Viewpoint is a police drama that has been airing on ITV for the past week, and it is made up of five episodes. The nailbiting series follows detective Martin King (played by Noel Clarke), who sets up a surveillance team inside a woman’s flat. He is investigating the disappearance of a primary school teacher who went missing, and her boyfriend is the main suspect.
The mystery was just starting to wrap up when ITV made the decision to pull the season finale from its evening schedule.
The episode was due to air at 9pm on Friday, April 30, but the network decided to pull the finale following allegations against Clarke.
A total of 20 women whom Clarke had worked with have made claims against him for sexual harassment.
The actor strongly denies the claims, having released a statement on April 29.
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An ITV spokesperson said: “We are mindful that some of our viewers have already invested four hours of their time over the past four nights in following this thriller which was due to conclude this evening, and they have yet to see the final episode.
“As such we plan to make it available on ITV Hub tonight for a limited time for any viewers who wish to seek it out, and watch its conclusion.”
This means fans will need to have access to the online streaming service in order to watch the finale.
The entire series was originally available to watch on the ITV Hub but is now only available via Amazon Prime Video.
You can sign up to an ITV Hub account via Amazon after a seven-day free trial now to watch Viewpoint.
At the moment, only the first four episodes are available with episode five expected to drop at a later date.
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There had been calls for the series to be pulled when the allegations first came to light on April 29.
The fourth episode aired as planned, with ITV making the decision to recall the final episode on the afternoon of April 30.
Sky has also suspended work with Clarke, and BAFTA has suspended his award and membership until further notice.
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The series faced backlash from viewers following the announcement of the allegations, with some choosing to boycott the series.
ITV said it had a zero-tolerance policy against bullying and harassment and felt it was appropriate to take the final episode off air.
They said: “In light of the very serious nature of the allegations against Noel Clarke raised by 20 women in the Guardian’s report, ITV has decided it is no longer appropriate to broadcast the final episode of the drama Viewpoint on ITV main channel this evening.
Viewpoint is available to watch on the ITV hub
Published at Mon, 03 May 2021 18:40:00 +0000