TV Guide 2018-10-20

Calibrate your calendar, The X Factor begins its live shows (ITV and TV3, Sat and Sun). Only Connect (2) is back (BBC2, Mon). There's no Peter Simon on the imported Double Dare (Nickelodeon, from Mon). And it's the final of sports quiz Y Ras (S4C, Fri).

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


Saturday 20 October

  • Top Class (BBC2, 6.45am); Got What It Takes? (BBC2, 8.30am) Repeats from CBBC.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 2.15).


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6pm) Nerys Hughes, Victor McGuire, Shoby Kapoor, Abdullah Afzal, Guy Siner, Sue Hodge, Perry Benson, Jake Canuso.
  • Who Dares Wins (Challenge, 6pm) Repeats from 2007.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 6.45).
  • Mastermind (BBC2 Wales, 8pm) Seen elsewhere on Friday.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8.25) Live shows start here.
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.25).
  • QI XL (BBC2, 10pm; Wales 11.45 Sun) Peril.

Weekend repeats

Shows seen earlier in the week


  • The X Factor (ITV, 11.40; TV3, 4pm) From Sunday.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 12.30) From Friday.
  • Burn-Off (E4, 1pm) From Tuesday.
  • Got What It Takes? (CBBC, 6pm) From Monday.
  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • The Big Audition (ITV, 11.50) From Friday.
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 1.10) From last night.
  • The X Factor (ITV, 12.55; TV3, 1pm) From last night.
  • Burn-Off (C4, 3.10) From Tuesday.

Sunday 21 October

  • Top Class (CBBC, 9.30am) "Overchurch" and "Cardwell" are the names Susan Calman shouts at the top of her voice.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.30).
  • Back to Mine (ITV, 3pm).
  • Celebrity Catchphrase (ITV, 3.30) Louis Walsh.
  • The Chase (BBC1, 4.30).


  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 5.30) Marco Pierre White.
  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV, 7pm) Andi Osho, Mark Ramprakash, Alex Beresford, Jane Moore.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 7.45) With music from Paloma Faith.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8pm) With music from Gary Barlobe.
  • Junior Eurovision (TG4, 8.30) Who will sing for TG4 in Belarus?
  • Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 10pm).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Tout Le Monde Veut Prendre Sa Place (TV5, 10.45am).
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 12.05).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • For What It's Worth (BBC2, 1pm, Mo) Repeats. Replaced by Think Tank (Tu, Th, Fr).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Mo-We: Gloria Hunniford. Th-Fr: Paul Zenon.
  • Hardball (BBC1, 2.15) Ore Oduba rolls in some repeats.
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm) Repeats.
  • Questions Pour un Champion (TV5, 3.30).
  • Horrible Histories Gory Games (CBBC, 3.45) Repeats.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm) New episodes.
  • Double Dare (Nickelodeon, 4pm and 8pm) As seen over the Atlantic earlier in the year. Any danger of Keep It Spotless, we ask, cheekily.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 4.45; not Scotland) Repeats.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm) New episodes.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm) New episodes.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats.
  • Prosiect Z (S4C, 5.55; not Th) Highlights from series 1, cut down into five-minute chunkettes.
  • Letterbox (BBC2, 6pm; not Fr) New episodes.
  • Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two (BBC2, 6.30; Fr 6pm).
  • Masterchef Down Under (W, 7pm).
  • Family Cooking Showdown (BBC2, 7pm; not Mo).

Monday 22 October

  • Just a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Counterpoint (R4, 3pm) Semi-final 2.
  • Got What It Takes? (CBBC, 5.25) John Newman.
  • Only Connect (2) (BBC2, 8pm) Hotpots play Poptimists in the first of a new series.
  • University Connect (BBC2, 8.30) East London play Manchester The Team Everyone (Wants To) Beat(s).
  • For Facts Sake (BBC1, 9.30; Wales 10.40, NI 10.45) Brendan O'Carroll hosts a quiz about ordinary people and extraordinary facts. Jennifer Gibney and Fiona O'Carroll captain this week.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm; NI 11.15) Picnics, with Romesh Ranganathan, Rachel Parris, Richard Osman.
  • Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 10pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • Re-Freshers Week (MTV, 10pm) The graduation ball.
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1, 10.45; Wales 11.40, NI 11.45).
  • The News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).

Tuesday 23 October

  • The 3rd Degree (Radio 4 Extra, 4pm) From 2017.
  • The Grate Breadxit Burn-off (C4, 8pm) Following a massive cash injection by Valerie, this is patisserie week. Jo Brand's spin-off show is on Thursday this week.
  • Landscape Artist of the Year (Artsworld, 8pm) Viking Bay in Kent.
  • Take the Tower (ITV4, 9pm).
  • Celebrity Hunted (C4, 9.15).
  • Football Genius (ITV4, 10pm) Arsenal and Liverpool in a Superleague clash.
  • Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 10.15) Bit on the Side follows at 11.15.
  • Call Yourself a Fan? (BT Sport 3, 10.30) Manchester City play Liverpool.

Wednesday 24 October

  • Who Goes There (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2000.
  • Y Ras (S4C, 6.30) Repeated from last week.
  • Your Face or Mine (Comedy Central, 8pm) Hakim and Naomi.
  • Celwydd Noeth (S4C, 8.25).
  • Taskmaster (Dave, 9pm).
  • Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 10pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1 10.45, Wales 11.10, Scotland 11.45) Amy Williams, Courtney Tulloch, Jonathan Trott, Goldie Sayers.
  • Rupaul's Drag Race (Comedy Central, 11pm) Clip show.

Thursday 25 October

  • Puzzle Panel (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Chris Maslanka refuses to answer a straight question. From 1998.
  • Burn Out Even More Sic (C4, 8pm).
  • Don't Hate the Playaz (ITV2, 9pm) With Poet, Mo Gilligan, Marlon Davis, and Yung Filly.
  • A League of Their Own (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) Best of.
  • Big Brother (C5 and 3e, 10pm) Bit on the Side follows at 11.05.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) A Hallowe'en special, with Richard Blackwood, Stacey Solomon, and Gino D'Acampo.

Friday 26 October

  • The Personality Test (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2007.
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 1.30).
  • Stand Up to Cancer Night (C4, from 7pm) Stars include The Muppets, Michael BublĂ©, Sophie Turner, and Richard Ayoade explains the science bits. Thank you for giving generously, if indeed you still are.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 8pm; Wales on Sat).
  • The Great Model Railway Challenge (C5, 8pm) Heat four: fire and ice.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 8.30; not Wales).
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm) Steph McGovern hosts, with Richard Osman and Joan Bakewell.
  • The Big Audition (ITV, 9pm) West End lead, presenter, scare actor.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 9.30) Olivia Colman, Aston Merrygold, Jon Richardson, Michaela Strachan.
  • Y Ras (S4C, 9.30) The final.
  • 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, 1.15am Tue, 12.50am Fri).
  • Who's Doing the Dishes (STV, 2.55am Mon).
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8am We).
  • Raven (CBBC, 1.45 Mo, We, Th).
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