TV Guide 2019-02-09

New creative shows are the order of the week. Masterchef goes large once more (BBC1, Mon), and Joe Lycett takes time for Sewing Bee (BBC2, Tue). Even more sedate, there's a new run of Portrait Artist of the Year (Artsworld, Tue).

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


Saturday 9 February

  • The Dog Ate My Homework (BBC2, 8.30) Repeats from CBBC.
  • Horrible Histories Gory Games (CBBC, 10.30).
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 10.30).
  • Strongman Champions' League (Spike, 10.15).
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Double Dare (Nickelodeon, 11am) Laurdiy and Wassabi.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 11.55) Five episodes.
  • Portrait Artist of the Year 2018 (Artsworld, 2pm) Six episodes, the first half of last years' series.
  • The Chase (ITV, 2.40).


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6.45) 1970s: David Jensen, Les McKeown, Diane Keen, Martin Jarvis, Robin Askwith, Liza Goddard, Isla St Clair, Patti Boulaye.
  • Small Fortune (ITV, 7pm) Teams of three take on tiny challenges.
  • This Territory's Got Talent (VM1, 7.30) Got Mór Talent follows at 8.30.
  • The Greatest Dancer (BBC1, 7.35).
  • BBC The Voice of This Territory (ITV, 8pm; VM1, 9pm).
  • Wie is de Mol? (, 8.10) Spin-off MolTalk follows afterwards.
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.25).
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 9.30) Stacey Solomon, Joel Dommett, Beverley Callard.

Weekend repeats


  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 12.30) From Friday.
  • Dancing on Ice (ITV, 12.40) From last Sunday.
  • Mastermind (BBC2 Wales, 7pm) From Friday.
  • Round "Britain" Quiz (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 12.04) From Monday.
  • BBC The Voice of This Territory (ITV, 12.45) From last night.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10pm) From Friday.
  • Hunted (C4, 11pm) From Thursday.
  • Insert Name Here (BBC2, 11.30) From Wednesday.

Sunday 10 February

  • Spy School (CITV and ITV Breakfast Broadcasting, 8.30) Dungeon Danger.
  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 8.30).
  • Double Dare (Nickelodeon, 11am) Football Fanatics and Bow-Tie Boys.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 2.20; not Scotland).
  • Portrait Artist of the Year (Artsworld, 3pm) Five episodes to end the repeated series; Celebrity Portrait Artist of the Year follows at 8pm.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 4.50; not Scotland) Very Mixed Bag with Richard Coles and Gyles Brandreth.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).


  • Dancing on Ice (ITV and VM1, 6pm) With a performance from Nick Buckland and Penny Coomes.
  • Dancing With the Stars (RTE1, 6.30).
  • Y Talwrn (R Cymru, 7.05).
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 8pm) Singers for hire.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Think Tank (BBC2, 1pm We-Fr; not Wales).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Shaun Wallace (Mo-Tu), Dave Myers (We-Fr).
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm; repeated around midnight in England and on UTV) University Challenged, Up the Geek Without a Paddle, Stay Tuned, The Variety Pack, and All Along for the Wride.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • The £100k Drop (C4, 4pm; rpt 4Seven 7pm).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats from Wednesday.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm).
  • Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC2, 7pm; not Fr).
  • Masterchef Yankee (W, 7pm).
  • Celebrity Coach Trip (E4, 7.30) Gladiator training.

Monday 11 February

  • Quote... Unquote (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2017.
  • Round "Britain" Quiz (R4, 3pm) Wales and the North, recorded at the Harrogate Festival.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30) Paul Merton, Sheila Hancock, Josh Widdicombe, Julian Clary.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm; Scotland 9.30) Motorheads and LARPers.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30; Scotland 7.30 Tue) Group phase match 3.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm) Series don't get newer than this!
  • Shipwrecked (E4, 9pm) Five into one might not go.
  • Have I Got a Bit More Old News for You (BBC1, 10.45; NI 11.20) From April 2018.
  • The News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).

Tuesday 12 February

  • Un Cwestiwn (S4C, 5.40).
  • This Time Next Year (ITV, 8pm).
  • Portrait Artist of the Year 2019 (Artsworld, 8pm) Matthew Goode has a painting done.
  • The Great Sewing Bee (BBC2, 9pm) Joe Lycett joins to host, with Patrick Grant and Esme Young judging. This week: a made-to-measure jumpsuit.
  • Hell's Kitchen (ITV2, 9pm) Devilish desserts.
  • Shipwrecked (E4, 9pm) Special seats.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm).
  • Oci Oci Oci (S4C, 11pm).

Wednesday 13 February

  • The 99p Challenge (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 8pm) Smoked haddock.
  • Brightest Family (ITV, 8pm) Carpenter from Lincolnshire, Langmead from Glasgow.
  • Celebrity Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) David Potts.
  • Hell's Kitchen (ITV2, 9pm) We've hit the final six.
  • Shipwrecked (E4, 9pm) A sacrifice.
  • Insert Name Here (BBC2, 10pm) Jules, with Andy Hamilton, Suzannah Lipscomb, Naga Munchetty, and Reginald D Hunter.
  • Hypothetical (Dave, 10pm) This week's guests are Rose Matafeo, Rachel Parris, Romesh Ranganathan, and Richardson (Jon).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.45; Wales 11.10, NI 11.40) Liam Plunkett, Grace Reid, Kevin Davies, Jeanette Kwakye.

Thursday 14 February - World Book Donation Day

  • All the Way from Memphis (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2006.
  • Would I Lie to You (BBC1, 8pm).
  • Hunted (C4, 9pm) An "exciting" chase through Birmingham city centre. Yeah, right.
  • Shipwrecked (E4, 9pm) Coconut roulette.
  • A League of Their Own European Road Trip (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) The best bits.

Friday 15 February

  • Foul Play (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Pigo dy Drwyn (S4C, 5.05).
  • Sam and Mark's Big Friday Wind Up (CBBC, 6pm).
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) Hugo Rifkind, Zoe Lyons, Angela Barnes, Susan Calman.
  • Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 7.30; Wales 8.30) John Bradley.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 8pm; Wales 6.30 Sat) Best Picture, Greek myths, Joseph Bazalgette, history of Manchester and Salford.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 8.30; not Wales) Repeat from Wednesday.
  • Can't Stop Dancing (RTE1, 8.30) Preview of this Sunday's Dancing With the Stars.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm) CAUTION: contains William Sitwell.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm).
  • Shipwrecked (E4, 9pm) The finale. Last in the present series.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm) Past Times: Joe Lycett, Phil Wang, Ellie Taylor.
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 10.45; UTV, 11.10); Small Fortune (ITV, 11.45; UTV, 12.10) Repeats from Saturday.

Sign language interpretation

  • Amazing Greys (ITV, 3am Mon; STV, 12.30am We).
  • Great Local Menu (BBC2, 8am Tu, We).
  • Celebrity Squares (ITV, 3am Sa; STV 12.05am Tu).
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