TV Guide 2016-09-17

Colin Murray's back on Fighting Talk (Radio 5, Sat). Strictly Come Dancing moves into its competition phase (BBC1, Fri). But we also have Quote... Unquote (Radio 4, Mon) and Hunted (C4, Thu).

The finals of All Together Now The Great Orchestra Challenge (BBC2, Sat) and Make Me an Egghead (BBC2, Fri).

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


Saturday 17 September

  • Copycats (CBBC, 8.25am).
  • Rank the Prank (CBBC, 9am) Superheroes.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am) The new series begins here.
  • Great British Menu (BBC2, 12 noon) Three episodes.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 1pm).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).
  • The Chase (ITV, 2pm).
  • Rose d'Or Game Show of the Year Pick Me! (ITV, 3pm).
  • Dinner Date Day (ITVBe, 3pm) To 10pm.
  • The X Factor (ITV, 4pm) Another chance to miss last Sunday's show.
  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 5pm) Another chance to see last year's shows.


  • Don't Quote Me! (RTE Radio 1, 6pm) Sean Hughes hosts.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 7pm) Impressionists, with Alistair McGowan and Ronni Ancona, Jon Culshaw and Jan Ravens, Rory Bremner and Matt Forde, Francine Lewis and Danny Posthill.
  • Go For It (ITV, 7pm) Stacking cups.
  • 5 Star Family Reunion (BBC1, 8pm).
  • All Together Now The Great Orchestra Challenge (BBC4, 8pm) The "grand" final.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8pm) The Xtra Factor follows on ITV2 and TV3 at 9.
  • The Voice India Kids (&tv, 8pm).
  • QI XL (BBC2, 10.40; NI 12.10am, Wales 12.40am) Lucky losers.

Sunday 18 September

  • Airmageddon (CBBC, 10am).
  • Chopping Block (ITV, 11am) Another chance to see the cookery contest.
  • Great British Menu (BBC2, 1pm) Two episodes. No Bake Off repeat, they'd rather show tennis.
  • Catchphrase (ITV, 1.15).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 1.55; not STV).
  • The X Factor (ITV, 4pm; TV3 3.40) Another chance to miss last night's show.
  • Debatable (BBC2, 5.30) Postponed from Friday. And postponed once more, again from over-running tennis.


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.45) Formula one. From 28 November.
  • The Chase with Celebrities (ITV, 6.30pm) Toyah Willcox (crush of Adrian Mole's), John Barnes (crush on Gail Platt), Germaine Greer (crush of Pauline Mole's), Audley Harrison (crushes everything).
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 7.30pm) Boo camp. The Xtra Factor follows on ITV2 and TV3 at 9.
  • Battlebots (Spike, 8pm) Robot Wars for Yanks.
  • The Voice India Kids (&tv, 8pm).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Tout le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place (TV5, 10.43).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • The Edge (BBC2, 1pm; not Tu, Wales 3.30 We).
  • Think Tank (3) (BBC1, 2.15).
  • Who's Doing the Dishes? (ITV, 3pm) With David Van Day (dollar sing), Deena Payne (Emmerdale Farm), Crissy Rock (Benidorm), Mark Lester (Oliver), Edele Lynch (B*witched).
  • Countdown (C4, 3.10; not Fri) Michael Whitehall and (from We) Helen Fospero.
  • Questions Pour un Champion (TV5, 3.28).
  • Yes Chef (BBC1, 3.45) Repeated on BBC2 7.15am next weekday.
  • Top Class (CBBC, 3.55) A new schools quiz, hosted by Susan Calman.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15).
  • Debatable (BBC2, 6pm).
  • Make Me an Egghead (BBC2, 6.45) Finals week.
  • Great British Menu (BBC2, 7.30; Wales not Th; Fr Wales, NI 9.30) Wales.
  • Masterchef Australia (W, 8pm; Mo 7.30, We, Fr 7pm).

Monday 19 September

  • Quote... Unquote (Radio 4, 3pm) Warning! Warning! The spare wheel from The Burkiss Way is back, with Cressida Cowell, Ruth Dudley Edwards, Helen Zaltzman, and token bloke Michael Billington.
  • Y Gemau Gwyllt (S4C, 5pm) A dark tunnel full of surprises.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30).
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Wolfson Cambridge vs SOAS.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30) Part-Time Poets vs Oscar Men.
  • Sarah Beeny's Four Rooms (More4, 9pm) Kate Bush's tour jacket.
  • Go 8 Bit (Dave, 10pm) Jason Manford and Ed Byrne (comedian) play Asteroids.
  • Rupaul's Drag Race (Tru TV, 10pm) The Realness.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 10.45; NI 11.15)
  • News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).
  • Room 101 (BBC1, 11.15; NI 11.45; not North, North West, Yorkshire).

Tuesday 20 September

  • Britain's Got Talent Us (TruTV, 8pm) The latest not-live show.
  • Duck Quacks Don't Echo (The Satellite Channel, 8pm) Jason Byrne, Danny Dyer, Meera Syal.

Wednesday 21 September

  • Bake Off (BBC1, 8pm) Pastry week.
  • All Star Mr and Mrs, Miss, or Mr (ITV, 8pm) Tina O'Brien and Adam, Chris Hollins and Sarah, Sunetra Sarker and Scott.
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) Sasha from Hertfordshire.
  • Hell's Kitchen Us (ITV2, 9pm) One in one out.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.45; NI 11.45) Michael van Gerwen, Adrian Lewis, Tim Vine, Martin Offiah.

Thursday 22 September

  • Celwydd Noeth (S4C, 8.25).
  • Hive Minds (BBC4, 8.30) Methodologists v Doosras.
  • Hunted (C4, 9pm) Another chance to live off the grid.
  • Dating in the Dark (ITV2, 9pm).
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm).
  • The Chase (ITV, 10.40).

Friday 23 September

  • Y Cwis Pop (Radio Cymru, 6pm).
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) Rebecca Front and Zoe Lyons.
  • Make Me an Egghead (BBC2, 6.45) The finals.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; not Wales, Scotland).
  • Mastermind (BBC2 Eng 8pm, Scot 10pm, NI 3.30 Sat, Wales 6pm Sat) F1 circuits, Oliver Cromwell, Charles Paris mysteries, Filipo Brunelleschi.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 8.30) Warwick avis, Hugh Dennis, Katherine Ryan, John Simpson.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 9pm) First routines.
  • The Great British Bake Off An Extra Slice (BBC2, 9.30; Wales 10pm, not NI).
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; Wales 11.05) James Acaster, Rob Beckett, Gary Delaney, Elis James, Sara Pascoe.

Sign language interpretation

  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (ITV and CITV, 6am Sat and Sun).
  • May the Best House Win (ITV3, 4am Mon) Two episodes.
  • The Great British Bake Off (BBC2, 12.15am Tue; Scot 12.45am).
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