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TVMucho – Top ten shows of the week March 19 – 26

What are our TV picks of the week?

Tue, March 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.

Britain’s Most Controversial Landlord

Monday 8.30pm – 9pm, BBC1

Evicting one family can be traumatic enough, but here we meet Fergus Wilson, who is evicting 90 families to cash in on his property empire – including one entire street in Kent looking at his eviction threats. Wilson is no stranger to controversy, he has been criticised in the past for refusing to rent his properties to people who cook curry or have young children. In addition to speaking with the landlord, reported Richard Bilton also meets the families facing eviction.


Harry’s Heroes: The Full English

Monday 8.30pm – 9pm, BBC2

Following very successful careers, former footballers have found the change of lifestyle since hanging their boots up has led to some expanding waistlines and reduced fitness. Harry Redknapp, along with assistant John Barnes set out to get them back to healthier times and back on the pitch to take on a German team. The footballers taking part include Neil Ruddock, Chris Waddle, David Seaman, Mark Chamberlain, Lee Sharpe, Robbie Fowler, Ray Parlour, Paul Merson and Matt Le Tissier.


Inside the Factory

Tuesday 8pm – 9pm, BBC2

Travelling to Germany, Gregg Wallace visits a pencil factory and learns that lead is not the main material, that honour goes to graphite. Cherry Healey examines the graphite in detail and analyses the properties, revealing how graphene is made when single layers of atoms are removed from the surface of graphite. She reveals how graphene could revolutionise mobile phone screens in the future. Meanwhile, historian Ruth Goodman investigates the many claims through history that ‘handwriting is dead’, dating all this way back to when the printing press was invented.


Great British Menu

Wednesday 8pm – 9pm, BBC2

New series of the region based cooking competition. Starting in the heats of London and the South East region, chefs Ben Marks, Paul Walsh and Luke Shelby each prepare a starter and fish course as they compete to cook in the final banquet. This years final takes place at Abbey Road studios to mark the last time the Beatles played live together, a remarkable 50 years ago. The Beatles provide the inspiration for Ben and Luke’s starters, whereas Paul goes for a plate inspired by 90’s sensation, Oasis.


Mums Make Porn

Wednesday 10pm – 11pm, Channel 4

Shocked by the influence and availability of free pornography that they discover during research, five mothers come together to create their own alternative adult film. They set out to address the issues that concern them the most, however, the reality hits hard and some mothers find visits to real porn sets challenging and shocking.


The Dirty Dozen

Thursday 10.15pm – 01.20am, ITV4

Tasked with a seemingly suicidal mission, an uncompromising Major needs experienced but expendable soldiers to destroy a French chateaux used as a base by Nazi officers. A military prison is the perfect place to recruit the 12 candidates. Stars Charles Bronson, Donald Sutherland, Lee Marvin, Telly Savalas and Ernest Borgnine.


Live International Football

Friday 7pm – 10pm, ITV

Kick off 7.45pm. Live from Wembley comes the opening fixture from Group A as England take on the Czech Republic in the European Championship Qualifiers. Both sides are fairly consistent in qualification in recent years (barring the three lions 2008 hiccup) but the Czechs have a better record overall in the competition – they won the tournament in 1976 and finished runners up in 1996. England’s best result was the semi finals in 1996 but will be on a high following their strong World Cup performance and qualification for the semi finals of the UEFA Nations League, they will be optimistic of 3 points. Presented by Mark Pougatch with commentary by Clive Tyldesley and Glenn Hoddle.


Despicable Me 2

Saturday 6.10pm – 8pm, ITV

Sequel to the animated adventure of former super criminal Gru (voices by Steve Carroll) and his minions. After giving up his unlawful ways, Gru is enjoying domestic bliss with his three adopted girls – until a new evil threat emerges. Called upon by the Anti-Villain league he finds himself fighting a skilful enemy who manipulates the hero’s own minions against him. Animated comedy which also features the voice of Steve Coogan.


All Round to Mrs Brown’s

Saturday 9.15pm – 10.15pm, BBC1

New series of Agnes’ chat show as Brendan O’Carroll dons the cardigan, curlers and makeup to mix with the stars. In the first episode, the matriarch speaks with Anna Friel, Teri Hatcher, Chris Kamara and Rob Beckett with music coming from Naughty Boy and Calum Scott.


Blue Planet Live

Sunday 8pm – 9pm, BBC1

New series in which Liz Bonnin, Chris Packham and Steve Backshall present a week of live programmes exploring and examining the struggles that aquatic wildlife face in the world’s oceans as environmental pressure increases. Steve travels to the Bahamas and goes face to face with Tiger Sharks as he swims in the clear waters, Chris visit Mexico and the world’s biggest whale nursery, and Liz witnesses scientists performing experiments on the Great Barrier Reef where there is a battle to preserve the natural wonder, she also encounters new-born turtles on an island nearby.


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