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Deal or No Deal returns to ITV and ITVX

The popular game show Deal or No Deal is set to make a return to TV. Acquired by ITV, the reboot has had a spruce up, introducing a new host in the shape of Stephen Mulhern, who takes over from Noel Edmonds.

Talking to ITV, Mulhern said: “It’s one of the greatest shows of all time and to be the new host is an honour! I can’t wait to get started.” Mulhern has plenty of experience in the presenting world, with previous game show gigs including Catchphrase and In for a Penny.

Morse: His final bow

British television marks the end of an era on 12 March. The Inspector Morse franchise finally comes to an end after close to four decades on screen. The last Endeavour on ITV is the finale after 102 films concerning the Oxford detective.

Inspector Morse, starring John Thaw as the eponymous policeman, has been a staple of ITV’s drama offering since the late 1980s. At its peak, up to 18 million people tuned in to watch the sullen sleuth on Sunday nights. In 2018, Radio Times readers voted it “the greatest crime drama of all time”.

Mystery-thriller After the Flood starring Sophie Rundle commissioned by ITV

When a man is found dead in an underground car park after a horrific flood, police suspect he simply drowned. PC Joanna Marshall, played by Sophie Rundle (Peaky Blinders), leads an investigation seeking to determine if more sinister foul play was at hand.

The show examines the effects of the flood on the town’s community, uncovering secrets, damaging reputations, and threatening some resident’s fortunes.

A new era for ITV

The final quarter of 2022 is likely to go down as one of the most significant periods in the long and remarkable TV career of Kevin Lygo, ITV’s Managing Director of media and entertainment.

For starters, there’s been one of the most successful ever series of the entertainment flagship I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, not forgetting ITV1’s high-profile coverage of the Qatar World Cup, with plaudits for the irascible studio pundit Roy Keane and, crucially, the overdue launch of the broadcaster’s shiny and heavily marketed new streaming service, ITVX.

Working Lives: Line Producer

The Chase (credit: ITV)

What does the job involve?

I oversee the production budget and scheduling, as well as the day-to-day aspects of a production. This involves ensuring that filming is done safely, on time and on budget. I’m also the go-between, between the crew and the producers.

How do you differ from a producer?

A producer works on the editorial side; a line producer is on the production side of a TV show.

How did you get your break in telly?