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  • Finding Alice

    ITV Hub Full Series Ep 1/

    Six-part drama focuses on Alice’s honest, raw, blackly comic journey of grief, love and life after the death of her partner Harry.

    Genre: Drama

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    Finding Alice

    ITV Hub

    Watch the entire new series of Finding Alice on the ITV Hub from 17 January 2021.

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    Series overview

    An all star line up joins award-winning actress Keeley Hawes in ITV’s new contemporary drama Finding Alice. The six-part drama created by Roger Goldby, Keeley Hawes and Simon Nye, and written by Roger and Simon focuses on Alice’s honest, raw, blackly comic journey of grief, love and life after the death of her partner Harry.

    BAFTA-nominated Hawes (Honour, The Durrells, Bodyguard, Line of Duty) plays the role of Alice, and is joined by a star-studded cast including Joanna Lumley (Gangster Granny, Absolutely Fabulous) and Nigel Havers (Benidorm, Coronation Street) as Alice’s parents Sarah and Roger, and Jason Merrells (Agatha Raisin, Safe House) as her partner Harry.

    Also joining the cast are Gemma Jones (Gentleman Jack, Unforgotten) and Kenneth Cranham (Hatton Garden, Bancroft) as Minnie and Gerry, Alice’s in-laws. Alongside the core cast is rising star Isabella Pappas (Paranoid) as Alice and Harry’s 16-year-old daughter Charlotte, Sharon Rooney (The Capture, No Offence) as Harry’s sister Nicola and Rhashan Stone (Keeping Faith, Agatha Raisin) as mortuary worker Nathan Johnston.

    RED Production Company (a STUDIOCANAL company) in association with Bright Pictures TV, Buddy Club Productions and Genial Productions. 

    Episode 1

    For Alice (Keeley Hawes), Harry (Jason Merrells) and their daughter, Charlotte (Isabella Pappas), moving into their new home should have been a dream come true. But it quickly turns into a nightmare when Alice discovers Harry dead at the bottom of the stairs. Harry designed the smart house, so it’s weird and wonderful, and one more disorientation for Alice on top of her sense of loss and abandonment. Alice’s beloved partner is no more, and now she can’t find the fridge.

    Family should be a source of comfort, but Harry’s parents, Minnie (Gemma Jones) and Gerry (Kenneth Cranham), keep popping round uninvited. Whilst Alice’s own parents, Roger (Nigel Havers) and Sarah (Joanna Lumley), only seem to add to her list of problems.

    With Harry gone and Alice struggling to cope, Charlotte is forced to bottle up her grief and be the responsible one. Especially when the police turn up asking questions about the night that Harry died. To make matters worse, more unexpected visitors start knocking on Alice’s door, and she begins to realise that Harry’s business debt wasn’t the only secret he kept hidden from her.

    Episode 2

    Meeting George (George Webster) leaves Alice shaken. He does look like Harry, but why didn’t he show up when Harry was alive? Before Alice (Keeley Hawes) can deal with that revelation, first she must arrange a funeral for the man she loved. Alice can’t bear the thought of Harry in a graveyard and finds herself at loggerheads with Minnie (Gemma Jones) and Gerry (Kenneth Cranham) over what Harry would have wanted.

    Meanwhile the police continue to look for an unidentified witness captured on the CCTV of Harry’s fall. Alice and Charlotte (Isabella Pappas) decide to take matters into their own hands and come up with a plan to bury Harry at home. But Gerry detests the idea. He reminds Alice that they still need to sell the house to pay off the inheritance tax - and no one’s going to buy it with a fresh grave in the garden!

    Alice ploughs on regardless, enlisting Nathan (Rhashan Stone) and his bereavement group to help with her unconventional plans. Despite all the obstacles the home burial is a success, but Charlotte drops a bombshell which leaves Alice with even more unanswered questions.

    Episode 3

    Charlotte (Isabelle Pappas) decides that she’s ready to return to school, but Alice (Keeley Hawes) feels lost without her and struggles to cope. Before the inquest into Harry’s death can go ahead the police must identify the mysterious figure on the CCTV. With George (George Webster) becoming increasingly evasive, Alice is forced to go behind his back to get the answers she needs.

    Charlotte starts speaking about her grief to the school counsellor and encourages her mum to find some help of her own. She agrees to give Nathan’s (Rhashan Stone) bereavement group a try, but Alice isn’t convinced it’s the right fit for her, and the feeling seems to be mutual. She wants to be there for Charlotte, but Alice’s increasingly irresponsible behaviour starts to cause a rift between them. To Alice’s surprise, the whole family show up at the inquest to offer their support, and answers about the night that Harry died finally emerge. Harry’s parents might be welcoming to George, but their fragile truce with Alice is about to face its bigger test yet.

    Episode 4

    Alice (Keeley Hawes) is struggling to sleep, growing desperately short of money, and Gerry (Ken Cranham) has just accepted an offer on the house behind her back. In order to stop her home from being sold from under her, Alice must find a way to disrupt the sale and make big money fast. Whilst Charlotte (Isabella Pappas) gets to know George (George Webster), Alice uncovers a deed for land in Harry’s name and wonders if this could be the lifeline she’s been hoping for.

    Tanvi (Ayesha Dharker) is quick to underestimate Alice and claims that the land is contaminated and worthless. But when Alice learns that she owns the other half of Harry’s business, she makes a deal to save her home and sell the flats right under Tanvi’s nose. Minnie (Gemma Jones) and Gerry are furious when the house sale falls through. How will they pay the inheritance tax now? For Gerry it’s the final straw, and Alice’s relationship with Harry’s parents seems to be broken beyond repair. A final ultimatum from Tanvi puts Alice’s new business savvy to the test, and leaves her thinking - what would Harry do?

    Episode 5

    Alice (Keeley Hawes) decides to reject Tanvi’s (Ayesha Dharker) offer - Harry would have wanted Alice to develop the land herself with the support of their family. But it’s not long before the land project is overshadowed, as Nicola (Sharon Rooney) blurts out that Alice is also hoping to try for Harry’s baby using the sperm that he mysteriously stored before he died. Everyone seems supportive. Apart from Charlotte (Isabella Pappas), who can’t help feeling like she’s not enough. And Sarah (Joanna Lumley), who thinks her daughter would be insane to have a dead man’s baby. So, when the fertility clinic reject Alice’s request, it’s Nicola who steps up and helps her acquire the deposit. Alice allows Nicola to move into the house and together they join the bereavement group on a bowling night out, but Alice soon ends up in a situation she clearly isn’t ready for. Whilst Charlotte and George (George Webster) grow closer, Alice still suspects it’s the inheritance money that George really cares about, and a recording on his phone could contain the answers she’s been searching for...

    Episode 6

    With a newfound confidence Alice is determined to develop Harry’s land, but can she solve her growing list of problems before trying for Harry’s baby? Alice (Keeley Hawes) needs to make enough money to save the house and find a way to mend bridges with her family. But when her parents’ marriage falls to pieces, Roger (Nigel Havers) decides to leave Sarah (Joanna Lumley) and becomes Alice’s latest uninvited lodger. With the house more crowded than ever, tension between Charlotte (Isabella Pappas) and Alice reaches breaking point and Charlotte escapes to Sarah’s for some peace and quiet. Hurt, frustrated, and unable to tick anything off her to- do list, Alice decides to organise a family celebration to bring everyone back together. A recording on George’s phone finally reveals his true colours and a new revelation forces Alice to confront Tanvi (Ayesha Dharker) with a difficult question. Alice still has a long way to go, but her relationship with Charlotte will prove stronger than ever and together they’re one step closer to saving the house that Harry built.

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  • Marcella

    ITV Hub Full Series Ep 1/

    Critically acclaimed Marcella, starring Anna Friel, returns to ITV for the highly anticipated third series.

    Genre: Drama

    Press contact: jo.blanket@itv.com

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    ITV Hub

    Watch the entire new series of Marcella on the ITV Hub from 26 January 2021.

    Series overview

    Critically acclaimed Marcella, starring Anna Friel, returns to ITV for the highly anticipated third series.

    Innovative and gripping crime drama Marcella from leading UK independent content production company Buccaneer Media is returning to ITV.

    Created by internationally renowned screenwriter and novelist Hans Rosenfeldt and Nicola Larder, Marcella stars Emmy® award winner Anna Friel (Butterfly, Broken, American Odyssey) in the title role. Hugo Speer (The Musketeers, Britannia, The Full Monty) and Ray Panthaki (Away, Colette, One Crazy Thing) also return to the series whilst Amanda Burton (Waterloo Road, Silent Witness) joins the drama as the formidable matriarch of the Maguire family.

    Following on from the dramatic conclusion of the previous series, the eight new episodes focus upon Marcella’s new life in Belfast as an undercover detective. She has taken on the identity of Keira and has infiltrated the infamous Maguire family, but as she investigates their activities, questions come to the fore about how much she has embraced Keira’s persona and personality and left Marcella behind.

    In true Marcella style, the series has interweaving storylines with strands focusing upon the Maguires’ criminal operations. As she inhabits the character of Keira, Marcella’s quest for the truth puts her in danger and others in harm’s way. Her undercover role makes her take risks, but will her old life eventually catch up with her?

    An array of new cast members are welcomed to the series including Amanda Burton (Waterloo Road, Silent Witness) who takes on the role of Katherine, the matriarch of the Maguire family; Aaron McCusker (Bohemian Rhapsody, Fortitude, Shameless) plays her son, Finn Maguire; whilst Hugo Speer (The Musketeers, Britannia, The Full Monty), who made a brief appearance in the final scenes of series two, reprises his role as Frank Young, Marcella’s undercover handler. Kelly Gough (The Fall, Broadchurch) also joins the cast, taking the role of Stacey, Katherine’s daughter; Martin McCann (Death & Nightingales, The Frankenstein Chronicles) plays Stacey’s husband, with Eugene O’Hare (The Fall, Death & Nightingales) as local police officer Eddie. Michael Colgan (X Company, My Mother and Other Strangers) plays Rory Maguire, whilst Paul Kennedy (Death & Nightingales, No Offence) plays Lawrence, Marcella’s initial contact within the crime family and Glen Wallace (River City, The Secret) is Matt, a past acquaintance.

    Marcella is executive produced by Rosenfeldt, Buccaneer Media’s founder Tony Wood, who created the joint venture production company in partnership with global entertainment company, Cineflix Media, and Anna Friel.

    The series is produced by Sue de Beauvoir and Amanda Black. The first four episodes are directed by Gilles Bannier with Ashley Pearce directed the following four.

    Hans Rosenfeldt has written the first two episodes and story-lined episodes three to eight. The writers of these episodes are David Allison (Bedlam, The Case), Rachel Flowerday (Father Brown, The Moonstone) Mike Walden (The Frankenstein Chronicle), Matthew Thomas (The Chameleon, Valentine’s Kiss) and Tim Loane (Das Boot, Versailles).

    The series was filmed entirely on location in and around Belfast. Cineflix Rights has exclusive worldwide distribution rights to the series.

    Episode 1

    Marcella is working deep undercover in Belfast, investigating the Maguire crime family. She’s got a distinct new look but the faint outline of the scar on her face is still visible. Having started a relationship with Lawrence, the accountant for the business, Marcella is deep behind enemy lines as her alias Keira Devlin. The family business is run by matriarch Katherine and her two sons; the OCD suffering Rory and the tempestuous Finn. The daughter, Stacey, is heavily pregnant and married to reckless and dangerous Bobby who works for the business but has a secret drug business as a sideline. The family have a stronghold over the ports, trafficking drugs and people through the borders. They have deep pockets and control the local police. 

    Wanting to ingratiate herself deeper into the family, Marcella informs the family that Lawrence is embezzling. Lawrence meets a grizzly end, but Marcella is now closer to the family and begins a relationship with Finn. 

    Bobby, wanting to distance himself from the drug business before the family find out, violently assaults a dealer on the estate. Later, whilst in London, Bobby murders Isambard Grey at a nightclub, smashing a jeroboam of Champagne over his head during an altercation. DSI Rav Sangha is assigned the case. 

    We meet 13-year-old Jessie, a young girl addicted to drugs and rebelling against the impending return of her imprisoned father Jack. Jack is serving time for the Maguire family, as a faithful henchman. 

    When the bodies of 10 trafficked workers are discovered at the docks, politician Alexander Monroe declares war on the Maguire family. 

    Episode 2

    Rav heads to Belfast to investigate Bobby while Marcella delves deeper into the Maguires’ criminal world. Marcella shares information with Frank that leads to subsequent raids on the family businesses. They quickly suspect a rat…

    On her way to meet Frank, someone recognizes Marcella. She recognizes him as someone from her past… Matthew Gaskill. Could her cover be blown? Frank wants to extract her, she’s too close to the family and it breaches codes of conduct, but Marcella insists she’s closer than ever. She promises to deliver the whole family to justice; it will be worth the risk.  

    In London, Rav convinces a witness to reveal Isambard’s killer, sending him to Belfast to investigate Bobby Barrett. Rav arrives at Belfast police station, on the warpath. Eddie, the Maguire police informant, quickly warns Finn of his arrival and his interest in Bobby.

    Finn is incandescent with Bobby, but Marcella offers up some advice to help the case, which only helps build trust with the family. 
    Marcella finds that someone has pinned a sheet of music on her windscreen… later she discovers the music is the lullaby from baby Juliet’s music box. She begins to have nightmares about her former life, her past trauma closing in around her. She takes drugs to drown out the painful memories.

    We meet Aaron, the drug dealer who has taken the helm on the estate. He sells Jessie some poorly cut gear that leads to a tragic ending. Aaron and his disabled brother are now in the firing line with Bobby and the law, but which is worse?
    Bobby turns himself in, knowing that they’ve threatened the witness into withdrawing her statement, therefore exonerating Bobby as a suspect. Rav is furious, he knows he needs to stay in Belfast and investigate Bobby and the family he works for. His boss tells him that there’s another operation going on with an undercover operative…

    Episode 3

    The fallout from Jessie’s death ripples through the community as Jack is released after a long stint in prison. 

    At the community memorial for Jessie, Rav learns that Marcella is the undercover operative. He’s shocked, he thought she was dead. He issues a warrant for the arrest of the Maguire family, a ploy to get Marcella alone in an interview room. The Maguires are hauled into the police station to be interviewed where Rav speaks to Marcella for the first time since the end of the previous series. Rav has mourned for her, he thought she was dead. He is torn between anger and his concern. He knows that the Maguires are dangerous and MARCELLA is not well, but Marcella is steely and composed… She is Keira.

    Marcella receives a mysterious package at the Maguire mansion. Inside is a fob for a locker at the Metropolitan Arts Centre… Katherine is suspicious, and Marcella is dumbfounded. She heads to the gallery and finds a locker containing newspaper articles reporting on her death. Who knows the truth? 

    As a bargaining chip, to get Alexander Monroe off their back, Katherine offers to find the dealer who sold Jessie the drugs. If she finds him, then Monroe will look like the hero. Not knowing this arrangement has been made, Bobby sets out to find Aaron and take care of it himself. Marcella tries to save Aaron’s disabled brother, Danny, but she’s too late. 

    Episode 4

    Marcella’s mental state is beginning to fracture when she discovers more clues being left for her. She tries to recall her training, to become Keira Devlin and let her past go. 

    At the Maguire offices, the family are gathered in the boardroom for a war council. They need to do something about Bobby. So as not to hurt Stacey, they agree to send him away for a while. But as Marcella drives Bobby to the airport, their journey is intercepted by the police. Marcella slips into fugue.

    Bobby is taken to a safe house with police officers Gilmore and Walsh, where he is asked to rat on the family in exchange for immunity. The family are furious and perplexed when Eddie tells them that Bobby wasn’t arrested by the police… someone else took him.

    Katherine takes control back from Alexander Monroe once and for all, bringing Marcella to watch. To Katherine’s surprise, she is unfazed. It seems the Maguires’ brutality is truly beginning to seep into her. 

    Marcella and Finn bump into Matthew. In a jealous rage, Finn punches him in the face. Now beginning to suspect the legitimacy of her past, Finn asks Jack to investigate Marcella… starting with Matthew Gaskill. 

    Marcella returns to Lawrence’s house to discover a body. As she creeps over to the corpse, she realises that it’s a mannequin dressed in her clothing. Suspecting it’s a death threat, Marcella is terrified. 

    Episode 5

    Frank tries to placate a traumatised Marcella, who suspects he might be the one stalking her and fuelling her paranoia…

    At the Maguire offices, Marcella tells Finn that she had a drug relapse to cover for her absence. He’s shocked but grudgingly accepts the excuse, perhaps realising he’s becoming more attached to this girl than he intended. Katherine tells Marcella they’ve found out definitively that Bobby was not arrested by the police. Either someone else did, or Marcella’s version of events doesn’t add up. She knows that someone is lying…

    Realising she has to get to the bottom of who’s taken Bobby in order to clear herself of suspicion, Marcella investigates what happened to Bobby. She discovers that one of the men is on the disgraced police register. She sees her own face on the same database, along with Frank’s. It seems he has some skeletons hanging in his closet. 

    Marcella stakes out Gilmore’s house and discovers the evidence she needs. She questions Gilmore under duress and learns who hired him to take Bobby. The truth will send shockwaves through the family. 

    Marcella tells Rav the truth about Bobby so he can leave Belfast, his presence is compromising her work, so she tells him to stay away. He vows not to leave Belfast without her, but Marcella is unmoved, once again insisting that she is now Keira. 

    Sensing a divide between the family, Marcella reveals to Finn that she can help him take control of the family and persuades him to tell Stacey the truth about Bobby. This revelation will cause a divide and place Finn at the head of the table. Her own life may be in danger, but she’s becoming the puppeteer of the Maguires’ world…

    Frank has found Marcella’s stalker, so asks to meet her. Apprehensive she could be walking into a trap, Marcella arrives warily. But when Frank shows her footage of the person who left the newspaper clipping at the art gallery, the truth is worse than she could have expected.

    Episode 6

    We discover the origins of the Keira persona in flashback, and Marcella realises the extent to which the old Marcella is still haunting her. 

    Frank finds a wretched Marcella in a London underpass (at the end of Series Two) 9 days after she found out she killed her own baby, Juliet. 9 days after she mutilated her own face and left RAV for dead. Frank persuades her to come with him to Belfast, to go undercover. 

    Marcella begins her training. Frank puts her on medication and teaches her to forget the past, to work through her fugues and assume a new persona. She will become Keira Devlin and infiltrate the Maguire crime family. Marcella spots “Sally and Niamh” tattooed on Frank’s shoulders. When questioned, his cagey response rouses her suspicion. 

    Back in the present, Marcella discovers a tattoo parlour receipt with curiosity – before realising with horror that she has a tattoo across her back… She has no memory of getting it and the wording could blow her cover. 

    Katherine realises Stacey and her baby have disappeared from the hospital. On the phone, Stacey tells her mother calmly she knows the truth about Bobby – so she’s leaving the family. Katherine, refusing to lose the granddaughter she so desperately wanted, uses her control within the police to halt Stacey’s departure. Stacey reaches out to Marcella to help her escape the family… Will Marcella take the risk?

    Meanwhile Marcella has received a mysterious text telling her to come to a hotel room. When she arrives and pushes the door open, she’s confronted by an investigation-style display of her old life as Marcella Backland. She thinks her stalker may be responsible, until she sees Rav enter the room. 

    Episode 7

    Marcella cuts ties with her old life once and for all as she engineers to become the centre of the Maguire family with Finn. Meanwhile Marcella’s old conscience continues to threaten her.

    The hotel room display turns out to be Rav’s last ditch attempt to persuade Marcella to return to her old life. He uses her kids to appeal to her, but it falls on deaf ears. She can’t go back.

    Finn offer Rory a deal: why don’t you and I run the company, without Ma? Rory refuses. So, Finn decides to humiliate his brother into submission. Rory will need to accept Finn is the boss from now on.

    Marcella continues cutting ties with her past by turning on Frank, who she learns was using her for his own personal vendetta against the Maguire’s. The mission is now over, Marcella now has a new objective. She tells Matthew Gaskill to forget her, to forget the romance they shared as kids. He offers her the chance to escape and her head spins. 

    Finn orders Eddie to kill Stacey, she poses a great risk to the family and must be taken care of. Marcella convinces Finn to call off the hit and Rav is able to intervene. In doing so, he discovers that Eddie is working for the Maguire’s. 

    Marcella seduces Finn to take full control of the family, to take it from his mother. The shock of the confrontation causes Katherine to have a stroke. 

    Episode 8

    The fault lines Marcella has set in motion within the family reach crisis point.

    Marcella wakes from a fugue in Finn’s car. Her hair is no longer the blonde hair of Keira, but the brunette shade of Marcella’s. She discovers something terrible in the boot of the car. Reeling, she tries to cover her tracks, but in doing so, she feels something change deep inside her – a piece of the old Marcella has returned.

    She has decided it’s time to get out of the Maguire household – but when she calls Frank to extract her, she gets no answer. 

    Marcella comes clean to Stacey and vows to get her and the baby out. 

    Jack convinces Rory to look deeper into Keira’s past and eventually they discover the real Marcella Backland. Her cover is blown. 

    Frank appears on the Maguire grounds, drunk, brandishing a weapon, intent on taking his own revenge on the family but suddenly he feels the click of a gun at his back, as Marcella runs through the grounds with Finn in pursuit – they hear “POLICE”! Rav, has returned to save his friend but is it all too late.

    [end of series 3]

    Cast

    Marcella - ANNA FRIEL
    Rav - RAY PANTHAKI
    Frank - HUGO SPEER
    Katherine - AMANDA BURTON
    Finn - AARON MCCUSKER
    Rory - MICHAEL COLGAN
    Bobby - MARTIN MCCANN
    Stacey - KELLY GOUGH
    Aaron - CIARAN FLYNN
    Jessie - EMILY FLAIN
    Lawrence - PAUL KENNEDY
    Jack - LAURENCE KINLAN
    Megan - VALERIE LILLEY
    Danny - JAMES MARTIN
    Alexander Monroe - MARK AIKEN
    Matt - GLEN WALLACE
    Eddie - EUGENE O’HARE
    Ryan - MICHAEL SHEA
    Alanah - SHANIQUA OKWOK
    Sullivan - BRIAN MILLIGAN
    Isambard - DANIEL ABBOTT

     

     

  • A Year In The Beacons

    Winter Ep 2/4

    The Brecon Beacons National Park seen through the changing seasons.

    Time: 8.30pm - 9.00pm

    Genre: Factual

    Week: Week 31 2021 : Sat 31 Jul - Fri 06 Aug

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com

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    A Year In The Beacons

    Episode2: Winter

    It's winter in the Brecon Beacons National Park, in this series following the lives of those who work there through the changing seasons.

    Fifth-generation farmer Andrew ‘Flash’ Phillips welcomes his first lambs to the flock; Glanusk Estate owner Harry Legge-Bourke deals with some serious flooding; and the Brecon Mountain Rescue team are trying to rescue two snowboarders on South Wales’ highest peak: Pen-y-fan.

     

  • Buffering

    Ep 1/

    New six-part sitcom. Buffering follows Iain, a children’s TV presenter with an aversion to kids and in an up and down relationship with TV producer Olivia.

    Time: 10.00pm - 10.30pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 31 2021 : Sat 31 Jul - Fri 06 Aug

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

    Press contact: vwedderburn@avalonuk.com

    Picture contact: vwedderburn@avalonuk.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 27 July 2021.

    Series overview

    The brand new six-part sitcom Buffering, created, written by and starring BAFTA-winning comedian Iain Stirling (Love Island, CelebAbility, Taskmaster), with co-creator and writer BBC New Comedy Award winning Steve Bugeja (The Russell Howard Hour, CelebAbility, Economics with Subtitles), is set to air with a double episode on ITV2 at 10pm on Thursday 5 August, with the entire box set landing on ITV Hub immediately after.

    Buffering follows Iain (Iain Stirling), a children’s TV presenter with an aversion to kids and in an up and down relationship (mainly down) with TV producer Olivia (Elena Saurel - Around the World in 80 Days, Killing Eve, Gold Digger).

    Iain’s housemates Rosie (Jessie Cave - Harry Potter, Trollied, Black Mirror),Greg (Paul G Raymond,) Ashley (Rosa Robson - The Offenders, Inside No. 9) and Thalia (Janine Harouni - Modern Horror Stories, Patrick Melrose, Stand-Up Sketch Show) alongside Ashley’s old flame Robbie (Sean Sagar- Fate: The Winx Saga, The Gentleman, Our Girl), are all navigating that age where they’re too old for nightclubs but too poor for mortgages.

    Part of a generation who are told they must live the perfect life, these friends discover it’s not only ok but healthy to fail, over and over again.

     

  • Buffering

    Ep 2/

    New six-part sitcom. Buffering follows Iain, a children’s TV presenter with an aversion to kids and in an up and down relationship with TV producer Olivia.

    Time: 10.30pm - 11.00pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 31 2021 : Sat 31 Jul - Fri 06 Aug

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

    Press contact: vwedderburn@avalonuk.com

    Picture contact: vwedderburn@avalonuk.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 27 July 2021.

    Series overview

    The brand new six-part sitcom Buffering, created, written by and starring BAFTA-winning comedian Iain Stirling (Love Island, CelebAbility, Taskmaster), with co-creator and writer BBC New Comedy Award winning Steve Bugeja (The Russell Howard Hour, CelebAbility, Economics with Subtitles), is set to air with a double episode on ITV2 at 10pm on Thursday 5 August, with the entire box set landing on ITV Hub immediately after.

    Buffering follows Iain (Iain Stirling), a children’s TV presenter with an aversion to kids and in an up and down relationship (mainly down) with TV producer Olivia (Elena Saurel - Around the World in 80 Days, Killing Eve, Gold Digger).

    Iain’s housemates Rosie (Jessie Cave - Harry Potter, Trollied, Black Mirror),Greg (Paul G Raymond,) Ashley (Rosa Robson - The Offenders, Inside No. 9) and Thalia (Janine Harouni - Modern Horror Stories, Patrick Melrose, Stand-Up Sketch Show) alongside Ashley’s old flame Robbie (Sean Sagar- Fate: The Winx Saga, The Gentleman, Our Girl), are all navigating that age where they’re too old for nightclubs but too poor for mortgages.

    Part of a generation who are told they must live the perfect life, these friends discover it’s not only ok but healthy to fail, over and over again.

     

  • Undercover Big Boss

    Ep 1/4

    The global hit series has been supersized and rebooted for ITV and is more timely than ever, as Britain reopens following three devastating lockdowns and UK firms face their greatest challenge, a battle to survive.

    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm

    Genre: Factual

    Week: Week 31 2021 : Sat 31 Jul - Fri 06 Aug

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

    Press contact: hannah.green@itv.com , lyndsey.large@itv.com

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    Undercover Big Boss

    Series overview

    The global hit series has been supersized and rebooted for ITV and is more timely than ever, as Britain reopens following three devastating lockdowns and UK firms face their greatest challenge, a battle to survive. Undercover Big Boss follows a group of chief execs and company bosses as they swap their power suits for overalls and go in disguise to work on their very own shop floors, to see what really goes on behind closed doors.

    With the gap between multi-millionaire bosses and their struggling workers wider than ever, there will be big emotion, big rewards and some big shocks in store as the bosses get their hands dirty.

    The four-part series will see bosses from Pickfords, Bristol Street Motors, Wyldecrest Parks, and Euro Foods Group roll up their sleeves and join workers on the bottom rung of the ladder to experience a life they had long left behind. 

    Episode 1

    This episode features self-made millionaire Alfie Best, founder and CEO of the largest residential park home operator in Europe, Wyldecrest Parks.
     

     

  • Craig and Bruno’s Great British Road Trips  

    Cheddar Gorge & The Cotswolds Ep 4/6

    Quickstep on the gas! Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli are exploring some of the country’s most iconic and best loved road trips in this brand new six-part series, as the two great friends leave the dancefloor behind to enjoy some spectacular sights around beautiful Britain. 

    Time: 8.00pm - 8.30pm

    Genre: Factual

    Week: Week 31 2021 : Sat 31 Jul - Fri 06 Aug

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

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    Craig and Bruno’s Great British Road Trips  

    Series overview

    Quickstep on the gas! Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli are exploring some of the country’s most iconic and best loved road trips in this brand new six-part series, as the two great friends leave the dancefloor behind to enjoy some spectacular sights around beautiful Britain. 

    Taking on six of the ultimate scenic routes, from Cornwall to the Cotswolds, the Yorkshire Dales to the Lake District, surprise petrol-heads Craig and Bruno are massive motoring enthusiasts and determined to make some memories. 

    Originally hailing from Australia and Italy, the pair have both lived in Britain for many years but travel around their adopted homeland has so far been limited to showbiz tours and demanding performance schedules. 

    So, each episode Craig and Bruno will immerse themselves in a different part of Britain. From the twists and turns of Cheddar Gorge, the brooding mountain roads of the Scottish Highlands, the sparkling waters of the Lake District, the captivating Cornish coast, magnificent Yorkshire Dales and the dizzying heights of the mountains of Snowdonia.  

    Featuring breath-taking scenery, fascinating stories, incredible adventures led by local experts and a shared passion for good food and spontaneous dance moves, this is a trip that promises to be as much about the journey as the destination.

    Episode 4: Cheddar Gorge & The Cotswolds

    In this episode, Craig and Bruno carve their way through Cheddar Gorge to get to The Cotswolds, winding their way through gloriously pretty villages, bursting with history, and, fittingly for the boys, ending in village a called Broadway.

    Starting in Cheddar, the pair drive one of the most scenic roads in Europe that twists its way through the UK’s largest gorge; it’s a drive made all the more dramatic by the torrential rain!

    The landscape opens out as they drive further north, stopping at Malmesbury Abbey one of England’s most important religious sites and now home to a garden full of surprises. But will the boys embrace ‘Clothing Optional Day’?

    An overnight stop at a beautiful regency hotel in Cheltenham, allows Craig to delve into his family’s nefarious past. The pair then head off in search of the beautiful villages that make the Cotswolds famous.

    A pitstop at Prescott Speed Hill Climb gives the chance for the pair to experience the thrill of racing at one of the most prestigious tracks in the world, before Bruno takes a joyride in a supercharged vintage Bugatti.

    Pressing on into the heart of civil war countryside, Craig and Bruno wander through quintessentially English villages, before stopping for a traditional afternoon tea in Broadway, at a coaching inn that has been dubbed ‘one of the most important buildings in English history’.

     

     

     

  • Cooking With The Stars

    Ep 4/6

    Hosted by Emma Willis and Tom Allen brand new series Cooking With The Stars, with co-funding by Marks & Spencer, will see eight celebrities, each paired with a professional chef who will mentor, teach and take them from passionate amateur to restaurant level chefs.

    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 31 2021 : Sat 31 Jul - Fri 06 Aug

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

    Press contact: susan.collins@itv.com , britt.allott@itv.com

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    Cooking With The Stars

    Episode 4

    Hosted by Emma Willis and Tom Allen, Cooking With The Stars continues. In the fourth show of the series the remaining five celebrities take on the food of France - a cuisine that's historically been held in high esteem as the epitome of fine dining.

    The evening’s menu will see French classics Duck a l'Orange and Coq au Vin making an appearance. Elsewhere, others have opted to showcase their cooking skills with fish with dishes including Sole Meunieure and Bourride.

    Series overview

    Hosted by Emma Willis and Tom Allen brand new series Cooking With The Stars, with co-funding by Marks & Spencer, will see eight celebrities, each paired with a professional chef who will mentor, teach and take them from passionate amateur to restaurant level chefs.

    Airing this Summer on ITV and the ITV Hub, the eight celebrities who will be putting on their aprons and heading to the kitchen are comedian and actor Griff Rhys-Jones, Strictly’s head judge Shirley Ballas, DJ and songwriter Naughty Boy, performer and presenter Denise Van Outen, actress Catherine Tyldesley, McFly’s Harry Judd, comedian and actor Johnny Vegas and TV presenter AJ Odudu.

    Across a series of exciting cooking battles, the celebrities will be trained by their mentor chefs to produce delicious dishes that will be judged by the remaining professionals. The bottom two will then have to fight for their place in the competition, creating a dish without any help from their mentor. The result of this eliminator will be decided by a blind tasting judgement from the professional chefs. Unaware of whose food they are tasting, the greatest supporter could swiftly and unwittingly become the worst critic and vote for their protege to leave the competition.

    The professional chefs who are taking on the challenge are British chef and TV presenter Rosemary Shrager, food writer and restaurant owner Nisha Katona, culinary expert and regular chef on This Morning Joseph Denison Carey, renowned chef and business owner Ronnie Murray, chef director Jack Stein, Korean chef and restauranteur Judy Joo, renowned chef and business owner Tristan Welch and Italian chef and restaurateur Francesco Mazzei.

    Each week the celebrities will be cooking up a storm in a bid to outdo their rivals but who will come out top? Time will tell who has got the skills of a pro chef and who’s getting the chop.

    Cooking With The Stars is a partnership between Marks & Spencer, ITV and South Shore.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Wild China with Ray Mears

    The Valley of the Cats Ep 4/7

    This brand new series for ITV features natural world expert Ray Mears on a journey of discovery among the landscapes and wildlife of China.

    Time: 7.30pm - 8.00pm

    Genre: Factual

    Week: Week 31 2021 : Sat 31 Jul - Fri 06 Aug

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

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    Wild China with Ray Mears

    Series overview

    This brand new series for ITV features natural world expert Ray Mears on a journey of discovery among the landscapes and wildlife of China.

    Starting in the capital Beijing, and taking in wonders of the world like the Great Wall of China, Ray walks with elephants in the country's tropical rainforest, joins rangers rewilding the nation's giant pandas, searches for the elusive snow leopard, explores one of its most famous landscapes in Karst country, comes face to face with a brown bear, and treks in the foothills of the Himalayas alongside herbal medicine experts, uncovering secrets of its plants.

    Across the seven episodes, filmed prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, the bushcraft specialist travels across the vast country, aiming to provide a vivid insight into the diverse flora and fauna populating some of the wildest places on earth.

    This is a Tin Can Island production for ITV

    Episode 4: The Valley of the Cats 

    Searching for wildlife, Ray travels to the Tibetan plateau.

    On his journey he meets a family of yak herders and joins conservationist Terry Townsend on a search for the elusive snow leopard.

     

     

     

  • James Martin's Islands to Highlands

    South Wales Ep 5/

    James Martin sets off on his foodie travels across the UK.

    Time: 8.00pm - 8.30pm

    Genre: Factual

    Week: Week 31 2021 : Sat 31 Jul - Fri 06 Aug

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

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    James Martin's Islands to Highlands

    Revisons of last season

    Episode 5: South Wales

    James is in South Wales, accompanied by Michelin-starred chef Stephen Terry.

    James discovers award-winning Welsh wine and cooks a Welsh lamb ragu on a beautiful mountainside.

    The day comes to an end at Barry Island, where James and Stephen enjoy all the fairground rides at this famous resort and James cooks Barry Island churros overlooking the beach.

     

     

  • Long Lost Family

    Ep 5/10

    The multi award-winning series returns with more extraordinary and moving stories of people desperate to find missing family.

    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm

    Genre: Factual

    Week: Week 31 2021 : Sat 31 Jul - Fri 06 Aug

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

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    Long Lost Family

    Series overview

    The multi award-winning series returns with more extraordinary and moving stories of people desperate to find missing family.

    With help from a team of trained intermediaries, DNA experts and investigators, Nicky Campbell and Davina McCall find people that previously couldn't be traced and answer questions that have haunted entire lives.

    Across 10 brand new episodes we take on some astonishing searches: from an international and premiership footballer looking for his birth mother after recovering from a brain tumour to a man needing the truth about why he was left as a three-month-old baby in a pram on the street. And even in its 11th series, there are firsts for Long Lost Family: from our oldest ever searcher; an 86-year-old father looking for the daughter he was separated from; to the first search we’ve ever had for a long-lost foster brother.

    As Long Lost Family and its popularity demonstrate year on year, knowing your roots and being in touch with your family is incredibly important. And with many viewers having been separated from their loved ones during the pandemic, this series remains immensely poignant and heart-warming.

    Episode 5

    Episode Five features an extraordinary search that takes twists and turns and unveils one missing relative after another.

    Our search begins with a woman looking for two people missing from her life….
    53-year-old Kate Brown lives in Portsmouth with her husband Ray and her 8-year-old son Alexander.

    When Kate was just 5 days old, her birth mother left. She suffered from a severe form of epilepsy and was unable to look after her daughter, so Kate was fostered by the Barter family. 

    But there was someone that Kate felt a connection with… her foster brother, John. 

    Despite years of searching for John, Kate was unable to find out what happened to him. Her search turned to her own past and, just two years ago when she saw her adoption file, Kate discovered she had a biological sister...

     

     

     

     

  • Love Island

    Eps 30 to 35 Ep 30/

    Love Island returns to ITV2 and ITV Hub for its seventh sizzling series, as a brand new host of singletons seek to find their perfect match. 

    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 31 2021 : Sat 31 Jul - Fri 06 Aug

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

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    Love Island

    Series overview

    Love Island returns to ITV2 and ITV Hub for its seventh sizzling series, as a brand new host of singletons seek to find their perfect match. 

    Laura Whitmore is at the helm as the Islanders do their best to flirt, date, couple up and try and avoid being ‘dumped’ from the villa. 

    With new arrivals, heads may turn, while others will prove their true feelings, all narrated by the inimitable voice of Love Island, Iain Stirling. 

    From romance and heart-to-hearts to betrayal and broken hearts, there’s never a dull moment in this ultimate search for love.

    More texts, fire pit gatherings and challenges await the lovestruck Islanders, meaning there’ll be plenty for them to dish the dirt on in the Beach Hut.

    Love Island was the most watched show on any digital channel in 2020 and as it returns there’ll be lots of twists and turns along the way, with shock recouplings, unexpected splits and dramatic exits. 

    As the pairs attempt to win the hearts of each other – and the nation – one couple will ultimately triumph and be crowned Love Island winners 2021.

    Plus, returning to ITV2 is Love Island: Aftersun, with Laura Whitmore hosting live from London, catching up with Islanders as they leave the villa, getting the inside scoop from family, friends and celebrity fans, plus sharing unseen footage. 

    Love Island is made by Lifted Entertainment, ITV Studios and Motion Content Group. 

    Broadcasts nightly on ITV2 and ITV Hub.

    Week 31:

    Sunday 1 August: 9pm - 10pm
    Monday 2 August: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Tuesday 3 August: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Wednesday 4 August: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Thursday 5 August: 9pm - 10pm
    Friday 6 August: 9pm - 10.05pm

    Week 30:

    Sunday 25 July: 9pm - 10pm
    Monday 26 July: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Tuesday 27 July: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Wednesday 28 July: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Thursday 29 July: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Friday 30 July: 9pm - 10.05pm

    Week 29:

    Sunday 18 July: 9pm - 10pm
    Monday 19 July: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Tuesday 20 July: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Wednesday 21 July: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Thursday 22 July: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Friday 23 July: 9pm - 10.05pm

    Week 28:

    Sunday 11 July: 9pm - 10pm
    Monday 12 July: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Tuesday 13 July: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Wednesday 14 July: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Thursday 15 July: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Friday 16 July: 9pm - 10.00pm

    Week 27:

    Sunday 4 July: 9pm - 10pm
    Monday 5 July: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Tuesday 6 July: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Wednesday 7 July: 10pm - 11pm
    Thursday 8 July: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Friday 9 July: 9pm - 10.05pm

    Week 26:

    Monday 28 June: 9pm - 10.35pm
    Tuesday 29 June: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Wednesday 30 June: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Thursday 1 July: 9pm - 10pm
    Friday 2 July: 9pm - 10.05pm

     

     

     

     

     

  • Love Island: Aftersun

    Ep 5/

    Love Island: Aftersun is back for a brand new weekly series.

    Time: 10.00pm - 11.05pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 31 2021 : Sat 31 Jul - Fri 06 Aug

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

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    Love Island: Aftersun

    Every Sunday on ITV2

    Love Island: Aftersun is back for a brand new weekly series.

    Laura Whitmore is joined by a panel of celebrity superfans to debrief all the latest news and gossip from the nation’s favourite Villa.

    Aftersun is packed full of exclusive clips, interviews and behind the scenes access to this year’s Islanders as they prepare for the summer of their lives.

     

  • Professor T

    Tiger Tiger Ep 3/6

    Professor T is a classic crime procedural, featuring a brilliant criminologist and amateur sleuth who solves a succession of quirky and baffling cases.

    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm

    Genre: Drama

    Week: Week 31 2021 : Sat 31 Jul - Fri 06 Aug

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

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    Professor T

    Series overview:

    Every aspect of Professor Jasper Tempest’s life is precisely calibrated and rigidly structured. Impeccably dressed and meticulously punctual, he lectures daily at the Cambridge Institute of Criminology, teaching students imaginatively, if pedantically, about the science of crime. And each evening, he returns home to his apartment, which is as sterile and systematically ordered as a science lab. Thanks to this strictly regimented approach, his OCD and germaphobia are under control.

    But Professor T’s buttoned-down world is slowly undone when he is persuaded by one of his former students, Detective Sergeant Lisa Donckers, to assist her in investigating a serial rapist who has started attacking young women again after a 10-year hiatus. The Professor’s encyclopaedic knowledge of criminal psychology and his brilliant mind prove invaluable to the under-resourced CID team, but the cracks in his carefully constructed emotionless carapace also begin to show.

    Working with the Police – and the fiery, instinctive, and occasionally chaotic Lisa, in particular – drags Professor T far from his comfort zone and forces him to confront his painfully suppressed feelings for an old flame, Detective Chief Inspector Christina Brand. 

    After deciding, in an uncharacteristically irrational moment, to move into his dusty and derelict family home, he also finds it increasingly difficult to escape the influence of his imperious mother, Adelaide, with whom he shares a harrowing family secret that has cast a long shadow over both their lives.

    Professor T is a classic crime procedural, featuring a brilliant criminologist and amateur sleuth who solves a succession of quirky and baffling cases. At the same time, it explores the complex private lives of a diverse and engaging cast of characters, not least Professor T himself and the troubling effect that childhood trauma invariably has on adult psychology.

    Episode 3 - Tiger Tiger

    Professor T becomes embroiled in a hostage situation, but his unconventional negotiating tactics do not go down well with the police. Old flame Christina reveals all is not well with her marriage.

    ***

    Cast:

    Professor T (Jaspar Tempest) - Ben Miller
    Vijay Banerjee - Kammy Darweish
    Priyanka Banerjee - Natasha Atherton
    Leela Banerjee - Nila Aalia
    Robert - Craig Miller
    Ted - Charlie Venables
    Padma Banerjee - Mavin Rasheed
    Misha Banerjee - Sahana John Gomez
    Adelaide Tempest - Frances de la Tour
    Dan Winters - Barney White
    Lisa Donckers - Emma Naomi
    Amrit Khan - Aurora Marion
    Nurse - Nahid Leader
    Discharge Nurse - Samuel Revell
    Ingrid Snares - Sarah Woodward
    Plain Clothed Officer - Patrick Scott Jeffries
    Christina Brand - Juliet Aubrey
    Ben Sparrow - Charlie Cattrall
    Paul Rabbit - Andy Gathergood
    The Dean - Douglas Reith
    Herman Donckers - Ben Onwukwe

     

     

     

  • Rolling In It

    Ep 4/

    Presented by Stephen Mulhern, three contestants play alongside some of their favourite celebrities in a bid to go home with a big cash prize, but they need to have luck on their side because everything could change on the roll of a coin.

    Time: 6.30pm - 7.30pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 31 2021 : Sat 31 Jul - Fri 06 Aug

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

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    Presented by Stephen Mulhern, three contestants play alongside some of their favourite celebrities in a bid to go home with a big cash prize, but they need to have luck on their side because everything could change on the roll of a coin.

    Three teams - made up of the player and their celebrity partner - have to roll a coin down a moving conveyor belt towards slots which are labelled with large cash sums to win, but they must avoid the dreaded ‘Bankrupt’ slots which mean the player loses everything.

    As the game progresses, the money values get larger, but so do the penalties. The roll of one final coin determines whether the contestant leaves empty handed or goes home ‘Rolling In It.’

    Episode 4 

    In the fourth show of the series we have Rob Beckett with builder’s merchant manager from Nicola from Sunderland, Brenda Edwards with performer Ross from Paisley and Jordan North with postwoman Leonie from Borehamwood.

    Rolling In It is an Over The Top production for ITV

  • The Void

    Ep 4/

    This thrilling, fun and at times, heart-stopping show will be hosted by Britain’s Got Talent and Dancing on Ice judge, Ashley Banjo and singer and presenter Fleur East.

    Time: 7.30pm - 8.30pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 31 2021 : Sat 31 Jul - Fri 06 Aug

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

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    The Void

    Episode 4

    Ashley Banjo and Fleur East host the gameshow in which a group of brave contestants take on a series of physical and mental games in a desperate attempt to cross The Void. One false move will send them tumbling into the half a million litres of water waiting below. Amongst those trying to win the £25,000 jackpot this week are an opera singer, a Santa look alike and a guy who can't swim.

    Series overview

    This thrilling, fun and at times, heart-stopping show will be hosted by Britain’s Got Talent and Dancing on Ice judge, Ashley Banjo and singer and presenter Fleur East.

    The Void will see contestants put themselves to the test to take on a wide range of demanding mental and physical challenges - all whilst navigating the terrifying prospect of falling into ‘The Void’.

    The Void – a daunting and unforgiving chasm of 520,000 litres of water stretching across the arena floor - is one of the biggest bespoke water tanks ever constructed for a game show.

    Made by Gameface Productions, each episode sees a new group of contestants take on a series of action packed games against the clock or each other. The aim? To make it across The Void without a spectacular fall from grace. The winner of each episode will get to take on The Void for one last time and a chance to win a jackpot of £25,000.

  • Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

    Ep 4/

    Jeremy Clarkson is back. Six new contestants, four lifelines and just 15 questions stand between them and one million pounds.

    Time: 8.30pm - 9.35pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 31 2021 : Sat 31 Jul - Fri 06 Aug

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

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    Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

    Jeremy Clarkson is back. Six new contestants, four lifelines and just 15 questions stand between them and one million pounds.
     

     

  • A Year In The Beacons

    Autumn Ep 1/4

    The Brecon Beacons National Park seen through the changing seasons.

    Time: 8.30pm - 9.00pm

    Genre: Factual

    Week: Week 30 2021 : Sat 24 Jul - Fri 30 Jul

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

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    A Year In The Beacons

    "Autumn is my favourite time of the year, amazing colours - oranges, yellows, reds. Magical to be here, can’t ask for more. This is home, this is why it's so important to me. Wake up in the mornings and it's just stunning. " - Harry Legge-Bourke, owner of the Glanusk Estate

    This new four-part documentary for ITV follows the people who live in the Brecon Beacons National Park through the changing seasons.

    Featuring lord of the manor Harry, who is keen to bring business to his Glanusk Estate through clay pigeon shooting, the Brecon mountain rescue team, and the likes of fifth generation farmer Flash, the programme provides a vivid insight into what it's like to live in Wales's biggest national park.

    Filmed before and during the global Covid pandemic, cameras are present as the mountain team rescue two snowboarders from South Wales' highest peak, Pen-y-fan, when Flash welcomes his first lambs to the flock, and as the park starts to return to a tranquil wilderness after lockdown.

    Filmed across a year, this documentary focuses on their daily existences while they live among the stunning grassy moorland and remote reservoirs of the park through Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer.

    Presented by Sian Phillips

    Episode 1

    The Brecon Beacons National Park seen through the changing seasons. It’s Autumn in the Brecon Beacons and lord of the manor Harry’s on a mission to pull in the punters with a clay pigeon shoot. The farmers head to the hills to gather their sheep and the Brecon Mountain Rescue team train up the rookies.

     

     

  • Iain Stirling’s CelebAbility

    S5 Ep 8/

    Iain Stirling's CelebAbility, the comedy entertainment show from Potato, is back for a fifth series on ITV2. 

    Time: 10.05pm - 10.50pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 30 2021 : Sat 24 Jul - Fri 30 Jul

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

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    Iain Stirling's CelebAbility

    Episode 8

    The hilarious Iain Stirling is joined by returning team captain Scarlett Moffatt as she leads a group of three friends looking to win a slew of fabulous prizes by defeating four celebrities - Matt Richardson, Vicky Pattison, Josh Jones and Donna Preston - in a series of silly games based on the unusual abilities the celebs claim they possess.

    Series overview

    Iain Stirling's CelebAbility, the comedy entertainment show from Potato, is back for a fifth series on ITV2. 

    The new series continues in its quest to discover more unique skills and abilities possessed by celebrities.

    Joining Iain Stirling will be his trusted adjudicator Marek Larwood and team captain Scarlett Moffatt.

    Hoping to win an array of exciting prizes, each week a group of friends will go head to head with celebrities in a series of uniquely crazy games. All of which are based on the unusual skill or ability that the celebrities say they naturally possess.

    Celebrities appearing across the new series include Joel Dommett, Katherine Ryan, Jordan North and Judi Love.

     

     

  • No Body Recovered 

    Ep /

    This new documentary has exclusive access to the police investigation into the disappearance of father-of-three Mike O'Leary, who vanished on his way home from work, which led them on the trail of a grisly murder - without discovering a body.

    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm

    Genre: Factual

    Week: Week 30 2021 : Sat 24 Jul - Fri 30 Jul

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

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    No Body Recovered 

    "That message wasn’t from Dad. Being a very proud Welshman, he would never text us or speak to us in English, even though it’s just only three words, 'I’m so sorry', those were English words and it didn't sit right with me, and the fact it wasn't a WhatsApp, it was a text message, those two things went hand in hand. Something wasn't right from the offset." - Wayne O'Leary, son of murder victim Michael O'Leary

    This new documentary has exclusive access to the police investigation into the disappearance of father-of-three Mike O'Leary, who vanished on his way home from work, which led them on the trail of a grisly murder - without discovering a body.

    Mr O'Leary's disappearance in January 2020 sparked a major investigation by Dyfed-Powys police, after his family received a text that was out of character, and his abandoned truck was found by a river four miles from his home in Camarthen, West Wales.

    Suspicion quickly fell on local builder Andrew Jones after police discovered Mike was having an affair with his wife Rhiannon. Yet with no body emerging during their investigation, proving a murder case against him would require resourceful policing.

    Using exclusive new and archive footage interwoven with interviews with family members and key officers, this documentary aims to provide a vivid insight into how police built their case against Andrew Jones by scouring through CCTV footage, mobile phone data and forensic evidence.

    Chief Inspector Paul Jones, the police's senior investigating officer, explains why Andrew Jones, a well-known local businessman, may have had the means to be the killer. He says: "First of all he’s somebody with no previous convictions, never come to police attention, apart from he’s a very successful businessman. But he’s a builder, he has access to machinery, access to ongoing building sites, building works, foundations, his capability to dispose of a body is I would say probably the most difficult one to investigate."

    With the last known sighting of Mike O’Leary at Andrew Jones’s derelict farm the team begin their searches of acres of land and numerous buildings, desperate for clues. They eventually find some shirt buttons which after examination reveal a tiny trace of blood, invisible to the naked eye. DNA analysis on this blood proves it’s Mike’s.

    Andrew Jones then admits meeting Mike O'Leary on the night he went missing, and is the last person to have seen him.

    Inspector Llyr Williams explains why time becomes an increasingly important factor in the investigation: "We could only hold Andrew for 96 hours. The first bit of an investigation is obviously intense when you’ve got a collapsing timeframe, a pace custody clock. A lot of staff members on the team were working on adrenaline having worked long hours to achieve the level of evidence we needed to secure a charge. I think the driving focus for everybody is to obtain justice for the family and get answers. "

    But without a body they can't prove that Mike is dead - and so Andrew Jones cannot be charged with his murder. Officers turn to local CCTV to see if it might reveal any further evidence pointing to Jones being the killer - and find footage of his truck being driven to the riverside. Mobile phone data suggests Andrew Jones was driving. Footage from CCTV also shows a cyclist making the return journey a short time later, heading in the direction of the derelict farm. Detectives are convinced it's Andrew Jones on the bike, having ditched his murdered friend’s truck. 

    Paul Jones says: "We literally had minutes left on the custody clock when the call came through say yes, charge with murder. So yeah, relief, but certainly it’s only the start of the enquiry. A lot of people don’t understand that once you charge somebody that’s pretty much the beginning of it. We’ve got a huge amount of work to do. We haven't located Mike, we still haven't tied up a lot of loose ends, we have a load of digital work to do, there’s just so much more to do."

    Yet as the case proceeds to trial through the court system, there is still no sign of Mike's body. Wayne O'Leary says: "We still don’t know what’s happened that evening. You know, Andrew’s story, he’s just been telling lies from the start. I don’t think we’ll ever find out." 

    This is a co-production by ITV Cymru Wales and S4C Originals for ITV.

     

     

  • Craig and Bruno’s Great British Road Trips  

    Wales Ep 3/6

    Quickstep on the gas! Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli are exploring some of the country’s most iconic and best loved road trips in this brand new six-part series, as the two great friends leave the dancefloor behind to enjoy some spectacular sights around beautiful Britain. 

    Time: 8.00pm - 8.30pm

    Genre: Factual

    Week: Week 30 2021 : Sat 24 Jul - Fri 30 Jul

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    Craig and Bruno’s Great British Road Trips  

    Series overview

    Quickstep on the gas! Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli are exploring some of the country’s most iconic and best loved road trips in this brand new six-part series, as the two great friends leave the dancefloor behind to enjoy some spectacular sights around beautiful Britain. 

    Taking on six of the ultimate scenic routes, from Cornwall to the Cotswolds, the Yorkshire Dales to the Lake District, surprise petrol-heads Craig and Bruno are massive motoring enthusiasts and determined to make some memories. 

    Originally hailing from Australia and Italy, the pair have both lived in Britain for many years but travel around their adopted homeland has so far been limited to showbiz tours and demanding performance schedules. 

    So, each episode Craig and Bruno will immerse themselves in a different part of Britain. From the twists and turns of Cheddar Gorge, the brooding mountain roads of the Scottish Highlands, the sparkling waters of the Lake District, the captivating Cornish coast, magnificent Yorkshire Dales and the dizzying heights of the mountains of Snowdonia.  

    Featuring breath-taking scenery, fascinating stories, incredible adventures led by local experts and a shared passion for good food and spontaneous dance moves, this is a trip that promises to be as much about the journey as the destination.

    Episode 3

    In episode three, Craig and Bruno adventure through every landscape North Wales has to offer. From the sea, they carve their way up through the country’s largest National Park; Snowdonia. Dropping down to the Menai strait, they cross over to the isle of Anglesey before hugging the beautiful coastal roads to their final destination on Holy Island.

    Craig is behind the wheel of their iconic Mini, telling Bruno: “I’m driving because I’m 5% Welsh.”

    Bruno says: “I love Wales. It has this kind of wild, Game of Thrones quality. It is a country steeped in myths and legends.”

    Beginning in the coastal town of Harlech, Craig leads Bruno to a record-breaking stretch of road in the shadow of a gothic 13th century castle. Renowned for being the steepest street in the northern hemisphere, with a 1 in 4 downhill drop, it’s a white-knuckle ride for Craig and his passenger Bruno and proves to be an adrenaline pumping start to the day, with nervous passenger Bruno declaring: “This is like a rollercoaster. Control! Control! It’s like a ski slope!”

    Craig says: “That woke me up. I’m going to calm down now because I was a bit like a Raleigh driver.”

    On route to Mount Snowdon, the pair stop to take in the picturesque village of Portmeirion, celebrated for its Italianate architecture, and they both accidentally take a starring role in a re-enactment of the cult 60’s TV classic The Prisoner.

    Bruno says: “We are entering an enchanted forest. Even the entrance has an operatic feel.”

    Making their escape, the boys press onwards and upwards, tackling the iconic Llanberis Pass, one of the most spectacular mountain roads in the UK. From here they begin their ascent of Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales; a challenge that has thwarted Craig for over 20 years.

    Craig: “I love the sweeping drama of it all. It’s like we’re on the moon. It’s really dramatic.”

    Craig recalls his previous trip to the mountain when he failed to meet the summit and he has unfinished business with it. They opt for the mountain railway, hoping to make it to the top. But due to the weather conditions, the train is only going two thirds of the way up, to Clogwyn Station. If they are going to make it to the summit, they will need to tackle the final 1000 feet climb on foot…

    With Bruno back at the wheel they cross over to Anglesey, stopping to take in the views across the Menai Straights in Beaumaris.

    Anglesey is the largest island in Wales and England, reached by road using the incredible suspension bridge, which was completed in 1826. Unfortunately, Bruno is driving and misses the turn onto the bridge, resulting in an extra circuit of the roundabout and a slightly nauseas Craig. But they are soon distracted by the impressive architecture and engineering.

    Bruno says: “That’s when technology becomes art.”

    As they arrive in Anglesey, Craig has his guide book handy: “Bruno, it says it’s a popular place for retirees, so you’re going to be right at home darling!”

    The boys skirt the breath-taking coastal roads overlooking the Irish sea, as they wind their way to Holy Island.

    They enjoy some traditional fish and chips by the sea and Bruno is keen to sample a battered sausage. As they chase the sunset, the final stretch of their route hugs the Anglesey coast to the South Stack cliffs and a colony of 10,000 seabirds, where they meet RSPB warden Denise Shaw. Finally, they head to the peninsula to admire the incredible view and lighthouse, for the perfect end to their Welsh adventure.

     

     

     

  • Morecambe & Wise: The Lost Tapes

    Ep /

    This show features the funniest sketches from the newly unearthed programme and includes rare archive film of the duo at work, to remind us why Eric and Ernie are our best-loved comedians.

    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm

    Genre: Factual

    Week: Week 30 2021 : Sat 24 Jul - Fri 30 Jul

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

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    Morecambe & Wise: The Lost Tapes

    Morecambe & Wise are Britain’s undisputed kings of comedy, having fronted 175 shows over a 22-year TV career. In their 1970s heyday they regularly pulled in more than 20 million viewers every week, but one of their classic shows hasn’t been seen since October 1970 and was believed to have been lost forever. 

    Then in 2020, Eric Morecambe’s family made a remarkable discovery. While looking for paperwork, Eric's son found an old film can in the attic. Its contents were a mystery because the label had been torn off. When the film was checked by experts, they were amazed by what flickered into view: an episode unseen for 50 years.

    Now viewers will have the opportunity to view this delightful slice of classic comedy once again, alongside Eric and Ernie’s celebrity fans, former guest stars and family. 

    This show features the funniest sketches from the newly unearthed programme and includes rare archive film of the duo at work, to remind us why Eric and Ernie are our best-loved comedians.

    Remarkably, The Lost Episode turned out to be their first ever show made for BBC1, dating from 8th October 1970. It came at a crucial time in their career when, after four series on BBC2, they were about to break into the big time. 

    The half-hour show introduced their new BBC1 audience to a series of gag-packed routines involving stage curtains, ventriloquism and a toy dog that shoots nerve gas out of its bottom. The duo's long-time collaborator Ann Hamilton plays a nurse in a hospital sketch, looking on as Eric eats all of Ernie's grapes and then uses the empty bag to catch an invisible ball. There's even a daring bedroom sketch in which Eric eavesdrops on a newly wedded couple in the next flat while they make love.

    The Lost Episode was written by their long-time script-wizard Eddie Braben and played to 14million viewers. Though it was never repeated, the episode helped pave the way for the duo's ascent to comedy legend status, and a series of star-studded hit TV shows which the nation still holds in high esteem.

    Celebrity Morecambe and Wise fans taking part in this film include its narrator Toby Jones, plus Jonathan Ross, Ben Miller and Eddie Izzard. Joining the celebrities for this unique screening are Eric's wife Joan Morecambe and children Gail and Gary.

     

  • Cooking With The Stars

    Ep 3/6

    Hosted by Emma Willis and Tom Allen brand new series Cooking With The Stars, with co-funding by Marks & Spencer, will see eight celebrities, each paired with a professional chef who will mentor, teach and take them from passionate amateur to restaurant level chefs.

    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 30 2021 : Sat 24 Jul - Fri 30 Jul

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

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    Cooking With The Stars

    Episode 3

    Hosted by Emma Willis and Tom Allen this brand-new celebrity food series, Cooking With The Stars, continues. In the third episode the remaining celebrities take on the food of India as they battle to stay in the competition.

    Series overview

    Hosted by Emma Willis and Tom Allen brand new series Cooking With The Stars, with co-funding by Marks & Spencer, will see eight celebrities, each paired with a professional chef who will mentor, teach and take them from passionate amateur to restaurant level chefs.

    Airing this Summer on ITV and the ITV Hub, the eight celebrities who will be putting on their aprons and heading to the kitchen are comedian and actor Griff Rhys-Jones, Strictly’s head judge Shirley Ballas, DJ and songwriter Naughty Boy, performer and presenter Denise Van Outen, actress Catherine Tyldesley, McFly’s Harry Judd, comedian and actor Johnny Vegas and TV presenter AJ Odudu.

    Across a series of exciting cooking battles, the celebrities will be trained by their mentor chefs to produce delicious dishes that will be judged by the remaining professionals. The bottom two will then have to fight for their place in the competition, creating a dish without any help from their mentor. The result of this eliminator will be decided by a blind tasting judgement from the professional chefs. Unaware of whose food they are tasting, the greatest supporter could swiftly and unwittingly become the worst critic and vote for their protege to leave the competition.

    The professional chefs who are taking on the challenge are British chef and TV presenter Rosemary Shrager, food writer and restaurant owner Nisha Katona, culinary expert and regular chef on This Morning Joseph Denison Carey, renowned chef and business owner Ronnie Murray, chef director Jack Stein, Korean chef and restauranteur Judy Joo, renowned chef and business owner Tristan Welch and Italian chef and restaurateur Francesco Mazzei.

    Each week the celebrities will be cooking up a storm in a bid to outdo their rivals but who will come out top? Time will tell who has got the skills of a pro chef and who’s getting the chop.

    Cooking With The Stars is a partnership between Marks & Spencer, ITV and South Shore.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Wild China with Ray Mears

    China’s Pandas  Ep 3/7

    This brand new series for ITV features natural world expert Ray Mears on a journey of discovery among the landscapes and wildlife of China.

    Time: 7.30pm - 8.00pm

    Genre: Factual

    Week: Week 30 2021 : Sat 24 Jul - Fri 30 Jul

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

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    Wild China with Ray Mears

    Series overview

    This brand new series for ITV features natural world expert Ray Mears on a journey of discovery among the landscapes and wildlife of China.

    Starting in the capital Beijing, and taking in wonders of the world like the Great Wall of China, Ray walks with elephants in the country's tropical rainforest, joins rangers rewilding the nation's giant pandas, searches for the elusive snow leopard, explores one of its most famous landscapes in Karst country, comes face to face with a brown bear, and treks in the foothills of the Himalayas alongside herbal medicine experts, uncovering secrets of its plants.

    Across the seven episodes, filmed prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, the bushcraft specialist travels across the vast country, aiming to provide a vivid insight into the diverse flora and fauna populating some of the wildest places on earth.

    This is a Tin Can Island production for ITV

    Episode 3: China’s Pandas 

    Ray discovers the Sichuan Province in southwest China - a region of mountains and bamboo forests - and home to China’s giant pandas. He joins the rangers on the giant panda re-wilding program. 

     

  • James Martin's Islands to Highlands

    Oxford Ep 4/

    James Martin sets off on his foodie travels across the UK.

    Time: 8.00pm - 8.30pm

    Genre: Factual

    Week: Week 30 2021 : Sat 24 Jul - Fri 30 Jul

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

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    James Martin's Islands to Highlands

    Revisons of last season

    Episode 4 Oxford:

    James is joined by top TV chef Monica Galetti. They're in Oxford, where Monica discovers the delights of an organic local distiller.

    James visits a pick-your-own farm, where he picks some raspberries and he uses them to cook a delicious Charlotte Royale on the banks of the river.

    James also visits one of the world's best chefs, Raymond Blanc, at his restaurant Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, where he enjoys some of Raymond's Michelin-starred dishes.

    Finally, James cooks in the beautiful grounds of Le Manoir - serving up a tasty chicken dish with morels.

     

  • Long Lost Family

    Ep 4/10

    The multi award-winning series returns with more extraordinary and moving stories of people desperate to find missing family.

    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm

    Genre: Factual

    Week: Week 30 2021 : Sat 24 Jul - Fri 30 Jul

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

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    Long Lost Family

    Series overview

    The multi award-winning series returns with more extraordinary and moving stories of people desperate to find missing family.

    With help from a team of trained intermediaries, DNA experts and investigators, Nicky Campbell and Davina McCall find people that previously couldn't be traced and answer questions that have haunted entire lives.

    Across 10 brand new episodes we take on some astonishing searches: from an international and premiership footballer looking for his birth mother after recovering from a brain tumour to a man needing the truth about why he was left as a three-month-old baby in a pram on the street. And even in its 11th series, there are firsts for Long Lost Family: from our oldest ever searcher; an 86-year-old father looking for the daughter he was separated from; to the first search we’ve ever had for a long-lost foster brother.

    As Long Lost Family and its popularity demonstrate year on year, knowing your roots and being in touch with your family is incredibly important. And with many viewers having been separated from their loved ones during the pandemic, this series remains immensely poignant and heart-warming.

    Episode 4

    This week, Paula Stillie is on a quest to discover her identity, and Lisa Harding longs for the sister she’s always wanted.

    Paula Stillie has always looked completely different from her white adoptive family in Scotland. Heartbreakingly, as a little girl she covered herself in talcum powder to try and look more like her parents. Although she had a happy upbringing, she’s always wanted to know who her birth family are and where in the world she comes from. Our search for answers leads across the globe with some unexpected surprises.

    Meanwhile, Lisa Harding grew up in the north east of England with her single mother Moyra who worked long hours as a hairdresser by day and taxi driver by night. It was a lonely childhood and Lisa always wished for a sister. Then when Lisa was 15, Moyra confided that Lisa actually has an older sister who was given up for adoption before Lisa was born. But the decades went by, and because the subject was painful, they didn’t speak about it again, until Moyra was dying of cancer and she told Lisa of her desire to find her eldest daughter. Now Lisa is on a mission to fulfil her mother’s dying wish.

     

     

  • Love Island

    Eps 24 to 29 Ep 24/

    Love Island returns to ITV2 and ITV Hub for its seventh sizzling series, as a brand new host of singletons seek to find their perfect match. 

    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 30 2021 : Sat 24 Jul - Fri 30 Jul

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

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    Love Island

    Series overview

    Love Island returns to ITV2 and ITV Hub for its seventh sizzling series, as a brand new host of singletons seek to find their perfect match. 

    Laura Whitmore is at the helm as the Islanders do their best to flirt, date, couple up and try and avoid being ‘dumped’ from the villa. 

    With new arrivals, heads may turn, while others will prove their true feelings, all narrated by the inimitable voice of Love Island, Iain Stirling. 

    From romance and heart-to-hearts to betrayal and broken hearts, there’s never a dull moment in this ultimate search for love.

    More texts, fire pit gatherings and challenges await the lovestruck Islanders, meaning there’ll be plenty for them to dish the dirt on in the Beach Hut.

    Love Island was the most watched show on any digital channel in 2020 and as it returns there’ll be lots of twists and turns along the way, with shock recouplings, unexpected splits and dramatic exits. 

    As the pairs attempt to win the hearts of each other – and the nation – one couple will ultimately triumph and be crowned Love Island winners 2021.

    Plus, returning to ITV2 is Love Island: Aftersun, with Laura Whitmore hosting live from London, catching up with Islanders as they leave the villa, getting the inside scoop from family, friends and celebrity fans, plus sharing unseen footage. 

    Love Island is made by Lifted Entertainment, ITV Studios and Motion Content Group. 

    Broadcasts nightly on ITV2 and ITV Hub.

    Week 30:

    Sunday 25 July: 9pm - 10pm
    Monday 26 July: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Tuesday 27 July: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Wednesday 28 July: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Thursday 29 July: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Friday 30 July: 9pm - 10.05pm

    Week 29:

    Sunday 18 July: 9pm - 10pm
    Monday 19 July: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Tuesday 20 July: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Wednesday 21 July: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Thursday 22 July: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Friday 23 July: 9pm - 10.05pm

    Week 28:

    Sunday 11 July: 9pm - 10pm
    Monday 12 July: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Tuesday 13 July: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Wednesday 14 July: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Thursday 15 July: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Friday 16 July: 9pm - 10.00pm

    Week 27:

    Sunday 4 July: 9pm - 10pm
    Monday 5 July: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Tuesday 6 July: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Wednesday 7 July: 10pm - 11pm
    Thursday 8 July: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Friday 9 July: 9pm - 10.05pm

    Week 26:

    Monday 28 June: 9pm - 10.35pm
    Tuesday 29 June: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Wednesday 30 June: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Thursday 1 July: 9pm - 10pm
    Friday 2 July: 9pm - 10.05pm

     

     

     

     

     

  • Love Island: Aftersun

    Ep 4/

    Love Island: Aftersun is back for a brand new weekly series.

    Time: 10.00pm - 11.05pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 30 2021 : Sat 24 Jul - Fri 30 Jul

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

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    Love Island: Aftersun

    Every Sunday on ITV2

    Love Island: Aftersun is back for a brand new weekly series.

    Laura Whitmore is joined by a panel of celebrity superfans to debrief all the latest news and gossip from the nation’s favourite Villa.

    Aftersun is packed full of exclusive clips, interviews and behind the scenes access to this year’s Islanders as they prepare for the summer of their lives.

     

  • Professor T

    A Fish Called Walter Ep 2/6

    Professor T is a classic crime procedural, featuring a brilliant criminologist and amateur sleuth who solves a succession of quirky and baffling cases.

    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm

    Genre: Drama

    Week: Week 30 2021 : Sat 24 Jul - Fri 30 Jul

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

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    Professor T

    Series overview:

    Every aspect of Professor Jasper Tempest’s life is precisely calibrated and rigidly structured. Impeccably dressed and meticulously punctual, he lectures daily at the Cambridge Institute of Criminology, teaching students imaginatively, if pedantically, about the science of crime. And each evening, he returns home to his apartment, which is as sterile and systematically ordered as a science lab. Thanks to this strictly regimented approach, his OCD and germaphobia are under control.

    But Professor T’s buttoned-down world is slowly undone when he is persuaded by one of his former students, Detective Sergeant Lisa Donckers, to assist her in investigating a serial rapist who has started attacking young women again after a 10-year hiatus. The Professor’s encyclopaedic knowledge of criminal psychology and his brilliant mind prove invaluable to the under-resourced CID team, but the cracks in his carefully constructed emotionless carapace also begin to show.

    Working with the Police – and the fiery, instinctive, and occasionally chaotic Lisa, in particular – drags Professor T far from his comfort zone and forces him to confront his painfully suppressed feelings for an old flame, Detective Chief Inspector Christina Brand. 

    After deciding, in an uncharacteristically irrational moment, to move into his dusty and derelict family home, he also finds it increasingly difficult to escape the influence of his imperious mother, Adelaide, with whom he shares a harrowing family secret that has cast a long shadow over both their lives.

    Professor T is a classic crime procedural, featuring a brilliant criminologist and amateur sleuth who solves a succession of quirky and baffling cases. At the same time, it explores the complex private lives of a diverse and engaging cast of characters, not least Professor T himself and the troubling effect that childhood trauma invariably has on adult psychology.

    Episode 2 - A Fish Called Walter

    When a blameless librarian is poisoned at a drinks reception at the museum, Professor T is called upon to help narrow down the list of possible suspects, but not everyone on the police team is happy with Professor T’s involvement in the investigation.

    ***

    Cast:

    Professor T (Jaspar Tempest) - Ben Miller
    Claudine Froggatt     - Tess Bryant
    Nigel Wiggins - Francis Dony
    Roy Froggatt - Dugald Bruce-Lockhart
    Dan Winters - Barney White
    Paul Rabbit - Andy Gathergood
    Lisa Donckers     - Emma Naomi
    Martin Bentley - Martin Swabey
    Ingrid Snares - Sarah Woodward
    Christina Brand - Juliet Aubrey
    Adelaide Tempest - Frances De La Tour
    Lena Fell - Lizzy Watts
    Jonathan Fell - Leander Vyvey
    The Dean - Douglas Reith
    Father Tempest - Keith Dunphy
    Young Jasper Tempest - Rupert Turnbull
    Young Adelaide Tempest - Lucy Anna Richardson
    Herman Donckers - Ben Onwukwe
    Mr Tucker - Lawrence Sheldon
    Nurse - Kamilla Steczkowska

     

     

  • Rolling In It

    Ep 3/

    Presented by Stephen Mulhern, three contestants play alongside some of their favourite celebrities in a bid to go home with a big cash prize, but they need to have luck on their side because everything could change on the roll of a coin.

    Time: 7.00pm - 8.00pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 30 2021 : Sat 24 Jul - Fri 30 Jul

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

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    Rolling In It

    Series overview

    Presented by Stephen Mulhern, three contestants play alongside some of their favourite celebrities in a bid to go home with a big cash prize, but they need to have luck on their side because everything could change on the roll of a coin.

    Three teams - made up of the player and their celebrity partner - have to roll a coin down a moving conveyor belt towards slots which are labelled with large cash sums to win, but they must avoid the dreaded ‘Bankrupt’ slots which mean the player loses everything.

    As the game progresses, the money values get larger, but so do the penalties. The roll of one final coin determines whether the contestant leaves empty handed or goes home ‘Rolling In It.’

    Rolling In It is an Over The Top production for ITV

    Episode 3

    In the third show of the series we have James Martin with Sharon from Rochdale, Hayley Tamaddon with Ricky from Warrington and Omid Djalili with Cheryl from London.

     

     

     

     

  • The Void

    Ep 3/

    This thrilling, fun and at times, heart-stopping show will be hosted by Britain’s Got Talent and Dancing on Ice judge, Ashley Banjo and singer and presenter Fleur East.

    Time: 8.00pm - 9.00pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 30 2021 : Sat 24 Jul - Fri 30 Jul

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

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    The Void

    Episode 3

    Ashley Banjo and Fleur East host this brand new physical gameshow where a group of fearless contestants take on a series of physical and mental games in an attempt to cross The Void. One false move, and they'll fall into half a million litres of water waiting to swallow them up below. 

    Series overview

    This thrilling, fun and at times, heart-stopping show will be hosted by Britain’s Got Talent and Dancing on Ice judge, Ashley Banjo and singer and presenter Fleur East.

    The Void will see contestants put themselves to the test to take on a wide range of demanding mental and physical challenges - all whilst navigating the terrifying prospect of falling into ‘The Void’.

    The Void – a daunting and unforgiving chasm of 520,000 litres of water stretching across the arena floor - is one of the biggest bespoke water tanks ever constructed for a game show.

    Made by Gameface Productions, each episode sees a new group of contestants take on a series of action packed games against the clock or each other. The aim? To make it across The Void without a spectacular fall from grace. The winner of each episode will get to take on The Void for one last time and a chance to win a jackpot of £25,000.

  • Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

    Ep 3/

    Jeremy Clarkson is back. Six new contestants, four lifelines and just 15 questions stand between them and one million pounds.

    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 30 2021 : Sat 24 Jul - Fri 30 Jul

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

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    Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

    Jeremy Clarkson is back. Six new contestants, four lifelines and just 15 questions stand between them and one million pounds.
     

     

  • Diana's Decades

    Ep 3/3

    Diana’s Decades celebrates her life and achievements and shows how each era of her life encapsulated the spirit of the age and inspired profound social change.

    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm

    Genre: Factual

    Week: Week 29 2021 : Sat 17 Jul - Fri 23 Jul

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

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    Diana's Decades

    Series overview

    Princess Diana’s life was as dramatic as it was short-lived. She brought joy to billions. Her death sparked mass hysteria. In July 2021 she would have turned 60. Diana’s Decades celebrates her life and achievements and shows how each era of her life encapsulated the spirit of the age and inspired profound social change. We speak to people who either knew her or whose lives crossed paths with Diana’s to deliver the most intelligent analysis yet of her life and impact on the final decades of the 20th century.

    Episode 3

    As the Berlin Wall came down and Mandela walked free, a new sense of liberty dawned. In Britain, New Labour was emerging and the Spice Girls were soon to form. This final episode explores how - in the new age of mass communication - Diana became the emblem of a new spirit of emotional candour.

     

  • Iain Stirling’s CelebAbility

    S5 Ep 7/

    Iain Stirling's CelebAbility, the comedy entertainment show from Potato, is back for a fifth series on ITV2. 

    Time: 10.05pm - 10.50pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 29 2021 : Sat 17 Jul - Fri 23 Jul

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    Iain Stirling's CelebAbility

    Episode 7

    The hilarious Iain Stirling is joined by returning team captain Scarlett Moffatt as she leads a group of three friends looking to win a slew of fabulous prizes by defeating four celebrities - Matt Richardson, Vicky Pattison, Josh Jones and Donna Preston - in a series of silly games based on the unusual abilities the celebs claim they possess.

    Series overview

    Iain Stirling's CelebAbility, the comedy entertainment show from Potato, is back for a fifth series on ITV2. 

    The new series continues in its quest to discover more unique skills and abilities possessed by celebrities.

    Joining Iain Stirling will be his trusted adjudicator Marek Larwood and team captain Scarlett Moffatt.

    Hoping to win an array of exciting prizes, each week a group of friends will go head to head with celebrities in a series of uniquely crazy games. All of which are based on the unusual skill or ability that the celebrities say they naturally possess.

    Celebrities appearing across the new series include Joel Dommett, Katherine Ryan, Jordan North and Judi Love.

     

     

  • Martin Clunes: My Travels and Other Animals  

    Ep 12/12

    Martin Clunes: My Travels and Other Animals  

    Time: 8.30pm - 9.00pm

    Genre: Factual

    Week: Week 29 2021 : Sat 17 Jul - Fri 23 Jul

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    Martin Clunes: My Travels and Other Animals  

    Episode 12

    Martin’s time in Africa left an indelible mark. In 2012 he was involved in an extraordinary mission to put lions back into a remote Kenyan wilderness and it started with a lion cub called Mugi. This mission had all the makings of a big adventure; for Mugi and Tony Fitzjohn, the man who was having his dream realised. This true story of one animal’s big adventure is one of great highs and great lows.  
     

     

     

     

  • Craig and Bruno’s Great British Road Trips  

    Yorkshire Ep 2/6

    Quickstep on the gas! Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli are exploring some of the country’s most iconic and best loved road trips in this brand new six-part series, as the two great friends leave the dancefloor behind to enjoy some spectacular sights around beautiful Britain. 

    Time: 8.00pm - 8.30pm

    Genre: Factual

    Week: Week 29 2021 : Sat 17 Jul - Fri 23 Jul

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

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    Craig and Bruno’s Great British Road Trips  

    Series overview

    Quickstep on the gas! Craig Revel Horwood and Bruno Tonioli are exploring some of the country’s most iconic and best loved road trips in this brand new six-part series, as the two great friends leave the dancefloor behind to enjoy some spectacular sights around beautiful Britain. 

    Taking on six of the ultimate scenic routes, from Cornwall to the Cotswolds, the Yorkshire Dales to the Lake District, surprise petrol-heads Craig and Bruno are massive motoring enthusiasts and determined to make some memories. 

    Originally hailing from Australia and Italy, the pair have both lived in Britain for many years but travel around their adopted homeland has so far been limited to showbiz tours and demanding performance schedules. 

    So, each episode Craig and Bruno will immerse themselves in a different part of Britain. From the twists and turns of Cheddar Gorge, the brooding mountain roads of the Scottish Highlands, the sparkling waters of the Lake District, the captivating Cornish coast, magnificent Yorkshire Dales and the dizzying heights of the mountains of Snowdonia.  

    Featuring breath-taking scenery, fascinating stories, incredible adventures led by local experts and a shared passion for good food and spontaneous dance moves, this is a trip that promises to be as much about the journey as the destination.

    Episode 2

    In episode two, Bruno and Craig explore the stunning Yorkshire Dales. Their route begins in Skipton, passing Bolton Priory before winding their way across Malham Moor and Ribblehead Viaduct. Further north, they then drive the awe-inspiring Buttertubs Pass, before following the River Swale to enjoy Tea for Two in Richmond.

    Bruno's in the driving seat and it's proving a white-knuckle ride for Craig as they get their first taste of the hairpin bends and dramatic peaks and troughs of the dale’s roads. But thankfully there is a treat in store, as Bruno has arranged a game of cricket with the locals, to make Aussie Craig feel at home by playing his national sport. They arrive at the Upper Wharfedale Cricket Club for some coaching with the team but Craig is feeling anxious: “Do you know how hard the ball is and how fast it travels? I don’t think I’ve ever done it with real cricket balls, I’ve only ever used tennis balls!”

    Bruno gets them padded up in all their ‘special places’ and donning their best cricket whites, only for Craig to be bowled out on his very first ball. But he soon gets into the swing of it and decides it must be in his Australian blood after all.

    Their next stop is the historical village of Malham, where they meet traditional blacksmith Annabelle to have a go at crafting their own shepherd’s crook using a hammer and anvil. Craig tells Bruno: “You’re like an old Granny with it! Come on! Release your aggression!”

    Back on the road, they head to Ribblehead Viaduct and Craig is impressed: “That is unbelievable. How gorgeous. There are 24 archways, I think it’s 104-feet-tall, so it’s quite a beast. It took 2000 men to build it.”

    Bruno and Craig meet up with the Yorkshire Dales Classic Car Club and are as excited as kids in a candy store. Bruno says: “I am in car heaven.  Monumental landscapes and classic cars!”

    Craig is thrilled to meet a fellow owner of his own beloved Triumph Stag and they are delighted to join the car procession down the picturesque country road. Admiring the vehicles Bruno says: “It’s almost like a fashion show of supermodels!”

    The following day, the guys are back in their red mini driving north to the majestic Buttertubs Pass, one of the most famous roads in the world. As they wind their way uphill on the narrow road against a dramatic drop, it becomes clear this is a route for adrenaline junkies.

    Bruno recovers by sampling some Yorkshire Ale and enjoying the views at Britain’s highest inn. The Tan Hill Inn dates back to 1586 and started as a watering hole for miners and travellers believed to include Dick Turpin. While cooking enthusiast Craig can’t resist getting behind the pub barbecue to help cook-up a lunch of T-bone steaks and lamb chops.

    Craig says: “The beauty about the Yorkshire Dales is that they are ever changing, aren’t they? As you move from one dale to the next. Completely different.”

    Their next stop is the huge 1800-acre Ellerton Abbey Farm. Craig’s Great-Great Grandfather was a sheep farmer and he’s keen to get stuck in. As the farmer shows them the old abbey ruin from which the farm takes its name, Craig says: “Wouldn’t it be fantastic to have this in your back yard? With a big tree growing inside it?!”

    Bruno and Craig agree to help move the cows into an area of fresh grass before Bruno is given the job of directing a sheepdog to herd some sheep through a gate. It soon turns out to be one of the greatest choreography challenges of his career, despite his attempts to win them over with his best Yorkshire accent…

     

     

  • Les Dawson: The Lost Tapes

    Ep 1/

    Unearthing unique previously unseen family footage and clips, we reveal a very different side to his very public persona and discover the real Les away from the spotlight, family man and comedian. 

    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm

    Genre: Factual

    Week: Week 29 2021 : Sat 17 Jul - Fri 23 Jul

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    Les Dawson: The Lost Tapes

    Les Dawson was a comedy icon famed for his legendary gurn and piano bum notes and hilarious characters. Unearthing unique previously unseen family footage and clips, we reveal a very different side to his very public persona and discover the real Les away from the spotlight, family man and comedian. 

    This year would have been Les' 90th birthday. Teaming up with well-known fans including Mrs Brown's Brendan O Carroll, Jason Manford, Omid Djalili, John Thomson, and lifelong friends including Ruth Madoc and Gloria Hunniford as well as Les' wife and daughter, we also uncover never-before-seen material revealing surprises not just to his friends, but his family too.

  • Cooking With The Stars

    Ep 2/6

    Hosted by Emma Willis and Tom Allen brand new series Cooking With The Stars, with co-funding by Marks & Spencer, will see eight celebrities, each paired with a professional chef who will mentor, teach and take them from passionate amateur to restaurant level chefs.

    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 29 2021 : Sat 17 Jul - Fri 23 Jul

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

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    Cooking With The Stars

    Episode 2

    Hosted by Emma Willis and Tom Allen brand new series Cooking With The Stars, with co-funding by Marks & Spencer, will see eight celebrities, each paired with a professional chef who will mentor, teach and take them from passionate amateur to restaurant level chefs.

    Across the series the celebrities will be trained by their mentor chefs to produce amazing dishes that will be judged by all the chefs. In show two we will see the second lot of celebrities Griff Rhys-Jones, Catherine Tyldesley, Denise Van Outen and AJ Odudu putting what they have learnt to the test in the kitchen. The theme is Italian cuisine and its Griff against Catherine and Denise against AJ as they try to produce a delicious dish in 60 minutes that will be judged by the remaining professionals. With no help from their mentor the cooking battle has begun and the losing celebrity from each cooking round will be at risk of leaving the competition as they fight for their place in ‘The Cook Off’. This eliminator round is decided by a blind testing from the chefs – unaware of whose food they’re passing judgment over.

    Each week the celebrities will be cooking up a storm in a bid to outdo their rivals but who will come out top? Time will tell who has got the skills of a pro chef and who’s getting the chop.

    Series overview

    Hosted by Emma Willis and Tom Allen brand new series Cooking With The Stars, with co-funding by Marks & Spencer, will see eight celebrities, each paired with a professional chef who will mentor, teach and take them from passionate amateur to restaurant level chefs.

    Airing this Summer on ITV and the ITV Hub, the eight celebrities who will be putting on their aprons and heading to the kitchen are comedian and actor Griff Rhys-Jones, Strictly’s head judge Shirley Ballas, DJ and songwriter Naughty Boy, performer and presenter Denise Van Outen, actress Catherine Tyldesley, McFly’s Harry Judd, comedian and actor Johnny Vegas and TV presenter AJ Odudu.

    Across a series of exciting cooking battles, the celebrities will be trained by their mentor chefs to produce delicious dishes that will be judged by the remaining professionals. The bottom two will then have to fight for their place in the competition, creating a dish without any help from their mentor. The result of this eliminator will be decided by a blind tasting judgement from the professional chefs. Unaware of whose food they are tasting, the greatest supporter could swiftly and unwittingly become the worst critic and vote for their protege to leave the competition.

    The professional chefs who are taking on the challenge are British chef and TV presenter Rosemary Shrager, food writer and restaurant owner Nisha Katona, culinary expert and regular chef on This Morning Joseph Denison Carey, renowned chef and business owner Ronnie Murray, chef director Jack Stein, Korean chef and restauranteur Judy Joo, renowned chef and business owner Tristan Welch and Italian chef and restaurateur Francesco Mazzei.

    Each week the celebrities will be cooking up a storm in a bid to outdo their rivals but who will come out top? Time will tell who has got the skills of a pro chef and who’s getting the chop.

    Cooking With The Stars is a partnership between Marks & Spencer, ITV and South Shore.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Love Your Garden

    Ep 1/1

    Alan Titchmarsh and the garden make-over team head to Wiltshire to create a traditional formal garden for an inspirational couple.

    Time: 8.00pm - 9.00pm

    Genre: Factual

    Week: Week 29 2021 : Sat 17 Jul - Fri 23 Jul

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    Love Your Garden

    Alan Titchmarsh and the garden make-over team head to Wiltshire to create a traditional formal garden for an inspirational couple.

    Known as Britain’s oldest policeman, 74-year-old Richard Warren (MBE) has been a serving Special Constable for 52 years and dedicates his spare time to running marathons to raise money for charity and caring for his wife Lynette, who has multiple sclerosis.

    The team share tips on how to create a formal pond from scratch, screening solutions for unsightly spots in the garden and reveal how to mark out a perfectly oval lawn – it’s trickier than you think.

     

  • Wild China with Ray Mears

    Walking with Elephants Ep 2/7

    This brand new series for ITV features natural world expert Ray Mears on a journey of discovery among the landscapes and wildlife of China.

    Time: 7.30pm - 8.00pm

    Genre: Factual

    Week: Week 29 2021 : Sat 17 Jul - Fri 23 Jul

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    Wild China with Ray Mears

    Series overview

    This brand new series for ITV features natural world expert Ray Mears on a journey of discovery among the landscapes and wildlife of China.

    Starting in the capital Beijing, and taking in wonders of the world like the Great Wall of China, Ray walks with elephants in the country's tropical rainforest, joins rangers rewilding the nation's giant pandas, searches for the elusive snow leopard, explores one of its most famous landscapes in Karst country, comes face to face with a brown bear, and treks in the foothills of the Himalayas alongside herbal medicine experts, uncovering secrets of its plants.

    Across the seven episodes, filmed prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, the bushcraft specialist travels across the vast country, aiming to provide a vivid insight into the diverse flora and fauna populating some of the wildest places on earth.

    This is a Tin Can Island production for ITV

    Episode 2: Walking with Elephants

    Ray explores plants and wildlife In China’s tropical rainforest. He meets elephant conservationist Dr Bao Mingwei and goes in search of China’s Asian elephant. 

     

     

  • James Martin's Islands to Highlands

    Dorset Ep 3/

    James Martin sets off on his foodie travels across the UK.

    Time: 8.00pm - 8.30pm

    Genre: Factual

    Week: Week 29 2021 : Sat 17 Jul - Fri 23 Jul

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    James Martin's Islands to Highlands

    Revisons of last season

    Episode 3: Dorset

    This week James discovers the delights of Dorset and is joined on his trip by his mate and Michelin-starred chef Paul Ainsworth.

    They hop aboard a millionaire’s yacht, where James cooks a delicious sea bass dish. The highlight of their day is a beachside barbecue, where they feast on some amazing pork and chicken cooked al fresco.

     

  • Long Lost Family

    Ep 3/10

    The multi award-winning series returns with more extraordinary and moving stories of people desperate to find missing family.

    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm

    Genre: Factual

    Week: Week 29 2021 : Sat 17 Jul - Fri 23 Jul

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    Long Lost Family

    Series overview

    The multi award-winning series returns with more extraordinary and moving stories of people desperate to find missing family.

    With help from a team of trained intermediaries, DNA experts and investigators, Nicky Campbell and Davina McCall find people that previously couldn't be traced and answer questions that have haunted entire lives.

    Across 10 brand new episodes we take on some astonishing searches: from an international and premiership footballer looking for his birth mother after recovering from a brain tumour to a man needing the truth about why he was left as a three-month-old baby in a pram on the street. And even in its 11th series, there are firsts for Long Lost Family: from our oldest ever searcher; an 86-year-old father looking for the daughter he was separated from; to the first search we’ve ever had for a long-lost foster brother.

    As Long Lost Family and its popularity demonstrate year on year, knowing your roots and being in touch with your family is incredibly important. And with many viewers having been separated from their loved ones during the pandemic, this series remains immensely poignant and heart-warming.

    Episode 3

    This week two women trying to find missing parents after half a century apart.

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    Sadly, not everyone searching for a relative has the outcome they hope for. When our first searcher Ann Melbourne found her birth mother over a decade ago, she learned that she was a secret and a relationship did not develop. But this hasn’t stopped Ann wanting to find her birth father, Leslie, who she has limited information about in her adoption paperwork. Her search for him results in an unexpected discovery…

    Meanwhile, professional dancer Amanda Village is on the trail of her mother, Susan. As a teenager in the 1960s, Susan lived at an army base in Wales with her family, where she became pregnant to a young army recruit. Deemed too young to look after the baby, Susan gave Amanda up for adoption. Now 50 years on, Amanda wants to find her mother and turns to Long Lost Family for help.

     

     

  • Love Island

    Eps 18 to 23 Ep 18/

    Love Island returns to ITV2 and ITV Hub for its seventh sizzling series, as a brand new host of singletons seek to find their perfect match. 

    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 29 2021 : Sat 17 Jul - Fri 23 Jul

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    Love Island

    Series overview

    Love Island returns to ITV2 and ITV Hub for its seventh sizzling series, as a brand new host of singletons seek to find their perfect match. 

    Laura Whitmore is at the helm as the Islanders do their best to flirt, date, couple up and try and avoid being ‘dumped’ from the villa. 

    With new arrivals, heads may turn, while others will prove their true feelings, all narrated by the inimitable voice of Love Island, Iain Stirling. 

    From romance and heart-to-hearts to betrayal and broken hearts, there’s never a dull moment in this ultimate search for love.

    More texts, fire pit gatherings and challenges await the lovestruck Islanders, meaning there’ll be plenty for them to dish the dirt on in the Beach Hut.

    Love Island was the most watched show on any digital channel in 2020 and as it returns there’ll be lots of twists and turns along the way, with shock recouplings, unexpected splits and dramatic exits. 

    As the pairs attempt to win the hearts of each other – and the nation – one couple will ultimately triumph and be crowned Love Island winners 2021.

    Plus, returning to ITV2 is Love Island: Aftersun, with Laura Whitmore hosting live from London, catching up with Islanders as they leave the villa, getting the inside scoop from family, friends and celebrity fans, plus sharing unseen footage. 

    Love Island is made by Lifted Entertainment, ITV Studios and Motion Content Group. 

    Broadcasts nightly on ITV2 and ITV Hub.

    Week 29:

    Sunday 18 July: 9pm - 10pm
    Monday 19 July: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Tuesday 20 July: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Wednesday 21 July: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Thursday 22 July: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Friday 23 July: 9pm - 10.05pm

    Week 28:

    Sunday 11 July: 9pm - 10pm
    Monday 12 July: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Tuesday 13 July: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Wednesday 14 July: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Thursday 15 July: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Friday 16 July: 9pm - 10.00pm

    Week 27:

    Sunday 4 July: 9pm - 10pm
    Monday 5 July: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Tuesday 6 July: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Wednesday 7 July: 10pm - 11pm
    Thursday 8 July: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Friday 9 July: 9pm - 10.05pm

    Week 26:

    Monday 28 June: 9pm - 10.35pm
    Tuesday 29 June: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Wednesday 30 June: 9pm - 10.05pm
    Thursday 1 July: 9pm - 10pm
    Friday 2 July: 9pm - 10.05pm

     

     

     

     

     

  • Love Island: Aftersun

    Ep 3/

    Love Island: Aftersun is back for a brand new weekly series.

    Time: 10.00pm - 11.05pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 29 2021 : Sat 17 Jul - Fri 23 Jul

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    Love Island: Aftersun

    Every Sunday on ITV2

    Love Island: Aftersun is back for a brand new weekly series.

    Laura Whitmore is joined by a panel of celebrity superfans to debrief all the latest news and gossip from the nation’s favourite Villa.

    Aftersun is packed full of exclusive clips, interviews and behind the scenes access to this year’s Islanders as they prepare for the summer of their lives.

     

  • Professor T

    Anatomy of A Memory Ep 1/6

    Professor T is a classic crime procedural, featuring a brilliant criminologist and amateur sleuth who solves a succession of quirky and baffling cases.

    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm

    Genre: Drama

    Week: Week 29 2021 : Sat 17 Jul - Fri 23 Jul

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

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    Professor T

    Series overview:

    Every aspect of Professor Jasper Tempest’s life is precisely calibrated and rigidly structured. Impeccably dressed and meticulously punctual, he lectures daily at the Cambridge Institute of Criminology, teaching students imaginatively, if pedantically, about the science of crime. And each evening, he returns home to his apartment, which is as sterile and systematically ordered as a science lab. Thanks to this strictly regimented approach, his OCD and germaphobia are under control.

    But Professor T’s buttoned-down world is slowly undone when he is persuaded by one of his former students, Detective Sergeant Lisa Donckers, to assist her in investigating a serial rapist who has started attacking young women again after a 10-year hiatus. The Professor’s encyclopaedic knowledge of criminal psychology and his brilliant mind prove invaluable to the under-resourced CID team, but the cracks in his carefully constructed emotionless carapace also begin to show.

    Working with the Police – and the fiery, instinctive, and occasionally chaotic Lisa, in particular – drags Professor T far from his comfort zone and forces him to confront his painfully suppressed feelings for an old flame, Detective Chief Inspector Christina Brand. 

    After deciding, in an uncharacteristically irrational moment, to move into his dusty and derelict family home, he also finds it increasingly difficult to escape the influence of his imperious mother, Adelaide, with whom he shares a harrowing family secret that has cast a long shadow over both their lives.

    Professor T is a classic crime procedural, featuring a brilliant criminologist and amateur sleuth who solves a succession of quirky and baffling cases. At the same time, it explores the complex private lives of a diverse and engaging cast of characters, not least Professor T himself and the troubling effect that childhood trauma invariably has on adult psychology.

    Episode 1- Anatomy of A Memory

    In the opening episode, our protagonist finds himself unwillingly caught up acting as an advisor to the police; his interest in crime is purely academic. Diana Tyson (Elizabeth Kate Back) was violently attacked on the university campus where Professor T has tenure. DI Lisa Donckers (Emma Naomi) suspects that the assault is very similar to one that occurred years beforehand, and, having been a previous student of Professor T’s, she thinks he can help. Although a valuable contributor to the police force, people that don’t know Jasper very well, struggle with his behavior. Professor T’s relationship with

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    Cast:

    Professor T (Jaspar Tempest) - Ben Miller
    Lisa Donckers - Emma Naomi
    Detective Sergeant Dan Winters - Barney White
    Detective Inspector Paul Rabbit - Andy Gathergood
    Adelaide Tempest - Frances De La Tour
    Ingrid Snares - Sarah Woodward
    The Dean (Wilfred Hamilton) - Douglas Reith
    Chief Inspector Christina Brand - Juliet Aubrey
    Jackson Donckers - Ben Onwukwe

     

  • It's Clarkson On TV

    Ep 3/

    reveals the secret system used by lazy TV producers of how to invent atrocious TV shows.

    Time: 10.00pm - 10.35pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 29 2021 : Sat 17 Jul - Fri 23 Jul

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    It's Clarkson On TV

    Jeremy judges shouty Americans, manufactured jeopardy and Tony Robinson. Back in the studio, Jeremy wins a staring match with a dog and is very brave when he's stung on the backside by an errant bee. 

     

  • Rolling In It

    Ep 2/

    Presented by Stephen Mulhern, three contestants play alongside some of their favourite celebrities in a bid to go home with a big cash prize, but they need to have luck on their side because everything could change on the roll of a coin.

    Time: 7.00pm - 8.00pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 29 2021 : Sat 17 Jul - Fri 23 Jul

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    Rolling In It

    Series overview

    Presented by Stephen Mulhern, three contestants play alongside some of their favourite celebrities in a bid to go home with a big cash prize, but they need to have luck on their side because everything could change on the roll of a coin.

    Three teams - made up of the player and their celebrity partner - have to roll a coin down a moving conveyor belt towards slots which are labelled with large cash sums to win, but they must avoid the dreaded ‘Bankrupt’ slots which mean the player loses everything.

    As the game progresses, the money values get larger, but so do the penalties. The roll of one final coin determines whether the contestant leaves empty handed or goes home ‘Rolling In It.’

    Rolling In It is an Over The Top production for ITV

    Episode 2

    Stephen Mulhern is joined by Martine McCutcheon, Jason Manford and AJ Adudu for the gameshow in which everything can change on the roll of a coin. Three members of the public try to win thousands of pounds by taking on one of the biggest arcade games in the world. Will anyone beat the machine and take home a fortune?  

     

     

     

  • The Tour de France 2021

    Days 20 to 21 FINAL DAY Ep 20/

    Live on ITV4

    Time: 3.00pm - 5.15pm

    Genre: Sport

    Week: Week 29 2021 : Sat 17 Jul - Fri 23 Jul

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    The Tour de France 2021

    Live on ITV4

    Saturday 17 July - penultimate race day. (3pm to 5.15pm)
    Sunday 18 July - Final race day. (4pm to 7pm)

     

    Series overview:

    ITV will bring viewers comprehensive live coverage of the 108th Tour de France, which begins on Saturday 26 June in Brest.

    Presenter Gary Imlach is joined on ITV4 by commentators Ned Boulting and David Millar, reporters Daniel Friebe and Matt Rendell along with former Team Sky rider Peter Kennaugh and racing legend Chis Boardman for expert analysis during the 21-stage race. 
     
    Featuring the longest stage of the Tour since 2000, 154 miles between Vierzon and Le Creusot, along with six mountain stages and three finishes at altitude, this time the world's most famous road cycling race visits the Alps, the Pyrenees, the Morvan and the Massif Central before ending at its traditional home, the Champs-Elysees in Paris, on Sunday July 18.

    Originally due to start in July in Copenhagen, the tour was rescheduled to June because of the upcoming Olympic Games. Due to restrictions, the presentation team will again be based at Maidstone Studios this year, with Daniel Friebe on hand in France to capture riders' reactions.

    It is the twelfth time ITV4 has screened daily live coverage and extended highlights of the Tour, with more than 85 hours of live cycling to be shown during the event.

    As well as daily updates from the men's Tour, ITV4's coverage will include live footage from La Course women's race on June 26, won in 2020 by Britain's Lizzie Deignan.

    Last year's Tour winner Tadej Pogačar will go into the race as a strong favourite along with Primož Roglič who he beat to the 2020 title, while British hopes could rest on Ineos Grenadiers duo Geraint Thomas and Tao Geoghegan-Hart, or Simon Yates, who produced a third-placed finish at the Giro, while four-time winner Chris Froome is due to line up for his new team Israel Start-Up Nation.
     
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    Press Pack Interviews
     
    GARY IMLACH

    Who do you think will win this year, and why?

    "I really don’t know, but I’ve a feeling that if Primoz Roglic doesn’t win the Tour this year he may never win it. And after losing the yellow jersey on the penultimate stage last year he’ll be hoping to put the result beyond reasonable doubt well before then."

    What do you think will be the key stage in this year's Tour, and why?

    "After last year’s late drama, I think it could once again come down to the final time trial the day before Paris. There are two of them on this year’s route, totalling 58km, and for all the spectacle and drama of the mountain stages they’re likely to decide the race."

    Is there anything you’re particularly looking forward to this time?

    "A visit to Mont Ventoux is always a grand occasion and this year, for the first time, the riders will be climbing it twice in a single stage. It should be a great day."

    CHRIS BOARDMAN

    Who do you think will win this year, and why?

    "Roglich is my tip. We forget how consistent he was last year, faltering only once, at the last. He’ll be hungrier than anyone in 2021 but as he’ll have been race free since the spring, this is a faith-based prediction. He’ll have a good team behind him and no one has shone enough to challenge for leadership in his absence so the hierarchy at Jumbo-Visma is clear."

    What do you think will be the key stage in this year's Tour, and why?

    "With several young riders close on recent form and climbing ability, the time trials will likely shape this edition of the race. Rather than shut it down and make a defensive contest, with so many good time trialist's - Thomas, Pogacar and Roglich amongst them - then final rolling TT may provide a platform to steel the jersey -as Pogacar did in 2021 - on the penultimate day."

    Is there anything you’re particularly looking forward to this time?

    "A close race. 2021 feels more open than ever with at least 4 strong favourites (Carapaz, Thomas, Pogacar and Roglich) with half a dozen just behind who could take the prize if the circumstance fall just right. Rain on the descent to Le Grand Bornand or cross winds on the road to Nimes before the final rest day could change everything."

    MATT RENDELL

    Who do you think will win this year, and why?

    "Richard Carapaz. If he can rediscover the form that won him the 2019 Giro d'Italia, when Primož Roglič was powerless to stop him, he will be unbeatable. And his personal friendship with probably the best pure climber in the sport, the Movistar leader Miguel Angel López – they share a passion for fishing – could prove key to deciding the Tour."

    What do you think will be the key stage in this year's Tour, and why?

    "Stage 9, finishing at Tignes, the town that the 2019 Tour never reached. A tough mountain stage, the day before the first rest day. The next 12 days of racing will be a response to whatever happens there."

    Is there anything you’re particularly looking forward to this time?

    "All those astonishing chateaux along the Loire that we will see on stages 6 and 7, including the Château du Clos Lucé where Leonardo da Vinci died in 1519. It stands inside the Val de Loire UNESCO World Heritage site."

    DANIEL FRIEBE

    Who do you think will win this year, and why?

    "I’ll err on the side of caution & the force of an apparently époque-defining, possibly sport-redefining talent in Tadej Pogačar. He will be severely tested by INEOS & Roglič, of course, but one thorough Pog-cineration in the mountains will put him out of reach."

    What do you think will be the key stage in this year's Tour, and why?

    "Grand Tours are now so close (not one has been won by more than three minutes since the 2016 Tour) that the last major stage is almost always decisive. This year that means the Saint-Émilion time-trial, although I’d be astonished & delighted if it was as dramatic as last year’s final act at La Planche des Belles Filles."

    Is there anything you’re particularly looking forward to this time?

    "An obvious choice but the battle of the Slovenians will be riveting, not least because, in the eyes of the wider public, last year’s heartbreak has transformed Roglič from inscrutable cyborg into the sentimental choice & would-be people’s champion."

     

     

  • The Void

    Ep 2/

    This thrilling, fun and at times, heart-stopping show will be hosted by Britain’s Got Talent and Dancing on Ice judge, Ashley Banjo and singer and presenter Fleur East.

    Time: 8.00pm - 9.00pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 29 2021 : Sat 17 Jul - Fri 23 Jul

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

    Press contact: sarah.stevens@itv.com

    Picture contact: sarah.stevens@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 13 July 2021.

    The Void

    Episode 2

    Ashley Banjo and Fleur East host this brand new physical gameshow where a group of fearless contestants take on a series of physical and mental games in an attempt to cross The Void. One false move, and they'll fall into half a million litres of water waiting to swallow them up below. Amongst those trying to win the £25,000 jackpot this week are a circus performer, a dodgeball world champion & an amateur boxer.

    Series overview

    This thrilling, fun and at times, heart-stopping show will be hosted by Britain’s Got Talent and Dancing on Ice judge, Ashley Banjo and singer and presenter Fleur East.

    The Void will see contestants put themselves to the test to take on a wide range of demanding mental and physical challenges - all whilst navigating the terrifying prospect of falling into ‘The Void’.

    The Void – a daunting and unforgiving chasm of 520,000 litres of water stretching across the arena floor - is one of the biggest bespoke water tanks ever constructed for a game show.

    Made by Gameface Productions, each episode sees a new group of contestants take on a series of action packed games against the clock or each other. The aim? To make it across The Void without a spectacular fall from grace. The winner of each episode will get to take on The Void for one last time and a chance to win a jackpot of £25,000.

  • Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

    Ep 2/

    Jeremy Clarkson is back. Six new contestants, four lifelines and just 15 questions stand between them and one million pounds.

    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm

    Genre: Entertainment

    Week: Week 29 2021 : Sat 17 Jul - Fri 23 Jul

    Transmission confirmed: Yes

    Press contact: sarah.stevens@itv.com

    Picture contact: sarah.stevens@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 13 July 2021.

    Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

    Jeremy Clarkson is back. Six new contestants, four lifelines and just 15 questions stand between them and one million pounds.