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What are our TV picks of the week?

Mon, February 25th, 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.

Trans Kids: Why Medicine Matters – Panorama

Monday 8.30pm – 9pm, BBC1

NHS England saw an unprecedented increase in the number of under-18s referred to gender identity clinics, approximately 2500 came forward to explore their gender identity. Some are very clear on their vision of what the future holds and are desperate for irreversible surgery as quickly as possible. However, there is much confusion within the medical profession on what the best way to care for these patients is. Faye Kirkland explores the evidence available and attempts to understand the care offered to these children.

 

Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson

Monday 9pm – 10pm, Channel 5

New series in which the well known actor embarks on a train journey across the globe. Starting in the City of Light, Paris, he meets up with an old friend to learn about French social etiquette. Moving on to Germany he experiences the contrast of a spin in a Formula 1 car with that of a replica of the first ever car. In Budapest he witnessed how the city has changed since its communist rule and in the final piece Tony heads to Istanbul where East meets West and explores the colourful spice markets as well as visiting the train station renovations which have uncovered 400 BC ruins.

 

Safe at Last: Inside a Women’s Refuge

Tuesday 10pm – 11pm, Channel 4

Many understand very little of a woman’s shelter and the vital work they do offering comfort and guidance to women as they flee violent partners. This documentary was filmed over a year and cameras follow the stories of these women, as well as the struggle a refuge faces as it finds funding hard to come by. Narrated by Julie Walters.

 

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Wednesday 11pm – 1.10am, 4Seven

Following an outbreak of the Black Death, hoards of zombies overrun regal England. Five sisters take on the walking dead, putting their martial art skills to good use, while also finding the perfect men to be husbands. Based on Seth Grahame-Smith’s comedy adventure novel. Stars Charles Dance, Lily James, Sam Riley and Matt Smith.

 

In the Line of Fire with Ross Kemp

Thursday 9pm – 10pm, ITV

Ross Kemp follows up his documentary on Armed Police to explore whether all police in the UK will eventually be armed. Spending time tactical firearm units and a mobile undercover unit the actor and film-maker witnesses their training and tactics and also gains access to their military style facility used to hone their skills.

 

The Secret Rules of Modern Living: Algorithms

Thursday 11pm – 12am, BBC4

Whether you noticed or not, the algorithm has taken over modern life. They run everything, from credit card security, to Sat Navs to search engines – they are even used in data matching on dating websites and can even save lives. This hidden world is explored by mathematician Marcus du Sautoy, he explains some of the most essential algorithms and reveals where these 2000 year old problem solvers some from. Detailing the mystery about how they work and what they achieve, including some so advanced they can even program themselves.

 

Guardians of the Galaxy

Friday 10.35pm – 12.30am, Channel 5

After he is abducted by aliens, a boy grows up to be an interstellar mercenary. With his band of misfits he breaks out of prison and seeks out the highest bidder for a mysterious orb – but they cross a warlord who intends to turn it into a dangerous weapon. Stars Vin Diesel, Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista and Bradley Cooper.

 

Cycling: 2019 Track World Championship Highlights

Saturday 1.15pm – 3pm, BBC1

From the BGZ Arena in Pruszkow, Poland, comes the coverage of the opening three days of the World Track Cycling Championship. Coverage includes both the women’s and men’s team pursuit. Presented by Jill Douglas.

 

Live Women’s International Football

Saturday 9.45pm – 11.45pm, BBC2

Eilidh Barbour presents live coverage of the second round robin match of the SheBelieves Cup between the USA and England from the Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee. Phil Neville’s lionesses face a tough challenge – the hosts are the top ranked side in the world, defending champions and three time World Cup winners, the home side have got to be favourites. The other teams in the tournament are Japan and Brazil and all four will be keen to put in strong performances before this years World Cup.

 

Call the Midwife

Sunday 8pm – 9pm, BBC1

Last in the series from Poplar. In the hope of taking her mind of May’s Adoption, Shelagh organises a ballroom dance to raise funds for the maternity home. Sister Hilda is determined to ensure a terminally ill patient gets their last wish to dance on last time. After her discharge from hospital Nurse Crane sets out to play cupid with Miss Higgins and Sgt Woolf, while Fred suffers an embarrassing condition but is too shy to see Dr Turner. Trixie and Valery are required to testify in court.

 

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