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TVMucho – Top ten shows – Week Commencing 28 October 2019

What are our TV picks of the week?

Mon, October 28th, 2019

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Trump’s Plan for the NHS – Dispatches

Monday 8pm – 8.30pm, Channel 4

With the prospect of a post-Brexit trade deal between the USA and the UK, Antony Barnett examines the possible impact on the NHS. With giants in the US drugs field lobbying negotiators in Washington and London to force the NHS to pay more for their medicines and actually ban cheaper alternatives, it is a worrying prospect for the beloved health service.

 

Who Are You Calling Fat?

Monday 9pm – 10pm, BBC2

This two part documentary follows nine obese people as they move in together and explore what it means to be larger-bodied in the UK today. The group explores whether they should aim to be healthy and lose weight, or whether they should embrace their size and love their bodies. In the first edition we see the participants settle into a countryside house in Oxfordshire and share their personal stories and experiences, however, the battle lines are drawn when one participant reveals he has had bariatric surgery and another takes offense to this, accusing him of having stomach amputation surgery.

 

The Great British Bake Off – The Final

Tuesday 8pm – 9.15pm, Channel 4

Family and friends gather on the lawn as the final three contestants enter the tent to take on the three culinary challenges which will see one of them crowned champion. For the signature bake they must create a chocolate cake, in the technical challenge they must master the intricacies and delectation of a souffle, and for their showstopper they are tested to the limit as they must create an edible illusion using only biscuits, cakes and sweet bread. Presented by Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding, with judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.

 

Love and Hate Crime

Tuesday 10.35pm – 11:35pm, BBC1

Abel Cedeno is a gay New York teenager who has found himself as a press sensation and dividing the Big Apple. Cedeno fatally stabbed a classmate at school, claiming self defence after enduring years of homophobic bullying. This programme follows the case as Abel and the victim’s family attempt to fight their respective cases under intense public and media scrutiny.

 

Children in Need: Got it Covered

Wednesday 7.30pm – 9pm, BBC1

For Children in Need this year, ten well-known actors come together to produce an album to raise money for well deserved causes. Cameras follow Jodie Whittaker, Suranne Jones, Olivia Coleman, Helena Bonham Carter, David Tennant, Himesh Patel, Jim Broadbent, Luke Evans, Shaun Dooley and Adrian Lester over 12 weeks as they rehearse during the summer of 2019. Each participant must choose a song and then make a cover version of it their own. The song has strong meanings for each singer and they’ll all make up the album called ‘Got it Covered’.

 

The World According to Vladimir Putin

Wednesday 10pm – 11pm, Channel 4

This documentary examines the bizarre, but humorous and surreal world of Russian TV. Portraying a paranoid view of the news from around the globe, reporting very different perspectives on the Novichok poisonings in Salisbury, advising Russian citizens on Europe’s alleged unhealthy tendencies towards homosexuality, and promoting Vladimir Putin as a skilled ice hockey player.

 

47 Meters Down

Thursday 9pm – 10.45pm, Film4

When two sisters go vacationing in Mexico they go in a shark cage to experience nature in all its glory, but the pair get much more than they bargained for as the cage drops to the ocean floor. With less than an hour of oxygen remaining and great white sharks circling they must fight in order to survive. Stars Claire Holt, Mandy Moore and Matthew Modine.

 

Live World Series of Darts Finals

Friday 6.45pm – 11pm, ITV4

An evening of darts is presented by Jacque Oatley as the opening day of the World Series gets underway at the AFAS Live in Amsterdam. All right first-round matches feature as the competitors battle it out to face one of the top seeds on Saturday. Gary Anderson, James Wade, Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barnevald will be watching to see who they will take on. Commentary by John Rawling and Stuart Pike, with analysis by Chris Mason and Alan Warriner-Little.

 

RWC 2019 Live: The Final

Saturday 8am – 11:45am, ITV

Kick-off 9.00am. Live from the International Stadium Yokohama comes the final of the Rugby World Cup where the winners of England v South Africa will be crowned with the Webb Ellis Cup. Commentary by Nick Mullins. England performed exceptionally well in the Semi-final and simply swept tournament favourites New Zealand aside 19-7. South Africa had a tougher challenge against Wales where they were they better side overall and came through with a 19-16 win. The Springboks go into the match as favourites but England have been dominant and got the tactics right in each match they have faced.

 

War Horse

Sunday 2.35pm – 4.30pm, BBC1

After forming a close bond with a horse he has trained, a farmer’s son is heartbreakingly forced to give up the animal when it is sold to the British army during the First World War. During the bloody war the horse changes ownership several times across the battlefields of France, meanwhile the boy signs up to do his duty, but never gives up hope of being reunited. Based on Michael Morpurgo’s book, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Jeremy Irvine and Tom Hiddleston.

 

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