Films on ITV's digital channels are always "split" to slot in the FYI Daily updates.
I thought it was so they could cram in an extra ad-break without falling foul of Ofcom rules...
It's exactly the same with films on Channel 5, where 5 News is shown on Channel 5, and Access is shown on 5 Star, Paramount, etc.
I've never really understood why they always show it in the middle of films, and never in between programmes. I did hear before that it was to discourage people from recording films from the tv using PVRs.
Doubt it, because Series Link on Sky can "see" films like this as being a "series" so set that and it will get both parts easily. Yes I know its technically not a "series" but it works.
Of course you have to actively notice that you are recording the first part, as my parents have been caught out by this on multiple occasions and only ended up with the second half of a film.
I do find it an irritating EPG
practice, but I suppose on the ITV channels its to promote FYI Daily (even if it is incredibly dire and tacky).