Brenda Blethyn as Vera, in trademark hat and trenchcoat

Vera – Brenda Blethyn films her final series

The star will hang up her trench coat and hat after filming Vera Series 14 ITV have announced that Brenda Blethyn is leaving her role as DCI Vera Stanhope after the current season. Vera has been in production since 2011, with Blethyn bringing to life the character who is based on novels by writer Ann … >

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The Genius Game

Genius Game – David Tennant to host a new itv game show

The Doctor Who star will front the UK version of the South Korean reality game show.  Actor, presenter, podcaster – it appears that David Tennant is adding yet another string to his bow. The ever-industrious star has just been announced as the host of a new itv game show. Just when does he sleep? Here’s … >

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BritBox International is now wholly owned by BBC Studios

BBC Studios takes full ownership of BritBox International in a £255 million deal Reported by both sides from different angles (BBC takes full ownership vs ITV sells its 50% share), it’s clear the deal has been some time coming. Since ITV launched ITVX, its focus has been there, with Britbox coverage increasingly limited. Now BritBox … >

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The James Bond Collection - Moore, Craig, Connery, Brosnan, Lazenby & Dalton

The James Bond Collection comes to ITVX

Nobody does it better – 007 lands on the free ITV streamer from March 2024.  Amazon MGM Studios Distribution has made a deal to make The James Bond Collection – that’s all 25 official James Bond films – available to ITV viewers via linear channels and through catch-up on the ITVX streaming service. It’s the … >

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Trigger Point

Trigger Point Series 2 – new teaser lands

Vicky McClure returns as police bomb disposal officer Lana Washington in the New Year.  ITV have released a first look at the second series of Trigger Point, which returns in 2024. The show follows the work of Expo officers in the Metropolitan Police Bomb Disposal Squad, and Series 1 was ITV’s best performing drama of … >

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Malpractice Series 2 – ITV recommissions medical thriller

Dr Norma Callahan and Dr George Adjei will return to investigate another case of Malpractice.  ITVs critically acclaimed thriller Malpractice has gained a recommission. The show, from World Productions (Line of Duty, Vigil), was the ITV’s biggest drama launch of 2023, gathering 6.7m viewers (based on 28 day viewing.) Malpractice Series 2 Malpractice comes from … >

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The Complete and Utter History of Britain

Pre-Monty Python sketch show rediscovered in the ITV archive

The Complete And Utter History Of Britain, stars Terry Jones and Michael Palin.  In news sure to warm the hearts of archive television enthusiasts everywhere, it’s been announced that The Complete And Utter History Of Britain has been rediscovered. Airing in January and February 1969 on London Weekend Television, the comedy series starred Terry Jones, … >

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Protection – ITV announce thriller in the world of witness protection

The show stars Siobhan Finneran, Nadine Marshall and Katherine Kelly.  ITV have revealed details of a new thriller series set in the murky world of witness protection. The show comes from screenwriter Kris Mrksa (White House Farm) and production company, New Pictures (Des, The Missing). Protection is based on an idea by a specialist who … >

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