Coulson keeps on saving the world

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD (Channel 4, 8pm)

What’s It All About? Spun-off from Marvel movies Iron Man and The Avengers, this fantasy saga sees long-suffering Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his colleagues battling the forces of evil.

In series one it seemed to be a “villain of the week” format, but Captain America: The Winter Soldier changed all that. It transpired that villainous HYDRA had been infiltrating SHIELD for years, so Coulson & co suddenly didn’t know who to trust.

But with allies including the Lady Sif (from the Thor movies), and SHIELD boss Nick Fury helping out, Phil and his colleagues save the world from destruction on a reassuringly frequent basis.

In the latest chapter, war comes to Coulson’s doorstep and while Skye (Chloe Bennet) struggles to control her new abilities, she may soon have to make a decision that could change her life forever.

Look Out For: Battlestar Galactica veterans Lucy Lawless and Edward James Olmos. Plus, new Avengers movie, Age of Ultron, which will not only dominate the box office for weeks to come, there’s a good bet writer/director MAOS showrunner Joss Whedon will ensure events in that movie have major repercussions for his small screen agents.