TV Guide 2014-10-04

While The Great British Bake Off finishes (BBC1, 8pm Wed), the French version begins (TV5, 8pm Sat), and there's a Masterclass (BBC2, Thu and Fri). There's a new run of The Write Stuff (Radio 4, 7.15 Sun), and ITVBe launches on Wednesday with new primetime episodes of Dinner Date.

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Saturday 4 October


  • The Munch Box (CITV, 8.30, also ITV Breakfast Broadcasting).
  • Swashbuckle! (Cbeebies, 11am) Pirate Perfume Pong.
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am) Georgie Thompson.
  • May the Best House Win (ITV, 12.30, not STV).
  • The X Factor (ITV, 1.30 and 4.30; TV3 4pm and 5pm). Repeats from last Sunday and last night, respectively.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 2.30).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 4.10) has minor celebrities.
  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV, 5pm).


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.30). 1990s: trope namer Ulrika Jonsson and Diane Youdale, Terry Christian and Katie Pickrick, Richard and Fred from Right Said Fred, and Singing Corner's Trev and Simon.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 6.20) Week 2.
  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV, 7pm, TV3 8pm Wed) Ken Bruce, Paul Ince, Laila Morse, David Haye.
  • Big Star's Little Star (TV3, 7pm).
  • The Great British Bake Off An Extra Slice (BBC2, 7.15). Not at 11.30, as some listings magazines show.
  • Mastermind (BBC2 NI 6.15, Wales 7.45) As seen elsewhere last night.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8pm) The Xtra Factor follows on ITV2 and TV3.
  • Qui Sera le Prochain Grand Patissier? (TV5, 8pm) The Great French Bake Off.
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.10).
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 9.20) Joey Essex, Carol Vorderman, Vernon Kay.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10.15).

Sunday 5 October


  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 9.25)
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 11am) The Ship Shop.
  • The X Factor (ITV, 3pm; also TV3, 1.20)
  • The Great British Bake Off (BBC1, 4.15)
  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV, 5pm).
  • Famous Family Fortunes (ITV, 5.15) Rav Wilding and Blythe Duff.
  • Come Dine with Me (More4, 5.20) is in York.


  • Ireland's Fittest Family (RTE1, 6.30).
  • Masterchef Australia (Watch, 7pm).
  • The Write Stuff (Radio 4, 7.15) John Osbourne.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 7.20) The results service.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8pm) The Xtra Factor follows on ITV2 and TV3.
  • An Jig Gig (TG4, 8.30).
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; NI 11.25).
  • QI (BBC2, 10.30; NI 11.55).

Weekday daytime

  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15; Scotland not Fri).
  • Ready Steady Cook (BBC2, 1.30; Mo, We only).
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 2pm)
  • Perfection (BBC1, 2.15).
  • Countdown (C4, 3.10) with Tony Jacklin.
  • Who's Doing the Dishes? (ITV, 4pm).
  • Deal or No Deal (C4, 4pm).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm) New episodes.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5.30). Llanelli.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm).
  • Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two (BBC2, 6.30).
  • Masterchef Australia (Watch, 7pm; 6.30 Mo, 6pm Fr).
  • Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC2, 7pm Mo-Tu).

Monday 6 October

  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 3pm).
  • Pyramid (S4C, 5.25).
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Brasenose Oxford v Durham.
  • Duck Quacks Don't Echo (KYTV Europe UK, 8pm) Chris Tarrant, Kimberly Wyatt, Robert Webb.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30). Chessmen v Linguists.
  • Release the Hounds (ITV2, 9pm).
  • Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC2, 10pm) Guests include Ella Eyre and Rob Beckett.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats (C4, 10pm) Guests include Gemma Cairney and the dashing Rob Beckett, who has to appear on two shows at once.
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1, 10.35; Wales 11.20, not NI).
  • Room 101 (BBC1, 11.20, Wales 12.05, not NI).

Tuesday 7 October

  • Cog1nio (S4C, 5.30).
  • Classic Quote... Unquote (Radio 4 Extra, 6pm) An episode from 2010, with Mary Beard.

Wednesday 8 October

  • Wordaholics (Radio 4, 11.30am) Gyles is joined by Ed Byrne (comedian), Hannah Gadsby, Milton Jones, and Natalie Haynes.
  • The Great British Bake Off (BBC1, 8pm; Scotland BBC2) It's the grand final. Extra Slice is at 10pm on BBC2 (NI 11.40).
  • Celebrity Squares (ITV, 8pm; STV 11.05) Vernon Kaye, Katherine Ryan, Rachel Riley, but Russell Grant.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.35; Wales 11.05, NI 11.35). Featuring various sportsfolk and probably Rob Beckett.
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 10.40; not STV, UTV 11.05, HTV 11.10).
  • Was It Something I Said? (More4, 11.05).
  • Celebrity Dinner Date (ITVBe, 11.30) A high-profile slot for Joe Swash.

Thursday 9 October

  • The Great British Bake Off Masterclass (BBC2, 7pm) Mary and Paul show how it's done.
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm) A new episode.
  • America's Next Top Model (UK Living, 8pm). The final's not the final.
  • Bad Bridesmaid (ITV2, 9pm). Phoebe and her synthesiser.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm). Louis Walsh and Rick Astley.
  • Mock the Week (BBC2, 10pm; NI 11.05 Fri). Ed Byrne (comedian), Milton Jones, Obligatory Token Woman Zoe Lyons, and the Ubiquitous Rob Beckett.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats (C4, 10.30).

Friday 10 October

  • Sam and Mark's Sport Showdown (CBBC, 5pm).
  • The Great British Bake Off Masterclass (BBC2, 7pm; Scotland 7.30, not Wales, NI).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; not Wales, Scotland).
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 8pm; Scotland 8.30, not Wales, NI) Sergio Leone, Robert Peel, Leonard Cohen, Anton Bruckner, The Panel Shows of Rob Beckett.
  • Munud I Fynd (S4C, 8.25) John Pierce Jones and Dilwyn Morgan.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 8.30) With various stars including Hal Cruttenden and Rob Beckett.
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm) Douglas Carswell and Rob Beckett might appear; Sue Perkins hosts.
  • A League of Their Own (KYTV Europe UK, 9pm) Pixie Lott, Robbie Fowler, David Walliams.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm) Location Location Location, with Jason Manford, Aisling Bea, and Johnny Vegas.
  • BBC New Comedy Award 2014 (Radio 4 Extra, 10.30).
  • Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC2, 11.05; not NI) Repeat.

Sign language interpretation

  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV and ITV Breakfast Broadcasting, 6am Sat and Sun)
  • Win It Cook It (C4, 5.40am Sun, 4.05am We, 4am Sat)
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