TV Guide 2014-07-05

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Last week's listings


Saturday 5 July


There's Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12 noon), Come Dine with Me (C4, 4.10) is from Milton Keynes, and The Chase With Celebrities (ITV, 5pm), but only if the cycling doesn't go to clips from the penalty mark. CBBC's got a Celebrity Total Wipeout at 4.55.


  • Fort Boyard (TV5, 5.40) kicks off the 2013 series. The 2014 run is already airing in France.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.50) is the Bananarama comeback, first seen on 9 November.
  • A Question of Sport Super Saturday (BBC1, 7pm) with Ted Robbins, Katherine Ryan, Lizzy Yarnold, and Michael Vaughan. Looks like it contains electric shocks.
  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 7.30) with Carol Vorderman, Mark Charnock, and Joe Swash, assuming that the football has finished by then.
  • Break the Safe (BBC1, 7.40).
  • Big Brother at 9, as is QI XL.

Sunday 6 July


  • America's Got Talent continues (ITV2, 11.40).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.30), Deal or No Deal (C4, 4pm), and Tipping Point (ITV, 5pm, so long as the cycling's finished) have their usual editions.
  • Come Dine with Me (More4, 5.25) is in south London.


  • A classic episodes of Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.45) presumes the tennis will be over by then.
  • Big Brother is at 9, a Mock the Week repeat at 10 (Scotland 00.50 on Tuesday night / Wednesday morning)
  • Vintage episodes of The Cube (ITV, 10.45) and Have I Got Old News for You (BBC1, 10.55).

Weekday daytime

  • Fifteen to One (Challenge, 9.30am) continues the 1988 series. Expect a big score on Thursday.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Perfection (BBC1, 2.15).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.40 Mo-We) with Griff Rhys-Jones.
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 3pm, not Mon because of the Tour de Yorkshire)
  • Deal or No Deal (C4, 3.30).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm, not Mon)
  • Ultimate Dealer(C4, 4.30) appears to be competitive auctioneering.
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • The Joke Machine (CBBC, 5.55; 6pm Thu; 6.50 Fri).
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm)
  • Masterchef Canada (Watch, 7pm) is the latest stop on their round-the-world tour.

Monday 7 July

  • Breakaway (BBC2, 1pm).
  • Round Britain Quiz (Radio 4, 3pm) has North of England against Midlands.
  • I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (Radio 4, 6.30) is from Norwich, with Susan Calman and guest host Jack Dee.
  • University Challenge Class of 2014 (BBC2, 7.30) sent film cameras to the auditions process. Richard Osman narrates.
  • Only Connect (BBC4, 8.30) has its grand final and BBC4 swansong.
  • The Cube (ITV, 9pm) with Ben Cohen and Charlie Brooks.
  • Big Brother and QI are at 10 (QI not Northern Ireland), and the Celebrity Juice repeat on ITV2 at 10.55.

Tuesday 8 July

  • Room 101 (BBC1, 7.30) fills a hole
  • University Challenge Class of 2014 (BBC2, 8pm) reaches the Granada studios at New Trafford. Richard Osman narrates.
  • Big Brother is at 10, and the Celebrity Juice repeat on ITV2 at 11.

Wednesday 9 July

  • Four Weddings Australia (TLC, 7.30) is a thing.
  • I Wanna Marry Harry (ITV2, 9pm) gets ready for the Rhegal Rhumble.
  • Big Brother is at 10, and the Celebrity Juice repeat on ITV2 at 10.50.
  • A schedule-filling episode of Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 10.35; not Scotland or NI)
  • Another chance to see A Question of Sport Super Saturday (BBC1, 11.05; Scotland 11.35).

Thursday 10 July

  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 9pm) hits the semi-final week.
  • America's Next Top Model (UK Living, 9pm) has crept up on us.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm, NI 11.05 Friday) features Gary Delaney and Tiffany Stevenson.
  • Big Brother is at 10, and the Celebrity Juice repeat on ITV2 at 10.30.

Friday 11 July

  • Swashbuckle! (Cbeebies, 4.55) holds a pirate party.
  • The Slammer Returns (CBBC, 5.20)
  • The News Quiz (R4, 6.30) with Hugo Rifkind.
  • The Million Pound Drop Live Not Live (C4, 8pm) begins with Stephen and Chris from a successful C4 show, Gogglebox.
  • Crossfire (TV3, 8pm) continues.
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1, 8.30) concludes for the week.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) is with Bill Bailey and Josh Widdicombe.
  • Big Brother is at 9, and the Celebrity Juice repeat on ITV2 at 10.50.
  • Stand By Your Man (C5, 11.30).


  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV and ITV Breakfast Broadcasting, 6am Sat and Sun)
  • May the Best House Win (ITV, 4.15am Tues-Sat)
  • The Great British Sewing Bee (BBC2, 9.05am Fri)
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