ITV has announced the first tranche of factual commissions for ITVX featuring a range of documentary box sets, a new investigative series and the return of successful series that have proven popular in streaming.
“We’re excited about the opportunity ITVX presents for us and with our commissioning we want to broaden the palette of factual in very different and surprising ways,” says ITV’s Controller of Factual Jo Clinton Davis.” Documentary box sets with directorial ambition, on a diverse range of subjects, lead our developing slate; alongside series from new factual talent, including Laura Whitmore Investigates, which we are delighted to announce. This is just the beginning of a range of new opportunities as the world of Factual opens up on ITVX, with much more to come.”
The package includes Rolf Harris: Hiding in Plain Sight, which examines the truth behind how entertainer treasure Rolf Harris betrayed the trust of the nation and hid in plain sight whilst sexually abusing children and young women for years. The two-part series will speak to Harris’ victims, the police who investigated him and colleagues who worked alongside him to tell the story of his rise and fall.
Also on the slate The Royal Family tells the story of the world’s most famous family through the perspective of the major personal challenges that faced the Queen and the monarchy throughout her reign. Rare archive footage is set against new interviews with key figures –some of whom have never previously spoken on camera.
And in Laura Whitmore Investigate, the presenter takes on a series of controversial issues in immersive, investigative films, which will see her using her journalism skills to reveal new insights on each subject.