ITV1, ITVX & BritBox May 2023 monthly highlights include the shocking drama Maryland
Coming to ITVX, ITV1 and BritBox UK in May
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• Highlights on ITVX this month include a brand new reimagining of a classic tale Tom Jones starring Solly McLeodand and true crime documentaries The Case Against Cosby and Rolf Harris: Hiding in Plain Sight
• Jonathan Ross: Must Watch Films and Tom Jones streaming on ITVX from 04/05
• The Case Against Cosby streaming on ITVX from 11/05
• Rolf Harris: Hiding in Plain Sight (w/t) streaming on ITVX from 18/05
• May highlights on ITV1 include Without Sin and shocking drama Maryland starring Suranne Jones
The fourth installment of Jonathan Ross’ monthly film recommendations will cover cult favourites including The Big Lebowski starring Jeff Bridges as The Dude himself, The Crow starring Brandon Lee, Clerks directed by and starring Kevin Smith, My Left Foot starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World starring Michael Cera and more.
A reimagining of The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling based on Henry Fielding’s classic novel. A picaresque story of the title character’s complicated journey to find real love, Tom Jones has delighted and scandalized readers since it was originally published in 1749.
Solly McLeod (The Rising) stars as the hero Tom, alongside Sophie Wilde (You Don’t Know Me) as the heroine Sophia Western. The series also stars Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso), who will also be co-hosting the Eurovision song contest this month.
My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015-2019)
Films (from 1st May):
Films new to the service this month include Only Fools and Horses documentary Boycie in Belgrade, action-thriller Braven starring Jason Momoa, stunning epic Hero directed by Yimou Zhang, comic book adaptation Sin City, 90s classics City Slickers and Good Will Hunting, Rules of Engagement starring Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L Jackson, The Hours starring Meryl Streep, biopcs I Am Ali, Marley, and Mo Farah: No Easy Mile plus many more.
Of the sixty-three women who have come forward to accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault, only one was able to gain a conviction. This is her story. With intimate access to Andrea Constand and her family, Cosby’s prosecutors, journalists in the courtroom, and experts on predation, pedophilia, and trauma, this is a journey that will leave viewers shocked, informed, and deeply changed.
The two episodes will document Harris’ public persona of a non-threatening eccentric who was devoted to his wife whilst revealing that actually, within the industry, Harris was increasingly known as a creep. Police began investigating him in the wake of the Saville scandal, and discovered that the truth was even darker than that - he had abused his daughter’s friend when she was just 13.
30 Rock (2006-2013)
Set against the backdrop of 19th century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption--a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.
Dates to be confirmed in due course
In this four-part drama, Vicky McClure (Line of Duty, This is England, Broadchurch, Trigger Point) plays the role of grieving mother, Stella Tomlinson, whose 14-year-old daughter Maisy, is found dead at their family home with the bloodied, hooded figure of Charles Stone (Johnny Harris - The Salisbury Poisonings, Medici, Troy: Fall of a City) standing over her.
Acclaimed actor Eve Best (House of the Dragon, Nurse Jackie) and Oscar nominated Stockard Channing (The Good Wife, The West Wing) are among the stellar cast joining Suranne Jones (Gentleman Jack, Save Me, Vigil) in the new three-part drama Maryland.
The series focuses on the relationship between two sisters, down-to-earth mother of two Becca (Jones) and disciplined high-flyer Rosaline (Best) who have been driven apart by complex family dynamics. But when the body of an older woman is discovered at sunrise on Laxey Beach in the Isle of Man, it brings devastating news for the sisters.
Becca and Rosaline travel to the Isle of Man to repatriate the body of their mother, Mary, leaving their father Richard (George Costigan - Gentleman Jack, Happy Valley) at home in Manchester. Confined on the island, they discover shocking information about their mother and find it impossible to escape the ripple effect of her secrets and lies.
In May on BritBox subscribers can look forward to a wonderful collection of crime drama. Both series of gritty prison drama The Governor starring Janet McTeer will be available from 5th May, Rellik, the crime drama told in reverse starring Richard Dormer and Jodi Balfour will stream from 11th May, all three seasons of Kingdom, starring Stephen Fry as as rural Norfolk solicitor Peter Kingdom will stream from 18th May, and finally police drama The Holiday starring Jill Halfpenny will be available to stream from 25th May.
Source ITV Press Centre
May 26, 2023 4:00am ET by ITV Press Centre