TV Guide 2018-09-22

By coincidence, Saturday sees a new series of Fighting Talk (Radio 5) and performance shows on Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1). Let's hope they don't mix up the two formats, eh.

Music show Got What It Takes? is back (CBBC, Mon), and so is everyone's favourite guessing game Letterbox (BBC2, weekdays). Later in the week, Gareth Malone's All Star Music Quiz (BBC2, Thu), but we have no clue what happens there.

ITV4 is in on the new shows, with action programme Take the Tower and comedy quiz Football Genius (both Tue). And it's the final of Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, Thu and Fri).

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


Saturday 22 September

  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am) The autumn starts here!
  • Tipping Point Day (W, 11.20) To 7pm.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 12 noon).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 1pm) Five episodes.
  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 1.30).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 3.30).
  • The Chase (ITV, 4.30).


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.25) Strictly Come Dancing: Katya Jones and Joe McFadden, Debbie McGee and Giovanni Pernice, Ore Oduba and Oti Mabuse, Lesley Joseph and AJ Pritchard.
  • Who Dares Wins (Challenge, 6pm) Repeats from 2007.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 6.15) Seven hours of live dancing starts — now!
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.15) A new look to the long-running game show.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8.35).

Weekend repeats

Shows seen earlier in the week


  • The X Factor (ITV, 12.25; TV3, 4pm) From Sunday.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 12.30) From Friday.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 12.30) Two episodes.
  • Burn-Off (E4, 3pm) From Tuesday. Followed by Extra Sic from Friday.
  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 11.30) Three episodes.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 12.04) From Monday.
  • The X Factor (ITV, 12.20; TV3, 1pm) From last night.
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 1.40) From last night.
  • Burn-Off (C4, 3.20) From Tuesday.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm) From Friday.

Sunday 23 September

  • Four Weddings Morning (UK Living 2, 6am) Five episodes, to 11am.
  • Spy School (CITV and ITV Breakfast Broadcasting, 8.25) From the Cutty Sark.
  • Cannonball! (ITV, 9.30).
  • Top Class (CBBC, 9.30am) Hamilton play Cardwell in the first semi-final.
  • Ninja Warrior (ITV, 10.20).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.30).
  • Catchphrase (ITV, 2.45).
  • Tenable (ITV, 3.30).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4.30).


  • The Chase (ITV, 5.30).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1 5.50) Family.
  • 5 Gold Rings (ITV, 7pm) Fingers on tellies.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8pm).
  • Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 10pm).
  • The Imitation Game (ITV, 10.05) With Luke Kempner and Kate Robbins.
  • Face Value (BET, 11.30).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Tout Le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place (TV5, 10.45am).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 12.05).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15; Mo 12 noon).
  • For What It's Worth (BBC2, 1pm; not Mo, Tu, We Scot 3.30) Repeats.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Mo-Tu: Janet Street-Porter. We-Fr: Richard Madeley.
  • Chase the Case (BBC1, 2.15) New episodes.
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm) New episodes.
  • Questions Pour un Champion (TV5, 3.30).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) New episodes.
  • Antiques Road Trip (BBC1, 4.30) Arusha Irvine and James Braxton on the north-east coast.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 4.45) Repeats.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) New episodes.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm) New series.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) New episodes.
  • Letterbox (BBC2, 6pm) A new series of Mel's guessing game.
  • Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two (BBC2, 6.30).
  • Masterchef Down Under (W, 7pm).
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 7.30; Fr 7pm) North west.
  • Love Island Down Under (ITVBe, 11pm-ish).

Monday 24 September

  • We've Been Here Before (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2003.
  • Counterpoint (R4, 3pm).
  • Got What It Takes? (CBBC, 5.25) Anna Maynard hosts, Max Cooke is the musician, and we start with some vlogging.
  • Just a Minute (R4, 6.30) Paul Merton, Gyles Brandreth, Zoe Lyons, Tony Hawks.
  • Monkman and Seagull's Genius Guide (BBC2, 8pm).
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) London Institute in Paris play Goldsmiths.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm; NI 11.15) Piecemeal, with Jimmy Carr, Gyles Brandreth, Sally Phillips.
  • The Circle (C4, 10pm).
  • Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 10pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • The News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).

Tuesday 25 September

  • The Grate Breadxit Burn-off (C4, 8pm) This week, Paul tries to sing better than Victoria, in Spice Week.
  • Chwilio am Seren Junior Eurovision (S4C, 8pm).
  • Take the Tower (ITV4, 9pm) Dolph Lundgren challenges a team in an ITV4 disaster movie.
  • Football Genius (ITV4, 10pm) Wimbledon take on West Bromwich Albion Nil.
  • Call Yourself a Fan? (BT Sport 1, 10pm) Arsenal play Manchester United. Subject to delay if Hibs-Aberdeen goes to extra time.
  • The Circle (C4, 10.15).
  • Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 10.15) Bit on the Side follows at 11.15.

Wednesday 26 September

  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2014.
  • Y Gemau Gwyllt (S4C, 5.05) Wakeboard.
  • Y Ras (S4C, 6.30) Repeated from last week.
  • Taskmaster (Dave, 9pm).
  • The Circle (C4, 10pm).
  • Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 10pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • Rupaul's Drag Race (Comedy Central, 11pm) TV pilots.

Thursday 27 September

  • The Write Stuff (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2006.
  • Gareth Malone's All Star Music Quiz (BBC2, 7pm) In this quiz, they don't just say the answer, they play it.
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 8pm) Finals week ahoy!
  • A League of Their Own (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) Tracey Neville, Mo Farah, Rob Beckett.
  • The Circle (C4, 10pm).
  • Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 10pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) Jonathan Ross, Kate Nash, Sid Owen, Rylan Clark-Neal.
  • Fear Factor (MTV, 10pm) "Chart-topping band Misterwives". When were they last on The Playlist, eh?

Friday 28 September

  • The Personality Test (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2007.
  • Stop the Press (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) Bridget Christie is listed as a guest host.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30).
  • Burn Out Even More Sic (C4, 8pm).
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 8.30) The final.
  • Y Ras (S4C, 9.30).
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm) Angela Barnes, Ed Byrne (comedian), Larry Dean, Ed Gamble, Kerry Godliman.
  • The Circle (C4, 10pm).
  • Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 10pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.35.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 10.35).

Sign language interpretation

  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 3.20pm Sat, 3.25pm Sun).
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC2, 12.45am Tue, 12.15am Fri).
  • Who's Doing the Dishes (STV 2.10am Mon).
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8am We).
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 3am Sat).
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