national Arts Festival Banner

Monday, May 7, 2018


(Sarah Parish as Bancroft)

ITV Choice highlights for week May 7 to 13, 2018.

Shetland; Tuesday, May 8, at 20h00. ITV Choice (DStv 123)
Ignoring Secret Service warnings, Perez and Tosh track down Mathias Soderland. Back on Shetland, a beach memorial service is held for Sally McColl.

Murdoch Mysteries: Wednesday, May 9, at 20h00 and 21h00. ITV Choice (DStv 123)
Back-to-back episodes of this new season featuring Detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) and his wife, coroner Julia Ogden (Hélène Joy). As Murdoch investigates a murder with connections to vaudeville entertainers Harry and Al Jolson, Watts unravels a mystery about his own family. In the second story Murdoch and Brackenreid send Crabtree undercover at a chess tournament to unravel the murder of a Russian master.

A Right Royal Quiz: Thursday, May 10, at 20h00. ITV Choice (DStv 123)
This is Britain's first ever panel show about the Royal Family and a celebratory and affectionate look at the Royals and the country’s obsession with them. Competing over a series of funny and entertaining rounds testing their knowledge of Royal facts and regal moments, the teams are helped along the way by Royal expert Jennie Bond. The contestants also meet some super fans in the studio and are surprised with some royal-themed guests.

A Very Royal Wedding: Friday, May 11, at 20h00. ITV Choice (DStv 123)
A Very Royal Wedding celebrates the 70th anniversary of The Queen and Prince Philip’s marriage in November 1947. Presenter Alexander Armstrong discovers how a battered post-war Britain pulled off the wedding of the century against the odds. This feature-length documentary includes contributions from Joan Collins and Sheila Hancock, sharing their memories of the wedding, as well as revealing insights from those who were part of the big day, such as page boy Prince Michael of Kent. This was “the people’s wedding” and Alexander meets the ordinary people, who made this such a special occasion, including one of the seamstresses responsible for the spectacular wedding dress and three of the choir boys who performed at Westminster Abbey. Alexander will also recreate The Queen’s exquisite three carat diamond engagement ring, her beautiful wedding bouquet and her show-stopping wedding cake.

Bancroft: Monday, May 14, at 20h00. ITV Choice (DStv 123)
This fast-paced contemporary thriller explores what happens when heinous crimes, long buried in the past, come back to haunt us. Trusted, adored and respected by her colleagues, Elizabeth Bancroft has given her life to the police force and promotion looks assured. However, Bancroft is not all she seems – on the surface she’s a model DCI, but beneath this veneer dark secrets lurk. DS Katherine Stevens, meanwhile, is an ambitious, fast-tracked recruit, whose only indiscretion is an affair with a married police officer she finds hard to resist. When Katherine is assigned to investigate ‘cold’ cases, she unwittingly disturbs ghosts of the past, unearthing secrets that couldn’t be more catastrophic to the lives of her colleagues.

Invitation to A Royal Wedding: Thursday, May 17, at 20h00. ITV Choice (DStv 123)
Royal weddings used to be private, family occasions that took place completely outside of the public eye. But ever since Queen Victoria, the Royal Family has increasingly opened its doors to the public to share in these special days. The royal weddings from then on have marked crucial moments for Britain when the world’s perceptions of the monarchy and of the country are formed. The programme will reveal the stories behind the meticulous planning of some of the biggest events of the last century. Told by the people who have been at the heart of preparing for these momentous occasions, these stories invite us behind the scenes and give us insights into what we can look forward to from Prince Harry and Meghan’s big day.

Harry and Meghan: A Very Modern Romance: Friday, May 18, at 20h00. ITV Choice (DStv 123)
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are to marry. With the same interests, they seem ideally suited. They have both confronted difficult upbringings and triumphed. Now they triumph together. This one-hour special explores the social background that makes this adventurous marriage seem thoroughly in keeping with the modern British Royal Family. It explores the remarkable lives of actress Meghan Markle, a powerful woman’s rights campaigner, and Prince Harry, who has broken out of the royal straightjacket without losing his royal dignity.

Live coverage of the Royal Wedding: Saturday, May 19, from 10h25. ITV Choice (DStv 123)
Julie Etchingham and Phillip Schofield will present ITV Choice’s live, comprehensive coverage of the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from a specially constructed studio in Windsor.