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What are our TV picks of the week?

Mon, February 21st, 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.

Killed in Hospital – Panorama

Monday 8.30pm – 9pm, BBC1

Throughout the 1990s over 450 patients had their lives shortened at Gosport War Memorial Hospital. An official inquiry found a high proportion were given fatal doses of painkillers, despite many only being admitted for rehabilitation following routine operations. Reporter Richard Bilton investigates who may be to blame for the deaths and reviews the evidence into one of the most shocking medical incidents in British history.

 

A Year of British Murder

Monday 9pm – 11pm, Channel 4

An astonishing 768 people died as a result of manslaughter or murder between the first of January 2017 and 31st December 2017, equating to approximately 2 people a day. This documentary tells the stories of some of those victims, speaking with the families and how it impacts them. From the immediate aftermath, through the courts and beyond it reveals how the families try to rebuild their lives. Looking beyond the individual cases, the programme also seeks to answer if the pattern of murders reflects the state of modern Britain.

 

The National Television Awards

Tuesday 7.30pm – 10pm, ITV

From the O2 in London, celebrities and TV stars gather to celebrate the best shows that have graced British TV over the past year. Winners are determined via a Nationwide poll of British viewers. Among the candidates for awards are A Discovery of Witches, Bodyguard, Killing Eve, The Cry and Girlfriends. Phillip Schofield, Graham Norton, Holly Willoughby and Bradley Walsh take on Ant and Dec in the TV presenter category, while the TV Judge award nominees include Robbie Williams, Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Louis Tomlinson and real judge, Judge Rinder! The evening is hosted by Dermot O’Leary.

 

DIY SOS: The Big Build: Hereford

Wednesday 8pm – 9pm, BBC1

In 2012, Hereford couple Colin and Clare Gibbons life together fell apart when eldest son Christopher was diagnosed with the devastating Duchenne muscular dystrophy illness, one of the most severe forms of the condition. Nick Knowles meets the couple to transform their lovely home into one suitable for Christopher’s needs both now and in the future. The DIY SOS team, bolstered by local tradesman, work on a design by Julia Kendell to build a two-storey extension and make the families life a bit easier going forward.

 

The Undateables

Wednesday 9pm – 10pm, Channel 4

Ray and Christine have been dating for well over a year and Ray decides now is the time to take his girlfriend to her first ever Leeds United match. Poet Shaine from Bournemouth plans to take girlfriend of two years Gemma to London for the day and James, who has Down Syndrome, believes he may have found the one when he meets 29 year old Rachel.

 

Unbroken

Thursday 9pm – 11.45pm, More4

Fact based drama directed by Angelina Jolie. During the Second World War an Olympic athlete enlists in the US Air Force, his plane is shot down and he and his crew mates are lost at sea. After surviving 33 days, worst is yet to come when the Japanese forces capture them and they endure brutal treatment as POWs at the hand of an infamous war criminal. Stars Domhnall Gleeson and Jack O’Connell.

 

Match of the Day: The FA Cup Live

Friday 7.30pm – 10pm, BBC1

Kick off 7.55pm. Arguably the best tie of the fourth round, Arsenal take on Manchester United at the Emirates stadium. The two most successful sides in FA Cup history have lifted the trophy 25 times between, with the Gunners most recently taking home the silverware in 206/17’s competition. United were pipped in last seasons final by Chelsea, but they’ll be confident this year with a resurgence led by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

 

Hotel Transylvania 2

Saturday 5pm – 6.45pm, ITV2

Dracula’s half-human grandson is not showing any vampire tendencies, causing his grandfather to worry. Enlisting the help of fellow monsters, Dracula is keen to show the youngster how things should be done. Things go from bad to worse when the famous Counts own father makes an appearance, concerned with his own sons tolerance of humans. Voices in the animated comedy include Andy Samberg and Adam Sandler.

 

Before I Go to Sleep

Saturday 9pm – 10.50pm, Film4

After suffering a traumatic accident a woman finds she cannot retain her memories. She is contacted by a mysterious neuropsychologist who offers her the chance to recover the truth about her condition. As the jigsaw pieces of her past are put together, the woman begins to fear that neither the doctor or her husband are who they appear to be. Stars Mark Strong, Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman.

 

Call the Midwife

Sunday 8pm – 9pm, BBC1

A mother of five attempts to come to terms with her latest child’s birth defect and Valerie offers all the help she can. While overseeing a measles vaccination trial, a first time mother reveals to the Turners a devastating past which could have serious consequences. Violet wins a seat on the council for Poplar North and Nurse Crane brings some joy to Poplar for the Whitsun bank holiday as she provides a taste of the seaside.

 

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