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TVMucho – Top ten shows of the week June 10 – 17

What are our TV picks of the week?

Mon, June 10th, 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.

War on Plastic with Hugh and Anita

Monday 9pm – 10pm, BBC1

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Anita Rani set about tackling the enormous problem of plastic waste and the pollution it causes. The pair explore where the waste comes from and what the public can do to try and help resolve the issue. In Bristol, Anita finds a deluge of plastic on a street and with the residents help pinpoints a supermarket and its use of single use plastic bags as the cause. Meanwhile, Hugh is on the path to find resolution for the ominous plastic water bottle.

 

Year of the Rabbit

Monday 10pm – 10.30pm, Channel 4

New to Channel 4 is this comedy drama which is set in Victorian London. A young woman is murdered and Detective Inspector Eli Rabbit and his partner, Sgt Wilbur Strauss are tasked to investigate. The crime appears relatively normal until the pair notice a mysterious symbol and a second bullet hole on the victims makeup compact. The quest to find the killer leads them on a journey which leaves them rubbing shoulders with crooked politicians and the daughter of the chief of the police assisting them. Stars Susan Wokoma, Matt Berry, Freddie Fox and Alun Armstrong.

 

Dark Angel

Tuesday 9pm – 10.20pm, ITV

This two part crime drama is a fact based around the life of serial poisoner Mary Ann Cotton. The notorious murderer rose financially and socially through her criminal activities, which also included fraud, adultery and bigamy. It’s 1857 and a 24 year old Mary Ann returns from Cornwall to her home town of Seaham, Co Durham after four years. The young woman had eloped with Billy Mowbray who also returns with her, however, shortly after the couple move to Sunderland, Mary Ann starts an affair with Joe Nattrass – deciding it’s time to do away with Billy and laces his tea with arsenic. Stars Joanne Froggatt, Alun Armstrong and Jonas Armstrong.

 

Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport

Wednesday 8pm – 8.30pm, ITV

Back behind the scenes at Heathrow we see how the  staff deal with the aftermath of a polar vortex, Ian and Steve fight the blizzards to keep the runways open. Meanwhile, Terry and Dave are hunting a missing man who appears to have vanished on an aircraft.

 

The Restaurant that Makes Mistakes

Wednesday 9pm – 10pm, Channel 4

This new four part documentary follows the exciting and daring experiment in which a restaurant in the UK opens its doors with a workforce staffed by people with dementia. The restaurant in Bristol is run by 14 volunteers and aims to raise awareness of the disease in people of working age. In the first episode, legal representative Jacqui, 23 year old Jordan and gynaecologist Avril all take on the public as they start a busy shift under the watchful eye of Michelin starred chef Josh Eggleton.

 

Grime & Punishment: Dirty Britain

Thursday 8pm – 9pm, Channel 5

This behind the scenes series follows the UK’s hidden armies of enforcement teams and inspectors out to prosecute litter louts and the brave sewage warriors who clean up the mess. In the first episode we meet enforcement officers Dan and Wayne who are out hunting fly-tippers. They search through tips seeking any evidence which will lead them to who dumped the waste.

 

Match of the Day Live: FIFA Women’s World Cup

Friday 7.30pm – 10.05pm, BBC1

Kick off 8pm. Live coverage of the Group D encounter between England and Argentina from the Stade Ocean in Le Havre. The teams have only met once before with England pulling off a comprehensive 6-1 win in the 2007 World Cup. Argentina haven’t qualified for a World Cup since then, their further performances the were no better – losing 1-0 to Japan and 11-0 to Germany. The Lionesses will be confident and their pre-tournament performances will put them firmly as favourites.

 

The Jungle Book

Saturday 5pm – 6.40pm, BBC1

This live action remake of Disney’s animated adventure based on Rudyard Kipling’s stories. A young boy is raised in the jungle by wild animals and enjoys a carefree life, but the return of a fierce tiger who detests humans threatens him. The boy must make the difficult decision of staying with his friends or return to the human village. Stars Neel Sethi with the voices of Idris Elba, Bill Murray and Ben Kingsley.

 

Live: Britain’s Next PM – The Channel 4 Debate

Sunday 6.30pm – 8pm, Channel 4

A studio audience from around the country witness Krishnan Guru-Murthy chair a debate between contenders for the leadership of the Conservative Party following Theresa May’s resignation.

 

Inside Chernobyl’s Mega Tomb

Sunday 8pm – 9pm, BBC4

This documentary follows the monumental effort to construct a 36000 tonne steel structure around the ruins of the Chernobyl Nuclear power plant that was destroyed in 1986. A team of structural engineers from around the globe race to build the structure but levels of radiation over the top of the old reactor make it almost impossible to complete the task.

 

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