique perspective on police investigations and procedures, while delving into the personalities of the men and women who work together to meet the challenges of tackling serious crime. Cameras follow officers as cases unfold, gathering intelligence, going on house raids, building evidence via CCTV and other methods, and interviewing witnesses as they attempt to identify, track down and bring the perpetrators to justice.
     
    In this programme, detectives investigate an armed robbery at a remote farmhouse where the owner was tied up and various items stolen including seven hunting rifles and his car. Detectives also seek the truth when a baby is severely injured during a shocking incident of domestic violence.
     
    Officers are called to a farmhouse where the owner has been a victim of an armed gang who shot through one of his windows, and has had between £4,000 and £5,000 stolen, along with his gun collection. Det Sup Eddie Thistlethwaite says it is imperative that they catch the culprits and get the guns back as quickly as possible: “This is a serious job. There are significant firearms and ammunition outstanding from this. If they end up in crime hands it's a big issue for us, so that's the major priority with this issue. The victim isn't physically massively injured but he's been through a trauma so we've got to look after that victim but yeah the main thing is those firearms and the theft.”
     
    Forensics find blood on a picture frame, which doesn’t belong to the victim. They also find more blood in a burned out Audi saloon found nearby. The countdown begins to find out whether the DNA in any of the the blood matches known criminals in the police system. If it does, the police will have a solid lead on at least one of the suspects - but for now, it’s a waiting game for the laboratory results. Det Supt Thistlethwaite says: “We'll get lucky if it's an offender’s blood but it's hard to describe if it's not... If it doesn't come back we need to motivate our officers to keep digging.”
     
    The blood comes back as belonging to David Jolley - who has previous convictions for violence and has recently been released from prison. Detectives set up a sting to arrest him when he goes to see his probation officer - but he fails to show up. Nor is he at his house, so officers are forced to continue their search. Det Supt Thistlethwaite says: “This guy's a prolific criminal. He's been thieving for many, many years. He knows that we're after him and we use every available tactic. What we want is him safely arrested as soon as possible.”
     
    In Blackpool, officers are responding to an emergency call - a one-month old baby has been severely injured in suspicious circumstances. The next morning detectives launch an investigation believing the child's potentially life-threatening injuries may have been caused deliberately. They are hampered by the fact the child’s mother seems to be giving three different versions of events to officers. Her partner - the father of the child - is also missing.
     
    Senior investigating officer Det Supt Andrew Murphy says: “It's critical to the investigation because without his account we will not fully understand what's happened. There's also the risk of valuable evidence being lost if we do not have any contact with him for some time.
     
    “At the same time we've got this issue around mum, because mum is a suspect in this case but also she is potentially a grieving mother and it's balancing the dilemma between those two, two very important issues.”
     
    Witnesses tell officers that the injuries happened when the mother was pushed against a door. Acting on intelligence, police search numerous addresses for a man called ‘Arta’ without success. But after gaining access to the mother's phone, they get a breakthrough at a different address, where they arrest Tomasz Raszkiewicz for a separate offence. He matches the description of the baby’s father. Det Supt Murphy says: 
     
    “This could be really quite an important breakthrough we've been waiting for… Amazingly we have now realised that one person that we arrested in Central Drive is actually the person that we we want in respect of the really serious assault.”
     
    As well as interviewing Raszkiewicz, specialist interviewer Det Sgt Matt Normanton is sent in to interview the mother’s brother, who says he saw the incident but has changed his story. The detective’s intention is to build a picture of the incident from both men’s accounts. He says of the brother: “He's frightened to death of Tomasz, he's admitted that. He said he wanted to protect his sister that's why he's not told the truth at the beginning, but he's also very frightened of him.”

  • The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco

    Ep 4/4

    Set during the thrilling social change of the mid-1950s, The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco captures the lives of four remarkable women gifted with extraordinary intelligence, breathtaking capacity for pattern recognition, and a genius for decryptio

    ITV
    Transmission date: Wed 15 Aug
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Drama
    Week: Week 33 2018 : Sat 11 Aug - Fri 17 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
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    Episode 4
     
    After a seemingly innocent man is charged with murder, the women become enmeshed in a tangled suburban tragedy, racing to find both the true killer and the methods before the scent goes cold.
     
    Meanwhile, Jean grapples with how — and where — to build a new life for herself.
     
     
     

     

  • Paul O’Grady’s Little Heroes

    Ep 2/6

    In this heart-warming six-part series, Paul O’Grady visits Great Ormond Street Hospital to spend time with the remarkable and brave children being treated there and the inspiring staff who care for them.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Wed 15 Aug
    Time: 8.00pm - 8.30pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 33 2018 : Sat 11 Aug - Fri 17 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: lyndsey.large@itv.com hannah.green@itv.com
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    Series overview
     
    “We can learn a lot from these children, we really can. It doesn’t matter what life throws at these kids, they won’t let it stand in their way.” Paul O’Grady
     
    In this heart-warming six-part series, Paul O’Grady visits Great Ormond Street Hospital to spend time with the remarkable and brave children being treated there and the inspiring staff who care for them.
     
    GOSH is one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals and sees 600 children a day come through the doors. Paul rolls up his sleeves to join the 4000 members of staff and offer a helping hand, even if it’s just to keep a smile on the faces of the children and their families. Paul experiences everything from cutting edge ear reconstruction surgery to swapping his scrubs for a hairnet to help out the dinner ladies on the lunch round.  
     
    Episode 2
     
    In the second episode of series, Paul joins eight-year-old patient Lily for a scoot around the hospital corridors. Lily was rushed to GOSH three months earlier with severe pain in her thigh. After a week of tests she was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of leukaemia. 
     
    Mum Sam explains: “We were terrified. For the first ten days it just passed in a bit of a blur. We’ve just tried really hard to deal with it for her in a positive way, using a lot of humour, taking things day by day.”
     
    Lily is now half-way through four rounds of chemo and she is encouraged to be creative during her time in hospital to help with healing process. She proudly shows Paul some of the art and craft work she has done.
     
    GOSH nurse Ruth is currently on maternity leave looking after her 14-week-old son Ezra. Ezra is being admitted as a patient because he is unable to swallow. His rare condition means that he is currently fed by a tube for 18 hours of the day and requires life changing surgery on his windpipe. 
     
    Ruth explains: “I’ll be a very different nurse when I come back, that’s all I know. As much as you sympathise with the parents, you don’t realise how they’re feeling until you’re on that side of it.” 
     
    Paul sits with parents Ruth and Felix to offer support while Ezra undergoes his six-hour procedure. Paul later says “I don’t care if you are a nurse or not, that’s her child. They are so brave.”
     
    Paul also meets teenager Louis, who suffers from epilepsy and undergoes week-long telemetry testing at GOSH to try and get to the bottom of his problem. Louis currently has up to eight or nine seizures a day and doctors hope to see one of the seizures occur during their monitoring, to give them valuable information about what is causing them which will ultimately aid Louis’s treatment. 
     
    Also this week, Paul joins some of the children for a science lesson at GOSH’s very own school, which takes place within the hospital every day to ensure that children do not miss out on their schooling during treatment. Paul is in his element as passes baby chicks to the children to hold.
     
     

     

  • Love Your Garden

    Ep 4/8

    Alan Titchmarsh and his team of gardening experts, Katie Rushworth, Frances Tophill and David Domoney return, sharing even more inspirational ideas and tips as they transform the backyards of some of the nation’s most deserving people.   

    ITV
    Transmission date: Tue 14 Aug
    Time: 8.00pm - 9.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 33 2018 : Sat 11 Aug - Fri 17 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: grant.cunningham@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 7 August 2018.
     
    Series overview
     
    Alan Titchmarsh and his team of gardening experts, Katie Rushworth, Frances Tophill and David Domoney return, sharing even more inspirational ideas and tips as they transform the backyards of some of the nation’s most deserving people.   
     
    Episode 4
     
    This week Alan Titchmarsh heads to Preston in Lancashire to surprise a young family facing an uncertain future. 
     
    With the support of fiancé Michael Brown (33), mum to Ivy (4), Roisin Pelan (36) is facing stage 3C cancer. Despite enduring challenging treatment, Roisin has raised thousands for cancer charities and is determined to see her young daughter grow up.
     
    Alan and his team of experts, David Domoney, Frances Tophill and Katie Rushworth, turn their dangerous sloping garden into a stunning music festival-inspired haven.  Alan shares tips on different ways to create even the tiniest of wild flower meadows and Frances shows how a basic shed can be transformed by adding some folk art details and a rose covered pergola.  
     

     

  • The Frankenstein Chronicles

    (S1) 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
    Transmission date: Tue 14 Aug
    Time: 10.45pm - 11.45pm
    Genre: Drama
    Week: Week 33 2018 : Sat 11 Aug - Fri 17 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: sarah.stevens@itv.com
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

    .
     
    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).
     
     

     

  • £10k Holiday Home

    Ep 2/6

    In this new six-part series for ITV, Julia Bradbury finds out if it’s possible to buy and renovate a home abroad for just £10,000.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Tue 14 Aug
    Time: 7.30pm - 8.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 33 2018 : Sat 11 Aug - Fri 17 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication in the public domain until Tuesday 7 August 2018.
     
    Series overview
     
    In this new six-part series for ITV, Julia Bradbury finds out if it’s possible to buy and renovate a home abroad for just £10,000. Some savvy sun worshippers claim to have paid just twice the £5,000 that an average family reportedly spends on their annual break away - to have their very own holiday home.
     
    From Spain to France, and Italy to Bulgaria, some properties are up for grabs at unbelievably low prices. This series features Julia finding out whether the dream of a holiday home in the sun can really be achievable for the price of a second-hand car - by taking on her own fixer-upper in Portugal. Along the way she meets people who have done just that - using shepherds’ huts, troglodyte caves and even river boats to make their dream homes in the sun on a budget. Julia is helped by her friend, designer and salvage expert Max McMurdo, who uses his DIY skills to help Julia renovate her Portuguese retreat and takes on a challenge of creating his own holiday home on wheels in the UK for less than £5,000. But can they really achieve their goals on such tight budgets?
     
    Episode 2
     
    In the second episode, having put an offer in on the Little Blue House in a village in Northern Portugal, Julia now has an anxious wait while she pays to have all the necessary legal checks carried out. When she returns to sign on the dotted line, she meets the cottage’s previous owner as they must exchange contracts in person.
     
    Julia buys the house for the equivalent of £5,700 – but legal fees and taxes take a large slice of her £10k budget. With around £3,000 remaining, does she have enough money left, or has she made a terrible mistake?  
     
    Max is attempting to convert an old ‘80s caravan which he bought for £100 into a retro style trailer which will sleep a family of four and Julia proves pretty handy with a sledgehammer as they get stuck in with the demolition stage of the project.
     
    To inspire their challenges they head to the Loire Valley in France. Julia visits a young French couple, Alexis and Lottie, who bought three limestone caves for just one Euro, on the proviso that they reinforced the roof. They did the electrics, plumbing, plastering and tiling themselves, turning  the first cave into a spectacular holiday home which they let out and managed to achieve it for under £10,000.
     
    Max also meets David, a retired army officer from the UK who enjoys holidays on the Loire River thanks to his ingenuity with an old wooden cargo boat.
     
     
     
     
     

  • Long Lost Family

    Ep 5/7

    The award-winning documentary series Long Lost Family returns to ITV for a brand new series, as presenters Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell reunite more family members with their missing relatives. 

    ITV
    Transmission date: Tue 14 Aug
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 33 2018 : Sat 11 Aug - Fri 17 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: hannah.green@itv.com lyndsey.large@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 7th August 2018.
     
    Series overview
     
    The award-winning documentary series Long Lost Family returns to ITV for a brand new series, as presenters Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell reunite more family members with their missing relatives. Series 8 features seven heart-warming new episodes, helping relatives reunite with the loved ones they have been desperately searching for and answering questions that have haunted people for years.
     
    Episode 5
     
    This episode features two women looking for answers to questions that have haunted them for decades: a womanwho made a discovery as a teenager that changed her life and a mother longing to find the son she felt she let down as a baby.
     
    Angela Brennan was a young teenager when she came across a jewellery box among her mother’s possessions. Inside, she found an official document with the words ‘Angela’ and ‘adoption’ on it. From that moment, Angela believed that she was adopted. It wasn’t until she was 18 years old, that she found the courage to ask her mother about what she’d found. Her mother revealed that the paperwork referred to an older sister, also called Angela, who had been put up for adoption by her parents before they were married.
     
    After her parents passed away, Angela began searching for her sister. Ever since she discovered her existence, she’s been desperate to meet her and share the box of memories with her. Our second story is on behalf of a woman now living in Canada who’s longing to find the son she felt she let down as a baby.
     
    Bronwen Hook grew up with her parents and three siblings in England. But just after she turned 18, her mother died suddenly, throwing the family into turmoil. Whilst struggling to cope with her loss, Bronwen found herself unmarried and pregnant. She didn’t feel she could tell her grieving father so she hid the pregnancy from her family.


    When her son, Mark, was born, Bronwen did her best to raise him. But barely an adult herself, she found being responsible for a baby hard. Feeling like she was failing as a mother, she decided that he deserved to be raised by someone more capable – and gave Mark up for adoption. She’s always hoped she would one day see him again and be able to tell him that she’s always loved him.
     
    Find out what happens when Long Lost Family takes on these searches.

     

  • Give It A Year

    Ep 11/12

    In this brand new series, Baroness Karren Brady meets a host of brave people who’ve decide to go it alone and start a new business. 

    ITV
    Transmission date: Mon 13 Aug
    Time: 8.00pm - 8.30pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 33 2018 : Sat 11 Aug - Fri 17 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: emma.daly@itv.com
    Picture contact:

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 7 August 2018.
     
    Episode 11
     
    Karren meets a young man who thinks he’s found the answer to spilled drinks with an invention he’s trying to sell from the back bedroom of his flat, and a couple who are gambling it all on an anti-nausea kit for pregnant mums-to-be.
     
    Series overview
     
    In this brand new series, Baroness Karren Brady meets a host of brave people who have decided to go it alone and start a new business, starting at the launch of each venture's first year, before revisiting them 12 months later to discover what can happen when they Give it a Year.
     
     

  • Coronation Street

    Ep 9 532/9 537

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

    ITV
    Transmission date: Mon 13 Aug
    Time: 7.30pm - 8.00pm
    Genre: Soaps
    Week: Week 33 2018 : Sat 11 Aug - Fri 17 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: No
    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 9532: Monday 13th August at 7.30pm 
     
    Sally’s circus event ends in the tears of a clown. 
    Alya delights Carla with a business proposition. 
    Sean’s secret catches up with him at work.
     
    Writer – Joe Turner
    Director – Sarah Kendell
    Producer – Kate Oates
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9533: Monday 13th August at 8.30pm
     
    Sally accuses Tim of helping Duncan to incriminate her. 
    Carla struggles to raise Alya’s asking price. 
    Sean gets caught red-handed by Jenny.
     
    Writer – Joe Turner
    Director – Sarah Kendell
    Producer – Kate Oates
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9534: Wednesday 15th August at 7.30pm
     
    Peter offers investment to secure the factory for Carla. 
    Sally and Tim are on the warpath. 
    Eileen notices Sean’s dishevelled state.
     
    Writer – Ellen Taylor
    Director – Sarah Kendell
    Producer – Kate Oates
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9535: Wednesday 15th August at 8.30pm
     
    Carla agrees to go into partnership with Peter. 
    Tim feels the long arm of the law. 
    Jude assures Angie that they can overcome their problems.
     
    Writer – Ellen Taylor
    Director – Sarah Kendell
    Producer – Kate Oates
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9536: Friday 17th August at 7.30pm
     
    Kate comes up with a solution for a desperate Rana. 
    Lewis delivers shocks to Audrey and Gail. 
    Peter throws in his lot with Carla.
     
    Writer – Debbie Oates
    Director – Suri Krishnamma
    Producer – Kate Oates
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9537: Friday 17th August at 8.30pm
     
    Rana lies to gain access to her father’s deathbed. 
    Lewis promises Audrey that he’s a changed man. 
    Sally meets a blast from her past.
     
    Writer – Susan Oudot
    Director – Suri Krishnamma
    Producer – Kate Oates
     
    ***
     

     

  • Emmerdale

    Ep 8 230/8 235

    Emmerdale is the small village with big drama.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Mon 13 Aug
    Time: 7.00pm - 7.30pm
    Genre: Soaps
    Week: Week 33 2018 : Sat 11 Aug - Fri 17 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: No
    Press contact: emily.ogden@itv.com janine.goodall@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 and who you write for. 
     
    8230 TX Monday 13th August 2018 7.00pm – 7.30pm
     
    • A discovery leaves Zak gutted 
    • Sarah makes a shock decision
    • Frank is torn over Megan 
     
    8231 TX Tuesday 14th August 2018 7.00pm – 7.30pm
     
    • Faith has a plan
    • Maya spills a secret 
    • Lydia and Zak are on a mission
     
    8232 TX Wednesday 15th August 2018 7.00pm – 7.30pm
     
    • Faith delivers some harsh truths 
    • Maya makes amends
    • Chas and Paddy reach out
     
    8233 TX Thursday 16th August 2018 7.00pm – 7.30pm
     
    • Ross’ behaviour worries Pete
    • Megan and Frank are in peril
    • Victoria gets jealous
     
    8234 TX Thursday 16th August 2018 7.00pm – 8.30pm 
     
    • Tracy receives shocking news
    • Pete and Rhona move forward
    • Amelia has a secret 
     
    8235 TX Friday 17th August 2018: 7.00pm – 7.30pm
     
    • Amelia’s in a quandary
    • Matty’s faced with an awkward situation
    • Rhona’s excited for the future
     
    Omnibus 8235 – 8235 
     
    Sarah makes a shock decision and Faith has a plan.  Maya spills a secret then has to make amends. Megan and Frank are in peril. 
     
     

     

  • Unforgotten

    Ep 5/6

    When human remains are found buried in the central reservation of the M1, Cassie and Sunny begin the task of identifying them.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sun 12 Aug
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.05pm
    Genre: Drama
    Week: Week 33 2018 : Sat 11 Aug - Fri 17 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: katy.mason@itv.com
    Picture contact: patrick.smith@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 7 August 2018.
     

    Episode 5

    Cassie and Sunny call James, Tim and Chris back for further questioning following the revelation that they have all lied about their whereabouts on the night of Hayley’s disappearance.
     
    With Pete having said he saw Eliot climbing back into the holiday home through the window in the early hours of New Year’s Day, the focus is on James as Cassie and Sunny suspect his son may have accidently killed Hayley whilst driving erratically.  James protests that Eliot would never hurt a fly.
     
    Meanwhile, Fran thinks she has cracked a code in Hayley’s diary which refers to sex and drugs, indicating that Hayley travelled to the party via a local drug dealer on the night she went missing.
     

     

  • Zoe Ball on Sunday

    Ep 36/

    Zoe Ball presents an entertainment packed, hour long talk show every Saturday and Sunday morning.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sun 12 Aug
    Time: 8.30am - 9.25am
    Genre: Daytime
    Week: Week 33 2018 : Sat 11 Aug - Fri 17 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: jo.farrelly@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 7 August 2018.
     
    Series overview
     
    Zoe Ball presents an entertainment packed, hour long talk show every Saturday and Sunday morning.
     
    The one hour studio based series will feature live music in every show from established and breakthrough artists, plus star guests and topical chat.
     
    Zoe and her celebrity guests will relax viewers into the weekend with content ranging from unmissable films and TV shows to the best in books, leisure and comedy.  
     
    Episode 36
     
    This Sunday join Zoe Ball as she welcomes actor Phyllis Logan, columnist and author Grace Dent for Book Club, and gadget geek and comedian David Morgan. Plus, there’s live music from The Aces.
     

     

  • WOS Wrestling

    Ep 3/10

    WOS Wrestling makes its triumphant return to ITV this month. The high-octane series promises an hour’s worth of heart-pumping action on Saturday evenings.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 11 Aug
    Time: 5.00pm - 6.00pm
    Genre: Daytime
    Week: Week 33 2018 : Sat 11 Aug - Fri 17 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: emma.daly@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 7 August 2018.
     
    Episode 3
     
    The WOS Tag Team Tournament continues and new challengers to the WOS Championship title emerge. Join the action in the WOS arena with Stu Bennett, SoCal Val and Alex Shane, plus all the drama backstage with Rachel Stringer.  
     

     

  • Big Star’s Little Star

    Ep 3/6

    Stephen Mulhern hosts a brand new series of this fun entertainment show which lifts the lid on celebrities’ lives – through the eyes of their children.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 11 Aug
    Time: 7.00pm - 8.00pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 33 2018 : Sat 11 Aug - Fri 17 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: george@pr-squared.co.uk
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 7 August 2018.
     
    Big Star’s Little Star
     
    Stephen Mulhern hosts a brand new series of this fun entertainment show which lifts the lid on celebrities’ lives – through the eyes of their children.
     
    Full to the brim with surprising revelations, funny anecdotes and heart-warming moments, this five-part series will see Britain’s best-loved stars team up with their children or grandchildren to win as much money as possible for charity.
     
    Over the new series a whole host of celebrities open themselves up to the Big Star’s Little Star’s experience, including: Abbey Clancey, Samia Ghadie, Ken Bruce, Jodie Kidd, Kian Egan, Sally Phillips, Una Foden, Kate Silverton, Kriss Akabusi, Sarah Beeny, Tristan Gemmill, James Cracknell, Karen Blick, Faye Tozer and Vernie Bennett. 
     
    Episode 3
     
    This week Abbey Clancy and her daughter Sophia, Tristan Gemmill and son Wilfred, and Sarah Beeny and son Rafferty, give a sneak peek into their home lives.  Who will end up red-faced?

     

  • Japandemonium

    Ep 4/6

    Welcome to Japandemonium, a review of the best of brilliantly bonkers Japanese TV. We’re showcasing some of the maddest and funniest moments ever broadcast.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 11 Aug
    Time: 6.30pm - 7.00pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 33 2018 : Sat 11 Aug - Fri 17 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: sarah.stevens@itv.com
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 7 August 2018.
     
    Episode 4
     
    Welcome to Japandemonium, a review of the best of brilliantly bonkers Japanese TV. We’re showcasing some of the maddest and funniest moments ever broadcast.
     
    This time we visit the famous slippery stair game, Lo-Rider Hot Noodle Rodeo, and the dizzy lift ball catch game among many others.
     
     

     

  • Zoe Ball on Saturday

    Ep 35/

    Zoe Ball presents an entertainment packed, hour long talk show every Saturday and Sunday morning.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 11 Aug
    Time: 8.30am - 9.25am
    Genre: Daytime
    Week: Week 33 2018 : Sat 11 Aug - Fri 17 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: jo.farrelly@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until 7 August 2018.
     
    Series overview
     
    Zoe Ball presents an entertainment packed, hour long talk show every Saturday and Sunday morning.
     
    The one hour studio based series will feature live music in every show from established and breakthrough artists, plus star guests and topical chat.
     
    Zoe and her celebrity guests will relax viewers into the weekend with content ranging from unmissable films and TV shows to the best in books, leisure and comedy.  
     
    Episode 35
     
    Start your weekend off with Zoe Ball and her guests - comedian Rachel Parris, father and son – Larry and George Lamb and comedian London Hughes. Plus, there’s live music from country stars Ward Thomas.

     

  • James Martin’s American Adventure

    New Orleans Ep 6/

    Following the success of his French Adventure, chef James Martin is setting off on the next leg of his journey - the U S of A. 

    ITV
    Transmission date: Fri 10 Aug
    Time: 8.00pm - 8.30pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 32 2018 : Sat 04 Aug - Fri 10 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: emma.daly@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 31 July 2018.
     
    Episode 6 - New Orleans
     
    James Martin drives into New Orleans in a 1970's Pontiac, continuing his American adventure. He tries local specialities including the po boy sandwich and sweet beignets. James also visits The French Quarter and tries of one of the local cocktails.
     
    Series overview
     
    Following the success of his French Adventure, chef James Martin is setting off on the next leg of his journey - the U S of A. 
     
    This is a trip that James has been longing to take and it’s a road trip as road trips are meant to be! He’ll travel with a range of different machines - including a 70s Pontiac and a vintage Porsche. 
     
    Starting in Napa Valley, James and his trusty crew will head to LA, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, New Orleans, The Hamptons and more, all culminating in New York. 
     
     

     

  • Our Shirley Valentine Summer

    Ep 4/4

    Our Shirley Valentine Summer will see Melinda Messenger, Sian Lloyd, Nancy Dell’Olio, Aggie MacKenzie, Ninia Benjamin, Lizzie Cundy, Annabel Giles, and Ingrid Tarrant, escape to a Greek island for the summer.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Thu 09 Aug
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 32 2018 : Sat 04 Aug - Fri 10 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: Anna.Collins@twofour.co.uk
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 31 July 2018.
     
    Series overview
     
    Our Shirley Valentine Summer, will see Melinda Messenger, Sian Lloyd, Nancy Dell’Olio, Aggie MacKenzie, Ninia Benjamin, Lizzie Cundy, Annabel Giles and Ingrid Tarrant, escape to a Greek island for the summer – rediscovering themselves and even looking for love. Under the glow of the Mediterranean sun the cast will live together under one roof, as they discover the islands, the challenges of communal living and the ups and downs of dating.
     
    They are all single and at a crossroads in their lives.  All of them harbour a passion to try something new or pursue long held dreams in an attempt to transform their lives, for the better.  Sharing a desire to work out what to do with the next chapter of their lives, some want the opportunity to learn a new skill or test drive a new career.
     
    Each of the ladies has a personal goal, for example, overcoming a marriage breakdown, losing weight, building self-confidence and many of them will spend time dating.  For some, it could be their first date in a decade, whilst others are looking for someone special to spend the rest of their lives with.
     
    From the makers of The Real Marigold Hotel, Twofour, this feel good series captures the beauty of the Greek Islands: the people, the colours and the way of life, as this group of brave women explore what else life can offer them.
     
    Episode 4
     
    In the final episode of Our Shirley Valentine Summer, the women are determined to make the most of their remaining time on the island of Naxos. Annabel Giles braves her first date in years, Aggie MacKenzie faces her greatest fear and Melinda Messenger makes a life changing decision about her future. As a farewell to the locals, the group bring a slice of Britain to the island by hosting a traditional afternoon tea and entertain the crowd with their own attempt at a classic Greek dance.
     
     

     

  • Eat, Shop, Save

    Ep 3/4

    Consumer advice series Eat, Shop, Save returns to ITV for a brand new series with presenter Ranvir Singh joined by chef and nutritionist Dale Pinnock, savvy shopper Kate Hardcastle MBE and fitness consultant Tom Pitfield.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Thu 09 Aug
    Time: 7.30pm - 8.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 32 2018 : Sat 04 Aug - Fri 10 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: emily.brazee@multitudemedia.co.uk
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 31 July 2018.
     
    Series overview
     
    Consumer advice series Eat, Shop, Save returns to ITV for a brand new series with presenter Ranvir Singh joined by chef and nutritionist Dale Pinnock, savvy shopper Kate Hardcastle MBE and fitness consultant Tom Pitfield.
     
    The Eat, Shop, Save team will once again offer families around the UK advice on how to change their lifestyle to help get them fitter, eat better and save money on their shopping.
     
    At a time of rising inflation, with families feeling burned out, when weekly grocery budgets are being stretched by high prices at the checkouts, and with the UK being the most overweight country in Western Europe, Ranvir and her team of experts meet a new family each week, who are facing a range of issues. 
     
    In each half-hour episode, Ranvir sets the families an eight-week challenge, with the experts on hand to offer tips along the way. The first series saw an average of three million people tune in hoping to gain useful tips to improve their lifestyles.
     
    The second series features a family living off ultra-processed food, a dad hooked on sugary energy drinks, an overweight single mum worried her bad habits will affect her children’s health, and a family afraid of using their freezer.
     
    Episode 3
     
    As family budgets (and waistbands) get tighter, this is the series that sets families an eight week challenge to eat better, get fitter and save money. 
     
    This week presenter Ranvir Singh and her team of experts are in the North West with the Green family. Mum Beccy is worried the food she’s giving her kids could be doing some serious long term damage and she also needs help to cut down on her five-times-a-week supermarket habit.

     

  • Keith Lemon: Coming In America

    Ep 6/6

    Follow the irrepressible Keith Lemon as he and some of his best loved sketch show characters, head to L.A. to try to break America.

    ITV2
    Transmission date: Thu 09 Aug
    Time: 10.00pm - 10.45pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 32 2018 : Sat 04 Aug - Fri 10 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: Amy.Huson@fremantlemediauk.com Mirinda.Dawkins@fremantlemediauk.com
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

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    Episode 6
     
    While Keith waits on news about whether he’s landed his dream chat show gig, he tries to get out of his marriage to Guadalupe, goes on a PR drive and is confronted by his ex-girlfriend who turns up with some surprising news.
     
    Series overview
     
    ITV2’s brand new series, Keith Lemon: Coming In America, from Talkback, part of FremantleMedia, will follow the irrepressible Keith Lemon as he and some of his best loved sketch show characters, head to L.A. to try to break America.
     
    With a documentary film crew recording his every move, Keith Lemon: Coming In America will chart Keith’s journey as he attempts to realise his ultimate dream of hosting his own US chat show. After all, if James Corden can do it, why not Keith Lemon?
     
    Starring alongside Keith in this six-part series, will feature guest stars including Sharon and Jack Osbourne, Ashley Roberts, Spencer Pratt, Emma Bunton, John Barrowman and Gene Simmons.
     
    Taking some of his favourite sketch alter-egos along for the ride including The Urban Fox, The Big Fat Gypsy Kardashians and David Dickinson as well as introducing some brand new characters, Keith will do whatever it takes to become the next big thing in La-La land.
     
     
     

  • The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco

    Ep 3/4

    Set during the thrilling social change of the mid-1950s, The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco captures the lives of four remarkable women gifted with extraordinary intelligence, breathtaking capacity for pattern recognition, and a genius for decryptio

    ITV
    Transmission date: Wed 08 Aug
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Drama
    Week: Week 32 2018 : Sat 04 Aug - Fri 10 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: sarah.gaffney@itv.com
    Picture contact: patrick.smith@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 31st July 2018.
     
    Episode 3
     
    As Iris struggles with husband Marcus’ imminent deployment overseas, she and the other women delve into the mysterious death of a friend - and uncover a marriage built on lies and deception.
     
    At odds over Jean’s imminent return to London, Millie and Jean have lunch with Edward, Millie’s cousin (and landlord), who breaks the news that he intends to evict Millie, leaving her with neither friends nor resources in a new city. Meanwhile, Iris and Hailey attend a dinner party at the suburban home of Lydia, a former Presidio colleague. Now relegated to a mundane homemaking existence, Lydia idealizes their glory days of the war. At the party, an explosive altercation between a guest and her husband catches their attention, and when the wife turns up dead from a hit-and-run, Iris can’t shake the feeling that the two events are connected. Torn between the obligations of motherhood and her own instincts about the case, Iris must convince Hailey and her British partners to help unravel the victim’s secretly encoded life.

     

  • Paul O’Grady’s Little Heroes

    Ep 1/6

    In this heart-warming six-part series, Paul O’Grady visits Great Ormond Street Hospital to spend time with the remarkable and brave children being treated there and the inspiring staff who care for them.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Wed 08 Aug
    Time: 8.00pm - 8.30pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 32 2018 : Sat 04 Aug - Fri 10 Aug
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: lyndsey.large@itv.com hannah.green@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

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    Series overview
     
    “We can learn a lot from these children, we really can. It doesn’t matter what life throws at these kids, they won’t let it stand in their way.” Paul O’Grady
     
    In this heart-warming six-part series, Paul O’Grady visits Great Ormond Street Hospital to spend time with the remarkable and brave children being treated there and the inspiring staff who care for them.
     
    GOSH is one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals and sees 600 children a day come through the doors. Paul rolls up his sleeves to join the 4000 members of staff and offer a helping hand, even if it’s just to keep a smile on the faces of the children and their families. Paul experiences everything from cutting edge ear reconstruction surgery to swapping his scrubs for a hairnet to help out the dinner ladies on the lunch round.  
     
    Episode 1
     
    In the first episode of series, Paul meets eight-year-old Emmanuel who was born unable to use his legs and has spent his life in and out of the hospital getting treatment. When Paul meets him, Emmanuel explains that he is in recovery after having pins removed from his legs. He gives Paul a tour of the ward before the pair decorate his casts with glitter and stickers.
     
    Eight-year-old Emily and her five-year-old brother Luke tell Paul about their ongoing treatment for Cystic Fibrosis. They tell him how they need to lead a very active lifestyle to keep the symptoms of their condition under control. Paul feels emotional as he sits with the brother and sister as they carry out a series of tests to see if their exercise regime is working.
     
    Paul tells them: “You should be proud of yourselves, you are little stars.”
     
    In the hospital chapel, Paul meets nine-year-old Lara who has been treated at GOSH for eight years after being diagnosed with a rare life-threatening blood disease when she was just one. 
     
    She tells Paul: “I had cancer and the cancer made me small.” 
     
    Paul meets the nurse who looked after Lara and ends up singing Mary Poppins songs with them when he attempts to pronounce the name of the blood disease.
     
    And, Paul gets a glimpse of a pioneering surgery after he meets 13-year-old Mackenzie who is at the hospital to have his ear reconstructed after being born with Microtia. The condition means those affected are born with a small ear that doesn’t develop properly. Mackenzie talks to Paul about being bullied because of his ear and Paul is on hand to give his mum a cuddle as he gets wheeled off to surgery.
     
    Mackenzie’s surgeon explains that he is going to sculpt and create a new ear out of part of Mackenzie’s rib and Paul goes into the operating theatre to watch the amazing surgery take place.