TV Guide 2015-10-31

With the rugby finished, The X Factor can begin its live performance shows (ITV, Sat and Sun). On BBC2, The Great Pottery Throw Down (Tue) finds the nation's best potter. The Quizeum comes back to BBC4 (Mon), and Only Connect moves an hour earlier. Changes to Channel 4 daytime, the return of Benchmark pushes Deal or No Deal and Countdown an hour later. And if you're missing cakey goodness, Junior Bake Off fills a little hole (CBBC, repeated on BBC2, weekdays).


Saturday 31 October

  • Masterchef Australia (Watch, 6.50) The week's five episodes.
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 11am) Leaky Landlubbers.
  • Pointless Afternoon (Challenge, 12 noon) Five classic episodes.
  • The X Factor (TV3, 12 noon; ITV, 1.30).
  • Come Dine with Me (E4, 12.35) Horror special, with Robert Englund, Nicola McLean, Sally Morgan, Alex Reid.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1pm).
  • Tacl Hwyr Tudur Owen (Radio Cymru, 1.30).
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 2pm) Six episodes.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 4.25) Perth.


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.45) Horrors: Ruth Madoc and Russell Grant, Jedward, Louie Spence and Rory McGrath, Linda Lusardi and Chico.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 6.35) We have absolutely no idea what this week's theme is. Anyone?
  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV, 7pm) Ranvir Singh, John Sergeant, Ugo Monye, Mariella Frostrup.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8pm) The first live performance show.
  • Deal or No Deal (India) (&TV, 8pm).
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.20).
  • Survivor San Juan del Sur (TG4, 8.27) Towels are thrown.
  • The Apprentice (BBC1, 11.50). But QI XL is forced off by a drama play.

Sunday 1 November

  • Ultimate Brain (CBBC, 8.30) "Officially a-Brain-zing!", featuring Ben Shires, Haruka Kuroda and Stephen Kish from Officially Amazing!.
  • Tipping Point (Watch, 9am) Five episodes.
  • Knightmare (Challenge, 10am) Two episodes from series three.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Famous Family Fortunes (ITV, 1.45) Dougie Poynter and Sinitta.
  • The X Factor (TV3, 2pm; ITV, 2.25) Last night's performance show again.
  • Four in a Bed (More4, 2.40) Five episodes. Followed by fives of Come Dine with Me at 5.20.
  • Pointless Teatime (Challenge, 3pm) Five episodes.
  • The Slammer (CBBC, 4.50) Hallowe'en show from 2006. This show's older than many viewers.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 4.50) Morning TV, from 25 April.
  • Division (RTE1, 5pm) Thirty-two strangers go on a journey where honesty and bravery are vital, but over-confidence can wipe out a team. Anne Doyle hosts.


  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 7.15) With a song from James Morrison.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8pm) The "biggest" "names" in "showbiz" join Cheryl Fernandez-Versini. Xtra Factor follows on ITV2 and 3e.
  • Codi Canu (S4C, 8pm) Reflections on the choir challenge.
  • The Chase Us (Challenge, 8pm) New episodes of The Beast being beastly.
  • Deal or No Deal (India) (&TV, 8pm).
  • Junior Eurovision (TG4, 8.30) Leaving it a bit late: the contest is in 20 days.
  • The Chase (ITV, 11.20).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Come Dine With Me (C4, 10.30) Five episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Benchmark (C4, 1.10) The return of Paddy McGuinness's quiz.
  • Deal or No Deal (C4, 2.10) Siblings specials.
  • The Edge (BBC1, 2.15) Repeated on BBC2 at 7am tomorrow.
  • The Box (BBC2, 2.15, not Mo) Repeats.
  • The Great British Bake Off (BBC2, 2.45).
  • Pick Me! (ITV, 3pm; UTV Ireland 4.30).
  • Fifteen-to-One (Challenge, 3pm; 2.45 Thu to show a final) Repeats from the late 1990s.
  • Countdown (C4, 3.10) Michael Whitehall (Mo-We), Michelle Collins (Th-Fr).
  • Junior Bake Off (CBBC, 3.50) A new series. Repeated on BBC2 at 7.45 tomorrow.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) New episodes.
  • Ninja Warrior (CITV, 4pm) Cutdown episodes.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) New shows.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5.30) Sheffield.
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 6pm).
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm; not Fr) Repeats.
  • Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two (BBC2, 6.30; Fr 6pm).
  • Masterchef Australia (Watch, 8pm; Mo 7.25, Fr 6pm).
  • The Million Pound Drop Live (Challenge, 9pm) Recorded from May 2010.

Monday 2 November

  • The Motion Show (Radio 4 Extra, 9am) From 1998.
  • Dilemma (Radio 4, 11.30) Repeat.
  • Round Britain Quiz (Radio 4, 3pm) Northern Ireland v London (newbies Marcus Berkmann and Simon Singh).
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30) Julian Clary, Susan Calman, Josie Lawrence, Paul Merton.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 7.30) Cluesmiths v Mixologists.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Second round 1.
  • The Quizeum (BBC4, 8.30) The Burrell Collection, with Lars Tharp, Kate Williams, Janina Ramirez, Muriel Gray.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; not NI).
  • Rupaul's Drag Race (TruTV, 10pm).
  • The Fear (BBC3, 10.30) Amateur horror films.
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1, 10.35; Scotland 12.05, NI 12.35am Thu) Grayson Perry and Katherine Ryan.
  • The News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).
  • The Chase (STV, 11.40)

Tuesday 3 November

  • Eternal Glory (ITV, 8pm; UTV 11.40) The traditional Standing on a Log game.
  • Landscape Artist of the Year (Artsworld, 8pm).
  • The Great Pottery Throw Down (BBC2, 9pm) Bowls, mugs, and eggcups. But enough about host Sara Cox's breakfast table...

Wednesday 4 November

  • Shark Cage (C4, 12.30am) Poker.
  • Counterpoint 1999 (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Fferm Ffactor: Brwydr y Ffermwyr (S4C, 7.30).
  • All-Star Mr and Mrs (ITV, 8pm) Chris Chittell and Lesley Dunlop; Densign and Tessa Sanderson; Rylan Clark and Dan.
  • When Do You Get Off (ITVBe, 8pm) Dating in the office.
  • America's Got Talent (TruTV, 8pm).
  • The Apprentice (BBC1, 9pm) Children's book. The Apprentice You're Fired follows on BBC2 at 10.
  • Release the Hounds (ITV2, 10pm) Gym teachers: Alex, Rochelle, Issy.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.35; Wales 11.05, NI 11.35) Rebecca Adlington, Danny Mills, Shane Williams, Osi Umenyiora.

Thursday 5 November

  • Blink (C4, 12am) Matt Richardson and Russell Kane.
  • Rhestr (S4C, 8.25).
  • The Almost Impossible Game Show (ITV2, 9pm).
  • Bring the Noise (Sky1, 9pm).
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) Nathan Sykes, Chris Kamara, Jerry Springer.

Friday 6 November

  • The 3rd Degree (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Another chance to hear the series from 2011.
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • Cwis Pop C2 (Radio Cymru, 6.15).
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) Last in the series, with Romesh Ranganathan, Rebecca Front, Camilla Long.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7pm; Wales 9.30) "Song of Ice and Fire", Gloria Swanson, Carly Simon, FA Cup 1970s. Show moves for the FA men's cup of 2016.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; not Scotland).
  • Humble Pie (Watch, 8pm) Four amateur chefs impress Marco Pierre White.
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm) Kathy Burke hosts, Cathy Newman and Ross Noble are booked.
  • The Bachelor (ITVBe, 9pm).
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm; not NI) Miscellany, with Cariad Lloyd, Rhod Gilbert, Noel Fielding.

Sign language interpretation

  • Ejector Seat (STV 2am Sun; rest of network 3am Thu).
  • Show Me the Telly (ITV, 3am Sun, not STV).
  • The Apprentice (BBC2, 1.15am Tue).
  • The Great British Bake Off Masterclass (BBC2, 8.45am Thu).
  • Great British Menu (BBC2, 8.45am Fri).
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