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TVMucho – Top ten shows – Week Commencing 29 July 2019

What are our TV picks of the week?

Mon, July 29th, 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.

Boeing’s Killer Planes – Panorama

Monday 8.30pm – 9pm, BBC1

Within the space of 5 months, the Boeing 737 Max claimed 346 lives in two fatal crashes. The aircraft was meant to rule the skies with vast amounts of orders, but with both crashes pointing towards deadly software faults in the new jets, it has not been a good start to service for the type. Reporter Richard Bolton investigates the flaws of the design and questions whether Boeing should have done more to protect both passengers and crew.

 

How to Break into the Elite

Monday 9pm – 10.30pm, BBC2

In modern Britain it is easy to believe that class is no longer a barrier in the workplace, but in this investigation by Amol Rajan there is evidence it may still be a real problem. Spending time with working class graduates he follows their challenge of obtaining prestigious positions, uncovering the detrimental influence the media plays in the process. He also looks at how different class backgrounds can affect an individual’s confidence.

 

Counting Tigers: A Survival Special

Tuesday 9pm – 10pm, ITV

Joanna Lumley narrates this documentary which is given unprecedented access into following the largest ever wildlife survey being undertaken in India to take stock of the tiger population, arguably one of the most important activities in determining the animal’s future. Camera crews follow the teams across 50 tiger reserves and 400000 sq km as they search for one of the most elusive, and beautiful predators on Earth.

 

Hannibal

Tuesday 10pm – 12.45am, 5STAR

Hiding as an academic in Italy, fugitive serial killer Hannibal Lecter finds himself again facing FBI agent Clarice Starling as a disfigured victim is determined to inflict a gruesome revenge on the Doctor. Starling is unsettled as she is clearly being used as bait by the person seeking vengeance. Stars Julianne Moore, Ray Liotta, Gary Oldman and Anthony Hopkins.

 

The Best Little Prison in Britain?

Wednesday 8pm – 8.30pm, ITV

This documentary explores the only prison on the Isle of Man, a unique facility which houses 150 inmates and operates under a completely different legal system to that of the rest of the UK. In this first episode we meet Ben, an inmate who receives a special visit by a member of staff who brings his deceased grandmothers ashes to him as he missed the funeral while behind bars. We also meet the man who runs the prison shop, which inmates can use depending on whether they have behaved or not, and elsewhere a couple are both locked up in the prison, but one of them is preparing there defence for a retrial.

 

Britain’s Giant Pet Food Factory

Thursday 9pm – 10pm, Channel 4

This documentary goes behind the scenes of the Mars Petcare factory in Melton Mowbray, which produces over 1 million packets of pet food – every day! We also see the large 14 acre research centre which facilitates the testing of many new products. The organisation has a great policy and encourages staff to bring their pets to work to promote happiness, however, we see one dog which is pushing the boundaries of etiquette and is in danger of receiving his doggy P45.

 

Fosse/Verdon

Friday 9pm – 9.50pm, BBC2

New drama series based on the true-life facts that recounts the creative and romantic relationship between the influential choreographer Bob Fosse, and exceptional Broadway dancer Gwen Verdon. The story begins half-way through the couples marriage, with the launch of the film Sweet Charity in 1966, which was directed by Fosse and based on the successful Broadway musical that Verdon starred in. Stars Michelle Williams and Sam Rockwell

 

The Good Dinosaur

Saturday 3.30pm – 5pm, BBC1

In a world where dinosaurs are the dominant species on the planet, humans have evolved as a primitive species and live ferally. A young apatosaurus find himself separated from his family, but he makes a new friend when he comes across a young boy. The duo get to know each other as the dinosaur attempts to make the dangerous journey home. With the voices of Jack Bright and Raymond Ochoa.

 

Jurassic World

Saturday 8pm – 10.15pm, ITV

Fulfilling John Hammond’s wishes, Jurassic Park is finally operational and receiving thousands of tourists to look at its genetically engineered dinosaurs. As the park develops it seeks a newer, greater thrill so creates an entirely new hybrid species – but the animal soon escapes and terrorises the whole park. Stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Irrfan Khan and B.D. Wong.

 

Cycling: RideLondon – Surrey Classic

Sunday 3.45pm – 6.30pm, BBC1

Clare Balding presents live coverage of the men’s 169km race which takes riders on five laps through Surrey and London, ending spectacularly on The Mall. It’s been five years since a Brit won the event when Adam Blyth claimed victory, last year was dominated by Germany’s Pascal Ackermann and many continental Europeans will have their eyes on winning this event.

 

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