ITV has enlisted Shiver and Twofour to produce two new series, and has ordered a second series of Denham Productions’ The Hungry Sailors.
Shiver will produce the 20 x 60-minute Rory Bremner’s Great British Views. Each episode will see the writer and comedian take in iconic views of Great Britain, from rural Cotswolds to the city of Edinburgh. In addition to classic British views, Bremner will also take in some less well-known sights along the way.
From Twofour, Tasty Travels with Lynda Bellingham is a 20 x one-hour series following the actress as she travels across the UK over the summer sampling some of its best ingredients, hunting down long lost recipes and taking part in a variety of village fairs and fêtes.
Lastly, father and son cooking duo, Dick and James Strawbridge, are heading back to the high seas for the second series of The Hungry Sailors. The 30 x one-hour series from Denham Productions follows the team’s culinary voyage around the Cornish coast, taking in the Channel Islands and the Isles of Scilly.
“Research tells us our viewers are looking for a rich palette of programming during the afternoons so I am delighted to bring these new commissions to the ITV1 Daytime schedule,” said ITV director of factual and daytime, Alison Sharman. “They offer the opportunity to connect the wider audience at this time to the outside world, with escapist programs of real quality, scale and ambition.”