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What are our TV picks of the week?

Mon, December 26th, 2018

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.

Babies: Their Wonderful World

Monday 9pm – 10pm, BBC2

Presented by paediatrician Dr Guddi Singh, this documentary explores the the crucial changes that happen during the first two years of a child’s life. In an ambitious attempt to undertake one of the most scientific studies around the topic, the Dr brings together babies and scientists from around the world. In the first edition there is an experiment that looks at temperament, what toddlers understand about gender, where biases come from and how tablet use affects babies.

 

UK’s Strongest Man 2018

Tuesday 7pm – 8pm, Channel 5

Action from St Albans where day one of the UK’s Strongest Man 2018 is being staged. Events include the truck pull, sweetie snatcher, duck walk steeplechase and the dumbbell medley. There is also coverage from the sudden death eliminate – the stones of strength, where the strongmen who didn’t qualify automatically for day two will battle it out.

 

How to Spend It Well at Christmas with Philip Schofield

Tuesday 8pm – 9pm, ITV

New series offering festive consumer advice, including the host rating the must have toys this Christmas. Football presenter Chris Kamara joins some young drivers testing out electric ride-on toys. Sally Phillips tests out games consoles that won’t break the bank, while Coronation Street’s Simon Gregson tests out some new board games with fellow Mancunian families. Elsewhere Philip tests the self powering Segway roller skates!

 

Egyptian Tomb Hunting

Tuesday 9pm – 10pm, Channel 5

Tony Robinson embarks on an exciting journey across Egypt to explore the amazing new tomb discoveries being made across the country. Travelling the length of the Nile, from Cairo to Aswan, he meets the archaeologists responsible for unearthing the ancient wonders, he also investigates tombs of all shapes and sizes.

 

The Apprentice

Wednesday 9pm – 10pm, BBC1

As the candidates dwindle down and the pressure increases the hopefuls are challenged to sell live to the nation on one of the leading shopping channels in the country, as well as directing and producing their own video to boost sales. The teams must generate as much profit as possible and selecting the right products for their approach is crucial. The opposing teams choose drastically different tactics, with in opting for a high risk high reward strategy. The opposing team are more conservative but lack confidence in front of the camera which causes problems, but it’s not just the candidates finding the live on air escapades difficult.

 

Curvy Girls: Stripped Bare

Wednesday 10pm – 11.05pm, Channel 5

London fashion agency Milk specialises in supplying plus size models and in the first of a two-part documentary we go behind the scenes of the business. Seven years ago Anna Shillinglaw set up the agency with a handful of girls but today has more than 100 ‘curvy’ models on her books, all of whom have regular business. Speaking with Hayley, Felicity and Sonny we hear how they were discovered and how the modelling has impacted their lives, they also reveal how there is also a backlash from groups who believe they are promoting obesity.

 

A Hotel for the Super Rich & Famous

Thursday 8pm – 9pm, BBC1

The Five-star Corinthia Hotel located just off Trafalgar Square emanates elegance and sophistication, guests willingly pay tens of thousands of pounds a night. This two part documentary goes behinds the scenes and meets Managing Director Thomas Kochs who reveals how the hotel stays competitive in this lucrative market, his ideas include an extravagant Afternoon Tea. Meanwhile, the hotel prepares to host Will.i.am and Cuba Gooding Jr.

 

Mad Max: Fury Road

Friday 10pm – 12:15am, Channel 5

Encountering a crazed, sadistic warlord and his cult in a post-apocalyptic world, a drifter assists a warrior against the tyrant, liberating five women along the way, all of whom had been forced to marry the despot. The group treks across the desert in a desperate pursuit of salvation, but are closely followed by their enemies. Stars Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy.

 

The X Factor Final

Saturday 7.30pm – 9.30pm, Sunday 7.30pm – 9pm,  ITV

The final of the UK’s largest singing competition with a lucrative record deal draws to a close. The contestants have gone through tough auditions, gruelling boot camps and weeks of on-stage showdowns to get here. The judges will deliver their opinions and the British public will vote for their favourite to crown the champion over two nights, two of the favourites have already done so the competition is wide open. A selection of guest stars will also feature, performing live and sending this years contest off with style.

 

Miracle on 34th Street

Sunday 1.25pm – 3.40pm, Film4

A remake of the 1947 family drama in which a woman raises her daughter to believe Santa Claus does not exist, but the pair change their mind when the meet a department store Father Christmas who claims to be the big man himself. When the kind, charming man is accused of being a charlatan his new friends hire a lawyer to prove his innocence and his true identity. Stars Dylan McDermott, Mara Wilson, Elizabeth Perkins and the late, great David Attenborough.

 

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