TV round-up: 08/08/14 – 14/08/14


The last full month of the Summer break is here, and with it comes a whole array of new TV shows, ranging from spinoffs to returning series. What is particularly exciting this week is the introduction of the new The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice, hosted by Jo Brand. The baking show has taken the country by a storm, and now the post-GBBO depression that normally lasts for a whole week now can exist for only two days, with the spinoff airing every Friday after Wednesday’s main show. Read our full TV round-up below.

The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice: The hit baking show, moved over to BBC One as a result of its large popularity, now has a spinoff show. Hosted by Jo Brand, The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice has a celebrity panel where, together, they will discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of Wednesday’s show, including unseen footage as well as an interview with the evicted contestant. If sometimes you feel like you haven’t had enough GBBO action, then this is your solution. Catch it tonight on BBC Two at 9pm.

Made in Chelsea NYC: Starting this weekend, Made in Chelsea NYC is another spinoff show, seeing the Chelsea-based cast move over to New York City where the same drama ensues. Despite not all the cast being present for the trip, there are some new faces which will be introduced, including Lucy’s new pal, Billie, a New York Fashion blogger. Although Made in Chelsea‘s seventh season didn’t finish that long ago, withdrawal symptoms may already being sinking in, so ensure you catch the first of this six-parter on Sunday on E4 at 9pm.43944

The Village: The drama finally returns for its second season this weekend, where the time has been forwarded to the Roaring Twenties. Focusing particularly on the working class and their struggle, The Village‘s second season sees the arrival of jazz which, as a result, changes society’s old perceptions of sex, love and politics. The new series consists of six episodes, with its first airing this Sunday on BBC One at 9pm.

Richard E Grant’s Hotel Secrets: Back for its second season, we continue with this famous actor as he visits increasingly extravagant, exclusive and even scandalous hotels. The show acts as both a travel guide as well as dishing the gossip about each hotel Grant visits along his travels. Beginning in Miami, tune in this Tuesday on Sky Atlantic at 9pm.


Legends:  The show follows a deep-cover operative working for the FBI named Martin Odum (Sean Bean), who has an uncanny ability to transform himself into a different person for each job. But his own identity comes into question when a mysterious stranger suggests that Martin isn’t who he thinks he is. If you love a thriller with some serious action but also with some great character development, this show is perfect for you. First airs this Wednesday on TNT at 9pm.


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