ITV commissions new documentary with Captain Tom Moore

Captain Tom, a former British Army Officer, recently completed 100 laps of his garden using his walking frame in aid of pandemic relief, raising more than £28 million for NHS Charities Together.

As one of the million Allied troops that took part in the Burma campaign, Captain Tom will be sharing memories of his service to ensure his fellow forgotten heroes are remembered on the day.

Having undertaken officer training in 1940 at age 20, Captain Tom first served in India before reaching Burma to recapture the colony.

ITV launches #ITVKidsCreate project

ITV Creates - NHS on the mend (Credit: ITV)

The special project will allow kids stuck at home during the COVID-19 crisis to get involved and stay busy.

Kids can use pens, pencils and paints to create their original artwork and if chosen it will be projected onto the ITV logo idents during advert breaks.

As many pieces of artwork as possible will be shown and each child will be credited.

Parents and guardians can submit the artwork via Twitter or Instagram using #ITVKidsCreate and @itv.

ITV’s jungle juggernaut

Snakes chewing through camera cables, raging bush fires and thunderstorms knocking out feeds. It seems the challenges of filming a TV show in the jungle are as tricky as any Bushtucker Trial.

Sourcing 450,000 cockroaches and convincing celebrities that there really won’t be any secret pizza deliveries are some of the tasks undertaken by the producers of ITV’s I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

First look image released for new ITV drama The Sister

Amrita Acharia, Russell Tovey, Bertie Carvel and Simone Ashley (Credit: ITV)

The four-part series, written by Neil Cross, tells the harrowing story of a man trying to escape his past.

Nathan (Russell Tovey), tries to do the right thing but he lacks direction and is carrying a long-buried secret that he is desperate to keep hidden.

Having started a new life as a devoted married man, Nathan’s world is turned upside down when a ghost from his past, Bob (Bertie Carvel, Doctor Foster), turns up on his doorstep.

A first look trailer has been released for ITV drama Quiz

Matthew Macfadyen (Credit: ITV)

The series, adapted from Graham’s play of the same name, explores the story of the ‘coughing major’, which saw Charles (Matthew Macfadyen), Diana Ingram (Sian Clifford) and Tecwen Whittock (Michael Jibson) cheat their way to a million pounds on the quiz show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

The “audacious heist” took place in 2001, when Major Ingram was a contestant on the show and with the help of his wife Diana and accomplice Whittock, navigated the notoriously difficult quiz to win the top price.

Liar creators on how to grip an audience

Today’s TV dramas require ever more complex story­lines to attract and satisfy increasingly sophisticated audiences. Yet writers cannot make their thrillers too complicated, or confused audiences will switch off.

This writing dilemma has been successfully negotiated several times by Jack and Harry Williams. They have pulled off the delicate balancing act once again with the second series of the acclaimed ITV show Liar, which is co-produced by SundanceTV.