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TVMucho – Top ten shows – Week Commencing 21 October 2019

What are our TV picks of the week?

Mon, October 21st, 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.

Can You Trust the Billion Pound Investors? – Panorama

Monday 8.30pm – 9pm, BBC1

He was implicitly trusted with hundreds of thousands of people’s hard earned savings and pensions, he presented himself as the rock star of investing, yet Neil Woodford’s funds lost billions of pounds and now investors are poised to find out just how much money they will get back, if any. In this Panorama, Richard Bilton explores the secretive world of fund managers and asks ‘can you trust these billionaires with your money?’.

 

Fare Dodgers: At War with the Law

Monday 9pm – 10pm, Channel 5

This new series follows the revenue protection teams of Transport for London who hunt down the estimated quarter of a million fare dodgers who travel for free across the capital each day.

 

The Great British Bake Off

Tuesday 8pm – 9.15pm, Channel 4

It’s the semi-final and that means it’s patisserie week for the four remaining contestants. Only three places are available for the final and this round is tough, a series of complex challenges will determine who is to go home. Starting with the signature dish, the bakers creation must have a delicate dome and absolute perfection in the finish, while in the technical, a croquembouche must be taken to the next level. In the showstopper their skills are well and truly tested as they must construct an edible display case. Presented by Sandi Tokdvig and Noel Fielding, with judging by Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.

 

Trainspotting

Tuesday 10.55pm – 12.45am, Film4

Attempting to kick a heroin addiction, an addict struggles, drowned by the grind of everyday life and friends who keep dragging him back to the substance. After suffering a near-fatal overdose he realises he must end his ways, concluding he must get rid of his friends to achieve this – but that is anything but easy. Drama based on Irvine Welsh’s novel starring Ewen Bremner, Ewan McGregor and Robert Carlyle.

 

The Apprentice

Wednesday 9pm – 10pm, BBC1

For the fourth week in Lord Sugar’s business competition, the candidates are challenged to create and launch their own range of electric bikes. Each team has the opportunity to present their product to one of the UK’s biggest cycle retailers in the hope of securing those all important orders. Thing’s don’t go to plan rapidly as the teams are split between Nottingham to design the bike and London to create all of the accessories and marketing material. Pitching to the cycle retailer goes from bad to worse for each team as poor pricing strategies and being forceful prove to be disastrous. Back in the boardroom Lord Sugar is ruthless and one candidate is quickly sent packing.

 

Prince Charles: Inside the Duchy of Cornwall

Thursday 9pm – 10pm, ITV

This two-part observational documentary takes a unique look behind the scenes of Prince Charles’s private estate, the Duchy of Cornwall. The Prince has spent 50 years building the estate up, transforming it into a business in which he supports himself, his family and his charities. The first part looks at how the Duchy is run in a way that reflects the Prince’s personal philosophies, it also explores how Bodmin Moor embraces the ancient way of life through the Duchy as well as offering young families the opportunity to start a new life in farming.

 

Spy

Friday 9pm – 11.20pm, Film4

Deskbound and seeking more in life, a CIA agent who provides support to a dashing secret agent is thrust into the front line when he disappears. Taking the spies place she soon finds herself in the midst of a ruthless arms dealer and must take drastic action to avert a global catastrophe. Stars Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy and Jason Statham.

 

RWC Live 2019

Saturday 8am – 11.35am, ITV

Kick off 9am. Live from the International Stadium in Yokohama, the winners of Quarter Final 1 take on Quarter Final 2 in the second semi final of the Rugby World Cup. In QF1 England take on Australia and in QF2 the All Blacks take on Ireland. It’s a tough tie for both European sides, Ireland suffered a shock defeat to Japan during qualifying and England haven’t really been tested. The two sides from the Southern Hemisphere will go into the respective matches confident of setting up an antipodean tie.

 

Take Me Out

Saturday 7.15pm – 8.20pm, ITV

Paddy McGuiness presents a new series of the dating show where ‘no likey = no lighty’. In the first episode Paddy welcomes a farmer, a stripper, a gymnast and Scarlett Moffatt’s ex-boyfriend in the love lift as they attempt to woo the 30 single ladies.

 

NFL Live

Sunday 4.30pm – 7pm, BBC2

Kick off 5pm. The NFL comes live from Wembley Stadium as the Los Angeles Rams take on the Cincinnati Bengals in the 8th round of fixtures. The Bengals have lost 6 of their opening ties and their season is not looking promising, they haven’t featured in a play-off since 2015 and it appears they’ll be unlikely to make it this year. The Rams in contrast were the NFC’s representative in the Super Bowl last season where they lost out to Tom Brady’s New England Patriots, they’ll be favourites in this London tie.

 

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