TV Guide 2014-09-20

Battle is joined on Friday. Two massive egos enter the arena. One is a slick, choreographed operation, hyped to the gills. The other looks rickety and ruined but always seems to come out on top. By Sunday night, one will leave, blooded and defeated. That's the Ryder Cup, Friday on Radio 5. A game, but not as this site understands it.

New runs of Counterpoint (R4, 3pm Mon) and Release the Hounds (ITV2, 9pm Mon). Two new series for children: The Munch Box (CITV, 8.30am Sat), and Sam and Mark's Sports Showdown (CBBC, 5pm Fri). Paul Merton talks Just a Minute with Nicholas Parsons (Radio 4 Extra, 9am Fri). And The X Factor (ITV, 9pm Fri) goes up against Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 9pm Fri).

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Saturday 20 September


  • The Archive Hour (Radio 4 Extra, 8am) A tribute to Robert Robinson. Also 3pm and 1am tomorrow.
  • The Munch Box (CITV, 8.30, also ITV Breakfast Broadcasting) Joe Hurd joins Layla Anne Lee for the junior cookery programme.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am) Georgie Thompson starts hosting.
  • Swashbuckle! (Cbeebies, 11am) Sinker's Birthday Surprise.
  • The Great British Bake Off An Extra Slice (BBC1, 11.30).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1pm).
  • Catchphrase (ITV, 1.30).
  • The X Factor (ITV, 2.45).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 4.10) is from Cambridge.
  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV, 5pm).


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 6.40; not Scotland) Children's television: Johnny Ball and Carol Chell, Dave Benson-Phillips and Pat Sharp, Andrew Agnew and Julie Wilson Nimmo, Jim Howick and Ben Willbond.
  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV, 7pm, TV3 8pm Wed) Samia Ghadie, Alex Brooker, Annabel Giles, Julian Clary.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1 Scotland, 7pm) As seen elsewhere on Wednesday.
  • Big Star's Little Star (TV3, 7pm).
  • Mastermind (BBC2 Wales and NI, 7.30pm) As seen elsewhere last night.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8pm) The Xtra Factor follows on ITV2 and TV3.
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.10).
  • In It to Win It (BBC1, 8.20). With a playalong game on Even Superer Ceefax 601.
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 9.20) Kian Egan, Christine Bleakley, Warwick Davis.
  • Treialon Cwn Defaid y Byd 2014 (S4C, 10pm) Highlights from the world sheepdog trials.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10.20).

Sunday 21 September


  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 9.25)
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 11am) Pirates Rock.
  • America's Got Talent finally finishes (ITV2, 12.10).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).
  • The X Factor (ITV, 3pm; also TV3, 1.40)
  • The Great British Bake Off (BBC1, 3pm)
  • Come Dine with Me (More4, 5.20) is in Reading.
  • Deal or No Deal (C4, 5.30)


  • Ireland's Fittest Family (RTE1, 6.30). A contest to find the fittest family on the island.
  • Masterchef Australia (Watch, 7pm).
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 8pm; not NI). Another chance to miss the series finale.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8pm) The Xtra Factor follows on ITV2 and TV3.
  • Treialon Cwn Defaid y Byd 2014 (S4C, 9pm) More highlights from the world sheepdog trials.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; not NI).

Weekday daytime

  • Four in a Bed (C4, 12.05) Four episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15; Scotland not Fri).
  • Celebrity Masterchef (BBC2, 1.30; not Tue, Thu).
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 2pm)
  • Perfection (BBC1, 2.15).
  • Ready Steady Cook (BBC2, 2.15; not Tue, Thu).
  • Countdown (C4, 3.10; not Fri) with Deborah Meaden.
  • Who's Doing the Dishes? (ITV, 4pm).
  • Deal or No Deal (C4, 4pm).
  • Pressure Pad (BBC2, 4.30) Double the channel, double the time, still only one Barrowman.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm). New hour-long episodes.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15).
  • Two Tribes (BBC2, 6pm).
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6.30).
  • Masterchef Australia (Watch, 7pm).
  • Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC2, 7pm Mo-Th)

Monday 22 September

  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 3pm) Russell Davies hosts the general knowledge music quiz.
  • Ditectifs Hanes (S4C, 5pm) A quiz for detectives.
  • Pyramid (S4C, 5.25).
  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 6.30) Tony Hawks, Kerry Godliman, Stephen Mangan, Gyles Brandreth.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Trinity Cambridge v St Andrews.
  • Duck Quacks Don't Echo (KYTV Europe UK, 8pm) Richard Madeley, Jason Manford, Denise Van Outen.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30). Qi Elves v Bibliophiles.
  • Release the Hounds (ITV2, 9pm) Reggie Yates hosts the man versus dog challenge.

Tuesday 23 September

  • Cog1nio (S4C, 5.30).
  • Classic Quote... Unquote (Radio 4 Extra, 6pm) An episode from 1992, with Bernard Bresslaw, Patrick Garland, Gemma O'Connor, Peter Ustinov.
  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV4, 8pm).
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10pm) Repeated from last week.

Wednesday 24 September

  • Wordaholics (Radio 4, 11.30am) Gyles is joined by Josh Widdicombe, Helen Keen, Susie Dent, Natalie Haynes.
  • Ricky Ross Gets Personal (Radio Scotland, 1.30) With Mary Berry.
  • The Great British Bake Off (BBC1, 8pm; Scotland BBC2) Advanced dough. Extra Slice is at 10pm on BBC2, moving because Friday is busy.
  • Celebrity Squares (ITV, 8pm; UTV 11.40) Keith Lemon, Denise Lewis, Kaye Adams, Hal Cruttenden.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.35; Wales 11.10) Steve Harmison, Nick Matthew, Mark Bright, Elidh Child.
  • Was It Something I Said? (More4, 11.05) The twitalong game from last year is repeated.
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 11.10; STV 11.25; UTV 11.35).

Thursday 25 September

  • America's Next Top Model (UK Living, 8pm). Elephants.
  • Bad Bridesmaid (ITV2, 9pm).
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm). Dynamo and Eamonn Holmes.

Friday 26 September

  • Just a Minute Edinburgh Masterclass (Radio 4 Extra, 9am) Paul Merton talks to Nicholas Parsons about his 900 shows. Also 6pm.
  • Sam and Mark's Sport Showdown (CBBC, 5pm).
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7pm; not Wales) Les Dawson, West Indies cricket, Howard Hawks, Pre-Raphaelites.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; not Scotland).
  • The Million Pound Drop Live Not Live (C4, 8pm). Last in the series.
  • Munud I Fynd (S4C, 8.25) Aled Hughes and Eirlys Bellin.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 8.30) Bob Mortimer, Mel Giedroyc, Adil Ray, Kian Egan.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 9pm) The performance shows start.
  • The X Factor (ITV, 9pm; also TV3) Boot camp weekend begins.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm) Milton Jones and Holly Walsh.
  • A League of Their Own (KYTV Europe UK, 10pm) Jamie Carragher, Kirsty Gallacher, CAUTION Jimmy Carr.
  • BBC New Comedy Award 2014 (Radio 4 Extra, 10.30).
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