TV Guide 2015-11-07

It's Children in Need week, so there's a celebrity special of Only Connect (BBC2, Mon), a concert involving Welsh singing stars (BBC1, Thu), and the telethon proper (BBC1, Fri). We've also got the final of Eternal Glory (ITV, Tue), and a new run of Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, Tue-Thu).


Saturday 7 November

  • Masterchef Australia (Watch, 8.10) The week's five episodes.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am) Josh Widdicombe.
  • The X Factor (TV3, 12 noon).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1pm).
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 2pm) Six episodes.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 4pm) Lincolnshire.


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.40) Child stars: Tyger Drew-Honey and Thomas Turgoose, Lee MacDonald and Erkan Mustafa, Michelle Gayle and Adam Rickitt, Julie Dawn Cole and Mark Lester.
  • Catchphrase (ITV, 6.15) New episodes.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 6.30).
  • The Great Pottery Throw Down (BBC2 6.30; Scot 5.30).
  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV, 7pm) Rory Bremner, Laura Tobin, Deborah Meaden, Alan Titchmarsh.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8pm).
  • Deal or No Deal (India) (&TV, 8pm).
  • Survivor San Juan del Sur (TG4, 8.25) Parents protect their children.
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.35).
  • QI XL (BBC2, 9pm).

Sunday 8 November

  • The Apprentice (BBC1, 12.25am).
  • Knightmare (Challenge, 10am) Two episodes from series three.
  • The Chase (ITV, 1.30).
  • The X Factor (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.
  • Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (Challenge, 3pm) Five episodes.


  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 7.15) With a singing seal.
  • Junior Just a Minute (Radio 4, 7.15) First of two compilations from The 4 O'Clock Show.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8pm). Xtra Factor follows on ITV2 and TV3 at 10.
  • The Chase Us (Challenge, 8pm) New episodes of The Beast being beastly.
  • Deal or No Deal (India) (&TV, 8pm).
  • Junior Eurovision (TG4, 8.30) Just in time: the winner and their song.
  • 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).
  • Deal or No Deal (C4, 2.10).
  • The Edge (BBC1, 2.15) Repeated on BBC2 at 7am tomorrow.
  • The Box (BBC2, 2.15; not Scot all week, not Fr anywhere) Repeats.
  • The Great British Bake Off (BBC2, 2.45; not Scot all week, Fr 1.45).
  • Pick Me! (ITV, 3pm; UTV Ireland 4.30).
  • Fifteen-to-One (Challenge, 3pm) Repeats from the late 1990s.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Michelle Collins (Mo-We), Sherrie Hewson (Th-Fr).
  • Junior Bake Off (CBBC, 3.50) A new series. Repeated on BBC2 at 7.45 tomorrow.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) New episodes.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) New shows.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5.30) Peterborough.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm; not Fr) New episodes.
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 6pm).
  • Robot Wars (Challenge, 6pm) The Fifth Wars, New to Challenge.
  • Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two (BBC2, 6.30; Fr 6pm).
  • Masterchef Australia (Watch, 8pm; Mo 7.30, Fr 6pm).
  • The Million Pound Drop Live (Challenge, 9pm) Recorded from May and October 2010.

Monday 9 November

  • The Write Stuff (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2008.
  • Dilemma (Radio 4, 11.30) Repeat.
  • Round Britain Quiz (Radio 4, 3pm) Northern Ireland v Scotland.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30) Sue Perkins, Tony Hawks, Gyles Brandreth, Andy Hamilton.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 7.30) Music Monkeys (David Baddiel, Clemency Burton-Hill, Philip Hensher) v Chess Pieces (Hugh Dennis, Bonnie Greer, AN Wilson). The annual Children in Need of Assistance special.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Second round 2.
  • The Quizeum (BBC4, 8.30) The Jewish Museum, with Lars Tharp, Kate Williams, Simon Sebag Montefiore, Jacky Klein.
  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV4, 9pm).
  • Rupaul's Drag Race (TruTV, 10pm) The Sugar Ball.
  • The Fear (BBC3, 10.30) Amateur horror films.
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1, 10.35; Scotland 12.05, not NI) Kathy Burke, Cathy Newman, Ross Noble.
  • The News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).
  • The Chase (STV, 11.40)

Tuesday 10 November

  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 8pm) A new run of the cookery contest.
  • Eternal Glory (ITV, 8pm; UTV 11.40) Three remain for the final.
  • Landscape Artist of the Year (Artsworld, 8pm).
  • The Great Pottery Throw Down (BBC2, 9pm) Decorative hand basins.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm) Another chance to miss last week's show.

Wednesday 11 November

  • Shark Cage (C4, 12.30am) Poker.
  • Counterpoint 1999 (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Fferm Ffactor: Brwydr y Ffermwyr (S4C, 7.30).
  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 8pm).
  • When Do You Get Off (ITVBe, 8pm) Dating in the office.
  • The Apprentice (BBC1, 9pm) Handy man. The Apprentice You're Fired follows on BBC2 at 10.
  • Release the Hounds (ITV2, 10pm) Siblings.
  • Redneck Island (TruTV, 10pm) Twelve rednecks get stuck with "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, and compete for $100,000.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10.35).

Thursday 12 November

  • Tom Jones and Rob Brydon: One Big Night (BBC1, 8pm) Him off The Voice and the second-best host of ISIHAC combine for a concert.
  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 8pm) A quarter-final challenge.
  • Rhestr (S4C, 8.25).
  • Bring the Noise (Sky1, 9pm).
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm).

Friday 13 November

  • The 3rd Degree (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Another chance to hear the series from 2011.
  • Junior Just a Minute (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • Cwis Pop C2 (Radio Cymru, 6.15).
  • Terry Wogan's Appeal for Children in Need of Assistance (BBC1, 7.30). The cast of Call the Midwife do Strictly Come Dancing.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 8pm; not Wales) Martin Scorsese, Donald Campbell, "Pop Larkin" chronicles, Ian Paisley.
  • Humble Pie (Watch, 8pm) Four amateur chefs impress Marco Pierre White.
  • The Bachelor (ITVBe, 9pm) Roller derby.

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, 12.15am Tue).
  • The Great British Bake Off Masterclass (BBC2, 8.15am Thu).
  • Great British Menu (BBC2, 8.45am Fri).
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