TV round-up: 30/01/15 – 05/02/15


The Edge is back with its weekly TV round-up and this week we have some exciting new shows such as The Keith Lemon Sketch Show, just in case you couldn’t get enough of him and new reality show, 10,000 BC. Also returning this week is reality show The Jump where stars such as Louie Spence, Heather Mills and Joey Essex.

Cold Justice: If you’re looking for something a bit deeper this documentary series exploring the grisly details behind murder cases that remain unsolved returns tonight. Our favourite crime solving duo, Kelly and Yolanda, as they fight to bring criminals to justice. Tune in tonight on Really at 10pm. 

The Jump: Return of the celebrity-packed winter-sport competition, presented by Davina McCall. Former Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts, Jackass daredevil Steve-O, Made in Chelsea star Louise Thompson, ex-England rugby captain Mike Tindall, and many more as 16 familiar faces flying to the Austrian Alps for this year’s contest. In the first programme, the men compete in the skeleton event, and with a double elimination on the cards, four of them will face the live jump. Tune in this Sunday at 7pm on Channel 4.

10000-BC10,000 BC: Twenty people are challenged to survive for two months in the wilderness by hunting and foraging for food in a social experiment re-creating conditions of the Stone Age. In the first episode, they are taken to a forest in a remote area of Bulgaria where archaeologist and survival expert Klint Janulis introduces them to their new home – a Mesolithic-style camp supplied with basic tools, rations, a pile of flint and a freshly killed deer. With only hours before nightfall, the tribe has to preserve as much food as possible, dig latrines and build a fire. Tune in this Monday at 10pm on Channel 5.

Whitney: Fat Girl Dancing: fter rapidly gaining more than 16 stone due to polycystic ovary syndrome, Whitney Thore was forced to give up dancing, but in this series, she is determined to show the world she can carry on doing what she loves. Tune in this Tuesday on TLC at 9pm.

The Great British Sewing Bee: While not as popular as its baking counterpart it seems to catch attention. The contest to find Britain’s best amateur sewer returns with 10 competitors trying to impress judges May Martin from the Women’s Institute and Savile Row designer Patrick Grant. In the first episode, they are asked to work with cotton – a core fabric in every dressmaker’s cupboard. First up they have to make a pair of women’s trousers with a complicated invisible zip, then transform a denim shirt in just 90 minutes before producing a stunning summer dress for their real-life models. Tune in this Thursday on BBC2 at 8pm.

The Keith Lemon Sketch Show: Comedian Keith Lemon presents a series of sketches that spoof the worlds of TV, film and celebrity. He is joined by a selection of famous faces, which in this first edition are Take Me Out presenter Paddy McGuinness, actor John Thomson and former Inbetweeners star Emily Atack. Tune in this Thursday at 10pm on ITV2.

The Comeback: The comedy about a woman trying to revive her career in show-business returns after a nine-year hiatus. A somewhat desperate Valerie shoots footage for a new reality TV pilot she hopes will get picked up by Bravo, and is keen to bring viewers up to speed with her career over the past decade, from starring in student horror films to launching her own hair care range. Luckily, cameras are rolling when she learns that her arch-enemy Paulie G is creating a series for HBO about a sitcom writer and his relationship with a neurotic older actress, a redhead named Mallory Church. Tune in this Thursday on Sky Atlantic at 10:15pm.


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