In July 2023, film aficionados can expect an exciting lineup of must-watch films on ITV, curated by renowned presenter Jonathan Ross. Ross will showcase a range of captivating movies, including Once Upon a Time in the West, A League of Their Own, Concussion, and Bronson, which are all new to the service this month. Additionally, Ross will shine a spotlight on Laika gems for family-friendly entertainment during the school holidays, featuring titles such as Kubo and the Two Strings, Paranorman, and The Boxtrolls. Anime enthusiasts will also be delighted as Ross delves into ITVX’s anime collection, discussing popular titles like Patlabor, Vampire Hunter D, and the Tokyo Ghoul series.
“The Effects of Lying”: A Comedy with Heart
Naveen (Ace Bhatti) leads a life built on a web of accumulated lies, suppressing the nagging voices that whisper doubts about his existence. However, the day of reckoning has arrived, forcing Naveen to confront the key relationships that define his identity. Stripped of his roles as a husband, father, and brother, Naveen must navigate the currents of his own desires and aspirations. “The Effects of Lying,” a Bonaparte Films production, is a comedy that offers a fresh and urgent representation of contemporary South Asian families, capturing hearts along the way.
Olivia Attwood Returns in “Getting Filthy Rich” Series 2
Following the resounding success of its first series, “Getting Filthy Rich” returns with a brand new run, featuring the incomparable Olivia Attwood. In this award-winning show, Attwood immerses herself in different worlds of sexual money-making, unveiling the individuals boosting their bank balances through the ever-growing and increasingly creative sex industry. From TikTok, stripping, and sex toys to dominatrixes and the flourishing Girlfriend Experience market, “Getting Filthy Rich” offers an intimate perspective on the art of accumulating wealth in 2023.
Exciting Film Offerings on ITV in July
Starting from July 1st, ITV viewers can indulge in a range of captivating films. The platform will feature nine Star Trek feature films, including classics like “Star Trek Generations,” “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,” and “Star Trek: First Contact.” Fans of action-packed thrillers can look forward to the launch of “Atomic Blonde” (2017) starring Charlize Theron, “Bad Lieutenant” (1992) featuring Harvey Keitel, “Battle Los Angeles” (2011) starring Aaron Eckhart, and “Empire State” (2013) with Dwayne Johnson. Other notable additions include “Chicago” (2002) starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and “Requiem for a Dream” (2000) featuring Jennifer Connelly, among many more exciting titles.
Exclusive: “Boris Becker: Game Set and Match”
A highly anticipated series, “Boris Becker: Game Set and Match,” is set to premiere exclusively on ITVX. Produced by Finestripe Productions, this captivating show delves into the untold story of one of the world’s greatest sporting stars and his unexpected journey to Wandsworth Jail. Through exclusive interviews with those who know the Wimbledon legend best, as well as other tennis greats, and previously unseen archive footage, the series unravels the rise and fall of the three-time Wimbledon champion in a high-profile bankruptcy trial. Exploring themes of greed, egotism, fame, and contentious relationships, this character study sets Becker’s personal saga against the backdrop of a golden era for tennis.
Exciting Lineup on ITV1
ITV1 also has an array of thrilling shows in store, with specific dates yet to be announced. “Irvine Welsh’s Crime,” a highly acclaimed crime thriller adapted from Irvine Welsh’s best-selling novel, is currently available on ITVX. Set in Edinburgh, this six-episode series follows Detective Inspector Ray Lennox (Dougray Scott) as he investigates the disappearance of a schoolgirl while battling his own personal demons. Furthermore, the second series of “Irvine Welsh’s Crime” has been recommissioned and is scheduled to stream this Autumn.
Cold War Espionage in “A Spy Among Friends”
“A Spy Among Friends” is a gripping series based on the New York Times best-selling book by Ben Macintyre. Produced in collaboration with Sony Pictures Television, ITV Studios, and Veritas Entertainment Group, this UK-based drama stars Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award-winning actor Damian Lewis alongside Emmy® Award-winner Guy Pearce. The six-episode series delves into the true story of Nicholas Elliott and Kim Philby, two British spies and lifelong friends. Philby’s betrayal as a Soviet double agent during the Cold War resonates deeply, resulting in significant damage to British and American Intelligence. This espionage thriller, produced by the creators of “Homeland,” unveils the intricacies of loyalty, trust, and treachery against the backdrop of a volatile era.
“A Year on Planet Earth”: Uncovering the Wonders of Our World
“A Year on Planet Earth” is a groundbreaking documentary series that showcases the interconnectedness of life and the profound impact of our journey around the sun on various animal species. Hosted by acclaimed actor, author, and comedian Stephen Fry, the series unveils awe-inspiring stories from around the globe, featuring extreme weather, breathtaking landscapes, captivating wildlife spectacles, and lovable animal characters. By exploring how animals react and adapt to shifting habitats and unexpected events, this unique series provides viewers with a fresh perspective on our beloved planet, accompanied by never-before-seen footage of our favourite creatures.
Unveiling Tragic Stories in “Murder in the Family”
“Murder in the Family” delves into three shocking British murders, offering a glimpse into the motives behind these fatal acts as told by those closest to the tragic events. Produced by the makers of Netflix’s highly-watched documentary “American Murder: The Family Next Door,” this three-part series examines the horror of recent high-profile British murders involving victims and perpetrators from within the same family. Delving into the dark depths of human psyche, the series uncovers the motivations that drive individuals to commit unspeakable acts of violence against their own loved ones.
“The Voice Kids”: A Search for Young Singing Talents
Emma Willis presides over the search for Britain’s most exceptional young singing talent in “The Voice Kids.” Superstar coaches will.i.am, Pixie Lott, Danny Jones, and Ronan Keating reunite for this competition, where singers between the ages of 7 and 14 take the stage, aiming to showcase their champion vocals and become The Voice Kids winner of 2023. Broadcasting over three special episodes, this Summer’s launch of The Voice Kids on ITV1 and ITVX precedes the highly anticipated return of the global TV hit, The Voice UK, later in the year.
Heart-Pounding Game Show: “Moneyball” Series 2
Hosted by football legend Ian Wright, “Moneyball” is a nerve-wracking game show where life-changing money hangs in the balance with each roll of a ball. In the upcoming second series, teams of two contestants have the opportunity to accumulate significant sums by answering a series of questions. However, as the money pot grows, so does the pressure. Contestants must hold their nerve as they approach the final ball—the Moneyball. Players can choose to quit the game and take one final roll of the Moneyball to secure their winnings, but a failed attempt places everything at risk. Viewers and players alike will be on the edge of their seats until the very end, immersed in the suspense of each roll.
With an enticing lineup across ITV’s platforms, viewers can anticipate a diverse range of compelling content to enjoy throughout July.