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TVMucho – Top ten shows – Week Commencing 07 October 2019

What are our TV picks of the week?

Mon, October 7th, 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.

Supermarket Sweep

Monday 8pm – 9pm, ITV2

Eccentric and bubbly TV presenter Rylan Clark-Neal hosts this revival of the 90’s supermarket based game-show made famous by the late, great, Dale Winton. Three pairs of shoppers battle it out in the aisles to win a £3000 prize.

 

The Great British Bake Off

Tuesday 8pm – 9.15pm, Channel 4

This week in the tent is a special festival-themed round. Contestant’s start with a signature challenge in which they must draw inspiration from different celebrations from around the world, they then move on to the technical round where under the gingham cloths they find a classic deep-fried Italian dish. The bakers then face the showstopper as they battle it out to win StarBaker of the week. Presented by Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding with judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood.

 

Crimson Tide

Tuesday 10.05pm – 12.25am, E4

Upon receiving an incomplete message, a veteran US submarine captain is convinced he has been ordered to fire his nuclear weapons after a Russian base falls into rebel hands. However, determined to prevent potentially catastrophic consequences, the venerable captain’s first officer refuses to allow the launch to take place, leading to a deadly battle of wills. Stars Denzel Washington, Gene Hackman and Viggo Mortensen.

 

The Apprentice

Wednesday 9pm –10pm, BBC1

Lord Sugar sets the contestants the challenge to create and sell their own range of ice-lollies in the second week of the competition. Each team will pitch one product to a corporate client and then try to sell another to the British public. Taking a risk, one team opts for some obtuse ingredients, while the opposition sets up a very difficult corporate meeting when a last minute switch is implemented. It’s curtains for one of the losers as they go home in the famous black cab.

 

Million Dollar Wedding Planner

Thursday 9pm – 10pm, BBC2

This documentary goes behind the scenes of the exclusive world of Lelian Chew  – organiser of weddings for the super-rich in the Far East. Such is the exclusivity of her services, she only takes on 10 ceremonies a year, each with an average cost of $1million each! It is not unusual to find exquisite dresses designed by multiple designers, bespoke Cartier jewellery or hundreds of thousands worth of flowers at weddings she plans. But her personal and tender touch in balancing the requirements of traditional Chinese marriage customs and the wants of young, wealthy aristocrats is really what makes her stand out.

 

My Posh Date

Thursday 10pm – 11.05pm, Channel 5

This one off show sets out to understand if love can bridge the opposite ends of the British class system. Trainee barrister Holly goes out with gas fitter Jack, where she introduces him to her favourite pastime, horse riding. Jack then takes Holly to meet his Mum, who is really worried that her son shouldn’t be going out with a posh girl. Meanwhile kebab loving Amy is taken on a picnic and then spends the afternoon punting with wealthy Sam.

 

Live International Football

Friday 7pm – 10pm, ITV

Kick-off 7.45pm. The European Championship qualifiers return as the Czech Republic take on England at the Sinobo Stadium in Prague. The Three Lions sit atop Group A comfortably and have a 100% record, brushing aside Montenegro, Bulgaria and Kosovo since they beat the Czech’s 5-0 at Wembley in March. However, this tie will be a much tougher test for Gareth Souhtgate’s men – the hosts have won both group ties at home. Commentary comes from Glenn Hoddle and Clive Tyldesley, with analysis by Lee Dixon, Roy Kean and Ian Wright.

 

Gymnastics: World Championships 2019

Saturday 2.45pm – 4.30pm, BBC1

Live coverage from the penultimate day of the World Championships at the Hanns Martin Schleyer Halle in Stuttgart, featuring the women’s vault event. After winning four gold medals at last year’s event, American Simone Biles will be expected to be in contention to take home the title this afternoon. Presented by Matt Baker, with commentary by Craig Heap and Christine Still and analysis by Beth Tweddle.

 

The X Factor: Celebrity

Saturday 8.35pm – 10.05pm, ITV

A new series of the singing contest starts with celebrities taking the microphone as they vie to win a contract with Simon Cowell’s Syco. Starting in Los Angeles, Louis Walsh, Nicole Scherzinger and Simon Cowell will each take a category – either the Overs, Unders or Groups. Representing the Overs are Jenny Ryan, Martin Bashir, Victoria Ekanoye and Ricki Lake. For the Unders there is Hayley Hasslehoff, Megan Mckenna, Jonny Labey, Kevin McHale and Olivia Olson and in the groups we see Brendan Cole, Jeremy Edwards, Max and Harvey, Thom Evans, Levi Davis and 5 social media influencers.

 

Celebrity Hunted

Sunday 9pm – 10pm, Channel 4

Attempting to evade capture for 14 days, eight famous faces take part as the fugitives in the popular espionage challenge. Taking part are The Only way is Essex’s Lydia Bright and Lucy Mecklenburgh, Made in Chelsea star Georgia Toffolo, the PM’s father Stanley Johnson, chefs Jean-Christophe Novelloe and Aldo Zilli and rugby internationals Martin Offiah and Gavin Henson. The first week starts somewhat embarrassingly for Stanley as his previous experience in the intelligence services are quickly put into question as he and partner Georgia are soon cornered at Birmingham New Street station by the Hunters.

 

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