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.

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Birds Of A Feather

Birds Of A Feather

Sitcom about a pair of mis-matched sisters and their glamorous friend, who all live together in Essex.

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Celebrity Squares

Celebrity Squares

Revamp of the classic TV game show. Warwick Davis hosts, with regulars Tim Vine and Joe Wilkinson.

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Doc Martin

Doc Martin

Comedy drama following the trials and tribulations of a socially challenged surgeon turned GP working in Cornwall. Stars Martin Clunes.

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It's A Funny Old Week

It's A Funny Old Week

Jason Manford presents stand-up comedy on what's been going on that week. Due to start in June.

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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 sketch show for ITV in which the older generation prank young people.

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Sunday Night At The Palladium

Sunday Night At The Palladium

Revival of the variety series that presents entertainment talent, including comedians and speciality acts.

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Through The Keyhole

Through The Keyhole

Keith Lemon presents an updated comic version of classic panel game Through The Keyhole, in which a panel must guess a home's owner.

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Vicious

Vicious

ITV sitcom with Sir Derek Jacobi and Sir Ian McKellen as an elderly gay couple living in Covent Garden. Also stars Frances de la Tour.

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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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BBC Radio Contract Writers

BBC Radio Contract Writers

BBC Radio Comedy has announced the appointment of two new Contract Writers, Sarah Campbell and Liam Beirne. Read

Ben Miller Horrible Science

Ben Miller Horrible Science

Ben Miller is to star in Horrible Science, a new children's comedy-entertainment series for Children's ITV. Read

Sketchorama Series 4 acts

Sketchorama Series 4 acts

Isy Suttie will host acts including The Penny Dreadfuls, Frisky & Mannish, and Gein's Family Giftshop. Read

Hadrian's Wall charity gigs

Hadrian's Wall charity gigs

A 15-strong collective of comedians are hoping to raise more than laughs when they tackle Hadrian's Wall. Read

Catherine Tate's Nan

Catherine Tate's Nan

Catherine Tate is to return as her foul-mouthed OAP character Nan. She is set to record two specials for BBC TV. Read

Cast for BBC thriller Stag

Cast for BBC thriller Stag

Reece Shearsmith, Rufus Jones, Tim Key and Sharon Rooney are amongst the cast for BBC2 comic thriller Stag. Read

Knight & Gotobed interview

Knight & Gotobed interview

An interview with double act Rob Gotobed and Tony Knight. They provide lots of punchline filled answers. Read

Morecambe & Wise sitcom

Morecambe & Wise sitcom

Historian Graham McCann has revealed an aborted Morecambe & Wise sitcom pilot. Read

Flat TV gets full series

Flat TV gets full series

Tom Rosenthal and Naz Osmanoglu's Comedy Feeds sitcom Flat TV has been commissioned for a full series. Read

Room To Write interview

Room To Write interview

Laura Marks, the producer and director behind the BBC's Room To Write video sketches, shares some advice: Read