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TVMucho – Top ten shows of the week July 8 – 15

What are our TV picks of the week?

Mon, July 8th, 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.

Battle for the Tory Party: Dispatches

Monday 8pm – 8.30pm, Channel 4

In what is arguably Britain’s most turbulent political environment, the decision by Theresa May to stand down has yet again left around 160000 Conservative party members to decide who will lead the country. The Tories have been known to act quickly on internal issues previously, but this leadership contest is bitter and with the threat of the Brexit party, it is already under fire. The leadership debate is simply the public facing issues plaguing the party, behind the scenes there is far more to be tackled. Channel 4 political news editor Gary Gibbon investigates the issues and questions whether the party has the right priorities, and if the leadership campaign is as transparent as it should be.


No Deal Brexit: Are We Ready?

Monday 8.30pm – 9pm, BBC1

Conservative party leadership favourite Boris Johnson publicly stated the UK must leave the EU on the 31st October, which makes the prospect of a no-deal Brexit more likely. Jane Corbin investigates what this could mean for all of us. She travels around the UK to meet people who see this as a great opportunity and those who fear financial ruin. She explores the programme to prepare for no deal, including how the billions were spent on it – posing the question “how ready is the UK?”


Judi Dench’s Wild Borneo Adventure

Tuesday 9pm – 10pm, ITV

Continuing her journey across the stunning landscape of Borneo, the award winning actress journeys more than 560km down the Kinabatangan river and along the stunning coastline to explore the array of unique wildlife living in this threatened environment. With a fascination of bats from an early age, Judi explores the Gomantong cave – home to over a million bats. Accompanying scientist Kerisha Kntayya, she hunts crocodiles with a difference, plucking young ones from the water. The scale grows as she then joins Kerisha’s team wrestling an adult Croc in the name of preservation.


Inside the Ritz Hotel

Wednesday 8pm – 8.30pm, ITV

With a behind the scenes look at one of London’s most iconic and famous hotels we meet executive chef John Williams who is preparing to launch the hotels first ever cookbook which reveals its most famous recipes. Penny Lancaster pops in for a few cocktails and celebrating an astonishing 46 years of service is head concierge Michael De Cozar.


Why Can’t We Sleep?

Thursday 9pm – 10pm, ITV

One in three people in the UK suffer from sleeplessness, this documentary investigates the causes and reasons behind the trend. We hear how lack of sleep affects the body and how some sleep experts are causing this a public health crisis. Narrated by Ranvir Singh.


Live Boxing

Friday 9pm – 11.05pm, Channel 5

Live from the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah Saudi Arabia comes the coverage of the respective welterweight and heavyweight bouts between Amir Khan v Billy Dib and Hughie Fury v Samuel Peter. Khan takes on Dib after Neeraj Goyat’s short notice withdrawal, he’ll be expecting a win after his loss to Terence Crawford in controversial fashion. Taking on the ‘Nigerian Nightmare’ a victory for Fury will give him a world title shot, but he has lost 2 of his last 4 bouts.


Manchester International Festival: Welcoming the World

Friday 11.05pm – 11.35pm, BBC2

Celebrating theatre, arts, dance and music over 18 days with artists from 20 nations, the Manchester International Festival has performances all across the city. Brenda Emmanus goes behind the scenes with exclusive access to rehearsals of new works by 59 Productions, Ibrahima Mahama, Reggie Rock and Idris Elba.


Wimbledon 2019

Saturday 1pm – 6.35pm, BBC1

Live from SW19, Sue Barker presents coverage of the ladies’ singles final as two players compete for the famous Venus Rosewater Dish. Last year’s final saw Germany’s Angelique Kerber beat the odds in an emphatic win over seven time champion Serena Williams. Kerber won in just 65 minutes with a 6-3, 6-3 win, it was her third Grand Slam title and just Williams third loss in a Wimbledon final. It was bitter for Williams as it was her 10th appearance on Centre Court in a final.


Die Hard 2

Saturday 9pm – 11.25pm, E4

Waiting at Dulles International Airport for his wife, tough cop John McClane is plunged into fight or death battle with terrorists trying to free South American drug lord General Esperanza. McClane must try to save the innocent passengers in planes circling the airport, all while embroiled in gun fights and attempting to battle control back of the terminal. Stars William Atherton, Franco Nero, Bobbie Bedelia, William Sadler and Bruce Willis.


Wimbledon 2019

Sunday 1.50pm – 6.35pm, BBC1

Live from Wimbledon comes the highly anticipated men’s singles final. Sue Barker presents the coverage in what is hoped to be more competitive than last year’s final where Novak Djokovic dispatched South African Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 relatively quickly. Djokovic clinched his 13th Grand Slam title – his first since the French Open title. Having already won the Australian Open this year he’ll be a favourite to appear again.


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