Highlights from ITV this fortnight

An estranged family come together to support their young son on a huge life decision in Butterfly, John Simm continues his hunt in Hong Kong to find out the truth in Strangers. Jordan Stephens and Amelia Dimoldenberg hand over the microphones for a show filled with hip hop karaoke and more in Don’t Hate the Playaz and get ready for drama in The Only Way is Essex.

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Butterfly

Butterfly

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Sunday 21st October at 9pm

Emmett J Scanlan, Callum Booth-Ford and Anna Friel star in the drama about a broken family and a young boy who has a secret he hopes to tell. A troubling discovery prompts Vicky and Stephen to realise Max should be allowed to identify as Maxine. She is instantly happier, but an appointment at the gender clinic doesn’t go how Vicky hoped, and she goes to great lengths to make her child happy.

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Strangers

Strangers

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Continues 22nd October at 9pm

Jonah is still on a quest to find the truth about his late wife. Lau’s abduction comes out of the blue and throws David and Jonah completely off course. The pair find themselves launched on a frantic search for the truth, but the devastating reality of what they discover will change everyone’s lives forever.

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Don’t Hate the Playaz

Don’t Hate the Playaz

Continues Thursday 25th October at 9pm

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Jordan Stephens hosts this comedy hip hop panel show alongside Amelia Dimoldenberg, featuring live performances and hilarious games. More fun-filled chaos continues as Maya Jama, London Hughes, Poet and Mo Gilligan go up against Lady Leshurr, Darren Harriott, Marlon Davis and Yung Filly in a series of rap battles, dance-offs and hip hop karaoke challenges.

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The Only Way Is Essex

The Only Way Is Essex

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Sunday 21st October at 9pm

Fun and games are afoot for the glamorous lads and lasses of Essex. Dan sets out to help Diags’ loneliness, but can he find him the perfect date? Yaz tries to build bridges and make amends with the girls following her time away, but are they ready to forgive and forget, and elsewhere, can Chloe Meadows overcome her insecurities?

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