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

A Christmas Cracker

A Christmas Cracker

Bradley Walsh hosts a Christmas spectacular from The Hammersmith Apollo, with comedy, music and more.

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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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Funny Old Year

Funny Old Year

Jason Manford anchors ITV's own satirical stand-up review of the year.

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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 ITV1 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. Returns early in 2015.

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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 will be filmed in January.

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You're Back In The Room

You're Back In The Room

New comedy game show where the contestants are hypnotised, hosted by Phillip Schofield.

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You've Got To Love Christmas

You've Got To Love Christmas

A comic trawl through the TV archives in an attempt to bring you the best Christmas - ever.

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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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Leicester Festival trip

Leicester Festival trip

Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival is organising a trip for Londoners featuring a packed day of comedy. Read

New Acts Of The Year 2015

New Acts Of The Year 2015

The finalists for the NATYS contest have been announced, but the organisers warn of problems with the circuit. Read

High Hopes returns in 2015

High Hopes returns in 2015

High Hopes, the BBC Wales sitcom which ran for six series between 1999 and 2008, is to return. Read

2015 British comedy survey

2015 British comedy survey

A comedy survey has been launched, aiming to collect the thoughts of comedy fans across the UK. Details

20 festive comedy videos

20 festive comedy videos

The internet has been busy creating lots of funny festive video sketches. Here's 20 of the best from 2014. Watch

Christmas Puns

Christmas Puns

UK Pun Champion Darren Walsh has written us some festive jokes. There's a couple of drawings too. Read

BBC New Comedy Award 2014

BBC New Comedy Award 2014

Lee Ridley, a stand-up comedian with cerebral palsy, has won the BBC New Comedy Award 2014. Read

Richard Osman podcast

Richard Osman podcast

Pointless star Richard Osman joins Richard Herring for an entertaining chat. Watch or listen here: Listen

New Christmas Cracker jokes

New Christmas Cracker jokes

The winners of UKTV Gold's Christmas Cracker joke competition have been announced. Read the top 10: Read

No Pressure To Be Festive

No Pressure To Be Festive

Alistair Barrie and Nick Revell host a festive edition of the No Pressure To Be Funny political podcast. Listen