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Billy Connolly will criss-cross the Us by train, seeking out outlaws, singers, fighters and dreamers, in a three-part series produced by 7Wonder. Commissioned by ITV, the show will follow the comedian/actor as he visits 28 states, starting and finishing in New York. Billy Connolly's Tracks Across America is a sequel to his 2011 ITV series Billy Connolly.s Route 66, in which he travelled along the famous Route 66.. Launched last year, 7Wonder is a joint venture between the Seven Network and former Maverick Television executives Alexandra Fraser, Liza Abbott and Simon Ellse which creates TV programs and formats for the UK market. The Connolly series, which was commissioned by Jo Clinton-Davis, ITV controller of factual and Richard Klein, director of factual, will screen here on Seven. Shooting is due to start in August. The director is Mike Reilly, who worked on Billy Connolly.s Route 66 and Billy Connolly.s Big Send Off. »
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Actor Mark Strong is to narrate a new ITV documentary commemorating the ten year anniversary of the London July 7 bombings.
The 7/7 Bombing: Survivors' Stories will focus on the events of 2005, which saw 52 people killed and 750 injured following a terrorist attack.
Those who experienced the attacks will share their side of the story on the 60-minute programme.
The 7/7 Bombing: Survivors' Stories will air next month with no advert breaks.
ITV's controller of factual Jo Clinton-Davis and ITV's director of factual Richard Klein commissioned the documentary from Stv Productions.
Clinton-Davis said: "As we reach the tenth anniversary of a date that has become a dark landmark in our history, by hearing from those directly involved this film aims to provide an insight into the truth of the human impact of this tragedy; how individual lives were changed forever that London morning and continue to be profoundly affected a decade on."
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ITV has commissioned a new consumer programme Big Box, Little Box.
The show will see British families testing a range of products over the space of three days, contributing funny and honest reviews for the cameras.
"We've all struggled with that new gadget or time-saving device - not just reading the instructions and trying to get the thing to work, but sometimes just getting onto the packaging," said ITV's Director of Factual Richard Klein, who commissioned the show. "Now you can sit back and let others read the manual for you.
"In an age when gadgets and devices dominate our lives more than ever, Big Box Little Box is a wry and warm take on how the British family copes with the modern world when it enters their living rooms."
The factual entertainment series will be comprised of six half-hour shows.
ITV recently announced that it is to revive fictional detective Maigret, »
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