ITV’s new crime drama Grace begins filming

Based on the first two acclaimed novels by Peter James called Dead Simple and Looking Good Dead, the two films star Jon Simm (Doctor Who) as Roy Grace, the tenacious Brighton based Detective Superintendent.

Lewis said: “Each story is a fantastic, hair-raising, twisting, switch-back of a roller-coaster ride that grips the reader from first to last, and the opportunity to translate that best-selling magic to television is like all one’s Christmases and birthdays come at once.”

Doc Martin to end after upcoming 10th series

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The medical comedy drama first started in 2004, and stars Martin Clunes as the titular doctor.

Set in the fictional seaside village of Portwenn, the series follows the grouchy Cornish GP Dr Martin Ellingham as he learns that his bad-tempered bed side manner fails to impress the locals.

Doc Martin’s on-off love affair and eventual marriage to Louisa (Caroline Catz) won the hearts of fans, showing a rare tender side to the serious doctor who struggled to express his feelings.

The Singapore Grip: An epic story of imperial hubris

‘It’s a false sense of entitlement that we have to get rid of, because it can have catastrophic results. This is a story that recommends modesty. I think arrogance was the main problem and it’s big a problem today in the way things have been handled recently in this country.”

Screenwriter Christopher Hampton, who has adapted The Singapore Grip for the small screen, clearly sees recent parallels to the tale told in JG Farrell’s last novel.

ITV announces specially commissioned shows for Black History Month

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Celebrating the contribution of black people in television, comedy, history and wider culture, ITV will broadcast a host of new programmes and will promote the work of Black artists in the channel’s on-air branding throughout the month.

Alison Hammond: Back To School (w/t)

In this one-hour special, Good Morning Britain’s beloved Brummie Alison Hammond will be going on the definitive school trip.

From Hadrian’s Wall to Hampton Court, Alison will travel across Britain to discover a different side to the history that is taught in schools.

ITV confirms UK location for I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

Due to the pandemic, filming has moved from its usual location in New South Wales, Australia, to North Wales in the UK.

The historic Gwrych Castle, also known as ‘The Showpiece of Wales’, is built into a tree-lined hillside that overlooks the Welsh countryside and the Irish sea.

The grounds spread across 250 acres, providing plenty of space for the celebrities' trials and tribulations.

Noel Clarke to star in new ITV drama series Viewpoint

The voyeuristic drama follows a police surveillance investigation into a small community in Manchester when a primary school teacher goes missing.

When Gemma Hillman (Amy Wren) goes missing, DC Martin King (Clarke) sets up his observation post in the home of Zoe Sterling (Alexandra Roach) within the tight knit community of Westbury Square. The house provides a panoramic view of the square and a direct view into Hillman’s home, which she shares with her boyfriend and the prime suspect in her disappearance, Greg Sullvian (Fehinti Balogun).

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? has its first UK millionaire winner in 14 years

The upcoming series, which is due to air next month, was filmed without a studio audience due to Covid-19, with an adapted format to adhere to the government guidelines around social distancing.

The contestants will still have the choice of four lifelines, but the Ask the Audience option will be replaced by another Phone a Friend, alongside the 50:50 and Ask The Host lifelines.

The Masked Singer UK adds Mo Gilligan to panel

Gilligan will be joining Davina McCall, Rita Ora and Jonathan Ross in using their power of deduction to guess the face behind the voice, while host Joel Dommett also returns to preside over the proceedings.

Gilligan commented: "It’s a real privilege to be joining The Masked Singer team.

“It’s one of the funniest shows out there and I’m really proud to play my small part to help bring a little bit of joy to the nation.”