ITV have announced the highlights for ITV1 this July.
Irvine Welsh’s Crime
Crime is the highly acclaimed original crime thriller adapted from the best-selling novel by Irvine Welsh, which is currently available on ITVX.
Set in Edinburgh, the six-episode series stars BAFTA and International Emmy award-winning Dougray Scott as Detective Inspector Ray Lennox, who is investigating the disappearance of a schoolgirl while battling his own personal demons. The series also stars Joanna Vanderham as DS Amanda Drummond, Angela Griffin as Trudi Lowe, Ken Stott as Chief Superintendent Bob Toal and Jamie Sives as Detective Inspector Dougie Gillman.
A Spy Among Friends
Cold war drama A Spy Among Friends is a series based on the New York Times best-selling book written by Ben Macintyre. In collaboration with Sony Pictures Television, ITV Studios and Veritas Entertainment Group, the series produced in the UK stars Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award-winning actor, Damian Lewis (Homeland, Billions) and Emmy® Award-winner, Guy Pearce (Jack Irish, Mare of Easttown). Lewis also serves as executive producer.
The six-episode series dramatises the true story of Nicholas Elliott and Kim Philby, two British spies and lifelong friends. Philby was the most notorious British defector and Soviet double agent in history. This is a story of intimate duplicity; of loyalty, trust and treachery. Philby’s deeply personal betrayal, uncovered at the height of the Cold War, resulted in the gutting of British and American Intelligence.
A Year On Planet Earth
Showcasing the many wonders of the world, A Year on Planet Earth, reveals the incredible ways in which almost all life is connected and how where we are on our journey around the sun affects the lives of individual animals.
The fresh concept documentary series will draw on the most spellbinding and dramatic stories from all corners of the globe.
Combining extreme weather, breath-taking landscapes, epic wildlife spectacles and lovable animal characters, this series reveals our planet in a completely new light, uncovering how animals react and adapt to shifting habitats and unexpected events.
Presented by acclaimed actor, author and comedian, Stephen Fry, this unique series uncovers never before seen footage of our favourite creatures.
Murder in the Family
Murder in the Family relives three shocking British murders as told by those closest to the tragic events, revealing the killers' motives behind their fatal acts. From the makers of Netflix's most watched documentary, American Murder: The Family Next Door, this three-part series tells the tragic stories of the Fitzgibbons family, Cheryl Hooper and Jennifer Cronin.
The horror of these recent high profile British murders, where the victim and perpetrator are family, delves into why the murders were committed against their own loved ones and what could possibly lead the murderers to these shocking acts of violence.
The Voice Kids
The search to find Britain's best young singing talent is back on, as superstar coaches will.i.am, Pixie Lott, Danny Jones and Ronan Keating reunite for The Voice Kids.
Broadcasting over three special episodes, Emma Willis will preside over the competition as singers between the ages of 7 and 14 perform in front of the famous red chairs in a bid to showcase their champion vocals and become The Voice Kids winner 2023.
Hosted by football legend Ian Wright, Moneyball is the nail-biting game show that sees the chance of winning life-changing money rest entirely on the roll of a ball.
Series two will see teams of two contestants have the chance to accumulate large sums of money by correctly answering a series of questions; however, as the money in the pot grows, so does the pressure, and players must hold their nerve in the countdown to the final ball being played - the Moneyball.
Players can choose to quit the game at any point and take one final roll of the Moneyball to win their cash but they risk losing it all if they don’t land their ball in the WIN zone. This ensures the viewers are kept in as much suspense as the players themselves, with everyone on the edge of their seat until the very end.