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TVMucho – Top ten shows of the week

What are our TV picks of the week?

Mon, June 3rd, 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 Truth About Chlorinated Chicken: Dispatches

Monday 8pm – 8.30pm, Channel 4

As President Trump visits the UK, one of they key focal points post-Brexit is the potential for a trade deal with the USA. Yet, the prospect brings horror to those in the food industry if the UK is to be forced to accept chemically washed chicken as part of any deal. The practice has been banned in the EU for over 20 years over concerns in the supply chain and its lack of hygienic discipline. Dispatches investigates and goes undercover in the US to a major poultry plant to see exactly what goes on. Reporter Kate Quilton meets some whistleblowers and insiders who claim that the worst may be yet to come as Trump’s administration has an unhealthily close relationship with the industry.

 

7 Up & Me

Monday 9pm – 10pm, ITV

To celebrate the 1964 programme which brought together a group of 7 year olds and followed their lives for more than half a century, ITV brings together famous fans of the 63 Up instalment to see hear their personal insights into how it affected them growing up, as well as reflecting on major milestones they have experienced. Features contributions from Tony Robinson, Sebastian Coe, Micky Flanagan, Julia Bradbury, Michael Sheen and Richard E Grant, as well as the producer and director of 63 Up, Michael Apted.

 

Her Majesty’s Calvary

Tuesday 8.30pm – 9pm, ITV

This new series goes behind the scenes at the Household Calvary’s Knightsbridge Barracks to meet the soldiers and horses who live and work on the site side by side. In the first episode cameras follow recruits on their first ever day of training in the Regiment.

 

63 Up

Tuesday 9pm – 10pm, ITV

The newest update in the documentaries which have followed the same group of children since they were just 7 years old in 1964. Michael Apted has directed the series since its inception and catches up with the group to see what has been happening since they last spoke to cameras in 2012.

 

Casualty 24/7

Wednesday 9pm – 10pm, Channel 5

New series which meets the patients and staff at Barnsley hospital. A man is rushed in with a brain injury on what turns out to be the hospitals busiest day on record. A nine year old girl is determined she isn’t spending the night in paediatrics and Sharon and Jane keep staff’s spirits high as they serve up tea and cake, meanwhile, the lost property box doesn’t serve up such sweet smelling goodies.

 

My Gay Dog and Other Animals

Thursday 9pm – 10pm, Channel 4

Same-sex behaviour has been reported in over 1500 different animal species, was observed by the Egyptians and the Greeks and yet the traditional theory of evolution cannot explain the purpose of being gay. This documentary explores why animals are gay and speaks to scientists on the topic, some of whom offer up their theories. We also meet a commercial sheep breeder who has rams that are exclusively homosexual and of no use to him in his business.

 

Match of the Day Live: FIFA Women’s World Cup

Friday 7.30pm – 10pm, BBC1

Kick off 8pm. From the stunning Parc de Princes in Paris comes the opening match of the 2019 Women’s World Cup where hosts France take on South Korea in Group A. The two sides faced each other in the 2015 World Cup in Canada where the French easily saw of the South Koreans 3-0 in the last 16, only to be ejected in the next round when Germany beat them on penalties. France have high hopes as the host nation and hope to win their first major trophy in their history.

 

The Cider House Rules

Friday 11.05pm – 1.05am, BBC2

Growing up under the wing of a doctor, an orphan helps deliver babies to unmarried mothers and assists in performing abortions. However, he is drawn to see what else life holds for him and joins a young couple on the road – but unforeseen events give him difficult personal and moral dilemmas. Stars Paul Rudd, Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron and Michael Caine.

 

Killing Eve

Sunday 9.15pm – 10pm, BBC1

New series of the hit Spy thriller. Eve is desperately searching for Villanelle after she disappears from her Parisian flat. Eve is ordered home to London and Villanelle is forced on the run when a terrifying intervention neither woman is expecting occurs. Stars Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer.

 

Match of the Day Live: FIFA Women’s World Cup

Sunday 4.30pm – 7.10pm, BBC1

Kick off 5pm. Live from Stade des Nice comes the opening match in Group D where England take on Scotland. The Scots have qualified for the finals of a major women’s football tournament for the first time in their history. They need a positive result here to boost their hopes of qualifying before taking on Japan and Argentina. England by contrast go into the tournament as one of the favourites, the recently won the She Believes Cup – beating Brazil, Japan and the mighty USA in the process. They finished third in Canada 2015 and will be aiming to go all the way this time.

 

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