TV round up: 22/08/14 – 28/08/14


The Edge is back for it’s weekly TV round up and what a treat we have in store for you this week! With multiple sci-fi thrillers returning such as Doctor Who and Under the Dome you’re sure to get your fix. Or if you’re looking for some easier viewing you can still catch up on E4’s latest hottest sitcom and some of the hottest new talent live from this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.

Melissa & Joey: if you still haven’t caught this wonderful new sitcom then you still have a chance. Starring everyone’s favourite teenage witch Melissa Burke (Sabrina) and talking kitten Joseph Lawrence (Disney’s Oliver & Company) as a local politician who after a family scandal leaves her as the guardian of her niece and nephew hires a nanny or ‘manny’. For those who loves Hope & Faith or * Simple Rules this family sitcom is perfect for some lighthearted fun. Tune in this Friday 22nd August at 9pm or 9:30pm on E4.

DoctorWhoCapaldiClaraDoctor Who: Back for it’s 8th season with a brand new doctor be prepared to get thrown into a darker world led by a fresh face; Peter Capaldi. Our favourite timelord is back with his trusty sidekick Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) for the opening episode entitled “deep breath”. Tune in this Saturday 23rd August at 7:50pm on BBC1.

Gadget Man: Richard Ayoade returns with his fantastic show exploring the world of technology, from the everyday to the extraordinary. In the first edition, he takes on the worst of the British climate, braving a hurricane in a wind tunnel as well as playing with pressure-test cold-weather technology at the Hemel Hempstead Snow Centre with unexpected results. Finally, he reveals his bespoke survival raft built to withstand the meteorological apocalypse he’s convinced is just around the corner. Joined by guests Tim Vine and Marcus Brigstocke this show is perfect to start off your week. Tune in on Monday 25th August at 8:30pm on Channel 4.

Under the Dome: Back for it’s second season this TV show based on a Stephen King novel provokes questions on human nature at large and stars familiar faces such as Mike Vogel ( The Help) and Rachelle Leferve (Twilight). The small town of Chester’s Mill finds itself suddenly cut off from the rest of the world and is perfect for those still feeling deprived from The Walking Dead. Tune in on Monday the 25th August at 10pm on Channel 5.

The Emmy Awards: All the highlights from the 66th annual 5664524-3x2-700x467primetime emmy awards less than 24hours after the awards ceremony actually commences. Hosted by Seth Meyers watch with baited breath as your favourite TV shows go head to head with the categories all appearing particularly tough this year though we do have a British actress up for outstanding lead with Michelle Dockery up for Downton Abbey.   The ceremony will also include a special tribute in honour of the late Robin Williams to be delivered by lifelong friend Billy Crystal. Tune in this Tuesday 26th August at 8:30pm on SkyLiving.

Edinburgh Comedy Fest live: The one and only Kevin Bridges hosts the Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live. Kevin introduces some exciting names in comedy from the Edinburgh Playhouse with Lucy Beaumont, James Acaster and Des Bishop joining some of the brightest and the best performers from this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. Perfect for some laugh out loud viewing when the end of the week is in sight. Tune in on Thursday 28th August at 9pm on BBC Three.


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