TV Guide 2014-10-18

The Great British Sewing Bee has charity episodes (Tu, Th, Fr). And, er, The Lie returns to TV3 in Ireland (8pm Mon).

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Saturday 18 October


  • The Munch Box (CITV, 8.30, also ITV Breakfast Broadcasting).
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am) Josh Widdicombe.
  • May the Best House Win (ITV, 12.30; not STV).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1pm).
  • Swashbuckle! (Cbeebies, 4pm) Strict Pirate's Got Talent.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm) Colchester.
  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV, 5pm). This may or may not be another chance to see Wednesday's new episode.


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.40). Jenni Murray and Tim Bentinck, Liz Kershaw and David 'Kid' Jensen, Ken Bruce and Trevor Nelson, Huw Stephens and Sarah-Jane Crawford.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 6.30). This week's theme is "dancing".
  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV, 7pm, TV3 8pm Wed) Claire Richards, Rowland Rivron, James Haskell, Antony Costa.
  • Big Star's Little Star (TV3, 7pm).
  • Mastermind (BBC2 Wales, 7.30) As seen elsewhere last night.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8pm). This week's theme is "singing". The Xtra Factor follows on ITV2 and TV3.
  • Qui Sera le Prochain Grand Patissier? (TV5, 8pm) The Great French Bake Off.
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.25).
  • The Jonathan Ross Show (ITV, 10.20) The Tipping Point star discusses music with Cheryl Tweedy and Mel B.
  • QI XL (BBC2, 10.30).
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 11.20).

Sunday 19 October


  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 9.25)
  • The Great British Bake Off Masterclass (BBC2, 11.50) Both of this week's episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).
  • Famous Family Fortunes (ITV, 1.25).
  • Deal or No Deal (C4, 1.30).
  • The X Factor (ITV, 2.10; also TV3, 12.55).
  • Fifteen-to-One (C4, 2.30) Evidently the commissioner miscounted the number of racing days.
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5pm) Celebrity theatricals.
  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV, 5pm).
  • All-Ireland School Choir Competition (RTE1, 5.15).
  • Come Dine with Me (More4, 5.20) is in east London.
  • Tipping Point Lucky Stars (ITV, 5.30) Ricky Tomlinson.


  • Ireland's Fittest Family (RTE1, 6.30).
  • Masterchef Australia (Watch, 7pm).
  • The Write Stuff (Radio 4, 7.15) Gerard Manley Hopkins.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 7.20) The results service.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8pm) "We have a great lineup! And Jessie J and Maroon 5." The Xtra Factor follows on ITV2 and TV3.
  • An Jig Gig (TG4, 8.30).
  • The Apprentice (BBC1, 11.30; Scotland 12.15am) Both of last week's episodes.

Weekday daytime

  • May the Best House Win (ITVBe, 10am).
  • Come Dine With Me (C4, 11.30) Five episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Ready Steady Cook (BBC2, 1.30; Wales not Tu).
  • Ludus (CBBC, 1.50) More appalong fun 4 ever!
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 2pm).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) Richard Arnold turns into Dave Myers on Tue.
  • Perfection (BBC1, 2.15).
  • Fifteen-to-One (C4, 3pm).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm).
  • Deal or No Deal (C4, 4pm; not Fr).
  • Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (BBC1, 4.30). New series.
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm). Repeats.
  • Four in a Bed (C4, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15). Repeats.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5.30). Weston-super-Mare.
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm).
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 6pm).
  • Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two (BBC2, 6.30).
  • Masterchef Australia (Watch, 7pm).

Monday 20 October

  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 3pm).
  • Pyramid (S4C, 5.25).
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) M******n Oxford v Pembroke Cambridge.
  • The Chase Us (Challenge, 8pm) Brooke Burns hosts, with Mark Labbett as "The Beast".
  • The Lie (TV3, 8pm). A new run of the spot-the-falsehood show.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30). Nordiphiles v Nightwatchmen.
  • Release the Hounds (ITV2, 9pm) The Goths. Over on BBC4, The Art of Gothic.
  • Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC2, 10pm; NI 11.50) Guests include Kerry Godliman, Har Mar Superstar, and Nicole Scherzinger.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats (C4, 10pm) Guests include Craig Revel Horwood and Roisin Conarty.
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1, 10.35; Wales 11.05, NI 11.35).

Tuesday 21 October

  • Cog1nio (S4C, 5.30) North, meet South.
  • The BBC Children in Need Sewing Bee (BBC2, 8pm) Product placement hits Claudia Winkleman's show. That's bobbins! With Claudia busy doing some other stuff, Jenny Eclair takes her place here; Dave Myers from Countdown, Edith Bowman, Dr Dawn Harper and Wendi Peters compete.
  • The Taste of Success (RTE1, 8.30) Looks like a mix between Breaking Into Tesco and Food Glorious Food.
  • The Cube (ITV, 11.40; UTV 12.05, not STV).

Wednesday 22 October

  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV, 4.45).
  • Fferm Ffactor (S4C, 7.30) This week, it's fencing, gating, and stonewalling. Continues 8.25.
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm). Charlotte from Yorkshire.
  • The Apprentice (BBC1, 9pm) This week's theme is "not being an annoying plonker". You're Useless With Dara Ó Briain follows on BBC2 at 10pm.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.35; Wales 11.05, NI and Scotland 11.35).
  • Was It Something I Said? (More4, 11.10).

Thursday 23 October

  • The BBC Children in Need Sewing Bee (BBC2, 8pm) Sara Cox hosts, with Pam Ferris, Gaby Roslin, Louie Spence, and Mark Watson doing their stuff.
  • The Face Us (UK Living, 8pm). A new series.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm). Susanna Reid from Good Morning Britain, Dave Myers from Countdown and Sewing Bee.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats (C4, 10.30).

Friday 24 October

  • Sam and Mark's Sport Showdown (CBBC, 5pm).
  • Jest a Minute (Radio 4 Extra, 6pm) From Radio Wales, 2006.
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4, 6.30) A new series.
  • The Dylan Thomas Pub Quiz (Radio Wales, 6.30) Another chance to miss it.
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 7.30; not Wales).
  • The BBC Children in Need Sewing Bee (BBC2, 8pm) Anita Rani hosts, with Gemma Cairney, Kathryn Flett, Timmy Matley, and Helen Lederer. Not exactly Mastermind, this.
  • Munud I Fynd (S4C, 8.25) Beth Angell and Owain Arthur.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 8.30) With Roisin Conarty but Jo Brand.
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm) With Victoria Coren Mitchell and Katherine Ryan.
  • A League of Their Own (KYTV Europe UK, 9pm) Episode to be Announced.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm; NI 11.05) Levity, with Sue Perkins, Frank Skinner, Josh Widdicombe.
  • 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, 4.20am Sat)
  • The Apprentice (BBC2, 12.20am Tue; Scotland 12.50) and (BBC2, 1.20am Wed; Scotland 1.50).
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