TV Guide 2017-10-28

Our long wait is over, Warwick Davis returns with Tenable (ITV, weekdays). Miles Jupp celebrates 40 Years of The News Quiz (Radio 4 Extra, Sun), and Matt Edmondson takes over Release the Hounds (ITV2, Tue).

Finishing this week: The Grate Breadxit Burn-Out and Celebrity Hunted (C4, Tue), Taskmaster (Dave, Wed), The Big Family Cooking Showdown (BBC2, Thu), and Bromans (ITV2, Thu)

Some viewers may appreciate cake-baking show Qui Sera le Prochain Grand Pâtissier? (TV5, Sat), and Irish sports quiz Know the Score (RTE1, Sun).

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


Saturday 28 October - Animation Day

  • Catchphrase Morning (Challenge, 7am) To 11am.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 11.50am) Five from Hastings and Rye.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC2, 1pm).
  • Fear Factor Evening (MTV, 5pm) Five episodes, to 10pm.

Saturday Catchup

Repeats from earlier in the week

  • The X Factor (ITV, 1pm; TV3, 4pm).
  • Mastermind (BBC2 Scotland 3.30, elsewhere 4pm).
  • The Big Family Cooking Showdown (BBC2 England and NI, 4.30).


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.45) Soaps. Kevin Kennedy and Amanda Barrie, Shaun Williamson and Paul Henry, Chris Bisson and Adele Silva, Gemma Merna and Nicole Barber-Lane.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 6.35) The annual celebration of Len Goodman's birthday.
  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 7.15) Another chance to see this spring's series.
  • Qui Sera le Prochain Grand Pâtissier? (TV5, 8pm) The next top pastry cook is found. Jean Imbert hosts, with judges Christophe Adam, Pierre Marcolini, and Claire Heitzler.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8.20) The phone lines are open. The lighting is rigged.
  • QI XL (BBC2, 10pm; not NI).

Sunday 29 October - The Longest Day

Clocks go back overnight, so there's an extra hour in bed for most of us.

  • The Chase (UK Living2, 6am) Three episodes, new to this channel.
  • Masterchef Australia (W, 6am) Five episodes from earlier this week.
  • Top Class (CBBC, 9.30) Into the quarter-finals! Hollymount v Marton.
  • Rose d'Or Best Game Show Bigheads (ITV, 11.25).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • The X Factor (ITV, 12.40; TV3, 2.30).
  • Search (RTE2, 1.45).
  • The Grate Breadxit Burn-Out (C4, 4.15).


  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 6pm) Bob Mortimer (comedian), Amy Childs (The Jump), Alistair Stewart (King of the Castle).
  • Ireland's Fittest Family (RTE1, 6.30).
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 7pm).
  • Strictly Come Dancing The Results (BBC1, 7.15) With music from Steps.
  • University Challenge (BBC4, 7.30) But the Saturday repeat of Only Connect is missing, presumed in a battle with Swashbuckle!.
  • Know the Score (RTE1, 7.30) The sports quiz returns.
  • Robot Wars (BBC2, 8pm).
  • Junior Eurovision (TG4, 8pm).
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) A 1980s version, to mark Channel 4's 35th birthday.
  • The Chase Celebrity (Challenge, 9pm) New to this channel.
  • Next Top Model (Lifetime, 9pm).
  • Blind Date (TV3, 9pm).
  • 40 Years of The News Quiz (Radio 4 Extra, 10pm) Miles Jupp looks at the show's long archive.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10.45; not NI).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Tout le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place (TV5, 10.43).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 12.05).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • The Code (BBC2, 1pm; Scot 3.30 We) Repeats.
  • My Kitchen Rules (C4, 1.10) Ooh, the second mansion round has been shunted this early. It's not a promotion, is it.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Mo-We: John Challis; Th-Fr: Alison Steadman, marking the 35th anniversary.
  • !mpossible (BBC1, 2.15).
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm) A new run of Warwick Davis's categories quiz.
  • Questions Pour un Champion (TV5, 3.28).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15).
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm; not Fr) Repeats.
  • Dress to Impress (ITV2, 6pm) Series highlights.
  • Strictly - It Takes Two (BBC2, 6.30; Fr 6pm).
  • Masterchef Antipodes (W, 7pm; Tu, 6.40).

Monday 30 October - Holiday in Ireland

  • Just a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Classic episodes from 2010.
  • Quote... Unquote (Radio 4, 3pm) Julian Mitchell, Olly Mann, Joanna Scanlan, Kate Fox.
  • Whiz sa Chistin (TG4, 4.55) Cookery for children, in Irish.
  • Taking The Next Step (CBBC, 5.30) Regionals 4.
  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4, 6.30) Mark Steel, Holly Walsh, Tony Hawks, Fred MacAulay.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Into the repêchage.
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1, 10.45; Wales, NI 11.40, Scot 11.45) Rhod Gilbert asks of Armando Iannucci and Lucy Prebble.
  • The News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).

Tuesday 31 October - Deal or No Deal's Birthday

  • The Grate Breadxit Burn-Out (C4, 8pm) Paul Hollywood's course concludes. 10 - Release the dosh.
  • Release the Hounds (ITV2, 9pm) Four celebs from Essex face challenges with Matt Edmondson.
  • Celebrity Hunted (C4, 9.15) Last in the "present" series.

Wednesday 1 November - All Saints Day

  • Danger Mouse (CBBC, 6.35) Squawkencluck wants to have a good time on her birthday.
  • Your Face or Mine (Comedy Central, 8pm) Leo and Geo know where it's at.
  • Landscape Artist of the Year (Artsworld, 8pm) Painting under the bridges of Gower.
  • Celebrity Showmance (ITV2, 9pm) Pour a cup of black coffee, be caught cheating.
  • Taskmaster (Dave, 9pm) The series final: whose trophy takes them to the beach?
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.45; NI 11.40) Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Alun-Wyn Jones, Daryll Neita, James Guy.

Thursday 2 November - All Souls Day

  • Good Morning Viewers (ITV Breakfast Broadcasting, 6am) With Susannah Sensible and day-namer Piers - oh, it's all souls.
  • Counterpoint (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Repeats from 2007, when they went to Chetham's School of Music.
  • Pigo Dy Drwyn (S4C, 5.05).
  • The Big Family Cooking Showdown (BBC2, 8pm) Last in the "present" series.
  • Takeshi's Castle (Jonathan Ross v/o) (Comedy Central, 8pm) This started last week, but CC didn't update their billings. Anyway, Jonathan Ross narrates.
  • Project Runway (Lifetime, 8pm) Descendants 2 is on Disney, and far more soulful than this show.
  • Bromans (ITV2, 9pm) Last in the "ancient" series.
  • This Territory's Next Top Model (Lifetime, 9pm) Going starkers with Peta. Er, is this The Hunger Games?
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) With Chris Kamara (Ninja Warrior), Chris Ramsey (The Chris Ramsey Show), Louis Walsh (multi-faceted).
  • Burn-Out Another Sic (C4, 10pm) One final mouthful from Jo Brand.

Friday 3 November - Rutherford Day

  • Breaking the News (R Scotland, 1.30)
  • Y Cwis Pop (R Cymru, 6pm).
  • Mastermind (BBC2 7pm) The Champions' League, Alexandria Quartet, Hatshepsut, House of Cards. There's no Only Connect, they'd rather show a 7th round match in the men's FA Cup.
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm) This week's Alexander Armstrong is Jo Brand, with Miles Jupp on the panel.
  • Sing (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) Two episodes to wrap up the heats.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2 Wales, 9.30) Rugby is finished faster than soccer, so here's some filler.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm) Oceans, with Aisling Bea, Joe Lycett and - take note if you don't like him - celebrity husband David Mitchell

Sign language interpretation

  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 3.25pm Sat, Sun).
  • May the Best House Win (STV, 2.45am Mon; rest of ITV, 3am Thu).
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