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TVMucho – Top ten shows – Week Commencing 05 August 2019

What are our TV picks of the week?

Mon, August 5th, 2019

TVMucho is the perfect solution for expats and travellers abroad looking for UK TV on demand. What are our TV picks of the week ? Read on to find out our top TV picks for the next 7 days.

The Conjoined Twins: An Impossible Decision

Monday 9pm – 10pm, BBC2

Ndeye and Marieme are conjoined twins who have separate hearts and lungs, but devastatingly Marieme’s heart is very anemic and she has a low life expectancy. If she were to die, her stronger sister will also die. Great Ormond Street staff and the twins father Ibrahima are forced to consider separating the girls as their health deteriorates. This heartbreaking documentary follows the journey of the Ibrahima and the medical team as they consider and battle with what must be an impossible decision, with the help of GOSH’s Clinical Ethics Committee.

 

Born Famous: Gordon Ramsay

Monday 10pm – 11pm, Channel 4

This social mobility experiment explores what life may have been like for the children of celebrities had their parents lived ‘normal’ lives and not been famous. In this first episode we meet Jack Ramsay as he travels to the Bretch Hill estate in Banbury where his father Gordon grew up. He explores the area and where may have been his upbringing had his father not been the exceptional world renowned chef he is.

 

Save Money: Good Health

Tuesday 7.30pm – 8pm, ITV

This new series of the popular consumer finance show sets out to save the public money. This week Ranj Singh and Sian Williams present a summer travel special and put together an emergency family health kit for just £26, they explore the sunscreen market to see which brand provides both the best protection and value for money. They also look at magnesium supplements and the best motion sickness treatments.

 

Alone in Berlin

Tuesday 9pm – 11.05pm, Film4

After a Nazi couple lose their son during the Second World War they retaliate by denouncing the government by secretly leafleting homes throughout Berlin. Historical drama premiering on terrestrial TV that stars Emma Thompson and Brendan Gleeson.

 

A History of Scotland

Wednesday 8pm – 9pm, BBC4

Exploring over 2000 years of Scottish history, archaeologist Neil Oliver casts a fresh perspective on how the country was formed through different events, he does so against the beautiful scenery and iconic landmarks that adorn postcards. In this first episode he starts in the first century AD, exploring identity, in a place the Roman’s called Caledonia – a land full of tribes who banded together to take on the different legions of the Empire.

 

Can You Beat the Bookies?

Wednesday 10.35pm – 11.35pm, BBC1

They say ‘it’s a mugs game’ and not to gamble and in this experiment comedian and football presenter Lloyd Griffiths journeys into the world of the bookmaker to uncover the secrets of gambling and the truth about the industry.

 

The Inbetweeners

Thursday 10.35pm – 11.05pm, E4

After Simon miraculously and suspiciously passes his driving test, they boys decide to take a trip to Thorpe park. The journey doesn’t start well as they get stuck behind a funeral cortege, things don’t improve as the newly qualified driver has an unfortunate mishap as they try to park up and Will comes to completely regret ever making the journey after a disgraceful incident on the ‘Nemesis Inferno’.

 

Edinburgh Nights with Nish Kumar

Friday 11.05pm – 11.35pm, BBC2

Going behind the scenes at the largest arts festival in the world, Nish Kumar meets some of the biggest names performing, as well as optimistic first time comedians. He experiences the enchanting and uplifting music of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra as they perform for free in a football stadium, an exciting circus show created by trail biking legend Danny MacAskill and then attempts some beatboxing!

 

Match of the Day

Saturday 10.30pm – 10.55pm, BBC1

There are some exciting figures in the opening round of the Premier League, including Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa, West Ham United v Manchester City and Crystal Palace v Everton and Gary Lineker presents highlights from those and all of the other opening round fixtures from the Premier League’s new season. Villa, returning to the top flight for the first time since 2015/16, will have hoped for an easier start than taking on last seasons Champions League runners-up – Spurs have had an impressive pre-season, winning the Audi Cup in Munich. Big spending West Ham will find out if their investments have been worth it, bringing in the likes of Pablo Fornals and Sebastien Haller they’ll been keen to get a good result against the reigning champions.

 

Dragons’ Den

Sunday 8pm – 9pm, BBC2

A new series of the Den sees a new addition to the panel of Dragons – Sara Davies, who founded Crafter’s Companion, she joins returning dragons Tej Lalvani, Touker Suleyman, Deborah Meaden and Peter Jones. In the first episode, pitches include an inventor who is attempting to revolutionise toilets, a creator of a spiced rum brand who dramatically changes the Den’s style and a couple who bring their four legged friend to the Den to help promote their pet food brand. Presented by Evan Davies.

 

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