TV Guide 2019-11-16

Time to start crossing the festive things off your November calendar. VH1 playing all-Christmas music, check. The new John Lewis advert, check. I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! (ITV and VM1, from Sunday), check. This year, the part of Scarlett Moffatt will be played by Ant McPartlin.

Also back: The Hit List (BBC1, Sat). It's finals week for Junior Bake Off (C4, weekdays).

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


Saturday 16 November

  • Robot Wars (BBC2, 10am).
  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 10.30).
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 10.30) Storm's a-coming.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).
  • Four Rooms (C4, 4.35) A rock crystal chandelier. Repeat.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 5pm).
  • House of Games (BBC2 Wales, 5.30); Mastermind (BBC2 Wales, 6pm) As seen elsewhere last Friday.


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.35) Family: Ade and Beattie Edmondson, Helen and Kate Richardson-Walsh, Ranj and Min Singh, Mark and Elliot Steel.
  • The Chase Celebrity Edition (ITV, 6.15) Hayley Tamaddon, Geoff Hurst, Rob Beckett, Gaby Roslin.
  • The Hit List (BBC1, 6.25) Press "play" on side 2.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 7.05) This week's theme is "We're In Blackpool".
  • Take Me Out (ITV, 7.10; repeated Wed 11.40).
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 7.30).
  • The Wall (BBC1, 8.20; repeated Wed from 11.25) Carol and Aimee from Bristol. Last in the series.
  • The X Factor Celebrity (ITV and VM1, 8.20).
  • QI XL (BBC2, 9pm; not NI) Queasy Quacks.

Weekend repeats


  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 12 noon) Two episodes.
  • Counterpoint (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 11.30) Friday's semi-final.
  • The X Factor Celebrity (ITV, 1.50; VM1, 3.05).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 11.35; Scotland 12.50am) From Friday.

Sunday 17 November

  • Gloryhunters with Charlie Baker (Talk Sport, 9.30am).
  • Top Class (CBBC, 9.30am) Into the second round, Chantry play Great Kingshill.
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 10.30) Swashdance.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1 12.30).
  • Songs of Praise (BBC1, 1.15) Gospel Choir of the Year contest.
  • Back to Mine (ITV, 3.40) Nigel from London.


  • !mpossible (Challenge, 6.30); All-Star Family Fortunes (Challenge; 7.30, 2 episodes).
  • Strictly Come Dancing The Results (BBC1, 7.15) CAUTION: contains Westlife.
  • The Chase Celebrity Special (ITV, 8pm) 2018 junglemates Rita Simons, Malique Thompson-Dwyer, Fleur East, James McVey face one of the Chasers. Gosh, which could it be?
  • Go Gasta (TG4, 8.30).
  • I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! (ITV and VM1, 9pm) The new series starts here. Extra Camp follows on ITV2 and VM3 at 10.45.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 2pm).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Colin Murray (Mo-We), Tanni Grey-Thompson (Th-Fr).
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm) New episodes, with Truly Scrum-tious, Oche Oche Oche, The Dim Blue Line, The Monster Raving Uni Party, The Number Crunchers.
  • Yes Chef (BBC2, 4pm) Repeats.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 4.45).
  • Cash Trapped (ITV, 5pm, repeated around midnight in most regions).
  • Junior Bake Off (C4, 5pm; repeated 4Seven at 7pm) Finals week.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats, just like Gigglequiz on Cbeebies.
  • House of Games (BBC2, 6pm; Fri 7pm (Wales 7.10 Sat)) Yolanda Brown, Kate Bottley, Joel Dommett, John Thomson.
  • Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two (BBC2, 6.30; Fri, 6pm).
  • Love Island Down Under (ITVBe, 10pm).

Monday 18 November

  • Just a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Classic episodes from 2012.
  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 3pm) Third semi-final.
  • I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (Radio 4, 6.30) From the Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury, with Tim Brooke-Taylor, Pippa Evans, Stephen Fry, and Miles Jupp.
  • Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC2, 7pm) Ian "H From Steps" Watkins and Claire Sweeney.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Eggchasers v Outliers.
  • Room 101 (BBC1, 8.30; not Wales, NI) Davina McCall and the worst thing in the world.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Second round, match 1.

Tuesday 19 November

  • Pants on Fire (C4, 1.05) Repeated from E4 last week.
  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4 Extra, 4pm).
  • Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC2, 7pm) John Cooper Clarke and Phill Jupitus.
  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 8pm) With guest star Monsieur Croque.
  • Landscape Artist of the Year (Artsworld, 8pm) Drake's Island in Plymouth.
  • I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! (ITV and VM1, 9pm) Extra Camp follows on ITV2 and VM3 at 10pm.
  • Celebrity Countdown (More4, 9pm) Charlie Higson and Rufus Hound.

Wednesday 20 November

  • Many a Slip (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 1973.
  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 8pm) A group tonight: Monk Fish and ver Mouth.
  • Your Face or Mine (Comedy Central, 8pm) Lizzie and Patrick.
  • I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! (ITV and VM1, 9pm) Extra Camp follows on ITV2 and VM3 at 10pm.
  • The Challenge War of the Worlds (MTV, 10pm) A slippery puzzle.

Thursday 21 November

  • Booked (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 1997.
  • Blue Peter (CBBC, 5.30) Strictly Come Dancing and Spies; Richie Driss has a puzzle hunt in central London without massive walks, and Karim Zeroual updates us on his progress.
  • Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC2, 7pm) Emeli Sande and Deal or No Deal star Naughty Boy.
  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 8pm) Today's guest dish is Tom Parker Bowles.
  • Rupaul's Drag Race (BBC II!, 8pm).
  • Blockbusters (Comedy Central, 8pm) Matt, Maisie, and Melissa.
  • I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! (ITV and VM1, 9pm) Extra Camp follows on ITV2 and VM3 at 10.15.

Friday 22 November

  • It's Not What You Know (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) Family quiz from 2015.
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 1.30; BBC Scotland tv 10pm) Neil Delamere, Sara Barron, Marjolein Robertson, Jim Smith.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; Scotland 11.30) Desiree Henry, Mel Jones (Aussie cricketer), Serena Guthrie, Paul Robinson (England goalie).
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7.30 (Wales 7.40 Sat)) Gospel of Matthew, Wicked, Johannes Brahms, Ireland in 1920s and 1930s.
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm) Celebrity husband David Mitchell hosts, with Maisie Adam and former MP Rory Stewart.
  • I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! (ITV and VM1, 9pm) Extra Camp follows on ITV2 and VM3 at 10.15.
  • Takeshi's Castle (Comedy Central, 9pm; two episodes) Guz Khan and Scarlett Moffatt and Matt Richardson commentate.
  • Would I Lie to You (BBC1, 9.30) A new episode with Jay Blades, Sue Johnston, Alice Levine, Bob Mortimer.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm) Maisie Adam, Ed Byrne (comedian), Sophie Duker, Ed Gamble, Mark Simmons.

Sign language interpretation

  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 3.50pm Sat and Sun).
  • Bang on the Money (ITV, 3am Sun)
  • I've Got Your Back (RTE2, 12 noon Sun).
  • Best House in Town (BBC2, 2.05am Mon).
  • Flour Power (BBC Scotland, 12.45pm Mon).
  • Who's Doing the Dishes? (STV, 12.10am Thu).
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 2.15am Thu).
  • Home is Where the Art Is (BBC2, 2.45am Fri).
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