ITV

ITV

ITV is the on-screen brand name used by the ITV Network in the United Kingdom for its main channel. Prior to 2001, each regional franchise in the network broadcast under its own identity, with some of the best known including Thames Television, London Weekend Television, Central Independent Television, Granada Television, Associated-Rediffusion and Yorkshire Television. During the 1990s the franchise holders began merging, creating a single entity across England and Wales, ITV plc, in 2004.

The channel was home to some of the biggest comedies in Britain from the 1960s to early 1990s, and had particular success with broad appeal, working class comedies. Hits included Rising Damp, On The Buses, George & Mildred and The New Statesman.

From Saturday 11th August 2001 to Sunday 13th January 2013, the station was known as ITV1.

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Contact Details For ITV

  • Email / Online Form
  • By Phone: 0844 88 14150
  • By Post: Viewer Services, ITV plc, Gas Street, Birmingham, B1 2JT

ITV - New & Current Shows

Benidorm

Benidorm

An ensemble sitcom which focuses on the adventures of a group of British holiday makers staying at The Solana holiday resort in Spain. Series 7 filming later this year, for broadcast January 2015.

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Birds Of A Feather

Birds Of A Feather

Sharon and Tracey are sisters who lead very different lives - until their husbands are sent to prison for armed robbery, forcing them to live together.

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The Job Lot

Job Lot, The

ITV sitcom about life at a West Midlands job centre - focusing on the staff and customers. Stars include Russell Tovey and Sarah Hadland. Series 2 ordered by ITV2.

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The Jonathan Ross Show

Jonathan Ross Show, The

Prime-time ITV chat show hosted by Jonathan Ross, featuring light-hearted interviews with A-list talent.

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Off Their Rockers

Off Their Rockers

Hidden camera prank show for ITV1 starring a bunch of naughty pensioners.

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Through The Keyhole

Through The Keyhole

Keith Lemon presents an updated comic version of classic game show Through The Keyhole - the panel must guest who owns the house showcased.

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Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This

Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This

A drama based on the life of Tommy Cooper and the dilemma the married comedian faced when he fell in love with his assistant. David Threlfall stars.

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Vicious

Vicious

ITV sitcom starring Sir Derek Jacobi and Sir Ian McKellen as an elderly gay couple living in Covent Garden. Also stars Frances de la Tour. Series 2 to follow in 2014.

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Other Older Shows Commissioned By ITV

Note: this list might not be fully complete yet. We are still researching archive shows.

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Ross Noble Freewheeling 2

Ross Noble Freewheeling 2

Ross Noble Freewheeling, the improvised comedy series which sees Ross Noble travelling the UK, is to return. Read

Frankie Boyle sitcom pilot

Frankie Boyle sitcom pilot

Frankie Boyle is amongst the stars talking part in a read-through for Wildlife, a new sitcom pilot. Read

Chris Addison podcast

Chris Addison podcast

A podcast in which Chris Addison talks about his career, and how they made the new sitcom Trying Again. Listen

Jason Lewis interview

Jason Lewis interview

Jason Lewis introduces Sniggers With Attitude, the sketch show he has made for TV channel London Live. Read

Damn the Torpedoes!

Damn the Torpedoes!

BFBS Radio, the British armed forces broadcaster, is launching Damn the Torpedoes!, a new sketch show. Read

TV Comedy Preview

TV Comedy Preview

A panel show celebrating BBC Two, and a sketch show pilot called Sniggers With Attitude are amongst our picks. Read

Michael McIntyre Series 2

Michael McIntyre Series 2

The BBC has ordered a second series of Michael McIntyre's chat show. He will return to BBC1 later this year. Read

C4's latest Comedy Blaps

C4's latest Comedy Blaps

Channel 4 has launched three more mini-series on the internet under its Comedy Blaps branding. Read

Al Murray's new tour

Al Murray's new tour

Al Murray has announced a new Pub Landlord UK tour titled One Man, One Guvnor: 20 years at the lager top. Read

Russell Kane hosts Vidiots

Russell Kane hosts Vidiots

Russell Kane is to host Vidiots, a panel show pilot in which comedians compete over viral video clips. Read