TV round-up: 05/09/14 – 11/09/14


The Edge is back for another TV round up and it seems the most thrilling day of the week for entertainment will be Sunday with an exciting three new shows. Whether you want to escape with Houdini, argue with Rick Edwards or see how Scott & Bailey have recovered from last season this week’s round up has it all.

Strictly Come Dancing: Back for another year get your dancing shoes on and be prepared to rumba around the room. With starts such as Pixie Lott, Frankie Bridge, Thom Evans, Mark Wright and even the former host of The Xtra Factor Caroline Flack this year looks full of hot contenders. Tune in this Sunday 7th September at 8pm on BBC One.

Houdini: portrayed by Adrien Brody, Houdini follow the man behind the magic as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists and encounters the greatest names of the era, from U.S. presidents to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Grigori Rasputin. Tune in this Sunday 7th September at 9pm on Channel 4 for the first episode of the mini-series.

The Secrets: This five-part original British drama begins this weekend, focusing on one of five different stories each week where the audience witnesses the emotional trauma of an unravelling secret in the five disparate situations. The series begins with a vet (Olivia Coleman) whose mother (Alison Steadman) is diagnosed with terminal cancer, and asks of her daughter that she provides her with drugs from her clinic to end her suffering. Watch it Sunday on BBC One at 10.40pm.

Free Speech: Rick Edwards and Tina Daheley return for the fourth series of their live debate show next week. The program, which gives voice to the youth of today, returns in Edinburgh, a week before the Scottish independence vote. With this particular focus as well as discussions on the Middle East, the panel consists of Scottish National Party’s Joan McAlpine and the leader of the Scottish Conservative Party as well as Martin Compston, Ruth Davidson and Hugo Rifkind.

scott_and_bailey_series2_01Scott & Bailey: Starring Lesley Sharpe, Suranne Jones and Amelia Bullmore, Scott & Bailey enters its fourth series next Wednesday. Fresh from their conflict that saturated the last series, both Scott and Bailey have mutually decided to move forward with new honesty. With both of them applying for a promotion, DCI Gill (Bullmore) has to make the executive decision as to who continues at the department as sergeant. Catch what looks to be another promising series of the detective thriller next Wednesday on ITV at 9pm.


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