TV Guide 2021-03-06

Channel 4 raises money for good causes in Celebrity Bake Off (Tue) and The Celebrity Circle (nightly from Tue). Radio's toughest quiz begins, as Round the Islands Quiz returns (R4, Mon).

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


Saturday 6 March

  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 12.50) Five episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).


  • Celebrity Mastermind (BBC1, 5.45) Joe Pasquale, Grace Dent, Mwaksy, Robin Ince (Planet of the Apes, Edward VI, Gospel of Mark, The Young Ones).
  • Stephen Mulhern's Celebrity Catchphrase with Stephen Mulhern (ITV, 6pm) Repeat with Shirley Ballas.
  • Catchpoint (BBC1, 6.15) Civilian episodes resume.
  • The Wall (BBC1, 6.45) Twin brothers from Leeds.
  • Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (VM1 and ITV, 7pm) Rob Delaney announces items, Davina McCall has an earpiece, and Tom Jones Tom Jones ends the show.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 7.30) Casualty stars: Di Botcher, George Rainsford, Ian Bleasdale, Sue Devaney, Azuka Oforka, James Redmond, Clive Mantle, Julia Watson.
  • The Voice of This Territory (VM1 and ITV, 8.30) But don't turn off, it's the semi-final round.

Weekend repeats


  • Pooch Perfect (BBC2, 7.45am) From Thursday.
  • Drawers Off (4seven, 9am) Five episodes from the week.
  • Breaking the News (Radio Scotland, 11.30am) From Friday.
  • Ready Steady Cook (BBC1, 3.45) From Monday.
  • Interior Design Masters (BBC2, 4.15) From Tuesday.
  • Crackerjack! (CBBC, 6.20) From Friday.
  • Counterpoint (R4, 11pm) From Monday.


  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 12.04) From last Monday.

Sunday 7 March

  • Don't Unleash the Beast (ITV Breakfast Broadcasting and CITV, 8.30am).
  • The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC, 9.45) Thanyia Moore, Helen Bauer, Ben Shires, Dr Ranj.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12 noon; not Scot).


  • Dancing on Ice (VM1 and ITV, 6pm) The semi-final.
  • Y Talwrn (R Cymru, 7pm).
  • The Great Pottery Throw Down (C4, 8pm) Filling a chamber pot.
  • Go Gasta (TG4, 8.30) Challenges and obstacles on a playing field.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Bargain Hunt (12.15; not Scotland Mo, We, Fr and 11.30 Th; not Wales Mo, We).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) With Tanni Grey-Thompson (Mo-Tu), Jon Culshaw (We-Fr).
  • Tenable (ITV, 3pm) New episodes. This week's teams are Born Ruislippy, Clash of the Titans, Dudley Weapons, Give Us a Tenor, Way Out West Midlands.
  • Ready Steady Cook (BBC1, 3.45).
  • Best House in Town (BBC2, 4pm) Repeats.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • The Bidding Room (BBC1, 4.30) Repeats.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats.
  • Drawers Off (C4, 5.30).
  • House of Games (3) (BBC2, 6pm) Wrapping up the series: Mina Anwar, Glen Moore, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Quiz God Shaun Williamson.
  • Tenable (Challenge, 6pm) Series 2 arrives on the Challenge channel.
  • Junior Masterchef Down Under (W, 7pm; not Mo, Fr).
  • Love Island Down Under (ITV2, 9pm).

Monday 8 March

No Ready Steady Cook or The Bidding Room today, as Hancock's Half Hour airs and knocks off early.
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC2 Northern Ireland, 1am) Adil Ray; shown elsewhere on 8 February.
  • Act Your Age (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) From 2008.
  • Round the Islands Quiz (Radio 4, 3pm) South of England (Paul Sinha, Marcus Berkmann) play North of England (Stuart Maconie, Adele Geras).
  • Gigglequiz (Cbeebies, 5pm) Dina Lady demonstrates some of the recipes from her book Discussing Cakes.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30) Nish Kumar hosts, with Lucy Porter, Josie Lawrence, Zoe Lyons, and Gyles Brandreth.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7.30) Russian revolution, King Crimson, The Hunger Games, George Orwell.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8pm) Semi-final 1.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8.30) Group phase, match 9.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 8.30; Wales 8.30 Tue) The Unseen Bits.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm) Signature dishes and two-course meals.
  • RuPaul's Drag Race (BBC1, 10.45; NI 11.25) Comedy, with Dawn French.

Tuesday 9 March

  • Step Up to the Plate (CBBC, 5pm).
  • Gigglequiz (Cbeebies, 5pm) Wizard Tripwick and Captain Adorable are bugged by a fly.
  • Interior Design Masters (BBC2, 8pm) This week's fantasy idea is a place where people go to get a haircut. Unbelievable!
  • The Great Celebrity Bake Off (C4, 8pm) Contestants: Tom Allen, Daisy Ridley, Rob Beckett, and Alexandra Burke.
  • Home of the Year (RTE1, 8.30) An industrial mill in County Down.
  • The Celebrity Circle (C4, 9.15) Slipping into your shower's DMs this series: Denise Van Outen, Duncan James, Lady Leshurr, Saffron Barker, Baga Chipz, Kaye Adams and Nadia Sawalha, Rickie Haywood-Williams and Melvin Odoom, Sam Thompson and Pete Wicks.
  • Unforgivable (Dave, 10pm) Jennifer Saunders, Harry Redknapp, Phil Wang.

Wednesday 10 March

  • Gigglequiz (Cbeebies, 5pm) Dina Lady and The Lost Pirate wonder who has an empty chest.
  • Masterchef The Professionals (RTE2, 7pm) As seen on BBC2 in late 2019.
  • Gordon Ramsay's Bank Balance (BBC1, 9pm) If you want to compare against last year's worst quiz, there's a repeat of Jon Snow's Very Hard Questions on More4 at 10pm 11.05, thanks to an impromptu repeat of a documentary about the Windsors.
  • The Celebrity Circle (C4, 9pm) A fun run puts the players through their paces.
  • Hypothetical (Dave, 10pm) Alan Davies, Judi Love, Liza Tarbuck, Chris McCausland.
  • Survivor (TG4, 11.40) "Tribal Lines are Blurred" (part 1).

Thursday 11 March

  • Genius (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm) This week's assessment is by Germaine Greer.
  • Gigglequiz (Cbeebies, 5pm) Professor Muddles' latest invention causes him to swap bodies with Keith Fitt. Don't get this on Bank Balance, do ya!
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 8pm) Five more signature dishes.
  • RuPaul's Drag Race (BBC3 online, 8pm).
  • Gordon Ramsay's Bank Balance (BBC1, 9pm) Hasn't this finished yet?
  • The Celebrity Circle (C4, 9pm) Charlotte Crosby arrives, and a cat fish is pursued by a rock lobster.

Bonus feature

  • Blue Peter (CBBC, 5pm) With a guest appearance by the recent Junior Bake Off winner.

Friday 12 March

  • It's Not What You Know (Radio 4 Extra, 9am and 4pm).
  • Gigglequiz (Cbeebies, 5pm) Keith Fitt suffers from a rumbly tummy. When Mark Labbett had this problem, he self-prescribed a raspberry jam cupcake. Will Keith learn from the Beast?
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.35; Scot 12.35am, Wales at a time tbc on Sat) Colin Jackson, Darren Bent, George Groves, Aimee Willmott.
  • Masterchef (BBC1, 8.05) William Sitwell's on holiday.
  • Gordon Ramsay's Bank Balance (BBC1, 9pm) Not the last in the "present" series, we've a celebrity edition to sit through miss.
  • The Celebrity Circle (C4, 10pm) The circle is divided. So it's no longer a circle, and more a collection of arcs.

Sign language interpretation

  • Supermarket Sweep (ITV, 3.15am Sun).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 5.05am Mon-Thu).
  • This Time Next Year (ITV, 3.15am Tue).
  • Interior Design Masters (BBC2, 1.05am Thu).
  • Celebrity Best Home Cook (BBC2, 3.50am Thu) Two episodes.
  • Pooch Perfect (BBC2, 7.45am Thu).
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