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What's on ITV?

There’s some brand new quality shows dropping on ITV this month, including some must see dramas that we’ve been desperate to watch, from The Singapore Grip, adapted from the novel of the same name by J. G. Farrell, Des, based on the notorious serial killer of the 1980s and starring David Tennant, The Sister, from the creator of Luther and starring Flesh and Blood’s Russell Tovey which may include some ghostly activity, and last but not least Honour, based on the murder of Banaz Mahmod.

NEW DRAMA 

Des 

Kicking things off with the highly anticipated new Drama Des, starring David Tennant (Doctor Who, Good Omens), ITV are visiting the chilling story of the infamous serial killer of the late 70s and early 80s. Dennis Nilsen murdered at least twelve men for five terrorising years in London, from 1978-1983.  

Des, David Tennant

A little bit of backstory about Des 

On the 4th November, 1983, Nilsen was sentenced to prison for life, after being found guilty on six counts of murder and two counts of attempted murders. He lured his victims to his North London addresses (of which he had two) though a variety of means, eventually murdering them and later performing gruesome rituals on their bodies. He would later dispose of the remains through the plumbing system, which is eventually what led to his arrest.  

There is currently no confirmed date for Des, however you can expect it to arrive very soon, so keep this page bookmarked for regular updates. 


Honour 

Keeley Hawes (Bodyguard) stars in the new ITV series Honour, based on the true story of Banaz Mahmod, a twenty year old Iraqi Kurdish woman who was murdered by her own family. Named the ‘honour killing’, the new ITV drama explores the police investigation that followed.  

Honour

A little bit of backstory about Honour 

Banaz Mahmod left her abusive husband when she fell in love with another man. However when her family found out, they ordered her death, believing that this was a shameful act. When Banaz feared for her life before the murder, she reported her concerns to the police, who sadly didn’t believe what she had to say.  

There is currently no confirmed date for Honour, however you can expect it to arrive very soon, so keep this page bookmarked for regular updates. 


The Sister 

Another brilliant four-part drama series is coming to ITV, in the form of The Sister, starring Russell Tovey (Flesh and Blood), which details the haunting story of a murder. This is not for the faint heart as ITV warns there are “perhaps some ghosts” involved in the series, but we’re certainly going to give it our best shot!  

The Sister

A little bit of backstory about The Sister 

From the creator of Luther (Idris Elba), Neil Cross brings the dead to life with Tovey starring as a man with a dark past, which sounds like it has come back to haunt him.  

There is currently no confirmed date for The Sister, however you can expect it to arrive very soon, so keep this page bookmarked for regular updates. 


The Singapore Grip 

The Singapore Grip is a must-see drama coming to IT, set at the time of World War II, which explores the story of a British family living in Singapore during the time of the Japanese invasion.  

The Singapore Grip

A little bit of backstory about The Singapore Grip 

Executive producer Damien Timmer (Poldark, Victoria, Endeavour) brings the story, which has been adapted from the Booker Prize winning novel by J.G. Farrell, of The Singapore Grip to life, alongside Oscar winning screenwriter and playwright Sir Christopher Hampton (Atonement, Dangerous Liaisons).  

The Singapore Grip will air on Sunday 13th September at 9pm on ITV.  


NEW ACTION 

Sports on ITV 

There’s plenty of upcoming sports to look forward to from ITV in 2020, including International Football, Six Nations and The French Open.  

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There are currently no confirmed dates for sports on ITV, however you can expect them to arrive very soon, so keep this page bookmarked for regular updates. 


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