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TVMucho – Top ten shows of the week December 17 – 24

What are our TV picks of the week?

Mon, December 17th, 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.

HS2: Going Off the Rails?

Monday 7.30pm – 8pm, BBC1

The controversy over HS2 has kept it at the forefront of the UK national news. Thousands of homes and businesses will be affected as land is cleared to make way for the biggest infrastructure project in Europe, worth a staggering £56 billion. Justin Rowlatt investigates the scheme and the impact it is having on those living near the proposed site and the fears already growing on the actual final bill. He hears how even in the early stages of the project sign off there was great concern on the finances. Could this escalation derail the entire project itself?


Mary Berry’s Christmas Party

Monday 8.30pm – 9.30pm, BBC1

One of the nations best loved culinary geniuses is joined by Joe Lycett, Eleanor Tomlinson, Dina Asher and Huw Edwards as she prepares some festive dishes. On the menu is crispy salmon and dill parcels, pan-fried halloumi with fresh tomato chutney, peppered fillet of beef with brandy sauce and squash and potato roasties, while the tantalising desserts include limoncello trifle and a hazelnut meringue roulade with white chocolate and clementines.


Gogglesprogs Christmas Special

Tuesday 8pm – 9pm, Channel 4

Reviewing the TV highlights from 2018, the young TV critics don’t hold back in their opinions. Casting their eyes over a wide range of programmes, the children also enjoy some Christmas classics. As well as the regulars we meet newcomers William and Molly, a brother and sister duo who love helping out on the family farm, and their friends Christina and Stephanie.


Grizzly Bear Cubs and Me

Tuesday 9pm – 10pm, BBC2

A two part programme in which George Buchanan joins the pioneering Pazhetnov family as they attempt to rehab orphaned grizzly bear cubs. The biologists have been rescuing bears for nearly 30 years and returned over 200 of the successfully into the wild. As humans encroach further into the Russian wilderness, the 100000 grizzlies are coming into further conflict. As Gordon arrives in February he meets the start reality for the bears as the family look after six orphaned bear cubs. They are only five weeks old and each weighs less than a bag of sugar.


Christmas With Mariah Carey

Wednesday 8pm – 9pm, Channel 5

Mariah Carey is long associated with Christmas, her hit single ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’, live Christmas specials in the USA and her festive period live tour dedicated to the holidays demonstrates just what the season means to her. This documentary celebrates the stars affinity for the time of year and reveals what Christmas is really like for her, as well as the company who decorate her Aspen home for the season.


The ‘Christmas’ Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan: The Arctic

Thursday 9pm – 10pm, BBC2

Romesh travels to the Canadian Arctic in this special Christmas edition of his travelogue to destinations rarely visited by tourists. He questions whether there is more to the tundra region than being eaten by a polar bear, freezing to death or just vast amounts of snow. With host Johnny Issaluk he travels across wastelands, spending a week learning the ways of the Inuit hunters – not so easy for Romesh, a vegan! He also witnesses the erosion and demise of the Inuit ways of life and traditions and discovers why the communities often restrict alcohol.


Celebrity Help the Animals at Christmas

Friday 8pm – 11.05pm, Channel 5

In conjunction with the Wild Life Aid Foundation, Donkey Sanctuary, the Scottish SPCA and the RSPA comes a star studded evening of entertainment which hopes to raise much needed funds for animals in need of treatment or help. The show features Michael Underwood, Gethin Jones, Anton Du Beke, Susan Calman and Gaby Roslin, in addition to special episodes of The Yorkshire Vet, Jo Brand’s Kitten Rescue, Cruising with Jane McDonald and Ben Fogle’s New Lives in the Wild.


Finding Neverland

Saturday 4.25pm – 6pm, BBC2

The life of Peter Pan author JM Barrie is brought to the screens in this fact-based period drama. Uncomfortable in the critical spotlight, Barrie’s younger years were fraught with apprehension, but his friendship with four boys and their widowed mother inspires him to write his greatest piece. Stars Kelly MacDonald, Dustin Hoffman, Julie Christie, Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet and Freddie Highmore.



Sunday 3.25pm – 4.55pm, BBC1

Fulfilling his late wife’s dreams, an old man attaches thousands of balloons to his house to journey to South America and explore its jungles. However, once airborne he finds a very unexpected stowaway in the form of an enthusiastic Boy Scout. Pixar animated adventure, with the voices of Christopher Plummer, Jordan Nagai and Ed Asner.


What Would Your Kid Do?

Sunday 7pm – 8pm, ITV

In a special Christmas edition of the show, Jason Manford meets parents who have to guess what their children will do in a variety of entertaining situations. The children are filmed in a school rigged with hidden cameras, the programme reveals an interesting insight into the minds of five to seven year olds! The family with the most correct predictions will go through to the final, however, the kids get to choose the prize!


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