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TVMucho – Top ten shows – Week Commencing 13 January 2020

What are our TV picks of the week?

Mon, January 13th, 2020

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.

How to Save the High Street – Panorama

Monday 8.30pm – 9pm, BBC1

As the age of internet shopping grows, the high street continues to take a pounding. For more than a century the high street was the hub of a local community, but today one in ten shops stand empty and there is a crisis which this programme looks into. Adam Shaw investigates the government’s plans to spend millions of pounds reviving run-down town centres and explores how some high streets are finding new and adaptive ways to make sure they remain part of the community. He learns that there is much more than money needed to adapt and change on the scale required.


Busted in Bangkok

Monday 10pm – 11.05pm, Channel 5

Following the Thailand tourist police force, this documentary series reveals the day to day situations that officers and volunteers find themselves dealing with in four of the country’s holiday hotspots. In this episode, a drunken Brit foolishly clashes with security guards after he contests a restaurant bill, the police are soon called in to arbitrate and keep the peace, and in Pattaya, volunteer Freddie thinks he has come to the rescue of a blood-soaked holiday maker. Unfortunately, his altruistic efforts to help spark a very unexpected reaction.


Match of the Day Live: FA Cup Third Round Replay

Tuesday 8pm – 10pm, BBC1

Kick-off 8.05pm. Live from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium comes the third round replay between Spurs and Middlesbrough as the two sides compete for the right to take on Southampton at St Mary’s in the fourth round. The home side found themselves a goal down to the Championship outfit in the original tie when Ashely Fletcher struck the ball home for Boro at the Riverside Stadium, Lucas Moura equalised for the Lilywhites but they struggled to get into the game and were fortunate to get a replay. Despite the poor performance Jose Mourinho’s side will expect to put this tie to bed in front of their own fans.


How to Steal Pigs and Influence People

Tuesday 10pm – 11.00pm, Channel 4

This unique documentary looks at the community of vegan and ex-vegan influencers who between them have obscene amounts of followers across social media. Each partakes in a wide variety of different activities, from daring farmyard heists, to creating chicken sanctuaries in their own homes to being the polar opposite of their former selves and advocating a jaw-dropping raw-meat-only diet.


Red Arrows Take America

Wednesday 9pm – 10pm, Channel 5

Cameras continue to follow the UK’s premier air display team as they prepare for their first full public display in their North American tour. The team perform in the Gatineau-Ottawa Airshow before they make their way down the East Coast and arrive in Chicago, where they will perform in front of over 2 million people. We then see them travel to Washington DC where they carry out a flypast over the Washington Nationals baseball stadium.


Addicted to Painkillers? Britain’s Opioid Crisis

Thursday 9pm – 10pm, BBC2

In America, it is well known that the abuse of painkillers is an epidemic, and now, new evidence from Public Health England suggests the UK should be equally concerned about the use of prescription opioids. To explore the issue, Dr Michael Mosley investigates by meeting people struggling with addiction to the drugs and the GPs who are fighting a constant battle to help people who are suffering from chronic pain. The Dr also uncovers a disconcerting trend of people abusing over the counter opioids and just how easy it is to buy really strong opioids off the internet. He also considers whether people are consuming double the amount of opioids as 20 years ago, and asks the crucial question – do opioids actually work?


Humpback Whale: Birth of a Giant

Friday 7pm – 8pm, Channel 5

Off the Pacific coast of Columbia, in crystal clear blue waters, a 16ft newborn humpback whale takes its first breath. The animal is already large, but the challenges it faces are enormous. This standalone documentary follows its first few months in life as it undertakes one of the longest animal migrations on Earth – a monumental 5000 miles journey to the food rich freezing waters of Antartica.


Assassin’s Creed

Saturday 9pm – 11.10pm, Channel 4

Murder suspect Callum Lynch is sentenced to death, he then enters a virtual world searching for a device that contais genetic code for free will. Stars Michael Fassbender, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson and Marion Cotillard.


Call the Midwife

Sunday 8pm – 9pm, BBC1

The sickness of a ward sister forces Lucille to be seconded to nearby St Cuthbert’s, however, a life malfunction means she has to spend the evening with mother-to-be Connie instead of meeting up with Cyril. Shelagh enlists the help of Valerie, Violet, Trixie and Sister Frances to organise a charity fashion show to raise funds for an incubator, meanwhile Nurse Crane tries to help a woman who has recently arrived from East Pakistan.


Son of Saul

Sunday 11pm – 12.40am, BBC2

A Jewish prisoner is forced to join the ranks of the zonderkommando and assist with the genocide, but when he finds the body of his own son he vows to give the boy burial instead of allowing him to be burned. As he searches for a rabbi to carry out the ceremony he learns of a plot by fellow prisoners to undertake an uprising. Stars Geza Rohrig and Levente Molnar. In Hungarian, Yiddish, German, Slovak, Polish, Russian and French.


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