TV Guide 2015-08-29

Our Saturdays have meaning. There is something to get out of bed for, the highlight of the week. Yes, Fighting Talk is back (Radio 5, Sat). Also: a new run of Through the Keyhole (ITV, Sat), the return of The Chase (ITV weekdays), and new editions of Eggheads (BBC2 weekdays). Strictly Come Dancing has its première (Red Button, Wed), and the BBC New Comedy Award returns (Radio 4 Extra, Fri).

It's the final of Counterpoint (Radio 4, Mon), and Classic Pointless finds a new home; Xander and Richard become Yesterday's men. Oh, and something called The X Factor is on ITV.

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Schedules are accurate at the time of publication; check against EPG for late changes.


Saturday 29 August

  • Ultimate Brain (CBBC, 9.30) 75% of pop group Only The Young.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am) Josh Widdicombe begins the new series.
  • Great British Menu (BBC2, 12.10) Three episodes from the week before last.
  • Four in a Bed (More4, 1pm) Five episodes.
  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV, 1pm).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 1.35).
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 2pm) Six episodes.
  • The Chase (ITV, 3.05)
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 4.10) M*lt*n K**n*s.


  • Fort Boyard (TV5, 5.39).
  • The Xtra Factor (ITV2, 5.45) "Your" top ten.
  • The Chase With Celebrities (UTV Ireland, 6pm).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 7pm) Cricket: Graeme Swann, Alison Mitchell, Michael Vaughan, Phil Tufnell, Melinda Farrell, Jonathan Agnew, Ebony Rainford-Brent, Henry Blofeld.
  • Keep It In the Family (3) (ITV, 7pm) Stars of Coronation Street.
  • 5-Star Family Reunion (BBC1, 7.50).
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8pm) Xtra Factor follows on ITV2 and 3e.
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.35).
  • The Voice India (&TV, 9pm).
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 9.30) Gino D'Acampo, Sue Cleaver, Johnny Vegas.
  • "Celebrity" Big Brother (C5 and TV3, 10.30) Bit on the Side follows on 5*.
  • The Chase (ITV, 11.15; not STV).

Sunday 30 August

  • Ultimate Brain (CBBC, 9.30) Folk from Friday Download.
  • Great British Menu (BBC2, 10am) Two episodes from the week before last.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12 noon).
  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV, 1pm).
  • The Chase (UTV Ireland, 1.30) Three episodes.
  • The X Factor (ITV, 1.35; TV3 2.40).
  • Four in a Bed (More4, 2.40) Five episodes. Followed by fives of Come Dine with Me at 5.15.
  • The Great British Bake Off (BBC1, 3.55) Repeat from Wednesday.
  • Songs of Praise (BBC1, 4.55) Gospel Choir of the Year part 1, with David Grant and Connie Fisher.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5.30).


  • Famous Family Fortunes (TV3, 6.15) Ireland only.
  • King of the Nerds (The Satellite Channel, 7pm).
  • Wordaholics (Radio 4, 7.15) A classic episode.
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 8pm) Renovate the London Underground.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8pm) Xtra Factor follows on ITV2 and 3e.
  • "Celebrity" Big Brother (C5 and TV3, 9pm) Bit on the Side follows on 5*.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Come Dine With Me Domestic (C4, 12.05).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15; Mo 12 noon).
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 2pm).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10; Mo, Tu only) Greg Rusedski till Wed, then Phil Hammond MD.
  • The Link (BBC1, 2.15).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 3pm) Classic shoves.
  • Tipping Point (Watch, 3pm; not Mo) Classic shoves.
  • Fifteen-to-One (C4, 3pm).
  • Hello Campers (ITV, 4pm) Toulouse, as they've been doing all summer.
  • French Collection (C4, 4pm).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) New shows, and we understand Jenny "The Vixen" Ryan makes her debut on Wednesday.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm).
  • Ready Steady Cook (Food Network, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15; Scot not Mo) Repeats.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm) New shows!
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 6pm).
  • Great British Menu (BBC2, 7.30) Northern Ireland.

Monday 31 August - Bank holiday in England, Wales, NI

  • Catchphrase (ITV, 12.30).
  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 3pm) The grand final.
  • Two Tribes (BBC2, 4.45).
  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4, 6.30) Arthur Smith, Jon Richardson, Susan Calman, David O'Doherty.
  • The Biggest Loser Us (UK Living, 7.05) Last in the "present" series.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Sussex v Queen's Belfast.
  • Duck Quacks Don't Echo (The Satellite Channel, 8pm) Jerry Springer, Emma Bunton, Jason Byrne. Rescheduled from last Friday, as Lee Mack's on BBC1 at the same time.
  • Room 101 (BBC1, 8.30) Sara Cox and Aled Jones. Are they "contestants" or "nominations"?
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30) Scientists v Builders.
  • "Celebrity" Big Brother (C5 and TV3, 9pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.
  • Young Free and Single (E4, 10pm).
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 10.45; NI 11.15 Tu).
  • Have I Got A Bit More A Bit More Old News for You (BBC1, 11.00) Kirsty Young, Ross Noble, John Cooper Clarke.

Tuesday 1 September

  • Are You the One? (5*, 1am) As in "One am filler"? Very possibly.
  • Pointless (Yesterday, 9am) A new channel for this ancient show. Also 1pm, 7pm.
  • Hive Minds (BBC4, 8.30) Mavericks and Pascallywags.
  • "Celebrity" Big Brother (C5 and TV3, 9pm) Someone has to go. Bet it's the viewer. Bit on the Side follows at 11.
  • Hell's Kitchen Us (ITV2, 9pm).
  • Taskmaster (Dave, 10pm) Playing golf with eggs.
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 10.40; STV 11.05, UTV 11.10, not HTV or Border).

Wednesday 2 September

  • Strictly Red (Button) Carpet (Super Ceefax 601, 7.25) Ten minutes from the gala opening.
  • The Great British Bake Off (BBC1, 8pm) Bake without sugar, gluten, dairy.
  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV4, 8pm).
  • America's Got Talent (TruTV, 8pm).
  • You Saw Them Here First (ITV+1, 9pm) The first appearances of ITV stars, including Phillip Schofield on Talking Telephone Numbers.
  • "Celebrity" Big Brother (C5 and TV3, 9pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.
  • Four Rooms (More4, 9pm).
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm; not Wales).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.35; NI, Wales 11.05) Carl Fogarty, John Hartson, Perri Shakes-Drayton, Ashton Sims.
  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV, 10.40; STV 11.05, UTV, Border 11.10).

Thursday 3 September

  • Guess What? (Radio 4xtra, 9am and 4pm).
  • America's Next Top Model (UK Living, 8pm).
  • Flockstars (ITV, 8.30; also UTV Ireland) The second semi-final: Kelle Bryan and Lee Pearson.
  • "Celebrity" Big Brother (C5 and TV3, 9pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.
  • Hell's Kitchen Us (ITV2, 9pm).
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10pm).
  • Safeword (ITV2, 10pm) Hilary Devey and Brian Belo.

Friday 4 September

  • Wild Things (Challenge, 6pm) The forest creatures are new to Channel 46.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30).
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 8pm; NI 5.30 Sat, Wales 7.40 Sat) Phil Lynott and Thin Lizzy, Wars of the Roses, Edward Heath, Cabin Pressure. Postponed from 14 August.
  • Fifteen-to-One The Celebrity Edition (C4, 8pm) A repeat.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 8.30) Richard Hammond, Sean Lock, Judy Murray, Trevor Noah.
  • The Great British Bake Off An Extra Slice (BBC2, 9pm; Wales, NI 10pm) Where's Jacks Bakes when we need them?
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) Holly Walsh, Greg Davis, Vic Reeves
  • "Celebrity" Big Brother (C5 and TV3, 9pm) Who leaves? Who cares!
  • New Comedy Awards 2015 (Radio 4 Extra, 10.30) First in the new series.

Sign language interpretation

  • Britain's Best Bakery (ITV, 3am Sat, not STV).
  • Ejector Seat (STV 2am Sun).
  • Show Me the Telly (ITV, 3am Sun, not STV).
  • The Great British Bake Off (BBC2, 12.30am Tue).
  • Don't Blow the Inheritance (ITV, 3am Wed and Thu, not STV).
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