ITV June 2023 monthly highlights Include Litvinenko: The Mayfair Poisoning Today on Friday, June 23
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The one hour documentary Litvinenko: The Mayfair Poisoning airs on Friday, 23rd June - a day after the final four hour-long episodes of Litvinenko, starring David Tennant as Alexander Litvinenko, have aired at 9pm each day from 19th June - 22nd June 2023.
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ITV June 2023 monthly highlights
• Jonathan Ross: Must Watch Films and Alan Carr’s autobiographical comedy Changing Ends streaming on ITVX from 01/06
• Ruby Speaking streaming on ITVX from 08/06
• Count Abdulla streaming on ITVX from 15/06
• Significant Other streaming on ITVX from 22/06
• June highlights on ITV1 include Litvinenko, Riches, a new series of Van Der Valk, Vicky McClure: My Grandad’s War, The British Soap Awards and Soccer Aid 2023
Jonathan Ross: Must Watch Films
Alan will star in the series as himself in present day, whilst taking on the role of young Alan is rising star Oliver Savell (Belfast). Shaun Dooley and Nancy Sullivan will play Alan’s parents Graham and Christine along with Taylor Fay as his younger brother Gary.
Comedy Ruby Speaking follows Ruby and her ragtag bunch of colleagues at the Hellocom call centre as they live, love, laugh and enter a choir competition they have no business being in.
Alongside Jayde Adams in the title role, the cast also features Katherine Kelly as Vicki, Sam Swainsbury as Mark, Joe Sims as Tom, Jamal Franklin as Cameron, Nicky Goldie as Donna, Amy-Leigh Hickman as Ellie, Dan Hiscox as Craig and Kiera Lester as Melons.
The Mindy Project (2012-2017)
This new 6x30 comedy series is written by Kaamil Shah and directed by Asim Abbasi (Churails). Count Abdulla is a Fudge Park production, produced by Hussain Casey Ahmed (Afterlife), with executive producer Phil Gilbert (White Gold).
The series, written by Dana Fainaru and Hamish Wright will premiere exclusively on ITVX this June.
Adapted from yes Studios’ award-winning Israeli series of the same name, the 6 x 30-minute series will follow two lonely neighbours who embark on a hesitant, obstacle-filled relationship after drastic life events bring them together. As this strange love story unfolds with wryly observed wit and warmth, could these deeply flawed individuals – both at a time in their lives when change is difficult and rarely expected – influence each other for the better?
The cast also includes Kelle Bryan, Mark Heap, Ben Bailey Smith, Sue Vincent, Shaun Williamson, Olivia Poulet and Will Ash.
Twelve Monkeys (2015-2018)
David Tennant portrays Alexander Litvinenko, the former Russian Federal Security Services and KGB officer, whose death from Polonium-210 poisoning in November 2006 triggered one of the most complex and dangerous investigations in the history of the Metropolitan Police.
Litvinenko is the story of the determined New Scotland Yard officers who worked to prove who was responsible for the death of Alexander Litvinenko. Written by acclaimed screenwriter George Kay (Creator and Showrunner of the smash hit crime thriller Lupin) the drama relates how in November 2006 two police officers were called to University College Hospital in London to interview a patient in declining health. The patient was Alexander Litvinenko, a Russian dissident who claimed to have been poisoned on the direct orders of Vladimir Putin. During the police interviews, Alexander provided meticulous details from his hospital bedside about the events leading up to his illness, which he knew would prove fatal. His information would ultimately help detectives track down two Russians who had poisoned Litvinenko with Polonium-210, a highly toxic radioactive substance. The drama also focuses upon the story of Marina, portrayed by Margarita Levieva (The Deuce, The Blacklist), Alexander’s fearless, dignified widow who fought tirelessly to persuade the British Government to publicly name her husband’s killers and acknowledge the role of the Russian State in his murder.
Litvinenko has been produced with the support of many of the key individuals involved in the investigation and subsequent public inquiry including former New Scotland Yard officers, Clive Timmons and Brent Hyatt, along with Ben Emmerson QC and Alexander’s family.
Litvinenko: The Mayfair Poisoning
Alexander Litvinenko died over fifteen years ago, yet his poisoning is still one of the most prominent assassinations in history. For the first time ever, this documentary will reveal the previously untold story of the experts behind-the-scenes who dealt with the deadly radioactive poisoning on British soil and those who led the investigation into Litvinenko’s murder.
The documentary provides a unique, alternative view of Alexander’s assassination, with an interview with his wife, Marina Litvinenko.
Van Der Valk Series 3
The street-smart detective is once again joined by Maimie McCoy as Inspector Lucienne Hassell, Darrell D’Silva as team pathologist Hendrik Davie and Emma Fielding as Chief Commissaris Julia Dahlman. Returning cast members are joined by new team members Sergeants Citra Li played by Django Chan-Reeves and Eddie Suleman played by Azan Ahmed.
Chris Murray continues as lead writer and showrunner, alongside Michele Buck as Executive Producer for Company Pictures.
The return of Van Der Valk sees the Dutch detective and his team solving three more homicides in the city.
He’s built his renowned business empire, Flair & Glory, through hard work and his entrepreneurial skills, making it the market leader in black hair and beauty. But, his rise to the top hasn’t been easy.
Whilst in New York, Nina (Deborah Ayorinde), and Simon (Emmanuel Imani), his estranged children from his first marriage, have established themselves as business people in their own right, each successful in their own field.
When Stephen suffers a stroke, the family’s world comes crashing down. As his life hangs in the balance, his different sets of children are about to collide. With secrets and lies rising to the surface and the Richards empire at stake, it's going to be a complicated family reunion.
Soccer Aid 2023
The British Soap Awards
This year the awards will take place at The Lowry in Salford and will be hosted by Phillip Schofield. As always, the numerous awards will be presented by an array of well-known faces from across the TV and showbiz world.
Vicky McClure: My Grandad’s War
Returning to ITV2 and ITVX, the Islanders must do their best to flirt, date, couple up and in a bid to avoid being ‘dumped’ from the Island. With new arrivals, heads may turn, while others will prove their true feelings. From romance and heart-to-hearts, to betrayal, bombshells and broken hearts, there’s never a dull moment in the ultimate search for love. More texts, fire pit gatherings and challenges await the lovestruck Islanders, meaning there’ll be plenty for them to dish the dirt on in the Beach Hut. Twists and turns will follow every step of the way, with shock recouplings, unexpected breakups and dramatic dumping.
As the couples attempt to win the hearts of each other – and the public – one couple will ultimately triumph and be crowned Love Island winners for Summer 2023.
Source ITV Press Centre
June 23, 2023 4:00am ET by ITV Press Centre