TV Guide 2018-09-29

Normality returns to Friday nights, with the return of Mastermind (BBC2, not Wales) and Have I Got News for You (BBC1). Last in the (present?) run of !mpossible Celebrities (BBC1, Sun).

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Saturday 29 September

  • Tipping Point Day (W, 11am) To 7pm.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 11.55).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 12.55) Five episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).
  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 3.30) Audley Harrison.
  • The Chase (ITV, 4.30).


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.40) BBC Music Day, with Shaun Keaveny, Lianne la Havas, Ella Eyre, Clara Amfo, Suzy Klein, Lesley Garrett, Amy McDonald, and Chris Hawkins.
  • Who Dares Wins (Challenge, 6pm) Repeats from 2007.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 6.30) Watch out for the active voting window.
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.15).
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8.35) On a show with this budget, we'd expect they should have enough seats to go round.

Weekend repeats

Shows seen earlier in the week


  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 12.30) From Friday.
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 12.30) Three episodes.
  • The X Factor (ITV, 1.20; TV3, 4pm) From Sunday.
  • Burn-Off (E4, 3pm) From Tuesday. Followed by Extra Sic from Friday.
  • Chwilio am Seren Junior Eurovision (S4C, 4pm); Got What It Takes? (CBBC, 6.05).
  • Gareth Malone's All Star Music Quiz (BBC2 Scotland 6,25, Wales 6.30, NI and England 12.05am).
  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 11.30) Two episodes.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 12.04) From Monday.
  • The X Factor (TV3, 1pm; ITV, 1.30) From last night.
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 1.40) From last night.
  • Burn-Off (C4, 3.10) From Tuesday.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 9.30; Scotland 10.30) From Friday.

Sunday 30 September

  • Top Class (CBBC, 9.30am) Overchurch play Y Bont Faen in the second quarter-final.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.30).
  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 3.30) Freddie Flintoff.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 4.05) Sci-fi and Fantasy.
  • The Chase (ITV, 4.30).
  • !mpossible Celebrities (BBC1, 5pm) JB Gill joins for the last in the series.


  • 5 Gold Rings (ITV, 7pm) Fingers on tellies.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 7.15) A tango from the professionals, and George Ezra sings.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8pm).
  • The Circle (C4, 10pm).
  • Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 10pm).
  • The Imitation Game (ITV, 10.05) With Jess Robinson and Lewis Macleod.
  • 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 Tu, We) Repeats.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Mo-Tu: Richard Madeley. We-Fr: Richard Arnold.
  • 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) Philip Serrell and Louise Gostelow start in Colchester.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 4.45) Repeats.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) New episodes.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm) New episodes.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) New episodes.
  • Letterbox (BBC2, 6pm; not Fr) New episodes.
  • Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two (BBC2, 6.30).
  • Masterchef Down Under (W, 7pm).
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 7.30; Fr 7pm) Northern Ireland.

Monday 1 October

  • We've Been Here Before (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2003.
  • Counterpoint (R4, 3pm) Last of the heats.
  • Got What It Takes? (CBBC, 5.25) A tie-in with The Next Step.
  • Monkman and Seagull's Genius Guide (BBC2, 8pm) The ejector seat.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) St Peter's Oxford play Pembroke Cambridge.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm; NI 11.15) Parts, with Sara Pascoe, Ed Balls, Johnny Vegas.
  • 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 2 October

  • The Grate Breadxit Burn-off (C4, 8pm) This week, Paul is tackled by Pacific rugby players, as it's samosas.
  • Chwilio am Seren Junior Eurovision (S4C, 8pm) We get to know the final twelve, as they sing in public in Cardiff.
  • Take the Tower (ITV4, 9pm) We're liking this a lot.
  • Football Genius (ITV4, 10pm) Leicester City play Charlton Athletic.
  • Call Yourself a Fan? (BT Sport 1, 10.15) Manchester United take on Manchester City.
  • The Circle (C4, 10.15).
  • Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 10.15) Bit on the Side follows at 11.15.

Wednesday 3 October

  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2014.
  • Y Gemau Gwyllt (S4C, 5.05) Axe throwing. You don't get this on ITV, do you?
  • Y Ras (S4C, 6.30) Repeated from last week.
  • The Test Card and Some Music (BBC1, 9pm) Followed by The Test Card: Your Move, Clown on BBC2 at 10.
  • Taskmaster (Dave, 9pm).
  • The Circle (C4, 10pm).
  • Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 10pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.45; NI 11.40, Wales 12.10am) Beth Tweddle, Matt Wallace, Lorraine Ugen, Mark Foster.
  • Rupaul's Drag Race (Comedy Central, 11pm) Kesha in the house.

Thursday 4 October

  • The Write Stuff (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2006.
  • A League of Their Own (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) Nicola Adams, Wladimir Klitschko, Tom Davis.
  • The Circle (C4, 10pm).
  • Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 10pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) John Barrowman, Lucy Fallon, Suggs.

Friday 5 October

  • 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) Jo Brand is listed as a guest host.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7pm; Wales 7pm Sat)
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; not Wales, Scotland).
  • Burn Out Even More Sic (C4, 8pm).
  • Room 101 (BBC1, 8.30) Repeat.
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm) Alexander Armstrong has a script from 2003, when Naga Munchetty and Josh Widdicombe were both in high school.
  • The Big Audition (ITV, 9pm; STV 10.45) Lots of people apply for strange jobs; this week, dog model, tv shopping presenter, and King Henry VIII. This may pass muster as a game.
  • Y Ras (S4C, 9.30).
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm) Tom Allen, Ed Gamble, Milton Jones, Zoe Lyons, Geoff Norcott.
  • The Circle (C4, 10pm) Hasn't this finished yet?
  • Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 10pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.35.

Sign language interpretation

  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 3.20pm Sat, 3.25pm Sun).
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC2, 12.45am Tue, 1.05am Fri).
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8am We).
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 3am Sat).
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