TV Guide 2014-08-30

The X Factor (ITV, 8pm Sat) is back. The Chase has celebrity editions (ITV, 7pm Sat) and the daytime run (ITV, 5pm weekdays). Through the Keyhole also returns (ITV, 9.25pm Sat), while weekdays have Pressure Pad (BBC1, 2.15) and Who's Doing the Dishes? (ITV, 4pm). And there are new runs of Cog1nio (S4C, 5.30 Tue) and Wordaholics (Radio 4, 11.30am Wed).

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Saturday 30 August


  • Horrible Histories Gory Games (CBBC, 9.30)
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am) Josh Widdicombe hosts.
  • Swashbuckle! (Cbeebies, 11am) The Scarlet Squid Clear Out.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1pm). On the Portobello Road, which is as jam-packed as a marmalade sandwich at this time on a Saturday.
  • The Xtra Factor (ITV2, 2.30) This week's five new compilation shows, back to back.
  • Famous Family Fortunes (ITV, 3pm).
  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 4pm).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 4.10) is from Salisbury.


  • Splatalot (CBBC, 5.30).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.40) Cooks and chefs: Oz Clarke and Jilly Goolden, John Burton-Race and Aldo Zilli, Loyd Grossman and Jay Rayner, Emma Kennedy and Sean Wilson.
  • Fort Boyard (TV5, 5.40) avec Karine Ferri, Pierre Frolla, Fauve Hautot, Leslie Lemarchal, Mickaé Miro, Arnaus Tsamère.
  • Tumble (BBC1, 6.15).
  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV, 7pm; TV3 8pm Wed) Fern Britton, Matthew Hoggard, Michelle Mone, Neil Morrisey.
  • Mastermind (BBC2 Wales, 7.45) As seen elsewhere last night.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8pm) First in a new series. The Xtra Factor follows on ITV2 and TV3.
  • Break the Safe (BBC1, 8.15).
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.40). Sinead Kennedy and Marty Whelan host "Europe's longest running TV gameshow", according to the programme guide. "Rubbish", we say: details in Sunday's edition of the Week.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (More4, 9pm).
  • Big Brother is at 9.
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 9.25) Jonathan Ross, Ruth Langsford, Alan Carr.
  • QI has Journies repeat (BBC2, 10.15; NI 12.30am tomorrow night).

Sunday 31 August


  • May the Best House Win (ITV, 9.25)
  • Horrible Histories Gory Games (CBBC, 9.30)
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 11am) Strict Pirate's Got Talent
  • America's Got Talent continues (ITV2, 12.05)
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15). Actually, we're reminded of a joke old enough to be sold on this show. Q: Why was Paddington Bear never in the crowds on the Portobello Road?
  • The X Factor (ITV, 3.10; also TV3, 2.05)
  • The Great British Bake Off (BBC1, 4.30)
  • Famous Family Fortunes (ITV, 4.35)
  • Come Dine with Me (More4, 5.25) is in Oxford.
  • Deal or No Deal (C4, 5.35)
  • Tipping Point with civilian players (ITV, 5.30, not STV).


  • Come On Down! The Game Show Story (ITV, 7pm). The Set and the Catchphrase, featuring Richard Osman's Laptop.
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 8pm). A male stripper.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8pm). The Xtra Factor follows on ITV2 and TV3.
  • Got to Dance (KYTV Europe UK, 8pm) Highlights. Blah blah 8.01.
  • Celebrity Big Brother is at 9.
  • The Cube (ITV, 11.15).

Weekday daytime

  • Celebrity Coach Trip (C4, 12.05)
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15). A: He's a bear!
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 12.35)
  • Ultimate Brain (CBBC, 12.30) Repeats.
  • Win It Cook It (C4, 1.40) Such was its success in the 4.30 slot...
  • Pressure Pad (BBC1, 2.15) Celebrity editions, including Sam and Mark.
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC2, 3pm; not Fr; Scotland not We, 1.30 and 2.15 Th).
  • Countdown (C4, 3.10) with Martin Lewis and Janet Street-Porter from Wed.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 3pm) new episodes.
  • Deal or No Deal (C4, 4pm).
  • Who's Doing the Dishes? (ITV, 4pm) Dine at a celeb's house, and name that celeb. Brian McFadden hosts.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm). Happy now?
  • Couples Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) is in repeats.
  • Two Tribes (BBC2, 6pm).
  • Dinner Date (ITV2, 6pm).
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6.30; Scot 6pm Thu).
  • Celebrity Come Dine With Me Ireland (TV3, 6.30).

Monday 1 September

  • Quote... Unquote (Radio 4, 3pm) Chris Addison, Jim Al-Khalili, Katy Brand, John Campbell.
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30) Gyles, Stephen Mangan, Tony Hawks, and newcomer Kerry Godliman.
  • University Challenge Class of 2014 (BBC2, 7pm; not Scotland) Another chance to see the doc.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Liverpool v Sheffield. The ones with the cat.
  • Duck Quacks Don't Echo (KYTV Europe UK, 8pm) Holly Willoughby, Hugh Dennis, Dara Ó Briain.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30). No, don't turn over! It's Politicos versus Felinophiles, doubtless featuring the Sheffield UC side.
  • Celebrity Big Brother is at 9.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10pm).
  • Famous Family Fortunes (ITV, 11.40, UTV 12 midnight, not STV).

Tuesday 2 September

  • Cog1nio (S4C, 5.30) First in the junior cookery series.
  • Dragons' Den repeat (BBC2, 12.20am; Scotland 12.50am).
  • The Cube (ITV2, 8pm)
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm) Knits and Knots.
  • Big Brother is at 10.

Wednesday 3 September

  • Wordaholics (Radio 4, 11.30am) Gyles is joined by Paul Sinha, Natalie Haynes, Holly Walsh, and Lloyd Langford.
  • The Great British Bake Off (BBC1, 8pm) Pies and Tarts: custard tart, pear pies, three-tiered pies.
  • Big Brother is at 9.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.35, Wales 11.05, Scotland 11.35) Joe Root, Elise Christie, Ken Doherty, Asmir Begovic.
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 11pm).
  • Room 101 Extra Storage (BBC1, 11.05, Wales 11.35, Scotland 12.05) Nick Hewer and Carol Vorderman.

Thursday 4 September

  • America's Next Top Model (UK Living, 8pm).
  • Big Brother is at 9.

Friday 5 September

  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; not Wales) As Wednesday.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 8pm; not Wales) Champagne, Manhattan Project, Tina Modotti, The Prisoner.
  • The Million Pound Drop Live Not Live (C4, 8pm).
  • The Great British Bake Off With Pie-Face (BBC2, 9pm).
  • Piers Morgan's Life Stories (ITV, 9pm) With Alesha Dixon. CAUTION: see title.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) David Mitchell, Roisin Conarty.
  • A League of Their Own (KYTV Europe UK, 9pm) Andros Townsend, Laura Whitmore, Micky Flanagan.
  • Celebrity Big Brother finds the exit at 9 (C5).
  • Virtually Famous (C4, 10.50) with Russell Kane.


  • Britain's Best Bakery (ITV, 4.15am Tues-Sat, not STV)
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