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  • Lethal Weapon

    Frankie comes to Hollywood Ep 18/

    Series two finds the pair up to their same tricks, with Murtaugh attempting to steer clear of the demons that haunt his partner, while navigating some challenging times at home.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Fri 08 Jun
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Drama
    Week: Week 23 2018 : Sat 02 Jun - Fri 08 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: gary.smith@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 29 May 2018.
     
    Episode 18 - Frankie comes to Hollywood 
     
    The duo set out to unlock a case about a veteran hitman who Murtaugh has followed for years. Meanwhile, Riggs struggles to find a connection with his father, Murtaugh scares Riana with his overprotective driving lessons, and the team finds themselves wedged in a dangerous incident that tests their trust.
     
    Series 2 overview
     
    Lethal Weapon combines action and drama with friendship and humour as it follows classic cop duo Riggs (Clayne Crawford) and Murtaugh (Damon Wayans), who are working a crime-ridden beat in modern-day Los Angeles. Murtaugh has everything to live for, Riggs has nothing to lose, and in the series one finale, Murtaugh found out just how much Riggs was willing to sacrifice in pursuit of the drug cartel that he believes is responsible for his wife’s death.
     
    Series two finds the pair up to their same tricks, with Murtaugh attempting to steer clear of the demons that haunt his partner, while navigating some challenging times at home, alongside his wife, Trish (Keesha Sharp). And even though Murtaugh seeks support in Riggs, he realises their partnership is still a volatile roller coaster ride.
     
     
     

     

  • The Chase

    The Chase for Soccer Aid Ep 1/1

    In a very special edition of The Chase, four celebrities pull their wits together in order to take down a Chaser.   

    ITV
    Transmission date: Fri 08 Jun
    Time: 5.00pm - 6.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 23 2018 : Sat 02 Jun - Fri 08 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact:
    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 29 May 2018.
     
    The Chase for Soccer Aid
     
    In a very special edition of The Chase, four celebrities pull their wits together in order to take down a Chaser. 
     
    Have Kirsty Gallacher, Charley Boorman, Clive Tyldesley and Rachel Riley got what it takes to win thousands of pounds for Soccer Aid for UNICEF? Bradley Walsh hosts. 
     

  • Great Art

    The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism Ep 5/5

    Gillian Anderson narrates a fascinating film about the rise and fall of the American Impressionists.  Their path reveals much about America and its art history.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Thu 07 Jun
    Time: 12.05am - 12.55am
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 23 2018 : Sat 02 Jun - Fri 08 Jun
    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 29 May 2018.
     
    Episode 5
     
    The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism
     
    Directed by Phil Grabsky and narrated by Gillian Anderson.
     
    Inspired by the great French masters, including Renoir and Monet, the American Impressionist movement followed its own path which over a forty-year period reveals as much about America as a nation as it does about its art.
     
    It’s a story closely tied to a love of gardens and a desire to preserve nature in a rapidly urbanizing nation.  These gardens provided unlimited inspiration for artists and a never-ending oasis for the growing middle class.  As America forged its economic world domination, the pioneering American impressionists crafted a sumptuous visual language that told their story of the era.
     
    Travelling to studios, gardens and iconic locations throughout the United States, UK and France – including the sell-out exhibition that began at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and ended at the Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, Connecticut – this mesmerising documentary from director Phil Grabsky is a feast for the eyes. Narrated by Gillian Anderson The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism unravels the history of American artists who flocked to the French village of Giverny, home to the master impressionist Claude Monet, and cheered the French new wave: painting outdoors with a new found brilliance and vitality. Then they took their new skills home and changed American art for ever.
     
    Short synopsis
     
    Gillian Anderson narrates a fascinating film about the rise and fall of the American Impressionists.  Their path reveals much about America and its art history. Travelling to the USA, UK and France, this mesmerising film is a feast for the eyes.
     
     

     

  • International Football Friendly

    England v Costa Rica Ep 1/

    England play their penultimate game before the World Cup gets under way as they take on Nigeria in a friendly at Wembley.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Thu 07 Jun
    Time: 7.30pm - 10.15pm
    Genre: Sport
    Week: Week 23 2018 : Sat 02 Jun - Fri 08 Jun
    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 29 May 2018.
     
    International Football Live: England v Costa Rica
     
    Mark Pougatch hosts live coverage as England play their final game before the World Cup gets under way as they take on Costa Rica in a friendly at Elland Road.
     
    Gareth Southgate has selected a youthful squad for Russia with Harry Kane named as skipper, and the Tottenham striker will be keen to add to his tally of goals for his country.
     
    It’s the first time the England senior team has played in Leeds since March 2002, and the first time it has played a home game away from Wembley since the Euro 2016 warm-ups in Manchester and Sunderland. 
     
    The last time England met Costa Rica, whose World Cup squad includes former Fulham striker Bryan Ruiz, Sunderland defender Bryan Oviedo and Joel Campbell, on loan at Real Betis from Arsenal, was at the Brazil World Cup in 2014, which ended in a goalless draw.
     
    Mark is joined by for expert analysis by Ian Wright and Lee Dixon with commentary from Clive Tyldesley and Glenn Hoddle.

     

  • Grenfell: The First 24 Hours

    Ep 1/1

    This special one-off documentary marking the first anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire tells the story of the disaster from the moment it began until the flames were finally brought under control 24 hours later.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Wed 06 Jun
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 23 2018 : Sat 02 Jun - Fri 08 Jun
    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 29 May 2018.
     
    Grenfell: The First 24 Hours
     
    “I was in the kitchen and I phoned my son. I tried to talk but there were no words coming out of my mouth. He was thinking I was in trouble, [as if] I was having a heart attack, but then he was hearing the fire alarm at the same time. I was thinking of my family - I cannot be roasted, I cannot die in here, I have to get out of here.” - Resident Clarita Ghavini, rescued from Grenfell Tower
     
    This special one-off documentary marking the first anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire tells the story of the disaster from the moment it began until the flames were finally brought under control 24 hours later.
     
    Produced by Mentorn Media, who made last year’s Inside London’s Fire Brigade documentary series, the hour-long film focuses on the survivors’ stories, by using first-hand eye-witness accounts of those living in and around the tower, as well as their personal footage captured on the night to piece together the timeline of the tragic events.
     
    Starting at the first report of the blaze at 12.54am on June 14, 2017 and continuing through to the moment the London Fire Brigade got the fire under control 24 hours later, the documentary provides a vivid insight into the tragedy by piecing together survivors’ stories with those of onlookers and those involved in the fire and rescue operation.
     
    For the first time, a firefighter who rescued nine people from the burning tower talks in detail about his experience of entering the inferno on a search and rescue mission. Others recount emotional memories of extreme acts of bravery by members of the public and firefighters as the horror unfolded.
     
    Grenfell resident Alison Moses recalls the moment she learned about the fire that had broken out in her block, which initially seemed a mundane occurrence. She says: “I was about to go and turn the TV off, but then the door knocked, so I’ve got up I’ve looked through the spy hole, and I saw my next door neighbour, so I opened the door and he said to me, ‘There’s a fire.’”
     
    A few fire engines turned up to the initial call, but it became apparent as residents began to evacuate that fire was spreading up the building. In just minutes the fire climbed almost to the top on one side of the tower. People started to appear at the windows as more fire engines arrived. Local resident Sammy Wordy says he felt powerless as he heard a woman screaming from the tower. He says: “I could hear other voices but her specific voice was ringing out at the time more than anyone else’s for me. I could see her through the window, but we were powerless to do anything. Those screams will haunt me forever.”
     
    Inside the tower, as the fire worsened some residents realised they could be trapped. Clarita Ghavini says: “First I went to the front door and I opened it. And it’s just black, pitch black, too much smoke pushing me in. So I shut the door straight away very quickly.”
     
    When she finally decided to get out, she was found by fellow resident Lucic Branislav, known as Luca, who decided to help. He describes how he picked her up to carry her out: “At some point on the way down we heard some noise… I opened the door and a small Filipino lady was on the other side. She was frightened, she was frozen, she was crying, choking. I managed to carry her over [my] shoulder and down the stairs. It’s probably only a couple of minutes but each minute is like an hour.”
     
    In the meantime, firefighters were attempting to put out the blaze and rescue the residents. Aldo Diana was one of them, asked to rescue people trapped on high floors. He describes the scene on the emergency staircase: “The staircase itself was only, you know, 3ft wide...You’ve got heat, thick smoke, people in shock, people suffering smoke inhalation, some people suffering burns, some people in a state of panic.”
     
    As the fire raged, the rescue teams searched the building floor by floor. Aldo describes the scene inside the tower, looking out. He says: “All the windows had melted, and we went quite close to the edge and it just didn’t seem real, because inside was devastation, when you looked out it was just normal life, a normal view. Buildings, trees, the sky. You could see planes going across. There was traffic on the motorway, on the A40 - so all seemed to be normal.”
     
    But as the blaze was put out and the blackened hulk of the building was damped down by firefighters, the scale of the human tragedy that had unfolded became clear. Nabil Choucair raced to the tower from his home in East London after his sister Nadia, who lived on a high floor with their mother, her husband Bassem and their three children, alerted him to the fire. He says: “Around 3.41am, she sent a message saying, ‘Hi Nabil, there’s a fire in my building and I just wanted to tell you, okay. Goodbye.’”
     
    But Nabil was stopped from entering the building. His relatives died, and he tells the programme: “The family that I lost was half of my life. Can’t tell you how much I miss them. Doesn’t feel the same anymore without them. Half of your life is gone and it’s not the same. It’s not the same ever again.”
     
     
     
     

  • Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport

    Ep 5/6

    Heathrow is the busiest airport in Britain and fighting to keep its No 1 spot in Europe.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Wed 06 Jun
    Time: 8.00pm - 8.30pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 23 2018 : Sat 02 Jun - Fri 08 Jun
    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 29 May 2018.
     
    Episode 5
     
    Eighty per cent of all visitors to Britain arrive by air, and today’s episode of Heathrow begins at 4.49am,  with the arrival of a 17 hour non-stop flight from Perth. Border Force pull over a Ghananian business man declaring £114k in cash,  there’s love in the air with a blind date at the romantic venue of T5 arrivals, and the end of an era on the airfield for Chief Trainer Simon.
     
    Series overview
     
    Heathrow is the busiest airport in Britain and fighting to keep its No 1 spot in Europe.
     
    The series has a fresh new feel, focusing more on the nearly 77,000 colleagues that work on the airfield and in the terminals, and who are now more than ever trying to keep Heathrow in prime position.
     
    Out in the terminal, we’re back with the popular king and queen of Heathrow’s passenger experience managers - Demi and Sue – who this year deal with an array of passenger conundrums, from delays to medical emergencies and unruly passengers.
     
    Other old favourites are Carrie-Anne and Selina, the darlings of the check-in, and of course airside transportation expert Hugh, cleaning out the Royal Suite in the only way he knows best.
     
    New faces include Ian out on the airfield. He thinks his dreams have come true at the tender age of 50 as he’s re-training to become part of the airside operations team, fulfilling a boyhood dream. Plus, veteran operations manager Peter has to manoeuvre the country’s biggest crane across a live runway and young Russian Aeroflot’s Oksana has to deal with a large number of unaccompanied minors in Terminal 4.
     
    Heathrow has over 200,000 people travelling through the airport every day… all having to pass through immigration, and for the first time we go behind the scenes of Britain’s biggest border to see first-hand how Border Force officers make the decision whether to let people in or out of the country.  We follow Border Force Bob and Katryna, whose cases include a Brazilian student, a Nigerian holiday maker and a possible people trafficker.
     
    Add to this the heady mix of Heathrow’s biggest stars – its passengers, and it’s access all areas to the laughter and the tears that make up Britain’s Busiest Airport.
     
     
     
     

  • Spend It Well: House and Garden with Phillip Schofield

    Ep 1/1

    In this one-off special Phillip Schofield road​ tests, rates and reviews the big-selling items we’ll be buying this summer for the house and garden.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Tue 05 Jun
    Time: 8.00pm - 9.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 23 2018 : Sat 02 Jun - Fri 08 Jun
    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 29 May 2018.
     
    Spend It Well: House and Garden with Phillip Schofield
     
    In this one-off special Phillip Schofield road​ tests, rates and reviews the big-selling items we’ll be buying this summer for the house and garden.
     
    Assisted by his wife Steph, ​some famous faces and members of the Great British public, he’ll be helping viewers decide how to spend their cash wisely​ when it comes to the minefield of consumer choice that hits the shelves in the summer, covering everything from food and drink to the latest gadgets and essentials for indoors and outdoors​.
     
    Birds of a Feather’s Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph take a dip into the burgeoning world of the inflatable hot tub. Meanwhile, Chris Kamara works up a sweat at a hot yoga studio to pit a top of the range fan against a basic one to discover if the 17 times price difference is worth it.
     
    And Stacey Solomon and her sons Zachary and Leighton test out Phillip’s suggestions for the best garden games for ​under £50.
     
    Next it’s the battle of the juicers, where the latest masticating slow juicer goes head to head with a more traditional fast one. The team also heads to Manchester to ask the public to rank their favourite supermarket Rosé wine, and Phillip gives £100 gas and charcoal barbecues a grilling.
     
    Finally Phillip tests some more unusual summer offerings to try to determine if they are products you should get, or forget. Tonight it’s the turn of the Trono inflatable chair which blows up in three seconds and the Grillbot, a robot that claims to take away the pain of cleaning up after a BBQ.
     
    Once the testing is all over, ​Phillip crowns his top three best buys. Which one will impress most when it comes to spending it well on your house and garden this summer?
     
     

  • Love Island

    Ep 1/

    A sizzling summer awaits for a fresh batch of singletons looking for love as the nation’s hottest conversation topic, Love Island, returns to ITV2.

    ITV2
    Transmission date: Mon 04 Jun
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.35pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 23 2018 : Sat 02 Jun - Fri 08 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: victoria.shires@itv.com justin.jeffreys@itv.com
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

    Love Island
     
    There’s only one destination this Summer….
     
    A sizzling summer awaits for a fresh batch of singletons looking for love as the nation’s hottest conversation topic, Love Island, returns to ITV2.
     
    Caroline Flack will once again preside over the matchmaking as the luxury Love Island villa welcomes a new generation of islanders ready to embark on a summer of dating, romance, and ultimately relationships.   
     
     
    Week 23:
     
    Ep01 - Monday 4 June: 9pm - 10.35pm
    Ep02 - Tuesday 5 June: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Ep03 - Wednesday 6 June: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Ep04 - Thursday 7 June: 9pm - 10pm
    Ep05 - Friday 8 June: 9pm - 10.05pm
     
     

  • The Queen’s Coronation in Colour

    Ep 1/1

    Alexander Armstrong celebrates the 65th anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation on 2 June 1953.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Mon 04 Jun
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 23 2018 : Sat 02 Jun - Fri 08 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact:
    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 29 May 2018.
     
    The Queen’s Coronation in Colour  
     
    Alexander Armstrong celebrates the 65th anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation on 2 June 1953. Illustrated with the very best colour footage, the programme features royal insiders who were at the centre of this momentous occasion reveal what happened behind the scenes, including the Queen’s cousin HRH Prince Michael of Kent and her Maids of Honour. 
     
    Sir Trevor McDonald, Len Goodman, Michael Crawford and Alison Steadman share their own memories of the festivities across the UK and the Commonwealth.  
     
    The Queen’s Coronation was the world’s first major television event. It was also a new age of amateur home movies and communities in every corner of the UK filmed Coronation parties and pageants.  Alexander discovers these unique films, and he meets the people who feature in them, finding out that for many, the Queen’s Coronation was also the People’s Coronation.

     

  • Give It A Year

    Ep 6/12

    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 04 Jun
    Time: 8.00pm - 8.30pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 23 2018 : Sat 02 Jun - Fri 08 Jun
    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 29 May 2018.
     
    Episode 6
     
    Karren meets a woman who overcame breast cancer and wants to open a hairdressing salon and spa, but finds her year delivers something very different.
     
    She also meets the Hoxton hipster who’s brewing-up a new drink and an injured sportsman who believes his tennis teaching method can transform the game around the world.
     
    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.
     
     

  • On Assignment

    Ep 1/

    ITV’s award-winning international current affairs series returns with powerful and thought-provoking stories from around the world.  

    ITV
    Transmission date: Mon 04 Jun
    Time: 10.45pm - 11.15pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 23 2018 : Sat 02 Jun - Fri 08 Jun
    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 29 May 2018.
     
    ITV’s award-winning international current affairs series continues. ITV’s Washington Correspondent Robert Moore travels across America, to meet those living on the street amid a sharp increase in homelessness. Paul Brand is in Finland to ask if governments should simply start giving everyone free cash - no questions asked. And Juliet Bremner is in Naples, a city synonymous with crime, where groups of teens known as 'baby gangs' are attacking people at random.
     
    HOMELESSNESS, USA – ROBERT MOORE
     
    The US economy and stock market might be booming, yet homelessness is rising. In the UK 5,000 people sleep rough every night – in America, it’s 500,000. One major reason is that rents are rising, pushing the poorest Americans out of the housing market. Washington Correspondent Robert Moore travels across America to meet those living on the street and hears dire predictions that it’s about to get much worse. He is on the road with the police in Baltimore, who hand out 1,000 eviction notices every day and speaks to veterans living in tents on Skid Row, an area of Los Angeles.
     
    UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME, HELSINKI – PAUL BRAND 
     
    Stagnant wages, zero-hour contracts and the threat of robots taking humans' jobs are problems most Western nations are battling. Work is changing - the steady job to last a lifetime with decent wages, regular holidays and sick pay is becoming a thing of the past for many. But a trial in northern Europe could hold the answer. ITV’s Political Correspondent Paul Brand goes to Finland to ask whether governments should simply start giving everyone free cash, no questions asked.
     
    BABY GANGS, NAPLES – JULIET BREMNER
     
    As London sees a dramatic spike in violent crime, especially affecting young people, Juliet Bremner travels to Naples in southern Italy, a city facing its own crime crisis. There so-called ‘baby gangs’ consisting of groups of teenagers and young people have recently been at the heart of escalating violence, mimicking the traditional Neapolitan mafia-style clans that the town is so infamous for.
     
     
    Presenter: Rageh Omaar
    Correspondents: Robert Moore, Paul Brand and Juliet Bremner
    Producer/ Director: Chris Hackett
    Series Producer: Delilah Jeary
    Executive Producer: Natalie Fay
     
     
     

     

  • Britain’s Got More Talent

    Live Final Ep 1/1

    Britain’s Got More Talent returns for a new series on ITV2 with presenter Stephen Mulhern back for his 12th year… and no, he can’t believe it either!

    ITV2
    Transmission date: Sun 03 Jun
    Time: 10.05pm - 11.05pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 23 2018 : Sat 02 Jun - Fri 08 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: bgt.press@thames.tv
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

    Following a spectacular and nail-biting finale, host Stephen Mulhern gets the inside scoop from this year's winner!
     
    Stephen will be getting all the exclusive reactions and the very best gossip from the BGT dream team as they discuss their favourite moments of the series alongside a panel of celebrity guests. 
     
     

     

  • Britain’s Got Talent

    Live Final Ep 13/13

    The 12th series of Britain’s Got Talent comes to a close tonight with its spectacular live finale. 

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sun 03 Jun
    Time: 7.30pm - 10.05pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 23 2018 : Sat 02 Jun - Fri 08 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: bgt.press@thames.tv
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

    The 12th series of Britain’s Got Talent comes to a close tonight with its spectacular live finale. 
     
    After a series which has seen the good, the bad, the weird and the wonderful and has showcased the best talent on offer from singers and magicians to dancers and comedians, tonight the final acts go head-to-head to win the hearts and votes of the public.
     
    The lucky winner will be crowned the 12th champion of Britain’s Got Talent, securing a life changing cash prize of £250,000 and a spot at this year’s Royal Variety Performance.
     
    Who will be crowned the winner?  It’s over to Britain to decide.
     

     

  • Zoe Ball on Sunday

    Ep 16/

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

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sun 03 Jun
    Time: 8.30am - 9.25am
    Genre: Daytime
    Week: Week 23 2018 : Sat 02 Jun - Fri 08 Jun
    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 29 May 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 16
     
    Zoë Ball eases us into our Sunday morning as she welcomes Anton Du Beke, comedian David Morgan and live music from singer-songwriter Anne-Marie.
     
    Plus, The Saturdays’ Mollie King meets Arrested Development stars Will Arnett and Michael Cera – find out what they make of Zoë’s ‘bag of balls’.

     

  • James Martin's Saturday Morning

    Ep 39/

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

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 02 Jun
    Time: 9.25am - 11.20am
    Genre: Daytime
    Week: Week 23 2018 : Sat 02 Jun - Fri 08 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: emma.daly@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

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

  • The British Soap Awards 2018: Live

    Ep 1/1

    Phillip Schofield hosts from London’s Hackney Empire Theatre as The British Soap Awards go LIVE for the very first time!

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 02 Jun
    Time: 8.00pm - 10.05pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 23 2018 : Sat 02 Jun - Fri 08 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: gary.smith@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 29 May 2018.
     
    The British Soap Awards 2018: Live
     
    Phillip Schofield hosts from London’s Hackney Empire Theatre as The British Soap Awards go LIVE for the very first time! The British Soap Awards 2018 promises to be the most exciting, glamorous and talked about night in the showbiz calendar. Each year our soaps make us laugh, cry and gasp in equal measure. From Abi Branning’s shock death in EastEnders, David’s Platt’s heart-breaking ordeal in Coronation Street, to Emma Barton wreaking havoc in Emmerdale, Lily’s descent into self-harm in Hollyoaks and Rob’s gripping PTSD trauma in Doctors – this year, Britain’s soaps have rarely been out of the headlines.
     
    The British Soap Awards honours the incredible achievements in the nation’s biggest and most loved television shows. Coronation Street, Doctors, EastEnders, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks will once again go head to head to find out who will be going home with this year’s 16 coveted awards. The trophies are presented by some of the entertainment world’s biggest and best loved faces. Find out live who you have voted Best Actor, Best Actress and Best British Soap. And, just who will be receiving 2018’s prestigious Outstanding Achievement award?
     
    Other hotly contested categories include Villain of the Year, Best Comedy Performance, Best Newcomer, Best Single Episode and Best Storyline.
     

     

  • French Open: Roland-Garros 2018 Live

    Ep 7/

    ITV’s coverage starts on Sunday May 27 with live broadcasts of each day’s play throughout the tournament.

    ITV4
    Transmission date: Sat 02 Jun
    Time: 10.00am - 9.00pm
    Genre: Sport
    Week: Week 23 2018 : Sat 02 Jun - Fri 08 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com
    Picture contact:

     
    Week 2:
     
    ITV returns to Paris for exclusive free to air live coverage of the French Open: Roland-Garros 2018 tournament introduced by John Inverdale.
     
    Once again, 18-time Grand Slam winner Martina Navratilova will lend her expertise and insight to ITV’s team for the women’s final at Roland Garros.
     
    Joining John and Martina are a team which also includes 2013 Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli, four-time Grand Slam winner Jim Courier, Andy Murray's former coach Mark Petchey, Fabrice Santoro, who played in 70 Grand Slams, and former British ladies number one Samantha Smith. Nick Mullins is commentator with Celina Hinchcliffe the court-side reporter.
     
    ITV’s coverage starts on Sunday May 27 with live broadcasts of each day’s play throughout the tournament.
     
    The vast majority of the tournament will be broadcast on ITV4, with the men’s and women’s singles finals on ITV.
     
    So-called ‘king of clay’ Rafael Nadal heads into the tournament hoping for an eleventh victory after a resurgent 2017, while 2016 winner Novak Djokovic has gone off the boil but still remains an outside bet, while Andy Murray and Roger Federer miss the tournament.
     
    In the women’s game, Serena Williams’s participation isn’t yet guaranteed but if she takes part she will aim to pick up where she left off before taking 2017 off while pregnant - in dominant form. In the meantime, last year’s winner Jelena Ostapenko, Simona Halep, Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova will aim to pick up the Roland-Garros crown.
     
    This is an ITV Sport and Input Media production for ITV and ITV4.
     
     
    Week 23: Continues:
     
    Saturday 2 June: 10am - 9pm on ITV4
    Sunday 3 June: 9.30am - 9pm on ITV4
    Monday 4 June. 9.30am - 9pm on ITV4
    Tuesday 5 June. 12.30pm - 8pm on ITV4
    Wednesday 6 June. 12.30pm - 8pm on ITV4
    Thursday 7 June 11am - 8pm on ITV4
    Friday 8 June. 11.30am - 8.30pm on ITV4
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

     

  • Zoe Ball on Saturday

    Ep 15/

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

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 02 Jun
    Time: 8.30am - 9.25am
    Genre: Daytime
    Week: Week 23 2018 : Sat 02 Jun - Fri 08 Jun
    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 29 May 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 15
     
    Rise and shine this Saturday with Zoë Ball as she’s joined by comedians Ross Noble, Brian Conley, Jayde Adams and author Marian Keyes, with live music from Chvrches. 

     

  • International Football Friendly

    England v Nigeria Ep 1/

    England play their penultimate game before the World Cup gets under way as they take on Nigeria in a friendly at Wembley.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 02 Jun
    Time: 5.00pm - 7.30pm
    Genre: Sport
    Week: Week 23 2018 : Sat 02 Jun - Fri 08 Jun
    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 29 May 2018.
     
    International Football: England v Nigeria Live
     
    Mark Pougatch hosts live coverage as England play their penultimate game before the World Cup gets under way as they take on Nigeria in a friendly at Wembley.
     
    Gareth Southgate has selected a youthful squad for Russia and could look to give a debut to 19 year old Liverpool full back Trent Alexander Arnold. 
     
    Harry Kane will skipper the side during the tournament and the Tottenham striker will be keen to add to his tally of 12 goals in 23 appearances for his country.
     
    The Super Eagles were the first African team to qualify for the World Cup and with a provisional squad including the likes of Alex Iwobi, Victor Moses and Kelechi Iheanacho, as well as captain John Mikel Obi, their side may look familiar to English football fans.
     
    Mark is joined by for expert analysis by Ian Wright and Lee Dixon with commentary from Clive Tyldesley and Glenn Hoddle.

     

  • ITV Racing Live: The Derby

    Ep 1/

    Francesca Cumani and Ed Chamberlin present coverage of the 2018 Investec Derby from Epsom, with the race due off at 4.30pm.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 02 Jun
    Time: 1.30pm - 5.00pm
    Genre: Sport
    Week: Week 23 2018 : Sat 02 Jun - Fri 08 Jun
    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 29 May 2018.
     
    ITV Racing Live: The Derby
     
    Francesca Cumani and Ed Chamberlin present coverage of the 2018 Investec Derby from Epsom, with the race due off at 4.30pm. All eyes this year will be on Aidan O'Brien's horse - Saxon Warrior - who will be looking to follow up his win in the first classic of the season at Newmarket just a month ago. Four supporting races will be covered before the Derby, including the Dash - the fastest race of the season - at 3.45pm. 
     
    Analysis from Johnny Murtagh, Jason Weaver and Brough Scott, reporting from Oli Bell and Matt Chapman, weather news from Lucy Verasamy, fashion with Charlotte Hawkins and Mark Heyes plus commentary from Richard Hoiles. 
     
    2.00 – The Investec Private Banking Handicap
    2.35 – The Princess Elizabeth Stakes
    3.10 – The Investec Diomed Stakes
    3.45 – The Investec  Corporate Banking ‘Dash’ Handicap Stakes
    4.30 – The Investec Derby
     
     

  • Britain’s Got Talent

    Live semi-final 5 Ep 12/13

    The nation’s favourite TV talent show, Britain’s Got Talent, returns to our screens for a fun-filled 12th series packed full of variety.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Fri 01 Jun
    Time: 7.30pm - 9.00pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 22 2018 : Sat 26 May - Fri 01 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: bgt.press@thames.tv
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

     
    Episode 12 - Live semi-final 5
     
    After thousands applied and hundreds auditioned, the search reaches the live semi-finals.
     
    The final 40 acts now perform live in the hope of impressing the judges, as well as winning the all-important public vote.
     
    Across the week our Kings and Queens of entertainment, Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams will welcome eight acts to the stage to perform for a chance of winning a life changing £250,000 and a spot at this year’s Royal Variety Performance.
     
    Each night two acts will go through to the live Grand Final.
     
    As well as performances from this year’s acts, a host of guest performers will take to the stage during the results shows as the semi-finalists wait to find out if they are one step closer to being crowned winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2018.
     
    The results show is at 9.30pm (after Coronation Street)

     

  • Britain’s Got Talent

    Live semi-final 4 Ep 11/13

    The nation’s favourite TV talent show, Britain’s Got Talent, returns to our screens for a fun-filled 12th series packed full of variety.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Thu 31 May
    Time: 7.30pm - 9.00pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 22 2018 : Sat 26 May - Fri 01 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: bgt.press@thames.tv
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

     
    Episode 11 - Live semi-final 4
     
    After thousands applied and hundreds auditioned, the search reaches the live semi-finals.
     
    The final 40 acts now perform live in the hope of impressing the judges, as well as winning the all-important public vote.
     
    Across the week our Kings and Queens of entertainment, Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams will welcome eight acts to the stage to perform for a chance of winning a life changing £250,000 and a spot at this year’s Royal Variety Performance.
     
    Each night two acts will go through to the live Grand Final.
     
    As well as performances from this year’s acts, a host of guest performers will take to the stage during the results shows as the semi-finalists wait to find out if they are one step closer to being crowned winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2018.
     
    The results show is at 9.30pm (after Coronation Street)

     

  • Great Art

    Manet Ep 4/5

    At a landmark exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, presenter Tim Marlow looks at one of the all-time great artists, Edouard Manet. The film shows behind-the-scenes moments of the exhibition as well as a detailed biography of Manet’s life. 

    ITV
    Transmission date: Thu 31 May
    Time: 10.50pm - 11.50pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 22 2018 : Sat 26 May - Fri 01 Jun
    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 22 May 2018.
     
    Episode 4
     
    Manet
     
    Directed by Ben Harding & Phil Grabsky and presented by Tim Marlow
     
    This acclaimed documentary, focussing on the sell-out exhibition at The Royal Academy of Arts, depicts the craft of one of the all-time great artists, the ‘father of modern art’, Edouard Manet. Spanning this enigmatic and, at times, controversial artist’s career Manet gives a fascinating exploration and detailed biography of the momentous painter and his environment in a rapidly changing 19th-century Paris. 
     
    Presented by Tim Marlow, and with special guests including art historians and contemporary painters, this documentary reveals Manet’s forward-thinking and modern approach to portraiture. Despite Manet’s portraits comprising around half of his artistic output, they have never been explored in a retrospective exhibition. The Royal Acadmey’s landmark show consisted of more than 50 works, including portraits of his most frequent sitter his wife Suzanne Leenhoff and luminaries of the period such as Antonin Proust, Émile Zola and Stéphane Mallarmé. Displaying exclusive behind-the-scenes moments of the exhibition’s preparation as well as a detailed biography of Manet’s life this superbly crafted documentary is not to be missed.
     
    Short synopsis
     
    At a landmark exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, presenter Tim Marlow looks at one of the all-time great artists, Edouard Manet. The film shows behind-the-scenes moments of the exhibition as well as a detailed biography of Manet’s life. 
     

     

  • Britain’s Got Talent

    Live semi-final 3 Ep 10/13

    The nation’s favourite TV talent show, Britain’s Got Talent, returns to our screens for a fun-filled 12th series packed full of variety.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Wed 30 May
    Time: 7.30pm - 9.00pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 22 2018 : Sat 26 May - Fri 01 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: bgt.press@thames.tv
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

     
    Episode 10 - Live semi-final 3
     
    After thousands applied and hundreds auditioned, the search reaches the live semi-finals.
     
    The final 40 acts now perform live in the hope of impressing the judges, as well as winning the all-important public vote.
     
    Across the week our Kings and Queens of entertainment, Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams will welcome eight acts to the stage to perform for a chance of winning a life changing £250,000 and a spot at this year’s Royal Variety Performance.
     
    Each night two acts will go through to the live Grand Final.
     
    As well as performances from this year’s acts, a host of guest performers will take to the stage during the results shows as the semi-finalists wait to find out if they are one step closer to being crowned winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2018.
     
    The results show is at 9.30pm (after Coronation Street)

     

  • On Assignment

    Ep 1/

    ITV’s award-winning international current affairs series returns with powerful and thought-provoking stories from around the world.  

    ITV
    Transmission date: Tue 29 May
    Time: 10.50pm - 11.20pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 22 2018 : Sat 26 May - Fri 01 Jun
    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 22 May 2018.
     
    ITV’s award-winning international current affairs series continues with thought-provoking stories from around the world.
     
    In this third episode, Martin Geissler is in Vice President Mike Pence’s home state of Indiana to find out just who he is and why this deeply religious family man has stuck by President Trump. Meanwhile Richard Pallot is in Norway, where half of new car sales are electric, to discover what lessons we can learn in the UK. And Neil Connery bears witness to the final days of the ancient Turkish city of Hasankeyf, which is set to be flooded under 60 meters of water.
     
    VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE, INDIANA – MARTIN GEISSLER
     
    The headlines have been dominated by President Trump’s first year in office, but the man who stands by him every step of the way barely gets any attention. Just who is Vice President Mike Pence and why has this deeply religious family man stuck by the President through all the talk of sleaze and scandal? Martin Geissler is in Mike Pence’s home state of Indiana to find out more about the man who could take over if President Trump doesn’t make it to 2020. Martin speaks to friends and colleagues from Pence’s days as a lawyer and as a talk radio host, and critics who say the prospect of a Mike Pence presidency is even more terrifying than that of Trump was to them.
     
    ELECTRIC CARS, NORWAY – RICHARD PALLOT
     
    There are more than 30 million cars on the road in the UK, and less than one percent are electric. But Norway is leading the electric revolution - where half of all new cars need to be plugged in to charge. Richard Pallot is in Oslo to find out what we can learn from our Nordic friends. He speaks to petrol-heads who are now buying electric and asks Norway’s transport minister why the government is so keen to push electric car sales, considering much of the country’s economy is built on oil. And Richard tests one of Norway’s new driverless pods ready to hit Oslo’s streets next year to investigate whether we could stop driving altogether.
     
    DAM, TURKEY – NEIL CONNERY
     
    The ancient city of Hasankeyf, built on and around the banks of the Tigris river in south-east Turkey, may be one of the oldest continuously inhabited settlements in the world, spanning 12,000 years. The city and its surrounding limestone cliffs are home to thousands of human-made caves, 300 archaeological sites and monuments, and a unique canyon ecosystem. But in a few weeks, a government-backed hydroelectric dam will flood 80 per cent of the ancient city out of existence. Turkish officials say it will provide electricity and irrigation to underdeveloped areas in the Kurdish region. Neil Connery hears both sides of the story.
     
    Presenter/ Reporter: Rageh Omaar
    Correspondents: Martin Geissler, Richard Pallot and Neil Connery
     
    Producer/ Directors: Chris Hackett and Sonia Pavlovic
     
    Series Producer: Delilah Jeary
     
    Executive Producer: Natalie Fay
     
     

     

  • Britain’s Got Talent

    Live semi-final 2 Ep 9/13

    The nation’s favourite TV talent show, Britain’s Got Talent, returns to our screens for a fun-filled 12th series packed full of variety.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Tue 29 May
    Time: 7.30pm - 9.00pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 22 2018 : Sat 26 May - Fri 01 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: bgt.press@thames.tv
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

     
    Episode 9 - Live semi-final 2
     
    After thousands applied and hundreds auditioned, the search reaches the live semi-finals.
     
    The final 40 acts now perform live in the hope of impressing the judges, as well as winning the all-important public vote.
     
    Across the week our Kings and Queens of entertainment, Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams will welcome eight acts to the stage to perform for a chance of winning a life changing £250,000 and a spot at this year’s Royal Variety Performance.
     
    Each night two acts will go through to the live Grand Final.
     
    As well as performances from this year’s acts, a host of guest performers will take to the stage during the results shows as the semi-finalists wait to find out if they are one step closer to being crowned winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2018.
     
    The results show is at 9.30pm (after Coronation Street)

     

  • The Real Housewives of Cheshire

    The Reunion Ep 11/11

    The Real Housewives of Cheshire are back and a surprise birthday party brings all the girls together again.

    ITVBe
    Transmission date: Tue 29 May
    Time: 10.00pm - 11.00pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 22 2018 : Sat 26 May - Fri 01 Jun
    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 22 May 2018.
     
    Episode 11 – The Reunion
     
    The Housewives are back for their most explosive Reunion yet.
     
    Get ready for fireworks as Brian Dowling bravely gets all the gossip from the glamorous ladies.
     
    From wedding tears to memorial giggles and the most awkward voicemail ever caught on camera – how did the Housewives cope?
     

     

  • Britain’s Got Talent

    Live semi-final 1 Ep 8/13

    The nation’s favourite TV talent show, Britain’s Got Talent, returns to our screens for a fun-filled 12th series packed full of variety.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Mon 28 May
    Time: 7.30pm - 9.00pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 22 2018 : Sat 26 May - Fri 01 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: bgt.press@thames.tv
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

     
    Episode 8 - Live semi-final 1
     
    After thousands applied and hundreds auditioned, the search reaches the live semi-finals.
     
    The final 40 acts now perform live in the hope of impressing the judges, as well as winning the all-important public vote.
     
    Across the week our Kings and Queens of entertainment, Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams will welcome eight acts to the stage to perform for a chance of winning a life changing £250,000 and a spot at this year’s Royal Variety Performance.
     
    Each night two acts will go through to the live Grand Final.
     
    As well as performances from this year’s acts, a host of guest performers will take to the stage during the results shows as the semi-finalists wait to find out if they are one step closer to being crowned winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2018.
     
    The results show is at 9.30pm (after Coronation Street)

     

  • The Real Housewives of Cheshire

    Love, Pride and Prejudice Ep 10/11

    The Real Housewives of Cheshire are back and a surprise birthday party brings all the girls together again.

    ITVBe
    Transmission date: Mon 28 May
    Time: 10.00pm - 11.00pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 22 2018 : Sat 26 May - Fri 01 Jun
    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 22 May 2018.
     
    Episode 10 – Love, Pride and Prejudice
     
    It’s all systems GAY for Dawn as she hosts Warford Hall’s very own Pride Festival.
     
    There are feathers, rainbows and high drama as Stacey and Seema accuse Ester of stirring the social media trolls up.
     
    Rachel and Lauren battle confrontations and cake in between bouncy castle rides; and Tanya takes a leaf out of Gwyneth Paltrow’s book with a steam clean where the sun doesn’t shine.
     
    It’s just another week in Cheshire for our glamorous Housewives,
     
     

     

  • Coronation Street

    Ep 9 467/9 471

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

    ITV
    Transmission date: Mon 28 May
    Time: 9.00pm - 9.30pm
    Genre: Soaps
    Week: Week 22 2018 : Sat 26 May - Fri 01 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: alison.sinclair@itv.com rachel.newton@itv.com francesca.evans@itv.com
    Picture contact: david.crook@itv.com

    Coronation Street is the story of the everyday lives of ordinary folk living in a northern town called Weatherfield. The show’s unique blend of heartwarming comedy and powerful drama always remaining at the forefront of its programming since 1960.
     
    The information contained herein is embargoed from press use, commercial and non-commercial reproduction and sharing into the public domain until Tuesday 22nd May 2018.
     
    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 9467: Monday 28th May at 9pm 
     
    David finds the strength to face his demons. 
    Ryan vanishes on the morning of Robert and Michelle’s wedding. 
    Gary surprises Sarah with a souvenir from Wales.
     
    Writer – Debbie Oates
    Director – Audrey Cooke
    Producer – Kate Oates
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9468: Tuesday 29th May at 9pm 
     
    David reports Josh to the police. 
    Steve’s intervention threatens to ruin Michelle’s big day. 
    Phelan eyes a means of escape from Gary’s clutches.
     
    Writer – Debbie Oates
    Director – Audrey Cooke
    Producer – Kate Oates
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9469: Wednesday 30th May at 9pm 
     
    Gary snaps when Phelan pushes him too far. 
    Robert does a runner from his wedding. 
    Shona stuns Alya with the truth about Josh.
     
    Writer – Cameron McAllister
    Director – Audrey Cooke
    Producer – Kate Oates
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9470: Thursday 31st May at 9pm 
     
    Eileen finds Phelan on her doorstep armed with a gun. 
    Michelle blames Steve for Robert’s departure. 
    David finally opens up to his family.
     
    Writer – Owen Lloyd-Fox
    Director – Audrey Cooke
    Producer – Kate Oates
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9471: Friday 1st June at 9pm
     
    Chaos reigns following a gunshot at Number 11. 
    Phelan heads to the Bistro and takes a hostage. 
    A desperate Gail reconnects with Rosemary.
     
    Writer – Owen Lloyd-Fox
    Director – Audrey Cooke
    Producer – Kate Oates
     
    ***
     
     
     
     

     

  • Emmerdale

    Ep 8 161/8 165

    Emmerdale is the small village with big drama.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Mon 28 May
    Time: 7.00pm - 7.30pm
    Genre: Soaps
    Week: Week 22 2018 : Sat 26 May - Fri 01 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: emily.ogden@itv.com janine.goodall@itv.com
    Picture contact: david.crook@itv.com

    Generic summary:  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. 
     
    8161 - Monday 28th May 7pm – 7:30pm
    ● Cain demands answers.
    ● Brenda sabotages Bob’s night.
    ● Dan refuses Amelia’s request.
     
    8162 Tuesday 29th May 7pm – 7:30pm
    ● Harriet enlists Vanessa’s help.
    ● Charity grapples with her difficult past.
     
    8163 Wednesday 30th May 7pm – 7:30pm
    ● Vanessa comforts Charity.
    ● Kerry’s worried about Dan.
    ● Bob and Laurel put on a united front.
     
    8164 Thursday 31st May - 7pm – 7:30pm (NB there will be no 8pm episode on Thursday 31st May)
    ● Charity is hopeful.
    ● Chas recieves bad news.
    ● Vanessa is supportive.
     
    8165 Friday 1st June 7pm – 7:30pm
    ● Dan and Daz fall out.
    ● Paddy is confused.
    ● Charity feels frustrated.
     
    Omnibus  8161 – 8165
    Charity revisits her past. Chas receives bad news. Bob and Laurel’s night is ruined. 
     
     
     

     

  • Britain’s Got More Talent

    Live Semi-final week Ep 8/13

    Britain’s Got More Talent returns for a new series on ITV2 with presenter Stephen Mulhern back for his 12th year… and no, he can’t believe it either!

    ITV2
    Transmission date: Mon 28 May
    Time: 10.00pm - 11.05pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 22 2018 : Sat 26 May - Fri 01 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: bgt.press@thames.tv
    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 22 May 2018.
     
    LIVE SEMI FINALS WEEK: 10pm - 11.05pm nightly from Monday 28 May
     
    Episode 8 - Monday 28 May
     
    Throughout the live semi-finals Britain’s Got More Talent will be right in the thick of it, getting all the fall-out from the results and giving viewers the opportunity to phone in and speak live to the judges straight after the main show. As always, the fun and games continue with ‘Grab a Piece of Paper’ live in the studio, audition challenges and even more unseen acts from this series.
     
    Stephen will be getting all the exclusive reactions and the very best gossip from the judges and behind the scenes. Plus, there’ll be live music from Clean Bandit, chats with the BGT team, celebrity guest panellists and all the usual BGMT chaos.
     
    Episode 9 - Tuesday 29 May
     
    Throughout the live semi-finals Britain’s Got More Talent will be right in the thick of it, getting all the fall-out from the results and giving viewers the opportunity to phone in and speak live to the judges straight after the main show. As always, the fun and games continue with ‘Grab a Piece of Paper’ live in the studio, audition challenges and even more unseen acts from this series.
     
    Stephen will be getting all the exclusive reactions and the very best gossip from the judges and behind the scenes. Plus, there’ll be live chats with the BGT team, celebrity guest panellists and all the usual BGMT chaos.
     
    Episode 10 - Wednesday 30 May
     
    Throughout the live semi-finals Britain’s Got More Talent will be right in the thick of it, getting all the fall-out from the results and giving viewers the opportunity to phone in and speak live to the judges straight after the main show. As always, the fun and games continue with ‘Grab a Piece of Paper’ live in the studio, audition challenges and even more unseen acts from this series.
     
    Stephen will be getting all the exclusive reactions and the very best gossip from the judges and behind the scenes. Plus, there’ll be live music from Anne-Marie, chats with the BGT team, celebrity guest panellists and all the usual BGMT chaos.
     
    Episode 11 - Thursday 31 May
     
    Throughout the live semi-finals Britain’s Got More Talent will be right in the thick of it, getting all the fall-out from the results and giving viewers the opportunity to phone in and speak live to the judges straight after the main show. As always, the fun and games continue with ‘Grab a Piece of Paper’ live in the studio, audition challenges and even more unseen acts from this series.
     
    Stephen will be getting all the exclusive reactions and the very best gossip from the judges and behind the scenes. Plus, there’ll be live music from Stefflon Don, chats with the BGT team, celebrity guest panellists and all the usual BGMT chaos.
     
    Episode 12 - Friday 1 June
     
    Throughout the live semi-finals Britain’s Got More Talent will be right in the thick of it, getting all the fall-out from the results and giving viewers the opportunity to phone in and speak live to the judges straight after the main show. As always, the fun and games continue with ‘Grab a Piece of Paper’ live in the studio, audition challenges and even more unseen acts from this series.
     
    Stephen will be getting all the exclusive reactions and the very best gossip from the judges and behind the scenes. Plus, there’ll be live chats with the BGT team, celebrity guest panellists and all the usual BGMT chaos.
     
     
     
     
     

     

  • Zoe Ball on Sunday

    Ep 14/

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

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sun 27 May
    Time: 8.30am - 9.25am
    Genre: Daytime
    Week: Week 22 2018 : Sat 26 May - Fri 01 Jun
    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 22 May 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 14
     
    Zoë Ball eases us into our Sunday morning as she welcomes comedian Russell Brand, ‘Queer Eye’ fashion expert Tan France, comedian David Morgan and live music from singer-songwriter Tom Walker.
     

     

  • French Open: Roland-Garros 2018 Live

    Ep 1/

    ITV’s coverage starts on Sunday May 27 with live broadcasts of each day’s play throughout the tournament.

    ITV4
    Transmission date: Sun 27 May
    Time: 9.30am - 9.00pm
    Genre: Sport
    Week: Week 22 2018 : Sat 26 May - Fri 01 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: tom.hodson@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 22 May 2018.
     
    ITV returns to Paris for exclusive free to air live coverage of the French Open: Roland-Garros 2018 tournament introduced by John Inverdale.
     
    Once again, 18-time Grand Slam winner Martina Navratilova will lend her expertise and insight to ITV’s team for the women’s final at Roland Garros.
     
    Joining John and Martina are a team which also includes 2013 Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli, four-time Grand Slam winner Jim Courier, Andy Murray's former coach Mark Petchey, Fabrice Santoro, who played in 70 Grand Slams, and former British ladies number one Samantha Smith. Nick Mullins is commentator with Celina Hinchcliffe the court-side reporter.
     
    ITV’s coverage starts on Sunday May 27 with live broadcasts of each day’s play throughout the tournament.
     
    The vast majority of the tournament will be broadcast on ITV4, with the men’s and women’s singles finals on ITV.
     
    So-called ‘king of clay’ Rafael Nadal heads into the tournament hoping for an eleventh victory after a resurgent 2017, while 2016 winner Novak Djokovic has gone off the boil but still remains an outside bet, while Andy Murray and Roger Federer miss the tournament.
     
    In the women’s game, Serena Williams’s participation isn’t yet guaranteed but if she takes part she will aim to pick up where she left off before taking 2017 off while pregnant - in dominant form. In the meantime, last year’s winner Jelena Ostapenko, Simona Halep, Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova will aim to pick up the Roland-Garros crown.
     
    This is an ITV Sport and Input Media production for ITV and ITV4.
     
     
    Week 22: Continues:
     
    Monday 28 May. 9.30am - 9pm on ITV4
    Tuesday 29 May. 9.30am - 9pm on ITV4
    Wednesday 30 May. 9.30am - 9pm on ITV4
    Thursday 31 May. 9.30am - 9pm on ITV4
    Friday 1 June. 9.30am - 9pm on ITV4
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

     

  • Little Big Shots

    Ep 6/6

    Dawn French hosts the second series of Little Big Shots, the entertainment show that shines the spotlight on some of the most talented children from around the world. 

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sun 27 May
    Time: 7.00pm - 8.00pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 22 2018 : Sat 26 May - Fri 01 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: sarah.gaffney@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 22 May 2018.
     
    Episode 6
     
    A jam-packed jamboree of a series finale, as Dawn French is joined by sensational soul singers, a circus strongman, an operatic angel and Spain’s biggest popstars in the “under 4 foot” category.
     
    Series overview
     
    Dawn French hosts the second series of Little Big Shots, the entertainment show that shines the spotlight on some of the most talented children from around the world.
     
    With no prizes at stake and no winners or losers, the programme simply allows three to 13 year olds to take to the stage to showcase their talents and prove they are star performers!
     
    In each of the six hour-long shows, Dawn meets each act and gets to know them before they take to the performance area on the revolving stage, and show the audience and viewers what makes them special.
     
    Pint-sized acts from all over the UK and the world will show off their singing, dancing and acrobatic skills alongside other amazing acts including a dog handler, a Eurovision expert, a champion hen-racer, a juggling strongman and stand-up comedian!
     
    Little Big Shots is a Wall To Wall (a Warner Bros Television Production UK company) production for ITV.

     

  • The London Palladium: The Greatest Stage on Earth

    Ep 1/1

    In this special one-off documentary, host Bradley Walsh goes behind the scenes of the world's most famous theatre to discover it's history, some backstage secrets and to meet many of the stars who have performed on it's stage through the years.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sun 27 May
    Time: 8.00pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 22 2018 : Sat 26 May - Fri 01 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact:
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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 22 May 2018.
     
    In this special one-off documentary, host Bradley Walsh goes behind the scenes of the world's most famous theatre to discover it's history, some backstage secrets and to meet many of the stars who have performed on it's stage through the years.
     
    On his journey Bradley also unearths some long-lost footage of Morecambe and Wise and premieres some rare archive material never broadcast before.  
     
    Adam Garcia
    Al Murray
    Andrew Lloyd Webber 
    Basil Brush
    Beverley Knight
    Des O’connor
    Gary Wilmot
    Jim Dale
    Jimmy Tarbuck
    Jimmy Osmond
    Joe Pasquale
    Lionel Blair
    Michael Crawford 
    Paul Sinha
    Phillip Schofield
    Rick Astley
    Sheila Hancock
    Stephen Fry
    Tommy Steele
     
     
     
     
     

  • Zoe Ball on Saturday

    Ep 13/

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

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 26 May
    Time: 8.30am - 9.25am
    Genre: Daytime
    Week: Week 22 2018 : Sat 26 May - Fri 01 Jun
    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 22 May 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 13
     
    This Saturday, start your weekend off with Zoë Ball and her guests – Ashley and Jordan Banjo, Katie Derham, actor Nigel Havers, comedian Stephen Bailey and live music from The Magic Numbers. 
     
     

  • Britain’s Got Talent

    Ep 7/13

    The nation’s favourite TV talent show, Britain’s Got Talent, returns to our screens for a fun-filled 12th series packed full of variety.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 26 May
    Time: 8.00pm - 9.15pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 22 2018 : Sat 26 May - Fri 01 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: bgt.press@thames.tv
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

     
    Episode 7
     
    As the auditions for the 12th series of Britain’s Got Talent draw to a close, we see the remaining few acts take to the stage to see if they’ve got what it takes to be the next BGT star.
     
    The kings and queens of entertainment Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams return once again to their rightful thrones on the judging panel in the search for the most exciting talent around, as tonight we find out who will be 2018’s semi-finalists.
     
    Over the past few months the dream team have travelled the length and breadth of the country looking for that winning act who can not only capture the heart and imagination of the Great British public but who is also fit to perform for a Royal. After an incredible series in 2017, this year’s viewers will be surprised, charmed and moved to tears as a host of variety acts take to the stage.
     

     

  • James Martin's Saturday Morning

    Ep 38/

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

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 26 May
    Time: 9.25am - 11.20am
    Genre: Daytime
    Week: Week 22 2018 : Sat 26 May - Fri 01 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: emma.daly@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

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

  • Harry Hill's Alien Fun Capsule

    Ep 7/8

    The comedy panel show sees Harry Hill preside over two teams of celebrities tasked with saving planet earth from alien invasion! 

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 26 May
    Time: 7.30pm - 8.00pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 22 2018 : Sat 26 May - Fri 01 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: gary.smith@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 22 May 2018.
     
    Episode 7
     
    Helping Harry Hill fill the fun capsule and to prevent an alien invasion this week are EastEnders actor Charlie Brooks, Holby City star Chizzy Akudolu, comedian Lolly Adefope and Countdown legend Carol Vorderman. 

     

  • Ninja Warrior UK

    Ep 7/8

    Hosted by Ben Shephard, Rochelle Humes and Chris ‘Kammy’ Kamara, series four will see another batch of hopeful competitors push themselves to their limits as they try to complete the ultimate challenge. 

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 26 May
    Time: 6.30pm - 7.30pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 22 2018 : Sat 26 May - Fri 01 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: sarah.gaffney@itv.com
    Picture contact: iwona.karbowska@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 22 May 2018.
     
    Episode 7
     
    Ninja Warrior UK, hosted by Ben Shephard, Rochelle Humes and Chris Kamara.
     
    With new obstacles to face, the course is more extreme than ever, and this week the competition really starts to bite in the first part of the final.
     
    Only the best are left, but who will be triumphant, conquer the course and get the chance to climb the 22-metre rope climb to the top of Mount Midoriyama?
     
    Anyone who can achieve that, will make history and be crowned the first ever Ninja Warrior UK.
     

     

  • Britain’s Got More Talent

    Ep 7/13

    Britain’s Got More Talent returns for a new series on ITV2 with presenter Stephen Mulhern back for his 12th year… and no, he can’t believe it either!

    ITV2
    Transmission date: Sat 26 May
    Time: 9.15pm - 10.15pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 22 2018 : Sat 26 May - Fri 01 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: bgt.press@thames.tv
    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 22 May 2018.
     
    Episode 7
     
    The madness continues on the 12th series of Britain’s Got More Talent as tonight host Stephen Mulhern goes live from the studio for the very first time this series! 
     
    Stephen will be joined by a house band, a host of past and present contestants and panel of celebrity guests who will be on hand to share their thoughts about the judges’ decisions and compete against each other in a number of entertaining games.
     

     

  • UEFA Champions League Final Highlights

    Liverpool v Real Madrid Ep 1/1

    The European season reaches its climax, as Real Madrid and Liverpool go head to head for the most prestigious prize in club football.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 26 May
    Time: 10.30pm - 11.30pm
    Genre: Sport
    Week: Week 22 2018 : Sat 26 May - Fri 01 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact:
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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 22 May 2018.
     
    UEFA Champions League Final Highlights
     
    The European season reaches its climax, as Real Madrid and Liverpool go head to head for the most prestigious prize in club football. Liverpool have won the competition five times, whilst Real Madrid have lifted the trophy a record 12 times and are the current champions. The Olympic stadium in Kiev, Ukraine, is the venue for the showpiece event. 
     
    Mark Pougatch presents, with guests Lee Dixon and Alan Kennedy, with commentary from Clive Tyldesley.
     

  • Lethal Weapon

    The Odd Couple Ep 17/

    Series two finds the pair up to their same tricks, with Murtaugh attempting to steer clear of the demons that haunt his partner, while navigating some challenging times at home.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Fri 25 May
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Drama
    Week: Week 21 2018 : Sat 19 May - Fri 25 May
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: gary.smith@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 15 May 2018.
     
    Episode 17 - The Odd Couple
     
    After the fatal end to an argument on a construction site, the squad works to untangle facts about the incident. Meanwhile, Riggs struggles to rekindle his relationship with Molly, Trish’s job is on the line as she tries to close a big deal at work, and Murtaugh gets one last chance to make it right at home.
     
    Series 2 overview
     
    Lethal Weapon combines action and drama with friendship and humour as it follows classic cop duo Riggs (Clayne Crawford) and Murtaugh (Damon Wayans), who are working a crime-ridden beat in modern-day Los Angeles. Murtaugh has everything to live for, Riggs has nothing to lose, and in the series one finale, Murtaugh found out just how much Riggs was willing to sacrifice in pursuit of the drug cartel that he believes is responsible for his wife’s death.
     
    Series two finds the pair up to their same tricks, with Murtaugh attempting to steer clear of the demons that haunt his partner, while navigating some challenging times at home, alongside his wife, Trish (Keesha Sharp). And even though Murtaugh seeks support in Riggs, he realises their partnership is still a volatile roller coaster ride.
     
     
     

     

  • Great Art

    The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch Ep 3/5

    After 500 years Bosch’s paintings still fascinate us but what inspired these strange and fantastical paintings?

    ITV
    Transmission date: Thu 24 May
    Time: 10.45pm - 11.45pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 21 2018 : Sat 19 May - Fri 25 May
    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 15 May 2018.
     
    Episode 3
     
    The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch
     
    Directed by David Bickerstaff and introduced by Tim Marlow
     
    After 500 years Bosch’s paintings still shock and fascinate us but what inspired the man behind these haunting works? Where did his unconventional and timeless creations come from? How did he bridge the medieval and Renaissance world? Why do his strange and fantastical paintings resonate with people now more than ever? Discover the answers to these questions and more with this remarkable documentary directed by David Bickerstaff.  
     
    The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch features the landmark exhibition in his home town which brought the majority of Bosch’s paintings and drawings together for the first and last time and attracted almost half a million art lovers from all over the world. The film reveals new discoveries through cutting-edge technology. With his fascinating life revealed, close-up details of the curiosities hidden within his brimming canvases from cannibalistic clergymen to three-headed birds, plus the stories within his works seen like never before, this documentary is a wonderful exploration of a great creative genius.
     
    Short synopsis
     
    After 500 years Bosch’s paintings still fascinate us but what inspired these strange and fantastical paintings? Featuring an extraordinary popular exhibition which brought almost all of Bosch’s work together for the first and last time, this film offers some answers.
     
     

     

  • A&E Live

    Ep 3/3

    In this live documentary event, Davina McCall will be experiencing the drama of a major A&E department as it happens.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Thu 24 May
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 21 2018 : Sat 19 May - Fri 25 May
    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 15 May 2018.
     
    A&E Live
     
    Overview
     
    “The unpredictability is the most challenging and the most exciting thing about this series. We just never know what is going to happen next and, I guess, that’s what being a doctor, nurse or paramedic on the frontline in Accident and Emergency is like on a daily basis. You just never know what is going to happen. No one has done this before. We want to give the viewers an insight into what one of the busiest, most efficient, trauma centres in the UK is really like…from the 999 phone call, from the ambulance, all the way through to A&E itself, to really celebrate the NHS and show the amazing work that they do.”  Davina McCall
     
    In this live documentary event, Davina McCall will be experiencing the drama of a major A&E department as it happens. Celebrating 70 years of the NHS, the series will tell the story of emergency medicine across a whole city, from the 999 call to the ambulance right through to treatment in A&E.
     
    Witnessing all the drama from call to cure first hand, Davina will be embedded with the staff of Leeds General Infirmary across the week seeing events unfold through the eyes of the doctors, nurses and paramedics on the frontline. 
     
    She’ll experience it, as they do, never knowing who, or what, will come through the doors next. From dealing with everyday traumas to major incidents that require life-saving treatments. This innovative series will show you A&E as you've never seen it before.
     
    Davina says: “I have endless personal experiences with A&E, as many of us do, but I can’t imagine what it must be like to deal with it every day. This shows how the A&E really works through the eyes of the amazing frontline staff.”
     
    Leeds General Infirmary was the birthplace of emergency medicine and sees around 350 people come through the doors every day.  Doctors witness everything including people who have fallen from buildings, been involved in major car crashes, lost limbs in industrial accidents and have been left fighting for their lives after being stabbed in a fight.
     
    Over 20 million patients a year visit A&E and this series will follow the frontline staff on three consecutive evening shifts, never knowing who or what is coming through the emergency room doors next. 
     
    Davina adds: “I am learning that various days of the week are busier, Mondays are manic…if there’s a particularly boozy football match on…where there’s booze, there’s accidents. On Saturdays, kids do lots of sports, so there’s lots of breaks. I’m going to be embedded before we go live…but beyond that, I can’t prepare at all. And that’s what’s exciting about it.”
     
    Leeds General Infirmary pioneered emergency medicine and had the first ever A&E consultant in the UK. The series will show the experience of staff and patients on the ground across the city’s two busy A&E departments.  Access agreed with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust means the series will bring viewers an unprecedented up-close look at life in A&E at Leeds General Infirmary, St James’s University Hospital and with ambulance crews serving the city. A&E Live is the true story of what happens, as it happens and offers the chance to meet some of the key characters across the service that keep everything running.
     
    A&E Live is a key part of ITV’s special week of programming, including The NHS Heroes Awards and a Love Your Garden NHS Special, to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS this Spring, to provide a vivid insight into the incredible, life-changing and life-saving work done by the NHS and its staff across the UK.
     
    Produced by Optomen for ITV.
     
    Episode 3
     
    Davina McCall returns for her last night of live broadcasting from one of the UK’s busiest A&Es - Leeds General Infirmary.
     
    Witnessing all the drama first hand, Davina will be following the stories of the doctors, patients, nurse and paramedics, experiencing the drama as they do, never knowing who, or what, will come through the doors next.
     
    From dealing with everyday traumas to major incidents that require life-saving treatments, Davina will have spent a week on the medical front line, seeing it through the staff’s eyes. How do they feel about our NHS at 70, and what drives their amazing dedication to caring for us?
     
    Note to Editors
     
    Regarding the important issue of patient confidentiality, we have a strict protocol agreed with the hospital for filming which places patient privacy as the highest priority. We also have a very thorough consents process involving a short delay in transmission and possible interruptions during the live broadcast to make sure we protect patient privacy at all times and to enable us to be responsible.
     
    Our protocols ensure that the staff’s need to do their job always takes precedence and the staff have the right to ask our crews to clear the area if there is a risk that we impede their jobs. Our crews are experts in filming medical documentaries and will follow strict protocols to never impede the work of the staff. 
     
     
     
     

  • Celebrity Juice

    Ep 10/10

    The brand new series continues with Fearne Cotton taking on Holly Willoughby in a series of hilarious rounds and games, hosted by the inimitable and outrageous Keith Lemon. 

    ITV2
    Transmission date: Thu 24 May
    Time: 10.00pm - 10.50pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 21 2018 : Sat 19 May - Fri 25 May
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: Amy.Huson@fremantlemediauk.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 15 May 2018.
     
    Episode 10
     
    Keith Lemon hosts the outrageous comedy panel show, which sees team captains Fearne Cotton and Holly Willoughby going head to head in a series of hilarious games.
     
    Joining the panel for the last show of the series is TV Presenter Mark Wright, Pop Legend Lisa Stansfield, Love Island’s Caroline Flack & Iain Stirling and comedian and Extra Camp host Joel Dommett. 
     

     

  • Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport

    Ep 4/6

    Heathrow is the busiest airport in Britain and fighting to keep its No 1 spot in Europe.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Wed 23 May
    Time: 8.00pm - 8.30pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 21 2018 : Sat 19 May - Fri 25 May
    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 15 May 2018.
     
    Episode 4
     
    All things Eastern feature in this week’s episode of Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport. Be it the arrival of some special cargo, a potential people trafficker flagged to Border Force, or the polar vortex that battered Britain in March affectionately called the Beast from the East. Plus, rookie Ian is back – this time wielding a gun.
     
    Series overview
     
    Heathrow is the busiest airport in Britain and fighting to keep its No 1 spot in Europe.
     
    The series has a fresh new feel, focusing more on the nearly 77,000 colleagues that work on the airfield and in the terminals, and who are now more than ever trying to keep Heathrow in prime position.
     
    Out in the terminal, we’re back with the popular king and queen of Heathrow’s passenger experience managers - Demi and Sue – who this year deal with an array of passenger conundrums, from delays to medical emergencies and unruly passengers.
     
    Other old favourites are Carrie-Anne and Selina, the darlings of the check-in, and of course airside transportation expert Hugh, cleaning out the Royal Suite in the only way he knows best.
     
    New faces include Ian out on the airfield. He thinks his dreams have come true at the tender age of 50 as he’s re-training to become part of the airside operations team, fulfilling a boyhood dream. Plus, veteran operations manager Peter has to manoeuvre the country’s biggest crane across a live runway and young Russian Aeroflot’s Oksana has to deal with a large number of unaccompanied minors in Terminal 4.
     
    Heathrow has over 200,000 people travelling through the airport every day… all having to pass through immigration, and for the first time we go behind the scenes of Britain’s biggest border to see first-hand how Border Force officers make the decision whether to let people in or out of the country.  We follow Border Force Bob and Katryna, whose cases include a Brazilian student, a Nigerian holiday maker and a possible people trafficker.
     
    Add to this the heady mix of Heathrow’s biggest stars – its passengers, and it’s access all areas to the laughter and the tears that make up Britain’s Busiest Airport.
     
     
     
     

  • A&E Live

    Ep 2/3

    In this live documentary event, Davina McCall will be experiencing the drama of a major A&E department as it happens.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Wed 23 May
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 21 2018 : Sat 19 May - Fri 25 May
    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 15 May 2018.
     
    A&E Live
     
    Overview
     
    “The unpredictability is the most challenging and the most exciting thing about this series. We just never know what is going to happen next and, I guess, that’s what being a doctor, nurse or paramedic on the frontline in Accident and Emergency is like on a daily basis. You just never know what is going to happen. No one has done this before. We want to give the viewers an insight into what one of the busiest, most efficient, trauma centres in the UK is really like…from the 999 phone call, from the ambulance, all the way through to A&E itself, to really celebrate the NHS and show the amazing work that they do.”  Davina McCall
     
    In this live documentary event, Davina McCall will be experiencing the drama of a major A&E department as it happens. Celebrating 70 years of the NHS, the series will tell the story of emergency medicine across a whole city, from the 999 call to the ambulance right through to treatment in A&E.
     
    Witnessing all the drama from call to cure first hand, Davina will be embedded with the staff of Leeds General Infirmary across the week seeing events unfold through the eyes of the doctors, nurses and paramedics on the frontline. 
     
    She’ll experience it, as they do, never knowing who, or what, will come through the doors next. From dealing with everyday traumas to major incidents that require life-saving treatments. This innovative series will show you A&E as you've never seen it before.
     
    Davina says: “I have endless personal experiences with A&E, as many of us do, but I can’t imagine what it must be like to deal with it every day. This shows how the A&E really works through the eyes of the amazing frontline staff.”
     
    Leeds General Infirmary was the birthplace of emergency medicine and sees around 350 people come through the doors every day.  Doctors witness everything including people who have fallen from buildings, been involved in major car crashes, lost limbs in industrial accidents and have been left fighting for their lives after being stabbed in a fight.
     
    Over 20 million patients a year visit A&E and this series will follow the frontline staff on three consecutive evening shifts, never knowing who or what is coming through the emergency room doors next. 
     
    Davina adds: “I am learning that various days of the week are busier, Mondays are manic…if there’s a particularly boozy football match on…where there’s booze, there’s accidents. On Saturdays, kids do lots of sports, so there’s lots of breaks. I’m going to be embedded before we go live…but beyond that, I can’t prepare at all. And that’s what’s exciting about it.”
     
    Leeds General Infirmary pioneered emergency medicine and had the first ever A&E consultant in the UK. The series will show the experience of staff and patients on the ground across the city’s two busy A&E departments.  Access agreed with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust means the series will bring viewers an unprecedented up-close look at life in A&E at Leeds General Infirmary, St James’s University Hospital and with ambulance crews serving the city. A&E Live is the true story of what happens, as it happens and offers the chance to meet some of the key characters across the service that keep everything running.
     
    A&E Live is a key part of ITV’s special week of programming, including The NHS Heroes Awards and a Love Your Garden NHS Special, to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS this Spring, to provide a vivid insight into the incredible, life-changing and life-saving work done by the NHS and its staff across the UK.
     
    Produced by Optomen for ITV.
     
    Episode 2
     
    Davina McCall returns for her second night of live broadcasting from one of the UK’s busiest A&Es - Leeds General Infirmary.
     
    Witnessing all the drama first hand, Davina will be following the stories of the doctors, patients, nurse and paramedics, experiencing the drama as they do, never knowing who, or what, will come through the doors next.
     
    From dealing with everyday traumas to major incidents that require life-saving treatments, she’ll show us how the NHS copes with the rising pressures on our A&Es, and the spirit that makes the NHS our most loved institution.
     
    Note to Editors
     
    Regarding the important issue of patient confidentiality, we have a strict protocol agreed with the hospital for filming which places patient privacy as the highest priority. We also have a very thorough consents process involving a short delay in transmission and possible interruptions during the live broadcast to make sure we protect patient privacy at all times and to enable us to be responsible.
     
    Our protocols ensure that the staff’s need to do their job always takes precedence and the staff have the right to ask our crews to clear the area if there is a risk that we impede their jobs. Our crews are experts in filming medical documentaries and will follow strict protocols to never impede the work of the staff. 
     
     
     
     

  • Love Your Garden: NHS Special

    Ep 1/1

    As part of ITV’s NHS’ 70th anniversary celebrations, Alan Titchmarsh and the Love Your Garden Team get together for their biggest ever project: to create a create a garden for The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Tue 22 May
    Time: 8.00pm - 9.00pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 21 2018 : Sat 19 May - Fri 25 May
    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 15 May 2018.
     
    Love Your Garden: NHS Special
     
    As part of ITV’s NHS’ 70th anniversary celebrations, Alan Titchmarsh and the Love Your Garden Team get together for their biggest ever project: to create a create a garden for The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.
     
    This gargantuan effort is in response to letters from young patients, some of whom were victims of the nearby Manchester Arena bombing, requesting an outdoor space for patients, families and staff to seek respite in.
     
    Alan meets the brave youngsters who wrote to him, some with life-threatening conditions and others like Lily Harrison who was treated by the hospital after receiving shrapnel wounds at the Ariana Grande concert just a year ago.
     
    He listens to their suggestions and with his team, sets out to create a magical retreat full of thoughtful detail that the whole community can enjoy and Manchester can be proud of.
     
    The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital is the biggest single site children’s hospital in the country. The vast empty area in front of the hospital – where Love Your Garden team is to create the new garden -  presents a huge challenge as it is bigger than all of the domestic gardens created in the last series put together.