About ITV 1
The UK’s oldest commercial television network, ITV 1, a part of the Independent Television network, broadcasts shows spanning drama, entertainment, news and sports. ITV’s retains the UK terrestrial rights to the UEFA Champions League; the channel, therefore, places significant emphasis on football coverage. With popular shows such as Loose Women , Coronation Street, The Jeremy Kyle Show and Emmerdale, ITV 1 remains one of the UK’s most popular channels, in addition to a fierce competitor to the BBC channels and programs..
Dame Rebecca WestFirst transmitted in 1976, Dame Rebecca West recalls her life and career in conversation with Ludovic Kennedy. She analyses the strength of HG Wells as a writer, debunks the myth that George Bernard Shaw flirted with her ('silly old buffoon'), describes Joseph Conrad's struggle to understand Jane Austen and talks about her coverage of Lord Haw-Haw's trial for treason. She also comments on the current feminist movement, discusses modern novelists and defends her criticism of television interviewers.Born Cicily Isabel Fairfield, the author adopted the name Rebecca West after playing that character in Henrik Ibsen's Rosmersholm while studying acting at RADA. West had a ten-year love affair with HG Wells and gave birth to his son in 1914. (R)