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Week 28 2018 : Sat 07 Jul - Fri 13 Jul

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  • FIFA World Cup 2018

    Brazil v Switzerland Ep 1/1

    FIFA World Cup 2018: Brazil v Switzerland (Kick-off 7.00pm). Both teams get their Group E campaigns under way at the Rostov Arena in Russia.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sun 17 Jun
    Time: 6.30pm - 9.15pm
    Genre: Sport
    Week: Week 25 2018 : Sat 16 Jun - Fri 22 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    FIFA World Cup 2018: Brazil v Switzerland (Kick-off 7.00pm).
     
    Everyone's favourite second team, Brazil, begin their campaign with a group E match against Switzerland at the Rostov Arena.
     
    The five-time winners boast enviable attacking talent in the form of Neymar, Roberto Firmino and Gabriel Jesus - but the side will need to shake off memories of that 7-1 World Cup semi-final defeat on home soil at the hands of Germany four years ago.
     
    Stoke City's Xherdan Shaqiri will be the danger man for a Swiss side who qualified for the tournament courtesy of their controversial play-off win against Northern Ireland.
     
    Mark Pougatch is joined by Ian Wright, Roy Keane, Slaven Bilic and Gary Neville in the studio, with commentary from Clive Tyldesley and Lee Dixon.
     

     

  • Love Island

    Eps 14 to 21 Ep 14/

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

    ITV2
    Transmission date: Sat 16 Jun
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.05pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 25 2018 : Sat 16 Jun - Fri 22 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: victoria.shires@itv.com justin.jeffreys@itv.com
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

    Love Island
     
    For full daily Press Updates, journalists can contact justin.jeffreys@itv.com
     
    Below are brief summary points added each afternoon prior to transmission in the evening.
     
    There’s only one destination this Summer….
     
    A sizzling summer awaits for a fresh batch of singletons looking for love as the nation’s hottest conversation topic, Love Island, returns to ITV2.
     
    Caroline Flack will once again preside over the matchmaking as the luxury Love Island villa welcomes a new generation of islanders ready to embark on a summer of dating, romance, and ultimately relationships.   
     
    Islanders
     
    Laura Anderson
    Dani Dyer
    Hayley Hughes - dumped 15 June
    Kendall Rae-Knight - dumped 8 June
    Samira Mighty
    Georgia Steel
    Rosie Williams - dumped 22 June
    Megan Barton Hanson
    Ellie Brown
    Zara McDermott
     
    Niall Aslam - left
    Eyal Booker
    Adam Collard
    Jack Fincham
    Dr Alex George
    Wes Nelson
    Josh Denzel
    Charlie Frederick - dumped 15 June
     
     
    Week 25:
     
    Ep14 - Saturday 16 June: 9pm - 10.05pm: Love Island: The Weekly Hot List
     
    Ep15 - Sunday 17 June: 9pm - 10pm: Love Island
     
    Fireworks a foot as the Bombshells arrive
    Has Dr Love's patience paid off?
    Jack's Girlfriend label has Dani in a fluster?
    Georgia grates on the girls
     
    Ep16 - Sunday 17 June: 10pm - 11.05pm: Love Island: Aftersun
     
    Ep17 - Monday 18 June: 9pm - 10.05pm: Love Island
     
    New girls Ellie and Zara cause a stir as wes and Adam’s heads are turned.
    The islanders have slept on their feelings but how will they feel as a new day dawns.
    Ellie and Zara get to know the boys leaving the girls feeling insecure in their couples.
    It’s date night in the villa – but what is on the menu for these couples?
     
    Ep18 - Tuesday 19 June: 9pm - 10.05pm: Love Island
     
    Heartache for Rosie as Adam makes his move with Zara 
    Dani's fury over Adam treatment of Rosie 
    Prescription of passion for Alex and Ellie? 
    Make or Break for Wes and Laura 
     
    Ep19 - Wednesday 20 June: 9pm - 10pm: Love Island
     
    - Have Laura and Wes reached the point of no return?
    - Rosie and Zara's head to head
    - Rosie's sexy shoot gets the wrong reaction from Adam
    - Alex gets coached in Kissing Skills 
     
    Ep20 - Thursday 21 June: 9pm - 10.05pm: Love Island
     
    - New boy Sam arrives and takes Adam to task
    - Rosie and Samira go head to head
    - Eyal and Megan's date leads to hideaway passion
    - Wes and Laura get physical 
    - Is Zara about to tame Adam?
     
    Ep21 - Friday 22 June: 9pm - 10.05pm: Love Island
     
    - Adam apologises to Rosie
    - Samira and Rosie vie for Sam's attention 
    - Alex's dilemma over Rosie
    - Eyal and Megan's hideaway confessions
     
     
     
     

  • FIFA World Cup 2018

    Argentina v Iceland Ep 1/1

    Argentina v Iceland (Kick-off 2pm). Coverage of the opening match in Group D, as the teams face each other at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 16 Jun
    Time: 1.30pm - 4.15pm
    Genre: Sport
    Week: Week 25 2018 : Sat 16 Jun - Fri 22 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    FIFA World Cup 2018:  Argentina v Iceland (Kick-off 2pm)
     
    Iceland make their debut at a World Cup and will look to follow up their heroics at the European Championships two years ago when they famously got the better of Roy Hodgson's England.
     
    Argentina will provide a stern test in the Group D opener in Moscow - the South Americans made hard work of qualifying for the tournament but with the likes of Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain in their ranks will take some beating. Mark Pougatch is joined by Gary Neville, Henrik Larsson and Patrice Evra in the Red Square studio. Commentary at the Spartak Stadium comes from Sam Matterface and Glenn Hoddle.
     
     

     

  • FIFA World Cup 2018

    Croatia v Nigeria Ep 1/1

    FIFA World Cup 2018:  Croatia v Nigeria Live (kick-off 8pm). Mark Pougatch presents coverage of Croatia against Nigeria, as both sides kick off their 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign in the Kalingrad Stadium.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 16 Jun
    Time: 7.30pm - 10.15pm
    Genre: Sport
    Week: Week 25 2018 : Sat 16 Jun - Fri 22 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    FIFA World Cup 2018: Croatia v Nigeria (Kick-off 8.00pm).
     
    Mark Pougatch presents coverage of Croatia against Nigeria, as both sides kick off their 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign in the Kalingrad Stadium.
     
    Former Croatia coach and World Cup semi-finalist, Slaven Bilic, is joined in the studio by Roy Keane and Lee Dixon, with commentary from Jon Champion and Ally McCoist.
     
    The European side will need star man Luka Modric to show the type of performance he displays for Real Madrid on a weekly basis if they are to progress further in Russia, as they try to match the efforts of their team 20 years ago in France when they made the final four in the tournament. 
     

     

  • Zoe Ball on Saturday

    Ep 19/

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

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 16 Jun
    Time: 8.30am - 9.25am
    Genre: Daytime
    Week: Week 25 2018 : Sat 16 Jun - Fri 22 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: jo.farrelly@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until 12 June 2018.
     
    Series overview
     
    Zoe Ball presents an entertainment packed, hour long talk show every Saturday and Sunday morning.
     
    The one hour studio based series will feature live music in every show from established and breakthrough artists, plus star guests and topical chat.
     
    Zoe and her celebrity guests will relax viewers into the weekend with content ranging from unmissable films and TV shows to the best in books, leisure and comedy.  
     
    Episode 19
     
    Kickstart your Saturday with Zoe Ball as she’s joined by Alex James, Tony Hadley, comedian Jayde Adams and live music from Clean Bandit. Plus find out what happens when Zoe sends her ball boy, DJ Dev to meet the fabulous Lucy Liu.
     

     

  • FIFA World Cup 2018

    Morocco v Iran Ep 1/1

    Group B gets under way as Morocco take on Iran in St Petersburg.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Fri 15 Jun
    Time: 3.30pm - 6.15pm
    Genre: Sport
    Week: Week 24 2018 : Sat 09 Jun - Fri 15 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 5 June 2018.
     
    FIFA World Cup 2018:  Morocco v Iran Live (ko 4pm)
     
    Group B gets under way as Morocco take on Iran in St Petersburg.
     
    Both teams qualified impressively for the tournament - Morocco topped their group without losing a game and Iran also went unbeaten as they won their group ahead of South Korea.  
     
    Mark Pougatch is joined in the studio by Slaven Bilic, Ryan Giggs and Eni Aluko, with commentary from Sam Matterface and Ian Dowie.
     

     

  • Lethal Weapon

    Leo Getz Hitched Ep 19/22

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

    ITV
    Transmission date: Fri 15 Jun
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Drama
    Week: Week 24 2018 : Sat 09 Jun - Fri 15 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: gary.smith@itv.com
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 5 June 2018.
     
    Episode 19 - Leo Getz Hitched 
     
    Riggs and Murtaugh attend Leo Getz’s surprise wedding, but they end up investigating a missing person. Then, Riggs comes face to face with someone from his past, and Murtaugh receives news that might change his life forever.
     
    Series 2 overview
     
    Lethal Weapon combines action and drama with friendship and humour as it follows classic cop duo Riggs (Clayne Crawford) and Murtaugh (Damon Wayans), who are working a crime-ridden beat in modern-day Los Angeles. Murtaugh has everything to live for, Riggs has nothing to lose, and in the series one finale, Murtaugh found out just how much Riggs was willing to sacrifice in pursuit of the drug cartel that he believes is responsible for his wife’s death.
     
    Series two finds the pair up to their same tricks, with Murtaugh attempting to steer clear of the demons that haunt his partner, while navigating some challenging times at home, alongside his wife, Trish (Keesha Sharp). And even though Murtaugh seeks support in Riggs, he realises their partnership is still a volatile roller coaster ride.
     
     
     

     

  • The Fast Fix: Diabetes

    Ep 2/2

    This new two-part factual entertainment series aiming to break new ground features people with Type 2 diabetes attempting to reverse their condition by living on a radical liquid diet, potentially saving their lives - and the NHS billions of pounds.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Thu 14 Jun
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 24 2018 : Sat 09 Jun - Fri 15 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 5 June 2018.
     
    The Fast Fix: Diabetes
     
    Episode 2
     
    In the second episode, the patients face their biggest challenges as they head home from the clinic to attempt to reverse their condition. Rosemary and Paul check into the clinic to try out the latest in home fasting diets, and Coleen Nolan finds out whether her lifestyle overhaul has taken her out of danger.
     
    Series overview
     
    “Type 2 diabetes is a national crisis and a massive challenge to the NHS. But this experiment proves that there is real hope of turning the clock back and reversing Type 2, using this revolutionary diet to stop this epidemic in its tracks.” - Presenter Anita Rani
     
    This new two-part factual entertainment series aiming to break new ground features people with Type 2 diabetes attempting to reverse their condition by living on a radical liquid diet, potentially saving their lives - and the NHS billions of pounds.
     
    Presented by Anita Rani, the programme features five obese and overweight patients moving into our unique experimental diabetes reversal unit, the Fast Fix Clinic.
     
    They live on a diet of just 800 calories per day for four weeks in order to see if they can 'fast themselves better' as they attempt to shed more than two stones (15kg). While all the participants have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, this diet isn’t suitable for everyone, requires medical supervision, and must not be undertaken by those on insulin and with certain other conditions.
     
    Four million people have Type 2 diabetes and another 12 million are at increased risk, so based on research by the Universities of Newcastle and Glasgow, this programme aims to find out whether the five volunteers can turn the clock back on their Type 2 diabetes, potentially pointing the way to a solution to what has been described as Britain’s biggest health crisis.
     
    Also attempting to trim her own waistline is Loose Women’s Coleen Nolan, who undergoes a lifestyle transformation hoping to lose 5kg to minimise her risk of developing diabetes. Celebrity chef Rosemary Shrager and TV quiz boffin Paul Sinha undertake their own extreme fasting diets at home to avoid underlying health issues and the potential of diabetes.
     
    Joining Anita are GP and obesity expert Dr Zoe Williams and Professor Jason Gill, who is at the forefront of research into how diet and exercise can prevent diabetes.
     
    At a time when there are concerns the NHS will struggle to cope with a future diabetes epidemic, Anita, Zoe and Jason aim to get to the bottom of the issue and offer hope to those affected and practical advice on what we can all do to help ourselves.
     
     
     
     

  • FIFA World Cup 2018: Opening Ceremony

    Ep 1/1

    The 21st World Cup gets underway as the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow hosts the opening ceremony prior to the first game of the tournament between Russia and Saudi Arabia.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Thu 14 Jun
    Time: 2.30pm - 3.45pm
    Genre: Sport
    Week: Week 24 2018 : Sat 09 Jun - Fri 15 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 5 June 2018.
     
    FIFA World Cup 2018: Opening Ceremony
     
    The 21st World Cup gets underway as the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow hosts the opening ceremony prior to the first game of the tournament between Russia and Saudi Arabia.
     
    The usual suspects of Brazil, France, Spain and the defending champions Germany are fancied to go far - expectations for England are slightly more conservative, but Gareth Southgate will be quietly confident his exciting young side can overachieve.
     
    Mark Pougatch is joined in the Moscow studio by Gary Neville, Lee Dixon, Ian Wright and Slaven Bilic, with pitch-side inserts from Jacqui Oatley, Ryan Giggs and Eni Aluko and commentary from Clive Tyldesley.
     

  • FIFA World Cup 2018

    Russia v Saudi Arabia Ep 1/1

    Russia get the World Cup up and running as they take on Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. 

    ITV
    Transmission date: Thu 14 Jun
    Time: 3.45pm - 6.15pm
    Genre: Sport
    Week: Week 24 2018 : Sat 09 Jun - Fri 15 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 5 June 2018.
     
    FIFA World Cup 2018: Russia v Saudi Arabia Live (ko 4pm)
     
    Russia get the World Cup up and running as they take on Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. 
     
    Expectations for the Russian side are modest and with Luis Suarez's Uruguay and Mo Salah's Egypt to play in group A, the hosts will be keen to get off to a winning start. Mohammed Al-Sahlawi will provide the goal threat for Saudi Arabia - he scored 16 goals in qualifying.
     
    Mark Pougatch is joined in the Moscow studio by Gary Neville, Lee Dixon, Ian Wright and Slaven Bilic, with pitch-side inserts from Jacqui Oatley, Ryan Giggs and Eni Aluko and commentary from Clive Tyldesley and Glenn Hoddle.
     

     

  • The Fast Fix: Diabetes

    Ep 1/2

    This new two-part factual entertainment series aiming to break new ground features people with Type 2 diabetes attempting to reverse their condition by living on a radical liquid diet, potentially saving their lives - and the NHS billions of pounds.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Wed 13 Jun
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 24 2018 : Sat 09 Jun - Fri 15 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 5 June 2018.
     
    The Fast Fix: Diabetes
     
    Episode 1
     
    In the first episode, the five patients enter the clinic for the initial four weeks of their diet, facing a host of tough challenges on the way as their ultra low-calorie diet kicks in. There’s a surprise result for one patient that defies all expectations. Rosemary Shrager and Paul Sinha get some home truths about the damage being overweight is doing to their bodies, and Coleen Nolan finds out just how at risk she is of developing type 2 diabetes.
     
    Series overview
     
    “Type 2 diabetes is a national crisis and a massive challenge to the NHS. But this experiment proves that there is real hope of turning the clock back and reversing Type 2, using this revolutionary diet to stop this epidemic in its tracks.” - Presenter Anita Rani
     
    This new two-part factual entertainment series aiming to break new ground features people with Type 2 diabetes attempting to reverse their condition by living on a radical liquid diet, potentially saving their lives - and the NHS billions of pounds.
     
    Presented by Anita Rani, the programme features five obese and overweight patients moving into our unique experimental diabetes reversal unit, the Fast Fix Clinic.
     
    They live on a diet of just 800 calories per day for four weeks in order to see if they can 'fast themselves better' as they attempt to shed more than two stones (15kg). While all the participants have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, this diet isn’t suitable for everyone, requires medical supervision, and must not be undertaken by those on insulin and with certain other conditions.
     
    Four million people have Type 2 diabetes and another 12 million are at increased risk, so based on research by the Universities of Newcastle and Glasgow, this programme aims to find out whether the five volunteers can turn the clock back on their Type 2 diabetes, potentially pointing the way to a solution to what has been described as Britain’s biggest health crisis.
     
    Also attempting to trim her own waistline is Loose Women’s Coleen Nolan, who undergoes a lifestyle transformation hoping to lose 5kg to minimise her risk of developing diabetes. Celebrity chef Rosemary Shrager and TV quiz boffin Paul Sinha undertake their own extreme fasting diets at home to avoid underlying health issues and the potential of diabetes.
     
    Joining Anita are GP and obesity expert Dr Zoe Williams and Professor Jason Gill, who is at the forefront of research into how diet and exercise can prevent diabetes.
     
    At a time when there are concerns the NHS will struggle to cope with a future diabetes epidemic, Anita, Zoe and Jason aim to get to the bottom of the issue and offer hope to those affected and practical advice on what we can all do to help ourselves.
     
     
     
     

  • Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport

    Ep 6/6

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

    ITV
    Transmission date: Wed 13 Jun
    Time: 8.00pm - 8.30pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 24 2018 : Sat 09 Jun - Fri 15 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: grant.cunningham@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 5 May 2018.
     
    Episode 6
     
    Royal and celebrity feature in the last episode of Britain’s Busiest Airport, with Terminal 5 receiving  a very special visitor and Buggy Driver Carlo getting star struck.  British Airways have a new robot on the airfield and Borderforce release the hounds in search of dirty money.
     
    Series overview
     
    Heathrow is the busiest airport in Britain and fighting to keep its No 1 spot in Europe.
     
    The series has a fresh new feel, focusing more on the nearly 77,000 colleagues that work on the airfield and in the terminals, and who are now more than ever trying to keep Heathrow in prime position.
     
    Out in the terminal, we’re back with the popular king and queen of Heathrow’s passenger experience managers - Demi and Sue – who this year deal with an array of passenger conundrums, from delays to medical emergencies and unruly passengers.
     
    Other old favourites are Carrie-Anne and Selina, the darlings of the check-in, and of course airside transportation expert Hugh, cleaning out the Royal Suite in the only way he knows best.
     
    New faces include Ian out on the airfield. He thinks his dreams have come true at the tender age of 50 as he’s re-training to become part of the airside operations team, fulfilling a boyhood dream. Plus, veteran operations manager Peter has to manoeuvre the country’s biggest crane across a live runway and young Russian Aeroflot’s Oksana has to deal with a large number of unaccompanied minors in Terminal 4.
     
    Heathrow has over 200,000 people travelling through the airport every day… all having to pass through immigration, and for the first time we go behind the scenes of Britain’s biggest border to see first-hand how Border Force officers make the decision whether to let people in or out of the country.  We follow Border Force Bob and Katryna, whose cases include a Brazilian student, a Nigerian holiday maker and a possible people trafficker.
     
    Add to this the heady mix of Heathrow’s biggest stars – its passengers, and it’s access all areas to the laughter and the tears that make up Britain’s Busiest Airport.
     
     
     
     

  • The Martin Lewis Money Show

    Summer Special Ep 1/

    Martin Lewis and Angellica Bell return to our screens with a Money Show Summertime special.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Tue 12 Jun
    Time: 8.00pm - 9.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 24 2018 : Sat 09 Jun - Fri 15 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact:
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 5 June 2018.
     
    Summer Special
     
    Martin Lewis and Angellica Bell return to our screens with a Money Show Summertime special.
     
    Whether it’s about the best holiday currency rates, the pitfalls of travel insurance or the confusion of car hire, Martin’s on hand to answer those questions - and many more - live.
     
     

  • Flights from Hell: Caught on Camera

    Ep 1/3

    Featuring incredible clips that show you everything that can go wrong when you’re at 30,000 feet, Flights from Hell: Caught on Camera reveals the good, the bad and the ugly we experience on our travels – filmed by the people at the heart of the actio

    ITV
    Transmission date: Tue 12 Jun
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 24 2018 : Sat 09 Jun - Fri 15 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: grant.cunningham@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 5 June 2018.
     
    Episode 1
     
    Featuring incredible clips that show you everything that can go wrong when you’re at 30,000 feet, Flights from Hell: Caught on Camera reveals the good, the bad and the ugly we experience on our travels – filmed by the people at the heart of the action. 
     
    Find out how one man helped save more than 100 lives in one of the most dramatic landings Britain has ever seen, what flying during an engine explosion is like and how an unknown man managed to sneak on an aircraft without a boarding pass – to the shock and horror of the other passengers. 
     
    Plus, insights from former pilots and crew who know all the secrets of air travel: from how many engines a plane needs to remain airborne to flying through volcanic ash. And of course, amazing videos filmed by aeroplane travellers who might wish they’d taken alternative transport.  
     
     

  • Prisons Uncovered: Out of Control?

    Ep 1/1

    This new documentary in the Exposure current affairs strand goes behind bars to show the inside story of the prison system using dramatic footage filmed in jails by inmates.  

    ITV
    Transmission date: Mon 11 Jun
    Time: 10.45pm - 11.50pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 24 2018 : Sat 09 Jun - Fri 15 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 5 June 2018.
     
    Prisons Uncovered: Out of Control?
     
    “The government doesn't have a grip on the system and there's a cost in blood being paid” – Nick Hardwick, former Chief Inspector of Prisons
     
    “The increase in the incidence of riots is a clear indication that prisons are in a state of chaos” – Phil Wheatley – former Director General of HM Prison Service
     
    This new documentary in the Exposure current affairs strand goes behind bars to show the inside story of the prison system using dramatic footage filmed in jails by inmates.
     
    In December 2016, HMP Birmingham became the scene of Britain’s worst prison riot for 25 years as staff lost control of four wings and up to 600 prisoners were let out of their cells. 
     
    Featuring new interviews with senior figures in the justice system interwoven with footage taken by prisoners on illegal mobile phones, this programme investigates the state of our prisons and ask why the Birmingham riot happened. It shows how the riot unfolded using never previously broadcast recordings of radio messages made by staff during the disorder.
     
    Exposure has also obtained a copy of the official report into the Birmingham riot that the Government refuses to publish. With violence in prisons at record levels, this film contains an interview with and dramatic CCTV footage of a prison officer who was attacked in jail and thrown down stairs, ending his career.
     
    Filmed, produced and directed by Marc Sigsworth
    Producer: Elaine Carlton
    Assistant producer: Rebecca Hoggarth

  • Long Lost Family: What Happened Next

    Ep 1/3

     In this series we revisit nine of our most compelling stories and explore the challenging, unexpected and emotional turns their lives have taken.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Mon 11 Jun
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 24 2018 : Sat 09 Jun - Fri 15 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: hannah.green@itv.com lyndsey.large@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 5 June 2018.
     
    Long Lost Family: What Happened Next 
     
    Series overview
     
    Over the past seven years, Long Lost Family has reunited over 200 people with their long lost relatives. But for both our searchers and their new family members, meeting is just the beginning. How easy is it to build a relationship after a life time apart? In this series we revisit nine of our most compelling stories and explore the challenging, unexpected and emotional turns their lives have taken.
     
    Episode 1
     
    This week we catch up with three families whose lives have been transformed in ways they never imagined. 
     
    Cathie Cutler Evans came to us in 2016 desperate to find her birth mother who had given her up for adoption nearly 50 years before. After uncovered the tragic news that her mum had already passed away, Cathie was reunited with her half-sister Ann in Liverpool. Since meeting the siblings have formed a powerful bond with each other and their brother Mark. But they’ve all had to come to terms with the fact Cathie will never get to meet their birth mum Adrienne. We discover how building their relationship has given them all the strength to deal with their grief, and find out how Cathie has felt about being welcomed into a huge new family.
     
    We also catch up with John Ayton, who after being adopted as a baby, had longed to find his father Kenneth. John was reunited with his half-brother Steve in 2017 after facing the difficult news that Kenneth had already passed away. But since their meeting, although John’s relationship with his brother has gone from strength to strength, it also underlined just how little he knows about the other side of his family – his birth mother, Marlene. John’s need for answers launches an incredible new search, taking him on a journey he never thought possible. 
     
    In our final story, we revisit one of Long Lost Family’s first searchers. Maureen Charlton came to us in series 2 looking for her brother Michael who had been expelled from the family for being gay. But although close as children, after 40 years apart, the siblings couldn’t just slip back in to the relationship they had back then. We join Michael and Maureen in Brighton to discover what it’s like to have to get to know each other all over again.
     
     
     

  • Give It A Year

    Ep 7/12

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

    ITV
    Transmission date: Mon 11 Jun
    Time: 8.00pm - 8.30pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 24 2018 : Sat 09 Jun - Fri 15 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: emma.daly@itv.com
    Picture contact:

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 5 June 2018.
     
    Episode 7
     
    Karren meets a young married couple who are worried that the pressure of working together in their new cycling business may be too much to bear, and a Geordie herbalist who’s hoping to revolutionise the milkshake market.
     
    Series overview
     
    In this brand new series, Baroness Karren Brady meets a host of brave people who have decided to go it alone and start a new business, starting at the launch of each venture's first year, before revisiting them 12 months later to discover what can happen when they Give it a Year.
     
     

  • Coronation Street

    Ep 9 478/9 481

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

    ITV
    Transmission date: Mon 11 Jun
    Time: 7.30pm - 8.00pm
    Genre: Soaps
    Week: Week 24 2018 : Sat 09 Jun - Fri 15 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: alison.sinclair@itv.com rachel.newton@itv.com francesca.evans@itv.com
    Picture contact: david.crook@itv.com

    Coronation Street is the story of the everyday lives of ordinary folk living in a northern town called Weatherfield. The show’s unique blend of heartwarming comedy and powerful drama always remaining at the forefront of its programming since 1960.
     
    The information provided here is just a brief taster of the full content of the episode. If you are a member of the press and require a fuller synopsis of the episode, please send an email stating your name, who you write for and you will be added to a database of journalists sent the fuller information.
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9478: Monday 11th June at 7.30pm 
     
    Liz takes Jenny’s place by Johnny’s side in the chapel of rest. 
    Michelle and Robert find that four’s a crowd. 
    Simon brings out Eva’s maternal instinct.
     
    Writer – Martin Allen
    Director – Ian Bevitt
    Producer – Kate Oates
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9479: Monday 11th June at 8.30pm 
     
    Alya confronts the Connors over the contents of Aidan’s will. 
    Eileen reaches a decision about her future. 
    Simon tells Eva some home truths.
     
    Writer – Carmel Morgan
    Director – Ian Bevitt
    Producer – Kate Oates
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9480: Wednesday 13th June at 7.30pm 
     
    Emotions run high for Eva and Johnny at Aidan’s funeral. 
    Eileen prepares to bid farewell to Weatherfield. 
    Sean bags himself a date.
    Writer – Jayne Hollinson
    Director – Michael Lacey
    Producer – Kate Oates
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9481: Wednesday 13th June at 8.30pm 
     
    Johnny seeks sanctuary with Liz. 
    Peter questions Eva about her photo of Susie. 
    Carla and Alya lock horns over Underworld.
     
    Writer – Mark Burt
    Director – Michael Lacey
    Producer – Kate Oates
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9482/83: Friday 15th June at 7.30pm - 1hr episode
     
    Toyah’s confession turns Peter’s world upside down. 
    Johnny declares his feelings to Liz. 
    Alya upsets the workforce on her first day at the helm.
     
    Writer – Ellen Taylor
    Director – Michael Lacey
    Producer – Kate Oates
     
    ***
     

     

  • Emmerdale

    Ep 8 172/8 179

    Emmerdale is the small village with big drama.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Mon 11 Jun
    Time: 7.00pm - 7.30pm
    Genre: Soaps
    Week: Week 24 2018 : Sat 09 Jun - Fri 15 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: emily.ogden@itv.com janine.goodall@itv.com
    Picture contact: david.crook@itv.com

    Generic summary:  Emmerdale is the small village with big drama. Set against the stunningly beautiful backdrop of the Yorkshire Dales Emmerdale has been successfully running for 44 years. Entertaining more than seven million viewers six times a week with its mix of dramatic storylines. 
     
    The information provided here is just a brief taster of the full content of the episode. If you are a member of the press and require a fuller synopsis of the episode, please send an email stating your name and who you write for. 
     
    8172 Monday 11th June 2018 7pm – 8pm
    ● Doug lands himself in trouble.
    ● Joe faces a tough decision.
    ● Dan is frustrated.
     
    8173 / 74 - Tuesday 12th June 2018 7pm – 7:30pm
    ● Liv accuses Lachlan.
    ● Sarah collapses.
    ● Chas is feeling anxious.
     
    8175 Wednesday 13th June 2018 7pm – 7:30pm
    ● Chas struggles to hold it together.
    ● Debbie faces a fresh blow.
    ● Liv’s suspicions grow.
     
    8176 Thursday 14th June 2018 7pm – 7:30pm
    ● Chas paints on a smile.
    ● Debbie is worried.
    ● Daz grows fearful.
     
    8177 Thursday 14th June 2018 8pm- 8:30pm
    ● Marlon worries for his friends.
    ● Daz is under pressure.
    ● Debbie is upset.
     
    8178 / 79 Friday 15th June 2018 7pm – 8pm
    ● The Spencers speak out.
    ● Paddy breaks down.
    ● Brenda is supportive.
     

     

  • Zoe Ball on Sunday

    Ep 18/

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

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sun 10 Jun
    Time: 8.30am - 9.25am
    Genre: Daytime
    Week: Week 24 2018 : Sat 09 Jun - Fri 15 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: jo.farrelly@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 5 June 2018.
     
    Series overview
     
    Zoe Ball presents an entertainment packed, hour long talk show every Saturday and Sunday morning.
     
    The one hour studio based series will feature live music in every show from established and breakthrough artists, plus star guests and topical chat.
     
    Zoe and her celebrity guests will relax viewers into the weekend with content ranging from unmissable films and TV shows to the best in books, leisure and comedy.  
     
    Episode 18
     
    Zoe Ball eases us into our Sunday morning as she welcomes BAFTA winner Rebecca Front, Emmerdale’s Paddy Kirk – that’s actor Dominic Brunt, Courtney Act, comedian David Morgan with a Father’s Day Nifty Gifty special and live music from band Ash. 

     

  • Soccer Aid for Unicef 2018

    Ep 1/1

    Usain Bolt’s Soccer Aid World XI go head to head with Robbie Williams’ England XI for the eagerly anticipated Soccer Aid for Unicef 2018 match at Manchester United’s Old Trafford Stadium, as part of a new look charity campaign for Unicef UK and ITV.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sun 10 Jun
    Time: 6.30pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Sport
    Week: Week 24 2018 : Sat 09 Jun - Fri 15 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: nick@ndear.co.uk
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

     
    SOCCER AID FOR UNICEF ON ITV RAISES RECORD £5.5M FOR WORLD’S CHILDREN
     
    Final score: England 7 – 6 World XI
     
    10th June 2018 –Soccer Aid for Unicef 2018, broadcast live and exclusively on ITV and STV this evening, has raised a record-breaking £5,540,259 so far for Unicef’s vital work protecting children in danger around the world.
     
    This amount was raised thanks to the generous support of the UK public, ITV and STV viewers, and the UK government who have matched all donations so far pound for pound. This figure has smashed all previous records for money raised on the night.
     
    The eagerly anticipated match took place at a packed out Old Trafford which saw the highest ever Soccer Aid for Unicef attendance – a whopping 71,965 people turned up to watch the match. The match ended in a nail-biting penalty shoot-out with England beating the World XI 7-6 in a sudden death contest with Blake Harrison scoring the winning penalty.
     
    Unicef UK Ambassador Robbie Williams’ England side, captained by Olly Murs, went head to head against a Soccer Aid World XI captained by Olympic hero and Player of the Match Usain Bolt. Manchester United legend Eric Cantona made a historic return to Old Trafford, which also saw new and returning players including Sir Mo Farah, Gordon Ramsay, Paddy McGuinness, Kevin Pietersen, Andrew Flintoff, Damian Lewis and Mark Wright battle it out on the pitch.
     
    Highlights of this year’s Soccer Aid for Unicef included two heart-breaking attempts on goal by Usain Bolt – one ruled offside and another that grazed the line, Robbie Keane tapping a goal in past a baffled David Seaman, Lee Mack’s missed opportunity to bring it home for England in penalties and the deafening roar of the Old Trafford crowd as King Eric pulled up his collar and stepped back onto the pitch in the Theatre of Dreams.
     
    Tonight’s show was presented by Dermot O’Leary and Kirsty Gallacher, with Unicef UK Ambassador Jessie Ware and Jonas Blue giving musical performances. Jessie joined fellow Unicef UK Ambassador James Nesbitt to provide match punditry alongside comedian Tom Davis. 
     
    Throughout the ITV show, short appeal films presented by Unicef UK Ambassadors and supporters Michael Sheen, Olly Murs, Nicole Scherzinger, Dermot O’Leary, Keeley Hawes and David Harewood highlighted where the money raised by Soccer Aid for Unicef goes to help protect children in danger around the world.
     
    Unicef UK Executive Director Mike Penrose and International Development Minister Lord Bates presented the Soccer Aid for Unicef shield to the victorious England side.
     
    Robbie Williams, co-founder of Soccer Aid and England Assistant Manager said: “Tonight we showed thatSoccer Aid for Unicef 2018 truly is bigger and better than ever before! The passion and commitment of all the players, coaching staff and teams across both World XI and England meant the match raised an incredible, record-breaking £5.5m. I’m truly speechless! Being on the side lines this year, managing the England boys and watching them put in a match winning performance, has really opened my eyes to the place this game now has in the UK public’s hearts. It makes people stand up and take notice. It changes children’s lives! Thank you so much to everyone that came to Old Trafford tonight or watched the match at home and most importantly to all of you who so generously donated. With the UK government matching every pound you have given, children in danger all around the world will see double the impact.” 
     
    Usain Bolt, Soccer Aid World XI Captain said: “Tonight was such a momentous occasion for me. It was quite simply incredible! I fulfilled my childhood dream by playing a full 90 minutes of football at Old Trafford, I got to play against some seriously good footballers and scored the first penalty for the World XI, despite being robbed of my first goal. I would have loved to have headed home to Jamaica with the Soccer Aid for Unicef trophy under my arm, but my team and I are so proud to know that all of our hard work in training this week has meant that a record-breaking, life-changing amount of money was donated to Unicef tonight. Thank you to everyone who came to Old Trafford and an even bigger thank you to every single person that donated. Trust me, you really have made a difference to so many children’s lives around the world.”
     
    Unicef works in more than 190 countries and ensures more of the world’s children are vaccinated, educated and protected than any other organisation. The money raised through Soccer Aid 2018 will help Unicef to vaccinate children to protect them from deadly disease, provide life-saving food for malnourished children, train teachers and provide education, protect vulnerable children from violence and abuse and deliver humanitarian aid for children in danger from war and disaster around the world.
     
    International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said: “I am enormously proud that the British public responded with characteristic generosity to this year’s Soccer Aid for Unicef. The UK government is matching public donations pound-for-pound, meaning that, together, we can double the difference for children around the world.”
     
    Soccer Aid for Unicef was produced by Initial, part of Endemol Shine UK, for ITV and was broadcast live on Sunday 10th June 2018. Over the last twelve years the seven Soccer Aid events have now raised more than £29.5 million for Unicef’s work for children.
     
    All donations to this year’s Soccer Aid for Unicef are being matched by the UK government, doubling the difference for children in danger around the word.
     
    JD, the global retailer of sports fashion, was the official Event and Broadcast Partner of Soccer Aid for Unicef. Swiss watchmaker Hublot and Global Sports Brand PUMA served as Official Soccer Aid World XI Partners, with both brands acting as kit sponsors for the Soccer Aid World XI team.  
     
    Visit socceraid.org.uk to find out more and follow @SoccerAid on Twitter and Instagram, ‘Soccer Aid’ on Facebook and use the hashtag #SoccerAid
     
    Notes to editors:
     
    For more information on Soccer Aid for Unicef please call 0207 375 6030 or email media@unicef.org.uk
     
    To donate to Soccer Aid for Unicef - and receive UK Aid Match - please visit:http://www.unicef.org.uk/donate/socceraid-for-unicef
     
    Result
     
    Final score: England 7 – 6 World XI
    Full time: England 3 – 3 World XI
    Penalties: England 4 – 3 World XI
     
    Goal scorers
     
    England
    Darren Bent (12’)
    Jeremy Lynch (17’)
    Michael Owen (82’)
     
    World XI
    Robbie Keane (26’)
    Juan Sebastian Veron (43’)
    Seedorf (57’)
     
    Penalties
     
    Usain Bolt (World XI) – Goal
    Freddie Flintoff (England) – Goal
    Ashley Fongho (World XI) – Goal
    Joe Wicks (England) – Goal
    Kevin Pietersen (World XI) – Miss
    Mark Wright (England) – Goal
    Nicky Byrne (World XI) – Miss
    Paddy McGuiness (England) – Miss
    Brendan Cole (World XI) – Goal
    Lee Mack (England) – Miss
     
    Sudden Death
     
    Hayden Christensen (World XI) – Miss
    Blake Harrison (England) – Goal (WIN)
     
    Squads
     
    England team: Wes Brown, Sir Mo Farah, Freddie Flintoff, David Harewood (gk), Blake Harrison, Damian Lewis, Lee Mack, Paddy McGuiness, Danny Murphy, Olly Murs © , Phil Neville, Jack O’Connell, Michael Owen, Jeremy Lynch, Jamie Redknapp, David Harewood, Jack O’Connell, David Seaman, Myles Stephenson (Rak Su), Joe Wicks, Darius Vassell and Mark Wright.
     
    Management Team: Sam Allardyce assisted by Robbie Williams, John Bishop, Ben Shepherd, Bradley Walsh and Mike Stowell,
     
    World XI team: Usain Bolt ©, Nicky Byrne (gk), Dan Carter, Hayden Christensen, Martin Compston, Brendan Cole, Ashley Fongho (Rak Su), Ioan Gruffudd, Robbie Keane, Patrick Kluivert, Jeremy Lynch (F2), Claude Makelele, Danny O’Carroll, Kevin Pietersen, Robert Pires, Gordon Ramsay, Clarence Seedorf, Juan Sebastian Veron, Jaap Stam, Yaya Toure, Edwin Van Der Sar and Jamie Redknapp,
     
    Management Team: Eric Cantona and Harry Redknapp assisted by Ricky Simms and Vic Bettinelli
     
    About Soccer Aid Productions Limited 
     
    The multi-stakeholder project of Soccer Aid for Unicef will be run by newly-formed Soccer Aid Productions, a collaboration between Unicef UK and Triple S Events part of the Triple S Sports & Entertainment Group.
     
    About ITV Responsibility
     
    ITV, as an integrated producer broadcaster, creates, owns and distributes high-quality content on multiple platforms. We operate the largest commercial family of channels in the UK and deliver our content through traditional television broadcasting as well as on demand via the ITV Hub. For more information please visit itvplc.com.
     
    ITV’s social purpose is to use its influence on popular culture to create positive change. Our on-screen social cause strategy is focussed on health and wellbeing, to inspire, engage and empower people to make a difference to their own and other people’s health. For more information please visit itvresponsibility.com.
     
    About UK Aid Match 
     
    Donations to Soccer Aid for Unicef made by the UK public from Friday 6th April until Friday 6th July 2018 will be matched by the UK government up to £5 million. UK Aid Match funding will go towards UNICEF programmes in Swaziland and Lesotho. 
     
    The UK Aid Match scheme is run by the Department for International Development, and brings charities, the British public and the UK government together to collectively change the lives of some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. For every £1 donated to a selected charity appeal, the government will match it, to enable the charity to go further in changing and saving lives.
     
    About JD
     
    JD, the Undisputed King of Trainers, are proud to support Soccer Aid 2018. Always the leader, JD are acknowledged as the leading sports retailer in the UK as well as continuing to grow their international presence.
     
    About PUMA
     
    PUMA is one of the world’s leading Sports Brands, designing, developing, selling and marketing footwear, apparel and accessories. For over 65 years, PUMA has established a history of making fast product designs for the fastest athletes on the planet. PUMA offers performance and sport-inspired lifestyle products in categories such as Football, Running and Training, Golf, and Motorsports. It engages in exciting collaborations with renowned design brands to bring innovative and fast designs to the sports world.
     
    About Hublot 
     
    Hublot, the Swiss luxury watchmaker, is to be the official timekeeper of the Soccer Aid for Unicef match at Old Trafford on 10th June. From in-house watch complications, including award-winning minute repeaters and tourbillons, to revolutionary materials such as patented and scratch resistant Magic Gold, coloured Texalium carbon fibre, and transparent sapphire cases to world class collaborations such as Ferrari, FIFA™ World Cup, UEFA Champions League and Europa LeagueTM, Hublot characterises itself through the "Art of Fusion" philosophy, bringing tradition into the future. On a commercial level, the network of stores currently stands at more than 80 exclusive boutiques around the world (Geneva, Cannes, Saint-Tropez, Paris, London, Berlin, Moscow, New York, Miami, Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuala Lumpur, Ginza, Frankfurt, Zermatt...). For more information, visit www.hublot.com
     
    About Asprey
     
    Asprey London, established in 1781, has defined British luxury based on its core values of quality, refinement, and innovation. In addition to its outstanding silver, crystal, and leather collections, Asprey has grown to take a premier position in the jewellery industry with its unique collection of rare coloured diamonds and offers the most exquisite timepieces with the recent launch of the Entheus R2 timepiece collection. For more information please visit Asprey.com or @aspreylondon on Instagram.
     
    About Initial 
     
    Initial is one of the UK’s leading entertainment content creators and producers. Part of Endemol Shine UK, the UK’s largest television production group, Initial is behind hit shows such as Big Brother, Tenable and Total Wipeout. Initial has been the producer of Soccer Aid since its inception in 2006 and has produced all 6 events for ITV
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Usain Bolt’s Soccer Aid World XI go head to head with Robbie Williams’ England XI for the eagerly anticipated Soccer Aid for Unicef 2018 match at Manchester United’s Old Trafford Stadium, as part of a new look charity campaign for Unicef UK and ITV.
     
    Presented by Dermot O’Leary and Kirsty Gallacher, Soccer Aid for Unicef 2018 will see two teams made up of a host of famous faces from the entertainment industry and some of world football’s most iconic legends, all set to walk out onto Manchester United’s Theatre of Dreams pitch on Sunday 10th June.
     
    This year’s Soccer Aid for Unicef features an impressive line-up of celebrities and former sportsmen, including: Robbie Williams, Usain Bolt, Sir Mo Farah, Eric Cantona, Gordon Ramsay, Olly Murs, Mark Wright, Brendan Cole, Joe Wicks, Clarence Seedorf, Robert Pirès, Yaya Tourè, Jaap Stam, Patrick Kluivert, Edwin van der Sar, Kevin Pietersen, Lee Mack, David Seaman, Phil Neville, Jamie Redknapp, Danny Murphy, Ben Shephard, Nicky Byrne and Robbie Keane.
     
    The UK government will match every £1 donated by the public through its UK Aid Match scheme, doubling the difference for children in danger around the world.
     
    Robbie Williams, Unicef UK Ambassador and co-founder of Soccer Aid, said: “I am buzzing that Soccer Aid for Unicef is back. Reclaiming the title for England this year is going to taste so much sweeter with Usain leading the Soccer Aid World XI.
     
    He’s giving it all the big talk and showing off his lightning bolts right now, but come Sunday 10th June at Old Trafford, he’ll be left quaking in his big size thirteens! I can’t wait to lead out the England team in what really is a game like no other. With your support, we will help children in danger around the world.”
     
    Usain Bolt, Soccer Aid World XI said: “It is my dream to make it as a professional footballer, so to be able to step out onto the pitch at Old Trafford in June, and play against some of football’s biggest legends is going to be remarkable. I enjoy the thrill of competition in front of a crowd, so Robbie and his England team better watch out as I won’t be going easy on them! I’ve got a pretty special celebration planned for when I score, by the way. My team is going to be unbeatable – and Soccer Aid for Unicef is counting on your support to make a difference to thousands of childrenaround the world. Come and join in the fun!”
     
    Unicef, the world’s leading organisation for children, has joined forces with ITV tomake the pro-celebrity football match bigger and better than ever, with more potential to raise money and vital support for children in danger. Soccer Aid for Unicef is produced by Initial, part of Endemol Shine UK, for ITV.
     
    International Development Secretary, Penny Mordaunt, said: “We are excited to be involved once again this year in what promises to be the biggest Soccer Aid for Unicef to date. The UK government will match public donations pound-for-pound, meaning that, together, we can double the difference for children around the world.”
     
    100% of all public donations to Soccer Aid for Unicef will go towards supporting the vital work protecting children in the UK and globally. The money raised through profits from ticket sales and viewer donations during the match will add to the incredible £24 million that has already been raised through Soccer Aid over the last 12 years.
     
    Note to editors
     
    In the event of penalties, subsequent programmes may start later.
     
    Contact nick@ndear.co.uk for Press Pack
     
     
     
     
     

  • French Open: Roland-Garros 2018 Live

    Men's Final Ep 15/15

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

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sun 10 Jun
    Time: 1.30pm - 5.30pm
    Genre: Sport
    Week: Week 24 2018 : Sat 09 Jun - Fri 15 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com
    Picture contact:

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 5 June 2018.
     
    Men's Final
     
    John Inverdale presents live action from Roland-Garros as the 2018 French Open ends with the Men's Final - a match dominated in recent years by Rafa Nadal, who lifted the trophy for an incredible 10th time last year. 
     
    Studio analysis is provided by two-time winner Jim Courier, Mark Petchey and Fabrice Santoro, with commentary from Nick Mullins.
     

     

  • James Martin's Saturday Morning

    Ep 40/

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

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 09 Jun
    Time: 9.25am - 11.20am
    Genre: Daytime
    Week: Week 24 2018 : Sat 09 Jun - Fri 15 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: emma.daly@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

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

  • Take Me Out

    Golden Girls Ep 1/1

    For one night only, Paddy McGuinness will work his match-making magic on a special line-up of ‘Flirty Thirty’ single Golden Girls, all looking for their ‘happily ever after’. Three fabulous older gentlemen will brave the love lift.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 09 Jun
    Time: 8.00pm - 9.00pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 24 2018 : Sat 09 Jun - Fri 15 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: Mirinda.Dawkins@fremantlemediauk.com Amy.Huson@fremantlemediauk.com
    Picture contact:

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 5 June 2018.
     
    For one night only, Paddy McGuinness will work his match-making magic on a special line-up of ‘Flirty Thirty’ single Golden Girls, all looking for their ‘happily ever after’. Three fabulous older gentlemen will brave the love lift.
     
    Host Paddy McGuinness said: “I’m swapping the love lift for a stair lift for this one-off special! Proving that it’s never too late to date, I’ve gathered together 30 fabulous older ladies hoping to match with the silver fox of their dreams.  It’s a really heart-warming show and a lot of fun.”
     
    With seven weddings (soon to be eight!) and five babies, Take Me Out has played Cupid to many happy couples over the years and is the most successful dating format in the world, selling in 33 territories.  
     
    The Golden Girl line-up includes a former nun, an ex-girlfriend of Hollywood-heartthrob Jason Statham, and a single lady on the lookout for husband number six. Tune in to find out who will get themselves a date and be whisked away to the sunny Isle of Fernando’s.
     
     
     

  • Ninja Warrior UK

    Final Ep 8/8

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

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 09 Jun
    Time: 6.30pm - 7.30pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 24 2018 : Sat 09 Jun - Fri 15 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: sarah.gaffney@itv.com
    Picture contact: iwona.karbowska@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 5 June 2018.
     
    Episode 8 - Final
     
    It’s the final, and with brand new obstacles to face, the course is at it’s most extreme. Having beaten off the competition, our finalists will take their final turn in trying to defeat it.
     
    Who will be triumphant, conquer the course and get the chance to climb the 22 metre rope climb to the top of Mount Midoriyama?
     
    Tonight, anyone who can achieve that, will make history and be crowned the first ever Ninja Warrior UK.
     
    Ben Shephard, Rochelle Humes and Chris Kamara present.
     

     

  • Zoe Ball on Saturday

    Ep 17/

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

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 09 Jun
    Time: 8.30am - 9.25am
    Genre: Daytime
    Week: Week 24 2018 : Sat 09 Jun - Fri 15 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: jo.farrelly@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until 5 June 2018.
     
    Series overview
     
    Zoe Ball presents an entertainment packed, hour long talk show every Saturday and Sunday morning.
     
    The one hour studio based series will feature live music in every show from established and breakthrough artists, plus star guests and topical chat.
     
    Zoe and her celebrity guests will relax viewers into the weekend with content ranging from unmissable films and TV shows to the best in books, leisure and comedy.  
     
    Episode 17
     
    Kickstart your Saturday with Zoë Ball as she’s joined by Emma Bunton, Jimmy Doherty, Hugh Dennis and London Hughes. Plus, live music from singer-songwriter Tom Grennan.

     

  • Harry Hill's Alien Fun Capsule

    Ep 8/8

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

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 09 Jun
    Time: 7.30pm - 8.00pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 24 2018 : Sat 09 Jun - Fri 15 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: gary.smith@itv.com
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 5 June 2018.
     
    Episode 8
     
    In this week’s ‘Unseen’ episode, Harry Hill reveals some of his favourite funny moments that didn't make it into the main series featuring Johnny Vegas, Jimmy Osmond, Anneka Rice and Mickey Flanagan among others. 
     

     

  • French Open: Roland-Garros 2018 Live

    Women's Final / Men's Doubles Final Ep 14/15

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

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 09 Jun
    Time: 1.30pm - 5.00pm
    Genre: Sport
    Week: Week 24 2018 : Sat 09 Jun - Fri 15 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com
    Picture contact:

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 5 June 2018.
     
    Women's Final / Men's Doubles Final
     
    John Inverdale is joined by Martina Navratilova, Marion Bartoli and Jim Courier for live coverage of the 2018 French Open Women's Final in Paris, as the two remaining players battle it out to succeed Jelena Ostapenko as champion, plus coverage of the Men's Doubles final. Commentary is by Sam Smith. 
     

     

  • Love Island

    Eps 6 to 13 Ep 6/

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

    ITV2
    Transmission date: Sat 09 Jun
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.05pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 24 2018 : Sat 09 Jun - Fri 15 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: victoria.shires@itv.com justin.jeffreys@itv.com
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

    Love Island
     
    For full daily Press Updates, journalists can contact justin.jeffreys@itv.com
     
    Below are brief summary points added each afternoon prior to transmission in the evening.
     
    There’s only one destination this Summer….
     
    A sizzling summer awaits for a fresh batch of singletons looking for love as the nation’s hottest conversation topic, Love Island, returns to ITV2.
     
    Caroline Flack will once again preside over the matchmaking as the luxury Love Island villa welcomes a new generation of islanders ready to embark on a summer of dating, romance, and ultimately relationships.   
     
    Islanders
     
    Laura Anderson
    Dani Dyer
    Hayley Hughes - dumped 15 June
    Kendall Rae-Knight - dumped 8 June
    Samira Mighty
    Georgia Steel
    Rosie Williams
    Megan Barton Hanson
     
    Niall Aslam - left
    Eyal Booker
    Adam Collard
    Jack Fincham
    Dr Alex George
    Wes Nelson
    Josh Denzel
    Charlie Frederick - dumped 15 June
     
    Week 24:
     
    Ep06 - Saturday 9 June: 9pm - 10.05pm: Love Island: The Weekly Hot List
     
    - Weekly highlights show
     
    Ep07 - Sunday 10 June: 9pm - 10pm: Love Island
     
    - New boys arrive ready to ruffle feathers
    - Hayley and Eyal's first kiss is followed by high drama
    - Dani and Jack's first date - and another kiss follows
    - Laura's admits 'I want a husband' 
     
    Ep08 - Sunday 10 June: 10pm - 11.05pm: Love Island: Aftersun
     
    - All is fair in love and war as the new arrivals set off some competition between the Islanders
    Megan, Josh and Charlie go dating
    - The Islanders get up, close and personal in a game of Dares
    - The Hideaway opens its' doors for the first time this series as one couple spend the night
     
    Ep09 - Monday 11 June: 9pm - 10.05pm: Love Island
     
    - The villa plays host to its most dramatic evening to date 
    - Another couple bites the dust as Chris bins Chloe 
    - Scorned Sam calls out Chris 
    - Tears for Chloe and Montana 
    - Birthday romance for Dom and Jessica 
     
    Ep10 - Tuesday 12 June: 9pm - 10.05pm: Love Island
     
    - Niall leaves the villa 
    - Adam makes a play for Megan 
    - Rejected Rosie sees red 
    - Has Alex’s patience with Megan paid off?
    - Recoupling puts the power in the girls’ hands – can Adam regain Rosie’s trust before it’s decision time? 
     
    Ep11 - Wednesday 13 June: 9pm - 10.05pm: Love Island
     
    - Laura calls Adam out following the drama between him and Rosie
    - Dani and Jack continue to get close
    - The Islanders make a meal out of today's challenge - Meals on Wheels
    - Laura and Wes go on their first date
    - The girls have the power in tonight's recoupling
     
    Ep12 - Thursday 14 June: 9pm - 10.05pm: Love Island
     
    - Couples in crisis as a shock dumping looms
    - Eyal sees red when Alex decides it's every man for himself with Megan
    - Is Wes falling in too deep with Laura?
    - Charlie's Hayley frustrations as she refuses to commit
     
    Ep13 - Friday 15 June: 9pm - 10.05pm: Love Island
     
    - The Islanders are tense after having to vote who they think are the least compatible couples

    - Dani and Jack’s love continues to flourish

    - Megan breaks the girl code as she questions Georgia’s motives

    - Georgia and Josh get wet and wild on their first date

    - Caroline enters the villa to announce which couple will be dumped from the island tonight
     
     
     

  • Lethal Weapon

    Frankie comes to Hollywood Ep 18/

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

    ITV
    Transmission date: Fri 08 Jun
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Drama
    Week: Week 23 2018 : Sat 02 Jun - Fri 08 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: gary.smith@itv.com
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 29 May 2018.
     
    Episode 18 - Frankie comes to Hollywood 
     
    The duo set out to unlock a case about a veteran hitman who Murtaugh has followed for years. Meanwhile, Riggs struggles to find a connection with his father, Murtaugh scares Riana with his overprotective driving lessons, and the team finds themselves wedged in a dangerous incident that tests their trust.
     
    Series 2 overview
     
    Lethal Weapon combines action and drama with friendship and humour as it follows classic cop duo Riggs (Clayne Crawford) and Murtaugh (Damon Wayans), who are working a crime-ridden beat in modern-day Los Angeles. Murtaugh has everything to live for, Riggs has nothing to lose, and in the series one finale, Murtaugh found out just how much Riggs was willing to sacrifice in pursuit of the drug cartel that he believes is responsible for his wife’s death.
     
    Series two finds the pair up to their same tricks, with Murtaugh attempting to steer clear of the demons that haunt his partner, while navigating some challenging times at home, alongside his wife, Trish (Keesha Sharp). And even though Murtaugh seeks support in Riggs, he realises their partnership is still a volatile roller coaster ride.
     
     
     

     

  • The Chase

    The Chase for Soccer Aid Ep 1/1

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

    ITV
    Transmission date: Fri 08 Jun
    Time: 5.00pm - 6.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 23 2018 : Sat 02 Jun - Fri 08 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact:
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 29 May 2018.
     
    The Chase for Soccer Aid
     
    In a very special edition of The Chase, four celebrities pull their wits together in order to take down a Chaser. 
     
    Have Kirsty Gallacher, Charley Boorman, Clive Tyldesley and Rachel Riley got what it takes to win thousands of pounds for Soccer Aid for UNICEF? Bradley Walsh hosts. 
     

  • International Football Friendly

    England v Costa Rica Ep 1/

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

    ITV
    Transmission date: Thu 07 Jun
    Time: 7.30pm - 10.15pm
    Genre: Sport
    Week: Week 23 2018 : Sat 02 Jun - Fri 08 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 29 May 2018.
     
    International Football Live: England v Costa Rica
     
    Mark Pougatch hosts live coverage as England play their final game before the World Cup gets under way as they take on Costa Rica in a friendly at Elland Road.
     
    Gareth Southgate has selected a youthful squad for Russia with Harry Kane named as skipper, and the Tottenham striker will be keen to add to his tally of goals for his country.
     
    It’s the first time the England senior team has played in Leeds since March 2002, and the first time it has played a home game away from Wembley since the Euro 2016 warm-ups in Manchester and Sunderland. 
     
    The last time England met Costa Rica, whose World Cup squad includes former Fulham striker Bryan Ruiz, Sunderland defender Bryan Oviedo and Joel Campbell, on loan at Real Betis from Arsenal, was at the Brazil World Cup in 2014, which ended in a goalless draw.
     
    Mark is joined by for expert analysis by Ian Wright and Lee Dixon with commentary from Clive Tyldesley and Glenn Hoddle.

     

  • Great Art

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

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

    ITV
    Transmission date: Thu 07 Jun
    Time: 12.05am - 12.55am
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 23 2018 : Sat 02 Jun - Fri 08 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: grant.cunningham@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

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

     

  • Grenfell: The First 24 Hours

    Ep 1/1

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

    ITV
    Transmission date: Wed 06 Jun
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 23 2018 : Sat 02 Jun - Fri 08 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

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

  • Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport

    Ep 5/6

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

    ITV
    Transmission date: Wed 06 Jun
    Time: 8.00pm - 8.30pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 23 2018 : Sat 02 Jun - Fri 08 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: grant.cunningham@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

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

  • How To Spend It Well: House and Garden with Phillip Schofield

    Ep 1/1

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

    ITV
    Transmission date: Tue 05 Jun
    Time: 8.00pm - 9.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 23 2018 : Sat 02 Jun - Fri 08 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

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

  • Give It A Year

    Ep 6/12

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

    ITV
    Transmission date: Mon 04 Jun
    Time: 8.00pm - 8.30pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 23 2018 : Sat 02 Jun - Fri 08 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: emma.daly@itv.com
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    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 29 May 2018.
     
    Episode 6
     
    Karren meets a woman who overcame breast cancer and wants to open a hairdressing salon and spa, but finds her year delivers something very different.
     
    She also meets the Hoxton hipster who’s brewing-up a new drink and an injured sportsman who believes his tennis teaching method can transform the game around the world.
     
    Series overview
     
    In this brand new series, Baroness Karren Brady meets a host of brave people who have decided to go it alone and start a new business, starting at the launch of each venture's first year, before revisiting them 12 months later to discover what can happen when they Give it a Year.
     
     

  • Emmerdale

    Ep 8 166/8 171

    Emmerdale is the small village with big drama.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Mon 04 Jun
    Time: 7.00pm - 7.30pm
    Genre: Soaps
    Week: Week 23 2018 : Sat 02 Jun - Fri 08 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: emily.ogden@itv.com janine.goodall@itv.com
    Picture contact: david.crook@itv.com

    Generic summary:  Emmerdale is the small village with big drama. Set against the stunningly beautiful backdrop of the Yorkshire Dales Emmerdale has been successfully running for 44 years. Entertaining more than seven million viewers six times a week with its mix of dramatic storylines. 
     
    The information provided here is just a brief taster of the full content of the episode. If you are a member of the press and require a fuller synopsis of the episode, please send an email stating your name and who you write for. 
     
    8166 – Monday 4th June 2018 7pm – 7:30pm
    • Debbie’s fearful. 
    • Chas holds out for a miracle. 
    • Victoria plays matchmaker.  
     
    8167/68 – Tuesday 5th June 2018 7pm – 7:30pm
    • Charity confronts her painful past. 
    • Ross has an unexpected encounter. 
    • Debbie makes a confession. 
     
    8169 – Wednesday 6th June 2018 7pm – 7:30pm
    • Doug tries to salve his conscience.
    • Lachlan is worried. 
    • Debbie’s upset.  
     
    8170 – Thursday 7th June 2018  7pm – 7:30pm
    • Doug confides in Lachlan.
    • Sarah has a go at Joe. 
    • Chas is thrown into panic. 
     
    8171 – Friday 8th June 2018  7pm – 7:30pm
    • The villagers say goodbye to Gerry. 
    • Diane becomes suspicious.  
    • Graham gains the upper hand. 
     
    Omnibus  8166 – 8171
    Charity confronts her past. Debbie makes a confession. The villagers say goodbye to Gerry. 
     
     
     
     

     

  • Coronation Street

    Ep 9 472/9 477

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

    ITV
    Transmission date: Mon 04 Jun
    Time: 7.30pm - 8.00pm
    Genre: Soaps
    Week: Week 23 2018 : Sat 02 Jun - Fri 08 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: alison.sinclair@itv.com rachel.newton@itv.com francesca.evans@itv.com
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    Coronation Street is the story of the everyday lives of ordinary folk living in a northern town called Weatherfield. The show’s unique blend of heartwarming comedy and powerful drama always remaining at the forefront of its programming since 1960.
     
    The information provided here is just a brief taster of the full content of the episode. If you are a member of the press and require a fuller synopsis of the episode, please send an email stating your name, who you write for and you will be added to a database of journalists sent the fuller information.
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9472: Monday 4th June at 7.30pm 
     
    Rosie and Gemma put their plan into action. 
    Gail applies for a loan, naming Roy as her employer. 
    Kirk fails to spot Sharon’s jealous streak.
     
    Writer – Simon Crowther
    Director – John Anderson
    Producer – Kate Oates
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9473: Monday 4th June at 8.30pm 
     
    Antoine tries to wriggle out of Rosie’s trap. 
    Roy muscles in on Gail’s private session with Rosemary. 
    Steve begs Robert to keep his secret.
     
    Writer – Mark Wadlow
    Director – John Anderson
    Producer – Kate Oates
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9474: Wednesday 6th June at 7.30pm 
     
    Roy resolves to expose Rosemary as a fraud. 
    Kirk agrees to accompany Sharon on a shopping expedition. 
    Rosie basks in media attention.
     
    Writer – Chris Fewtrell
    Director – John Anderson
    Producer – Kate Oates
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9475: Wednesday 6th June at 8.30pm 
     
    Craig’s news delights Rosie. 
    Sharon gives Kirk an expensive gift to show her gratitude. 
    Tyrone steps in to prevent a quarrel.
     
    Writer – Chris Fewtrell
    Director – John Anderson
    Producer – Kate Oates
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9476: Friday 8th June at 7.30pm
     
    Rosie, Gemma and Craig appear on ‘This Morning’. 
    Carla goads Alya into quitting her job. 
    Sharon asks Kirk to chaperone her on a blind date.
     
    Writer – Susan Oudot
    Director – Ian Bevitt
    Producer – Kate Oates
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9477: Friday 8th June at 8.30pm
     
    Rosie jumps at a sensational career opportunity. 
    Imran makes a startling discovery. 
    Sharon’s confession sends Kirk running.
     
    Writer – Susan Oudot
    Director – Ian Bevitt
    Producer – Kate Oates
     
    ***
     
     
     
     

     

  • On Assignment

    Ep 1/

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

    ITV
    Transmission date: Mon 04 Jun
    Time: 10.45pm - 11.15pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 23 2018 : Sat 02 Jun - Fri 08 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

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

     

  • Love Island

    Eps 1 to 5 Ep 1/

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

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

    Love Island
     
    For daily Press Updates, journalists can contact justin.jeffreys@itv.com
     
    Highlights will be added daily ahead of tx below.
     
    There’s only one destination this Summer….
     
    A sizzling summer awaits for a fresh batch of singletons looking for love as the nation’s hottest conversation topic, Love Island, returns to ITV2.
     
    Caroline Flack will once again preside over the matchmaking as the luxury Love Island villa welcomes a new generation of islanders ready to embark on a summer of dating, romance, and ultimately relationships.   
     
    Islanders
     
    Laura Anderson
    Dani Dyer
    Hayley Hughes
    Kendall Rae-Knight
    Samira Mighty
     
    Georgia Steel
    Rosie Williams
     
    Niall Aslam
    Eyal Booker
    Adam Collard
    Jack Fincham
    Dr Alex George
    Wes Nelson
     
    Megan Barton Hanson
    Josh Denzel
    Charlie Frederick
     
    Week 23:
     
    Ep01 - Monday 4 June: 9pm - 10.35pm
     
    Ep02 - Tuesday 5 June: 9pm - 10.05pm
     
    Highlights include: 
    The villa is tense as single boy Adam chooses who to couple up with 
    The Islanders take part in the first challenge of the series and share their 'Excess Baggage'
    Hayley and Eyal disagree about the game of love
    Doctor Love is losing his patience.
     
    Ep03 - Wednesday 6 June: 9pm - 10.05pm
     
    - New girls spark paranoia amongst the original females
    - Dani's doubts over Jack 
    - Wes and Laura's first kiss
    - Alex fears for his future
    - Eyal's getting nowhere with Hayley
     
    Ep04 - Thursday 7 June: 9pm - 10pm
     
    - Alex and Niall enjoy dates with Rosie and Georgia
    - Rosie and Georgia's arrival is the talk of the villa
    - Today's challenge is all about Girl Power
    - The Islanders play a risky game of Truth or Dare
    - Is there still hope for Dani and Jack?
    - Adam admits his head may have been turned from Kendall
     
    Ep05 - Friday 8 June: 9pm - 10.05pm
     
    - A recoupling beckons, and a dumping is on the cards
    - Dani and Jack's first kiss!
    - Love Island love triangle as Adam chooses between Rosie and Kendall
    - Hayley's U Turn with Eyal 
     
    - New Islanders
    Megan Barton Hanson, 24, Model
    Josh Denzel, 26, Social Media Host
    Charlie Frederick, 23, Model
     
     

  • The Queen’s Coronation in Colour

    Ep 1/1

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

    ITV
    Transmission date: Mon 04 Jun
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 23 2018 : Sat 02 Jun - Fri 08 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact:
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 29 May 2018.
     
    The Queen’s Coronation in Colour  
     
    Alexander Armstrong celebrates the 65th anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation on 2 June 1953. Illustrated with the very best colour footage, the programme features royal insiders who were at the centre of this momentous occasion reveal what happened behind the scenes, including the Queen’s cousin HRH Prince Michael of Kent and her Maids of Honour. 
     
    Sir Trevor McDonald, Len Goodman, Michael Crawford and Alison Steadman share their own memories of the festivities across the UK and the Commonwealth.  
     
    The Queen’s Coronation was the world’s first major television event. It was also a new age of amateur home movies and communities in every corner of the UK filmed Coronation parties and pageants.  Alexander discovers these unique films, and he meets the people who feature in them, finding out that for many, the Queen’s Coronation was also the People’s Coronation.

     

  • Britain’s Got Talent

    Live Final Ep 13/13

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

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

     
    The winner of Britain's Got Talent 2018 is Lost Voice Guy
     
    The 12th series of Britain’s Got Talent comes to a close tonight with its spectacular live finale. 
     
    After a series which has seen the good, the bad, the weird and the wonderful and has showcased the best talent on offer from singers and magicians to dancers and comedians, tonight the final acts go head-to-head to win the hearts and votes of the public.
     
    The lucky winner will be crowned the 12th champion of Britain’s Got Talent, securing a life changing cash prize of £250,000 and a spot at this year’s Royal Variety Performance.
     
    Who will be crowned the winner?  It’s over to Britain to decide.
     

     

  • Zoe Ball on Sunday

    Ep 16/

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

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sun 03 Jun
    Time: 8.30am - 9.25am
    Genre: Daytime
    Week: Week 23 2018 : Sat 02 Jun - Fri 08 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: jo.farrelly@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 29 May 2018.
     
    Series overview
     
    Zoe Ball presents an entertainment packed, hour long talk show every Saturday and Sunday morning.
     
    The one hour studio based series will feature live music in every show from established and breakthrough artists, plus star guests and topical chat.
     
    Zoe and her celebrity guests will relax viewers into the weekend with content ranging from unmissable films and TV shows to the best in books, leisure and comedy.  
     
    Episode 16
     
    Zoë Ball eases us into our Sunday morning as she welcomes Anton Du Beke, comedian David Morgan and live music from singer-songwriter Anne-Marie.
     
    Plus, The Saturdays’ Mollie King meets Arrested Development stars Will Arnett and Michael Cera – find out what they make of Zoë’s ‘bag of balls’.

     

  • Britain’s Got More Talent

    Live Final Ep 1/1

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

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

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

     

  • French Open: Roland-Garros 2018 Live

    Ep 7/15

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

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

     
    Week 2:
     
    ITV returns to Paris for exclusive free to air live coverage of the French Open: Roland-Garros 2018 tournament introduced by John Inverdale.
     
    Once again, 18-time Grand Slam winner Martina Navratilova will lend her expertise and insight to ITV’s team for the women’s final at Roland Garros.
     
    Joining John and Martina are a team which also includes 2013 Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli, four-time Grand Slam winner Jim Courier, Andy Murray's former coach Mark Petchey, Fabrice Santoro, who played in 70 Grand Slams, and former British ladies number one Samantha Smith. Nick Mullins is commentator with Celina Hinchcliffe the court-side reporter.
     
    ITV’s coverage starts on Sunday May 27 with live broadcasts of each day’s play throughout the tournament.
     
    The vast majority of the tournament will be broadcast on ITV4, with the men’s and women’s singles finals on ITV.
     
    So-called ‘king of clay’ Rafael Nadal heads into the tournament hoping for an eleventh victory after a resurgent 2017, while 2016 winner Novak Djokovic has gone off the boil but still remains an outside bet, while Andy Murray and Roger Federer miss the tournament.
     
    In the women’s game, Serena Williams’s participation isn’t yet guaranteed but if she takes part she will aim to pick up where she left off before taking 2017 off while pregnant - in dominant form. In the meantime, last year’s winner Jelena Ostapenko, Simona Halep, Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova will aim to pick up the Roland-Garros crown.
     
    This is an ITV Sport and Input Media production for ITV and ITV4.
     
     
    Week 23: Continues:
     
    Saturday 2 June: 10am - 9pm on ITV4
    Sunday 3 June: 9.30am - 9pm on ITV4
    Monday 4 June. 9.30am - 9pm on ITV4
    Tuesday 5 June. 12.30pm - 8pm on ITV4
    Wednesday 6 June. 12.30pm - 8pm on ITV4
    Thursday 7 June 11am - 8pm on ITV4
    Friday 8 June. 11.30am - 8.30pm on ITV4
     
     
    PRESS PACK INTERVIEWS
     
    JOHN INVERDALE
     
    What are you most looking forward to about the French Open this year?
     
    I’m most looking forward to seeing a bit of sporting history. When you’ve been doing this job for as long as I have, the moments of privilege are the ones that live with you the longest, and the prospect of seeing Rafa winning for a genuinely extraordinary 11th time would be up there with most other events I have been ‘privileged’ to see.
     
    What do you think the chances are for ‘king of clay’ Rafa Nadal, of winning a record 11th Roland-Garros title?
     
    He starts a clear favourite, but his defeat by Dominic Thiem proved he is not infallible.
     
    Do you think the absence of Roger Federer and Andy Murray opens the door for any others to come through to challenge Nadal, and if so who?
     
    It’s hard to know who the other challengers will be. The draw opened up at the US Open and unexpectedly, Kevin Anderson took his chance then. This might be the time for one of the lesser-known Spanish players to make it through to the final.
     
    Novak Djokovic has endured mixed form since returning from injury, so what chance do you think he has of winning in Paris?
     
    I’ve watched Novak play a few matches in the last  month, and to see him as a shadow of his former self is a shame for all who admired his relentless brilliance in his prime. The physical ailments may be almost secondary to the mental ability to deal with not being able to swat away opponents that he used to treat with disdain.
     
    What do you think the chances are for last year’s winner Jelena Ostapenko?
     
    The women’s draw is wide open, as every Grand Slam is. Ostapenko could win, and she could just as easily go out in the early rounds.  
     
    If she takes part, do you think the returning Serena Williams can repeat her previous form and dominate this year?
     
    Serena will be a formidable opponent for anyone if she takes part, but she will inevitably be short of match practice, and would be more vulnerable in the first week.
     
    Who do you think might spring a surprise this year in both the men's and women's games? Do you think there are any young challengers who might upset the established order?
     
    It’s an intriguing Roland Garros this year, because it feels as though the wheel is turning, and even if Rafa wins this time, it might be the last.   Both singles events will have new names through to the latter stages. If Kyle Edmund’s forehand works well, it really is not beyond the bounds of possibility that he will be a contender.
     
    JIM COURIER
     
    What are you most looking forward to about the French Open this year?
     
    Rafa and Serena. I’m hoping that Serena is in the draw and challenging for her 2nd major as a Mom, seeing as Olympia was along for the ride in Australia 2017. With Rafa, the question is ‘who can challenge him’? He looks to be in imperious form.
     
    What do you think the chances are for ‘king of clay’ Rafa Nadal, of winning a record 11th Roland-Garros title?
     
    I think the chances of anyone beating Rafa are far less than him winning his 11th title at Roland Garros. He is such an overwhelming favorite that his main competition may end up being the amount of games and sets he loses en route to the title compared to his domination last year on the way to #10.
     
    Do you think the absence of Roger Federer and Andy Murray opens the door for any others to come through to challenge Nadal, and if so who?
     
    With Roger and Andy absent as well as Stan and Novak searching for form it does open the door for players like Thiem, Zverev and Del Potro to make a final in Paris.
     
    Novak Djokovic has endured mixed form since returning from injury, so what chance do you think he has of winning in Paris?
     
    Novak has been fascinating to watch in 2018 and Roland Garros will be a big opportunity for him to turn his year around. It seems like he needs a big result to let himself and everyone else know that he can recapture his missing form. He’s had a lot of turnover with his team and perhaps reuniting with some of his original team will do him some good.
     
    What do you think the chances are for last year’s winner Jelena Ostapenko?
     
    Jelena has the power and poise to win it again. She plays a high risk, high reward brand of tennis and there’s no reason she couldn’t make another title run in Paris.
     
    If she takes part, do you think the returning Serena Williams can repeat her previous form and dominate this year?
     
    One can never count Serena out if she’s in a draw. She lacks match play and will be vulnerable in the early rounds as she seeks form and confidence. If she does reach the second week she will be hard to stop.
     
    Who do you think might spring a surprise this year in both the men's and women's games? Do you think there are any young challengers who might upset the established order?
     
    Shapovalov, Tsitsipas and Tiafoe are young, up and coming players on the men’s side to look out for. As I write this, Kyle Edmund is #11 in points earned in 2018 on tour so keep an eye on him as well. Anisimova and Kostyuk on the women’s side (if they get into the main draw) are teen stars on the rise.
     
    MARION BARTOLI
     
    What are you most looking forward to about the French Open this year?
     
    As every year, a Grand Slam is always a very exciting moment. I am so looking forward to see Serena’s comeback. I truly hope she will play, as there are a lot of question marks around her participation. I am also looking forward on the men’s side, if anyone is able to beat Rafa in Paris. There is a list of true contenders, like Dominic Thiem for example, can he do it at the French Open, that will be fascinating to witness. 
     
    What do you think the chances are for 'king of clay' Rafa Nadal, of winning a record 11th Roland-Garros title?
     
    Huge, of course, Rafa’s numbers in Paris say it all. He is, by quite a long way, the favourite to win again.  
     
    Do you think the absence of Roger Federer and Andy Murray opens the door for any others to come through to challenge Nadal, and if so who?
     
    I don’t think it’s due to the absence of Roger or Andy, it’s more due to the tennis level they are able to display on clay. I think Sasha Zverev, Dominic Thiem, Juan Martin Del Potro on a very fast clay are very serious opponents for Rafa
     
    Novak Djokovic has endured mixed form since returning from injury, so what chance do you think he has of winning in Paris?
     
    I think his chances are extremely slim and he knows it . But I think for now, his goal is to regain his best physical shape so he is able to play back to back great , intense matches . Something he hasn’t be able to do so far. But I am sure he will be able to do so in the near future 
     
    What do you think the chances are for last year's winner Jelena Ostapenko?
     
    Of course, it’s going to be very hard for Jelena to replicate her last year performance, just because she played with so much freedom last year. She went through the draw completely under the radar, and in the final, she had no pressure whatsoever against Halep.
     
    This year is a complete different scenario pressure-wise, but sometimes a place when you had so much success can bring back the best of you without having a rational explanation to it. I think she will be in the second week, maybe the quarters, but I don’t see her going further than that.
     
    If she takes part, do you think the returning Serena Williams can repeat her previous form and dominate this year?
     
    I think if Serena takes part, that means she think she is close or at her best again. If it’s the case, she can win anywhere at any given moment!
     
    Who do you think might spring a surprise this year in both the men's and women's games? Do you think there are any young challengers who might upset the established order?
     
    On the women’s side,  I will go with Anett Kontaveit, and Kiki Bertens, who  even though she is not so young, she is relatively unknown by the fans.
     
    On the men’s side, from the younger generation I will go with Denis Shapovalov. 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

     

  • Zoe Ball on Saturday

    Ep 15/

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

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 02 Jun
    Time: 8.30am - 9.25am
    Genre: Daytime
    Week: Week 23 2018 : Sat 02 Jun - Fri 08 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: jo.farrelly@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 29 May 2018.
     
    Series overview
     
    Zoe Ball presents an entertainment packed, hour long talk show every Saturday and Sunday morning.
     
    The one hour studio based series will feature live music in every show from established and breakthrough artists, plus star guests and topical chat.
     
    Zoe and her celebrity guests will relax viewers into the weekend with content ranging from unmissable films and TV shows to the best in books, leisure and comedy.  
     
    Episode 15
     
    Rise and shine this Saturday with Zoë Ball as she’s joined by comedians Ross Noble, Brian Conley, Jayde Adams and author Marian Keyes, with live music from Chvrches. 

     

  • International Football Friendly

    England v Nigeria Ep 1/

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

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 02 Jun
    Time: 5.00pm - 7.30pm
    Genre: Sport
    Week: Week 23 2018 : Sat 02 Jun - Fri 08 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 29 May 2018.
     
    International Football: England v Nigeria Live
     
    Mark Pougatch hosts live coverage as England play their penultimate game before the World Cup gets under way as they take on Nigeria in a friendly at Wembley.
     
    Gareth Southgate has selected a youthful squad for Russia and could look to give a debut to 19 year old Liverpool full back Trent Alexander Arnold. 
     
    Harry Kane will skipper the side during the tournament and the Tottenham striker will be keen to add to his tally of 12 goals in 23 appearances for his country.
     
    The Super Eagles were the first African team to qualify for the World Cup and with a provisional squad including the likes of Alex Iwobi, Victor Moses and Kelechi Iheanacho, as well as captain John Mikel Obi, their side may look familiar to English football fans.
     
    Mark is joined by for expert analysis by Ian Wright and Lee Dixon with commentary from Clive Tyldesley and Glenn Hoddle.

     

  • ITV Racing Live: The Derby

    Ep 1/

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

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 02 Jun
    Time: 1.30pm - 5.00pm
    Genre: Sport
    Week: Week 23 2018 : Sat 02 Jun - Fri 08 Jun
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 29 May 2018.
     
    ITV Racing Live: The Derby
     
    Francesca Cumani and Ed Chamberlin present coverage of the 2018 Investec Derby from Epsom, with the race due off at 4.30pm. All eyes this year will be on Aidan O'Brien's horse - Saxon Warrior - who will be looking to follow up his win in the first classic of the season at Newmarket just a month ago. Four supporting races will be covered before the Derby, including the Dash - the fastest race of the season - at 3.45pm. 
     
    Analysis from Johnny Murtagh, Jason Weaver and Brough Scott, reporting from Oli Bell and Matt Chapman, weather news from Lucy Verasamy, fashion with Charlotte Hawkins and Mark Heyes plus commentary from Richard Hoiles. 
     
    2.00 – The Investec Private Banking Handicap
    2.35 – The Princess Elizabeth Stakes
    3.10 – The Investec Diomed Stakes
    3.45 – The Investec  Corporate Banking ‘Dash’ Handicap Stakes
    4.30 – The Investec Derby
     
     

  • James Martin's Saturday Morning

    Ep 39/

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

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

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