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

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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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The Delivery Man

Delivery Man, The

ITV sitcom starring Darren Boyd as a policeman-turned-midwife.

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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.

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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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Newzoids

Newzoids

Topical satirical sketch show featuring puppets.

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Off Their Rockers

Off Their Rockers

Hidden camera sketch show for ITV in which the older generation prank young people. Returns for 2 disability specials later in the year.

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Play To The Whistle

Play To The Whistle

Sports-based comedy panel show hosted by Holly Willoughby.

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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 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 filmed in January 2015.

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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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Pub Landlord interview

Pub Landlord interview

We talk to the Pub Landlord as his drive for electoral victory comes to a head. Read

Red Dwarf XI & XII

Red Dwarf XI & XII

Dave has ordered two new series of cult sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf, to air in 2016 and 2017. Read

Want to date a comedian?

Want to date a comedian?

Comedian Maddy Anholt explains her 2015 Fringe show, and how you could take her out on a date in Scotland's capital. Read

Hyde Park gigs line-ups

Hyde Park gigs line-ups

A host of stand-up stars are to perform at the Barclaycard British Summer Time Hyde Park gigs in London. Read

Zoe Lyons: Bad show names

Zoe Lyons: Bad show names

Top stand-up Zoe Lyons reveals to us the tours that never were... five show names that didn't make the grade. Read

Steve Pemberton interview

Steve Pemberton interview

Steve Pemberton discusses the reaction to the second series of Inside No. 9 and his hopes for a third series. Read

UKIP versus HIGNFY

UKIP versus HIGNFY

UKIP says comments made about Nigel Farage on Have I Got News For You have been biased against him. Read

Foil, Arms & Hog on Britain

Foil, Arms & Hog on Britain

Irish sketch comedy trio Foil, Arms & Hog list out some of the cultural differences between Britain and Ireland. Read

Peter Kay's 2.8m car share

Peter Kay's 2.8m car share

Peter Kay's Car Share has broken a BBC record, with the show being streamed 2.8m times on iPlayer. Read

Counterfeit Cat

Counterfeit Cat

Counterfeit Cat, a new animated comedy from Disney XD, will feature Marc Wootton and Kayvan Novak. Read