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TVMucho – Top ten shows – Week Commencing 02 September 2019

What are our TV picks of the week?

Mon, September 2nd, 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.

Panorama – Inside the School Cuts Crisis

Monday 8.30pm – 9pm, BBC1

Panorama explores the impact of spending cuts on schools and whether or not it has reached crisis point as cameras follow staff and pupils during a difficult term at the North Denes Primary School in Great Yarmouth. As funding dwindles and becomes extremely tight, the headteacher is forced into a position where she has to lose nearly a fifth of her staff and cut services that support families in the wider community. New Prime Minister Boris Johnsin has pledged additional funding to support education but will that extra money go to the right schools in the right places?

 

Live Debate: Are Our Politicians Up to the Job?

Monday 10pm – 11.05pm, Channel 5

Following on the TVMucho Show of the week, this discussion chaired by Jeremy Vine explores the issues raised by Jeremy Paxman’s programme examining British politicians effectiveness. Features contributions from journalists, politicians, commentators, former party grandees, experts and members of the public.

 

Fighter Pilot: The Real Top Gun

Tuesday 9pm – 10pm, ITV

In the last in the series the three trainee fighter pilots face their hardest challenge yet as they undertake their final aerial combat missions and tests to determine if they are ready to move onto the F35 Lightning training programme. The first operational Lightning Squadron the trainees hope to join returns from South Carolina, USA to Norfolk, UK. Meanwhile, junior pilot Liam attempts to take on the most challenging aspect to the F35 training regime – air to air refuelling.

 

High Society: Cannabis Cafe

Tuesday 10.15pm – 11.15pm, Channel 4

This two part documentary follows British visitors to a coffee shop in Amsterdam where they seek to gain a further understanding of cannabis use. The group consists of a wide variety of society, including two former police officers with different views on UK drugs legislation, an 82 year old grandmother hoping to understand the impact drug use has on her grandson, two friends looking to be more open with each other and a couple curious about the drugs pain-relieving properties.

 

The Big Hospital Experiment

Wednesday 9pm – 10pm, BBC2

This new series imitates a social experiment conducted in Germany where young volunteers deliver patient care in hospitals. Here we witness 14 young volunteers between the ages of 18 and 24 spend four weeks caring for patients at the Royal Derby Hospital to find out whether or not they can relieve the pressure on the front line staff in NHS hospitals and make a positive difference to patients lives.

 

British Airways 24/7: Access All Areas

Thursday 9pm – 10pm, Channel 5

It’s not been a good couple of weeks for British Airways with the looming pilot strikes. But here we get to see behind the scenes of the airline, charting its fortunes and following the hardworking staff in all of its departments. In the first episode, a team are in Boeing’s headquarters to take delivery of the airlines 30th 787 Dreamliner, meanwhile, Mark Tazziolli, the airlines menu designer faces the passengers verdict as his new meals are served.

 

The Green Mile

Friday 9pm – 12.40am, Film4

Condemned to death, a towering man of huge build is convicted of the murder of two children and sent to death row, but despite his size he amazes the guards with his good nature and miraculous healing powers. The death row guards don’t believe the man is capable of murder and emotions run high as they realise there is nothing they can do to overturn his conviction. Based on Stephen King’s novel, starring Tom Hanks, Harry Dean Stanton, Michael Clarke Duncan and David Morse.

 

Live International Football

Saturday 4.30pm – 7.15pm, ITV

Kick-off 5pm. Live from Wembley comes the Group A qualifier between England and Bulgaria as the hosts look to maintain their 100% record in qualifying so far. England will be confident, the last time these sides met was during the Euro 2012 qualifying campaign where the Three Lions won comfortably both times. Bulgaria have struggled of late, losing 3-2 to Kosovo and scraped a draw against Montenegro. Presented by Mark Pougatch with commentary from Clive Tyldesley and Glenn Hoddle.

 

Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions

Saturday 7.30pm – 9.30pm, ITV

Presented by Ant and Dec, the duo host the spin off in which winners and notable acts from previous series all around the world compete against each other to be the ultimate champion. This week features Lost Voice Guy, Jai McDowall, Mersey Girls and a German act which features Alexa Lauenberger and her eight performing dogs.

 

Treasure Island with Bear Grylls

Sunday 9pm – 10pm, Channel 4

Facing the toughest five weeks of their lives, twelve people are left on an uninhabited island to fend for themselves, with prizes of up to £100000 waiting to be found. What the castaways do with the money when they find it is up to them, but if they leave early, they will leave with nothing. The participants have nothing more than the clothes on their backs, some basic tools and a day’s supply of water. The group are immediately confronted with a big decision – do they retrieve the cash dropped by a helicopter on the other side of the island or do they set up camp?

 

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