TV Guide 2019-10-19

A quiet week for new shows, the only one of note is True Love or True Lies (MTV, from Mon)

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


Saturday 19 October

  • Top Class (BBC2, 7.05am) First shown on CBBC a couple of weeks ago
  • Robot Wars (BBC2, 10am).
  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 10.25).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 10.30) Five episodes.
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 10.30) "Don't make me laugh".
  • Flour Power (BBC1, 11.30).
  • Mastermind (BBC2 Wales 5pm; NI 5.30) Shown elsewhere last night.


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.50) Food and drink: Ken Hom, Ching-He Huang, Candice Brown, Atul Kochhar, Andi Oliver, Michael O'Hare, Matt Tebbutt, Olly Smith.
  • The Great Model Railway Challenge (C5, 6.25) The second semi-final: movie blockbusters.
  • Stephen Mulhern's Celebrity Catchphrase (ITV, 6.30) Chris Kamara.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 6.40).
  • The Chase Celebrity Edition (ITV, 7.30) Jimmy Carr, Mark Rhodes, Sam Nixon, but Ann Widdecombe.
  • Rhannu (S4C, 7.30).
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.25).
  • The Wall (BBC1, 8.30) Andy and Diane from Bolton play tonight.
  • The X Factor Celebrity (ITV and VM1, 8.30).

Weekend repeats


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


  • Bake Off (C4, 2pm) From Tuesday; Extra Slice follows at 1.45am.
  • The X Factor Celebrity (VM1, 3.30) No repeat on ITV.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1 England and NI 11.50, Scotland 1.05am) From Friday.

Sunday 20 October

  • Gloryhunters with Charlie Baker (Talk Sport, 9.30am).
  • Top Class (CBBC, 9.45am).
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 10.30).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1 12.15).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 3.40).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5pm; not Wales) Children's television.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1 Wales, 5.20) Shown elsewhere on Friday.


  • Strictly Come Dancing The Results (BBC1, 7.15) Mabel sings, but who goes?
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire (ITV, 8pm and 10pm; VM1, 9pm) There's a 15-minute conclusion at 10pm, for no obvious reason.
  • Drama on 3 (Radio 3, 8.30) "Questions for Quiz Shows", by Thomas Pickles. We have no synopsis beyond the title.
  • Go Gasta (TG4, 8.30).
  • Celebrity Hunted (C4, 9pm).

Weekday Daytimes

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • The Boss (BBC2, 1pm).
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 2pm) Repeats.
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Gloria Hunniford (Mo-We), Levi Roots (Th-Fr).
  • Headhunters (BBC1, 2.15).
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm) New episodes, with The Generation Gap, A Few Good Women, Nothing's Donna Stop Us Now, Tyne and Dandy, The Amazeballs.
  • Make Me a Dealer (BBC1, 3.45).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • Double Dare (Nickelodeon, 4pm).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm) Repeats.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats.
  • Your Room or Mine? (C4, 5.30).
  • House of Games (BBC2, 6pm; Fri 7pm) Andi Oliver, Ivo Graham, Phill Jupitus, Kate Humble.
  • Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two (BBC2, 6.30; Fri, 6pm).
  • Masterchef Down Under (W, 7pm).

Monday 21 October

  • Whispers (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 3pm).
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Journeymen against Turophiles.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Imperial London play Brasenose Oxford.
  • True Love or True Lies (MTV, 9pm) Another series of the relationship fake-detection show.
  • The News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1, 11.05; Scot 12.05am, NI 11.10 Wed).

Tuesday 22 October

  • Pants on Fire (C4, 12.05am) Repeated from E4 last week.
  • Bake Off (C4, 8pm) Patisserie week.
  • Landscape Artist of the Year (Artsworld, 8pm) Herstmonceux Observatory.
  • True Love or True Lies? (MTV, 9pm).

Wednesday 23 October

  • The 3rd Degree (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2018.
  • Your Face or Mine (Comedy Central, 8pm).
  • Taskmaster (Dave, 9pm).
  • True Love or True Lies? (MTV, 9pm).
  • Don't Hate the Playaz (ITV2, 10pm) With Keisha Buchanan, Cariad Lloyd, and Mist.
  • Comedians Giving Lectures (Dave, 10pm) Massive Dad, Russell Kane, Phil Wang.
  • The Challenge War of the Worlds (MTV, 10pm) Ninja performs in Hooked.

Thursday 24 October

  • The Write Stuff (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2000.
  • Rupaul's Drag Race (BBC II!, 8pm).
  • Blockbusters (Comedy Central, 8pm).
  • Pants on Fire (E4, 9pm) Mel B and Kem Cetinay.
  • There's Something About Movies (The Satellite Channel, 9pm).
  • True Love or True Lies? (MTV, 9pm).
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm).

Friday 25 October

  • It's Not What You Know (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Friends and family from 2013.
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 1.30) A new series.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1 England and NI, 7.30; Scotland 11.25, not Wales) Stuart Pearce, Aimee Fuller, Josh Warrington, Jeanette Kwakye.
  • Test Drive (BBC1 Scotland, 7.30).
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7.30) Pax Britannica, musical Les Misérables, number ones of the 1960s, The Vampire Chronicles.
  • Bake Off An Extra Slice (C4, 8pm).
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm) Steph McGovern hosts, with Miles Jupp and Camilla Long.
  • True Love or True Lies? (MTV, 9pm).
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 9.30) Clare Balding, Asim Chaudhry, Victoria Coren Mitchell, Greg James.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm) Qanimals, with Daliso Chaponda, Cariad Lloyd, Phill Jupitus.

Sign language interpretation

  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 3.50pm Sat and Sun).
  • Best House in Town (BBC2, 2.15am Mon).
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 2am Thu).
  • Home is Where the Art Is (BBC2, 1.15am Fri).
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