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Mon, November 4th, 2019

The Fall of the Berlin Wall with John Simpson

Thursday 9pm – 10pm, BBC4

The Berlin wall, or Berliner Mauer in German, was created in 1961 by the then German Democratic Republic (GDR, East Germany), a sign that tensions between the Eastern Bloc and the West was deteriorating. For many years previously the GDR had sought to protect it’s beliefs and ways of living, fuelled by anti-western propaganda in the USSR, it built the wall as the ‘Anti-facist Protection Rampart’, and changed the lives of hundreds of thousands in the city. The Berlin Wall restricted movement to the Western side of the city, where people could travel onwards to West Germany and beyond. Before the wall was erected some 3.5 million people escaped from GDR through West Berlin. Once the wall was erected it could be a death sentence for those trying to get over the wall - over 100000 people tried to escape from the GDR to the West, with only 5000 people succeeding and an estimated 200 people being killed when trying. The Berlin Wall symbolised much more than just a physical barrier to people, it formed the political symbol of the Iron Curtain.

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Mon, October 28th, 2019

Britain’s Nuclear Bomb: The Inside Story

Sunday 8pm – 9pm, BBC4

Notwithstanding the clear failure to address the morality or dire consequences of nuclear weapons, this documentary provides a fascinating insight into the 1950’s and the UK’s race to develop the devastating weapons that would perch the country onto the top nuclear table. Not only is it the story of the technological development of ‘Operation Grapple X’; the British Military’s first detonation of a megaton hydrogen bomb in 1957 that created the nuclear deterrent. It is the story of global mind games, politics and military might. As with every story though, the devil is in the detail.

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, October 27th, 2019

Liar Series 2

When ITV’s Liar hit the screens back in 2017, it was all that fans could talk about - trying to assess who was the liar between Joanne Froggatt’s Laura and Ioan Gruffudd’s Andrew. Before the truth was revealed, fans were staying on social media platforms who they are backing and who they believed was the liar.

Laura, a schoolteacher found herself in a state the next morning after a date with a father of one of her pupils, Andrew. She remembered being sexually assaulted by him but many wouldn’t believe her, stating that she was too drunk to remember the events that unfolded that night. ...

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Mon, October 21st, 2019

TVMucho Winter Season Blog

In the Northern Hemisphere the weather has certainly started to change, the temperatures are dropping, the winds are starting to blow, the Aurora Borealis is visible again in the North and some areas have started to see snow. The end of Autumn and the start of winter signals the start of two big festivities - Halloween and Christmas. Whether you like a good spooky night in with a horror film, or a Christmas classic with family, TVMucho will bring you the best of both genres, wherever you are in the world!

Halloween Films
With Halloween upon us, the TV is hotting up with spooks, ghouls, ...

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Mon, October 21st, 2019

His Dark Materials : Everything you need to know

Good news, Pullman fans! The cult fantasy book series His Dark Materials is coming to the screen - and it looks very promising! Many fans were unimpressed with the film adaptation which starred Daniel Craig and Nicole Kidman but the BBC have stepped in to make a worthy adaptation of the much beloved book series.

So, what do we know so far?

As this is the first series, it makes sense for the show to cover Northern Lights which is the first book in the trilogy. There is a second series that has been confirmed which will cover the events of The Subtle Knife but the third series has yet to ...

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Mon, October 21st, 2019

Bill Turnbull: Staying Alive

Thursday 10pm – 11.05pm, Channel 5

In 2017 former Breakfast TV host Bill Turnbull altruistically took part in the Channel 4 Stand Up to Cancer edition of the The Great British Bake Off. He, and other celebrities sought to raise awareness and raise funds for cancer charities. In a terrible irony, in November of that year, Bill was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer.

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Mon, October 14th, 2019

Live Brexit Referendum: Do We Want No Deal?

Thursday 9pm – 10.35pm, Channel 5

I know, I know, that word again. You can’t get away from it! It goes on and on, but alas, the end may just be in sight! With Boris Johnson determined to get Brexit done by 31st October 2019 ‘by any means necessary’ the UK may just find itself out of the European Union in the next couple of weeks. It seems an age since the referendum on Thursday 23rd June 2016 where 52% of the vote, some 17.4 million people, determined the UK should leave the EU, it was largely unexpected, with most politicians and media missing the feeling of the public. Nothing seems to have changed there if social media is to be believed.

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