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TVMucho – Top ten shows of the week

What are our TV picks of the week?

Mon, December 12th, 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.

The Universal Credit Crisis – Panorama

Monday 7.30pm – 8pm, BBC1

The new Universal Credit benefits system has caused widespread controversy, with many families struggling below the breadline and relying on the use of food banks. The government has responded to the criticism it has received by putting a further £1.7 billion into the scheme, but Catrin Nye meets families affected by the changes, revealing just how detrimental it has been. Has he government’s response just been too little too late?

 

WW1’s Secret Shame: Shell Shock

Monday 9pm – 10pm, BBC2

Over 100 years ago the devastating impact of World War One on the mental health of soldiers revealed what we know today as post-traumatic stress disorder. Dan Snow examines this impact not only on those brave souls all those years ago but of those involved in the Second World War, the Falklands War and Afghanistan. The historian asks the soldiers about their experiences and asks military psychologists and other experts why the authorities still cannot get to grip with this devastating mental health condition.

 

We Are Most Amused and Amazed

Tuesday 8pm – 10pm, ITV

To celebrate the 70th birthday of HRH The Prince of Wales and to raise funds for the charity The Prince’s Trust, ITV presents a night of spectacular comedy and magic from the London Palladium. Ben Miller and Alexander Armstrong host the night and introduce us to the impressive star-studded line up, which includes Penn & Teller, Jim Carter, Bill Bailey, Alistair McGowan, Dynamo, Wallace & Gromit, Rowan Atkinson, Kylie Minogue, Cheryl and Mischief Theatre.

 

Great War Horses

Tuesday 10.30pm – 11.30pm, BBC4

Through many wars, animals have played an essential part, and in this documentary we hear the account of the men and horses of the Australian Light Horse regiments that were so pivotal during the First World War in the Battle of Romani, Battle of Beersheba and capture of Damascus. These horses were unique, bred for the tough Australian outback they could withstand the climate and terrain across the Middle East, which made the ‘Walers’ ideal for the Anzac Forces to take on the armies of the Ottoman Empire.

 

Operation Live: Total Knee Rebuild

Wednesday 10pm – 12.05am, Channel 5

The second programme in the series allows the public to witness the full coverage of another surgical procedure within an NHS operating theatre. From Barr’s Health NHS trust we get to witness a total knee replacement, a time-critical procedure which requires the surgeon to remove the patients degenerative knee joint and replace it with a specially designed substitutes consisted of metal and plastic.

 

Inside the Foreign Office

Thursday 9pm – 10pm, BBC2

A new series which follows the staff of the Foreign Office as they manage and address a series of challenges and crises. At the United Nations session in New York, world leaders are meeting and the civil servants must decide who to sit where at the Prime Ministers session, while also briefing Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on what to say to his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. Meanwhile, Ukrainian ambassador Judith Gough visits the conflict zone adjacent to the Russian border.

 

Notting Hill

Friday 9pm – 11.40pm, ITVBe

Richard Curtiss’ classic romantic comedy in which a recently divorced bookshop owner inadvertently finds love with one of Hollywood’s most glamorous and famous film stars. The relationship soon finds itself as front page news which make maintaining it a difficult proposition. Stars James Dreyfus, Rhys Ifans, Emma Chambers, Gina McKee, Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant.

 

Live International Rugby Union

Saturday 5pm – 7.30pm, BBC2

Live from Murrayfield comes the autumn international between Scotland and South Africa. Gregor Townsend’s side haven’t beat the Springboks since 2010 when an excellent kicking display by Dan Parks saw the Scots win 21-17. Presented by John Inverdale with analysis from Bryan Habana, John Barclay and Andy Nicol.

 

The Emperor’s New Groove

Sunday 2.55pm – 4.30pm, Channel 4

Disney’s animated comedy about an uncaring and spoilt emperor who learns the importance of treating people properly and fairly when he is turned into a llama by a sorceress who wishes to seize power herself. The Emperor’s only hope of getting his kingdom back is through the help of a peasant he had previously mistreated. Features the voices of Eartha Kitt, John Goodman, Patrick Warburton and David Spade.

 

I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!

Sunday 9pm – 10.45pm, ITV

A new series from the Australian jungle in which a group of celebrities face daily challenges, dreaded Bushtucker trials and the general difficulties with living in the wild in a competition to be named either King or Queen of the jungle. Holly Willoughby joins venerable Declan Donnelly to present the this years show.

 

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