TV Guide 2019-09-28

It must be at least five minutes since Susan Calman was last on telly. Time to put that right with new Top Class (CBBC, Sun). Fred Sirieix asks if famous food can be replicated on Snackmasters (C4, Tue).

There's a new series of Your Face or Mine (Comedy Central, Wed), and the first domestic version of RuPaul's Drag Race (BBC II!, Thu) begins online.

Watch out for some EPG changes on Tuesday.

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


Saturday 28 September

  • Robot Wars (BBC2, 10am) Last in the series.
  • Double Dare (Nickelodeon, 10am).
  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 10.25am).
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 10.30) Beard.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 12.20) Five episodes.
  • Catchphrase (ITV, 3.15), Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).


  • This Territory's Got Talent NBC (VM3, 5.30) The Yankee version, available on Ireland only.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.50) BBC Music Day, with Tom Ogden, Ray BLK, Shaun Ryder, Rowetta, Ricky Wilson, Will Young, Naughty Boy, and Lesley Garrett. There's a song from Blossoms.
  • Stephen Mulhern's Celebrity Catchphrase (ITV, 6.30) Repeat of the I'm a Celeb special.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 6.40) Viewers! Start voting!
  • The Chase Celebrity Edition (ITV, 7.30) Ruth Davidson, Mark King, Ferne McCann, Dan Walker.
  • Rhannu (S4C, 7.30).
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.20).
  • Got Talent The Champions (ITV and VM1, 8.30).
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire (The Sony Channel, 9pm) Four old episodes.

Weekend repeats


  • The News Quiz (R4, 12.30) From Friday.
  • Counterpoint (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 12.04) From Monday.
  • Bake Off (C4, 3.45) From Tuesday; Extra Slice follows at 2am.
  • Got Talent The Champions (ITV, 3.30) From last night.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 11.45; Scotland 1.10am).

Sunday 29 September

  • The Rap Game (BBC II! on BBC1, 12 midnight) The grand final.
  • Gloryhunters with Charlie Baker (Talk Sport, 9.30am).
  • Top Class (CBBC, 9.45am) Two episodes of Susan Calman's superior quiz.
  • Double Dare (Nickelodeon, 10am).
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 10.30) Mummy Cook and Daddy Line.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1; 12.15).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1; 5.05) Famous voices.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5.30).


  • 5 Gold Rings (ITV, 7pm; STV 12.05am Tue).
  • Cash Machine (STV, 7pm).
  • Strictly Come Dancing The Results (BBC1, 7.15) The first departure. Lewis Capaldi sings.
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire (ITV not Wales, 8pm, rpt 11.10; VM1, 9pm; HTV Wales 9pm Tue) Viewers in Wales get rugby highlights on Sunday. They win!
  • Junior Eurovision (TG4, 8.30) The semi-final.
  • Treasure Island with Bear Grylls (C4, 9pm) Only seven days in?
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire (The Sony Channel, 9pm) Four old episodes.
  • Bigg Boss (Colors, 9pm) The Indian version of Big Brother begins here.
  • The Circle (C4, 10pm).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Hardball (BBC2, 1pm; not Mo, We).
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 2pm) Repeats.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Pam Ayres (Mo-We), Dr Phil Hammond (Th-Fr).
  • !mpossible (BBC1, 2.15).
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm) Repeats.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 4.30).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm) Repeats.
  • Strictly Come Dancing It Takes One (BBC1, 5.15).
  • Cooking Up a Fortune (C4, 5.30) Last in the series.
  • Masterchef Down Under (W, 7pm).
  • Supermarket Sweep (ITV2, 8pm) Rylan Clark-Neal heads for the exit.
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire (The Sony Channel, 9pm) Three more old episodes.
  • Bigg Boss (Colors, 9.30).

Monday 30 September

  • Whispers (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 3pm).
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm) First semi-final.
  • The Circle (C4, 10pm).
  • The News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 11.05).

Tuesday 1 October

EPG changes As part of a general reshuffle, the Challenge channel moves to Sky 151, Virgin 164, Freesat 146. Challenge +1 moves to Sky 251, Virgin 230, Freesat 147. Freeview 46 is not affected.

  • Y Gemau Gwyllt (S4C, 5.35) Repeated from last year.
  • Bake Off (C4, 8pm) Dessert.
  • Snackmasters (C4, 9.15) This week's challenge: re-create a two-fingered chocolate bar from scratch.
  • The Circle (C4, 10.15).

Wednesday 2 October

  • The 3rd Degree (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2018.
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 7pm) Six remain...
  • Interior Design Masters (BBC2, 8pm) An open-plan apartment in Manchester. Last in the series.
  • Your Face or Mine (Comedy Central, 8pm) Spencer Matthews and Vogue Williams.
  • Taskmaster (Dave, 9pm).
  • The Challenge War of the Worlds (MTV, 9pm).
  • The Circle (C4, 10pm).
  • Don't Hate the Playaz (ITV2, 10pm) With Sabrina Washington, Sophie Duker, and Ms Banks.
  • Comedians Giving Lectures (Dave, 10pm).

Thursday 3 October

  • The Write Stuff (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2000.
  • RuPaul's Drag Race (BBC II!, 8pm) After a zillion imported series, this one's home-grown. BBC II! is online-only, the show will be on broadcast telly in due course.
  • Blockbusters (Comedy Central, 8pm) Usman, Freya, and Rowan.
  • A League of Their Own (The Satellite Channel, 9pm) David Walliams hosts, with Jimmy Carr, Max Whitlock, and Helen Skelton.
  • The Circle (C4, 10pm).

Friday 4 October

  • It's Not What You Know (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Friends and family from 2013.
  • Quiz Nite! (Radio 4, 11.30am) A comedy-drama written by Punt and Dennis. "Services": a father and daughter play the quiz machine.
  • The Good, The Bad and the Unexpected (Radio Scotland, 1.30) Elaine Malcolmson, Micky P Kerr, Nancy Clench.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) Andy Zaltzman hosts.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 8pm) They won't put A Question of Sport opposite sport on BBC2, but they will put Rylan Clark-Neal opposite himself on ITV2.
  • Bake Off An Extra Slice (C4, 8pm).
  • The Great Model Railway Challenge (C5, 8pm) Uncharted territory.
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm) Restaurant critics visit.
  • QI (BBC2, 9.30; NI 10pm) Questions and Qualifications, with Ade Adepitan, Nish Kumar, Holly Walsh.
  • The Circle (C4, 10pm).

Sign language interpretation

  • Ffasiwn Mecanic (S4C, 3pm Sat) Repeated from 2016.
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 3.50 Sat and Sun).
  • Who's Doing the Dishes? (ITV not STV, 3am Sun).
  • Interior Design Masters (BBC2, 12.45am Tue).
  • Star Boot Sale (C4, 5.25am Sun, Thu, 5.20am Fri, 5.30am Sat).
  • The Chef's Brigade (BBC2, 1.55am Sat).
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