ITV ANNOUNCES ITVX OCTOBER STREAMING HIGHLIGHTS
ITV have announced the streaming highlights coming to its streaming service ITVX in October 2023.
Films coming to ITVX this month include dramas Burden (2018), Girl, Interrupted (1999), Miss Virginia (2019), Sex, Lies and Videotape (1989), Midnight Express (1978) and Urban Hymn (2015). New thrillers and horror films will include Single White Female (1992) and Legion (2010). Lastly, new documentaries landing in October include Michael Jackson’s This Is It (2009) and Senna (2010).
Jonathan Ross: Must Watch Films
Jonathan Ross’ monthly film recommendations cover a selection of the best films available on the service including The Howling (1981), The Wicker Man (1973), Precious (2009), Chaplin (1992) and Flame in the Streets (1961).
The satirical comedy series C*A*U*G*H*T follows four Australian soldiers sent on a secret mission to a war-torn country. Mistaken for Americans, they are captured by freedom fighters and produce a hostage video that goes viral. When the soldiers reach celebrity status, they realise that being caught might just be the best thing that could’ve happened to them. Director, producer and writer Kick Gurry (Edge of Tomorrow) stars in the six-episode series alongside Sean Penn, Matthew Fox, Ben O’Toole, Lincoln Younes, Alexander England, Mel Jarnson, Fayssal Bazzi, Dorian Nkono and Rebecca Breeds.
In Search of Instagram’s Worst Con Artist
In Search of Instagram’s Worst Con Artist is a two-parter that tells the inside story of Belle Gibson, the 21-year-old social influencer who claimed she cured her terminal cancer through wellness and healthy eating.
Her miraculous story brought her fame and money, with a successful app, a book deal and countless television appearances. But when journalists investigated, they discovered something shocking: none of her story was true – she never had cancer. She had misled her millions of followers – and for some there were devastating consequences.
With access to friends and family who speak on the record for the first time, this series discovers the truth about Belle Gibson. Was she a manipulative, compulsive liar or a damaged young woman exploited by big brands for their own ends?
October highlights on BritBox UK include a Black History Month collection featuring the likes of Mandela: A Long Walk to Freedom (2013) starring Idris Elba and A United Kingdom (2016) starring David Oyelowo. BritBox will also be marking Halloween with classic horror films including The Mummy (1959) starring Peter Cushing and Dracula (1958) starring Christopher Lee.