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What are our TV picks of the week? May 13 – 20

What are our TV picks of the week?

Mon, May 13th, 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 Iraqi Orphan: 30 Lost Years – Panorama

Monday 8.30pm – 9pm, BBC1

Brought to the UK over three decades ago, Amar was an orphaned child from Iraq who suffered terrible burns when Saddam Hussein’s forces attacked civilians with napalm. The world’s media followed the story after a MP highlighted his plight. Eventually the press coverage stopped and Amar settled in Devon without his family, but years later mystery ensued as he received a message from a stranger saying his mother was looking for him. John Kay follows Amar’s journey as he heads back to Iraq to see he can find his family.


Victoria’s Palace

Monday 9pm – 10pm, ITV

Julie Etchingham and Trevor McDonald explore Buckingham Palace and the influence and transformation Queen Victoria applied to change it from an unfurnished, shabby building to the marvellous British icon it became. The pair explain the role that both Victoria and Albert played in the changes to the palace and how the innovations introduced by them are still used today. Historians Annie Gray and Amanda Foreman also guide Julie and Trevor around the most important areas of the palace.


Eurovision Semi Finals 2019

Tuesday 8pm – 10pm, BBC4

Live from Tel-Aviv comes the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest. Rylan Clark-Neal and Scott Mills present the show as seventeen acts battle it out for a place in the grand final to be held on Saturday.


Nadiya: Anxiety and Me

Wednesday 9pm – 10pm, BBC1

The 2015 Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain has featured on TV screens regularly since she won the show, to the viewer she appears confident and outgoing. But behind the scenes she has spent decades suffering from extreme anxiety and panic attacks, she has kept this quiet for all this time but now has decided to speak out and explore the causes and cures available for her anxiety.


easyJet: Inside the Cockpit

Thursday 9pm – 10pm, ITV

Last in the series of this fascinating insight into the cockpits of the UK’s largest airline. Senior First Officer Iris De Kan seeks to earn her fourth stripe to become a captain in a series of gruelling challenges in the simulator. Passengers are in for a very turbulent ride aboard Captain Steve and First Officer Ajit’s Airbus as Storm Freya jolts the aircraft around and an inflight medical emergency threatens to divert Captain Philip Ash’s fight from its Palma destination.


Puppy School

Friday 8pm – 9pm, Channel 4

Experts Katie Patmore, Hannah Molloy and Oli Juste help new dog owners in how to look after and train their puppies. Set at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire the first episode features a Newfoundland puppy that is meant to be helping Laura after her divorce, Labrador Reuben and his owners Jack and Hannah, as well as a feisty dachshund puppy who gives its owners the runaround!


The Sheridan Smith Story

Friday 9pm – 10.15pm, Channel 5

For 20 years Sheridan Smith has appeared on TV, radio, theatre and films, winning awards and gained much praise for her performing skills. This documentary examines her life and career, from her early life in Lincolnshire to appearing in programmes such as The Royle Family, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, Mrs Biggs and Cilla, as well as landing roles in big production shows such as Bugsy Malone.


Match of the Day Live: The FA Cup Live

Saturday 3.55pm – 7.30pm, BBC1

Kick off 5.00pm. Live coverage from Wembley Stadium where Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City take on Javi Garcia’s Watford in the FA Cup Final. This is only the Hornets second appearance in the final, losing their first appearance to Everton 2-0 in 1984. Manchester City last played in the final in 2013 but were subject to one of the biggest shocks in the cup history when they were beaten 1-0 by Wigan Athletic. They’ve appeared in six finals and they last won the cup in 2011 when they beat Stoke City 1-0 and will be keen to not repeat the 2013 outcome. Presented by Gary Lineker.


Eurovision Song Contest 2019

Saturday 8pm – 11.40pm, BBC1

Live from Expo Tel Aviv in Israel comes the 59th spectacular musical extravaganza. Graham Norton provides the commentary as Europe’s best and brightest musicians vie to win and host the competition next year. The UK pins it’s hopes on All Together Now winner Michael Rice from Hartlepool who hopes to wow both the judges and the public with his song ‘Bigger Than Us’. It’s no easy feat though, he has stiff competition from 25 other countries, including German duo S!sters, Spain’s Miki and the hosts nation’s Kobi Marimi. Ireland have their hopes with Sarah McTernan but the 22 year old has to battle the semi-finals first.


Star Trek Beyond

Sunday 8pm – 10.20pm, Channel 4

The USS Enterprise responds to a request to rescue people and embarks on a mission to an unexplored planet, however it turns out to be a deadly trap set up by a mysterious warlord. The crew are forced to join forces with a fugitive alien scavenger to find a way off the planet and prevent the warlord using a deadly weapon against the galaxy. Channel premiere starring Idris Elba, Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto.


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