ITV moved fast in 2020 to adapt its schedule in the light of extraordinary and fast-changing
global events. With holes to fill and production challenges, the channel went to extraordinary
lengths to keep major franchises and talent on air and its big, broad audience entertained.
Kevin Lygo, director of television, discusses the learnings of 2020 and looks ahead
as production resumes. From soaps that command huge viewing figures to the huge
entertainment and drama pieces, to current affairs and factual, Lygo delves into what to
expect from the country’s largest commercial broadcaster throughout the remainder of the
year and for 2021.