ITV announces autumn slate

ITV announces autumn slate

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Wednesday, 5th August 2020
Credit: ITV
Credit: ITV

Autumn is set to bring plenty of big new shows to ITV and the return of entertainment favourites I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! and Soccer Aid.


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True crime drama Des unveils the life of one of the most infamous criminal cases in UK history, involving Des Nilsen (David Tennant), also known as the ‘kindly killer’.

Between 1978 and 1983 Nilsen trawled the streets of Soho befriending and luring men back to his flat in North London with the promise of food and shelter, before brutally murdering them.

His victims were often homeless and neglected by society, and when he was caught on the 9th February 1983, Nilsen openly admitted to murdering 15 men and boys.

With no apparent motive, a lack of forensic evidence and Nilsen unable to remember his victim’s names, one of the biggest searches in UK history began for the victims.

The series is told through the eyes of Detective Peter Jay (Daniel Mays), biographer Brian Master (Jason Watkins) and Nilsen himself, revealing the inner workings of a psychopathic serial killer’s mind.


Honour tells the devastating true story of the murder of young Londoner Banaz Mahmod, who was killed for falling in love with a man her family deemed inappropriate.

Written by Gwyneth Hughes and directed by Richard Laxton, Keeley Hawes plays detective DCI Caroline Goode, who fights to discover the truth about the murder of Mahmod which was the result of an ‘honour killing', and bring her five killers to justice.

While investigating the case, DCI Goode discovers that Mahmod had previously gone to the police five times to report threats to her life by family members.

Horrified that multiple chances to save Mahmod’s life were missed, Goode vows to not stop until she achieves justice for Mahmod, leading her down a dark and emotionally gut-wrenching path.

The Sister

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Nathan (Russell Tovey) has a dark secret from his past, a secret only he and one other person knows and could threaten to destroy the new life he has built for himself.

The secret involves a party that turned into a nightmare, with the sudden and horrifying death of a woman. 

Only Nathan and Bob (Bertie Carvel), a strange old friend, know the truth about what really happened that night.

When Bob comes back into Nathan’s life with news that could tear apart his new life and dismantle everything he has fought to build, Nathan will go to any lengths to protect himself from the past.

Singapore Grip

Adapted from the novel of the same name, Singapore Grip tells the story of a British family living in Singapore in 1941 when the Japanese invade, turning their lives upside down.

Adapted by Sir Christopher Hampton, David Morrissey plays cutthroat rubber merchant Walter Blackett, who along with his business partner Webb (Charles Dance), is in charge of the oldest and most powerful British firm in Singapore.

When Webb falls ill, Blackett is quick to prioritise the future of the firm by matchmaking his entitled daughter Joan (Georgia Blizzard), with Webb’s idealistic son Matthew (Luke Treadaway), who has fallen for Vera Chiang (Elizabeth Tan), an enigmatic Chinese refugee.

The drama also stars Jane Horrocks as Blackett’s wife Sylvia, Colm Meaney as Major Brendan Archer, Luke Newberry as Blackett’s son Monty, Bart Edwards as Captain James Ehrendorf and Christophe Guybet as Dupigny.

Prince William Documentary

Prince William opens up about his global mission to celebrate the work of local heroes and explains the importance of fighting for the natural world in a film that was the result of two years of exclusive access.

The Duke of Cambridge credits young people for his optimism about the future of the world, believing that they are key to developing a more positive relationship with the environment and community action is crucial to protecting and restoring the planet.

As a father of three, Prince William is determined to provide future generations with a better world, talking to famous names in conservation like David Attenborough, and to young people who are caring for the planet closer to home.

The film follows Prince William as he travels from Africa to Asia, from London to Liverpool, and even to the Sandringham estate, building on his passion for African conservation and learning about what can be done to nurture the environment.

Jeremy Clarkson (Credit: Stellify Media) and Rylan Clark-Neal (Credit: Thames)
Jeremy Clarkson (Credit: Stellify Media)
and Rylan Clark-Neal (Credit: Thames) 

There are also plenty of new and returning entertainment series such as I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!, I’m a Celebrity: A Jungle Story, Britain’s Got Talent, Supermarket Sweep, Britain’s Favourite Detectives, Five Gold Rings, Rolling In It, The Voice UK, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Soccer Aid, Sir Tom Jones: My Life, The Million Pound Drop, Don’t Rock The Boat, Family Fortunes, Celebrity Catchphrase, Jonathan Ross’s Comedy Club and The Jonathan Ross Show.

New factual shows include John Bishop’s Whale Rescue, The Savoy, Sheridan Smith: Becoming Mum, Flying for Britain with David Jason, In Cold Blood, South Africa with Greg Wallace, The Martin Lewis Money Show Live, The Real ‘Des’: The Dennis Nilsen Story, West and Hindley: The Untold Story and London Zoo: An Extraordinary Year.

Emmerdale and Coronation Street will also be back, plus autumn marks a new series for daytime favourites, Good Morning Britain, Lorraine, This Morning and Loose Women.

Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby with Coleen Nolan, Brenda Edwards, Nadia Sawalha and Stacey Solomon (Credit: ITV/David Cotter)
Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby with Coleen Nolan, Brenda Edwards,
Nadia Sawalha and Stacey Solomon (Credit: ITV/David Cotter)

ITV2 will catch-up with previous Love Islanders from the last five years in Love Islanders: What Happened Next. 

Emily Atack invites viewers to laugh along as she performs sketches and stand-up-comedy in The Emily Atack Show, and see seven celebrities sing their hearts out in music competition Celebrity Karaoke Club

ITVBe will follow Olivia Atwood’s new life in Manchester with her fiancé, Blackburn Rovers star Bradley Dack, as she plans her dream wedding and settles into her new life in Olivia Atwood Meets Her Match.

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Autumn is set to bring plenty of big new shows to ITV and the return of entertainment favourites I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! and Soccer Aid.