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TVMucho – Top ten shows – Week Commencing 26 August 2019

What are our TV picks of the week?

Tue, August 27th, 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.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Monday 7pm – 8pm, BBC1

From Edinburgh Castle, Bill Paterson narrates the highlights of the military spectacle, while Aasmah Mir explores behind the scenes and meets organisers and performers to learn how the event comes together. While the British Army is front and centre with the bands of the Irish Guards, Scots Guards and Royal Regiment of Scotland, they are complemented by exceptional performances from the Beijing Marching Wind Band and Cultural Team, New Zealand Army Band and the Tobago Defence Force Steel Orchestra.

 

Peaky Blinders

Monday 9.30pm – 10.30pm, BBC1

While discussing business at Westminster, Ada, Tommy and Mosley receive a brutal message from a rival gang. Finn and Arthur reveal plans to expand the Peaky Blinders business, while someone close to Tommy interrupts birthday celebrations with a message about a new enemy who is extremely dangerous. Stars Cillian Murphy.

 

The Great British Bake Off

Tuesday 8pm – 9.30pm, Channel 4

A new series of the Great British Bake Off returns with venerable presenters Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig and expert judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith. This year there’s additional pressure of a 13th contestant and we start with cake week which keeps the strain as two contestants will be sent home! The first stage is a fruit cake challenge, moving onto an intricate technical which requires steady hands for the decoration, before tackling the field showstopper challenge where the contestants much create the birthday cake they wished they received as a child.

 

American History X

Wednesday 10pm – 12.20am, ITV4

After a spell in prison for a horrific murder, a neo-Nazi realises the error of his ways. When he is released from his sentence he discovers his younger brother is headed down the same extreme right wing path and tries to stop his sibling from making the same mistakes as him. Stars Stacy Keach, Avery Brooks, Fairuza Balk, Edward Furlong and Edward Norton.

 

Live Women’s International Football

Thursday 6.15pm – 8.30pm, BBC2

Kick off 6.30pm. Live from the Den Dreef Stadium in Leuven comes the friendly match between Belgium and England. England enjoyed the World Cup, finishing fourth and look forward to Euro 21 as they qualify as hosts. Belgium did not qualify for the World Cup but are on a good run of form and seek to qualify for back to back European Championships – they’ve only lost 1 game in the last 12 months, a friendly against World Champions USA.

 

China: A New World Order

Thursday 9pm – 10pm, BBC2

When president Xi Jinping took control of China six years ago he was largely unknown, yet he was to head one of the world’s largest and most formidable Armies, an economy critical to so many people’s lives around the world and above all, a rising superpower. This documentary tells the story of his six year rule and his enforcement and influence in creating a state where loyalty to the Communist Party appears to come before everything else.

 

The Rob Rinder Verdict

Friday 10pm – 11.05pm, Channel 4

New series featuring the popular TV judge in a very different setting to that in which we are used to. This topical comedy does however take his extensive knowhow to mock the news in his own unique way. Each episode features high profile politicians and other famous faces as the Judge puts them in the spotlight in the extremely unlikely scenarios.

 

Live International Rugby Union

Saturday 2pm – 4.40pm, Channel 4

Kick off 2.30pm. Live from the Principality Stadium in Cardiff comes coverage of the World Cup warm up between Wales and Ireland. Both sides will see themselves as contenders for the title in Japan and this is the first of two ties between them as they try to get a good run of form going in. Wales recently found themselves the World’s number one side and will be out to affirm that accolade. Presented by Lee McKenzie with commentary from Shane Williams, Miles Harrison and Jamie Heaslip.

 

Bridge of Spies

Saturday 9pm – 11.35pm, Channel 4

At the height of the Cold War a lawyer in New York is hired to represent a Soviet Spy in a trial designed to showcase the fairness of the US justice system. The lawyer argues that the spy should not face the death penalty, despite the public condemnation. Years later his record in this trial and his stature and demeanour led him to become involved in the exchange of prisoners in East Germany. Stars Mark Rylance and Tom Hanks.

 

50 Years of the Troubles: A Journey Through Film

Sunday 10.20pm – 11.05pm, Channel 4

Mark Cousins, who left Belfast at just 18 produces this documentary which marks half a century since the sectarian riots which was largely seen as the beginning of 30 years of conflict known as The Troubles. Within it, Cousins reflects on how his hometown has been used and abused by cinema.

 

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