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TVMucho – Top ten shows of the week January 14 – 21

What are our TV picks of the week?

Mon, January 14th, 2019

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.

Dead or Alive? Vanished from Alcatraz

Monday 7pm – 8pm, Channel 5

In 1962 Frank Lee Morris and the Anglin brothers, Clarence and John, escaped the notorious San Franciscan Alcatraz jail. Deputy Marshal Michael Dyke re-investigates their escape after new evidence has emerged that convinces him at least one of the fugitives may have survived the escapade. These new details overturn the basic assumptions about this famous incident.


Cold Feet

Monday 9pm – 10pm, ITV

New series of the comedy drama. Jenny and Pete can get enough of each other, but some unexpected news sends Jenny into a spin. Wedding bells ring for one of the friends while Adam receives some hurtful home truths and parenting opinions induce frictions between Karen and David. Stars Robert Bathurst, Hermione Norris, Leanne Best, Fay Ripley, John Thomson and James Nesbitt.


Pothole Wars

Tuesday 8pm – 9pm, ITV

Every driver dreads potholes, they cause roadworks, rows and road rage, cost the taxpayer billions of pounds each year and are responsible for hundreds of injuries. The nation’s roads are suffering and both councils and the road workers tasked to sort the potholes are at breaking point – many councils are broke and the workers find themselves the victims of abuse. Some members of the public have had enough and formed ‘pothole vigilante’ groups, taking matters into their own hands. This documentary explores the issues and reveals the different stories.


Match of the Day Live: The FA Cup

Wednesday 7.30pm – 10pm, BBC1

Kick-off 7.45pm. Live from St Mary’s Stadium comes the FA Cup third round replay between Premier League Southampton and Championship side Derby. The home side have made the fourth round in the past two seasons so will be keen for a third, they made the semi-finals last year before losing to eventual winners Chelsea 2-0. As the Saints have already seen, Derby are a good side and their manager Frank Lampard, himself a four time FA Cup winner will feel they have a chance to progress against Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men.


The Cruise: Shanghai to Sydney

Thursday 8.30pm – 9pm, ITV

The Majestic Princess will pass into the Southern Hemisphere for the first time on her way to Sydney and Captain Dino Sagani returns to the ship after a two month break, excited a completing the fete. The ship’s crew work together to put on a ceremony to mark the occasion but all is not going well in the kitchen as chef Nilo feels the pressure and struggles to produce the food required.


Dodgeball: a True Underdog Story

Thursday 9pm – 10.55pm, Film4

Struggling to keep his run down gym afloat, Peter La Fleur (Vince Vaughn) is forced to take drastic action to avoid selling his beloved business to arrogant White Goodman (Ben Stiller). Enlisting the help of his hapless customers, Peter forms a Dodgeball team in hope of triumphing in the US Dodgeball Championships and taking home a large cash prize. Also stars Rip Torn, Christine Taylor and William Shatner.


8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Friday 9pm – 10pm, Channel 4

Jimmy Carr hosts the UK’s favourite words and number game with a comedy panel. We’re pretty sure you won’t find the words repeated on here on the real thing. Jon Richardson and Henning Wehn take on Sean Lock and Claudia Winkleman. Dictionary corner is manned by lexicographer Susie Dent and Nick Helm while Rachel Riley looks after the letters and numbers.


Michael McIntyre’s Big Surprises

Saturday 7pm – 8pm, BBC1

Michael McIntyre reviews his favourite pranks and surprises from the last four series of his Big Show. Carol Vorderman, Ed Balls and Alexander Armstrong relive the experience of participating in Celebrity Send to all, Gino D’Acampo shares the experience of finding Michael in bis bedroom during Midnight Game Show. Unexpected star Anush Hydros takes a break from the West End to close the show.


Obama: The President Who Inspired The World

Saturday 9pm – 10.15pm, More4

Taking a break from the negative view of world politics at present, Matt Frei examines the rise of Barack Obama’s from junior State Senator to first African-American President of the USA, exploring his life, career and his political legacy.


Call the Midwife

Sunday 8pm – 9pm, BBC1

Sister Hilda faces a serious challenge as she tries to treat a newly arrived Ghanaian family suffering from an unidentifiable illness. Lucille treats an elderly hoarder suffering from a leg ulcer and worries about how her surroundings of books, rubbish and food tins will affect her recovery. Fred is not convinced by Violets attempts at running for council and places his faith in the Civil Defence Corps.


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