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TVMucho – Top ten shows – Week Commencing 19 August 2019

What are our TV picks of the week?

Mon, August 19th, 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.

The Day Mountbatten Died

Monday 9pm – 10pm, BBC2

On 27 August 1979, in a day shocked the United Kingdom, Lord Mountbatten was travelling on a vessel off the West Coast of Ireland when the IRA detonated an explosive device, killing him and three others instantly – two of which were teenage boys. Later that afternoon the IRA murdered 18 British soldiers in Northern Ireland. Forty years on, this documentary tells the story of that horrific Bank Holiday Monday through those who were directly affected by it.


Train Your Baby Like a Dog

Monday 8pm – 9pm, Channel 4

In a change from the norm, animal behaviourist Jo-Rosie Haffenden proposes utilizing her methods on parenting, offering how rewarding positive behaviour as opposed to punishing bad behaviour can turn even the wildest child into a compassionate and caring being. Here we see her theory put into practice as she works with an 18 month old baby who refuses to sleep in her own cot and a 3 year old who likes to throw violent tantrums.


Fighter Pilot: The Real Top Gun

Tuesday 9pm – 10pm, ITV

This new series follows three trainees as they are put through their paces to learn to fly the RAF and Royal Navy’s F-35B Lightning fast jet. The stakes are high as the would be top-guns attempt to master the aircraft’s ability to hover and land vertically, avoid radar and understand the complex systems. The pilot’s, including the programmes only female, only have a few months in the USA training before they head back to Norfolk and preparation for the front line.


Jamie Oliver: The Naked Chef Bares All

Wednesday 8pm – 9pm, Channel 4

Presented by Davina McCall, this documentary explores the life of the celebrity chef who famously campaigned for healthier food in schools. The programme looks back at his accidental discovery at The River Cafe through his TV career and onto the more recent demise of his Italian restaurant chain. In addition to looking at his professional life, the cameras go behind the scenes with exclusive access to his private life, revealing a man expressing raw emotion and deep insights into how he has coped with two decades in the public spotlight.


Dirty Harry

Wednesday 10pm – 12.05am, ITV4

San Francisco detective ‘Dirty’ Harry Callahan is determined to capture an evil and deranged sniper who his randomly picking off victims across the city. Dirty Harry’s own tactics to hunt criminals down are barely within the confines of the law, but the maverick cop is determined to bring the killer to justice, in his own way and regardless of his superiors opinion. Stars Clint Eastwood, Andy Robinson and Harry Guardino.


Skies Above Britain

Thursday 8pm – 9pm, BBC4

Cargo pilots content with terrible weather above the Irish Sea to keep to a tight schedule as their warehouse team process over 150000 parcels each night. Dangerous ‘wind sheer’ forces pilots to abort landings as NATS is forced to ground planes due to the horrendous weather conditions. Elsewhere, in better conditions, racing champion Martin prepares to compete for the prestigious Schneider Trophy, in which 14 pilots race around the outlying islands in Alderney.


8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

Friday 8pm – 9pm, Channel 4

Jimmy Carr hosts the classic words and numbers quiz with a twist. Captain Sean Lock is joined by Sara Pascoe while guest captain Alan Carr is joined by Tom Allen. In dictionary corner Susie Dent is joined by Rosie Jones and regular Countdown mathematician Rachel Riley looks after the letters and numbers.


Rugby League: Challenge Cup Final: St Helens v Warrington Wolves

Saturday 2pm – 5.30pm, BBC1

Kick off 3pm. Live from Wembley stadium comes the Challenge Cup final as St Helens take on Warrington Wolves for the famous trophy. St Helens have dominated the Super League this season and will be very confident in their first Challenge Cup Final appearance since 2008, they confidently defeated Halifax 26-2 in the semi-final and Hooker James Roby was in fine form. Warrington are likely to push the Saints all the way as their closest contenders in the league. Wolves last won the trophy in 2012 but ever since have been plagued by 6 consecutive losses in finals. They’ll need key players such as Blake Austin to be on top form.


Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

Saturday 9pm – 10.10pm, ITV

The big-prize quiz returns with contestants vying to win £1million if they can answer all the questions correctly, they have some help in the form of the famous lifelines – Ask the Audience, Phone and friend and 50:50. Presented by Jeremy Clarkson.


Live Athletics: British Championships

Sunday 2pm – 5pm, BBC1

Live from the Alexandra Stadium in Birmingham comes the British Championships in athletes compete for not only national honours, but places in the squad for this years World Championships in Qatar. Laura Muir is set to compete in the 1500m, while 100m and 200m hopeful Dina Asher-Smith is a strong medal hope for Doha.


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