As we enter June 2023, ITVX is set to release an array of new shows and films that cater to diverse tastes and interests: From the BAFTA award-winning Alan Carr’s new TV series Changing Ends to the exclusive comedy-drama Significant Other, and even a show about a mid-twenties British-Pakistani Muslim doctor that turns into a vampire – Count Abdulla.
And since BritBox is now a part of ITVX – Premium subscribers will also get Hunter starring Hugh Bonneville, and more films including Danny Boyle’s Sunshine.
In addition to the on-demand content, you can also stream all of ITV’s live channels via the app, as well as several “themed” ad-supported live channels that are dedicated to a single series or theme (but not on Freeview Play devices and TVs).
ITVX is available on most of the streaming devices and Smart TVs sold in the UK (except for several older boxes and TVs), as well as on Virgin Media’s TV boxes, Sky Glass, Sky Stream – and, it was recently added to Sky Q as well.
While ITVX is a free streaming service first and foremost (with adverts), it also has an optional Premium tier that removes all the adverts – and also gives you access to most of the content from BritBox.
As we previously reported, BritBox no longer offers standalone subscriptions to new subscribers, and is instead sending people to ITVX’s Premium tier.
In addition, ITVX recently added Studio Canal Presents to its Premium tier – with 400+ films and TV shows.
ITVX Premium normally costs £5.99/month or £59.99/year (but currently, there’s a limited-time half-off offer).
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ITVX also offers all the catch-up programmes from ITV’s linear channels. But in addition to that – these are the content highlights for June 2023:
A wide selection of iconic films will launch on the service starting today, including:
2015’s sporting documentary Ronaldo, 2016’s I Am Bolt and docudrama thriller United 93 directed by Paul Greengrass.
Viewers will also be able to enjoy the thriller Runaway Jury starring John Cusack, and crime dramas Once Upon a Time in America starring Robert De Niro and Villain starring Craig Fairbrass.
Those desiring a more epic watch can settle down with Noah starring Russell Crowe, historial war drama Glory starring Denzel Washington or sci-fi nail-biter Monsters: Dark Continent.
Those seeking romance won’t be disappointed with The Age of Innocence starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Across the Universe starring Evan Rachel Wood, and Legends of the Fall starring Brad Pitt.
Jonathan Ross: Must-Watch Films
This month’s Jonathan Ross’ monthly film recommendations will cover some of the new films available for free on the service this month including Baby Driver, Whiplash and The Theory of Everything.
Jonathan will also be looking at some of the gems available to ITVX Premium subscribers within the StudioCanal Presents collection.
Changing Ends (New TV Series)
Changing Ends is co-written by the BAFTA award winning Alan Carr and the Scottish BAFTA & RTS award winning Simon Carlyle (Two Doors Down), based on Alan’s own life in Northampton in the 1980’s growing up as the son of a fourth-division football manager.
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.
Ruby Speaking (New TV Series)
Exclusive to ITVX.
Newly single Ruby is a fun and irreverent member of the customer service team at the Bristol call centre of Hellocom. The life and soul of her workplace, Ruby struggles to read from the prepared script that work and life have foisted upon her, choosing instead to walk her own chaotic path.
Comedy Ruby Speaking follows Ruby and her ragtag bunch of colleagues 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 (Full Series, 2012-2017)
This hilarious American sitcom follows Dr Mindy Lahiri (Mindy Kaling, who also created the series), an Ob-Gyn who attempts to balance her hectic and demanding job with her tumultuous personal life.
Surrounded by a host of offbeat co-workers, Mindy undertakes a mission to become a more well-rounded woman in an effort to land the perfect guy-whomever he may be. Chris Messina, Ed Weeks, and Ike Barinholtz also star.
Count Abdulla (New TV Series)
Exclusive to ITVX.
Count Abdulla follows Abdulla Khan (Arian Nik, The Bay) – a mid-twenties British-Pakistani Muslim doctor stuck in an identity crisis, caught between his religious mother and his secular, hedonistic friends.
But when Abdulla is bitten by a vampire (Jaime Winstone, Four Lives) he suddenly becomes the outsider’s outsider in this six-episode comedy series.
Exclusive to ITVX.
Significant Other (New TV Series)
BAFTA award-winner Katherine Parkinson and RTS award-winner Youssef Kerkour are the leads of Significant Other, a brand new comedy-drama from multi-award-winning producer Nicola Shindler.
The six-episode 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 (Full Series, 2015-2018)
Every episode from all four seasons of the American sci-fi mystery drama starring Aaron Stanford and Amanda Schull.
The series follows time traveller James Cole (Stanford), who travels to the present day from the year 2043 to find the source of a deadly virus which will cause the death of over 90 per cent of the world’s population.
Aided by virologist Cassandra Railly (Schull), Cole learns that the shadowy ‘Army of the Twelve Monkeys’ may have something to do with the virus.
The series, which is based on the film by the same name, was created by Terry Matalas, who was also behind the recent third season of Star Trek: Picard.
Catch-up Programmes From ITV1 (Exact dates to be announced)
Riches (TV Series)
A smart businessman with an undeniably ruthless streak, Stephen Richards is one of the UK’s most successful Black businessmen.
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.
After 20 years of success, he’s at the helm of a multi-million-pound cosmetics empire and is reaping the rewards of his ambitions. He’s a great advocate for black-owned business; powerful, driven and impassioned, and with a glamorous, second wife, Claudia (Sarah Niles), life is never dull.
Along with their adult children, Alesha (Adeyinka Akinrinade), Gus (Ola Orebiyi) and Wanda (Nneka Okoye) they love spending their hard-earned cash and enjoying the good life.
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
More than 74,000 fans will roar Soccer Aid for UNICEF back to Manchester United’s Old Trafford this June. Lionesses’ Euro 2022 winner, and Queen of The Jungle, Jill Scott will captain England – the first time a female player has skippered England in the world’s biggest charity football game.
The Three Lions have not won a Soccer Aid for UNICEF match since 2018. In an effort to win back the trophy, England have unveiled one of their strongest-ever line-ups with 25 names revealed – six of which are making their debuts.
The British Soap Awards
The British Soap Awards will return to ITV1 and ITVX this summer to once again celebrate the nation’s biggest and most-loved soap operas.
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
Ralph McClure is a World War II hero. The 97-year-old Royal Navy veteran helped to invade France during the Normandy Landings – one of the most pivotal and dangerous operations in wartime Britain.
In this one-off special, Vicky will trace her Grandad’s extraordinary story, talking in depth to him at home in Nottingham and then heading back to the Normandy shore to retrace his very personal journey.
Yes, this summer Love Island is back in Mallorca and set to return for its tenth sizzling series, as a host of new singletons seek to find love.
Returning to ITV2 and ITVX, the Islanders must do their best to flirt, date, and couple up in a bid to avoid being ‘dumped’ from the Island.
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.
Coming To BritBox in June 2023
In June, BritBox UK and ITVX Premium subscribers can look forward to the thriller series Quirke starring Gabriel Byrne, and police drama Hunter starring Hugh Bonneville (which is the sequel to the drama Five Days).
New films coming to the service include Danny Boyle’s Sunshine, starring Oscar-winner Michelle Yeoh and Peaky Blinders’ Cillian Murphy.