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TVMucho – Top ten shows of the week October 29 – November 5

What are our TV picks of the week?

Mon, October 29th, 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.

Britain’s Busiest Motorway

Monday 8pm – 8.30pm, ITV

To many of us the M25 is a dreaded stretch of road that inevitably turns into a car park at some point. This documentary charts the efforts of the hardworking, dedicated men and women who behind the scenes tirelessly try to keep the traffic flowing. In the first of the series, a four car pile up blocks two lanes and traffic officers Simon and Gary deal with the results, delays mean the recovery trucks are late and tension rise with other motorists. Maintenance workers Jamie and Jack tackle the unenviable task of removing lay-by rubbish – which includes human waste left behind by inconsiderate truck drivers. Meanwhile, in the Northern control centre, Emily faces increased pressure as rush hour picks up.

 

Iran Unveiled – Taking on the Ayatollahs

Monday 10.45pm – 11.40pm, ITV

For 40 years religious autocrats have ruled Iran, however in recent years a group of women have challenged the countries way of life, paying a high price for their action. A camera crew goes undercover to follow the stories of Masih, Maryam, Shima and Shaparak, all of whom fight for a tolerant, modern and free from religious imposition Iran.

 

The Great British Bake Off: The Final

Tuesday 8pm – 9.20pm, BBC2

It’s the grand final from the famous tent as three bakers compete to be the 2018 Great British Bake Off Champion. To win the coveted title the trio must first prepare and decorate donuts before taking on the intricate technical challenge and climaxing with the complex showstopper – they’ll have to work hard to impress judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood. Presented by Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding.

 

The Secret Life of the Zoo

Wednesday 8pm – 9pm, Channel 4

New series about the staff and animals at Chester Zoo. In the first episode elephant keepers are concerned about the welfare of pregnant elephant Thi who appears to be three months overdue. Rothschild giraffe Meru is haranguing the females in the herd and keepers aren’t sure how to tone down his rampant ways. Meanwhile, Polo the clownfish is injured when fighting for female attention, however, his time in isolation while recovering brings a very surprising side effect!

 

Secret Life of the Hospital: Revealed

Wednesday 9pm – 10.30pm, Channel 5

This documentary goes deep behind the scenes at a major U.K. hospital to reveal the many levels of people and network of processes that support and work alongside the frontline medical staff. They include staff who work in the morgue, microbiologists who fight infection on hospital surfaces, bed sheets, medical equipment and surgeons scrubs. We also meet a very unique member of staff in the hip bone repository whose sole job is to support spinal surgery by grinding human knee parts!

 

Ariana Grande at the BBC

Thursday 8pm – 9pm, BBC2

The BBC presents this one off special hosted by Davina McCall in which Ariana Grande performs new tracks from her album ‘Sweetener’ as well as some of her biggest and best known hits, all accompanied by her band and a full orchestra. Ariana takes the opportunity to speak about her life and career to Davina between songs, revealing a lot about herself.

 

Unreported World

Friday 7.30pm – 8pm, Channel 4

Travelling to the Northern coast of South America, Krishnan Guru-Murthy reports on the plight of a handful of children caught up the one million fleeing poverty, medical shortages and hunger in Venezuela. Joined by director cameraman Nick Blakemore the duo accompany youngsters as they make the crossing into Columbia, the journey is fraught with danger and by no means an escape as they still have to fend for themselves with no money or no shelter when they reach their destination.

 

American Reunion

Friday 9pm – 11.10pm, Drama, ITV2

Returning home for their high school reunion, Jim, Kevin, Oz, Finch and Stifler are struck by how much their lives have changed. Determined to relive their youth the group meet some old friends and acquaintances, as well as some new ones, although as ever they make an even bigger fool of themselves than before. Jim sees a different side to the young lady he used to babysit, Oz deeply regrets some dancing and Stifler hasn’t changed a bit. Stars Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Seann William Scott, Tara Reid, Mena Suvari and Eugene Levy.

 

Truly Madly Deeply

Saturday 9pm – 10.45pm, BBC2

Anthony Minghella’s romantic comedy about a woman’s dead lover who appears as a ghost to teach her how to love again. Stars Christopher Rozycki, Bill Paterson and Michael Maloney.

 

Guy Martin: The World’s Fastest Van

Sunday 9pm – 10.30pm, Channel 4

Transit vans are typically used for goods and services, however in this challenge Guy sets out to transform his into the world’s fastest. The aim is to take the transit to the Nurburgring in Germany and break the track record. It is a 5 month project for Guy and in addition to overhauling the van he has to learn over 100 turns on the 12.9 mile track!

 

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