TV Guide 2014-11-01

A quiet week for new shows: Ludus resumes on CBBC (5.30 Tue), and we have Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, from Tue).

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Saturday 1 November


  • The Munch Box (CITV, 8.30, also ITV Breakfast Broadcasting).
  • Fighting Talk (Radio 5, 11am) Josh Widdicombe hosts a game show special, with Richard Osman (Pointless), Rachel Riley (Countdown), Will Buckley (Quiz Bowl), and The Amazing Ian Stone (Mock the Weak).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1pm).
  • Keep It In the Family (ITV, 3pm) Another chance to see Sunday's show.
  • Swashbuckle! (Cbeebies, 4pm) Captain Bellywobble.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 4.10) Dudley.
  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV, 5pm).


  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.40). Anton du Beke and Kate Garraway, Bonnie Langford and Todd Carty, Yvette Fielding and Mark Watson, Jon Culshaw and Debra Stephenson.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 6.30). The undead haunt the stage: Bruce Forsyth is back.
  • Mastermind (BBC2 Wales, 6.30; Scotland 7pm) From last night.
  • Sitting On a Fortune (TV3, 6.50) Three couples do silly things in the hope of getting some cash. Brian Dowling hosts.
  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV, 7pm, TV3 8pm Wed) Kym Marsh, Tracey Cox, Louie Spence, Greg Rusedski.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8pm). The undead haunt the stage: Bruce Springsteen is back. The Xtra Factor follows on ITV2 and TV3.
  • Qui Sera le Prochain Grand Patissier? (TV5, 8pm) The Great French Bake Off.
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.20).
  • The Jonathan Ross Show (ITV, 10.10) Paul Merton and Paul Hollywood.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 11pm).
  • QI XL (BBC2, 11.15).

Sunday 2 November


  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 9.25).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 1.15).
  • Famous Family Fortunes (ITV, 1.30) Robbie Savage and Rosemary Shrager.
  • The X Factor (ITV, 2.30; also TV3, 2.20).
  • The Slammer (CBBC, 3.35) Hallowe'en.
  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV, 5pm).
  • All-Island School Choir Competition (RTE1, 5.10).
  • Come Dine with Me (More4, 5.20) is in Chelmsford.


  • Ireland's Fittest Family (RTE1, 6.30) The final.
  • Keep It in the Family (ITV, 7pm) The dumper beckons for McBoosted.
  • Masterchef Australia (Watch, 7pm).
  • The Write Stuff (Radio 4, 7.15) Henry Fielding.
  • Strictly Come Dancing (BBC1, 7.20) Annie Lennox.
  • The X Factor (ITV and TV3, 8pm) Reg "Reg" Snipton and the Sniptones. The Xtra Factor follows on ITV2 and TV3.
  • An Jig Gig (TG4, 8.30).

Weekday daytime

  • May the Best House Win (ITVBe, 10am).
  • Come Dine With Me (C4, 11.30) Five episodes.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Dickinson's Real Deal (ITV, 2pm).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10) John Inverdale; Sian Williams from Tue.
  • Perfection (BBC1, 2.15).
  • Fifteen-to-One (C4, 3pm).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 4pm). Repeats.
  • Deal or No Deal (C4, 4pm; not Fr).
  • Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (BBC1, 4.30).
  • The Chase (ITV, 5pm).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm) Isle of Man.
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15).
  • Coach Trip (C4, 5.30).
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6pm).
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 6pm).
  • Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two (BBC2, 6.30).
  • Masterchef Australia (Watch, 7pm).
  • The Chase Us (Challenge, 8pm).

Monday 3 November

  • The Apprentice (BBC1, 12am). There's no "I" in "iPlayer".
  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 3pm).
  • Pyramid (S4C, 5.25).
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) The last of two return fixtures for high-scoring losers.
  • The Lie (TV3, 8pm).
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30). Wandering Minstrels v Chessmen.
  • Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC2, 10pm; NI 11.45) Sara Cox and Adam Ant.
  • Have I Got a Bit More News for You (BBC1, 10.35; Scotland and Wales 11.05, NI 1.10am).
  • News Quiz Extra (Radio 4 Extra, 11pm).

Tuesday 4 November

  • Ludus (CBBC, 5.30) New episodes begin with Earthtwerps from Bristol.
  • Cog1nio (S4C, 5.30) Meat the last four.
  • The Great Interior Design Challenge (BBC2, 7pm) Victorian London.
  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 8pm) Marcus Wareing joins Gregg and Monica.
  • The Taste of Success (RTE1, 8.30).
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats (C4, 10pm) Alex Jones, Alex Brooker, Sarah Millican, James Acaster.
  • The Cube (ITV, 11.40; UTV 12.05, not STV).

Wednesday 5 November

  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV, 5pm).
  • The Great Interior Design Challenge (BBC2, 7pm) Fishermen's cottages.
  • Fferm Ffactor (S4C, 7.30) The telescopic handler and the livestock mart. Continues 8.25.
  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 8pm).
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 8pm). Kirsty from Huddersfield.
  • The Apprentice (BBC1, 9pm) The shabbiest historical tours in town. Predictable And Not Funny Jokes With Dara Ó Briain follows on BBC2 at 10pm.
  • Fonn Fonn Fonn (BBC Alba, 10pm) A music quiz, with David Byrne, Andrew D Fraser, Derek Maclennan, Angus Macleod.
  • Sweat the Small Stuff (BBC3, 10pm) Joining Grimmy, Rochelle, and Melvin are Lacey Turner and Alex James From Blur.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (More4, 10pm).
  • Through the Keyhole (ITV, 10.40; STV 11.05, UTV 11.10, not HTV)
  • Was It Something I Said? (More4, 11.10).

Thursday 6 November

  • Blue Peter (CBBC, 5.25) What Martha from Bake Off did next.
  • The Great Interior Design Challenge (BBC2, 7pm; not Wales) Welwyn Garden City. What, the whole place in three days and £100?
  • Masterchef The Professionals (BBC2, 8pm).
  • The Face Us (UK Living, 8pm) Tyson and Beckford.
  • Celebrity Juice (ITV2, 10pm) The ubiquitous McBoosted. Will this give more viewers than Keep It In the Family (3)?
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats (C4, 10.30).
  • The Chase (ITV, 10.40; STV, UTV 11.05).

Friday 7 November

  • 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).
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 7pm; not Wales, NI) Crown jewels, Tamla Motown, Gettysburg, Dusty Springfield.
  • Have I Got News for You (BBC1, 9pm; Scotland 10.35) With Jo Brand and Richard Osman.
  • QI (BBC2, 10pm; not Wales) Liblabble, with Token Woman Sara Pascoe, Bill Bailey, Richard Coles.
  • BBC New Comedy Award 2014 (Radio 4 Extra, 10.30). Last of the heats.
  • Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC2, 11.05) Repeat.

Sign language interpretation

  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV and ITV Breakfast Broadcasting, 6am Sat and Sun)
  • Fferm Ffactor (S4C, 1pm Sat)
  • Win It Cook It (C4, 5.05am Mon)
  • The Apprentice (BBC2, 12.15am Tue; Scotland 12.45, Wales and NI 1.15).
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