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.
See also: CITV, ITV Encore, ITV Scotland, ITV Wales, ITV2, ITV3, ITV4.
On ITV today
Series 1, Episode 52 - Homeless
After a regrettable episode involving his landlady sleepwalking into his room, Mr Bean suddenly finds himself out on his ear with nowhere to live. Near to tears, he yearns for the cosy familiarity of his old home. But a scarecrow and a pair of false teeth come to his rescue.
According to our database ITV has premiered 1085 original British comedy programmes.
New shows in development
Friday 9th December 2016
Friday 7th October 2016