ITV’s streaming service, ITVX, is in full Spring mode – with fresh additions coming in May, including a reimagining of Tom Jones, several classic American shows like 30 Rock and Medium, a documentary about the double life of Rolf Harris and more.
And since BritBox is now a part of ITVX – Premium subscribers will also get prison drama The Governor, all three seasons of Kingdom starring Stephen Fry and more.
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 costs £5.99/month or £59.99/year.
- Missed last month? Here are ITVX’s content highlights for April 2023
ITVX regularly offers all the catch-up programmes from ITV’s linear channels. But in addition to that – these are the content highlights for May 2023:
A wide selection of iconic films will launch on the service starting today, including:
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 and more.
Tom Jones (New TV Series)
Exclusive to ITVX.
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 in May.
Jonathan Ross: Must-Watch Films
Exclusive to ITVX.
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, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World starring Michael Cera, John Carpenter’s Escape from LA, epic war film Apocalypse Now, infamous thriller Basic Instinct and more.
My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Full Series, 2015-2019)
An American comedy-drama series starring Rachel Bloom.
Still pining for Josh, the boy who dumped her ages ago, whip-smart lawyer Rebecca jettisons her New York life and moves to California to win him back.
Crime (TV Series, 2022)
Exclusive to ITVX.
Crime is the highly acclaimed original crime thriller adapted from the best-selling novel by Irvine Welsh.
The series is already available on BritBox, so it’s on ITVX’s Premium tier – but from May 11, it will move to the free tier (it was originally scheduled to come to ITVX in April).
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 second season of Crime will be coming to ITVX in the future.
Medium (Full Series, 2005-2010)
All seven seasons of the popular American supernatural drama in which Allison Dubois (Patricia Arquette) uses her psychic abilities to help the local law enforcement.
With the information coming to her in cryptic dreams and visions, Allison often misinterprets these paranormal clues, hindering her constant efforts to convince skeptics of her gift and often leading to a race against the clock to crack violent and horrific crimes and bring the right criminals to justice.
Rolf Harris: Hiding in Plain Sight
Exclusive to ITVX.
Rolf Harris led a toxic double-life, molesting contributors and crew on the shows he worked on for years. Almost a decade on from his arrest, the films speak directly to Harris’ accusers, telling the story of how his assaults became gradually more serious throughout his excelling television career in the 70s and 80s.
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 (Full Series, 2006-2013)
Tune in to every hilarious episode from this multi-award-winning hit series.
Created by and starring Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe winner Tina Fey, paired up with fellow Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe winner Alec Baldwin, as quirky TV writer Liz Lemon and conservative company executive Jack Donaghy, bound together by chaos, charisma and employment contracts.
Together Jack and Liz preside over the everyday mayhem at a late-night variety show with no help from Liz’s loose cannon stars Tracy Jordan (Tracy Morgan) and Jenna Maroney (Jane Krakowski) and hapless NBC page Kenneth Parcell (Jack McBrayer).
Heroes (Full Series, 2006-2010)
Experience all the suspense, action, and shocking twists of the phenomenal American series, Heroes, and follow the lives of seemingly unconnected, ordinary people around the globe who discover they have extraordinary abilities.
The show follows a group of ordinary people from around the world who discover that they possess superhuman abilities, such as telekinesis, healing, and time travel.
As they struggle to come to terms with their newfound powers, they also face dangerous threats from those who seek to exploit or destroy them.
Starring Milo Ventimiglia, Hayden Panettiere, Masi Oka and Adrian Pasdar.
Catch-up Programmes From ITV1 (Exact dates to be announced)
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.
Coming To BritBox in May 2023
In May, BritBox UK and ITVX Premium 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 May 5.
Rellik, the crime drama told in reverse starring Richard Dormer and Jodi Balfour will stream from May 11.
All three seasons of Kingdom, starring Stephen Fry as rural Norfolk solicitor Peter Kingdom will stream from May 18.
And police drama The Holiday starring Jill Halfpenny will be available to stream from May 25.