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We all have our own different reasons for settling in to a new life in Spain with the top factors being the weather and the cheaper cost of living compared to the UK. So have you ever wondered what the reasons are for more than 100,000 Spanish citizens who, according to Instituto Nacional de Estadística statistics, are registered with the Spanish consulate in the UK and have chosen to go and live in England?

On TV this week you can see favourite shows returning with Top Gear on BBC TWO on Sunday and Gogglebox on Channel4 on Friday.

The BRIT Awards 2019 takes place on Wednesday, live on ITV from The O2 Arena, London and hosted by Jack Whitehall. Clara Amfo and Alice Levine will once again host The BRIT Awards: Red Carpet show on ITV2.

Our featured programmes include gripping drama with Baptiste on BBC one on Sunday and Traitors on Channel4 on Sunday.

We have also featured some new shows not on `the big four´ channels with Bite Club on Alibi on Wednesday, Flack on W on Thursday and Curfew on SKY one on Friday. You may like to give them a try and do write in and let me know what you think about them.

Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle is a series of short films showing on BBC FOUR on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Set in the front room of one Afro-Caribbean home, the programmes follow a family from the 1940s to the present day.

The Abused on Channel5 on Wednesday is a special documentary of a journey inside the lives of two victims of domestic abuse.

You can read more about these programmes and other documentaries in the magazine this week.

 

Ed´s Pick of the Week

Spending Secrets of the Royals on Saturday on Channel5 at 10pm

 

While the rest of the country feels the pinch of austerity, the Royal Family live a life of luxury subsidised by us, their subjects. In this eye-opening hour, we reveal how the Royals spend their money, and what the taxpayer is funding.

We hear stories of the outrageous expenditure of the Queen Mother, and her love of champagne that resulted in her smuggling a case of bubbly into hospital during a hip operation. We throw light on some of their most controversial spending, such as Prince Andrew’s (aka “Airmiles Andy”) penchant for luxury travel, plus the gigantic bill for the Buckingham Place restoration.

Pro and anti-monarchists put forward their arguments for whether the Royals are a financial burden we should no longer bear, or a unique asset we should cherish. And we reveal just how many extra police, firemen and ambulance crews the country could afford if the Royals were ditched!

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