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  • Exposure: Who Cares? Children's Homes Undercover

    Ep 1/1

    It costs thousands of pounds a week to place vulnerable children in privately-run care homes - but how much care do they actually get, and where does the money go? 

    ITV
    Transmission date: Wed 13 Dec
    Time: 10.40pm - 11.45pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 50 2017 : Sat 09 Dec - Fri 15 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from press use, commercial and non-commercial reproduction and sharing into the public domain until Saturday 2 December 2017
     
    Exposure: Who Cares? Children's Homes Undercover
     
    It costs thousands of pounds a week to place vulnerable children in privately-run care homes - but how much care do they actually get, and where does the money go? 
     
    In a year-long investigation, reporters for ITV’s Exposure strand have been undercover in homes that look after children in care. 
     
    The child psychologist professor Tanya Byron tells the programme: "Because these children are invisible they have no voice and they deserve better. We have to do better."
     
    Produced and directed by Esella Hawkey
    Co-producer: Joe Casey
    Executive producers: David Henshaw and Lesley Bonner
     
     

     

  • Tamara’s World

    Ep 5/6

    Formula One heiress and entrepreneur Tamara Ecclestone invites viewers into her life in new series Tamara’s World.

    ITVBe
    Transmission date: Wed 13 Dec
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 50 2017 : Sat 09 Dec - Fri 15 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: sarah.gaffney@itv.com
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from press use, commercial and non-commercial reproduction and sharing into the public domain until Saturday 2 December 2017.
     
    Episode 5
     
    In the fifth episode, Tamara has to face her fear when she becomes the ambassador of a new charity and has to give a speech at a large black-tie event. Tamara also heads to Oslo to launch her line of hair products, and Sophia’s new-found independence leaves Tamara breaking new ground. Back in London, Jay hosts a games night for a group of his mates.
     
    Series overview
     
    Formula One heiress and entrepreneur Tamara Ecclestone invites viewers into her life in new series Tamara’s World.
     
    Across six programmes, Tamara and husband Jay Rutland allow cameras exclusive access into their extraordinary world with three year daughter Sophia.
     
    Featuring an intimate insight into the couple’s opulent life, the programme follows Tamara and Jay as they travel around the world by private jet, run a £70m Kensington home and throw expensive parties for friends and family.  It also reveals those private down-to-earth family moments that Tamara and Jay enjoy with Sophia  -  just ordinary family time in extraordinary surroundings.
     
     
     

  • Gino's Italian Coastal Escape

    Ep 7/8

    Gino travels around two of Italy’s biggest islands in the sun for his Italian summer, to meet the people, experience the culture and of course taste the food of his beautiful home country.  

    ITV
    Transmission date: Wed 13 Dec
    Time: 8.00pm - 8.30pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 50 2017 : Sat 09 Dec - Fri 15 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: grant.cunningham@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from press use, commercial and non-commercial reproduction and sharing into the public domain until Saturday 2 December 2017.
     
    Series overview
     
    Gino D’Acampo is back in his homeland of Italy, and in this eight-part series he is exploring the Mediterranean coast, from the glittering elegance of its cliff-top towns, to its mountainous rustic villages. He’ll be immersing himself in the rugged, wild islands, traveling along dramatic coastal roads, and across the sea, to reveal the best-kept secrets of this coast.
     
    Along the way, of course, he’ll be serving up plenty of mouth watering authentic food.
     
    Gino says: “I'm exploring the places that I think reveal the very best of the Italian west coast and its cuisine, from the Tuscan coast in the north, the middle stretch studded with show-stopping Sorrento and Capri, and right down to the southern tip of the boot and the Aeolian Islands.”
     
    Episode 7 - Calabria
     
    Tonight Gino reveals the rugged and wild region that is Calabria. Its landscape is as breathtaking as the powerhouse ingredients it produces and this week it’s about fire and spice, with eye watering chillies, a new wonder salami, and then an Italian ingredient that is as English as they come. Join Gino as he explores this vast region by train, taking in the coast and the mountains, and creates two dishes in honour of this wild region.
     
     

     

  • Bancroft

    Ep 3/4

    Sarah Parish leads the cast of ITV’s new thriller Bancroft. Scheduled across four consecutive nights Bancroft is a dark and compelling thriller, with a tortured female detective at its heart. 

    ITV
    Transmission date: Wed 13 Dec
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Drama
    Week: Week 50 2017 : Sat 09 Dec - Fri 15 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: natasha.bayford@itv.com
    Picture contact: patrick.smith@itv.com

    Series overview
     
    Sarah Parish leads the cast of ITV’s new thriller Bancroft
     
    Scheduled across four consecutive nights Bancroft is a dark and compelling thriller, and at its heart is a female detective with an explosive secret.
     
    Created and written by Kate Brooke (Mr Selfridge, Ice Cream Girls, The Making of a Lady), leading actress Sarah Parish (Broadchurch, W1A, Cutting It) plays respected police officer Detective Superintendent Elizabeth Bancroft.  Ruthless and courageous, Bancroft is a brilliant copper.  She has given her life to the police force.  But when ambitious fast-tracked recruit, Katherine Stevens joins the force, played by acclaimed actress Faye Marsay (Game of Thrones, Black Mirror, Love Nina), Katherine takes on a cold case and unwittingly disturbs the ghosts of Bancroft’s devastating past.
     
    International actor, Linus Roache (Vikings, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) makes his return to British television.  Linus plays Tim Fraser who is haunted by an unsolved crime.  He has also been running from his past but his hidden shame can’t stay buried forever. Produced by Phil Collinson (Midwinter of the Spirit, Coronation Street, Dr Who) and directed by John Hayes (Vera, Home Fires), Bancroft explores what happens when heinous crimes, long buried, come back to haunt us. 
     
    Filmed on location in and around Bolton and the North West, this new series also features Amara Karan (The Night Of, Stan Lee’s Lucky Man), Adrian Edmondson (War and Peace, Prey), Art Malik (Cold Feet, Indian Summers, Homeland), Kenneth Cranham (War and Peace, Rome), Adam Long (Happy Valley, Home Fires), Lee Boardman (The Five, Da Vinci’s Demons) and Steve Evets (One of Us, Looking for Eric). 
     
    Bancroft is the first commission from the ITVS drama label, Tall Story Pictures, founded by drama producers Francis Hopkinson and Catherine Oldfield. Francis is an executive producer alongside series creator and writer Kate Brooke.
     
    The series will be distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.
     
    Episode 3
     
    Bancroft is faced with a startling blast from the past, which brings the events from 1990 back to the surface. Meanwhile, Katherine wrestles with twists and turns of the new information she is uncovering. Bancroft secures Zaheera in safe accommodation and Daanish fulfils his part of the deal. Anya makes a surprising visit to an old friend. Katherine is faced with a chilling truth. 
     
     
     

     

  • How to Spend It Well at Christmas with Phillip Schofield

    Ep 3/3

    This new three-part factual consumer series features Phillip Schofield inviting celebrity guests, experts and members of the public to help him test the latest must-have festive buys.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Tue 12 Dec
    Time: 8.00pm - 9.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 50 2017 : Sat 09 Dec - Fri 15 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from press use, commercial and non-commercial reproduction and sharing into the public domain until Saturday 2 December 2017
     
    Episode 3
     
    This time, it’s all about food, drink and decoration – preparing for the best Christmas day ever.
     
    Rosemary Shrager is on hand in the kitchen to offer advice on all matters food related. She and Phillip put a so-called convenient Christmas to the test by sampling ‘Christmas Dinner In A Box.’
     
    Joe Pasquale reveals all there is to know about crackers, while Jenny Agutter investigates the ultimate festive foodie gift - the hamper - showing how to put together a top notch version at the fraction of the price of the ones in posh department stores.
     
    Phillip heads to Glasgow, the Prosecco capital of the UK, to ask the public to rank their favourite festive fizz, and he tests the new puddings on the block – ‘reveal’ desserts.
     
    Dancer Vincent Simone joins Phillip to test coffee pod machines to determine which is the best on the market, and it’s man against machine as Phillip and his high tech blender go head to head with Michelin starred chef Matt Gillan in a Christmas veg chopping challenge.
     
    Interior designers Russell Whitehead and Jordan Cluroe offer advice on Christmas trees, creating a table to blow guests away without blowing the budget, and reveal the latest trends in Christmas lights.
     
    Finally Phillip tests some of the more unusual gifts on offer this year to determine if they make truly fabulous presents or just faddy gifts that won’t last beyond Boxing Day. Tonight it’s the turn of the iRoomba labour-saving cleaner, and a bacon ‘toaster’.
     
    Series overview
     
    This new three-part factual consumer series features Phillip Schofield inviting celebrity guests, experts and members of the public to help him test the latest must-have festive buys.
     
    Each programme aims to give an insider’s guide to what to buy for Christmas by testing, rating and reviewing the very latest products jostling for a place under the tree.
     
    Guest testers include Jonathan Ross, Vernon Kay, Coleen Nolan and the Real Housewives of Cheshire.
     
    Over the course of the series, they will aim to help viewers decide how to spend their Christmas cash on items from toys and gifts, to gadgets and food, to drink and decorations.
     
     
     

     

  • Bancroft

    Ep 2/4

    Sarah Parish leads the cast of ITV’s new thriller Bancroft. Scheduled across four consecutive nights Bancroft is a dark and compelling thriller, with a tortured female detective at its heart. 

    ITV
    Transmission date: Tue 12 Dec
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Drama
    Week: Week 50 2017 : Sat 09 Dec - Fri 15 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: natasha.bayford@itv.com
    Picture contact: patrick.smith@itv.com

    Series overview
     
    Sarah Parish leads the cast of ITV’s new thriller Bancroft
     
    Scheduled across four consecutive nights Bancroft is a dark and compelling thriller, and at its heart is a female detective with an explosive secret.
     
    Created and written by Kate Brooke (Mr Selfridge, Ice Cream Girls, The Making of a Lady), leading actress Sarah Parish (Broadchurch, W1A, Cutting It) plays respected police officer Detective Superintendent Elizabeth Bancroft.  Ruthless and courageous, Bancroft is a brilliant copper.  She has given her life to the police force.  But when ambitious fast-tracked recruit, Katherine Stevens joins the force, played by acclaimed actress Faye Marsay (Game of Thrones, Black Mirror, Love Nina), Katherine takes on a cold case and unwittingly disturbs the ghosts of Bancroft’s devastating past.
     
    International actor, Linus Roache (Vikings, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) makes his return to British television.  Linus plays Tim Fraser who is haunted by an unsolved crime.  He has also been running from his past but his hidden shame can’t stay buried forever. Produced by Phil Collinson (Midwinter of the Spirit, Coronation Street, Dr Who) and directed by John Hayes (Vera, Home Fires), Bancroft explores what happens when heinous crimes, long buried, come back to haunt us. 
     
    Filmed on location in and around Bolton and the North West, this new series also features Amara Karan (The Night Of, Stan Lee’s Lucky Man), Adrian Edmondson (War and Peace, Prey), Art Malik (Cold Feet, Indian Summers, Homeland), Kenneth Cranham (War and Peace, Rome), Adam Long (Happy Valley, Home Fires), Lee Boardman (The Five, Da Vinci’s Demons) and Steve Evets (One of Us, Looking for Eric). 
     
    Bancroft is the first commission from the ITVS drama label, Tall Story Pictures, founded by drama producers Francis Hopkinson and Catherine Oldfield. Francis is an executive producer alongside series creator and writer Kate Brooke.
     
    The series will be distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.
     
    Episode 2
     
    Bancroft helps Katherine and Anya with the Fraser case, but they are struggling to find any worthwhile forensic evidence. Katherine and Joe’s relationship progresses, whilst events take a grisly turn for the Kamara family – forcing Bancroft to offer Daanish a deal. Laura’s former husband Tim Fraser is reluctant to help with Laura’s cold case, but an unexpected visit changes his mind. Katherine and Anya make some game-changing discoveries. 
     
     
     

     

  • Ferne McCann: First Time Mum

    Ep 1/1

    Former Towie star Ferne McCann’s journey towards motherhood is documented in new programme Ferne McCann: First Time Mum.

    ITVBe
    Transmission date: Tue 12 Dec
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.30pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 50 2017 : Sat 09 Dec - Fri 15 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: No
    Press contact: sarah.gaffney@itv.com
    Picture contact:

    The information contained herein is embargoed from press use, commercial and non-commercial reproduction and sharing into the public domain until Saturday 2 December 2017.
     
     
    Former Towie star Ferne McCann’s journey towards motherhood is documented in new programme Ferne McCann: First Time Mum.
     
    With intimate access to her close circle of family and friends, Ferne shows courage and strength in the face of adversity, as she confronts pregnancy in the backdrop of a media storm around her ex-partner.
     
    Ferne says: “You find out you’re pregnant, you’re like, I was so excited and it was just all going to be amazing and then your whole life and world is turned upside down it was like, just absolute hell, and is hell.”
     
     But the programme shows her positive approach and excitement about having a baby and she explains how she had to find the strength to carry on. She says: “I don’t think you realise how much strength you've actually got until you are faced with a terrible situation.”
     
    With 12 weeks to go until she gives birth,  Ferne she goes about her daily life - preparing for the baby and working hard. 
     
    As well as being pregnant she has moved out of her mum’s house and is living alone for the first time.  But she still spends plenty of time with her mum who joins her for hypnobirthing lessons and will be her birthing partner when she goes into labour. 
     
    Ferne prepares for the new arrival by buying furniture for the baby -  and struggling to put it together -  and going for a psychic reading to find out more information about the little one. 
     
    Ferne also admits she is reluctant to join normal pregnancy groups due to her personal situation and the fear of people judging her, but she does try out pregnancy yoga after meeting another mum on a trip out. She also takes part in a magazine photoshoot and goes to her first red carpet event since discovering she was expecting.
     
    Ferne allows intimate access to her close circle of family and friends such as James ‘Arg’ Argent, Vicky Pattison and Stephanie Pratt as she discusses her future with them and her excitement at having a baby.  
     
    The programme follows Ferne right up to giving birth to her baby girl and she is clearly besotted with her. Ferne says: “I cannot imagine life without her. It’s such a lovely surreal feeling that she is mine. I cannot believe I had a girl, I’m so shocked. I’m so in love.” 
     
     
     
     

  • Emmerdale

    Ep 8 012/8 016

    Emmerdale is the small village with big drama.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Tue 12 Dec
    Time: 7.00pm - 7.30pm
    Genre: Soaps
    Week: Week 50 2017 : Sat 09 Dec - Fri 15 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact:
    Picture contact:

    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, who you write for, and you 
     
    8011 – Monday 11th December 2017 7.00pm - 7.30pm 
    • Adam acts on impulse   
    • Moira receives upsetting news.   
    • Lisa is fearful.  
     
    8012 – Tuesday 12th December 2017 7.00pm - 7.30pm
    • Moira is pushed to the brink. 
    • Victoria races against time.
    • A text message is significant
     
    8013 – Wednesday 13th December 2017 7.00pm - 7.30pm
    • Victoria is plagued with doubt. 
    • Moira meets a known face out of desperation
    • Arthur and Elliot make a discovery. 
     
    8014 – Thursday 14th December 2017 7.00pm - 7.30pm
    • Moira faces a stark choice. 
    • Pete and Ross prepare to say goodbye. 
    • Harriet makes arrangements
     
    8015 – Thursday 14th December 2017 7.00pm - 7.30pm
    • The horrifying truth finally emerges. 
    • Lives will be changed forever. 
    • Flashbacks show what happened
     
    8016 – Friday 15th December 2017 7.00pm - 7.30pm
    • Nicola is concerned. 
    • Someone is anxious
    • The police close in on their suspect
     
     
     

     

  • Save Money Good Food

    Ep 4/6

    This week, Susanna Reid and Matt Tebbutt are in Kent with the Ockendens. This family of six are overspending on their food bill because Mum Sarah has to cook many meals to satisfy her fussy family.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Tue 12 Dec
    Time: 7.30pm - 8.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 50 2017 : Sat 09 Dec - Fri 15 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact:
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from press use, commercial and non-commercial reproduction and sharing into the public domain until Saturday 2 December 2017.
     
    Episode 4
     
    This week Susanna and Matt are in Surrey with the Dhillons. This family love cooking but they throw most of their leftovers in the bin. Matt takes on the challenge to get them loving their leftovers, using them to create delicious new meals to save them money. The Thai vegetable curry can be reinvented the following night with meat – and the leftover rice is used for a clever pudding! The final feast of Moroccan tagine is a taste sensation that will taste even better the next day. The Dhillons do a lot of top up shops at local convenience stores so Susanna is finding out how we can all shop smarter when we use the smaller shops - and as it’s the run up to Christmas we are testing the nation’s favourite tipple – red wine.
     
     
     

     

  • Bancroft

    Ep 1/4

    Sarah Parish leads the cast of ITV’s new thriller Bancroft. Scheduled across four consecutive nights Bancroft is a dark and compelling thriller, with a tortured female detective at its heart. 

    ITV
    Transmission date: Mon 11 Dec
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Drama
    Week: Week 50 2017 : Sat 09 Dec - Fri 15 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: natasha.bayford@itv.com
    Picture contact: patrick.smith@itv.com

    Series overview
     
    Sarah Parish leads the cast of ITV’s new thriller Bancroft
     
    Scheduled across four consecutive nights Bancroft is a dark and compelling thriller, and at its heart is a female detective with an explosive secret.
     
    Created and written by Kate Brooke (Mr Selfridge, Ice Cream Girls, The Making of a Lady), leading actress Sarah Parish (Broadchurch, W1A, Cutting It) plays respected police officer Detective Superintendent Elizabeth Bancroft.  Ruthless and courageous, Bancroft is a brilliant copper.  She has given her life to the police force.  But when ambitious fast-tracked recruit, Katherine Stevens joins the force, played by acclaimed actress Faye Marsay (Game of Thrones, Black Mirror, Love Nina), Katherine takes on a cold case and unwittingly disturbs the ghosts of Bancroft’s devastating past.
     
    International actor, Linus Roache (Vikings, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) makes his return to British television.  Linus plays Tim Fraser who is haunted by an unsolved crime.  He has also been running from his past but his hidden shame can’t stay buried forever. Produced by Phil Collinson (Midwinter of the Spirit, Coronation Street, Dr Who) and directed by John Hayes (Vera, Home Fires), Bancroft explores what happens when heinous crimes, long buried, come back to haunt us. 
     
    Filmed on location in and around Bolton and the North West, this new series also features Amara Karan (The Night Of, Stan Lee’s Lucky Man), Adrian Edmondson (War and Peace, Prey), Art Malik (Cold Feet, Indian Summers, Homeland), Kenneth Cranham (War and Peace, Rome), Adam Long (Happy Valley, Home Fires), Lee Boardman (The Five, Da Vinci’s Demons) and Steve Evets (One of Us, Looking for Eric). 
     
    Bancroft is the first commission from the ITVS drama label, Tall Story Pictures, founded by drama producers Francis Hopkinson and Catherine Oldfield. Francis is an executive producer alongside series creator and writer Kate Brooke.
     
    The series will be distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.
     
    Episode 1
     
    The formidable Det. Superintendent Elizabeth Bancroft is leading the charge against the violent Kamara gang. Meanwhile, DS Katherine Stevens is given a cold murder case. In 1990, Laura Fraser was stabbed 18 times in frenzied attack at home. As Elizabeth and Katherine’s paths cross for the first time, Katherine finds that there’s more to the Fraser case than it seems – and Elizabeth has some secrets in her past which may prove difficult to hide. 
     
     

     

  • Emmerdale

    Ep 8 011/8 016

    Emmerdale is the small village with big drama.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Mon 11 Dec
    Time: 7.00pm - 7.30pm
    Genre: Soaps
    Week: Week 50 2017 : Sat 09 Dec - Fri 15 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: emily.ogden@itv.com janine.goodall@itv.com yvette.lyons@itv.com
    Picture contact: david.crook@itv.com

    Emmerdale is the small village with big drama. Set against the stunningly beautiful backdrop of the Yorkshire Dales Emmerdale has been successfully running for 44 years.  Entertaining more than seven million viewers six times a week with its mix of dramatic storylines. 
     
    The information provided here is just a brief taster of the full content of the episode. If you are a member of the press and require a fuller synopsis of the episode, please send an email stating your name, who you write for, and you 
     
    8011 – Monday 11th December 2017 7.00pm - 7.30pm 
    • Adam acts on impulse   
    • Moira receives upsetting news.   
    • Lisa is fearful.  
     
    8012 – Tuesday 12th December 2017 7.00pm - 7.30pm
    • Moira is pushed to the brink. 
    • Victoria races against time.
    • A text message is significant
     
    8013 – Wednesday 13th December 2017 7.00pm - 7.30pm
    • Victoria is plagued with doubt. 
    • Moira meets a known face out of desperation
    • Arthur and Elliot make a discovery. 
     
    8014 – Thursday 14th December 2017 7.00pm - 7.30pm
    • Moira faces a stark choice. 
    • Pete and Ross prepare to say goodbye. 
    • Harriet makes arrangements
     
    8015 – Thursday 14th December 2017 7.00pm - 7.30pm
    • The horrifying truth finally emerges. 
    • Lives will be changed forever. 
    • Flashbacks show what happened
     
    8016 – Friday 15th December 2017 7.00pm - 7.30pm
    • Nicola is concerned. 
    • Someone is anxious
    • The police close in on their suspect
     
     
     

     

  • Coronation Street

    Ep 9 322/9 327

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

    ITV
    Transmission date: Mon 11 Dec
    Time: 7.30pm - 8.00pm
    Genre: Soaps
    Week: Week 50 2017 : Sat 09 Dec - Fri 15 Dec
    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 9322: Monday 11th December at 7.30pm 
     
    Michelle takes a risk to solve Robert’s money woes. 
    Tyrone and Fiz quarrel over their daughters. 
    Kate and Rana have a secret assignation.
     
    Writer – Susan Oudot
    Director – Tim Finn
    Series Producer – Kate Oates
    Executive Producer – Kieran Roberts
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9323: Monday 11th December at 8.30pm 
     
    Robert learns that the Bistro has been robbed. 
    Fiz and Beth’s feud gets reignited. 
    Rana perjures herself to protect Zeedan.
     
    Writer – Ellen Taylor
    Director – Tim Finn
    Series Producer – Kate Oates
    Executive Producer – Kieran Roberts
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9324: Wednesday 13th December at 7.30pm
     
    Chesney’s romantic gesture for Sinead dismays Daniel. 
    Robert hopes for a fresh start. 
    Kevin calls time on his relationship with Anna.
     
    Writer – Mark Burt
    Director – Sean Healy
    Series Producer – Kate Oates
    Executive Producer – Kieran Roberts
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9325: Wednesday 13th December at 8.30pm
     
    Daniel makes Chesney feel sick to his stomach. 
    Faye sees Phelan’s true colours. 
    Craig shares his feelings with Bethany.
     
    Writer – Ben Tagoe
    Director – Sean Healy
    Series Producer – Kate Oates
    Executive Producer – Kieran Roberts
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9326: Friday 15th December at 7.30pm
     
    Chesney goes to extreme lengths to punish Daniel. 
    Fiz suspects Ruby of playing with fire. 
    Eva offers Aidan a heartfelt apology.
     
    Writer – Cameron McAllister
    Director – Sean Healy
    Series Producer – Kate Oates
    Executive Producer – Kieran Roberts
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9327: Friday 15th December at 8.30pm
     
    Chesney accuses Daniel of assault. 
    David stumbles upon Anna’s hiding place. 
    Tyrone and Fiz’s argument reaches stalemate.
     
    Writer – Mark Wadlow
    Director – Sean Healy
    Series Producer – Kate Oates
    Executive Producer – Kieran Roberts
     
    ***
     
     
     

     

     

  • White Right: Meeting The Enemy - Exposure

    Ep 1/1

    In this authored documentary for ITV’s Exposure current affairs strand, Emmy Award-winning film-maker Deeyah Khan meets US neo-Nazis and white nationalists face to face and attends America's biggest and most violent far right rally in recen

    ITV
    Transmission date: Mon 11 Dec
    Time: 10.40pm - 11.50pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 50 2017 : Sat 09 Dec - Fri 15 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from press use, commercial and non-commercial reproduction and sharing into the public domain until Saturday 2 December 2017
     
    White Right: Meeting The Enemy - Exposure 
     
    In this authored documentary for ITV’s Exposure current affairs strand, Emmy Award-winning film-maker Deeyah Khan meets US neo-Nazis and white nationalists face to face and attends America's biggest and most violent far right rally in recent years.  
     
    Khan, who has received death threats in the past after advocating diversity and multiculturalism, tries to get behind the violent ideology, to seek to understand the personal and political reasons behind the apparent resurgence of far right extremism in the US.
     
    Director: Deeyah Khan
    Producer: Darin Prindle
    Executive Producer: Andrew Smith

     

  • I'm A Celebrity...Extra Camp

    Ep 22/22

    This year, the show will be hosted live every night by current Queen of the Jungle Scarlett Moffatt, 2016 runner up and comedian Joel Dommett and Jungle favourite and former King of the Jungle Joe Swash.

    ITV2
    Transmission date: Sun 10 Dec
    Time: 10.35pm - 11.35pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 50 2017 : Sat 09 Dec - Fri 15 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: victoria.shires@itv.com
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

     
    THE FINAL
     
    This year, the show will be hosted live every night by current Queen of the Jungle Scarlett Moffatt, 2016 runner up and comedian Joel Dommett and Jungle favourite and former King of the Jungle Joe Swash.
     
    All three hosts are straight talking Jungle fanatics who will bring their own unique take on what’s happening in camp, with none of them afraid to speak their own mind as they dissect the day’s drama.
     
     

  • I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

    Final Ep 22/22

    I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! is back which can mean only one thing… the time has come for a brand new cast of celebrities to head down under and battle it out in TV’s toughest entertainment challenge.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sun 10 Dec
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.35pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 50 2017 : Sat 09 Dec - Fri 15 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: victoria.shires@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

     
    Final 2017 - Georgia Toffolo -  - WINNER - Sunday 10 December
     
    They’ve survived camp life, living with each other and the dreaded Bushtucker Trials, but which of the finalists will you crown this year’s King or Queen of the Jungle?
     
     
    Daily camp updates will be available to journalists from victoria.shires@itv.com
     
    Daily preview clip will be available via embedding from john.manthorpe@itv.com
     
    This year's jungle campmates 2017 are: 
     
    Jennie McAlpine - Left the jungle 9 December
    Dennis Wise - Left the jungle 7 December
    Rebekah Vardy - Left the jungle 4 December
    Jack Maynard - Left the jungle 21 November
    Shappi Khorsandi - Left the jungle 1 December
    Amir Khan - Left the jungle 8 December
    Stanley Johnson - Left the jungle 6 December
    Vanessa White - Left the jungle 5 December
    Jamie Lomas - Second Place - Sunday 10 December
    Georgia Toffolo -  - WINNER - Sunday 10 December
    Kezia Dugdale - Left the jungle 3 December
    Iain Lee - Third Place - Sunday 10 December
     
    I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! is back which can mean only one thing… the time has come for a brand new cast of celebrities to head down under and battle it out in TV’s toughest entertainment challenge.
     
    Leaving their plush pads and luxuries far behind, our celebrity campers will spend up to three weeks taking on the harsh surroundings of the Australian Jungle, with a whole host of brand new nasty surprises created just for them.
     
     

     

  • The Chase Celebrity Special

    Ep 8/9

    Bradley Walsh hosts as four celebrities try to pit their brains against one of the countries finest quiz brains.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sun 10 Dec
    Time: 8.00pm - 9.00pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 50 2017 : Sat 09 Dec - Fri 15 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact:
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from press use, commercial and non-commercial reproduction and sharing into the public domain until Saturday 2 December 2017.
     
    Bradley Walsh hosts as four celebrities try to pit their brains against one of the country’s finest quiz brains. 
     
    But have Sam Quek, Basil Brush, Andi Peters and Charlie Higson got what it takes?  
     

     

  • Saturday Morning with James Martin at Christmas

    Ep 15/

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

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 09 Dec
    Time: 9.30am - 11.25am
    Genre: Daytime
    Week: Week 50 2017 : Sat 09 Dec - Fri 15 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: emma.daly@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

     
     
    Saturday Morning with James Martin 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...
     
     

  • I'm A Celebrity...Extra Camp

    Ep 21/22

    This year, the show will be hosted live every night by current Queen of the Jungle Scarlett Moffatt, 2016 runner up and comedian Joel Dommett and Jungle favourite and former King of the Jungle Joe Swash.

    ITV2
    Transmission date: Sat 09 Dec
    Time: 10.50pm - 11.50pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 50 2017 : Sat 09 Dec - Fri 15 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: victoria.shires@itv.com
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

    This year, the show will be hosted live every night by current Queen of the Jungle Scarlett Moffatt, 2016 runner up and comedian Joel Dommett and Jungle favourite and former King of the Jungle Joe Swash.
     
    All three hosts are straight talking Jungle fanatics who will bring their own unique take on what’s happening in camp, with none of them afraid to speak their own mind as they dissect the day’s drama.
     
    ***
    Final show is Sunday 10 December at 10.35pm on ITV

    ***

  • I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

    Ep 21 of 22 Ep 21/22

    I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! is back which can mean only one thing… the time has come for a brand new cast of celebrities to head down under and battle it out in TV’s toughest entertainment challenge.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 09 Dec
    Time: 8.20pm - 9.50pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 50 2017 : Sat 09 Dec - Fri 15 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: victoria.shires@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

     
    Episode 21 of 22
     
    The remaining celebrities are desperate to make it into the final, but who will be crowned this year’s King or Queen of the Jungle?
     
     
    Daily camp updates will be available to journalists from victoria.shires@itv.com
     
    Daily preview clip will be available via embedding from john.manthorpe@itv.com
     
    This year's jungle campmates 2017 are: 
     
    Jennie McAlpine - Left the jungle 9 December
    Dennis Wise - Left the jungle 7 December
    Rebekah Vardy - Left the jungle 4 December
    Jack Maynard - Left the jungle 21 November
    Shappi Khorsandi - Left the jungle 1 December
    Amir Khan - Left the jungle 8 December
    Stanley Johnson - Left the jungle 6 December
    Vanessa White - Left the jungle 5 December
    Jamie Lomas
    Georgia Toffolo
    Kezia Dugdale - Left the jungle 3 December
    Iain Lee
     
    I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! is back which can mean only one thing… the time has come for a brand new cast of celebrities to head down under and battle it out in TV’s toughest entertainment challenge.
     
    Leaving their plush pads and luxuries far behind, our celebrity campers will spend up to three weeks taking on the harsh surroundings of the Australian Jungle, with a whole host of brand new nasty surprises created just for them.
     
     

     

  • Through The Keyhole

    I’m Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! special. Ep 1/

    Keith Lemon is back with a fifth series of Through the Keyhole. Kicking off with an I’m Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! special.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 09 Dec
    Time: 9.50pm - 10.50pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 50 2017 : Sat 09 Dec - Fri 15 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: Amy.Huson@fremantlemediauk.com
    Picture contact:

    The information contained herein is embargoed from press use, commercial and non-commercial reproduction and sharing into the public domain until Saturday 2 December 2017.
     
    Keith Lemon is back with a fifth series of Through the Keyhole. Kicking off with an I’m Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! special.
     
    Join Keith as he rummages around three mystery celebrity houses unearthing clues for the studio panel to guess ‘who habitates in a house like this.’
     
    On this week’s star-studded panel are Comedian Jimmy Carr, former Queen of the Jungle Stacey Solomon, TV Presenter Myleene Klass and legendary DJ Tony Blackburn. 
     
     

  • Judge Rinder’s Crown Court

    Ep 1/2

    Crown Court, the iconic courtroom drama of of the seventies and eighties is back on our screens after a thirty-year hiatus with a brand new case-load, presided over by Judge Rinder.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Fri 08 Dec
    Time: 8.00pm - 8.30pm
    Genre: Drama
    Week: Week 49 2017 : Sat 02 Dec - Fri 08 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: emma.daly@itv.com
    Picture contact:

    The information contained herein is embargoed from press use, commercial and non-commercial reproduction and sharing into the public domain until Tuesday 28 November 2017.
     
    Series overview
     
    Crown Court, the iconic courtroom drama of of the seventies and eighties is back on our screens after a thirty-year hiatus with a brand new case, presided over by Judge Rinder.
     
    Originally running for over 800 episodes, this classic series featured the good and the great of British acting talent from Colin Firth to Ben Kingsley, Bob Hoskins and Alison Steadman to name just a few.
     
    Now the court is ready to be sworn-in again, with a shocking new two-part murder trial inspired by a real-life arsenic poisoning.
     
    Episode 1
     
    The first of this two part series hears from the prosecution witnesses as they give evidence against James Byron, a man accused of murdering his wife. The doctors, police, friends and family members will paint a picture of an adulterous, callous man with a penchant for poison – but was this murder, or was it a tragic accident or even suicide?
     
    Judge Rinder guides viewers through this complex legal case, then they decide…
     

     

  • Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs

    Ep 7/8

    There is nowhere in the world like Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and self-confessed canine addict Paul O’Grady is delighted to be back for a brand new series of the award-winning, heart-warming and at times heart-breaking programme.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Thu 07 Dec
    Time: 8.30pm - 9.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 49 2017 : Sat 02 Dec - Fri 08 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: hannah.green@itv.com fiona.galliver@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from press use, commercial and non-commercial reproduction and sharing into the public domain until Tuesday 28 November 2017.
     
    Episode 7
     
    This week Paul O’Grady meets dogs who need some serious TLC. There’s an unusual looking staffy cross who doesn’t seem to be able to catch the eye of a new owner, an English bulldog who needs airway surgery to help her breathe and the team are worried about a german shepherd who’s struggling to keep her food down.
     

     

  • Gino's Italian Coastal Escape

    Ep 6/8

    Gino travels around two of Italy’s biggest islands in the sun for his Italian summer, to meet the people, experience the culture and of course taste the food of his beautiful home country.  

    ITV
    Transmission date: Wed 06 Dec
    Time: 8.00pm - 8.30pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 49 2017 : Sat 02 Dec - Fri 08 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: grant.cunningham@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from press use, commercial and non-commercial reproduction and sharing into the public domain until Tuesday 28 November 2017.
     
    Series overview
     
    Gino D’Acampo is back in his homeland of Italy, and in this eight-part series he is exploring the Mediterranean coast, from the glittering elegance of its cliff-top towns, to its mountainous rustic villages. He’ll be immersing himself in the rugged, wild islands, traveling along dramatic coastal roads, and across the sea, to reveal the best-kept secrets of this coast.
     
    Along the way, of course, he’ll be serving up plenty of mouth watering authentic food.
     
    Gino says: “I'm exploring the places that I think reveal the very best of the Italian west coast and its cuisine, from the Tuscan coast in the north, the middle stretch studded with show-stopping Sorrento and Capri, and right down to the southern tip of the boot and the Aeolian Islands.”
     
    Episode 6 - Naples
     
    Tonight Gino returns to the area he grew up in, the bay of Naples. Home of the pizza, street food and fantastic seafood, this is foodie paradise. First Gino shows us how to make THE Neapolitan breakfast, then for lunch he goes up on the roof to make a classic fish dish and then after a flying visit to the foothills of the mighty mount Vesuvius, Gino’s back on the coast to whip up a romantic dinner for two.
     
     
     

     

  • The Frankenstein Chronicles

    Series 2 Ep 6/6

    Marlott's new intelligence brings him closer to a solution and leads him to an apparently deserted tower. However, there are darker and colder dangers inside.

    ITV Encore
    Transmission date: Wed 06 Dec
    Time: 10.00pm - 11.00pm
    Genre: Drama
    Week: Week 49 2017 : Sat 02 Dec - Fri 08 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: jo.blanket@itv.com
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from press use, commercial and non-commercial reproduction and sharing into the public domain until Tuesday 28 November 2017.
     
    Episode 6: Bride of Frankenstein
     
    Written by Michael Robert Johnson
     
    As the police close in John Marlott needs to rescue Esther from Hervey and Dipple, and resurrect both his own and her fortunes in an epic season finale.  
     
    Long Synopsis
     
    Marlott wakes in chains.  He learns that Frederick is the son of Johann Dipple, Hervey’s mentor, and the man who taught him the science of resurrection.  
     
    Acting on a reliable tip off, the police join forces with the watchmen to catch Dipple.
     
     
     

     

  • Tamara’s World

    Ep 4/6

    Formula One heiress and entrepreneur Tamara Ecclestone invites viewers into her life in new series Tamara’s World.

    ITVBe
    Transmission date: Wed 06 Dec
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 49 2017 : Sat 02 Dec - Fri 08 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: sarah.gaffney@itv.com
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from press use, commercial and non-commercial reproduction and sharing into the public domain until Tuesday 28 November 2017.
     
    Episode 4
     
    In the fourth episode, Jay is being kept very busy as he is inundated with work and Tamara decides it’s time to go on a shopping spree. But rather than go to the shops in Knightsbridge she heads to her nearest Costco.
     
    The family also head to their second home in Switzerland where they spend some quality time together. On their last day on holiday they travel 3000 metres to a glacier, a trip they have never done together as a family but unfortunately Sophia is not impressed by the wind and freezing cold weather. 
     
    Series overview
     
    Formula One heiress and entrepreneur Tamara Ecclestone invites viewers into her life in new series Tamara’s World.
     
    Across six programmes, Tamara and husband Jay Rutland allow cameras exclusive access into their extraordinary world with three year daughter Sophia.
     
    Featuring an intimate insight into the couple’s opulent life, the programme follows Tamara and Jay as they travel around the world by private jet, run a £70m Kensington home and throw expensive parties for friends and family.  It also reveals those private down-to-earth family moments that Tamara and Jay enjoy with Sophia  -  just ordinary family time in extraordinary surroundings.
     
     
     

  • Save Money Good Food

    Ep 3/6

    This week, Susanna Reid and Matt Tebbutt are in Kent with the Ockendens. This family of six are overspending on their food bill because Mum Sarah has to cook many meals to satisfy her fussy family.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Tue 05 Dec
    Time: 7.30pm - 8.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 49 2017 : Sat 02 Dec - Fri 08 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact:
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from press use, commercial and non-commercial reproduction and sharing into the public domain until Tuesday 28 November 2017.
     
    Episode 3
     
    This week Susanna and Matt are in Wolverhampton to raid the kitchen of takeaway lovers the Cookes.
     
    With five daughters Mum and Dad are so busy that they often reach for the phone rather than cooking from scratch.
     
    So Matt has to deliver dishes fabulous enough to rival their beloved takeouts. With a healthier homemade fish and chips meal coming in at under a pound a head and a Chinese feast to rival their favourite takeaway for just over 7 pounds for the whole family! 
     
    Susanna is at Billingsgate Fish Market to see how a few changes to our fish shopping habits could mean big savings and we put shortbread to the supercheap taste test- how will the budget biscuit stand up to famous brand Walkers? 
     
     
     

  • On Assignment

    Ep 1/

    Fronted by Rageh Omaar, ITV’s award-winning international current affairs series On Assignment returns for a new five week run, bringing you revealing stories from around the world, featuring ITV News’ award-winning team of correspondents

    ITV
    Transmission date: Tue 05 Dec
    Time: 11.15pm - 11.50pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 49 2017 : Sat 02 Dec - Fri 08 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com
    Picture contact:

    The information contained herein is embargoed from press use, commercial and non-commercial reproduction and sharing into the public domain until Tuesday 28th November 2017
     
    Fronted by Rageh Omaar, ITV’s award-winning international current affairs series On Assignment continues, bringing you revealing stories from around the world, featuring ITV News’ award-winning team of correspondents.
     
    The following reports will air in the final episode of this run:
     
    BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, 3 MONTHS ON FROM IRMA – PENNY MARSHALL
    When Hurricane Irma slammed into the British Virgin Islands on September 6, it left the tourism industry, one of the territory’s main income generators, with over $3 billion in damages. Three months after Irma’s landfall Penny Marshall returns to see how far they have got with reconstruction ahead of 2018 - a year in which they were hoping to break all previous tourism records. The islands were shut to tourists for the whole of October in the hope that locals could concentrate on the clean-up and repairs of buildings and infrastructure. The first charters started arriving in November. Will the islands be open for business come January? 
     
    CYBERSECURITY AND MICROSOFT – JOEL HILLS
    Cyber-crime is now a multi-billion-dollar issue. The WannaCry virus attack in May, which paralysed the NHS and computer networks in more than 100 countries, demonstrated its impact on people's everyday lives. Joel Hills has been given rare access to Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit in Seattle, to find out what one of the biggest tech giants in the world is doing to fight the problem of cyber-attacks. Joel interviews Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella, and its president, Brad Smith, asking who is responsible for preventing cyber-attacks as well as exploring the issue of state-sponsored hacking.
     
    FGM IN SOMALILAND – RAGEH OMAAR
    In Somaliland, the self-declared state in the Horn of Africa, it is estimated 98 per cent of women between the ages of 15 and 49 have had their genitals forcibly mutilated. One of those women is Nimco Ali, who was born in Somaliland and now lives in the UK. Nimco is a prominent FGM campaigner, and set up a charity called Daughters of Eve, taking her campaign to Barack Obama, David Cameron and Melinda Gates. Rageh Omaar travels back to Somaliland, his family’s home country, to find out how Nimco and other FGM campaigners are attempting to eradicate it, making it the first state in Africa to do so. The report includes interviews with the prominent FGM campaigner Edna Adnan and a ‘cutter’, a woman who performs FGM on young girls.
     
    Presenter:  Rageh Omaar
    Correspondents:  Penny Marshall, Joel Hills, Rageh Omaar
    Producer/ Directors: Anna Bucks and Sonia Pavlovic
    Series Producer:  Delilah Jeary
    Executive Producer:  Natalie Fay

     

  • How to Spend It Well at Christmas with Phillip Schofield

    Ep 2/3

    This new three-part factual consumer series features Phillip Schofield inviting celebrity guests, experts and members of the public to help him test the latest must-have festive buys.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Tue 05 Dec
    Time: 8.00pm - 9.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 49 2017 : Sat 02 Dec - Fri 08 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from press use, commercial and non-commercial reproduction and sharing into the public domain until Tuesday 28th November 2017
     
    Episode 2
     
    This time, Phillip is joined by his wife Stephanie as they investigate what partners should buy each other this Christmas.
     
    Lisa Smosarski, editor-in-chief of Stylist Magazine, is on hand to help Phillip and Stephanie navigate the minefield that is gift-giving, with suggestions for big ticket items as well as stocking fillers.
     
    Phillip teams up with fellow enthusiast Vernon Kay to try out some of the most popular drones on the market – although their flying skills are put to shame by Luke Bannister, the 17-year-old UK drone racing champion. And the big gadget for this Christmas, the voice activated speaker, is put under the microscope.
     
    Coleen Nolan heads to Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield to see which perfume the British public prefers in a blind test – an expensive designer brand or a cheap high street imitation. And the Real Housewives of Cheshire get their hands on the hottest handbags.
     
    Among the more unusual gifts which Phillip tests this time is a hydrophobic stain-free shirt, the Illumibowl – a motion activated light for your toilet, and the ‘Licki Brush’, a giant tongue shaped brush you hold in your mouth then use to groom your cat.
     
    Series overview
     
    This new three-part factual consumer series features Phillip Schofield inviting celebrity guests, experts and members of the public to help him test the latest must-have festive buys.
     
    Each programme aims to give an insider’s guide to what to buy for Christmas by testing, rating and reviewing the very latest products jostling for a place under the tree.
     
    Guest testers include Jonathan Ross, Vernon Kay, Coleen Nolan and the Real Housewives of Cheshire.
     
    Over the course of the series, they will aim to help viewers decide how to spend their Christmas cash on items from toys and gifts, to gadgets and food, to drink and decorations.
     
     
     

     

  • Emmerdale

    Ep 8 005/8 010

    Emmerdale is the small village with big drama.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Mon 04 Dec
    Time: 7.00pm - 7.30pm
    Genre: Soaps
    Week: Week 49 2017 : Sat 02 Dec - Fri 08 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: emily.ogden@itv.com janine.goodall@itv.com yvette.lyons@itv.com
    Picture contact: david.crook@itv.com

    Emmerdale is the small village with big drama. Set against the stunningly beautiful backdrop of the Yorkshire Dales Emmerdale has been successfully running for 44 years.  Entertaining more than seven million viewers six times a week with its mix of dramatic storylines. 
     
    The information provided here is just a brief taster of the full content of the episode. If you are a member of the press and require a fuller synopsis of the episode, please send an email stating your name, who you write for, and you 
     
    8005 – Monday 4th December 2017 7pm – 7.30pm 
     
    David is taken by surprise. 
    Liv is determined. 
    Lisa loses her patience. 
     
    8006 – Tuesday 5th December 2017 7pm – 7.30pm
     
    Leyla makes it clear
    Lisa takes a stand.  
    Aaron explains to Alex. 
     
    8007 – Wednesday 6th December 2017 7pm – 7.30pm
     
    Zak makes a heartbreaking decision. 
    David is stunned. 
    Aaron is on the warpath. 
     
    8008 – Thursday 7th December 2017 7pm – 7.30pm
     
    Pollard takes desperate measures. 
    Leyla is accused. 
    Rhona is inspired.   
     
    8009 – Thursday 7th December 2017 8pm – 8.30pm
     
    Pollard faces the music. 
    Paddy is thrown by an admission.
    Lisa is conflicted. 
     
    8010 – Friday 8th December 2017 7pm – 7.30pm
     
    Pete spirals out of control. 
    Jacob is resentful. 
    Pollard confronts his loss.   
     
     

     

  • Coronation Street

    Ep 9 316/9 321

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

    ITV
    Transmission date: Mon 04 Dec
    Time: 7.30pm - 8.00pm
    Genre: Soaps
    Week: Week 49 2017 : Sat 02 Dec - Fri 08 Dec
    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 9316: Monday 4th December at 7.30pm 
     
    Sarah receives devastating news of Gary. 
    Rana resists pressure to confess all to Zeedan. 
    Luke grows curious about Andy’s fate.
     
    Writer – Jan McVerry
    Director – Tim Dowd
    Series Producer – Kate Oates
    Executive Producer – Kieran Roberts
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9317: Monday 4th December at 8.30pm 
     
    David and Nicola have a heated confrontation. 
    Rana lies to keep Luke off her back. 
    The Appletons’ plans upset Mary.
     
    Writer – Jayne Hollinson
    Director – Tim Dowd
    Series Producer – Kate Oates
    Executive Producer – Kieran Roberts
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9318: Wednesday 6th December at 7.30pm
     
    Phelan sends Luke on a wild goose chase. 
    Mary’s allies take action on her behalf. 
    Anna breaks down over Gary’s demise.
     
    Writer – Jonathan Harvey
    Director – Tim Dowd
    Series Producer – Kate Oates
    Executive Producer – Kieran Roberts
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9319: Wednesday 6th December at 8.30pm
     
    George’s latest health scare alarms Mary, Jude and Angie. 
    Anna’s grief becomes unbearable. 
    Brian upstages Roy in Santa’s grotto.
     
    Writer – Jonathan Harvey
    Director – Tim Dowd
    Series Producer – Kate Oates
    Executive Producer – Kieran Roberts
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9320: Friday 8th December at 7.30pm
     
    Robert snaps at Zeedan upon his return to work. 
    Alya feels excluded from her own business. 
    Tyrone pines for his old mate Kirk.
     
    Writer – Simon Crowther
    Director – Tim Finn
    Series Producer – Kate Oates
    Executive Producer – Kieran Roberts
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9321: Friday 8th December at 8.30pm
     
    Michelle is horrified when Robert collapses. 
    Kirk and Tyrone dupe Beth and Fiz into meeting for a drink. 
    Aidan apologises to Alya.
     
    Writer – Simon Crowther
    Director – Tim Finn
    Series Producer – Kate Oates
    Executive Producer – Kieran Roberts
     
    ***
     
     
     

     

     

  • Peston on Sunday

    Ep 10/

    Robert Peston returns with a new run of his live current affairs programme, providing viewers with an intelligent and lively approach to politics every Sunday.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sun 03 Dec
    Time: 10.00am - 10.55pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 49 2017 : Sat 02 Dec - Fri 08 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    Robert Peston returns with a new run of his live current affairs programme, providing viewers with an intelligent and lively approach to politics every Sunday.
     
    Providing a fresh perspective on the major stories of the day with a stellar line-up of guests from across the political spectrum as well as cultural figures, Peston on Sunday introduces elements from the arts, literature, and humour to add to the discourse on offer. 
     
    This time, the run starts with live programmes from the Labour Party conference in Brighton (September 24) and the Conservative Party conference in Manchester (October 1).
     
    Co-presenter Allegra Stratton draws on the key debates and insights from social media to fuel the conversation in the studio and online, with updates from viewers, experts and key-players throughout the programme.
     
    Guests so far have included Theresa May, David Cameron, Boris Johnson, Philip Hammond, Amber Rudd, Jeremy Corbyn, John McDonnell, Nicola Sturgeon, Nigel Farage, and Sadiq Khan - as well as Trevor Noah, Julian Assange, Romesh Ranganathan, Nina Conti, Jan Ravens, Bill Bailey and Louis Theroux from the world of entertainment, media and the arts.
     
    Robert Peston says: “With controversial issues like Brexit, Donald Trump’s presidency, the North Korea crisis, and the emergence of Jacob Rees-Mogg as a favourite to be the next Tory leader sparking widespread debate, this autumn promises to place politics at the heart of public life yet again. With Peston On Sunday I aim to get to the heart of the big stories of the moment through lively debate, delivering unique insights into these major political issues, and looking beyond Westminster at matters affecting everyone.”
     
     
     

  • The Chase Celebrity Special

    Ep 7/9

    Bradley Walsh hosts as four celebrities try to pit their brains against one of the countries finest quiz brains.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sun 03 Dec
    Time: 6.25pm - 7.20pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 49 2017 : Sat 02 Dec - Fri 08 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
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    Bradley Walsh hosts as four celebrities take on the challenge of The Chase.
     
    Greg Wallace, Denise Lewis, Mark Pougatch and Gina Yashere come together to work as a team in the hope of winning thousands of pounds for their charities.
     
    But just who will they be up against?
     

     

  • The X Factor

    Live Final (2 of 2) Ep 28/28

    The search for a music superstar gets underway as The X Factor returns to ITV.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sun 03 Dec
    Time: 7.15pm - 9.00pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 49 2017 : Sat 02 Dec - Fri 08 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: xfactorpress@thames.tv
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    Live Final (2 of 2)
     
    This year’s X Factor comes to a close this weekend with the series Live Final.
     
    Each of the remaining contestants are all one step away from winning a life-changing record contract and being crowned 2017’s X Factor winner at this year’s final.
     
    The final contestants will perform over the weekend in front of the judges and a live audience in the hope of impressing viewers at home who will be voting for their 2017 champion. Over the final weekend an outstanding line-up of guest stars will perform.  
     

     

  • Saturday Morning with James Martin at Christmas

    Ep 14/

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

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 02 Dec
    Time: 9.30am - 11.25am
    Genre: Daytime
    Week: Week 49 2017 : Sat 02 Dec - Fri 08 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: emma.daly@itv.com
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    Saturday Morning with James Martin 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...
     
     

  • I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

    Ep 14 to 20 Ep 14/22

    I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! is back which can mean only one thing… the time has come for a brand new cast of celebrities to head down under and battle it out in TV’s toughest entertainment challenge.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 02 Dec
    Time: 9.10pm - 10.15pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 49 2017 : Sat 02 Dec - Fri 08 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: victoria.shires@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    Daily camp updates will be available to journalists from victoria.shires@itv.com
     
    Daily preview clip will be available via embedding from john.manthorpe@itv.com
     
    This year's jungle campmates 2017 are: 
     
    Jennie McAlpine - Left the jungle 9 December
    Dennis Wise - Left the jungle 7 December
    Rebekah Vardy - Left the jungle 4 December
    Jack Maynard - Left the jungle 21 November
    Shappi Khorsandi - Left the jungle 1 December
    Amir Khan - Left the jungle 8 December
    Stanley Johnson - Left the jungle 6 December
    Vanessa White - Left the jungle 5 December
    Jamie Lomas
    Georgia Toffolo
    Kezia Dugdale - Left the jungle 3 December
    Iain Lee
     
    I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! is back which can mean only one thing… the time has come for a brand new cast of celebrities to head down under and battle it out in TV’s toughest entertainment challenge.
     
    Leaving their plush pads and luxuries far behind, our celebrity campers will spend up to three weeks taking on the harsh surroundings of the Australian Jungle, with a whole host of brand new nasty surprises created just for them.
     
    Continues nightly on ITV
     
    Ep14 - Saturday 2 December: 9.10pm - 10.15pm
     
    Two weeks down, but there are still plenty of challenges for the campmates to face.  Which of them has what it takes to be crowned King or Queen of the Jungle?
     
    Ep15 - Sunday 3 December:  9pm - 10.30pm
     
    As the celebrities face the prospect of returning to their luxury lifestyles, who’s ready to break free from the jungle and who’s desperate to stay another day?
     
    Ep16 - Monday 4 December: 9pm - 10.30pm
     
    The title of King or Queen of the Jungle looms closer for one of them, but before that the celebrities face plenty of hardship in camp.
     
    Ep17 - Tuesday 5 December: 9pm - 10.30pm
     
    They may be hungry, they may be homesick, but if they’re to survive and thrive they’ll need to keep winning food for camp in the next Bushtucker Trial.
     
    Ep18 - Wednesday 6 December: 9pm - 10pm
     
    The celebrities face yet more challenges and surprises in camp, but who can make it all the way to the end and be crowned King or Queen of the Jungle?
     
    Ep19 - Thursday 7 December: 9pm - 10pm
     
    The competition is ramping up and jungle life isn’t getting any easier, but the finishing line is finally in sight.
     
    Ep20 - Friday 8 December 9pm - 10.30pm
     
    That jungle crown inches steadily closer to the celebrities as the pressure continues to build in camp.  Who has the strength to keep marching on to the end? 
     
     
     
     

     

  • I'm A Celebrity...Extra Camp

    14 to 22 Ep 14/22

    This year, the show will be hosted live every night by current Queen of the Jungle Scarlett Moffatt, 2016 runner up and comedian Joel Dommett and Jungle favourite and former King of the Jungle Joe Swash.

    ITV2
    Transmission date: Sat 02 Dec
    Time: 10.15pm - 11.15pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 49 2017 : Sat 02 Dec - Fri 08 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: gary.smith@itv.com
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    This year, the show will be hosted live every night by current Queen of the Jungle Scarlett Moffatt, 2016 runner up and comedian Joel Dommett and Jungle favourite and former King of the Jungle Joe Swash.
     
    All three hosts are straight talking Jungle fanatics who will bring their own unique take on what’s happening in camp, with none of them afraid to speak their own mind as they dissect the day’s drama.
     
    Continues nightly on ITV2:
     
    Episode 14: Saturday 2 December: 10.15pm - 11.15pm
    Episode 15: Sunday 3 December: 10.30pm - 11.35pm
    Episode 16: Monday 4 December: 10.30pm - 11.30pm
    Episode 17: Tuesday 5 December: 10.30pm - 11.30pm
    Episode 18: Wednesday 6 December: 10pm - 11pm
    Episode 19: Thursday 7 December: 10pm - 11pm
    Episode 20: Friday 8 December: 10.30pm - 11.35pm
     
     

     

  • The X Factor

    Live Final (1 of 2) Ep 27/28

    The search for a music superstar gets underway as The X Factor returns to ITV.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sat 02 Dec
    Time: 7.05pm - 9.10pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 49 2017 : Sat 02 Dec - Fri 08 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: xfactorpress@thames.tv
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

    Live Final (1 of 2)
     
    This year’s X Factor comes to a close this weekend with the series Live Final.
     
    Each of the remaining contestants are all one step away from winning a life-changing record contract and being crowned 2017’s X Factor winner at this year’s final.
     
    The final contestants will perform over the weekend in front of the judges and a live audience in the hope of impressing viewers at home who will be voting for their 2017 champion. Over the final weekend an outstanding line-up of guest stars will perform.  
     

     

  • Australian Wilderness with Ray Mears

    Walpole Forest Ep 7/7

    This brand-new seven part series sees renowned bushcraft expert Ray Mears delving further into the outback.  Ray travels across Australia to discover how the wildlife and people thrive and adapt in some of the planet’s last great are

    ITV
    Transmission date: Fri 01 Dec
    Time: 8.00pm - 8.30pm
    Genre: Drama
    Week: Week 48 2017 : Sat 25 Nov - Fri 01 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact:
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    Episode 7 - Walpole Forest
     
    Ray follows the Frankland River into the heart of Walpole Forest - two hundred square kilometres of wooded wilderness in Western Australia.  The forest is 65 million years old, and has always provided food and shelter for aboriginal people.  Ray is seeking out giant trees, and the creatures that live among them. 
     
    He starts out his journey by canoe and meets Gary Muir, a local guide and conservationist.  Ray learns from Gary that the river was once used by loggers to transport jarrah wood, which is so hard it was used as cobbles for London streets in Victorian times. 
     
    Ray strikes away from the river to look for giant tingle trees, and meets some well camouflaged geckos along the way.  Some tingles can be 24 metres in girth, and they grow alongside karri trees, which are some of the world’s tallest!
     
    In the forest, Ray lies in wait for the elusive quokka, a small and very shy marsupial.  He's in luck as one comes right up to his hide.  Ray meets up with environmentalist, Prue Anderson, who shows him some of the other forest creatures that she’s captured on her hidden camera.  He finds out about brush-tailed possums, bandicoots and the danger from feral cats, whose ancestors were introduced to Australia by the early settlers.   Back on the trail, and deeper in the forest, Ray meets aboriginal tribesman Joey Williams, who shows him some of the uses of forest plants, and teaches him how to make a hunting spear from the spear wood bush.
     
    Ray learns from Joey that aboriginal culture is the oldest in the world - and is still alive today. Leaving Joey, Ray climbs Mount Frankland, and looks out over the vast forest wilderness and the river where his adventure started.
     
    Series overview
     
    This brand-new seven part series sees renowned bushcraft expert Ray Mears delving further into the outback. 
     
    Ray travels across Australia to discover how the wildlife and people thrive and adapt in some of the planet’s last great areas of wilderness. 
     
    In this series Ray ventures through turquoise waters, across majestic mangroves, high above mountain ranges and deep into pre-historic forests. In each episode Ray journeys through Australia in search of its remarkable landscapes, the extraordinary wildlife and the people who have survived this  wilderness.  
     
     
     

     

  • Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs

    Ep 6/8

    There is nowhere in the world like Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and self-confessed canine addict Paul O’Grady is delighted to be back for a brand new series of the award-winning, heart-warming and at times heart-breaking programme.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Thu 30 Nov
    Time: 8.30pm - 9.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 48 2017 : Sat 25 Nov - Fri 01 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: hannah.green@itv.com fiona.galliver@itv.com
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    Episode 6
     
    Paul meets some more weird and wonderful hounds at Battersea this week including a ginormous bull mastiff who is the king of slobber and has some very particular diva demands. He also meets a pair of chihuahua pug crosses with a strange family dynamic and a very unusual looking mongrel called Milly who’s very shy. Can Paul bring her out of her shell?

     

  • Gino's Italian Coastal Escape

    Ep 5/8

    Gino travels around two of Italy’s biggest islands in the sun for his Italian summer, to meet the people, experience the culture and of course taste the food of his beautiful home country.  

    ITV
    Transmission date: Wed 29 Nov
    Time: 8.00pm - 8.30pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 48 2017 : Sat 25 Nov - Fri 01 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: grant.cunningham@itv.com
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    The information contained herein is embargoed from press use, commercial and non-commercial reproduction and sharing into the public domain until Tuesday 21 November 2017.
     
    Series overview
     
    Gino D’Acampo is back in his homeland of Italy, and in this eight-part series he is exploring the Mediterranean coast, from the glittering elegance of its cliff-top towns, to its mountainous rustic villages. He’ll be immersing himself in the rugged, wild islands, traveling along dramatic coastal roads, and across the sea, to reveal the best-kept secrets of this coast.
     
    Along the way, of course, he’ll be serving up plenty of mouth watering authentic food.
     
    Gino says: “I'm exploring the places that I think reveal the very best of the Italian west coast and its cuisine, from the Tuscan coast in the north, the middle stretch studded with show-stopping Sorrento and Capri, and right down to the southern tip of the boot and the Aeolian Islands.”
     
    Episode 5 - Salerno and Paestum
     
    Tonight, Gino is in Italy’s food basket, Salerno and the home of one of its food heroes… water buffalo Mozzarella.
     
    Gino has to get his hands dirty before he can claim this world-class cheese by massaging the majestic beasts. He also takes a trip to the ancient ruins in Paestum and learns how to make handmade fusilli pasta the traditional way, up in the beautiful mountains that overlook the sea.
     

     

  • The Frankenstein Chronicles

    Series 2 Ep 5/6

    Marlott's new intelligence brings him closer to a solution and leads him to an apparently deserted tower. However, there are darker and colder dangers inside.

    ITV Encore
    Transmission date: Wed 29 Nov
    Time: 10.00pm - 11.00pm
    Genre: Drama
    Week: Week 48 2017 : Sat 25 Nov - Fri 01 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: jo.blanket@itv.com
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    Episode 5: The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
     
    Written by Paul Tomalin
     
    Marlott's new intelligence brings him closer to a solution and leads him to an apparently deserted tower. However, there are darker and colder dangers inside.
     
    Long Synopsis
     
    Boz confirms what Marlott always believed, Daniel Hervey is alive and well and in London. Together they confront Renquist, who refuses to give them any information, but his lackey Blackwood (CHRIS COGHILL), gives Marlott the location of an abandoned bone house, where Marlott suspects Hervey is at work.  The bone house is owned by Frederick Dipple, and he uses it to store the fashionable luxury, blocks of ice.
     
    Esther visits Dipple the day after the party and a mysterious man addresses her while she waits alone in the ballroom; he can reunite her with her son if she chooses, but it is her choice.  
     
    companied Esther there.  The Dean of Westminster goads Peel on his failure to capture the clergy killer. A question mark now hangs over his abilities. The King is unlikely to grant Royal Ascent to his new cemetery bill.  A stung Peel is outmaneuvered. 
     
     
     

     

     

  • Tamara’s World

    Ep 3/6

    Formula One heiress and entrepreneur Tamara Ecclestone invites viewers into her life in new series Tamara’s World.

    ITVBe
    Transmission date: Wed 29 Nov
    Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 48 2017 : Sat 25 Nov - Fri 01 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: sarah.gaffney@itv.com
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from press use, commercial and non-commercial reproduction and sharing into the public domain until Tuesday 21 November 2017.
     
    Episode 3
     
    In episode three, Jay has gone away so Tamara’s friend, Victoria, flies over from Dubai to keep her company.  The pair go out for dinner together, leaving Sophia at home.  As they get ready, and choose their outfits from Tamara’s incredible wardrobe, the girls have the chance to have some heartfelt discussions.  Jay returns and Tamara decides to mark the end of Victoria's stay by throwing her a massive pyjama party.  The house is totally transformed, and a games master is flown in from Los Angeles to ensure it’s a night no-one will forget.
     
    Series overview
     
    Formula One heiress and entrepreneur Tamara Ecclestone invites viewers into her life in new series Tamara’s World.
     
    Across six programmes, Tamara and husband Jay Rutland allow cameras exclusive access into their extraordinary world with three year daughter Sophia.
     
    Featuring an intimate insight into the couple’s opulent life, the programme follows Tamara and Jay as they travel around the world by private jet, run a £70m Kensington home and throw expensive parties for friends and family.  It also reveals those private down-to-earth family moments that Tamara and Jay enjoy with Sophia  -  just ordinary family time in extraordinary surroundings.
     
     
     

  • Save Money Good Food

    Ep 2/6

    This week, Susanna Reid and Matt Tebbutt are in Kent with the Ockendens. This family of six are overspending on their food bill because Mum Sarah has to cook many meals to satisfy her fussy family.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Tue 28 Nov
    Time: 7.30pm - 8.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 48 2017 : Sat 25 Nov - Fri 01 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact:
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from press use, commercial and non-commercial reproduction and sharing into the public domain until Tuesday 14 November 2017.
     
    Episode 2
     
    Susanna and Matt visit Rotherham in Yorkshire and the Hudson family.
     
    Mum and Dad are stuck in a habit of splashing out on expensive brands believing paying more equals healthier food for their two children.
     
    Matt is out to prove that by cooking from scratch and ditching the premium pre made meals they can enjoy delicious meals and save this family money.
     
    He serves up a budget busting chocolate pud at just 33p per person – and a show stopping steak supper for just over a pound a head.
     
    Susanna is investigating our national habit of spending on premium smoothies and yogurts- bringing some tips on slashing your spend. And we put classic milk chocolate to the supercheap taste test- how will the supercheap version fare against superbrand Cadburys? 
     

  • The Martin Lewis Money Show

    Ep 2/10

    Tonight the nation’s favourite financial guru ‘Martin Lewis’ returns. You could be missing out on thousands of pounds, as tonight Martin explains why and how you can get it back. 

    ITV
    Transmission date: Tue 28 Nov
    Time: 8.00pm - 8.30pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 48 2017 : Sat 25 Nov - Fri 01 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

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    The Martin Lewis Money Show returns for a new series of 30-minute programmes, with ITV’s financial guru armed with helpful tips and advice so viewers can make the most of their dough.
     
    In the first episode, Martin gives five ways in which members of the public are missing out on hundreds of pounds in payments, and he explains how to get the money back. 
     
    Joined by new co-presenter Angellica Bell, Martin will be showing viewers how to make huge savings when shopping - even when there isn’t a sale on. 
     
    And Martin meets a couple who followed his advice and ended up with a six-figure sum back in their bank account.

     

  • How to Spend It Well at Christmas with Phillip Schofield

    Ep 1/3

    This new three-part factual consumer series features Phillip Schofield inviting celebrity guests, experts and members of the public to help him test the latest must-have festive buys.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Tue 28 Nov
    Time: 8.00pm - 9.00pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 48 2017 : Sat 25 Nov - Fri 01 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from press use, commercial and non-commercial reproduction and sharing into the public domain until Tuesday 21 November 2017.
     
    Series overview
     
    This new three-part factual consumer series features Phillip Schofield inviting celebrity guests, experts and members of the public to help him test the latest must-have festive buys.
     
    Each programme aims to give an insider’s guide to what to buy for Christmas by testing, rating and reviewing the very latest products jostling for a place under the tree.
     
    Guest testers include Jonathan Ross, Rosemary Schrager, Stacey Solomon along with Love Island’s Chris and Kem. 
     
    Over the course of the series, they will aim to help viewers decide how to spend their Christmas cash on items from toys and gifts, to gadgets and food, to drink and decorations.
     
    Episode 1
     
    Tonight, Phillip reveals the must-have toys for Christmas 2017, starting by tasking Jonathan Ross with examining the revival of nostalgic toys from Christmas’ past.
     
    Stacey Solomon and her sons join other families to test the latest physical board games for Christmas day. Journalist and ‘toyologist’ Peter Jenkinson is on hand to give his predictions on this year’s best-selling Christmas toys, along with his top tips on how to get hold of them.
     
    Chris and Kem try out some of the most popular children’s scooters. With 2,500 versions on the market they ask which one should be on Christmas lists. Additionally, the latest high tech toys are put to the test by six sets of twins to try to determine if their extra interactivity is worth the money.
     
    Phillip also road tests some of the more unusual toys on offer this year, to try to determine if they make truly fabulous presents or just faddy gifts that won’t last beyond the cold turkey trimmings. Tonight it’s the turn of ‘Cozmo the Robot’, ‘Bubblelick’ and ‘Soundmoovz’.

     

  • On Assignment

    Ep 1/

    Fronted by Rageh Omaar, ITV’s award-winning international current affairs series On Assignment returns for a new five week run, bringing you revealing stories from around the world, featuring ITV News’ award-winning team of correspondents

    ITV
    Transmission date: Tue 28 Nov
    Time: 10.45pm - 11.20pm
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 48 2017 : Sat 25 Nov - Fri 01 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com
    Picture contact:

    The information contained herein is embargoed from press use, commercial and non-commercial reproduction and sharing into the public domain until Tuesday 21 November 2017.
     
    Fronted by Rageh Omaar, ITV’s award-winning international current affairs series On Assignment continues, bringing you revealing stories from around the world, featuring ITV News’ award-winning team of correspondents.
     
    The following reports will air in the fourth episode of this run:
     
    MUDSLIDES IN SIERRA LEONE – JOHN RAY
    In August, torrential rain triggered a devastating mudslide in Sierra Leone that killed 1,000 people and left hundreds more homeless. While destructive floods have been a common annual occurrence, poor infrastructure, massive deforestation and the construction of informal settlements on eroded hillsides have greatly contributed to the death toll. The mudslide marks another bleak chapter in the recent history of the West African nation that has suffered a long civil war and a deadly Ebola crisis that claimed almost 4,000 lives. Africa Correspondent John Ray revisits the country, now on its long road to recovery. He meets families and aid workers working to overcome the physical and emotional scars and investigates the controversy over the cause of the disaster - was it man-made or an act of God?
     
    THE TAJ MAHAL AND HINDU NATIONALISM – JOHN IRVINE
    A deep resentment over the Muslim origins of the Taj Mahal, India’s most famous monument to love and one of the seven wonders of the world, has always existed on the periphery of the Hindu right. But in recent months, attacks on the four-centuries-old Mughal building have grown worse as Hindu nationalists have intensified their campaign to consign the monument to the margins of history. The Taj is a tourist magnet for its home state of Uttar Pradesh, who recently took the unusual step of leaving it out of their tourism brochure. John Irvine travels to Agra in India to investigate how Hindu nationalism, and a fight over India’s past and present, is at the centre of a bitter dispute over the Taj Mahal.
     
    SUMO WRESTLING IN MONGOLIA – DEBI EDWARD
    Despite being Japan’s oldest national sport, three out of the four top sumo wrestlers in the world are Mongolian. The number of world titles and medals the country has won lie testament to the Mongolian sumo stars’ skills. Debi Edward travels to Mongolia to meet a sumo celebrity who has now set up his own wrestling school in the capital Ulaanbaatar, to find out why Mongolians are so successful in the sumo world, and meet the future stars preparing to travel to Japan to start their own sumo careers.
     
    Presenter:  Rageh Omaar
    Correspondents:  John Ray, John Irvine and Debi Edward
    Producer/ Directors: Anna Bucks and Sonia Pavlovic
    Series Producer:  Delilah Jeary
    Executive Producer:  Natalie Fay
     
     

     

  • Coronation Street

    Ep 9 310/9 315

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

    ITV
    Transmission date: Mon 27 Nov
    Time: 7.30pm - 8.00pm
    Genre: Soaps
    Week: Week 48 2017 : Sat 25 Nov - Fri 01 Dec
    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 contained herein is embargoed from press use, commercial and non-commercial reproduction and sharing into the public domain until Tuesday 21st November 2017.
     
    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 9310: Monday 27th November at 7.30pm 
     
    Todd turns detective to set Billy’s mind at rest. 
    Mary enjoys precious time with her grandson. 
    Seb divulges Phelan’s story to Faye.
     
    Writer – Damon Alexis-Rochefort
    Director – Mickey Jones
    Series Producer – Kate Oates
    Executive Producer – Kieran Roberts
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9311: Monday 27th November at 8.30pm 
     
    Todd attempts to hide the truth from Billy. 
    Faye decides where her loyalties lie. 
    Gemma discovers Henry’s family connections.
     
    Writer – Damon Alexis-Rochefort
    Director – Mickey Jones
    Series Producer – Kate Oates
    Executive Producer – Kieran Roberts
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9312: Wednesday 29th November at 7.30pm
     
    Mary finds herself accused of harming her grandson. 
    Gary shares a dark family secret with Faye. 
    Kate makes a hasty announcement.
     
    Writer – Carmel Morgan
    Director – Suri Krishnamma
    Series Producer – Kate Oates
    Executive Producer – Kieran Roberts
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9313: Wednesday 29th November at 8.30pm
     
    Mary’s protestations of innocence fall on deaf ears. 
    Aidan employs dirty tricks to scupper the factory sale. 
    Phelan blackmails Gary.
     
    Writer – Ella Greenhill
    Director – Suri Krishnamma
    Series Producer – Kate Oates
    Executive Producer – Kieran Roberts
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9314: Friday 1st December at 7.30pm
     
    Rana and Kate are forced to spend time together. 
    Billy alleviates his guilt by helping the Barlows. 
    Bethany returns in Mary’s hour of need.
     
    Writer – Perrie Balthazar
    Director – Suri Krishnamma
    Series Producer – Kate Oates
    Executive Producer – Kieran Roberts
     
    ***
     
    Episode 9315: Friday 1st December at 8.30pm
     
    Luke deplores Rana’s treatment of Zeedan. 
    Billy plays cupid to Adam and Eva. 
    Henry takes a nervous Gemma out for dinner.
     
    Writer – David Isaac
    Director – Suri Krishnamma
    Series Producer – Kate Oates
    Executive Producer – Kieran Roberts
     
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  • Emmerdale

    Ep 7 999/8 004

    Emmerdale is the small village with big drama.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Mon 27 Nov
    Time: 7.00pm - 7.30pm
    Genre: Soaps
    Week: Week 48 2017 : Sat 25 Nov - Fri 01 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: emily.ogden@itv.com janine.goodall@itv.com yvette.lyons@itv.com
    Picture contact: david.crook@itv.com

    Emmerdale is the small village with big drama. Set against the stunningly beautiful backdrop of the Yorkshire Dales Emmerdale has been successfully running for 44 years.  Entertaining more than seven million viewers six times a week with its mix of dramatic storylines. 
     
    Embargo:  The information contained herein is embargoed from press use, commercial and non-commercial reproduction and sharing into the public domain until Tuesday 21 November 2017. 
     
    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.  
     
    7999 – Monday 27th November 7pm – 7.30pm 
     
    Rebecca is forced to confess.   
    Bernice maintains her charade. 
    Tom is evasive. 
     
    8000 – Tuesday 28th November 7pm – 7.30pm 
     
    Lawrence faces the shocking truth. 
    Bob plans a grand gesture. 
    Diane is unimpressed. 
     
    8001 – Wednesday 29th November 7pm – 7.30pm 
     
    Chrissie plays peacemaker. 
    Debbie is confused.  
    Bernice feels the pressure. 
     
    8002 – Thursday 30th November 7pm – 7.30pm 
     
    Charity acts on her suspicions.
    Robert is determined. 
    Zak and Sam stand their ground. 
     
    8003 – Thursday 30th November 8pm – 8.30pm 
     
    Debbie is on a mission.
    Pete makes a declaration. 
    Lisa is conflicted. 
     
    8004 – Friday 1st December 7pm – 7.30pm 
     
    Lisa is led into temptation.   
    Pete raises his hopes. 
    Tom meets his match. 
     
     
     

     

  • Peston on Sunday

    Ep 9/

    Robert Peston returns with a new run of his live current affairs programme, providing viewers with an intelligent and lively approach to politics every Sunday.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sun 26 Nov
    Time: 10.00am - 11.00am
    Genre: Factual
    Week: Week 48 2017 : Sat 25 Nov - Fri 01 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact: tom.hodson@itv.com
    Picture contact: peter.gray@itv.com

    Robert Peston returns with a new run of his live current affairs programme, providing viewers with an intelligent and lively approach to politics every Sunday.
     
    Providing a fresh perspective on the major stories of the day with a stellar line-up of guests from across the political spectrum as well as cultural figures, Peston on Sunday introduces elements from the arts, literature, and humour to add to the discourse on offer. 
     
    This time, the run starts with live programmes from the Labour Party conference in Brighton (September 24) and the Conservative Party conference in Manchester (October 1).
     
    Co-presenter Allegra Stratton draws on the key debates and insights from social media to fuel the conversation in the studio and online, with updates from viewers, experts and key-players throughout the programme.
     
    Guests so far have included Theresa May, David Cameron, Boris Johnson, Philip Hammond, Amber Rudd, Jeremy Corbyn, John McDonnell, Nicola Sturgeon, Nigel Farage, and Sadiq Khan - as well as Trevor Noah, Julian Assange, Romesh Ranganathan, Nina Conti, Jan Ravens, Bill Bailey and Louis Theroux from the world of entertainment, media and the arts.
     
    Robert Peston says: “With controversial issues like Brexit, Donald Trump’s presidency, the North Korea crisis, and the emergence of Jacob Rees-Mogg as a favourite to be the next Tory leader sparking widespread debate, this autumn promises to place politics at the heart of public life yet again. With Peston On Sunday I aim to get to the heart of the big stories of the moment through lively debate, delivering unique insights into these major political issues, and looking beyond Westminster at matters affecting everyone.”
     
     
     

  • The Chase Celebrity Special

    Ep 6/9

    Bradley Walsh hosts as four celebrities try to pit their brains against one of the countries finest quiz brains.

    ITV
    Transmission date: Sun 26 Nov
    Time: 6.30pm - 7.30pm
    Genre: Entertainment
    Week: Week 48 2017 : Sat 25 Nov - Fri 01 Dec
    Transmission confirmed: Yes
    Press contact:
    Picture contact: james.hilder@itv.com

    The information contained herein is embargoed from press use, commercial and non-commercial reproduction and sharing into the public domain until Tuesday 21 November 2017.
     
    One Chaser is all that stands between actor Patrick Baladi, cyclist Vicky Williamson, TV legend John Craven and comedian/actor Kevin Eldon and thousands of pounds for their chosen charities. Bradley Walsh hosts.