TV Guide 2014-08-09

This week, we welcome Tumble (BBC1 Sat), Come On Down! The Game Show Story (ITV Sun) a documentary, and new runs of Quote... Unquote and Just a Minute (Radio 4, Mon).

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Saturday 9 August


  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV, from 8.30) Six episodes, to 11.15.
  • Ultimate Brain (CBBC, 9am) Three of the stars from Dani's Castle.
  • Horrible Histories Gory Games (CBBC, 9.30) This appalong game show has 15% of its audience apping along. Beat that, Alan Carr.
  • Swashbuckle! (Cbeebies, 11am)
  • The Great British Bake Off (BBC1, 11.30)
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.30)
  • Mr and Mrs (ITV, 3.25)
  • Fear Factor (Tru TV, 4pm) Five episodes on the new channel.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 4.10) is from Wearside.


  • Fort Boyard (TV5, 5.40) with Patrice Laffont.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.40) Lesley Joseph and Linda Robson, Ronni Ancona and Phil Cornwell, Su Pollard and Ruth Madoc, Josh Widdicombe and Sara Pascoe.
  • Tumble (BBC1, 6.30) Gymnastics and circus skills.
  • Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC2, 7pm).
  • Crossfire Celebrity Special (TV3, 7.15) Various personalities, including Anna Nolan, compete to win €2000 for charity.
  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 7.45) with Jon Culshaw, Jenni Falconer, Jason Gardiner.
  • Break the Safe (BBC1, 8pm) returns.
  • Got to Dance (KYTV Europe UK, 8pm) A new series.
  • Famous Family Fortunes (ITV, 8.45) with Patrick Robinson and Rylan Clarke. Repeat.
  • Big Brother at 9 (Channel 5), as is a repeat of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown on More4.
  • QI has a Kaleidoscope repeat (BBC2, 10.15; NI 12.15).

Sunday 10 August


  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV, from 8.30) Six episodes, to 11.15.
  • Ultimate Brain (CBBC, 9am) Shannon, Richard, and George from Friday Download.
  • May the Best House Win (ITV, 9.25)
  • Horrible Histories Gory Games (CBBC, 9.30)
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 11am)
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12 noon)
  • America's Got Talent continues (ITV2, 12.35)
  • Come Dine with Me (More4, 5.25) is in East Lancashire.
  • Deal or No Deal (C4, 5.35)
  • Tipping Point with civilian players (ITV, 5.35, not STV).


  • Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC2, 6pm; Scotland 7pm).
  • Come On Down! The Game Show Story (ITV, 7pm). Bruce Forsyth; Saturday night; Terry Wogan, and much much more.
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 8pm)
  • Got to Dance (KYTV Europe UK, 8pm) More hopefuls.
  • Big Brother is at 9.

Weekday daytime

  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 11am) Five episodes.
  • Figure It Out (Nickelodeon, 12 noon).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • The Chase (ITV, 12.30) Repeats.
  • Breakaway (BBC2, 1.30).
  • Perfection (BBC1, 2.15).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.40) with Gethin Jones.
  • Secret Dealers (ITV, 3pm) is a repeat.
  • Deal or No Deal (C4, 3.30).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) is in repeats.
  • Win Lose or Draw (Disney, 4.25).
  • Win It Cook It (C4, 4.30).
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm).
  • The 21st Question (ITV, 5pm) with Gethin Jones.
  • Pointless (BBC2, 5.15) is in repeats.
  • Dinner Date (ITV2, 6pm).
  • Masterchef Ireland (Watch, 7pm).
  • Fear Factor (TruTV, 7pm) Two episodes.

Monday 11 August

  • Quote... Unquote (Radio 4, 3pm) First in the 50th series. Chris Addison, Jim Al-Khalili, Katy Brand, John Campbell.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm) has a repeat.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30) First in the 70th series. Paul Merton, Alun Cochrane, Liza Tarbuck, and - lumme! - Million Pound Drop star Jonathan Ross.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) St Anne's Oxford -v- Gonville and Caius Cambridge.
  • Mastermind Cymru (S4C, 8.25) Betsan Powys, in a repeated series.
  • The Quiz Exchange (Radio 4 Extra, 8.30) Nicholas Parsons looks at quizzes in India. A repeat from 2007.
  • Big Brother is at 9 (live eviction?)
  • Have I Got Old News For You (BBC1, 10.35, not NI), a Dragons' Den repeat (BBC2, 11.20; Scotland 11.50), and Famous Family Fortunes (ITV, 11.40, not STV).

Tuesday 12 August

  • The Cube (ITV2, 8pm).
  • Hell's Kitchen (ITV2, 9pm) CAUTION: includes Stan Lee.
  • Big Brother is at 10.
  • The Chase (ITV, 10.40, STV 11.05).

Wednesday 13 August

  • Four Weddings Australia (TLC, 8pm).
  • The Great British Bake Off (BBC1, 8pm) Cheese biscuits, florentines, biscuit scenes.
  • Mastermind Cymru (S4C, 8.25).
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV2, 9pm).
  • Big Brother is at 10.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.35, NI and Scot 11.35) with Richard Hill, Paul Grayson, Charlotte Edwards, Steve Harmison.

Thursday 14 August

  • America's Next Top Model (UK Living, 8pm).
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm, not NI).
  • Big Brother is at 10.

Friday 15 August

  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30, not Wales)
  • The Million Pound Drop Live Not Live (C4, 8pm) with Educating Yorkshire.
  • The Great British Bake Off Mystery Biscuits (BBC2, 9pm).
  • The Singer Takes it All (C4, 9pm).
  • Big Brother reaches its grand final at 9 (C5).
  • Room 101 (BBC1, 10.35) features Jason Manford.
  • Virtually Famous (C4, 10.50) has Eurovision host Scott Mills.
  • Would I Lie to You (BBC1, 11.05) is Unseen Bits. Repeat.
  • Stand By Your Man (C5, 11.35) also concludes.


  • University Challenge Class of 2014 (BBC2, 12.15am Tue)
  • Britain's Best Bakery (ITV, 4.15am Tues-Sat, not STV)
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