What’s on ITV this autumn?

October 21, 2021
After a summer dominated by The Euros, ITV’s programming schedule promises to have something for everyone. Whether you’re after a documentary or drama or a fan of fashion or food, get ready to cuddle up on the couch with brand-new series and returning favourites.

Drama

Manhunt

Martin Clunes reprises his role as the former London Metropolitan Police Detective Chief Inspector Colin Sutton in this new four-part series. Based on the diaries of Colin Sutton, the series tells the true story of the police pursuit of a notorious burglar and rapist whose 17-year reign of terror left thousands of elderly people in South-East London living in fear.

Stephen

This three-part sequel to The Murder of Stephen Lawrence portrays the events from 2006, thirteen years after Stephen’s death from a racially motivated attack waiting for a bus in Well Hall Road, Eltham.

Angela Black

A Hitchcockian thriller that follows one woman as she risks everything she holds dear to fight back against the man who has suppressed and tormented her for most of her adult life.

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Documentary

Fred and Rose West Reopened

A documentary reveals dramatic new evidence identifying possible victims, and locations where Fred and Rose West, the serial killers responsible for the murder of multiple young girls in the 1960s-80s, might have buried more bodies.

9/11: Life Under Attack

The life-changing events of the 11th of September 2001, when two planes bombed the World Trade Centre in New York are revisited in this one-off documentary. The programme features previously unseen footage and unheard audio, piecing together the story of how the authorities reacted, coped, and tried to regain some semblance of control over events.

Entertainment

Walk the line

Fans disappointed by the cancellation of X-Factor will love Simon Cowell’s new series, co-produced and co-developed by Syco Entertainment and Lifted Entertainment. Throughout the series, the two musical acts competing for a monetary reward decide whether they want to cash out or ‘walk the line’ to the next stage of the competition. The longer an act stays in, the closer they get to the £500,000 cash prize.

Ready to mingle

A brand-new dating show hosted by comedian Katherine Ryan sees 12 suitors compete for the affection of a single woman – and the chance to win a big money prize.

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Events

Autumn brings with it a host of events: the NTA, the Pride of Britain Awards and Soccer World where England play the rest of the world. Plus, new for this year, Sir Bradley Wiggins appears in Soccer Aid:  On Yer Bike, a one off that sees eight celebrities in two teams, England versus the World, go head-to-head over three cycling legs, all set in the picturesque backdrop of rural Yorkshire.

Black History Month

October features specially commissioned films from Charlene White, Ashley Banjo and will.i.am that deal with pertinent subjects. In addition, Sorry, I Didn’t Know, hosted by Jimmy Akingbola with Chizzy Akudolu and Judi Love, returns. Akingbola commented that the show inverts the norm of comedy panel shows which have white men as team captains and women or BAME people as “token” panellists.

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Returning Favourites

Autumn of course means the return of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, as Ant and Dec return to screens to host the 21st season. Gordon, Gino and Fred Go Greek in the latest installation of the terrible trio’s travels which airs this autumn. Likewise, new seasons of popular shows are set to be broadcast including Vera, Grantchester, The Jonathan Ross Show, The Cube, Beat the Chasers as well as daytime favourites including Good Morning Britain, Lorraine, This Morning and Loose Women.

 

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