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What are our TV picks of the week?

Mon, March 11th, 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.

HS2 – The Great Train Robbery: Channel 4 Dispatches

Monday 8pm – 8.30pm, Channel 4

The government have promised the HS2 high-speed train will be one of the worlds fastest, topping speeds of 250mph. They’ve also pledged to spend the equivalent of two-thirds of the state spending on railways on this single railway, a staggering £4bn will be spend on it over the next decade from April this year. Dispatches explores this controversial issue, seeking to understand how much demand there actually is for this multi billion pound project between London and Birmingham, and then onto Leeds and Manchester. The capital already has establish rail links to these cities. Liam Halligan speaks with campaigners calling for the project to be cancelled, as well as those in favour, including the HS2 project manager. The North of the country aren’t happy about it – are they being robbed of the funds they need to improve their already overlooked railways?

 

Building the Channel Tunnel: Race to the Finish

Monday 9pm – 10pm, Channel 5

Second part in the documentary celebrating this fantastic engineering achievement. The French and British tunnelling teams pick up the pace as they near each other, breaking through on the first of December 1990. Their efforts were rewarded as the tunnel was open for business just 4 years later, however the dangers of operating a 31 mile railway tunnel became very apparent in 1996 when a catastrophic fire took place.

 

The Great British Sewing Bee

Tuesday 9pm – 10pm, BBC2

New series of the show with a new host, comedian Joe Lycett takes the helm with Esme Young and Patrick Grant carrying on their usual role as judges. The first pattern the contestants will have to tackle is a Dior-inspired ‘wiggle dress’ which is designed to hug the female wearer. The second challenge involves transforming three second-hand items into just one and the final task will stretch the already hard worked contestants as the make a made to measure jumpsuit.

 

Inside the Real Saudi Arabia: Why I Had to Leave

Tuesday 10.45pm – 11.35pm, BBC1

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ranks as one of the countries in the world where it is dangerous to be a woman. Despite this threat, Basma Khalifa, a London based fashion stylist travels to the Kingdom where she was born to explore if she could ever live there again.

 

The Real Marigold on Tour

Wednesday 9pm – 10pm, BBC1

New series following retirees as the explore the largest country in the world, Russia. Sheila Ferguson, Miriam Margolyes, Bobby George and new recruit Stanley Johnson start the journey in St Petersburg, immersing themselves in this cultural capital before visiting a luxurious retirement home for retired actors. They need to make the most of the comfort – their next stop is a night in a Russian Sanatorium.

 

Hunted

Thursday 9pm – 10pm, Channel 4

It’s the last episode in the series and the remaining fugitives have just 24 hours to reach Birmingham and the extraction point to claim a share of the £100000 prize. It won’t be easy, six teams of hunters are on the ground and a helicopter is tracking them down as the HQ aims to claim its first ever clean sweep.

 

Nightcrawler

Friday 11.05pm – 12.55am, BBC2

Premiere. After seeing a freelance camera crew in action, a cynical petty crook is inspired to go into business filming accidents and crime scenes, then selling his footage to news broadcasters. Determined to beat the competition he takes on a sinister approach to stay ahead and his methods become ruthless. Stars Bill Paxton, Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo.

 

Athletics: Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix

Saturday 1.15pm – 4.30pm, BBC1

Live coverage from the Arena Birmingham where Gabby Logan presents one of the most important athletic events of the season. Widely regarded as the key event for athletes to prepare, a world class field is expected across a wide range of disciplines. Great Britain will be strongly represented with CJ Utah, Reece Prescod, Laura Muir and Andrew Pozzi all competing. Commentary for the event will be provided by Steve Backley, Steve Cram, Paula Radcliffe and Andrew Cotter, and analysis will. One from Denise Lewis and Colin Jackson.

 

Shaun of the Dead

Saturday 9pm – 11.05pm, ITV2

An unhappy and unambiguous 29 year old has had enough of the job from hell, and to make matters worse has been dumped by his girlfriend, he decides it’s time to get his life back on track. However, his plans are put on hold when an army of zombies arise in London, feasting on the living. Comedy horror starring Bill Nighy, Kate Ashfield, Dylan Moran, Penelope Wilton, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.

 

Match of the Day Live: The FA Cup

Sunday 3.40pm – 6.05pm, BBC1

Kick off 4.00pm. Live from the Keepmoat stadium, League One Doncaster Rovers take on Premier League Crystal Palace in the fifth round of the FA Cup. This is the first meeting between the sides in this competition. Palace will be confident, they reached the final in 2016, but were beaten 2-1 by Manchester United in a thrilling and close match. Doncaster haven’t reached this stage since 1956 but will no doubt give their all for a cup upset.

 

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