TV round-up: 01/08/14 – 07/08/14

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The Edge‘s TV round-up is back for another week presenting you with some weird and wonderful shows to fill your time on your summer break. With several returning TV shows such as The Great British Bake Off and The Last Leg to indulge yourself with, Sky Atlantic also presents a new crime show to replace the Sopranos, and from Italy, Gomorrah. Or indeed if you’re looking for something equally as gripping but a little bit naughty Michael Sheen graces our screens again in Masters of Sex.

The Last Leg: Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker are all back for the second series of the show that delivers the hosts’ take on the weird and wonderful from the past seven days. The show that originally ran alongside the 2012 Paralympics proved so popular that it now continues for your pleasure. Perfect for some laugh out loud entertainment for your Friday night watch as the hosts take on the audience as well as the cast of The Inbetweeners. Airs tonight at 9pm on Channel 4.

 Gomorrah-low-res1Gomorrah: Based on Robert Saviano’s bestselling book, this gritty Italian crime drama paints a portrait of the brutal Neapolitan crime organisation the Camorra, as seen through the eyes of Ciro Di Marzo, the obedient and self-confident right-hand man of the clan’s godfather, Pietro Savastano. Hailed as the Italian answer to The Wire this show is perfect for those looking for a gritty watch. Airs Monday 4th August at 9pm, Sky Atlantic.

Masters of Sex: A show also back for its second season the  provocative drama series set in the 1950s, chronicling the relationship of Dr William Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan), the couple who gave birth to the sexual revolution. Follow Dr Masters as he seeks new employment and how far in the name of research he will go. Wonderfully thought provoking and very Mad Men-esque, tune into More4 on Tuesday 5th August at 10pm.

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The Great British Bake off: A firm favourite for all to tune in to, catch up with Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood as they take on some new contestants and task them to the dreaded technical. This Bafta award winning show is back for its fifth season and is more than likely to get you in the mood to bake or at least to eat. Perfect for all moods and always wonderfully entertaining the new season airs on Wednesday 6th August at 8pm on BBC 1.

Cuckoo: Sadly due to Andy Samberg’s busy schedule Cuckoo returns for its second season without Cuckoo (Samberg). Thankfully Greg Davies returns as uptight father Ken Thompson but now has to take on a new task: a ‘handsome and mysterious young stranger’ played by none other than Twilight star Taylor Lautner. While we will all miss the crazy antics of Thompson’s (Davies) son-in-law we’re all looking forward to the revamped second season for the sitcom. Airs Thursday 7th August at 10pm on BBC Three.

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