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TVMucho – Top ten shows – Week Commencing 10th February 2020

Tue, February 11th, 2020

Here is our take on the best shows to watch on TV this week. Remember with a TVMucho membership, you can access free to air TV satellites from anywhere in the world.

The Bank That Almost Broke Britain

BBC2, Monday 10th February, 11.15pm

There have been documentaries on the financial crash before and films that have looked at the causes including the Big Short with Steve Carell.

This particular look at the events that led to Britain’s banking system being on the verge of collapse is in equal parts fascinating and infuriating, when the scale of malpractice that we have all paid for since is laid bare.

The documentary focuses on October 2008 and the day that other financial institutions started to refuse short term loans to help the Royal Bank of Scotland survive.

The Government had just 24 hours left to get the banks to agree to a bailout deal and save the economy.

The move would make the government and taxpayer a large shareholder in RBS, which had grown to become the biggest bank in the world thanks to relentless acquisitions of rivals in the UK, Europe and the USA.

Universal Credit: Inside the Welfare State

BBC2, 9pm – Tuesday 11th February

This programme goes behind the scenes to see how things work at Liverpool’s busiest jobcentre in Toxteth.

The Welfare State has undergone major changes in recent times with the introduction of the Universal Credit.

The real world impact has been tough not only for those seeking work and claiming benefits, but also for those working in job centres and trying to help people find their next job.

The show also looks, higher up the chain in the process and follows the work of a senior civil servant trying to move 100,000 people onto universal credit with a shrinking budget.

Kevin McCloud’s Rough Guide to the Future

Channel 4, 9pm – Wednesday 12th February

Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud sends three celebrities out on mission to look at some of planet Earth’s biggest problems and take a look at the future technology that could help us solve them.

All in all this is a light hearted show with comedians Jon Richardson and Phil Wang taking part alongside the broadcaster Alice Levine.

The trio look at amazing tech including how to deal with waste, lab grown meat and driverless cars.

In this first episode of three, Alice heads to Japan to check out the latest robots, Phil travels to China to find out the future of waste management while Jon explores food production tech in the USA.

Tyson Fury: The Gypsy King

ITV, Thursday, 13th February, 9pm

This new series follows Tyson Fury over a period of several months as he prepares to fight for the World Heavyweight Title in a rematch with Deontay Wilder.

Viewers can expect an insight into one of boxing’s most controversial characters and the family and friends that are closest to him.

Love Island

ITV, Friday, 14th February, 9pm

It’s Valentine’s Day in the villa and with only two weeks left to go the £50,000 prize will be in the minds of the contestants. Who will be the most popular couple with the public? This Valentine’s day episode is sure to have lots of surprises for the islanders and the viewers at home. Hosted by Laura Whitmore.

Rocky Balboa

ITV, Saturday, 15th February, 10.20pm

Rocky is tempted out of retirement to exorcise his demons in this 6th installment of the boxing film franchise.

The fighter is back on the streets of Philadelphia, now a widower. An exhibition fight against the heavyweight champion proves Rocky still has what it takes to be a contender.

Easy Ways to Live Well

BBC One, Wednesday, 12th February, 8pm

The Humberside Police force are encouraged to overcome sedentary behaviour and move more each day.

The force is fitted with trackers to check their movements and progress towards healthier habits. Host Steph McGovern also meets a family struggling with their body image.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

E4 – Thursday 13th February – 5.30pm

Jake causes a delay in a autopsy report, after he meets an attractive medical examiner at the scene of a crime.  His attempts to get together with her cause a hold-up that annoys his colleagues. Jeffords shows his hidden artistic talents when a police sketch becomes sick.

Ice Age: the Meltdown

Channel 4, Sunday, 2.30pm

The much loved Ice Age franchise returns with Ice Age: the Meltdown. As the title suggests things are about to go wrong for Sid the sloth and his pals Manny and Diego as a major meltdown of the ice caps threaten their homes.

 

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