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Sun, May 21st, 2017

Singing Detective is still noirish after all these years

Reruns of Dennis Potter’s 80s classic ‘The Singing Detective’ are another good reason to watch UK TV abroad. The Singing Detective awards are numerous. They got the “Peabody Award” from the BBC, “NME Award for best TV series” and three more.

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Thu, May 18th, 2017

Downton Abbey… So That Explains It

There’s no sign of an end to the ongoing Brit obsession with the lives of pre-war big houses, their masters, mistresses, and servants. Every decade has had its own lavish saga of life above and below stairs. With the arrival of Julian Fellowes’ all-conquering ‘Downton Abbey’ in 2010, the genre was definitively rebooted for the new millennium.

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Tue, May 16th, 2017

University Challenge: Watch it on Your TV

It can be tough being an expat TV fan. There’s no problem keeping up with flagship dramas, comedies-of-the-day, and box set fodder. But what about those long-running schedule fillers? They form a kind of televisual undergrowth: you never know how much you miss them until they’re not there. ‘University Challenge’ is a case in point.

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Tue, May 16th, 2017

Sideload the TVMucho app on your Amazon Fire TV Stick

The first step – Preparing your Amazon Fire TV Stick

TVMucho will soon release a dedicated Amazon app that shall work on both Amazon Fire TV Stick and Kindle. For now, you can sideload the Android app on your Amazon Fire TV Stick. It’s quite easy to sideload the TVMucho app from your Android phone or tablet and watch it on your Amazon Fire TV Stick. Just follow the instructions and you’ll do it with no problems at all:

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Sat, January 28th, 2017

Peaky Blinders: Season 4 Air Date

Since its 2013 launch, ‘Peaky Blinders‘ have been among the biggest successes of UK TV. The gangster family epic series set in 1920s Birmingham, England is centred on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps. Their boss, the brilliant, feared and success-obsessed Thomas Shelby is an ex-soldier with a desire for greatness.

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Wed, January 18th, 2017

New ‘Thunderbirds’ Hits UK TV Abroad. Is it still ‘Go’?

In any countdown of great 60s TV shows, Gerry Anderson’s Thunderbirds deserves ‘Top 10’ placing. 2015 saw the release of ‘Thunderbirds Are Go’, a reverential a UK-NZ reboot sharing themes and personnel with the original. But did it succeed in getting hipster kids to put down their smartphones? Answer: Yes! YES! YES!!! In fact, ‘Thunderbirds Are Go’ has become a UK TV staple that you can watch abroad via TVMucho.

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Sat, November 12th, 2016

Danger Mouse: A rejuvenated rodent reappears

The turnover in children’s TV is brutal. Last season’s must-see becomes this year’s schedule filler, and this season’s favourite character is likely to end up in the pile with next year’s remaindered merchandising tie-ins. But it wasn’t always so. The 70s and 80s kids who guzzled the original run of ‘Danger Mouse’ had been raised on warmed-up post-war leftovers like ‘Champion The Wonder Horse’, ‘Casey Jones’ and — least appetizing of all — ‘Andy Pandy’, 26 episodes of which were shot in 1952 and then left on heavy rotation for an incredible 18 years. They were in desperate need of something new.

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Tue, November 8th, 2016

David Attenborough Migrates To UK TV Abroad

When TVMucho started rebroadcasting UK TV abroad, we had an office discussion about who we’d want to present our fantasy ‘Brit TV for Expats’ award in 2017. It was very brief. More than three-quarters of the participants came up with the same choice: David Attenborough.

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Tue, November 1st, 2016

Versailles TV Series: Here Comes The Sun King

One current favourite for those who want to watch UK TV abroad this year focuses on France during the time of its most famous king. With lavish wardrobe and an eye to period detail in everything from set design to minor plot points, the Versailles TV series, a collaboration between BBC Two and Canal+ takes a lingering look at the reign of Louis XIV, better known as the Sun King.

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Sun, October 30th, 2016

Looking into the Black Mirror with TVMucho

Charlie Brooker’s anthology drama series Black Mirror has made his name synonymous with subversive television. A darling of critics and audiences alike, the show’s international recognition has grown with each episode. Everybody from Stephen King to Robert Downey Jr has weighed in on the subject. (Indeed, Downey optioned an episode to turn into a movie.)

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