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TVMucho – Top ten shows – Week Commencing 12 August 2019

What are our TV picks of the week?

Mon, August 12th, 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.

Animal Rescue Live: Supervet Special

Monday 8pm – 9pm, Channel 4

Steve Jones and Kate Quilton return with Professor Noel Fitzpatrick in an attempt to try and rehome as many animals as possible from around the UK. The trio encourage the public to support fundraising which will allow animal shelters all around the UK to find furry friends new homes. To start the week off, Kate, Steve and Noel are joined by former Spandau Ballet frontman Martin Kemp and his animal loving wife Shirlie Holliamn at the Raystede Animal Shelter in Lewes, East Sussex as they support rehoming.

 

When Bridges Collapse: The Genoa Disaster

Monday 9pm – 10pm, BBC2

As 43 people went about their daily lives on 14 August 2018, they had no idea that as they crossed the Ponte Morandi bridge in Genoa, it would be the last thing they ever did. The world was shocked as 27 cars plummeted to the valley below as the bridge collapsed. This investigation into the disaster examines the cause of catastrophic event as well as hearing the stories of the people on the bridge that day.

 

The Town the Gypsies Took Over

Tuesday 9pm – 10.35pm, Channel 5

This documentary explores the Appleby Horse Fair in Cumbria – the oldest and most exclusive gathering of gypsies in the United Kingdom. As anyone who has travelled over the A66 during the event will vouch for, it causes chaos on the roads and this programme explores the police operation into traffic management. We also witness how police restrictions are impacting the festival’s traditions. Local businesses also reveal how the fair impacts them – with some set to make a very good profit from the event, others shut up shop due to the overwhelming size of the fair.

 

Interior Design Masters

Wednesday 8pm – 9pm, BBC2

Presented by Fearne Cotton, this new series sees aspiring interior designers take on commercial challenges as they vie to win a contract which will change their lives. The first episode sets the ten contestants into two teams as they redesign two show homes which must both impress the judges and, be accessible to potential buyers.

 

Deep Water

Wednesday 9pm – 10pm, ITV

A new six-part drama starring Sinead Keena, Anna Friel and Rosalind Eleazar based on Paula Daly’s Windermere novels. Three women present their lives as perfect, but behind closed doors, each struggles with the pressure of keeping the image up. Comparing herself to Roz and Kate, working mother Lisa feels she can never live up to expectations.

 

The Wolf of Wall Street

Thursday 9pm – 12.35am, Film4

Rising from being unemployed to one of Wall Street’s financial elites, a New York stockbroker funds his lavish lifestyle through a scheme which defrauds investors. His outrageous wealth and public debauchery doesn’t go unnoticed as the FBI become increasingly suspicious of his manipulation of the stock markets. Fact based drama starring Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio.

 

Kevin Bridges: The Brand New Tour

Friday 10.35pm – 11.35pm, BBC1

Filmed as part of Kevin’s 19 night show at the Glasgow Hydro and his tour of the UK and Ireland, the Glaswegian comedian brings new takes on social media, anxiety, conversations with his dog, his take on the modern world and having perhaps the world’s best support act – Barack Obama!

 

Live International Rugby Union

Saturday 1.30pm – 4.30pm, Channel 4

Kick off 2.15pm. Live from the Principality Stadium comes coverage of Six Nation Grand Slam Winners Wales and their closest rivals, England. Preparations are in full swing for the World Cup and England will be keen to not slip up here like they did in the Six Nations, up 10-3 at half time they threw the win away as the Welsh came out strong in the second half and romped home 21-13. Lee McKenzie presents the show, with commentary from David Flatman, Andrew Cotter and Shane Williams, and analysis from Ugo Monye and Sam Warburton.

 

William & Harry: Princes at War?

Saturday 9pm – 10pm, Channel 5

This in depth documentary assesses the media rumours of a rift between the Dukes of Sussex and Cambridge, seeking out to understand the truth in their brotherly relationship and whether or not it has been blown out of all proportion. The programme analyzes the change between the pair over the years, from their mothers untimely and tragic death which pushed them together, to their marriages and starting their own families.

 

Sports Direct: Secrets of the Mega Sports Factory

Sunday 8pm – 9pm, Channel 5

There doesn’t seem to be a month go by that doesn’t feature Sports Direct or Mike Ashley in the news. The retailer was started by Ashley, a Marmite figure who defied the City, corruption and scandal to take it to a high street giant. This documentary explores the company, speaking with former employees and sending an undercover reporter to the infamous Shirebrook Warehouse where many media stories of working practices emerge from. After his success with Sports Direct, the ability of Ashley to turnaround the fortunes of House of Fraser is also explored.

 

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