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TVMucho – Top ten shows – Week Commencing 23 September 2019

What are our TV picks of the week?

Mon, September 23rd, 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 $50m Art Swindle

Monday 9pm – 10.30pm, BBC2

This documentary tells the incredible story of Michael Cohen – a charlatan art dealer who managed to swindle over $50million from the art establishment before fleeing and going on the run. A high school dropout, Cohen made his own fortune and success, selling pieces by artists such as Monet and Picasso to the rich and famous in America. Life was sweet until  he gambled on the stock market and it went drastically wrong and he ran up considerable debts. Turning to crime, he misled private collectors, art dealers and museums to make his money. When his crimes were discovered he fled with his family to Brazil, he spent 7 months in jail when Interpol tracked him down. But since then, he’s spent 16 years on the run, this is his story.

 

FIFA Football Awards

Monday 11.05pm – 12am, BBC1

Highlights of the evenings affairs, as the finest players and coaches in the world from both the men’s and women’s games come together in Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy, as they compete for the most prestigious awards in the game. In 2018 Luca Modric beat fellow nominees Lionel Messi, Virgil van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo to be named Best FIFA Men’s Player.

 

The Great British Bake Off

Tuesday 8pm – 9.15pm, Channel 4

This week the contestants face a special round in the baking challenge – they must create confectionery inspired by the roaring Twenties. Custard pies with a twist are on the menu for the signature challenge and in the showpiece, the bakers must create a three-tiered masterpiece which is inspired by their favourite tipple. Presented by Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding with judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood.

 

The Circle

Tuesday 9.15pm – 10.30pm, Channel 4

New series which explores the provocative perceptions of modern identity, communication and interaction on social media. Eight contestants from all walks of life live in an apartment block, but each in their own space, communicating only via a bespoke voice-activated social media platform. They are competing for a cash prize in an artificial popularity contest. Presented by Emma Willlis and also features the contestants friends and families in the studio.

 

The Big Hospital Experiment

Wednesday 9pm –10pm, BBC2

In the last of the series based on a German concept, a radical social experiment sees 14 young volunteers between 18 and 24 second 4 weeks in the Royal Derby Hospital providing frontline patient care. This theory puts forward it relieves pressure on clinical staff and provides a positive difference to patients. In the final week of the scheme the senior staff of the hospital discuss the success of the experiment, elsewhere Michael struggles with personal care of the elderly and the volunteers then have their social prejudice tested as an alcoholic homeless man is brought in for treatment.

 

Secret Scotland

Thursday 7pm – 8pm, Channel 5

Heading the Highlands, Susan Calman seeks out Scotland’s most famous ‘beastie’ – Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster. She meets a man who has dedicated nearly 30 years of his life waiting for a sight of the elusive monster, before she has a go herself at trying to see the legend in a homemade submarine. Continuing on her adventure she goes from the sea to the sky as she ascends Ben Nevis – the highest point in the UK. Here she learns of the areas strong reputation for producing strongmen, she then tracks down the secret place where Bonnie Prince Charlie started the Jacobite uprising. Finally she spends time observing and interacting with a seal colony.

 

The Martian

Friday 9pm – 11.50pm, Film4

A crew member is left for dead as a manned mission to Mars is abandoned abruptly. However, the astronaut has defied the odds and now faces an array of challenges – to contact earth, arrange his rescue and survive for years on resources only intended to sustain the crew for a month. Stars Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Jessica Chastain. Ridley Scott’s sci-fi drama based on Andy Weir’s novel.

 

Strictly Come Dancing

Sunday 6.40pm – 8.50pm, BBC1

Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly present the first live episode of this year’s celebrity dancing competition, with competitors including Emma Barton, Alex Scott and James Cracknell. The celebrity dancers are trying to impress both the judge and the audience at home – who get to vote for their favourite for the first time in this series.

 

Live Boxing

Saturday 9pm – 11pm, Channel 5

Live from the Maidstone Leisure Centre comes coverage of the fight between Alex Dilmaghani and Francisco Fonseca, as the pair battle it out for the vacant WBA International Super Featherweight title. Home favourite Dilmaghani is looking to claim his first ever title of his professional career, but his Nicaraguan opponent should not be underestimated. Commentary comes from Dave Farrar and Richie Woodhall.

 

Rob Beckett’s Savage Socials

Sunday 10pm – 10.50pm, E4

Bringing together all of the biggest social media moments and celebrity news, the comedian puts his spin and savage commentary on outrageous clips.

 

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