TV round-up: 02/01/15 – 09/01/15


The Edge‘s first TV round-up of the year sees the return of the highly-anticipated Broadchurch, which ended its original season back in early 2013. Starring David Tennant and Olivia Coleman, the ITV drama new series will be based on how the town rebuilds itself after the events that occurred in the first series. Also returning this week is Take Me Out and Room 101, light watches to ease us into the new year. Though if you’re itching for some other dramas then fear not, Scandal, Supernatural and The Musketeers are all returning to our screens this week.

Room 101: Back for its fourth series, Room 101 will return with Strictly Come Dancing head judge Len Goodman, along with Ronni Ancona and comedian, Tim Vine. The three celebrities join Frank Skinner to discuss what they dislike about today’s society, including small talk at parties and karaoke DJs. Make sure to catch it tonight at 8.30PM on BBC One.

The Musketeers: The return of the swashbuckling adventure set in 17th-century Paris. While fans of Peter Capaldi may be disappointed that his time-travelling means he no longer appears as Cardinal Richelieu, he has an equally dastardly replacement in the shape of actor Marc Warren. The Musketeers are sent to rescue the Comte de Rochefort, the Cardinal’s man in Madrid who has escaped from a Spanish prison. He brings news that the chief author of France’s military strategy against Spain, General De Foix, has been captured, so the king’s swordsmen join forces with Rochefort to rescue De Foix before critical information falls into the wrong hands. But it soon appears that Rochefort, like the Cardinal before him, may not be entirely trustworthy. Tune in tonight on BBC One at 9pm.

Take Me Out: Paddy McGuinness brings the Saturday night favourite, Take Me Out, back to TV screens this weekend for its seventh season where 30 new women compete to be taken on a date to the Isle of Fernandos. In the first episode of ten, four men try to impress the women, including a school bus driver from Newcastle and a magician from Somerset. Watch it on Saturday at 8.30pm on ITV.

Botched: Reality series following surgeons Terry Dubrow and Paul Nassif (husbands from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills)  as they aim to fix cosmetic procedures that have gone wrong, with the first edition featuring a woman who has problems with her breasts and another who has issues with her nose job. Plus, they make a house call on Justin – a self-proclaimed human doll. Can anybody find their Ken doll? Tune in this Sunday at 10pm on ITVBe.

Revenge-Season-4-Premiere-RecapReview-650x433Revenge: US drama starring Emily VanCamp as Emily Thorne, who continues to pursue her affluent enemies in the Hamptons using an assumed identity to gain revenge on those responsible for wrecking her childhood. Emily makes plans to organise her most surprising party to date, while Victoria finds a way to turn her greatest setback into a dangerous advantage. Unknown to them both, David Clarke is plotting his next move.  Will she ever get her revenge? Or will she die before this series ends? Tune in Monday at 9pm on E4 to find out.

Broadchurch: The highly-anticipated return of drama Broadchurch happens next week, with a new series that explores how the town rebuilds itself after the events that happened in its first series, which aired back in early 2013. Although story details are particularly vague, the twists and turns that characterised the ITV drama’s debut series are promised to occur in this new instalment. Tune in Monday at 9pm on ITV.

The 100: New series of the post-apocalyptic drama set 97 years after Armegeddon decimated Earth. A trapped Clarke struggles to make sense of her surroundings, and the fate of Finn, Bellamy and Raven is revealed. Meanwhile, Lincoln risks his life to rescue Octavia and Kane establishes his authority. Tune in this Tuesday at 9pm over on E4.

Supernatural: If you’re worried about missing the 9th series have no fear, after being dropped by SkyLiving the show has been proudly adopted by E4. New series of the fantasy drama, starring Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki as two brothers who are drawn into the world of the paranormal as they seek answers to mysterious family events. Sam realises he must fight with death, and Dean gets a lethal response from the fallen legion when he calls to the angels for help. Meanwhile, Castiel learns what it means to be human. Tune in at 10pm this Tuesday on E4.

Scandal: Return of the US political drama starring Kerry Washington. Two months have passed since tragedy struck the Grant family, and as a determined Fitz begins his second term in the White House, a grieving Mellie struggles to cope. David’s promotion to attorney general brings Cyrus into conflict with the head of the Republican National Committee, Elizabeth North (Portia de Rossi, Arrested Development), while Olivia is enjoying her holiday in the sun with Jake – until she receives some devastating news. Tune in this Thursday at 10pm on SkyLiving.

Death in Paradise: Kris Marshall is back as the British detective working on the Caribbean Island of Saint Marie, where the sun shines all day and it seems half the residents are murderers. And so it appears with the first case when a plantation owner ends up dead during a seance – although with the door firmly closed at the time and all the participants holding hands round the table, who did the deed? The victim’s family are convinced it was the work of a ghost said to haunt the plantation, but Humphrey is determined to find a more rational explanation. Meanwhile, Fidel has moved on, leaving Officer Dwayne Myers holding the fort – and while he is struggling to cope, the last thing he needs is the Commissioner stepping in to help. Crime drama, with guest appearances from Holby City’s Don Gilet and former Corrie bad girl Natalie Gumede. Tune in this Thursday at 9pm on BBC One.


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