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TVMucho – Top ten shows of the week

What are our TV picks of the week?

Mon, December 10th, 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.

Brexit: Decision Time

Monday 8.30pm – 9pm, BBC1

As parliament prepares to vote on the deal proposed by Theresa May, the BBC brings an up to date report on the result of the negotiation and what MP’s will be voting for or against.

 

Sir Cliff Richard: 60 Year in Public and in Private

Monday 9pm – 10pm, ITV

Cameras follow the singing legend over a six month period, filming at his Portuguese home, Abbey Wood studios and at Wimbledon. The documentary examines his career highs and lows and the incredible longevity, which is a record-breaker. He also opens up and speaks about the police raid on his home in 2014 and the dark times which followed, revealing the battle to clear his name and those who supported him to get through it. Featuring interviews with Joan Collins, Olivia Newton-John, Barry Gibb, Jimmy Osmond, Brain May, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Hank Marvin.

 

The Royal Variety Performance 2018

Tuesday 7.30pm – 10.05pm, ITV

From the London Palladium comes the 2018 Royal Variety Performance, hosted by Greg Davies in the presence of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Britain’s Got Talent winner Lost Voice Man performs his hysterical comedy, as do fellow comedians Ed Gamble, Rhod Gilbert, Rose Matafeo and Rod Woodward. Music comes from George Ezra, Take That, Andrea & Matteo Bocelli, Rick Astley, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Sigrid. Cirque du Soleil perform snippets of their new show and the cast of The Tina Turner Musical perform some show-stopping numbers. Like Kempner, Jan Ravens, Debra Stephens and Rory Bremner provide a somewhat unique take on 2018’s biggest events.

 

OAPs Behaving Badly

Tuesday 11.05pm – 12.05am, Channel 5

You’re only as old as you feel, and this documentary follows British pensioners living the high life, partying and refusing to grow old gracefully! We meet an array of rebels, including swingers, Adrenaline junkie grandparents and clubbers. Colin, a former university professor is dating six women, astonishing for a 70 year old. Agile Rainindo, 73, attends tantric sex sessions and belly dancing classes whereas Leapy Lee, a former member of Little Arrows lives with his Danish girlfriend Bettina in Majorca, she’s 25 years his junior!

 

Kids’ A&E at Christmas

Wednesday 8pm – 9pm, Channel 5

Cameras go behind the scenes at Sheffield Children’s Hospital to see what happens in the emergency department over the festive period. Following both patients and staff we see broken bones, sickness bugs, bumped heads and nasty cuts, with NHS staff providing fantastic care to all.

 

This is My Song

Thursday 8pm – 9pm, BBC2

The first in a special two part show which gives ordinary people the opportunity to enter a recording studio and record a song which means something to them, they won’t be alone though – they’ll be able assisted by some of the biggest names in the music industry. Leading producer Andrew Hunt, Faithless singer Sister Bliss and Naughty Boy all lend a hand. This week 72 year old grandad Ronnie and his grandson Jordan, 23 want to record a song they can treasure for years to come, while 13 year old Jasmin wants to record a song that has helped her battle anxiety.

 

Eamonn & Ruth Do Vegas

Friday 9pm – 10.55pm, Channel 5

Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford travel to Sin City, aka Las Vegas where each year 40 million people offload $35 billion. The pair meet some of the cities wealthiest residents and experience their lavish, and often outrageous, lifestyles. Eamonn and Ruth also meet Derek Stephens, an outspoken casino mogul who is one of the richest men in Nevada.

 

The Big Short

Saturday 9pm – 11pm, BBC2

Fact-based drama premiering on terrestrial TV. Four investors become aware of a housing market flaw which makes a financial crisis inevitable in the coming years. Each investor comes up with a plan on how to exploit and profit from the coming economic meltdown, but as their prediction comes true, the quartet have to face the devastating impact on ordinary people. Stars Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Brad Pitt and Steve Carell.

 

Elf

Sunday 6pm – 8pm, BBC1

Kind-hearted Santa Claus takes in a child, Buddy, who is raised by an elf, but a shock is afoot years later when Buddy discovers he is actually human. Seeking to find his father he travels to New York but is completely unprepared for the reality of life in the Big Apple, with hilarious consequences. Stars James Caan, Edward Asner, Zooey Deschanel and Will Ferrell.

 

Best Christmas Ever with Alexander Armstrong

Sunday 9pm – 10pm, ITV

Alexander Armstrong sets out to answer the all important Christmas question – what is the best bit? To answer it he is joined by a selection of celebrity guests. Each guest makes a case for their favourite bit and at the end of the show the studio audience will cast their votes for which one they think is best. Festive music will be provided through the night by the house band.

 

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