TV Guide 2016-08-13

Alphabetical (ITV, weekdays) asks Jeff Stelling to go everywhere from aardvark to zzyzyva. The Big Fat Quiz of Everything (C4, Monday) is almost as wide-ranging. There's a new series of Airmageddon (CBBC, Sun), and the final of the BBC New Comedy Award (Radio 4, Sun).

A couple of specials on the radio: Nadiya Hussein from Junior Bake Off talks about her life on Desert Island Discs (Radio 4, Sun). Nicholas Parsons and Gyles Brandreth go Behind the Scenes of Just a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, Mon).

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


Saturday 13 August

  • Copycats (CBBC, 8.25) A new episode.
  • Ultimate Brain 3 (CBBC, 9.30am) With Frankie and Marcus from Technobabble and Harvey from Friday Download.
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 11am) Duck Disaster.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC2, 12.45).
  • Dinner Date Day (ITVBe, 3pm) To 10pm.
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 4.30) A couple of episodes.
  • Fort Boyard (TV5, 5.25) Fanny Agostini, Nadège Beausson-Diagne, Cartman, Danièle Evenou, et al.


  • Catchphrase (ITV, 7.15; TV3 8.15).
  • The Voice India Kids (&tv, 8pm).
  • "Celebrity" Big Brother (C5 and TV3, 10.30).
  • BBC Radio New Comedy Awards (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm) Second semi-final.

Sunday 14 August

  • Ultimate Brain 3 (CBBC, 9.30am) With Johnny and Inel from Junior Vets and the properly famous Ashleigh and Pudsey.
  • Airmageddon (CBBC, 10am) New series.
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 11am) Cook Wants a Beard.
  • Desert Island Discs (Radio 4, 11.15am) Nadiya Hussein, reigning Bake Off champion.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12 noon) The best game show on BBC1 all week.
  • Coach Trip (E4, 12 noon) All last week's five episodes.
  • The Chase (ITV, 2.25).


  • Masterpiece (ITV, 5.30).
  • BBC Radio New Comedy Awards (Radio 4, 6.15) The live final. Concludes after The Archers.
  • Robot Wars (BBC2, 8pm; Scotland 9pm) 3d printed parts.
  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV4, 8pm).
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 9pm; Scotland 11.15) Drilling bits.
  • "Celebrity" Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 9pm). Bit on the Side hits 5* and 3e at 10.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 11.15).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Tout le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place (TV5, 10.43).
  • Come Dine With Me (C4, 11.30) Five episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • The Edge (BBC2, 2.30) More bowling action with Gabby Logan.
  • Secret Dealers (ITV, 3pm).
  • Countdown (C4, 3.10; Mo, Tu only) Charlie Stayt on Monday and Tuesday, then horses.
  • Questions Pour un Champion (TV5, 3.28).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • Three In a Bed (C4, 4pm).
  • Alphabetical (ITV, 5pm) Jeff Stelling goes around the alphabet.
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC2, 5.15).
  • My Kitchen Rules Australia (UK Living, 6.45) Series 7.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 7pm).
  • Coach Trip (E4, 7.30) The road to Ibiza winds on.
  • "Celebrity" Big Brother (C5 and TV3, 9pm) Bit on the Side (C5 and 3e) follows at 11.

Monday 15 August

  • Behind the Scenes of Just a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 8am) Nicholas Parsons talks to Gyles Brandreth about their show. Also 12 noon, 7pm.
  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 3pm) Last of the heats.
  • Taking The Next Step (CBBC, 4.30) The finals continue.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30) Paul Merton, Julian Clary, Tony Hawks, Zoe Lyons.
  • Celebrity Masterchef (W, 7pm).
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 7.30) Emmanuel Cambridge v Nottingham.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30) Korfballers v Channel Islanders.
  • The Big Fat Quiz of Everything (C4, 9pm) Jonathan Ross, Mel Giedroyc, Kristen Schaal, David Mitchell, Bob Mortimer, Claudia Winkleman.
  • Rupaul's Drag Race (Tru TV, 10pm) Series 8 begins here. Two episodes.
  • The Chase (ITV, 10.40).
  • Robot Wars (BBC2, 11.20; NI 11.20 Wed).

Tuesday 16 August

  • Celebrity Masterchef (W, 7.40).
  • Britain's Got Talent Us (TruTV, 8pm) The first not-live show.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) A classic episode with Ollie Locke and Keith Duffy.
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 11.20; NI 11.20 Thu).

Wednesday 17 August

  • Celebrity Masterchef (W, 7pm) The series final.
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Jamie from Sheffield.
  • Hell's Kitchen Us (ITV2, 9pm).

Thursday 18 August

  • Master of Photography (Artsworld, 8pm) Backstage at a London show.
  • Project Runway (Lifetime, 9pm) The finale challenge.

Friday 19 August

  • The 3rd Degree (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Repeats from 2013, new to this channel.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7.30).
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) David O'Doherty, Natasia Demetriou, John Kearns.
  • It's Not Me, It's You (C5, 10pm) Carol Vorderman, Al Porter, Russell Kane, Ruth Langsford. Last in the "present" series.
  • The Big Fat Quiz of Everything (C4, 10.35) Repeat.

Sign language interpretation

  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (ITV and CITV, 6am Sat and Sun).
  • May the Best House Win (ITV3, 3.10am Mon) Two episodes.
  • Copycats (CBBC, 2pm weekdays).
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