TV round-up: 24/10/14 – 30/10/14

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This week on The Edge’s TV round-up we’ve got a mix of great shows spawning from the Marvel and DC comics universe with the return of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and Arrow and a new show all about one of the most famous DC heroes, The Flash. But if you’re looking to celebrate some ionic figures of history and of culture than the Foo Fighters celebrate their 20th anniversary with a new series all about their forth coming album and for those great fans of the classic Hollywood period you can tune in on Monday to find out all about Marilyn Monroe’s tragic and often questioned death in Marilyn Monroe: The Missing Evidence. 

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: The comic-book drama returns for its second season following the explosive first season’s finale, and Agent Phil Coulson is ready to start rebuilding SHIELD. It’s not going to be an easy task, given that he and his agents are now wanted fugitives with very limited resources. Although their commitment to keeping the world safe from unseen threats remains as strong as ever, will it actually be possible? Unfortunately, there’s a chance that some of those threats could come from within as it appears Hydra is also on a recruitment drive. So as the agents try to find new allies, who can they trust and who has an ulterior motive for getting involved? Tune in this Friday on Channel 4 at 8pm.

Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways: The iconic rock band commemorate their 20th anniversary by documenting the eight-city recording of their latest album, Sonic Highways. Dave Grohl has filmed him and his band tour America, where they visit various studios and meet musicians along the way, recording a different track in a total different geographical area each time. The eight-parter begins in Chicago at Electrical Audio Studios, where the band meets with Steve Albini who helped to produce Nirvana’s third and final studio album. This special moment in Foo Fighters’ musical journey will air this Sunday on BBC4 at 10pm.

Melissa & Joey: Returning for its new third series, this US comedy, starring Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence, focuses on a local politician who hires a man, Joe, to look after her niece and nephew after Joe becomes broke. The first episode of the new instalment sees Joe start to search for another job as he realises niece and nephew, Lennox and Ryder, are old enough to look after themselves. However, due to Mel not wanting him to leave, she endeavours to show him how much of an integral part he has in their family. Catch the episode on Monday on E4 at 7.30pm.

mm51Marilyn Monroe: The Missing Evidence: Looking at one of the most high-profile deaths in modern history, as well as the death of one of the most iconic film stars from Classic Hollywood, this documentary series is to examine the conspiracy theories that have orbed Monroe’s death since 1962 to this day. Although she did officially commit suicide, some people have claimed that the FBI, the Mafia and the Kennedy family may have been involved in Monroe’s death. The documentary explores these theories, as well as revealing the content of tape recordings made inside Monroe’s home on that day which suggest her psychiatrist may have been involved in her death, working under pressure from individuals in high places. Watch the beginning of this fascination exploration on Channel 5 at 8pm this coming Monday.

The Intruders: This new supernatural crime thriller follows Former LAPD cop Jack Whelan (John Simm, Life On Mars) who finds the quiet idyllic life he has crafted with his wife Amy (Mira Sorvino) shattered when she vanishes. Troubled by a violent history, Jack is drawn deeper into the mystery when his high-school friend knocks on his door asking for help with a murder inquiry. The more Jack uncovers, the further down the dark path of his own past he is drawn, and he soon crosses paths with a secret society know as Qui Reverti. Tune in this coming Monday on BBC Two at 9pm.

The Flash: If you need a further superhero fix this new show has it all. CSI investigator Barry Allen (Grant Gustin, 90210) is obsessed with solving the mystery of his mother’s murder, a crime for which his father is currently serving time. His interest is also piqued when a couple of his colleagues come up with a cutting-edge particle accelerator that should offer massive advances in power and medicine. But when the grand unveiling is interrupted by a freak weather storm and Barry is struck by lightning, he ends up spending nine months in a coma – only to wake up feeling much speedier than ever before. There may even be a cameo of Arrow, so ensure to catch it this coming Tuesday on Sky Living at 8pm.

624The Missing: A family’s holiday to France ends in tragedy when a couple’s five-year-old son is abducted, and although a large manhunt is launched headed up by one of the country’s finest detectives, it seems the odds of finding the youngster are against them. Eight years later, when the fallout has driven the couple apart, the father (James Nesbitt, The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug) returns to the original scene to continue the search for his son. He has a shred of new evidence, but will the original lead detective, Julien Baptiste (Tcheky Karyo, Bad Boys), be willing to take up the case again? Tune in this coming Tuesday on BBC One at 9pm.

Arrow: In the aftermath of his victory, season three opens with The Arrow now a hero to the citizens of Starling. Crime is down, people feel safer, and Captain Lance even calls off the Anti-Vigilante Task Force. Basking in his success, Oliver (Stephen Amell, Heartland) believes he can finally have a private life and asks Felicity out on a date. But the second Oliver takes his eye off the ball a deadly villain reappears in Starling forcing Oliver to realise that he can never be Oliver Queen – not as long as the city needs The Arrow. Watch it this coming Thursday on Sky1 at 8pm.

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