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What are our TV picks of the week? April 22 – 29

What are our TV picks of the week?

Mon, April 22nd, 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 Secret Life of 5 Year Olds on Holiday

Monday 7.30pm – 8pm, Channel 4

Those familiar faces and their families star in a one-off special where they take a break from the classroom and jet off to the Sunwing resort in sunny Cyprus. The excited children take part in all aspects of the holiday, from packing and the flight to the island to the absolute delight of a waterpark and weird and wonderful foods they’ve never sampled before. The children also learn to swim, take part in a quiz and even make new friends.


Sara Pascoe Live: LadsLadsLads

Monday 10pm – 11.20pm, BBC2

The comedian takes to the London Palladium to perform the finale of her critically acclaimed 2017 show, sharing and charting her efforts to be happily single following the end of a four year relationship and expressing how she overshares everything with her imaginary brother Stephen.


Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh

Tuesday 7pm – 8pm, Channel 5

Alan travels to the outskirts of Wrexham to visit Erddig Hall to find out about the Yorke family who called the stunning building home for more than a quarter of a century, and the servants who worked for them. At Powis Castle, Nigel Havers keeps the Welsh theme going as he visits the castle’s magnificent topiary where he climbs aboard a cherry picker to tend to it. Meanwhile, Miriam O’Reilly goes to Calke Abbey in Derbyshire to learn of the shocking tactics that were used to keep servants in check.


Surgeons: At the Edge of Life

Tuesday 9pm – 10pm, BBC2

The decision to take a patient to surgery is made to meet the needs of the patient who is required to go under the knife to improve a poor quality of life. For surgeons, the challenge is balancing the risk posed by the surgery against the benefits. In this episode we are introduced to those decisions and meet people with incapacitating conditions where surgery is needed, we meet a woman with a huge growth in her abdomen who leads a severely restricted life.


Old Wife, New Wife

Wednesday 9pm – 10pm, Channel 5

New series in which a couple move in with the man’s ex-wife for a week in an attempt to heal old wounds and allow each other to get to know each other as a person and not an enemy. At the start of each episode the participants write a list of what they hope to achieve, particularly in co-parenting, and at the end of the week they sign a mediation document – hopefully after resolving all their issues! The first week sees Cyren and his new partner Meaghan move in with former wife, Laura.


Martin Clunes: My Travels and Other Animals

Thursday 8.30pm – 9pm, ITV

As the actor travels around the globe he shares highlights of the working animals he meets. This week includes border collies herding sheep in the US and the UK, macaque monkeys in South East Asia used to collect coconuts from the trees and cormorants put to work catching fish!


The Looming Tower

Friday 9.30pm – 10.20pm, BBC2

New series of a fact-based drama following the efforts of the CIA and FBI as they attempt to tackle the rising terrorist threat from Al-Qaeda in the late 1990’s. Chief of the FBI’s counterterrorism unit, John O’Neill, recruits a rookie muslim-American agent to join his squad, while veteran spook Bob Chesney seeks out and follows a lead in Kenya on the eve of an atrocity. Stars Bill Camp, Jeff Daniels and Tahar Rahim.


Marley and Me

Saturday 2.55pm – 5.10pm, Channel 5

To celebrate his wedding day, John Grogan gets his wife a golden labrador puppy in an attempt to avert her desires to have children. Throughout their marriage the dog remains mischievous but a faithful companion, acting like a puppy even when he is a 7 stone beast. A comedy drama based on a newspaper article (have the tissues ready at the end though). Stars Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson, Alan Arkin and Kathleen Turner.


Britain’s Got Talent

Saturday 8pm – 9.15pm, ITV

It’s the 13th series of the nationwide talent show and some acts have really impressed already, with many more are vying for a chance to win the £250000 and a spot on the Royal Variety Performance. This years judges are David Walliams, Alesha Dixon, Simon Cowell and Amanda Holden, with Ant and Dec presenting as always. Each has a golden buzzer which will put an act straight through to the live show, will anyone hit that magic button this week?


London Marathon

Sunday 10am – 2.30pm, BBC1

Live from London comes the 39th Marathon, more than 40000 people will tackle the 26.2 mile course, all with varying abilities, motivations and some with fantastic costumes. Gabby Logan presents the coverage as four time Olympic Gold medallist Mo Farah seeks out a first win in the elite race, but he faces stiff competition from last year’s winner Eliud Kipchoge. In the women’s race Vivian Cheruiyot aims to defend her title from close competitors Tirunesh Dibaba and Mary Keitany. Reports come from JJ Chalmers, Radzi Chinyanganya, Steve Brown and Jeanette Kwakye, with commentary from Paula Radcliffe, Steve Cram, Andrew Cotter and Tanni Grey-Thompson.


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